Candidate Privacy Policy

About this Notice

This page provides additional details on Genius Group’s privacy practices associated with the submission and processing of personal information submitted by job applicants ("candidates") including through the Jobs at Genius Group section of Genius Group’s website. This Global Candidate Privacy Notice (this "Notice") is a supplement to the GeniusU’s Privacy Policy

Collection, Use and Sharing of Your Personal Information

Genius Group will process candidate personal information for recruitment and hiring purposes. Once a candidate is hired by Genius Group, the employee’s personal information for the duration of employment is covered by Genius Group’s Employee Privacy Notice.

Recruitment purposes includes communicating with you, internally evaluating your qualifications and skills, preparing for interview or screening discussions (including arranging travel where applicable or reimbursing candidates for expense), and may entail background checks for certain roles which will be conducted with additional notice and in accordance with applicable laws.  Resumes submitted to Genius Group for review should only include information relevant to job qualifications and employment history including prior employment, relevant positions and dates, significant accomplishments, education, degrees or certifications obtained, dates and issuing institutions and other relevant awards or achievements. During the hiring process we may obtain information about you from publicly available sources or from third parties including references, background check suppliers, and the like. We take steps to confirm that information we receive from these third parties has been collected with your consent or that these parties are otherwise legally permitted to disclose your personal information to us.


We retain personal information for the periods and purposes set forth in GeniusU’s Privacy Notice. Retention periods can vary significantly based on the type of information and how it is used.  Genius Group retains recruitment related records for a maximum of three years following the end of the relationship except where a different retention period is required by applicable law, for example applicant data reporting requirements which may override Genius Group’s standard retention period.

Your Choice and Rights

You have rights to correct, update, request access to or deletion of your personal information as described in GeniusU’s Privacy Notice.  In addition, if you wish to update or otherwise make changes to your resume, simply resubmit a new resume. If you wish to have your resume completely removed from Genius Group’s systems, please send an email to: talent@geniusgroup.net . To aid our support agents in locating your resume, please be sure and include your name and contact details as submitted with your resume.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about Genius Group’s privacy practices or to exercise any of your rights and choices as described in this Notice, you can contact us using the information available in GeniusU’s Privacy Notice. 


If you are a candidate in the EEA applying for a position within Genius Group, Genius Group will be the controller of your data for the purposes of your application, administration, resource management, etc. Local hiring legal entities are data controllers for local recruitment, on-boarding, and any subsequent employment-related processing. The following sections provide additional information under the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and national data protection law.

Legal Basis, Data Protection Rights and Contact

We use a combination of legitimate interests, performance of a contract (including the intention to enter into a contract) and/or consent as the legal basis to process the personal information that you share with us as part of the recruitment process.

Candidates in the EEA can object to processing of their personal information, ask us to restrict processing of their personal information or request portability of their personal information. Where consent to the use of personal information has been obtained, it can be withdrawn at any time with future effect.  Withdrawing consent will not affect (1) the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to the withdrawal, or (2) processing personal information under other legal bases.

If you believe we are using your personal information in a way that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice or for more information about your rights, contact your local data protection authority (contact details for data protection authorities in the European Economic Area are available here.)

If you have questions, concerns or wish to make a request relating to any of the information in this Appendix, please contact us by using the "How to Contact Us" section in the GeniusU’s Privacy Policy