Aequita SE&Co KGaA (hereinafter referred to as “We”), as the operator of the online offer, is the responsible party for processing the personal data of the users of the online offer. Our contact details can be found in the imprint of the online offer, the contact persons for questions regarding the processing of personal data are named directly in this data protection declaration.
With this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you to what extent and for what purpose personal data is processed in connection with the use of the online offer.
Personal data is information about an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes all information about your identity, such as your name, your e-mail address or your postal address. Information that cannot be associated with your identity (such as statistical data, for example on the number of users of the online service) is not considered personal information.
In principle, you can use our online offer without disclosing your identity and without providing personal data. We will then only collect general information about your visit to our online service. For some of the services offered, however, personal data is collected from you. This data will then only be processed by us for the purposes of using this online service, in particular for providing the requested information. When collecting personal data, only the data that is absolutely necessary must be provided. In addition, further information may be possible, in which case it is voluntary. In each case, we indicate whether the information is mandatory or voluntary. We then provide information on the specific details in the corresponding section of this data protection declaration.
An automated decision-making process based on your personal data does not take place in connection with the use of our online offer.
Processing of personal information
Your data is stored by us on specially protected servers within the European Union. These are protected by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. Access to your data is only possible for a few authorized persons. These are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial support of the servers. Despite regular checks, however, complete protection against all dangers is not possible.
Your personal data is transmitted over the Internet in encrypted form. We use TLS/SSL encryption (Transport Layer Security/ Secure Socket Layer) for data transmission.
Disclosure of personal data to third parties
As a matter of principle, we only use your personal information to provide the services you have requested. Insofar as external service providers are used by us in the context of providing the service, their access to the data is also exclusively for the purpose of providing the service. We take technical and organizational measures to ensure compliance with data protection regulations and also oblige our external service providers to do the same.
Furthermore, we do not pass on data to third parties without your express consent, in particular not for advertising purposes. Your personal data will only be passed on if you yourself have consented to the data being passed on or if we are entitled or obliged to do so on the basis of statutory provisions and/or official or court orders. In particular, this may involve the disclosure of information for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger or to enforce intellectual property rights.
Legal bases of data processing
Insofar as we obtain consent for the processing of your personal data, Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the data processing.
Insofar as we process your personal data because this is necessary for the performance of a contract or in the context of a relationship with you similar to a contract, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the data processing.
Insofar as we process your personal data in order to fulfill a legal obligation, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) DSGVO serves as the legal basis for data processing.
Furthermore, Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO serves as the legal basis for data processing if the processing of your personal data is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not require the protection of personal data.
Data deletion and storage duration
We always delete or block your personal data when the purpose of storage no longer applies. However, data may be stored beyond this if this is provided for by legal requirements to which we are subject, for example with regard to statutory retention and documentation obligations. In such a case, we delete or block your personal data after the end of the corresponding requirements.
Use of our online offer
Information about your computer
Each time you access our online offer, we collect the following information about your computer: the IP address of your computer, the request of your browser and the time of this request. In addition, the status and the amount of data transferred are recorded as part of this request. We also collect product and version information about the browser used and the computer’s operating system. We further record from which website the online offer was accessed. The IP address of your computer is only stored for the time of use of the online offer and then deleted or anonymized by shortening. The remaining data is stored for a maximum of seven days (for security reasons and to avert danger).
We use this data for the operation of the online offer, in particular to detect and eliminate errors, to determine the utilization of the online offer and to make adjustments or improvements. These purposes are also our legitimate interest in the data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
For our online offer – as on many websites – cookies are used. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and save certain settings and data for exchange with the online offer from us via your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file was sent as well as information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier.
Cookies allow us to recognize your computer and make any preferences immediately available. Cookies help us to improve our online offer and to provide you with a better and more customized service. This is also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
The cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after the end of the browser session. Occasionally, cookies with a longer storage period may also be used so that your preferences and settings can still be taken into account the next time you visit our online offering.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent. It is also possible to manually delete cookies that have already been stored via the browser settings. Please note that you may only be able to use our online offer to a limited extent or not at all if you reject the storage of cookies or delete necessary cookies.
You can use the online application form to apply for a job with us and submit all the necessary information and documents. Use of the online application form is voluntary; you can also send us your application by other means, for example by e-mail or by post.
When we receive an application via the online application form, your documents will be forwarded electronically to the relevant employees at our company. Insofar as you have applied for an advertised position, the documents will be automatically deleted three months after completion of the recruitment process, provided that no other legitimate interests prevent deletion. Such legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, obligations to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). In the case of an application without reference to an advertised position (unsolicited application), the application will be retained for as long as there is a possibility that the application may be of interest. You have the option of requesting the deletion of your application at any time, even before the expiry of the retention periods provided for. In the event of a successful application, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the legal requirements. In all other cases, the legal basis for storing your applicant data is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO.
Communication with us
You can contact us in various ways, including via the contact form on our website. In addition, you are welcome to inform you regularly with our newsletter by e-mail.
If you wish to use the contact form in our online offer, we collect the personal data that you enter in the contact form, in particular name and e-mail address. In addition, we store the IP address and the date and time of the request. We process the data transmitted via the contact form exclusively for the purpose of being able to answer your inquiry or request.
You can decide for yourself what information you send us via the contact form. The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO.
After we have processed the matter, the data will initially be stored in case of any queries. A deletion of the data can be requested at any time, otherwise the deletion takes place after complete settlement of the matter; statutory retention obligations remain unaffected in each case.
Your rights and contact
We attach great importance to explaining the processing of your personal data as transparently as possible and also to informing you about the rights to which you are entitled. If you would like more detailed information or wish to exercise the rights to which you are entitled, you can contact us at any time so that we can deal with your request.
Data subject rights
You have extensive rights with regard to the processing of your personal data. First of all, you have a comprehensive right to information and, if necessary, you can demand the correction and/or deletion or blocking of your personal data. You may also request a restriction of processing and have the right to object. With regard to the personal data you have provided to us, you also have a right to data portability.
If you would like to exercise any of your rights and/or receive more information about this, please contact our customer service. Alternatively, you can also contact our data protection officer.
Revocation of consent and objection
Once you have given your consent, it can be freely revoked at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. The contact persons for this are also our customer service and our data protection officer.
If the processing of your personal data is not based on consent but on another legal basis, you can object to this data processing. Your objection will result in a review and, if necessary, termination of the data processing. You will be informed of the result of the review and – if data processing is nevertheless to be continued – you will receive more detailed information from us as to why the data processing is permissible.
Data protection officer and contact
We have appointed an external data protection officer who supports us in data protection issues and whom you can also contact directly. If you have any questions regarding our handling of personal data or require further information on data protection issues, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer and his team:
Telefon: +49 40 228 599 520
AEQUITA SE & Co. KGaA
T +49 89 2620 4840-0
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Thomas von Petersdorff-Campen
Personally liable entity:
AEQUITA Management SE
Registered office and commercial register: Munich, District Court of Munich, HRB: 240845
Further information and changes
Links to other websites
Our online offer may contain links to other websites. These links are usually marked as such. We have no influence on the extent to which the applicable data protection provisions are observed on the linked websites. We therefore recommend that you also inform yourself about the respective data protection declarations of other websites.
Status of this data protection declaration: January 2023