We, the entire team of Friedrichs & Partner Unternehmensberatung GmbH, are very committed to the protection of your personal data and strictly adhere to the rules of the data protection laws (especially EU GDPR and the German Federal Data Protection Act – hereinafter referred to as BDSG)
The handling of any personal data (of candidates as well as customers alike) therefore is based on strict internal guidelines and processes in compliance with statutory regulations.
In principle, you can rely on the fact that personal data on this website will only be collected to a technically necessary extent and that the data collected in this way will under no circumstances be sold or for other reasons passed on to third parties.
In particular, you will learn in the following which kind of data is collected by us at all and for which purpose it is collected. You can read about how we ensure compliance with the EU GDPR and the BDSG.
Security and Protection of your Personal Data
We consider it our primary task to protect the confidentiality of the personal data you have provided to us and to protect it from unauthorized access. We therefore apply the utmost care and state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal data.
As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the basic European Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and the regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken the necessary technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed both by us and by our external service providers.
Definition of Terms
The Legislative Authority requires that personal data be processed in a lawful manner, in good faith and in a manner that is comprehensible to the person concerned ("lawfulness, processing in good faith, transparency"). In order to ensure this, we inform you about the individual legal definitions which are also used in this data protection declaration, namely:
1. Personal Data
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as " data subject "); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
"Processing" means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
3. Restriction of Processing
"Restriction of processing" means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
"Profiling" means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
" Pseudonymization" means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
6. Filing System
“Filing system” means any structured set of personal data which are accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised or dispersed on a functional or geographical basis.
“Controller“ means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law; the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
“Processor“ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
“Recipient“ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of that data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
10. Third Party
“Third Party“ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
“Consent” of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
Lawfulness of Processing
Processing of personal data shall be lawful only, if there is a legal basis for the processing, i.e. to the extent that at least one of the following applies as per Article 6 (1) lit. a – f EU GDPR:
a. The data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;
b. Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party to, or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;
c. Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
d. Processing is necessary, in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
e. Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
f. Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
Information on the Collection of Personal Data
(1) In the following we inform you on the collection of personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
(2) If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you communicate (your e-mail address, if applicable your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us, in order to answer your questions. We shall delete the data generated in this context after storage is no longer necessary, or processing is restricted if legal retention obligations exist.
Collection of Personal Data when you visit our Website
When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that are transmitted by your browser to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us in order to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6(1) S. 1 lit. f EU GDPR):
– Date and time of the request
– Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Content of the requirement (specific page)
– Access Status / HTTP status code
– Volume of data transmitted
– Website from which the request was received
– Operating system and its interface
– Language and version of the browser software
(1) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk assigned to the browser you are using and by which certain information is passed to the party that sets the cookies. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve purely to make the internet offer more user-friendly and effective in general.
(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, the extent and function of which are described as follows:
a. “Transient cookies” are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular session cookies. These cookies store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows the recognition of your computer as to when you return to our website. These session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
b. “Persistent cookies” are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
c. You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and e.g. refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. So-called “Third Party Cookies" are cookies that have been set by a third party and consequently not by the actual website you are currently visiting. Please note that by deactivating cookies you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
Further Functions and Offers of our Website
(1) In addition to providing pure information on our website, we offer various services, which you can use if you are interested. As a rule, you must provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and which are handled in accordance with the aforementioned data processing principles.
(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and assigned by us. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.
(3) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.
In the following we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and evaluation procedure and about your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.
Contents of the Newsletter
We send newsletters only subject to the explicit consent of the recipients or legal permission. If the content of a newsletter is specifically described within the scope of subscribing to the newsletter, it is decisive for the users’ consent. In our newsletters we provide information on current trends in recruiting, on relevant topics relating to leadership and executives, on international recruiting and on internal news at Friedrichs & Partner.
Double Opt-In and Logging
Subscriptions to our newsletter are made in a so-called double opt-in process. After registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to ensure that nobody can register with other persons’
e-mail addresses. Newsletter subscriptions are logged in order to document the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes recording of login time and time of confirmation, as well as the IP address. Likewise, any changes of your data stored with MailChimp are logged (see below).
Use of the Marketing Tool "MailChimp"
The newsletters are distributed via "MailChimp", a newsletter distribution platform of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
All e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their further data described in the context of these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, MailChimp can use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the sending and presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, in order to determine in which countries the recipients are located. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to send messages to them or to pass them on to third parties.
We trust in their reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" and thus commits itself to comply with EU data protection regulations. Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp. This is a contract, in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with their data protection regulations and in particular not to pass it on to third parties. The data protection regulations of MailChimp can be read here.
In order to subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address.
As an option we ask you to enter your first and last name as well as the title. This information is only used to personalize the newsletter.
The newsletters contain a pixel-sized file (web-beacon), which is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, initially, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are collected. This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading habit based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined, using the IP address) or access times.
By analyzing the data, you can determine whether the newsletters are opened or not, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients, but the evaluations serve exclusively to identify the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.
Online Data Retrieval and Data Management
You can cancel the subscription of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. At the same time your consents to its dispatch via MailChimp and the statistical analyses will expire also. Unfortunately it is not possible to revoke the dispatch via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation separately.
You will find a link to unsubscribe the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.
Legal basis General Data Protection Rules
In accordance with the provisions of the Basic Data Protection Ordinance (EU GDPR) in effect as of 25 May 2018, we inform you that consents to the sending of e-mail addresses are based on Art. 6(1) lit. a, 7 EU GDPR and § 7 para. 2 no. 3 and para. 3 UWG (Unfair Competition Act as per German Law). The use of the marketing tool MailChimp, performing of statistical surveys and analyses as well as logging of the registration procedure, are based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. f EU GDPR. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and meets the expectations of users.
Furthermore, we would also like to point out that you can object to the future processing of your personal data at any time in accordance with the legal provisions pursuant to Art. 21 EU GDPR. The objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.
Our offer is primarily aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.
Rights of the Data Subject
(1) Revocation of Consent
If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you shall have the right to withdraw the consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until such revocation.
You can contact us at any time to exercise your right of withdrawal.
(2) Right to obtain Confirmation
You shall have the right to request from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data relating to you are being processed. You can request such confirmation at any time using the contact details below.
(3) Right to obtain Information
If personal data are processed, you shall have the right to obtain information concerning these personal data and also the following information:
a) the purposes of the processing;
b) the categories of personal data concerned;
c) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
d) where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria applied to determine that period;
e) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data relating to you or the right to object to such processing;
f) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
g) where the personal data are not collected from you, any available information as to their source;
h) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you.
Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 EU GDPR relating to the transfer.
On request, we shall provide a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. For any further copies requested by you, we can charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. If you make the request by electronic means, the information shall be provided in a commonly used electronic form, unless specified otherwise by you.
The right to obtain a copy referred to in Art.15 (3) EU GDPR shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
(4) Right to Rectification
You shall have the right to obtain from us, without undue delay, the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
(5) Right to Erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
You shall have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data relating to you without undue delay and we shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
a. the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed
b. you withdraw consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), point (a) or Article 9(2), and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
c. you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2);
d. the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
e. the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
f. the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1).
If the data controller has made the personal data public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Article 17(1) of the EU GDPR, he shall, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, notify data processors who process the personal data that a data subject has requested them to delete all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data.
The right to erasure ("right to be forgotten") does not apply, if the processing is necessary
- to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;
- for compliance with a legal obligation, which requires processing by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;
- for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3) EU GDPR;
- for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) EU GDPR in so far as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
- for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
(6) Right to restriction of processing
You shall have to right to obtain from us the restriction of processing, where one of the following applies:
a. the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
b. the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
c. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or
d. you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the EU GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of you.
Where the processing has been restricted in accordance with the above requirements, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
To exercise your right to restrict processing, you may contact us at any time using the contact details below.
(7) Right to Data Portability
You shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
a. the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) EU GDPR; and
b. the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising your right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.
The exercise of the right to data portability shall be without prejudice to the Right to Erasure (“‘right to be forgotten”).That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
(8) Right to object
You shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of EU GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The controller will no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) EU GDPR, you, on grounds relating to your particular situation, shall have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning you, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
You can exercise your right of objection at any time by contacting the controller.
(9) Automated individual Decision-Making, including Profiling
You shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
This shall not apply, if the decision:
a. is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and a data controller;
b. is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
c. is based on your explicit consent.
The data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express your view and to contest the decision.
You can exercise this right at any time by contacting the controller.
(10) Right to lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes this Regulation.
(11) Right to an effective judicial Remedy
Without prejudice to any available administrative or non-judicial remedy, including the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 EU GDPR, you shall have the right to an effective judicial remedy where you consider that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data in non-compliance with this Regulation.
Use of Google Analytics
(1)This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If, however, IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreements on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator.
(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser as a part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
(3) You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that, if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the full extent. You can also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". As a result, IP addresses are further processed in an abbreviated form, so that a relation to a person can be ruled out. As far as the data collected about you include a personal reference, this will be eliminated immediately and thus the personal data will be instantly deleted.
(5) We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. With these statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For exceptional cases, in which personal information is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6(1) S. 1 lit. f EU GDPR.
(6) Third-party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
(7) This website also uses Google Analytics for a device-independent analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. You can disable the cross-device analysis of your usage under “My Data”, “Personal Information” in your customer account.
Integration of Google Maps
(1) On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and allows you to conveniently use the map feature.
(2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under § 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or tailor-made website design. Such an evaluation is done in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles. In order to exercise this right you have to contact Google.
Integration of Videos via Vimeo
Name and Contact of the Person responsible according to Article 4 (7) EU GDPR
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data or revocation of consent given or objection to a specific use of data, please contact us directly:
Friedrichs & Partner Unternehmensberatung GmbH
Address: Hohenstaufenstraße 4, 40547 Düsseldrf
Phone: +49 (0)211 - 577 300
Contact: Mathias Friedrichs // Managing Director