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Privacy policy for applicants
In the following section, we would like to inform you about the use of your data in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The company you have applied to is responsible for collecting and processing your data.

Data that we require
As soon as you apply for a job or register for an event, we process the data received from you. This can include contact data, all data in connection with the application/registration (CV, certificates and references, qualifications, answers to questions, etc.) and possibly bank details (in order to reimburse you for travel expenses).
The tool “SuccessFactors” by SAP is used for processing job applications and event registrations. We have concluded a corresponding data protection contract with SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG. 

This personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 Cl. 1 lit. b GDPR and exclusively for the purpose of handling your application or your registration for an event.

Facebook Pixel for creating custom audiences

Within our online offering, the so-called “Facebook Pixel” provided by the social network Facebook is used, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).

If a user clicks on an ad placed by us that is played on Facebook, an addition is added to the URL of our linked page by Facebook Pixel. If our page allows data sharing with Facebook via Pixel, this URL parameter is written to the user’s browser by a cookie, which our linked page sets itself. This cookie is then read by Facebook Pixel and allows the data to be forwarded to Facebook.

With the help of the Facebook Pixel, it is possible for Facebook to identify the visitors of our online offering as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we use the Facebook Pixel to display Facebook ads placed by us only to Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited), which we pass on to Facebook (so-called “custom audiences“). By means of the Facebook Pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of users and do not annoy them. We can also analyze the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by tracking whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called “conversion”).

The data collected is anonymous for us, so it does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s data policy ( The data may enable Facebook and its partners to serve ads on and off Facebook.

The data processing associated with the use of the Facebook Pixel takes place exclusively with your express consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your revocation, delete all cookies and refuse to store cookies next time you return to the website.

Jobspreader by Wollmichsau GmbH

If you have given us your consent in accordance with Section 25 TTDSG or Article 6 (1) (a) of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO) when visiting our website, information is collected that can be used to measure the quality of the job campaign placed via the Jobspreader and the career or application page - not only in terms of the number of clicks on a job ad, but also in terms of the start and completion of applications. The figures provide information on how well the ad carries the content of the career page and moves the applicant to start or complete an application. The figures provide information on how high the loss is within the application itself. However, the information collected does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you personally.

Candidate selection process
For some positions we use “Online Assessment” by AON. We have concluded a corresponding data protection contract with AON Assessment GmbH. Further information on data processing and data protection in connection with “Online Assessment” can be found by logging into the portal or here.
If you qualify for the further application/hiring process, we will send you access details to our “mapTQ” AON system as part of the application process. The purpose of this procedure is to create opportunities for objectively comparing the cognitive performance of our applicants. To this end, we assess language skills, numerical and verbal reasoning, numeracy, logical reasoning and multitasking skills. 

Deletion of data
Provided that there is no legal retention period, the data is deleted as soon as its storage is no longer required and/or the justified interest in storing it has ceased. If an application does not result in a recruitment, this regularly occurs six months after closing the application process at the latest.

In individual cases, certain data may be stored for a longer period of time (e.g. travel expense report). The storage period is then based on the legal retention duties, specified for instance in the German Tax Code (Abgabenordnung – 6 years) or the Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch – 10 years).

Talent Relationship Plattform
If, for example, you have not been hired but your application is still of interest to us, we will ask you whether we may continue to hold your application for future job openings. The legal basis here is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Detailed information about our Talent Relationship Platform can be found here.

Confidential treatment of your data
As a matter of course, we handle your data confidentially. We use your data only for our own purposes, but also for the purposes of companies affiliated with zeb.
If you apply for a job offer from an affiliated company, your data will be passed on to this company. Speculative applications may also be viewed by affiliated companies.
We may use service providers who are strictly subject to our directives and who support us in areas such as IT or archiving and disposal of documents and with whom separate contracts on the commissioned processing of data have been concluded.

Your data protection rights
You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect.

You also have the right to information, correction, deletion and to limit the processing of your data.
If you are of the opinion that your data is being processed unlawfully, you can also complain to a data protection supervisory authority.

Questions about data protection
You also have the right to contact us at any time if you have any questions about data protection.
The easiest and fastest way to reach us is by e-mail to
We are also happy to receive your message by mail. Please send letters to the following address: gmbh
Data protection
Hammer Str. 165
48153 Münster
We are happy to provide you with further information upon request.