1.1. The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us, and we are committed to safeguarding it. Your contact person as the person responsible within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) is:
Job Connect Europe
1.2. If you have any questions about data protection at Job Connect Europe, please contact our data protection officer.
This policy explains what we will do with your personal information.
This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (seqlegal.com)
and modified by Website Planet (www.websiteplanet.com).
3. Collecting personal information
The following types of personal information may be collected, stored, and used:
3.1. information about your computer including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system;
3.2. information about your visits to and use of this website including the referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths;
3.3. information, such as your email address, that you enter when you register with our website;
3.4. information, that you enter when you create a profile on our website—for example, your name, profile pictures, gender, birthday, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details, and employment details;
3.5. information, such as your name and email address, that you enter in order to set up subscriptions to our emails and/or newsletters;
3.6. information that you enter while using the services on our website;
3.7. information that is generated while using our website, including when, how often, and under what circumstances you use it;
3.8. information relating to services you use through our website, which includes your name, address, telephone number and email address;
3.9. information that you post to our website with the intention of publishing it on the internet, which includes your username, profile pictures, and the content of your posts;
3.10. information contained in any communications that you send to us by email or through our website, including its communication content and metadata;
3.11. any other personal information that you send to us.
Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
4. Using your personal information
Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website. We may use your personal information for the following:
4.1. administering our website and business;
4.2. personalizing our website for you;
4.3. enabling your use of the services available on our website;
4.4. supplying services purchased through our website;
4.5. sending statements, invoices, and payment reminders to you, and collecting payments from you;
4.6. sending you non-marketing commercial communications;
4.7. sending you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
4.8. sending you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);
4.9. sending you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
4.10. providing third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);
4.11. dealing with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
4.12. keeping our website secure and prevent fraud;
4.13. verifying compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through our website private messaging service); and
4.14. other uses.
If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website.
We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for their or any other third party’s direct marketing.
5. Disclosing personal information
We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers, or subcontractors as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal information:
5.1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
5.2. in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
5.3. in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
5.4. to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
5.5. to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
6. International data transfers
6.1. Information that we collect may be stored, processed in, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
6.2. Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6.3. You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 6.
7. Retaining personal information
7.1. This Section 7 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.
7.2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
7.3. Without prejudice to article 7.2., we will usually delete personal data falling within the categories set out below at the date set out below:
Personal data will be deleted after 12 months.
7.4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 7, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
7.4.1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
7.4.2. if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
7.4.3. in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
8. Security of your personal information
8.1. We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.
8.2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
8.3. All electronic financial transactions entered through our website will be protected by encryption technology.
8.4. You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
8.5. You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you understand any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website.
10. Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you (Art. 15 Para. 1 GDPR).
We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
11. Third party websites
Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
12. Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
13.1. By means of a cookie, information and offers on our website can be optimized in the interests of the user. As mentioned above, cookies allow us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website using cookies does not have to re-enter his / her access data every time he / she visits the site, as this is taken from the site and the cookie placed on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop notices the items that a customer has put into the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.
13.2. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies—for example:
13.2.1. in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools,” “Internet Options,” “Privacy,” and then “Advanced”;
13.2.2. in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” “Privacy,” selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
13.2.3. in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Content settings,” and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
13.3. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
13.4. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer—for example:
13.4.1. in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 );
13.4.2. in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Options,” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies,” and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
13.4.3. in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Clear browsing data,” and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data.”
13.5. Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
14. Social media
A social network is an online meeting point operated on the Internet, which usually enables users to communicate with one another and to interact in virtual space. Based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f GDPR, plugins, links and buttons to social media websites are used for the purpose of advertising and information. The underlying advertising purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Responsibility for the data protection-compliant operation is to be guaranteed by the respective provider.
Components of the company Facebook have been integrated into our website.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a subject lives outside the USA or Canada, the person responsible for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Each time you visit our website, which is equipped with a Facebook (Facebook plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the person concerned to download a corresponding representation of the Facebook component. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how it is used by Facebook. The data guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned.
16.1. Google Analytics
Components of Google Analytics (with anonymization function) have been integrated into our website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service that is used to elevate, collect, and evaluate data on the behavior of website visitors.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are saved on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms.
16.2. Google Web Fonts
Since 2010, Google has made several typefaces available to its users, which are known as Google Web Fonts. This page uses them for the uniform representation of typefaces. There is no connection to Google servers.
16.3. Google Maps (with consent)
Our site uses the Google Maps map service via an API.
The operating company is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To ensure data protection on our website, Google Maps is deactivated when you enter our website for the first time. A direct connection to the Google servers is only established if you activate Google Maps yourself (consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). This prevents your data from being transferred to Google the first time you click on the page. After activation, Google Maps will save your IP address and then usually transfer it to a Google server in the USA and save it there. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no influence on this data transfer after Google Maps has been activated. Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US.