BCG Platinion
Privacy Policy

In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal information when using our website. Personal information is any information that allows conclusions to be drawn about you personally, e.g., your name, address, e-mail addresses, and user behavior. We have

taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. We regularly review our security procedures and adapt them to technological progress.

  1. Responsible for data processing

    The party responsible for processing data within this website is:

    Platinion GmbH
    Im Mediapark 5c
    50670 Cologne

    hereinafter “Platinion”

  2. Contacting our data privacy officer

    You can contact our data privacy officer at or at our mailing address with the addition “To the data privacy officer”.

  3. Your rights

    You have the following rights against us regarding your personal data:

    1. General rights

      You have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, and data portability, as well as the right to object to the processing of your information. If your data is processed based on your consent, you have the right to revoke such consent with effect for the future.

    2. Rights in data processing with a legitimate interest

      Under Art. 21 (1) GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal information which occurs due to Art. 6 (1) e GDPR (data processing carried out in the public interest) or due to Art. 6 (1) f GDPR (data processing for legitimate interests). This also applies to profiling based on this provision. If you should object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

    3. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

      You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal information.

General information on our data processing activities

 

In the following we inform you about the processing of personal data when you visit our website. Personal data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). This may include your name, address or e-mail address.

 

Informational use

 

 

If you only visit our website for information purposes, that is, if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data that your browser automatically transmits to our server. This data is temporarily stored on the server.

 

The following data will be collected automatically:

 

 

  • Information on the browser type and the version used

  • The user’s operating system

  • The Internet service provider of the user

  • The IP address of the user

  • Access status/HTTP status code

  • Date and time of access

  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  • Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website

  • Websites accessed by the user’s system through our website

 

This data is technically required to display the website and to ensure the security of our website. We evaluate this data exclusively for statistical purposes in order to eliminate possible technical errors and, if necessary, identify and prevent attacks and security risks. These data are not stored together with other personal data of the user.

 

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is our legitimate interest in the security and stability of our website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

 

Contact by e-mail or contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or through a contact form, we will save the data you share with us (your e-mail address, potentially your name and telephone number) in order to respond to your questions. If we ask you for information in our contact form that is not necessary to get in contact, we always mark those fields as “optional.” This information helps us to specify your inquiry and better handle your request. Such information is communicated expressly on voluntary basis and with your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a GDPR. If such information relates to communication channels (e.g., e-mail address or telephone number), you also agree that we may contact you through that communication channel in order to respond to your request. You may of course revoke your consent at any time. We will delete any data collected in this connection as soon we no longer need to store it, or will restrict its processing if we have legal storage obligations.

 

Online applications

 

You may submit your application on our career website https://karriere.bcgplatinion.de/ through our application portal https://platinion.avature.net/CareersDe. Your online application will be forwarded directly to the HR department and will of course be treated confidentially. We will use your information for the sole purpose of processing your application and will not disclose it to third parties. For more information about how we process data throughout the application process, please read the data privacy statement on our application portal.

 

 

1.Purpose and legal basis

 

If you apply to us, we need your personal data to process your application for the purpose of carrying out the application procedure.

Should an employment relationship be established following your application, your data and documents will be transferred to the personnel file in accordance with 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, Sec. 26 para. 1 sentence. 1 BDSG for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.

The legal basis for data processing within the framework of the application procedure is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, b GDPR, Sec. 26 para. 1 sentence. 1 BDSG.

 

 

  1. Which data do we collect?

 

We process data related to your application.

 

These data are

 

a) general personal information, such as contact information that makes you identifiable, e.g. name, address, telephone number and e-mail address,

b) data on your education and professional qualifications,

(c) information relating to the position you are seeking, such as salary information,

 

(d) statistical data,

 

as well as further information you send us in connection with your application, e.g. supplementary documents (such as cover letters, certificates, etc.).

 

  1. How long will your data be stored?

 

Generally, your application documents will be stored for a period of six months, unless you have expressly given us your consent for a longer storage of your data (one year) or a contract has been concluded. Legal basis for the longer storage period is your consent, Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.

 

  1. Transfer of your data to third parties

 

During the application process, your data will also be processed by our service provider, https://www.gutegruende-design.de which is responsible for the maintenance and hosting of our application portal.

 

 

If you have given your consent to the processing of your application within the Avature your data will be processed for the filling of positions in the entire corporate group and will also be transmitted to the respective companies of the corporate group for this purpose.

 

 

The legal basis for the transfer is your consent, Art. 6 para. 1, lit. a GDPR.

 

Please note that applications that you send to us by e-mail are transmitted unencrypted.

 

 

  1. Is there an obligation to provide my data?

 

You are neither legally nor contractually obliged to provide us with your data. However, these data are necessary for the decision on your application. Without this information, the application process and a possible recruitment cannot take place.

 

  1. Withdrawal

 

You can withdraw your consent to data processing in connection with your application, which is based on your consent, at any time with effect for the future. To do so, simply contact us at .

 

 

Website analysis

 

We use services to analyze and optimize our website which we describe in the following. These allow us, for instance, to analyze how many users visit our website, what information is most in demand, or how users find our offering. Among others, we collect data on which website the user accessed our website from (referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed, or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. This helps us improve our offering and make it more user-friendly. We do not use the collected information to personally identify individual users. We collect anonymous or at most pseudonymous data. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 a GDPR.

 

Google Analytics

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Responsible for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. The use includes the Universal Analytics operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user’s activities across devices.

 

Google Analytics uses cookies, to help us to analyze how users interact with the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.

 

However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States.

 

The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of using Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and internet use.

 

The data sent by us and linked to cookies or user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

 

You can prevent the storage of cookies in the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent.

 

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.  Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: <a href=”javascript:gaOptout()”><strong>Disable Google Analytics</strong></a></p>

 

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or https://policies.google.com/?hl=en

 

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

 

YouTube

This website uses the provider YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) for the integration of videos. To protect your personal information, we use YouTube’s Privacy-Enhanced Mode. Normally, a connection to the YouTube servers is established when a page is accessed. However, according to YouTube, in the ” Privacy-Enhanced Mode”, data is only transferred to the YouTube server when you actively start the video. The transfer of data to YouTube partners, on the other hand, is not necessarily excluded by the Privacy-Enhanced Mode. YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network regardless of whether you’re watching a video or not.

 

Once you start a YouTube video on our website, a connection is established to YouTube’s servers. This will tell the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited and that you have viewed the video. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to match your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

 

YouTube may still store cookies on your device after you start a video. YouTube can use these cookies to obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

 

If necessary, after the start of a YouTube video, further data processing operations may be triggered which are beyond our control.

 

For more information, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ In addition, we refer to our general information in this privacy policy for the handling and deactivation of cookies.

 

The legal basis for the use of YouTube is your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

 

 

Vimeo

This website uses the provider Vimeo, Inc.555 West 18th Street
New York, New York 10011, USA for the integration of videos. Once you start a Vimeo video on our website, a connection is established to Vimeo’s servers. This will tell the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited and that you have viewed the video. If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to match your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account. Vimeo may still store cookies on your device after you start a video. Vimeo can use these cookies to obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them. If necessary, after the start of a Vimeo video, further data processing operations may be triggered which are beyond our control. For more information, please refer Vimeo’s privacy policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy. In addition, we refer to our general information in this privacy policy for the handling and deactivation of cookies.

 

We have concluded EU standard contractual clauses in „Controller to Controller“ Variant  to ensure an appropriate level of data protection when transferring data to the USA.

 

As further protective measures, we always embed videos from Vimeo in the “Do Not Track” variant. Personal data will then only be transmitted to Vimeo in a minimal way.

 

 

The legal basis for the use of Vimeo is your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

 

 

Social bookmarks

We have integrated social bookmarks (e.g., from LindkedIn, Youtube or Twitter) on our website. Social bookmarks are online bookmarks users of these services can use to collect links and news items. They are only included on our website as links to the respective services. After clicking on the integrated graphic, you will be forwarded to the page of the respective provider, i.e., only then will your user information be transmitted to the respective provider. Please read the privacy statements of the respective providers to learn more about how they handle your personal information when you use their website.

 

  • Linkedin ( LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place,Dublin 2,Irland)

 

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv

 

  • Twitter ( Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland

 

http://twitter.com/privacy

 

  • Youtube (YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”))

 

 

http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

 

 

Data transmission

We will not transfer your data to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so, the data transfer is necessary to execute the contractual relationship, or you have previously expressly consented to the transfer of your data. If service providers come into contact with your personal information, we will ensure that they comply equally with the provisions of data protection laws in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR when processing our orders.

 

We attach great importance to processing your data within the EU/EEA. However, we may at times use service providers who process data outside the EU/EEA. In such cases, we ensure that an appropriate level of data protection is established by the recipient prior to transferring your personal information.

 

Use of cookies

 

 

When you use our website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit our website and enable your browser to be reassigned. Cookies store information such as your language settings, the duration of your visit to our website or the information you enter there. This avoids you having to re-enter all necessary data each time you visit our website. Cookies also enable us to recognize your preferences and make our website more user-friendly. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you want to prevent cookies from being stored, you can select “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. You can find out how this works in detail from the instructions of your browser manufacturer. You can delete cookies that are already stored on your computer at any time. However, we would like to point out that our website may only be of limited use without cookies.

 

  1. Transient cookies

These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They include in particular session cookies, which store a so-called session ID that can assign various requests from your browser to a shared session. This allows your computer to be recognized if you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

  1. Persistent cookies

These cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period which can differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies in your browser’s security settings at any time.

  1. Preventing cookies

You can configure your browser settings according to your needs and, e.g., refuse to accept either third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website if you do.

 

 

Data security

We have taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. We regularly review our security procedures and adapt them to technological progress

 

Changes to our privacy policy

 

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with applicable privacy laws. The current status is April 2021.