Privacy Notice for Candidates (EU/UK Citizens)


Brewer Science is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This Privacy Notice describes how Brewer Science (“the Company”) collects and uses personal information about you during the recruitment exercise in accordance with data protection legislations, specifically the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the United Kingdom’s GDPR (UK GDPR). It applies to all employees who fall within the scope of the EU or UK GDPR.

GDPR and the UK GDPR define ‘personal data’ as information relating to a natural person who is identified or identifiable, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identification number of one or more facts that are specific to him or her (last name, first name, address, data of birth, etc.) Your personal data is collected and processed by the Company in a good faith, legal, and transparent manner.

Brewer Science is a ‘data controller.’ This means we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. The Company is required under data protection legislation to notify you of the information contained in this Privacy Notice.

It is important that you read this notice to ensure you are aware of how and why your personal data will be used in the recruitment process as you apply for a position with the Company and the duration for which it will usually be retained. It provides you with certain information that must be provided under the GDPR and UK GDPR.


1. Data protection principles

Brewer Science will comply with data protection law, which states that the personal information we hold about you must be:


2. The kind of information we hold about you

In connection with your application to fill a position at Brewer Science, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:


We may also collect, store, and use the following ‘special categories’ of more sensitive personal information if provided to Brewer Science during the recruitment process with your consent:


3. How your personal information is collected

We collect personal information about candidates from one or more of the following sources:


4. How we will use information about you

We will use the personal information we collect about you during the recruitment process to:


When we receive your CV or resume, application form, and cover letter (if applicable), we will then process that information to decide whether you meet the basic requirements to be short-listed for the role. It is in our legitimate interest to decide whether to consider you for the position by deciding whether your application is strong enough to move to the next stage of the recruitment process, i.e., phone or on-site interview. If we decide to invite you for an interview, we will use the information you provide to us at the interview stage of the process to decide whether to offer you the position. If we decide to offer you the position, we will then take up references and/or carry out a criminal record and/or carry out drug screening before confirming your appointment. The requirements for checking references, carrying out criminal records, and drug screening are specific to hiring location and position being filled.


5. If you fail to provide personal information

If you fail to provide information when requested that is necessary for us to consider your application such as evidence of qualifications or work history, we will not be able to process your application successfully. For example, if we require references for this role and you fail to provide us with relevant details, we will not be able to take your application further.


6. How we use particularly sensitive personal information

If provided to Brewer Science through the application process, we will use your particularly sensitive personal information in the following ways:


7. Information about criminal convictions

When recruiting for a position in our US operations we envisage that we will process information about criminal convictions.

If we would like to offer you the position, we will collect information about your criminal convictions history on the condition that checks and any other conditions, such as references, are satisfactory. We are entitled to carry out a criminal records check in order to satisfy ourselves that there is nothing in your criminal convictions history that makes you unsuitable for the role.


8. Automated decision-making

You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making.


9. Data sharing

Why might you share my personal information with third parties?

We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application:

All our third-party service providers and other entities in the group are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Brewer Science is a global organization, and we have offices and operations in a number of international locations; therefore, we share personal data between the Brewer Science organization for business and administrative reasons only and between internal employees for the purpose it was provided (i.e. for legitimate business interests).


10. Data security

Brewer Science has put in place measures to protect the security of your information.

Third parties will only process your personal information on our instructions and where they have agreed to treat the information confidentially and keep it secure.

Brewer Science has put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. To request details of these measures, please contact the GDPR team at

Brewer Science has put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable supervisory authority of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.


EU-US Data Privacy Framework and UK Extension Compliance – Protecting your personal information when transferring it outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or the UK


Brewer Science will transfer the personal information we collect about you to the United States of America and within the EU or UK in order to perform our contract with you. There is an adequacy level of protection in EU countries and the UK. This means the EU or UK countries to which we transfer your data are deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for your personal information.

When transferring data from the EU or UK to the Unites States of America, Brewer Science complies with the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework and UK Extension as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the EU and UK to the United States. Brewer Science has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Data Privacy Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Data Privacy Principles, the Data Privacy Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Data Privacy program and to view our certification, please visit

In compliance with the Data Privacy Principles, Brewer Science commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU or UK individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Data Privacy policy should first contact the Privacy Champion, Kris Bieker, at:

Tel: 1-(573) 364-0300 ex: 1955

2401 Brewer Drive

Rolla, MO 65401

Or our local UK contact, Vicki Hallsworth.

Tel: +44 (0)1332 545888


North Mill, 2nd Floor
Darley Abbey Mills
Derby, DE22 1DZ



Brewer Science has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU and the UK data protection authorities with regard to unresolved Data Privacy Framework complaints concerning human resources data transferred from the EU or UK in the context of the employment relationship.

Additionally, Brewer Science has committed to refer unresolved DPF Principles–related complaints to a U.S.-based independent dispute resolution mechanism, BBB NATIONAL PROGRAMS. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit for more information and to file a complaint. This service is provided free of charge to you.

Brewer Science will also be subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


11. Data retention

How long will you use my information?

Brewer Science will retain your personal information as local legislation requires and defines after we have communicated to you our decision about whether to appoint you to the role.

We retain your personal information for that period so we can show, in the event of a legal claim, that we have not discriminated against candidates on prohibited grounds and we have conducted the recruitment exercise in a fair and transparent way. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with our data retention policy.

If we wish to retain your personal information on file on the basis that a further opportunity may arise in the future and we may wish to consider you for that, we will write to you separately seeking your explicit consent to retain your personal information for a fixed period on that basis.


12. Rights of access, correction, erasure, and restriction

Your rights in connection with personal information

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:


If you want to review, verify, correct, or request erasure of your personal information; object to the processing of your personal data; or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact the GDPR Champion directly in writing at


13. Right to withdraw consent

When you apply for a position at Brewer Science, you are providing your consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact our GDPR Champion at for guidance on how to do this. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your application and, subject to our retention policy, we will dispose of your personal data securely.


14. Privacy Champion

Brewer Science has appointed a Privacy Champion to oversee compliance with this Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact your Privacy Champion, Kris Bieker.

Tel: 1-(573) 364-0300 ex: 1955

2401 Brewer Drive

Rolla, MO 65401

Or our local UK contact, Vicki Hallsworth.

Tel: +44 (0)1332 545888


North Mill, 2nd Floor
Darley Abbey Mills
Derby, DE22 1DZ


Brewer Science does have a compliant process and would like the opportunity to address any compliant you have with regards to your personal data, but you do have the right to make a complaint at any time to your country’s supervisory authority for data protection issues.

EU Data Protection Authority:

UK Data Protection Authority: