1. Data Privacy Overview
Data recording on our website
Who is responsible for recording data on this website?
The website operator processes the data on this website. You can find this party’s contact information in this website’s imprint.
How do we record your data?
We record your data when you provide it to us, for one thing. One example is data that you enter in the contact form.
Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data is primarily of a technical nature (e.g., Internet browser, operating system, or the time the website was called up). This data is automatically recorded as soon as you visit our website.
What do we use your data for?
We collect some of the data to guarantee that the website is displayed without errors. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
2. General Information and Mandatory Information
If you use this website, we will collect various personal data. Personal data is data that can be used to personally identify you. This data privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how we do so and for what purpose.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., during email communication) may involve security gaps. It is not possible to completely prevent data from being accessed by third parties.
Information about the responsible party
The party responsible for processing the data on this website is:
Phone: +49 2572 80084-20
The responsible party is the natural or legal person that makes decisions regarding the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, and similar data) alone or together with other parties.
Legally prescribed data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company, who can be contacted as follows:
Phone: +49 7231 9797-64
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing procedures are possible only with your express consent. You may revoke consent you have already granted at any time. To do so, simply send us an informal notification of your wish by email. The lawfulness of the data processing performed until the time of your revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.
Right to objection against data collection in special cases and direct advertising (Art. 21 of the GDPR)
If your personal data is processed for purposes of carrying out direct advertising, you have the right to file an objection to the processing of your respective personal data for purposes of this advertising at any time; this also applies to profiling associated with such direct advertising. Should you object, your personal data shall subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 2 of the GDPR).
Right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authorities
In the event of violations against the GDPR, the party concerned shall have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, especially in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of employment, or the location where the alleged violation took place. The right of appeal shall exist, regardless of other administrative or court remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to request that data we automatically process based on your consent or when fulfilling a contract be issued to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. Should you request direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this shall take place only to the extent technically possible.
Information, blocking, and deletion
In the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to receive free information about the personal data stored concerning you, its origin, and recipients, as well as the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, the right to the correction, blocking, or deletion of this data at all times. You may contact us regarding this issue and others concerning personal data at any time at the address specified in the imprint.
Right to restricted processing
You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
You may contact us regarding this issue at any time at the address specified in the imprint. The right to restricted processing shall exist in the following cases:
- Should you contest the accuracy of the personal data we have stored, we generally require some time to examine the matter. You shall have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted during this examination.
- Should the processing of your personal data have taken place or take place illicitly, you may request data processing restriction instead of deletion.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend, or assert legal claims, you shall have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its deletion.
- If you have filed an objection according to Art. 21 Para. 1 of the GDPR, your interests and our interests shall be weighed. Until a decision has been reached concerning the prevailing interests, you shall have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its storage – may be processed only with your consent or to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims; to protect the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state.
3. Data Recording on our Website
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in what are referred to as server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. They are the following:
the browser type and browser version of the operating system used, the referrer URL, the host name of the accessing computer, the time of the server request, and the IP address. This data is not compiled with data from other sources.
This data is recorded based on Art. 6 Para. 1 f of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically flawless display and optimization of their website. Log server files must be recorded for this reason.
Inquiries by email, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by email, telephone, or fax, we shall store and process your inquiry, including all personal data issuing from it (name, inquiry) so we can process your request. We shall not pass on this data without your consent.
We shall process this data based on Art. 6 Para. 1 b of the GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary for performing pre-contractual measures. In all remaining cases, processing shall take place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 a of the GDPR) and/or on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 f of the GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in effectively processing the inquiries addressed to us.
We shall retain the data you transmit to us through contact inquiries until you request its deletion, you revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for storing the data lapses (e.g., after we have finished processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions – especially legal storage periods – shall remain unaffected by this.
4. Own Services
We offer you the opportunity to apply to work with us (e.g., by email or using conventional mail or our online application form). The following text informs you about the extent, purpose, and usage of the personal data that we collect from you during the application process. We guarantee that the collection, processing, and usage of your data is performed in accordance with the applicable data privacy legislation and all other legal provisions and that we treat your data strictly confidentially.
Scope and purpose of data collection
If you send us an application, we process your personal data related to this application (e.g., contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during interviews, etc.) to the extent required to reach a decision regarding the formation of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is § 26 of the new BDSG [Federal Data Protection Act] pursuant to German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 Para. 1 b of the GDPR (general contract initiation) and – if you have granted your consent – Art. 6 Para. 1 a of the GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. We shall transmit your personal data only to persons within our company who are involved in processing your application.
If your application is successful, we shall store the data you submitted based on § 26 of the new BSDC and Art. 6 Para. 1 b of the GDPR in order to establish the employment relationship.
Storage period for data
If we are unable to offer you a job or if you reject a job offer, withdraw your application, revoke your consent to data processing, or request that we delete your data, the data you transmitted (including any remaining physical application documents) shall be saved or stored for a maximum of 6 months after the end of the application procedure (storage period) so that we shall be able to reproduce particularities of the application process in the event of disagreements or discrepancies (Art. 6 Para. 1 f of the GDPR).
YOU MAY OBJECT TO THIS STORAGE SHOULD YOU HAVE LEGITIMATE INTERESTS THAT OUTWEIGH OUR INTERESTS.
After the storage period has expired, the data shall be deleted if no legal storage obligation or other legal reason for further storage exists. If it is foreseeable that it shall be necessary to store your data after the expiration of the storage period (e.g., owing to an imminent or pending legal dispute), this data shall be deleted only after the data has become obsolete. Other legal storage obligations shall remain unaffected.