People are at the heart of Oyster, and you have entrusted us with your personal information. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. We believe that you should know what we do with your information, who we share it with, and why it is shared. We only collect and store the personal information we need to provide our services. Our business is bringing meaningful employment to talented people everywhere, not selling your information or compromising your privacy.
Privacy standards differ depending on where you are in the world. At Oyster, we think that everyone deserves strong protection for their personal data regardless of where they live. To that end, we will collect, store, use and disclose Personal Data in accordance with all applicable laws relating to the protection of Personal Data, including the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, the EU ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC as amended by Directive 2009/136/EC, as amended or superseded from time to time, and any national implementing legislation (“Data Protection Laws”).
For the purpose of Data Protection Laws, in relation to any Personal Data you or any Users submit to our platform, you will be the data controller and we will be a data processor of such Personal Data.
Personal data means any information that identifies, describes, or is reasonably capable of being associated with an individual. Personal data does not include: publicly available information from government records; data where the identity has been removed (anonymous, de-identified, or aggregated consumer information); information specifically excluded from the scope of relevant privacy and security laws and regulations.
We may collect, use, store, and transfer the following types of information that alone or in combination with other information in our possession could be used to identify you:
No data, no dice. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us. If you fail to provide personal data that we need by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the service we are trying to provide. In that case, we may have to cancel a job offer or access to a particular service or benefit, but we will notify you if this is the case.
To start, we will only use your personal data as allowed by the law. We use the information we collect to:
*Marketing We may use your Personal Data to contact you to tell you about products or services we believe may be of interest to you. For instance, if you elect to provide your email or telephone number, we may use that information to send you special offers. You may opt out of receiving emails by following the instructions contained in each promotional email we send you. In addition, if at any time you do not wish to receive future marketing communications, you may contact us. If you unsubscribe from our marketing lists, you will no longer receive marketing communications but we will continue to contact you regarding management of your account, other administrative matters, and to respond to your requests.
In certain circumstances we may share your Personal Data with third parties without further notice to you, unless required by the law, as set forth below:
👨💻 Vendors and Service Providers To assist us in meeting business operations needs and to perform certain services and functions, we may share Personal Data with vendors and service providers. When we provide your information to these third parties, we enter a contract that requires the recipient to keep that information confidential. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions, and the law.
🔁 Business Transfer If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of all or a portion of our assets, or transition of service to another provider (collectively a “Transaction”), your Personal Data and other information may be shared in the diligence process with counterparties and others assisting with the Transaction and transferred to a successor or affiliate as part of that Transaction along with other assets. In such event, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to help ensure that your personal information will be subject to appropriate privacy protections, in accordance with applicable privacy law.
⌨️ Self Provided Data We collect Personal Data when you create an account on our Site, complete a contact form on our Site or request access to the Service, subscribe to our service or publications, request marketing to be sent to you, enter a competition, promotion or survey, or give us feedback or contact us.
📥 Customers and Partner Provided Data In order to provide the Service, we may receive information about you from our Customers or Partners, such as your name, email address, phone number, salary, tax identification number, etc.. We process that information pursuant to our Terms and Conditions and other agreements with our business customers.
🧲 Automatically Collected Information Oyster automatically collects certain Technical Data when you access and interact with the Site, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, the type of device you are using, and the device identifier. We also use technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, server logs, and scripts in order to gather information regarding your use of the Site. This allows us to analyze trends, administer the Site, and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
🔗 Third Parties We receive personal data provided by you when filling in forms (e.g., applications or questionnaires) on our Site or other third party sites, sign up to receive notifications, newsletters or other communications from us, interact with our social media accounts or correspond or otherwise communicate with us. You should check the privacy settings of third-party services to understand what data may be disclosed to us.
🔢 Analytics Providers We use several companies for analytic assistance including Chartio, Google Analytics, Segment, and Snowflake. In addition, the companies that host our social media pages may provide us with aggregate information and analytics regarding your use.
⏲ It’s your personal information, not ours. We will only retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and consistent with applicable law, to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.
🗣 You tell us how to manage it. In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data, more on that below in Your Options. Please be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your personal information from our systems due to backups or technical constraints.
🙈 Finally, a reminder about aggregated and anonymized data... As noted above, we may aggregate or anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you. This helps us understand workforce trends and better support our Colleagues and Customer Companies.
🔒 Security We implement commercially reasonable technical, physical, administrative, and organizational measures to protect Personal Data both online and offline from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Finally, we have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
⚠️ However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from us may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via the Site or e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data via the Internet. In addition, we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site, or third party websites.
🌐 International Data Transfers When you sign up for service with the Company or inquire about our services, we may transfer your personal information outside of Europe to the United States and other countries as necessary to perform our agreement with you or to respond to an inquiry you make. Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
📜 Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. ·
🔒 Where we use providers based in the US or elsewhere, we may transfer data to them if they provide evidence of similar protections to those afforded to personal data in Europe.
You have rights regarding how your personal data is handled. Specifically, you have the option to:
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights related to accessing, restricting, transfering, or deleting your personal information. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the request instructions provided on the Oyster website.
We only use your personal data as allowed by the law and do not sell it. Depending on whether you are a Site Visitor, Customer, Vendor, or Employee, we use information we collect to:
This chart illustrates how different categories of person data may be used by Oyster.
|Identifiers||A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name and password, Social Security number, driver's license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.||1-10|
|Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).||A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver's license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.||1-4, 6-10|
|Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.||Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information). Familial status.||1-3, 6-10|
|Internet or other similar network activity||Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer's interaction with Oyster and affiliate websites, applications, or advertisements.||1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10|
|Employment information||Current or past job position details or performance evaluations.||1, 5-10|
|Education information||Education records such as grades and transcripts||1, 2|