The legal bases for data protection are set out in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG), the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG), and in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC).
WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA?
Personal data is any information of a personal or material nature that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your name, email and postal address, and also the IP address of the device you are using. Information that either cannot be linked, or can only be linked with a disproportionate amount of effort, to you as a person is not classed as personal data.
WHAT PERSONAL DATA WILL WE COLLECT, PROCESS AND USE?
Certain data may be collected automatically on our websites: on visiting our websites, your web browser automatically transmits the IP address of the device you are using, information about the web browser and operating system you are using as well as any so-called referrer URLs, i.e. the URLs of the website you previously visited. The date and time of your visit is also recorded. This data is temporarily stored in log files on the server – insofar as the storage of such data is deemed necessary for security reasons and to prevent cyberattacks on our websites – and automatically deleted within six weeks at the latest. We, or rather our provider, use this log data solely for performing statistical analyses for the purpose of operating, securing and optimizing our websites. The data collected shall neither be linked to a particular person nor combined with data from other data sources. Specific cases of suspected misuse and/or unlawful use of our websites, however, may be investigated and pursued.
Furthermore, we only collect and process personal data insofar as this is necessary for justifying, implementing or terminating legal contractual obligations between you and us or for protecting our legetimate interests, or if you in any other way provide us with information. We shall not forward your data to parties outside of our company without due cause, unless we are legally bound to disclose such data or are required to call upon third parties bound by professional secrecy, such as a lawyer resident in Germany, to assert our claims. The same applies to the use of your data for advertising purposes.
Specifically, we use your personal data as follows:
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE AWARE OF WHEN CONTACTING US?
You can contact us by phone, post or email. Please refer to our “Contact” page for details. Here you also have the option of using our “Contact” form. To enable us to respond to your inquiry swiftly and most effectively, we would ask that you provide us with certain personal details (your full name and email address). The relevant fields are marked with an asterisk (*). In many cases, your request can be dealt much more easily by providing details about the nature of your inquiry (short-term demand, annual demand) and your address. You can therefore also provide these details in the designated fields. These fields are optional rather than mandatory, however. In any case, we will make every effort to respond to your inquiry in the best way possible and to your satisfaction. You can also rest assured that we will only use your personal data to respond to your inquiry. However, we reserve the right in certain instances to deny your request to be contacted if specific information required in a particular case has not been provided.
WHAT SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS APPLY TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
On our websites, we offer you the option of applying for vacant positions by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). This generally involves you providing us with personal data.
By submitting your application, you are confirming that the information you have provided is accurate. Please note that any false statements or deliberate omissions may constitute grounds for rejection or termination of the employment contract.
Why do we collect and process personal data?
Personal data is collected, stored, processed and used solely in connection with your interest in a current or future position with us and for the purpose of processing your application, i.e. in order to contact you and/or decide whether to further consider you as part of the application process. Your data will not be passed on to third parties. If your application is successful, the data provided will be used for administrative purposes during the course of your employment.
Who can view my data?
Your application will be viewed and processed exclusively by the relevant contacts. All employees entrusted with data processing are obliged to keep your data confidential. Under no circumstances do third parties receive your information. Data is processed exclusively in Germany. Insofar as external service providers are required to manage and carry out the application process, we have ensured that, similarly, such external providers maintain data confidentiality, have taken safety precautions against unauthorized perusal and only handle your data on our behalf and according to our instructions.
How long is my data stored?
If we are not able to offer you a position at our company, the data you have provided will be kept for up to six months for the purpose of responding to queries in connection with your application and rejection.
We use various tools on our websites to analyze user behavior and posts, and to constantly evaluate and improve our website design.
We have programmed Google Analytics to anonymize your IP address. Prior to being transmitted to the Google servers in the US, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. This prevents it from being traced. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
You can also opt out from Google’s collection of the data generated by the cookie, relating to your use of the website, by downloading and installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. An opt-out cookie will then prevent data from being collected on all future visits to this website. Please note that deleting all cookies will also delete the opt-out cookie, which must then be re-saved, if necessary.
As an alternative to this browser add-on, or if you are using a mobile device, you can also prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics by disabling the menu item “Functionality” in your cookie settings.
Our websites contain links to social media. Rather than social plugins, these are solely for the purpose of providing links to our – that is, Gollmer und Hummel GmbH’s – social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
To the best of our knowledge and in accordance with the information given by the social media providers, personal data is neither collected nor stored by these providers as long as you are not logged into your social media account and provided that you do not open the link. If you do open the respective link without being logged into your social media account with the provider, a new window will pop up with an input mask from the social media provider, who will also place a cookie on your device’s hard drive. If you are connected to your account and open the link, our social media corporate site will open. Here you will find more information about our products and company. You can leave a post or recommend posts to other users here – depending on your privacy settings. Your browser will also transmit specific information such as your IP address or other information to the servers of the social media provider. The social media provider may record and store this information, link it to your user account and the personal data saved in it, and make it publicly available. In some cases, social media providers place a cookie on your device to record and track your surfing behavior on our websites. Please note that we have no influence over the data collected by the respective social media provider.
The Facebook link takes you to the services of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, US. To find out what kind of information is collected and how it is used, please refer to Facebook’s Data Policy: www.facebook.com/help. Ways to protect your privacy on Facebook can be found at: www.facebook.com/policy
If you are a member of one of the social media providers listed above and do not want this provider to collect data about your visit to our websites, please log out of your social media account before visiting our websites and activating the link. It may also be helpful if you delete all social media cookies from your browser.
HOW LONG IS MY DATA STORED?
If you have expressly consented to us using your personal data for advertising purposes, we will use your data for such purposes unless you withdraw your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect.
WILL MY DATA BE FORWARDED TO THIRD PARTIES?
Moreover, your personal data shall neither be forwarded, sold nor rented out to third parties without your authorization. We do, however, reserve the right to disclose information about you if obliged to do so by law or required to do so by legitimate authorities or law enforcement agencies.
WHAT RIGHTS DO I HAVE REGARDING MY DATA?
You have the right at any time to obtain free information on the personal data we have stored on you, as well as on the origin, recipient and purpose of data processing. You also have the right to rectification, the right to transfer and the right to have the data stored by us deleted at any time. In addition, you may withdraw any given consent at any time.
Please contact us at the following email address: email@example.com
Gollmer & Hummel GmbH
As a data subject, you have a number of so-called “data subject rights”. Specifically, these are the following rights, which you can exercise at any time via the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data privacy or wish to have your data deleted or changed, please send an email to email@example.com.
Gollmer & Hummel GmbH | Gässlesweg 23 | 75334 Straubenhardt | Tel. +49 (0) 7082/9434-0 | Fax +49 (0) 7082/9434-99 | firstname.lastname@example.org