Welcome to The Adecco Group (Netherlands) and its related companies (for more information, click on Corporate Information click on company information). In order to perform our services to the best of our ability, we collect and use information about you. In doing so, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Privacy Information Statement (Statement) describes your privacy rights in relation to the information about you that we process, as well as the steps we take to protect your privacy. We know its long, but please read this Statement carefully. There is an index below so you can go straight to the bits you want if you prefer.
What do the terms in this Statement mean?
First we need to be clear about how we use some words in this statement.
It may seem obvious, but in this Statement you will be referred to as ‘You’.
When we talk about ‘us’ or the ‘Company’ we mean The Adecco group (Netherlands) or (one of) its related companies (for more information, click on company information). The Company is part of the Adecco Group, 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 update your own records such as your contact details and bank details.
Finally, this is a statement about information, about people – like data about you. It includes facts about you, but also opinions about you and that you hold (“I’m a football fan” for example). It’s not about information about the Company (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’ in this statement.
What personal information does the company collect and use?
Personal information that the company usually collects includes, but is not limited to:
o your gender, nationality, copy ID documents, proof of address and copies of documents evidencing your right to work in the locations you will work in (visas, work permits, etc.);
o payroll information such as your bank account information, national insurance or social security number, tax codes and reference numbers, your fees, salary and benefits information and any voluntary deductions you ask us to make from your salary and fees (like trade union membership or church dues);
o records of your attendance, time spent on projects, training, promotions, investigations and disciplinary matters;
o information about your use of our IT systems and premises (including CCTV and door entry systems);
o business travel information (travel data, credit card information, passport number, expenses incurred) for the purposes of the negotiation, arrangement and purchasing of all travel related activities (e.g. Airfare, Train, Hotel & Car Rental reservations) and the reimbursement of travel expenses;
o photos and videos of your attendance at training or similar sessions (you will be given a chance at the session to ask not to be videoed or photographed); and
o in situations where this is strictly necessary and permitted by law, we may also process certain medical data about you.
Why do we use personal information about you?
The company collects and processes personal information:
a. to comply with your contract of employment or contract for services, and all other contracts and rules that govern our employment or other contractual relationship with you;
b. maintain and improve administration of talent generally (including for the purposes of workforce analysis);
c. carry out other human resources activities (including work management, absence management, training/people management, expense management, and disciplinary procedures);
d. manage shares and other assets to which you may be entitled;
e. promote the security and protection of people, premises, systems and assets;
f. monitor compliance with internal policies and procedures;
g. administer communications and other systems used by the Adecco Group (including internal contact databases);
h. investigate or respond to incidents and complaints;
i. comply with obligations and rights and cooperate with investigations carried out by the police, government or regulators;
j. in the case of photos or videos of training sessions, to report internally that the training sessions have taken place and their content (for example in internal updates) and also to market similar sessions internally and to third parties; or
k. participate in any potential or actual purchase or sale, or joint venture, of all or part of a business or company, that any member of the Adecco Group wishes to participate in.
What does the law say about this?
We are required by law to have a ground set out in the law to process the information we hold about you.
When you are working with The Adecco Group our processing of personal information for all these purposes is based on processing grounds like the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party (see above purposes 1), processing necessary to comply with legal or regulatory obligations (purpose 1 and 2) and/or processing necessary in the legitimate interests of The Adecco Group in exercising its and its staff fundamental rights to run a business in a way which does not unduly affect your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms (purposes 1, 3, 4 and 5). When processing is necessary for the legitimate interests of The Adecco Group, we ensure that processing is conducted in such a manner that our legitimate interests outweigh any individual’s interest. We shall only process your personal information other than on these grounds with your consent (a further processing ground).
Do you have to give us the personal information we ask for?
Providing your personal information is a requirement to enter into a contract with you and/or to comply with that contract. This means that it is necessary for us to have your data at our disposal.
In addition, if you do not provide us with your personal information, you may not be able to participate in certain processes such as career development.
Do we process information about you without any human intervention at all?
Yes, we do. The Company uses automated systems/processes and automated decision-making (like profiling) to provide you, and our clients, with the services you request from us. For example, when our clients are looking for candidates for jobs, we may conduct a search of our lists of candidates using automated criteria to compile a shortlist.
How long are personal data stored?
The retention periods of your personal data depend on the respective purpose for which this data is processed. It is not possible to provide an overview of the various retention periods in this privacy statement in a reasonably clear format. The criteria used in determining the applicable retention period are that we will retain the personal information described in this privacy statement for as long as (i) it is necessary for the respective purpose, (ii) it is necessary to conduct our business relationship with you, (iii) you have consented to it and/or (iv) it is required under the retention rules laid down by law. The Company may (and in some cases we are required by law to do so depending on the type of data) retain your information for a number of years after your employment agreement with us is terminated. In general, we store data about taxes and your employment contract, financial data (including payrolling data and data about your salary, etc.) for up to 7 years after the end of your employment contract. We only use sensitive data if this is strictly necessary and permitted by law.
Do we transfer your personal data to third parties?
As mentioned above, we usually disclose your data to third parties. This is done to complete the purposes set out above. We do this in the following circumstances:
o information is shared with members of the Adecco group that provide IT functions for the Adecco companies world-wide; those IT functions are located in France, Prague and Amsterdam
o information is shared with the head office of the Adecco group in Switzerland for work force planning, budgeting and feedback purposes; this information may also be used at head office in Switzerland to propose new opportunities to you within the Adecco group or with clients.
o information is also shared with Adecco affiliates world-wide where you have expressed an interest in opportunities in that market, or members of the Adecco Group identify that you may have particular skills required or helpful in that market. A list of the countries in which we operate is available in the ‘choose your country’ function of our website at www.adecco.com
Do we transfer your data outside the European Union?
As already mentioned can your data be transferred and processed in one or more other countries, in- or outside the European Union. A full list of the countries in which we operate is available in the ‘choose your country’ function of our website at www.adecco.com.
We shall only transfer your data outside the EU to countries which the European Commission believes offers an adequate level of protection to you (a list of those countries is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/adequacy/index_en.htm), or where the Adecco Group has put in place appropriate safeguards to seek to preserve the privacy of your information (for which we usually use one of the forms of data transfer contracts approved by the European Commission, copies of which are available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/transfer/index_en.htm).
What are your rights?
Right to access and obtain a copy of your personal information
You are entitled to request confirmation whether we process any of your personal information. Where this is the case, you may have access to your personal information and to certain information about how it is processed. In some cases you can ask us to provide you with an electronic copy of your information. If there is a self-service system, we really encourage you to access to it and update it yourself.
Right to correct your personal information
If you can demonstrate that personal information we hold about you is not correct, you can ask that this information is updated or otherwise corrected. If there is a self-service system, we really encourage you to access to it and update it yourself.
Right to be forgotten/have data deleted
If we do not need to retain or process the data for any other reason, you may request that we stop or restrict the processing or delete (some or all of) your personal information.
Right to object
As far as the company’s processing of your data is based on the company’s legitimate interest (and no other processing ground) or relates to direct marketing, you are entitled to object to the Company processing your data by reference to your particular situation.
If you want to exercise any of your rights, please email us at email@example.com
If you contact us by email to exercise your rights, the Company may ask you to identify yourself before any action is taken at your request.
Finally, you also have the right to submit a complaint to the Dutch data protection authority, that is “De Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens” in The Hague.
Do we use any monitoring systems?
To the extent permitted by law, Adecco reserves the right to audit, monitor and record the access, use and content of any data held or processed by its IT systems. We do this for the purposes (e) and (h) set out above but call this point out specifically in this notice so that you are aware in particular that your use of work related IT systems may be monitored by others.
What about data security when you use Company systems?
You are responsible for keeping your login details to Company systems safe, in particular the password that we have given you or that you have chosen. These login credentials are for your own use. You are not permitted to share your credentials or other account details with any other person(s).
How can you contact us?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy information statement would like further information about how we protect your information (for example when we transfer it outside Europe) and/or when you want to contact the company’s Data Protection Officer (DPO), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also contact the local privacy lead at email@example.com.
How do we handle changes to the privacy information statement?
The terms of this Statement may change from time to time. We shall publish any material changes to this Statement through appropriate notice on the Adecco We! website or by contacting you through other communication channels.
The Adecco team