Privacy policy

edding AG is delighted that you have chosen to visit our careers web pages and that you are interested in our company. We take the protection of your private data very seriously and would like you to feel comfortable when visiting our website. When we process personal data, the protection of your privacy is an important issue for us. We therefore take this into account in our business processes. Whenever you visit our website, any data we collect are processed within the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new German Federal Data Protection Act (new BDSG).



Privacy statement: scope and responsibilities

This privacy statement sets out how the edding Group processes your personal data when you apply for a job advertised by us. It also explains your privacy rights, including your right to object to part of the processing carried out by the edding Group.

This privacy statement supplements our existing general privacy statement which contains specific details about how we process your personal data whenever you visit our website or in the case of issues that are not specific to job applications.

The controller responsible for the use of personal data within the meaning of the GDPR is edding International GmbH, Bookkoppel 7, 22926 Ahrensburg, Germany, telephone +49 (0) 4102 808-0, The company’s data protection officer, Herr Andreas Daniel, can be reached via the contact details indicated above.

If you would like to view or update personal data, or if have any questions about privacy in relation to our website, please email us at or write to us at the above address.



Your personal data

We collect and store all data that you provide us with as part of your application. This includes your contact details, your application documents (CV, covering letter, previous vocational experience, training and qualifications, photo (if provided) and our notes from interviews with you), your salary expectations, your desired position, availability and your identification documents, if necessary and/or applicable. This also applies to all other data that you provide us with, including all correspondence that you have with us during the application process.

If necessary, we also obtain the above data about you from other sources, including recruitment agencies, references that you make available to us, websites and other publicly available data on the Internet. This includes data that you have clearly made publicly available as part of an online profile. We may also retain data that you provide to us via third-party websites, including job boards such as Stepstone or Monster.



Purpose of data processing

We collect and process your personal data in order to offer advertised positions and to carry out the selection process. The data that you have provided will be used to process your application, and, in the event that an employment contract is entered into, to implement this employment contract.

Where consent is required for the processing of data (e.g. for inclusion in our applicant pool), the legal bases are section 26 of the new BDSG and Art. 7 GDPR.

If an employment relationship is formed between you and us, we may process the personal data that we have already received from you in accordance with section 26 (1) of the BDSG (new) for the purposes of the employment relationship. This will happen if this is necessary in order to implement or terminate the employment relationship or to exercise or fulfil the rights and obligations relating to the representation of the interests of employees resulting from a law or a collective agreement, works agreement or service agreement (collective agreement).



Storing your data

We will only store your personal data for the six-month retention period for application data, or for as long as we require them for the legitimate interest of the edding Group under applicable law, unless you give us permission to use your documents for other positions (inclusion in the applicant pool). If it is no longer necessary to store data as defined above, the data will be erased.

If you accept a position with us, we will store your personal data for the entire duration of your employment relationship in accordance with the privacy statement for employees, a copy of which we will provide you with when you accept the position.



Access to your data

We may pass on your personal data to companies affiliated with us, provided that this is permitted in accordance with the purposes and legal bases described. Furthermore, personal data may be processed on our behalf on the basis of contracts in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, in particular by the providers of candidate management and candidate selection systems.



Cookies for web analytics

edding uses a web-analytics service for this website. Web-analytics services use cookies that make it possible to analyse your usage. On this basis, within the scope of statutory regulations, we store usage profiles under a pseudonym. We can analyse these for advertising and market research purposes. It is, therefore, impossible to make a direct connection to you. No link is made to profile data containing additional information about you. You can object to the creation of the usage profile at any time.

edding uses Google Analytics, a web-analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”), as a web-analytics service. Google Analytics uses cookies. Information about your use of our website generated by the cookies is transferred on a regular basis to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. Because IP anonymisation (“IP masking”) is activated on edding’s website, Google first abbreviates your IP address within European Union Member States or other states that are signatories to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases is the full address transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google uses the information obtained through the use of cookies on edding’s behalf to analyse your use of our website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide edding with other services associated with website and Internet use. Only pseudonymised usage profiles can be generated from the data processed. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies from being accepted by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. We must, however, point out that if you do so you might not be able to use all our website’s functions in full. You can further prevent Google’s collection and processing of the aforementioned data by downloading and installing a browser plug-in provided by Google. edding also offers an opt-out cookie which also prevents the collection and processing of data by Google when you visit our website in future. Click here to install the opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie only applies to the specific browser used and only to our website and is stored on your device. If you delete cookies in this browser, you will have to install the opt-out cookie again.

Please visit Google Analytic’s website for further information.



Your rights

You may request information about data stored about you by writing to us at the above address. In addition, you may also request that your data be corrected or erased under certain conditions. Furthermore, you may be entitled to restrict the processing of your data and to receive the data that you provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

If we process your data to safeguard legitimate interests, you may object to this processing for reasons that relate to your own particular situation. We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling and legitimate reasons for such processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is to be carried out in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

If we have asked you for your consent, you may withdraw this at any time. If you would like to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data by the edding Group, this shall have no influence on any processing that has already taken place.

You have the option to address a complaint to the aforementioned data protection officer or to a data protection supervisory authority.