Welcome on our website and thank you for your interest in our enterprise and our products. Jowat takes the protection of your personal information very seriously and it is important to us that you feel comfortable visiting our website. Therefore, we would like to outline how the data protection provisions are implemented in our online services. Personal information collected during your visit of our web pages is being processed according to the legal provision.
1. Processing of personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as name, etc.
If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily.
We collect and process data you provide to us using the contact form. In doing so we comply with the legal erasure provisions. The controller according to the data protection law is Jowat.
When you contact us via the contact form, we ask for your location, name, and e-mail address. In addition, you can also voluntarily provide additional information (e.g. your first name, phone number, etc.).
By sending application materials, the applicant consents for the transmitted data (e.g. first and last name, address, e-mail address, phone number, etc.) to be stored according to the legal provisions.
In the event of a negative decision or if the application is rejected, the transmitted data will be deleted no later than 4 months after the application processes has ended. This shall not apply if deleting the data would be against legal provisions or if the data is necessary for establishing a claim.
If a contract is signed following the application, your data may be stored and used for the purpose of the standard organisational and administrative process, in compliance with the relevant legal provisions.
If we cannot offer you a vacancy at present and if, based on your profile, we think that your application could also be interesting for future job openings, we will store your personal application data for twelve months, provided that you expressly agree to such a storage and use.
You can object to the storage of your application data at any time. The data will be deleted without undue delay as soon as we have received your objection. Of course, you also have the right to withdraw your application at any time.
We expressly point out that applications, especially CVs, certificates, and further data you send us, may contain very sensitive information (e.g. regarding mental and physical health). If you transmit such information with your application, you expressly agree for that data to be collected, processed, and used by Jowat for job filling purposes.
In addition, we point out that the data you send may be used to create statistics about the application process. Those statistics are created exclusively for our own purposes and are always anonymous, in no case personalised.
The use of contact details published due to legal obligations, like mailing addresses, phone or fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, by third parties for the purpose of sending information not explicitly requested is not permitted. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against senders of so-called spam mails if this interdiction is violated.
2. Information shared with third parties
The author reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.
All offers are not-binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement.
4. Referrals and links
The author is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from his pages – unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site from viewing those pages. If any damage occurs by the use of information presented there, only the author of the respective pages might be liable, not the one who has linked to those pages. Furthermore, the author is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guestbooks, or mailing lists provided on his page.
The author hereby expressly states that at the time of setting the link, there was no evidence of illegal content on the linked pages. The author has no influence on the current and future design, contents, or copyright of the linked pages. Therefore, the author dissociates himself explicitely from all changes concerning the contents of linked pages that were made after the pages were linked. This statement is valid for all links and references within the website created by the author as well as for links and references from third parties and in guestbooks, discussion forums, lists of links, mailing lists, and all other forms of data bases to whose contents external write access is possible. Liability for illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents and in particular for any damage resulting from the use or non-use of information presented in this manner lies exclusively with the provider of the linked website and not with the party merely referring to such published material by means of links.
5. Copyright and trademarks
The author aims to observe the copyright of any graphic, sound files, video sequence, or text in all publications, to use his own graphics, sound files, video sequences, or text, or to make use of royalty-free graphics, sound files, video sequences, or text.
All trademarks and brands mentioned on this website, including those protected by third parties, are without limitation subject to the provisions under the respective law on trademark and related signs and the rights of the registered copyright holder. The sole fact that such trademarks are cited should not be deemed to indicate that they are not protected by third party rights!
The copyright of published data of any kind created by the author solely belongs to the author of the website. The duplication, reproduction, and use of such graphics, sound files, video sequences, and text in other electronic or print media is not permissible without the express prior consent of the author.
6. Use of Google Maps
Our website uses Google Maps API, a cartographic service of Google Inc. ("Google"), to display an interactive map and to create driving directions. Due to the use of Google Maps, some information regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to and stored on one of Google’s servers in the USA. Google may transmit the information collected through Google Maps to third parties when required to do so by law or if third parties process that information on behalf of Google.
Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
7. Google Analytics
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
For more information about Google’s policy regarding the processing of personal data in its advertisement network, visit policies.google.com/privacy
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
Our web page uses session cookies. Cookies are small files which are stored by the operator of a web page on your computer. Certain functions of our website require the storage of data in cookies (e.g. the navigation or the "secure members’ area"). Temporary cookies are deleted automatically when the browser is closed. They only contain a unique number (session ID) which allows the server to recognise when subsequent requests of the browser come from the same user. Temporary cookies are used by many servers and pose no security risk.
The data is not stored permanently. Temporarily created cookies provide the benefit of having to enter your personal information only once when you fill out different forms on our website.
9. Access to personal data
You can find out if and what personal information Jowat holds about you, upon request and free of charge. Please inform us of any incorrect data concerning your person, so that we can correct, lock, or delete it. If you have further questions relating to our data protection policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Data subjects have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the information outlined in article 15 of GDPR.
Data subjects have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them, as well as to have incomplete personal data completed.
In addition, data subjects have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning them without undue delay where one of the grounds outlined in article 17 of GDPR applies, e.g. if the data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected (right to be forgotten).
Data subjects have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the conditions outlined in article 18 of GDPR applies, e.g. where the data subject has objected to processing pending the verification by the controller.
Data subjects have the right to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning them. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (art. 21 of GDPR).
Data subjects have the right to receive personal data concerning them which they have provided to a controller in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. Data subjects have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where the processing is based on consent or on a contract (art. 20 of GDPR). This right shall not apply if the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, the rights and freedoms of another person are affected, and the transmission would not be technically feasible.
Data subjects have the right to withdraw consent at any time where processing is based on a consent (according to art. 6 paragraph 1 a or art. 9 paragraph 2 a of GDPR).
Data subjects have the right to be informed of the possible consequences of failure to provide the personal data.
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes the GDPR (art. 77 of GDPR). The data subject can lodge the complaint with a supervisory authority in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement. The competent authority in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia is the North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (LDI NRW), Kavalleriestr. 2-4 in 40213 Düsseldorf.
If the purpose of personal data processing changes, further information will be provided by Jowat.
10. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.
11. Changes to our data protection policy