This privacy information applies to all companies of the Georg Fischer Corporation (see About GF
, referred to individually and collectively as “GF”). It provides details of the type, scope, and purposes of the processing of personal data within the context of the application procedure. GF processes the data that you make available to GF in connection with your (speculative) application (online, by e-mail, or in writing). If you make a speculative application and give your consent, we will forward your application to other GF companies if appropriate.
Controller and GF Corporate Data Protection Officer
Under data protection law, the controller responsible for the processing of your data is the GF company to which you apply. If necessary, you may contact the GF Corporate Data Protection Officer by post at the following address: Georg Fischer Ltd, Amsler-Laffon-Strasse 9, 8201 Schaffhausen, Switzerland, or at email@example.com
If you apply via the online portal, you need to create an applicant profile for yourself for this purpose. To do this, you must give your title, first name(s), last name, e-mail address, date of birth and password, upload your resume and select the user language you prefer. You are free to upload other data and information that you deem relevant to your application, up to the data available volume limit.
Purposes and legal basis of data processing
GF processes your data in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and national data protection laws exclusively
- for the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract (pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (b) GDPR): management of the appointment process, administration of the online portal, assessment of your experience and qualifications, and, if applicable, in connection with the conclusion of an employment contract. If an employment contract is concluded, it will be agreed with you what personal data may be stored, for how long and for what purpose;
- for compliance with a legal obligation (pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (c) GDPR): compliance with checking and reporting obligations under tax law and compliance with statutory retention periods;
- for the purpose of legitimate interests (pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR): statistical purposes or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
- if you have explicitly given your consent (pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR): jobs subscription and data release.
Transfer of data
Without your express prior consent, GF will transfer your data only insofar as is permitted and necessary. If GF transfers your data to countries with a level of data protection that is not equivalent to that in the EU, the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, this will take place only if adequate data protection is guaranteed in such countries (for example, through EU standard contractual clauses or the US Privacy Shield).
Retention and erasure
You may yourself at any time erase the applicant profile that you created in the online portal.
If an employment contract is not concluded, and if you do not request the erasure of your data at an earlier time, your data will be automatically erased or rendered anonymous at the latest six months after completion of the application procedure.
If you applied online and gave appropriate consent under “Data release”, your data will not be erased after six months at the latest as set out above. Instead, they will be stored for the duration of your application procedure and for a further 24 months. This is so that, as requested, you can be notified by e-mail of other suitable vacancies at GF if they arise. After this period has elapsed, your data will likewise be automatically erased or rendered anonymous. If you wish to have your data erased before this, please inform GF. You may withdraw your consent given under “Data consent” at any time without stating reasons.
The above does not apply if legal provisions preclude erasure, further storage is required for purposes of furnishing evidence, or you have consented to a more extended period of storage (in particular in connection with your employment contract). Differing provisions may apply to countries outside the EEA (for example: China and United States of America 2 years; starting with the rejection)
If you have registered for a jobs subscription on the GF website and therefore have given your consent for the use of certain items of data provided by you, this data will be used to inform you by e-mail (newsletter) of vacancies at GF that we believe may be of interest to you. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time using the “Unsubscribe” link incorporated into every newsletter and thereby, at the same time, activate the erasure or rendering anonymous of the data you provided for this purpose.
Information security and confidentiality
GF protects your data from unauthorized access, misuse or inappropriate transfer, unauthorized alteration, and illegal destruction or accidental loss by taking appropriate technical and organizational measures. Every party that legally has access to your data is obliged by GF to treat this data in confidence and to protect it.
You may at any time object to the processing of your data vis-à-vis GF with effect for the future or withdraw your consent; you may also exercise your right to access, rectification or erasure, restriction of processing, and data portability. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the GF Corporate Data Protection Officer or also at any time to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by GF.
This data protection information may be amended from time to time without prior notice.
Updated: June 2020