Candidate Privacy Notice
This notice (GEHC Notice) describes how GE HealthCare Technologies Inc. and its subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, GEHC) handle and protect data to which GEHC is provided access in connection with the recruiting process. For the avoidance of doubt, the GE HealthCare group of companies are not affiliated with the General Electric Company, and any references to “GE” found within the GE HealthCare careers site are because the recruitment and on-boarding systems of GE HealthCare are still in transition from the systems used by the General Electric Company following the separation of GE HealthCare.
By making available your GEHC Candidate Data, as defined below, you confirm that:
- • You have reviewed this GEHC Notice and agree that GEHC may process your GEHC Candidate Data in accordance with this GEHC Notice;
- • You have provided any notices and obtained any consents needed to provide information concerning others (e.g., information about employment references); and
- • Your GEHC Candidate Data may be transferred and processed worldwide, including the US and other countries that may not be deemed to provide the same level of data protection as your home country, for the purposes and in the manner specified in this GEHC Notice.
GEHC will process GEHC Candidate Data in accordance with this GEHC Notice, unless in conflict with requirements of applicable law, in which case applicable law will prevail.
Your consent to the provisions of this GEHC Notice is required in order to submit or make available GEHC Candidate Data. If you decline to submit or make available your GEHC Candidate Data, it may affect your ability to apply for or receive an offer of employment.
This GEHC Notice does not form part of any contract of employment offered to candidates hired by GEHC.
GEHC Candidate Data is identifiable information that an individual makes available to GEHC either directly or indirectly in connection with the recruiting process, or sharing your work experience or interests. GEHC may collect GEHC Candidate Data directly from a job candidate or from third parties, for example, in connection with a background or employment check or employment reference, subject to your consent where required by law. GEHC Candidate Data may include a variety of information, such as candidate status, work history/job data, education, compensation, employer feedback, questionnaire results, contact information, previous addresses or names, additional information provided by the candidate (e.g., a cover letter), expertise or project work publicly shared, driver’s license number as required for certain positions, references, and criminal history where permitted by law.
Processing refers to any action performed on GEHC Candidate Data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, storing, transferring, modifying, using, disclosing, or deleting.
Sensitive GEHC Candidate Data is GEHC Candidate Data concerning nationality or citizenship, race or ethnic origin, criminal history, or trade union membership. GEHC does not request or consider information concerning religion, sex life or political opinions in connection with recruiting.
You may use various electronic and paper methods to submit GEHC Candidate Data to GE. You agree that, in addition to collecting GEHC Candidate Data directly from you, GEHC may collect GEHC Candidate Data from third parties, for example, from recruiters, in connection with a background or employment check or an employment reference (subject to your consent where required by law) or, to the extent permitted by law, from a recruiting or other web site where you may have provided information about your work experience or interests.
Processing and Retention
GEHC processes GEHC Candidate Data for legitimate human resources and business management purposes. These include identifying and evaluating candidates for GEHC positions; record-keeping related to hiring processes; analyzing the hiring process and outcomes; and conducting background checks, where permitted by law. In addition, GEHC Candidate Data may be used to comply with GEHC’s legal, regulatory and corporate governance requirements. If a candidate is hired, GEHC Candidate Data may be used in connection with his/her employment consistent with GEHC’s employment data protection policies.
In addition to using GEHC Candidate Data for the position for which you have applied, GEHC may retain and use your GEHC Candidate Data to consider you for other positions. If you do not want to be considered for other positions or would like to have your GEHC Candidate Data removed, you may contact GEHC as specified under Inquiries, Complaints, Objections and Restrictions below. Unless required for tax or other legal purposes or in connection with employment as specified above, GEHC Candidate Data will be retained for a maximum of three years (or less where required by law).
Sharing with Third Parties
GEHC may transfer GEHC Candidate Data to external third-party providers performing certain services for GEHC. Such third-party providers have access to GEHC Candidate Data solely for the purposes of performing the services specified in the applicable service contract, and GEHC requires the providers to undertake security measures consistent with the protections specified in this GEHC Notice.
GEHC may be required to disclose certain GEHC Candidate Data to other third parties (1) as required by law; (2) to protect GEHC’s legal rights to the extent authorized or permitted by law; or (3) in an emergency where the health or safety of a candidate or other individual may be endangered. In addition, in the event of a re-organization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, or other transfer or disposition of all or any portion of GEHC’s business, GEHC may transfer GEHC Candidate Data to successor entities or parties.
International Data Transfers
GEHC operates globally in over 150 countries. Accordingly, GEHC Candidate Data may be transferred to and processed in the US and other countries that may not be deemed to provide the same level of data protection as your home country. GEHC maintains and applies employment data protection standards consistent with those specified in this GEHC Notice to its operations globally. Additionally, GEHC has entered into an Intragroup Agreement. GE’s privacy practices, described in this GEHC Candidate Privacy Notice, comply with the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. The APEC CBPR system provides a framework for organizations to ensure protection of personal information transferred among participating APEC economies. More information about the APEC framework can be found here.
Sensitive GEHC Candidate Data
GEHC may perform background and criminal checks where permitted by law, and may process other Sensitive GEHC Candidate Data, such as citizenship or nationality information or health information, when relevant for a position and permitted by law. If GEHC intends to collect Sensitive GEHC Candidate Data from third parties, you will be provided notice and the opportunity to consent. If you have a disability and would like GEHC to consider an accommodation, you may provide that information during the recruiting process. To the extent you make Sensitive GEHC Candidate Data available to GEHC, you consent to GEHC processing such Data in accordance with this GEHC Notice.
Security and Confidentiality
GEHC employs technical and organizational measures designed to protect the integrity, confidentiality, security and availability of GEHC Candidate Data, and to comply with applicable legal requirements for information security. GEHC limits access to internal systems that hold GEHC Candidate Data to individuals who need access for a legitimate business purpose.
GEHC Candidate Rights
You may exercise the following rights in relation to your GEHC Candidate Data:
Access, Correction, Deletion and Portability: GEHC will provide you access to your GEHC Candidate Data that GEHC holds, as well as a means to make that data portable, to the extent required by law in your home country, regardless of the location of the GEHC Candidate Data processing. You may request correction or deletion of that GEHC Candidate Data, except where retention is required by your contractual relationship with GEHC, in the context of a legal dispute, or as otherwise required by law. If access, correction, deletion or portability is denied, the reason for the denial will be communicated to you.
Automated Decisions: GEHC generally does not make recruiting or hiring decisions based solely on automated decision-making within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In the event that GEHC relies solely on automated decision-making that could have a significant impact on you, GEHC will provide you an opportunity to express your views and will provide any other safeguards required by law.
Inquiries, Complaints, Objections and Restrictions: You may withdraw consent to the processing of your GEHC Candidate Data or submit inquiries, complaints, objections and/or requests to restrict processing to the processing of your GEHC Candidate Data by sending a request in writing to: GE HealthCare 500 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60661, United States; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . The processes described in this GEHC Notice supplement any other remedies and dispute resolution processes provided by GEHC and/or available under applicable law.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
GEHC will not use GEHC Candidate Data to offer you any products or services for personal or family consumption (“direct marketing”) or provide GEHC Candidate Data to third parties for their direct marketing. These restrictions do not apply to contact or other personal data obtained in the context of a customer, consumer or other non-employment relationship with GEHC.
Changes to this Notice
GEHC reserves the right to modify this GEHC Notice by posting changes to relevant GEHC websites. If you submit additional GEHC Candidate Data or request to be considered for a GEHC position following the effective date of a modified GEHC Notice, your GEHC Candidate Data will be handled in accordance with the GEHC Notice in effect at that time.
Effective Date: January 4th, 2023