Explanation of data protection / terms of use


Terms of Use

1. Use of the website www.randstad.ch and all its sub-pages ("Website")

Randstad (Switzerland) AG (hereafter "Randstad") reserves the right to change, expand, remove or add data and information provided on the website, as well as the Randstad Website and Accounts in part or entirely at any time and without notice. Randstad is not obligated to provide a certain offer.

Randstad does not guarantee continual, encompassing availability of the Randstad Website and job forum, which may be affected e.g. by server faults, public communication network faults, power faults or other circumstances which are not within Randstad's area of influence. Furthermore, Randstad reserves the right to impose temporary service limits due to maintenance work and development upgrades, to the extent that these are necessary for proper or improved operation.

Randstad does not guarantee that the information and contents provided on the website and job forum are complete, correct, and current in every case. Randstad shall make its best effort to keep the information (such as job notices) current and free of errors, and shall examine these at regular intervals.

2. User Obligations

The website contains data and information that may be protected by trademark and/or copyright for which the following is to be taken into account:

(1) When making available a photo, document, or other information or things affected by third party rights, the user guarantees that he holds the required rights, such as the required usage rights to use a photo (in particular according to copyright law).

(2) The user guarantees that the information he gives about his personal data and qualifications is truthful.

(3) The user guarantees and represents that he is a real prospect or job applicant and will not use the website or job forum for any other purpose. The user shall ensure that his use corresponds to these terms of use. The user may not use the website or parts thereof:

  • to carry out activities which are or could be directly or indirectly illegal, damaging, threatening, defamatory, obscene, racist, sexually, ethnically or otherwise abusive;

  • to carry out activities that violate or could violate the rights of third parties;

  • to enter deliberately irrelevant,
    misleading or incorrect information;

  • to deliberately carry out activities that lead to intentional system faults.

(4) All intellectual property rights on the website, including text, images, audio and video material, brands and marks, files, software and all other data to which the user is given access via the website, belong solely and uniquely to Randstad. The user is authorised to use the website within the framework of these terms of use. The use of website information outside the website is prohibited without prior agreement from Randstad. Under certain conditions, the user may show job advertisements on his own site, provided he mentions that Randstad is offering this vacancy and adds a link to the Randstad website.

In case of deliberate, intentional violation, we reserve the right to begin legal action and exclude the user from further use of the system.

Data protection

The responsible party according to data protection law is Randstad (Switzerland) AG, Leutschenbachstrasse 45, CH-8050 Zurich (hereafter "Randstad").

1. Data protection for visitors to the internet site

Randstad has taken on the task of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information and particularly data that requires protection, belonging to employees, applicants, service providers, clients, and contract partners. Therefore, for us it is a self-evident fact that we adhere to legal regulations when using personal data via modern information and communication technology.

No personal information is recorded when visiting our website. Our server logs only record the information required to make a connection, such as: name of the requested file, date and time of the request, amount of data transmitted, notification of successful request, web browser, and requesting domain. Additionally, the IP addresses of the requesting computers will be logged. This data is analysed statistically only, in order to optimise the technical quality and content of our internet appearance.

Further personal data is only recorded if you give this information voluntarily, such as within a query, registration, or creating an advertisement. Your personal data is only saved on specially protected computers. We do not sell or rent personal data to third parties. Reading and processing your data is subject to strict internal regulations on the one hand, and on the other hand only occurs for the purpose to which you have given us this data.

We protect our website and other systems via technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, alteration, or distribution of data by unauthorised persons. Access to the account is only possible after entering a username and a personal password. Users should therefore always keep their access information confidential and close the browser window as soon as they complete their communication with Randstad, especially if the computer is shared by other persons who use it.

2. Data protection for applicants

For users who wish to create an account, Randstad requires the user's personal information to be given during registration for the purposes of initiating and possibly completing a contract.

Randstad processes the applicant's personal data within applicable data protection stipulations. The applicant expressly permits Randstad to circulate data which he makes available to Randstad (e.g. curriculum vitae/resume, certificates, personal information) or which are collected during the application process, among Randstad's various places of business. Furthermore, Randstad may include this data in data processing systems (index file, computer etc.) or pass it on to third parties (e.g. IT service providers), who may process the data to the same extent as Randstad. In particular, the applicant allows Randstad to forward his personal information to suitable employer companies. If an applicant does not wish his documents to be given to certain employer companies, then he must inform us of this expressly.

Otherwise, the applicant authorises Randstad to collect references from prior employers and other reference persons, or to have third parties do this.

The applicant grants permission to Randstad to process any personality profiles according to the Data Protection Law [Swiss DSG] within the framework of this stipulation. Furthermore, the applicant also expressly declares his willingness for Randstad to process data in need of special protection (e.g. data about health, criminal record) for the purposes of operational handling.

As part of the permitted data processing and/or passing to third parties according to these terms of use, the applicant also agrees to a data transfer to other countries. In this, Randstad shall fulfil all necessary and reasonable measures to protect the data.

After termination of the business relationships, Randstad shall only process the applicant's data if he gives his agreement. This agreement may be rescinded by the person concerned at any time. Obligations of Randstad due to legal norms regarding the retention of certain data remain reserved. Randstad is authorised to destroy the personal file no later than three years after the termination of the work relationship.

3. Information Services (Newsletter and information)

If the user has subscribed to Randstad's information services, his email address will be used for internal advertising purposes (sending current information, newsletters, job advertisements etc.), until the user unsubscribes from the information services. It is possible to unsubscribe at any time.

In this area, Randstad also records and saves data given to Randstad by the user (registration data when signing up)

4. Rights to information, withdrawal and objection

Within applicable law, the user shall receive information about his data saved at Randstad, at any time, without giving reasons, and at no cost. The user may also, at any time, within applicable law, suspend, correct, or delete his data gathered by Randstad. Information requests and other requests are to be sent to this address: info@ch.randstad.com

5. Deleting an account

Only you yourself can delete your account. To do this, you must log in. In your account, under the "My Data" tab, in the section "My Data", you will find the function "Delete account" on the right. Clicking on "Delete account" will automatically withdraw all your applications and delete all data in due time.

General Stipulations

1. Alterations

Data protection regulations and data protection handling may constantly change. It is therefore advisable and necessary to inform yourself regularly about changes to legal stipulations and Randstad's practice. We reserve the right to adjust these data protection guidelines accordingly at any time. We therefore ask that you call up this Privacy Policy every time you visit our website to check whether it has been changed. You can easily recognise this by the date given at the end.

2. Exclusion of liability for the content of externally linked internet pages

The website www.randstad.ch and its subdomains contain links to external pages on the internet. Our company has no influence on the composition and content of sites that are linked. Randstad (Switzerland) AG therefore accepts no liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information offered there, and hereby distances itself expressly from all content on such sites. This declaration applies to all links found on www.randstad.ch to external sites and their contents.

3. Final provisions

The conditions listed above form the overall agreement between Randstad (Switzerland) AG and users of the website www.randstad.ch, and replace all previous agreements. This agreement is subject to the substantive law of Switzerland. The parties designate the courts of the City of Zurich as authority for any disputes in connection with these terms of use and/or data processing. Should one of the conditions be invalid, the other conditions shall continue to be valid.


July 2016