Privacy Policy

Introduction and contents

This privacy policy explains how we (Guardian News & Media Limited) collect, use, share and transfer your personal data on the Guardian Jobs website (“Jobs site”) . This is separate to how we use personal information collected via theguardian.com website. For information on how personal data is used on theguardian.com website, please read the privacy policy here and the cookie policy here[1] .

Our values guide everything that we do . We are strongly committed to keeping your personal data safe. This commitment exists throughout the lifecycle of your personal data, from the design of the Guardian Jobs service which uses personal data to the deletion of that data.

To compliment our global approach to privacy protection, this policy also incorporates specific information privacy rights granted to individuals under Californian and Australian privacy law. This reflects our relationship with our users in the locations where we provide access to our Guardian Jobs service.

We think carefully about our use of personal data, and below you can find the details of what we do to protect your privacy. This policy covers, among other topics:

  • Information about your rights, the choices available to you, and our obligations in the European Union, in California, in Australia, and elsewhere
  • Transparency about how we collect and use your personal data, including when and how it is shared
  • Information on how we protect your personal data
  • Information on how we will facilitate your rights and respond to your questions

Find out more about how we manage your personal data below:[2] 

  1. Introduction and contents
  2. About this privacy policy
  3. Who we are and how to contact us
  4. The types of personal data we collect about you
  5. How we collect personal data
  6. How we use your personal data
  7. Personal data that we receive about you from other organisations
  8. Using children’s personal data
  9. Security of your personal data
  10. When we share or sell your personal data
  11. International data transfers
  12. How long we keep your personal data
  13. How we may contact you
  14. Cookies and similar technologies
  15. Your privacy and data protection rights with regard to the personal data that we hold about you
  16. Your California privacy rights
  17. Your rights under the Australian Privacy Act
  18. Contact us for information about how we use your personal data
  19. Changes to this privacy policy

About this privacy policy

This privacy policy explains how we collect, use, share, transfer, and sell (for California residents) your personal data when you use the services provided on our site or interact with us; and your data privacy rights.

Personal data is any information about you by which you can be identified or be identifiable. This can include information such as:

  • your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, phone number, mobile number, job title
  • information about your device (such as the IP address, which is a numerical code to identify your device that can provide information about the country, region or city where you are based)
  • information relating to how you use and interact with our Jobs site and  services
  • information relating to your personal circumstances

When we refer to “personal data” in this policy, we are also referencing “personal information,” as it is defined under California law, which you can read more about here[3] , and as it is defined under Australian law, which you can read about here.

Some of our other sites provide additional privacy information. You can read that information using these links:

Sometimes our site may contain links to sites and services that are not part of the Guardian family of offerings. These sites and services have their own privacy policies. If you follow a link to these non-Guardian sites and apps, you should read the privacy policy shown on their site.

Who we are and how to contact us

Guardian News & Media Limited, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU is the data controller in respect of your personal data. This means that we are responsible for deciding how and why we hold and use your personal data. If you want to contact us directly, you can find our contact details in the “How to contact us” section below.

The types of personal data we collect about you

We collect personal data when you sign up for our services and when you browse the Jobs site . Your personal data is used to provide the Guardian Jobs services, sell advertising space on the site and to analyse how visitors use the Jobs site.  We will only collect your personal data in line with applicable laws. We collect your personal data in various ways:

  • directly from you, when you sign up for our services and when you browse our Jobs site
  • personal data we generate about you, e.g. personal data we use to authenticate you, or personal data in the form of your IP address or your preferences
  • personal data we collect from third parties, e.g. personal data that helps us to combat fraud or which we collect, with your permission, when you interact with your social media accounts

More detail about these three categories of personal data are provided below.

The personal data we collect when you use the Job site basic functions or register for a Guardian account on the Jobs site may include: 

  • your name
  • your address
  • the country you live in
  • your email address
  • your phone numbers
  • your nationality
  • your IP address
  • details of your education and working career
  • your personal interests (if contained in your CV)
  • details of how you interact with the Jobs website, and job vacancies you might be interested in
  • other details such as your residential or billing address when you sign up some limited data from your social media profile (further information on this is below), if you have signed in to Guardian Jobs using your social media details

When you register on the Jobs site, you have access to a profile page where you have the option to change and update your personal data. You can also manage your settings to control who can see your CV if you have one associated with your account.

Personal data we generate about you

If you register for an account on the Jobs site we assign you a unique ID number that we use to recognise you when you are signed in to our services. This will recognise you if you sign in using the same account on a new device.    A Guardian account will automatically be set up for you at the same time. You will then be directed to  Jobs through your Guardian account.   You can find the privacy policy for the Guardian account here.

An account enables:

  • sending job applications directly to recruiters;
  • the option to receive emails about relevant jobs through a CV-matching service and the Job Match service (“Job Match emails”);
  • the option to receive marketing communications about offers and services from Guardian News & Media Limited;
  • sending CVs to recruiters;
  • adding your CV to the searchable CV database (“CV database”); and
  • signing up for jobs by email (“Job alerts”).
  • setting up a profile within the Jobs site (store your CV, add in personal details such as your most recent role, current job title and sector, salary expectations, whether you’re prepared to relocate, new role sector required etc) and whether recruiters can see your CV and profile)

If you have not registered for a Guardian account, you can still use some basic functions on the Jobs site such as:

  • sending CVs to recruiters;
  • adding your CV to the searchable CV database (“CV database”); and
  • signing up for jobs by email (“Job alerts”).

This privacy policy includes our  cookie policy[4] .  When you use our sites or apps we may also use cookies or similar technology to collect extra data, including:

  • your IP address - a numerical code to identify your device, together with the country, region or city where you are based
  • your geolocation data - your IP address can be used to find information about the latitude, longitude, altitude of your device, its direction of travel, your GPS data and data about connection with local Wi-Fi equipment
  • information on how you interact with our services
  • your browsing history of the content you have visited on our site, including how you were referred to our sites via other websites
  • details of your computer, mobile, TV, tablet or other devices, for example, the unique device ID, unique vendor or advertising ID and browsers used to access our content

We will not collect special categories of data from you - such as personal data concerning your race, political opinions, religion, health or sexual orientation - unless you have chosen to provide that type of personal data to us.

Using your social media details to sign into your Guardian account

When you sign in to our site using your Facebook login details, you give permission to Facebook to share with us your email address and certain aspects of your Facebook profile if you have made these public on your Facebook profile. This only includes your first and last name, age range, link to your Facebook profile and profile picture. We do not have access to updates on your Facebook profile. If you use your Google login details, you give Google permission to share the personal data that you have made public in your Google profile. This only includes your first and last name, your email address and whether your email address has been validated, your age range, a link to your Google profile and, if you have one, your profile picture. If you register or sign in with your Apple ID, you give Apple permission to share your personal data with us. You can also choose to hide your email and Apple will create a random email address so your personal email can stay private.

This email address will be linked to your Guardian Jobs profile.

We will then use this personal data to form a profile for your Guardian account. If you remove the  Jobs  from your Facebook settings, or from your Google settings, or your Apple ID, we will no longer have access to this data. However, we will still have the personal data that we received when you first set up your Guardian account using your Facebook, Google login, or Apple ID.

Personal data when you post comments about the Guardian on other social media sites

If you have mentioned Guardian Jobs in posts on social media sites, then we may collect your social media handles. For example, when you mention the Guardian Jobs  in a tweet, we may collect your Twitter handle.

How we collect personal data

We collect personal data when you:

  • register as a user (name, email address and password);
  • create a profile (country of residence, job sector and salary information) and upload documents (for example, your CV or cover letter);
  • store a copy of your CV and any other information you provide when you send it to a recruiter directly through our website or if you add your CV to the searchable CV database; and
  • contact  us via email, social media, the Jobs app or similar technologies.
  • attend our events
  • enter surveys
  • post in our online community
  • sign up for marketing communications
  • use mobile devices to access our content
  • access and interact with our sites and app
  • through cookies and other similar technology
  • when you contact us via email, social media, our apps or similar technologies or when you mention us on social media

How we use your personal data

We use personal data collected through our site only when we have a valid reason and the legal grounds to do so. We determine the legal grounds based on the purposes for which we have collected your personal data.

Legal grounds for using your personal data

The legal ground may be one of the following:

  • Consent: For example, where you have provided your consent for the CV you have added to our database to be viewed by recruiters.  You can withdraw your consent at any time in your Guardian account by choosing “Who can view your profile” in the section “edit your profile”
  • Performance of a contract with you (or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract with you):  To provide your job application to the company that advertised the position or the recruitment company. For example, where you have signed up for a Guardian account, we will need to collect your account details and profile information.
  • Compliance with law: In some cases, we may have a legal obligation to use or keep your personal data.
  • Our legitimate interests: Where it is necessary for us to understand how our services are used, promote our services and operate the  Jobs site and app efficiently for the creation, publication and distribution of Guardian Jobs services    Examples of when we rely on our legitimate interests to use your personal data include:
    • To provide the services you sign up for, for example, setting up your Job Alerts, Job Match Emails or your Guardian Jobs profile and related internal administrative purposes (such as those we need for our accounting and records) and to make you aware of any changes to our services
    • when we analyse what content has been viewed on our site, so that we can understand how it is used and improve our content
    • to carry out marketing analyses to better understand your interests and preferences so that we can make our marketing more relevant to your interests and preferences. This includes when we promote our own products and services. For example, we look at what you have viewed on our site and what products and services you have bought (including what you have looked at and what products or services you have bought on our other platforms, for example Guardian Jobs). You can opt out from having your personal data used for marketing analyses by going into your account to the tab “emails and marketing”
    • to show you personalised advertising by identifying your interests and to create “segments” of particular types of audiences so that we may show you advertisements that may be more relevant to your interests and the ‘’segments’’ you may be in. These ‘’segments’’ are also used to inform the building of custom audiences so that we can identify our audience across third party websites, such as social media platforms like Facebook. To find out more about our advertising standards, please click this link
    • for internal administrative purposes related to when you use our services - such as our accounting and records - and to make you aware of any changes to our services
    • to collect and log IP addresses to improve the website and monitor website usage
    • to personalise our services (for example, so you can sign in) by remembering your settings, and recognising you when you sign in on different devices
    • enabling you to share our content with others using social media or email
    • when responding to your queries and to resolve complaints
    • for security and fraud prevention, and to ensure that our site is safe and secure and used in line with our terms of use

Where we rely on cookies to collect any personal data please see our cookie policy for[5]  more information and how to manage your cookie choices.

Updating your personal data and your profile page on our sites

When you register with Guardian Jobs, you have access to a profile page where you can change and update your personal data. You can also manage your settings to control who can see your CV if you have one associated with your account.

When you create an account on the Jobs site and submit your CV details, we store your details on the main CV database. Depending on your settings, you can give recruiters access to them.

You may also update your marketing preferences in the “emails and marketing” tab in your account.

Personal data that we receive about you from other organisations

Adding to or combining the personal data you provide to us

When you sign up to our services we may add to the personal data you give us by combining it with other personal data shared with us by other trusted organisations. We may also add personal data to improve the accuracy of your delivery address when we send out mail. We may also obtain your personal data from partners whose offers we include in some of our marketing communications and we use this personal data to ensure that we do not send you irrelevant marketing.

We also use personal data based on the content you have viewed on our sites and apps and your interaction with the content to add you to groups with similar interests and preferences, so that we can make our online advertising more relevant. Sometimes we use data about your interests or demographics that some of our global third parties have collected from you online to add you to these groups, such as Comscore and Nielsen. Please refer to our cookie policy for  more information on how we use cookies.

Personal data shared by event partners

When you register or book a ticket for a Guardian Jobs event organised by an event partner, your registration data may be shared with us by the event partner.

Using children’s personal data

We do not aim any of our products or services directly at children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal data about children under 13. Our service has a higher age restriction and this will be shown at the point of registration.

Security of your personal data

We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational controls to protect your personal data against unauthorised processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. You are responsible for choosing a secure password when we ask you to set up a password to access parts of our sites or apps. You should keep this password confidential and you should choose a password that you do not use on any other site. You should not share your password with anyone else, including anyone who works for us. Unfortunately, sending any information, including personal data, via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data once with us, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data sent to our site while still in transit and so you provide it at your own risk.

Never disclose any private information in response to a job advertisement or include on your CV any of the following: National Insurance number, driving licence number, passport number, bank/credit card details and date of birth. If you are ever asked to do this by a recruiter please contact us. For more information about secure job searching click here.

When we share or sell your personal data

Within the Guardian group of companies

Depending on where you live, we may share your personal data within the Guardian group of companies in the UK, US, or Australia. We may share it in order to perform a contract with you, for administrative purposes, or when we have a legitimate interest in doing so. For example:

  • If you are going to one of our events hosted by an event partner, we may share your personal data with that partner for event administration purposes
  • Sometimes we may receive a letter, email or another form of communication from you that we consider to be significant to the history of the Guardian. We may decide to share this with the Guardian Archive run by the Guardian Foundation for historic and archiving purposes
  • We may share your data to understand how you interact across our group products or to tailor and offer relevant advertising to you.

With external organisations

We share your personal data for One-off job applications and CV database

When you submit a one-off application through the Jobs website, we share it directly with the company who advertised the position. We will keep a copy of your CV for six months. However, sometimes you can also submit your CV directly to the company. In this case we do not receive a copy of your CV. When applying without a Jobs website profile, you have the option to store a copy of your CV on the main CV database. Recruiters can search the main CV database depending on your settings as explained above.

When you apply for jobs on the Jobs website and upload your CV, a copy is stored on the CV database. This database can only be searched by recruiters if you allow this in your settings. To control whether recruiters (or what particular recruiters) can see your CV on the database, you need to create a Jobs website profile and click on the settings that apply.  If you choose to share your CV or personal details with recruiters, we ask them not to hold your CV for longer than is necessary and not to use your CV for purposes other than recruitment.

We share your personal data with other organisations that are not directly linked to us under the following circumstances:

Service providers - We may share your data with other organisations that provide services on our behalf. We may do this to perform a contract we have entered into with you, where it is in our legitimate interests or with your consent. Examples of when we may share your data with service providers include sharing with:

  • website hosting providers, such as Madgex
  • fraud management providers that help us to identify and prevent online fraud
  • internet and cloud hosting services providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • life-cycle engagement platforms such as Braze, to help us build and manage our campaigns
  • software service providers such as Salesforce that assist us with our customer relationship management
  • communications services providers, such as our podcast service provider called Acast
  • error tracking software providers, such as Sentry and Google Firebase, to help us diagnose and fix errors and optimise the performance of our website and apps
  • service providers that help us carry out analytics, facilitate audience creation and segmentation and to measure our audience engagement. For example, Permutive provides us with data management platform services
  • service providers that help provide us with insights and analytics that help us to improve our products and services. For example, we use Google Analytics to understand how visitors engage with our sites or apps . If you don’t want Google Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the ‘Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On’, provided by Google
  • data management companies, such as Formstack, that help us collect data via online forms and surveys

Advertising partners - We may also share your data collected through our site with our advertising partners, as set out in our cookie policy[7] . These partners help us deliver relevant advertising across our websites and apps. For example, we use Google Ad Manager to assist us with the delivery of relevant ads. We may also share your email (in hashed, pseudonymous form) with our partner LiveRamp. LiveRamp uses this information to create an online identification code for the purpose of recognizing you on your device to be used for online and cross-channel advertising. It may be shared with our  advertising partners and other third party advertising companies globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or targeted advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. web, email, connected devices, and in-app, etc).

Agencies and authorities if required by law - We may reveal your personal data to any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority, or in connection with any legal action if we are required to do so to meet a legal or regulatory obligation, where the request is proportionate, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of anyone else (for example, in response to valid and properly served legal process such as subpoena or warrant). We will attempt to notify you prior to disclosing your data unless (i) prohibited by applicable law from doing so, or (ii) there are clear indications of unlawful conduct in connection with your use of GNM services.

Event sponsors and partners - we may share your personal data with sponsors of Guardian events and partners who we hold events with for marketing purposes when you have given your permission for us to do so.

Social media organisations - We may share your personal data with other organisations when our web pages use social plug-ins from these organisations (such as the “Facebook Recommend” function, Twitter’s retweet function, Google+ function). These other organisations may receive and use personal data about your visit to our site. If you browse the Jobs  site, personal data they collect may be connected to your account on their site. For more information on how these organisations use personal data, please read their privacy policies.

Organisation/s that buy any of the Guardian group companies - We may share your personal data to any other organisation that buys, or to which we transfer all, or substantially all, of our assets and business. If this sale or transfer takes place, we will use reasonable efforts to try to make sure that the organisation we transfer your personal data to uses it in line with our privacy policy.

Any organisations which access your data in the course of providing services on our behalf will be governed by strict contractual restrictions to make sure that they protect your data and keep to all data privacy laws that apply. We may also independently audit these service providers to make sure that they meet our standards.

These transfers to third parties may constitute “sale” of your personal information under California law. A California resident can halt these sales at any time by pressing the “California resident - Do not sell” link that is located in the footer of every page. Third-parties do not sell personal information that has been sold to them by the Guardian unless you have first received explicit notice and are provided an opportunity to exercise the right to opt out. You can read further about your California rights here[8] . Anyone using the Guardian, our sites, or our apps may manually inspect the sharing, transfer, and sale of their personal data in our cookie policy[9] .

International data transfers

Data we collect may be transferred to, stored and processed in any country or territory where one or more of our Guardian group companies or service providers are based or have facilities. While other countries or territories may not have the same standards of data protection as those in your home country, we will continue to protect personal data that we transfer in line with this privacy policy.

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA), we ensure similar protection and put in place at least one of these safeguards:

  • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been found to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data.
  • We may also use specific approved contracts that use Standard Contractual Clauses for the protection of personal data where appropriate, with our service providers that are based in countries outside the UK and EEA, including those based in the US and Australia. These contracts give your personal data the same protection it has in the UK and EEA.

You can contact us for further information about the relevant safeguards and standard data protection clauses for international  transfers. 

How long we keep your personal data

If you have applied for a particular job using the Jobs website and submitted your CV, we keep your CV on our database for six months. For some jobs advertised on the Jobs site, you will be redirected directly to the recruiter or employer and we will not receive your CV or application. We are not responsible for how recruiters or employers who have received your CV store your details or CV.

We will delete your Guardian Jobs profile and any remaining CV after 30 months of inactivity or make it anonymous by removing all your details that identify you. If we asked for your permission to process your personal data and we have no other lawful grounds to continue with that processing, and you withdraw your permission, we will delete your personal data. However, when you unsubscribe from marketing communications, we will keep your email address to ensure that we will not send you any marketing in future.

Any other data  will  only be kept for  as long as we need to. How long we need your personal data depends on what we are using it for, as set out in this privacy policy. For example, we may need to use it to answer your queries about a product or service and as a result may keep personal data while you are still using our product or services. If we no longer need your data, we will delete it or make it anonymous by removing all details that identify you. If we have asked for your permission to process your personal data and we have no other lawful grounds to continue with that processing, and you withdraw your permission, we will delete your personal data.

How we may contact you

Service communications

From time to time we may send you service emails.

Marketing  and Guardian Jobs Match Communications

When you have a Jobs website profile and/or added your CV to our searchable database you can choose to receive Job match emails that are tailored to your job preferences, for example, sector and location. 

If you have opted in for theguardian.com marketing emails or signed up for Job Match emails through the Jobs site, you can receive marketing and  general jobs newsletter emails and job match emails suggesting new vacancies. These may be based on your Guardian Job profile. You can unsubscribe from these emails by clicking the link at the bottom of each email.

If we have your permission, we may send you materials we think may interest you, such as new Guardian Jobs  offers and updates. Depending on your marketing preferences, this may be by email, phone, SMS or post.

You can decide not to receive these emails at any time and will be able to “unsubscribe” directly by clicking a link in the email or through your email preferences in the tab “emails and marketing” when you are signed in to your Guardian account.

Market research

Sometimes we may contact you for market research purposes, for example about a survey. You can opt out from being contacted in this way by signing into your Guardian account and going to the tab “emails and marketing”.

Responding to your queries or complaints

If you have raised a query or a complaint with us, we may contact you to answer your query or to resolve your complaint.

Special Note to California Users

If you elect to use the “do not sell” button, we will not recontact you about that choice for at least 12 months.

Cookies and similar technologies

When you visit our site, we may collect personal data from you automatically using cookies or similar technologies. A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you.

This privacy policy includes our cookie policy[10] , where you can find details of our key advertising partners.

Your privacy and data protection rights with regard to the personal data that we hold about you

You have a number of rights with regard to the personal data that we hold about you and you can contact us with regard to the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • You have the right to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you
  • You have the right to correct the personal data we hold about you
  • Where applicable, you may also have a right to receive a machine-readable copy of your personal data
  • You also have the right to ask us to delete your personal data or restrict how it is used, consistent with the GDPR. There may be exceptions to the right to erasure for specific legal reasons which, if applicable, we will set out for you in response to your request
  • Where applicable, you have the right to object to processing of your personal data for certain purposes
  • Where you have provided us with consent to use your personal data, you can withdraw this at any time
  • If you do not want us to use your personal data for marketing analysis, you can change your settings in the “Emails and marketing” tab of your Guardian Jobs  account

If you would like to exercise any of your rights specified above, please email dataprotection@theguardian.com or write to the Data Protection Officer at Guardian News & Media Limited, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. We will deal with requests within one month.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity. If your request is complicated or if you have made a large number of requests, it may take us longer. We will let you know if we need longer than one month to respond. You will not have to pay a fee to obtain a copy of your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.

Your California privacy rights

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, California Civil Code Section 1798.100, if you are a resident of California you may contact us with regard to the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • Right of Access: You have a right to request access to the personal data we may hold on you for the past twelve (12) months. You may submit up to two (2) requests per year of access to your personal data.
  • Right to Opt-In/Opt-Out of Sale of Personal Data: For individuals sixteen (16) years or older, you have the right to opt-out of sale of personal data we may hold on you. You can exercise this right at any time by pressing the “California resident - Do not sell” link in the footer of every page. Right to Deletion: You also have the right to ask us to delete personal data we may hold on you or restrict how it is used. There may be exceptions to the right to deletion for specific legal reasons which, if applicable, we will set out for you in response to your request.
  • Right to Non-Discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your California Consumer Privacy Act rights.

If you want to make any of these requests, please contact dataprotection@theguardian.com or by calling our designated toll-free number (888) 777-6069. We will deal with requests for access to your personal data within forty-five (45) days for California-specific requests.

To help us respond as you expect, please specify that you are making a request under the California Consumer Privacy Act. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity.

Your rights under the Australian Privacy Act

The Australian privacy Act has rules around how we handle your personal information that may be different to rules in other regions. These rules are set out in the Australian Privacy Principles in force under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Australian privacy Act). We are required to treat your personal information in line with those principles, including to disclose to you what personal information we collect and how we use it, to store your information securely and to support you in exercising your rights.

Personal information we collect and use
When we refer to “personal data” throughout this policy, we are also referencing “personal information,” as it is defined under Australian law, which you can read about here.

Details about the personal information that we collect, use and disclose is set out throughout this privacy policy. You can navigate these relevant sections by going to the contents section at the top of the page.

Your rights
Your rights to privacy are also protected by the Australian Privacy Act, including your:

  • Right of access to the personal information held about you; and
  • Right of correction to correct your information when it is incorrect.

These principles and rights are reflected throughout this privacy policy.

Opt out of personalised advertising
Under the Australian Privacy Act, you have the right to opt out of the use of your personal information for the purpose of direct marketing, including in relation to personalised advertising. You can opt out of personalised advertising across our site at any time by going to Privacy Settings at the bottom of the page. You will still see non-personalised advertising.

We and our partners use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about your use of the site to help create reports and statistics on the performance of the site. Analytics cookies such as Google Analytics collect information such as your IP address, device type and operating system, referring URLs, location and pages visited. If you don’t want Google Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the ‘Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On’, provided by Google.

For a complete description of our use of cookies and similar technologies globally, please see our cookie policy .

If you have contacted us at dataprotection@theguardian.com with a privacy related complaint and you are not satisfied with our handling of that complaint, you may refer that complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner:

GPO BOX 5218, Sydney NSW 2001
T 1300 363 992
E enquiries@oaic.gov.au

Contact us for information about how we use your personal data

For individuals based outside the European Union, Australia or U.S.:

If you have any questions about how we use your personal data or if you have a concern about how your personal data is used, please contact the Data Protection Officer at Guardian News & Media Limited, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Or, email dataprotection@theguardian.com.

Complaints will be dealt with by the Data Protection Team, and will be responded to within 30 days.

If you are not satisfied with the way your concern has been handled, you can refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

If you have a question about anything else, please see our Contact us page here.

 

For individuals based in the European Union:

Since we do not have an establishment in the European Union, we have appointed an EU based representative to serve as a direct contact for data protection authorities and individuals on our behalf, who can be contacted at theguardian@mcf.ie or MCF Legal Technology Solutions Limited, Riverside One, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Changes to this privacy policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy we will post the changes here. If the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered users with the new details. If required by law, we will get your permission or give you the opportunity to opt out of any new uses of your data.

Changes to this privacy policy to date

The most recent changes to this privacy policy were made on:

  • May 2021; General Update and alignment with Guardian Cookies Policy
  • September 2018: removal of reference to Guardian Courses
  • May 2018: changes to reflect the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Dec 2016: changes to include information on Google Analytics
  • July 2016: changes to include reference to the Guardian Jobs app
  • May 2016: changes to include information on sharing data with service providers
  • January 2016: changes to reflect an update to the CV database