Talent Privacy Policy

This Policy was last updated on 17-Aug-2020.

Your Privacy Rights

This Privacy Policy describes how eBay Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint ventures (collectively referred to as the “Company” or “We”) handle your personal information collected via our career placement websites and services (the “Site”). We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on our Site. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it. If the revised version includes a material change, we will provide you with 30 days’ prior notice by posting notice of the change on this site. After this 30 day notice period, you will be considered as having expressly consented to all amendments to this policy.

If you do not agree to the changes, please contact us to deactivate your account.

By using this Site, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use, transfer, and disclosure of your personal information, including any sensitive information you elect to submit. By providing personal information via this Site, you expressly consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Binding Corporate Rules

In addition to the privacy practices set out in this Privacy Policy, eBay Inc. has established a set of Corporate Rules (also referred to as Binding Corporate Rules), approved by a number of European Union privacy regulators. These Corporate Rules are a commitment by eBay Inc. to protect your personal information regardless of where the data resides. For more information about our Binding Corporate Rules, including information on how to contact us with any questions, visit our eBay Privacy Center. eBay Inc., a corporation based in the United States, is the Data Controller for any personal information you submit through our Site. Information will be collected and stored on servers in the United States, and also may be shared with our affiliated legal entities around the world. This Privacy Policy is governed by United States law.​​​​​​​

How we collection information about you

When you visit the Site, we collect information sent to us by your computer, mobile phone or other access device. The information sent to us includes data on the pages you access, your computer IP address, device identifiers, the type of operating system you’re using, your location, mobile network information, standard web log data, and other information. Web log data includes the browser type you’re using and traffic to and from our site. When you visit the Site, we also collect information about your transactions and your activities.

In addition, if you submit an application, you will be required to submit personal information, otherwise you may not be able to access certain parts of the site and we will not be able to process your application. This information includes:

  • Contact information, such as your name, address, phone, email, and other similar information
  • Resume or CV, cover letter, previous work experience, education, and transcripts
  • Desired salary, relevant work experience, type of employment sought, date available, employee referral
  • eBay user ID

We may also obtain information about you from third parties such as employment research firms, identity verification services, and websites on the Internet.


Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a smooth and efficient experience in applying for a job with us. Your submitted application and any additional personal information will be used to:

  • assess your skills and interest in career opportunities at the Company
  • provide customer service, dispute resolution, and Site troubleshooting
  • customize, measure, and report on our Site and career service operations
  • process your application and send notices to you about our open positions
  • contact you by placing a voice call or through text (SMS) or email messaging
  • compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties
  • conduct background checks, which may include verification of skill proficiency, criminal history, financial history and other information that may be necessary for determining your qualifications for an open position at the Company

If you accept employment with the Company, the information collected on this Site will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes.


The Company will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purpose without your explicit consent.

We may share your personal information with service providers acting on our behalf and they will be obligated to protect your personal information consistently with the terms of this Privacy Policy. We may share your personal information with members of the eBay Inc. corporate family to assess your skills for job openings. Access to your personal information will be limited to those employees or agents of the Company who have a business need to access such personal information.

We may also disclose your personal information when we believe, in our sole discretion, that the disclosure is necessary to: protect the legal rights, privacy or safety the Company or its employees, agents and contractors; protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites or other properties; protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes; respond to inquiries or requests from public authorities; enforce our Terms of Service; permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; or comply with the law or a legal process.


When you access our Site, we (including companies we work with) may place small data files on your computer or other device. These data files may be traditional cookies, pixel tags, "Flash cookies," or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications ("Cookies"). We use these technologies to: recognize you as an applicant; customize our services; measure the Site’s effectiveness; help ensure that your account security is not compromised; mitigate risk and prevent fraud; and to promote trust and safety across our sites.

We use both session and persistent Cookies. Session Cookies expire and no longer have any effect when you log out of your account or close your browser. Persistent Cookies remain on your device until you erase them or they expire.

We encode our Cookies so that we can interpret the information stored in them. You are free to decline our Cookies if your browser or browser add-on permits, but doing so may interfere with your use of our Site. Refer to the help section of your browser, browser extensions, or installed applications for instructions on blocking, deleting, or disabling Cookies.

How we protect and store personal information

Throughout this policy, we use the term "personal information" to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been made anonymous so that it does not identify a specific user.

We store and process your personal information on our computers in the US and elsewhere in the world where our facilities are located. We protect your information using physical, technical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers, and information access authorization controls.

Please take care to secure both your account and password. If you feel your account has been compromised please contact us at staffing_system_support@ebay.com.

Accessing or changing your personal information

You can access, review, and change most of your personal information by logging into the Site. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Upon your request, we will deactivate or remove your personal information from our active databases, although some information may be retained as permitted or required by law.​​​​​​​


We may delete your personal information at any time (including your CV/resume) as permitted or required by law.

We retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary in accordance with legal obligations as well as for purposes outlined within this notice. 

More detailed information about our privacy practices and our contact information for any questions is available at the eBay Privacy Center. If your questions are not answered online, you may write to us at: eBay Inc. Attn: Legal - Global Privacy Practices, 2025 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, California 95125, USA, or email us at employeeprivacyoffice@ebay.com.

eBay Nondisclosure Form

In anticipation of a potential visit to eBay in connection with the job application process, we are asking you to agree to this Nondisclosure Agreement. Throughout your visit you may see or hear information important to eBay’s business and considered confidential. This agreement defines what we consider to be confidential information and steps you should take in keeping our confidence. Further, in connection with your visit, which may include receipt of certain confidential and proprietary information of eBay and/or one or more of its subsidiaries (collectively, “eBay”), you agree to the following:

"Confidential Information" shall mean all information disclosed by eBay to you that eBay deems confidential, and may include but shall not be limited to information related to the intended or actual design, construction, maintenance or operation of any real property owned or occupied by eBay and proprietary technical and business information, including but not limited to: (a) patent and patent applications; (b)techniques, sketches, drawings, works of authorship, models, inventions, processes, equipment, algorithms, software programs, software source comments, and formulae related to current, future and/or proposed products and services of eBay, including information concerning research, development, design details and specifications; and (c) information in tangible or intangible form relating to and/ or including any of the following: released or unreleased products, the marketing or promotion of any products, business policies of practices, financial information, procurement and/or purchasing requirements, customers (former, current, or potential), investors, employees, business and contractual relationships, business forecasts, sales and merchandising data, and marketing plans.

All Confidential Information, regardless of the medium (including photos, videos or other physical or electronic media, and copies thereof) shall remain eBay’s property and shall not be removed from the premises or disclosed to any third party without eBay’s prior written consent executed and acknowledged by an authorized eBay representative. Except as expressly set forth herein, no rights or licenses to any eBay intellectual property rights are implied or granted under this agreement.

You acknowledge that monetary damages may not be a sufficient remedy for unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information and that eBay shall be entitled, without waiving any other rights or remedies, to such injunctive or equitable relief as may be deemed proper by a court of competent jurisdiction, without obligation to post any bond.

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of laws principles. Any disputes under this agreement shall be brought in the state courts and the Federal courts located in San Jose, California and you hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of these courts. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements, regarding the subject matter hereof. Any addition or modification to the agreement, or waiver of a provision hereof, must be in writing and signed by both parties. If any provision of this agreement is held unenforceable, that provision shall be severed and the remainder of this agreement will continue in full force and effect.

By clicking the “AGREE” button, I agree to the collection, use, transfer and disclosure of my personal information as detailed in this Talent Privacy Policy and eBay’s nondisclosure terms.