Privacy Policy


Protecting your data that can be captured during visits to kontrast.de is a matter of importance to us. This having been said, you can visit our site at any time without providing personal information. Your personal data will only be captured and possibly stored if you contact us voluntarily – and even then only for the purpose of replying to your enquiry and/or processing your order.

The statutory provisions on protection of your data are set out in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and in the European General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which will apply from May 25, 2018.

Responsible in the sense of the data protection regulations is Kontrast Communication Services GmbH, managing director: Joachim Fischer.

Below is information on which data we capture during your visit to our site and how this is used. Please feel free to contact us at datenschutz@kontrast.de should you have any further questions.

 

1. Capture and processing of data

When you visit our site, various server statistics are forwarded to the server by your browser and stored automatically. These are as follows:

  • Host name of the computer accessing the site (IP address)
  • Time and access duration of the server enquiry.

We cannot allocate this data to a specific person. This data is not brought together with other data sources.

(a)  Use of web fonts

On these websites external fonts, Google fonts, are used. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"). The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This will be transmitted to the server, which of our websites you have visited. Also, the IP address of the browser of the terminal of the visitor of this website is stored by Google. For more information, see the Google Privacy Policy, which can be found here: www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about www.google.com/policies/privacy

 (b) Use of cookies

Our website is designed for use with so-called cookies. They serve not only the functionality and continuous improvement of our website, but also make navigation safer and more convenient for you. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server to your browser when you visit a web page. They store certain settings and data from your browser. Cookies will not damage your computer and contain no viruses. The cookies we use on the website are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted from your hard drive after your visit. You can customize the security settings on your computer to block session cookies. This could, however, restrict the functionality of the website.

(c) Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website are normally transmitted to Google and stored on a server in the USA. However, in the case of member states of the European Union and other states adhering to the treaty on the European Economic Area, if the user has enabled IP anonymous mode on this website, the IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there. The operator of this website will authorize Google to use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address of your browser with any other data held by Google. You can customize the security settings on your computer to disable or block session cookies independently. It should however be noted that refusing or deactivating cookies could restrict the functionality of the website. You can additionally prevent data collection by the Google cookie of information about your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the Browser-PlugIn available under the following link.

You can find more detailed information about data protection and Google Analytics at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de. Please note that Google Analytics on this website is supplemented by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP MASKING).

 

2. Use and forwarding of personal data

If you provide us with personal data, we will use this for the purpose of replying to your enquiries, for processing contracts concluded with you and for technical administration. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties or otherwise forwarded if this is necessary for the purpose of processing the contract, for settlement purposes or if you have issued your prior consent to this. You are entitled to revoke consent issued at any time with effect for the future; see also point 7b.

 

3. Using the E-Recruiting System "Prescreen"

On our Career Site, we've incorporated the Prescreen E-Recruiting System, where we post jobs and receive and manage applications. As part of this activity, "Prescreen" processes personal data on behalf of and for the purposes of our company with which you, as an applicant, wish to contact us as part of your application. After entering your registration data within the "Prescreen" e-recruiting system, it is necessary to agree to the privacy policy of the "Prescreen Software" in order to complete the further registration process.

a) For the automated processing of your application, the following personal data are collected and processed:

1. First name, last name, e-mail and possibly also address / place, date of birth, salutation, Telephone number, citizenship
2. Additional questions depending on the respective tender (for example driver's license)
3. CV, in particular information on work experience and training
4. Competences (e.g., Photoshop, MS Office)
5. Application photo
6. Qualifications, awards and language skills
7. Motivation letter
8. Files and documents that you may upload

b) "Prescreen" stores the written, electronic communication that takes place between you and Kontrast. Furthermore, Prescreen will process comments and reviews written to you as part of your application process.

c) To customize "prescreen" services to your needs in the future and in order to allow easy use of the "Prescreen" web page, "Prescreen" collects statistical information about your surfing behavior on the "Prescreen" webpage (e.g., which web page areas you click on or your "log-in" times). These data may be recorded for the purpose of support or service optimization and, if necessary, at any time by the "Prescreen" administrator can be viewed.

 

3.1 Purpose of the data collection of the e-recruiting system "Prescreen"

"Prescreen" processes and uses the personal data collected to provide the Prescreen services, to register on the Contrast Website and to exchange information between applicants and us. Please note that Prescreen, for direct marketing purposes, will send you electronic news on new job opportunities from companies you have previously applied for. For this purpose, "Prescreen" uses Contrast to process your name, e-mail address and data that you provided in your previous application to have.

The sending of these messages can be denied at any time by e-mail to datenschutz@kontrast.de to the responsible company Kontrast Communication Services GmbH.

Further details on the Privacy Policy of the E-Recruiting System "Prescreen" can be found at the end of the "Prescreen" registration form under "Privacy Policy" and can be accepted by clicking and clicking "tick".

 

4. Contact form

You have the possibility to contact us via our e-mail address or the contact form. Of course, we will only use the personal data transmitted to us for the purpose for which you provide us with these when contacting us.

More information… 

Dates

Purpose of processing

Legal basis of processing

Storage time

IP adress at login

Transmission of the form content to the web server

Consent / initiation / execution of the contractual relationship

Until the end of connection

Subject

Answering the request

Consent / initiation / execution of the contractual relationship

Until purpose / end of proof 

E-Mail adress

Answering the request

Consent / initiation / execution of the contractual relationship

Until purpose / end of proof 

Message

Answering the request

Consent / initiation / execution of the contractual relationship

Until purpose / end of proof 

 

5. Safety 

We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from being transferred from your computer to our website and to protect it from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. You should keep in mind that data transmission over the Internet is never completely secure or error free. This applies in particular to emails to or from this website. Therefore, you should be especially careful when deciding which information to send us by e-mail. If you would like to send us particularly confidential information, we recommend the postal service.

 

6. Social PlugIns

This site uses so-called social plug ins of various social networks. Since the content of these plugins can not be influenced by us and are transmitted directly from the servers of the respective networks to your browser, we recommend that you log out of the relevant social networks before visiting our page. If you want to completely prevent the transfer of data to the following social networks, you can activate the function "Block third-party cookies" in your browser settings. However, blocking cookies may result in limited usability of the pages visited.

(a) Facebook

This site uses Social Plug-Ins, Facebook's social networking site Facebook, 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The contents of these plug-ins are transmitted directly from the Facebook servers to your browser and uploaded there. Accordingly, we have no influence on the data collected and / or processed by Facebook. The privacy policy of Facebook can be found here. If you are logged in to Facebook and visit our site, there is the possibility that Facebook will log this data and create a profile about the pages you visit. We therefore recommend that you log out of Facebook before visiting our site as well as other external sites. However, when visiting a site that uses its social plug-ins, Facebook also implements persistent cookies in your browser that are valid for two years, even for non-logged-in users. If you want to prevent this altogether, you can activate the function "Block third-party cookies" in your browser settings. However, blocking cookies may result in limited usability of the pages visited.

(b) Twitter button

This page uses social plugins (https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons) offered by the social network Twitter, Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States. With the Twitter button you can share contents of this page with your followers. When retrieving our page, the plug-in establishes a direct connection to the Twitter server so that a data transfer takes place. We have no control over the amount and content of the information Twitter collects. For more information, see the privacy policy of Twitter. You can also check the privacy settings in your Twitter account.

Contact

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices on this site, please contact us by e-mail at datenschutz@kontrast.de or write to:

Kontrast Communication Services GmbH
Plange Mühle 5
D-40221 Düsseldorf/ Germany
to the Kontrast Data Protection Officer

 

7. Instructions Affected rights

Each data subject has the right to information pursuant to Art. 15 DS-GVO, the right to a correction under Art. 16 DS-GVO, the right to cancellation under Article 17 DS-BER, the right to limit processing under Art -GVO, the right to object to Art. 21 DS-GVO and the right of data transferability under Art. 20 DS-BER. With regard to the right to information and the right to erase, the restrictions under §§ 34 and 35 BDSG apply. 


a) Information on the possibility of complaint
You also have the right to complain to us about the processing of your personal data by the competent data protection supervisory authority.

 

b) Instructions for revocation with consent
You may revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent that were given to us before the validity of the General Data Protection Regulation, as before 25 May 2018. Please note that the revocation only works for the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected.

 

c) Law in the case of data processing for direct mail advertising
According to Art. 21 (2) of the GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data. In the event of your opposition to processing for the purpose of direct mail, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes. Please note that the contradiction only works for the future. Processing that took place before the opposition is not affected.

 

d) Reference to the right of appeal in case of balance of interests
As far as we base the processing of your personal data on a balance of interests, you can object to the processing. In the event of such a disagreement, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as described by us. In the case of your justified objection we examine the situation and will either discontinue or adapt the data processing or explain our compelling reasons worthy of protection.

 

8. Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to change or amend this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with applicable data protection laws.


Privacy Policy last revised and updated on May 24, 2018.