Privacy Policy

On this area of the HEINEKEN Company career website (the "Website") you can find vacancies for HEINEKEN Corporate Office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, part of the company Heineken Group B.V., located at Tweede Weteringplantsoen 21, 1017 ZD Amsterdam, the Netherlands ("HEINEKEN").

HEINEKEN and its group companies (‘we’ or ‘us’) are committed to protecting your privacy. With ‘you’ we mean all job applicants, candidates and other persons that visit the Website.

This Policy describes how HEINEKEN processed and protects your personal data in the context of its recruitment processes. HEINEKEN is the employer of employees at HEINEKEN Corporate Office and is the controller of your person data.

When you are successful in your application, this Policy will no longer apply. Employees of HEINEKEN are informed of the processing of their personal data by HEINEKEN via the HEINEKEN Privacy Notice for Employee Data.

Processing personal data from Candidates

HEINEKEN collects and processes your personal data for recruitment and selection purposes. This includes processing activities in the scope of assessment of your application, verifying the information received via the application or as otherwise publicly available on you, performing pre-employment screenings, evaluating your eligibility to work at HEINEKEN and contacting you for future positions that suit your skills and capabilities.

The personal data collected and processed by HEINEKEN for these purposes will include:

personal details  (e.g. name, contact details, language spoken, gender, date of birth, social security number, marital/civil status, nationality) talent information (e.g. details contained your letter of application and CV, other details on education and development, work history, drivers’ license , information obtained via reference checks) position (e.g. position of interest, title, location, full-time/part-time possible terms of employment) compensation and payroll (e.g. possible salary, bonus, benefits, compensation type, salary step, stock options and other awards, currency, pay frequency, effective date of compensation) immigration status (e.g. citizenship, passport data and identity card data and details of residency or work permit).

Sensitive personal data

During the recruitment and selection process, we may need to collect certain data viewed as ‘sensitive’ because the reveal intimate characteristics, such as your photo or possible criminal data. Such sensitive data shall be used by us only within the strict limits set out by applicable local law, and may include the following:

Your photo or video image may be processed by us for site access and security reasons, including the pre-employment screening. Photos may also be processed to remove or reduce inequality or to ensure diversity in staffing. Criminal data (including data relating to criminal behaviour, criminal records or proceedings regarding criminal or unlawful behaviour) may be processed by us to make a decision on you for eligibility for the position within HEINEKEN and for further pre-employment screening and monitoring.

Personal data access and transfer

During the recruitment process, candidates information will be accessed internally only by those HEINEKEN employees who are directly involved in the recruitment process or if you have given approval for this, to employees of HEINEKEN affiliates for the purpose of a recruitment process.

Where we have contracted with a trusted third party provider to manage our online employment application process, we put in place an agreement with such third party service provider to protect your personal data. It will only use candidate information to process HEINEKEN employment applications and not for its own purposes. A third party service provider of HEINEKEN may also be located outside your home jurisdiction.

Where an international data transfer takes place to a country that has a different data protection regime, HEINEKEN will ensure that the international data transfer will not negatively affect the level of protection of your personal data. Where required, HEINEKEN will inform you of any additional details on the international data transfers.


We will take appropriate technical, physical and organizational measures to protect personal data from misuse or accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure, acquisition or access, that are consistent with applicable privacy and data security laws and regulations. This will include requiring service providers to use appropriate measures to protect the confidentiality and security of personal data.

Data integrity and retention

HEINEKEN will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data processed are relevant for the recruitment and selection process, and that they are accurate, complete and kept up to date for carrying out the purposes described in this Policy. Please keep your personal data up to date and inform us of any significant changes.

HEINEKEN will apply maximum retention periods to your personal data. These maximum retention periods are based on local laws and our internal guidelines. For positions at HEINEKEN Head Office the retention period is 182 calendar days.

Access and correction requests, questions and complaints

You have the right to request an overview of your personal data processed by or on behalf of us. You have the right to have your data rectified, deleted or restricted (as appropriate). You an exercise this right by contacting the [include contact details – on the HEINEKEN recruitment site?]. Please note that requests that do not meet the requirements set out by applicable law or HEINEKEN guidelines may be requested to be re-issued or ultimately denied and that certain personal data may be exempt from such access, correction and deletion requests pursuant to applicable data protection laws or other laws and regulations.

If you have a complaint about your request, about how your personal data is processed by us or about our privacy and data protection practices in general, you can contact us via

You also have the right to file a complaint with your supervisory authority.