Privacy Statement Talent Acquisition Stryker

Stryker Corporation and its affiliates or (“Company”) acts as a data controller with respect to the collection, use, and other processing of certain individually identifiable information about candidates and prospective candidates (“Personal Information”) in connection with Stryker’s Talent Acquisition efforts. Company reserves the right to amend this Notice at any time.

Stryker recognizes that the Personal Information it receives is held in a position of trust. Stryker seeks to fulfill that trust by adhering to general principles regarding the protection of Personal Information. This Privacy Statement explains how we collect, use, share, and protect information as part of Stryker’s Talent Acquisition process. .

This Privacy Statement applies to Personal Information collected through the Stryker careers website, careers website chatbot, Talent Network Forms, social networks where Stryker recruiters receive candidates’ information from the candidate, recruiting agencies, and sourcing platforms including but not limited to LinkedIn.

Personal Information (also referred to as “Personal Data” in some jurisdictions) as used herein, is any data by which a natural person can be identified, directly or indirectly, or located. Any information that in combination with other non-Personal Information can reasonably be used to identify a natural person. Data that is anonymized or de-identified for statistical evaluations or studies are not subject to this definition.

This Privacy Statement describes Stryker’s collection, use, and distribution practices with respect to Personal Information. Stryker’s privacy practices may vary amongst Stryker businesses and countries, both on and offline.

Stryker collects your personal information directly from you, the data subject in all instances where you provide your personal information through the Stryker careers website or to a Stryker recruiter, or indirectly in instances where your personal information is provided by Stryker’s partners (e.g. recruiting agencies).

Stryker requires you to provide Personal Information when applying to job openings at Stryker or to join our Talent Network. Stryker collects this information primarily to assess your compatibility with positions you have applied to or to inform you about vacancies suiting the profile you create on Stryker’s Talent Network.

Stryker maintains physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect your Personal Information and only allows disclosures as permitted by law to assist in providing products or services. We may also collect product and service information and provide these statistics to others in an aggregate form where the information has been de-identified.

Personal Information collected may include:

  • For joining the Talent Network we collect:
    • First name, surname, e-mail address, country, city and optional CV upload
  • For applying to a position, you have to create a profile. For this we collect:
    • CV, first name, surname, home phone, gender, e-mail address, address, city, country, state/region/province, postal code
    • optional: cover letter, work phone, other phone, fax, web address, certificates, references or similar
    • any other information collected in your CV not specifically asked for while applying

Your personal information will be processed by Stryker on the basis of:

  • Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests - where we process your personal information in order to evaluate your application, including automatic assessment of your background (including your experience, employment history, education and location) and aggregated analysis of candidates’ demographics as part of Stryker's recruiting process.
  • Processing is based on consent - when we contact you through your e-mail address to send you vacancies matching your profile and interests.
  • Processing relates to Personal Information which are manifestly made public by the Data Subject – where any Personal Information not specifically required by Stryker is made available to us by joining the Stryker Talent Network or in the process of submitting a candidature for a vacancy.
  • Processing is necessary for a public interest or for the exercise of public authority in strictly limited cases, i.e. where we would be required to cooperate with the Police or other government bodies in case of illegal conduct.

If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we reasonably require, it may hinder Stryker’s ability to provide the information or services you have requested.

Cross-border Transfer

To the extent personal information is transferred out of the country where the owner of that Personal Information lives, such as to Stryker affiliates or business partners in other countries, including in the United States, different standards may apply to how your data is used and protected in those countries. Stryker has appropriate safeguards in place in accordance with applicable legal requirements to ensure that data is adequately protected irrespective of the country. This includes obtaining written assurances from any third party given access to your data so as to require them to adopt standards that ensure an equivalent level of protection for data as that adopted by Stryker. If you prefer not to have your Personal Information transferred, do not use this Site.

Privacy Statement for children

Stryker will not collect any Personal Information from anyone we know to be under the age of 16 without the prior, verifiable consent from his or her legal representative. Such legal representative has the right, upon request, to view the information provided by the child and/or to require that it be deleted.

How long we keep information

Stryker will retain and use the Personal Information collected for our internal recruiting process in accordance with legal obligations or for as long as reasonably necessary for legitimate business purposes.

Information sharing

Stryker may share Personal Information we have collected with companies or agents doing technological maintenance or working on our behalf to help fulfill business needs, including providing customer services and distributing marketing communications. Stryker may also share Personal Information with our subsidiaries and affiliates.

Other service providers that may be used to perform certain functions on our behalf and to whom Personal Information may be disclosed in order to perform their intended function include call-center support, sending or processing postal or electronic mail or analyzing or hosting information on cloud-based servers.

Stryker does not share your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.


The security and confidentiality of your personal information matters to us. For this reason, Stryker has physical, technical and administrative controls in place to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. Stryker evaluates these safeguards on an ongoing basis to help minimize risks from new security threats as they become known.


You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you believe that any personal information, we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible, at the address below. We will promptly correct any personal information found to be incorrect.

You may always choose to object to the collection or use of your personal information or to have your information erased. If you would like a copy of the information held about you for your own use or to transfer to another party, or if you wish to exercise any other right, please contact us at

Updates to Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement may be amended at any time. If material changes are made in how Personal Information is collected, used, disclosed, or otherwise processed, this Statement will be updated, and notices will be provided when/where appropriate. Any material changes to this Privacy Statement will be effective at the time of our posting of the notice of the update. Where required to do so by law, Stryker may seek your prior consent to any material changes we make to this Privacy Statement.

The Statement was last updated on August 19th, 2020.


If you have any questions, complaints, or comments about this Privacy Statement, please contact us. Stryker will use reasonable efforts to respond to you as soon as possible.

Send mail to:

Stryker Corporation

Attn.: Global Privacy Director

2825 Airview Boulevard

Kalamazoo, MI 49002

EU Data Protection Officer:

If we fail to respond to your complaint within a reasonable period of receiving it in writing, or if you are dissatisfied with the response that you receive from us, you may lodge a complaint with the data protection authorities in your home country.

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