Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last updated on May 16th, 2018.

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains how 50skills ehf. (“50skills,” “we” or “us”) collect, use and share personally identifiable information of visitors of our web site (the “Site”) and users of our on-demand recruitment application (the “Services”). The use of information collected through the Services shall be limited to the purpose of providing those Services to our customers. By using the Site and/or Services, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Your privacy is very important to us and we are committed to protecting it. Not only do we abide by applicable laws and regulations and follow industry best practices for data security and privacy, we also never sell or share personal information.


For purposes of the Privacy Policy, personal information is information that can be used by itself to identify a specific individual and would allow us to determine the actual identity of and/or directly contact a specific living person. It includes information such as name, physical address, phone number, and email address.


Information We Collect and How We Use It

You can generally visit the Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. We do not collect personal information from our Site visitors without the Site visitor providing us with this information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.


If you request to receive company or product information or request an online demonstration of the Services, you will be asked to request a demo form on our site that might ask for your name, title, e-mail address, company name, state or province, country and phone number. You can also voluntarily provide comments to 50skills when submitting the request form. We use the information from the request form to deliver the requested information and/or provide you with the online demonstration of the Services.


In order to become a registered user of the Services, 50skills requires you to create a user account. To register for a user account, you must provide the following personally identifiable information:

  1. A) If you are an employer, you must provide your company’s name and e-mail address of a contact at your company
    B) If you are an employee of an employer, you must provide your name, e-mail address
    C) If you are a job seeker, you must provide your name and e-mail address.


Providing any additional information beyond what is required at registration is optional.


Does 50skills use cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored on your device and used by web browsers to deliver personalized content and remember logins and account settings. 50skills uses cookies and similar technologies, to collect usage and analytic data that helps us provide our Site, Software, and/or Services to you, as well as to help deliver ads for relevant 50skills products and services to you when you visit certain pages on the Site and then visit certain third-party sites.


How We Secure Your Personal Information

We take commercially reasonable efforts to maintain security protections in accordance with industry best practices to protect data we collect from loss, alteration, destruction, misuse, and unauthorized access or disclosure.


We have policies to help maintain control and physical security of the facilities used to store data and only allow access to authorized personnel, restrict access to data to those employees, contractors and agents that have a need to know the information in order to provide and support our services. All our employees are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to disciplinary or legal action if they fail to meet these responsibilities.


We process information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected. To the extent necessary for those purposes, we take reasonable steps to ensure that any information in our care is accurate, complete, current, and reliable for its intended use.


Aggregate Information

50skills may also automatically collect and analyze information about your general usage of the Site and Services. When you perform certain actions using the Services, 50skills may track your usage patterns to see what features of the Site and Services you commonly use, Site traffic volume, frequency of visits, type and time of transactions, type of browser, browser language, IP address and operating system, and statistical information about types of jobs offered and qualifications of jobseekers submitting their resumes. 50skills will collect, track and analyze such information in an aggregate manner that does not personally identify you. This aggregate data may be used by 50skills and third party vendors to assist 50skills in operating the Site and the Services and provided to other third parties to enable them to better understand the operation of 50skills’s business, but such information will be in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable data. 50skills may also gather information about you (that you voluntarily submit to 50skills) when you log-in to the Services, provide feedback to 50skills and/or send or receive communications regarding the Services.


50skills may use your personally identifiable information to register you to use the Services and provide you with the Services; verify your authority to enter the Site and access the Services; notify you of Services updates; improve the content and general administration of the Site and the Services; provide you with notices regarding the Services and other services that you have purchased or may wish to purchase in the future; and to send you targeted advertising. 50skills does not provide e-mail addresses to third parties for marketing purposes.


When you send messages through the Services, your name and e-mail address will be identified in the message and the addressee may view your name and e-mail address. Any messages addressed to you through the Services can be sent to your personal e-mail address or to your 50skills account inbox by setting your preferences on the “My settings” page.


If you elect to use our Site or the Services to contact a jobseeker or potential employer, 50skills will generate an automatic e-mail that is sent to the jobseeker or potential employer, as applicable, inviting the jobseeker or potential employer to visit the Site. If the targeted recipient does not respond to the e-mail, 50skills will not send any reminder e-mails or use this contact information for any other purpose.

Invitations and Communications to Non-Registered Users

Users of the Services and visitors to the career sites of our customers may forward job postings to third parties who are not registered users of the Site or the Services as an invitation to learn more about this job opportunity in accordance with the applicable terms set forth in the 50skills’s Terms of Use posted to the Site at


If a third party responds to the invitation, the third party is treated like any other job-seeker, and the information 50skills collects is treated in accordance with this privacy policy; in addition 50skills will note at that time who invited the referral so that 50skills customers are aware of the source of the referral and may use that information to reward the referring person.



50skills recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This Site is not intended for children under the age of 13 and we endeavor not to collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. 50skills targets its Services and this Site to adults and not to children under 13.


Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.


Information Related to Data Collected through 50skills Services

50skills collects information under the direction of its customers, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes. Part of the Services offered by our employer customers includes providing notice to their employees and job-seekers concerning how their personal information is collected and used. The resume or job application that an employee or other job-seeker submits will be provided only to the specific potential employers that you select when you apply for jobs online. Other employers and recruiters will not have access to your resume or job application unless and until you want them to.

50skills engages vendors and service agencies to assist us in providing the Services to you, and 50skills will need to share your personally identifiable information (and data generated by cookies and beacons) with these vendors and service agencies. We may transfer personal information to these vendors and service agencies that help us provide our service. Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the service agreements with our Customers. The vendors and service agencies do not receive any right to use your personally identifiable information beyond what is necessary to perform its obligations to provide the Services to you. Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, 50skills will not disclose personally identifiable information to third parties, including, but not limited to, companies affiliated with 50skills, without your consent.


Choice and Access to Data Controlled by Our Customers

50skills has no direct relationship with the individual employees and job-seekers whose personal data it processes on our behalf of our customers. Individuals applying for jobs with employers that are 50skills customers have an account set up under their email address that associates all applications for that individual with that email address. The individual can access their account at the Site and transmit requests to the employers to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data in an application. The employer is responsible for complying with the individual’s request. In accordance with applicable law, 50skills retains an archive copy of the individual’s data for the period prescribed by such law. Additionally, if you are an employee or job-seeker and would no longer like to be contacted by a particular employer or employers, please contact them directly to resolve your concern.


Information Disclosure for Legal and Other Exceptional Reasons

We may also disclose your personally identifiable information: (a) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or otherwise in cooperation with an investigation of a governmental authority, (b) to enforce the 50skills Terms of Use or Master Subscription Agreement or (c) to protect our rights and the safety of users of our Site and our Services. In addition, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which 50skills participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of 50skills’s assets to which this Site relates. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personally identifiable information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information.


Data Retention

50skills retains personal information and the personal data we process on behalf of our customers for as long as needed to provide the Services to customers, job-seekers and employees enrolled in those Services. We will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements with customers, and/or the period required by laws in applicable jurisdictions.


Updating, Correcting and Deleting Your Information

Data storage, transfer, retention, and deletion


Where is my Information stored?

All personal data submitted through the 50skills recruiting system will be stored in Amazon Warehouse (AWS) currently hosted in Europe respectively, these locations may diversify if 50skills chooses to.


How secure is my Information?

50skills is committed to protecting the security of your information and takes reasonable precautions to protect it. However, Internet data transmissions, whether wired or wireless, cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and as a result, we cannot ensure the security of Information you transmit to us, including Personal Data and User Content; accordingly, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.

AWS uses industry-standard encryption to protect your data in transit. This is commonly referred to as transport layer security (“TLS”) or secure socket layer (“SSL”) technology.

If 50skills is informed by AWS regarding a security system breach, we may attempt to notify you and provide information on protective steps, if available, through the contact email address that you have provided to us or by posting a notice on the 50skills website. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive such notices in writing.

Further list of security measures supplied by the AWS cloud network can be found at


How can I update, delete or correct my Personal Data from 50skills?

50skills provides an individual that supplies information on the Site with the ability to review correct and request the deletion of any of the personally identifiable information that was entered into their profile on the Site. To correct or delete any information in a Site profile, an individual may update that profile (through their account page on the Site) or may contact 50skills by e-mailing our customer support at [email protected] We will respond to the request within 30 days. Alternatively, you may send a letter with your requested changes, corrections or deletions to the following address:

By mail: [email protected]
50skills ehf,
Attn: Privacy Policy
Dunhagi 5, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland


Opt-Out Preferences

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, if you wish to opt-out of receiving these messages, you may follow the unsubscribe procedure provided in the email. In addition, if you are a registered user of the Site, you may also opt out of receiving marketing or similar messages by editing your communication preferences here.


Transfer of Information

Your personally identifiable information collected on this Site and through the Services is stored and processed in where 50skills (or its agents) currently maintain its computer systems. Your personal data will be processed by us in Europe.


Tracking Technologies

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by 50skills and our partners (e.g. marketing partners), or analytics. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We use cookies to remember users’ preferences (e.g. 50skills search filters), for authentication, for source tracking, for analytics, or for job recommendations. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.


We use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 or Flash to store [content information and preferences.] Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 or Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.


Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting

We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.



The security of your personal information is important to us. 50skills employs procedural and technological measures to protect your personally identifiable information. These measures are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. 50skills may use software, secure socket layer technology (SSL) encryption, password protection, firewalls, internal restrictions and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. When you enter sensitive information (such as your login information), we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). However, 50skills cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat these measures or use your personally identifiable information for improper purposes. Therefore, you should be aware that when you voluntarily display or distribute personally identifiable information, that information could be collected and used by others. 50skills is not responsible for the unauthorized use by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available publicly. For more information, visit our security page.


Links to Other Websites

The Site may provide links to third party web sites or resources not associated with 50skills and over which 50skills does not have control (“External Web Sites”). Such links do not constitute an endorsement by 50skills of the External Web Sites, the content displayed therein, or the persons or entities associated therewith. You acknowledge that 50skills is only providing these links as a convenience, and you agree that 50skills is not responsible for the content of such External Web Sites. Your use of External Web Sites is subject to the respective terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked to External Web Sites. 50skills does not store any information (user name, password) used to access these External Web Sites.


Our Blog

Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at [email protected] In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.



We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at [email protected]



If you choose to use our “Referral” or “Sourcing” service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s information such as name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. 50skills stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.


Single Sign-On

You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.


Other Social Media Features and Web-Apps
Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button, Google+ button, Twitter and “Share This” widget. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.


Material Changes

50skills reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. 50skills will post the revised Privacy Policy on this Site located here and will either send a notice to the e-mail address that you specified in your registration and/or post notice of the change so it is visible when users log-on for the first time prior to said changes taking effect so that you are always aware of what personal information 50skills may collect and how 50skills may use this information. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services will be subject to the then-current

Privacy Policy.


Contact Us

We welcome your comments or questions concerning our Privacy Policy. If you would like to contact 50skills regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us by emailing us at [email protected], using a form or using the information below:

By mail:
50skills ehf,
Attn: Privacy Policy
Dunhagi 5, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland