Robert Half Nederland B.V. and Robert Half International B.V.
(updated September 16th 2020)
This Privacy Notice ("Notice") describes how Robert Half Nederland B.V. and Robert Half International B.V. (we, us, our or Robert Half) may use, process, store and disclose Personal Information that we may collect about individuals, including if you register with us via our Candidate Registration process, through this website and from other sources, such as when you apply for a job through job sites. The types of data we collect are described in the section below "Your Personal Information and how we collect it".
We act as a controller and we are responsible for the Personal Information we process. This Notice informs you how we protect your Personal Information and informs you about your privacy rights.
It is important that you read this Notice together with any other Privacy Notice we may provide such as the Notice contained in our Candidate Registration form and on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing your Personal Information so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your Personal Information. This Privacy Notice supplements other Notices you may receive from us and is not intended to override them.
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Table of content
- Contact Details
- Your Personal Information and how we collect it
- How we use your Personal Information
- Transferring your Personal Information outside of Europe
- Disclosing your Personal Information to 3rd Parties
- Keeping your Personal Information Secure
- How long we Retain your Personal Information
- Your Legal Rights
- The Legal Basis for processing your Personal Information
- Marketing Messages
- Links to other websites
- Feedback and Complaints
- Changes to this Privacy Notice
If you have any questions about how we use your Personal Information, contact us at: [email protected].
Your Personal Information and how we collect it
Registering with this Website
When you use or register with this website, we may ask for certain Personal Information including your name and contact information (email, home address and phone number). Depending on the nature of your enquiry or activities on our website, we may also ask for your job search criteria and preferences, employment experience, salary, and other background information together with any login ID and password created by you. You can request us to send you Job alerts through the website by completing your job search criteria and preferences. You can stop receiving these job alerts at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained in the job alert email. Previously registered Candidates may enter, at their discretion, their RH Candidate ID to facilitate the website registration process.
After your successful registration with our website, you will be able to access, review and change Personal Information provided by you at any time through the "Review Profile" feature of the website.
Registering as a Candidate for work finding services
We will collect your Personal Information directly from you and from other sources including when you apply for a job via a Job Board, directly through our website, from Social Media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter or when you provide us with your details during a job fair, promotional, networking or training event. When you ask us to provide you with work finding services we will ask you to register as a Candidate. During our Candidate Registration process we will collect your Personal Information directly from you, your CV, from employment and/or educational referees and via online tests you may perform at our request. We may disclose your Personal Information to our Clients in UK, Europe and outside the EEA for relevant job vacancies. Our Clients may request additional Personal Information about you in relation to their job vacancies and requirements. Your Personal Information will be securely stored in our online candidate database.
The categories of Personal Information we may collect include:
- your Identity (your full name, previous names, evidence of change of name); gender, date of birth and marital status);
- evidence of your right to work which may include a photograph, nationality, place of birth, driving licence, etc (in accordance with legal requirements);
- contact details including your email, home address and phone numbers so that we can contact you by email and text message;
- bank account and social security details (so we can make payments to you and account for);
- Payroll information such as: your national registry number, your address, your seniority, your marital status, your bank account number, your family composition, your date of birth, your phone number, your email address
- your job search criteria, preferences and expectations;
- your qualifications, skills, experience and training;
- current remuneration and other benefits;
- educational history;
- employment history;
- details of employment and/or educational referees;
- The name of an emergency contact person;
- details of disabilities (where provided by you and if it is relevant);
- other information contained in your CV or that you choose to provide to us;
- profile data including your username and password, your interests, preferences, feedback and customer survey responses;
- usage data including information about how you use our website and services;
- marketing and communications data including your marketing and communication preferences.
To provide you with work finding services our recruitment consultants will send you job alert emails matching your job search criteria and preferences. From time to time you may also receive job alerts which our consultants consider you may find interesting. You can stop receiving these job alerts at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained in the job alert email.
Applicants for Employed Roles
If you are applying for a role as our employee, we will collect Personal Information from you via your CV, referees, professional and educational organisations and other sources. We will process your Personal Information for the purposes of administering the application, managing the internal hiring process and assessing your suitability. We will store your Personal Information securely in our confidential online HR database. Your Personal Information cannot be viewed or accessed by anyone except for members of HR and Talent Acquisition in the UK, Europe and the US and other staff if they are connected to the hiring process, such as interviewing, assessing your suitability for the role you have applied for and communicating with you. We do not share our HR database with any group companies and we will take steps to ensure that your Personal Information is adequately protected, secure and kept confidential. If we engage a third party to provide pre-employment screening services or testing, we will ensure that access is limited to the Personal Information that is compatible with those services and the service provider is contractually obliged to comply with applicable data privacy laws, confidentiality and provide adequate safeguards to keep your Personal Information secure until it is deleted or anonymised.
By applying for employment with us, you consent to us processing your Personal Information for these purposes. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent, we will not be able to continue with your application.
If your employment application is unsuccessful, we will retain your Personal Information on our HR database for a period of 6 months for the purposes of evidencing that we have conducted the recruitment process in a fair and transparent way and have not discriminated against applicants on prohibited grounds. At the end of the retention period, your Personal Information will be automatically deleted. Occasionally we may ask if you would like us to retain your CV data if we consider that you may be suitable for future roles. We will only do this with your consent.
Special Categories of Personal Information
Information about your health and/or judicial/criminal records will only be processed if this is relevant to your job application (for example to enable us to assess whether these present grounds for not taking your candidate registration or job application further) and in compliance with legally imposed restrictions. This information will be retained for no longer than necessary before being deleted.
Our Clients and Suppliers
If you are a Client or supplier or a potential client or supplier, of goods and services we will collect and process information about individuals in your organization. We may enter the individual’s name and business email address in to our database as a designated corporate point of contact for that organization, together with the individual’s other business contact data. Usually the only Personal Information we process about a corporate contact is the individual’s name for the purposes of contacting the organization in relation to our services (and authorising time sheets) or the supplier as a recipient of the supplier’s goods and services. If the individual corporate point of contact is also a registered candidate we may be processing additional Personal Information for work finding and other purposes as described in this Privacy Notice. The source of a corporate point of contact may be the individual themselves, or their name and business details may be provided to us by a member of their HR or Procurement department or another hiring manager or existing business contact or a candidate we have placed at the organization. We may also obtain these details from websites, social media and other sources. We may send business to business marketing to corporate points of contact. An individual corporate point of contact can ask us at any time to stop sending business marketing emails to their business email address by contacting: [email protected]
We collect a limited amount of information about our website users, which we use to help us improve your experience with our website and manage our services.
The following information will be collected:
- profile data including your username and password, your interests, preferences, feedback and customer survey responses;
- usage data including information about how you use our website and services;
- marketing and communications data including your marketing and communication preferences.
How we use your Personal Information
We use, process, store and disclose your Personal Information and other data we collect including during our Candidate Registration process, to provide you with work finding services including sending you job alerts through this website and by email, temporary assignments, project related work and permanent and fixed term contract placements in finance, accounting, technology, administrative, legal, marketing and other related roles, employment opportunities and career-related information. Robert Half will process your Personal Information in accordance with this declaration as well as with the information made available in other documents provided to you, applicable to the type of work you are seeking.
In the context of our services we can disclose your data to our customers. We limit the information that we provide to those that are necessary to assess your suitability for the vacancy (e.g. name, education, experience, etc.).
Personal data that you have provided to us is visible to all employees in the Netherlands who are required to reasonably have access to this data for the execution of their role, even if you have sent your information to a particular office.
We will also process your Personal Information for other legitimate business purposes such as producing statistics, analysing how successful our marketing campaigns are, the number of visitors to our website and complying with other contractual, legal and regulatory obligations and duties.
If you provide us with information about 3rd parties, we will assume that the 3rd party in question has given you permission to do so and to Robert Half collecting, processing and transferring their Personal Information to the same extent as yours.
Currently we do not use automated decision-making technologies to make final or conclusive decisions about you and a member of our staff will always be involved in the provision of working finding services.
Change of Purpose
We will only use your Personal Information for the purposes for which we collected it (e.g. the provision of work finding services if you are a candidate or to consider you for employment if you are a job applicant), unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose.
If we need to use your Personal Information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
We may process your Personal Information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
Transferring your Personal Information outside of Europe
Robert Half is part of an international group of companies operating globally. We may share some of your Personal Information with our group companies, including Protiviti, a consultancy firm, our parent company Robert Half International Inc., based in the United States, and other group companies within or outside the European Economic Area (EEA), who may use and process your Personal Information for similar purposes as described in this Privacy Notice. The data protection laws outside Europe may not provide an equivalent level of protection to those inside Europe and in these circumstances, we will take steps to ensure that your Personal Information is adequately protected, secure, kept confidential and that we have a lawful basis for the transfer. This means we may require the 3rd party recipient to sign the EU Model Contract clauses approved by the European Commission as providing personal data with the same protection that your Personal Information has when it is processed within the EEA.
You can contact us if you require further information on the mechanism we use when transferring your Personal Information out of the EEA.
Disclosing your Personal Information to 3rd Parties
To the extent necessary or appropriate Robert Half may disclose your Personal Information to external 3rd Parties (who are not members of the Robert Half group of companies) in the following circumstances:
- to our clients in the context of private employment mediation (temporary employment and/or recruitment).
- to companies and individuals we employ to perform business functions and services on our behalf. Examples of service providers include: providing payroll services to enable us to pay our employees and temporary workers who work on client premises; background screening and verification services; data storage facilities including in the US and the Cloud; hosting our Web servers; managing job posting applications via our 3rd party provider Broadbean; analyzing data and producing statistics and legal, accounting, audit and other professional services.
- To companies that perform screening for us. Examples of such services include: screening against terrorism and other sanction lists, screening of your background and investigations requested by certain customers. Such screenings take place only to the extent permitted by law.
- to government agencies including: Police and other law enforcement agencies; regulatory and supervisory authorities; credit reference agencies and 3rd parties performing sanctions and terrorism checks.
- to comply with applicable laws, the service of legal process, or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law requiring such disclosure; (b) protect the rights or property of Robert Half or its group companies; (c) prevent a crime, protect national security or for fraud detection or prevention; or (d) protect the personal safety of individuals using our website or members of the public.
- to 3rd parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, we will let you know.
- to IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our IT systems, service providers who we may appoint as data processors and to other service providers who may be based outside the EEA.
Where applicable, we will impose appropriate contractual, security, confidentiality and other obligations on to 3rd party service providers and processors we have appointed, based on the nature of the services they provide to us. We will only permit them to process your Personal Information in accordance with the law and our instructions. We do not allow them to use your Personal information for their own purposes and when our relationship ends we will ensure your Personal Information is securely returned or destroyed (or anonymized so that you no longer can be identified).
Some of these 3rd parties are also controllers responsible for processing your Personal Information for their purposes, for example, the local tax authority is a controller for tax purposes. We may not be able to impose obligations or restrictions on these controllers in connection with how they process your Personal Information.
The above mentioned third parties may be located both within and outside the EEA. In the latter case, we will take the necessary measures as described above.
Keeping your Personal Information Secure
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your Personal Information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your Personal Information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to do so.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected Personal Information breaches and we will notify you and the applicable supervisory authority of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long we Retain your Personal Information
Robert Half will retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes that we collected it for. This means we will keep your Personal Information throughout the period of your relationship with us and whilst we are providing you with work finding services.
If you no longer wish to receive our services you can request us to delete your Personal Information from our Candidate database. When we have deleted your data, we may retain your name and email address on our suppression list and subject to the services we have provided, continue to retain some of your Personal Information for our legitimate business purposes described below.
If you have not been placed in a job by us, your data will be stored up to 2 years after the final contact. At the end of this period, you will be contacted again to decide whether you want to continue to be registered at our offices.
If you have been placed in a job by us, your data will be stored up to 5 years after signing the last contract. At the end of this period, you will be contacted again to decide whether you want to continue to be registered at our offices.
We are required by law to keep basic information about our, independent contractors (Management resources), Clients and customers (including contracts, evidence of identity, financial and transaction data) for up to 10 years from when our relationship ends, for legal, compliance and tax purposes.
Your personal data will in any case be stored in compliance with the law and the limitation periods that oblige us to store your personal data for a longer period, e.g. to defend ourselves against any legal actions.
Where there is no retention period stated in law, we determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Information by considering the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of the data, the purposes for which we process it and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your Personal Information (so that it can no longer be associated with you and we cannot identify you). We do this for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this anonymised data indefinitely without further notice to you.
Details of the retention periods for different aspects of your Personal Information are set out in our Record Retention and Destruction Policy which you can request from us by contacting us at: [email protected]
Your Legal Rights
You have the right to:
Make a Data Subject Access Request to access your Personal Information at any time. This enables you to receive a copy of the Personal Information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the Personal Information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate Personal Information we hold about you corrected, although we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure / deletion / removal of your Personal Information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove your Personal Information where we do not have a valid reason to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your Personal Information where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing, where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your Personal Information to comply with local law. Please Note: we may not always be able to comply with your request for erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your Personal Information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a 3rd party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your Personal Information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your Personal Information in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to process it.
Data Portability / Request the transfer of your Personal Information to you or to a 3rd party. We will assist you with this transfer to a 3rd party either by transferring your Personal Information for you or by providing you with a copy in a machine-readable format. Please Note: this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the Personal Information to perform a contract with you.
The data we can provide is:
|Report Title||Candidate Information|
|Skills||Skills and skill test results. Education certifications and qualifications with dates. Renumeration. Industries worked in.|
|Work History||Work history (employer, job title/function, employment dates).|
|Job/role Placement||Job placement/employment (company, job title/function, start date, end date, compensation/pay rates, worksite addresses).|
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on your consent to process your Personal Information. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
We want to ensure we keep your Personal Information accurate and up to date. In addition to your legal rights, you may ask us to make changes or request a copy of your Personal Information informally, by contacting your local Robert Half branch.
Additional information, Response Times and Fees
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Information (or to exercise any of your other rights or when you make an informal request). This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Information is not disclosed to any person other than the individual who has the right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to help us locate your data and to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. It may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
You will not have to pay a fee to exercise any of these rights. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
The Legal Basis for processing your Personal Information
We have set out a short description of main ways we will collect, store, process, share and disclose your Personal Information and the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are, where appropriate.
We will only use your Personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your Personal information in the following circumstances:
- To fulfil a contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you;
- Where it is in our legitimate interests;
- When it is our legal or regulatory duty;
- When you consent.
A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information in conducting and managing our business. We will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your legal rights when we process your Personal Information for our legitimate interests. We do not use your Personal Information for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation or permitted to by law).
|Purpose/Activity||Type of Personal Information||Lawful basis for processing Personal Information|
|To register you as a candidate for work finding services or when you make an employment application to us your Personal Information to government and law enforcement agencies and our appointed 3rd party vendors providing goods and services. including vendors located outside the EEA and providing Cloud based services||
|To provide you with work finding services including: sending you details of available job opportunities and job alert emails in accordance with your job search preferences and criteria, providing career advice, providing your CV to clients in relation to their job vacancies / roles), paying your wages (if you are a temporary worker) and charging clients for placements we make.||
|Transferring your Personal Information to our group companies (including Protiviti) and to our other group companies.||
|Disclosing your Personal Information to government and law enforcement agencies and our appointed 3rd party vendors providing goods and services. including vendors located outside the EEA and providing Cloud based services||
|To manage our relationship with you including:
|Keeping your Personal Information secure to prevent it from being lost, used, accessed, disclosed or altered in an unauthorised way||
|To investigate issues, disputes and complaints between us, and between us, you and our clients and to seek to resolve them||
|To administer and protect our business and our website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)||
|For Marketing and communications, make suggestions and recommendations to you about other relevant services that may be of interest to you (e.g. the Robert Half Newsletter, Salary Guides, Online training||
|To deliver relevant website content and measure or understand the effectiveness of our advertising||
|To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences||
|Retaining your Personal Information for as long as necessary for the purposes of providing you with work finding services or to manage the internal hiring process for employed roles.||
|To help us respond to queries, complaints or for other reasons such as responding to requests from regulators, government and law enforcement agencies such as the Police||
We will ask you for consent to send your direct marketing communications via email.
You may receive marketing communications from us if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered with us at a job fair, promotional or networking event or attended a training course and you have given us consent to send you marketing. We may also use your identity, contact details, technical data, usage data and profile data to form a view and decide which services may of interest or relevant for you.
We have established an email preference centre where you can view and make decisions about your email marketing preferences and opt out of receiving email marketing from us at any time.
You have the right to withdraw your consent to marketing at any time by:
- Visiting our website and checking or unchecking the relevant box to change your email marketing preference;
- following the opt out links contained in our marketing email messages;
- following the opt out process described in our text marketing messages;
- Sending an email with "UNSUBSCRIBE ME" in the subject field to: [email protected]
Opting out of receiving marketing messages does not apply to:
- Personal Information that you have provided to us as a result of your request for work finding services;
- Personal Information that you have provided to us in connection with the performance of a contract between us;
- Job alerts sent to you through the website in response to your request to receive specific job details. You can select your preferences in the Job Search section and you can stop receiving these alerts at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the job alert email; and
- Job alert emails which you will receive from our recruitment consultants which match your job search criteria confirmed with you during our Candidate Registration process. If you no longer wish to receive working finding services please contact us at: [email protected]
Links to other websites
Our website may include links to 3rd party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these 3rd party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements.
Feedback and Complaints
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Belgian supervisory authority for data protection issues, the Autoriteit persoonsgegevens (autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl). We would ask you to provide us with the opportunity to discuss your concerns with you before you contact the supervisory authority so please contact the EU Data Protection Office, Robert Half, Stationsstraat 24 b1, 1702 Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium or email [email protected].
Changes to this Privacy Notice
If we change this Privacy Notice we will post any updates here for your review. If we change material terms we will provide notice of the revised Privacy Notice for 30 days on our home page at www.roberthalf.nl with a link back to this page.
This Privacy Notice was last updated: September 16th 2020.