Recruitment Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice provides information on the processing of personal data by Hottinger Brüel & Kjær. This Privacy Notice was last reviewed in October 2020 and may be changed over time. You are advised to check regularly for any changes.

The respective Hottinger Brüel & Kjær Group company you are submitting or applying to is the controller for the processing of all personal data of job candidates and future employees or temporary workers working under its supervision (such as trainees).

We will process your personal data for the purpose of (i) managing and administering recruitment processes and thereto related policies and practices within Hottinger Brüel & Kjær and (ii) to communicate with you with regard to your application.


Please note that pre-employment screening may be part of the recruitment process.

We will process your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest in ensuring that Hottinger Brüel & Kjær can efficiently and effectively assess and select candidates. Pre-employment screening of potential recruits will be executed for security reasons or in relation to export controls, anti-bribery & corruption, ethics & compliance and any other legal or regulatory obligations to which we may be subject.

For this purpose, we process your contact details (name, title, telephone, email and home addresses), all information contained in your cover letter or CV/resume (such as your professional memberships, employment and education history), information you have shared on social media (such as LinkedIn), your correspondence with Hottinger Brüel & Kjær with regard to your application (including information obtained or shared by references). We may also process personal data necessary for assessing your credit standing, proof of work eligibility and any past unspent criminal convictions.

We will retain your personal data for the duration of the recruitment period for the relevant vacancy unless you request us to retain your personal data for a longer period (for instance, to allow us to consider you for future vacancies). Where we hold your personal data for this longer period, we will only do so on the basis of your consent, which you may withdraw at any time and free of charge.

Your personal data will be available within Hottinger Brüel & Kjær to only those who need access to the data and only to the extent necessary to meet the purpose specified in section II (above). We will take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal data is adequately protected. Your personal data may also be available to Verifile Limited (‘Verifile’) in order to conduct verification and background checks on potential recruits prior to an offer being made. In other cases, your personal data will not be supplied to third parties, except as required by law.

Brüel & Kjær has taken adequate safeguards to ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal data. We have implemented appropriate technical, physical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, damage, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, and against all other forms of unlawful processing (including, but not limited to unnecessary collection) or further processing.

Where Verifile processes your personal data on our instructions, it acts as a data processor and we enter into an agreement with Verifile to ensure, at a minimum, that your personal data is appropriately safeguarded. These include ensuring that any processing is conducted only to our instructions as well as conducting audits on Verifile’s security processes, with the right to terminate the agreement where we find the security to be inadequate.

You have a number of rights under applicable data protection law in respect of our processing of your personal data. These include:


  • the right to request access to your personal data;
  • the right to request rectification of any personal data that we hold;
  • subject to certain conditions:
  • the right to request erasure of your personal data;
  • the right to request restriction of processing of your personal data;
  • the right to have your personal data transferred to another controller;
  • where we rely on your consent for processing, the right to withdraw such consent; and
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority (in Denmark, this is Danish Data Protection Agency). A list of other authorities can be found here.

Further details on the scope of these rights can be found in the Data Subject Request Form. Should you wish to exercise your rights, please complete the Request Form and send (including any supporting documents) to [email protected].

When in doubt, or if you have any questions relating to data protection, you can contact us via [email protected].