Data Privacy Policy

Revised, April 1st, 2022

Pepperl+Fuchs is pleased that you have chosen to visit this website and that you are interested in our company.

Data protection is important to us and we would like to inform you about the methods we use to collect your personal data during your visit to the website as well as the scope and purpose of data collection. To this end, we process your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On this website we would like to inform you about the methods we use to collect your personal data during your visit to the Career Portal as well as about the scope and purpose of data collection. Please select the type of processing you would like to receive more detailed information about in the list below. This information relates to the website career.pepperl-fuchs.com and its sub-pages, the Pepperl+Fuchs career blog, and the use of our online application system. 

The Pepperl+Fuchs Privacy Policy governing the use of our websites and the Privacy Guidelines of Pepperl+Fuchs do not apply to your activities at the websites of social networks or other providers that can be accessed using links at our websites. Please read about their data protection provisions at the websites of the respective providers. Insofar as our website contains links to third-party websites, these are not covered by our Privacy Policy.
 

I. GENERAL INFORMATION ON DATA PRIVACY

A. Responsible authority

The responsible authority for this website is Pepperl+Fuchs SE, Lilienthalstraße 200, D-68307 Mannheim (“Pepperl+Fuchs“).

 

B. Data protection officer

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or the processing of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer directly by email:

Christian Beckers
- Data Protection Officer -
dsb[at]de.pepperl-fuchs.com

or by post:

Pepperl+Fuchs SE
Datenschutzbeauftragter
Lilienthalstraße 200
D-68307 Mannheim
 

II. INFORMATION ON DATA PRIVACY RELATED TO OUR CAREER PORTAL/ WEBSITE

A. Collection and processing of personal data

Insofar as personal data is collected at our websites (e.g., application forms), this data is disclosed voluntarily by the user. This data is processed and used by Pepperl+Fuchs, for example, in order to answer your inquiries or to provide you with access to specific information.
When you move around one of our websites, the following data is transmitted to our web server from your Internet browser:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • The date and time of the server request
  • Full IP address of the requesting computer

This data is stored in a log file to ensure the technical safety of our web server, in particular to prevent attacks. The data is deleted automatically at regular intervals.

This data cannot be connected to individuals and is not combined with data from any other sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we have specific indications of unlawful use.

 

B. Legal basis for processing

The processing of the data specified under II.A. is carried out to protect our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6(1)(1)(F) of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter GDPR) in order to ensure the security and accessibility of the websites on the basis of your consent to the processing of the personal data relating to you pursuant to Article 6(1)(1)(a) GDPR.


C. Recipient or categories of recipients

As a matter of principle, we do not transmit your personal data to third parties without your express consent. If we disclose your data to third parties for the purposes of processing this data, either by transmitting the data or otherwise granting third parties access to the data, this also takes place exclusively on the basis of one of the aforementioned legal frameworks. 

In some cases, we employ carefully selected external service providers to process your data. If data is transferred to a service provider commissioned with processing data, this is done on the basis of Article 28 GDPR. The commissioned processors are carefully selected, bound by our instructions, and regularly checked by us. We only use processors who guarantee that sufficient technical and organizational measures are taken to ensure that the data is processed in accordance with the requirements set out in the GDPR and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and to ensure that your rights are protected.

 

D. Safety and links to third-party websites

To secure all of the data we store, we use technical security measures to safeguard your information against damage, loss, and unauthorized access. The security measures are regularly updated and improved to ensure that they are in line with technological developments. Insofar as our website contains links to third-party websites, these are not covered by our Privacy Policy.

 

E. Use of cookies

This website uses cookies to record user preferences and to optimize the website design accordingly. When you use our website, you consent to the use and storage of cookies on your device.

"Cookies" are encrypted strings transferred from our web server or a third-party web server to the user’s web browser, where they are stored and can be accessed at a later date. The cookies we use are either "session cookies" or "persistent cookies."

Session cookies are stored for a limited period of time and therefore automatically deleted at the end of a visit to the website. We use session cookies to store information that we use to make our website more user-friendly for you. Persistent cookies can be stored on your computer after your visit to our website, and our website may access these on each future visit (so-called "ID cookies"). 

We generally use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies
    These cookies are necessary for the website to function. In general, these cookies are only set as a response to actions you take that constitute a service request, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies or to notify you about them. However, this may result in some areas of the website not functioning properly. The legal basis for processing these cookies is Article 6 (1)(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the data processing purposes listed under II.A.
     
  • Marketing cookies
    These cookies enable us to count visits and traffic sources so that we can measure and improve the performance of our website or add optional features to the website; they are listed under Point II, F and G in this Privacy Policy. You can change your personal settings regarding the optional marketing cookies or view details here.

    You can control whether cookies are stored or not using the security settings of your browser. You have the option of either preventing cookies from being stored at all times, only accepting them after having received a prompt, or having cookies deleted each time you close your browser. Please note that this may limit the usability of certain services or of the website as a whole. Certain services or parts of the website only function correctly when cookies are permitted.

 

F. Use of web analytics tools

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our website in line with Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR), we use a number of different technologies to analyze your usage patterns. All of these technologies involve collecting, processing, and using data only in an anonymous or pseudonymous manner. While anonymous data is impossible to match with a specific person, pseudonymous data could theoretically be matched to you personally with some effort. Regardless of this, no technology will be used to assign data to a specific person or combine personal data with other data held by Pepperl+Fuchs without your explicit consent. More detailed information on the analytical services we employ and your options for revoking your consent to them can be found below:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 4, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, will be used on this website if you give your consent. The data controller for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow Street, Dublin, Ireland, D04 E5W5 ("Google").

Scope of Processing

Google Analytics uses cookies that enable us to analyze how you use our website. The information relating to your use of this website is obtained by the cookies and then sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored.

IP address anonymization is enabled by default with Google Analytics 4. IP anonymization means that Google shortens the IP address of users within the member states of the European Union and other contracting states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google states that the IP address transferred from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.

When you visit our website, your user behavior is recorded in the form of "events." Events can be:

  • Page views
  • First visit to the website
  • Starting the session
  • Your "click path," interaction with the website
  • Scrolls (whenever a user scrolls to the bottom of the page (90 %))
  • Clicks on outbound links 
  • Internal searches
  • Interaction with videos
  • File downloads
  • Ads that you have viewed/clicked on
  • Language setting

It also records:

  • Your approximate location (region)
  • Your IP address (in shortened form)
  • Technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g., language setting, screen resolution)
  • Your internet provider
  • The referrer URL (the website/advertisement that took you to this website)


Purposes of Processing

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your pseudonymized use of the website and to compile reports on website activity. The reports produced by Google Analytics are used to analyze the performance of our website.
 

Recipients

The recipients of the data are/can be:

  • Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow Street, Dublin, Ireland ("data processor" as defined by Article 28 GDPR)
  • Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
  • Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

The possibility of the US authorities accessing data stored by Google cannot be ruled out.

 

Transfer to a Third Country

If data is processed outside the EU/EEA and the level of data protection does not meet the European standard, we have entered into EU standard contractual clauses with the service provider to establish an adequate level of data protection. Google LLC is the parent company of Google Ireland and is based in California, USA. The possibility of data being transferred to the USA and the US authorities accessing data stored by Google by cannot be ruled out. In terms of data protection law, the USA is currently considered a third country. The regulations there do not correspond to those within the EU/EEA. You may not be entitled to legal remedies against the authorities accessing your data.

Duration of Storage

The data sent by us and linked to cookies will be deleted automatically after 14 months. Data that has reached the end of its storage period is automatically deleted once a month.

Legal Basis

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

Withdrawal

You can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect by accessing the cookie settings here and changing your selection. The lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal remains unaffected.

You can also prevent cookies from being stored from the outset by configuring the appropriate settings in your browser software. If you configure your browser to reject all cookies, however, this may limit the functionality of our website and others. You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and prevent Google from processing this data by:

  1. Not consenting to the cookie being used or
  2. Downloading and installing the browser add-on HERE to deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find more information about the Google Analytics Terms of Service and Google's Privacy Policy at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/ and https://policies.google.com/?hl=us.

 

G. Usage of the social media service Twitter

At the Pepperl+Fuchs Career Portal, we use embedded tweets from the Pepperl+Fuchs Twitter channel:

When our website is loaded for the first time, no data about you, as the user, is transferred to the respective provider. The Twitter function is only activated and data only transmitted after you, as the user, have given your consent in the cookie notice by pressing the button “Accept all cookies” or in the cookie settings by checking the category “Marketing” and subsequently pressing the “Save” button. Without the explicit consent of the user, no Twitter cookies are set. After activation of the Twitter function, we have no influence on the data transmission. Please note that current tweets can only be correctly displayed when cookies are permitted. 

Prior to the user’s consent, only Twitter’s logo, which is stored on our own server, is presented at the Career Portal, and no data about you as a user is transferred to Twitter. You will be directed to the website of the social media service Twitter via a hyperlink only if you click on the logo (see Section II.H. “Hyperlinks”). Further data about you may be processed on this website. We have no influence on the data processing at the linked website.

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these websites, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by the social network provider. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection by Twitter as well as information on the processing and use of this data, details about your rights in this regard, and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the provider's data privacy policy.

 

H. Social media hyperlinks

We have included hyperlinks to the following social media services on our website: LinkedIn, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter.

For the use of the social media service Twitter, please refer to II.G.  “Usage of the social media service Twitter.” The social media services LinkedIn, Facebook, and Youtube are displayed with their logos which are stored on our own server. This means that when the Pepperl+Fuchs Career Portal is loaded for the first time, no data about you as a user is transferred to the respective provider. You are directed to the respective website via a hyperlink only if you click on the logos. Further data about you may be processed on these websites. We have no influence on this data processing on the respective linked websites.

The data privacy provisions of the social network in question apply exclusively with regard to your connection to the social network, the data transfers that take place between the network and your system, and your interactions on the platform.

If you click on the corresponding social network button while you are logged into your account on that network, it may be possible for you to connect the content of our websites with your social network profile, depending on the provider. As a result, the social network can link your visit to our pages with your user account.
We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by the social network providers. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection by Twitter, Facebook, etc., as well as information on the processing and use of this data, details on your rights, and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the respective provider's data privacy policy.

If you do not want the provider of a social network to be able to link your visit to our pages with your user account on the social network, please log out of your social network user account.

 

I. Job offers of Pepperl+Fuchs in the USA

If you click on the button “Job offers in the USA,” you will be forwarded directly to the career page of Pepperl+Fuchs in the USA at www.sensing.net/careers. The privacy policy related to the use of the website and the job application process at Pepperl+Fuchs in the USA can be found in the footer of the website.

We have no influence on the content of the website www.sensing.net/careers. We cannot assume any liability for the content of the linked web pages. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not identified at the time of linking. If we become aware of any legal violations, we will remove the corresponding link immediately.

If you follow the link (https://www.sensing.net/careers) to this website, please be aware that the website has its own privacy policy and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for this policy. Please check the privacy policy before voluntarily entering any personal information at the website. It is only when you click on the external link that data are transferred to the link destination. This is technically necessary due to the protocol underlying the internet (TCP/ IP).

The transferred data include:
Your IP address, the time when you clicked on the link, the page where you clicked on the link.

The link specified above leads to your data being transferred to a non-European country (USA). As a result, it is possible that foreign third parties, authorities or secret services receive the connection data. If you do not want the data specified above to be transferred to the link destination or to the aforementioned third parties, do not click on the link.

 

J. Deletion of data

The data we store will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and no statutory retention obligations prevent its deletion. If the data cannot be deleted because it is required for other legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means the data is blocked and cannot be used for other purposes. This applies to user data that must be stored for commercial or tax reasons, for example.

III. INFORMATION ON DATA PRIVACY FOR JOB APPLICANTS AT PEPPERL+FUCHS

Pepperl+Fuchs offers you, as a website visitor, the opportunity to apply online for an advertised vacancy within the Pepperl+Fuchs Group, which consists of Pepperl+Fuchs SE and the companies that are affiliated with it in accordance with Sec. 15 ff. of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG). To this end, you can use a form or submit your application by e-mail. We take the protection of your data very seriously, and we process it in compliance with the applicable provisions regarding data protection and privacy law. The following section on data protection provides information on how we process your personal data and what rights you have under data protection and privacy law.

 

A. Collection and processing of personal data when examining an application

By registering in our eRecruiting system at our career portal, career.pepperl-fuchs.com, you declare your interest in seeking a job within the Pepperl+Fuchs Group. The Career Portal is operated by Pepperl+Fuchs SE. The Pepperl+Fuchs Group consists of Pepperl+Fuchs SE and the associated companies in accordance with Sec. 15 ff. of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG).

The data provided in your application will be used exclusively for the purpose of checking your application and its suitability for the advertised vacancy. Only authorized employees have access to your data. Suitable applications for a position will be forwarded by the Human Resources department to the relevant department or subsidiary of the Pepperl+Fuchs Group for closer examination. In order to comprehensively evaluate your application, we always require personal data from you (name and surname, day of birth, contact data) as well as your resume, certificates, and corresponding proofs. The provision of further information, including a photo, is optional. Please note that you are responsible for ensuring that your data is correct.

As a matter of principle, we do not share any personal data with third parties without your express consent. If, in the course of processing, we nevertheless disclose your data to third parties, transmit it to them, or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is done exclusively for the purpose of using the personal data on our behalf and on the basis of a corresponding contract (commissioned data processor pursuant to Article 28 DSGVO). Our processors have been carefully selected, are bound by our instructions, and are regularly monitored by us. We commission only processors who provide sufficient guarantees that appropriate technical and organizational measures are taken in such a way that the processing is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and that your rights are protected.

Applications for positions within Germany that are received by e-mail are transferred via a secure HTTPS protocol to a server operated by our service provider JoinVision for purposes of parsing resumes (information from the applicant’s resume is extracted and imported into an applicant management software program). During processing, your data is located exclusively on JoinVision’s server in Germany. It is erased after processing, with the result that no storage of personal data occurs.

 

B. Duration of data storage and criteria for determining this duration

Your data will be saved for the entire duration of the recruiting process. At the end of this process, your data will be deleted from our system in accordance with the legal retention period if you do not wish it to be stored in our German talent pool (see Section III.C.) 

 

C. Storage of your application in our German talent pool for jobs in the German subsidiaries of the Pepperl+Fuchs Group

If you apply for a specific position at one of the German Pepperl+Fuchs subsidiaries and if we are not able to consider your application for this specific position, we can save your application in our German talent pool. For this purpose, you only need to tick the corresponding check box in the application form. This enables us to notify you once a position that is suitable for you becomes available.

By ticking the box, you agree to be part of our German talent pool of applicants in order to be considered for further job openings. If you agree, we will store your data (all data provided by you, especially name and contact details, date of birth, resume, certificates, photo, information provided during interviews) for 12 months in our German talent pool of applicants.

After the period of 12 months, we will delete your data unless you request further storage. We will store your application data at your express request only and delete the data in the event of a revocation. When you revoke your consent, it does not affect the legality of data processing prior to your revocation. Please note that if you object to data processing, we may not be able to consider you for future vacancies that may be suitable for you. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1)(1)(a) GDPR.

 

D. Legal basis and further information and contact options 

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is based exclusively on your consent (Article 6 (1)(1)(a) GDPR).
If processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you can revoke this consent at any time in accordance with Article 7(3) GDPR. This has the consequence that, in the future, we will no longer be permitted to continue the data processing based on this consent. 

To revoke your consent, please write an informal e-mail:

The legality of the data-processing operations carried out prior to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

 

E. Security

The Pepperl+Fuchs Group takes technical and organizational security precautions at our websites to protect personal data stored by us against access by third parties, loss, or misuse and to ensure that your data is secure. Your personal data is transmitted to our server in Germany securely by means of SSL encryption in order to prevent misuse of the data by third parties. Our security measures are regularly updated and improved to ensure that they are in line with technological developments.

If you send your application by e-mail, we would like to inform you that, due to the structure of the Internet and the nature of e-mail transmission, unwanted third-party access may occur. It is therefore also your responsibility to protect your data against misuse through encryption or any other method. 

IV. YOUR RIGHTS AS A DATA SUBJECT

In accordance with the general provisions stipulated in Article 12 GDPR, you have the right to information in accordance with Article 15 GDPR, the right to rectification in accordance with Article 16 GDPR, the right to erasure in accordance with Article 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing in accordance with Article 18 GDPR as well as the right to data portability in accordance with Article 20 GDPR.

If the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you can revoke this consent at any time in accordance with Article 7(3) GDPR. This has the consequence that in the future we will no longer be permitted to continue the data processing based on this consent.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 GDPR.

If you require information, explanations, or wish to exercise the rights mentioned above, please contact us by email:

Christian Beckers 
- Data Protection Officer -
dsb[at]de.pepperl-fuchs.com

or by post:

Pepperl+Fuchs SE
Data Protection Officer
Lilienthalstraße 200
68307 Mannheim
Germany

V. CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

Pepperl+Fuchs reserves the right to amend this privacy policy and will announce any changes in this section.