Since our founding, Handshake has aimed to incorporate privacy into our platform in a manner that upholds the rights of students, meets the responsibilities of universities, and fulfills the needs of employers.
Here is a brief overview of the most recent changes made:
- Video on Handshake requires employers to inform and obtain consent from job seekers before initiating any type of video recording.
- To protect the privacy of job seekers, third party recruiters may only use candidate data to market employment opportunities which those candidates have already applied to.
- We aim for Handshake to be a welcoming platform for everyone, so we expanded our definition of spam to also include messages with a low response rate.
As a reminder, these very basic privacy principles guide all of our policies and practices:
Students are in complete control of what data they make public
- We allow students to decide if they want to make their profile visible to employers and what information they want to share on it. None of the student data uploaded to Handshake is visible to employers until the student chooses to make their profile public.
Education partners choose the student data they share with Handshake
- We value students' rights to their personal data and are proud to collaborate with our education partners to enhance the value of their career center without compromising student privacy.
Handshake will never sell personal student data
- We have never done it and we never will! Our business model is based on offering valuable tools for our student and employer users that enhance the career discovery process. Your email address and personal data will never be sold to any third party.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.