Data Protection Declaration
Data Protection is important to us. This Data Protection declaration is aimed at informing you about our data protection practices and explains how we use and protect information provided via this website.
You can use this website without submitting personal data. In so far as personal data (such as Name, address, email addresses etc) is processed, such data is obtained by us and provided by you on a voluntary basis.
Please note a fully secure internet based data transfer (for example communication via email) cannot be guaranteed.
Please refrain from using the contact data provided on the imprint section of this website to send us unsolicited advertising or information material, for example by sending spam emails. We hereby expressly object to this and reserve the right to take action against such unsolicited advertising material.
Use of your data
All data obtained from and about you will be treated confidentially. We will only store and process such data that is necessary for us to carry out our regular business activities. We will only use your email address to contact you about a recruitment opportunity and in the context of contract administration and management.
We collect and use personal data to carry out the following business activities and for the following purposes:
• Applications for vacancies for both permanent employment opportunities as well as contracting opportunities and to assess whether your skill set and experience makes you a suitable candidate for one of the vacancies we work on
• Creation of user profiles
• Visits to this website
• Contact requests via the contact us function
• Marketing and advertising purposes such as newsletters or greeting cards
• Access requests and/or complaints or change requests with regard to the stored data
• Transfer and processing within the K2 group of companies
• To inform you about changes in our services
In addition to general personal data such as name, address, professional experience, qualifications and date of birth, and depending on the business activity carried out or contract type entered into, we might collect and use other data about you such as bank details or income-related information. Data protection laws will be adhered to at all times.
Transfer of data to third parties
Your personal data might be transferred to third parties with a need to know basis, such as companies involved in the contract administration or management or banks that are mandated with payment matters. Data might also be transferred to third parties that provide services to us on our request or the request of our clients, such as companies that carry out reference and qualification checks, obtain criminal record checks or provide psychometric tests, or to external advisors such as IT consultants that provide testing or implementation services to us. Any data is transferred in adherence of data protection laws and is limited to the minimum necessary.
We reserve the right to transfer data to public or criminal authorities to assist them with crime detection or prevention or tax related queries, if we are so obliged by law or pursuant to a public or court-related order.
Transfer of data outside the EU
K2 or a company to which the data can be transferred pursuant to the above section, can transfer data submitted by you to countries outside of the European Union and such data can be processed and stored in such countries. Such data transfer only occurs if necessary for the execution of our recruitment and other services. By submitting your data you expressly consent to such transfer, storage and processing of your data.
We will take the necessary measures to ensure that your data is secure outside the EU.
This 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 analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.
On behalf of the website provider, Google will 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 to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in.
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
Social Media Plugins
We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube (Google), Twitter and LinkedIn. We apply the 2-click solution in this regard. This means that if you are visiting our site, no personal data will generally be transferred. Only when you click onto one of the plug-ins, data will be transferred to the relevant social media provider. You can recognise the provider by the markings in the black bar at the top of this site as well as in the grey bar at the bottom of the site by their Initials.
When the plug-in is activated, the relevant provider receives the information that your browser has opened the relevant page on our website, even if you do not have an account with this provider, or if you do have an account, then even if you are not logged into your account. This information will be transferred directly to a server of the provider in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged into your account, the relevant provider can allocate your visit to our website to your account with this provider. If you interact with the plug-in (for example by commenting), this information will also be transferred to a server of the provider and stored there. The information will further be displayed on the website of the provider and visible to your contacts. If you do not want this to happen, you have to log off your account before you click on the plug-in of the provider.
The social media provider can use the data for the purposes of advertising, market research and tailored use of its website. For this purpose the provider creates a user, interest and relationship profile to, for example, analyse the usage of our website, to inform other users about your activities on our website and to provide further services linked to the provider.
We expressly declare not to have knowledge of the content of the transferred data as well as their use by the relevant social media provider.
Purpose and extent of the data collection and further processing and use of data by the social media provider as well as the corresponding rights and settings to protect your privacy can be found in the following data protection declarations of the relevant provider:
· Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA; http://twitter.com/privacy
· Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php/
· YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA and Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; http://www.google.com/int/de/+/policy/+1button.html
· LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy/
· Instagram, Inc., 181 South Park, San Francisco, California 51107; http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/
Access, Deletion and Blocking
You have the right to be informed about the data stored about you, its source and the purposes of the data processing as well as a right to correction, deletion and blocking of such data. Please contact us via the contact details of the website operator as stated in the Imprint.