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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.

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.