Data protection

declaration

 

Thank you for your interest in our website. Protecting your personal data is very important to us. We would like to use this page to tell you about our data protection policies. Our policies comply with all of the legal regulations found in the German Data Privacy Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG) as well as with additional data privacy regulations. You can trust us with your personal data!

 

1. Area of ApplicationThis data privacy policy applies to the website of The Retail Performance Company GmbH (referred to as ”we“ hereafter).

It does not apply to other websites that are linked to from this website.The entity responsible for the collection, processing and use of you personal data as defined in the German Data Privacy Act is The Retail Performance Company GmbH, Pelkovenstraße 145, 80992 Munich, Germany.2. Access to Web Pages and Files on Our WebsiteData is automatically recorded, stored and processed in a protocol file on our web server every time a user accesses a page or file on our website. The following data about every web page or file access is stored: IP address of the computer accessing the web page or fileThe date and time the web page or file is accessedThe name of the page/file that is accessedThe volume of data that is transferredReport of whether or not the page/file was successfully accessedInternet address from which the page/file was accessed or from which the desired function was initiatedThe web browser that was used

 

The above-named data including the IP address are stored for the duration of the communication process in order to enable you to use our website. Furthermore, the IP address is stored for a short time period for IT security purposes and especially for the purpose of protecting our IT systems against misuse and for defending against attacks.The data that is collected is analyzed using Google Analytics for statistical purposes and in order to improve our website (see 4.).We reserve the right to analyze the data in anonymized form for statistical purposes and in order to improve our website.

 

3. Cookies

A cookie is a small file with numbers and letters that our web server places on the hard drive of your device, e.g. your computer, and that is stored in the Cookies folder.Our website currently only uses cookies from the third-party provider Google (so-called third-party cookies). These cookies are used for Google Analytics (see 4.).You can prevent your device from storing cookies via your web browser settings. Most web browsers allow for various settings for the storing of cookies. You can find out more using your browser’s Help function. You can usually set your browser to automatically block all cookies, to only permit cookies from certain websites, or to ask you before saving a cookie. We would, however, like to point out that blocking cookies from our website may reduce the functionality of our website and of the websites of other service providers.Internet Explorer 11, for example, allows you to block cookies by following these steps: Click on the “Extras” tab and select “Internet options”.Click on “Privacy” and move the slider to the data privacy level you desire. If you select “Block all cookies”, all cookies from every website will be blocked. Websites will not be able to read the cookies that are already on your computer. You can also make custom data privacy settings for websites.Please use your browser’s Help function for more information about blocking and deleting cookies.

 

4. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, which are small text files stored on your computer that make it possible to analyze the use of a website. The information generated by a cookie about your use of this website will be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the United States.IP anonymization has been activated for this website. This means that Google will truncate/anonymize the IP address of users located in Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be 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. You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you chose to do so, you may not be able to make full use of all of this website's functions.Furthermore, you can prevent the collection and transfer of data gathered through the use of cookies (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of said data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GBFurther information about the collection, processing and use of your data by Google can be found on the Google websites “How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps” (http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/partners/), “Safeguarding your data” https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en), and the Google Analytics Terms of Service (http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html)

 


5. E-mail Newsletter

If you wish to subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we ask that you give your consent for us to send you our e-mail newsletter and to collect and save the e-mail address you provide when registering and to use this data as necessary for processing your subscription, delivering the e-mail newsletter and terminating your subscription.If you no longer wish to receive our e-mail newsletter, you may unsubscribe without stating a reason at any time with future effect. You may revoke your consent by notifying us - by mail, fax or email, if possible - via the contact info found on our Impressum. You can send your notice of revocation to The Retail Performance Company GmbH, Pelkovenstraße 145, 80992 Munich, Germany; or e-mail it to info@rpc-partners.com; or call +49 89/2000 508-0; or fax to +49 89/2000 50888-99 without incurring any fee other than the cost of postage or telephone/fax fees. If there is an unsubscribe link in our e-mail newsletter, you may also click on this link to revoke your consent.We will delete your saved e-mail address after your subscription has been terminated. We will not share it with third parties unless we are required to do so by law or official order.

 

6. Online Applications

 

6.1 Our online application portal allows you to send us your application and personal information via an online form.

Please note: Required fields: The fields marked with an asterisk for your first name, last name and e-mail address must be completed in order for us to process your application, to give you electronic confirmation that your application has been received, and to communicate with you. You can only submit your application after these fields have been completed.

Optional fields: The information in the other fields, such as your preferred form of address (Mr./Mrs./Ms.), the position you wish to apply for, and your telephone number, may be provided voluntarily. These fields allow you to share information and documents that are important and helpful with regards to your application. We will use your data to process your application and communicate with you.

 

6.2 You may submit your application per e-mail instead. If you decide to communicate with us per e-mail, please note that: Your message and attachments may be viewed or modified by unauthorized third parties during transmission if it is not encrypted. We recommend that you use an e-mail address that only you have access to when communicating with us.

 

6.3 The data you share with us on your application is saved, processed and used for the application process, i.e. for purposes that relate to determining your interest in a current or future position at our company, for processing your application, and for making a decision regarding your application.

 

6.4 Persons in the HR department within our company and persons who are responsible for making decisions in the respective departments (e.g. supervisor) will have access to your data. We cannot guarantee that the persons responsible for maintaining and managing our IT-supported applicant database will not have to access your data for maintenance and database management purposes. We reserve the right to contract external service providers to render IT services for commissioned data processing. In this case, said IT service providers are obligated to maintain and uphold the confidentiality and integrity of your data and to ensure the privacy and security of your data including implementing the necessary technical and organizational measures.

 

6.5 Our decision to invite you to an interview and to hire you is made by our staff members. The decision is not automated.

 

6.6 We reserve the right to anonymize applicant data so that it can no longer be linked to you as an individual and to use this anonymized data for internal statistical purposes. We will not analyze your data in any other way without your consent.

 

6.7 We ask you to inform us if you wish to have your data changed, supplemented or deleted/blocked.

 

6.8 Storage and Deletion of Your Data: If you are hired at the end of the application process, your data will be placed in the Personnel Folder. If you are not hired at the end of the application process, we will proceed as follows, provided you have not consented to have your data stored on our applicant database and provided that we are not entitled or obligated to keep your data on record: We will block your data and save it as blocked data for a period of two months beginning from the day on which the decision is made not to hire you. We will only access this data during this period in order to explain our decision upon request if necessary.We will then delete your data after this period has expired.

 

6.9 We would like to inform you that you may also apply per mail. You are not required to use our website.

 

7. Correspondenceby E-mail

We provide you the option of sending us e-mails and corresponding with us per e-mail. When you send us an e-mail, we will save the information you provide and your e-mail address if your data is needed in order to process your inquiry. Your e-mail/message may be viewed or modified by unauthorized third parties during transmission if it is not encrypted.

 

Last revised: 10th March 2016