Privacy policy

Introduction

We, abelios Executive Search, as the operator of the online offer, are the responsible party for the processing of the personal data of the users of the online offer. Our contact details can be found in the imprint of the online offer, the contact persons for questions regarding the processing of personal data are named directly in this data protection declaration.

We take the protection of your privacy and your private data very seriously. We collect, store and use your personal data only in accordance with the content of this privacy policy and the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the national data protection regulations. 

With this data protection declaration, we inform you to what extent and for what purposes personal data is processed in connection with the use of the online offer.

Personal data

Personal data is information about an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes all information about your identity, such as your name, your e-mail address or your postal address. Information that cannot be associated with your identity (such as statistical data on the number of users of the online service) is not considered personal data.

In principle, you can use our online offer without disclosing your identity and without providing personal data. We will then only collect general information about your visit to our online offer. However, for some of the services offered, personal data will be collected from you. This data will then only be processed by us for the purpose of using this online service, in particular for providing the requested information. When collecting personal data, only the data that is absolutely necessary must be provided. In addition, further information may be possible, in which case it is voluntary. We indicate in each case whether the information is mandatory or voluntary. We then provide information on the specific details in the corresponding section of this data protection declaration.

No automated decision-making based on your personal data takes place in connection with the use of our online services.

Processing of personal information

Your data is stored by us on specially protected servers within the European Union. These are protected by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons. Access to your data is only possible for a few authorised persons. These are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial maintenance of the servers. Despite regular checks, however, complete protection against all dangers is not possible.

The transmission of the contents of our online offer is always unencrypted via the Internet; the same applies to your entries when using our online offer. It is therefore not impossible that third parties can view and/or access the transmitted data. We recommend that you take this aspect into account when deciding whether and which data you transmit to us when using the online offer.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

As a matter of principle, we only use your personal information to provide the services you have requested. Insofar as external service providers are used by us in the context of providing the service, their access to the data is also exclusively for the purpose of providing the service. We use technical and organisational measures to ensure compliance with data protection regulations and also oblige our external service providers to do the same. 

Furthermore, we do not pass on the data to third parties without your express consent, in particular not for advertising purposes. Your personal data will only be passed on if you yourself have consented to the data being passed on or if we are entitled or obliged to do so on the basis of statutory provisions and/or official or court orders. In particular, this may involve the disclosure of information for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger or to enforce intellectual property rights.

Insofar as we transfer your personal data ourselves or through service providers to countries outside the European Union, we comply with the special provisions of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO for this purpose and also oblige our service providers to comply with these regulations. We will therefore only transfer your data to countries outside the European Union subject to the level of protection guaranteed by the GDPR. This level of protection is guaranteed in particular by an adequacy decision of the EU Commission or by appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 of the GDPR.

Legal basis for data processing

Insofar as we obtain consent for the processing of your personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO is the legal basis for the data processing.

Insofar as we process your personal data because this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or in the context of a relationship with you similar to a contract, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO constitutes the legal basis for the data processing.

Insofar as we process your personal data for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) DSGVO is the legal basis for the data processing.

Furthermore, Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO can be considered as the legal basis for data processing if the processing of your personal data is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not require the protection of personal data.

Within the framework of this data protection declaration, we always indicate the legal basis on which we base the processing of your personal data.

Data deletion and storage period

We always delete or block your personal data when the purpose of the storage no longer applies. However, data may be stored beyond this if this is provided for by legal requirements to which we are subject, for example with regard to statutory retention and documentation obligations. In such a case, we delete or block your personal data after the end of the corresponding requirements. 

Use of our online offer

Information about your computer

Each time you access our online offer, we collect the following information about your computer, regardless of your registration: the IP address of your computer, the request of your browser and the time of this request. In addition, the status and the amount of data transferred are recorded as part of this request. We also collect product and version information about the browser used and the computer’s operating system. We also record the website from which the online offer was accessed. The IP address of your computer is only stored for the time of use of the online offer and is then deleted or anonymised by shortening it. The remaining data is not stored.

We use this data for the operation of the online offer, in particular to detect and eliminate errors, to determine the utilisation of the online offer and to make adjustments or improvements. These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.

Use of Google Fonts

Google Fonts are used as external fonts for our online offer. Google Fonts is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). This service is made freely available by Google. The integration of these Google Fonts takes place locally, Google servers are not used. The local integration prevents data from being transferred to Google and thus to the USA. General data protection information from Google can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de.

The legal basis for the integration of Google Fonts is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO; our legitimate interest is the optimisation of our online offer. 

Applications

You can apply for a job with us via our website and submit all the necessary information and documents by e-mail. You can also send us your application by other means, for example by post.

Upon receipt of an application, your documents will be forwarded electronically to the responsible employees at our company. If you have applied for a job, the documents will be automatically deleted three months after the end of the recruitment process, provided that no other legitimate interests prevent deletion. Such legitimate interests in this sense are, for example, obligations to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). In the case of an application without reference to an advertised position (unsolicited application), the application will be kept as long as there is a possibility that the application may be of interest. You have the option of requesting the deletion of your application at any time, even before the expiry of the retention periods provided for. In the event of a successful application, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the legal requirements. In all other cases, the legal basis for storing your applicant data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.

Communication with us

You are welcome to contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax. You will find our contact details in the corresponding tab on our website and in the imprint.

Your rights and contact

We attach great importance to explaining the processing of your personal data as transparently as possible and also to informing you about the rights you are entitled to. If you would like more detailed information or wish to exercise the rights to which you are entitled, you can contact us at any time so that we can deal with your request.

Data subjects’ rights

You have extensive rights with regard to the processing of your personal data. First of all, you have a comprehensive right to information and, if necessary, you can demand the correction and/or deletion or blocking of your personal data. You can also request a restriction of processing and have the right to object. With regard to the personal data you have provided to us, you also have the right to data portability. 

If you would like to exercise any of your rights and/or receive more information about them, please contact our customer service.

Revocation of consent and objection

Once you have given your consent, it can be freely revoked at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. The direct contact person for this is Ms Christiane Artmann.

If the processing of your personal data is not based on consent but on another legal basis, you can object to this data processing. Your objection leads to a review and, if necessary, termination of the data processing. You will be informed of the result of the review and – if the data processing is nevertheless to be continued – you will receive more detailed information from us as to why the data processing is permissible.

Complaints

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data by us does not comply with this data protection declaration or the applicable data protection regulations, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. You can also complain to us as the data controller, for which Ms Christiane Artmann is available. 

Further information and changes

Links to other websites

Our online offer may contain links to other websites. These links are usually marked as such. We have no influence on the extent to which the applicable data protection regulations are observed on the linked websites. We therefore recommend that you also inform yourself about the respective data protection declarations of other websites. 

Changes to this privacy policy

The status of this data protection declaration is indicated by the date (below). We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration at any time with effect for the future. A change is made in particular in the event of technical adjustments to the online offer or in the event of changes to the data protection requirements. The current version of the data protection declaration can always be accessed directly via the online offer. We recommend that you regularly inform yourself about changes to this data protection declaration.

Status of this privacy policy: December 2022