Data and privacy

What do we do with your personal data?

By applying for a vacancy at ECMWF, you provide us with your personal data, which we will save in our Applications Database.  We will process the data you submit to manage your application from pre-selection through to the appointment stage.

Who has access to your personal data?

Transmission of data via the internet is not completely secure so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your data transmitted to our website.  However, once we receive your data, it will be made available only to staff who are directly involved in the selection process for the vacancy for which you have applied.

How do we protect and safeguard your personal data?

ECMWF will only process your personal data for the purpose described above.  We will not share your data with any other organisation.

How long do we keep your data?

Your application is kept for 36 months.  We also retain anonymised data thereafter to respond to requests for statistics on applications to ECMWF.

Should you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, you may email them to