Privacy Policy

Upon visiting our website, we will process some of your personal information in relation to that visit. Among other things "processing" encompasses the collection, recording, organization, arrangement, storage, adaptation or alteration, use, disclosure by transmission, comparison or erasure of information relating to an identified or identifiable individual ("personal data").

This privacy policy serves to inform you about which personal data is collected, processed and/or used in the course of using our website. This privacy statement is intended to inform users* of these websites in accordance with EU data protection law (REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of April 27, 2016, on the protection of individuals in relation to the processing of personal data, on the free movement of such data and on the repeal of Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) - hereinafter DSVGO) concerning the nature, scope and purpose by which personal data is collected and used by website operator:

Characters Recruiting GmbH
Oberwallstraße 6
10117 Berlin

E-mail: info@characters-recruiting.com

The website operator holds your privacy in the highest regard and handles your personal data with utmost confidentiality pursuant to the statutory provisions. Please bear in mind that data transmission on the Internet can always be subject to security breaches. Complete protection against access by third parties is simply not feasible. We would like to advise you that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may be subject to security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access from third parties is not possible. Yet, the safety and confidentiality of your data is of the utmost importance to us. For this very reason, we take the highest degree of precaution and apply the necessary security standards in order to guarantee comprehensive protection of your personal data.

 

General privacy policy

By using our websites, you consent to the collection, processing and use of data as described below. In general, our website can be visited without registration. Thereby, data such as accessed pages or names of the accessed file, date and time are stored on the server for statistical purposes, without this data being directly traced back to an individual. Personal data, in particular name, address or e-mail address is collected and wherever possible done on a strictly voluntary basis. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

 

Processing of personal data and the nature and purpose of its use

When you visit our websites, information is automatically sent to the website server from the browser on your device. This information is then temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the accessing computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the file accessed,
  • Website from which the access is made (referrer URL),
  • browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer along with the name of your access provider.

 

The aforementioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • To provide the desired service
  • To ensure a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensure a pleasant user experience on our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for further administrative purposes.

 

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is derived from the data collection purposes listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you as an individual.

Moreover, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations regarding this subject in the Cookies section of this data protection policy.

 

Use of our contact forms

  1. If you have any questions, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the websites. In doing so, it is necessary to provide your first and last name and a valid email address so that we know from whom the request came from and can reply to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntary consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Any personal data collected by us for the use of the contact forms will be automatically deleted after the request you have made has been dealt with.

  1. When sending your application documents, you have the option of submitting your documents to us for posted positions on our websites or on your own initiative.

The data processing for the purpose of the application is carried out according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of voluntary consent. If you have consented in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we will use your application documents to offer you suitable job postings.

You are entitled to revoke your consent and request the deletion of your application documents at any given time. To do so, please send us an e-mail to: info@characters-recruiting.com.

 

Sharing of data

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO,
  • the disclosure according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation for disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. c DSGVO, as well as
  • this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the processing of contractual relationships with you

 

Handling of personal data

The website operator collects, uses and discloses your personal data only insofar as this is permitted by law or you have consented to the collection of such data. Personal data is considered to be all information that can be used to determine your identity and that can be traced back to you - for example, your name, e-mail address and phone number.

 

Handling of contact data

In the case of contacting the website operator using the contact options offered, your details will be stored for the purpose of processing and responding to your inquiry. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent.

 

Cookies

These websites use cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device and your browser accesses these files. The use of such cookies enhances the user-friendliness and security of this website.

Most browsers offer the option not to accept cookies. Note: It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you set the respective settings.

In principle, cookies are used to provide users with additional functions on a website. For example, they can be used to make it easier for you to navigate a website, to allow you to continue using a website where you left it, and/or to save your preferences and settings when you visit the website again. Cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on your personal device.

Some of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies" and they are automatically deleted at the end of a browser session. On the other hand, permanent cookies remain on your personal device until you manually delete them in your browser. We use these permanent cookies to recognize you the next time you visit our website.

You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed when a website wants to store cookies on your personal device and in that case decide about their individual or general storage. We would like to point out that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

 

Socialmedia Plug-ins

We use so-called "social media plug-ins" so that you as a user can recommend and share content from social media networks (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Xing). This is carried out in a two-step process: Data to third parties is only transmitted when the user clicks on one of the social media plug-in icons on our website. We neither influence nor do we have access to cookies that are set by social media services.

 

Google Analytics

These websites use the " Google Analytics " service, which is offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) intended to analyze users' use of the website. The service uses "cookies" - text files, which are stored on your personal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP Anonymization (or IP Masking) is used on these websites. The IP address of the user is abbreviated within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area and this abbreviation (anonymization) eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the data sharing agreement between Google Inc. and the website operators, Google Inc. uses the collected information to evaluate website usage and website activity and to provide services related to internet usage.

Here you have the option of blocking the cookie from being stored on your device by setting the appropriate preferences in your browser. If your browser does not allow cookies, in that case it is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plugin to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Here you will find additional information on data use by Google Inc.: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

 

Facebook

Our websites use certain Facebook functions. Facebook Inc. is located at 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you visit our pages that use Facebook plug-ins a connection is established between your browser and Facebook's servers. During this process, data is already transmitted to Facebook. In case you have a Facebook account, this data can be linked to it. If you do not want this data to be linked to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting our site. Interactions, in particular the use of a comment function or the clicking of a "Like" or "Share" button are also passed on to Facebook. You can find out more at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy.

 

LinkedIn

Our websites use the social network LinkedIn functions. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click on the Linkedin button (plug-in), you will be redirected to a separate browser window with our offer on LinkedIn. If you are logged in to your user account on LinkedIn, you can also follow us. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn thereby receives the information that you have visited our website via your IP address. In addition, it is then possible for LinkedIn to link your visit to our website, to you and your user account, provided that you are logged into your user account at LinkedIn. We point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and its use by LinkedIn. For more information, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

 

Xing

Our websites use functions of the XING social network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. If you click on the XING button (plug-in), you will be redirected to a separate browser window with our offer on XING and can follow us on XING, provided you are logged into your user account on XING. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the XING server. XING thereby receives the information that you have visited our website via your IP address. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data or its use by XING. For more information, please refer to the XING privacy policy at: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

 

Instagram

Our websites use Instagram service functions. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram icon. This allows Instagram to link your visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the site, do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. For more information, please read Instagram's privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

 

International data transfers

Some of the recipients (social networks) mentioned above may be located outside of Germany and may therefore process your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries may not be equivalent to that in Germany. However, we only transfer your personal data to those countries, which the EU Commission has decided have an adequate level of data protection or we take certain measures to ensure that all recipients have an adequate level of data protection. To this end, we enter, for instance, standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC). The agreements entered into, if any, are available upon request.

 

Newsletter subscription

A newsletter is offered by the website operator to inform you about current events and offers. If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter, you must provide a valid e-mail address and confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter by placing a check mark. On the basis of this consent, we process your e-mail address solely for the purpose of sending you the respective newsletter. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) DSGVO. You may revoke this consent at any given time, free of charge, and without having to specify any reasons. In particular, you can also exercise this right of revocation by clicking on the link, which you will find at the end of each newsletter that is sent to you. In principle, we store the e-mail address you provided during registration until you revoke it. If further processing is legally permissible or required, we will also process the data relevant in each case beyond this point in time, if necessary. You are under no legal or contractual obligation to provide your e-mail address for the purpose of sending newsletters. However, we cannot provide you with this service without your consent and provision of data.

 

Declaration of consent

Where applicable, you have given us consent in the context of your use of the websites or the services provided there. Note: You can withdraw this consent at any time without having to specify reasons, especially via e-mail: info@characters-recruiting.com.

 

User's rights

As a user, you can request information free of charge regarding which personal data has been stored about you. Provided that your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention), you have a right to have incorrect data corrected and to have your personal data blocked or deleted.

 

With the following, we would like to inform you about the rights to which you are entitled to as a data subject in accordance with Articles 15 to 21 of the GDPR and Article 77 (1) of the GDPR. To assert these rights, you can contact us primarily via e-mail: info@characters-recruiting.com.

 

1. right of access:

In accordance with Art. 15 (1) and (2) DSGVO, you have the right to obtain information about your personal data that we have processed. In this context, you also have the right to receive a copy of your processed personal data in accordance with Art. 15 (3) and (4) DSGVO.

 

2. right to rectification:

In accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, you have the right to request that we correct or complete your personal data.

 

3. right to erasure:

In accordance with Art. 17 (1) and (3) DSGVO, you have the right to request that we delete your personal data, which we have processed. Furthermore, insofar as we have made this data public, in accordance with Art. 17(2) and (3) of the GDPR, you have the right to request that we notify other data controllers of your request for the erasure of all links, copies or replications of such data.

 

4. right to restrict processing:

In accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.

 

5. right to data portability:

Under Article 20(1) and (2) of the GDPR, you have the right to obtain your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, standard and machine-readable format, as well as to request that we transfer this data directly to another controller.

 

6. Right to object:

Pursuant to Art. 21 (1), (2), (5) and (6) DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data carried out by us, and provided that such processing is carried out for one of the purposes of the processing of personal data listed above and / or on the basis of a "legitimate interest" within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) DSGVO.

 

7. right to withdraw consent:

If you have given us consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any given time, in its entirety or with respect to individual processing purposes, and in each case without providing any reasons.

 

You can also send your withdrawal via e-mail to info@characters-recruting.com.

Please note that any lawful processing of your personal data, that has taken place up until the point in time of your withdrawal, will not become unlawful retrospectively as a result of such withdrawal. If you wish to withdraw your consent solely for certain processing and usage purposes, we kindly ask you to mention this in your retraction by naming the relevant purposes (e.g. as "withdrawal of consent to receive personalized advertising", if you wish to withdraw your consent only in relation to the processing of your data for this particular purpose). If you do not further specify your withdrawal, or if you explicitly state this in a general manner, we will presume that you are withdrawing your consent in respect to all the collection, processing and use of data explained in these data protection regulations.

 

8. right to lodge a complaint with supervisory authorities:

Finally, according to Article 77 (1) of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority against our processing of your personal data. Only, insofar as you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates data protection regulations. Specifically, you can file the complaint with the supervisory authority at your place of residence, place of work or the place of the alleged violation. In addition, you have the option of exercising other legal rights to which you are entitled (e.g. before courts or authorities).

 

Our contact details:

Should you have any questions about the processing of your personal data or otherwise wish to exercise your rights, please feel free to use the following contact details:

 

Characters Recruiting GmbH
Oberwallstraße 6
10117 Berlin

E-mail: info@characters-recruiting.com

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any given time in adherence to the current data protection regulations.