Privacy statement

Consent to use Job Application Data

Keeping private information private is extremely important to us. This statement (the “Privacy Statement”) informs you on how the Royal NIOZ will use the information you submit when applying for a job via our workingatnioz website ("Job Application Data").

The Job Application Data you submit to the Royal NIOZ via this website is collected by the HR department of the Royal NIOZ on Texel, The Netherlands. 

This Privacy Statement covers any Job Application Data you submit to us: 

• Name, address, email address, telephone number, or other contact information;

• Information contained in your CV or cover/motivational letter, such as work experience, education, or other information you provide to us;

• Type of employment sought, desired salary, willingness to relocate, or other job preferences;

• Names and contact information for referrals.

It is your responsibility to obtain consent from references before providing their personal information to us. The Royal NIOZ does not wish to receive any confidential or proprietary (or patented) information you have received from previous employers.

Restricted access to private data

Only pre-selected employees of the Royal NIOZ -potential future manager(s), employees of the Human Resources Department and IT (for maintenance purposes), and selected employees- have access to your Job Application Data.

Job Application Data will not be shared with other entities / third parties other than those identified above without your express authorization unless we are forced to distribute data by law.


European Privacy Regulations

As of May 25th, 2018, the Royal NIOZ will handle Job Application Data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU.


‘Your Way’

You provide your Job Application Data voluntarily. However, if you choose not to include all of the data requested for your application, our ability to consider you as a candidate may be limited.


Use of Job Application Data

The Job Application Data you provide will be used to assess your application for employment at the Royal NIOZ (or affiliated entities). We will use data to verify your information, to conduct reference checks, to communicate with you and to inform you of further career opportunities.

If you accept employment with the Royal NIOZ, the information collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes.


Lifecycle data storage

The Job Application Data you provide are stored in our applicant’s database for one year, starting from the moment of your submission. You can correct or delete it by sending us an email with a written request (signed).  



By submitting your Job Application Data you are granting your consent to the processing of that information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.