Lonza America Applicant Privacy Statement

This Applicant Privacy Statement (this “Statement”) applies to all of the information collected on this website (the “Site”) and otherwise by Lonza Group and its affiliates (“Company”), in connection with your application for employment with us (“Applicant Personal Information”). The provisions of the Site’s general privacy statement and terms of use should be read together with this Statement and are incorporated herein by reference.

The Site is operated by the Company, in part, to support its recruitment efforts. The Site is not intended for distribution or use in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. Also, this Site does not extend binding offers or terms or conditions of employment. Any employment offer that may result from your submitting information in response to a job opening listed on this Site is in accordance with the specific terms of that offer and is not based in any way on the description of the job on this Site. Except as otherwise prohibited by law, nothing on this Site shall be construed as a contract of employment or as a guarantee of continued employment or employment for any specific duration. Employment with the Company is "at will" and that generally cannot be modified by an employee or representative of the Company. This means if you are hired, either you or the Company can separate your employment at any time without notice or cause. It also means that your wages, hours, working conditions, compensation rate and other conditions and benefits of employment will be subject to change by the Company.

The Company operates in different locations across the United States.  You understand and agree that, by applying through this Site for a particular position(s), your application also may be considered for other positions or other positions may be recommended to you based on your qualifications. 

Applicant Personal Information. The chart below describes the categories of Applicant Personal Information that may be collected in connection with the application and the purposes for which such information may be used.

Categories of Personal Information Collected

Identifiers and Contact information. This category includes names, addresses, telephone numbers, mobile numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license or state identification numbers, and other similar contact information and identifiers.

Protected classification information. This category includes characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law.

Internet or other electronic network activity information. This category includes without limitation:

  • all activity on the Company’s information systems, such as internet browsing history, search history, and email communications
  • all activity on communications systems including phone calls, call logs, voice mails, text messages, chat logs, and app use

Geolocation data. This category includes GPS location data from company-issued mobile devices and company-owned vehicles.

Professional and employment-related information. This category includes without limitation:

  • data submitted with employment applications including employment history, recommendations, etc.
  • background check and criminal history;
  • work authorization
  • fitness for duty data and reports

Education information. This category includes education history.

Inferences drawn from the Applicant Personal Information in the categories above. The Company may examine the inferences it draws from PI to create a profile about an applicant/employee that reflects the applicant’s/employee’s preferences, characteristics, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes. This might include the Company’s engaging in human capital analytics to identify certain correlations about individuals and success on their jobs. It also might include surveys the company takes from employees about work hours, selected holidays, etc., that are used to inform HR about policies and procedures.

Purposes Personal Information is Used.

  • Collect and process employment applications, including confirming eligibility and qualifications for employment, background and related checks, as necessary.
  • Evaluate an individual’s appropriateness for a particular position at the Company, or promotion to a new position.
  • Communicate with you about your application.
  • Maintaining personnel records and record retention requirements.
  • Complying with applicable state and federal labor, employment, equal employment opportunity, and related laws.
  • Preventing unauthorized access to or use of the Company’s property, including the Company’s information systems, electronic devices, network, and data.
  • Investigating complaints, grievances, and suspected violations of Company policy.
  • Protect the legal rights, privacy, safety or property of Company or its employees, agents, contractors, customers or the public.
  • Protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes
  • Enforce the Site’s terms of use
  • Carry out a license, sale or transfer of all or a portion of the business or assets (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), or manage or arrange for acquisitions, mergers and re-organizations.
  • Design, implement, and promote the Company’s diversity and inclusion programs

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

When completing your application, we do not require, but you may voluntarily choose to provide, other information as part of your application. We would prefer that you avoid submitting the following sensitive information, except where such information is legally required, or needed for us to comply with our legal obligations and internal policies relating to diversity and anti-discrimination: medical or health conditions, family medical history, or genetic information.  

Any information you submit must be true, complete, not misleading and you must have the lawful right to provide it. If not, this may lead to a rejection of your application during the application process or disciplinary action including immediate dismissal if you have been employed. If you intend to provide us with details of a reference or any other third party as part of your CV/résumé, it is your responsibility to obtain consent from that third party prior to passing the personal information to us. If you become an employee, any personal information that you submit may become part of your employment file and may be used for other employment/work-related purposes as permitted by local law. 

To carry out the purposes outlined above, the Company may share information with third parties, such as background check vendors, third-party human resources and information technology vendors, cloud service providers, recruiting companies, outside legal counsel, and state or federal governmental agencies. In addition, by submitting your application and to the extent permitted by law, you authorize the Company to conduct its own investigation of your references, employment history and education, and authorize designated references and prior employers to provide the Company information related to my employment history and qualifications for the position for which you are applying, without prior notice. The Company may add to the categories of Applicant Personal Information it collects and the purposes it uses Applicant Personal Information. In that case, the Company will inform you.

By agreeing to this Statement, you agree to the transfer of Applicant Personal Information about you to countries outside your home country, including countries where data protection laws may differ from those of your home country. Statements here and elsewhere on the Site concerning the treatment of your information may not apply with respect to information already in the Company's possession, such as information obtained by the Company in connection with your current or former employment at the Company, or information that is publicly available to the Company.

Data Retention. We are required to temporarily retain certain information relating to candidates applying for jobs. If there is no activity in relation to Applicant Personal Information, the Company may remove it from its database, subject to the Company’s data retention obligations and policies and any applicable legal or regulatory obligations or for the period of time permitted by local laws, for the purpose of considering whether your skills are suitable for other opportunities. Note that the Company may delete personal information about you at any time (including your CV/résumé), without any reason. Therefore, please retain your own copy of the personal information provided to us. 

Consent. The provision of personal information, including on the Site, is voluntary. Please note however that the failure to provide sufficient information may result in the Company being unable to consider you for employment, promotion, transfer, or relocation. Please read this Statement carefully. By completing and submitting your application on the Site, you indicate your acceptance of our collection, retention, use, transfer and disclosure of Applicant Personal Information and the other provisions concerning your application as described in this Statement.

Changes to Statement. We reserve the right to amend this Statement at any time without advance notice in order to address future developments of the Company, the Site or changes in industry or legal trends. We will post the revised Statement on the Site or announce the change on the home page of the Site. You can determine when the Statement was revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend on the top of this Statement. Any changes will become effective upon the posting of the revised Statement on the Site. By continuing to use the Site following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Statement, in whole or part, you can choose to not continue to use the Site.

Last update: March 15, 2022