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(See our general Privacy policy here).

General information

Novozymes is committed to protecting the privacy of any information we receive from you during a recruitment process. Novozymes A/S, Denmark, is responsible for the administration of this recruitment system (data controller).

We recommend that you choose a secure password to protect your data.


Novozymes holds and processes information about you with the purpose of recruitment.

Collection of personal information

This recruitment system facilitates your submission of applications and pertaining documentation for relevant positions in the Novozymes.

Please do not include information about race or ethnic origin, religious, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation or union memberships, and please do not include your civil registration number (e.g. “CPR-nummer”).

For some positions, Novozymes requests that candidates complete a personality test to improve the basis for evaluation the potential match between the candidate and the job opening.

Your personal information

Your information will be treated confidentially and are stored in secure IT systems.

The personal information about you in the recruitment system is held on an externally hosted database in EU.

To the extent relevant for the processing of your application and potentially your recruitment, your information may be used, collected, stored and accessed outside the country of your residence, by employees in the hiring company, in Novozymes A/S, Denmark or its affiliates regionally responsible for the hiring process, or in Novozymes affiliate in India, supporting the handling of applications. Further, your personal information may be transferred to third parties, e.g. recruitment agencies and IT system suppliers, e.g. IBM, acting as data processors in connection with Novozymes recruitment processes. All transfers are subject to relevant agreements ensuring appropriate protection of your data privacy rights.

You can always log into your account and see what information is registered about you in our recruitment system.

At any time, you may correct and update your candidate profile.

At any time, you may choose to withdraw your application for a specific job opening. You can do this electronically until the interview stage in the recruitment process. After the interview stage, please be referred to the recruiter.

You are entitled to request access to the personal information we hold about you and request that we delete it. Please specify your request by sending an email request to

Security check

For specific trusted job roles and based on your consent, Novozymes performs a security check in connection with your employment. The security check covers inter alia identity, references, CV, academic and professional qualifications and criminal records.

Specifically relating to recruitments in all countries other than USA

The personal information about you as applicant will be stored for 12 months with the purpose of matching you to other open jobs if relevant. You can obviously request us to delete your information at an earlier point in time.

Specifically relating to recruitments in USA

The personal information about you as applicant will be stored for three years with the purpose of matching you to other open jobs if relevant, unless you ask us not to, and according to the laws and regulations, e.g. EEOC compliance and government grant submissions.


If you have any questions concerning the Privacy Policy for Novozymes’ recruiting system or requests in relation to your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us.