Recruitment Privacy Notice

Sustainable Development Council (SDC) guiding principles with respect to Recruitment Privacy Notice

1. Introduction: The Sustainable Development Council (SDC) is committed to safeguarding the privacy and confidentiality of personal information during the recruitment process. This Recruitment Privacy Notice outlines how we collect, use, and protect your personal data when you apply for a position with SDC.

2. Information We Collect: During the recruitment process, we may collect and process the following categories of personal data:

  • Contact Information: Your name, address, email address, and phone number.
  • Professional Information: Resume/CV, cover letter, employment history, qualifications, skills, and other relevant professional information.
  • Reference Information: Contact details of referees provided by you.
  • Application Details: Information provided by you in response to specific application questions.

3. How We Use Your Information: We use the collected information for legitimate recruitment purposes, including:

  • Assessing your suitability for the position applied for.
  • Verifying information provided by you.
  • Communicating with you throughout the recruitment process.
  • Contacting referees provided by you for reference checks.

4. Legal Basis for Processing: Our processing of your personal data is based on the necessity of processing for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract. Additionally, processing may also be based on our legitimate interests in the effective management of the recruitment process.

5. Data Security: SDC employs technical and organizational measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal data. Access to your information is restricted to individuals involved in the recruitment process.

6. Data Retention: We retain your personal data for as long as necessary for the recruitment process. If your application is successful, your data will form part of your employment records. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your data for a reasonable period for potential future opportunities and to comply with legal obligations.

7. Sharing Your Information: Your personal data is treated with confidentiality and is shared only with individuals involved in the recruitment process. We do not sell or lease your data to third parties.

8. Your Rights: You have the right to request access, correction, or deletion of your personal data. You also have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to data portability. To exercise these rights, or if you have any concerns about how your data is being handled, please contact our Data Protection Officer at

9. Changes to this Notice: This Recruitment Privacy Notice may be updated periodically to reflect changes in our practices. The most recent version will be available on our website.

10. Contact Information: If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Recruitment Privacy Notice or our data protection practices, please contact our Data Protection Officer at

By submitting your application to SDC, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Recruitment Privacy Notice, and you consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with the terms outlined herein.