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Privacy at BCU & Baxter

Privacy at BCU & Baxter

Respecting the privacy of applicants and employees is a fundamental part of Baxter's Shared Values of respect, responsiveness, and results. We have joined the US-EU Safe Harbor Program for human resources information. We are also guided by a comprehensive set of privacy principles, known as the Baxter Employee Privacy Principles, which we have voluntarily adopted on a worldwide basis. These principles, defining the rights of data subjects and the responsibilities of data users, constitute a corporate code of conduct for handling employment-related personal information in every country in which we operate. Portions of this code relevant to external job applicants are reflected in this notice.

This Privacy Notice informs you about the type of information we collect from you, the purpose for which we collect it and how we use it, the type of parties to whom we may disclose it, the privacy and information safeguards we utilize, your right to access and correct your information, and how to contact us if you have any questions or complaints.

What information we collect
There are two categories of information we ask you to provide as part of our online recruitment process: (1) Profile Information, which includes your email address, password, name, mailing address, phone numbers, education history, work history, and skills; as well as the location in which you prefer to work, and how you heard about Baxter; (2) Resume Information, which includes whatever information you decide to submit from your current resume. After you have furnished us with Profile Information, and provided us with your credentials, we also collect any updates or corrections to your information that you may provide, along with any instructions you may provide about retaining your profile information for additional periods of time.

Should the information you provide indicate that you are a likely candidate for a particular opening, we may request additional information from you as part of our recruitment process, through interviews, testing, or other means. We may also seek additional information about you from others, such as verifications of education or evaluations from past employers, based upon the information you have provided online.

We log the IP address and domain name you use in connecting to Baxter.com and Careers @ Baxter, and use cookies, for systems administration purposes only. We do this to track and sustain a user's session, giving Baxter an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting, and allowing you continuity as you move from page to page. We do not link IP addresses, domain names, or information contained in cookies to anything personally identifiable. This means that the only personal information we collect from you will be the information you choose to submit to us.

Why we collect your information and how we use it
We collect this information from you for only one purpose: to identify interested and qualified candidates to fill job openings at Baxter. Apart from its use within our recruitment function, we make no other use of your information. The information you provide is used to compare your experience and qualifications with those required for positions with Baxter. Some of this comparison may be carried out by automated means. Since the type and format of the information you provide may have a significant impact upon determinations of your suitability as a candidate, it is in your interest, as well as ours, that you exercise care in describing your education, experience, skills, and other qualifications.

If we are able to identify an appropriate match between your credentials and specifications and our specific job requirements, a member of our team will contact you directly. If a suitable match does not exist at present, your information will be held for a period of one year, after which it will be removed from our databases and files. You may at any time elect to extend the retention period by logging onto our staffing system with your username and password and updating your credentials. Your information will remain active for one year from the last date your information was updated. As long as your credentials remain active in our database, our staffing team will continue to search upon your information as appropriate opportunities arise within Baxter. If a potential match is identified, a member of our team will contact you directly.If Baxter hires you, the information you provide as an applicant through the Careers @ Baxter Web site will become part of your employment records.

Who we disclose your information to
We disclose the information you provide us internally only to recruitment staff, hiring managers, those responsible for overseeing or supporting such personnel, or other staff with a legitimate business need for the information. We disclose your information externally only (a) to agents or contractors acting on our behalf to assist in evaluating and verifying your qualifications, or (b) if required by law or law enforcement agencies to do so. This information is shared with the external parties only with your written permission.

Our privacy and security safeguards
Baxter is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. The Baxter Employee Privacy Principles, our participation in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Program, and our worldwide employee privacy program reflect our strong commitment to creating and maintaining a corporate culture in which you may have confidence about the privacy and security of your personal information.

We follow appropriate information security standards, and take reasonable precautions, including administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures, to safeguard personal information against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, destruction, and theft. Information submitted to Baxter via Careers @ Baxter is stored securely on our server behind a firewall and is protected from access by unauthorized parties.

Accessing and correcting your information
We provide you with an opportunity to examine the information you have provided through Careers @ Baxter, to challenge its accuracy, and to correct or amend it as appropriate. Access to your information may be obtained by logging into your applicant account. Once logged in through your password, you will be able to edit or amend the information you have provided. If you would like your credentials to become inactive in our database, please contact a member of our staffing team by calling 847-948-2000, to have your record inactivated.

You may also request access to any additional personal information collected about you as part of our applicant screening process, and such corrections or amendments as you believe appropriate, by contacting our staffing team at 847-948-2000. Baxter will attempt to honor such requests if they do not involve information provided on a confidential basis or impose undue burdens or expenses upon the company. Applicants should be aware that additional personal information may only be obtained if a potential match has been identified between a candidate and a job opening; for most applicants Baxter will have no such additional information.

For further information
If you have questions about Baxter's principles and practices for handling your personal information, or wish to complain about how we propose to handle or have handled your personal information, we encourage you to contact us. We will answer your questions and promise to make a reasonable effort to address your concerns. Please contact our staffing team at 847-948-2000.