Careers Privacy Policy

It is our aim for you to feel at home on our website, which means that protecting your privacy and your personal rights is very important to us. Therefore, we would ask you to carefully read the summary below about how our website works. You can trust that your data will be processed transparently and fairly, and we will make every effort to handle your data carefully and responsibly.

The following Privacy Policy is intended to inform you how we use your personal data, adhering at all times to the strict provisions of German data protection law, the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any other relevant legal provisions.


Controller and data protection officer contact details

The controller as defined by the GDPR, other data protection laws applicable in EU Member States and other provisions aimed at protecting data shall be the company named in the respective job advertisement.

You can reach the company’s data protection officer by writing to:


Scope of processing of personal data

We collect and use personal data from you only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website along with our content and services. Your personal data is only collected and used with your consent. An exception to this rule is where prior consent is not possible due to given circumstances and the processing of the data is permitted by statute.

The security of your personal data is of high priority to us. We therefore take technical and organisational measures to protect your data stored by us in order to effectively prevent its loss and its misuse by third parties. Our employees tasked with processing personal data in particular are bound by confidentiality obligations and are required to comply with these. Your personal data is secured by ensuring that it is transmitted in encrypted form; for instance, we use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to communicate with your web browser. A padlock symbol will be displayed by your browser so that you can see when an SSL connection has been established. To ensure that your data is protected at all times, the technical security measures undergo regular review and are adapted to new technological standards where necessary. These principles also apply to companies that we commission to process and use data in accordance with our instructions.


Purposes of processing and the legal principles governing how your personal data is processed

We collect, process and use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Processing of your application and for purposes resulting from a possible future employment
  • Measuring the reach of our job portal and the job offers it contains
  • Provision of telemedia

Your personal data may be processed on the basis of the following legal principles:

  • Art. 6, para. 1, letter a of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing activities for which we acquire your consent for a certain processing purpose.
  • Art. 6 para. 1 letter b of the GDPR in conjunction with section 26 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) insofar as the processing of your personal data is needed for the decision to enter into an employment relationship.
  • Art. 6, para. 1, letter c of the GDPR applies in cases where we are bound by a legal obligation that requires personal data to be processed, for instance for compliance with tax obligations.
  • Art. 6, para. 1, letter d of the GDPR states that personal data may be processed in order to protect the vital interests of yourself or other natural person.
  • Art. 6, para. 1, letter f of the GDPR applies in relation to our legitimate interests, for instance when employing service providers for the purpose of performing orders, and when performing statistical surveys and analyses. Our interest lies in providing a user-friendly, appealing and secure website and optimising the same in order to both serve our business interests and meet your expectations. In addition, our legitimate interest may also be founded on our duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equality Act (AGG).


Duration of storage and routine erasure of personal data

We regularly delete your applicant data six months after having made a decision on the vacant position. In the event that we decide to welcome you as a new colleague, we will transfer your personal data to our personnel management system.


Collection of general data and information (log files)

In keeping with Art. 6, para. 1, letter f of the GDPR, our website collects a range of general data and information upon each access that is temporarily stored in a server’s log files. A log file is created as part of the automatic logging performed by the processing computer system. The following data may be collected:

  • Access to the website (date, time and frequency)
  • How you arrived at the website (referring page, hyperlink, etc.)
  • Volume of data sent
  • The browser and browser version that you are using
  • The operating system that you are using
  • The internet service provider that you are using
  • The IP address that your internet service provider assigns to your computer when connecting to the internet

The collection and storage of this data is required for the operation of the website in order to provide the website functionality and correctly deliver the content of our website. We also use the data to optimise our website and ensure the security of our IT systems. For this reason, the data is stored for a maximum of seven days as a technical precaution.


Cookies, web analysis services and social media

We would like your experience on our website to be a good one and therefore we use cookies, web analysis services and social media plug-ins as per Art. 6 para. 1 f of the GDPR.

For this purpose, we use various cookies and services to ensure full functionality of our website and to make it as informative and as user-friendly as possible for you. It is important to us that you are able to surf our website with ease, and therefore we place great value on making continuous improvements to it. This includes saving your settings and pre-filled forms so that you do not need to keep entering the same data. It is also important to us that you only see content that you are really interested in and that would make your online experience easier.

However, we will not forget to handle your personal data with care. In the following you will find detailed information about the use of cookies and services in operation on this website. Of course you can deactivate all cookies and services if you wish. You can do this either by blocking or deleting cookies via your internet browser or separately deactivating them by installing an opt-out cookie or following a link. Please remember that deactivation is necessary for all browsers that you use. If you delete all cookies in your browser, this also affects the opt-out cookie.


Functional cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by sites you visit, which allow any settings or other changes you have made to be reconstructed on your next visit.

These functional cookies ensure that our website works correctly. These cookies are stored for a maximum of two years – they are then automatically deleted. The following functions are possible with these cookies:

  • saving products that you have placed in the basket or saved to your wish list,
  • saving data that you have entered during checkout or while placing an order so that you do not need to enter it again,
  • saving settings such as language, location, number of search results, etc.,
  • saving settings for optimum video display, e.g. the desired buffer size and your screen’s resolution data,
  • recording your browser settings to allow our website to be displayed optimally,
  • recognising misuse of our websites and services, e.g. by recording numerous consecutive or failed attempts to register,
  • loading the website in full so that the website remains accessible or
  • saving your login data so that you do not need to enter it again each time.

You can prevent these cookies from being stored or delete cookies already stored. You can gain more detailed information from the manufacturer or from the help section of your internet browser. We must remind you that some functions on our website will either no longer be available or only to a limited extent if you do not allow these functional cookies.


Analysis services for statistical purposes

In order to determine what content on our website is the most attractive to you, we continually monitor the number of visitors and the most commonly viewed content. We use the data we collect for statistical purposes, such as:

  • recording the number of visitors to our websites,
  • recording the amount of time visitors spend on our site,
  • recording the order of the visits to the different websites,
  • determining which parts of our website need changing or
  • optimising the website.


We use the following services for statistical purposes; you can deactivate these by installing an opt-out cookie or following a link:


Processing personal data in connection with your application

a) Data you provide directly to us

We collect and use your personal data insofar as you provide it to us in connection with your application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, school certificates, training certificates and/or work references, as well as records created during telephone calls or job interviews with you). We also store correspondence (e-mail, letters) as well as any other documents you provide us with during the application process (e.g. recruitment tests). In individual cases, we also store particularly sensitive data (e.g. data on your health, religious beliefs or sexual orientation).

b) Data about you we obtain from other sources

In individual cases, we also obtain the aforementioned data from third-party sources, (e.g. headhunters, recruitment companies and personal data that is publicly accessible – XING or LinkedIN profile).

c) Miscellaneous

Based on Art. 6, para. 1, letters c and f of the GDPR, we use and store your personal data and technical information where necessary to prevent or investigate misuse or other illegal behaviour on our website, e.g. to maintain data security in the event of attacks on our IT systems. This may also be done on the basis of orders by public authorities or courts of law, insofar as we are required to do so by law, and also to preserve our rights and interests and to enable a legal defence on our part.


Transmission of personal data to third parties

When we transfer your personal data to somebody else, we always do so as securely as possible. For this reason, your data is only ever provided to service providers and partners who have gone through a rigorous selection process and are contractually obliged to comply with data protection requirements. We also only transmit your data to bodies which are located within the European Economic Area and are thus subject to strict EU data protection legislation or which are bound by a corresponding security standard. Transmission of data to third countries is not currently performed or planned.

a) Transmission among companies affiliated with the Group in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, letter b of the GDPR

We transmit your personal data for the conclusion and performance of contracts relating to the performance of deliveries and services on our website to companies affiliated with the Group within Germany to be stored in central databases and for internal Group billing and accounting purposes. This is necessary in particular for you to be able to use all of our services.

b) Transmission to processors in accordance with Art. 28 of the GDPR

We use the software of an external software provider for our job exchange and our video recruitment platform and which may be seen when the software is undergoing maintenance and being updated. We have concluded an order-processing agreement (Art. 38 GDPR) with each of these software providers to ensure that your personal data is processed exclusively in accordance with this Privacy Policy

c) Transmission to other third parties in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, letters c and f of the GDPR

Finally, we may transmit your data to third parties or government bodies under current data protection legislation if we are legally required to do so (e.g. on the basis of an order of a public authority or court of law) or if we are entitled to do so (e.g. because it is necessary for the investigation of criminal activity or to assert and enforce our rights and interests).


Your rights

Of course, you have rights in connection with the collection of your data, which we are pleased to inform you about here. If you wish to make use of any of the following rights free of charge, simply send us a message. You can use the following contact details without incurring any costs other than those charged by your communications provider for transmitting the message:

By email:

For your own security, we reserve the right to acquire further information needed to confirm your identity when responding to an existing enquiry. If identification is not possible, we also reserve the right to refuse to respond to your enquiry.

a) Right to information

You have the right to demand information from us on the personal data stored about you.

b) Right to rectification

You have the right to demand immediate rectification and/or completion of the personal data stored about you.

c) Right to restrict processing

You have the right to demand that processing of your personal data be restricted if you dispute the accuracy of the data stored about you, if processing is unlawful and we no longer require the data, but you do not wish the data to be deleted and require it to assert, exercise or defend legal entitlements, or if you have disclosed your objection to its processing.

d) Right to erasure

You have the right to demand erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the retention of the data is necessary for freedom of expression, for freedom of information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons in the public interest, for asserting or defending against legal claims or for exercising legal rights.

e) Right to information

If you have asserted your right to rectification, to erasure or to place restrictions on processing, we will notify all recipients of the your personal data of how this data has been rectified, erased or is now subject to restrictions on processing, unless it is impossible to do so or involves disproportionate effort.

f) Right to data portability

You have the right to have a copy of the data that you have provided us with sent to you or a third party in a structured, standardised and machine-readable format. If you demand that the data be sent directly to another data controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

g) Right to object

If your personal data is being processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1, letter f of the GDPR, you have the right to object to processing at any time in accordance with Art. 21 of the GDPR.

h) Right to withdraw consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent for the collection of data at any time with future effect. The data collected until the withdrawal takes legal effect remains unaffected by this. We hope that you understand that it may take some time to process your withdrawal for technical reasons and that you may continue to receive messages from us during this time.

i) Right to submit a complaint to a regulatory authority

If the processing of your personal data violates data protection legislation or if your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you may submit a complaint to the regulatory authority.

Data that we are required to store in accordance with statutory obligations, articles of association or contractual retention requirements will be restricted instead of being erased in order to prevent its usage for other purposes.


Links to the websites of other companies

Our website contains links to the websites of other companies. We are not responsible for the data security precautions of other websites accessible via these links. Please enquire through these external websites about their respective privacy policies.


Amendments to the Privacy Policy

To ensure that our Privacy Policy is compliant with current statutory requirements at all times, we reserve the right to make amendments at any time. This also applies where the Privacy Policy needs to be amended to accommodate new or revised products or services.


Version: February 2019, Version 2.1