Under data protection laws, we can only use your personal information if we have a proper reason for doing so, e.g.: to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, for the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract, for our legitimate interests or those of a third party, and where you have given consent. There are several instances where Lear processes personal information through this website.
You may send Lear personal information, for example, in a message containing information about your Lear product or service or by contacting Lear using the contact form provided on the website. Lear will only use this information to identify the user as a customer and to determine how to respond to the email or request via the contact form. We will not use this information other than to resolve the matter identified in the e-mail. We will delete the data stored in connection with your contact request as soon as it is no longer necessary for processing your request, unless statutory retention periods require otherwise. We will process your personal information for the purpose of managing your enquiry.
Lear offers you a chance to take a pledge against distracted driving. To take a pledge, you must submit your first name, last name, location and reasons why you are taking the pledge via the pledge form. The processing of personal data in relation to the pledge of is based on your consent, which you can revoke at any time with effect for the future. We use the pledge date only to calculate the number of pledges taken, We delete the pledge information immediately once it has been evaluated.
You may send Lear personal information, for example, as part of the job application or hiring process. This information may include basic personal details such as your full legal name; contact information, such as email address, postal address, telephone number; employment details such as your current employer, job title, area of interest/role with Lear, work schedule preference, legal authorization to work in the country, whether any visa sponsorship is required; and location data. You may also have the option to add attachments or further information (e.g. a CV or Resume, a cover letter or message, certifications or skills, language capabilities or a letter of recommendation) which might contain additional personal information, self report military or veteran status, your ability to perform expected physical requirements for the position for which you are applying, physical limitations, or other medical or health related workplace accommodations, and we may also collect certain additional information that is not part of your application, such as how you heard about the position, if you are related to anyone at Lear (and, if so, who), willingness to travel, ability to work overtime if needed, openness to relocation, prior experience in manufacturing and/or the automotive industry, annual base salary expectations, and whether you are over the age of 18.
We use this information to (a) communicate with job candidates, applicants, and employees about recruitment and employment related inquiries, (b) to assess your qualifications for employment during the application and recruitment stage, this includes contacting you after you have applied, contacting references that you have provided, and potentially carrying out background checks, and (c) to contact you about other jobs we think may be of interest to you. We may also use this information for internal benchmarking, analyzing, and reporting on the diversity of candidate pools, individualized reporting and analytics of statistical information, and informing and developing our recruitment and other diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. We will not use this information for any other purpose. We will delete the data stored in connection with the job application and hiring process in accordance with our data retention policy, unless statutory retention periods require otherwise.
Additionally, if you engage with our chatbots, your conversations may be retained by us and our service providers for our business purposes. This can include interactions between you and our chatbots, information you input into the chatbot (including job applications) and the conversations you have with the chatbots.
We distinguish the following categories of cookies:
You can adjust your cookie preferences any time in our Cookie Preference Manager.
Some of the cookies we use are essential for our website's operation and cannot be turned off in our systems. For example, some cookies are set up to provide enhanced functionality and make our website easier to use (e.g. by remembering your login details, accelerating display of our website through load balancing). The legal basis for the processing of data related to technically necessary and functional cookies is our legitimate interest to enable users to visit our website and to promote our business.
We use the following necessary and functionality cookies:
We use web analytics cookies to create anonymized user statistics (e.g. number of website visitors, surfing behaviour) which help us regularly improve the use of our website.
The processing of personal information in relation to analytics cookies is based on your consent which can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future. In addition to our internal departments, analytics data is processed by our cookie suppliers as data processors on your behalf.
We use the following analytics cookies:
If you have subscribed to our newsletter, we will process your contact data (e.g. name, email) for the purposes of sending our newsletter to you. We may process information on your specified preferences to customize the information sent to you. The processing of your contact data is based on your explicit consent to receiving our newsletter. You can revoke your consent at any time by i.a. sending an email to DataPrivacy@lear.com, or by using the unsubscribe form in the footer of the newsletter email.
Our website may contain features that allow you to sign up to receive communications about future job openings with Lear, as well as communications about our organization. If you sign up for these communications, you can opt out of these communications at any time.
We do not track users across the web and therefore do not respond to web browser “do not track” signals.
Lear operates social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.
We use social media plug-ins to direct you to our social media channels and to allow you to interact with our content. If you click on a social media plug-in, you will be redirected to the websites of the respective social media provider. The provider may collect your personal information and may link this information to your existing profile on the respective platform.
Generally, we retain personal information only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected and for other legitimate business purposes, including to meet our legal, regulatory, or other statutory compliance obligations. When there is no longer a legal basis for data to be retained, we will erase personal information securely, or in some cases anonymize it. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information, and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Under the GDPR, consumers residing in the EU have certain rights with respect to their personal information, subject to certain exceptions:
If you believe that the processing of your personal information violates the GDPR and/or other data protection laws, you may also lodge a complaint to the competent supervisory authority without prejudice to other legal remedies.
To exercise your rights under the GDPR, please contact us at DataPrivacy@lear.com.
Data privacy laws afford consumers residing in the United States certain rights with respect to their personal information, subject to certain exceptions. If you reside in the United States, this section applies to you. Subject to certain limitations you have the following rights in the United States:
Instructions on How to Exercise Your Privacy Rights
You may exercise your privacy rights by calling our toll-free phone number at 1-248-447-1500 or emailing us at DataPrivacy@lear.com. In some instances, we will need to verify your identity before honoring your privacy right request. We will verify your identity by asking you to provide personal information related to your recent interactions with us. We will honor your privacy rights request within 45 calendar days of receipt, unless we request an extension as permitted by data privacy laws. However, we will honor opt-out of sale and sharing and limit use and disclosure of sensitive personal information requests within 15 business days..
Appealing a Denial of a Privacy Right Request
You may appeal a denial of your privacy right requests by calling us at our toll-free phone number at 1-248-447-1500 or emailing us at DataPrivacy@lear.com. Within 45 days of receipt of an appeal, we will inform you in writing of any action taken in response to the appeal, including a written explanation of the reasons for the decisions. If we deny your appeal, you may submit a complaint to the Attorney General of your state.
You may exercise your privacy rights through an authorized agent. If we receive your request from an authorized agent, we may ask for evidence that you have provided such agent with a power of attorney or that the agent otherwise has valid written authority to submit requests to exercise rights on your behalf. If you are an authorized agent seeking to make a request, please contact us at our toll-free phone number at 1-248-447-1500 or emailing us at DataPrivacy@lear.com.
Additional Disclosure for California Residents
California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us at our toll-free phone number at 1-248-447-1500 or emailing us at DataPrivacy@lear.com.
We may disclose personal information to service providers we use to help deliver our products and services and to third parties we use to help us run our business, such as marketing agencies or website hosts. Your information may also be shared with third parties that assist us during our recruitment and hiring process. For example, we use third party service providers to collect your information as well as for other services, such as carrying out background checks, work-related assessments or pre-employment screenings. These third parties have agreed to protect the information and to process it as directed by us (if acting on our behalf) or as required by applicable data protection laws.
In order to carry out the application and recruiting process, your information may be shared with Lear employees (such as your potential manager, members of the human resources team, and other members within the Lear organization).
We may also share information with third parties when we believe in good faith that the disclosure is required to comply with our legal obligations and in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to comply with national security or law enforcement requests (e.g. a court order, subpoena, warrant, or other legal process).
We may share your information in the event of a merger, acquisition, sale, assignment, or other related transaction or transfer of the business to which the information relates, or when we believe in good faith that the disclosure is required by applicable law or to protect the safety of our employees, the public, or Lear property.
Summary of Prior 12-Month Personal Information Handling Practices
We do not sell or share your personal information with third parties. We also do not knowingly sell, share, use for targeted advertising or disclose the personal information of children under the age of 16.
We use reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect your information from unauthorized use, access, loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
However, while we strive to protect your privacy, due to many reasons, including the inherent security flaws in the internet, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose to us and, as such, you agree that your disclosure of such information is at your own risk.
Our website is not directed to children, and you may not use our website if you are under the age of 18. If you are under 18, do not use our services, access the website, or provide any information about yourself including, without limitation, your name, address, email address or any screen name or username you may use. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will purge such information from our database and cancel the corresponding accounts. If you believe we may have any information from or about a child under 13, please see our contact information above. Please visit the FTC's website at www.ftc.gov for tips on protecting children's privacy online.