In selecting candidates for employment, the Estonian Research Council proceeds from the information disclosed by the persons themselves and gained from public sources. A candidate has the right to know what data the Estonian Research Council has collected in relation to them. The candidate also has the right to access the collected data, provide explanations, and submit objections.
Application documents are examined only by the employees participating in the hiring process. These documents and data are not disclosed to third parties. The Estonian Research Council presumes that the people who have been listed by the candidate as their referees can be contacted without asking for permission. If the candidate is not selected, their data is stored for one year. A longer storage period requires the person’s written consent.
The data on the candidates is restricted and third parties (including competent institutions) may gain access to it only in cases provided by law.