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1 DATA PRIVACY1.1 PRINCIPLE
Protecting your personal data when it is collected, processed, and used during your visit to our home page is important to us. Your data is protected in accordance with the statutory regulations. In the following, you will find information about what data is collected during your visit to the home page and how this data is used.
1.2 COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA
As a rule, you can visit our Internet pages without us needing any personal data from you. We learn only the name of your Internet service provider, the browser type/-version, the web page from which you are visiting us and which of our web pages you view as well as the time of the server request. This information is analyzed for statistical purposes, after which it is deleted. Individual users remain anonymous.
Personal data is only collected and processed if you use our Internet presence and provide the data needed in order to deal with your request.
Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor’s Internet browser. They permit recognition of the Internet browser.
Most of the cookies used are deleted from your hard disk at the end of your browser session (so-called "session" cookies). Some cookies remain on your computer and enable us to identify your computer when you revisit our website (so-called "permanent" cookies).
The data collected will not be used to personally identify visitors to this website without the express consent of the person concerned and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.
1.2.2 INTENDED USES OF COOKIES
- Cookies for functions
Cookies are essential for the functionality of a website, e.g., in order to use a search function, subscribe to a newsletter (on vorwerk-store.de) or make a reservation for a cooking event (on vorwerk-store.de).
- Cookies for performance
Cookies of this type enable us to collect anonymous information about how our website is used so that we can optimize our online presence for you. In addition, these cookies permit us to better assess the success of our offers and prize drawings. For this purpose, cookies from etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) and Google Analytics (www.google.de) are used during your visit to our website.
1.2.3 CONSENT TO COOKIES
Opt out Google Analytics
1.3 USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND LIMITED PURPOSE
We will use any personal data that you provide to us exclusively to fulfill our contractual obligations and to provide customer service and respond to your inquiries. The data necessary for transaction processing will be stored. Usage also encompasses transmission of the address information to companies belonging to the Vorwerk Group and third parties for advertising purposes. You can at any time refuse to allow use for advertising purposes. Send your notification to us at the following address:
Vorwerk & Co. KG
Mühlenweg 17 – 37
1.4 RIGHT TO INFORMATION
Upon request, we will inform you in accordance with applicable law about whether and which personal data about you we have stored.
1.5 SECURITY NOTICE
We protect your data from unauthorized access, loss, and destruction through technical and organizational measures. Our security measures are improved continually in accordance with technological development.
1.6 INFORMATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS (APPLICANT PORTAL)
The applicant portal is operated jointly by Vorwerk & Co. KG and Vorwerk Facility Management Holding KG, along with their subsidiaries (hereinafter, the “Groups”). The data controller is Vorwerk & Co. KG.
The following fields of activity are included in connection with the above-named Groups:
• Vorwerk Engineering
• Vorwerk Kobold
• Vorwerk Teppichwerke
• Vorwerk Thermomix
1.6.1 SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF PROCESSING
Your application data that you provide to us via the applicant portal will be stored and used solely for the purposes connected with the recording and processing of your interest in working for or training in a company of the Groups of Vorwerk & Co. KG or Vorwerk Facility Management Holding KG, including the contact necessary for this.
1.6.2 COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF APPLICATION DATA
If you would like to apply online, this requires the entry of certain personal data designated in mandatory fields in the respective online application forms, such as first and last name and contact data. Furthermore, you have the ability to send us additional application documentation. Please be aware that especially sensitive data may also be contained in this documentation. These include, for example, data about political opinions, religious convictions, ethnic origin, or physical or mental health. If you send us such data, please declare that you are consent to the collection, storage, and use of the data pursuant to the Data Protection Statement by clicking the corresponding checkbox.
In connection with the application process, your application data will be accessible to the respective personnel officer in the group company conducting the search and to the data controller and will be made available to managers in the respective departments conducting the search.
In its current form, the law of data protection does not contain any group privilege, i.e. every connection from one group company to another group company is a connection to a third party. For this reason, we require your consent if your application is also to be forwarded to another group company. Your application data will then be used within the Groups and fields of activity listed in 1.6. and disclosed to third parties outside the Groups only in response to an official order or with your consent.
Once you have entered your application data and clicked the button ""Send"", the data will be transmitted over an encrypted connection and collected on a server in Germany. The server is hosted and administered by a service provider engaged by us.
The Groups Vorwerk & Co. KG and Vorwerk Facility Management Holding KG will take all appropriate steps in order to ensure that your application is treated carefully and completely. To this end, however, your application documentation must be true, current, and complete. Therefore, please give us prompt notice of any changes to your applicant data. You may at any time review the application data that you have entered and make any changes to them by revising your information or adding further information.
1.6.3. DELETION OF DATA AND REDUCTION OF MASTER DATA
In addition, you have the right – at any time upon request, and at no charge – to view or block your application data stored with us, to have you application data deleted, to object to the processing of your application data, or to have incorrect application data corrected.
In order to do so, please send us an email to:
In the event that you do not request deletion of your data, your application data will be stored for six months following conclusion of the application process.
If you would like for your personal data to remain available beyond six months up to a maximum of 24 months in order to be able to be included in the selection of potential openings to be filled in the future, we ask for your corresponding consent.
If your application does not lead to a hiring during this period (six or, as the case may be, 24 months), your data will be automatically reduced to master data. Master data include:
• Postal code
• Date of birth
• Type of entry
• How located
• Date of entry
• First name
After an additional period of 12 months, these master data will be definitively and irretrievably deleted.
2 PUBLIC INDEX OF PROCEDURESPursuant to §4g of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the data protection officer must make the information stipulated in §4e BDSG available in an appropriate manner to anyone upon request. Vorwerk & Co. KG’s data protection officer maintains extensive and detailed summaries of this and additional information. To provide you with an initial orientation, essential information about Vorwerk & Co. KG is provided in compressed and summarized form below. Upon request, we will be happy to inform you whether we are storing personal data about you and in which automated process your data may be stored and what specific data is concerned. This shall not limit your right to information pursuant to §34 BDSG.
2.1 NAME OF THE RESPONSIBLE ENTITY
Vorwerk & Co. KG
2.2 TOP MANAGEMENT
Reiner Strecker (Managing Partner)
Frank van Oers (Managing Partner)
Rainer Christian Genes (Managing Partner)
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO)
2.3 ADDRESS OF THE RESPONSIBLE ENTITY
Mühlenweg 17 – 37
2.4 PURPOSE OF DATA COLLECTION, PROCESSING OR USE
The purpose of the company is the manufacturing and sale of household appliances, household articles, and textiles of all kinds, as well as provision of services and shareholdings in manufacturing, service, and commercial companies of all kinds. Data collection, processing, and usage for the company’s own business operations are done in order to accomplish the purposes stated above.
2.5 DESCRIPTION OF THE GROUPS OF PERSONS AFFECTED AND THE RELEVANT DATA OR DATA CATEGORIES
Customer data, employee data, and supplier data, provided that this data is necessary to accomplish the purposes stated under 4. above.
2.6 RECIPIENTS OR CATEGORIES OF RECIPIENTS TO WHOM THE DATA CAN BE TRANSMITTED
Public authorities where overriding legal requirements exist, external contractors in accordance with §11 BDSG, and external entities and internal departments to accomplish the purposes stipulated in 4. above.
2.7 STANDARD PERIODS FOR DELETION OF DATA
Legislators have enacted various safekeeping obligations and periods. The corresponding data is routinely deleted upon expiration of these periods. Data which is not affected by this is deleted when it is no longer required for the purposes stated under 4. above.
2.8 PLANNED DATA TRANSMISSION TO THIRD COUNTRIES
There are no plans for transmission to third countries.
Vorwerk & Co. KG
Data Protection Officer
Last revised: April 2016