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Privacy Notice - Volta Charging Recruitment

This Privacy Notice provides information about personal information which are processed by Volta Charging (‘Volta’ or ‘we’) in relation to individuals who apply to work for, or who attend a recruitment event or undertake an assessment with Volta, including prospective employees, interns and contractors (‘Volta Applicants’).

This Privacy Notice explains what personal information we process about you, why we are processing your personal information and for which purposes, how long we hold your personal information for, how to access and update your personal information, as well as the options you have regarding your personal information and where to go for further information.

For individuals who are successful in their application for employment, internship or engagement as a contractor, the Privacy Notice - Volta Employee, Contractor and Dependents’ available at will apply.

As well as this Privacy Notice, bespoke privacy notices and supplementary privacy statements may contain further information about how Volta is processing your personal information. In those instances, such privacy notices will be communicated to you separately.

Notices are also available from the Volta websites in the various locations in which we operate, in local langauages and to reflect local requirements as appropriate.

Volta does not knowingly sell or share your personal information for cross-context behavioral advertising and/or for targeted advertising purposes.

Who is responsible for any personal information collected?

Volta Inc., a Delaware corporation having offices at 155 De Haro San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, is responsible for processing your personal information on behalf of itself or the relevant employing or engaging company within Volta

What personal information do we process about you?

Collection of information

We process personal information relating to individuals who apply to work for, or who attend a recruitment event and/or undertake an assessment (‘Applicants’).

This includes personal contact information such as name, title, physical address, telephone number, and personal email address; date of birth; gender; Government identification such as social security number, driver’s license, or other identification card number; information about prior employment such start date , job title, and location of employment; education and training; employment records such as professional memberships; and references; whether you have the legal right to work in the country in which you have applied and proof of eligibility, your application for employment, your qualifications and experience, results of interviews and assessments; your resume; and any other information you wish to provide.

Sensitive personal information

For the purposes of recruitment, personal information regarding health data may be processed only as strictly required and as permitted or required by local law for the purposes of making adjustments to the recruitment process, for assessing eligibility for positions and fitness to work and provision of facilities in the workplace to accommodate health problems.

In addition, we gather personal information where it is necessary for the purposes of complying with employment and social security laws including those specifically for the purposes of ensuring equal employment opportunities as required by US law, covering applicant and employee information such as gender, race/ethnicity, nationality, disability; and veterans status;

For what purposes do we process your personal information?

We process your personal information for the following purposes:

We may also process your personal information for a secondary purpose where it is closely related, such as:

Pre-screening of Applicants

We carry out screening of all Applicants who we intend to make an offer of employment, engagement or internship (as the case may be) and prior to any offer being confirmed for the purposes of:

Automated decision making and profiling

All applicants must answer questions which are necessary to ensure that individuals can lawfully enter into a contract with a Volta company if they are successful in their application. In addition, for graduate hires, we utilize an online assessment tool which scores individuals on their suitability for employment, based on automated decision making to ensure objectivity. In those cases, you will be notified of this and you will have the opportunity to have such automated decisions reviewed by or on behalf of a member of the Volta recruitment team. Save for graduate hires or as specifically notified to you in a bespoke privacy notice or a supplementary privacy statement during the recruitment process, no profiling or automated decision making will take place to determine suitability or eligibility for employment or engagement as a contractor.

Why do we process your personal information?

We only process personal information of Applicants:

In those cases where processing is based on consent you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This will not affect the validity of the processing prior to the withdrawal of consent.

Who will we share the personal information with?

Your personal information are exclusively processed for the purposes referred to above and will only be shared on a strict need to know basis with:

Interacting with Volta through social media

If you choose to interact with Volta through social media on a Volta administered social media page (‘Volta Social Media Page’) - such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn, your personal information (such as your name, your profile picture and the fact that you are interested in Volta) will be visible to all visitors of your personal webpage depending on your privacy settings on the relevant social media platform, and will also be visible to Volta. You can delete any data that you shared on these sites at any time through your relevant social media platform’s account. Please contact Volta if you wish to make a request that you are unable to action yourself and which relates to a Volta Social Media Page - see the section below ‘Your rights in relation to your personal information’.

Additionally and to the extent Volta is jointly responsible with a social media platform of a Volta Social Media Page, Volta will have access through the social media platform to aggregated data providing statistics and insights that help to understand the types of actions you take on Volta Social Media Pages. For more information on how your personal information are processed on those social media platforms, including any targeted advertising that you may receive, please refer to your privacy settings accessible through your relevant social media platform’s account.

Transfers of your personal information to other countries

Where your personal information have been transferred to companies affiliated with Volta and/or to authorized third parties located outside of of the United States of America we take organizational, contractual and legal measures to ensure that your personal information are exclusively processed for the purposes mentioned above and that adequate levels of protection have been implemented in order to safeguard your personal information. These measures include contractual obligations preventing service providers from selling your personal information and Binding Corporate Rules for transfer among the Shell group of companies, which Volta is part of. You can find a copy of Shell Binding Corporate Rules at

Security of your personal information

We have implemented physical, technical, and organization security measures with the objective of protecting your privacy from unauthorised access and improper use and will update these measures as new technology becomes available, as appropriate.

How long do you hold my personal information for?

We’ll only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this notice or for as long as we reasonably consider necessary to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights. Your data will be retained in line with statutory and regulatory requirements. In all cases information may be held for (a) a longer period of time where there is a legal or regulatory reason to do so (in which case it will be deleted once no longer required for the legal or regulatory purpose) or (b) a shorter period where you object to the processing of the personal data and there is no longer a legitimate business purpose to retain it.

What are the consequences of not providing your data?

Personal information requested and provided by Applicants are required in order to fulfil legal requirements and/or which is required for entering into a contract with you (or in the case of a contractor your employer/service provider). Failure to provide us with the information requested which is limited to that required for these purposes will negatively affect your chances of being selected for any potential employment, engagement, or internship.

Your rights in relation to your personal information

We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. Regardless of which State you are resident in you can request:

How to exercise your rights

To exercise any of your rights listed above, please contact

Who can you contact if you have a query, concern, complaint, about your personal information?

If you have any issues, queries or complaints regarding the processing of your personal information please contact

You may also contact the Shell Group Chief Privacy Officer at or Shell International B.V. The Hague, The Netherlands - Trade Register, No. 27155369 Correspondence: PO Box 162, 2501 AN, The Hague.

Without prejudice to any rights you may have in line with local law you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority whose address is Hoge Nieuwstraat 8, 2514 EL, Den Haag , Netherlands. Please visit for more information.

Cookies and similar technologies

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You can control and manage your cookies preferences by adjusting your browser settings or using Volta ‘Do Not Sell my personal information’ link on Volta websites.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be changed over time. You are advised to regularly review this Privacy Notice for possible changes. This Privacy Notice was last updated in June 2023