Latest update: December 2022
Welcome to Adecco Netherlands! We look forward to working with you to develop your career.
This privacy notice ("Privacy Notice") describes what personal information we collect from you, how we collect, use and process it, and how, in doing so, we comply with our legal obligations to you. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to protecting and safeguarding your data privacy rights. We know it is long, but please read this Privacy Notice carefully.
There is an index below so you can go straight to the relevant sections if you prefer.
First, we need to be clear about how we use some words in this Privacy Notice.
It may seem obvious, but in this Privacy Notice, you will be referred to as 'the Candidate' or 'You'. When we talk about 'us' or the 'Company' we mean Adecco Netherlands, located at Hogeweg 123, 5301 LL Zaltbommel. The Company is part of the Adecco Group AG (Adecco Group) with company headquarters at Bellerivestrasse 30, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland, the largest HR services provider in the world. Through its various companies and business lines, the Adecco Group provides several HR (Human Resources) activities like staffing, secondment, payroll services, recruitment & selection, testing solutions, career transition, talent development, training & education, outplacement and international mobility ("our Activities’").
To carry out our Activities the Company uses several IT systems. In some cases, the Company provides a Self-Service Portal ("Portal") for its candidates/personnel. The Portal allows you to search and apply for jobs the Company and its sister companies advertise that match your interests, skills and/or experience, in the locations where you have expressed an interest in working.
Finally, this Privacy Notice is about how we process your information as an individual. It is not about how we process information about companies (although sometimes the two overlap). This type of information is sometimes called ‘personal information’, ‘personally identifiable information’ or ‘PII’. We use the term 'personal information’ ' or 'data' in this Privacy Notice.
We collect and use personal information to provide the best possible employment opportunities that are tailored to you, which we have grouped as follows:
a) Identity Data means your name, username, title, place of birth and documents evidencing your identity.
b) Contact Data means your billing address, delivery address, email addresses and telephone numbers.
c) Qualifications and Working Experience Data means your CV or resume, details of your education, training courses attended and internships, documents evidencing your right to work and any other information you listed on your resume or CV, photos and videos of your attendance at a video interview or training.
d) Social Media Data means your profile data on social media such as LinkedIn and other information you make public on or otherwise share with us from social media.
e) Technical Data means internet protocol (IP) addresses from which you access the Portal and our or others’ products and services, cookies (as set out in our Cookies Policy), your login data (such as the time, date and duration), the browser type and version you use to access our or others websites, apps and products and services, time zone settings of your device and your device location, the browser plug-in types and versions you use to access the Portal and our or others websites, apps and products and services, the operating system and platform type of the device you use, and other technology on the devices you use to access the Portal, our apps, websites, products and services, premises data including CCTV and door entry systems.
f) Phone Calls Data includes the number you spoke with us from, the time, date and duration of that contact.
g) Profile Data means your username and password, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
h) Marketing Communications Data means information about how you respond to email, SMS, phone and other marketing campaigns.
In some cases, the personal information that we collect will also include ‘special categories of data’ (also known as ‘sensitive information’), which we call this Sensitive Data (i). This may include (as applicable) details of any disabilities and any accommodations we may need to make for you in the workplace.
Depending on the relevant circumstances and applicable local laws and requirements, we may collect some of the information listed above to enable us to offer you employment opportunities which are tailored to your circumstances and your interests.
The personal information we collect about you comes from the application forms or other materials you submit to us, your interactions with us and others as part of your application.
In some cases, we will also collect personal information indirectly from third parties, such as from recruitment agencies that we work with, other entities in the Adecco Group if you transferred to us from that Adecco entity or from publicly available sources such as LinkedIn and Twitter by applicable law.
You are not obliged to provide your personal information to us, but it would not be possible for us to work with you, or provide our services to you if you do not provide us with the required minimum to assess your suitability for a position with us. It may also limit the Services that you can receive from us if you in some instances choose to provide us with limited personal information.
Yes, we do use artificial intelligence (AI) at times. However, we do not use your personal information in any automated decision-making (a decision made solely by the creation and application of technologies without any human intervention) or profiling (processing of personal information with a range of technologies that reduce human intervention to evaluate certain conditions about an individual) that produces a legal effect or similarly significant effect concerning you.
We use a range of technologies to analyse your data. In all cases, there is always human intervention in these processes, as we use these tools to support our expert human decision-makers.
We use automated systems/processes with the conditions described in the previous paragraph to help our staff manage large volumes of data or applications, and we might use AI (for instance machine- learning, logic- or knowledge-based and statistical approaches) to provide you, and our clients, with the services you request from us. While we do use AI systems, all decisions which may affect you are taken by our trained recruiters. Accordingly, these AI systems do not have legal effects.
For example, when our clients are looking for candidates for jobs, we can search our lists of candidates using machine-learning, logic- or knowledge-based and statistical approaches which use attributes such as your job title, availability, skillset, assessment scores and locations, to compile a shortlist which displays a list of candidates that are most likely to fulfil the client’s requirement.
As mentioned above, we usually disclose your personal information to third parties. This is done to complete the purposes set out above. We do this in the following circumstances:
Your personal information can be transferred and processed in one or more other countries, in or outside the European Union or Switzerland. A full list of the countries in which we operate is available on our website at www.adeccogroup.com/worldwide-locations.
We shall only transfer data to those parties set out in section 7 above who are outside the European Economic Area, UK or Switzerland:
You may request additional information in this respect and obtain a copy of the relevant safeguard by contacting us using the details set out below.
Under applicable data protection laws, you have the following rights:
If you want to exercise any of your rights, please use our form by clicking here.
Finally, you have the right to complain to the data protection authority in the place where you live or work, or in the place where you think an issue about your personal information has arisen.
You are responsible for keeping your login details to the Portal safe, in particular the password that we have given you or that you have chosen. These login credentials are for your use. You are not permitted to share your credentials or other account details with any other person(s).
The terms of this Privacy Notice may change from time to time. We shall publish any material changes to this Privacy Notice through appropriate notices either on our Portal and/or website or by contacting you using other communication channels.
In case you:
To exercise any of your rights related to your personal information, please fill in this form.