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BlackRock Alumni Privacy Notice

Last updated:  8 December 2021

Welcome to the BlackRock Alumni Website (“Alumni Website”). BlackRock is committed to processing personal information (“PI”) in line with all applicable privacy and data protection laws.  “BlackRock”, “we”, “us” or “our” means BlackRock, Inc., and each of the direct or indirect subsidiaries of BlackRock, Inc. 


PI we collect about you

PI is information relating to an individual, which can be used either alone or with other sources of information to identify that individual. PI does not include information where the identity of the individual has been removed and is therefore anonymous. 

To join BlackRock’s alumni network, you will be asked to submit an application on our Alumni Website. Your participation in our network is entirely your choice. As part of your application, we may collect the following PI that can be categorized as follows (the PI listed for each category are non-exhaustive examples):

  • Identification data
    Full name, gender, photograph;

  • Personal Contact data
    Email address, current residential location;
  • Professional Information data

Current employment status, management title, line of business, employment experience, education, board memberships, BlackRock email address, information relating to your time at BlackRock, including management level, city last worked, line of business, title, and time of joining and leaving BlackRock.

Unless we otherwise indicate that the provision of specific PI is optional, any PI we request from you is necessary to progress your application to become a member of the BlackRock alumni network.  

The purposes and legal basis for processing your PI

The below table sets out the purposes and bases for which we process PI.

Processing Purpose

Category of PI

Basis of Processing

To process your application to enable you to join our alumni network

  • Identification data
  • Personal Contact data
  • Professional Information data


  • Performance of a contract
  • Consent
  • Legitimate interests of BlackRock: ensure that applications to join our alumni network are made only by BlackRock alumni


To send communications that include BlackRock news, thought leadership, career opportunities, alumni stories, and invitations to alumni events

  • Personal contact data
  • Consent
  • Legitimate interests of BlackRock: ensure that our alumni are made aware of content and opportunities relevant to the alumni network

To whom we may disclose your PI

In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the section ‘Purpose and Legal basis for processing your PI’ above, we may disclose PI in any jurisdiction to:

  •  Other members of BlackRock;

  • Any service providers who provide services to us in relation to the alumni network;

  • Any person in connection with litigation or other legal proceedings, to obtain legal advice or for establishing, exercising or defending legal rights;

  • Any person to whom disclosure is allowed or required by law and/or regulation;

  • Any court, tribunal, regulatory authority or Government entity;

  • Third parties to whom BlackRock may transfer its rights and/or obligations under any agreement, including but not limited to a potential merger or acquisition of all or part of BlackRock’s business or assets.

Your rights

In some countries, subject to certain exemptions, you may have the following rights:

  • Access
     The PI processed in relation to you is accessible to you in your profile on the Alumni Website.
  • Correction
     You may amend your PI directly in your profile on the Alumni Website.
  • Erasure
     If you wish to delete your BlackRock Alumni Website account, you may email us at 
    alumni@blackrock.com to request deletion. 

Additionally, in some countries, subject to certain exemptions, you have rights including, but not limited to the right to object to processing, restriction, and portability. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact GroupPrivacy@BlackRock.com.

You will not be disadvantaged in any way by exercising your rights in relation to the processing of your PI.

How long your PI is retained for

We will process your PI for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with legal, regulatory, accounting, reporting, internal policy requirements or for the establishment or defense of legal claims.

How your PI is protected

BlackRock implements technical and organizational measures to appropriately protect PI against unauthorized, accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to PI transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.

Transfers of PI

We are a global organization and in the course of running our business, we may transfer PI to a location outside of the country where you reside, including BlackRock processing centers in the USA, Hungary, India and Singapore. Although the country to which PI may be transferred may not have the same level of privacy and data protection laws, we apply the same level of security and organizational controls to the processing of PI wherever it is processed. We require by contract that our service providers processing PI on our behalf comply with BlackRock’s criteria for PI processing.

If we transfer PI out of the EEA, we ensure a similar level of protection for your PI by ensuring the country is considered by the EU Commission to provide an adequate level of protection or by putting in place contractual clauses the EU Commission considers to provide the same level of protection.

Alumni communications and exercising your right to opt-out

We will not send you communications about BlackRock news, thought leadership, career opportunities, alumni stories, and invitations to alumni events if you have informed us you do not wish to receive communications. All electronic communications we send to you will have an unsubscribe option.

Third-party marketing/sale of PI

We do not share or sell your PI to third parties for the third party to use for their own marketing or other purposes.

Cookies

Please see our separate Cookie Notice

Contacting us

The Global Head of Privacy and Data Protection oversees compliance with privacy and data protection at BlackRock. If you wish to exercise any of your rights, or have questions concerning this notice, please contact:

The Global Head of Privacy and Data Protection

BlackRock

12 Throgmorton Avenue

London

EC2N 2DL

Email: GroupPrivacy@BlackRock.com

If you are a California resident, you may also call us on +1 855 371 0019.

Complaints

If you have any concerns or complaints about the way your PI is processed, please contact the Global Head of Privacy and Data Protection at GroupPrivacy@BlackRock.com. You also have a right to complain to a data protection or other competent authority with jurisdiction over privacy and data protection law in the country you live or work, or in the country where you believe an issue in relation to the processing of your PI has arisen. Please contact GroupPrivacy@BlackRock.com for further details. 

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may modify or amend this Privacy Notice from time to time and you are advised to visit our Alumni Website regularly to check for any amendments. Any material changes will be communicated to you through an appropriate channel, depending on how we normally communicate with you.