Privacy Statement

A. General
The protection of your personal data is very important to HUGO BOSS. Therefore, HUGO BOSS will only collect, process and use your personal data on its recruiting websites in compliance with the provisions of this privacy statement for recruiting websites (hereinafter referred to as “Privacy Statement”) and the applicable data protection legislation.

The party responsible for the operation of the recruiting websites (www.careers.hugoboss.com), including any versions of it which have been adapted for mobile devices such as smartphones (hereinafter referred to as the "Recruiting Website") is HUGO BOSS AG, Dieselstrasse 12, 72555 Metzingen, Germany, (hereinafter referred to as "HUGO BOSS", "we" or "us"). Please note that some of the functionalities of the Recruiting Website may not be available on mobile devices (e.g. smartphones).

This Privacy Statement only applies to the Recruiting Website. The general privacy statement of HUGO BOSS’s group website can be accessed here.

B. Your personal data
Personal data means any information concerning an identified or identifiable individual. Such data includes, for example, your name, your telephone number as well as your postal and e-mail addresses. HUGO BOSS will only collect, process and use your personal data as far as legally permitted or with your prior consent, e.g. for a recruiter to contact you.

C. Talent Community
The Talent Community is the starting point for HUGO BOSS's Recruiting Website. After setting up an account, you may apply for a specific job (see section D.). To facilitate the process, information corresponding to the respective job you have selected are automatically entered in the job agent (information about the position and location). You can revise or deactivate a job agent at any time. Furthermore, you may use the link contained in the job agent notifications to unsubscribe at any time.

To create your account, you must provide your first name and surname, your e-mail address as well as your job category and enter a password of your choice. In addition, you may consent to a recruiter contacting you personally. You can update the personal data in your Talent Community Account at any time and may also, if you wish, enter additional information.

In addition to the mandatory data and the data that you have voluntarily supplied, additional data will be automatically collected and added to your account when you register. This will include information about the last website that you visited, where you were at the time that you logged onto the Internet and your IP address ("automatically collected data").

By registering with the Talent Community, you give your consent to HUGO BOSS and its affiliates worldwide viewing the above-mentioned data (mandatory data, voluntary data and automatically collected data) and using it for statistical or analytical purposes. Insofar as you have given your consent, recruiters from HUGO BOSS and its affiliates worldwide may use this data to contact you or to send you HR Marketing Information. For further information about HUGO BOSS's affiliates click on this link group.hugoboss.com/en/group/contact/. Some of HUGO BOSS's affiliates are located in countries outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area (e.g. are located in the US), where the protection of personal data is not comparable to that provided in Germany.

You may, at any time, revoke your consent with future effect. However, should you do so, your Talent Community Account will be deleted. Furthermore, you may delete your Community Talent Account whenever you wish (for more information, see section G).

D. How to apply for a job
If you wish to apply for a job, you will need to set up an Applicant Management Account in addition to your Talent Community Account and to supply additional information such as your place of residence. To simplify the management of the accounts, the data used for logging in to your Talent Community Account (e-mail address and password) will be transferred to the applicant management system so that you can use the same data to log in to your Applicant Management Account at any time. Similarly, any other data which you have already provided to the Talent Community will be automatically transferred to the applicant management system.

Any personal data or attachments (such as your résumé) which you upload to the applicant management system after registering will only be saved and used for the application process or in the run-up to it. Where your personal data is transferred to affiliates of HUGO BOSS, your data will be saved and processed in compliance with the applicable law. You are responsible for ensuring that the data you provide is correct and accurate. We would like to point out that if you provide false information during the application process that this may lead to disciplinary action under employment law even after appointment.

We will only collect special types of personal data (information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical ideas, trade union membership or information concerning a person's health or sex life) where this is prescribed by law in the country with the job vacancy.

You may decide yourself to what extent data may be used within the HUGO BOSS group of companies. The following options are available for this during the application process:

I. Your data will only be used for the job for which you have specifically applied. If this job is with one of HUGO BOSS's affiliates, your data will be forwarded to this company. The information will not be disclosed to other companies in the HUGO BOSS Group.
II. Your data will be made available to HUGO BOSS Group companies in the country where you are resident to fill vacancies.
III. Your data will be made available worldwide to all of the companies in the HUGO BOSS Group to fill vacancies worldwide.

Depending on your choices (Options I-III), the responsible members of the HR team and the persons from the respective company(ies) involved in filling the vacancy will have access to your data. In addition, selected HUGO BOSS employees will be able to access your data for administrative purposes.

You may, at any time, modify the options that you have selected or make changes to your personal data. Similarly, you may delete your entire Applicant Management Account at any time. In this case your Talent Community Account will be deleted as well.

At the end of the application process, all data concerning a specific application will be deleted in accordance with the applicable law. This may take up to 24 months.

If you do not log in to your Application Management Account again within a period of 12 months, your account will be automatically deleted without any further notice. If future amendments of the law require changes to the retention period, we will implement them without giving you prior notice. 

If you are employed by HUGO BOSS, your data will be stored and processed as employee data.

E. Use of service providers
HUGO BOSS uses specialised service providers located within EU/EEA countries or the USA to perform support and administrative tasks related to the Talent Community and applicant management system. In addition, HUGO BOSS and its affiliates may task service providers with selecting and processing applications.

These service providers will only process your data as instructed and on behalf of HUGO BOSS or HUGO BOSS's affiliates. Furthermore, they will comply with the provisions of this Privacy Statement and any applicable laws. We have an adequate level of data protection in place and have implemented the necessary security mechanisms to protect your data against unauthorised access (encryption, physical security measures in respect of the server etc.).

F. Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of data which are sent from a website to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive, or on your tablet or mobile phone. This technology helps us to optimise the offerings on our Recruiting Website, e.g. so that we can recognise you the next time you visit the Recruiting Website. The information collected cannot be traced back to a specific person and does not contain any data such as your name. 

For more information on cookies and how they are used as well as how you can block or delete them, please see our Cookie Policy.

G. Right to obtain, correct, block or delete information
You have a right to obtain information regarding the personal data stored about you. Furthermore, you have the right to correct your personal data or have it blocked or deleted. You may, at any time, revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of data with future effect.

If you would like to exercise your rights or have any questions regarding data protection, please send an e-mail to privacy@hugoboss.com. Naturally, you can also use the above given postal address to contact us.

Status: May 2017