For the purposes of German data protection law, the responsible authority is:
Thiele GmbH & Co. KG
Tel +49 (0) 2371/947-0
1. A Data Protection Summary
According to the law the users of this website have to be notified of how and the extent to which their personal data is used, the purpose for which it is collected, and how it is used. The purpose of the information below is to provide you with a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. With regard to the terms used herein we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulations [GDPR] (DSGVO)
What is personal data?
Personal data is understood as being all information referring to an identified or identifiable natural person (person concerned), that means all the information with which you can be personally identified. Should you wish to have further information about the topic of data protection, you will find it here in this data privacy statement.
What does data processing mean?
Processing is understood as being all procedures conducted with or without the assistance of automated processes in particular for recording, saving, using, or amending or deleting data.
What types of data are recorded in this website?
Information concerning your person (e.g. name / address), contact data (e.g. e-mail/telephone number), usage data (e.g. websites visited, time of visit) and communication data (e.g. IP addresses/ device information) may be recorded.
Who inputs the data on this website?
The data on this website will be recorded by the operator. The operator’s contact details are below in the information about the responsible authority or the website imprint.
How will your data be recorded?
Your data will be recorded by you notifying us that this is permissible. This can be effected, for example, by you sending in the data by e-mail or entering it into a form.
There is, however, other data too, which will automatically be recorded by our IT systems when you visit our website e.g. through your computer or smartphone. This will chiefly be technical data, for example, the internet browser you are using to surf the internet, the operating system you are using or on what day and at what time you visited our website. This data will be recorded automatically as soon as you are connected with our website.
What will your data be used for?
The bulk of the data will be recorded to identify what you are using on our website. This makes it possible for us to ensure that the website display is free of defects. Other data will be required to ascertain which part of the website you have visited and what you were interested in. If you have provided us with your contact details, this information will be required to contact you and to communicate with you.
What rights do you have with regard to the data you have handed over?
With regard to your personal data we have saved you will at all times be entitled to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of this data. You may, moreover, demand that the data is corrected, blocked or partially or completely deleted. Insofar as you have any queries about data protection, you may contact us at any time, in particular by contacting the responsible authority below or the address in the imprint. In addition to this, you will be free to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
What are analysis tools and other third party tools?
Your surfing patterns on our website may be analysed as soon as you visit it. This will happen above all with the assistance of cookies and if necessary by using specific analysis programmes. Normally an analysis of your surfing behaviour will be anonymous so that you cannot be traced. For this you will have the option of blocking specific tools. More detailed information and instructions about this can be found in the following information.
2. Duty to provide information and other information
a. Data protection
As the operator of the website we take the protection of your data very seriously. The personal data passed over by you will be handled in confidence in accordance with the law governing data protection as well as this data privacy statement. The use of this website will give rise to various personal data being collected. Personal data is that data with which you can be identified. The purpose of this data privacy statement is to explain which data is collected from you and what it is used for. Besides which, it will be explained to you the reason for such data being collected.
As a matter of principle we would point out that a data transfer through the internet by e-mail is not entirely secure. Unfortunately it is not possible to preclude third party access entirely with all round protection.
b. Legal basis
In accordance with Art. 13 of the GDPR (DSGVO) we would like to state the legal basis on which we process data. Unless a specific legal basis is quoted in this data privacy statement, the following shall apply:
In accordance with Art. 6 Para 1 a) and Art. 7 GDPR (DSGVO), it is possible to obtain your consent for data processing. The legal basis for processing your data for the fulfilment of services by us and in response to your enquiries is Art. 6 Para 1 b) GDPR (DSGVO). The regulations of Art. 6 Para 1 c) GDPR (DSGVO) is the basis for processing data in fulfilment of the legal obligations incumbent upon us and Art. 6 Para 1 f) GDPR (DSGVO) enables us to process your data in defence of our justified interests.
c. Responsible authority
The following authority is responsible for processing data on this website:
THIELE GmbH & Co.KG
As the responsible authority, the legal entity name above makes decisions either alone or jointly with other bodies about the purpose and methods of processing personal data.
d. Amendments or updates to the data privacy statement
As soon as modifications in data processing carried out by us make it necessary, we shall update the data privacy statement. Consequently you are requested to keep abreast of the content of this data privacy statement.
e. Right to information
In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR (DSGVO), you are entitled to request confirmation from us as to whether the data concerning you will be processed. In addition to this, under this regulation you are entitled to information about this data and you have the right to receive a copy of this data.
f. Right to have a correction made
Art. 16 GDPR (DSGVO) gives you the right to request the completion and/or correction of the data concerning you.
g. Right to deletion
In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR (DSGVO), you are entitled to request that the data concerning you is deleted straightaway.
h. Right to have processing restricted
In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR (DSGVO), you may request that the data processing by us is restricted.
i. Right to have transferable data
In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR (DSGVO), you are entitled to have data prepared by you handed over to you or to a third party in a common format which can be read by computer. Insofar as you request that data is transferred directly to another responsible authority, this can only be done provided that this is technically feasible.
j. Right of revocation
With many data processing procedures it is necessary that you grant your express consent thereto. Consent once granted may be revoked by you at any time in accordance with Art. 7 Para 3 GDPR (DSGVO). As a rule there is no set form for doing so, and an informal notification by e-mail sent to us, for example, will suffice. The lawfulness of data processing, conducted on the basis of your consent up until revocation of consent, shall not, as a matter of principle, be affected by revocation.
k. Right of objection
In accordance with Art. 21 GDPR (DSGVO) you shall be entitled to lodge an objection to the future processing of data concerning you by us. The right of objection may, on the other hand, be exercised to object to data being processed by us for the purposes of direct marketing.
l. Your right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority
If you think that a breach has been committed against the data protection regulations, you will be entitled to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority with regard to data protection law matters is the regional data protection officer of the German region in which we are based. This is North Rhine-Westphalia. A list of the data protection respective officers plus the specific contact details may be found in the following link:
m. SSL- or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You will be able to identify an encrypted link by seeing the address line of your browser beginning with http://https://, or you will be able to see a padlock in the browser line. If this type of encryption has been activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
3. Deletion of data
On the basis of Art. 17 and 18 GDPR (DSGVO), the data provided by you and processed by us will be deleted or processing will be restricted. Unless expressly stated in this data privacy statement, when corresponding data will be deleted, we point out at this juncture that it will be deleted as soon as the purpose for which it has been processed has been achieved and this is not contrary to any statutory safekeeping periods. In the latter case, data processing will be restricted. This shall apply in particular for that data which has to be kept in safekeeping for commercial law or tax law reasons. In accordance with § 257 Para. 1 of the German Commercial Code [HGB] there is a safekeeping period of six years for commercial books, inventories, opening balances, annual statements of account, commercial correspondence, accounting records etc. as well as in accordance with § 147 Para 1 of the German Tax Code [AO] for ten years for books, records, situational reports, accounting records, business letters and correspondence, for example, relevant documents affecting tax liability etc.
4. Recording data on our website
a. Server Log files
Our website is saved on servers. The provider of the server automatically saves information about visits to our website. These are so-called log files which are automatically handed over by the browser you use. The following information in particular is handed over:
-Browser model and version,
-Time of the server enquiry,
-Operating system used,
As a matter of principle this data will not be merged with other data sources.
The legal basis for collecting and processing this data is Art. 6 Para. 2 f) GDPR (DSGVO). This statutory basis forms the justified interest in the fulfilment of the contract or pre-contractual measures.
An objection is to be addressed to:
Dr. Michael Hartmann, Richard Kandzia
Data Protection Officer:
Tobias Höh, email@example.com
Our website sometimes uses so-called cookies. Cookies serve to make the services on our website user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small files deposited on your computer and they are saved for a subsequent call-off.
We use so-called “Session-Cookies”. These are only deposited for the duration of the current visit to our website. After the end of your visit to our website they are automatically deleted.
Should you not wish to have these cookies stored on your computer, you will have to deactivate the relevant option in your browser system settings. Cookies already saved in the system settings may also be deleted. If, however, you do not wish to have any cookies stored on your computer, this may restrict the functions of this website.
If cookies are used, which are needed to carry out the electronic communication procedure, or to provide specific functions desired by you, they shall be saved and processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 f) GDPR (DSGV). As website operator, we shall have a justified interest in saving cookies in order to ensure that the technical operation of the website is free of defects.
Services of the Facebook social network have been integrated on this website. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. The recorded data will however, according to what Facebook say, also be sent to the USA and other third countries.
You will be able to recognise the Facebook plug-in on the Facebook logo or the Like button on this website. You can find a summary of Facebook plug-ins at : https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.
If you visit this website, a direct link will be established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plug-in. As a result of this, Facebook receives the information that you have visited this website with your IUP address. If you click on the Facebook like button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link up the contents of this website to your Facebook profile. As a result of this Facebook is able to match the visit to this website with your user account. We would point out that as the provider of the website we are informed by Facebook about the content of transmitted data as well or how it is used by Facebook. You can find additional information about this in the Facebook data privacy statement at:
If you do not want Facebook to be able to match your visit to the website with your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.
Facebook plug-ins are used on the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 f GDPR (DSGVO). The website operator has a justified interest in its profile having maximum visibility in social media. If your consent to this has been requested, your personal data will only be processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 a GDPR (DSGVO) and § 25 Para. 1 of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act [TTDSG], if your consent covers cookies being saved on, or access to information on the User’s device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of TTDSG. Your consent may be revoked at any time.
Insofar as personal data is recorded on our website and forwarded to Facebook with the assistance of the tools described here, we, and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, shall be jointly responsible for processing this data (Art. 26 GDPR (DSGVO)). The joint responsibility shall be restricted to just recording data and forwarding it to Facebook. The processing of the data after it has been forwarded by Facebook is not covered by joint responsibility. The joint obligations incumbent on us have been stipulated in an agreement covering joint processing. The wording of the agreement can be read at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement we are responsible for distributing the data protection information when the Facebook Tool is used and for the implementation of the tool in full compliance with data protection law on our website. Facebook is responsible for data security of Facebook products. The rights of persons concerned, (e.g. information requests) with regard to the data processed by Facebook may be made direct to Facebook. If you exercise your rights as a person concerned with us, we shall be obliged to forward your request to Facebook.
The transfer of data to the USA is based upon the standard contractual clauses of the EU commission. Details are available at : https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381 and https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
6. Instagram Plug-in
The functions of the Instagram service are integrated on this website. These functions provided are integrated by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
When you have logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the content of this website to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. As a result of this Instagram is able to match up the visit to this website with your user account. We would point out that as provider, of the website we are not notified of the content of the transmitted data or how it is used by Instagram.
The data will be stored and analysed on the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 f GDPR (DSGVO). The website operator has a justified interest in its profile having maximum visibility in social media. Insofar as corresponding consent has been requested, data will be processed only on the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 a GDPR (DSGVO) and § 25 Para 1 TTDSG, provided that the consent covers cookies being stored or access to information in the user’s device (e.g. Device-Fingerprinting) within the meaning of TTDSG. Consent may be revoked at any time.
Insofar as personal data is recorded on our website with the assistance of the tools described here, and forwarded to Facebook or Instagram, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland shall be jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 GDPR (DSGVO)). The joint responsibility shall be restricted to only recording data and forwarding it to Facebook or Instagram. The data processing conducted by Facebook or Instagram after the data has been forwarded is not covered by the joint responsibility. The obligations incumbent on us have been laid down in an agreement governing joint data processing. The wording of the agreement may be read at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for distributing data protection information when Facebook or Instagram tools are used and for implementing the tool on our website so that it is secure in accordance with data protection law. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook and Instagram products. The rights of people concerned (e.g. requesting information) with regard to the data processed at Facebook or Instagram may be asserted directly with Facebook. If you assert the tights of a person concerned with us, we shall be obliged to forward them to Facebook.
Data transfer to the USA is based upon the standard contractual clauses of the EU commission. You may find details at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.
Additional information about this may be found in the Instagram data privacy statement https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
7. LinkedIn Plug-in
This website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Every time a page containing the functions of LinkedIn is downloaded from this website, a link is established to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is notified, that you have visited this website with your IP-Address. If you click on the LinkedIn Recommend button and are logged in to your account at LinkedIn, it will be possible for LinkedIn to match up your visit to this website with you and your user account. We would point out that as provider of the page, we do not know what the transmitted data includes or how it is used by LinkedIn.
The LinkedIn plug-in is used on the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 f GDPR (DSGVO). The website operator has a justified interest in its profile having maximum visibility in social media. Insofar as corresponding consent has been requested, data will be processed only on the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 a GDPR (DSGVO) and § 25 Para 1 TTDSG, provided that the consent covers cookies being stored or access to information on the user’s device (e.g. Device-Fingerprinting) within the meaning of TTDSG. Consent may be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the USA is based upon the standard contractual clauses of the EU commission. You may find details at : https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/62538/datenubertragung-aus-der-eu-dem-ewr-und-der-schweiz?lang=de
8. Analysis tools and Advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service provided by Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (Google), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyse usage patterns of the website visitor. As part of this the website operator receives various usage data, such as, for example, the webpages visited, duration of stay, operating systems used and user location. This data is collated into a user ID and matched up with the respective device used by the website visitor.
Furthermore, we can use Google Analytics to record your mouse clicks and scrolling. Moreover, Google Analytics uses various modelling approaches to supplement the data sets recorded and uses machine learning technology in data analysis.
Google Analytics uses technologies making it possible to recognise the user for the purpose of usage pattern analysis (e.g. Cookies or device fingerprinting). The information recorded by Google about the usage of this website is as a rule sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
This analysis tool is used in compliance with Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR (DSGVO). The website operator has a justified interest in the analysis of usage patterns, not only to fine tune his web content as well as his advertising. Insofar as consent to this effect has been requested, data will be processed solely on the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 a GDPR (DSGVO) and § 25 Para 1 TTDSG, provided that the consent covers the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s device (e.g. Device-fingerprinting) within the meaning of TTDSG. Consent may be revoked at any time. Data transfer to the USA is based upon the standard contractual clauses of the EU commission. You may find details at: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result of this your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the agreement covering the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google shall use this information to analyse your usage pattern of this website in order to compile reports son website activities and to render the website operator additional services associated with website usage and internet usage. The IP address passed over as part of Google Analytics by your browser will not be merged together with other Google data.
You may prevent your data from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Additional information about the usage of user data by Google Analytics is available at the Google data privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
Demographic features of Google Analytics
This website uses the demographic features function from Google Analytics to be able to display website visitors compatible advertisements within the Google advertising network. This makes it possible to generate reports containing information on age, sex and interests of the website visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertisements from Google as well as from third party providers. This data cannot be matched with a specific person. You may deactivate this function at any time via advertisement settings in your Google account or forbid any of your data from being recorded by Google Analytics as shown under the point “Objection to the recording of data”.
We have entered into an order processing contract with Google and we abide by the strict specifications of the German data protection authorities in all respects when we use Google Analytics.
9. Plug-ins and Tools
YouTube with enhanced data protection
This website includes You Tube videos. The operator of the webpages is Google Ireland Limited (Google), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use You Tube in the enhanced data protection mode. According to You Tube, this mode ensures that You Tube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they look at the video. Forwarding data to You Tube associates is on the other hand not definitively ruled out by the enhanced data protection mode. Consequently, and irrespective of whether you watch a video or not, YouTube sets up a link to the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a link is created with the You Tube servers. In doing so the You Tube server is notified of the webpages of ours you have visited. When you are logged in to your You Tube account, you enable You Tube to match your surfing patterns directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your You Tube account.
Furthermore, after a video has started, You Tube can store various cookies on your device or use comparable recognition technology (e.g. Device fingerprinting). By this means You Tube is able to obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, inter alia, to record video statistics, improve user friendliness and to thwart attempted fraud.
If necessary, after a You Tube video has started, other data processing procedures may be triggered, over which we have no control.
You Tube is used in the interests of having an appealing display for our online services. This constitutes a justified interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para 1 f GDPR (DSGVO). Insofar as corresponding consent has been requested, data will be processed solely on the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 a GDPA (DSGVO) and § 25 Para 1 TTDSG, provided that the consent covers the storing of cookies or the access to information in the user’s device (e.g. Device fingerprinting) within the meaning of TTDSG. Consent may be revoked at any time.
Additional information about data protection on You Tube is available in its data privacy statement at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
This website uses the Google Maps service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (Google), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
You will have to store your IP address in order to be able to use the Google Maps functions. As a rule, this information is sent to a Google server to the USA and stored there. The Provider of this website has no control on the transfer of this data. If Google Maps is activated, Google may use the Google Web fonts for the purpose of having a uniform presentation. When downloading Google Maps your browser will load the web fonts required into your browser cache and show the fonts correctly.
Google Maps is used in the interests of having an appealing presentation for our online services and in making it easy to find the locations quoted in our website. This constitutes a justified interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para 1 f GDPR (DSGVO). Insofar as the corresponding consent has been requested, data will be processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para 1 a GDPR (DSGVO) and § 25 Para 1 TTDSG, provided that the consent covers storing cookies or access to information in the user’s device (e.g. Device fingerprinting) within the meaning of TTDSG. Consent may be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the USA is based upon the standard contractual clauses of the EU commission. You may find details at : https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.
Additional information about how user data is handled can be found in the Google data privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
10. Own services
Handling applicant data
We offer you the option of submitting an application to us (e.g. by e-mail, post, or by using the online application form). Below is information about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected by us in the course of the application procedure. We assure you that we collect, process and use your data in compliance with the data protection law in force and all other statutory regulations and that your data will be handled in strict secrecy.
Scope and Purpose of data collection
If you let us have an application, we shall process the personal data associated with it (e.g. contact and communication details, application documents, qualifications notices as part of the application interviews etc.) insofar as this is necessary for making a decision on the establishment of an employment contract. The legal basis for this is § 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG] (Setting up an employment contract), Art. 6 Para 1 b GDPR (DSGVO) (general setting up of a contract) and – provided that you have granted your consent thereto – Art. 6 Para 1 a GDPR (DSGVO). Consent may be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be forwarded within our company to persons involved in handling your application.
Provided that your application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing system on the basis of § 26 BDSG and Art. 6 Para 1 b GDPR (DSGVO) for the purposes of setting up your employment contract.
Period of time over which data must be kept in safe keeping
Insofar as we are unable to offer you a position, you decline a job-offer or withdraw your job-application, we shall reserve the right to keep the data passed over by you in safekeeping for up to six months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of application) on the basis of our justified interests (Art. 6 Para 1 f GDPR (DSGVO)). Following on from that the data will be deleted and the paper application documents will be destroyed. The data will be kept in safekeeping in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. Provided that it is clear that the data is required when the 6-month period has expired (e.g. on the basis of an impending or instituted legal dispute) the data will only be deleted once there is no longer any reason for retaining the data.
Besides which, data may be held in safekeeping for longer periods of time if you grant your consent thereto (Art. 6 Para 1 a GDPR (DSGVO)) or if there are statutory safekeeping obligations contrary to deletion.
Data transfer to a third country
It is not intended that the data be transferred to a third country.
Acceptance into an applicant pool
Insofar as we do not offer you a position, there is the possibility to add you to our applicant pool. In the event that you are accepted into our applicant pool, all documents and information from the application will be taken over by the applicant pool in order to be able to contact you in the event that suitable vacancies arise.
You will only be accepted into the applicant pool with your express consent thereto (Art. 6 Para 1 a GDPR (DSGVO)). Your consent is voluntary and bears no relation to the current application procedure. The person concerned may revoke his consent at any time. In this case the data will be irrevocably deleted from the applicant pool unless there are statutory reasons for the date to be retained in safekeeping.
The data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted no later than two years after your consent has been granted.
Requirement for personal data to be submitted
The submission of personal data in the course of application processes is not prescribed by law or contractually. This means that you are not obliged to submit personal data. However, you will have to submit personal data for a decision to be made about an application and entering into an employment contract with us. In the course of your application you should, however, only submit that personal data necessary for your application to be registered and carried out. If you do not submit any personal data when submitting an application, we shall not be able to make a decision on establishing an employment contract.
The decision about your application will not be based solely upon automated processing. This means that an automated decision will not be made in a given case within the meaning of Art. 22 GDPR (DSGVO).
11. Contact details of our Data Protection Officer
Should you have any queries about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:
Data Protection Officer:
02371 / 947 - 0