Data protection declaration

Data protection declaration

1.  General information

Our site can be used without giving away any personal data. Alternative regulations may apply for the use of individual services on our site; these will be explained separately below. Your personal data (e.g. name, address, email, telephone number etc.) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of data protection regulations.

Data are “personal” if they can be unambiguously assigned to a natural person. The persons affected by the data protection declaration (“data subjects”) are users of our website and applicants for our customers’ job offers as posted on our site.

The legal basis of data protection can be found in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Telemedia Law (TMG). The below provisions will inform you in this respect about the type, extent and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data by the provider.

Rennecke Consulting Personalberatung
Kronprinzenstr. 18
40217 Düsseldorf
0211 – 30200299

We would like to make it clear that internet-based data transfer, despite all the precautionary measures we take, can have security gaps, and that continuous protection against third-party access is thus impossible.

2.  Purposes and legal bases of personal data processing

2.1  Registration function

On our site, we offer you the ability to register. The data entered in the course of this registration, as see on the registration form,

“your name”, “your email address”, “subject” and “message”,

are exclusively collected and stored for the use of what we offer. With your registration on our site, we will also save your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This is of use as an additional protection on our side in case a third party misuses your data and registers on our site without your knowledge. These data are not transferred to third parties. We also do not compare the data thus collected with any other data that may be collected by other components of our site. (Legal basis: art. 6 para.1 lit. b+f GDPR)

2.2  Contact opportunities

On our website, we offer you the opportunity to get in contact with us by email and/or using the contact form. In this case, the information given by the user will be stored for the purpose of handling their message. These data are not transferred to third parties. We also do not compare the data thus collected with any other data that may be collected by other components of our site. (art. 6 para.1 lit. b GDPR)

2.3  Commenting

On our site, we offer you the ability to leave comments on individual articles. Here, the IP address of the author/owner of the internet connection is stored. This storage takes place for our own security in case the rights of third parties are infringed by the author’s comment and/or illegal content has been distributed. We thus have a vested interest in the storage of the author’s data, as we can under certain circumstances be taken to court because of such legal infringements. These data are not transferred to third parties. We also do not compare the data thus collected with any other data that may be collected by other components of our site. (Art. 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR)

2.4  Online job applications/speculative applications

Your application data, that is, personal contact data, CV, certificates and, depending on the position, further specific documents (e.g. a data-sheet specific to the position in question) will be electronically collected and processed by us as per Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR for the purpose of carrying out the application process (this includes storing them in the application management system and handing them on to our customers as necessary, that is, to our clients, in order to fill  their vacancies).

The information on applicants is stored in our applicant management system. We use a system from the provider BULLHORN (German address: Taunusanlage 8, 60239 Frankfurt/Main) on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. to render later services (fill a vacancy) or efficiently handle user queries). BULLHORN (and our clients) also operate under the legal provisions of the GDPR: The legal bases for the collection and processing of the described application data for posted job offers are the fulfilment of our legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR) and the safeguarding of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

In case of speculative applications, collection and processing of the data take place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR

2.5  Duration of storage

All personal data collected will be exclusively and purposefully used for the handling of concrete queries from the data subjects.

Deletion of the data transferred will take place automatically seven months after the announced end of the application process (e.g. on rejection).

This period is legally required (for example to fulfil the burden of proof under the General Equal Treatment Act). The data will then be immediately deleted. Storage beyond this period will only take place with the express written permission of the data subject!

We would also like to indicate that the data subject has at all times the right to rectification (as per Art. 16 GDPR), erasure (Art. 17 GDPR) and the right to withdraw consent once given (Art. 21 GDPR); (see also 4. Rights of the data subject).

2.6  Data protection/security measures

To protect the data and ensure that the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation are being met, we take various organisational (e.g. documentation of data handling processes), contractual (e.g. order management contracts with customers and partners) and technical security measures which are regularly checked and adjusted.

3.  Inclusion of third-party services and also of cookies on our website

3.1  Use of Google Maps

On our site, we use the component “Google Maps” by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”.

Every time “Google Maps” is loaded, a cookie is placed by Google in order to process user settings and data when displaying the page in which the “Google Maps” component is integrated. This cookie is usually not deleted when the browser is closed but expires after a set period, assuming it is not manually deleted by you beforehand.

If you do not consent to such processing of your data, you are able to deactivate the “Google Maps” service and thus prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do so, you must deactivate the Javascript function in your browser. We would like to indicate that, in this case, you will not, or only to a limited extent, be able to use “Google Maps”.

The use of “Google Maps” and the information gained via “Google Maps” takes place according to the Google terms of use

and the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps”

3.2  Use of Xing recommendation components

We use components of the network on our site. These components are a service from XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Every time a webpage of ours containing such a component is loaded, this component requires that the browser you use downloads a suitable representation of the component from XING.

To the extent of our knowledge, XING stores no personal user data when our website is loaded. XING also does not store IP addresses. In addition, no evaluation of the usage behaviour takes place through the use of cookies connected with the “XING Share-Button”.

You can find further information on this in the data protection information for the XING Share-Button at:

3.3  Use of LinkedIn recommendation components

On our site, we use components of the LinkedIn network. LinkedIn is a service from the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Every time a webpage of ours containing such a component is loaded, this component requires that the browser you use downloads a suitable representation of the component from LinkedIn.

This process also lets LinkedIn know which particular page of our web presence is currently being visited. If you click the LinkedIn “recommend button” while logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the content on our pages to your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to assign your visit to our site to your LinkedIn user account.

We have no influence on the data that LinkedIn collects to do so, nor over the extent of the data collected by LinkedIn. We also have no knowledge of the content of the data transferred to LinkedIn. Details on data collection by LinkedIn and on your rights and adjustment options can be found in the LinkedIn data protection information. You can find this information at

3.4 Use of YouTube components with extended data protection mode

On our website, we use components (videos) from YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Here, we use the option provided by YouTube, “ – extended data protection mode – ”.

If you call up a page with an embedded video, a connection is made to the YouTube servers and the content displayed on the webpage by communication with your browser.

According to YouTube, in “ – extended data protection mode – ” data are only transferred to the YouTube server, in particular, which of our pages you visited, if you watch the video. If you are simultaneously logged into YouTube, this information will be assigned to your user account with YouTube. You can prevent this by logging out of your account before visiting our website.

Further information on YouTube data protection is provided by Google at the following link:

3.5 Use of cookies

Cookies are used to make the use of the websites and preferences of the website visitors even more attractive. Cookies are text files that are stored on your hard drive to enable identification of the browser when you visit the website again.

You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk by making the appropriate cookies settings in your browser. These settings, or cookies already set, can be changed or deleted at any time.

How cookies are deleted or prevented from being stored varies from browser to browser and can be found in the corresponding instructions for your browser. We would also like to point out that if no cookies are accepted, this may lead to a restriction in the use of our website.

4.  Rights of the data subject

4.1  Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)

The data subject has the right at any time to obtain from Rennecke Consulting information on the personal data of theirs that are stored by us.

4.2  Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)

The data subject has the right to erasure of the data stored about them. If this erasure contravenes contractual, tax- or commerce-related or retention obligations or other legal reasons for storage, the data may be blocked instead of deleted. After deletion of your data, no further information is possible. A request for erasure must be set in writing to Rennecke Consulting (e.g. by email to The erasure will also be confirmed in writing by Rennecke Consulting.

4.3  Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)

Data subjects can withdraw consent to the use of their data at any time without giving their reasons for doing so. An email is sufficient for this, sent


4.4  Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)

If the stored data are incorrect, the data subject may have them corrected at any time.

4.5  Right to data portability (Art. 18 GDPR)

The data subject has the right to receive or have provided to a third party the data that we process with your consent or automatically in the fulfilment of contracts in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format.

If you demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only take place if technically possible (Art. 20 GDPR).

5. Changes to the data protection declaration

We reserve the right, when changes to services, data processing and legal conditions take place, to make corresponding adjustments to our data protection declaration. We thus request that users always inform themselves of the latest content of the data protection declaration.

(Template data protection declaration from law firm Weiß & Partner (including own additions regarding GDPR on the part of Rennecke Consulting))!

Version: 01/11/2019

If you require further information regarding data protection or have any questions, please contact:

Rennecke Consulting Personalberatung
Frau Patricia Rennecke / Herrn Magnus Barth
Kronprinzenstr. 18
40217 Düsseldorf
+49 211 30 200 299

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