Privacy Commitment | Glassdoor

Protecting You and Your Privacy

Protecting You and Your Privacy

Glassdoor's Global Commitment to Privacy

At Glassdoor, our mission is to help people everywhere find a job and company they love. To further this mission, we have expanded our reach to provide our platform worldwide. As a global company, Glassdoor is subject to a variety of privacy laws that confer a range of privacy rights upon our users. We are committed to working to support compliance with the requirements of these global privacy laws and ensuring the rights and protections they offer are available to all of our users regardless of their location. This page provides an overview of our efforts and helps address questions you might have about Glassdoor and your privacy.

What are some examples of global privacy laws?

In the European Union

The European Union’s data privacy law is called the General Data Protection Regulation, more commonly known by its acronym GDPR. GDPR is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across the EU, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.

In Brazil

Brazil’s privacy law is called the General Data Protection Law, but it is more commonly known by its Portuguese acronym LGPD. The LGPD is very similar to GDPR and provides for a strong privacy base in Brazil.

In the United States

Privacy regulations in the United States are mostly segmented along industries, with various federal, state, and local privacy-focused laws that vary in their requirements and scope. However, recent legislative action has resulted in new state-level privacy laws with national and international import. Of particular note to Glassdoor users is the California Consumer Privacy Act, more commonly known by its acronym CCPA. Because of California’s importance to the U.S. and international economy, the CCPA is considered by some as a new national standard until a broad federal privacy law is enacted. The CCPA provides some privacy rights similar to GDPR while expanding certain key definitions and providing user’s the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal data. Additional state privacy laws such as those of Nevada and Maine may also be applicable.

In Other Jurisdictions

While we have chosen to specifically identify and discuss GDPR, LGPD, and CCPA above, this does not change our stance toward other privacy laws in effect in the jurisdictions in which Glassdoor operates.

What is personal data?

The terms personal data, personal information (PI), and personally identifiable information (PII) are all terms used by various worldwide privacy laws to refer to information or data that can (or may reasonably be) linked directly or indirectly to a specific individual. It can include data such as a name, a photo, an email address, or bank details.

What personal data does Glassdoor collect from its users?

When you fill out registration forms, submit your resume, fill out an application on Glassdoor, or proactively provide us with other personal information, we collect that information. For example, to create an account we ask only for an email address and password. In other circumstances, such as when you complete a form related to a particular service offering, we may ask you to provide other information, which may include your name, phone number, and postal address.

In addition, your device is automatically providing information to us so we can respond and customize our response to you. This generally includes technical information about your computer, such as your IP address or other device identifier, the type of device you use, operating system version, and usage information. For example, when you search for jobs, we store the titles, locations and general salary range (if available) of jobs you search for and click on. More information about the information we collect and how we use that information is available in our Privacy Policy.

What does Glassdoor do to keep its users' personal information safe?

User privacy is at the core of our business. We are regularly enhancing and evolving our security platforms, procedures and methods to better protect our users' information and anonymity.

How do users contact Glassdoor if they have a question or request regarding their personal data on our platform?

  • If you wish to submit a data rights request to access, delete, export, rectify, update, or ask questions about your personal data, you may do so via our Privacy Requests Page.
  • In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal information or ask us to restrict processing of your personal information via our Privacy Requests Page (scroll to the bottom of the page for the form).
  • You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the "unsubscribe" or "opt-out" link in the marketing emails we send you. Registered users can manage their account settings and email marketing preferences as described in the "Choices Regarding Your Personal Information" section of our Privacy Policy (After clicking this link, please scroll down until you come to the “Choice Regarding Your Personal Information section near the bottom of the Privacy Policy). If you are an unregistered user, or to opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), you may contact us using the contact details provided under the "How to contact us" section at the bottom of our Privacy Policy.

Who should I contact if I have further questions about privacy compliance and my relationship with Glassdoor?

For more information about Glassdoor and your privacy, please contact us.