At Fonterra, we take the privacy of our job applicants seriously. When you apply for, or express interest in, a role with Fonterra, you may share personal data with us in some manner. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to be upfront about the data we collect, how we use it, who we share it with, and how you can exercise your privacy rights.
For the purposes of this privacy statement:
If you have questions about our privacy practices or wish to access or request a correction to personal data we hold about you, please contact us (see ‘Contact us’ at the bottom of this statement).
There may be times where we need to update or revise this statement at any time. Any changes to this privacy statement will always be reflected here and will take effect either immediately or when we tell you. This statement applies to data collected by us from May 2018. The last modifications to this statement were made on 10 June 2020.
Fonterra and its group of companies are the controllers of all personal data within the scope of this privacy statement.
3.1 Answering your questions:
If you get in touch with us via a contact form (available at www.Fonterra.com) or through an email address provided in relation to a vacancy, we’ll use your personal data in order to reply and answer your question(s).
We may also record questions you may have asked, and answers our recruitment team have provided, throughout the course of any recruitment process you have engaged in with us for monitoring and record-keeping purposes. For this purpose, we process your name, contact details, your correspondence with us and all other personal data necessary to answer your question.
3.2 Recruitment and selection:
If you’ve shown interest in a position at Fonterra, we store your personal data on our recruitment system and/or associated systems. We use this data to communicate with you and determine whether your qualifications and professional profile meet the requirements of the vacancy you have applied for. We may also use this information to let you know about other opportunities with us, or invite you to participate in recruitment activities or events.
Personal data can include your contact details, experience and qualification information (such as your CV/resume, employment history, references, visa status/right to work as applicable, education history etc.) and correspondence you’ve had with us about job applications.
We may also collect personal data such as your gender, ethnicity and, where applicable, iwi affiliations if you choose to provide this. Where we ask to collect this information, you will be able to opt-out of providing a response. A decision to provide information (and the information you provide) or a decision to opt out will not have any impact on your selection for any role. Personal data provided in these circumstances is used strictly for equal opportunities monitoring and reporting of role applicants and is anonymised when used for this purpose. It helps us to ensure we promote a diverse and inclusive working environment.
We process your personal data on the basis of your consent and/or for the purpose of potentially joining our team. We may also rely on third parties (e.g. recruitment agencies, background checking, your nominated references and immigration agencies) to provide such data and proceed on the basis that they have your consent or another legal basis to collect, process and pass that data to us. If they do not have a legal basis for processing personal data, they must anonymise it.
3.3 Requesting pre-employment checks and employment agreements:
Before you are offered a position at Fonterra as an employee, we’ll use your personal data to initiate employment processes such as requesting pre-employment/engagement checks and, where applicable, assessments and if successful, providing an employment agreement or agreement for services. We’ll tell you which checks are relevant to your role before they are conducted. You can refuse to allow us to conduct checks, but this may affect our ability to offer you a role with Fonterra.
If you are employed or engaged by us, we’ll continue to store your personal data in our HR systems to support employment and contractor engagement processes and the management of your employment or engagement throughout your time with Fonterra. Such storage will be in accordance with statutory requirements and Fonterra’s policies.
For this purpose, we process your personal data, which may include contact details, date of birth, gender, nationality, ethnicity, ID card or passport details, employment status, experience and qualification information (such as employment history, education history etc), results of background checks, visa/work permit details, availability, tax details, emergency contacts, references, payment and salary details including those related to bonus, insurance, and details about your location.
Following your selection, we may provide certain information to immigration and taxation agencies as required by law to monitor our compliance with relevant immigration and taxation laws.
If you’re an independent contractor/contingent worker, we’ll process your personal data, in the same way, to enter into and manage an agreement for services with you.
3.4 We also collect and process your personal data based on:
3.5 How we collect your personal data:
4.1 Within Fonterra
4.2 External parties
4.3 Transfer of your personal data
We may need to transfer your information to other Fonterra group companies or internal and external service providers, including those in other countries. We will take measures to ensure that your personal data is adequately protected during any transfer and is handled in accordance with this statement.
4.4 Processing of your personal data by data processors
When an external party processes your personal data following our instructions, solely on our behalf, it acts as a data processor. Examples include a data cloud company that provides a platform for recruitment-related activities where personal data is processed, or a recruitment company that provides advice on preferred applications. We enter into an agreement with data processors concerning the processing of personal data which includes obligations to safeguard your personal data so that it is provided solely to the data processor for the purposes of providing services to us and processed in accordance with this statement.
We make all reasonable efforts to secure our systems and ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal data. This includes putting in place 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.
We will keep your personal data for as long as it is required for the purpose it was provided, taking into account our need to answer queries or resolve problems, provide improved and new services, and comply with legal requirements.
This means we may retain your personal data for a reasonable period after your last interaction with us. When the personal data that we have is no longer required or is not required to be retained by law, we will destroy, delete or permanently anonymise it.
If you want to know specific retention periods for certain types of information, please contact us (see ‘Contact us’ at the bottom of this statement).
You have the right to request access to your personal data, and in some circumstances, rectification and/or erasure of personal data. You may also have the right to restrict processing of your personal data, or to object to data processing or portability.
To invoke any of these rights, please contact us (see ‘Contact us’ at the bottom of this statement). We may ask for additional information to verify your identity and location.
If you have given your consent for us to process data for a certain purpose, you can withdraw your consent at any time (although not retrospectively – your withdrawal will be valid from the date of withdrawal rather than from the date of consent was given).
It is important to us that the personal data we hold is accurate, complete and current. If you’re a registered user of a Fonterra account (e.g. on our recruitment system), you may log in to your account and update your personal data. If this is not possible you can contact us (see ‘Contact us’ at the bottom of this statement).
If you want to complain about how we use your personal data, contact us (see ‘Contact us’ at the bottom of this statement).
If we cannot resolve your concerns, then you have the right to complain to the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner (or another applicable Data Protection Authority) about our actions.
If you have any questions about the way we process your personal data, or want to request access to, deletion of, or correction of your personal data held by us, or want to make a complaint about breach of your privacy rights, please contact our Privacy Officer in writing at:
Fonterra, Privacy Officer
Private Bag 92032
Or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org