Effective Date: September 2020
By using this Site, you are authorizing Booking Holdings, Inc. (collectively "the Company"), 800 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT, acting on behalf of itself and Booking Holding Financial Services International Limited, 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, Ireland, to collect your personal information. The Company believes strongly in protecting the privacy of candidates who visit this Site. This Privacy Statement is intended to inform you of the ways in which we collect your personal information through this Site and/or through other means during your application process. Generally, personal information is information that can be used to identify you or your activities on the Site or information about you which you provide to us through services offered on the Site.
As part of your application process, the Company will request you to provide the following information (or some of this information depending on the precise role or event you are applying for) or process this information, some of which may include personal data:
Data we collect automatically
When using our career website, the Company also collects information automatically, some of which may be personal data. This includes data such as language settings, IP address, location, device settings, device OS, log information, time of usage, URL requested, status report, user agent (information about the browser version), operating system, result (viewer or applicant), browsing history, and type of data viewed. The Company may also collect data automatically through cookies. We use these cookies to recognize you as an applicant, to recognize if you are entering the Site through a referral link, to customize our services to your settings (such as your preferred language) and to improve the Site.
Information we receive from other sources
Recruitment agencies: The Company may receive information relating to you from recruitment agencies.
Pre -employment screening service providers: The Company may receive information relating to you from third parties that perform background checks upon instruction of the Company as permitted by applicable law.
Additional Disclosures for California Applicants
These disclosures describe the categories of personal data that the Company collects about you, and the purposes for collecting that data.
The Company collects the following categories of personal data in relation to your consideration for employment with the Company:
For more detail about the types of personal data we collect, please refer to the “Data Collection” and “Assessment” sections.
For information about the purposes for which we use your data, please refer to the “Processing Purposes” section below.
We use your information, some of which may be personal data, for the following purposes:
Legal basis for processing personal information (EEA applicants only)
For processing purposes A- E above, if you are an applicant in the European Economic Area, our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you (i.e. to administer an application relationship with us (purposes A-E above), or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms (purposes F-I above). In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person. Where needed under applicable law, the Company will obtain your consent prior to processing your personal data.
If you wish to object to the processing set out under E to G and no opt-out mechanism is available to you directly (for example in the email we sent you), to the extent applicable, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Depending on the vacancy, you may be requested to perform an online assessment to establish whether you meet certain job requirements (e.g. language tests, availability to work at given times, job preview and competency test). A decision could be taken by automated means (i.e. algorithms) which you will receive via an automatically generated notification. Your assessment results shall be automatically transferred to the Company and will be part of your application file. Your assessment results may be used to provide specific training and/or coaching during your employment with the Company and your assessment results may be shared with managers and/or coaches for this purpose.
If you do not meet the assessment requirements, your job application will be rejected. Consequently, you may be blocked from applying for the same position within the Company through the Site for 6 months. This is to prevent applicants from undertaking several assessments in a short period of time. After 6 months, you may apply again for the same position within the Company, including for the same job position, though you will be subject again to an online assessment.
If you have questions about the automated decision-making process used by the Company, please contact us at email@example.com. If you are unhappy that an automated decision has been taken, please contact us within 21 days after the automated decision has been made to ask us to reconsider the decision or to take a new decision on a different basis. There is no guarantee that a different decision will be taken but we will consider the application and its grounds.
If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include verification of skill proficiency, financial history and other information that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the open position at the Company. You will be informed thoroughly about the entire screening process beforehand separately.
Booking Holdings Inc.: Booking Holdings Financial Services, a member of the Booking Holdings Inc. group of companies, may need to share some parts of your information which may include personal data with other members of Booking Holdings Inc., for compliance purposes as permitted by applicable law and strictly necessary to protect Booking Holdings Inc. and its members, including Booking Holdings Financial Services, from fraudulent activities and investigating and handling data security breaches.
Sharing With Third-Parties: we share your information, which may include personal data, with third parties as permitted by applicable law and as described below. We do not sell or rent your personal data.
Sharing and Disclosure of Aggregate Data: we may share information in aggregate form and/or in a form which does not enable the recipient of such information to identify you, with third parties, for example for industry analysis and demographic profiling.
International Data Transfers
The transmission of personal data as described in this Privacy Statement may include overseas transfers of personal data to countries whose data protection laws are not as comprehensive as those of the countries within the European Union. Where required by European law, the Company shall only transfer personal data to recipients offering an adequate level of data protection. In these situations, as may be required, we make contractual arrangements to ensure that your personal data is still protected in line with European standards.
The Company observes reasonable procedures to prevent unauthorized access to, and the misuse of, information including personal data. We use appropriate business systems and procedures to protect and safeguard information including personal data. We also use security procedures and technical and physical restrictions for accessing and using the personal data on our servers. Only authorized personnel are permitted to access personal data in the course of their work.
When we employ you: if the Company employs you, the Company shall share your relevant personal data with the employing member of the Company Group. Your information which may include personal data collected during the application and recruitment process will become part of your personnel file. All personal data we retain as part of your personnel file will be subject to our internal retention policy for employees. If you have a question about a specific retention period for certain types of personal data we process about you, please contact us via the contact details included below.
When we do not employ you: if the Company does not employ you, the Company will nevertheless continue to retain and use your information which may include personal data in order to consider you for new positions. The Company may refer back to an earlier application in case you submit a new application in the future. In this respect the Company will retain your personal data for a period of two years following rejection of the job application procedure, unless otherwise required by applicable law. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not wish to be contacted anymore by the Company for new job vacancies.
Your Choices and Rights
We want you to be in control of how your personal data is used by us. You can do this in the following ways:
Where we are using your personal data on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time subject to applicable law. Moreover, where we process your personal data based on legitimate interest or the public interest, you have the right to object at any time to that use of your personal data subject to applicable law.
We rely on you to ensure that your personal data is complete, accurate and current. Please do inform us promptly of any changes to or inaccuracies of your personal data by contacting email@example.com.
Questions or Complaints
If you have questions or concerns about our processing of your personal data you are welcome to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to exercise any of the rights you have under this Privacy Statement, please contact our data protection officer via email@example.com.
All questions and complaints reported to the Company will be investigated. The Company will attempt to resolve complaints and questions in line with internal policies. You may also contact your local data protection authority with questions and complaints.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
Just as our business changes constantly, this Privacy Statement may also change from time to time. If you want to see changes made to this Privacy Statement from time to time, we invite you to access this Privacy Statement to see the changes. If we make material changes or changes that will have an impact on you (e.g. when we start processing your personal data for other purposes than set out above), we will contact you prior to commencing that processing.
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Pixel Tags: In addition, we may share web site usage information about visitors to our sites with third-party advertising companies for the purpose of managing and targeting advertisements and for market research analysis on our site and other sites. For these purposes, we and our third-party advertising companies may place pixel tags (also called clear gifs) on some of the pages you visit on our site. We will then use the non-personally identifiable information that is collected using these pixel tags to serve you relevant advertisements when you are visiting other sites on the Internet. These advertisements may be targeted to specific searches you conducted on Booking Holdings during earlier browsing sessions.
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