Effective Date: 16 March 2023
This ManpowerGroup Privacy Notice provides a framework of understanding about the personal data that is collected by ManpowerGroup Singapore and its subsidiaries and affiliates listed here (as applicable, thereinafter each separately and/or jointly called the "Data Controller"). Personal data collected by the Data Controller will be controlled and processed in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Notice.
This Privacy Notice applies to (1) our job candidates and recipients of our career services, (2) our associates, who are people we source or place on assignment with one of our clients, or individuals to whom we provide outplacement or career transition services, (3) users of the websites and apps listed here (the "Sites"), and (4) representatives of our business partners, clients and vendors. This Privacy Notice does not apply to our country-based staff employees, who are individuals employed by ManpowerGroup and who work directly for ManpowerGroup and not directly for a ManpowerGroup client.
This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal data or personal information we collect, how we use the information, how we process and protect the information we collect, for how long we store it, with whom we share it, to whom we transfer it and the rights that individuals can exercise regarding our use of their personal data. We also describe how you can contact us about our privacy practices and to exercise your rights. In general, our privacy practices conform with local law and regulation, including where applicable the provisions of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Accordingly, our privacy practices may vary among the countries in which we operate to reflect local practices and legal requirements; and you can view specific local terms by visiting our local websites.
Information We Collect
We collect personal information about you in various ways, such as through our Sites and social media channels; at our events and through phone and fax; through job applications and in connection with in-person recruitment; and in connection with our interactions with clients and vendors. We may collect the following types of personal information (as permitted under local law):
contact information (such as name, postal address, email address and telephone number);
username and password when you register on our Sites;
information you provide about friends or other people you would like us to contact (The Data Controller assumes that the other person previously gave an authorization for such communication); and
other information you may provide to us, such as in surveys or through the "Contact Us" feature on our Sites
In addition, if you are an associate or job candidate, you apply for a position or create an account to apply for a position, we may collect the following types of personal data (as permitted under local law):
employment and education history;
language proficiencies and other work-related skills;
Social Security number, national identifier or other government-issued identification number;
date of birth;
biometric data (including but not limited to fingerprints);
bank account information;
citizenship and work authorization status;
information provided by references; and
information contained in your resume or C.V., information you provide regarding your career interests, and other information about your qualifications for employment.
We may also collect the following types of personal data upon receiving your explicit consent (where required by applicable law):
disabilities and health-related information; and
results of drug tests, criminal and other background checks.
In addition, we may collect information you provide to us about other individuals, such as information related to emergency contacts.
How We Use the Information We Collect
The Data Controller collects and uses the data gathered for the following purposes (as permitted under local law):
providing workforce solutions and connecting people to work;
creating and managing online accounts;
managing our business partner, client and vendor relationships;
where permitted under law and consistent with this Privacy Notice, to send promotional materials, alerts regarding available positions and other communications;
where permitted under law, for communicating about, and administering participation in, special events, promotions, programs, offers, surveys, contests and market research;
responding to individuals' inquiries and claims;
operating, evaluating and improving our business (including developing, enhancing, analyzing and improving our services; managing our communications; performing data analytics; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
protecting against, identifying and seeking to prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, claims and other liabilities; and
complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies.
All processing will be carried out based on adequate legal grounds which may fall into a number of categories, including:
consent or explicit consent from the data subject, where required by applicable law;
to ensure that we comply with a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract (e.g. processing your personal data to ensure that your wages and taxes are paid correctly); or
it is essential and necessary for the legitimate interest of the Data Controller, as described in more detail below (e.g. allowing access to a website in order to provide the services offered).
In addition to the activities listed above, if you are an associate or job candidate and you apply for a position or create an account to apply for a position, as permitted under local law, we use the information described in this Privacy Notice for the following purposes:
providing you with job opportunities and work;
providing HR services to you, including administration of benefit programs, payroll, performance management and disciplinary investigations or actions;
providing additional services to you, such as training, career counselling and career transition services;
assessing your suitability as a job candidate and your associate qualifications for positions; and
performing data analytics, such as (i) analyzing our job candidate and associate base; (ii) assessing individual performance and capabilities, including scoring on work-related skills; (iii) identifying skill shortages; (iv) using information to match individuals and potential opportunities, and (v) analyzing pipeline data (trends regarding hiring practices).
We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at or prior to the time of collection.
Use of Automated Data Collection Methods
When you visit our Sites, we may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web beacons and web server logs. The information we may collect in this manner includes IP address, unique device identifier, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on our Sites, dates and times of visits to our Sites and other usage statistics.
A "cookie" is a file that websites send to a visitor's computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor's browser or to store information or settings in the browser.
A "web beacon" also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and is used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.
Through these automated collection methods, we may obtain "clickstream data," which is a log of the links and other content on which a visitor clicks while browsing a website.
Our Sites use these types of cookies:
a) Technical Cookies
Technical cookies are those used exclusively with a view to "carrying out the transmission of a communication on an electronic communications network, or insofar as this is strictly necessary to the provider of an information society service that has been explicitly requested by the contracting party or user to provide the said service."
b) Profiling Cookies
Profiling cookies are aimed at creating user profiles. They are used to send ads messages in line with the preferences shown by the user during navigation. In light of the highly invasive nature of these cookies, vis-à-vis users' private sphere, local and European legislation requires users to be informed appropriately on their use so as to give their valid consent.
How We Collect Information by Automated Means
As you click through our Sites, a record of the action may be collected and stored. We link certain data elements we have collected through automated means, such as your browser information, with other information we have obtained about you to let us know, for example, whether you have opened an email we sent to you. Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Your browser will allow you to block cookies, however, you may not be able to use all of the features of our Sites without cookies.
Providers of third-party apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins on our Sites, such as social media sharing tools, also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. This information is collected directly by the providers of the features and is subject to the privacy policies or notices of these providers. Subject to applicable law, ManpowerGroup is not responsible for these providers' information practices.
To the extent required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent before collecting information using cookies or similar automated means.
How We Use Information Collected through Automated Means
We use information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, web server logs and other automated means for purposes such as
customizing our users' use of our Sites;
delivering content tailored to our users' interests and the manner in which our users use our Sites; and
managing our Sites and other aspects of our business.
We also use third-party analytics services on our Sites, such as those of Google Analytics and Adobe Omniture. The analytics providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyze your use of our Sites. The information collected through these means (including IP address) may be disclosed to these analytics providers and other relevant third parties who use the information, for example, to evaluate use of the Sites. To learn more about these analytics services and how to opt out