Privacy Notice for Applicants 

Last Updated July 1, 2023

Any data which relates to you (“Personal Data”) that you provide to Huntsman Corporation, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates (collectively “Huntsman”) as part of the online recruitment process and/or otherwise for potential employment (including any sensitive Personal Data) may be held and/or processed for the purposes of your registration, application and potential selection, and in connection with any subsequent employment or placement at Huntsman, unless otherwise indicated at the time of collection of such data. Huntsman has implemented technical and organizational measures to protect your Personal Data in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

By submitting your application or resume, you declare to have read this Privacy Notice for Applicants. 

This Privacy Notice for Applicants explains:

  • what information we collect in the course of the application and recruitment process;
  • how we use this data;
  • what technical means we use to process your data;
  • who has access to your data;
  • how long we keep your data;
  • how you can consult and update the data we collect about you;
  • how we protect your data; and
  • how you can reach us with questions and comments.

1. What data do we collect?

This Privacy Notice for Applicants covers all Personal Data that we receive from you and collect and process about you in the context of your application and the further recruitment process. This includes Personal Data collected and processed as part of the online interactions you have with Huntsman. After completion of the application process, your Personal Data may be retained and further processed in accordance with this notice, for the purposes of matching your skills and qualifications to future vacancies (where permitted by applicable law), identifying you as a potential candidate for future suitable vacancies and/or to inform you of such future suitable vacancies. If you are selected for employment by Huntsman, your Personal Data may be used for the purpose of entering into an employment relationship or contract, including sending you correspondence or general information related to the employment relationship or contract.

Personal Data collected and processed includes: identification and contact details, personal characteristics (such as gender and date of birth), education and work experience (including grades, certificates, diplomas, references), job preferences, strengths, areas of interest, hobbies, videos, audio clips, financial data (e.g. current and desired salary, where collection is allowed by law), all data from your resume, all visible data from your LinkedIn profile and other social media or public websites (if such information is collected) and all other information you give us in writing or orally in the context of your application.  Personal Data may be collected by Huntsman or via authorized service providers retained by Huntsman mentioned in Section 4.

Additionally, Huntsman’s online recruitment website (the “Site”) also collects Personal Data about you. Huntsman monitors user traffic patterns throughout the Site according to a user’s domain name, browser type, date and time of access and pages viewed. Web servers collect the domain names and other technical information associated with visitors to the site. This information is collected in order to measure the number of visitors to the Site and to determine which areas of the Site users find useful based upon the amount of traffic to particular areas. Huntsman uses this information to enhance users’ experience at the Site and to better prepare future content based on the interests of users.

Cookies are small text files sent to and stored on users’ computers that allow sites to recognize repeat users, facilitate users’ access to sites and allow sites to compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements.  Cookies do not damage users’ computers or files.  Web beacons are transparent graphic images, often just the size of a single pixel, that allow sites to track activity on the site.

Huntsman uses both cookies and web beacons on our Site to collect aggregate and anonymous usage data so that we can improve the functionality of the Site.  Huntsman may also use cookies which can contain personal information to enhance the user experience.  For example, the Site may permit you to select a language and/or geographic location preference, which will be stored for future visits. 

The Site uses third-party cookies from Huntsman’s service providers to manage your activity during a session. These cookies track sessions, user inputs and user authentication. These service providers also use cookies to determine whether you navigated to the Site from an external one to track the effectiveness of external postings. Huntsman does not “sell” or “share” your Personal Data in a manner which would require the recognition of do-not-track signals under applicable law.

2. How do we use your data?

Your data will be used within the framework of the application and recruitment process, including for:

  1. assessing your skills, qualifications and interests within the framework of our career prospects;
  2. checking your data, checking references and / or performing background or drug/alcohol checks (where applicable and permitted under applicable laws);
  3. communication concerning the recruitment process and your candidacy; and
  4. making improvements in the recruitment process of Huntsman.

The processing for purposes 1, 2 and 3 above are necessary for the possible conclusion of an employment relationship or contract between you and Huntsman, and the processing for purpose 4 is based on the legitimate interest of Huntsman to improve its recruitment processes, on the basis of the course of the application and recruitment process with you.

Huntsman (or authorized service providers) may use an automated tool to process your Personal Data in order to source, screen and match your profile with a vacancy. This automated tool may be one method used to help identify fitting candidates, which is necessary for the possible conclusion of an employment relationship or contract between you and Huntsman. Other non-automated methods of identifying fitting candidates are also used by Huntsman.

3. How do we process your data?

Applications that we receive are stored electronically by our HR staff in a digital file on our central servers or in an online database in the cloud.

4. Who has access to your data?

Your data can be shared between the Huntsman entities. Within these entities, HR staff and managers have access to your data. In certain cases, technical personnel can access your data, but only to the extent that this is necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our technical systems.

Except as set out in this notice, your Personal Data will not be disclosed to third parties. Your Personal Data may be disclosed within the Huntsman entities. 

When you submit registration information or your resume to Huntsman using a third-party website, your information and your resume will be hosted on the server of that third-party organization. In such case, the handling of your registration information and your resume will be subject to the privacy policies of that provider.

In addition to the above, Huntsman may share your personal information with authorized service providers and third parties to:

  • perform recruiting and candidate identification services on our behalf;
  • perform administrative services on our behalf such as payroll, background check, drug and alcohol testing, resume verification. 
  • perform IT services on our behalf such as cloud hosting and IT administration;
  • comply with legal obligations, including in response to a legitimate legal request from law enforcement authorities or other government regulators;
  • maintain the security and integrity of our networks and systems;
  • investigate suspected or actual illegal activity;
  • prevent physical harm or financial loss; or
  • support the sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets (including through bankruptcy).

These service providers are primarily based in the US and the European Economic Area; they may also be based in other locations where Huntsman operates. 

All service providers will use Personal Data only for the purposes identified in this notice and will provide services under a contract which restricts use of information to that which is necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

5. International transfers of data.

Huntsman may store, transfer or process your Personal Data outside the area in which you reside. If required by law, your Personal Data will be protected by Standard Contractual Clauses or other appropriate data transfer mechanisms.  To the extent Standard Contractual Clauses are used, you may obtain a copy by reaching out via the contact details under Section 9 of this notice. 

6. How long do we keep your data?

If you do not enter into an employment relationship with Huntsman, your Personal Data provided in connection with your application will be retained by Huntsman for a period of a maximum of two years unless applicable law requires a different retention period.

In case of possible employment, your details will be included in your personnel file and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable employee privacy notice.

7. Your rights

You have the right to view, correct or delete your data; as well as the right to obtain a copy of the specific pieces of Personal Data Huntsman has collected about you or to transfer the Personal Data that you have provided to us to another organization. To this end, please click on the following link to make a Data Subject Access Request ( Please note that these rights are not absolute under applicable law. Should Huntsman decline your request, we will provide you with a reason why such a request was declined.

In addition to the above, you have the right to restrict our use of your Personal Data in certain circumstances, object to the processing of your data where our legal basis for processing your data is our legitimate interests, not to be subject to a decision based on automated processing, including profiling which has legal or similar significant effects and to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority - for EEA residents, in particular in the EEA member state of your habitual residence, place of work or of an alleged infringement of the GDPR. Please note that these rights may not be exercised in certain circumstances. Please contact us via our contact details set out in Section 9 if you have any questions about any of your rights.

If you are a California resident, California law does not permit Huntsman to discriminate against you because you exercised any of your rights under this notice. Additionally, California law permits California residents to designate an agent to manage their rights under California law. If you qualify and you would like to designate an agent to manage your privacy preferences, you may do so using the mechanisms noted below under “Contact”.  We will need sufficient personal information about your authorized agent to be able to identify them.  As part of this process, you must have permission from your authorized agent to disclose their personal information to us for the purpose of acting as your agent. Your designated agent will then be able to contact us using the same mechanisms available to you.  If you submit a Data Subject Access Request, to verify the request, we will match identifying information provided by you to the personal information we have on file, taking into account the type of request as well as the type, risk and value of the personal information involved. 

You remain responsible for the data you provide to us and for the consequences. It is not permitted to provide information that infringes obligations relating to privacy, confidentiality, intellectual property or trade secrets of others, unless you have their explicit consent. By passing on references you also guarantee that you have informed those individuals of the processing of their Personal Data as described here.

8. Security of your data

We secure our IT systems against unauthorized access. Only authorized persons have access to your data, based on a personal login and password and only via a secure internet or intranet connection. Consultation of Personal Data by the authorized persons is permitted only to the extent relevant in the context of their specific assignment.

In addition, we have implemented appropriate technical, physical and organizational measures to protect your data against unauthorized or unintentional removal, modification or disclosure and against misuse, damage and theft.

9. Contact

Huntsman International LLC, 10003 Woodloch Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77380, USA, is the data controller for the purposes specified in this notice. If you want to consult, update and/or delete your data, please click on the following link to make a Data Subject Access Request ( For questions, comments or any complaints concerning the processing of your Personal Data, you may also contact:

Huntsman International LLC

Attention: Privacy Officer

10003 Woodloch Forest Drive

The Woodlands, Texas 77380 USA

Phone: (281) 719-6000

Email: [email protected]

Huntsman’s representative in the EEA is:

Huntsman (Europe) BV

Attention: Saskia Raeymaekers

Everslaan 45

B-3078 Everberg

Email: [email protected]

In addition, you may have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data and the right to data portability under applicable laws. You also have the right to file a complaint with the competent Data Protection Authority. However, you are encouraged to contact us first if you have any concern about the use of your Personal Data. 

10. Changes to this Privacy Notice for Applicants

Changes are made to this Privacy Notice for Applicants on a regular basis. The most recent version can always be found on this page. The date on which this text was last modified can be found in the head of the document. 

11. Declaration and Consent

By submitting your Personal Data and application form you:

  • Declare that you have read, understood and accepted the statements set out in this Privacy Notice for Applicants;
  • Declare that the information given by you is complete and accurate;
  • Authorize Huntsman to verify, or have verified on our behalf, all statements contained in your application form and to undertake reference checks. Reference checks will only be carried out where permitted in accordance with applicable law, and may include credit enquiries, work history verification, reference checks, education verification, credential verification, criminal convictions checks, passport verification, directorship searches, driving status reports, right to work verification and residency status verification among other things; 
  • Authorize any relevant third parties to disclose to Huntsman or its representatives relevant information (including your Personal Data) in conjunction with your application; and
  • Where required by applicable law, consent to the transfer of your Personal Data (including cross-border transfers) between Huntsman entities and/or third-parties processing your Personal Data on behalf of Huntsman for the purposes and to the extent described in this notice.

12. If you are applying for a job in Poland, please also read our Supplement for Poland - Privacy Notice for Applicants