Privacy policy

Thank you for your interest in Fresenius. The protection of your personal data throughout the entire application process is extremely important to us, and we want you to feel comfortable with the security of our website. In the paragraphs below, we outline the types of data collected at and and explain how this data is used. However, please note that our websites sometimes include links to sites not covered by our privacy policy. 

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).

4. Use of cookies
We use cookies on some areas of our website. “Cookies” are small text files that are transferred from a website to your computer and stored there temporarily. Cookies do not pose a risk to your hard drive and do not contain computer viruses or other forms of malware. The cookies we use do not contain personal data of any kind. We use the information contained in the cookies to make it easier for you to use our internet pages and to tailor them to your needs.
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
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer that make it possible to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Google utilizes this information for the purpose of analyzing your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operators and supplying other services relevant to the activities of the website and to internet usage. In some cases Google will also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or when third parties are contracted by Google to process this data. Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that disabling cookies may prevent the use of all of the functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
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
This website uses plug-ins from the ShareThis bookmarking service, provided by ShareThis Inc. ("ShareThis"), ShareThis, Inc., 4009 Miranda Avenue, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1227, USA. When you visit our website, ShareThis is informed of your IP address and the fact that you have used this IP address to visit the or website. The ShareThis plug-in allows users to bookmark websites and to share and post links to pages on social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Xing or Google+ and recommend their content. When a website visitor uses one of these functions while logged onto a service such as Twitter, Facebook or Google+, the visit to our website can be associated with the user on that service. ShareThis also collects and processes data; however, this is primarily technical information (e.g. which browser you are using) and information about your website browsing behavior (e.g. the duration of your visit to our site). Additional information on how your data is collected, analyzed and processed by ShareThis as well as your rights in relation to this process can be found in the ShareThis privacy policy at

7. Security
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
Our Corporate Communications department or data protection representatives are happy to answer any questions regarding our Internet privacy policy.

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