Privacy Policy for Job Candidates

1. Who is responsible for the processing of data and what is the contact information of the data protection officer?

The responsible party is the respective employer of the group's companies. (GfE Metalle und Materialien GmbH, GfE Fremat GmbH):

GfE Gesellschaft für Elektrometallurgie mbH

Höfener Str. 45
90431 Nuremberg, Germany 
Phone: +49 (911) 9315-91

Data protection officer – contact information:

Martin Kühnlein
Kammerbauer Kühnlein Kraus Orth Rechtsanwälte PartmbB

Bucher Str. 79a, 90419 Nürnberg

Tel.: +49 911 13 13 49 0
Fax: +49 911 13 13 49 90


2. Which sources and data do we use?

The categories of personal data processed by us include your master data (such as first name, last name, name affixes, nationality), contact information (such as private address, mobile number and landline, email address), and the data of the entire application process (cover letters, certificates, questionnaires, interviews, qualifications, and previous occupations). If you have voluntarily provided special categories of personal data (such as health data, religious affiliation, degree of disability) in the application letter or in the course of the application process, processing will only take place with your consent.

As a rule, your personal data will be collected directly from you as part of the recruitment process. In addition, we may have received data from third parties (e.g., employment agencies).

3. For what purpose and on what legal basis will my data be processed?

We process your personal data in compliance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), and any other applicable laws (e.g., BetrVG, AGG). First and foremost, the processing of your data serves to carry out and process the application procedure and to assess the applicant's suitability for the position. As a result, the processing of your application data is needed to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The primary legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR in conjunction with § 26 para. 1 BDSG. Your application data will be treated confidentially at all times. In the event we would like to process your personal data for a purpose not specified above, we will inform you of this beforehand.

4. Who receives my data?

Within our company, only persons and departments (e.g., specialist department, works council, severely handicapped representatives) who need your personal data for the recruitment decision and to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations will receive it. Within our company group, your data will be transferred to certain companies if they perform data processing tasks centrally for the companies affiliated in the group (e.g., personnel).

5. How long will my data be stored?

We will destroy your personal data six months after completion of the application process. This does not apply if statutory provisions prevent the deletion or if further storage is necessary for the purpose of presenting evidence or if you have consented to longer storage. If we are unable to offer you a vacant position, but are of the opinion that, based on your profile, your application may be of interest for future vacancies, we will process your personal application data in our applicant database for a period of 6 months, provided you have given your express consent.

6. Will my data be transferred to a third country?

Your personal data will not be transferred to a third country (countries outside the European Economic Area – EEA).

7. Are you obligated to provide your data?

As part of your application, you must provide the personal information necessary to complete the application process and assess your suitability. Without this information, we will not be able to complete the application process and make a decision about the establishment of an employment relationship.

8. Would you like to lodge a complaint about the way your data is handled? 

In that case, you have the option of contacting our data protection officer or a data protection supervisory authority. The competent data protection supervisory authority is:
Bavarian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Bayern), Wagmüllerstr. 18, 80538 Munich, Germany

9. What data protection rights do I have?

Under the respective legal requirements of the GDPR, valid as of 5/25/2018, you have the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, and data portability of your personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. 

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of direct advertising at any time without stating reasons (right to object). 

You have the right to request information from us at any time about the data stored about your person (right of access). 

If we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to this processing for reasons arising from your particular situation. 

We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can prove that there are compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or that the processing serves the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims.