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Privacy statement

Scope of the data protection declaration
This data protection declaration applies to the entire attractive-employers.com platform (hereinafter referred to as "AA").
 

Responsible
We, the company attractive-employers.com, are the responsible person in the sense of the EU-DSGVO, which decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Our contact details are as follows: Riedstrasse 25, D-74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, Tel.: +49 179 - 8114570, E-Mail: info[at]attraktive-arbeitgeber[dot]com.

Data Protection Officer
Our data protection officer is Ms Rose Müller, Bei der Kelter 5, D-74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, e-mail: Phone: +49 7142 - 3392343, E-Mail: contact[at]ready-data protection[dot]de

Further processing for another purpose
The purposes for which we process your personal data are described in Section 1. General information on the purposes of data processing. If we intend to further process your personal data for another purpose - i.e. not for the purpose for which the personal data was originally collected - we will inform you again.

Obligation to provide/require personal data for the conclusion of a contract
The provision of personal data is not required by law. However, the data required for the conclusion of the user contract, such as name and e-mail address, must be provided. Without this, we are not in a position to enter into a user relationship with you. Within the framework of the user contract, you are contractually obliged to keep the data provided true and complete with regard to all applications you use during the entire contract period. We will inform you during the input process if the provision of personal data is necessary for the respective function or application ("mandatory field"). Failure to provide such information will result in the inability to perform such function or application. In the case of optional data, non-availability may mean that we cannot provide our services in the same form and to the same extent.

  1. General information on the purposes of data processing
    Essentially, we process personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations towards our users. The processing of the data is the prerequisite for us to be able to suggest suitable contacts, offers and information to you, for example.

    The operation of a service such as AA is naturally subject to very dynamic development. It is therefore not possible to present every single detail. However, we would like to show you the essential details of data processing. The processing of data is carried out in particular to fulfil our contractual obligations towards our users. Deviating from this, we process your data in order to protect our legitimate interests, weighed against your interests (e.g. if we send you promotional newsletters). And, of course, in some cases we are legally obliged to process data (e.g. to hand over data to investigating authorities). In all other cases we will obtain your separate consent for data processing. Within the framework of our contractual obligations towards our users, we always try to adapt our products and services to the needs of the users. Personalisation plays an important role here. Interest and usage profiles are created. In order to be able to provide you with suitable recommendations, e.g. for jobs, events or contacts, or to suggest you to other users as a valuable business contact or potential employee, we must understand what interests you may have. In order to determine these interests, we use the information you provide us with, but also implicit feedback, i.e. information that we automatically receive as a result of your use of our service (so-called "tracking") and, if applicable, information that we receive indirectly (e.g. via a CV upload).
     
  2. Information you share with us
    These are data that we receive directly from you and information that you publish or send on the www.attraktive-arbeitgeber.com platform, for example:
    • Access data (e.g. user name and password)
    • Profile data (e.g. job title, company name, industry sector, training, contact details, photo)
    • News (news), event participation, payment data
       
    There are both mandatory disclosures (which are marked as such) and optional disclosures.

    Access data
    As part of the AA applications that require registration, we must collect and process certain personal data from you as your access data.

    Category
    e.g.
    • Username
    • Login e-mail address
    • Login mobile phone number
    • Password
     
    Visibility
    Your access data cannot be viewed by third parties. Under no circumstances will we pass this data on to third parties.

    Storage time
    We delete this data when you delete your user account.

    Legal basis
    The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6 I b) EU-DSGVO.

    Mandatory information on the digital platform
    During the registration you have to fill in certain mandatory fields. This information is essential for a functioning professional network.

    Category
    e.g.
    • Salutation, first name and surname
    • Job title and company name 
    • Branch
    • Place: City and Country
     
    Visibility
    The following mandatory information is always available to other users in the social network without restriction:
    • First name, last name
    • Job title and company name 
    • Branch
    • Place: City and Country
     
    Storage time
    We delete this data when you delete your user account.

    Legal basis
    The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6 I b) EU-DSGVO.

    Optional information on the AA digital platform
    In addition to the necessary mandatory information, you can provide additional information that will make it easier for other users to get to know you better and to select you, for example, as a suitable business contact.

    Category
    e.g.
    • Business email address and phone number
    • Private interests
    • Private contact
    • Education
    • Foto
    • Portfolio

    Visibility
    Your optional details will be visible to all users on the platform after you have entered them. For some optional details, you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether these details should be visible to a specific other user on the social network.

    Privacy 
    You may revoke most optional information at any time for the future by deleting that information from your profile.

    With your contact data and your date of birth, you can decide in individual cases whether and to what extent this information should be visible to a specific other user on the platform.

    Storage time
    If you have not already deleted the data yourself, we will delete it if you delete your user account.

    Legal basis
    The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6 I b) EU-DSGVO.

    E-mail address(es)
    We will use the electronic mail address(es) you have provided to send you periodic newsletters or status e-mails, as well as advertisements for our own similar products and services, or surveys for our own market research purposes, by electronic mail, unless you have opted out of such use. In the newsletters, for example, we can inform you about new functions at AA, suggest interesting contacts or send you certain personal statistics. In addition, we use the e-mail addresses that you have provided (with the exception of the login e-mail address) to make your profile searchable for other users of the platform and to display your profile to these users.

    Privacy 
    You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time in your notification settings on the digital platform or by e-mail via the link provided at the end of the respective newsletter.

    Storage time
    If you have not already deleted the e-mail addresses yourself, we will delete them if you delete your user account.

    Legal basis
    The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6 I f) (with regard to newsletters) or Art. 6 I b) EU-DSGVO.Your shared content and reactions in the social networkIn the social network, there are different ways of sharing content with others and reacting to content.

    Category
    e. g.
    • Shared contributions and links on the homepage
    • Contributions in groups
    • Recommendations
    • Comments
    • "Interesting Marks."
    • " Agreements."
       
    Visibility
    Their shared contents and reactions in the social network are basically visible to all users in the social network. A further visibility exists regarding your comments to current articles as well as your contributions in groups, which are marked as "public". These are also available to non-users outside the social network and can be found in Internet search engines. In some functions the visibility may be more limited (e.g. visibility only for contacts). In such cases, visibility is referred to within the function. Please note that even with limited visibility, your shared content and reactions can become visible beyond your own network if they are further shared by your contacts.

    Privacy 
    You can deactivate the searchability of your contributions in groups marked as "public" by Internet search engines or by RSS readers in your privacy settings.

    Storage time
    If you have not already deleted your shared content and reactions yourself, we will delete them or make them anonymous if you delete your user account.

    Legal basis
    The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6 I b) EU-DSGVO.

    Data regarding events
    On the AA platform you have the possibility to create events and similar services. You can invite other users and/or third parties to certain events.

    Visibility
    The organizer of an event decides whether and, if so, which data about the respective date can be viewed by users and/or third parties. This includes, among other things, whether the event only takes place for users or whether it is public and therefore also accessible to third parties, whether the number of participants is limited, whether the guest list is freely visible or what restrictions exist for the visibility.

    Storage time
    We store this data until the event is deleted.

    Legal basis
    The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6 I b) EU-DSGVO.

    Data in the context of your user feedback

    If you provide us with feedback on your own initiative or as part of one of our surveys, we will process your data in order to carry out the survey and to evaluate and, if necessary, implement your feedback.

    If necessary, we will obtain your separate consent to process your data as part of a survey.


    Storage time
    We store this data until the deletion of your user account, unless you have agreed to further processing.

    Legal basis
    The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6 I a) (separate consent) or Art. 6 I b) EU-DSGVO.
     
  3. Information that we automatically receive as a result of your use of AA
    While you are using or visiting the AA platform, data is automatically collected from you via tracking. Find out here,
    • how the tracking is done,
    • why we use tracking (ensuring security, providing our service, measuring success and determining statistical parameters).  

    If you use or visit the AA platform, we automatically collect data from you during the use or visit. This is done using various tracking technologies.

    How is tracking done?
    In the so-called backend, i.e. at the level of our web server, we collect data from users and third parties, which we primarily use to provide and maintain the security of the AA service. In the frontend, i.e. on your terminal device, we collect data from users and third parties by means of cookies, pixels and similar tracking technologies in order to provide our services and to evaluate user behaviour, as well as for statistical purposes. In addition, we determine, for example, if your e-mail program allows HTML, if and when you have opened an e-mail. Within the scope of tracking, access data (e.g. date and time of visit, referrer, IP address, cookie ID, location data, product and version information of the browser or app used, device IDs or device data) as well as interaction data (e.g. pages viewed or search queries performed) are processed. When we measure user behavior to provide and improve our product experience, the data is linked to your User ID during analysis. In all other cases, tracking is done without linking to your User ID - for example, to measure success for statistical purposes. We use session cookies to identify you as a user during your visit to AA. These session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of each session. These cookies are required in order to use AA. When you register, you can choose to remain logged in. Then a cookie is stored in the browser of your terminal device, which makes a renewed registration unnecessary for the duration of the lifetime of the cookie. In addition, we perform a very rough geo-localization of your person at the level of the cities you visit. We use your shortened and anonymized IP address and, if you have agreed to this in your mobile device, your geocoordinates. We do not store exactly where they are. We only store the cities you regularly visit. Concrete addresses or geocoordinates are not stored.

    Purposes of tracking and your ability to prevent it
     
    • Safety assurance
      Tracking is carried out, among other things, to guarantee and safeguard the legitimate interest of the protection of users, the security of user data and the AA platform. For this purpose we store the collected data for up to 90 days in a complete form. Only a few of our employees have access to this data with corresponding access rights. The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6 I f) EU-DSGVO.
     
    • Provision of our service
      The tracking and analysis of user behaviour helps us to check and optimise the effectiveness of our service and to correct errors. We always try to adapt our products and services to the needs of our users. Personalization plays an important role in this. The evaluation of information obtained through tracking is necessary to provide you with personalised services in accordance with the contractual purpose of AA and to guarantee you the greatest possible benefit from AA. The implicit feedback you provide to us as a result of our tracking through your use of AA is an important part of understanding what content you are more or less interested in and suggesting you to other users as a valuable business contact or potential employee. The implicit feedback is of enormous importance because the information you share with us largely reflects the past or the present, but says little about what interests you about the future. Interest profiles, which are based on click data or executed search queries, are often a better basis to assess whether you are interested in jobs and what kind of jobs you might be interested in. We delete or make anonymous the personal data obtained through tracking to provide our service when you delete your user account.


    Determination of statistical characteristic values
    The aim of the reach measurement is to statistically determine the intensity of use, the number of users of our platform and the surfing behaviour - on the basis of a uniform standard procedure - and thus to obtain market-wide comparable values. The decision on the storage period of the data is incumbent on the service providers. Tracking of contents and your possibilities to prevent this

    Tracking in integrated third-party content
    You can also find content from external providers on AA applications. These are integrated from external sites into the familiar AA environment. For this external content we have no influence on the type of tracking.

    Prevention of tracking within the AA environment
    If you want to exclude tracking from external providers within the AA environment, you can disable integration. Once you have access to external content, you leave the AA environment and are automatically directed to the provider's site. Note: This does not necessarily result in less tracking, but only outside AA.
     
  4. Information we receive about you from other sources

    Sometimes we process data from you that we have not collected directly from you. This may be the case, for example, if a user sends us the information or we collect it from other sources.

    We also process data that we have not collected directly from you. This is the case if a user provides us with the information or if we collect the information from other sources. In these cases, we process the data within the scope of our contract fulfilment with the respective user and/or to safeguard our legitimate interests under

    Visibility
    No third party has access to the uploaded data.

    Storage duration and contradiction
    We store this data until the respective user deletes it himself or until the deletion of his user account. The invited non-users can object to the sending of further invitations or invitation reminders to the respective e-mail address via an opt-out link in the invitation e-mail.

    Legal basis
    The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6 I f) EU-DSGVO.
     
  5. Who receives your personal data?
    Here you can find out to whom we pass on data, what purpose this serves and how you can individually adjust your privacy at AA. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if this is necessary to fulfil our own business purposes (in particular to provide the services owed to you) (e.g. if we make your profile accessible to another user), if you have given your consent (e.g. if you use an external application) or if we are obliged to do so by law or due to a court or official order. If we cooperate with external service providers within the scope of data processing (e.g. in software development), this is usually done on the basis of so-called order processing, in which we remain responsible for data processing. We check each of these service providers beforehand for the data protection and data security measures taken by them and thus ensure that the contractual provisions for the protection of personal data provided for by law are complied with.
    • Users of the AA platform
      Information about visibility to other users can be found under "Information you share with us".
    • Non-users of the AA platform
      You can make the data contained in your user profile searchable, e.g. via search engines, in order to increase your visibility and accessibility.

    You decide whether the data contained in your profile can be retrieved and found by non-users of the AA platform, for example via search engines on the Internet. Separate privacy settings are available for this purpose. If you do not set any restrictions, the data contained in your profile will be visible and searchable by non-users of the AA Platform, but no personal contact data such as e-mail addresses or telephone numbers will be available. 
    The standard external retrievability of profile information is a central element of AA in order to support the networking of users, because many contacts only come about, for example, when other users (or third parties) find a user's name via search in a search engine.In the case of some functions on AA (e.g. in the context of group contributions or in the case of participant lists), another user decides whether and how the data used or disclosed in the relevant function can be viewed and found by other users and/or non-users and who has read and/or write rights. If you cannot influence these settings through your own privacy settings, we will inform you about the corresponding use of data within the scope of the respective function.
     
    • People you want to invite to the AA platform
       
    As a user, you can invite other people to use the AA platform. We process the collected data on your behalf exclusively to expand your network, and do not use it for any other purposes.
    We will send a reminder email ("automatic reminder") on your behalf to the persons invited by you for a certain period of time after the invitation. You can prevent the automatic reminder from being sent by deleting the invitation in your settings. In addition to the automatic reminder, you can also trigger reminder emails manually. The e-mail addresses to which the invitations were sent are stored by us in encrypted form. To display the email addresses in your account, the encryption is temporarily suspended. You can delete the data from your account at any time. Every invited person has the possibility to object to the use of his email address for invitations with effect for the future.
    Please note that the recipient of the invitation will receive the following information about you when you send an invitation:
    • Your name
    • Your company
    • Your position
    • Your email address
    • Your photo
    • Your user status
     
    • Selected Developers and Companies ("API Partners")
      We provide selected developers and companies ("API Partners") with the AA API for the development and operation of applications that allow users of API Partners' applications to access data and content outside of AA and integrate content into AA from outside.
      The goal is to make AA even more attractive and useful for the user by connecting external applications. The XX API is a so-called Application Programming Interface, i.e. an interface provided by us that allows the API partner to connect one or more applications operated by him to XX in a read and, if necessary, in a write manner according to our contractual specifications.
      This requires access activation by the AA user using the application; an API application of an API partner can therefore only access data after a conscious decision by the AA user. Depending on the application, a separate declaration of consent for data processing may also be required. The processing of data from AA users by the API partner is done on behalf of the user who activated the application.
      Any application of an API partner with which data from users is to be accessed requires our prior approval. We have established criteria to ensure the security of AA users' data.
      If an application provides for the processing of personal data in countries outside the European Union, we will make the contractual arrangements required under data protection law to ensure an appropriate level of protection for personal data with the API partner.
     
    • Third countries
      Data transfers to third countries will only take place in compliance with the legally regulated conditions of admissibility.
      In particular, we make certain data available to other users or third parties worldwide in order to fulfil our contract with you.  This does not require an adequacy decision pursuant to Art. 45 EU-DSGVO or suitable guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 EU-DSGVO.
      If the transfer of data to a third country does not serve to fulfil our contract with you, if we have no consent on your part, if the transfer is not necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and if there is no other exception, we will only transfer your data to a third country if an adequacy decision in accordance with Art. 45 EU-DSGVO or suitable guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 EU-DSGVO are available.
      One of these adequacy decisions is the so-called "Privacy Shield" for the USA. For transfers to companies certified in accordance with the Privacy Shield, the level of data protection is generally regarded as appropriate within the meaning of Art. 45 EU-DSGVO.
      As a rule, however, we do not rely on the Privacy Shield, but create suitable guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 EU-DSGVO as well as an appropriate level of data protection by concluding the EU standard data protection clauses issued by the European Commission with the receiving authority.
      Copies of the EU standard data protection clauses are available on the website of the European Commission. 
     
    Further categories of possible recipients
    • State authorities and courts
    • Technical service providers
    • Hosting service provider
    • E-mail dispatch service provider
    • E-mail marketing service provider
    • Marketing automation service provider
    • CRM service provider
    • Software developers
    • Service providers in the field of market research and providers of survey tools
    • Sales service providers and call centers
    • Provider of usage analysis tools
    • Cooperation partner
    • Other platform providers in the context of so-called "social plugins
    • Event partner
       
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    With attractive-employers.com Talente the member has the opportunity to manage AA members in the so-called "Talent Pool" of AA who are interesting for his company and to stay in contact with them for future job applications.

    attractive-employers.com gives talents access to automatically updated talent profiles consisting of AA members. In Attractive-Employer.com Talents, the company is additionally informed about relevant activities of the talent pool candidates on AA and can easily stay in touch with candidates with the help of campaigns.

    With attractive-Employers.com Talents, employers can also send messages to candidates to inform them of suitable job recommendations.

Right to object
You may object at any time to any processing of your personal data which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter f) EU Data Protection Act.

General information
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the EU Block Exemption Regulation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. Please use our contact form for your objection.

Direct advertising / Newsletter
If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking on AA in your notification settings or by e-mail via the link provided at the end of the respective newsletter, without incurring any other costs. In some applications, you may be able to unsubscribe from the newsletter or notifications in other ways. Once logged in, you can deactivate the receipt of the newsletter via your profile settings.

Right to information
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether we are processing personal data concerning you. If this is the case, you have the right to information about this personal data.
You also have the right to the following information:

 

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
  • the existence of a right to the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her or to the limitation of the processing carried out by the controller or of a right to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information on the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the EU Block Exemption Regulation and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved, the scope and the intended impact of such processing on the data subject

If personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you as the data subject have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards (in accordance with Art. 46 EU-DSGVO) in connection with the transfer.

Right of rectification
You have the right to demand from us immediately the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration.

Right to deletion
You have the right to ask us to delete your personal data immediately if one of the following reasons applies: the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed. You revoke the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) or Art. 9(2)(a) EU Block Exemption Regulation and there is no other legal basis for the processing. You object to the processing under Article 21(1) EU Block Exemption Regulation and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or you object to the processing under Article 21(2) EU Block Exemption Regulation. The personal data have been processed unlawfully. The deletion of the personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject. The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered directly to a child pursuant to Art. 8 Para. 1 EU-DSGVO. Upon your request, we are obliged to delete the relevant data immediately. The legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation remains unaffected.

Right to limitation of processing
You are entitled to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data, for the period of time necessary to enable the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data. If the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete your personal data and instead request us to restrict the use of your personal data, we will comply with your request. The processing will also be restricted if we no longer need your personal data for processing purposes, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of your own legal claims, or if you have lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 1 EU Data Protection Regulation, as long as it is not yet clear whether the justified reasons of the person responsible outweigh their reasons. You will be informed by us before the restriction is lifted.

Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive the personal data relating to you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer such data to another responsible person without any hindrance from us to whom the personal data has been provided. This is subject to the condition that a) the processing is based on an agreement pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a) EU-DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a) EU-DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b) EU-DSGVO and b) the processing is carried out using automated procedures. When exercising your right to data transfer, you have the right to demand that we transfer your personal data directly to another responsible body, insofar as this is technically feasible.

Right of withdrawal with consent
If the processing is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

Right of appeal
If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the EU-DSGVO, you can complain to a supervisory authority. In particular, you can also complain to the supervisory authority of your place of habitual residence, workplace or place of suspected infringement. Further regulations on the complaint procedure can be found in Art. 77 EU-DSGVO..

Last update: 22.05.2018