Privacy Notice for candidates at Klarna Group.

Klarna cares about your privacy. We always collect and process personal data responsibly and with your privacy in mind.

This Privacy Notice describes how we collect and use your personal data as an applicant, sourced or referred candidate, before, during and after the recruitment process. It also describes your rights and how to exercise them.

Purpose of the processing

The purpose of the processing is to find and hire suitable candidates to the Klarna Group. The data may also be used by the Klarna Group for statistical and diversity analysis and business reporting purposes.

The personal data we process

The data we process is contact details, experiences, educations, skills, CV, LinkedIn profile or other similar publicly available information. For referrals we may also process other information given by the person that suggested you as a suitable candidate.

Klarna will also conduct a so called background check which could include processing additional information that is deemed relevant to the role that you are applying for.

Klarna will also process gender and age if you chose to share this data.

The information provided will be available for Human Resources (HR) and the recruiting manager within the Klarna Group on a need-to-know basis.

The legal basis for the processing

Unless otherwise stated in this privacy notice we will process your personal data based on our legitimate interest. We have conducted a so called legitimate interest assessment and balanced our legitimate interest – finding suitable candidates – against the candidates interest and rights, and concluded that our interest outweighs the candidates interest. Regardless of this we will always respect your wish not to be contacted again.

The legal basis for processing for gender and age is consent.

The time we will keep your personal data

The data will be retained for a period of up to two years from the first point of contact with Klarna. The retention period is based on the time under which a candidate can initiate proceedings against Klarna, e.g. discrimination claims.

If you give us consent we will keep your application for future positions in up to three years.

Your rights

You have upon written request the right of access to the data relating to you. You also have the right to rectify such data, and under some circumstances the right to have your data deleted. Further information may be obtained by contacting Klarna Bank AB’s Data Protection Officer at

You also have a right to file a complaint to the Data Protection Authority. Contact details can be found here.

Where your personal data is processed

To the extent necessary, the personal data may be transferred and/or disclosed to a company within the Klarna Group as well as to third parties acting on behalf of Klarna used for parts of the processing (data processors). The data may be transferred outside the EU/EEA. If this is done, Klarna will put in place adequate safeguards in order to protect the data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation, e.g. EU Standard Contractual Clauses or Privacy Shield.

Contact details to Klarna

The Klarna Group consists of Klarna Bank AB ( 556737-0431) and its affiliates (the Klarna Group). Klarna Bank AB is the data controller. If you would like further information this may be obtained by contacting Klarna Bank AB’s Data Protection Officer at, or the person that reached out to you.