M-Files Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Last updated: 26.10.2021


M-Files is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Notice describes what personal data M-Files collects from you and how we process that data.

M-Files provides a next generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. M-Files unifies systems, data and content across the organization without disturbing existing systems and processes or requiring data migration.

The personal data we process is controlled by:

M-Files Oy (0686200-7)
Hermia 12, Hermiankatu 1 B, 33720 Tampere, Finland
[email protected]

and our Group companies (hereafter ”we”).

What is the purpose and the legal basis of processing personal data?

The purpose of processing personal data is to receive and to process job applications and to manage our recruitment processes. We process data related to the recruitment process of the people who have applied for our positions to enable contacting the applicant and for the decision making when filling in the positions.

The legal basis for processing personal data is:

What personal data do we process?

We process the following personal data of job applicants:

Providing your data is a requirement for us to be able to move forward in the application process.

From where do we receive personal data?

The source of information is primarily you as a job applicant. Other sources of information are used within the limits of the applicable regulations. We may use recruitment consultants if needed.

By submitting a job application you consent for us to collect information from your profile published for professional purposes to the extent that collecting data is necessary and related to job performance taking into consideration the open position.

To whom do we disclose and transfer data, and do we transfer data outside the EU or EEA?

We process data ourselves and use subcontractors working on our behalf for processing personal data (IT management, recruitment services).

By rule, we do not disclose job applicant data to external parties, unless we have requested and received your consent for the disclosure of e.g. aptitude assessments.

We may disclose personal data you provide to our subsidiaries and affiliates, or a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the services and their advisors in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets, or in connection with bankruptcy proceedings, or other corporate reorganization. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personal data, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

We use subcontractors for processing personal data on behalf of and for us. We have outsourced partially the processing of personal data to subcontractors for the following services:

We have ensured the protection of your data by making necessary contracts with the subcontractors.

We transfer personal data outside of the EU/EEA. When personal data is processed outside the EU/EEA, we make sure that the subcontractor has committed to use the EU Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses or other adequate safeguard as prescribed by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

How do we protect the data and how long do we store them?

Only those of our employees, who on behalf of their work have the right to process personal data, are entitled to use the systems containing personal data. Each user has a personal username and password to the system. The data is collected into databases, that are secured with firewalls, passwords and other technical measures. The communications between the server and the user’s client are secured. The persons processing data are bound by professional secrecy. The databases and their backups are in locked premises secured by access control and can be accessed only by certain pre-designated persons.

We store personal data for only as long as it is necessary due to the purpose of use. In principle data can be used for six (6) months for job search. The data is destroyed in two (2) years, If you become our employee, we store the data you have provided as a job applicant and the information related to the recruitment process as a part of your HR profile according to our privacy notice for our employees.

We evaluate the need to store data regularly considering the applicable legislation. In addition, we take care of such reasonable measures which ensure that no incompatible, outdated or inaccurate personal data, taking into account the purpose of the processing, is stored. We correct or erase such data without delay.

What are your rights as a data subject?

You have the right of access the personal data stored concerning yourself and the right to demand rectification or erasure of the data. Insofar as the processing is based on consent, you also have the right to withdraw or change your consent. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal of the consent.

You have the right to object or to demand restriction of the processing of your data and to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.

On grounds relating to your particular situation you also have the right to object other processing activities when the legal basis of processing is the legitimate interest. In connection with your request, you shall identify the specific situation, based on which you object to the processing. We can refuse the request of objection only on legal grounds.

Contact information

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice, your privacy as it relates to the use personal data, or the protection of the personal data we hold about you, please contact:

Petra Rosvall
Vaisalantie 2, 02130 Espoo, Finland
+358 44 978 2295
[email protected]

We seek to promptly resolve any concerns you may have.

To learn more details about M-Files Corporation’s privacy policy, please visit https://www.m-files.com/en/privacy-policy-statement.