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Privacy Policy


This Privacy Statement describes the ways in which Firmenich collect, hold and use information about individual persons who visit our website. However, we will always handle your Personal Information in accordance with the Privacy Policy that was in effect at the time of collection. It is our intention to post changes to our privacy policy on this page so that you are fully informed concerning the types of information we are gathering, how we use it and under what circumstances it may be disclosed.

1. Pledge on privacy
Firmenich is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes users’ need for appropriate protection of personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is any information by which users can be identified such as name, birth date, address, telephone and facsimile numbers, e-mail address and any other information about themselves users might furnish to Firmenich through the use of this site (the “Personal Information”).

2. Intended use of Personal Data
You are not required to submit or provide Personal Information in order to access our web site. Certain portions of the web site may require that we collect such Personal Information from you for a particular purpose, such as to provide you with certain information that you request. When such Personal Information is collected, we generally advise you at the time of such collection how we intend to use the Personal Information. Ordinarily, we may use such Personal Information for communication purposes, such as by way of example only, to respond to such questions or comments from you or for our job recruitment process (as described hereinafter), and we may use such Personal Information for internal business purposes, such as by way of example only, to better understand users’ needs and provide users with better service. Such Personal Information may be shared with Firmenich affiliated companies.

3. Non-disclosure of Personal Data
Firmenich will not sell, share, lease or otherwise make your personally identifiable information available to third parties without your consent, being understood that Firmenich affiliated companies are not considered to be third parties. We may disclose your Personal Information, including but not limited to Candidate Data, if we believe we are required to do so by law; to comply with legal process or government inquiries; to protect our operations; to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Firmenich, its affiliated companies, you or the public, and/or to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain. No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secured. As a result, while Firmenich strives to protect your information, Firmenich cannot warrant the security of any information users transmit to Firmenich.

4. Data transfer & Security
We may transfer your data to one of the Firmenich Group's databases outside your country of domicile, potentially including countries which may not require an adequate level of protection for your Personal Data compared with that provided in your country.
This Firmenich Privacy Policy provides uniform minimum compliance standards for the worldwide use and protection of Candidate Data by Firmenich and/or its affiliates. Firmenich and/or its affiliates shall handle Candidate Data in accordance with local law(s) applicable at the place where such Candidate Data are processed. Firmenich and/or its affiliates only utilize Candidate Data for legitimate human resources purposes. Such legitimate human resources purposes include, but are not limited to, identifying and/or evaluating candidates for Firmenich positions; making a decision regarding whether a candidate should be hired; maintaining appropriate hiring practice records; analyzing the hiring process and its outcome(s), and/or conducting background investigations, where permitted by law. Candidate Data shall not be shared with third parties.

Candidate Data is any identifiable information about you that you or someone else provides (on your or Firmenich behalf) in the context of applying for a position with Firmenich and/or its affiliates. Such Candidate Data is submitted through the Career section of this site and may include Personal Information. By submitting Candidate Data, you confirm and agree that (1) you have reviewed this Firmenich Privacy Statement; (2) Firmenich may process the Candidate Data according to the recruitment purposes set out in this Firmenich Privacy Statement and/or elsewhere on the Firmenich site, and (3) the Candidate Data may be transferred worldwide consistent with this Firmenich Privacy Statement and/or other provisions contained on the Firmenich site.

5. Careers
The Career section of the Firmenich web site allows you to provide us with personally identifiable information, which we will use for employment purpose and to evaluate the candidates’ applications for the openings positions. Firmenich may also use such Candidate Data to search for potential candidates for consideration in connection with jobs, which may or may not be listed on the career page. At any time after you have allowed your Candidate Data to be part of the Firmenich database, you are entitled to require, in writing or via the web site, that Firmenich and its affiliated entities stop using your personal data collected through this web site.

6. "Cookies" and internet tags
When you visit this site, Firmenich web servers collect the domain names, not the email addresses, of visitors. To help Firmenich users improve their experience, Firmenich web servers may attempt to place a “cookie” (a small data file transferred from a web server to an individual’s computer for record keeping purposes) on your computer’s hard drive. This allows us to track information regarding use of our website and also helps us to improve the experience of the users of our web site. Cookies are industry standard and most web sites use them. Cookies are not used to obtain your name or any other personal data. The information tracked is used strictly for internal purposes and is not shared with third parties other than Firmenich affiliates and contractors who assist Firmenich in these efforts and are bound to confidentiality. If you choose not to accept cookies, most browsers permit you to adjust your settings to delete existing cookies, decline acceptance of new cookies, and/or alert you before such a cookie is place. You should know, however, that declining to use cookies might alter or impair your experience with this and/or other web sites.

7. Personal information and children
Children and young people under 18 are advised to get permission from their parent or guardian before they submit personally identifiable information to this site. In any event, this web site is not directed at nor is it intended for persons under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Information from or about children. We do not knowingly market our products or services to persons under 18 years of age.

8. Updates to this Privacy Notice
We may change or update portions of this Privacy Notice at any time and without prior notice to you. Please check back from time to time so you are aware of any changes or updates to the notice. We will indicate the effective date of the notice.
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