Data Protection at Oerlikon

We at Oerlikon, take the privacy and security of our applicants seriously.

The protection of your privacy and personal data are important concerns to us.

We process only personal data necessary to the Oerlikon recruitment processes under the conditions explained in our Privacy notice for applicants available here in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Recruitment Fraud

Recruitment fraud is a type of scam involving fictitious job opportunities and fraudulent communications by persons or institutions claiming to work for Oerlikon with the intention of obtaining money or personal data from applicants.

They often occur through online services including counterfeit websites, social media accounts such as LinkedIn or Facebook, online recruitment sites, text messages or unsolicited emails claiming to be from our company and often use employee names and logos to try to convey authenticity.

Legitimate information regarding career opportunities with Oerlikon can always be found on our website at

Please be vigilant to fraudulent activity and if you are unsure whether a communication that you have received is authentic, there are a number of signs that could suggest a fraudulent communication. Oerlikon will never adopt any of the following practices:

  • Request money e.g. for ‘visa fees’, taxes, travel expenses or background checks
  • Request irrelevant personal information such as driver’s license, credit cards, passport and bank account details
  • Send emails from free web-based email accounts such as Google Mail, Yahoo, Hotmail or any other non-official email account
  • Make obvious spelling or grammatical errors or use poorly formatted documentation
  • Insist on urgency
  • Issue offers of employment in international locations

We recommend that you do not respond to communications that you suspect may be fraudulent. If you believe that you have been the potential victim of recruitment fraud with Oerlikon, or one of our affiliated companies, please inform us at the following email address:

Important to note

We do not sell personal data to other organizations and we do not share it with other organizations outside Oerlikon other than as strictly required for the fulfillment of our legal obligations or in order to get support from our suppliers in the management of our recruitment processes (all our suppliers processing personal data for us are bound by contractual data protection obligations as legally required).