Privacy Notice for Shutterstock Recruiting

This recruitment privacy notice (“Privacy Notice”) describes the personal data or personal information that a Shutterstock group company (“Shutterstock”, “we”, “us” and “our”) collects from and about individuals who apply for a job through our site, how we use and retain that information.

This Privacy Notice does not create or form part of any contract for employment or otherwise.

If you have questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact our Data Protection Officer by email at

  1. The personal data and categories of personal information that we may collect and process during the application and recruitment process include:
    1. Contact information, such as home address, telephone number, and email address;
    2. Information from job application materials or recruiters, such as your job application, resume or CV, cover letter, references, education history, work history, whether you are subject to prior employer obligations, and information that referrers provide about you;
    3. Information from the application process, such as any phone-screens, interviews, evaluations and outcomes of tests and other recruiting exercises;
    4. Immigration status and other information that would allow us to verify your employment eligibility;
    5. Biographical information, such as name, gender, date of birth, professional history, references, language proficiencies, education details, and information you make publicly available through job search or career networking sites;
    6. Job preferences, such as desired position and compensation, location preferences and willingness to relocate;
    7. Employment history;
    8. Background check information where permitted by applicable law, such as information necessary to complete background, credit, and/or other checks as permitted by law, and information received during these checks;
    9. Information needed to understand and assess accommodation requests regarding potential disabilities or other health conditions; and
    10. Other information you provide to us.
  2. Providing personal information to us is voluntary. However, if you do not provide sufficient information, we may be unable to consider your application or, if you are hired, your subsequent promotion, transfer or relocation. In certain cases, we may ask you for additional information for purposes of complying with applicable laws. We may also inquire about criminal records. We will do so only where permitted by applicable law.
  3. We collect personal information from you when you apply for a job and throughout the job application or recruitment process. We may also collect your personal information from other sources and combine it with the personal information you provide us. For example, we may collect your personal information from:
    1. Job board websites you may use to apply for a job with us;
    2. Prior employers that provide us with employment references;
    3. Professional references that you authorize us to contact;
    4. Pre-employment screening services, such as background check providers (where permitted by law);
    5. Employment agencies and recruiters;
    6. Your educational institutions;
    7. Your public social media profile or other publicly available sources;
    8. Online activity information that we and our service providers collect using server logs, “cookies” and similar technologies on this Site. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.
    9. Other Shutterstock personnel.
  4. We may use the personal data and personal information collected during the recruiting process in order to recruit, evaluate, and interview candidates, and communicate with candidates about the recruiting process. We will also use personal information and personal data collected during the recruiting process to comply with and monitor compliance with legal and other requirements, such as reporting and equal opportunities monitoring requirements, where applicable.
  5. Your personal data may be shared with other members of the Shutterstock group of companies. In particular, your personal data will be shared with Shutterstock, Inc. in the United States and Workday, Inc., a cloud services provider located in the United States of America and engaged by Controller to help manage its recruitment and hiring process on Controller’s behalf. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, your personal data will be transferred to the United States once you submit it through this site. The transfer to the United States will be subject to appropriate additional safeguards under contractual agreements between the relevant data controller and Shutterstock, Inc. and Workday, Inc. If you have questions about the safeguards to protect personal data in transfers to the United States, please contact us at
  6. Your personal data will be retained by Shutterstock for as long as reasonably necessary to evaluate your application for employment and related administration, for 12 months following the hiring decision.
  7. When you apply to a job on this site, the personal data contained in your application will be collected by the relevant Shutterstock entity in the following list (the “Controller”):

United States

Shutterstock, Inc.

350 Fifth Av, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10118


Shutterstock Australia Pty Ltd

ABN 18 623384 341
Suite 408,
Work Club Sydney Supreme Court
Level 8,
99 Elizabeth Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000



Avenida Bernardino de Campos, 98, sobreloja, sala 19, Paraiso, CEP 04004040, Sao Paulo, SP.


Shutterstock Canada, ULC

4398 Boulevard St-Laurent, Suite 103,
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Z5


Shutterstock (France) SAS

78 Avenue Raymond Poincare 75116 Paris


Shutterstock GmbH

Greifswalder Straße 212 Aufgang F, 2. Hof
10405 Berlin, Germany.

Hong Kong

Shutterstock Hong Kong Limited

4/F reception, Lee Garden Three,
1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong


Shutterstock Ireland Limited

6th Floor, South Bank House, Barrow Street,
Dublin 4, Ireland


Shutterstock Italy SRL

Shutterstock Italy Srl
Via Ariberto n. 20
20123 MILANO


Shutterstock Japan GK

Oak Minami-Azabu Building 2F,
3-19-23 Minami Azabu,
Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan


Shutterstock Netherlands BV

Herengracht 495
1017 BT Amsterdam


Shutterstock Singapore PTE. LTD.

80 Robinson Road # 02-00, Singapore 068898

South Korea

Shutterstock Korea Ltd.

WeWork, OOF, 83, Uisadang-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul,

United Kingdom

Rex Features Ltd

Third Floor
Counting House
Hays Galleria
51-57 Tooley Street
London SE1 2QN

Shutterstock (UK) LTD

Third Floor
Counting House
Hays Galleria
51-57 Tooley Street
London SE1 2QN

Shutterstock International Services EMEA Ltd.

Third Floor
Counting House
Hays Galleria
51-57 Tooley Street
London SE1 2QN

Additional Information for Applicants in the EEA, UK, and Brazil:

  1. The Shutterstock group’s data protection officer can be contacted at Your personal data will be processed for the purposes of managing Controller’s recruitment related activities, which include setting up and conducting interviews and tests for applicants, evaluating and assessing the results thereto, and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment and hiring processes. Such processing is legally permissible under Art. 6(1)(f) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) as necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller, which are the solicitation, evaluation, and selection of applicants for employment.
  2. Under the GDPR, you have the right to request access to your personal data, to request that your personal data be rectified or erased, and to request that processing of your personal data be restricted. You also have to right to data portability. In addition, you may lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.