Privacy Regions

Twitch Global Employment Candidate Privacy Notice

Last updated: December 15th 2022

Twitch values your privacy and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information from and about you. This Privacy Notice describes our privacy policy for our candidates.

Who This Privacy Notice Covers

This Privacy Notice covers all candidates for employment directly by Twitch Interactive, Inc. (with its affiliates, “Twitch” and “we”). It also applies anywhere it is linked. Depending on where you live, one or more of our country- or region-specific notices providing additional information may also apply.

This Privacy Notice does not cover candidates for employment by any company other than Twitch. Information collected on behalf of Twitch’s parent company, or its non-Twitch affiliates or subsidiaries (collectively, “Amazon”) is subject to Amazon’s Global Candidate Privacy Notice and Data Policy, which we encourage you to review for information about how Amazon collects and uses personal information of employment candidates.

Please use the navigation tools above to access additional region or country-specific notices that may provide additional information relevant to you.

Personal Information Twitch Collects About You

We obtain information about you through the means discussed below when you are an employment candidate of Twitch. Twitch controls what personal information is collected and how it is used. In some countries, this role is referred to as the “controller.”

We may collect and use the following types of personal information about you (some or all may apply to you):

  • Identification data
  • Contact and location information
  • Demographic data
  • Characteristics of protected classifications under applicable law (only where you choose to provide such information or we are required to collect it by law)
  • Data regarding responses to screening questions
  • Background check information
  • Education information
  • Professional and employment-related information
  • Data pertaining to work preferences and abilities
  • Resume data
  • Information on disability status (only where required by law)
  • Job interview notes
  • Assessment results and performance information
  • Travel-related records
  • Expense data

Much of the personal information we process is obtained from you, but we also obtain personal information about you in the course of the application process (for example, during interviews or via job assessments). Other data types may be obtained from third parties, including, for example, from professional networks and recruitment agencies.

How Twitch Uses Personal Information

Generally, the personal information we collect helps us manage your recruiting and hiring process, conduct Twitch’s businesses, and comply with Twitch’s legal obligations. Please note that we need certain types of information in order to facilitate these activities. If you do not provide us with such personal information, or ask us to delete it, it may impact our ability to evaluate your candidacy or employment by Twitch.

Collecting and using your information enables us to administer the recruiting process, including setting up an electronic job applicant HR file; managing your application; conducting assessments; organizing interviews, including arranging or reimbursing for your travel; providing accommodations; processing interview feedback; on-boarding; and conducting background checks and screening. Your information may also be used to notify you about other Twitch job opportunities. We may process your personal information to meet recordkeeping and internal and external reporting responsibilities. Your information may also be used in investigations or as needed in legal proceedings.

When Twitch Discloses Personal Information

We disclose personal information as described below:

  • We share personal information within Twitch only where lawful to do so and for legitimate purposes. We take appropriate steps to ensure that people who receive your information are bound to maintain the security and confidentiality of the data.
  • We share personal information with Amazon where lawful to do so and for legitimate purposes. Information we make available to Amazon becomes subject to Amazon’s Global Candidate Privacy Notice and Data Policy.
  • We share personal information with service providers, including work agencies, that perform services for or on our behalf in connection with the application and recruitment process.
  • We may share personal information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with U.S. state and federal laws or other applicable laws around the world (for example, in the country of your residence), or respond to a court order, judicial or other government request, subpoena, or warrant in the manner legally required.
  • We reserve the right to disclose information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to protect Twitch from potential liability or from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct or practices; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims, or allegations; protect Twitch against security incidents and misuse; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Twitch, our employees, our users, or others.
  • We may share your personal information with third parties who may act as controllers in their own right and are not governed by this Privacy Notice in certain circumstances, where lawful to do so and for legitimate purposes. Such third parties may include:
    • HR service providers
    • Governmental organizations or agencies, including law enforcement
    • External advisors (such as legal advisors, accountants)
  • We also reserve the right to transfer or assign personal information in the event that Twitch, or some or all assets related to the Twitch Services, are acquired by or merged with a third-party entity or in connection with a contemplated change of ownership transaction as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control event, including in the course of diligence.

Twitch will provide notice before sharing personal information other than as set out in this Privacy Notice, except where such notice is prohibited or not required by law.

International Data Transfers

We may store, process, and transfer your personal information in the United States, the country or region in which you are located, reside, or work, or in any other country where Twitch and Amazon, or Twitch’s and Amazon’s affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, or service providers are located or maintain facilities (for example, when we our one of our service providers uses employees or equipment in other countries). If we transfer your personal information outside of your country or region, we will take appropriate measures to ensure the recipients protect your information adequately in accordance with this Privacy Notice and applicable law.

Data Security

We use a variety of managerial, technical, and physical measures to protect the integrity and security of your information, including measures to protect against unlawful or unauthorized processing and accidental loss or damage. These measures may vary based on the sensitivity of your information. However, no security precautions or systems can be completely secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Twitch, and you do so at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Retention of Your Information

If your application for employment is successful and you commence employment with Twitch, your personal information will be retained and processed in accordance with our internal policies and practices applicable to data concerning personnel.

If your application for employment is not successful, and depending on local laws, we will generally keep your personal information beyond the end of the application process for the purposes of (i) contacting you for future job vacancies, (ii) to meet recordkeeping requirements, and (iii) for potential use in legal proceedings.

Rights and Choices Regarding Your Information

Depending on the laws of the country or region where you are located, reside, or work, you may have certain rights regarding your personal information. Information about these rights may be provided in one or more of the country- or region-specific notices listed at the beginning of this Privacy Notice. For general questions and queries concerning privacy and the applicable privacy rights in your country or region, please contact us as described below.

Twitch Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about your privacy, please contact UK candidates may contact Twitch UK Limited, Twitch’s representative under the UK GDPR, at Twitch UK Limited,1 New Oxford Street WC1A 1BA, UK or by email to EU candidates may contact Twitch Sweden AB, Twitch’s representative in the EU under the GDPR, at Twitch Sweden AB, Malmskillnadsgatan 36 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden or by email to

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice

Twitch reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Notice at any time (for example, to reflect changes to our business). Please check this Privacy Notice periodically for those changes.

Addendum — Supplemental Notice for Canada

This Canada Addendum to our Privacy Notice provides additional information about how we collect and use the personal information of our Canadian candidates.

Who This Addendum Covers

This Addendum covers all employment candidates of Twitch Interactive Canada ULC (“Twitch Canada”). It also applies anywhere it is linked.

This Addendum does not cover candidates for employment by any other Twitch entity or company other than Twitch. Candidates for employment by another Twitch entity should review our Global Employment Candidate Privacy Notice. We encourage candidates for employment by or its non-Twitch affiliates or subsidiaries (collectively, “Amazon”) to review Amazon’s Global Candidate Privacy Notice and Data Policy for information about how Amazon collects and uses personal information of employment candidates of Amazon.

In most cases, we collect, use, and disclose your personal information with your knowledge and consent. However, please note that we may collect, use, and disclose personal information from candidates without consent where it is reasonable to do so for purposes of recruiting, managing, or terminating prospective, current, and former personnel. We may also collect, use, and disclose your personal information without consent for reasonable purposes in other contexts, in accordance with applicable law.

Data Access

Your personal information will be exclusively accessible to the following categories of employees, and only on a need-to-know basis in each case, if it is needed for the performance of their duties, including, but not limited to: Human Resources, Finance, Information Security, Loss Prevention, Talent Acquisition, Legal Partners, People Managers and Information Technology teams.

Data Sharing and Cross-Border Transfers

We share information as described in the Global Employment Candidate Privacy Notice. Please note that we may disclose your personal information:

  • To another organization in the event of a merger or change of ownership of all or part of Twitch, including Twitch Canada. We will only transfer your personal information where the parties have entered into an agreement under which the collection, use, and disclosure of the information is restricted to purposes related to the business transaction, including a determination whether or not to proceed with the business transaction, and is only to be used by the parties to carry out and complete the business transaction.  
  • To other organizations, including those acting as our service providers, which are located outside of Canada or the province in which the information was collected. In the case of a transfer of personal information to Twitch Canada affiliates or third party service providers who process data on behalf of Twitch Canada for the purposes set out above, we take steps to ensure that such affiliates and/or third parties have agreed to appropriately safeguard the personal information and are authorized only to use the information for the purpose for which it has been provided. In the course of providing these services, your personal information may be accessed, collected, stored and processed in the United States and other foreign jurisdictions by Twitch Canada, its affiliates, or its third party administrators/processors. 
  • In response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order (which may include lawful access by Canadian, U.S. or other foreign governmental authorities, courts or law enforcement agencies), to other organizations in the case of investigating a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or detecting, suppressing or preventing fraud, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable Canadian, U.S. or other law.

Data Rights

Under laws applicable in your jurisdiction, you may have the right to: 

  • Access to your personal information controlled by Twitch
  • Additional information about Twitch’s use or disclosure of your personal information
  • Rectification of your personal information controlled by Twitch
  • Withdraw or change your consent to Twitch’s collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information
  • Written information regarding Twitch’s policies and practices with respect to service providers outside of Canada
  • Additional information about the collection, use, disclosure, or storage of personal information by Twitch’s service providers outside of Canada

To exercise these rights, please submit a request to We will promptly respond to such requests in accordance with applicable law.