Privacy Statement - Your Data is Safe with Us
Data privacy is a matter if trust and your trust is important to us. We respect your privacy. The protection, legal collection, processing and use of your personal data is therefore of great concern to us. In order for visitors to our websites to feel secure, we respect the legal privacy requirements when processing your personal data and would like to inform you regarding the processing and use of your data.
Scope and Purpose of Data Processing
1. Anonymous Data Collection
You are able to visit our website without providing your personal details. We merely save so-called “Server log files”, access data with no person-specific data such as the internet provider, your internet browser, which page you visited, the date and time you accessed it or the name of the requested file. This data is exclusively analysed to improve your offers and cannot be traced back to you.
This anonymous data is eventually stored separately from the personal data you provide and cannot be traced back to a specific person. This data is used for statistical purposes and allows us to optimise our internet presence and offers. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and “Server log files” is Art. 6 Para 1. Lit. f of the GDPR. Saving log files ensures the functionality of the website. The data is erased as soon as this purpose has been achieved and its collection is no longer required. In the case of data collected for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
2. Collection and Processing of Personal Data
If you wish to use one of our business services via our website, it cannot be ruled out that the processing of your personal data will not be required. If there is no legal basis for the processing of personal data, we will acquire the consent of the person affected. This will be visible on the relevant sites. This can be required when you register on our website, request our newsletter or contact us using our contact form. In such cases we will acquire your consent for processing purposes. The legal basis for processing operations shall be pursuant to Art. 6 I Lit. a) of the GDPR. The processing of personal data is required for the fulfilment of a contract or initiation of contract (e.g. for the delivery of good or the provision of such services, or for enquiries regarding our products and services). This processing shall be undertaken pursuant to Art. 6 I Lit. b) of the GDPR.
The personal data your provide such as your name, company, address, email and telephone number will be stored and used for the purpose of individual communication with you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please note that as a rule, no confidential information should be sent via our contact form.
The legal basis for the processing of data, which is transferred during the sending of an email, is Art. 6 Para. 1 Lit. f of the GDPR. Email contact is aimed at concluding a contract and therefore the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 Lit. b of the GDPR.
3. Publication of Job Adverts / Online Job Applications
Your application details will be electronically collected and processed by us in order to undertake the application procedure. Following your appointment, an employment contract is concluded and so your submitted data will be stored in your personal file which we keep for the purpose of the usual organisational and management processes. We do so taking into consideration of all relevant legal regulations. The data privacy law permits the collection of data which is required for the employment relationship purposes according to Art. 88 Para. 1 of the GDPR. If you voluntarily provide us with your essential details this shall be undertaken within the context of consent according to Art. 6 Para 1 Sentence 1 Lit. a of the GDPR. During processing your data may be shared with staff that are within our company, such as service providers, who are legally bound to secrecy and to perform their data processing tasks.
The data you provided will be erased automatically upon rejection of your job application; two years following notification of your rejection. This does not apply if a legal requirement exists to store this data for a longer period or if you expressly agreed to it being stored for longer in our potential customer database.
4. Rights of the Persons Affected
According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to free information regarding your stored data. Furthermore you have the right to free information for processing purposes, categories of personal data which are processed, recipients or category of recipients who were disclosed the personal data or shall be disclosed (particularly for recipients in third countries or international organisations), if possible the planned storage period for the personal data, a right to rectification, restriction (block) or erasure of this data, as well as the origin of the data. In addition you have the right to appeal to a regulatory body. In addition you have the right to revoke your declaration of consent to privacy at any time. When revoking your declaration, the legality of the processing undertaken based on the consent prior to the revocation shall remain unaffected.
5. Portability of Data
You have the right to receive the personal data directly originating from you. Upon specific request we can provide this data in a machine readable and structured format. We require proof of your identity to do so.
6. Data Security
When using our contact form for example, your personal details are encrypted on our website using TLS and transferred via the internet. We ensure our website and other systems against loss, damage, access, amendment or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons using technical and organisation measures.
7. Erasure and Blocking of Personal Data
The erasure and blocking of your personal data shall take place after the purpose limitation has lapsed, unless this data is no longer required for the fulfilment of the contract or for contract initiation. This shall be undertaken taking into consideration of storage periods which are based on legislation and/or tax codes.
8. Contacting Us
9. Further Information and Contact Person/Data Protection Officer
If you have any further questions regarding data protection please feel free to contact us. If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data during collection, rectification, restriction (Blocking) or erasure of data as well as revocation of consents given please contact:
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