General Motors (GM) US Privacy Statement for Job Applicants
Effective September 12, 2014
Your privacy is important to General Motors (GM) Company. We want you to know that Personally Identifiable Information (PII) GM collects from you will be treated with care.
GM's Privacy Statement for General Motors Job Applicants lets you know how General Motors (GM) handles Personal Information that you share with General Motors on the GM Careers website https://search-careers.gm.com/
, and throughout the General Motors hiring process.
Personal Information Collection and Use
General Motors hiring process consists of multiple steps designed to evaluate your skills and qualifications for a particular position. When you choose to participate in the General Motors hiring process, you will be asked to provide GM with Personal Information about yourself. The Personal Information that you provide will be used to match your skills and interest to General Motors job requirements. Your Personal Information will also be used to contact and identify you throughout the hiring process.
The following are examples of Personal Information that may be collected in the hiring process:
* Employment history
* Race and ethnicity (only if required by law)
* Health Information (only if required by law)
* Government Issued ID (only be collected if an offer of employment is extended to you)
The information that you share with General Motors may be used by GM suppliers exclusively for the purposes of administering services in the General Motors hiring process. For example, GM may provide Personal Information about you to a supplier that will administer selection tools such as role-plays and decision challenges, or with a supplier that will perform a background verification. We will not share your Personal Information with other third parties for their independent use without your permission. However, nothing in this Privacy Statement prevents the disclosure of your Personal Information for legal compliance, or in response to government inquiries. Additionally, nothing in this Privacy Statement prevents the use of the legal process by General Motors or other parties.
Cookies and Other Tracking Devices
Personal Information Security
General Motors recognizes the importance of safeguarding your Personal Information under its control from theft, inappropriate use, or improper distribution and will use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect your Personal Information. All personal information collected in the hiring process will be scanned and stored on servers located in the United States. It should be recognized that data transmission over the internet or data storage systems is not a 100% secure therefore, no company can perfectly protect Personal Information.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
If you would like to review, correct, update, delete or otherwise limit General Motor’s use of your Personal Information that was previously provided to General Motors, you may contact GM Talent Acquisition Center by accessing the GM Careers Website at: https://search-careers.gm.com/
. We will comply with your request as soon as practicable.
Storage and Retention of your Personal Information
Your personal information is stored in the database of our service provider on a server located in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement unless longer retention is required by law or for auditing purposes. If after submitting your application you agree to be included in our applicant pool, then your data can be stored for a longer period of time but no more than 12 months.
Cross Border Transfer of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have other GM Subsidiaries or where we have engaged a service provider. By using the GM career site you consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to countries outside of your country of residence that may not have the same data protection laws as those in your home country.
General Motors LLC has certified to the Safe Harbor framework agreed to by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the EU and the U.S. and Switzerland with regards to the collection and processing of your Personal Information and is committed to handling your Personal Information in accordance with the Safe Harbor principles. GM’s Safe Harbor Certification can be found at: http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
. For more information about Safe Harbor, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce website at: http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
We do not collect or process any sensitive Personal Information (e.g. information concerning religion, racial, ethnic origin, political opinions or other beliefs, union affiliation or activities, health, sexuality, criminal administrative proceedings or sanctions) as part of our hiring process therefore, we asked that you do not disclose or otherwise send this information through our website or directly to General Motors.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We retain the right to change this Privacy Statement. The effective date of this Privacy Notice is noted in the header at the top of this page. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted in a timely manner.
This privacy Statement does not constitute a contract between General Motors and any job applicant.
If you have questions about the General Motor’s privacy statement, you may contact the General Motors Global Privacy Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidate Declaration of Consent
Based on the above, by selecting “I Accept” below, I am explicitly consent to the collection, transfer, storage and use of my Personal Information. I recognize that if I select “I Decline” I will be unable to participate in the hiring process supported by this website and will have to contact GM directly for available alternatives.
I further understand that my Personal Information may also be disclosed to GM entities and or service providers we have engaged with, but solely for the purpose of providing services related to the hiring process and use of this website. I am aware that GM entities and their service providers are domiciled in various countries, many of which do not have the same data protection laws as those of my country.
Consideration for Other Opportunities
I also consent to have my personal identifiable information kept in the candidate application pool to be considered for other opportunities that may match my interest, and qualifications within General Motors US, its affiliates, subsidiaries or related entities.
By clicking "I Decline", you will not be able to participate in the hiring process supported by this website.