1 July 2020

SEPHORA KOREA, LTD., a Groupe LVMH subsidiary, located at 21F 419, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul(06160) (hereinafter ‘ Sephora ’,‘ we ’ or ‘our ’), attaches great importance to the protection of personal data relating to its applicants (hereinafter ‘ you ‘).

Sephora respects your concerns relating to the protection of your privacy and your personal data. This Applicants Privacy Policy (hereinafter referred to as the “Privacy Policy”) describes how we use information about you collected when you apply to join Sephora.

This Privacy Policy contains information regarding the nature and the use we make of your personal data, as well as your rights relating to this use.

This Privacy Policy is therefore an important resource for you, helping to ensure that you have a positive and confident experience of Sephora’s handling of your personal data and enabling us to provide accurate and complete answers to any questions you may have and to take account of your wishes in this area.

In order to give this requirement to ensure protection of your personal data - and that of our clients - the priority it deserves, Sephora has decided to designate a Chief Privacy Officer (hereinafter ‘CPO’), who may be contacted at the following email address :

Modification of the Privacy Policy

We may occasionally wish to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy. In such an event, we shall notify you of this by changing the date indicated at the beginning of this document, which is permanently available for consultation through your applicant space (We are Sephora or any other communication resource relating to Sephora recruitment). We would encourage you to consult the Privacy Policy on a regular basis, in order to keep abreast of the procedures implemented by Sephora for processing your personal data, as well as the methods by which you can send us inquiries regarding our use of the data.

Why do we collect your personal data?

Sephora collects and processes your personal data for the following purposes:

management of your application for employment; We process your personal data for this particular purpose because that processing is necessary in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract

management of the job offers for which you may be suited ; The processing of your personal data for this purpose is based on your consent as resulting from the sharing options you have notified us with ; and

compilation of statistics regarding Sephora employment opportunities ; The processing of your personal data for this purpose is necessary for the protection of our legitimate interest to continuously improve our recruitment practices.

Sephora may also process your personal information to the extent necessary for the protection of our legitimate of being able to defend ourselves in case of a dispute and to comply without our legal obligations.

What type of personal data do we process ?

We only process data that is strictly necessary for the purposes described in paragraph 2.

We collect your personal data when you send your curriculum vitae, whether online or in paper form, or when you apply for employment by indirect means, for example via an agency or recruitment firm, and more generally throughout the Sephora recruitment process.

For your information there follows a list of personal data that we may collect and process, depending on the purposes to be achieved by this processing:

data relating to your civil status and identity, including: surname and forename, address, telephone number, birth year and date;

data relating to your educational and professional background, including: training, professional experience, references, distinctions, certifications;

Contact details, including: email address, phone number, address;

Data relating to your application, including: referral source, candidature status, offer approval and your career expectations;

Results of any assessments and/or occupational testing;

Information about your entitlement to work in the EU or in the country where you applied;

Publicly available information of your profile on social media channels (such as Linkedin); and

data enabling connection to recruitment platform, including user ID and connexion data.  

The information we collect that are required in order to process your application are marked with an asterisk on the forms presented for you to complete on our online recruitment platform. If you do not complete the fields marked as mandatory, we shall be unable to process your application. In the case of other forms of application, if Sephora has been unable to identify the information required in order to process your application, Sephora reserves the right to re-contact you in order to collect the missing information.

Who can access your personal data ?

Delegation of Personal Data Processing. We delegate the processing of your personal data as shown below, and the delegatees may process your personal data according to the purposes of the delegation;


Scope of Delegation

Sephora Asia Pte Ltd

For purpose of conducting interviews

Within the Groupe Sephora, your personal data are only accessible to those authorised personnel to the extent needed in order to carry out their respective duties.

More specifically :

Within the company :

Employees in Sephora’s HR department ;

Employees in Sephora’s recruitment department

Employees in the Sephora services issuing job offers

Sephora’s IT department, for the purposes of security and maintenance ;

Outside the company :

The relevant HR departments of the entities of the Groupe Sephora subsidiaries and / or of Groupe LVMH responsible for international careers and talent management ; and  

Service providers working for Sephora and involved in achieving all or some of the purposes set out in paragraph 2

In particular, we rely on third party processors to provide you our recruitment platform and job application. These third-party processors are only allowed to process your personal data on our behalf and upon our explicit written instruction.

In addition, for purposes connected to maintenance of the IT systems, your personal data may be accessible to Sephora IT services employees or to the employees of external providers of certain IT services. These employees shall only be able to access your data in order to carry out security and maintenance activities on the IT systems. They shall carry out their duties in accordance with Sephora’s instructions and in total compliance with the legislation on personal data.

Where are your personal data stored and processed?

We process your personal data first and foremost within the Republic of Korea.

As Sephora is part of an international group, in order to process your personal data for the purposes outlined in article 2 above your personal data (as described in paragraph 3) may be transferred to organizations within Groupe Sephora or the Groupe LVMH (parent company in France and subsidiaries worldwide) and to external service providers helping Sephora entities in dealing with recruitment which may be located worldwide, including more specifically, regarding Groupe Sephora entities, in the following countries/regions : European Economic Area, Monaco, Turkey, Serbia, Switzerland, Russia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, China, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, India, Philippines, Brazil, Canada and the United States of America, to organizations within Groupe LVMH (parent company and subsidiaries), and to external service providers.

We are mindful that some of these countries does not ensure an adequate level of protection of Personal Data as required under the Personal Information Protection Act  (“PIPA”). Therefore, before transferring your Personal Data to these external jurisdictions, we will take steps to ensure that your Personal Data continues to receive a standard of protection that is at least comparable to that provided under the PIPA. Such safeguards will include:

Ensuring that the country of the recipient has legislation in place which is considered to provide protection equivalent to that provided under the PIPA; and

Entering into contractual arrangements with our external service providers, which provide for obligations on the service provider to protect your Personal Data to a standard comparable to that provided under the PIPA.

How long do we store your personal data ?

Sephora keeps your data for a maximum period of 2 years after the last contact between Sephora and yourself. In this way we will be able to re-evaluate your application if a similar post becomes vacant and Sephora believes it may interest you.

At the end of these periods, your personal data are deleted. When we destroy your personal data, we implement measures to ensure that the personal data cannot be restored or regenerated.  If the personal data that needs to be destroyed is in electronic form, we will permanently delete such data in an irrevocable manner.  Documents, printouts, letters, and other recorded media will be destroyed by shredding.

Your rights

You have the right to request access data relating to you.

You have the right to request that any personal data pertaining to you that are inaccurate, be corrected free of charge. If you submit a request for correction, such request has to be accompanied by proof of the flawed nature of the data for which correction is asked.

You have the right to withdraw your earlier given consent for the processing of your personal data.

You have the right to request that personal data pertaining to you be deleted if these data are no longer required in the light of the purposes outlined in Article 2 above or if you withdraw your consent for processing the data. However, we will evaluate a request for deletion against:

- overriding interests of Sephora or any other third party;

- Any legal or regulatory obligations or administrative or judicial orders which may contradict such deletion.

Instead of deletion you can also ask that we limit the processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of the data, or the processing is illegitimate, or the data are no longer needed for the purposes mentioned in Article 2.

You may exercise your right to object to the processing of personal data that relates to you on grounds of your specific situation, unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You are also entitled to request a copy of the personal data you have directly provided to us through automated means in a format that is structured, commonly used and machine-readable.

Furthermore, you have the right to issue advance instructions regarding use or disposal of your personal data after your death.

We would invite you to exercise these rights by writing to the following address: 21F 419, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul(06160)or by contacting the CPO at this address: Jaehee PARK and  

Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Personal Data Infringement Call Center. We would however suggest that you first send us any claims via the CPO, so that we can deal with your questions and work together to find solutions that will resolve any issues you may have.

Notification of changes

We will keep you informed of any modifications to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated and revised on the July 1, 2020.