PRIVACY POLICY

This website is operated by Hill+Knowlton Strategies(“Hill+Knowlton Strategies”, “we” or “us”).

We respect the privacy of users of our website and recognize that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to act in a responsible manner with that information. This Privacy Policy contains important information about how we use your personal information. If you just want to know about how we use cookies, please click here.

 

What information do we collect?

At times, we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information. Generally, this information is requested when you want us to provide you with information regarding Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

We may gather the following information about you when you use this website:

  • Email address (voluntary);

  • IP address (a unique identifier for your computer or other device);

  • Information provided by you in relation to submitting a job application to us (this may include sensitive personal information e.g. ethnic origin), in which case we suggest you review our Privacy Policy for Recruitment found on the careers page.

 

How do we use it?

We will use your personal information in the following ways. We are also required by law to state a legal basis for processing (i.e. to tell you on what grounds we are allowed to use your information), and this is set out below:

 

How we will use your personal information and our legal basis for processing:

 

To provide you with information that you have requested (e.g. a newsletter, bulletins).

Consent – we only use your personal information for this purpose if you have asked us to do so.  You can withdraw your consent at any time.

To respond to specific inquiries you may raise regarding Hill+Knowlton Strategies and its operating companies

 

To respond to specific inquiries you may raise regarding Hill+Knowlton Strategies and its operating companies.

Consent – we only use your personal information for this purpose if you have asked us to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

To provide you with better ways of accessing information from this website

 

To provide you with better ways of accessing information from this website.

Our legitimate interests – we use your personal information to help us to deliver the best online experience to you and other website users.

To process and consider your job application

 

For how we use your information that is collected using cookies and similar technologies please see the “Cookies” page here.

Do we pass your information to third parties?
We may send your personal information to other group companies, affiliates and third parties to help us process your personal information for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose personal information to third parties when we reasonably believe we are required by law, and in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual unlawful or otherwise prohibited activities, including, but not limited to, fraud.

 

How do we use your information for marketing?
We will only provide information to you that you have asked for via the website.

 

Where do we send your information?
We are a global company and we therefore may transfer your personal information to countries around the world including the US and other countries outside Europe. We will, where the country to which your data is transferred has not been found to provide an adequate level of protection, put in place appropriate safeguards (we use standard contractual clauses) to ensure your information is protected.

 

How long do we keep your information?
We will keep your information that we collect on the website for a reasonable period for the purposes set out above. We follow generally accepted industry standards to ensure that your personal information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.

What are cookies?
We may use information obtained from cookies or similar technology. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which we download onto your computer or device when you visit our website. Therefore, when we refer to “you” in this section we mean your computer. We can recognize these cookies on subsequent visits and they allow us to remember you.

Cookies come in many forms. We set out below the principal types and categories of cookies that are used. This section refers to all types and categories of cookies and not just those we use on our website.

 

First and third-party cookies – whether a cookie is first-party or third-party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user, the website displayed in the URL window (e.g. www.hkstrategies.com). Third-Party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.

 

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

 

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

 

What do we use cookies for?

Cookies fall into one or more of the categories set out below. This website uses cookies that fall into all the categories. We may also use data from targeting cookies placed on your computer by third parties when you have visited other websites.

 

1. Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to navigate around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, certain website service functions cannot be provided.

 

2. Performance cookies – These cookies collect information on the pages visited.

These cookies collect information about how users use a website, for instance which pages users go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how the website functions.

 

3. Functionality cookies – These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to help provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymized and they cannot track your browsing activity to other websites.

 

4. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies – these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

 

These cookies are used to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organization such as advertisers. Quite often, targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization.

If you want to delete any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. If you want to stop cookies being stored on your computer in the future, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.

 

Third Party Websites

Our website may contain links to third party sites that we do not operate or endorse. These websites may use cookies and collect your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party websites and we are not responsible for third party websites.

How do we protect your information?

We take appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.

 

Under 13-year olds

This website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from or about any person under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years old and wish to ask a question or use this site in any way which requires you to submit your personal information, please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.

 

Your rights

You are entitled to ask:

  1. For a copy of the personal information we hold about you, and details about how we are processing your personal information;

  2. To have any inaccuracies in your personal information corrected;

  3. If we are processing your personal information by automated means and on the basis of your consent (see “How do we use it?”, above), for us to provide your personal information to you in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format. You can also ask us to provide your personal information directly to a third party in this format, and, if technically feasible, we will do so; and

  4. To have your personal information erased, or for our use of it to be restricted (for example, if your preferences change, or if you do not want us to send you the information you have requested).

Please contact us using the details set out below if you would like to exercise any of these rights.

You also have the right to make a complaint to the supervisory authority if you’re not happy with how we’ve handled your personal information.

 

How to contact us

If you wish to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information or if you have any queries about how we use your personal information, please let us know by contacting us at Privacy@hkstrategies.com.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We review this Privacy Policy on a regular basis to ensure that it is up-to-date with our use of your personal information, and compliant with applicable data protection laws.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. The updated Privacy Policy will be posted on our website. You are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy from time to time.

 

Privacy Policy for Recruitment

At Hill+Knowlton Strategies, we are committed to ensuring that your personal information is protected and never misused.

Our privacy policy explains what personal information we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, the controls you have over your personal information and the procedures that we have in place to protect your privacy. It applies to personal information we collect through our H+K careers website and any associated applications for employment which come through the H+K careers website.

By sharing your personal information with us, and by continuing to use our careers website, you confirm that you have read and understood the terms of this privacy policy. We take responsibility for the personal information we collect about you, and we aim to be transparent about how we handle it, and give you control over it.

In this privacy policy, when we refer to “H+K”, “H+K Strategies”, “us”, “we” or “our”, we mean Hill and Knowlton Strategies or Hill+Knowlton Strategies which provides you with the H+K careers website.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any aspect of this policy or how H+K Strategies handles your information please email our Privacy Team at Privacy@hkstrategies.com.

 

What personal information do we collect?

Our main reasons for collecting your personal information are to provide you with information or services that you have requested including supporting your applications to H+K Strategies and to provide and improve the service, products and experiences that you and the users of the H+K careers website, applicants and employees expect from us.

We collect personal information from you in several different ways; you may share information with us, or we may collect it using other means. In this section, we explain the different ways we collect personal information from you and some ways in which that information will be used. For more details on how we use your personal information, please see the section titled “How do we use your personal information?”.

 

Information you share with us

We collect personal information that you share with us when you register, contact us or interact with us through our website, email, phone or otherwise. You can decide not to provide certain information or ask that any information you have previously shared is removed. If you do so, you may not be able to take full advantage of a career at Hill+Knowlton Strategies and progress an application.

For example, you may provide information to us when you contact us about an opportunity to work at H+K, upload a CV, Resume or other careers information.

To apply for a role listed on our website we require users to register and to provide us with basic contact information. Through these interactions you may share with us: your name, address, e-mail address, postal address, contact number, career history (usually in the form of a CV) as well as any other personally identifiable information you include in your interactions with H+K. We may also ask for additional information to assist us with our recruitment process and in the event you are offered a job.

 

Cookies

We may use cookies and similar technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information from you and to customize your use of the careers website. A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. We may also use web bugs, clear gifs and similar technologies that collect data similar to that collected by a cookie.  A cookie file can contain various types of information, including a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies; however, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent or you can flush your browser of cookies from time to time. (Note: you may need to consult the help area of your browser application for instructions.) If you choose to disable cookies or refuse to accept a cookie, you may not be able to utilize all features of the careers website.

Should you visit any of our affiliate company websites, cookies may be used as described in the relevant privacy policy, so it is a good idea to check the privacy policies which govern those websites.

How do we use your personal information?

The main purpose for processing your personal data is to register your application for a job in our company and, if this application leads to start our selection procedure, make a profile of you, meaning that we will process all the necessary data that is required for us to assess your job application in view of a potential recruitment. This evaluation can also imply an evaluation by a third party.

In case of positive evaluation and decision to hire, we will also use your personal data to prepare an employment contract.

Furthermore, we use your personal information to provide you with information or services that you have requested including supporting your applications to H+K and to provide and improve the service, products and experiences that you and the users of the H+K careers website, applicants and employees expect from us.

The processing of your data is therefore necessary in order to take steps prior to entering into an employment contract and is in our legitimate interests, i.e. the interest to assess and evaluate you before deciding on making an offer of employment, which is also in your interests or at least these do not outweigh our interests.

We may share your personal information with companies in the H+K network, and given the global nature of our company, your personal information may be transferred from one jurisdiction to another. When we make such transfers, we do so in accordance with data protection legislation, for example by using Standard Contractual Clauses where information is transferred from H+K in the European Economic Area to H+K in the United States of America.

We share your personal information with certain third parties who provide services on our behalf. They only have access to the personal information they need to perform those services. They are required to keep your personal information confidential and may not use it other than as we ask them to and always in accordance with this privacy policy.

 

Information you share with us

We use the personal information you share with us in the following ways:

  • To assess your job application, and to keep you updated throughout the application process;

  • To respond to your inquiries and requests;

  • To communicate with you;

  • To provide you with updates about your H+K application;

  • To provide services and support for any application you make;

  • To facilitate any application you make to H+K;

  • To provide updates to you about any changes to Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ policies, terms and conditions and any other matters which we may need to tell you; and

  • If you have asked us to keep you informed of other opportunities at H+K, we may periodically contact you to tell you about these for up to 5 years.

 

Contacting You in the Future

If you have asked us to, we will keep you informed of other opportunities at H+K for up to 5 years. We do this in various ways, including e-mail, post, SMS, via social media platforms and by phone, but only if you are happy for us to do so.

If you would like more information on how we share your personal information, please email our Privacy Team at Privacy@hkstrategies.com.

 

Links to third party websites

We may provide links to other websites which are not operated and controlled by Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

We have no control over and are not responsible for the content of those sites or how the third parties responsible for them collect and use your personal information. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party websites.

Third party websites may have their own privacy policies explaining how they use and share your personal information. You should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these websites to make sure that you are happy with how your personal information is being collected and shared.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We only keep your personal information for as long as we need to, to be able to use it for the reasons given in this privacy policy, and for as long as we are required to keep it by law. Following an application, we keep your information should any other opportunities become available; however, we will only keep your information for a limited period and your details will be purged after 5 years of inactivity on your account.

 

Informing us of Changes

If any of the information that you have provided to Hill+Knowlton Strategies changes, for example if you change your e-mail address, name or postal address, you can update, amend or remove information by logging into your account, or ask us by submitting a request here.

 

Your rights

You are entitled to ask:

  1. For a copy of the personal information we hold about you, and details about how we are processing your personal information;

  2. To have any inaccuracies in your personal information corrected;

  3. If we are processing your personal information by automated means and on the basis of your consent or a contract (see “How do we use it?”, above), for us to provide your personal information, which you have provided to us, to you in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format. You can also ask us to provide your personal information directly to a third party in this format, and, if technically feasible, we will do so; and

  4. To have your personal information erased, or for our use of it to be restricted (for example, if your preferences change, or if you do not want us to send you the information you have requested).

  5. to object to our processing of your personal data for which we use legitimate interest as a legal basis, in which case we will cease the processing unless we have compelling legitimate grounds for the processing. You will for instance be able to object to the processing of your personal data in the event of an unsuccessful application. In that event, we will delete your personal date immediately and cease any further processing.

Please contact us using the details set out below if you would like to exercise any of these rights.

You also have the right to make a complaint to the supervisory authority if you’re not happy with how we’ve handled your personal information.

If the law in your country allows us to impose a fee for giving you access, we will communicate this to you in response to your request.

If you would like to access, update or amend your personal information or, if you would like us to remove personal information that we hold about you, or limit its use, or if you would want to object to our processing of your personal data, please email us at Privacy@hkstrategies.com

 

How do we protect your personal information?

We use appropriate technical and organizational measures, including encryption, to protect your personal information and privacy, and review those regularly. We protect your personal information using a combination of physical and IT security controls, including access controls that restrict and manage the way in which your personal information and data is processed, managed and handled. Whilst we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, we commit to taking all reasonable steps to do so.

 

Changes to this privacy policy

We will review and update this privacy policy from time to time and will note the date it was last updated below.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, or would like to make a complaint about how we use the personal information we hold about you, please email our Privacy Team.

You can contact our Privacy Team at any time through our contact page found at Privacy@hkstrategies.com. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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