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EU Recruitment PolicyLast Updated: 2020-05-08

  1. Glossary – basic concepts
Personal data – all information related to you that we process. For example: first name, last name, e-mail address, telephone number, education, information about your professional experience, etc.Processing – all activities performed relating to your personal data. For example: gathering, retaining, updating, sending messages to you, deleting data.
  1. Information about Method – a GlobalLogic company (the data controller)
Method Europe Ltd. with its seat in the United Kingdom, The Tea Building, Studio 7.01, 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ, UK.Contact: What personal data we collect, and what is the purpose and legal grounds for processing that data?The scope of personal data we process depends on what information you provide in your application – this includes the content of documents, information on how you submit them, as well as the content of our possible further communication and conclusions from the recruitment procedure. Provision of all data is voluntary, but if you decide not to provide us with some of them we might not be able to assess your application, and as a consequence you might be excluded from the recruitment process.The legal basis for processing of your personal data is your consent (Article 6.1(a) GDPR) and taking steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (Article 6.1(b) GDPR). In some cases, we may process your personal data for the purpose of future recruitments based also on our legitimate interests (Article 6.1(f) GDPR), to present you an offer of employment in accordance with your qualifications and our needs – for purposes consistent with the purpose for which your personal data was originally collected (so-called compatible purpose as defined by Article 6.4 GDPR).In every case, the purposes for which we are processing data are:
  1. a) assessment of your candidacy in respect of requirements for the position indicated in the job offer for which you have submitted your application, and/or for future recruitments for similar positions;
  2. b) if you meet the requirements for a position – to present you an offer of employment and to conclude a contract;
  3. c) demonstrating that the recruitment process is compliant with the law.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, some of the personal data you provided, e.g. your first name, last name and contact address, may be used by us for promotional purposes, e.g. to send you occasional correspondence (e.g. thank you notes or seasonal greetings). The legal basis for processing of abovementioned personal data for this specific purpose will be our legitimate interest (Article 6.1(f) GDPR) – maintaining our relationship and promoting Method brand.Our legitimate interests (Article 6.1(f) GDPR) are also the legal basis for processing your personal data for statistical purposes and in relation to defence against claims.In the case of data processing on the ground of consent, we remind you that you can withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing that has already been done on the basis of that consent. Whereas, if your data is processed on the ground of our legitimate interest, you have the right to object to such processing. You can find a description of your rights in Part VI below.
  1. Duration of retention of your personal data
 If you applied on or after May 25th 2018 and we process your personal data in connection with a single recruitment process, it will be deleted after 6 months from the end of the recruitment process understood as the conclusion of a contract with another candidate. This time allows to complete the trial period and confirm that the position has actually been effectively filled-in.Data processed on the basis of a consent to participate in future recruitment processes (this includes also recruitment processes for positions that are constantly open), if the consent was given on or after May 25th 2018, is processed until withdrawal of the consent or until the purpose for which such consent was expressed (hiring you) is fulfilled, but usually for no longer than 3 years from the time you granted the consent.If you applied before May 25th 2018, processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest (see Part III above) for up to 18 months from collecting it.The periods described above may be extended as appropriate in the event of any claims and court proceedings – for the duration of such proceedings and their settlement – and if the law obliges us in certain cases to process such data for a longer period of time.
  1. Who has access to your personal data?
Access to your personal data will be given exclusively to appropriately authorised employees or associates of Method, partners, consultant or auditors – in the extent necessary to perform their responsibilities. Your data may be transferred, for example, to providers of hosting services or ICT services, other entities that provide to us technical or organizational assistance in recruitment process, including communication with candidates (e.g. recruitment agencies) or distribution of invitations/ documentation etc. (e.g. couriers), including also companies from the GlobalLogic group.We are a global company, which means that some companies from the GlobalLogic group are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA). In each case when personal data is transferred outside the EEA, we apply all required safeguards, including standard data protection clauses adopted pursuant to decisions of the European Commission. Where it is necessary, we also endeavour to ensure that our partners are covered by appropriate programs such as Privacy Shield. Additionally, in order to protect personal data, both when sending and after receiving it, we apply generally accepted standards. You can obtain a copy of the security measures we apply for the transfer of personal data to third countries by contacting us at may also be required – if there is a legal basis to do so – to provide certain information to public authorities, for purposes related to proceedings they are conducting.
  1. Your rights related to processing of your personal data
For effective exercise of your rights, please send your request to from the email address you have used when contacting Method in the past, with subject “GDPR Request”, and please specify which right(s) you wish to invoke. Please note that the instructions given in the preceding sentence are only a recommendation, not a requirement.You have the following rights:
  1. Access to your personal data– you may ask us to provide detailed information regarding i.a.:
  You can also receive access to all of your personal data that we are processing (data copy).
  1. Data rectification– if information about you is or has become inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to demand that data is rectified or made complete.
  1. Consent withdrawal– you may withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
  1. Erasure of data– in certain situations, GDPR gives you the “right to be forgotten.” You can invoke this right if we are still processing your personal data, particularly in the following cases:
  1. Restriction of processing– you can demand that we limit our activities in principle only to storing information about you when:
  1. Data portability– you have the right to receive your data in a commonly-used format that can be read by a computer, and also to have your data sent to another data controller, if:
  1. Objection– you have the right to object to some operations we perform on your personal data for special reasons related to your personal situation, particularly in the following cases:
  Remember, however, that when despite your objection we find that there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or basis for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, we will continue to process your personal data covered by the objection to the extent necessary. If you disagree with such an assessment of the situation, you can exercise your right to file a complaint with the relevant public authority (more information below).Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for such marketing. Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes. 
  1. Complaints to the relevant public authority– in connection with our actions as the controller of your personal data, you are entitled to lodge a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority; you can find the contact details of UK authority responsible for data protection at:
 Of course, if you have any comments, we encourage you to first contact us at