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Privacy Agreement 

Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Commitment to Privacy of Applicant and Employee Personal Information

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (“D-H”) respects the privacy of applicants, candidates and employees, and is committed to complying with applicable privacy laws.  The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to provide transparency into:
·         Why D-H collects your personal information;
·         What information D-H collects during the application and recruitment process;
·         How D-H uses the provided personal information; and
·         Who has access to your personal information.

Why We Collect Your Personal Information

D-H collects and uses your personal information for the purpose of determining your qualifications for employment and reaching a well-informed hiring decision.  This information is also collected to comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to the evaluation of those seeking employment, as well as to defend ourselves in claims under such laws and regulations.  Additionally, if hired, relevant portions of your personal information submitted during the application and recruitment process will be used as the foundation for your personnel file and employee record.  D-H does not collect any information that is not relevant to determining your qualifications for employment, nor does it use any collected information for unrelated purposes.

How We Collect Your Personal Information

The majority of the information collected by D-H is obtained directly from your application and/or resume.  We may also collect information about you from third parties, in order to: (a) verify provided information regarding prior work experience, (b) follow-up on references that may have been provided during the application process, and (c) conduct background investigations.  D-H will only collect such information from third parties with your knowledge and provided consent as may be required by applicable laws and regulations.  Should D-H wish to obtain the aforementioned information about you, and you have not expressly authorized us to do so, we will contact you and request your written consent to move forward.

Types of Information We Collect

This policy covers the information you share with D-H and/or which may be collected by D-H during the application and recruitment process including:
·         Your full name, residential address, email address, telephone number, and other applicable contact information;
·         Your resume, cover letter, previous and/or current work experience, other relevant experience, education, and any other information you provide to D-H during the application and recruitment process;
·         Information from phone screenings and interviews, when applicable;
·         Details regarding the type of employment you are looking for, current/desired salary information, willingness to relocate, or any other pertinent job related preferences;
·         Details of how you heard about the position for which you are applying;
·         Any sensitive, protected, and/or other demographic information voluntarily provided during the application and recruitment process including gender, work eligibility, nationality, veteran status, racial/ethnic origin, or reasonable accommodations for disability;
·         Reference information and/or information received from background investigations (when applicable, with your written consent); and/or
·         Information relating to any prior applications you may have submitted to D-H and/or and previous employment history with D-H.


Who Has Access to Your Personal Information

All access to your provided personal information is restricted to D-H staff and authorized third-party agents who require this information in order to (a) make an informed hiring decision and (b) carry out responsibilities with regard to applicable recruitment or employment law.  Additionally, your information may be disclosed to governmental entities (such as those authorized to review and enforce equal opportunity laws) in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  D-H never provides your personal information to external recruiting services, job banks, or any other third-party.


D-H uses appropriate administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized use or modification. In addition, we exercise special precautions in dealing with applicant personal data defined as confidential by law. For example, D-H collects and maintains employee medical records separately and apart from a new employee’s personnel file or other business records.

Changes to This Policy

This policy may be updated periodically.  The most recent version of D-H’s Privacy Policy will always be located on this page and identified by the posted effective date.


Policy effective 9.11.2017