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Privacy statement

As soon as you visit this website, TNO collects personal data about you, both directly (via the personal data provided by you through the application form) and indirectly (such as by accepting cookies when visiting the website). It is of the upmost importance to TNO that the personal data you provide are treated and safeguarded with the greatest possible care.

TNO only uses your personal data in accordance with the purposes described in this privacy statement in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The party responsible for the data processing is the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, located at Anna van Buerenplein 1 in The Hague.

Which data are processed?

All data entered by you and data provided by you in the submitted attachments.

TNO does not collect or process sensitive information such as data revealing your racial or ethnic background, political, religious or philosophical beliefs, possible trade union membership, health or sex life.

Legitimate ground and purposes of data processing

TNO uses your personal data to facilitate a responsible, effective and efficient recruitment and selection process. The legitimate ground for processing these data lies in the legitimate interest of TNO in recruiting and selecting potential candidates for job vacancies. TNO has taken appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the data against any form of unlawful processing, such as loss, theft, misuse, unauthorised access, undesired disclosure, improper amendment or distribution.

TNO collects and processes personal data from both open applications and applications for existing job vacancies. TNO will only process personal data for recruitment purposes. TNO’s recruitment purposes are: comparing the applicant’s data with current vacancies, communicating recruitment and selection procedures, contacting applicants to plan interviews, testing applicants and informing applicants of other relevant vacancies. ‘Processing’ means collecting, registering, storing, organising, transferring, adapting, modifying, retrieving, consulting, using, limiting, disclosing (via transmission, dissemination or another method), comparing, blocking, destroying and deleting recruitment information.

TNO retention periods

TNO retains the data of applicants during the recruitment and selection procedure. Following the end of the recruitment and selection procedure, TNO retains the data of applicants for one year. TNO retains personal data if there is a ‘business need’ to retain these data, e.g. retaining an applicant’s CV in case a suitable vacancy arises. One month prior to the end of an applicant’s data retention period, a request will be sent to you asking your consent to extend the data retention period by one year. If you do not consent to this, the data will be completely removed. In the event that an applicant is hired by TNO, the part of the data required for the conclusion of the employment contract will be included within the HR administration.

GDPR rights

GDPR grants people certain rights in order to check if the data processing is in accordance with the law. Most important rights relating to the recruitment process are your right to access, amend and delete your data. You can exercise your rights by contacting [email protected].

No use of data by third parties

Unless the exceptions mentioned below apply, TNO will not make your data available to third parties under any circumstances, nor will your data be sold.

Exceptions regarding no use of data:

  1. In the context of statutory regulations or legal
  2. In order to protect the rights or property of
  3. To prevent a crime or to protect state
  4. To protect the personal safety of
  5. In order to process candidate data during the recruitment process, the supplier Bullhorn processes data in the ATS
  6. If an assessment takes place, the name and email address will be shared with the supplier of the assessment application, LTP is responsible for the processing itself.


TNO’s websites make use of cookies. A cookie is a file sent by the website which registers information about your visit to TNO’s websites use cookies to keep the website working properly, such as by remembering your preferences or whether you have already completed a survey. In addition, TNO uses cookies to collect statistics on the use of the website, such as visitor numbers, searches and frequently visited pages. TNO uses this information to improve the website and utilizes Google Analytics for this purpose. TNO has adjusted the settings of Google Analytics on the website in accordance with the Google Analytics privacy-friendly settings manual of the Dutch Data Protection Authority. In doing so, TNO has made a processing agreement with Google, masked the last octet of the IP address, turned off ‘data sharing’ and ensured that no other Google services are used in combination with the Google Analytics cookies.

Security measures

In order to optimally protect your personal data against unauthorised access or use, TNO always uses the latest security technology.

Access to your data is limited to TNO personnel who are involved in TNO’s recruitment activities. TNO personnel are obliged to respect the privacy of applicants who visit the TNO website and to keep the data of applicants confidential.

Privacy policy of third parties

This privacy statement does not apply to third party websites that are connected to this website using links. TNO does not accept any responsibility or liability in regard to the way in which these third parties handle personal data. We therefore advise you to always be aware of the privacy policy of these websites.

Data protection officer

TNO has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO fulfils an independent supervisory role within TNO in regard to the manner in which TNO handles personal data. For questions or or complaints, please contact recruitment via [email protected]. More information about the DPO can be found in TNO’s general privacy statement at


This privacy statement may be amended by TNO at any time, without prior warning. Amendments will take effect from the moment that they are published on this website.


For questions about this privacy statement, our data processing activities or the use of this website, please contact us at [email protected] or on 088 866 8188.

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