Our
Privacy Policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Protecting your privacy and protecting that of our business partners, clients and candidates is very important to us. We therefore treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the applicable data-protection regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG).

Your data will neither be published nor passed on to third parties. The data enables us to inform you about our activities in your area of interest for the purpose of project collaboration.

This document describes the different types of information we obtain from you, how we use this information, and how you can change and update it.

Collection of Data

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "Cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics.

Hotjar

This website uses Hotjar, an analysis software produced by Hotjar Ltd.(„Hotjar“) (http://www.hotjar.com, 3 Lyons Range, 20 Bisazza Street, Sliema SLM 1640, Malta, Europe).

Hotjar enables us to measure and evaluate usage behaviour (clicks, mouse movements, scrolling height, etc.) on our website. The information generated by the tracking code and cookie about your visit to our website is then submitted to and stored on the Hotjar server in Ireland. The following information is collected by the tracking code:

Device-dependent data
The following information can be recorded by your device and your browser:

  • The IP address of your device (collected and stored in an anonymous format)
  • Your email including your first and last name, insofar as you have made this available to us through our website
  • The screen size of your device
  • Device type and Browser information
  • Geographical location (country only)
  • Your preferred language for viewing our website

Log data
The following data is automatically generated by our server when Hotjar is used

  • Related domain
  • Pages visited
  • Geographical location (country only)
  • Your preferred language for viewing our website
  • Data and time that the website was accessed

Hotjar uses this information to evaluate your usage of our website, to generate reports about this usage as well as about other services related to this usage and for internet analysis. To provide these services, Hotjar also uses third-party services such as Google Analytics and Optimizely. These third-parties can store data that your browser transmits as part of your website visit such as cookies and IP requests. For more information on how Google Analytics and Optimizely store and use data, please review their respective data protection policies.

If you continue to use this website, you agree to the processing of data by Hotjar and its third-party providers (including their respective data protection policies) as outlined above.

The cookies that Hotjar uses have different periods of validity: some remain valid for 365 days, others just for the duration of your current visit to our site.

You can prevent Hotjar from collecting data by clicking on the following link and following the instructions detailed there: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out

Other

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). (Source: www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de)

Furthermore each Web server automatically registers the access to Web sites. When visiting our Web site, our Web server temporarily records the domain name or IP address of the computer making the request, as well as the access date, the filename and the URL you accessed, the HTTP response code and the Web site from which you visit us, as well as the bytes transferred during the connection. This is done for the purpose of system security. This information is stored anonymously and no one can derive any information about your identity or personal behavior.

Personal data beyond that scope is not collected unless such information is explicitly provided by you in the context of registration. We handle your data in a responsible manner and in accordance with the legal requirements.

Use of Data

We store computer-related data in order to record trends and compile statistics. This stored data also serves to identify and trace unauthorized attempts to access our Web server. We only compile anonymous profile information about the use of our Web site, and we do so only to improve the navigation structure and to optimize our offerings to match user interests. No personal surfing profiles or the like are created or processed from such data. The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

We collect, store and process your submitted personal data to provide you with information about current and future offerings of our recruitment services, such as interesting vacancies and project opportunities. In addition, we collect, store, and process your submitted personal data only insofar as this is necessary for the processing of other requests or completing tasks and assignments. To facilitate these tasks, it may be necessary for us to exchange your data with third parties involved in recruitment and the carrying out of these tasks and enquiries. Moreover, we will not pass on your personal data to third parties, unless we are legally obligated to do so or because you yourself have indicated you would like us to do so.

We would be delighted to inform you about our services and it is possible that we may want to survey you about them. Provided you don't object, we may therefore generate user profiles under pseudonyms for the purposes of market research or advertising, or to better align our services with our clients' needs.

The personal data you transmit to us (for example: your name and your address or e-mail address) is only used for correspondence with you or for purposes for which you make this data available to us. Here, too, we would like to use your address details to occasionally inform you about our products, services, as well as changes and improvements.

Using your transmitted data, we may also contact you electronically or by phone as part of a survey about customer satisfaction, or for market research and advertising purposes.

Cookies

In order to better align our Web site with your needs and to gather certain information, we use different technologies, including so-called "cookies." Cookies serve to simplify the use of the Internet as well as communication.

Cookies are small text files (max. size 4KB) that our Web site sends to your browser. They are stored on your PC as an anonymous identifier. The purpose of these cookies includes, among other things, better control of the connection during your visit to our Web site and more effective support when you return to our Web site. Without this temporary "intermediate storage," previously input data would have to be reentered in some applications. A cookie only contains the data that is given by a server and/or data that is entered by the user upon request (for example, structure: information on domain, path, expiration date, cookie name and value). Thus, they only contain technical information, no personal data. A cookie cannot spy out a hard drive.

If you wish, you can generally set your Web browser to disable cookies or to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. However, the non-acceptance of cookies may result in some pages not being displayed properly.

Consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the storage and use of your data as described. By entering your personal data, you express your consent to the processing and use of the data as described.

Your Rights / Contact Information

We will, of course, gladly provide you with information on how the personal data you submitted to us is used.

You have the right of access to the personal data about you which is stored; furthermore, you have the right to correct incorrect data, as well as to block and to delete this data. You can object to the use of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time. We expressly point out that our employees are bound to observe data secrecy in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz - BDSG).

If you would like information about your personal data or the correction or deletion thereof, please send an e-mail to:
datenschutz@hays.de

Additional information regarding our company can be found in our Legal Notice.

Field of Application / Links

This Privacy Statement applies to all Web pages for which Hays AG is responsible.

Our Web pages may contain links to Web sites of other companies. We provide these links because we believe that these Web sites may be of interest to you. We have no influence on the design and content of these Web sites and cannot control how the providers of these linked sites treat your information; consequently, our Privacy Statement and our sphere of responsibility do not extend to these Web sites. If you have questions regarding this, please contact these companies directly.

Currentness of this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement is the version which is currently valid. If Hays AG introduces new services, changes Internet procedures, or if Internet and IT security technology advances, an updated Privacy Statement will be published here and will be valid as of its publication date.