Protecting your personal data is very important to us. For this reason, we wish to inform you here about data protection in our company. Of course, we observe the relevant provisions of data protection law.
Data Protection Declaration
SUBJECT OF DATA PROTECTION
Data protection is concerned with all data related to individuals (“personal data”). Section 3, par. 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) defines such data as individual items of information about personal or factual matters of a natural person whose identity is known or can be established. Examples of such data would be a person’s name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number.
SCOPE OF DATA COLLECTION AND STORAGE
You do not have to enter data in order to use our Internet site. Our web hoster and e-mail provider is certified according to ISO/IEC 27001:2005 and subject to the BDSG. Personal data is processed by us and stored on our internal server only if this data is accessible to the public or you have actively placed it at our disposal, say by sending us your application documents or giving us information in person or by telephone.
USE OF DATA FOR ITS INTENDED PURPOSES ONLY
We observe the principle of using data for its intended purposes only and consequently collect, process, use and store your personal data solely for the purposes of fulfilling your wishes and requirements for mediation of a new employment relationship and of technical administration and maintaining contacts. We store your data in encrypted form on our internal server, in accordance with the applicable provisions of data protection law. Documents sent by you in paper form are processed in our office and stored only for a short period of time. Subsequently, they are returned to you if this is possible; otherwise, they are destroyed.
Prospective employers are the only third parties to whom we send your data. In each case we first advise you of the company’s name and the details on the position in order to obtain your permission to send your data to this particular employer. We do not send data to an employer until we have received your express permission to do so.
Personal data is only passed on by us to state institutions and authorities to the extent that we are obliged by law or are served a court order to provide information.
We are also very serious about protecting personal data within our company. Our employees and the services companies who work for us are all under the obligation to us to maintain strict secrecy and comply with the provisions of data protection law.
RIGHTS TO INFORMATION /RIGHTS OF REVOCATION
You may receive information from us without stating reasons and at no cost to you at any time in respect to the personal data of yours that is stored by us, including paper documents. You may, at any time, block all personal data that has been collected by us, you may correct it at any time, and you may have it deleted at any time. You may also, at any time, have us destroy the paper documents sent by you to us. In these cases, please turn to the contact address given under “Legal Notices”. We are also available to you at any time for any further questions about our statements regarding data protection and about how we process your personal data.
CHANGES TO THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION
Please observe that the provisions of data protection legislation and the ways of dealing with data protection can change continually. We thus reserve the right to extend our data protection actions and this data protection declaration accordingly. Therefore, do be sure to take account of the current version of this data protection declaration as the need may arise.