Wolters Kluwer ("we" or "us") wants to inform you about the ways we process your personal information. In this Privacy & Cookie Notice we explain what personal information we collect, use and disclose.

Personal information means any data relating to an individual who can be identified, directly or indirectly, based on that information. This may include information such as names, contact details, (online) identification data, online identifiers, or other characteristics specific to that individual.

In this Privacy & Cookie Notice we explain what personal information we collect, use and disclose. This Notice applies to all personal information collected and processed by Wolters Kluwer N.V. or one of its affiliates or subsidiaries in connection with Wolters Kluwer careers websites (collectively, the “Wolters Kluwer Careers Website”). This Privacy & Cookie Notice does not apply to individuals once they are engaged as permanent or temporary employees, workers, or contractors – personal information of such individuals shall instead be governed by our employee privacy notices, as applicable.


    Wolters Kluwer is a global organization consisting of many companies worldwide. Any personal information provided to or collected by Wolter Kluwer is controlled by Wolters Kluwer N.V., P.O. Box 1030, 2400 BA, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands or one of its affiliates or subsidiaries.

    We are committed to safeguarding the personal information of our customers, users, employees and other stakeholders, while helping our customers, employees, investors, and society create a deeper impact and make the right decisions.

    If you wish to contact us in relation to questions to your personal information we refer you to the ‘HOW YOU CAN CONTACT US’ section below.


    In connection with the Wolters Kluwer Careers Website and related recruitment processes, we may collect the following personal information.

    • Name and contact details, such as first and last name, email address, postal address, telephone number
    • Account Credentials, such as, passwords and other security information for authentication and access
    • Professional, employment or education information, such as information contained in your resume or curriculum vitae
    • General information, such as areas of interest
    • Usage information, such as behavioral information about how you navigate within our Wolters Kluwer Careers Website
    • Computer, device and connection information, such as, IP address, browser type and version and location

    We and our third-party service providers may collect personal information from the following sources:

    • Direct Interactions, such as, when you register or interact with our Wolters Kluwer Careers Website
    • Data from Third Parties, such as, information on third-party websites or other information you may have made publicly available or information provided by third party sources, including but not limited to government entities, background check providers, data resellers and social media providers. Please note that if you choose to connect your public social media profiles upon signing up for personalized job recommendations on the Wolters Kluwer Careers Website, you will share certain personal information from your social media account with us, such as your name, e-mail address, skills, and any other information you choose to make accessible to use when you connect your social media account.
    • Automated Tracking Technologies, such as, information automatically collected about your interaction with our Wolters Kluwer Careers Website using various technologies such as cookies, web logs and beacons and internet tags

    Personal information collected in connection with our Wolters Kluwer Careers Website is used for recruitment or other purposes for which you have provided it and might be further used for statutory or other legitimate purposes only. Purposes for which we may process your personal information during the recruitment process:

    • Recruiting and assessing suitability of a potential job applicant for employment with Wolters Kluwer;
    • Matching profiles for our job vacancies;
    • Performing screening and interviews;
    • Offering a contract of employment;
    • Complying with laws, regulations and our contractual obligations.

    Lawfulness of the processing is one of the main principles relating to processing of your personal information - we apply the following legal processing grounds:

    • processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract - for example, to prepare an employment contract;
    • processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests - for example, to improve the quality of our recruitment process;
    • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject or that is otherwise lawful under applicable data protection laws – for example, to verify the identity of a job applicant;
    • with your given consent.

    To be able to operate our Wolters Kluwer Careers Website and further our business operations, we may share certain information internally or with selected third parties. There might also be a certain statutory or legal obligation that we believe in good faith requires us to disclose your personal information externally. Parties we might share data with include:

    • other Wolters Kluwer affiliates or subsidiaries, e.g. for providing underpinning technology to support the Wolters Kluwer Careers Website and related recruiting processes;
    • our service providers, e.g. for managing or hosting services and/or underpinning technology for the Wolters Kluwer Careers Website and related recruiting processes.

    Whenever we share personal information internally or with third parties in other countries, we have appropriate safeguards in place in accordance with applicable data protection laws including as applicable the EU Model clauses. As required under applicable law, third parties are required to use appropriate safeguards to protect personal information and they can only access personal information that is necessary for performing their specific tasks.


    Your personal information will be processed to the extent necessary for the performance of our obligations, and for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is collected, in accordance with our data retention policies and applicable data protection laws. When we no longer need your personal information, we will take all reasonable steps to remove it from our systems and records or take steps to properly anonymize it so that you can no longer be identified from it.


    We have put in place an internal framework of policies and minimum standards across all our businesses to keep your data safe. In addition, we limit access to personal information by our employees, business partners, service providers and third-party service providers to a ‘need-to-know’ basis. More specifically and in accordance with the law, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures (policies and procedures, IT security, and others) to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your personal information and the way it is processed.


    We will honor your rights under applicable laws. To the extent provided under your local data protection laws, including European data protection laws, your rights include the following:

    • Right of access (‘an overview of your personal information’): the right to get an overview of your personal information that we process.
    • Right to rectification (‘correct your personal information’): if your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, the right to ask us to rectify or complete your personal information.
    • Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’): the right to request that we delete your personal information to the extent permitted by applicable law. In certain circumstances, it may not be possible for us to accept your request, for example, when the processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, or if processing is necessary for the performance of a contract.
    • Right to data portability (‘transfer your personal information’): the right to ask us to transfer your personal information directly to you. This applies to certain personal information if processed by automated means and with your consent or based on a contract you have with us. On your request, and where technically feasible, we will transfer your personal information to another party of your choice.
    • Right to restrict processing: the right to request that we restrict or stop the processing of your personal information held by us for a certain period of time, or for an indefinite period. In certain circumstances, it may not be possible for us to accept your request, for example, when the processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, or if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds otherwise.
    • Right to object: the right to object to the processing of your personal information. The reasons for objection should relate to your particular situation, and be related to a processing based on the legitimate interest condition. We will then no longer process the personal information, unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons otherwise. In certain circumstances, you have the unconditional right to object; for instance, in the context of direct marketing activities.
    • Withdrawal of Consent: the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal information at any time; for instance, after you consented to keeping you informed about our job vacancies, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.

    To exercise your rights and/or for any other questions about the handling of your personal information, we refer you to the ‘HOW YOU CAN CONTACT US section below.

    If you feel we are unresponsive or disagree with our data privacy practices, you can also file a complaint with your national Data Protection Authority.


    We use cookies to optimize our websites and analyze website traffic. On occasion, if we have obtained your informed consent in advance, we may use third party cookies, notably social media plugins, to enable you to share ideas and information related to us instantly and for own marketing purposes.

    Cookies or similar techniques (referred to collectively as “Cookies”) are small text files or pixels, which might be stored on your computer or mobile device. Cookies may be necessary to facilitate website browsing and making it more user-friendly. Third party Cookies may collect information to analyze personal browsing behavior.

    We may use Cookies belonging to one of the four categories listed below. Our website cookie banner facilitates you to manage your preferences of the non-mandatory cookie categories. The banner will also provide an overview of all cookies used under the categories.

    • Necessary Cookies - these mandatory Cookies are needed for our websites to function properly.
    • Functional Cookies - these Cookies add additional functionality to our websites.
    • Performance Cookies - these Cookies support analytic services that help us to improve our website’s functionality and user experience.
    • Interest Cookies - these Cookies can be applied to collect insights to issue personalized content and advertising on our and other websites.

    Our websites may contain links to other Wolters Kluwer or third-party websites, which may have privacy notices that differ from ours. We are not responsible for the collection, processing or disclosure of personal information collected through other websites.

    We are also not responsible for any information or content contained on such websites. Links to other websites are provided solely for convenience. Your usage and browsing on any such website is subject to that website’s own policies. Please review the privacy notices posted on other websites that you may access through our website.

    Wolters Kluwer may provide you with additional or different privacy notices in specific instances on how your personal information is collected and used for a specific Service.


    If you have any questions about how we process your personal information or if you want to exercise one of your rights, you can contact us.

    If you feel we are unresponsive or disagree with our data privacy practices, you can also file a complaint with your national Data Protection Authority.

    In response to a request, we might ask you to verify your identity if needed, and to provide information that helps us to understand your request better. If we do not grant your request, whether in whole or in part, we will explain why.


    From time to time we may update this Privacy & Cookie Notice or any other specific privacy statement. When making changes to this Privacy & Cookie Notice, we will add a new date to this Privacy Statement. This version is effective per June 1, 2020.

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