Booking Holdings, Inc. and
Priceline Job Applicant Privacy Notice
Last Updated October 2023
The Priceline or Booking Holdings, Inc. entity to which you are applying for employment (“Booking Holdings” or “Priceline” or “we” or “our” or “us“) provides this Job Applicant Privacy Notice (“Notice“) to explain our practices regarding the collection, use, and other processing of certain individually identifiable information about job applicants or other potential employees of Booking Holdings or Priceline (“Recruiting Data“).
Categories of personal data
The categories of Recruiting Data we may collect and process includes, but are not limited to, the following:
In addition, we may collect, process and use the following special categories of Employee Data about you in connection with recruiting and hiring activities (collectively, “Sensitive Employee Data“):
Purposes and basis for processing recruiting data
Recruiting Data is collected, processed, and used for the following purposes (collectively, “Processing Purposes“):
|Processing Purposes||Categories of Data Involved|
|recruiting and hiring activities, including administering your recruitment, making a hiring decision (including assessing qualification and tracking candidates during the application process, and carrying out interviews), and completing the hiring process in case you should be offered and accept a position (including activities related to on-boarding and the new hire process)||identification data, contact data, recruitment data, interview notes, communication details and, for internal candidates, performance and compensation information|
|complying with laws and employment-related requirements, along with the administration of those requirements, such as employment and immigration laws||identification data, contact data, recruitment data, and interview notes|
|responding & complying with requests/legal demands from regulators or other authorities in or outside of your country of residence||identification data, contact data, recruitment data, interview notes, and communication details|
|communicating with you, within the Booking Holdings group of companies, and/or with third parties (such as government officials)||identification data, contact data, recruitment data, interview notes, and communication details|
We rely on the following legal grounds for the collection, processing, and use of Recruiting Data:
The provision of Recruiting Data as described in this Notice is partly a statutory requirement, and partly a requirement to carry out the recruitment and hiring process with you. In general, you are obliged to provide the Recruiting Data, except in limited instances when we indicate that certain information is voluntary. Not providing the Recruiting Data may prevent us from carrying out recruiting and hiring activities.
Categories of recipients
We may transfer your Recruiting Data to third parties for the Processing Purposes as follows:
Such recipients might be located in countries which do not adduce an adequate level of protection from a European data protection law perspective. We will take all necessary measures to ensure that transfers out of the EU are adequately protected as required by applicable data protection law. With respect to transfers to countries not providing an adequate level of data protection, we may base the transfer on appropriate safeguards, such as standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission or by a supervisory authority, approved codes of conduct together with binding and enforceable commitments of the recipient, or approved certification mechanisms together with binding and enforceable commitments of the recipient. You can request a copy of the appropriate safeguards by contacting us as set out in Section VI (Questions) below.
Any access to your Recruiting Data is restricted to those individuals that have a need to know in order to fulfill their job responsibilities.
We may also disclose your Recruiting Data as required or permitted by applicable law to governmental authorities, courts, external advisors, and similar third parties.
Your Recruiting Data is stored by us and/or our service providers, strictly to the extent necessary for the performance of our obligations and strictly for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is collected, in accordance with our policies and applicable data protection laws. When we no longer need to use your Recruiting Data, we will remove it from our systems and records and/or take steps to properly anonymize it so that you can no longer be identified (unless we need to keep your information to comply with legal or regulatory obligations). If you accept an offer from us, your Recruiting Data will be retained for the duration of your employment with us in accordance with our policies and applicable law.
If you have declared your consent regarding certain types of processing activities, you can withdraw this consent at any time with future effect. Such a withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing prior to the consent withdrawal.
Pursuant to applicable data protection law you may have the right to: (i) request access to your Recruiting Data; (ii) request rectification of your Recruiting Data; (iii) request erasure of your Recruiting Data; (iv) request restriction of processing of your Recruiting Data; (v) request data portability; (vi) object to the processing of your Recruiting Data. Please note that these rights might be limited under the applicable national data protection law.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.
To exercise your rights please contact us as stated in the “Questions” section below.
If you have any questions about this Notice or your rights, please contact email@example.com