Privacy notice for job applicants of Orthex Sweden AB

This privacy notice concerns processing of personal data related to job applicants of Orthex Sweden AB. 

Controller contact information

Orthex Sweden AB

Box 6

SE-36221 Tingsryd, Sweden

Tel. +46 (0) 477 450 00

For what purposes do we collect your personal data?

The purpose of processing job applicants' personal data is to recruit Orthex staff:

  • Receiving, processing, and storing a job application
  • Concluding an employment contract between the job applicant and Orthex
  • Retaining the job application for possible future recruitment.

In addition, personal data will be processed in order to take measures prior to the conclusion of the employment contract between the selected job applicant and Orthex.

On what basis do we process your personal data?

We only process your personal data when the processing is based on

    a) your consent given to one or more specific purposes

    b) the performance of a contract to which you are a party or taking steps at your request prior to entering a contract

    c) our statutory obligation or

    d) our legitimate interest.

In these cases, we have a valid legal basis for processing your personal data. 

What kind of personal data do we process?

We process the following personal data about job applicants:

  • Basic and identification information: first and last name
  • Contact information: address, phone number, email address
  • Information to be used for the assessment of eligibility and suitability: information related to the job application and CV, such as work experience (employer, job title, job description), education and qualification information, language skills, special skills, work samples and other skills, employment certificates
  • Information on matters and special skills required for the job to be applied for (e.g., driving license)
  • Job applicant’s suitability and reliability assessments and checks, such as personal identity and suitability assessments
  • Information generated during the job search process, such as communications, interviews, classifications by employer, and notes
  • Information about referees
  • With the consent of the job applicant, publicly available information (e.g., LinkedIn or other social media services)
  • Any other information provided by the job applicants themselves, such as a photograph

Where do we collect your personal data?

Personal data is collected primarily from you as a job applicant, or with your consent from referrals or testing. In addition, the data consists of data stored during the recruitment process. Other sources of information are used within the limits prescribed by law.

To which parties do we disclose or transfer your data?

As a rule, we do not disclose your personal data further outside the Orthex Group and at Orthex Group, your personal data is processed only by personnel who are authorised to do so based on their role. If such intra-group transfers or disclosures of personal data take place, we will ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal data by using Intra-Group Data Transfer Agreements.

We use service providers to manage and operate our business. These service providers can only process your personal data based on our instructions and use it only for purposes defined by us. Such processing is always regulated by Data Processing Agreements to ensure that all our service providers keep your personal data safe and process it only in accordance with applicable legislation.

In certain situations, we must disclose your personal data to another controller, who will use that personal data for its own purposes. Personal data may have to be disclosed for example to authorities when Orthex has a legal obligation to do so.

Do we transfer your personal data outside the EU or EEA?

As a rule, we do not transfer your personal data outside the EU or EEA. In case your personal data is transferred outside the EU or EEA, appropriate technical and organisational measures, such as EU Model Clauses, are taken to secure your personal data. The recipients of such data will be required to protect confidentiality and security of the personal data and may not use it for the benefit of their own business.

How do we protect your personal data?

Orthex has taken appropriate technical and organisational measures to restrict access to the personal data it holds and to protect it against loss, accidental destruction, misuse, and unlawful alteration. Access to personal data is restricted on a need-to-know basis to individuals (Orthex’s employees and service providers) who need to access the data for the purposes it was collected for.

How long do we store your personal data?

By default, we store personal data only as long as is necessary for the purposes it was collected for. When personal data is no longer needed for that purpose, it was originally collected for, it will be deleted or anonymized, unless we have a legal obligation to retain the data for a longer period. This means that the retention periods we have defined for your personal data vary depending on the processing purpose, type of personal data, and local requirements.

In general, we will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. When personal information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was originally collected, it will be deleted or made anonymous, unless we have a legal obligation to retain it for longer. This means that the retention period we set for your personal information will vary depending on the purpose of the processing, the type of personal information and local requirements.

In principle, the data will be kept for a maximum of two years after the end of the recruitment process. The necessary information is transferred to the employees' personal data register when Orthex and the job applicant enter into an employment contract. Open job applications are kept for 6 months from the receipt of the application.

With your consent, your personal data may also be kept longer, for example for future recruitment processes.

Do we use your personal data for automated decision making?

We will not use your personal data for automated decision-making which would have legal or equivalent effects on you.

What are your rights as a data subject?

As a data subject you have certain rights which help you to control your own personal data and to affect the way it is being processed. If you wish to use your rights, please contact us by email at

Right to access 

You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether your personal data is being processed by us and to know what personal data it is we process. If you wish, you may request a copy of such data.

Right to rectification

If your personal data is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to request for rectification or completion of your personal data.

Right to be forgotten

You have the right to request that your personal data be erased. In such a case, we will delete your personal data unless we have a legal obligation or other overriding reason to retain your data.

Restriction of processing, right to object and data portability 

In certain situations, you have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data, for example, if your personal data is inaccurate. Based on your own circumstances, you may also have the right to object the processing of your personal data. In this case we will assess whether there are any compelling statutory reasons requiring us to continue processing of your personal data. You may always object processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, you may also have the right to data portability.

Withdrawal of consent

If the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. 

Right to file a complaint to a supervisory authority

You have the right to file a complaint with a local supervisory authority if you find that our processing of your personal data violates your rights as a data subject.


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Date of this notice

31 May 2022

Can this privacy notice be changed?

We may update this privacy notice from time to time to reflect changes in our services, operations and/or applicable law. Any changes will be posted on this website.