Privacy policy for applicants

Our handling of your data and your rights

Information in accordance with Art. 13, 14 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25, 2018, this data protection notice informs you about the processing of your personal data by us and the rights to which you are entitled. This information will be updated as necessary.

Who is responsible for data processing and who can I contact?

The controller is us, Euscher GmbH & Co KG, Managing Director: Jörn Euscher-Klingenhagen, Johanneswerkstr. 22, 33611 Bielefeld, Germany

Contact details of the data protection officer: Axel Veil, Sudbrackstr. 17, 33611 Bielefeld, Germany, or can be reached at

What sources and data do we use?

We process data that we receive from your application. We receive the data directly from you. Specifically, we process the following data:

  • Master data from the contract documents (e.g. name, address and contact details)
  • Data in connection with the decision to enter into an employment contract (e.g. education, current job, salary expectations, etc.).

What do we process your data for (purpose of processing) and on what legal basis?

In the following, we will inform you what we process your data for and on what legal basis.

3.1 For the fulfillment of contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR)

We process your data to decide whether to establish an employment relationship with you. We only wish to assess all applicants on the basis of their qualifications and therefore ask you to refrain as far as possible from including information on racial and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or ideological beliefs or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data for the unique identification of a natural person, health data or data on sex life or sexual orientation in your application. Translated with (free version)

3.2. On the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR)

If you have given us your consent to the processing of personal data, in particular the processing of any special categories of personal data provided, the respective consent is the legal basis for the processing specified therein. This applies in particular to your possible consent to the further storage of the data in an applicant pool even in the event that your current application is rejected in the event that we have a renewed need at a later date. Translated with (free version)

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. This also applies to declarations of consent that you gave us before the GDPR came into force, i.e. before May 25, 2018. The revocation only applies to future processing.

Who receives my data?

Your data will only be passed on if a legal basis permits this. Within our company, your data will be received by those departments that need it to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations or to perform their respective tasks (e.g. HR department or your department). In addition, the following bodies may receive your data: processors employed by us (Art. 28 GDPR), in particular in the area of IT services, who process your data for us in accordance with our instructions public bodies and institutions (e.g. tax authorities) in the event of a legal or official obligation and other bodies for which you have given us your consent to transfer data (in particular companies affiliated with us). Translated with (free version)

How long will my data be stored?

If necessary, we process your personal data for the duration of our selection process. In addition, we store the data for any legal defense in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act for a period of four months after any rejection of your application.

Is data transferred to a third country or to an international organization?

We do not transfer your data to countries outside the European Economic Area – EEA (third countries).

What data protection rights do I have?

Under the respective legal requirements, you have the right

  • to information (Art. 15 GDPR, § 34 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG),
  • to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR, Section 35 BDSG),
  • to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and
  • to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR, Section 19 BDSG). These claims and rights exist in each case to the extent and in accordance with the cited provisions and may therefore be subject to restrictions.

Do I have an obligation to provide data?

As part of our applicant relationship, you only need to provide the personal data that is necessary for the decision on the establishment of the employment relationship or that we are legally obliged to collect.

To what extent is there automated decision-making in individual cases?

In principle, we do not use automated decision-making in accordance with Art. 22 GDPR to establish and conduct the business relationship. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you of this separately if this is required by law.

  1. What rights of objection do I have? (Art. 21 DS-GVO)

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.