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Recruitment - Personal Data Collection & Usage Notice

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and its subsidiaries (“HPE”, “HPE group of Companies”, “HPE group” or “We”) collect and process personal information about you in connection with the recruitment process at HPE, from a job application through to a job offer. This notice provides you with detailed information on our use of your personal data for this purpose.

How We Use Your Personal Data

We collect and process the following types of personal data, together with any additional information you may provide to us:

·         Personal Information – such as name, address, telephone numbers and email address, citizenship, country of residence and conflicts of interest with HPE

·         Hiring Related Information – such as CV, education, former employment and career history and academic qualification certificates and professional affiliations.

·         Job Related Information – such as employment status, entitlement to work, work or residency permits and visas.

We also obtain data about you from other sources, such as recruiters, identity verification providers, and information accessible via the Internet and third-party websites, including LinkedIn.

HPE may use your personal data for one or more or the following purposes:

(i)                  To enable you to create a candidate profile (“your Profile”) in our resume database;

(ii)                To administer your job application with the HPE group of companies, including the assessment, screening, and interview process and any subsequent job offer;

(iii)               To assess you against established criteria and other candidates;

(iv)              To obtain references;

(v)                To conduct profiling for compliance with global trade laws (Global Profiler Questionnaire)

(vi)              To conduct background screening;

(vii)             To match your skills and qualifications against future job openings at HPE that may be of interest to you; and

(viii)           For reporting purposes where required by law.

HPE group of Companies’ legal basis for processing your personal data is that the processing is necessary for HPE group of companies’ legitimate interests in hiring new employees, maintaining an appropriately skilled workforce to support our business and compliance with law, in the case of global trade compliance and reporting. We will provide you with additional information about background screening and obtain your consent to conduct background screening where required by law. If you have consented to background checks and/or where permitted by law, we also collect details of professional registrations, sanctions with professional bodies, financial checks or criminal convictions.

How We Share Personal Data

We share or disclose your personal data within the HPE group of companies where necessary for the purposes outlined above. We may share your personal data outside the HPE group of companies to:

Government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required by law or if required to protect HPE’s legitimate interests provided we are able to do that by law.

Service Providers. The HPE group retains service providers to assist with the recruitment process in many geographies or to provide IT related services and they may be given access to your personal data to provide these services. All HPE group of companies’ suppliers and partners are required to enter into contracts with the HPE group that include privacy and security terms to ensure the appropriate use and protection of personal data.

Other companies and their professional advisors. In the event we consider or decide to sell, buy, merge, reorganise or outsource all or part of the business, we may need to disclose certain information about you to these companies to facilitate or effect the transaction. We seek appropriate contractual protections from the prospective buyers or sellers in these situations and may also seek your consent where required by local law.

How We Transfer Personal Data Internationally

The HPE group has an intra-company agreement on the transfer and processing of personal data within the HPE group of companies. This agreement also forms the basis of HPE’s Binding Corporate Rules for Controller (BCR-C) which have been approved by the majority of the Data Protection Regulators in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. The BCR-C  (together with EU Standard Contractual Clauses in some countries) allow HPE to ensure that EEA and Swiss  personal data which is transferred and processed by HPE companies outside the EEA or Switzerland, is adequately protected in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you would like to learn more about our BCRs, please click here.

Transfers to Suppliers - In the case of transfers of your personal data to suppliers located in countries that do not provide an adequate level of data protection under local law, the HPE group will take appropriate safeguards such as EU Standard Contractual Clauses, an appropriate Privacy Shield certification and/or approved codes of conduct or certification mechanisms or other binding and enforceable commitments of the supplier. A copy of the relevant mechanism can be provided to you on request by contacting us at

How Long We Keep Personal Data

The HPE group collects the minimum amount of data required for the purposes outlined in this notice. HPE retains your personal data for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes outlined above. The retention of personal data is governed and managed in accordance with HPE’s Global Master Records and Information Management Policy and any supplementary data governance procedures.

If there has been no activity in relation to your Profile within one year of your most recent application, it will be deleted from our resume database unless we are required to keep the data for longer to comply with legal or regulatory obligations.

How to Update, Amend or Delete your Profile.

Once you have submitted your application, you are unable to make changes to it without the help of a recruiter or recruiting operations. If you would like to make amendments or delete your Profile and application(s) from our resume database, please send an email with details of the application and your contact details. We will confirm directly with you when your details are removed and contact you if we have any questions prior to removal of your personal data. This applies to candidates and applicants in all geographies.

This will withdraw your applications from all the job positions you applied to, and will remove your Profile and all associated information from the database in compliance with local records retention laws. If you have applied to a US position and if Global Trade compliance restrictions are applicable, your candidate information will be retained for a period of time in an "inactive" status as required by applicable law.

Additional Information for Individuals in the EU, EEA and Switzerland.

Our privacy practices are aligned with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you are located in the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, this additional information may be relevant and applicable to you. 

Data controllers. Companies from the HPE group of companies may act as data controllers in relation to your personal data for the processing of personal data described in this privacy notice. You can find the up-to-date list of the HPE group of companies by clicking here. If you would like to receive more information about which HPE entity acts as data controller for your personal data, please contact the HPE Privacy Office by sending an email to

Data Protection Officer. HPE has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to comply with the GDPR. You can contact the DPO by sending an email to or in writing to:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Office of Legal & Administrative Affairs – ATTENTION PRIVACY OFFICE

Winnersh Triangle, UK

210 Wharfedale Road

RG41 5TP

United Kingdom


Your Rights in Relation to Your Personal Data.

You may have the following rights to:

·         Request access or copies of personal data the HPE group processes about you;

·         Rectify your personal data, if inaccurate or incomplete;

·         Delete your personal data, unless an exception applies. For instance, we may need to keep your personal data to comply with legal obligations;

·         Restrict the processing of your personal data, in certain circumstances. For instance, if you contest accuracy of your personal data you may request that we restrict processing of your personal data for the time enabling us to verify the accuracy of your personal data;

·         Data portability, in certain circumstances. For instance, you may request us to transmit some of your personal data to another organization if the processing is based on your consent or a contract;

·         Object to the processing of your personal data, in certain circumstances. For instance, you may object where we process your personal data because we have legitimate interest in doing so.

These rights may be limited in some situations such as where HPE can demonstrate that HPE has a legal requirement or legitimate interest to process your personal data.

For more details on these rights and to exercise your rights please contact the HPE Privacy Office by sending an email to

Complaint with a supervisory authority. If you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR, you have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the country where you live, or work, or where you consider that data protection rules have been breached.

Your rights under HPE Binding Corporate Rules. You may have additional rights under our BCRs. For instance, as a third party beneficiary, where you believe your personal data has been transferred to an HPE company located outside the EU and processed by that company in breach of the BCR, you may have a right to:

·         Lodge a complaint with the EU HPE group company which transferred your personal data outside the EU;

·         Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority located in the same country as the EU HPE company which transferred your data outside the EU;

·         Bring a court action against the EU HPE group company which transferred your personal data outside the EU.

For further information, please visit the HPE BCR web page available here.

How To Contact Us.

If you have any questions about this notice or the processing of your personal data, please contact HPE’s Privacy Office by sending an email to If you have unresolved concerns, you also have the right to complain to data protection authorities in the country where you live or where you consider that data protection rules have been breached