The Standard Chartered Group, i.e. Standard Chartered PLC, its subsidiaries and affiliates (the Group), respects the privacy of the personal information provided by you, or by any other person, in connection with your application for employment. This Statement explains how your information will be used and protected.
Your personal information will be used to determine your suitability for a position within the Group and, if applicable, your terms of employment or engagement. Your details may also be included in management information, which the Group uses to monitor its recruitment initiatives and equal opportunities policies.
Your details may be held manually or electronically such as on Group databases which may be accessed by you via the Group website to enable both yourself and the Group to track the progress of your application. However it is held, your personal information will be protected by high standards of security.
The Group may disclose your details to verify or obtain additional information about you from third parties including education institutions, present and past employers and, if applicable, credit reference agencies. Credit reference agencies keep details of searches. You can contact us to find out which agencies have been used.
For the purposes stated above, your details will be disclosed to authorised staff within the Group and may be shared with other companies in the Group. Other than those listed below, your details will not be disclosed to any external body unless you have consented or the Group is under a legal obligation or entitlement or other duty to do so:
- agents, contractors or third party service suppliers providing services to support the Group's business operations
- persons under a duty of confidentiality to the Group including auditors and lawyers
- any person to whom we may transfer our rights and obligations under any agreement we may have with you.
As an international organisation, the Group manages its people resources on a global basis and makes their information available to authorised personnel in any country in which the Group operates. Therefore, it may be necessary to transfer your details to parts of the Group, its agents or third party service suppliers, located in countries that do not offer a statutory level of data protection equivalent to that in your home country. However, the Group will ensure that parties to whom your details are transferred protect your information and store and process it in a secure manner. If your application is unsuccessful, your details will be retained by the Group as required by law, or for up to 12 months following our final communication to you to match your skills to future job opportunities within the Group. Please let us know if you do not wish us to retain your details for this purpose.
The Group will comply with data protection legislation/privacy laws and have regard to codes of practice that apply to your personal information. It will ensure that your rights are upheld. If your personal information is subject to national laws that are more stringent than the terms of this Statement, the relevant national law will apply. Under the laws of some territories (including the United Kingdom and Hong Kong), you may have the right to access information that the Group holds about you and to have it corrected where appropriate. These rights may extend to your information if it is transferred into such territories via the Group's global HR system or by any other means. Standard Chartered Bank is the 'data controller' for any personal information processed in the UK. If you wish to access your personal information, determine your rights, or have any other questions concerning this Statement, please contact the local Standard Chartered Group HR Department. The Group may have the right to charge a nominal fee for access to the information held.
Standard Chartered Bank is incorporated in England with limited liability by Royal Charter 1853 Reference Number ZC18. The Principal Office of the Company is situated in England at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD.
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