You are using Ashoka’s recruiting service (the “Service”) either to apply for a job with Ashoka or with one of our partner organizations (each referred to as “Collaboration for Talent Partner” and, the Collaboration for Talent Partner together with Ashoka, referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our”).


We take the privacy of our candidates very seriously.  This Candidate Privacy Policy describes how we handle and protect the Personal Data (as defined below) you provide to us as part of the Service. By using the Service you agree that we may process your Personal Data in accordance with this Candidate Privacy Policy. If the Collaboration for Talent Partner does anything different with your Personal Data, they will send you their own privacy policy.


  1. Information we collect

We will collect certain data which directly or indirectly identifies you (“Personal Data”) in connection with your use of the Service. Such Personal Data may include:

  • name, address, and contact information;
  • previous work experience, educational qualifications and any other information provided by you while using the Service (for example, in a CV or cover letter);
  • information obtained through background checks (to the extent permitted by the applicable law);
  • the results of any questionnaires that you agree to respond to;
  • compensation requirements; or
  • the contact details of any referees and the information those referees provide.

We may collect your Personal Data from you directly or from third parties. For example, we may collect Personal Data from recruiters in relation to a background check or from referees or others as part of a reference check.

You will be given the opportunity to consent where we intend to collect sensitive Personal Data. Sensitive Personal Data may include:


  • race or ethnic origin; and
  • details about criminal history from background checks (to the extent permitted by the applicable law).


  1. How we use the Personal Data we collect

We collect Personal Data to identify and evaluate candidates for positions, determine your qualifications for employment, verify the information you have provided, conduct background checks (to the extent permitted by the applicable law), create an employment record, and for compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.


With your consent, we will use your Personal Data to send you information that we think will be relevant to you, including newsletters and marketing information, from Ashoka and Collaboration for Talent Partners.


If your application is unsuccessful, we may retain your Personal Data so that we can send you information about other vacant positions, provided that you consent to such use for up to twelve (12) months from your agreement to this consent. If you change your mind and no longer prefer to be considered for vacancies, please contact


We will retain your Personal Data to defend ourselves against legal claims and for other legal or tax purposes, as well as in connection to your employment (e.g., the maintenance of an employment record).


Ashoka may also use the Personal Data we collect to improve the Service and to ensure the Service content is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device; administer the Service and for internal operations including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; or to keep the Service safe and secure.


  1. How we share your Personal Data with third parties

Ashoka operates globally and your Personal Data may be shared with third parties in other countries, in particular the U.S., for the purpose of providing the Service.

We may share your information with our service providers, including our outsourced Service hosting platform, so that they can perform services on our behalf. We require our service providers to take appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft and unauthorized use, access, or modification.


We may share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or other organizations if legally required to do so, or if we have a good faith belief that such use is reasonably necessary to:


  • comply with a legal obligation, process or request;
  • enforce our terms and conditions and other agreements, including investigation of any potential violation thereof;
  • detect, prevent or otherwise address security, fraud or technical issues; or
  • protect our rights, property or safety, or those of our users, a third party or the public as required or permitted by law (including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction).


We may also disclose your information to third parties:


  • in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; or
  • if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case transferred assets will include information held by us about our users.


  1. Children

The Service is not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from such children. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Data from a child under the age of 13, we will make all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database. If you become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Data from a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately at


  1. Security

The security of your Personal Data is important to us. We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your Personal Data against loss, theft and authorized use, access or modification.


  1. Your Rights

You have the right to access the Personal Data that we hold about you. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you also have the right to request the correction or deletion of your Personal Data and to obtain a copy of your Personal Data in a commonly used, machine-readable format. You can exercise these rights by contacting us at  We may refuse your request for correction or deletion of your Personal Data where its retention is necessary, for example in the context of a legal dispute or as required by law. 


  1. Where we store your Personal Data

The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of your country and the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us, for one of our suppliers, or one of our business partners. By submitting your information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this policy.


  1. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about our use of your Personal Data, or would like to request access to, or correction and deletion of, your Personal Data, please contact us at


  1. Changes to this Candidate Privacy Policy

We may revise this Candidate Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do so, we will post the new policy on our website and change the effective date below, so we encourage you to review it frequently.