Privacy Notice for Prospective Employees

This privacy notice describes what personal data is processed by Modus OÜ (hereinafter Modus) in regard to job applicants, potential candidates for employment and our optional recruiting programs and events, and selection procedures in view of potential recruitment at Modus. It describes the information we collect, what we do with it, how long we store it and what rights and obligations you as an applicant have.

Modus information and contact details

Modus OÜ
BR code: 10662898
Address: Tartu mnt 83, 10115 Tallinn, Estonia
Telephone: +372 6211 240
Dataprotection officer:

Information that we collect about you

This Privacy Notice covers any candidate data that is collected by Modus for the recruiting process. This may include but is not limited to the following information:

  1. Your name, contact details and candidate status.
  2. Information included in your CV or cover letter, such as employment history, academic background, skills and competencies, personal interests, languages spoken, and questionnaire results.
  3. Job preferences and type of employment sought, willingness to relocate.
  4. Names and contact details of referees. Please note that it is your responsibility to obtain consent from your referees prior to providing us personal information about them.
  5. Current and historic salary details together with salary expectations.
    Modus may collect data directly from you or from third parties such as your referees, employment background check providers, to the extent this is permitted by the applicable law.

During the recruitment process we might ask you to participate in assessment days, complete tests or occupational personality profile questionnaires, and/or to attend an interview – or a combination of these. Information will be generated by you and by us. For example, you might complete a written test, or we might take interview notes.

The purposes and legal basis for the processing

Your personal data is processed for the purposes of managing Modus recruitment related activities Consequently, Modus may use personal data in relation to the evaluation and selection of applicants as needed in the recruitment process, including final recruitment. In particular, your data is processed for the following purposes:

  1. determining your qualifications for employment and reaching a recruitment decision;
  2. evaluating your suitability for other employment vacancies;
  3. verifying the data you submit and carrying out reference checks and/or conducting background checks (where applicable);
  4. informing you, via e-mail, SMS or otherwise about the progress of your application for employment with Modus;
  5. protecting our rights and fulfilling our legal obligations; and
  6. informing you, via e-mail, SMS or otherwise about other local or global vacancies at Modus that we consider you suitable to make an application of employment for.

Should your application for employment be successful, your personal data submitted for hiring purposes may be processed for the necessary employment purposes and included in your employment file.

If Modus does not employ you, Modus may (subject to your relevant consent) nevertheless continue to retain and use your personal data collected during the recruitment process in order to consider you for new positions.

Legal basis: Modus processes the information generated throughout the assessment and communication process on the basis of legitimate interest for recruitment and business management purposes. These include identifying and evaluating candidates for new Modus positions, record-keeping related to hiring processes, analyzing the hiring process and outcomes. If Modus does not employ you, Modus may continue to retain and use, based on consent, your personal data collected during the recruitment process in order to consider you for new positions.

Recipients of your personal data

Only selected employees of Modus, such as management team members, potential future line managers or HR staff, and selected third parties who support us with the recruitment process, have access to your personal data. Except as set out in this policy or as required by law, your personal data will not be supplied to any third party without your explicit authorization.

We maintain processes designed to ensure that any processing of personal data by third party service providers is consistent with this Privacy Notice and protects the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your personal data. Where required by law, we put in place legal mechanisms designed to ensure adequate data protection of your personal data.

The storage period

Your personal data shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for the recruitment process. Therefore, unsuccessful application data without consent to contact you for other positions, will be deleted after 3 years, taking into consideration our need to answer queries or resolve problems and comply with legal requirements under the applicable laws.

In addition to using your data for the position for which you have applied, Modus may retain and use your application data to consider you for other positions, but only with your explicit consent for a maximum period of 3 years. If after this period, we feel it necessary to retain your records, we will write to you.

You can nevertheless always ask Modus to delete your data by sending your request via e-mail to

If your application has been successful and you are hired, the corresponding application data may be used in connection with your employment consistent with data protection policies.

Your rights as a data subject

You have the following rights under the GDPR, subject to the applicable statutory limitations:

  • request access to information that Modus has about you;
  • request the correction of information that Modus has about you;
  • request the erasure of information that Modus has about you;
  • restrict the use of your personal data;
  • receive your personal data;
  • object to the processing of your personal data;
  • withdraw your consent for the use of your personal data;
  • file a complaint about our processing with a supervisory authority.

Please contact us using the details above if you have any questions about Modus Privacy Notice or its processing of your personal data.

About company


Modus is an IT company based in Tallinn, Estonia that was founded in 2000. We develop classic Windows applications, Windows Shell integration, specialized web-based services based on ASP.NET, and add-ins for Microsoft Office.

More than half of our portfolio is currently comprised of ERP and ECM systems for corporate customers, and we also help major IT companies develop these systems. The rest of our portfolio is made up of customized add-ins for Office (Outlook, Word, Excel). Office add-ins are plug-ins that help automate many of a business’s internal processes.

Our clients include major IT companies, small start-ups, and large international corporations. The distinctive characteristic that our clients value most about us is that we are intellectual developers. We don’t just write code – we painstaking construct operable systems. In fact, 90 % of our clients come to us because of our unique approach to software development.

We have extensive experience with corporate clients in countries all over the world, including Belgium, Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Australia and the US. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.