Privacy notice

Usage of personal data  

We hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data and the rights you are entitled under data protection law.

Changes to our privacy policy may become necessary due to changes to our website or due to changes in legal requirements. We reserve the right to make such changes at any time.

The data controller responsible for processing of your personal data is the legal entity at which you applied for the specific position.

Personal data contained in your application may be used by above mentioned legal entity and its affiliates, branches, and subsidiaries (hereinafter referred to as “Sika”) in other countries, for the purpose of providing technical support to enable recruitment process or in case you given your specific consent, also for considering your application for other suitable positions. In some countries the standards for data protection may be different from the standards of data protection of your home country. Your personal data, however, will at any time be protected with appropriate technical and organizational measures and processing is performed in accordance with this Privacy Notice and with applicable data protection law. Your personal data will be hosted and stored on behalf of Sika by SAP SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG. SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG is obliged to meet high security standards to protect your Information.

When we transfer personal data to service providers outside the European Economic Area (EEA), the transfer will only take place if the European Commission has confirmed that the third country has an adequate level of data protection or if other appropriate data protection safeguards are in place.

The categories of personal data processed include

Your contact information (such as first name, last name, country of residence, telephone number, e-mail address)

Data on your professional background (e.g. cv, qualifications and degrees, work experience)

Information regarding your personal circumstances (e.g. cover letter, career interests), which may also include special categories of personal data (e.g. ethnicity) – only if this is legally required or if you decide to share these data with us

We collect and store your personal data when you provide it to us by:

registering on our career portal

creating and updating your candidate profile

applying for a job with your data

being added to our talent pool

sending us your data by e-mail or post

providing us with your data at a career fair or other event

When you submit your application, we will collect the relevant personal data to assess your suitability for possible employment opportunities within Sika. Sika reserves the right to confirm references and verify educational background. You confirm that personal data contained in your application is true and accurate and does not contain any misleading statements or omissions.

Your personal data may be held, processed, disclosed and retained for recruitment purposes, marketing purposes related to recruitment (so long as your consent is valid), personnel administration, management and/or statistics (to support the optimization of recruitment process) as well as for legal and regulatory purposes, unless expressly agreed otherwise between you and Sika.

By registering in the career portal and by applying to a specific position, you are expressing interest in working for us or for a company within the Sika Group and agree to the collection, processing and use of the provided information for the purposes described here. The legal basis of the processing of your personal data when registering to the portal or submitting your application is your given consent. It is up to you to decide whether you want to apply for other vacancies in addition to your specific application and make available your personal data to the business function for that purpose. You can withdraw your consent any time. Please note that the withdrawal only applies to the future. Processing that took place prior to the withdrawal shall not be affected thereby.

Retention and Administration of Information

If your application is successful and you are invited to attend an interview or assessment with Sika, your Information will be retained, and Sika may also use your personal data for personnel administration and management purposes. Insofar as the provision of personal data is necessary to initiate or execute contractual relationships or in connection with performing pre-contractual measures, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 section b) GDPR. If required and legally permissible, we will process your data for purposes other than the original contractual purposes to fulfill legal obligations in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 section c) GDPR.

If your application is unsuccessful, Sika may retain your application and personal data contained therein in general for up to six (6) months, if not dictated otherwise by local legislations.  Sika reserves the right to refer to the personal data contained in the application and contact you for another suitable job within Sika, only based on your explicit consent. However, as your application has been submitted for a specific position it will not be automatically considered for another job opportunity. Please apply separately for any other positions you might be interested in.

If your personal data is stored in the talent pool, your data will be deleted in accordance with the relevant data protection policies mentioned above, with the stipulation that if you have not revised or used your profile for a period of twelve months, we will send you an e-mail requesting you to update your data. If you fail to update your data or to actively confirm that the data is still up-to-date, we will remove you from the talent pool and delete your personal data as part of our regular deletion schedule.

Other processing activities of your personal data

Should the data processing be necessary to protect a legitimate interest of the person responsible or of a third party and should the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject not outweigh the former interest, Art. 6 para. 1 1st sentence section f) GDPR shall serve as the legal basis for the processing. For instance, this applies to any investigations concerning criminal offences. If necessary, we shall inform you separately by stating the legitimate interest, insofar as this is required by law.

In addition, European regulations 2580/2001 and 881/2002 require us to compare your data with the "EU terror lists" in order to ensure that no funds or other economic resources are used for terrorist purposes.

If we would like to process your personal data for a purpose not mentioned above, we will inform you of this in advance.

Your Rights and Removal of your personal data   

If you have any data request queries or want to object to Sika’s processing of data, if applicable under local applicable data protection laws and regulations please contact or where applicable, via webform “Your Rights” available on our Sika websites.

Should you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR you may have the right to request: access to your personal data, rectification of your personal data; erasure of your personal data, restriction of processing of your personal data, data portability and to object to the processing of your personal data. If you have declared your consent to any personal data processing activities, you can withdraw this consent at any time with future effect. You also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state where you reside or work, or where a suspected infringement has occurred, irrespective of any other administrative or judicial remedy.

Please note that application requests sent to this address will not be processed. Sika is entitled to delete or remove your Information from its systems at any time and without notifying you if it is deemed appropriate or necessary.

You can access and update the data you have provided in your profile on the Career Portal at any time. If you discover that your personal data stored with us is incorrect or outdated, you have the right to verify and correct it directly in the Career Portal. You are solely responsible for ensuring that this data is true and correct.

You can withdraw your application at any time via your candidate profile as well as delete your profile. Please note that any active applications will be withdrawn automatically. Your profile with all your personal data will be immediately blocked and deleted as part of our regular deletion schedule.

If you would like to receive automated notifications about new job offers, you can specify this when creating your candidate profile or at any time afterwards under the tab "Options" and "Job notifications". You can create detailed search profiles and will be notified by e-mail for the duration of the time you choose. If you no longer wish to receive such e-mails in the future, you can deactivate the job notifications at any time. If you have deleted your profile, you will no longer receive job notifications.

2.5 We have integrated HubSpot, a customer relationship analysis service, into our website. HubSpot uses what are known as “web beacons” and cookies that are stored on your computer.

The operating company is HubSpot Inc., 25 First Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02141 USA. You can find HubSpot’s privacy policy at:

If, while on our website, you

  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Use our download area, or
  • Fill out our contact form,

and you have given consent via the cookie banner to the use of more than necessary cookies by our website, HubSpot will use the cookies listed below to collect the described data:

If you decline the use of cookies necessary for more than the functioning of this website, HubSpot will set the following necessary cookies to ensure that your wishes are honored:

3. To what recipients do we transmit your data?

We transmit the personal data mentioned in Sections 1.1 to 1.4 to data processors based in the European Union. Such data processors process personal data only on instructions from us and the processing is carried out on behalf of us.

The personal data mentioned in Section 2.5 is transmitted to the operator HubSpot. The data processing by HubSpot is based on the standard contractual clauses pursuant to the European Commission Decision of 5 February 2010.


4. How do we protect your personal data?

We implement technical and organizational measures to ensure an appropriate level of security to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful alteration, destruction, loss or unauthorized disclosure. Our security measures will be continuously enhanced in line with technological developments.


5. What rights do you have?

You have certain rights under the GDPR:

Right of access: You have the right to receive information about your personal data processed by us and about certain other pieces of information (such as, for example, what is provided in this Privacy notice).

Right to correction: If your personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to have your personal information rectified.

Right to deletion: Based on what is known as 'the right to be forgotten', you can request the deletion of your information regarding such personal data where we are under no retention obligation. The right to deletion is not free from exceptions. We have the right to continue using your personal data if such use is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right to restrict processing: This right concerns the restriction of the use or type and manner of use of your data. Please note that this right is limited in certain situations. When we are processing your personal information that we collected from you with your consent you can only request restriction on the basis of: (a) inaccuracy of data; (b) where our processing is unlawful and you don’t want your personal information erased; (c) you need it for a legal claim; or (d) if we no longer need to use the data for the purposes for which we hold it. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for restriction of the use of their personal information to make sure the restriction is respected in future.

Right to data portability: This refers to your right to request that we copy, move or transfer, where technically feasible, your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, for your own purposes.

Right to object: You can object to our use of your personal information including where we use it for our legitimate interests, particularly in the case of direct marketing.

Right to withdraw consent: If you have given your consent to us processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Any such withdrawal of consent does not affect the legality of processing carried out based on the granting of consent until the point of withdrawal.

The exercise of these rights is free of charge for you. However, you are required to prove your identity with two pieces of approved identification. We will use reasonable efforts consistent with our legal duty to supply, correct or delete personal information about you in our filing system.

To make inquiries or exercise any of your rights set out above, please contact us by e-mailing or write to us. We will endeavor to respond within 30 days. You can find our contact details at the top of this Privacy notice.

If we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. If necessary, we will work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints that we cannot resolve directly.

If you are not satisfied with the way any complaint is handled that you make in relation to how your personal information is processed by us, then you may refer your complaint to the relevant data protection supervisory authority (see section at the top).


6. Data protection for minors

This website is intended to be used by persons aged 18 and older. We do not seek to collect information about persons under the age of 18.

No information should be submitted to or posted on the website by persons younger than 18 years of age. If such a person submits personal information via the website, we shall delete that information as soon as we are made aware of their age and thereafter shall not process it any further.