Data protection information for online applications

Description and scope of data processing

This data protection notice informs you about how we handle personal data that you send us in the course of your application by e-mail, upload or by post. Please note that, depending on the settings of your mail server, your data may be transmitted unencrypted.

Direct Contact

On the career page we offer the opportunity to contact the career department directly (“Contact”). The personal data that you make available to us as part of your application will only be used for the purposes of the application procedure.

These data will not be processed for any other purpose or passed on to third parties.

Learn more about the processing of data entered during electronic contact

We process the following data:

application papers
Name and surname
street address
telephone number
Your applicant data will be reviewed by the personnel department after receipt of your application. Suitable applications are then forwarded internally to the department heads for the respective open position. In the company, only those persons have access to your data who need this for the proper course of our application procedure.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 88 DSGVO in connection with § 26 (1) sentence 1 BDSG 2018 Personal data may be processed if this is necessary for the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship.

Should the data be necessary for legal prosecution after completion of the application procedure, data may be processed on the basis of the requirements of Art. 6 DSGVO, in particular to safeguard legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. We are then interested in asserting or defending claims.

Purpose of data processing

In the context of your application, we only use data that comes directly and personally from you (information from the application) and use it exclusively for the purpose of the selection procedure and to fill the advertised position. We do not conduct any further research on your person, e.g. using search engines or social media.

Duration of storage

If we have not agreed on a longer deadline for your consent, your application documents will be deleted after a maximum of six months after completion of the application procedure. This applies equally to written and electronic applications.

With a consent to a longer-term storage in our applicant pool the data will be deleted after two years.

If you have won a job during the application process, the data from the applicant data system will be transferred to our personnel information system.

Disclosure of data to third parties

Data transmitted as part of your application will be transferred using TLS encryption and stored in a database. This database is operated by Personio GmbH, which offers a human resource and applicant management software solution ( In this context, Personio is our processor under article 28 of the GDPR. In this case, the processing is based on an agreement for the processing of orders between us as the controller and Personio.

Possibility of objection and elimination

Of course it is possible to withdraw an application. In this case, we will delete all data in connection with this immediately, unless a storage period prescribed by law speaks against it.