1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with every competent regulatory authority.
2. General information and mandatory information
Data protection, Legal framework
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
As far as we ask the concerned persons to agree to our processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1), lit. a) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the legal framework.
If and insofar processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract of which the concerned person is a contract partner, or to realize negotiations precedent to the contract on request of the concerned person, we refer to Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR as legal basis.
For any processing of personal data necessary to fulfill legal requirements obligatory for us, Art. 6 (1) lit. c) GDPR is the legal framework.
Also, Art. 6 (1) lit. d) GDPR is the legal basis for our processing of personal data in order to protect vital interests of the concerned person or any other natural person.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Wallefelder Straße, D-51766 Engelskirchen
Geschäftsführer: Dr. Hans-Peter Mertens
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
IIf there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with every competent regulatory authority. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is every data protection officer of the German states. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
3. Data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company you can reach via e-mail:
4. Data collection on our website
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
When opening different homepage texts so called temporary session cookies are used and recorded on your computer in order to facilitate navigation. These cookies do not contain any personal data and expire after termination of the session. No technique enabling tracking of user online access behavior is installed.
DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
Applicant data processing: information on data protection pursuant to Art. 13, 14 and 21 GDPR
We appreciate your interest in our company. Pursuant to the provisions laid down in Articles 13, 14 and 21 of the EU GDPR, we hereby inform you how the personal data submitted and collected in the course of the application process is processed and what rights you hold in relation to this. To ensure that you are fully informed about how personal data collected during the application process is processed, we ask that you read the information below carefully.
1. COTNROLLER AS DEFINED IN THE DATA PROTECTION ACT
Wallefelder Straße, D-51766 Engelskirchen,
2. CONTACT DATA OF OUR DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
3. LAWFULNESS OF PROCESSING
Where necessary for hiring decisions, we process your personal data in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). The lawful basis for processing is Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 BDSG (revised version) as well as, where applicable, Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, where processing is needed for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract.
Further, we process your personal data where processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation (Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR) or for the defense of legal claims made against us. The lawful basis in this case is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
A legitimate interest in this relation is, for example, burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). Processing is lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR only if and to the extent that you have given express consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes. Consent may be withdrawn at any time (see Point 9 of this data protection statement).
Under Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 BDSG (revised version), should we enter into an employment relationship with you, we reserve the right, for the purpose of the employment relationship, to continue to process any and all personal data previously received from you, insofar as this is necessary to enter into or terminate employment relations as well as to execute or implement the rights and obligations pertaining to the duty of fair representation of employee interests under the law or arising from a collective bargaining agreement or an employer/works council agreement (collective bargaining agreement).
4. PERSONAL DATA CATEGORIES
We only process data in relation to your application. This can include general personal data such as your name, address and contact data, details of your professional qualifications, schooling and continuing education as well as other data that you may transmit to us in connection with your application.
5. DATA SOURCES
We process personal data which we receive from you by post or e-mail when you contact us as well as in relation to your application.
6. DATA RECIPIENT
We disclose your personal data within the company exclusively to departments and individuals that require said data to fulfil contractual and legal obligations or to pursue a legitimate interest.
We may transfer your personal data to affiliated companies provided this is permissible in relation to the purpose and lawful basis of processing outlined in Point 3 of this data protection information sheet.
Data shall be disclosed to persons outside the company only insofar as permitted or required by law, required to fulfil legal obligations or informed consent has been granted.
7. DATA TRANSFER TO THIRD COUNTRIES
We do not intend to transfer data to a third country.
8. DATA RETENTION PERIOD
We store your personal data for as long as necessary for the decision on your application to be made. Your personal data or application documents are deleted within six months of the end of the application process at the latest (e.g. following notification of the rejection decision), unless it is necessary or permissible by law to store the data for a longer period. Your personal data shall be stored beyond this period only where this is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims in a legal dispute, either by law or in the specific case.
Where you have consented to your data being stored longer, your data shall be stored solely in accordance with your declaration of consent.
If your application is successful and results in an employment, training or internship contract, your data shall initially be retained and subsequently transferred to your personnel file insofar as this is required and permissible.
After the application process, you may receive an invitation to join our talent pool. This allows us to consider you for suitable openings in future. We can save your application data in our talent pool in accordance with your informed consent, provided this has been granted or, where applicable, on the basis of future consent.
9. YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right of access to data under Art. 15 GDPR, the right of rectification under Art. 16 GDPR, a right of erasure under Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under Art. 18 GDPR, the right to notification under Art. 19 GDPR as well as the right of data portability under Art. 20 GDPR.
Further, pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes this regulation.
Under Art. 7 GDPR, where processing is based on consent, you shall have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Please not that we are obligated to retain certain data for a certain time period or for the purpose of fulfilling legal requirements (s. Point 8 of this Data Protection Information).
Right to object
Under Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as processing of personal data is required for the purposes of pursuing legitimate interests under Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, you shall have the right to object, at any time and on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data. We shall no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or which are needed for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions relating to the protection of your rights.
10. DUTY TO INFORM
You are neither required by law nor bound by contract to provide personal data as part of the application process. According, you are under no obligation to disclose personal information. Please note, however, that this information is needed for application decisions as well as for the conclusion of an employment contract. Failure to provide us with personal data prevents us from making a hiring decision. For the application process, we recommend that you only disclose data that is required for your application.
11. AUTOMATIC DECISION-MAKING
The decision on your application will not be based on automated processing. Pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR, automated individual decision-making will thus not be carried out.