Last Updated: August 2020
Cigna Corporation and its affiliated entities (together “Cigna,” “we,” “our” or “us”) value your trust and are committed to the responsible management, use and protection of personal information. As a global business, Cigna operates in many different countries. Some of these countries have laws related to the collection, use, transfer and disclosure of the personal information of individuals, including job applicants.
Please read this Policy carefully.
Personal Information We Collect From You
We collect personal information from you in connection with your application, including:
- Name and contact information, including your address, telephone numbers and email address;
- Log-in and password;
- CV, résumé, cover letter, previous work experience and education information;
- Professional and other work-related licenses, permits and certifications held;
- Language and other relevant skills;
- Awards and professional memberships;
- Eligibility to work in country where the job applied for is located, available start date;
- Information relating to references; and
- The correspondence you have with us and other information you have chosen to provide (e.g., employment preferences, willingness to relocate, desired salary, how you heard about the Careers Site).
From the information we collect about you, we may also derive or generate further information such as job candidate profiles.
As discussed in the “Diversity” section below, in certain cases we will ask questions about race/ethnic origin, gender, and disability of our applicants, for monitoring equal opportunity. We may also inquire about criminal records where permitted by applicable law.
Otherwise, we ask that you avoid submitting information which may qualify as sensitive information under applicable law, except where such information is legally required. Sensitive information includes race, religion, ethnicity, nationality or national origin, age, gender identity, sex life or practices or sexual orientation, marital status, medical or health information (including disability status), genetic or biometric information, biometric templates, political or philosophical beliefs, political party or trade union membership, veteran status, background check information, judicial data such as criminal records or information on other judicial or administrative proceedings.
Any information you submit through the Careers Site must be true, complete and not misleading. Should the information provided be inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading, this may lead to a rejection of your application during the application process or disciplinary action including immediate dismissal if you have been employed. In addition, it is your responsibility to ensure that information you submit does not violate any third party’s rights.
If you intend to provide us with details of a reference or any other individual as part of your application, it is your responsibility to obtain consent from that individual prior to providing the personal information to us.
Personal Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may obtain information about you from other sources (where permitted by law) such as:
- Publicly available registers;
- Social media sites;
- Your referees;
- Prior employers;
- Background check providers; and
- Recruitment agencies.
How We Use Personal Information and the Basis on Which We Use It
Cigna will use the personal information on your application, as permitted by local law, to:
- Process your application and assess your capabilities and qualifications for a job. We will engage in these activities to manage our prospective contractual relationship with you, based on our legitimate interests.
- Conduct reference checks. We will engage in these activities to comply with a legal obligation or based on our legitimate interests.
- Provide you with any services available on the Careers Site from time to time, respond to your inquiries and communicate with you about your application, and send you information regarding the Careers Site and changes to our [Terms and Agreements]. We will engage in these activities to manage our prospective contractual relationship with you.
- Comply with or monitor compliance with any applicable law or regulation. We will engage in these activities to comply with a legal obligation or based on our legitimate interests.
- Conduct background checks (including disclosure and financial checks) (in accordance with applicable law) if you are offered a job. We will engage in these activities to comply with a legal obligation or based on our legitimate interests.
- Support our other legitimate interests, such as to perform business management activities including performing audits, assessments, maintenance and testing or troubleshooting activities related to the recruitment system; to monitor and record services, whether provided by a Cigna company or a third party; to operate, evaluate and improve the recruitment system, our application tracking and recruitment activities and communications (including analyzing our job applicant base, our hiring practices or trends, identifying qualifications or skills shortages, and using information to match candidates and potential opportunities); and as generally required to conduct our business within Cigna.
If we ask for your consent to process your personal information, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at
The information about you will be added to Cigna’s international candidate database and can be retained and used to consider you for opportunities at Cigna and its affiliates other than the one(s) for which you apply. If you do not wish us to do this, please contact us at
If we elect to make you an offer, personal information you submit may be incorporated into our human resources system and used to manage the new-hire process. If you become an employee, any personal information that you submit can become part of your employee file and can be used for other employment/work-related purposes, and at that stage we will explain to you how we use your employee personal information.
The provision of personal information on the Careers Site is voluntary. Failure to provide sufficient information, however, may result in Cigna being unable to consider your employment application or, if you are hired, your subsequent promotion, transfer or relocation.
International Transfers and Sharing of Personal Information With Third Parties
Cigna shares personal information with affiliates that are involved in evaluating candidates for a given position. You can consult the list and location of our affiliates by contacting us at
We also share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties, including:
- Service providers, such as companies that assist Cigna with the operation of the Careers Site, IT systems suppliers and support, background check providers, and other service providers that help to facilitate the provision of services to the relevant Cigna entity; and
- Professional advisors in all of the countries in which Cigna operates in relation to the Careers Site.
Third party service providers and professional advisors are expected to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information, and only use personal information for the provision of the services to Cigna, and in compliance with applicable law.
Due to the global nature of Cigna’s operations and policies (such as HR, IT, accounting, legal, internal audit and security measures), Cigna discloses personal information to personnel, other departments throughout the Cigna family of companies, and third party service providers to fulfill the purposes described in this Policy. This includes transferring personal information to the United States and other countries (including countries that have a different data protection regime than is found in the country where you are based).
Additional Information for the EEA
If you are located in the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) we may transfer your information to countries outside of the EEA. Some of these countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available at
We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint or concern about privacy. If, however, you believe that we have not been able to assist with your complaint or concern, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for your country or region, or in the place of the alleged misconduct. You can contact our data protection officer at
Other Uses and Disclosures of Personal Information
We also use and disclose your personal information as necessary or appropriate, especially when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so:
- To comply with applicable laws, which can include laws outside your country of residence.
- To respond to requests from public and government authorities, which can include authorities outside your country of residence.
- To cooperate with law enforcement, for example, when we receive law enforcement requests and orders.
- For other legal reasons, such as to enforce our terms and conditions and to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others.
- In connection with a sale or business transaction. We have a legitimate interest in disclosing or transferring your personal information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
We will retain personal information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include (but are not limited to): (i) the duration of the application process; (ii) as long as we have an ongoing relationship with you; (iii) as required by a legal obligation to which we are subject; and (iv) as advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard of applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations).
We may remove personal information for inactive accounts from our database, subject to any applicable legal or regulatory obligations. Furthermore, Cigna can delete personal information about you (including your CV/résumé) from our database at any time and without providing any reason. Therefore, please retain your own copy of the personal information provided to us.
Cookies and Similar Technology
We and our service providers may use “cookies” and similar technologies on the Careers Site. Please see our
Access and Choices
If you choose to register on the Careers Site, you may access, review, and change some of the personal information collected about you and stored in the Careers Site by logging into the Careers Site and updating your account information. The updated profile will be used as the default the next time you apply for a job using your account; however, some information from the original application may still be visible to Cigna. To change personal information that you already have submitted for consideration for a specific position, please resubmit your application for that position and include the updated personal information about you in the application. We encourage you to promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate.
If you have any questions or concerns about how we process personal information please contact us at
If you wish to request to access, correct, update, suppress, restrict, delete, object to processing, or receive your personal information in a usable electronic format and transmit it to a third party (known as the right to 'data portability'), to the extent such rights are provided by applicable law, please contact us at
For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will comply with your request in accordance with our obligations under applicable law.
We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect personal information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.
Cigna hereby disclaims, as far as permitted by local laws, any liability for itself and its affiliates and contractors for any personal information we collect in connection with your application that is lost, misused, illegally accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed or not timely delivered to our Careers Site.
Links to Other Websites
The Careers Site may contain links to other websites. The operators of those other websites may collect information about you, including through cookies or other technologies. If you link to another website, you will leave the Careers Site and this Policy will not apply to your use of and activity on those other sites.
Links on the Careers Site to other websites are provided only as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links does not imply endorsement of the linked site. We encourage you to read the legal notice posted on those sites, including their privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for your visitation to, and the data collection and use practices of, other sites.
Cigna is an equal opportunity employer, which means we offer equal treatment to all applicants. Cigna does not discriminate, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, beliefs or creed, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or genetic information in any area of recruitment. In some countries we ask for information on the ethnic origin, gender and disability of our applicants for the purpose of monitoring equal opportunity.
Law Applicable to Job Application
This Careers Site allows you to benefit from Cigna's centralized global recruitment function, while applying for jobs world-wide. This Careers Site is operated from the United States. Accordingly, any personal information you submit to the Careers Site will be collected in the U.S. and will be subject to U.S. laws. However, if we share your personal information with an affiliate located in another country in its capacity as a potential employer, the affiliate will handle your personal information in accordance with this Policy. Any hiring or other employment-related decisions will be made by the hiring affiliate in accordance with the laws of the country where the job will be located.
The Careers Site is not intended for minors under the age of 18.
Current Workers of Cigna
If you currently work for one of Cigna’s business units, you must be eligible to apply for a position in a different business unit within Cigna to use the Careers Site. If you accept such a position, your benefits programs and Human Resources policies may change. Please consult with the HR manager for the new position concerning application eligibility, benefit programs, and HR policies applicable to that position.
The Careers Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.
Changes to the Policy
You may request a copy of this Policy from us using the contact details set out below.
We may modify or update this Policy at any time in order to address future developments of Cigna, the Careers Site or changes in industry or legal trends. You can determine when the Policy was revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend on the top of this Policy.
If you have questions or requests about this Policy, please feel free to contact us at
You can contact our data protection officer at
Acknowledgement and Consent
I acknowledge that under applicable law, some personal information can be collected, used, transferred or disclosed without my consent and that Cigna reserves the right to undertake that activity when appropriate. I also understand that there may be some specific situations in which I need to provide consent and, for those situations, I have read and expressly agree to this Policy.
Terms & Conditions
In order to be considered for employment at Cigna you will be required to:
- Provide proof of ability to legally work in Canada;
- Successfully pass an employment health examination, if required;
- Successfully pass tests for the presence of illegal drugs;
- Successfully pass test for the presence of nicotine, where permitted by applicable law; and
- Successfully pass a series of background checks which include, but are not limited to, criminal, verification of residence, credit, motor vehicle and state insurance records. Should Cigna decide to offer you a position, you will be required to sign an Authorization for Release form. Your actual employment would depend on satisfactory reports from these checks.
Clicking "Submit" on the following page grants Cigna permission to contact the schools, professional organizations and previous employers (including current employer), whose names or contact information you have provided during the application process and releases them from any liability resulting from providing the information requested.
Cigna reserves the right to test any employee for the illegal presence of drugs where permitted by applicable law.
Should you become an employee of Cigna and receive any overpayment of salary or benefits (including short-term disability), Cigna may, to the extent allowed by law, recover overpayments by taking deductions from future paychecks or any unused vacation days.
If you are subject to any agreement with any current or previous employer, including but not limited to any non-solicitation or non-compete agreement or policy, you represent that it will not prevent you from becoming an employee of Cigna nor prevent you from performing all the duties and responsibilities of the position with Cigna for which you applied, or to which you are assigned, if hired. You further agree that if any agreement(s) with any current or former employers prevent you from performing any tasks or duties as assigned to you by Cigna, that you will immediately bring such to the attention of Cigna. If Cigna determines that any agreement(s) interfere with your ability to perform any assigned duties or tasks, Cigna reserves the right to re-assign you to a different position within Cigna or discontinue your employment.
During your employment with Cigna, you will have access to Cigna's proprietary and confidential information and are reminded that this valuable information is to be used for the exclusive benefit of Cigna and, without proper and appropriate authorization in writing from Cigna, may not be disclosed, used or reproduced.
We also want to remind you of your obligation to preserve the trade secrets and confidential information of your current and prior employers. In this regard, you must not bring any such materials to Cigna or otherwise use such materials as part of your work for Cigna.
I understand that if hired by Cigna, nothing in this application and nothing at any time communicated to me about my rights as an employee, regardless of source, limit in any way my right to resign from my employment with Cigna company at any time for any reason or my employer’s right to withdraw an offer of employment, or to terminate my employment at any time for any reason.
I agree to fulfill all of the requirements listed above and understand that any misrepresentation or omission of facts on this Employment Application is sufficient cause for my disqualification from employment or my dismissal.
I understand that Cigna routinely delivers information, including important notifications, electronically, and I agree to accept these notifications electronically.
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