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1. Personal data
“Personal data” is defined as any personal or factual information relating specifically to a certain natural person or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your proper name, address, phone number and date of birth. Information that cannot be directly linked to your real identity is not considered “personal data.”
2. Collecting and processing personal data
Whenever you visit our websites, our web servers routinely store certain information on a temporary basis to ensure system safety: the connection data from your computer; the pages on our site you visit; the date and duration of your visit; the ID of the browser and operating system; and the website from which you visit us. We cannot use this information to identify you personally as a user. Any further personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address is not saved unless you provide this information as part of the application process. Personal data you provide when visiting our websites is handled in compliance with the current legal guidelines of the European Union.
When you apply for a position online, your data will be saved and analyzed as part of the application process. If your application is of interest to us but we currently have no appropriate position open, in certain cases we might retain a copy of your application documents after the initial application period has ended. However, in such a case we would first seek your permission.
When you provide us with information using an online form, it is always processed using a secure connection to protect your personal data from manipulation or unauthorized access. Please be aware that regular email does not make use of secure connections.
3. Use and sharing of personal data
We use the personal data you provide solely for the purpose of fulfilling your wishes and requirements, i.e. for the processing of your application. We only share your personal data or make it available to others as part of the application process, and we only share it with people involved in your application (e.g. HR department, head of the respective department).
If you do not wish to have cookies saved to your hard drive, you can select the appropriate option in your browser settings. You can also use your settings to delete cookies from your hard drive at any time. However, please note that disabling cookies may prevent the use of all of the functions of this website.
5. Use of Google Analytics
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses.
This use of Google Analytics is in accordance with the conditions established by German data protection authorities and Google.
Information about the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
6. Information on data protection guidelines for social bookmarking
We take all necessary technical and organizational steps to protect the personal data which we administer from loss or misuse. To this end, your data is stored in a secure operational environment where that it cannot be accessed by the general public. When your personal data is transmitted, in certain cases it is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). This means that communication between your computer and our servers takes place using a recognized encryption protocol, assuming your browser supports SSL.
Should you wish to contact us by email without going through our application management system, please note that we cannot guarantee that the information transmitted will remain confidential. Emails can sometimes by accessed by third parties.
8. Right to information
Upon receipt of a written request from you, we will provide details of the personal data pertaining to you which we have stored.
9. Additional information and questions