Privacy Statement for applicants

Thank you for visiting our career pages and for your interest in a career within the RKW Group. We take the protection of your data very seriously. You can find out which data is collected when you visit our website and how this data is handled in our general data protection declaration.

If you would like to apply for a job position, we will explain below how we handle the data provided during the application process.

Purpose and means of data processing
In principle, we only process personal data if we have your consent and the data is required for the application procedure. Your personal data will be collected, processed and stored exclusively for the purpose of your application.

You are not obliged to provide your personal data and your information is provided on a voluntary basis only. Please note, however, that in the absence of information required for employment with us, your application may not be considered.

Categories of data processed
On the basis of your submitted application, we process all personal data that you voluntarily provide to us. As part of the selection process, we collect information such as name, address and contact details as well as information on your professional qualifications, school education or further vocational training. In addition, we may also access information about your career via publicly available sources such as social networking profiles. However, such information is not stored or processed.

Data requiring special protection
Your application may contain voluntary information that is particularly sensitive and belongs to the following categories:

  • Racial or ethnic origin,
  • Political opinion,
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs,
  • Trade union membership,
  • Natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation,
  • Criminal convictions,
  • Data concerning health.

If you provide us with particularly sensitive data, you agree that your data will be processed and stored in accordance with this data protection declaration.

Information disclosure
We will only transfer your data for further collection and use if this is legally permissible or if you have explicitly consented to this in advance. When passing on data to our external service providers, we take adequate technical and organisational measures to ensure that data protection regulations are observed. This concerns in particular service providers to provide our applicant portal, host provider or other service providers who are used in the context of our application procedure.

Your application will be forwarded to companies affiliated with RKW SE, provided that your application relates to a job advertisement of this affiliated company. Unsolicited applications can be forwarded to affiliated companies in order to increase your chances of a successful application. If you explicitly apply for a specific position, we will only forward your application internally to consider you for further positions if you expressly agree. We will contact you in advance.

Transfer to third countries
As companies of the RKW Group are also located in third countries, data may be transferred to third countries. If you have not applied for a position in a third country, we will inform you before transferring your data and obtain your consent in this regard.

Duration of data storage
We delete or block your personal data as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply, unless we are obliged by European or national law to store this data. If you have successfully completed the application procedure, data storage will also take place after the expiry of a prescribed storage period, provided that the data will be necessary for  the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract. After the usual storage period, data that may be required to defend against legal claims will be retained by us for the necessary period of time, even if the application is not successful.

Withdrawel of consent and right of objection
You can withdraw your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data for the future at any time. You also have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation. In both cases, your personal data will no longer be processed in the future unless there are compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Other rights of data subjects
As a person affected by the storage or processing of personal data, you have the right to obtain as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed by us and the right to access to your personal data stored by us. You also have the right to obtain the rectification of incorrect data, supplement incomplete data or, if necessary, delete information about you, unless we are legally obliged to store your personal data. If you feel that your data protection rights have been violated, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Contact information
Responsible for data processing and compliance with data protection regulations is RKW SE (RKW SE, Zentrale, Nachtweideweg 1-7, 67227 Frankenthal, Germany).

You are welcome to address your questions or concerns to our data protection officer:

RKW SE
Datenschutz
Nachtweideweg 1-7
67227 Frankenthal
Germany

Data.protection@rkw-group.com