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Recruitment Privacy Policy

Why do we have a recruitment privacy policy?

When you (the “Candidate” or “you”) apply for a vacancy via our recruitment tool on (the “Website”), you provide personal data to bunq B.V. (“we” or “us”). In this privacy policy we want to inform you about our processing of your personal data. We greatly respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. We also aim to be transparent with you by providing clear information about the personal data processed by us, the purposes thereof, the retention period and your rights. This policy is only applicable to professionals who are considering a job at bunq. If you have any questions about this policy or if you would like to give us feedback, please contact us at

What personal data do we process?

When you apply for a role inside bunq, you will provide us with your information. For instance, you will provide us with:

  1. Full name

  2. Telephone number 

  3. Email address 

  4. Country of residence

  5. Portfolio (only for position such as Animation Specialist, UX Designer)

  6. Visa status 

  7. In some cases we may ask your age to ascertain what visa options you may have

In case you provide us with a resume of any kind, we will naturally process the personal data that you mentioned on your resume as well. In addition to above mentioned data, this may include: 

  1. Place of birth 

  2. Gender 

  3. Nationality 

  4. Education

  5. Experience 

  6. Photo

If we decide to start the application process, we may also process data related to the processes, which includes the following:

  1. Salary expectations

  2. Notes from the interview process (such notes may, among other things, include preferences and information about your lifestyle such as your hobbies, motivations and interests and our assessment of you as a candidate) 

  3. Online assessments or test assignments results 

  4. URL links to social media content 

When you’re officially hired, we are by law required to perform a background check on you, which means that we will process the following data, including VOG or equivalent document, as part of the background checks. Please note that the required information and documents will vary subject to local laws and regulations of the country in which your job will be based. 

Why do we process your personal data?

Your personal data (whether required or voluntarily provided to us) will only be processed for recruitment purposes. These recruitment purposes include the setting up or conducting of interviews, reviewing and discussing your application and attached documents, assessing whether to make you an offer of employment (and what the offer should consist of),executing the required background checks and screening, improve bunq’s recruitment process, and for maintenance of a record of applicants.

If we want to process your personal data for other purposes than mentioned above, we will ask for your explicit consent. For example, if we think you are a suitable candidate for our Talent Community, we will ask you if we can keep your information for a longer amount of time, so that we can contact you if we have another position that might be of interest to you.

We may also contact you after certain steps of your recruitment process to learn how you experienced your application with bunq. Participation is completely anonymous and voluntary.

Disclosure of personal data?

bunq will only share your personal data with third parties for recruitment purposes or if we are legally obliged to do so. We make sure that your personal data is always protected. For instance, the recruitment tool that we use, Recruitee, is subject to a data processors agreement with us, and can only process your personal data in accordance with our instructions. 

Within bunq we will also restrict access to your personal data. In principle, only those who are involved in the hiring process (recruiters, HR, team/management members that will be interviewing you, etc) can have access to your personal data and only for recruitment purposes. If we want to share your personal data for other purposes, we will ask for your explicit consent.

What is the legal basis for the processing?

We process your personal data based on legitimate interest, namely for recruitment purposes, and to fulfil legal obligations. Without processing your personal data, we can not evaluate whether you are the right fit for a career inside bunq. We will always make sure that we don’t process data that we don’t necessarily need or want for recruitment purposes or for legal obligations. If we want to process your data for other purposes, we will always ask for your explicit consent.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We will retain your personal data for a period required for bunq’s recruitment purposes and to meet bunq’ legal obligations. Of course you can request us to delete or rectify your data any time you want, you can find a personal link to do so in the email you received as confirmation of your application. You can find more information on this topic under the below paragraph “Your rights”. 

Additionally, we use a third party platform - TestGorilla to facilitate your application by taking aptitude, personality, and skills tests. With your consent, TestGorilla will process certain personal data. 

Protection of personal data

We take the following precautions in relation to the personal data you provide us: 

We use a variety of technical and organisational security measures, including encryption and authentication tools to protect your personal data. Your personal data are stored on systems behind secure networks and are only accessible to a limited number of people with special access rights to such systems. 

Your rights

As it is your personal data, we will make sure that you can always exercise your privacy rights. This means that you can ask us to view, correct, limit, transfer or delete the data we have on you. We will always grant your wishes, unless we are legally obliged not to do so. In this case, we will inform you why we cannot grant your request. Further information about these rights can be found in our Privacy Statement, which can be accessed via

Requests for access, correction, limitation, transfer, deletion or information can be done by using the link in the email you received to confirm your application. If you believe we have wrongfully or unlawfully processed your personal data, you can send an email to and we’ll do our best to explain and/or rectify the situation. Note that you have the right to file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens). More information can be found here:

Data Protection Officer

We take your privacy seriously, so we appointed a Data Protection Officer, who is responsible for supervising our processing of personal data and advising on security and technology. Our DPO is registered at the Dutch Data Protection Authority. If, in spite of all the above, you suspect that your data are not properly secured, have been misused or if you believe that bunq does not adequately guarantee the correct processing of personal data, please send an email to