The following privacy policy applies to the use of our online offerings www.frankethomsen.de and www.frankethomsen.com (hereinafter referred to as “Website”). We place great importance on data protection. The collection and processing of your personal data are carried out in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, particularly the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1. Responsible Party

The responsible party for the collection, processing, and use of your personal data in terms of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is Franke & Thomsen Projekt- und Baumanagement GmbH, Neuer Wall 57, 20354 Hamburg. You can reach our data protection officer via the following email address: dsb@frankethomsen.de. If you wish to object to the collection, processing, or use of your data by us in accordance with this privacy policy as a whole or for individual measures, you can address your objection to the responsible party. You can save and print this privacy policy at any time.

2. General Purposes of Processing

We use personal data for the purpose of operating the website and for acquisition purposes.

3. What Data We Use and Why

3.1 Hosting
The hosting services we use serve the provision of the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services, and technical maintenance services, which we use for the purpose of operating the website. In this context, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties, and visitors to this website based on our legitimate interest in an efficient and secure provision of our website in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 f) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR.

3.2 Access Data
We collect information about you when you use this website. We automatically collect information about your usage behavior and interaction with us and record data about your computer or mobile device. We collect, store, and use data about every access to our website (so-called server log files). Access data includes:

Name and URL of the retrieved file
Date and time of retrieval
Transferred data volume
Notification of successful retrieval (HTTP response code)
Browser type and version
Operating system
Referrer URL (i.e., the previously visited page)
Websites accessed by the user’s system via our website
Internet service provider of the user
IP address and the requesting provider

We use this log data without assigning it to your person or otherwise profiling it for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operating, securing, and optimizing our website, but also for the anonymous recording of the number of visitors to our website (traffic) as well as the scope and nature of the use of our website and services, as well as for billing purposes to measure the number of clicks received from cooperation partners. Based on this information, we can provide personalized and location-based content, analyze traffic, troubleshoot and fix errors, and improve our services. This is also our legitimate interest under Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 f) GDPR.

We reserve the right to subsequently check log data if there are concrete indications of illegal use. We store IP addresses in the log files for a limited period if this is necessary for security purposes or for the provision of services or billing of a service, e.g., if you use one of our offers. After the termination of the order process or after receipt of payment, we delete the IP address if it is no longer required for security purposes. We also store IP addresses if we have a concrete suspicion of a crime related to the use of our website. Furthermore, we store the date of your last visit as part of your account (e.g., during registration, login, clicking links, etc.).

3.3 Cookies
We use so-called session cookies to optimize our website. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent by the respective servers when you visit a website and stored temporarily on your hard drive. This file as such contains a so-called session ID, which allows various requests from your browser to be assigned to the same session. This enables your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. These cookies are deleted after you close your browser. They are used, for example, so that you can use the shopping cart function across multiple pages.

We also use a small number of persistent cookies (also small text files that are stored on your end device) that remain on your end device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit. These cookies are stored on your hard drive and delete themselves after a specified period. Their lifespan ranges from 1 month to 10 years. This enables us to present our offer to you in a more user-friendly, effective, and secure manner and, for example, to display information on the site tailored to your interests. Our legitimate interest in using cookies under Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 f) GDPR lies in making our website more user-friendly, effective, and secure.

The following data and information are stored in the cookies:

Log-in information
Language settings
Entered search terms
Information about the number of visits to our website as well as the use of individual functions of our internet presence

When the cookie is activated, it is assigned an identification number, and no assignment of your personal data to this identification number is made. Your name, IP address, or similar data that would enable the cookie to be assigned to you are not inserted into the cookie. Based on the cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymized information, for example, about which pages of our shop were visited, which products were viewed, etc.

You can configure your browser to inform you in advance about the setting of cookies and decide in individual cases whether to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general or to completely prevent cookies. This may limit the functionality of the website.

3.4 Data for Fulfilling Our Contractual Obligations
We process personal data that we need to fulfill our contractual obligations, such as name, address, email address, ordered products, billing, and payment data. The collection of this data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract.

The data will be deleted after the expiration of the warranty periods and legal retention periods. Data linked to a user account (see below) is retained in any case for the duration of the account maintenance. The legal basis for processing this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 b) GDPR, as this data is needed so that we can fulfill our contractual obligations to you.

3.5 Email Correspondence
If you contact us (e.g., via a contact form or email), we will process your information to handle the request and in case follow-up questions arise. If the data processing is carried out to perform pre-contractual measures that are carried out at your request or, if you are already our customer, to perform the contract, the legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 b) GDPR. We process additional personal data only if you consent to it (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 a) GDPR) or if we have a legitimate interest in processing your data (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 f) GDPR). A legitimate interest lies, for example, in responding to your email.

Privacy Notice for Applicants according to Art. 13 GDPR regarding Data Processing in the Application and Recruitment Process

By submitting your application documents via email, post, or the online form, you consent to the following provisions in accordance with Article 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR. If you refuse to give your consent, your application cannot be considered in the application and recruitment process.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data
For the application and recruitment process, the following data from your application documents will be electronically recorded and stored:

Personal data (name, first name, title, address)
Communication data (phone number, mobile phone number, email address)
Equal opportunities/disability status, if applicable, degree of disability
Data on education and training
Data on previous professional career, training and work certificates
Information on other qualifications
Date of application

Duration of Data Storage
Your application documents (submitted electronically or by post) and the electronically recorded data will be irrevocably deleted or destroyed five months after the conclusion of the specific recruitment process. This does not apply if legal provisions prevent deletion, further storage is necessary for evidence purposes, or you have expressly consented to longer storage.

Responsible Party for Data Collection, Contact Person, and Recipients
The responsible party for data collection in terms of the EU Data Protection Regulation is Franke & Thomsen Projekt- und Baumanagement GmbH, Neuer Wall 57, 20354 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)40-30069880

For questions regarding data protection matters, you can contact the contact person of the job advertisement or info@frankethomsen.de

Your data will be processed exclusively by Franke & Thomsen Projekt- und Baumanagement GmbH within the application and recruitment process and will not be passed on to third parties.

Right to Information, Revocation, and Deletion
You have the right to receive information at any time about the data stored about you and their origin and recipients. You can object to the use of your data for the application and recruitment process at any time with effect for the future and request the deletion of your data. However, this will lead to exclusion from the application process. Further information on your rights according to the GDPR can be found in Chapter 3 of the regulation in Sections 12 to 23 (https://dsgvo-gesetz.de).