DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT OF DAHLER & COMPANY FRANCHISE GMBH & CO. KG
1. Data privacy at a glance
The following information will give you a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data that can be used to identify you as a person. Detailed information on data protection is available in our data privacy statement below this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
On this website, data are collected by the operator of the website. Their contact information is listed in the legal notice on this website.
How do we collect your data?
Your data are collected, for one, when you provide it to us. This might be, for instance, data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of access to the page). These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data are collected to guarantee your trouble-free access to the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What are your rights regarding your data?
You have the right to be informed at any time about the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data at no charge. You also have the right to demand that your data be corrected, blocked or deleted. To do so, and if you have any further questions about data protection, feel free to contact us any time at the address provided in the legal notice on this website. Furthermore, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Under certain circumstances, you also have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted. Details about this right are available in the data privacy statement under “Right to restriction of processing”.
Analysis tools and tools used by third party providers
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically analysed. This is done mainly with cookies and so-called analytics programmes. In general, your surfing behaviour is analysed anonymously; your surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information about this is available in the data privacy statement below.
You may object to this analysis. We will inform you of your objection options in the data privacy statement.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We keep your personal data in strictest confidence and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.
When you use this website, certain personal data are collected about you. Personal data are data that can be used to identify you as a person. This data privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how we do this and for what purpose.
We would like to point out that data transfer on the internet (e.g. during e-mail communication) can have security gaps. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Information about the controller
The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
DAHLER & COMPANY Franchise GmbH & Co. KG
Großer Grasbrook 9
Fully authorized managing directors: Kirsten Dahler, Annika Zarenko
General Partner (Komplementärin): DAHLER & COMPANY Franchise Management GmbH
Authorized Managing Directors of the General Partner: Kirsten Dahler, Annika Zarenko
Phone: 040 60 00 37 -300
The controller is the natural or legal person who, individually or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address, etc.)
Revoking your consent to data processing
Many data processing activities are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your expressed consent anytime. All we need is a message via e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing conducted until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object against data processing in special cases and against direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
If data are processed based on Art. 6(1) e or f GDPR, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on those provisions. The legal grounds on which processing is based are described in this data privacy statement. If you object, we will cease to process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection according to Art. 21(1) GDPR).
Where your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for such marketing; this includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will no longer be processed for such direct marketing purposes (objection according to Art. 21(2) GDPR).
Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, the affected persons have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their regular residence, their workplace or the location of the alleged violation. The right to complain remains valid notwithstanding other administrative or judicial appeals.
Our competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the Hamburg Representative for Data Protection and Freedom of Information: https://www.datenschutz-hamburg.de/
Right to data portability
You have the right to have your personal data, which we have processed automatically based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, sent to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you demand direct transfer of the data to another controller, this is only done to the extent that it is technologically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries you send to us as the operator, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the address line in the browser changes from “http://” to “https://”, and a lock symbol appears in your browser line.
When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Under the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to receive information at no charge to you about the personal data stored about you, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing; if applicable, you also have the right to have those data corrected, blocked or deleted. To do so, and if you have any further questions about data protection, feel free to contact us any time at the address provided in the legal notice on this website.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted. To do so, feel free to contact us any time at the address provided in the legal notice on this website. You have the right to restrict the processing of your data in the following cases:
- If you contest the correctness of your personal data stored by us, we will generally need some time to examine the situation. During this time period, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If your personal data were/are being processed unlawfully, you can demand that processing is restricted instead of demanding deletion of your data.
- If we no longer require your personal data except for the exercise, defence or establishment of legal claims, you have the right to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data rather than demanding deletion of your data.
- If you have objected according to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your interests and ours must be weighed against one another. Until it is determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data can only be processed - other than being saved - with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or one of its member states.
3. Data protection representative
Legally required data protection representative
We have appointed a data protection representative for our company.
ED Computer & Design GmbH & Co. KG
Phone: 0221 28 88 77 66
Some of our web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files which are filed on your computer and which your browser saves.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you visit our website again.
You can set your browser to inform you about cookies being set and allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, reject cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart function) are saved based on Art. 6(1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically flawless and optimised provision of their services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are saved, they are discussed separately in this privacy statement.
The website provider automatically collects and saves information in so-called server-log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. This information includes:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
- IP address
These data are not correlated with other data sources.
They are collected based on Art. 6(1) f GDPR: The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically flawless presentation and optimisation of their website - which requires collecting the server-log files.
General contact forms
If you send us inquiries through our contact form, we save your information from the inquiry form including the contact data you provide in that form for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in case we have follow-up questions. If your inquiry is directed at one of our franchisees or one of our affiliated companies, we forward it accordingly.
Data entered in the contact form are processed exclusively based on your consent ( Art. 6(1) a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. All we need is a message via e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing conducted until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
We retain the data you enter in the contact form until you ask us to delete them, revoke your consent to our saving them, or the purpose for saving them no longer applies (e.g. after processing of your inquiry is completed). Mandatory legal regulations - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
Contact forms of local shops’ websites and property details request form
If you send your inquiry using the contact form of one of our local shops’ websites or the property details request form, your information in the inquiry form including the contact data you provide in that form are forwarded to the respective shop for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in case of follow-up questions.
Data entered in the contact form are processed exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6(1) a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. All we need is a message via e-mail to the respective shop. The lawfulness of data processing conducted until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The respective shop retains the data you enter in the contact form until you ask them to delete the data, revoke your consent to their saving the data, or the purpose for saving the data no longer applies (e.g. after processing of your inquiry is completed). Mandatory legal regulations - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You can register on our website in order to use additional functions offered on the site. We only use the data you enter for your registration to allow you to use those offers or services you registered for. The mandatory information queried during the registration process must be provided in full. Otherwise we will reject your registration.
In case of important changes, for instance in the scope of the offer or in case of technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address you provide during the registration to inform you of those changes.
Data entered during registration are processed exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6(1) a GDPR). You can revoke your expressed consent anytime. All we need is a message via e-mail. The lawfulness of data processing conducted until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
We save the data collected during registration for as long as you are registered on our website and then delete them. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
5. Social media
Sharing content through plugins (Facebook, Google+1, Twitter, etc.)
The content on our pages can be shared in compliance with data protection regulations in social networks like Facebook, Twitter or Google+1. The site uses the eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool for this purpose. This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and the users only when the user actively clicks one of these buttons. Clicking the button constitutes consent as defined by Art. 6(1) a GDPR. This consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.
This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of the platforms. If the user is logged in at one of the social networks, an information window appears when the user clicks the social buttons of Facebook, Google+1, Twitter, etc. where the text can be confirmed before sending.
Our users can share the content of this site in social networks in compliance with data protection regulations without the operators of the networks generating complete surf profiles.
Facebook plugins (like & share button)
Our web sites contain plugins of the social network Facebook. The provider of the plugins is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You will recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like button” on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins is available here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our websites, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This provides Facebook with the information that you used our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “like button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to correlate the visit on our websites with your user account. We point out that we as provider of the websites receive no knowledge of the content of transmitted data and their utilisation by Facebook. For further information regarding this issue, please see the Facebook privacy statement at: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.
If you do not wish Facebook to correlate your visit to our websites with your Facebook user account, please log off your Facebook user account.
The Facebook plugins are used based on Art. 6(1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in achieving the greatest possible visibility in the social media.
Our websites use functions of the service Twitter. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit are correlated with your Twitter account and made known to other users. During this process, data are transferred to Twitter as well. We point out that we as provider of the websites receive no information about the content of transmitted data and their utilisation by Twitter. For further information regarding this issue, please see the Twitter privacy statement at: https://twitter.com/privacy.
The Twitter plugin is used based on Art. 6(1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in achieving the greatest possible visibility in the social media.
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our websites use functions by Google+. These functions are provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and transfer of information: Using the Google+ button, you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google+ button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you gave a +1 for a piece of content, and information on the sites you visited by clicking +1. Your +1 can be shown as notes together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and ads on the internet.
Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and other users. In order to use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must contain at least the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or possess other identifying information about you.
Utilisation of collected information: In addition to the purposes explained above, the information you provide is used according to applicable Google privacy regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics about the +1 activities of users, or provide such statistics to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.
The Google+ plugin is used based on Art. 6(1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in achieving the greatest possible visibility in the social media.
On our website we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA ("Pinterest").
If you access a site that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transmits protocol data to the server of Pinterest in the USA. These protocol data may contain your IP address, the addresses of websites you have visited which also contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest, as well as cookies.
The Pinterest plugin is used based on Art. 6(1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in achieving the greatest possible visibility in the social media.
6. Analytics tools and marketing
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files which are saved on your computer and which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information about your use of the website that is generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.
The saving of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analytics tool are based on Art. 6(1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour for the purpose of optimising their web appearance and marketing.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. With this process, your IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contract states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transferred to the USA. In exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to generate reports on website activities, and to provide further services related to website use and internet use to the website operator. Google will not correlate the IP address sent by your browser as part of the Google Analytics evaluation with other data.
You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by choosing the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that this may cause you to lose full access to some of the functions of this website. Also, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google. Simply download and install the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objecting to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie, which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
For more information on the use of user data by Google Analytics please see Google’s privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
We have established a contract with Google on the processing of data, and we fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities in our use of Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the function “demographic characteristics” in Google Analytics. With this function, it is possible to generate reports which give information on the age, gender and interests of site visitors. These data are obtained through interest-based marketing by Google and from visitor data of third-party providers. These data cannot be correlated with any particular person. You can deactivate this function at any time in the ad settings in your Google account, or you can generally block the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described under “Objecting to data collection”.
Google Analytics Remarketing
This website uses the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with the multiple-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. These functions are provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
They make it possible to link the marketing target groups generated with Google Analytics Remarketing to the multiple-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This way, interest-based, personalised ad messages which were tailored to you based on your earlier user and surfing habits on one device (e.g. mobile phone) can be shown on one of your other devices (e.g. tablet or PC).
If you have given your consent, Google links your web and app browser history with your Google account for this purpose. That way, you can receive the same personalised ad messages on any device you use to log on to your Google account.
To support this function, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users, which are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data in order to define and generate target groups for our multi-device marketing.
You can permanently object to multi-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalised marketing in your Google account; to do so simply follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The collected data in your Google account are correlated exclusively based on your consent, which you can grant to Google or revoke (Art. 6(1) a GDPR). During data collection activities which are not correlated to your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or because you have objected to the correlating), data are collected based on Art. 6(1) f GDPR. The legitimate interest follows from the website operator’s interest in the anonymised analysis of website visitors for marketing purposes.
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online marketing programme of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
As part of Google AdWords, we use a function called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files which the internet browser saves on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and do not serve to identify the users personally. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see that the user has clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page,
Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be traced through the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained through the conversion cookie serves to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided to use conversion tracking. The customers receive the total number of users who have clicked on their ads and were forwarded to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to identify users personally. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can object to it by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie in your internet browser under user settings. You are then excluded from the conversion tracking statistics.
The saving of conversion tracking cookies and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6(1) f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour for the purpose of optimising their web appearance and marketing.
You can set your browser to inform you about cookies being placed and allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, reject cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of this website.
Google Tag Manager
With the Google Tag Manager, marketers can manage website tags via a user interface. However, the tag manager itself that sets the tags works without cookies and does not collect any personal data. The tag manager only ensures that other tags are triggered, which may under certain circumstances collect data. This data privacy statement contains information on the various third-party providers. The Google Tag Manager does not use these data. If you deactivated cookies in your settings or otherwise, this is applied to all tracking tags that were set with the Google Tag Manager, so the tool does not change your cookie settings.
Google may ask you for permission to transfer some product data (e.g. your account information) to other Google products in order to activate certain functions, e.g. to simplify the adding of new conversion tracking tags for ads. Also, the Google developers check information on the utilisation of the product from time to time to further optimise the product. However, Google will never forward data of this type to other Google products without your consent.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need you to provide us with an e-mail address and some information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected, or only on a voluntary basis. We use these data only for sending the requested information and do not forward them to third parties.
Data entered in the newsletter registration form are processed exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6(1) a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to our saving your data, your e-mail address and the use of your data for the purpose of sending the newsletter at any time, for instance by using the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of data processing conducted until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
We retain the data you have provided to us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and then delete them. This does not affect data we have saved for other purposes.
This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary for us to save your IP address. This information is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transfer.
We use Google Maps in the interest of presenting our online offers in an appealing way and to facilitate finding the locations listed on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Art. 6(1) f GDPR.
8. Our social media presence
Data processing by social networks
We maintain publicly accessible profiles in social networks. The specific social networks we use are listed below.
Social networks like Facebook, Google+ etc. can generally conduct comprehensive analyses of your user behaviour when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or ad banners). Visiting our social media presences triggers numerous privacy-relevant data processing activities. In particular:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can correlate that visit with your user account. However, under certain circumstances your personal data can also be collected if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, data can be collected for example through cookies that are saved on your device or by recording your IP address.
With the data collected in this way, the operators of social media portals can generate user profiles in which your preferences and interests are saved. This makes it possible to show you interest-based advertising within and outside of the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-based advertising can be shown on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
Our social media presences are intended to give us the greatest possible exposure on the internet. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Art. 6(1) f GDPR. The analytical processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal grounds, which the operators of the social networks must declare (e.g. consent as defined by Art. 6(1) a GDPR).
Controller and exercising of rights
When you visit one of our social media presences (e.g. Facebook), we and the operator of the social media platform are jointly responsible for the data processing activities triggered during that visit. As a rule, you can exercise your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the operator of the respective social media portal (such as Facebook).
Please note that, despite sharing this responsibility with the operators of social media portals, we do not have comprehensive influence on the data processing activities of the social media portals. Our options are defined mainly by the corporate policies of the respective provider.
Data we collect directly through the social media presence are deleted by our systems as soon as the purpose for storing them no longer applies, you ask us to delete them, or you revoke your consent to the storage. Stored cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. Mandatory legal regulations - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
We have no influence on the time your data are stored by the operators of social networks for their own purposes. For details regarding storage time, please refer directly to the operators of the social networks (e.g. their data privacy policies, see below).
Particulars about social networks
We maintain a Facebook profile. This service is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the collected data are transferred to the USA and other non-EU countries.
We have established an agreement with Facebook on the joint processing of data (Controller Addendum). This agreement defines who is responsible for which data processing activities when you visit our Facebook page. You can view this agreement at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
You can adjust your advertising settings yourself in your user account. To do so, click the following link and log in: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
We maintain a LinkedIn profile. The provider of this service is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. Linked in is certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield. LinkedIn uses marketing cookies.
If you would like to deactivate LinkedIn marketing cookies please use the following link:
9. Own services
Handling of applicant data
We offer you the option of applying directly with us or with one of our franchisees (e.g. by e-mail, mail or via the online application form). The following contains information about the extent, purpose and processing of the personal data collected during the application process. We ensure you that your data are collected, processed and used in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other legal provisions, and that your data are kept in strictest confidence.
Extent and purpose of data collection
When you send an application to us or one of our franchisees, the company you are applying to processes your personal data connected with the application (e.g. contact and communication details, application documents, interview notes, etc.) to the extent this is necessary to make a decision about establishing an employment relationship. Legal basis is Art. 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) under German law (establishment of an employment relationship),Art. 6(1) b GDPR (general contract establishment) and – if you have given consent – Art. 6(1) a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time. Within the company you are applying to, your personal data are only provided to persons involved in processing your application.
If your application is successful, the data you have provided are saved in our data processing systems for the purpose of performing the employment relationship based on Art. 26 BDSG and Art. 6(1) b GDPR.
Data storage time
If we or one of our franchisees cannot offer you employment, you reject our offer of employment or withdraw your application, the respective company reserves the right to retain the data you have provided based on our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1) f GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application) in our systems. After this time, the data are deleted and the physical application documents are destroyed. This retention serves in particular for purposes of providing evidence in case of a legal dispute. If it is apparent that the data will still be required after the end of the 6-month period (e.g. due to an impending or ongoing legal dispute), the data will not be deleted until the purpose for further retention no longer applies.
Data may also be retained for longer periods if you have given consent to that effect (Art. 6(1) a GDPR) or if legal retention obligations preclude their deletion.
Inclusion in the applicant pool
If we or one of our franchisees cannot offer you employment, you have the option of being included in the respective applicant pool. If you are included, all documents and information from the application are transferred to the applicant pool, so we can contact you in case of suitable vacancies. Data are entered in the applicant pool based exclusively on your explicit consent (Art. 6(1) a GDPR). Consent to this is voluntary and does not have any effect on the ongoing application process. The data subject can revoke their consent at any time. In this case, the data are permanently deleted from the applicant pool, unless retention is legally required for other reasons.