Information Notice Candidates


Information notice for candidates and potential candidates


The company within the Geely group of companies to which you applied for a job (“Geely”, “we”, “our” and “us”), is controller for the processing of your personal data[1] as described below.

In this information notice, we want to inform you as a potential candidate or as a candidate when you have applied for a job with us, how we process your personal data. We explain in detail what personal data we store and otherwise process and why we need to process it when you apply for a job or when we have contact with you as a potential candidate. We also explain what rights you have in relation to our processing of your personal data.

Please note, that we only process your personal identification number, when it is clearly motivated in consideration of the purposes of the processing, when it is necessary for us to identify you or otherwise when it is necessary according to applicable data protection legislation. In summary, we process personal data for the following purposes: [1] Personal data is all information that relates to you, for example your name, e-mail address and information about your qualifications.

- to communicate with you as a potential candidate or when you have applied for a job;

- to administer and appraise your job application;

- to evaluate your economic and criminal background and to make a risk assessment, we analyse and process information from your criminal record and economic record;

- to give you access and administer your visits to our premises;

- to match your profile to future job openings at Geely or with other companies within our company group (if you have consented to us doing so);

- to defend us in the event of future discrimination claims in relation to your job application process;

- to administer your interactions with us on our social media accounts.

Below you can read more about how we process your personal data when you interact with us in different situations. Should you have any questions regarding our processing of your personal data, or if you wish to exercise any of your rights under data protection legislation, please contact us via our e-mail address compliance@geelybusinesscenter.com. Our postal address is Lindholmsallén 8 B, 417 55 Göteborg.


Below you can find more detailed information about the following topics:

1.  From where do we collect your personal data?
2.  Are you required to provide personal data to us?
3.  Who can gain access to your personal data and why?
4.  Where are your personal data processed?
5.  What rights do you have in relation to our processing of your personal data?
6.  Detailed description on how we process your personal data
7.  Balancing of interests assessments when processing personal data based on the legal basis “legitimate interests”
8.  If we make changes to this information notice

1.   From where do we collect your personal data?

When you apply for a job via e-mail, you provide us information about yourself, such as your name, contact details and information found in you CV and cover letter. You also have the possibility to apply for a job via career web sites that you make use of, such as LinkedIn. We will also collect your personal data from other sources as described below:

2.   Are you required to provide personal data to us?

You are not required to provide your personal data to us. However, if you do not provide us any personal data about yourself we will not be able to administer or evaluate your application and profile.

3.   Who can gain access to your personal data and why?

Your personal data is primarily processed by us. However, in certain instances, we share your personal data with third parties as described below.

No matter the purpose for our processing of your personal data, we will share your personal data with our IT-suppliers who will process your personal data on our behalf and on our instructions in order to ensure good and secure IT-operations. We only share your personal data with our IT-suppliers if it is necessary for them to fulfil their contractual obligations towards us. We share your personal data with the following third parties:

-        Companies that help us with recruitments
-        If you visit our offices in Gothenburg, footage from our camera surveillance will be processed by the security company that administer our camera surveillance operations;
-        If you interact with us or visit our pages on social media (such as LinkedIn), the social media platform that you use will also process personal data about you as a user. These social media platforms are either processing your personal data on our instructions or controllers in their own right for their processing of your personal data. What role they have in a particular case depends on the specific platform and activity;
-        companies within our company group to match your profile to future job openings.

4.   Where are your personal data processed?

We, as well as our processors, mainly process your personal data within the EU/EEA. In some instances, we will transfer your personal data outside the EU/EEA. However, such transfer only takes place in accordance with applicable data protection legislation meaning that we will transfer your personal data outside the EU/EEA when we can ensure an appropriate level of protection of your personal data.

If you want to know more about how we transfer your personal data or if you want more information about the appropriate safeguards we have in place to protect your personal data, please feel free to contact us. Our contact details can be found in the beginning of this information notice.

5.   What rights do you have in relation to our processing of your personal data?

According to applicable data protection legislation, depending on the circumstances, you have several rights which are set out below.

If you have any questions regarding these rights or if you want to exercise any of your rights, please contact us. Our contact details can be found in the beginning of this information notice.

Right to information and access

You have the right to obtain a confirmation on whether or not we process your personal data. If we process your personal data, you also have a right to receive information about how we process the personal data and to receive a copy of your personal data.

Right to rectification

You have a right to have inaccurate personal data corrected and to have incomplete personal data completed.

Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) and restriction of processing

You have the right to have your personal data erased in certain instances. This is the case e.g. when the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed and where we process your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest and we find, following your objection (see below under Right to object), that we do not have an overriding interest in continuing to process it.

You also have a right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal data. For example, when you question the accuracy of the personal data, when you have objected to our processing of your personal data based upon our legitimate interest, or where the processing is unlawful, and you oppose to the erasure of your personal data and instead want us to restrict our processing.

Right to withdraw consent

At any given time, you have the right to withdraw all or part of a given consent to our processing of your personal data when the legal basis for the processing is your consent. You can withdraw your consent by sending an e-mail to compliance@geelybusinesscenter.com.

Right to data portability

You have a right to in certain instances be provided with such personal data (concerning you) that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have a right to in certain instances have such personal data transferred to another controller, where technically feasible.

Right to object

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data when the processing is based on legal basis “legitimate interest”. The situations when we base our processing on our legitimate interest are stated in the below charts and you can read more about our balancing of interest assessments in the end of this information notice. In some instances, we may continue to process your personal data even if you have objected to our processing. This can be the case if we can show compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests or if our processing is necessary for the purpose of establishing, exercising or defending against legal claims.

Right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority concerning our processing of your personal data.

Such a complaint can be filed to the authority in the EU/EEA member state where you live, work or where the alleged infringement of applicable data protection legislation has occurred.

6.   Detailed description on how we process your personal data

The below charts describes in detail why we process your personal data, what personal data we process, the legal basis for our processing and how long we process your personal data.

7.   Balancing of interests assessments when processing personal data based on the legal basis “legitimate interests”

As we state above, for some purposes, we process your personal data based upon our “legitimate interest”. By carrying out a balancing of interests assessment concerning our processing of your personal data, we have concluded that our legitimate interest for the processing outweighs your interests or rights which require the protection of your personal data.

If you want more information in relation to our balancing of interests assessments, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our contact details can be found at the beginning of this information notice.

8.   If we make changes to this information notice

We may change this information notice from time to time and you will be notified when material changes that affect you are made.