What information do we collect about you?
Website usage information is collected via cookies using a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. This is usually done when you contact us through an online form or voluntarily request assets such as whitepapers.
How will we use the information about you?
We collect information about you to email you about other products and services we think may be of interest to you, if you agree.
We use your information collected from the website to personalize your repeat visits to our website.
Adagio will not share your information for marketing purposes with other companies unless required to do so by law.
We would like to send you information about products and services of ours which may be of interest to you. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at a later date.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.
If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please let us know at email@example.com.
Access to your information and correction
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us. We may make a small charge for this service.
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.
Complaints or queries
Adagio tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Adagio’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write to us at Adagio, Sint-Denijslaan 96, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.
Access to personal information
Adagio tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by writing to us at email@example.com. If we do hold information about you, we will:
- give you a description of it;
- tell you why we are holding it;
- tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
- let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example, by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.
If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes.
Job applicants, current and former Adagio employees
Adagio is the data controller for the information you provide during the process unless otherwise stated. If you have any queries about the process or how we handle your information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will we do with the information you provide to us?
All the information you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfill legal or regulatory requirements if necessary.
We will not share any of the information you provide during the recruitment process with any third parties for marketing purposes or store any of your information outside of the European Economic Area. The information you provide will be held securely by us and/or our data processors whether the information is in electronic or physical format.
We will use the contact details you provide to us to contact you to progress your application. We will use the other information you provide to assess your suitability for the role you have applied for.
What information do we ask for, and why?
We do not collect more information than we need to fulfill our stated purposes and will not retain it for longer than is necessary.
The information we ask for is used to assess your suitability for employment. You don’t have to provide what we ask for, but it might affect your application if you don’t.
We ask you for your personal details including name and contact details. We will also ask you about your previous experience, education, referees and for answers to questions relevant to the role you have applied for. Our recruitment team will have access to all of this information.
You will also be asked to provide equal opportunities information. This is not mandatory information – if you don’t provide it, it will not affect your application. This information will not be made available to any staff outside of our recruitment team, including hiring managers, in a way which can identify you. Any information you do provide, will be used only to produce and monitor equal opportunities statistics.
Our hiring managers shortlist applications for interview. They will not be provided with your name or contact details or with your equal opportunities information if you have provided it.
We might ask you to participate in assessment days; complete tests or occupational personality profile questionnaires; and/or to attend an interview – or a combination of these. Information will be generated by you and by us. For example, you might complete a written test, or we might take interview notes. This information is held by Adagio.
If you are unsuccessful following assessment for the position you have applied for, we may ask if you would like your details to be retained in our talent pool for a period of one year. If you say yes, we would proactively contact you should any further suitable vacancies arise.
If we make a conditional offer of employment, we will ask you for information so that we can carry out pre-employment checks. You must successfully complete pre-employment checks to progress to a final offer. We are required to confirm the identity of our staff, their right to work in Belgium and seek assurance as to their trustworthiness, integrity and reliability.
You will therefore be required to provide:
- proof of your identity – you will be asked to attend our office with original documents where we will take copies.
- proof of your qualifications – you will be asked to attend our office with original documents where we will take copies.
- you will be asked to complete a criminal records declaration to declare any unspent convictions.
- we will contact your referees, using the details you provide in your application, directly to obtain references.
- we will also ask you to complete a questionnaire about your health. This is to establish your fitness to work. This is done through a data processor (please see below).
If we make a final offer, we will also ask you for the following:
- bank details – to process salary payments
- emergency contact details – so we know who to contact in case you have an emergency at work
Post start date
Our Code of Conduct requires all staff to declare if they have any potential conflicts of interest, or if they are active within a political party. If you complete a declaration, the information will be held on your personnel file.
Use of data processors
Data processors are third parties who provide elements of our recruitment service for us. We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organization apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.
If you are employed by Adagio, relevant details about you will be provided to Securex who provide payroll services to Adagio. This will include your name, bank details, address, date of birth, civil status, National Insurance Number and salary.
Here is a link to their Privacy Notice.
For some vacancies, we sometimes advertise through various recruitment agencies. These agencies will collect the application information and might ask you to complete a work preference questionnaire which is used to assess your suitability for the role you have applied for, the results of which are assessed by recruiters. Information collected by these agencies may be retained for some time following the end of our agreement. For details on these agreements, please see the privacy policies of these individual agencies.
How long is the information retained for?
If you are successful, the information you provide during the application process will be retained by us as part of your employee file for the duration of your employment plus 5 years following the end of your employment. This includes your criminal records declaration, fitness to work and references.
If you are unsuccessful at any stage of the process, the information you have provided until that point will be retained for 2 years from the closure of the campaign.
Information generated throughout the assessment process, for example interview notes, is retained by us for 2 years following the closure of the campaign.
Equal opportunities information is retained for 2 years following the closure of the campaign whether you are successful or not.
How do we make decisions about recruitment?
Final recruitment decisions are made by hiring managers and members of our recruitment team. All of the information gathered during the application process is taken into account.
You are able to ask about decisions made about your application by speaking to your contact within our recruitment team or by emailing email@example.com.