Privacy Statement

The Hilton Food Group and all subsidiaries, including Hilton Foods Holland (hereafter referred to as HFH) respects privacy and will only process personal data when necessary. Your data will never be sold to third parties and the Hilton Food Group will ensure compliance with legislation on personal data, including the General Data Protection Regulation.

How do we use your data?

We only use personal data if this is necessary for the execution of the employment contract and the legal obligations it entails, the provision of services to the customer or with the express permission of the employee.

We have specific information for the following target groups:

  • Visitors to our website;
  • Job applicants and employees;
  • Investors.
  • Contact

    The Hilton Food Group has 'data controllers' on every site that ensure that the AVG is complied with. Contact details are on the website of each subsidiary

    The data controller of HFH can be reached via:

    Or via:
    Hilton Foods Holland
    tav . Data Controller (HR department)
    Great Tour 31
    1507 CG ZAANDAM

    Questions and / or complaints

    Do you have a complaint about the way in which HFH processes personal data? Then also contact our data controllers via the aforementioned contact details. If, together with us, you are unable to resolve this, you can submit a complaint to the supervisory authority, the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) via

    Links to other websites

    This privacy statement does not apply to the links on this site that link to other websites. We would like you to read the privacy statements of the other websites when you visit them. The websites may relate to external processors of your personal data.

    Customize privacy statement

    We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. On this website we place any revised versions. If a revised version is placed, we provide a clear notification of this with information about the most important changes. We also indicate when the statement was last modified.

    For example, this statement was last amended on May 23, 2018.

    Visit our website

    If you visit the website we use a third party to gather standard internet log information and details of visitor activity patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the different parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that nobody identifies. We do nothing, and do not allow this third party , to try to find the identities of those who visit our website. If we want to collect personally identifiable information via our website, we will indicate this. We will make clear when we collect personal information and explain what we want to do with it.

    Use of cookies by the Hilton Food Group

    About the use of cookies we refer you to our cookies page.

    Search engine

    On our website, searches are supported by System Associates . Searches and results are recorded anonymously to help us improve our website and search functionality. No user specific data is collected by Hilton Food Group or a third party.

    Security and implementation

    The Hilton Food Group uses a third party that provides the service to maintain the security and execution of our website. To deliver this service, the IP addresses of visitors to the Hilton Food Group website are processed, but this happens passively.

    Contact by telephone

    When you contact us by telephone, we collect digital caller information. HFH uses this information to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our systems and does so in a passive way. HFH can record the content of calls and contact details where actions resulting from telephone contact are required.

    Contact by e-mail

    HFH encrypts and protects e-mail traffic. If your e-mail service does not support encryption, please note that e-mails we send or receive may not be protected during transport. HFH also monitors all e-mails sent to us, including attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please note that you have the responsibility to ensure that every e-mail you send is legal. Internet routing can lead to data being moved outside the European Union.


    Visitors must identify themselves with security. Name and any company name are noted for the visit. At the end of the day, all data is destroyed.

    Job applicants and employees

    During the recruitment and onboarding process and during the employment, HFH will process your data as controller (provided that a third party is mentioned as a recruitment agency during the recruitment process). If you have questions about the process or about data security, you can contact HFH's Human Resources department via +31 75 65 94 702.

    What do we do with the information you send us?

    All information you provide will be used by HFH only for the application process or for legal requirements when necessary. Your information will not be shared with third parties during the application process and will not be stored outside the European Union.

    Paper and / or digital information is stored by HFH in a secure environment. With the information (name, e-mail, telephone number) you send us, we will contact you to share the progress of the application process. With all other information that you send us, HFH determines whether you are eligible for the position you applied for.

    In case of an open application we use your data to see if you are eligible for a position within HFH. This may result in we refer you to one of the recruitment agencies. Your information will NOT be forwarded to the recruitment agencies, you have to do this yourself.

    If you are not eligible for a position within HFH you will receive a rejection after which you will be removed from our mailbox directly.

    If you are eligible, we will not keep your data longer than necessary during the application process.

    Which data and for what?

    As stated earlier in this declaration, HFH processes the personnel data solely for the fulfillment of the obligation arising from the employment or legally required.

    The collected personal data are not kept longer than necessary. Depending on the type of personal data, HFH keeps the legal storage period. If there is no legal retention period, HFH will comply with the directive that has been formulated.

    Upon entering into employment, the employee must fill in forms that HFH needs in order to properly implement the data. HFH only requests the necessary data so that the employee is correctly placed in the personnel system after which a correct payment can take place. Where data is requested this is not necessary for the performance of the employment, explicit permission will be requested from the employee.

    HFH has an access control system that processes biometric data (manual scan). This data is processed to ensure that the employee is paid in a correct manner.


    The processing of the payroll of HFH is outsourced to a third party. With this party we share the information that is necessary for the payment of the employee. This third party is a processing agreement entered ers.

    Sharesave Scheme:

    The share program ' Sharesave Scheme ' has been outsourced to Equinity. They process the data of the employee when the employee has voluntarily registered with this program. Equinity has been contractually appointed by Hilton Food Group as processor . The Equality Privacy Statement can be requested from HFH's Human Resources department.

    Recruitment agencies

    HFH has largely outsourced the recruitment & selection to strategic partners. A condition from HFH is that these external parties process the data according to the guidelines of the AVG. If you do not pass the preselection, your data will not be shared with HFH.

    Site Contact:

    Employees can contact the Human Resources department regarding the protection of personal data.

    Data retention

    All digital and paper archives will be destroyed as soon as the legal retention period has expired.

    If an employee has left HFH, the employee will be removed from the processing process immediately after the last payout . When HFH has to process legal data afterwards (eg for the tax authorities). As soon as the mandatory reasons have expired, this personal data will also be deleted.

    Your right

    You have rights under European law that is commonly referred to as the General Data Protection Regulation of the GDPR. Hilton Food Group applies the principles underlying the data protection laws in all of its subsidiaries and complies with all relevant privacy and personal information protection laws. This section applies to all persons whose personal details are stored by Hilton.

    Specifically, you have the right to ensure that the personal data you have provided to us is correctly processed, for the purpose for which it was provided and according to the law - in particular the law that is usually described as the General Data Protection Regulation - AVG . The legal basis for the processing of personal data will be to fulfill an employment contract or supply of goods or services. You have the right to view all personal data that you refer to. This includes the right to access data within one month after a written request has been made. You have the right to receive information and HFH can provide access in three ways:

  • A complete overview;
  • Copies or prints;
  • Consultation on the spot.
  • You have the right to have all data that is incorrectly recorded corrected immediately. Where specific permission is the basis for the processing of data, you have the right to withdraw the consent on any desired document . Within Hilton Food Group, virtually all data processing will be carried out with regard to the operation of an employment contract or agreement and Hilton Food Group as a rule will not use the permission as the legal basis for the processing of data. If you want to withdraw permission, you can do this by sending an email to the data controller

    Also you have the right to restrict use of the contents of the personal information HFH. This can be discussed with the data controller . The data controller can then arrange for this extra data to be deleted if this is not necessary.

    You have the right to delete. Usually described as the 'right to be forgotten'. You can submit the request so that your personal data is deleted. In practice, this means that HFH will stop processing personal data on request. HFH will give you the opportunity to discuss how this will happen when you request to delete your data. In some circumstances , data is still retained, for example if there is a legal obligation to continue with data storage, such as for the Tax Authorities. However, all other operations are stopped and the complete deletion ends after the expiry of the main legal obligation.

    Personal information will not be transferred outside the European Union other than subject to the strict controls that the Group has to comply with when complying with national privacy and security legislation. In the area of ​​privacy and data security, there are established routes to make complaints and to escalate problems outside the company. The process for filing a complaint runs through the Human Resources department. Due to the structure of the Hilton Food Group, complaints must be submitted to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

    Investors :

    Hilton Food Group does not process personal information from investors.

    Site Monitoring:

    Monitoring takes place on every site of the Hilton Food Group for reasons related to safety around the production process. You should think of temperature measurement, fire and smoke detectors and camera surveillance.

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