Data privacy

Legal notices

Career Partner GmbH (referred to in the following as CP) endeavours to keep its online services up-to-date, accurate and complete at all times. Despite careful processing of the information, it is nevertheless impossible to exclude the possibility that errors may occur.


Content of the online services

CP accepts no responsibility for the currentness, completeness or quality of the information provided in its online services. Liability claims against CP that are based on tangible or intangible losses resulting from the use or non-use of the information provided, or from the use of incorrect or incomplete information, are fundamentally excluded, unless intent or gross negligence can be demonstrated on the part of CP. All quotations shall be subject to alteration and non-binding. CP hereby explicitly retains the right to change, supplement, or delete parts of the websites or the entire service, or to suspend publication temporarily or permanently.


References and links

In its judgement dated 12 May 1998, Hamburg Local Court determined that by creating a link, one becomes jointly responsible for the content of the linked page. According to the Local Court, this can only be prevented by explicitly distancing oneself from this content.
CP has created links on its websites. These references to third-party websites, which are outside the sphere of responsibility of CP, would only result in liability in the event that CP had knowledge of the content, and that it would have been technically possible and reasonable to prevent the use of the third-party websites in the event of illegal content.
Career Partner GmbH hereby explicitly declares that there was no illegal content on the corresponding linked websites at the time when the links were created. CP has no influence whatsoever over the current and future design and content of the linked websites. CP therefore hereby explicitly distances itself from the content of linked websites that are changed after the links are created. This stipulation applies to all links and references created within our own online services, as well as for third-party entries in the guestbooks, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by CP.
Liability for illegal, inaccurate or incomplete content, and in particular for losses resulting from the use or non-use of such information, lies exclusively with the provider of the website to which the link leads, and not with the one who only refers to the respective publication via links.


Copyright and trademark law

In all of its publications, CP endeavours to comply with the copyrights for the graphics, sound files, video clips and texts used, to use objects it has created itself, or to utilise licence-free graphics, sound files, video clips and texts. All trademarks and brand names mentioned within the online services, which may be protected by third parties, are subject without restriction to the provisions of the respectively applicable trademark law and the property rights of the respective registered owners. The mere fact of being mentioned should not permit the assumption, that the trademarks are not protected by third-party rights!
The copyright for published objects created or commissioned by CP itself is retained solely by CP and the company from which it was commissioned. The duplication or use of such graphics, sound files, video clips and texts in other electronic or print publications is not permitted without the explicit permission of CP and the companies involved. The layout of the homepage, the graphics and images used, the collection and individual articles are protected by copyright.


Legal effectiveness of this disclaimer

This disclaimer should be considered part of the online services from which a reference is made to this page. Where parts or individual formulations of this text do not or no longer fully correspond to the applicable legal situation, the remaining parts of the document shall remain unaffected in their meaning and validity.



Data protection provisionsy

Privacy policy

This privacy policy informs you about the processing of your personal data in the context of using this website and the functionalities provided through it (referred to collectively in the following as the “website”).



This website is operated by Career Partner GmbH, Theresienhöhe 28, D-80339 Munich (“CP”). CP is responsible for the processing of your personal data. CP has appointed Dr Annette Demmel, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Unter den Linden 14, 10117 Berlin, as its Data Protection Officer.


Data categories

The following data categories are processed by CP in connection with your use of the website:

Log data, such as your IP address, including details on the request sent to our website, e.g. date and time, status and volume of data transferred, information about the browser you use (browser type and version number), information on the website from which you come to our website, and downloads you have made. CP stores this data in a log file every time a page is accessed. Without further additional information, such as information from an internet service provider or connection owner, to which CP generally does not have access, and which it cannot access without specific grounds, such as e.g. suspicion of a legal violation, CP is not capable of correlating this data with any individual, identifiable persons.

Cookies, in order to expand the range of functions of the website and make it more convenient for you. These are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies used by CP are deleted from your hard drive again at the end of the browser session (session cookies). In addition to these, CP also uses what are known as permanent cookies, which stay on your device in order to identify you to us during your next visit to our website. You have the option of preventing cookies from being saved to your device by making a corresponding change to your browser settings.

In the event of an application for employment, we collect your name and your contact data, where appropriate information from third parties, data about your evaluation, educational and employment references, data on your education and prior professional career, information about other qualifications, application photograph, information about salary expectations, and application history. In the course of the application process, you have opportunities to rate the application process and our company online using the service provider softgarden e-recruiting GmbH. This feedback may be published on the application portals of softgarden and kununu GmbH. These evaluation portals are subject to the privacy policies of the respective providers. Further information can be found in the application portal.


Purpose and legal basis of processing

Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of facilitating your use of the website, for avoiding and resolving errors with the website, and for purposes of optimisation relative to user behaviour. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Where we use your personal data for the purposes of fulfilling a legal obligation, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 e) GDPR. The processing of your personal data takes place as described below for Google Analytics and the Social Plugins.
We use the personal data provided by you during the application process exclusively for processing your application for the job advertised, and on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 b) GDPR. Where you have decided to join the Talent Pool, companies associated with the group will be able to access your personal data in the event of any job vacancies. You can join the Talent Pool by accepting the invitation of a recruiter, or proactively using the “Get in touch” form. Further data protection information can be found in the application portal.
Consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, please contact



Your personal data is accessible exclusively to employees of CP who are responsible for the technical administration, maintenance and further development of the website, and to employees providing support for the website. In addition, CP utilises external IT service companies to maintain its IT systems, which may receive access to your personal data in the course of their activities. The same applies for the hosting provider. In addition, employees of Google and the operators of the Social Plugins may have access to your personal data as described below.
Personal data you provide during the application process is accessible exclusively to employees and teaching staff of IU responsible for activities related to the application procedure. In addition, our affiliated companies may provide us with IT services. Employees of these companies may have access to your personal data to the extent necessary to perform their duties.
If you are applying for a position as a professor, external reviewers on the appointment committee (third parties) will also have access to your personal data as part of the appointment procedure for professors.



Notwithstanding the transfer of utilisation data to the USA in connection with Google Analytics and the Social Plugins as described below, CP will not transfer your personal data to third countries outside of the EU. Other transfer of data will only take place where CP is obliged by law or by public authorities to do so, or where the disclosure is necessary within the framework of your use of the website. A copy of the standard contract clause on data protection, which is used to secure the transfer, can be requested from


How long will your personal data be saved?

Your personal data will be deleted when you have withdrawn your consent for it to be processed, or where the personal data is no longer required in order to fulfil the purpose for which they are being processed. The deletion will not take place before the expiry of the archiving period stipulated in tax or commercial regulations. Personal data transferred within the framework of an application process will be deleted within six months after the completion of the specific application process. This will not apply where provisions of law oppose deletion, where continued storage is required for purposes of maintaining evidence, or where you have explicitly consented to a longer storage period, e.g. by joining the Talent Pool. The deletion of your personal data generated within the framework of Google Analytics and the Social Plugins takes place as described in the respective privacy policies of the operators.


Your rights

You can contact CP either in writing or by email at in order to exercise the following rights:
• Information about your data, in order to check and review this,
• Receive a copy of your personal data,
• Notification, deletion or restriction of processing, which also includes the right to complete incomplete or incorrect data by providing supplementary information,
• Right to withdraw consent to processing,
• You can receive the data you have provided in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format, and transfer this data to another controller, where you have given your consent to processing, or where this processing is based on a contract.
• In addition, you have a right to complain to a supervisory authority in conjunction with the processing of your personal data.


Why is your personal data being collected?

CP requires your personal data in order to facilitate the use of the website. You have the option of refusing to provide your personal data, or providing CP with incomplete data. This may however result in CP being unable to facilitate your use of the website, either wholly or in part.


Automated decision-making and profile generation

Your personal data is not used by CP for automated decision-making. CP will likewise not generate profiles from your personal data. The evaluation of your user behaviour via Google Analytics takes place after abbreviation of the IP address, so that correlation with you personally is no longer possible.


Google Analytics and Social Plugins

Google Analytics
On its website CP uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information in order to analyse your use of the website, in order to compile reports for CP about website activities, and to provide further services associated with the website use and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, where required by law or where third parties process this data on behalf of Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by changing a corresponding setting in your browser software. CP reminds you however that in that event you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time with effect for the future. You can read the details of how Google uses your personal data here:

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (like buttons)
The website integrates plugins for the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognise these from the Facebook logo or the “like buttons” on the website. An overview of possible Facebook plugins can be found using the following link: Based on these Facebook plugins (like buttons), a direct link is created between your browser and the Facebook server, if you visit the website. Your visit sends Facebook the information that you have visited the website with your IP address. If you now click on the Facebook “like button” on the website while you are simultaneously logged into your Facebook account, the content of the website will be linked to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can correlate your visit to the website with your user account. CP hereby notes that, as a website provider, it receives no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how they are used by Facebook. To obtain further information regarding the privacy policy of Facebook, CP therefore refers to the following link:

Privacy policy for the use of Twitter
The website also utilises functions of the service Twitter. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Because of the use of Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and announced to other users. This forwarding of information also forwards data to Twitter. CP hereby notes that, as a website provider, it receives no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how they are used by Twitter. To obtain further information regarding the privacy policy of Twitter, CP therefore refers to the following link: If you wish to change your privacy settings on Twitter, you can do this using the following link:

Privacy policy for the use of Google +
The website uses the “+1” button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you access a page of the website that is equipped with such a plugin, a connection is created to the Google servers, and the content of the “+1” button is displayed on the website by means of information sent to your browser. This transfers to the Google server information about which of the subpages of the website you have visited. CP has no influence over the scope of data that Google collects via this transfer. If you are logged in as a member of Google, Google collates this information with your personal Google user account. When you use the plugin functions (e.g. by clicking the “+1” button), this information is also collated with your Google account, which you can prevent by logging out before using the plugin. Further information on the processing of your personal data by Google Plus can be found under

Privacy policy for the use of the Pin it button from Pinterest
The website uses the “Pin it” button of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Because of the use of the “Pin it” button, Pinterest receives the information that you have visited the website. If you are logged into your Pinterest account at this time, Pinterest is additionally able to correlate your visit with your Pinterest account. By clicking the “Pin it” button, you send data to Pinterest, which are saved on servers in the USA. If you wish to prevent this, you should log out of your Pinterest account before clicking the “Pin it” button. Further information on the processing of your personal data by Pinterest can be found under

Privacy policy for the use of the XING Share button from Xing
This website uses the “XING Share button”. When accessing the website, your browser temporarily creates a connection to the servers of XING AG (“XING”), which provides the “XING Share button” functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value). XING does not save any of your personal data when you access this website. In particular, XING does not save any IP addresses. No analysis of your user behaviour takes place via the use of cookies associated with the “XING Share button”. The respectively applicable privacy information regarding the “XING Share button” and supplementary information can be accessed on the following website:

Privacy policy for the use of the Play button from YouTube
We use one or more plugins from YouTube on our website. YouTube is a service provided by Google Inc., San Bruno/California, USA. Every single time someone accesses one of our websites that is equipped with such a component, this component creates a connection with the YouTube servers. This process notifies YouTube which specific page of our website is currently being visited. This allows your surfing behaviour to be correlated with your personal YouTube account, if you are logged in. This can be prevented by first logging out of your YouTube account. Further information on the collection and use of your data by YouTube can be found in the notes under

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