Privacy policy

Personal data protection

SKILLINK ("We") builds strong, lasting relationships with candidates ("You"), based on mutual trust. We collect and process your personal data in order to provide you with a service, advise you on your career path and make your job search as easy and secure as possible. As such, we are committed to an ongoing approach to protecting candidate data, in compliance with the French Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978, as amended, and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) of April 27, 2016. This Policy informs you of the means implemented to protect your Personal Data and informs you of your rights relating to privacy. It is important that you read this Policy so that you are fully aware of how and why we use your Personal Data.


We feel it is important to remind you of the key elements of our professional practices and ethics when we enter into a relationship with you and when we accompany you in your professional development.

In order to maintain a high level of quality in the recruitment processes we manage, we are committed to developing a professional relationship with our candidates that is marked by respect and empathy, free from any form of discrimination, and based on a genuine approach of personalized support and transparency. In keeping with our reciprocal commitments to our customers, who entrust us with their recruitment assignments on an exclusive basis, we only approach you in the context of genuine professional opportunities which have been the subject of in-depth interviews with our customers, and which have always led to the drafting and signing of a precise recruitment agreement. We do not engage in large-scale recruitment or mass processing. Our consultants handle no more than ten assignments at any one time, to guarantee a high level of follow-up and information throughout the process and beyond. We consider our role as intermediary to be of inestimable added value. We never use algorithms to pre-select candidates, nor do we use automated methods to contact you or assess your skills. We never use automatic processing to collect your data. Our involvement in recruitment processes is exclusively human, and is carried out from start to finish by our consultants, with whom you are in direct contact. For each of our missions, we define a dedicated and rigorous approach to guarantee the relevance and precision of our approach and the processing of your data.


All your personal data as a candidate is collected directly from you and/or from other sources through various channels:

- our website, when you apply for a job or send us an unsolicited application;

- third-party employment websites such as Monster, APEC, Cadremploi, etc. when you post your CV or respond to a job ad;

- Social media websites or professional social networks on which you are registered, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Github, Viadeo, etc. ;

- written correspondence (including e-mails), telephone conversations or meetings with our consultants.


The personal data we collect is mainly processed :

- to provide you with our services for your job search;

- to maintain our professional relationship with you;

- to offer you the professional opportunities that our customers entrust to us;

- to present your CV to our customers for job applications;

- to match your information with the jobs we receive from our customers, to help you find the job that best suits your needs;

- to retain your information and inform you of future employment opportunities other than the specific position for which we have been contacted;

- to communicate to you, by e-mail or telephone, information on job vacancies that we manage on behalf of our customers, which may correspond to your job search criteria and preferences and be of potential interest to you;

- to answer your inquiries;

- to meet contractual obligations to our customers;

- to provide personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies, if requested or authorized.


We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which it was collected (for example: the provision of job search services if you are a candidate or to consider your application for employment if you have applied), unless we reasonably decide that we need to use it for another purpose and that such purpose is compatible with the original purpose. Should we need to use your Personal Data for unrelated purposes, we will inform you and explain the legal basis that authorizes us to do so.


As a recruitment agency, SKILLINK is likely to collect all or part of the following data (including and among others) in order to better assist you in your professional development and/or your job search:

- identity (full name) ;

Contact information (postal address, telephone number and e-mail address) ;

- relevant information in your CurriculumVitae ("CV");

- criteria, preferences and expectations related to your job search, mobility, availability, desired remuneration ;

- qualifications, skills, experience and training; - current remuneration and other benefits; in order to meet our contractual obligations to our customers, we may need to ask you for a copy of your most recent payslip, on which we would ask you to cross out any personal information that we do not process (e.g. your social security number); - educational training; in order to meet our contractual obligations to our customers, we may need to ask you for a copy of your diploma(s);

- previous jobs ;

- details of employment and/or educational training ;

- references; in the event that you provide us with information about third parties for reference purposes, we will assume that the third party concerned has given you permission to do so and has therefore given SKILLINK permission to collect, process and transfer their Personal Data in the same way as yours;

- any other information you choose to share with us.

Whenever SKILLINK processes Personal Data, SKILLINK takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data is accurate and relevant to the purposes for which SKILLINK processes it. We implement a principle of minimization of Personal Data processed. We collect only the minimum required for the purpose in question. It is hereby specified that SKILLINK does not use processing operations whose purpose or effect is automated decision-making, large-scale processing of your personal data or automated cross-referencing of a set of data (profiling).


Your Personal Data will not be passed on to commercial or advertising entities. Insofar as necessary or appropriate, SKILLINK may disclose your Personal Data to external third parties such as our customers in the context of our recruitment agency activities. Within the limits of their respective responsibilities and for the purposes mentioned above, the main persons likely to have access to your Personal Data are our recruitment consultants. However, SKILLINK may disclose your Personal Data without seeking your permission to third parties who perform services for us: data storage facilities, hosting of our servers, legal, accounting and other professional services, third parties to whom we choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or assets, IT consultants who perform testing and development work on our IT systems, service providers we may appoint for data processing. Your Personal Data may be disclosed to SKILLINK subsidiaries or members of the same group of companies, in full compliance with the principles set out above and exclusively in order to achieve the purposes of this policy. Where necessary, we will impose contractual, security, appropriate confidentiality and other obligations on third party service providers appointed by us depending on the nature of the services they provide to us. We will only allow them to process your Personal Data if this is in accordance with the law and our instructions. We will not allow them to use your Personal Data for their own purposes and when our relationship ends, we will ensure that your Personal Data is securely transferred back to us or destroyed.


SKILLINK will retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. This means that we will retain your Personal Data for the duration of your relationship with the firm and while we provide you with job search services. It should be noted that we are required by law to retain certain information relating to the performance of our contracts with our customers for a period of up to 10 years after the end of our relationship, in compliance with regulations and for tax purposes. In any event, your Personal Data will be stored in accordance with the law and any statute of limitations requiring us to retain such data for a longer period, for example to defend ourselves in the event of legal action. Where no retention period is required by law, we determine the appropriate retention period for your Personal Data by considering the quantity, nature and confidentiality of the Personal Data, the potential risk of damage from unauthorized use or disclosure of the data, the purposes for which we process it and whether we can meet those purposes by other means, as well as any applicable legal obligations.


SKILLINK implements appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of personal data processing and the confidentiality of Personal Data. In this respect, SKILLINK takes all necessary precautions, in view of the nature of the data and the risks presented by the processing, to preserve the security of the data and, in particular, to prevent it from being distorted, damaged or accessed by unauthorized third parties (physical protection of premises, authentication procedures with secure personal access via confidential identifiers and passwords, and logging of connections).


If you have any questions about how we use your Personal Data, you can contact us at the following e-mail address: You can also contact us at the following postal address: SKILLINK - 8 rue Blanche 75009 PARIS.


In accordance with current European regulations, you have the following rights:

- right of access (Article 15 RGPD) and rectification (Article 16 RGPD), update, completeness of your Personal Data;

- right to block or delete your personal data (Article 17 of the RGPD), when it is inaccurate, incomplete, equivocal, out of date or whose collection, use, communication or storage is prohibited ;

- right to withdraw consent at any time (Article 13-2c RGPD);

- Right to limit the processing of personal data (Article 18 RGPD);

- right to object to the processing of personal data (Article 21 RGPD);

- right to portability of personal data (Article 20 RGPD).

You therefore have the right to request the deletion of all personal information we hold about you, including your surname, first name, e-mail address and telephone number.

If you wish to have your data deleted, please send an e-mail to or write to SKILLINK - 8 rue Blanche 75009 PARIS.

Finally, SKILLINK candidates may lodge a complaint with the supervisory authorities, in particular the CNIL (


We may need additional information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right of access to your Personal Data (or in order to exercise your other rights or if you make an informal request). This is a security measure to ensure that your Personal Data is not disclosed to anyone other than the person entitled to receive it. We may also contact you to request additional information relating to your request to help us identify your data and speed up our response. We aim to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. You will not be charged for exercising your rights. However, we may charge you a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive. In the latter case, we may refuse to comply with your request.