CenturyLink is committed to ensuring that your personal data is protected and used appropriately. This Privacy Notice explains how CenturyLink will collect, use and store your personal data relating to the talent acquisition and recruitment process, including the Talent Community, as well as your rights with respect to such personal data.
In this Privacy Notice, “CenturyLink” refers to the CenturyLink company providing the career website and Talent Community, any CenturyLink company to which you are applying for a role, and each of their affiliates, subsidiary, or parent.
When you create a user account on the CenturyLink careers or Talent Community website, you will be asked for your email address and to create a password. This will enable you to apply for job vacancies via our online portal. When you apply for a job at CenturyLink, you will be asked to complete an online application and to attach a CV/resume.
As part of the recruitment and hiring process, we will collect, use and store a range of information about you, which may include:
If you choose to join CenturyLink’s Talent Community, that focuses on CenturyLink positions located in the United States, we collect the following information to create a talent profile for you: first and last name, email, country, state, area of interest (job category), and, if you choose to provide it: city, telephone number and resume.
Data will be stored in various places, including on your application record, in our HR management systems and our email system.
We collect and process your personal data to:
Except as specifically requested or legally required, we ask that you avoid submitting information which may qualify as sensitive information under applicable law. CenturyLink may collect and process information about your disability status to consider whether we need to provide a reasonable adjustment for a candidate who has a disability. We will not use this data for any purpose other than the recruitment and hiring process.
Candidates for positions located in Europe will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on candidates based solely on automated decision-making; however, outside Europe, CenturyLink does use automated decision-making questions, for example: “Do you have a valid driver’s license?” to which candidate’s response may automatically eliminate a candidate from consideration for a particular position (for example, a position that requires a valid driver’s license).
CenturyLink must have a lawful basis to process personal data. In most cases, the lawful basis will be to meet our legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process to attract candidates to apply for roles, to determine the best candidate for the role, to keep records of the process, and to comply with our legal obligations. When we process personal data, we put in place appropriate security measures to help prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed.
CenturyLink is a global enterprise headquartered in the United States and comprises a group of companies operating internationally. We share your personal data with other CenturyLink companies globally for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. During the recruitment and hiring process, the information may be shared among various employees or teams involved in the recruitment and hiring process who have a business need-to-know, such as members of the HR team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, and managers in the business area with a vacancy.
Generally, we will not share your data with third parties, however we may need to share your personal data with law enforcement agencies, courts, regulators, government authorities or other third party where we believe it is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or to protect our rights or the rights of others. If CenturyLink makes you an offer of employment, we may ask you to share certain information with a third party, or, in limited situations we may provide it, in order to complete the hiring and probationary process.
We take the security of your data very seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to help protect your data against loss, accidental destruction, misuse or disclosure, and unauthorized access. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those who have a business need to know. CenturyLink has standard contractual clause contracts in place governing transfers of personal data from the EU and EEA to the United States.
We keep your personal data only for as long we need to for the reasons given in this privacy notice and for as long as we are required by law or regulatory obligation. We will take reasonable steps to delete your personal data when it is no longer required for these purposes.
You can decide not to provide certain information, or you may ask that certain information you previously shared be deleted. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application.
Under certain circumstances, you may have the right by law to:
If you want to review, verify or correct your personal data, you can do so by logging into the online system. If you wish to request erasure of your personal or to object to the processing of your personal data, or have other questions, comments or concerns, or wish to make a complaint about how we use the personal data we hold about you, please send an email to DPO@Centurylink.com. If you reside in the EU, you may lodge a complaint with your data protection authority. If you reside in the UK, you can lodge a complaint with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
You may review this privacy notice on the CenturyLink career website or request a copy via email to DPO@CenturyLink.com. We may modify or update this privacy notice from time to time so please check back periodically for changes by checking the date posted on the notice. Where changes to this privacy notice have a fundamental impact on the nature of the processing or otherwise have a substantial impact on you, we will give you sufficient notice so that you have the opportunity to exercise your rights. By sharing your personal data with us, and by continuing to use our careers website, you confirm that you have read and understand the terms of this privacy notice.