Our Commitment to Privacy
International Rectifier Corporation collects, processes, and stores personal data electronically and in hard copy form. The primary purpose for collecting this data is to enable global management of Human Resources. International Rectifier Corporation informs employees about the information we collect, how we use this information, and whether the information will be transferred to third parties. Where possible, we provide individuals with details prior to their providing information, or as soon thereafter as is practical.
This policy will be available upon request from International Rectifier Corporation’s Human Resources Department’s in the United States and the Human Resources Department’s in all European Union Countries, and on the International Rectifier website at www.irf.com
What Personal Data We Collect
At the commencement of employment, or thereafter, we ask applicants for their names, addresses, and other personal information such as work experience, education, and skills. We may also request personal information that is considered “sensitive,” such as information necessary in order to properly pay taxes, to provide health benefits or other similar reasons. Other information that may be collected, stored, and transferred is information relating to job performance, absence, or payroll. The amount of personal information employees are required to supply will normally be limited to only that which is necessary.
From time to time, International Rectifier Corporation may also need to collect and report demographic data, such as what percentage of our employees are college graduates to customers, marketing companies, or as otherwise required by law. If we do collect and report this demographic information, we remove any unique personally identifiable information (name, address, etc.) that would attach you to this demographic data.
Whom We Share Your Data With
International Rectifier Corporation will not share, sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party without your approval. We will disclose personal information when required by law. International Rectifier Corporation may also need to provide personal information about employees to third parties in the ordinary course of employment. For example, personal information may be provided to an outside payroll company or insurance provider or other similar outside providers. International Rectifier Corporation takes steps to ensure that these third parties also have reasonable security measures in place to protect the confidentiality and integrity of personal information collected, stored, and used.
Because of the global scope of our operation, this data may also be transferred, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country in which International Rectifier Corporation or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities, including countries within the European Union.
Sensitive Data - Opt In Policy
When hiring employees, International Rectifier Corporation may collect the type of data viewed by some countries as “sensitive,” such as information required to provide health-care services or to pay taxes (data pertaining to ethic origin, individual medical or health conditions, political or religious beliefs or philosophies, to name a few). When collecting sensitive information, we will ask employees to provide consent to collect, store, and in some cases, transfer this data to third parties including payroll service companies, health insurance organizations, or government agencies as required by law.
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International Rectifier Corporation takes the necessary steps to ensure personal information is accurate, complete, and current. International Rectifier Corporation provides individuals with reasonable access to the personal information they have provided so that they can review and correct this information. At anytime, an employee may request access his/her information that we hold and can correct, amend or delete information that is inaccurate, within reason.
International Rectifier Corporation will make a good faith effort to provide access wherever possible, however, International Rectifier Corporation has the right to deny this request if it is unreasonably expensive and/or unreasonably burdensome.
Security of Data
International Rectifier Corporation takes all reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality and integrity of personal information collected, stored, and used. We protect this data through various security practices and measures in order to prevent loss, misuse, alteration, unauthorized access, destruction, or disclosure. This information may be stored in manual or electronic systems with limited access in order to protect this information from such abuse. Further, we educate our employees and periodically verify our compliance with our privacy and security policies.
International Rectifier Corporation has also self-certified its privacy practices as being consistent with U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor principles. More information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program can be found at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
If you believe that your privacy rights, as applicable under Safe Harbor principles, have been violated, you should first contact us at email@example.com and we will work diligently to promptly determine and remedy the problem. If you are not satisfied with the results produced by this adjudication process mechanism, because the alleged privacy rights violation deals with Human Resources data, you may raise a complaint with the European Data Protection Authorities.