Data Privacy

General data protection notes

General data protection notes

§1 General information

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Mercedes-Benz Consulting”) is delighted by your visit to the website and your interest in the company and the services it offers. We take the protection of your private data very seriously and want you to feel comfortable when you visit our website. The protection of your privacy during processing of personal data is an important concern for us and one we take into consideration in our business processes.

The information we have provided below will inform you about which data is stored when using our website and how this data is used. Mercedes-Benz Consulting websites may contain links to websites of other providers to which this privacy statement does not extend.

Please take adequate time to read this information.

§2 Responsible body

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH
Esslinger Str. 1
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Phone: +49 711 1770402
Fax: +49 711 1770403
E-Mail: info@mercedes-benz-consulting.de

§3 Data Protection Officer / Data Protection Coordinator

Please write to our Data Protection Officer or Data Protection Coordinator if you have any questions regarding processing of your personal data.

Data Protection Officer:
Chief Officer Corporate Data Protection Daimler AG
HPC G353
70546 Stuttgart
E-Mail: data.protection@daimler.com

Data Protection Coordinator:
Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH
Esslinger Straße 1
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Phone: +49 711 1770402
Fax: +49 711 1770403
E-Mail: data.protection@mercedes-benz-consulting.de

§4 Types of data collected

Personal data is information through which we can relate directly or indirectly to you as a per-son. It includes your first and last name, gender, address, telephone number, date of birth and email address.

We process personal data collected during visits to our websites in accordance with the data protection regulations of the country in which the body responsible for data processing is located. Our data protection policy is otherwise governed by the Data Protection Code of Conduct applicable to Daimler AG (hereinafter “Daimler”). We may process different data relating to you, depending on the purpose and manner in which you visit our website.

  • Personal data
  • Contact and applicant data
  • Access data
  • Device information
  • Connection data
  • Communication data
  • Other information: Data that you provide us with voluntarily while using the website or related activities, but also from other sources such as social media or other (public) databases

§5 Purpose of personal data

Mercedes-Benz Consulting uses your personal data for a variety of purposes. The following is an overview of relevant processing purposes:

  • Support and assistance: Contact inquiries, inquiries about the current status of the application or questions about advertised vacancies
  • Marketing and advertising: Mailings to employees, customers and partners
  • Conclusion and realization of contracts: Recruitment of new employees, but also the sale of services and products
  • Security and protection: Use of technical security measures to protect against unfair use of the website
  • Fulfillment of legal obligations and/or observance of legal claims: Release of information to security authorities based on applicable national or international laws or other regulations

§6 Legal basis for user of your data

The processing of your data is based in particular on one of the following legal bases:

  • Valid consent granted by you which you can revoke at any time;
  • to create or realize a contract or any other commitments directly related to this;
  • to assert and exercise legal entitlements;
  • to comply with legal obligations;
  • to pursue the legitimate interests of Mercedes-Benz Consulting, such as
    • management of the company; or
    • ensuring the safety and security of the company and established and practiced business enterprise;
  • to protect the vital interests of a natural person.

§7 Disclosure of your data to third parties

Your personal data may be shared with other companies or legal entities under certain circumstances, particularly service providers, business partners, affiliate companies such as Daimler AG, public authorities and legal entities in connection with insolvency or similar proceedings.

§8 Transfer of your data to other countries

Mercedes-Benz Consulting is a global player. Some of your data is also processed in countries outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA). In such cases, we ensure that the level of data protection provided for your information is sufficiently high through, for example, contractual agreements with our business partners or service providers, or we ask for your express consent.

§9 Use of cookies

We use cookies and other tracking tools when users visit our website. For more information on this, see our cookie guidelines.

§10 Social networks (links)

We have integrated links to various social media services on our website. Clicking the appropriate icon will redirect you to the website of the respective provider. If you select the link for a service with the mouse, you can click on the Follow button to follow our activities on the plat-form.

Please refer to privacy policy of the providers for information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of data by the providers and your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy in this respect.

§11 Storage of data

Otherwise, we delete your personal data as soon as the purpose for which we have collected and processed the data ceases to apply. Beyond this time period, data storage only takes place to the extent made necessary by the legislation, regulations or other legal provisions to which we are subject in the EU or by legal provisions in third-party countries if these have an appropriate level of data protection. Should it not be possible to delete data in individual cases, the relevant personal data are flagged to restrict their further processing.

§12 Secure data transmission

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized accessing by third parties. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvement in line with technological developments.

§13 Rights of the data subject and right of appeal to a supervisory authority

As a data subject, you have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have consented to the processing of your personal data by us, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The legality of processing your personal data before revocation remains unaffected. We may further process such data pursuant to another applicable legal basis, e.g. for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (cf. section “Legal basis for user of your data”).

Right to object
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) on grounds relating to your particular situation. If you object, we will only process your personal data if we can prove compelling legitimate reasons that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

We ask you to address your claims or declarations to the following contact address if possible: data.protection@mercedes-benz-consulting.de.

Complaints against Mercedes-Benz Consulting can be asserted through the supervisory authorities. The authority responsible for Mercedes-Benz Consulting is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for Baden-Württemberg:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg
Königstraße 10a
70173 Stuttgart
Telefon: 0711 / 615541 – 0
Telefax: 0711 / 615541 – 15
E-Mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

Updated: September 2019

Cookies

Cookies

§1 What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. They help us identify particularly popular areas of our internet offering. This enables us to tailor the content of our web pages more specifically to suit your needs and improve our internet offering for you. Cookies can be used to determine if your computer has already communicated with our web pages. Only the cookie on your computer is identified in this respect. Personal data may be stored in cookies if you have consented to this (e.g. to facilitate protected online access so that you need not re-enter your user ID and password). A cookie of this nature contains at least two components: the name and the value of the file.

There is also a self-expiring date in most cases which can schedule any arbitrary cookie lifetime. This is why a distinction is made between so-called session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted automatically when the browser closes. Persistent cookies are stored initially on your computer and only deleted after a specific time has expired. These cookies remember your preferences when you next visit the website

§2 Cookies used on the Mercedes-Benz Consulting website

For statistical processing of data, Mercedes-Benz Consulting uses Google Analytics.

The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

§3 IP anonymization

We have the IP anonymization function activated on this website. This means that Google will abbreviate your IP address within the member states of the European Union, or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, before transfer to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. 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 activities, and provide the website operator with other services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address of your browser transferred through Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

§4 Objection to the use of cookies

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent your data from being collected on future visits. Deactivate Google Analytics.
You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s data protection statement:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

§5 Administration and deletion of all cookies

You can, of course, object to the use of our cookies and third-party cookies at any time by configuring your internet browser so that it does not accept cookies. Please refer to the help function of your inter-net browser for details in this respect. However, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that some features of our website may not function or not be fully usable in this case, a consequence which we cannot rule.
In addition, the following is a list of links that could be of use to you.

Updated: September 2019

Notes on the online application process

Notes on the online application process

§1 General information

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Mercedes-Benz Consulting”) is delighted by the interest you have shown in working in our company. We take the protection of your private data very seriously and want you to feel perfectly comfortable in this respect, particularly with regard to your online application. The protection of your privacy during processing of personal data is an important concern for us and one we take into consideration in our business processes.

The information we have provided below will inform you about which data is stored when using the “Online Application” feature and how this data is used. This privacy statement applies exclusively to the aforementioned functionality and is therefore an addition to the general privacy policy which can be viewed in the footer of our website.

Please take enough time to read this information

§2 Responsible body

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH
Esslinger Str. 1
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Telefon: +49 711 1770402
Telefax: +49 711 1770403
E-Mail: info@mercedes-benz-consulting.de

§3 Data Protection Officer / Data Protection Coordinator

Please write to our Data Protection Officer or Data Protection Coordinator if you have any questions regarding processing of your personal data.

Data Protection Officer:
Chief Officer Corporate Data Protection Daimler AG
Daimler AG
HPC G353
70546 Stuttgart
E-Mail: data.protection@daimler.com

Data Protection Coordinator:
Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH
Esslinger Straße 1
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Telefon: +49 711 1770402
Telefax: +49 711 1770403
E-Mail: data.protection@mercedes-benz-consulting.de

§4 Types of data collected

Personal data is information through which we can relate directly or indirectly to you as a person. It includes your first and last name, gender, address, telephone number, date of birth and email address.

We process personal data collected during visits to our websites in accordance with the data protection regulations of the country in which the body responsible for data processing is located. Our data protection policy is otherwise governed by the Data Protection Code of Conduct applicable to Daimler AG. Various types of data are collected as part of an online application:

  • Data contained in the documents submitted by the applicant (e.g. resume (CV), cover letter, motivation, references, certificates, verifications);
  • the applicant’s first and last name
  • address information
  • communication data
  • how the applicant’s attention has been attracted to the advertised position;
  • the URL of the applicant’s website;
  • the applicant’s earliest possible starting date;
  • the applicant’s salary expectation;
  • where appropriate, data on the assessment and evaluation of an applicant in the application process (no automated decision-making, including profiling).

§5 Purpose of personal data

When you use the “Online Application” feature on our website, personal data is collected via a software platform operated by a carefully selected external service provider committed to complying with relevant data protection regulations. Personal data collected in connection with an application is in all cases only used to process those applications submitted and to fill advertised vacancies. Any use of this data above and beyond this would only occur if and to the extent that this would be necessary to fulfill a legal obligation and/or to safeguard legal claims. Processing is initially restricted upon completion of the application process. Deletion then follows if storage periods and obligations no longer conflict with this.

§6 Legal basis for use of your data

Processing of your data is based on one of the following legal bases:

  • Valid consent granted by you where appropriate which you can revoke at any time with effect for the future;
  • Art. 6 Subsection 1 b); Art. 88 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
  • Art. 6 Subsection 1 c) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
  • Section 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (latest version – § 26 BDSG (neu)).

§7 Disclosure of your data to third parties

Data collected during the application process is not disclosed to third parties. Any use of this data above and beyond this would only apply if and to the extent that this would be necessary to fulfill a legal obligation and/or to safeguard legal claims.

§8 Disclosure of your data to other countries

In principle, personal data collected in connection with an application will not be transferred to third countries, but is processed exclusively in member states of the European Union. Remote maintenance and support which can be realized from third countries represent the sole exception to this principle. Each incident of this remote maintenance and support is approved in advance by Mercedes-Benz Consulting.

Contractual agreement on standard data protection clauses ensures in these cases that the level of protection guaranteed by the GDPR is not exceeded. We will be more than happy to provide you with a copy of these standard data protection clauses should you so wish. Please direct your inquiry towards the Data Protection Coordinator at Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH. You can find his contact details under Section 3 of this privacy statement (see subitem “Data Protection Coordinator”).

§ 9 Use of cookies

We use cookies and other tracking tools during visits to our website. Please refer to our cookie policy for more information in this respect.

§10 Storage of data

The duration of data storage is:

Beginning of an employment relationship:
– 10 years (start of period: termination of the employment relationship)

Without the beginning of an employment relationship (rejection):

All applicant and communication data exchanged during an application process is automatically reduced by the system to master data (all personal data is deleted) four months after a rejection is issued. After this time, the data can no longer be associated with a particular person. After a further nine months, the master data is also automatically deleted from the system.

Without the beginning of an employment relationship (pool rejection)::

Applications that are included in our applicant pool (pool rejection) during the application process do not undergo master data reduction after four months. Potential inclusion in the pool is subject to your active consent during the online application process (consent to inclusion in the pool and to the use of your data). All of the data is retained on the system for a period of twelve months following the rejection (inclusion in the pool), after which it is also automatically deleted from the system. If the pool application is actively included in a selection process during these twelve months – following consultation with and consent from the applicant – the time-based deletion process is restarted.

§11 Secure data transmission

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized accessing by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

§12 Rights of the data subject affected and the right of appeal to a supervisory authority

As a data subject, you have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have consented to the processing of your personal data by us, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The legality of processing your personal data before revocation remains unaffected. We may further process such data pursuant to another applicable legal basis, e.g. for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (cf. section “Legal basis for user of your data”).

Right to object
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) on grounds relating to your particular situation. If you object, we will only process your personal data if we can prove compelling legitimate reasons that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

We ask you to address your claims or declarations to the following contact address if possible: data.protection@mercedes-benz-consulting.de.

Complaints against Mercedes-Benz Consulting can be asserted through the supervisory authorities. The responsible authority for Mercedes-Benz Consulting is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg
Königstraße 10a
70173 Stuttgart
Phone: 0711 / 615541 – 0
Fax: 0711 / 615541 – 15
E-Mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

Updated: September 2019

Further information about privacy:

Information obligations according to Art. 13 and 14 GDPR

Information obligations according to Art. 13 and 14 GDPR

§1 Notes on registering as a participant (or training coordinator) for events by Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Mercedes-Benz Consulting”) is delighted by your visit to the website and your interest in the company and the services it offers. We take the protection of your private data very seriously and want you to feel comfortable when you visit our website. The protection of your privacy during processing of personal data is an important concern for us and one we take into consideration in our business processes.

The information we have provided below will inform you about which data is stored when using our website and how this data is used. Mercedes-Benz Consulting websites may contain links to websites of other providers to which this privacy statement does not extend.

Please take adequate time to read this information.
Participation in online events by Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH is associated with image, sound and/or video recording and publishing only within the group of registered participants.

For this, we need your declaration of consent. Logging on requires your e-mail address as a user name. The user name is anonymized when the recording of the event is published and is therefore not given in connection with the recordings.

By logging on, you agree to the following usage conditions:

§2 Usage conditions

With this, you consent to the online event you have booked will be recorded in whole or in part. This includes, among other things, chats, surveys, presentations, work groups, and image, sound and video recordings of you. The publishing is done unremunerated and for an unlimited time by Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH for the following purpose:

For distribution and provision within the registered group of participants and within the learning environment to report on the event.

If the recordings are to be used for other purposes, you will be asked ahead of time for your consent.

Insofar as your photo shows indications of your ethnic origin, religion or health (e.g. skin color, head covering, eyeglasses), your consent also applies to this information.

The legal basis for processing personal data is your voluntary consent under Art. 6 paragraph 1 (a) of the GDPR. This declaration is subject only to German law.

§3 Responsible body

Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH
Esslinger Str. 1
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Phone: +49 711 1770402
Fax: +49 711 1770403
E-Mail: info@mercedes-benz-consulting.de

§4 Data Protection Officer / Data Protection Coordinator

Please write to our Data Protection Officer or Data Protection Coordinator if you have any questions regarding processing of your personal data.

Data Protection Officer:
Chief Officer Corporate Data Protection Daimler AG
Daimler AG
HPC G353
70546 Stuttgart
E-Mail: data.protection@daimler.com

Data Protection Coordinator:
Mercedes-Benz Consulting GmbH
Esslinger Straße 1
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Phone: +49 711 1770402
Fax: +49 711 1770403
E-Mail: data.protection@mercedes-benz-consulting.de

§5 Types of data collected

Personal data is information through which we can relate directly or indirectly to you as a per-son. It includes your first and last name, gender, address, telephone number, date of birth and email address.

We process personal data collected during visits to our websites in accordance with the data protection regulations of the country in which the body responsible for data processing is located. Our data protection policy is otherwise governed by the Data Protection Code of Conduct applicable to Daimler AG (hereinafter “Daimler”). We may process different data relating to you, depending on the purpose and manner in which you visit our website.

  • Contact data
  • Access data
  • Order-related data
  • Education history
  • Occupation/Qualifications
  • if necessary, optional information on attainment of learning objectives

§6 Purpose of personal data

Mercedes-Benz Consulting uses your personal data for a variety of purposes. The following is an overview of relevant processing purposes:

  • Training organization
  • Conduct of training
  • Invoicing
  • Creation of participation confirmations
  • Creation of certificates
  • Optimization and testing of processes for needs analysis and direct customer contact.
  • Market/opinion research, marketing and advertising, if you have not objected to use.
  • Measures for business management and further development of our services.
  • Safety and protection: Use of technical safety measures to protect against dishonest use of the website.
  • Fulfillment of legal obligations and/or protection of legal claims: Release of information to safety authorities based on corresponding national and international law or other regulations.

§7 Legal basis for user of your data

The processing of your data is based in particular on one of the following legal bases:

  • Valid consent granted by you which you can revoke at any time;
  • to create or realize a contract or any other commitments directly related to this;
  • to assert and exercise legal entitlements;
  • to comply with legal obligations;
  • to pursue the legitimate interests of Mercedes-Benz Consulting, such as
    • management of the company; or
    • ensuring the safety and security of the company and established and practiced business enterprise;
  • to protect the vital interests of a natural person.

§8 Disclosure of your data to third parties

Your personal data may be shared with other companies or legal entities under certain circumstances, particularly service providers, business partners, affiliate companies such as Daimler AG, public authorities and legal entities in connection with insolvency or similar proceedings.

§9 Transfer of your data to other countries

Mercedes-Benz Consulting is a global player. Some of your data is also processed in countries outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA). In such cases, we ensure that the level of data protection provided for your information is sufficiently high through, for example, contractual agreements with our business partners or service providers, or we ask for your express consent.

§10 Use of cookies

We use cookies and other tracking tools when users visit our website. For more information on this, see our cookie guidelines.

§11 Storage of data

Otherwise, we delete your personal data as soon as the purpose for which we have collected and processed the data ceases to apply. Beyond this time period, data storage only takes place to the extent made necessary by the legislation, regulations or other legal provisions to which we are subject in the EU or by legal provisions in third-party countries if these have an appropriate level of data protection. Should it not be possible to delete data in individual cases, the relevant personal data are flagged to restrict their further processing.

§12 Secure data transmission

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized accessing by third parties. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvement in line with technological developments.

§13 Rights of the data subject affected and right of appeal to a supervisory authority

As a data subject, you have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have consented to the processing of your personal data by us, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The legality of processing your personal data before revocation remains unaffected. We may further process such data pursuant to another applicable legal basis, e.g. for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (cf. section “Legal basis for user of your data”).

Right to object
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) on grounds relating to your particular situation. If you object, we will only process your personal data if we can prove compelling legitimate reasons that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

We ask you to address your claims or declarations to the following contact address if possible: data.protection@mercedes-benz-consulting.de.

Complaints against Mercedes-Benz Consulting can be asserted through the supervisory authorities. The authority responsible for Mercedes-Benz Consulting is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for Baden-Württemberg:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg
Königstraße 10a
70173 Stuttgart
Phone: 0711 / 615541 – 0
Fax: 0711 / 615541 – 15
E-Mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

Updated: September 2019

Further information about privacy: