Data Privacy Statement and Information in accordance with Article 13 of the GDPR


We are delighted that you have visited our website and are interested in the services we offer. We attach the greatest importance to protecting your privacy as a user of our website and adhere strictly to data protection regulations regarding the gathering, processing and use of data. This applies particularly to the processing of your personal data.

Name and contact details of the controller

Grüner Weg 28-48
33098 Paderborn
Phone: +49 5251 770 0
Fax: +49 5251 770 110

Contact details of the privacy officer

Name: Oliver Baldner
Phone: +49 5251 688948-0
Fax: +49 5251 688948-4

Purposes for which personal data are processed and the legal basis for processing:

Purpose of processing

  • Uploading and forwarding application documents
    Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 (1) BDSG (Begründung eines Beschäftigungsverhältnisses - Establishment of an Employment Relationship)

  • Processing technical information needed to permit delivery of services and to enable information retrieved by the website visitor to be optimally presented on the visitor's end device.
    Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the controller)

  • Integration of external Google fonts
    Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the controller)

  • Use of maps from the "Google Maps" service
    Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the controller)

  • Integration of "YouTube" videos
    Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the controller)

  • Integration of "Vimeo" videos
    Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the controller)

  • Execution of external JavaScript library "jQuery" code
    Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the controller)

  • If used: website management and needs-based procedural design during use through the use of cookies
    Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (legitimate interests pursued by the controller)

Where personal data is processed for the purpose of safeguarding legitimate interests of the controller according to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR, the legitimate interests in question are continuous analysis and improvement of the website and optimisation of user-friendliness.  If reach measurement tools are used, you will be notified of the fact separately in this data privacy statement and you will be given an opportunity to object. Our legitimate interest in measuring reach lies in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our website.

Categories of personal data processed

When our website is used, the following data is processed for organisational and technical reasons:
•    IP address of visitor
•    names of pages viewed
•    date and time of access
•    name of browser used
•    name of operating system
•    name of search engine or external link
•    names of files downloaded

If you transmit data to us via our online forms, the personal information you provide will be processed for the purposes for which it is made available.

If you have not objected to tracking by Google Analytics or the use of cookies, we will analyse use of our website. This includes:
•    pages viewed
•    bounce rate
•    time spent on pages viewed

The identity of the user is unknown to us and we take no steps to obtain the relevant information elsewhere. We analyse the technical data anonymously and only for statistical purposes to enable us to continuously and progressively optimise our website and enhance the appeal of its content. The anonymous data is stored separately from personal information on secure systems. Your personal data and your privacy are thus protected at all times.

Recipients of your personal data

Your personal data will only be disclosed to third parties if you have given your consent or on the basis of a statutory permission. Transmission of your personal data to state institutions and government agencies that are entitled to receive such information will take place only to the extent that is required by law or by the stipulations of a relevant court ruling. Our employees are bound to confidentiality and obliged to comply with the rules of data privacy law. We have engaged service companies to perform technical tasks connected with the processing of your personal data on our behalf.  They are:


  • Venne Media, Beelen
    Service performed: Domain hosting

  • Mittwald CM Service, Espelkamp
    Service performed: Website hosting

  • Computing centre based in Germany
    Service performed: Leasing and operation of virtual servers under an order processing arrangement in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR

Use of cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser from our web server and stored on the hard disk of your computer. No personal data is stored during this process, only an individual pseudonym. This information is used, for example, to recognise you when you return to our website and to make navigating the website easier for you.

You can set your browser to inform you when you are being sent a cookie, thus ensuring that the use of cookies is transparent. Alternatively, you can view this website without cookies by selecting the corresponding setting on your browser.  Please note that this may render some of the features of the website be unavailable or only partially available.

Use of external services

Our website makes use of third-party content.  This may take the form of videos , fonts or scripts. The purposes of using this content and the legal basis on which such use is founded are explained in detail in the section entitled “Purposes for which personal data are processed and the legal basis for processing”. For technical reasons, it is necessary to transmit your IP address to the respective provider in order to display the third-party content used. We have no control over how the respective third-party provider uses your personal data. Below, however, you will find an overview of all of the third-party provider services used by this website. We also provide a link to the data privacy statement of each third-party provider, if this is available, so that you can access information about the processing of your personal data. We also indicate any opt-out options that exist.

External service

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no control over whether or not the operators of these websites comply with the rules of data privacy law. Despite careful monitoring of content, we assume no liability for external linked content. Responsibility for the content of linked websites resides exclusively with the operators of those sites.

Your security

We take technical and organisational measures to protect your data against unauthorised access, loss, manipulation or destruction. Our security measures are constantly updated in step with technological developments. All communication between your end device and our servers is encrypted. This applies equally to documents and information available for download from our site as well as to information that is provided by you via the contact form or application form.

Storage periods

The personal data you make available to us is automatically deleted once the purpose of processing has been fulfilled. Specific retention periods are as follows:

Category of data stored

  • Technical data and protocols safeguarding website operation
    Period for deletion: 60 days

  • Web tracking data
    Period for deletion: The moment web tracking occurs, your IP address is anonymised by deletion of the last octet. No personal data is thus processed during subsequent analysis.

  • Content that you send to us via contact or application forms
    Period for deletion: The storage periods for this content depend on the type of information transmitted and the relevant statutory retention period for it. Where a submitted application fails to result in the conclusion of an employment contract, the data is automatically deleted 6 months after completion of the application process. If you are affected by this and request earlier deletion, the data will be deleted immediately on receipt of your request.

Rights of persons affected

You have the right to access information about your stored personal data at any time. Under Articles 16 to 20 of the GDPR, you also have the right to insist on rectification of inaccurate data, erasure of your personal data, restriction of processing of your personal data and data portability.

Right to revoke consent

You have the right to withdraw a given consent at any time. The revocation applies with immediate effect for the future. The lawfulness of any processing carried out on the basis of consent up to the point at which consent is withdrawn is not affected by the revocation.

Right of complaint

If you feel that the processing of your personal data contravenes the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Provision of your personal data

Personal data is information about your identity. It includes, for instance, details such as your name, postal address, telephone number or even email address. It is not necessary to disclose any personal data in order to be able to use this website. In certain cases, however, we require your name and address, as well as other details, to be able to provide you with the desired services.

This applies, for example, to the use of our contact form, despatch of information, provision of answers to specific questions and use of our online application form. Where information is required, we indicate the fact accordingly. In addition, we only store and process data that you provide voluntarily or automatically. If you make use of consulting services, the data that is gathered is generally confined to that required for the provision of the services. If we request additional information from you, it is voluntary information. The personal data that you provide is processed solely for the declared purposes explained below.

Changes in data privacy regulations

We reserve the right to make changes to our security and data privacy measures at any time, particularly if this necessitated by technological developments. In such cases, we shall also update this data privacy information, as required, so please ensure that you always consult the current version of our data privacy statement.

Questions, suggestions, complaints

If you have any further questions about data privacy or the processing of your personal data, you can contact our privacy officer directly using the contact details above.