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Privacy Policy


Competentia respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice aims to give you information on how Competentia collect and process your personal data through your use of this website.

Competentia AS (trading as Competentia) is the controller and responsible for this website.


We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

  • Identity Data includes your name, username or similar identifier, title, date of birth and gender.
  • Contact Data includes address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Candidate Data includes your CV, work history, education and work preferences
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.


We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • To provide recruitment services and maintain our records.
  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you about job vacancies.
  • To manage our relationship with you as a potential job applicant.
  • To deliver relevant website content and other communication.
  • To manage any contractual obligations we may have with you.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

4.       COOKIES

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

Please see a list of the cookies used by our website below:


Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Cookie Name Provider Category Duration
_wp_session competentia.com HTTP 1 Day
Preserves users states across page requests.
local_storage_support_test twitter.com HTML Persistent
The cookie is used in context with the local-storage function in the browser. This function allows the website to load faster by pre-loading certain procedures.


Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

Cookie Name Provider Category Duration
lang cdn.syndication.twimg.com HTTP 1 Day
Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website
cookie_notice_accepted competentia.com HTTP 6 months
Checks if cookies can be placed


Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

Cookie Name Provider Category Duration
_at.hist.# competentia.com HTML Persistent
Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to store the user’s usage history of the AddThis sharing widget
_ga .competentia.com HTTP Persistent
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gat .competentia.com HTTP Persistent
Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
_gid .competentia.com HTTP Persistent
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.


Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Cookie Name Provider Category Duration
__atuvc competentia.com HTTP 1 year
Updates the counter of a website’s social sharing features.
__atuvs competentia.com HTTP 1 day
Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis
__widgetsettings twitter.com HTML Persistent
This cookie is set by Twitter – The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website on to their Twitter profile.
_at.cww competentia.com HTML Persistent
Used by the social sharing platform AddThis
at-lojson-cache-# compentia.com HTML Persistent
Used by the social sharing platform AddThis
at-rand competentia.com HTML Persistent
Used by the social sharing platform AddThis
i/jot twitter.com Pixel Session
Sets a unique ID for the visitor, that allows third party advertisers to target the visitor with relevant advertisement. This pairing service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitates real-time bidding for advertisers.
loc addthis.com HTTP 1 year
Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with eachother are geographically located (state level).
uvc addthis.com HTTP 1 year
Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user
xtc addthis.com HTTP 1 year
Registers the user’s sharing of content via social media
_fbp Facebook HTTP 3 months
Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
__ar_v4 competentia.com HTTP 1 year
Optimises ad display based on the user’s movement combined and various advertiser bids for displaying user ads.
__adroll_fpc competentia.com HTTP 1 year
Used to identify the visitor across visits and devices. This allows the website to present the visitor with relevant advertisement – The service is provided by third party advertisement hubs, which facilitate real-time bidding for advertisers.
__adroll_consent_params competentia.com HTTP 1 year
Adroll uses these cookies to help track the user through multiple sessions to serve targeted advertisements.


It may be necessary to share your information with a third party in the following circumstances:

  • To affiliated companies in the Competentia group to perform the activities outlined above.
  • To our clients, intermediaries, professional advisers and business partners for the purposes of recruitment or otherwise to fulfill any contractual obligations.
  • To a third-party service provider where required such as IT (our external database), insurance or pension provides and payrolling or mobility service providers.
  • If we are obliged to disclose your Personal Information under applicable law or regulation, which may include laws outside your country of residence.
  • In the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or similar transaction or event.

All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies.


Competentia is a global company with offices in America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Your Personal Information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in a country outside of the EU and/or EEA where the applicable national privacy laws do not provide the same level of privacy as within the EU and/or EEA. Where such will apply, we have put in place appropriate safeguards to ensure that your data is adequately protected.


We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know.


We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

9.       YOUR RIGHTS

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data, such as the right to;

  • Request access to your personal data held by us
  • Request correction of your personal data held by us.
  • Request erasure of your personal data held by us.
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data held by us.
  • Request transfer of your personal data held by us.
  • Withdraw consent where consent has been given.

In some situations, we may require an administration fee with regards to requests.


We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time. Any update will be published on our website.


If you have any questions about this privacy notice, please contact your local office.



If you have any detailed questions about our privacy policy, please contact mail@competentia.com


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