Privacy Statement Talent Acquisition Stryker

Stryker Corporation (“Company”) acts as a data controller with respect to the collection, use, and other processing of certain individually identifiable information about candidates applying for positions published on and/or joining the Stryker Talent Network (“Personal Information”) in connection with the internal recruiting process. 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 during the Stryker recruiting process.

This Privacy Statement applies to Personal Information collected through the website Stryker has in place ( for publishing vacancies, such information are directly collected from you, the data subject.

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 through our careers website as soon as you apply to a specific position or join the talent network.

Stryker requires you to provide Personal Information for submitting your application to a specific position or for joining our Talent Network. Stryker collects this information from the online form to be filled in with the information we may need to assess your compatibility to positions you applied for or to inform you about vacancies suiting your profile, according to a profile you created on our 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:
    • Your CV, first name, surname, home phone, 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 for the recruiting process and 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 can contact us directly any time at the address below to update your Personal Information. Certain Personal Information may still be retained in accordance with our internal record retention procedures and processes or to the extent necessary to comply with applicable law.

In particular, following the un-subscription link contained in all emails you receive from Stryker Talent Network, you can exercise your right to object to stop receiving communications from Stryker.

You, as a Data Subject with Personal Information held by Stryker as the Controller, have the right to request from Stryker:

  • (1) Access to your Personal Information
  • (2) Rectification or Erasure of your Personal information;
  • (3) Restriction of Processing;
  • (4) Halting of Processing based on an objection;
  • (5) Data portability – The ability to move Personal Information to another Controller; and,
  • (6) To withdraw your consent from Processing. Withdrawal does not invalidate the consent-based processing that occurred prior to withdrawal

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 May 24th, 2018.


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 and

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.