Recruitment Privacy Policy

Who is responsible for processing your personal data?

This is the recruitment Privacy Policy of BCG Digital Ventures and its subsidiaries and affiliates belonging to the Boston Consulting Group, Inc. (“we”). This Privacy Policy only applies to the personal information of job applicants and potential candidates for employment, and our optional recruiting programs and events.

Our career site may contain links to external sites which are not governed by this Privacy Policy. BCG Digital Ventures does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third-party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.

For individuals applying to BCG Digital Ventures or one of our portfolio ventures in Germany, the controller of your personal data for the purposes of EU data protection laws is:

BCG Digital Ventures GmbH
Dircksenstrasse 41
10178 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 030 300137500

What personal data do we collect from you?

When applying for employment at BCG Digital Ventures or in our portfolio ventures, you have the option to submit us your contact details and your resume/CV containing information that you deem relevant for the process, such as educational and employment history. We do not seek to collect sensitive personal information about a candidate unless permitted to do so by applicable laws (e.g., US equal opportunity monitoring). In addition to the data you submit directly to us, we may also collect information from third-party sources, such as professionally-focused social networks or public sites.

Please note that the provision of personal information is neither a statutory nor a contractual requirement, nor are you obliged to provide such information. However, failing to do so may result in not being able to continue your candidacy for the position for which you have applied.

How do we use your information?

We use your personal information in the context of the recruitment process:

• To evaluate you for the immediate role you have applied for.
• On the basis of your consent, to add you to our candidate pool for the purpose of considering your profile for other future roles at BCG Digital Ventures and our portfolio ventures. Giving your consent is voluntary and you may withdraw it at any point, but withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing prior to it.
• If the recruitment process leads to an employment, to process already-gathered personal information for the purposes of getting into an employment contract or fulfilling our related legal obligations.
• To ensure compliance with legal requirements, including diversity requirements and practices (where required by applicable laws).
• To safeguard our legitimate interests, including defending ourselves against any legal claims arising from the recruitment process.

When will we share your information?

BCG Digital Ventures is part of the BCG group of companies and we may need to share your personal information with other BCG subsidiaries and affiliates insofar its required for the purposes detailed above. Additionally, your personal information will be processed by our third-party service providers who we have contracted for services such as data hosting and the recruiting software platform.

If you apply for a position in one of our portfolio ventures, we may need to share your application data with the portfolio venture in question as well as our corporate partner, with whom we collaborate on this particular venture. Similarly, if you consent to your data being added to our talent pool, we may share your application data with our portfolio ventures and the corporate partners, with whom we collaborate in building these ventures.

Where do we store your data?

The above arrangements with third-party service providers involve your personal information being stored and processed outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) in the United States. While privacy laws in third countries differ from those in the EEA, we only make these arrangements or transfers where we are satisfied that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect information held in that country. We have entered into EU Standard Contractual Clauses with our third-party service providers that abide the recipients of the data with data protection rules approved by the European Commission.

Please contact us if you wish to request a copy of the specific safeguards applied to the transfer of your personal information.

How do we protect your information?

BCG Digital Ventures has in place appropriate technological and operational security processes designed to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized employees and providers will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or provider having access to any personal information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personal information, BCG Digital Ventures cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorized persons.

How long will we retain your information?

If we do not employ you, we may continue to retain and use your personal information for a period of time (which may vary depending on the country) for system administration purposes, and to perform research. At the expiry of this period, we may retain a minimum amount of your personal information to record your recruiting activity with us.

If you have given your consent to being added to our candidate pool, we will store your personal information for 3 years in order to consider your profile for future opportunities. If you give your consent while submitting your application, but subsequently wish to withdraw it, please contact us.

Your rights

In accordance with applicable data protection laws, including but not limited to the GDPR, you have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information. If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to amend or rectify it. Please follow the process outlined below and we will amend our records where appropriate. You also have the right to require us to erase your personal data, stop processing your personal data, restricting the processing of your personal information, right of portability of your personal information and/or to withdraw your consent to processing. This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

In your request, please make clear what personal information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your personal information deleted or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your personal information. For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.

In addition to the above rights, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.

How to contact us?

For further questions, you may contact the appropriate data protection point of contact:

Data Protection Office
The Boston Consulting Group Inc.
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Applicants to BCG Digital Ventures and portfolio ventures in Germany
Data Protection Officer (Der Datenschutzbeauftragter)
BCG Digital Ventures GmbH
Dircksenstrasse 41
10178 Berlin, Germany

Updates to this policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement from time to time without further notice.