50Hertz Transmission GmbH welcomes you to its website and appreciates your interest in our company. We care about the protection of your personal data and want you to feel safe during your visit to our website. We process your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the legal data protection requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) as well as this data privacy statement.
With the following information, we provide you with an overview of your rights as well as of how we process your personal data.
1 - Who is responsible for data processing and who can I contact?
The responsible contact/processor is:
50Hertz Transmission GmbH
Heidestraße 2 |
Telefon: +49 (0) 30 5150-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 30 5150-2199
You can reach our external data protection officers here:
Dipl.-Inform. Udo Wenzel
Agentia Wirtschaftsdienst | Budapester Str. 31 | D-10787 Berlin
Telefon: +49 (0) 30 2196-4390
Telefax: +49 (0) 30 2196-4393
2 - To whom does this data privacy statement apply?
This data privacy statement applies to all visitors to our websites, customers, interested parties, suppliers, service providers, applicants and to the processing of personal data in the scope of our event management.
3 - Which data do we use?
In principle, you can visit our websites without sharing your identity with us, unless you:
- send us an email or a message via our contact form;
- apply for an open position with us or use the job subscription;
- register for our portals or services;
- register for one of our events;
- or give us your permission to save information.
In this context, we only process those data that are needed to answer your request, that are required for your registration, your application or to provide you with information and organise events. Which data are saved is clear from the relevant input forms. The necessary data are indicated as mandatory fields. Should we request any additional information, then you can provide this on a voluntary basis. We only use this information to individualise our offers or to better orient them towards the needs of our customers.
When you use this website without otherwise providing us with any data, we use server log files to save technically required data, which are automatically sent to our server, such as:
- IP address;
- Date and time of the request;
- Name and URL of the retrieved file;
- Website from which our website is accessed (referrer URL);
- Access status / HTTP status code;
- Browser type;
- Language and version of the browser software;
- Operating system.
4 - For which purposes do we use your data and what are the legal grounds for processing?
We process your personal data in compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other regulations and legal requirements regarding data protection.
In this context, please consult the information provided in point 12 of this data privacy statement regarding your right to object as per article 21 of the GDPR.
a) For the fulfilment of contractual duties (art. 6 (1) b) GDPR)
The processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract, as well as in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract.
- Use of our portals and services;
- Organisation of events.
b) In the scope of a consideration of interests (art. 6 (1) f) GDPR)
If necessary, we process your data to protect the legitimate interests pursued by you or by a third party in addition to the actual fulfilment of the contract.
- Assertion of legal claims and defence in legal disputes;
- Ensuring IT security;
- For direct marketing purposes;
- To answer your request.
c) Based on your consent (art. 6 (1) a) GDPR)
If you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for specific purposes, the lawfulness of this processing based on your consent is established. Given consent can be withdrawn at any given time. Please note that the withdrawal only applies to the future. Any processing prior to the withdrawal is not affected.
Sending of information material or press releases;
Registration for the job subscription or for other services;
Sending in your application;
Delivery of newsletters: to send newsletters, we apply the so-called double opt-in method. This means that we can only email you a newsletter when you have explicitly confirmed to us that you consent to receiving newsletters. Each newsletter offers you the opportunity to immediately unsubscribe from it.
d) Based on legal requirements (art. 6 (1) c) GDPR) or based on a public interest (art. 6 (1) e) GDPR)
As a company, we are also subject to various legal obligations (e.g. the German commercial code, tax laws).
e) Based on your application in acc. with § 26 BDSG (new version) in conjunction with art. 88 GDPR
The legal ground for the processing of your personal data in the scope of an application procedure at 50Hertz is primarily § 26 BDSG in the version applicable as of 25/05/2018. This states that the processing of the data is admissible if they are needed for a decision justifying an employment relationship. If the data are needed after the application procedure has ended or for legal proceedings, data processing can take place based on the requirements of art. 6 GDPR, in particular for the purposes of the legitimate interests as per art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. In that case, our interest consists in asserting or defending against claims.
You have a right to object against such processing in accordance with point 12 of this data privacy statement.
50Hertz Transmission GmbH processes the personal data you entered in your Candidate Account or in the application form exclusively for the purpose of processing the application and for the hiring process. Positions are assigned by the competent employees of our human resources department in cooperation with the heads of the subsections.
Your data are deleted six months after the application process has ended, unless there is a legitimate interest in storing them because of a legal dispute. If you are hired, your data are transferred from the application management system to our personnel management system.
The personal data you entered when creating your candidate profile will be deleted one year after your last login.
5 - Conditions of use for the job subscription
50Hertz Transmission GmbH processes uses your data exclusively for the purpose of sending you our job offers via email as per your wishes. For this, we only require your valid email address and for you to check the corresponding box in our form. For technical reasons, however, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH cannot ensure that you will always receive the information (in time). Your personal data are not shared with third parties. After the form has been sent, you will receive a confirmation link from us at the email address you communicated. By clicking the confirmation link in this email, you permit 50Hertz Transmission GmbH to send you job offers via email in accordance with the option you selected until further notice. Each of these emails from 50Hertz Transmission GmbH contains a link to unsubscribe from this mail listing and as such exercise your right of revocation. Your personal data are then completely erased from our distribution system. For any other questions on data protection at 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, you can always contact our data protection department as well as our data protection officer (see below for address and contact information).
6 - Who receives my data?
Within 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, access to your data is only given to those people who need them to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations or in the scope of the consideration of interests. Service providers and agents can also be granted access to these data if they uphold the confidentiality of the data as well as our instructions regarding data protection law. Data will only be shared with third parties in the scope of the GDPR regulations and other regulations under national data protection law.
7 - Are data forwarded to a third country?
There is no transmission of data to countries outside of the EU or the EEA (so-called third states).
8 - How long are my data saved?
We process and save your personal data for as long as this is required to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations or to pursue our overriding interests. If the data are no longer needed for these purposes, they are properly deleted, unless their (temporary) further processing is required to comply with retention periods, in particular under commercial and tax law, such as the German commercial and fiscal code. The periods they prescribe for safekeeping or documentation can last six to ten years.
9 - What are my data protection rights?
You have the right of access under article 15 of the GDPR, the right to rectification under article 16 of the GDPR, the right to erasure under article 17 of the GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under article 18 of the GDRP, the right to object under article 21 of the GDPR as well as the right to data portability under article 20 of the GDPR. There is also a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (article 77 of the GDPR in conjunction with § 19 of the BDSG). A list of the supervisory authorities as well as their contact information can be found under the following link.
You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. Please note that the withdrawal will only be effective for future processing. Any processing prior to the withdrawal is not affected. In this context, please consult the information regarding your right to object as per article 21 of the GDPR (point 12 of this statement). To exercise your rights, please contact our data protection department using the details provided above.
10 - Is there any obligation to provide data?
In the scope of our business relationship, the application procedure or the provision of services, you have to provide those personal data (fields labelled as mandatory) that are required for the accomplishment of the business relationship, the application procedure or the provision of a service and to fulfil the connected contractual obligations, or that we are legally obliged to obtain. In principle, without these data, we have to refuse the conclusion of a contract or the execution of the order, or can no longer execute an existing contract and must therefore terminate it.
11 - Is there automated individual decision-making including profiling?
In principle, we do not use fully automated individual decision-making, including profiling, in application of article 22 of the GDPR.
12 - Information about your right to object under article 21 of the GDPR
a) Right to object relating to a particular situation
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of your personal data. The prerequisite for this is that the data processing is in the public interest or based on a consideration of interests. This also applies to any profiling. In case of objection, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing of these data which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if your personal data serve the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
b) Objection against the processing of your data for direct marketing
In specific cases, we will use your personal data for our direct marketing. You have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. In case of objection, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes. The objection can be made free of form and should be addressed to our data protection team using the contact details provided above, insofar as possible.
13 - Which data are processed when I use the website?
a) Usage-oriented information
We obtain usage data when you access our websites. This includes information such as screen resolution, browser version, internet access, about the operating system, language, the plug-ins used, the origin per country/region and about search engines. The saved data are only analysed for statistical purposes and to optimise our websites. There is no transfer to third parties or user-related analysis. Furthermore, we save the traffic data for our websites (IP addresses) to guarantee IT security for a short period of a few days.
14 - How safe are my data?
50Hertz Transmission GmbH protects your data against unauthorised access, loss or destruction by means of technical and organisational measures. In principle, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH only transfers personal data in an encrypted form.
15 - Links to our social media channels
On this website, we offer links to the 50Hertz social media channels.
A connection to these social networks is only established if you click on them.
The data privacy statements of these service providers can be found here:
16 - Links to websites of other providers
Our website can, for informational purposes, contain links to websites of other providers; we have no influence on the compliance by such websites with the data protection and security regulations. Our data privacy statement therefore does not cover such websites.
We therefore ask you to send us only general enquiries about training and dual studies at 50Hertz via WhatsApp. Please do not send us any personal data or documents via WhatsApp. We only use WhatsApp to answer your questions about training and dual studies at 50Hertz.
Your telephone number will not be used for any other purpose, in particular for advertising purposes. We do not pass on your telephone number to third parties. The data from the WhatsApp chat will be deleted from our system no later than three months after the chat ends.
Version of: February 2020
Privacy Statement regarding registration of personal data in the scope of the business relationship
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and comply with the legislation on data protection, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). This in particular means that we only process personal data when legislation allows or when the person in question has given its consent. In this privacy statement, we seek to explain which information (including personal data) we process in connection with the business relationship that exists between you and us.
1. Who is responsible for the processing of the data?
The party responsible for the processing of personal data under data protection legislation is:
50Hertz Transmission GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 5150-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 5150-2199
The use of “we”, “us” and “our” in this privacy statement always refers to the company mentioned above. Our data protection officer can be reached using the contact information mentioned above or via email@example.com.
2. Which data do we process?
In consequence of our business relationships the processed data can originate from
- persons employed by or cooperating with our counterparties or customers or
- our counterparties or customers being natural persons and conducting business activity as sole proprietors.
If these data can be used to draw conclusions about you as an individual (e.g. when you as a sole trader enter into a business relationship with us), these concern personal data.
2.1. Master data:
We process basic data about your person and the business relationship that exists with you, which together we refer to as “master data”. These in particular include
- any information that we need to establish the business relationship with you (your name, your title, your email address, possibly your date of birth, nationality, VAT ID and other contact information),
- as well as any data we register at our end in connection with the establishment of the business relationship (in particular the details of the contracts concluded with you).
2.2. History data:
We process personal data that are gathered during the business relationship that may be more than a mere change to your master data and which we refer to as “history data”. These in particular include
- information about the services you provided or were provided with, based on the contracts entered into,
- information about the services we provided or were provided with,
- based on the contracts entered into, information that you provided us with during the business relationship (either actively or at our request),
- personal data that we received during our business relationship from you or third parties in any other manner.
3. For which purposes and on which legal basis do we process your data?
3.1. Processing of master and history data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract based on art. 6 (1) lit. b) of the GDPR.
3.2. We can also process master and history data if this is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject; this is done based on art. 6 (1) lit. c) of the GDPR. Such legal obligations in particular include our compulsory notifications to (tax) authorities.
3.3. If necessary, we also process your personal data for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party; this is done based on art. 6 (1) lit. f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interests include
- the unambiguous identification of customers and customer management,
- the assertion of legal claims and defence in legal disputes,
- the prevention and investigation of criminal offences,
- the control and further development of our business activity, including risk control etc.
3.4. Insofar as we give you the opportunity during the establishment or course of the business relationship to give consent to the processing of your personal data, we process the data subject to your consent for the purposes mentioned in the consent; this is done based on art. 6 (1) lit. a) of the GDPR.
Please note that giving us your consent is voluntary and that neither the consent nor the later withdrawal has any influence on the development of the business relationship, that the lack of consent or its later withdrawal can nevertheless have consequences, about which we inform you before the granting of the consent, and that you can always informally withdraw the consent you gave us, e.g. by informing us of your withdrawal via email, regular mail or fax through the channels mentioned on the first page of this privacy statement.
4. Are you obliged to provide data?
The provision of the master data and history data mentioned under item 2 is necessary to establish and develop the business relationship between you and us, unless expressly stated otherwise when registering these data. Without the provision of these data, we may not be able to establish or develop a business relationship with you.
5. Who receives your data?
In principle, your personal data are only processed within our company. Depending on the nature of the personal data, only specific departments / organisational units have access to your personal data.
Nevertheless, insofar as permitted by law, we can also share your personal data with third parties outside of our company. These external recipients can particularly include:
- postal services,
- hosting providers,
- authorities (e.g. tax office, social welfare office), provided that the data transfer is required by law,
- other service providers that we need to provide our services.
6. Is automated decision-making used?
During the establishment or the course of the business relationship, we generally do not use automated decision-making (including profiling) within the meaning of art. 22 of the GDPR. If we use such a method in individual cases, we will specifically inform you of this insofar as required by law.
7. How long are your data saved?
We delete your data as soon as we no longer need them for the aforementioned purposes and there are no legal or contractual obligations of retention. The data will possibly only be deleted after the business relationship has ended. If we only save personal data to fulfil obligations of retention, we only access these when this is required for the purposes of the obligation of retention.
8. What rights do you have?
As the person in question, you are entitled to
- information about the personal data stored concerning you, art. 15 of the GDPR,
- rectification of inaccurate or incomplete data, art. 16 of the GDPR,
- erasure of personal data, art. 17 of the GDPR,
- restriction of processing, art. 18 of the GDPR,
- data portability, art. 20 of the GDPR,
- right to object against the processing of the personal data concerning you, art. 21 of the GDPR.
To exercise these rights, you can always contact us, e.g. via one of the channels provided at the top of this privacy statement. If you have any questions regarding the processing of your data, you can always contact our data protection officer.
9. Where can you lodge a complaint?
You can lodge your complaint with the data protection officer mentioned above, or a competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection. Our competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection is:
Die Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Tel.: +49 30 13889-0
Fax: +49 30 2155050
Version of: August 2020