Ribbon Communications Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates, (“the Company”) are committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information of all individuals including job applicants. The Company collects personal information of job applicants in connection with its recruitment and hiring activities. The Company does not sell or otherwise disclose job applicant information for monetary consideration or a business purpose to any third parties.

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and all applicable data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. Job applicants with disabilities may access this notice in an alternative format by contacting legal.privacy@rbbn.com.

Categories of Job Applicant Information Collected and Purposes

To the extent permitted by law, the Company collects and processes the following categories of personal information for the purposes described below.

Purpose Categories
To fulfill Company’s legitimate interest in recruiting and hiring the most qualified applicants and to comply with applicable laws
  • Name and contact information
  • Education, language(s) and specific competencies, certification information, employment history, work experience, military service
  • Work eligibility
  • Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran and disability status
  • Information provided by applicant during the hiring process
  • Reference and background check information
  • Criminal convictions and offenses information
  • Electronic communications information such as emails, telephone calls and voicemails with applicant.


The Company may collect recruitment-related personal information from third parties such as recruiters, background check companies, government authorities, former employers and references you provide. The Company may also collect personal information from publicly accessible sources such as public social media profiles.

Recipients and Disclosures

Your personal information will be disclosed to the Company’s management, human resources (HR) personnel and information technology (IT) personnel as well as third party processors such as background check companies, references you provide, and government authorities. To the extent that such individuals and entities are located outside of your country of residence, the Company has implemented appropriate safeguards for the transfer of your personal information. Additionally, the Company may be required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities to comply with national security or law enforcement requirements.


The Company and any applicable third party processors will retain your personal information for (1) the period of time that it is necessary to process your personal information for the purposes for which it was collected and processed, (2) the period required under applicable record retention laws or regulations, (3) the applicable statute of limitations for labor and employment claims, or (4) the necessary period of time to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims.

Privacy Rights of Applicants

Ribbon supports your data protection rights as provided for by applicable data protection law which may include the following.

Right Summary
Access You have the right to obtain information about and access to personal information concerning processed by the Company.
Rectification You have the right to request and obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal information.

Erasure  (Right to be Forgotten)

You have the right to request erasure of your personal data under certain circumstances.
Restriction of Processing You have the right to obtain a restriction on the processing of your personal information under certain circumstances.
Portability You have the right to receive personal information that you have provided to and transmit such personal information to another controller under certain circumstances.  
Objection to Processing You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information under certain circumstances.
Not to be Subject to Automated Decision-Making, Including Profiling You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or significantly affects you. 

If you would like to exercise a data protection right please click here.

Applicants may also have the right to lodge a complaint with the local or national data protection authority in the jurisdiction where they reside.

Company’s Privacy Policy

To access Ribbon’s Privacy Policy, please visit https://ribboncommunications.com/company/company-policies/policies/privacy-policy

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy notice or the Company’s privacy policy or the collection of your personal information, please contact legal.privacy@rbbn.com.

Revision of Notice

The Company reserves the right to change this notice at the Company’s discretion subject to business or legal requirements. To the extent required by law or business needs, the Company will notify job applicants of any changes to this policy by email.

Recent Revisions



Change Summary


December 2019

Initial version.


November 2020

Update policy scope to reflect recent Ribbon ECI merger

Effective Date

November 20, 2020