Privacy statement Talent Acquisition Stryker


This Privacy Statement explains how we collect, use, share, and protect information as part of Stryker Corporation and its affiliates’ (collectively, “Stryker”) Talent Acquisition process certain individually identifiable information about candidates and prospective candidates (“Personal Information”).

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.


Below we provide a brief overview of the key points in this Privacy Statement.


This Privacy Statement applies to Personal Information collected through the Stryker careers website, recruiting agencies, careers website chatbot, Talent Network Forms, sourcing platforms (such as LinkedIn), and social networks where Stryker recruiters receive candidates’ information from the candidate.

Information collection

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).

In the last 12 months, we have collected the following categories of Personal Information: identifiers (such as name and contact information), applicant records (such as name and contact information), professional information (such as work history and other details on your CV), internet or other electronic network activity information (such as IP address and browsing history). The precise information Stryker collects varies based on whether you are joining the Talent Network or applying for a job:

Purposes & Legal Basis

Stryker requires you to provide Personal Information when applying to job openings at Stryker or to join our Talent Network. Stryker collects and uses 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. We may also use your Personal Information to improve our hiring process, comply with our legal obligations, and other reasons discussed in detail below.

Some jurisdictions require we identify the legal basis for our processing of your information. In those jurisdictions, our bases are:

In jurisdictions that designate parties as data controllers or processors, Stryker is a data controller with respect to the collection, use, and other processing of Personal Information in connection with Stryker’s Talent Acquisition efforts.

We do not use your sensitive personal information for any reason other than those permitted by California Civil Code section 1798.121(a) and the associated regulations.

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 resides, 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.


We have not disclosed Personal Information to third parties, as the California Consumer Privacy Act defines that term, within the last 12 months. Stryker may disclose Personal Information we have collected to our service providers—companies or agents providing technological maintenance or working on our behalf to help fulfill business needs, including providing customer services and distributing marketing communications. Stryker may also provide Personal Information to our subsidiaries and affiliates. We may also disclose your Personal Information to others in order to comply with legal obligations or valid legal processes (such as a subpoena), to protect our rights and property, or for emergency/safety reasons. Also, if a business transfer or change in ownership occurs, we may disclose information as necessary to complete the transaction.

Stryker does not share your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. We also do not sell your Personal Information, and we do not use it for targeted advertising based on your activity across others’ websites (a concept known as “sharing” under California law).


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.


In some jurisdictions (including, for example, California, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and European Economic Area), you have the following rights with respect to your Personal Information:

We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights regarding your Personal Information. Additionally, if you are an applicant in the United Kingdom or European Economic Area, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Information or request that we restrict our processing of that information.

If you want to exercise the above rights, please contact us at or 862-229-0023. You, your authorized agent, or another person authorized by law may make a request related to your Personal Information. If you have an agent making a request, we will require (1) the agent to provide proof of authorization and (2) you to confirm that you authorized the agent to act on your behalf.

We can only honor verified requests. Once we receive your request, we will verify your identity by following our internal process for verification, which may require you to provide identifying information—such as your date of birth and last four digits of your Social Security number—or send us an email from your address we have on file.

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.


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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