2 - To whom does this data privacy statement apply?
This data privacy statement applies to all visitors to our websites, customers, interested parties, suppliers, service providers, applicants and to the processing of personal data in the scope of our event management.
3 - Which data do we use?
In principle, you can visit our websites without sharing your identity with us, unless you:
- send us an email or a message via our contact form;
- apply for an open position with us or use the job subscription;
- register for our portals or services;
- register for one of our events;
- or give us your permission to save information.
In this context, we only process those data that are needed to answer your request, that are required for your registration, your application or to provide you with information and organise events. Which data are saved is clear from the relevant input forms. The necessary data are indicated as mandatory fields. Should we request any additional information, then you can provide this on a voluntary basis. We only use this information to individualise our offers or to better orient them towards the needs of our customers.
When you use this website without otherwise providing us with any data, we use server log files to save technically required data, which are automatically sent to our server, such as:
- IP address;
- Date and time of the request;
- Name and URL of the retrieved file;
- Website from which our website is accessed (referrer URL);
- Access status / HTTP status code;
- Browser type;
- Language and version of the browser software;
- Operating system.
4 - For which purposes do we use your data and what are the legal grounds for processing?
We process your personal data in compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other regulations and legal requirements regarding data protection.
In this context, please consult the information provided in point 12 of this data privacy statement regarding your right to object as per article 21 of the GDPR.
a) For the fulfilment of contractual duties (art. 6 (1) b) GDPR)
The processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract, as well as in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract.
- Use of our portals and services;
- Organisation of events.
b) In the scope of a consideration of interests (art. 6 (1) f) GDPR)
If necessary, we process your data to protect the legitimate interests pursued by you or by a third party in addition to the actual fulfilment of the contract.
- Assertion of legal claims and defence in legal disputes;
- Ensuring IT security;
- For direct marketing purposes;
- To answer your request.
c) Based on your consent (art. 6 (1) a) GDPR)
If you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for specific purposes, the lawfulness of this processing based on your consent is established. Given consent can be withdrawn at any given time. Please note that the withdrawal only applies to the future. Any processing prior to the withdrawal is not affected.
- Sending of information material or press releases;
- Registration for the job subscription or for other services;
- Sending in your application;
- Web analysis;
- Delivery of newsletters: to send newsletters, we apply the so-called double opt-in method. This means that we can only email you a newsletter when you have explicitly confirmed to us that you consent to receiving newsletters. Each newsletter offers you the opportunity to immediately unsubscribe from it.
d) Based on legal requirements (art. 6 (1) c) GDPR) or based on a public interest (art. 6 (1) e) GDPR)
As a company, we are also subject to various legal obligations (e.g. the German commercial code, tax laws).
e) Based on your application in acc. with § 26 BDSG (new version) in conjunction with art. 88
The legal ground for the processing of your personal data in the scope of an application procedure at 50Hertz is primarily § 26 BDSG in the version applicable as of 25/05/2018. This states that the processing of the data is admissible if they are needed for a decision justifying an employment relationship. If the data are needed after the application procedure has ended or for legal proceedings, data processing can take place based on the requirements of art. 6 GDPR, in particular for the purposes of the legitimate interests as per art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. In that case, our interest consists in asserting or defending against claims.
You have a right to object against such processing in accordance with point 12 of this data privacy statement.
50Hertz Transmission GmbH processes the personal data you entered in your Candidate Account or in the application form exclusively for the purpose of processing the application and for the hiring process. Positions are assigned by the competent employees of our human resources department in cooperation with the heads of the subsections.
Your data are deleted six months after the application process has ended, unless there is a legitimate interest in storing them because of a legal dispute. If you are hired, your data are transferred from the application management system to our personnel management system.
The personal data you entered when creating your candidate profile will be deleted one year after your last login.
5 - Conditions of use for the job subscription
50Hertz Transmission GmbH processes uses your data exclusively for the purpose of sending you our job offers via email as per your wishes. For this, we only require your valid email address and for you to check the corresponding box in our form. For technical reasons, however, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH cannot ensure that you will always receive the information (in time). Your personal data are not shared with third parties. After the form has been sent, you will receive a confirmation link from us at the email address you communicated. By clicking the confirmation link in this email, you permit 50Hertz Transmission GmbH to send you job offers via email in accordance with the option you selected until further notice. Each of these emails from 50Hertz Transmission GmbH contains a link to unsubscribe from this mail listing and as such exercise your right of revocation. Your personal data are then completely erased from our distribution system. For any other questions on data protection at 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, you can always contact our data protection department as well as our data protection officer (see below for address and contact information).
6 - Who receives my data?
Within 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, access to your data is only given to those people who need them to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations or in the scope of the consideration of interests. Service providers and agents can also be granted access to these data if they uphold the confidentiality of the data as well as our instructions regarding data protection law. Data will only be shared with third parties in the scope of the GDPR regulations and other regulations under national data protection law.
7 - Are data forwarded to a third country?
There is no transmission of data to countries outside of the EU or the EEA (so-called third states).
8 - How long are my data saved?
We process and save your personal data for as long as this is required to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations or to pursue our overriding interests. If the data are no longer needed for these purposes, they are properly deleted, unless their (temporary) further processing is required to comply with retention periods, in particular under commercial and tax law, such as the German commercial and fiscal code. The periods they prescribe for safekeeping or documentation can last six to ten years.
9 - What are my data protection rights?
You have the right of access under article 15 of the GDPR, the right to rectification under article 16 of the GDPR, the right to erasure under article 17 of the GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under article 18 of the GDRP, the right to object under article 21 of the GDPR as well as the right to data portability under article 20 of the GDPR. There is also a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (article 77 of the GDPR in conjunction with § 19 of the BDSG). A list of the supervisory authorities as well as their contact information can be found under the following link.
You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. Please note that the withdrawal will only be effective for future processing. Any processing prior to the withdrawal is not affected. In this context, please consult the information regarding your right to object as per article 21 of the GDPR (point 12 of this statement). To exercise your rights, please contact our data protection department using the details provided above.
10 - Is there any obligation to provide data?
In the scope of our business relationship, the application procedure or the provision of services, you have to provide those personal data (fields labelled as mandatory) that are required for the accomplishment of the business relationship, the application procedure or the provision of a service and to fulfil the connected contractual obligations, or that we are legally obliged to obtain. In principle, without these data, we have to refuse the conclusion of a contract or the execution of the order, or can no longer execute an existing contract and must therefore terminate it.
11 - Is there automated individual decision-making including profiling?
In principle, we do not use fully automated individual decision-making, including profiling, in application of article 22 of the GDPR.
12 - Information about your right to object under article 21 of the GDPR
a) Right to object relating to a particular situation
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of your personal data. The prerequisite for this is that the data processing is in the public interest or based on a consideration of interests. This also applies to any profiling. In case of objection, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing of these data which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if your personal data serve the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
b) Objection against the processing of your data for direct marketing
In specific cases, we will use your personal data for our direct marketing. You have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. In case of objection, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes. The objection can be made free of form and should be addressed to our data protection team using the contact details provided above, insofar as possible.
13 - Which data are processed when I use the website?
a) Usage-oriented information
We obtain usage data when you access our websites. This includes information such as screen resolution, browser version, internet access, about the operating system, language, the plug-ins used, the origin per country/region and about search engines. The saved data are only analysed for statistical purposes and to optimise our websites. There is no transfer to third parties or user-related analysis. Furthermore, we save the traffic data for our websites (IP addresses) to guarantee IT security for a short period of a few days.
b) Use of Usercentrics to execute data protection settings and manage the consents for the saving of cookies when using our website.
We use Usercentrics to implement the data protection compliant consent to store tags/trackers and analysis tools such as cookies on your computer when you use our website. In this context, you can consent to individual categories of tags/trackers and analysis tools (marketing, functional, essential), or also to only grant consent for specific individual measures. You can find information about the tags/trackers and analysis tools as well as cookies used on this site on the bottom left of this page.
14 - How safe are my data?
50Hertz Transmission GmbH protects your data against unauthorised access, loss or destruction by means of technical and organisational measures. In principle, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH only transfers personal data in an encrypted form.
15 - Links to our social media channels
On this website, we offer links to the 50Hertz social media channels.
A connection to these social networks is only established if you click on them.
The data privacy statements of these service providers can be found here:
16 - Links to websites of other providers
Our website can, for informational purposes, contain links to websites of other providers; we have no influence on the compliance by such websites with the data protection and security regulations. Our data privacy statement therefore does not cover such websites.
We therefore ask you to send us only general enquiries about training and dual studies at 50Hertz via WhatsApp. Please do not send us any personal data or documents via WhatsApp. We only use WhatsApp to answer your questions about training and dual studies at 50Hertz.
Your telephone number will not be used for any other purpose, in particular for advertising purposes. We do not pass on your telephone number to third parties. The data from the WhatsApp chat will be deleted from our system no later than three months after the chat ends.
Version of: February 2020