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Pearson Applicant Privacy Notice

This Privacy notice (“notice”) applies to application and employment data collected via Pearson’s employment websites utilising Taleo talent management solutions.

In this Privacy notice, the terms “Pearson:”, “we,” and “us” refer to Pearson Education ltd, respective subsidiaries and affiliated companies.

Processing Your Information

By utilising this service for applications and employment with us, we will collect information about you. This information may include:

  • name;
  • username;
  • password;
  • contact information;
  • demographic information;
  • job experience and positions;
  • educational;
  • skills;
  • interests;
  • and any other information you choose to give us.

We may use the information we collect about you in a variety of ways, including to:

  • process your application;
  • communicate with you;
  • conduct applicant and employment-related statistical evaluation and record keeping;
  • perform aggregated analytics to improve the experience of users;
  • detect, prevent, or investigate security breaches or fraud;
  • and to maintain appropriate records for internal administrative purposes.

How We Share the Information We Collect

When completing an application Pearson may share your information with other Pearson entities and their respective and affiliated companies for processing and decision making.

Storing and Processing Your Information

The information provided to us is stored and processed on secure servers operated by Pearson and hosted by Oracle Corporation in the European Union. Pearson will always take steps to protect your information in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Pearson will retain applicant information for as long as an applicant account is active or as required by law and will delete in line with local data protection legal requirements.


International Transfer

Application information provided to Pearson may at times be transferred internationally to other Pearson entities, affiliates and subcontractors internationally. All personal information is transmitted and stored in a secure manner in accordance with the Privacy Policy and it will be used only for the purposes that it was originally collected. Access to this information may be requested by legal and security enforcement agencies of this jurisdiction.

These territories may include:

  • India;
  • Philippines;
  • Poland;
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom;
  • United States;

Service Providers– We may share your information with third party service providers that assist us with various activities and recruitment processes including applicant management, system maintenance and background analysis. We require companies to only process your information when performing work for us or as required to do so by law.

Accessing Your Information

Depending on your region you may have the right to request access to information we hold about you. Any such request should be made in writing and provided to us at the email or postal address below.

Amending or Deleting Your Information

If you feel that information in our possession is incorrect, would like information deleted or would like to withdraw your application please contact recruitmentdata.privacy@pearson.comWe will make every effort to respond promptly to your request.

Security and Confidentiality

Pearson employs technical, physical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risk of loss, unauthorised access, misuse, disclosure or modification of your information. Pearson requires its service providers to ensure the security and integrity of your information is maintained.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

This statement came into effect on 22 September 2016.

In the future it may become necessary to update this statement. If any substantial changes are undertaken an updated statement will be posted in this space. We encourage you to review any future updates as and when they appear.

Any modifications to this statement that materially affect the way we process or disclose your personal information will be brought to your attention prior to the change coming into effect.

Further Questions?

If you have any questions regarding   your application and employment data please contact: recruitmentdata.privacy@pearson.comAlternatively if you have a query relating to your privacy please feel free to contact the Privacy Office:

By selecting “I Accept” below, you are explicitly consenting to the collection, transfer, storage and use of my Personal Information as outlined above. You also recognise that by selecting “I Decline” Pearson will be unable to continue in the hiring process.

Pearson Education Limited is a registered company in England and Wales whose registered office is at 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL, United Kingdom, company Registration number 872828, VAT Number GB278 5371 21. Pearson is the data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998.

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