Boeing’s Commitment to Privacy
Why We Collect and Use Your Personal Information
Boeing collects and uses your personal information for the purpose of determining your qualifications for employment and reaching a hiring decision, as well as to comply with applicable laws and regulations, such as laws related to the evaluation of those seeking employment, or to defend ourselves in claims under such laws. Relevant portions of your personal information, if you are hired, also will be used to establish a basic employment record. We do not collect or use the personal information you submit as a job applicant for unrelated purposes.
How We Collect Personal Information about You
Most of the personal information Boeing collects about you is collected directly from your application and resume or curriculum vitae, which is stored on servers located in the United States. We may also collect this type of information from you through other channels and the data may be stored on servers in other jurisdictions. We may also collect information about you from third parties, in order to: (a) verify information about your credentials, such as education and prior employment, (b) follow-up on references that you may provide, and (c) conduct background investigations. It is Boeing’s policy to collect such information from third parties only with your knowledge and agreement. Should Boeing wish to obtain such third party information about you, and you have not completed an employment application authorizing us to do so, we will contact you and request your authorization to proceed.
Disclosures of Your Personal Information
Access to your information will be restricted to those Boeing staff and designated agents who have a need to know the specific information in question in order to carry out their responsibilities with regard to recruitment or employment law. Your information may also be disclosed to governmental entities in compliance with applicable law in the United States and other countries, such as to those agencies authorized to review and enforce equal opportunity laws. We do not disclose applicant information to job banks, or to other companies or external parties.
Your Access to Your Personal Information
If you provide your information through one of our recruitment channels, you will be informed how to access and update that information in that channel. Once your resume is submitted for a specific opening, you will not be able to update the information contained in that copy of your resume. A new resume may be submitted when applying for other positions.
Retention and Deletion of Your Personal Information
Boeing retains your personal information only as long as is necessary for evaluation of employment, as well as to comply with applicable laws relating to the evaluation of those seeking employment. After this time, normally within four years, your information is deleted, unless you consent to Boeing retaining your information for a longer period of time.
Boeing uses appropriate administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized use or modification. In addition, we exercise special precautions in dealing with applicant personal data defined as sensitive by law. For example, when satisfactory completion of a medical examination is a condition for being hired, no medical information, apart from overall suitability or unsuitability for employment, is provided to hiring managers or stored in a new employee’s personnel file.
Applicants from the European Union
As part of its commitment to privacy, Boeing participates in programs approved by the European Commission for the adequate protection of personal information transferred to and processed in the United States and requires all of its agents to abide by applicable requirements of these programs (these being the Safe Harbour program from 2004 until 2017 and the EU/U.S. Privacy Shield framework from 2016 to present.) While applicant data is processed and transferred based upon the applicant’s informed consent, the personal data that is retained to maintain the employment records of successful applicants is processed in accordance with the principles of these programs, as well as the implementation of the principles and requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation and the national laws that implement that Regulation on a national level. The Boeing Global Privacy office performs all of the duties required of a Data Protection Officer specified by the European General Data Protection Regulation and can be contacted as described below. You have the right to request from Boeing access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing or to object to processing as well as a right to data portability. Exercise of these rights is facilitated by our rights exercise portal.
Applicants from California
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides California job applicants with specific privacy rights. Applicants are entitled to receive notice about the categories of personal information Boeing collects about them and how that information is used, as described throughout this notice. Please contact the Boeing Global Privacy Office with inquiries, questions, or requests regarding Boeing’s processing of your personal information.
Communications from Boeing
Boeing may contact you, using the contact information you have provided, for purposes of responding to your application for a particular job or jobs. In addition, you may be notified about new jobs matching your preferences and other events and announcements if you consent to these types of processing.
If you have questions about Boeing’s processing of your personal information, or wish to file a complaint about it, please contact the Boeing Global Privacy Office using any of the following methods:
- Submit your questions and requests online using the Boeing Privacy Rights Exercise Portal at https://boeing.com/privacy/rightsexerciseportal
- Call the Global Privacy Office Hotline at +1 (206) 544-2406 or toll-free at +1 (877) 544-2407
- Submit your questions and requests to the Global Privacy Office e-mail account at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write us at:
- CCPA Rights Request
- Boeing Global Privacy Office
- Mail Code 11-503
- 7755 East Marginal Way S.
- Seattle, WA 98108
You may also refer issues to the Privacy or Data Protection/Supervisory Authority where you live: https://www.boeing.com/privacy/authorities.html
Changes to This Policy
Consent to process personal information
Information you provide will be used based upon your consent to the provisions of this policy indicated by your submission of data. You many revoke this consent by contacting The Global Privacy Office via the methods described above.
Effective Date: January 1, 2020