Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use

Any personal data that you supply as part of the application process will only be collected by the companies of ALTANA AG for the purpose of implementing the application procedure.

ALTANA takes your privacy rights seriously. Personal data in this CV database (the "Database") will be treated strictly confidential and will only be treated as set out herein. The obligations and provisions set out in the EC Directive 95/46 on Personal Data and all other applicable data protection laws shall be respected in full. We shall not sell or trade any of your personal data to third parties.

If you have any question in relation to this statement, please contact our data protection officer who shall be your contact person for all privacy and data protection issues: Privacy Officers of the ALTANA Group

I. Purpose of data collection
The purpose of the collection of Personal Data in the Database is to evaluate and contact candidates which are interested and qualified for current or future job vacancies in our company. You can register with this Database and enter a personal CV, and thereby profile yourself through the given forms. You might want to register your resume as an application for a specific job vacancy as published on the careersite on our website, but you can also simply register your  resume without reference to a particular job offer. Both applications will be stored in the Database. Even if you are not considered for the vacancy you applied for, we may contact you for further requisitions.

II. What information do we collect?

We collect several types of information:

1. CVs and Personal Data

If you allow for the registration of your CV in our Database, this comprises the following details:a) a description of your work experience, skills and education b) contact information with which you as an individual can be identified, e.g. your name, address, e-mail, and telephone ("Personal Data") c) you have the option to attach certain qualifying documents to your CV, for example your resume or certificates in electronic format.

If you have already participated at an interview with us, we may also store a short assessment in this Database. This shall of course not contain defamatory or slanderous information, and shall solely contain information which has a reasonable relation to the assessment and hiring process or your job profile.

2. Statistics

The CV data might be also used for pseudonym statistics. This information is aggregated. No individual user of the Database can be identified from this information.

3. Your activities

If you apply for several jobs at the same time or apply again for a different position with us, we will be able to record your activities. Multiple applications are appreciated and by tracking your submissions we are even better at finding a suitable position for you. If you do not want us to record your activities in one file, you may write to us by email or post, and ask us to refrain from doing so. Of course, you can also delete, or ask us to delete only certain pieces of information from the Database.

4. Logfiles

If you go on the Database, the server environment you used for that visit can be tracked by an internet protocol address. We store such internet protocol addresses (IP adresses) in their logfiles for data safety reasons. We shall in no case use the information drawn from these logfiles for the identification of the users of the Database except for the sole purpose to fight potentially illegal or criminal server attacks which are directed against your data or against the functionality of the Database.

We may also use such IP addresses for the purpose of general and anonymous statistics showing e.g. the amount of visitors, page impressions or similar information, however, we shall not create individual user profiles from such information.

5. Cookies

We are using Session Cookies.

III. With whom do we share your data?
Your CV can be accessed by HR and speciality departments. We will not disclose any other collected information to anyone else under any circumstances.

IV. Who is processing your data?
Your personal data are only processed by service providers who are bound by contract. Personal data will only be transferred for commissioned data processing to providers, who host our server e.g.. These providers are in Germany and are bound by contract as well as instructed to handle personal data according data protection rules.

If you are invited to take part in an online assessment during the course of the application process you will be asked to open a corresponding link. By clicking on the link you will leave the ALTANA Group homepage and be directed to the homepage of our service provider cut-e whom we have commissioned with the implementation of the test procedure. cut-e may use the data obtained from you only within the scope of the online assessment.

When logging in to the test procedure the cut-e user agreement will be displayed to you and you will be asked to agree to its conditions. This approval is considered to be voluntary consent in the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). 

The collection, processing, and use of your data takes place with reference to Section 32 BDSG (Data collection, processing, and use for employment-related purposes).

V. Viewing, Editing, Updating or Deletion of your CV data and test results of the online assessment:
You can always view the data stored in the Database at any given time. You can further edit, update or delete any such data at any given time. Additionally, if you wish to view, edit, update or delete your CV or data in the database, our HR Department will be pleased to do this for you on request. If you do not update your CV for the period of time you have chosen, the data will be deleted from the Database.

VI. Data Safety
We use a variety of methods, such as firewalls, intrusion detection software and manual security procedures, to secure your data against loss or damage and to help protect the accuracy and security of your Personal Data and to prevent unauthorized access or improper use.

Please be aware that the transfer of your data via the internet into and out of the Database is only protected by SSL encyrption if the key symbol on your bottom browser line is figured as locked and if the address starts with https://www----. With certain data we will use such encryption. Data transfer is then protected via the SSL (SecureSocket Layer) process in connection with a 128 - Bit encryption which prevents third parties to illegally read your data. If this option is not active you might want to choose to not send certain data over the internet.

VII. Conditions of Use
1. Copyrights

The content published in the Database is copyright protected. We allow the reading and downloading of any such content merely for your own private and non-commercial purposes.

2. Download

To the maximum extent permitted by law, downloads shall be done entirely on your own risk and we shall not be liable for any damages which result from the download, installation, storage or use of software or content downloaded from the Databases. In addition, though we use state of the art antivirus programs, any liability for damages or disturbances of functionality caused by viruses or worms shall be excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.

3. General Information

All information supplied in the Database has been assembled with care and to the best of our ability. Some information may have been provided by third parties in their own responsibility. Please note that we have no means to verify such information.

To the greatest extent permitted by law, we exclude any warranty or liability for the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, reliability or timelessness of information published on its site, and for the consequences of any actions/decisions taken on the basis of the information provided.

4. Another Webpage

If you enter a link to another webpage, and thereby leaving our site, please note that the content of such other webpage is beyond our control and influence. We cannot warrant, or accept any liability (whether direct or indirect) for the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, reliability or timelessness of any information provided on such site. To the greatest extent permitted by law, we refuse any liability for the content of such linked site, including, without limitation, any link contained in a linked site, or any changes to or updates of a linked site. Please note that terms of use and privacy statements of such linked sites differ from the terms and privacy standards on our site. Please note that you should read and comply with the privacy statements and terms of use posted on linked sites.

5. Attachments

Please make sure that you do not send us any attachments which contain worms or viruses. Please note that you must not send us any information or attachments which contain information on certain kind of personal data, i.e. information about ethnical origin, political opinion, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health and sexual life.

The information you send us must not be inaccurate, breach copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights, press law, competition law or other applicable provisions, official regulations, the rights of third parties in general or good morals ("Illegal Content"). Please note that you shall undertake to indemnify us against all claims made against us as a consequence of your failure to prevent Illegal Content in any attachment you send.

6. Notification of changes

Should we change our approach to data protection, these changes will be displayed so that you are always informed which information we collect, how we use this information and whether we forward the information to third parties.

If you wish to save this text, please push ctrl-s, if you wish to print this text please push ctrl-p. Should you have any questions or doubts in relation with our commitment to data protection, please send an e-mail to:

Privacy Officers of the ALTANA Group

VII. Declaration of agreement
By pressing the „Accept“-button at the beginning of the online application process you agree that ALTANA stores your attached personal data in a data base. In the the case of sending us your application via mail or post, your application documents will be uploaded in our database. The letter of receipt of your application will refer to our data security policy and asks you to reject the storing of your application in our database if you do not agree.

You also confirm, that you have been informed that data is only stored in the data base for the above mentioned purpose.