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HELIMA GmbH
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D - 42010 Wuppertal
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ADDRESS & LOCATION

HELIMA GmbH
Am Deckershäuschen 62
D - 42111 Wuppertal
Germany

Phone +49 202 - 70 94 - 0
Fax +49 202 - 70 94 - 288
E-Mail

USt-ID-Nr

DE302050087

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ralf Schöpker

COMMERCIAL REGISTER

HRB 27044 Wuppertal

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General Terms and Conditions of Delivery and Payment

§1 Validity of the General Terms and Conditions

1.1

All of our deliveries, performances and offers shall be based exclusively upon these General Terms and Conditions of Delivery and Payment (hereinafter ‘General Terms and Conditions’). These General Terms and Conditions shall be a constituent part of all agreements concluded with our contractual partners (hereinafter ‘Purchaser’).

1.2

The general terms and conditions of Purchaser shall be inapplicable even if we do not specifically object to their validity in a particular case. Further, the reference to correspondence that contains the general terms and conditions of Purchaser or of a third party or which makes reference to such shall in no way constitute any acceptance of the validity of such general terms and conditions. They shall not become a constituent part of any agreement even despite compelling activities on our part such as the rendering of a performance.  

1.3

These General Terms and Conditions shall apply to all contracts pertaining to deliveries and performances rendered on our part as well as to any and all auxiliary performances.  

§ 2 Quotation and Conclusion of Contracts

2.1

In as far as our quotations are expressly indicated as being ‘without engagement’, we shall be entitled to revoke such immediately even after acceptance by Purchaser.  

2.2

Purchaser shall acquire no copyrights to either quotations or estimates we submit or which originate from third parties or to any drawings, calculations, descriptions, models, tools or any other auxiliary materials made available to Purchaser. This shall apply also to such material mentioned above that is expressly marked as ‘confidential’ or which by its very nature is of confidential character. Any forwarding of such materials mentioned shall require our approval in every case. Purchaser shall ensure such through corresponding agreements with employees or other persons acting knowingly and willingly on Purchaser’s behalf. The materials mentioned shall be returned immediately at Purchaser’s expense should a contract not materialise or no longer be required for the continued fulfilment of the contract.

§ 3 Prices

3.1

Unless indicated to the contrary in the order confirmation, our prices are quoted ‘ex works’ excluding packing and freight costs; these being invoiced separately.  

3.2

The statutory rate of VAT is not included in our prices. This shall be invoiced under a separate item at the rate prescribed by legislation. In the case of foreign transactions, VAT shall be omitted from the invoice. However, Purchaser shall bear the charges and fees associated with the transfer into the recipient country – in particular customs duties – and additionally those statutory contributions and fees incurred in the recipient country itself.   

3.3

Any discounts to be deducted shall be the subject of special agreements. Purchaser’s general terms and conditions that envisage such discounts shall not apply.  

3.4

Bills of exchange shall only be accepted after prior agreement and for the sake of fulfilment.  Should payment be effected by bill of exchange, cheque or other type of payment instruments, Purchaser shall bear the costs of discounting and collection. 

§ 4 Execution of Deliveries and Performances, Delivery and Performance Periods

4.1

Unless anything to the contrary has been agreed, Delivery shall be effected ‘ex works’.  

4.2

Commencement of the delivery or performance periods we indicate presupposes that all technical issues have been clarified.  

4.3

Further, observation of our delivery and/or performance obligations presupposes punctual and proper fulfilment by purchaser. We shall be entitled to assert our plea for non-performance of the agreement to the full.

4.4

Should the party ordering be late in accepting delivery or infringe other duties to cooperate, we shall be entitled to demand compensation for any damage we may have incurred as well as for any additional outlays. Any claims going beyond this shall not be affected.

4.5

When the prerequisites for § 4, Section 4 are given, the risk of a chance destruction of or an accidental deterioration in the subject matter to be delivered or performed shall transfer to Purchaser in that moment when same is late in accepting delivery.      

4.6

In as far as it was agreed with Purchaser that our delivery or performance would not be effected at a specific point in time but within a certain period, we shall be entitled to effect delivery or to render our performance before expiry of the time period. Should a specific point in time have been agreed with Purchaser, we shall be entitled to effect delivery or to render our performance earlier provided we have advised within a reasonable period Purchaser accordingly of delivery or rendering of the performance. This shall not apply when we can recognise reasons why the delivery can only be effected at the agreed point in time.

4.7

Unless anything to the contrary has been agreed, Purchaser shall – in the case of contracts that entitle same to call up partial quantities from a blanket order for goods – be obliged to place orders in good time for approximately the same monthly quantities and types. Should Purchaser not call up orders in good time and/or not split orders accordingly, we shall be entitled – after futile expiry of a reasonable extension period – to split the order ourselves and to deliver the goods. Should Purchaser on several occasions not call up orders or not do so in good time and/or not split orders accordingly or not do so in good time, we shall be entitled – after issuing a prior caution – to withdraw from the entire contract. The claims to compensation we are entitled to from the legal point of view shall be unaffected by this.

4.8

In the case of call up orders as per § 4, Section 7 of these General Terms and Conditions, we shall be entitled to procure material for the entire order and to manufacture the complete order quantity unless any agreement to the contrary has been concluded. No technical modifications required by Purchaser can be accommodated after placement of the order.  

4.9

Any short or excess shipment quantities customary in the trade shall be permissible.

§ 5 Delays in Delivery

5.1

Any disruptions to business caused by acts of God, strikes and lock-outs which we are not responsible for, or any lack of factory supplies and/or raw materials shall entitle us to withdraw from the non-fulfilled part of the contract when the circumstances do not only make the delivery or performance impossible for a temporary period and, additionally, when such could not be envisaged when the contract was concluded.

5.2

Should we become late with a delivery or performance or should a delivery or performance become impossible, claims for compensation on the part of Purchaser shall be limited in accordance with § 8 of these General Terms and Conditions.

§ 6 Place of Fulfilment, Despatch, Packing, Transfer of Risk

6.1

The place of fulfilment for any and all obligations arising out of the contractual relationship with Purchaser shall be Wuppertal.

6.2

Unless agreed to the contrary, the risk shall be transferred to Purchaser, at the latest, when the subject matter of the delivery is handed over to the forwarding agency, carrier or any other company commissioned with implementing despatch.  

6.3

The shipment shall only be insured against theft, breakage, fire, transport and water hazards or other insurable risks at the express wish of Purchaser and at Purchaser’s expense. 

§ 7 Warranty

7.1

Articles supplied by us must be carefully examined immediately following delivery to Purchaser or third party specified by Purchaser. The articles are deemed to have been approved and/or accepted if any defect which would have been discovered during a careful examination has not been notified to us within three days, whereby the definitive date of any complaint is the date of despatch of that complaint. Should the defect not have been identifiable upon careful examination, then the obligation to lodge an immediate complaint shall apply from the time of discovery of the defect.

7.2

Insofar as there is a defect in supply or performance for which we are responsible, we undertake, at our sole discretion, either to correct the defect or provide a replacement. In the case of defect correction, we undertake to pay all costs necessary for correcting the defect, in particular transportation costs, transport tolls and dues, labour and material costs subject to such costs not being increased through the purchased article being brought to a place other than the original place of despatch. This provision shall not apply if the bringing to another place is in accordance with the correct usage of the supplied article. Insofar as we choose to fulfil our obligations in the form of a replacement delivery, then the defective supplied article must be returned to us carriage paid, whereby the purchaser undertakes to select the cheapest mode of shipment.

7.3

The term of the warranty shall be one year and shall begin with the time of delivery to Purchaser or the third party specified by Purchaser.

7.4

The supply of second-hand articles shall be excluded from warranty.

§ 8 Claims for Compensation

8.1

We shall be liable – irrespective of the legal circumstances – only for intentional and grossly negligent behaviour on the part of our corporate or vicarious agents – without considering the degree of blame – for damage caused by injury to life, body or health. 

8.2

Further, we shall also be liable for ordinary negligence on the part of our corporate or vicarious agents in the event of any delay in performance or the infringement of other cardinal obligations. In such cases our liability shall be limited to such damages as could have been realistically anticipated when concluding the contract.

8.3

All limitations of liability shall also apply to the case when the infringement of a contractual obligation represents, at the same time, an unlawful act.  

§ 9 Reservation of Ownership

9.1

We shall reserve the right of ownership to the subject matter of the delivery until receipt of all payments associated with the delivery agreement. Should the ordering party’s conduct be in violation of the contract, in particular in the case of a delay in payment, we shall be entitled – after futile expiry of a reasonable extension period – to withdraw from the contract and to recover the subject matter of the delivery. 

9.2

Purchaser shall be obliged to look after the subject matter of the delivery and to treat it with care.

9.3

In the case of attachments or other interventions by third parties, Purchaser shall inform us immediately in writing to enable us to bring action as per § 771 of the German Code of Civil Procedure. In as far as the third party is not able to compensate us for the court costs and out of court settlement costs associated with action as per § 771 of the German Code of Civil Procedure, the ordering party shall be liable for the damage we incur. 

9.4

Purchaser shall be entitled to resell the subject matter of the delivery in a normal business transaction. However, Purchaser shall assign as of now all claims it has against its purchasers or third parties from the resale and this to the amount of the final invoice sum (including VAT) of our demands irrespective of whether the subject matter of the delivery is resold with or without any additional processing. Purchaser shall remain authorised to collect this claim even after assignment. Our entitlement to collect this claim ourselves shall remain unaffected by this. However, we undertake not to collect this claim as long as Purchaser fulfils its obligations from the revenues achieved, does not get into arrears with payments and, in particular, no application to open insolvency proceedings has been filed and no payments have been suspended. However, should this be the case, we can insist that Purchaser notifies us of the assigned claim and its debtor, hands over all the associated documentation and informs the debtor (third party) of the assignment.  

9.5

Any processing or reconstruction of the subject matter of the delivery by Purchaser shall always be implemented on our behalf. Should the subject matter of the delivery be processed/combined with other objects, not belonging to us, we shall obtain a part ownership in the new object to the extent of the ratio of the value of the subject matter of the delivery (final invoice amount including VAT) to the other processed/combined objects at that point in time when processed. Besides this, the same provisions shall apply to the object ensuing from processing operations as to goods delivered under reservation of ownership.

9.6

Should the subject matter of the delivery be mixed inseparably with other objects, not belonging to us, we shall obtain a part ownership in the new object to the extent of the ratio of the value of the subject matter of the delivery (final invoice amount including VAT) to the other mixed objects at that point in time when mixing occurrs. Should such mixing take place in such a way that Purchaser’s object can be regarded as the main object, it shall be deemed as agreed that Purchaser assigns to us a proportionate part ownership. Purchaser shall hold in safe custody the ensuing sole ownership or part ownership for us.

9.7

To secure our claims, Purchaser shall also assign the claims that ensue against a third party through the connection of the subject matter of the delivery with real estate.  

9.8

We undertake at the request of Purchaser to release collateral we are entitled to in as far as the realisable value of our collateral exceeds the secured claim by more than 10 %. We shall decide upon which collateral to release.

§ 10 Terms of Payment

10.1

Our invoice amounts are to be paid within 30 days without any deductions unless agreed to the contrary. After expiry of this period, Purchaser shall be deemed as in arrears without any reminder on our part being necessary.  

10.2

Purchaser shall only be entitled to set-off against such sums Purchaser is entitled to when such claims have been legally established or are undisputed. The same shall apply to any right of  retention.

§ 11 Written Form and Final Provisions

11.1

Any provisions deviating from these General Terms and Conditions shall need to be in writing to be effective. This shall not apply to agreements made with our CEOs or agents with full commercial authority.

11.2

Venue for any and all disputes arising out of the business relationship between ourselves and Purchaser shall be Wuppertal. However, we shall also be entitled to proceed against Purchaser at Purchaser’s general venue as well as at that location to which the subject matter of delivery was despatched at Purchaser’s request.

11.3

All legal relationships associated with the entering into, implementation or termination of this agreement shall be governed by the material law of the Federal Republic of Germany, excluding UN Commercial Law. This shall also apply when they are based on delictual or any other statutory grounds.

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term „personal data“ comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the „controller“)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section „Information Required by Law“ on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.

Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section „Information Required by Law“ on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section „Right to Restriction of Data Processing.“

2. Hosting

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

Execution of a contract data processing agreement

In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our host.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the „controller“ in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

HELIMA GmbH
Am Deckershäuschen 62
D - 42111 Wuppertal
Vertreten durch Ralf Schöpker

Phone: +49 202 - 70 94 - 0
E-mail: info@helima.de

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Designation of a data protection officer as mandated by law

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Marc Pasuska
HELIMA GmbH
Am Deckershäuschen 62
D - 42111 Wuppertal

Phone: +49 173 2017325
E-mail: datenschutz@helima.de

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section „Information Required by Law.“

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section „Information Required by Law.“ The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies.“ They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been requested.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

5. Plug-ins and Tools

Google Web Fonts (local embedding)

This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction with this application.

6. Custom Services

Job Applications

We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g. via e-mail, via postal services on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.

Scope and purpose of the collection of data

If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g. contact and communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the aforementioned are § 26 New GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relationship), Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your job application.

If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 New GDPR and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship in our data processing system.

Data Archiving Period

If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) for up to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application). Afterwards the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents will be destroyed. The storage serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the expiry of the 6-month period (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.

Longer storage may also take place if you have given your agreement (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or if statutory data retention requirements preclude the deletion.