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.

  4. Collection of personal information when visiting our website

    If you only use our website for information purposes, that is, if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we will only collect the personal information that your browser transmits to our server. If you view our website, we will collect the following information that is technically required for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR:IP address; date and time of the request; time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); content of the request (concrete page); access status/HTTP status code; respective transmitted data volume; website from which the request originated; browser; operating system and interface; language and version of the browser software.

  5. 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.

  6. Applications 

    You may submit your application on our career website through our application portal 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.

  7. Use of cookies

    When you use our website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the party that set the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the internet offering more user-friendly and effective overall. This website uses several types of cookies whose scope and functions are explained in the following:

    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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Legal basis and storage period

      The legal basis for processing of personal information and the duration of its storage varies and is described in the following sections.

  8. Social bookmarks

    We have integrated social bookmarks (e.g., from Facebook, Twitter, and Google+) 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.

  9. 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 (1) f GDPR.

    1. Google Analytics

      This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The use includes the operating mode Universal Analytics. This allows us 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 that enable it to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of that website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union (hereinafter EU) or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (hereinafter EEA) beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be connected with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of this website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide other services connected with the website usage and internet usage to the operators of the website. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is § 15 (3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.

      You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website if you do.

  10. 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. This means that we use standard EU contracts or an adequacy decision such as the EU Privacy Shield to achieve a level of data protection that is comparable to the standards within the EU.

  11. 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.