Privacy Policy for applicants

H&M Hennes & Mauritz UK Limited works to protect your privacy when applying for a job with us. In this policy, you obtain information about how we treat, protect and process the personal data which you disclose to us.

We collect and process the details and the data you give us in connection with your application. This also includes information which we receive together with your application, for example references from previous employers.

In the event that you provide us with any data belonging to a third party, such as a referee, in connection with your application you undertake that you have obtained the third party’s consent prior to us processing their data.

H&M Hennes & Mauritz UK Limited has a policy of not requesting, sensitive personal information from job applicants. Thus, do not provide sensitive personal information e.g. race/ethnic origin, political views, religious/philosophical convictions, trade union membership, health, sexual orientation when submitting your application. Notwithstanding the foregoing, where sensitive personal information does come into our possession we will only process it where we have your express consent to do so, or otherwise in accordance with data protection legislation applicable in England and Wales.

We may request information about any criminal convictions that you possess if this information is relevant to the role that we are recruiting for.

When you submit a job application at the same time you consent to our processing your personal data in a recruitment process. Your data will be used in order to assess your application, check your references and other information you have provided. We will also use your data in order to reply to your application and to invite you to an interview if your profile fits a vacant position.

Your information is processed in the United Kingdom but stored in the Netherlands. H&M Hennes & Mauritz UK Limited is responsible for your personal data and is subject to the personal data legislation of England and Wales. Only those persons who are involved in recruitment have access to your data in a recruitment matter. Services from third parties may be used in the recruitment process to meet H&M Hennes & Mauritz UK Limited commitment to you.

We have taken technical and organisational measures to protect your data against, e.g. loss, manipulation or unauthorised access. We continuously adapt our security measures to ongoing technical developments. Your personal data remains in our database for 18 months after the most recent update. You are entitled to contact us and review the personal data which is being retained concerning you. If it is incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant, you can request that the data be corrected, updated or deleted at any time.

Contact H&M Hennes & Mauritz UK Limited f you have any questions about your application or your personal data. Contact details are available under “Contact us”.


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Companies register: Bolagsverket/Swedish Companies Registration Office
Company registration number: 556042-7220
Authorized representative: Karl-Johan Persson
VAT registration number: VAT NO. SE556042722001