Privacy Policy

1. General

By means of this Policy, we would like to explain to you which data we collect in the context of our Services, for which purposes and how we use (“Use”) those data, and which rights you have. We are bound by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”, Regulation (EU) 2016/679). We retain your personal data to fulfill our legal and regulatory obligations.

The Controller for the purposes of GDPR regarding the processing of personal data in the context of the Services is UPPER Technologies GmbH, Lottumstrasse 14, 10119, Berlin, Germany (in further text referred as „UPPER“, “website”, “site”, “app”,  “we”, “us” or “our”). 

Please note that our Services may contain links to other providers’ websites whose content we do not control, and which are not subject to this Privacy Policy.

2. Data Used

We use and store the information you enter on UPPER or provide to us in any other way, for instance, by submitting relevant application forms or emails. Such personal data may include contact data (e.g. name, surname, position, email address and other contact details like your Skype name and mobile phone number) and personal data (CV). We process your personal data only for the purpose of connecting employees and employers.

3. Data security

We put in place appropriate measures that are designed to prevent unauthorised access to, and misuse of, your personal data. These include physical, electronic and administrative safeguards such as data encryption, SSL and other technologies. Only those employees/private contractors who require personal information in their day-to-day operations have access to such information. 

If you suspect any misuse or loss of or unauthorised access to your personal information, please let us know immediately via email (data.protection@upperhq.co).

4. Your rights

In case you direct an inquiry to UPPER, we save the communication history with you as well as the information and data submitted in the course of this communication (e.g. an email address) in order to optimally answer your request and any further follow-ups.

You have, upon such request, the right to cost-free information about the personal data stored in regard to your person. Furthermore, you have a right to have such personal data corrected, blocked, transferred or deleted.

All the personal information is stored in our internal system for a period of 3 years. After that period ends, your data is automatically removed. If candidates are not more interested in our services, they can ask for deleting all personal data. All associated data will be permanently deleted within thirty (30) days of receiving your request.

You have the right to be forgotten and write us a request to delete all personal data. 

Furthermore, you can always ask for an electronic copy of your own personal data and ask for information about the processing of your data.

In case of a data breach happens, you will be notified via email within 72 hours of us discovering the breach.

For requests pertaining to information, amendments or deletion, please send a mail, along with your name, mobile number, email contact address, to: data.protection@upperhq.co.

5. How your information will be used

We are authorized to use the information we hold about you in the following ways:

  • To notify you about announcements, updates, new jobs or additional services;
  • To help us improve the structure, layout and usability of the Site;
  • To answer any questions you may raise or respond to any comments you may send to us;
  • To notify you about changes to our service or the functionality of the Site;
  • To ensure that you are complying with the terms and conditions of use and with our statutory and regulatory obligations;
  • To deliver marketing messages should we decide that the service offered may carry an interest for you.

You can opt-out at any time by sending a request to contact@upperhq.co.

By default, your profile is public and includes personal information such as your name, profile photo, past work experience and links to other (external) data sources (such as Linkedin or similar).. Your personal information, such as your contact information –  is shared with employers only with your consent. 

6. Sharing your personal data

We may be required by law to disclose all or part of your information to third parties. We may share your personal data with our professional advisers, such as our lawyers, where it is necessary for them to advise us. Other persons if we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to comply with any legal obligation.

7. Use of Cookies and Analysis programs

While using UPPER we may place temporary and permanent cookies for monitoring and improving the functionality and usage of our website, application and other services. We use functionality, session and analytics cookies.

At any time you can delete or block cookies through your browser settings. However, some of them are necessary for the functionality of UPPER.

For the purposes of improving your user experience when using our services, we track activities you perform on our website and some of your personal data is disclosed to a web analytic, and other services providers. For example, we track your activity in relation to links that you click on our website (including links to third party websites).

Web analytics service providers analyze your use of our web platform and services so that we can make our website work better for you. At the moment of accepting these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, your personal data is transferred to the following web analytics service and email marketing software:

Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For more information, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy

8. Contact details

Company address: UPPER Technologies GmbH, Lottumstrasse 14, 10119 Berlin, Germany

E-mail: contact@upperhq.co

9. Changes

The Site and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for UPPER to make changes to this Privacy Policy. UPPER reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice, unless otherwise required by the applicable law. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. Your continued use of the Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy, without prejudice to your rights under the applicable law.

This version was last updated on June 04, 2020.

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