Privacy statement

Thank you for trusting and using the services of Robert Half Human Resources Shanghai Company Limited ("We", "we", or "RHC"). When you use the RHC website "www.roberthalf.cn" (the “Site”) or register for services in connection with the Site, we will ask you to provide us with certain personal information. We are fully aware of the fact that your personal information is important to you, so we will try our best to ensure the security and reliability of your personal information. We promise that we will take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in accordance with the industry-proven security standards.

In view of this, we have updated the privacy policy (the “Policy") in accordance with the latest laws, regulations and regulatory policy requirements, and give you the following tips:

This policy is intended to explain to you how we collect, use, share, and protect your personal information. Please read and understand the entire content of the Policy carefully, and confirm your full understanding and consent before using the Site. We try to express the Policy in plain, concise words, and use "underline" to indicate the terms in the Policy that have a significant relationship with your rights and interests. Once you provide us with your information or begin to use the services of the Site, you are deemed to have read, understood and agreed to accept the Policy.

If you have any questions, complaints, comments and suggestions about the Policy, you are welcome to communicate and give feedback through the contact information attached to the Policy; we are very glad to answer your questions.

The Policy will help you understand the following information:

  • RHC privacy protection principles
  • Relevant definitions of the Policy
  • What kind of personal information is to be collected
  • How we use your personal information
  • How we entrust the handling, sharing, transfer or making available your personal information
  • How we protect your personal information
  • Your rights
  • Protection of minors
  • How your personal information will be transferred globally
  • How the Policy will be updated
  • How to contact us

• RHC privacy protection principles

We are committed to maintaining your trust in us and observing the following principles to protect your personal information:

1. Guarantee of security

We will try our best to prevent your information from being disclosed, damaged or lost through reasonable and effective information security technology and management processes.

2. Minimum necessary amount

We will only collect and use the minimal amount of personal information based on business necessity.

3. Openness and transparency

We will be transparent about how and why we handle your personal information.

4. Solicitation of consent

Unless otherwise provided by laws and regulations, we will obtain your consent before collecting and processing your personal information.

5. Involvement of personal information subjects

In applicable situations, we will protect your privacy and control rights over your information. At the same time, we provide you with ways to raise objections and complaints to us.

• Relevant definitions of the Policy

1. The objective protected by the Policy is the personal information of any applicable object, and the personal information referred to in the Policy means any information saved in electronic form or otherwise that can be used independently or together with other information to identify a natural person or reflect the activities of a natural person, such as names, dates of birth, identification numbers, personal biometric information, addresses, contact information, records and content of communications, passwords of accounts, property information, credit reference information, whereabouts and tracks, hotel accommodation information, information concerning health and physiology, information on transactions, etc.

2. Personal sensitive information means personal information that may cause harm to personal or property security, or is very likely to result in damage to an individual's personal reputation or physical or mental health or give rise to discriminatory treatment, once it is leaked, unlawfully provided or abused, such as information concerning property owned by an individual (including bank accounts, real estate information, credit loan records, credit reference information, information about virtual property, etc.), identification information of an individual (including identity card, military officer certificate, passport, driving license, work license, building pass, social insurance card, residence permit, etc.), information concerning online identification symbols (including account of a personal information subject, code, answers to questions asked to protect the code, a personal information subject's personal digital certifications for the said account or addresses, etc.), biometric information of an individual (including personal genes, fingerprints, iris, facial features, etc.), and other information (including information on hotel accommodation, web browsing history, information on accurate positioning, etc.).

In the Policy, we will clearly identify personal sensitive information by "italic and bold" font.

• What kind of personal information is to be collected

1. When you use RHC services

(1) The personal information provided to us by you
A. The personal information you must provide to us:
When you use the services of the Site, we need to rely on some personal information that you actively fill in and submit on the Site in order to run the relevant services. Without the information, we may not be able to provide you with all the services of the Site you have requested.
When you use the function about" Subscribe to the Robert Half newsletter", we need you to provide us with your name, email, and your subscription of your choice.
When you use the function about "Request talent", you need to provide us with your job description, recruitment requirements, contact name, business phone, work email and company name.
When you use the function about "Submit Resume", in order for our professional consultants to assist you in your job search, you need to provide us with your name, email, phone number, available time, your job search criteria and preferences(including but not limited to the industry, the job type and the location of the office corresponding to your job intent),work experience, education, skills, reference information, background information and additional information included in your resume.
When you use the function about "Salary Guide", you need to provide us with your name, email and the type of service you want RHC to provide for you to help you access the most up-to-date salaries and remuneration trends in your industry.

(2) the information collected by RHC automatically

When you use the services on the Site, we automatically collect information about the content of the services you use and how you use the services, including the personal information.
A. Location information
When you use certain functions of the Site, we may collect your accurate or approximate location information, which is determined by your IP address or GPS data of your mobile device, in order to provide you with a better user experience. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services in the devices’ setting menu. Even when you are not using the services on the Site, if your settings or device permissions allow the location information connection to be turned on, we can still collect such location information. Of course, if you refuse to grant us the appropriate access to the location information, we will not record your relevant information.
B. Usage information
We will collect the information about your interactions with RHC on the Site, such as the pages or other contents you view, the services you search for and other activities on the Site.
C. Login and device information obtained using cookies and similar technologies:
When you use this website, we may use cookies and similar technologies (including but not limited to web beacons) to collect details of your use of the Site, IP address, access dates and times, hardware and software information, device information, UID, crash data, pages you have viewed or accessed before and after using the Site, browsing information, and clicking information to know your network environment. Through cookies, we can identify you when you visit the website so as to continuously optimize the user-friendly degree of the Site and adjust the Site according to your needs.
We do not use cookies for any purpose other than the purposes described in the Policy, and you can choose to accept or refuse cookies by changing your browser setting. If you do not refuse to accept cookies, RHC will set cookies on your computer, and RHC will automatically receive and record your browser-side data, including but not limited to your IP address, information in the Site cookies and the records of web pages you requested. You can also refuse to accept cookies by modifying your browser setting. But if you choose to refuse to accept cookies, your use of some functions on the Site may be affected.
In addition to cookies, we also use web beacons and other similar technologies on the Site. The web beacon is a transparent image embedded in a website or an email. With the help of the web beacon in an email, we can know whether the email is opened and track the email. For example, the email we send you may contain a URL link to our Site. If you click on that link, we will track the click to help us know your service preferences and improve our service quality.

2. The information we get from other sources

(1) From third-party services:
If you associate your RHC account with a third-party service (such as WeChat) or log in to your RHC account using a third-party service, the relevant third-party may send us your registration information and personal information in the relevant service.The specific information varies from service to service and is controlled by the relevant service or authorized by you through the privacy settings of the relevant service.
(2) Other legitimate sources:
We may obtain your personal and other information from other legitimate sources, such as public databases, social media, third-party service providers, and other partners.

• How we use your personal information

The personal information and other related information we collect from the above methods may be used for the following purposes:

The contents of the information The purposes of the information
essential information (such as name) We can understand your basic situation through the information.
contact information (such as name, phone number, business phone and email). We can communicate with you and contact you through the information so that you can use the services provided by RHC smoothly.
recruitment or job search information (such as the job description, recruitment requirements, company name provided by the recruiters, and the available time, job preferences, work experience, education, skills and additional information included in the resume provided by the candidates) 1.The information helps us achieve the most basic human resources service, that is, recruiting talents for the recruiters and matching suitable positions for the job seekers. We use the recruitment or job search information which you provide to conduct job assessments and select and recommend the candidates or jobs for you.
2. The information helps us understand your recruitment standards or job preferences, and we can send you targeted messages, emails, WeChat, phone invitations, advertisements, recruitment information and other information or marketing materials you may be interested in. You can opt out of receiving such automated email messages or marketing materials by sending a message to “[email protected].
Identification information (such as social security card number, employee ID The information is used to identify and verify your identity in order to prevent fraud, abuse, security incidents and other harmful activities.
Usage information and device information (such as details of your use of the Site, IP address, access dates and times, hardware and software information, device information, UID, crash data, pages you have viewed or accessed before and after using the Site, browsing information, clicking information and other cookie data) The information helps us understand how and under what network environment you use our services, so that we can provide you with better services and respond to your needs in a targeted manner. For example, we know your preferences and occupations of interest through the information to improve service quality and optimize service functions.
The information about selecting the service content (such as your subscription of your choice, the type of service you choose in the function about "Salary Guide" that you want RHC to provide for you) Provide you with personalized and customized services according to the needs in the information you submit. Through these services, you can keep up to date with the latest industry trends and improve the efficiency of your recruitment or job search.

In addition, all the above information can be used for our analysis and research work. We are always committed to analyzing and researching the creation of professional opportunities, and devoting ourselves to the cultivation of professional ability, analysis of professional situation and research on employment policies. Therefore, in some cases, we may use your personal information, but we will deal with it according to legal regulations, such as de-identifying and anonymizing the information, to ensure the security of your information.

• How we entrust the handling, sharing, transfer or making available your personal information

1. Entrusted processing

Some specific modules or functions on the Site are provided by external vendors. For example, we will hire a service provider to assist us in providing users support and completing some business functions. Such functions may include, for example, hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing legal, accounting and marketing services.
For companies, organizations and individuals whom we entrust to handle personal information, we will sign strict confidentiality agreements with them, requesting them to process personal information by taking relevant confidentiality and security measures in accordance with our instructions and the Policy.

2. Sharing

AS described in section 4 of the terms of use, RHC can disclose your personal information to third parties, and you consent to such disclosure of your personal information to third parties. The disclosure to third parties would occur in the following circumstances:
(1) We will disclose information to our clients where necessary and appropriate in connection with the provision of staffing services. The core business function of RHC is to become a medium between job seekers and recruiters. RHC not only recommends qualified candidates for recruiters, but also formulates career plans for job seekers. Therefore, sharing the personal information of the job candidates to our recruiting customers and sharing the personal information of the staff of the recruitment companies to the job candidates are our necessary service functions. In addition, we are committed to sharing personal information only for the purposes of the RHC services specified in the Policy.
(2) We may disclose information to the extent necessary or appropriate to government agencies, advisors, and other third parties in order to comply with applicable laws, the services of legal process, or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (A) comply with the law requiring such disclosure; (B) protect the rights or property of RHC or its affiliated companies; (C) prevent a crime or protect national security or (D) protect the personal safety of the users or the public.

3. Transferring

We will not transfer your personal information to any other company, organization or individual, except under the following circumstances:
(1) Transferring information with explicit consent, and we will transfer your personal information to other parties, after obtaining your explicit consent.
(2) If your personal information has to be transferred in a merger, acquisition or bankruptcy liquidation, we will require the new company or organization that will hold your personal information to continue to observe the Privacy Policy. Otherwise, we will require the new company or organization to ask for your authority and consent again.

4. Public Disclosure

We will publicly disclose your personal information only under the following circumstances:
(1) After obtaining your explicit consent;
(2) Disclosure under the law: we may publicly disclose your personal information as required by laws, under legal procedures, in lawsuits or upon compulsory requirements of competent authorities under the government.

• How We Protect Your Personal Information

1. We have put in place safeguards that meet the industry standards to protect your personal information, to prevent data from being accessed without authority, publicly disclosed, used, modified, damaged or lost. We will take all reasonable and feasible measures to protect your personal information.
2. We will take all reasonable and feasible measures to ensure that we have not collected irrelevant personal information. We will only retain your personal information for a limited period necessary for realizing the purposes specified in the Policy, unless it needs to extend the retention period or it is protected under the law.
3. As the internet environment is not one hundred percent safe, we will try our best to ensure the security of any information you send to us.
4. In the case of any unfortunate incident in respect of personal information security, we will, in accordance with requirements set out in laws and regulations, inform you promptly of the particulars, including basic information about the security incident and the likely impact, what measures we have taken or will take to respond to this incident, suggestions on what measures you may take yourself to guard against and lower risks, remedial actions we offer to you, etc. We will brief you on the progress of the incident by email, correspondence, or phone or by sending notifications, and we will release announcements for this purpose in a reasonable and effective manner even when it is difficult to notify personal information subjects one by one. Meanwhile, we will voluntarily report how the personal information security incident is handled, as required by the regulator.

• Your Rights

We guarantee that you can exercise the following rights over your own personal information, according to applicable Chinese laws, regulations and standards, and common practices in other countries and regions.

1. Accessing Your Own Personal Information

You have the right to access your subscription information, delivery information and other information generated on the Site. If you want to access this information, you can contact us by sending an email to “[email protected]” and we will try our best to comply with your requirements.

2. Updating Your Personal Information

If you want to update the information you submitted, you can request us to correct your original information by sending an email to “[email protected]” including but not limited to your resume, subscription information and contact information.

3. Deleting Your Personal Information

Under any of the following circumstances, you may raise a request for deletion of your personal information by contacting “ [email protected]”:
(1) When our processing of personal information violates laws or regulations;
(2) When our processing of personal information violates our agreement with you;
(3) When you no longer use our products or services.

If you request us to delete your information, RHC will remind you of the following:
(1) We may retain some of your personal information for our legitimate business interests, such as the fraud detection and prevention, and enhanced security.
(2) In order to comply with our legal obligations, we may retain and use some of your personal information. For example, RHC may retain some of your information for tax, legal reporting, and auditing purposes.
(3) Once your information has been removed from our services, we may not immediately delete the corresponding information from the backup system, but will delete the information when the backup is updated.

4. Changing the Scope of Your Authority

Each business function on the Site cannot be realized without some necessary information you provide. In terms of the non-essential information that you can provide at your discretion, you can withdraw your authority and consent by contacting “[email protected]”.
When you withdraw your consent, we will no longer process the relevant information. However, your decision to withdraw your consent will not affect the processing of the information previously based on your authorization.

5. Stopping using RHC products or services

You can contact us through the ways listed in the "How to contact us" section, and stop using RHC products or services. After you contact us, we will cease providing you with RHC products or services after we agree, and delete your personal information upon your request. However, in certain circumstances, such as reasonably necessary to fulfill our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and prevent fraud or abuse, we will retain some unidentifiable personal information after we cease providing you with RHC products or services.

6. Limits on the Automatic Decision-making of the Information System

For some business functions, our decisions may only rely on automatic decision-making mechanisms, such as information systems and algorithms. If these decisions have a significant impact on your legal rights and interests, you have the right to request us to provide explanations, and we will also offer proper remedial measures.

7. Responding to Your Requests

We will give you a definite reply as soon as possible for your reasonable requests. We may refuse your requests if they are repeated without reason, need to be replied through too many technical methods (for example, a new system needs to be developed by the Site or the existing common practices need to be fundamentally reformed), pose risks to others' legal rights or interests, or are fairly unrealistic.
Under any of the following circumstances, we will not respond to your requests:
(1) Where requests are in relation to the performance by the personal information controller of obligations specified in laws and regulations;
(2) Where requests are in direct relation to the State security or national defense security;
(3) Where requests are in direct relation to the public security, public sanitation, or major public benefits;
(4) Where requests are in direct relation to criminal investigations, prosecutions, court trials, execution of rulings, etc.;
(5) Where we have sufficient evidence that the personal information subject is subjectively malicious or abusing your rights;
(6) where requests are for the sake of safeguarding significant legal rights and interests, such as the life and property, of personal information subjects or other individuals, but it is difficult to obtain their consent;
(7) Where responses to your requests will give rise to serious damage to the legal rights and interests of the personal information subject or any other individual or organization; or
(8) Where requests involve trade secrets.

• Protection of minors

Except as required by law, we do not knowingly collect personal information from minors (under 18 years of age). The Site is not open to minors. If you are a minor, please do not provide us with your personal information.

• How your personal information will be transferred globally

In principle, the information we collect and generate within the territory of the People's Republic of China will be stored within the territory of the People's Republic of China. But because we also provide you with products or services through RHC servers and electronic systems outside the People's Republic of China ("overseas"), this means that once you agree to the Policy, you also agree that we will transfer your information to RHC overseas servers and electronic systems, or let your information be accessed from RHC overseas servers and electronic systems. In such cases, we will ensure that your personal information is adequately protected in accordance with the Policy.

• How the Policy will be updated

Our Policy may be changed, so we will publish any changes made here for your review. In the case of major changes, we will post a 30-day notice of the revised Policy on the homepage of “www.roberthalf.cn”, while establishing a link to the change notification page on the homepage.
For the purpose of the Policy, major changes include but are not limited to:
1. Significant changes to our service mode, such as the purposes of processing personal information, categories of personal information to be processed, the ways to use personal information, etc.;
2. Drastic changes to the ownership structure, organizational structure, etc., such as changes to the owners as a result of business adjustments, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions;
3. Changes to the subjects we share with, transfer to or publicly disclose personal information;
4. Significant changes to your rights in respect of your participation in personal information processing and to the ways in which you can exercise such rights;
5. Changes to our department responsible for the security of personal information, contact information of such department, or complaint channels; and
6. Changes made due to high risks revealed in the security impact assessment report for personal information.

• How to contact us

If you have any concerns, opinions or advices on the Policy, you can contact us by the following means:

Robert Half Shanghai

Room 2639, 26 Floor Central Plaza
No. 381 Huai Hai Zhong Road
Huangpu District
Shanghai 200020, China

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +86 21 6032 0555

*The Policy was updated on March 1, 2020 and will be effective on March 1, 2020.