Amnesty International

Privacy statement for recruitment and selection purposes Amnesty International Netherlands

This privacy statement provides information on how Amnesty International Netherlands (Amnesty) treats the (personal) data of applicants during the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are defined as all candidates who would like to be eligible for paid or volunteer work at Amnesty.


Amnesty uses the (personal) data of all its applicants solely within the context of recruitment and selection procedures to evaluate a candidate’s suitability for a position.

(Personal) data

Amnesty obtains the (personal) data directly from its applicants via references supplied by the applicants and via third parties.

Amnesty gathers the following information from its applicants: name, email address, CV and covering letter. Additional information is only requested (in consultation with the applicant) if this contributes to the evaluation of the candidate’s suitability for the work.

Retention period

Amnesty keeps candidates’ (personal) data for a maximum of four weeks after the end of the application procedure. With the candidate’s permission, Amnesty may keep the (personal) data for one more year in the event that a suitable position becomes vacant during that year.

Rights of applicants

  • Applicants have the right to inspect the (personal) data that Amnesty processes.
  • Applicants have the right to data portability, or the transferability of personal data. This means that applicants have the right to receive the (personal) data that an organisation stores on them in its records. The applicants can ask Amnesty to return this (personal) data to them or third parties.
  • Applicants have the right to submit a request to have their (personal) data deleted (right to be forgotten). In the event of a legal obligation to retain data or a permanent employment agreement, Amnesty may not (fully) honour this request.

Requests may be submitted by email via or by post addressed to the Amnesty International Service Centre, Postbus 1968, 1000 BZ Amsterdam (Netherlands). Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number and email address in your request. Amnesty is obliged to verify the identity of the person concerned before it can honour the request.


Amnesty ensures it has adequate security measures in place to protect applicants’ (personal) data. This includes suitable access rights, a duty of confidentiality for employees and the secured application form (SSL).


Questions or comments on our privacy statement or how Amnesty treats (personal) data may be submitted via or by post addressed to the Amnesty International Service Centre, Postbus 1968, 1000 BZ Amsterdam (Netherlands).


We reserve the right to introduce changes to this privacy statement. For this reason, we recommend that you regularly consult our privacy statement to check for changes to our policy.

Version: 1 December 2018 HR