Edwards Lifesciences Data Privacy Notice for Employment Candidates

Updated May 2018

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Edwards Lifesciences LLC and its direct and indirect subsidiaries value your trust and are committed to the responsible management, use and protection of personal information. This Applicant Privacy Policy (this "Policy") applies to all the information collected by Edwards Lifesciences to facilitate your job application and includes your use of our careers site, located at the "Careers Site". Personal information submitted to other Edwards web sites will be used in accordance with our Global Privacy Policy.

The Careers Site is operated by Edwards Lifesciences LLC 1 Edwards Way Irvine, CA 92614 , in order to support the recruitment functions of Edwards. The Careers Site is not intended for distribution or use in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.

Your consent

Please read this Policy carefully and indicate your acceptance of our collection, retention, use, transfer and disclosure of personal information as described in this Policy by clicking the "I Accept" button at the end of this Policy. If you do not accept the terms you will not be allowed access to apply for a position online and we may be otherwise unable to process your application.

By agreeing to this Policy, you agree to the transfer of personal information about you to countries outside your home country, including countries where data protection laws may differ from those of your home country. Edwards maintains safeguards designed to protect your personal information.

Information  provide

This Policy covers any personal information you submit to apply or search for a position at Edwards, which may include:

  • name, contact information;
  • log-in and password, for users of the Careers Site;
  • CV, résumé, cover letter, previous work experience and education information;
  • employment preferences, willingness to relocate, current salary, desired salary;
  • professional and other work-related licenses, permits and certifications held;
  • language and other relevant skills;
  • awards and professional memberships; and
  • eligibility to work in country where job applied for is located, available start date.

Any information you submit must be true, complete, not misleading and you must have the lawful right to provide it. If not, this may lead to a rejection of your application during the application process or disciplinary action including immediate dismissal if you have been employed. If you intend to provide us with details of a reference or any other third party as part of your CV/résumé, it is your responsibility to obtain consent from that third party prior to passing the personal information to us.

The provision of personal information, including on the Careers Site, is voluntary. Please note however that the failure to provide sufficient information may result in Edwards being unable to consider you for employment, promotion, transfer or relocation.

Use of personal information

The information that you submit in your application on the Careers Site will be stored in the United States (and in the relevant jurisdiction(s) if the job relates to one of Edwards affiliated entities outside of the United States). It will be collected, used, transferred and disclosed by (authorised) employees, consultants and/or service providers of Edwards around the world for Edwards global recruitment functions and for related management and planning purposes, including, as permitted by local law, to:

  • process your application;
  • assess your capabilities and qualifications for a job;
  • provide to you any services available on the Careers Site from time to time;
  • communicate with you;
  • comply with any applicable law or regulation;
  • monitor and record services whether provided by a Edwards company or a third party; and
  • conduct background checks if you are offered a job.

Personal information about you will be added to Edwards international candidate database and will be used for the purposes of considering whether your profile is suitable for other job vacancies at Edwards. If we elect to make you an offer, personal information you submit (will) may be incorporated into our human resources system and used to manage the new-hire process. If you become an Employee, any personal information that you submit (will) may become part of your Employee file and (will) may be used for other employment/work-related purposes.

Disclosure of personal information

Personal information about you will be reviewed by Edwards Team Members or agents who have a business need to access such personal information and may include recruiters, human resources personnel, technical services personnel and managers or their designees. Edwards Lifesciences LLC is the party responsible for management of the personal information that is jointly used within Edwards.

We may share personal information about you with selected service providers or consultants acting on our behalf, such as third parties assisting Edwards with the operation of the Careers Site (including Taleo at 4140 Dublin Boulevard, Suite 400, Dublin, CA 94568 USA, which hosts the Careers Site). Those third parties will be required to use appropriate measures to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information.

Edwards also may disclose personal information about you in order to: (1) protect the legal rights, privacy, safety or property of Edwards or its Team Members, agents, contractors, customers or the public; (2) protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites or other properties; (3) protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes; (4) respond to inquiries or requests from legal authorities; (5) permit Edwards to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; (6) enforce our website Terms of Service; (7) respond to an emergency; (8) comply with the law or legal process; (9) effect a license, sale or transfer of a business or assets (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings); or (10) manage acquisitions, mergers and re-organizations.

Data retention

We are required to retain information relating to candidates applying for jobs within the United States. Personal information of candidates applying for jobs in other parts of the world will be retained in accordance with local law. If there is no activity in relation to the personal information, Edwards may remove it from its database, subject to Edwards data retention obligations and policies and any applicable legal or regulatory obligations or for the period of time permitted by local laws, for the purpose of considering whether your skills are suitable for other opportunities. Note that Edwards may delete personal information about you at any time (including your CV/résumé), without any reason. Therefore, please retain your own copy of the personal information provided to us.

Passive information collection: Cookies and similar technology

We and our service providers may use "cookies" and similar technologies on the Careers Site. Cookies are data that a web server transfers to an individual's computer for recordkeeping purposes. We use cookies and other technologies to better serve you with more tailored information and facilitate your ongoing access to and use of our Careers Site. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer of a particular cookie, or cookies from a particular web site, to your computer. However, if you decline Taleo's session management cookies, the Careers Site may not function properly for you. To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Access and correction

If you choose to register on the site, you may access, review, and change some of the personal information collected about you and stored on the Careers Site by logging into the Careers Site and choosing to update your account information. The updated profile will be used as the default the next time you apply for a job using your account online. To change personal information that you already have submitted for consideration for a specific position, please resubmit your application to update personal information about you that is associated with that job application. We encourage you to promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Upon your request, we will deactivate or remove your personal information from our active databases, although some information may be retained as permitted or required by law.

If you have any questions or concerns about how we otherwise process personal information please contact us at EW_Talent_Acquisition@Edwards.com. You may access, modify or object to the use of personal information as permitted by applicable local law. Please contact us at EW_Talent_Acquisition@edwards.com with any such requests. Please note that certain personal information may be exempt from such access, correction, or objection rights pursuant to local data protection laws.

Careers site security

We take reasonable precautions to safeguard the personal information transmitted between visitors and the Careers Site and the personal information stored on our servers. Unfortunately, no method of transmitting or storing data can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Do not send sensitive information via email. It is your sole responsibility to use the appropriate level of care whenever communicating with us.

If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at EW_Talent_Acquisition@edwards.com.

Edwards hereby disclaims, as far as permitted by local laws, any liability for itself and its affiliated companies and contractors for any of your information sent to our Careers Site and which is lost, misused, illegally accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed or not integrally or timely delivered to our Careers Site.

Links to other websites

The Careers Site may contain links to other websites. The operators of those other websites may collect information about you, through cookies or other technologies. If you link to another website, you will leave the Careers Site and this Policy will not apply to your use of and activity on those other sites.

If you provide personal information through any other site, your transaction will occur on that website (not the Edwards Careers Site) and the personal information you provide will be collected by, and controlled by the privacy policy of that website operator. Links on the Careers Site to other websites are provided only as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links does not imply endorsement of the linked site. We encourage you to read the legal notice posted on those sites, including their privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for your visits to, or the data collection or use practices of, other sites.

Law applicable to job application

The Careers Site allows you to benefit from Edwards centralized global recruitment function, while applying for jobs world-wide. This Careers Site is operated from the United States. Accordingly, any personal information you submit to the Careers Site will be collected in the U.S. and will be subject to U.S. laws. However, if we share your personal information with an affiliate located in another country in its capacity as a potential employer, the affiliate will handle your personal information in accordance with this Policy. Any hiring or other employment-related decisions will be made by the hiring affiliate in accordance with the laws of the country where the job will be located.

About children

The Careers Site is not intended for minors under the age of 15 or the lawful age of employment (whichever is greater) in any country in which we operate.

Changes to the policy

We reserve the right to amend this Policy at any time without advance notice in order to address future developments of Edwards, the Careers Site or changes in industry or legal trends. We will post the revised Policy on the Careers Site or announce the change on the home page of the Careers Site. You can determine when the Policy was revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend on the top of this Policy. Any changes will become effective upon the posting of the revised Policy on the Careers Site. By continuing to use the Careers Site following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, in whole or part, you can choose to not continue to use the Careers Site.

Contact us

If you have questions or requests, please feel free to contact us at the following address:

Edwards Lifesciences LLC, 1 Edwards Way Irvine, CA 92614

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