VGS HR Privacy Shield Notice

Updated: 2023-02-03

Very Good Security, Inc. (“VGS”, “we”, “us”, “our”) complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union or Switzerland to the United States. VGS has certified to the Department of Commerce that we adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Notice and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit


Applicants, employees, and ex-employees of VGS.


VGS collects Personal Data from you when you apply to work at VGS. for example by:

  • Voluntary submission to VGS;
  • Voluntary submission to third-party job posting sites or through recruiters; and
  • Additional Personal Data when you start employment with Evaluate.

HR Personal Data:

For the purposes of this Human Resources Privacy Policy, includes your name, email, phone number, social security number (if applicable), work permit number (if applicable), Right to Work (if applicable), USCIS visa number (if applicable), address and bank account information.


VGS collects HR Personal Data from you for the following purposes:

  • Job Applicants: We collect HR data from job applicants to track incoming job applications and coordinate interviews.
  • Current Employees and Ex-Employees: We collect HR Data from employees for legitimate business purposes related to employment including, but not limited to, security related background checks, verification of employment, payroll, expense reimbursement and travel.

How does VGS store your data?

VGS stores your data with third party services who process HR data on behalf of VGS, including but not limited to:

  • Billing services
  • SaaS providers (e.g. our HR and recruiting CRMs)
  • Cloud service providers

VGS’ contracts with third party service providers prohibit the providers from using your data on their own behalf.

Compliance with VGS EU Privacy Notice:

VGS otherwise represents and warrants that it handles your data in accordance with its EU Privacy Shield Notice available at:


VGS periodically assesses its Privacy Policy and Privacy Shield Notice to ensure that it is accurate, comprehensive, and prominently displayed. VGS is committed to ensuring that complaints are resolved in a timely manner, and we will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information in accordance with the Privacy Principles.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, VGS commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information transferred to the United States pursuant to Privacy Shield. European Union and Swiss individuals with Privacy Shield inquiries or complaints should first contact VGS at:

Very Good Security, Inc.
General Counsel
207 Powell Street, Ste 200
San Francisco, CA 94102

Or by email:

If you have unresolved privacy or data use concerns, VGS commits to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and/or the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner and comply with the advice given by the panel and/or Commissioner with regard to data transferred from he EU and/or Switzerland.