2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index


Privacy Policy

Latest update: September 2019

Adecco Group AG, Bellerivestrasse 30, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland (“Adecco”, “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy (together with other documents referred to herein) describes what personal data we collect from you and how we process your personal data.

We have an online registration form to facilitate your participation in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index event. You will be required to facilitate certain personal data. You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. The collection and the use of your personal information are governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

You represent and warrant that you are of legal age.

There is an index below, so you can go straight to the bits you want if you prefer.


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Personal data we collect from you

How we use your personal information

Your personal information (“your data”) will be collected and handled by us for the following purposes:

Our use of your information as described above is permitted by applicable data protection law because it is:

We do not make any solely automated decisions including those based on profiling, that have a legal or similarly significant effect on you.

We will keep your information for the longer of the period required in order to meet our legal or regulatory responsibilities. Typically, this is for 2 years.

Marketing communications.

We will only send marketing communications to you, as an individual, if you have consented to us doing so.

To receive marketing or promotional communications, you can opt-in by checking the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data.

B2B Communications. If you represent our prospect, partner or customer, either prior to entering into an agreement with Adecco or during a business relationship between Adecco and the legal entity which you represent, we may process your basic contact details (e.g. your name, surname, job position, company name, e-mail, and phone number) so far as necessary to carry out our joint business relationship. In that case, the processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest in maintaining and developing our business relationship and customer base, promoting our products, services, and customer loyalty programs. Generally, you cannot opt out of these sorts of communications which are not marketing-related but merely required for the relevant business relationship.

You may easily opt out of receiving any further marketing communications at any time. Simply click the ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘opt-out’ function at the bottom of the email. In addition, you can also exercise your opt-out right at any time by contacting us at media@adeccogroup.com and providing the following information: your name, your email address, a contact telephone number, the marketing communications you would like to opt out of receiving.

Sharing with third parties

To facilitate our efficient use of your data, and to provide you with the best content and/or resources, we disclose your information to third parties. However, this disclosure will only occur in the following circumstances:

This category of third-parties includes:
Soak Digital, for the build and maintenance of the website. The supplier is located in Norwich, England.
Amazon Web Services, for hosting of the website. The supplier is located in Seattle, United States.

Such recipients will only have access to data required by them to perform their functions and are not permitted to use such data for any other purposes. These recipients will be subject to contractual confidentiality obligations.

IP addresses and cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify you or any individual.

For the same reason, we obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your device. Cookies help us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised content. For more information about our use of cookies on the Website, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

If your computer is shared by other people, we advise that you do not select the ‘remember my details’ option when that option is offered by the Website.

Where your personal data is stored and processed.

As explained in the “Sharing with third parties” paragraph above, we share your personal information with the following:

We endeavour to take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

Do we transfer your data outside of Switzerland?

Your personal information can be transferred and processed in one or more other countries outside of Switzerland. We shall only transfer your data outside Switzerland to countries which provide adequate level of data protection as defined by Swiss data protection law, or where the Adecco Group has put in place appropriate safeguards to seek to preserve the privacy of your information but only for the limited purposes and in accordance with the principles set out herein. Those countries include the France, India, England and USA.

By submitting your personal data, you agree to such transfer, storing and processing outside of Switzerland.

Data Security

Although we will do our best to protect your data, you should be aware that the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website or any third party; for this reason, any transmission is at your own risk. We will use strict operational procedures and adequate, technical and organizational security measures to prevent any unauthorised access, change, deletion or transmission of this personal information.

Your rights. How you can access, correct and delete your data

Under applicable data protection laws, you have the following rights:

To exercise your rights, you can contact us at the following address: media@adeccogroup.com

To the extent our processing of your personal information is based on your consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on your consent before the receipt of such withdrawal.

You can also lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal information with the data protection authority of the Member State of your habitual residence, of your place of work, or of an alleged infringement of your rights).

Changes to this Policy

The terms of this Policy may change from time to time. We shall publish any material changes to this Policy through appropriate notices either on this website or contacting you using other communication channels.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to to Adecco Group AG, Bellerivestrasse 30, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland, or to media@adeccogroup.com

You can request a copy of mechanisms relating to a specific transfer of your personal information by contacting media@adeccogroup.com.

You can also contact our Data Protection Officer at the following address: adecco.globalprivacy@adecco.com.