Last modified: July 22, 2023
This privacy statement explains how Ink Career collects and processes personal information. We take your privacy seriously and strive to ensure that all data collection and processing of personal information complies with applicable privacy laws. Here, we provide information about your rights regarding the storage of personal information through the use of Ink Career’s services and general information about our practices with personal data.
We encourage you to carefully read this statement to understand how we handle your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy, please feel free to contact us.
By using Ink Career’s services, whether as a job seeker, employer, or through other interactions, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this privacy statement. Please note that the privacy statement may be updated, and it is your responsibility to stay informed about any changes. We will always ensure that the latest version is available on our website.
We take the security and confidentiality of your personal information seriously and implement necessary measures to protect it. We value the trust we have with our users and are committed to handling your personal information responsibly and reliably.
Thank you for using Ink Career!
1. Personal information
When you use or purchase Ink Career’s services or register as a user with us, we may need certain personal information such as your full name, date of birth, address, and other contact details.
1.1 Your rights
You have the right to access your personal data that Ink Career has registered in accordance with applicable laws. You can request to receive this information at any time without charge, in accordance with the relevant legislation.
Information shall be disclosed/transferred in a secure manner. If the data subject submits the request electronically and unless otherwise requested by the data subject, the information shall be provided in a common electronic format.
You can also, at any time, request us to delete or correct your personal data, provided that we are not obliged to retain such data in accordance with applicable laws or other obligations we may have.
You have the right to receive your own personal data that you have provided to Ink Career – data portability. If technically feasible, we can send this information directly to a new entity. If not, we will send the information to you via email.
All personal data we send to you in these contexts will be sent in an encrypted file format.
You can withdraw the consent you have given us at any time.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet) if you believe that your personal data is not being processed in accordance with this statement.
1.2. Archiving of Personal Information
At Ink Career, we believe in maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of your personal data for various legitimate purposes. Archiving your information ensures that we can fulfill our contractual obligations, comply with legal requirements, and provide you with continued support and services.
Reasons for Archiving:
- Legal Compliance: We are obligated to retain certain personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, such as tax and accounting requirements.
- Contractual Obligations: Archiving your information allows us to fulfill our contractual commitments, such as processing payments, managing job applications, and providing ongoing services.
- Dispute Resolution: In the event of disputes or legal claims, retaining your personal data enables us to defend our rights and interests effectively.
- Historical Data: Archiving helps us maintain historical records, which can be valuable for internal analysis, business planning, and improving our services over time.
How We Archive:
- Secure Storage: Your personal data is stored in a secure and controlled environment, protected by encryption and access controls.
- Limited Access: Only authorized personnel with specific roles and responsibilities have access to the archived data.
- Data Minimization: We only retain the necessary personal data required for the stated purposes and limit the retention period to comply with legal requirements.
- Regular Updates: We conduct periodic reviews to ensure that archived data is accurate and relevant. Outdated or unnecessary information is securely disposed of.
- Compliance Monitoring: Our archiving practices are regularly audited and assessed to align with data protection regulations.
Please rest assured that we treat your personal data with the utmost care and respect your privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our archiving practices, please feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer.
1.3. Securing Personal Data
We take the security and confidentiality of your personal data seriously. To safeguard your information against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alteration, we have implemented technical and organizational measures that comply with industry standards and best practices.
Our IT environment is secured with appropriate firewalls, encryption technology, and access controls to prevent unauthorized access to your personal data. We also ensure that our employees and third-party vendors who have access to personal data are bound by strict confidentiality obligations and data processing guidelines.
Furthermore, we conduct regular security assessments and updates of our systems to ensure that your personal data is stored securely. In the event of a security breach that may impact your personal data, we will take immediate action to mitigate the damage and notify you in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
1.4. Who do we process personal information about?
Ink Career processes personal information about various user groups in order to provide our services and fulfill our obligations as a job platform. We process personal information about the following user groups:
- Users: This includes individuals who register for a user account on Ink Career to search for job opportunities, create job advertisements, manage their career profile, and utilize other services on the platform.
- Job Seekers: When a person applies to job advertisements on Ink Career, we process their personal information included in the application and CV. This is necessary to convey the application to employers and enable job seekers to access relevant job opportunities.
- Employers: For employers who create job advertisements and use our services, we process their personal information such as name, contact details, and payment information. This is essential to manage advertisements and payments and provide employers with the ability to find suitable candidates.
- Leads: We may also collect and process personal information about potential customers (leads) who express interest in our services or have indicated an interest in entering into a business agreement with Ink Career. This information may include names, contact details, and other information necessary to follow up and manage potential business opportunities.
- Visitors: When someone visits the Ink Career website, we may collect certain personal information through cookies and similar technologies. This is done to enhance the user experience and customize content and advertising based on visitors’ interests and preferences.
1.5. How do we collect personal information
Ink Career collects personal and non-personal information to provide you with our services and enhance your user experience. We take your privacy seriously and carefully ensure that all data collection complies with applicable privacy laws and regulations. Here’s how we collect and process the information:
- Registration: When you create a user account with us, we request necessary personal information such as your name, email address, and contact details. These details are essential to identify you as a user and offer personalized services.
- Job Applications and Profiles: When you post a job advertisement or a resume, we will request information relevant to the specific service. This may include details about work experience, education, and skills.
- Purchases: When you make a purchase of ad packages or additional services, we collect information necessary to process the payment, such as your name, address, and payment details. This information is handled securely and confidentially, and we take all necessary precautions to protect your payment data.
- Communication: When you contact us through the website, email, phone, or social media, we collect information that you voluntarily provide in the inquiry.
- Analytical Tools: We use analytical tools to collect statistical data on how users interact with the website. This helps us understand usage patterns and improve content and functionality.
- Advertising: To present relevant ads and offers to you, we use third-party tools that may collect information about your browser activity across various websites.
Our collection and use of information are based on your consent, our legitimate interests, or compliance with legal obligations. We take security and confidentiality seriously and ensure that all information is handled safely and in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
1.6. Legal basis
Ink Career collects and processes personal data based on various legal bases, as defined in Article 6(1) of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Consent (Article 6 – 1. a): In certain cases, we will request your explicit consent before processing your personal data. When you provide consent, you have the right to withdraw it at any time. We will only process your information for the purposes specified in the consent, and it will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Contractual Obligation (Article 6 – 1. b): If you enter into an agreement with Ink Career, such as creating a user account or purchasing services from us, we will process your personal data to fulfill our obligations under the contract.
Please note that in certain cases, we may also be required to process personal data to comply with legal obligations, to protect your or others’ vital interests, or to pursue our legitimate interests, provided that these interests do not override your privacy rights.
1.7. Privacy and Visibility of Contact Information on Ink Career
By registering as a job seeker, posting a job, or submitting a job application on Ink Career, please be aware that certain contact information, such as your provided name, location, email, phone number, and any company details, may become visible to other users on our platform. This visibility is essential for facilitating effective communication and interaction between employers and potential candidates during the recruitment process. Please note that this feature cannot be opted out of.
To maintain a level of privacy and control, we have implemented technical features that limit visitors’ access to browsing, viewing, applying, contacting, or viewing names on any listing.
If you do not wish to have this information visible to others, you have the option to either stop or remove your job advertisement or resume from our platform. By taking this action, your contact details will no longer be accessible to other users.
We value your privacy and strive to provide you with control over your information. If you prefer not to have this information available, we kindly request that you refrain from using our services for job posting, job searching, or job application purposes.
When you reach out to us through the website, email, telephone (calls, text messages), or social media, we process your personal information.
The purpose of this processing is to respond to your inquiries, maintain a history of communication, and have documentation in cases where we receive complaints, feedback, or legal claims. The legal basis for this processing is GDPR Article 6(1)(f), where our legitimate interests lie in responding to your inquiries, maintaining a communication history, and having documentation in cases of complaints, feedback, or legal claims.
3. Marketing to Existing Customers
Upon becoming a customer with us, we process your personal information as mentioned above. If you have an existing customer relationship with us, you may receive marketing communications via email and SMS, following the guidelines of the Marketing Act § 15, and the directives issued by the Consumer Authority.
The purpose of these communications is to enhance our customer service. The legal basis for this processing is (GDPR Article 6 1 f), as we have a legitimate interest in offering you relevant products and services. Alternatively, the legal basis may be (GDPR Article 6 1 a), if you have provided us with your consent. You have the right to withdraw your consent and opt-out of marketing communications via email and SMS at any time. Information on how to opt-out will be provided in all marketing-related emails and SMS messages we send.
Your information will be retained until “the data subject requests its deletion,” or for a maximum of 24 months after the last opened email.
4. Cookies, SDK, and Pixels
Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you download a website. They are commonly used to enhance your user experience and remember your login, allowing you to stay logged in.
The purpose of cookies is to provide the website with basic functionalities, such as session management, analytics, personalization, and marketing.
First-party cookies are essential for the website to function. These cookies cannot be opted out of, and our legal basis for this is legitimate interest (GDPR art. 6 f).
Third-party cookies are used for website analytics, marketing, and personalization.
4.1. Avoiding Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit websites. They are used to remember your preferences, enhance user experience, and provide personalized content. If you wish to avoid cookies, you can do so by adjusting the settings in your web browser. Here are some steps you can follow to control or disable cookies:
- Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
- Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser.
- Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Advanced” to display more options.
- Under “Privacy and security,” choose “Content settings.”
- Click on “Cookies” and disable the option “Allow sites to save and read cookie data.”
- Open the Mozilla Firefox browser on your computer.
- Click on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner of the browser.
- Select “Options” from the dropdown menu.
- Go to “Privacy & Security” in the side panel.
- Under “Cookies and Site Data,” choose “Block cookies and site data from third parties.”
- Open the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer.
- Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser.
- Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
- Click on “Privacy, search, and services” in the side panel.
- Under “Cookies and site permissions,” choose “Block third-party cookies.”
Please note that by disabling cookies, certain features on the website may be limited, and your user experience may be affected. If you would like more information about cookies and how to control them on other browsers or devices, we recommend visiting the support pages or help sections of your respective browser.
Ink Career collects anonymized information about visitors to inkcareer.com and its subdomains for analytical purposes.
By “anonymized information,” we mean data that cannot be linked to any specific user or individual. The purpose of this data collection is to obtain statistics that can be used to further develop and enhance the website. Examples of this type of data include the number of visitors to the site, user behavior, visit duration, traffic sources, and browser usage.
Additionally, we collect search keywords used through the website’s search engine. This information is solely utilized to improve search relevance and enhance the overall user experience, and no data that can be traced back to individual users is collected.
The basis for analyzing this data is our legitimate interest as outlined in (GDPR Article 6 f). We value the privacy and security of our visitors and adhere to industry best practices when handling this data. If you have any concerns or questions regarding our data collection practices, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What are Cookies and Similar Technologies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit Ink Career. They help us remember your preferences, analyze site usage, and tailor the content and advertisements you see. Pixel tags, also known as web beacons, are tiny graphic images embedded in web pages or emails. They allow us to track user interactions and gather data for analytical purposes. SDKs (Software Development Kits) are sets of software tools and resources that developers use to build and enhance applications.
We employ cookies, SDKs, and similar technologies for various purposes, including:
- Personalization: Cookies and SDKs enable us to customize your experience on Ink Career by remembering your preferences, such as language settings, saved job searches, and recommended job listings.
- Analytics: We utilize cookies, pixel tags, and SDKs to gather information about how users interact with our platform. This data helps us analyze user behavior, improve our services, and make informed decisions.
- Advertising: Cookies and SDKs are used to deliver targeted advertisements to users based on their interests and browsing patterns. This enables us to present relevant job opportunities and tailored content.
Managing Cookies and SDKs
While we aim to offer a user-friendly experience, you have the option to manage or disable cookies and SDKs through your browser or device settings. However, please be aware that certain features and functionalities on Ink Career may be affected if you choose to opt out of these technologies.
Third-Party Service Providers
We partner with third-party service providers who may also utilize cookies, SDKs, and similar technologies on our platform. These providers assist us in analytics, advertising, and other services. Please refer to their respective privacy policies for more information about their data collection and usage practices.
4.4. Software Development Kits (SDKs)
A Software Development Kit (SDK) is a collection of software tools and resources that developers use to build and enhance applications. At Ink Career, we utilize SDKs to improve your experience on the platform and deliver personalized services.
Furthermore, it’s crucial to understand that you have the option to manage or disable SDKs through your device or browser settings. We aim to give you control over your privacy, and we respect your choices regarding the use of technologies like SDKs.
Geolocation is a technology that enables the determination and tracking of the geographic position of a device, such as a mobile phone, computer, or other device with internet connectivity. At Ink Career, we use geolocation to provide services and content that are relevant to your geographical location.
With geolocation, we can, for example, present job offers that are nearest to your location or display local events and opportunities within the tattoo industry. This provides a more personalized experience and makes it easier for you to find relevant opportunities in your area.
It’s important to note that we only use geolocation if you have given your consent to share your geographic location. You can manage or disable geolocation at any time through your device or browser settings. We take your privacy seriously and will not use geolocation without your permission.
4.6. Pixel tags
Pixels, also known as pixel tags or web beacons, are small graphic images embedded in web pages or email messages. These invisible elements are used to track user interactions and collect data for analytical purposes.
The purpose of pixels is to provide us with insights into how users interact with our website. When you visit a website that uses pixels, a small, invisible image or text snippet is downloaded to your device. This allows us to track activities such as email openings, link clicks, and visits to specific web pages.
By using pixels, we can gather valuable information about usage patterns, such as which parts of the website are most popular, how long users stay on the site, and which campaigns are most effective. This data collection helps us analyze and improve the performance of our website, as well as tailor content and offerings to our users.
It is important to note that we use pixels solely for analytical purposes and to enhance the user experience. We do not collect personally identifiable information through pixels, and all data collected is anonymized and aggregated to protect user privacy.
4.7. Third-party Disclosure of Personal Information
At Ink Career, we take your privacy seriously and handle your personal information with utmost care. We do not share your personal information with third parties without your consent, unless it is necessary to deliver our services or in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
However, in certain circumstances, we may need to share limited information with third-party service providers or partners to enable certain features and services on Ink Career. This may include payment processors for purchases of advertising packages, analytics tools to improve the website, or service providers assisting us with customer support.
We ensure that all third parties we collaborate with adhere to strict privacy standards and handle your information securely and responsibly. We enter into confidentiality agreements and take necessary measures to protect your personal information when sharing it with third parties.
Please note that we do not sell, trade, or rent out your personal information to others for marketing purposes.
We are committed to safeguarding your personal information, and your privacy is our priority. If you have any questions regarding how we handle the disclosure of personal information to third parties, please reach out to us through our contact page.
We use the following cookies on our website:
Supplier: Google Tag Manager
Purpose: This cookie is used to manage Google Tag Manager script tags.
Retention Period: Persistent
Purpose: This cookie is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real-time bidding from third-party advertisers.
Retention Period: 3 months
Purpose: This cookie is used by Facebook to provide advertising products and services.
Retention Period: 3 months
Supplier: Google Analytics
Purpose: This cookie is used to throttle the request rate to Google Analytics, limiting the collection of data on high-traffic sites.
Retention Period: 1 minute
Supplier: Google Analytics
Purpose: This cookie is used to store and update a unique value for each page visited. Retention
Period: 24 hours
Supplier: Google Analytics
Purpose: This cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data, and track site usage for the site’s analytics report.
Retention Period: 2 years
5. Sharing of Personal Information with Third Parties
At Ink Career, we value your privacy and are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information. We only share your personal data with third parties in specific situations where it is necessary to provide our services or comply with legal requirements. Here are the instances in which we may disclose your personal information:
Employers and Job Seekers: If you are a job seeker, your resume and contact information may be visible to registered employers on our platform when you apply for job listings. Similarly, as an employer, the job details and company information you provide may be visible to job seekers.
Third-Party Service Providers: We may engage trusted third-party service providers to assist us in operating our platform and delivering services to you. These providers may include payment processors, hosting companies, customer support services, analytics tools, and other service partners. We ensure that these entities adhere to strict privacy standards and only share the necessary information required for them to perform their services.
Legal Obligations: In some cases, we may be required to disclose your personal information to comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes, or government requests.
Business Transactions: If Ink Career is involved in a merger, acquisition, or any other business transaction, your personal information may be disclosed as part of the due diligence process or the transfer of assets.
Rest assured that we take every measure to ensure that your personal information is shared securely and responsibly. Your trust is essential to us, and we are committed to protecting your data and respecting your privacy preferences. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the sharing of your personal information, please feel free to contact us through our contact page.
6. Transfer of Personal Information outside the EU/EEA
At Ink Career, we prioritize the security and protection of your personal information. In some instances, your personal data may be transferred outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) when we utilize service providers or services located in non-EU/EEA countries. These transfers are carried out to facilitate various aspects of our operations, such as email communications, customer data processing, payment processing, website security, and overall efficient business operations.
We ensure that any transfer of personal data outside the EU/EEA complies with applicable data protection laws and regulations. Such transfers are permitted only to countries approved by the European Commission or under the necessary safeguards prescribed in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If you wish to inquire about the specific service providers and services we utilize outside the EU/EEA, or if you would like access to documentation regarding the necessary safeguards for these transfers, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. Your privacy and data protection are of the utmost importance to us, and we strive to maintain the highest standards of security in all aspects of our business operations.
At Ink Career, we take your privacy and security seriously. We implement comprehensive security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Our security policies and procedures are designed in compliance with applicable privacy laws and industry standards.
We employ technical, organizational, and administrative measures to safeguard your personal information. This includes the use of encryption technology, firewalls, strict access controls, and necessary training programs for our employees.
We conduct regular security assessments and audits to ensure that our systems and processes meet the highest security standards.
While we strive to do our best to protect your personal information, no data security measures can guarantee 100% infallibility. If a security breach occurs that may pose a risk to your rights and freedoms, we will promptly inform you of the situation in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
You can also contribute to the security of your personal information by maintaining strong and unique passwords, being cautious with sharing your login credentials, and notifying us of any suspicious activities related to your user account.
If you have any questions about our security measures or would like further information on how we protect your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your trust is essential to us, and we are committed to safeguarding your personal information in the best possible way.
At Ink Career, we understand the importance of secure and seamless payment processing. To provide you with a reliable and efficient payment experience, we partner with Stripe, a leading payment gateway provider.
Stripe is a secure and PCI Level 1 compliant payment processor. PCI Level 1 is the highest level of certification in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), ensuring that your payment information is handled with the utmost security.
When you make a payment on Ink Career, your credit card details and other payment information are encrypted and securely transmitted to Stripe for processing. We do not store your payment details on our servers to minimize any potential risks.
Stripe’s advanced security measures and data protection protocols ensure that your payment information remains confidential and protected from unauthorized access.
By using Stripe as our payment processor, we can offer you a seamless and trustworthy payment experience while prioritizing the security of your financial information.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our payment process or the security measures in place, please feel free to contact our customer support team at email@example.com. Your trust and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us, and we continuously strive to provide you with a safe and secure platform for all your payment transactions.
9. Changes to the Privacy Statement
At Ink Career, we may occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. When we make any modifications to this statement, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of this page.
We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement regularly to stay informed about how we collect, use, and protect your personal information. By continuing to use our services after any changes to this statement, you acknowledge and agree to the revised practices outlined herein.
If the changes significantly impact your rights or the way we handle your personal data, we will provide prominent notice or obtain your consent as required by applicable laws.
10. Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or inquiries regarding this Privacy Statement or the processing of your personal information by Ink Career, please feel free to contact us. You can reach our Data Protection Officer or our support team through the following channels:
We take privacy seriously and are dedicated to addressing any concerns or queries you may have. Your trust is essential to us, and we are committed to ensuring that your personal data is handled in a secure and responsible manner.