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Privacy Policy & GDPR

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to Sterksen. We would like to inform you via our Privacy Policy of the way in which we handle the collection of personal data. We describe the following matters in this document:

What personal data do we collect?
How and when do we collect personal data?
Why do we collect personal data?
With whom can we share your personal data?
How long do we keep your data?
Can you access, rectify or delete personal data?
Miscellaneous
Privacy statement Website
Disclaimer

What personal data do we collect?
We process the minimum personal data necessary for the execution of our services. Additional information may sometimes be desirable in order to better tailor the service to your specific needs. Below, and in the remainder of this document, we name our privacy policy per target group (candidates, customers and visitors).

We collect the following data:
From candidates & interim professionals:

  • Public profile information from social media and public sources. For example, think of LinkedIn, Facebook and other public data sources.
  • Name and address details, e-mail address, telephone number and other contact details.
  • Date of birth only if it is included in your CV.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV), information about your work experience and information about education, training, internships, provided by yourself.
  • Information about short-term availability and leave as far as relevant.
  • Other data that are or may be important in the context of assessing your suitability as a potential candidate for a vacancy. For example salary (indications), information from interviews, possible references and testimonials. All information we collect from you is always provided on a voluntary basis.
  • Sterksen never records special personal data unless this is legally required. ‘Special personal data’ refers to data on race, religion or belief, political opinion, health, sexual orientation, trade union membership, criminal data and/or personal data about unlawful behaviour.

In addition: at the moment that an (interim) professional starts working as an employee or in assignment of or with Sterksen:

  • Data related to the administration and/or personnel administration; name and address details, identification, diplomas, citizen service number, if necessary.
  • Possibly VAT number, address and location, identification, work permit, if necessary, timesheets and incoming and outgoing invoice details.
  • In addition, we sometimes process data for our clients in the context of pre-employment screening (PES). Specifically for this screening, data can be requested such as Declaration on Behaviour (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag, VOG) and training statements. Providing this information is always voluntarily.

From business relationships:

  • Name, address, work location details, e-mail address, telephone number, function.
  • Contact opportunities and appointments.

From our website visitors
With regard to our website visitors who register for our commercial newsletter, want to receive one of the whitepapers or publications or want to receive our vacancy newsletters:

  • First name, last name and e-mail address.

How and when do we collect personal data?

With regard to candidates & interim professionals;

  • We collect personal data from the moment data is left on our website(s) via direct registration or via reactions to externally placed vacancy statements and/or if you register with us in another way (to use our services).
  • We collect data from the moment that digital or personal contact is sought with our offices and/or recruitment professionals.
  • We collect data when one of our professionals actively seeks contact with external candidates. We will then always ask for permission to keep your details.
  • The personal data are received and processed by our professionals or automatically processed if someone registers to one of our newsletters.

With regard to business relationships:
Contact details of employees of clients, suppliers and any other organization with which we maintain a business relationship:

  • We collect personal data from the moment data is left on our website via direct registration and/or if you register yourself in another way (to use our services).
  • We collect data when our professionals actively seek contact with clients.
  • The personal data are received and processed by our professionals or automatically processed if someone registers to one of our newsletters.

With regard to our website visitors:

  • We collect personal data from the moment data is left on our website in relation to our newsletters, whitepapers or vacancy subscriptions.

Why do we collect personal data?
Candidates and interim professionals:
We collect and process data solely for the execution of recruitment services, including job placement services (recruitment and selection, executive search, interim assignments) and recruitment projects that we carry out under the company name or brand name of our clients (RPO Services). More specifically, personal data are collected and processed:

  • For mediation purposes: to assess suitability and availability in connection with placement of permanent or temporary work or assignment.
  • To be able to make offers and/or to provide information about our services and other activities directly linked to these.
  • When establishing and maintaining a mediation relationship.
  • For carrying out proper administration and compliance with legislation and regulations such as identification, labour legislation, tax and social security legislation, NEN ISO 4400-1 and SNA guidelines.
  • For management purposes such as internal management information, auditing and monitoring and for quality purposes such as executing recruitment reports and sourcing reports to customers.

Business relations:

  • To be able to make offers and/or to provide information about our services and other activities directly related thereto.
  • When establishing and maintaining a business relationship.
  • To be able to record an order in an agreement with the client and to maintain and fulfil the agreement with the client.
  • For carrying out proper administration and recording and following up agreements.

Our website visitors:

  • We only collect the data from visitors who have given their consent. This information is intended to address a person by their first and last name and the email address is required to send (vacancy) newsletters and/or white papers.

With whom can we share your personal data?
Sterksen can pass on your personal data to our clients. Your personal data may be transferred outside the Netherlands if our client is located there in limited cases.
Sterksen shares personal data in all cases where we are legally obliged to do so.

Sterksen can pass on your personal data to other Sterksen colleagues and any subcontractors who provide services on our behalf or carry out assignments for the services mentioned here to support our business operations.

How long do we keep your data?

Candidates and interim professionals:

  • General: if you have given permission for the storage of your data, we work with a standard retention period of 12 months, calculated from the date on which you have granted permission.
  • Mediation relationship: in the case of a ‘mediation relationship’ we will retain your data 24 months from the moment the mediation process ends with a client, this is independent of the end result.
  • If you start an interim assignment or temporary assignment, we will save your data 24 months after the end of your assignment. The financial data associated with this have a statutory retention period of 7 years.

Prospects and customers:

  • Data from employees of prospect customers are kept for 12 months.
  • Data from employees of customers: these are kept for a period of 5 years after the last order has been completed, in order to be able to provide careful aftercare.

Our website visitors:

  • If you have given permission for the storage of your data for receiving a publication or whitepaper, we will work with a storage period of 12 months.
  • If you have registered for our (vacancy) newsletter, this registration will continue until you cancel it yourself.

Can you access, rectify or delete personal information?

You can always request access to the data we store about you. You can change data if you wish so. You can also ask us to delete your data. If you wish, you can contact our Privacy Officer, who can be reached directly at privacy@sterksen.com.

If you request us to delete your data, we will send you a confirmation by email in which the date of removal will be included. We will delete all your data no later than 4 weeks after receipt of your request, unless processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a statutory duty, substantiation of a legal claim or another ground from the GDPR.

Miscellaneous:
Security
Sterksen makes every effort to optimally protect your personal data against unauthorized use. We do this on the basis of physical, administrative, organizational and technical measures. If data are provided to data processors who provide services or carry out assignments on behalf of Sterksen, Sterksen has agreed with them that they also optimally protect the personal data.

Questions, comments, complaints or (suspicion of) data breach.
If you have ideas, additions, complaints about privacy protection or if you have other questions about this, you can direct them to privacy@sterksen.com. The privacy officer of Sterksen B.V. and Sterksen Executive Search B.V. is Donald Derksen, Managing Director.

Amendments.

Sterksen reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy. These changes will be announced on our website. If you continue to use the website after the adjustment, the adapted Privacy Policy will apply to this use.

 

Privacy statement Website

Sterksen collects and processes data about visitors to this website for business operations and to be able to develop and/or update website statistics. With this information we improve the quality of our website.

Article 1: General
The website www.sterksen.com is owned by Sterksen B.V. (hereinafter referred to as: Sterksen). Sterksen adheres to the statutory regulations relating to the protection of personal data. This privacy statement contains information about the purposes that Sterksen strives for when processing your personal data, about the use of cookies and about the way in which you can exercise your rights with regard to your personal data.

Article 2: Data processing
Sterksen collects and processes data from visitors to this website for the benefit of its business operations, for collection of website statistics and for advertising purposes. Sterksen will never resell, let or otherwise share the personal information you provide to third parties, except to third parties who are called in to provide the information you requested; if Sterksen is legally obliged to do so.

Article 3: Cookies
Sterksen makes use of Cookies on its website. Cookies are small files that are stored by your browser on the hard disk of your computer. Cookies give us insight into the use of this website, including your screen resolution, browser settings, the visited pages, previous and following websites and the duration of a user session. The information that stores a cookie is not linked to your name, address and/or e-mail address. If Sterksen collects personal data with the aid of cookies, these will be processed in accordance with the provisions in our privacy statement.

Explanation use cookies:
Cookies can be placed for Sterksen and third parties with whom Sterksen cooperates. Sterksen makes use of different types of cookies, you can find an overview below:

Functional cookies
Functional cookies store information about the choices that visitors make on our website and ensure that the use of the website facilitates a subsequent visit (for example by remembering the login details).

Web statistics cookies
Sterksen collects information about how visitors use our website. This information is measured using Google Analytics and enables Sterksen to better tailor information on the website to the needs of visitors. The data are collected anonymously and used for no other purpose than to improve the website. The collected data will not be made available to third parties.

Advertising or targeting cookies
Sterksen places cookies on this website that measure the surfing behaviour of visitors. Using this information, it is measured, among other things, whether an advertising campaign is relevant for a specific target group. These cookies also make it possible to tailor the offer on this website or on websites of third parties to the surfing behaviour and the interests of visitors. These cookies can also be used to limit the number of times an advertisement is displayed.

Referral to third parties
Sterksen uses links and buttons on its website that refer to websites of third parties. Such as the network services Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. When a visitor clicks on such a link or button, he leaves the website of Sterksen and the cookie use of the third party applies.

Sign out
When you visit www.sterksen.com you are asked to agree that Sterksen places cookies on your device. If you do not want Sterksen to place cookies on your device, you can change the cookie settings of your browser. Note that you must adjust the settings separately for each browser and device you use. How you can adjust the settings differs per browser. If necessary, consult the help function of your browser.

Article 4: Third-party websites
This privacy statement does not apply to all websites of third parties that are connected to this website by means of links.

Article 5: Changes to the privacy statement
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. Any changes will be published on this website.

Article 6: Questions and information
If you have questions about the way in which Sterksen B.V. handles your personal data or if you want us to change or delete your personal data, you can contact us via: e-mail: privacy@sterksen.com.

 

Disclaimer

E-mail. You can reach us via e-mail. However, the transport of e-mail messages is never 100% secure. By sending confidential and/or sensitive information to us via e-mail without encryption, you accept the risk that this information will be made known to third parties.

Guarantees. Sterksen offers the information on this website as a form of service for its clients and the internet community. Although we take the utmost care in compiling the information provided on this website, we cannot guarantee that this information is always complete, correct or accurate. Nor do we guarantee that their use leads to the right results or that the information is suitable for specific purposes.

Liability. We cannot guarantee that the use of the information on this website does not infringe the rights of third parties. Under no circumstances is Sterksen, its shareholders and/or employees liable for any damage whatsoever, direct or indirect, arising in any way from and/or resulting from the use of the (information on the) website.

Hyperlinks. A number of hyperlinks on this website lead to websites that are maintained by third parties that are not controlled by Sterksen. Sterksen gives no guarantee whatsoever regarding the correctness or completeness of the information on these websites. The presence of hyperlinks to third-party websites does not mean that we sponsor or endorse the content thereof.

Amendments. The information on this website can be changed by us at any time. However, we are not obliged to keep the information on the website up to date. If you have questions about the information on the website, you can of course always contact us.