Privacy statement

Privacy statement

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting our website. The protection and confidentiality of your personal data is of particular importance for StepStone.  

In this document we will inform you about the processing of personal data in connection with the services we offer at www.stepstone.be and other websites or apps (collectively referred to as “Platforms”) that incorporate this Privacy Statement. Personal data comprises all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (Article 4 (1) GDPR). This includes information such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, or telephone number. Information that is not directly associated with your identity, e.g. the number of users of an Internet site, does not fall within this scope. 

We provide you with a short version and a long version of our privacy statement. The short version gives you a quick overview of the essential aspects of data processing. The long version gives you a detailed insight.

Privacy Statement – Short Version

1. Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?
Data controller (hereinafter referred to as „StepStone“ or „we“) within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

StepStone NV/SA

Koningsstraat 47 Rue Royale

1000 Brussels

Tel: 02 209 98 00

E-mail: cs@stepstone.be

2. Contact details of the data protection officer
You can reach our data protection officer under the following contact details:
by e-mail at dataprotection@stepstone.be

3. Purposes and legal basis of the data processing and period for which data will be stored
We process personal data for various purposes, which can be grouped together in a general way as follows:

The personal data of the data subject are stored as long as the purpose exists. For more details, see the long version of the Privacy Policy.

4. Recipients or categories of recipients of personal data
We use data processors. These may therefore receive personal data, as described in detail in the long version of the Privacy Statement. Furthermore, we may also transmit or provide data to third parties within the scope of your consent or a contract with you, as described in particular in the long version, so that these can receive data as described there.

5. Transfer of data to countries outside the EU or the EEA
In certain cases, we transfer personal information to countries outside the EU or the EEA (so-called third countries). Essentially, this can be the case if you are applying for a job and the job provider is based in a third country. Furthermore, we use data processors or, within the scope of a legitimate interest, service providers that process data in some cases in third countries. More details can be found in the long version of the privacy statement. 

6. Duration for which personal data is stored
Generally speaking, the personal data is stored as long as the purpose exists. The individual storage periods have been set out in the long version for the respective purpose of the processing.

7. Rights of the data subject
You have various rights related to the processing of personal data. You have (depending on the circumstances) the right to request access to the personal data (Article 15 GDPR), to rectification (Article 16 DGVO) or erasure (Article 17 GDPR), to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR), a right to object (Art. 21 DSGVO) and a right to data portability  (Art. 20 DSGVO). If the processing is based on a consent, you can withdraw it at any time.
If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in violation of the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority.
Further information can be found in the long version of our privacy policy under “Rights of the data subject”.

8. Is there an obligation to provide personal information?
If you want to create a job agent or a MyStepStone account or if you would like to use our services as a business customer (you can find more details in the long version of the privacy statement), you have to provide certain data within the scope of the contract to be concluded. We will specify such data. In any other context, the provision of personal data is neither required by law nor by contract, nor are you required to provide personal information. However, the provision of personal data for the use of our services may also be partially required within the services we provide. In other words, if you do not provide us with the information we specify to be necessary, we may not be able to provide you with the full scope of services.

9. Amendment of the Privacy Statement; amendment of purpose
We reserve the right to change the privacy statement in accordance with the data protection regulations. The current version can be found here at this point or another place on our website or app that can easily be found. If we intend to process your data for other purposes than those for which it was collected, we will inform you in advance in accordance with the law.

Privacy Statement – Long Version

  1. Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data? 

The data controller (hereinafter referred to as “StepStone” or “we”) in the sense of the GDPR and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is: 

StepStone NV/SA 

Koningsstraat 47 Rue Royale 

1000 Brussels 

Tel: 02 209 98 00 

E-mail: cs@stepstone.be 

 2. Contact details of the data protection officer 

You can contact our data protection by e-mail at dataprotection@stepstone.be 

 

 3. Purposes and legal basis of the data processing and period for which data will be stored 

In the following we inform you about the different purposes for which we process personal data, on which legal basis such processing takes place, and for how long we store the data.  

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing personal data, Art. 6 (1) (a) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the legal basis for the processing of personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR will be the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions. If processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation that our company is subject to, Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR is the legal basis. If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights, and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR is the legal basis for processing. 

The personal data of the data subject will be stored for as long as the purpose continues.  

3.1 Data processing in the context of a general use of our Platforms and services 

3.1.1 General access to our Platforms 

With each access to our Platforms, we automatically collect data and information from the accessing device and store this data and information in the log files of the server. We may collect (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (known as referrers), (4) the sub-web pages that are accessed on our website (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used to defend any attacks against our IT systems. For security purposes, i.e. to be able to reconstruct an eventual attack against our Platforms, we store such data including the IP address for 14 days and then anonymize or delete such data. The IP address is required during the connection to transfer the contents of our Platform to your device. The legal basis for the processing and storage of the IP address is a legitimate interest as per Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest for the transmission of the IP address is that it is required to display the contents of the website; without transmission of the IP address it is not possible to display the content of the Platform. The legitimate interest for the temporary storage are our security interests. 

3.1.2 Optimization of search and recommendation functions 

We may also store information about your usage patterns on our Platforms in order to create statistical models to make our Platforms more user-friendly and, in particular, to optimize the functionalities to search for and recommend suitable job advertisements. In this context we also save your IP address in a pseudonymized form (that means that a natural person can no longer be identified based purely on the information in the statistical model) to exclude automated accesses (bots) to our Platforms when creating the statistical models. Legal basis for this purpose is Art. 6 (1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to ensure the functionality of the statistical model to improve our services. The IP address is deleted after one year.  

3.1.3 Application form 

If we provide an application form on our Platforms for job advertisements that are posted on our Platforms, and you complete this without being logged in to a MyStepStone account (see clause 3.2.2 below) and click the button to submit the application, we will submit the information you provide in the application form to the provider who posted the advertisement on our Platform. The legal basis here is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 GDPR.  

Please note that the respective recruiter might not be based in the EU or the EEA so it may be necessary under this contract to transfer the data to a country or that your application will be accessed from a country which has a lower level of protection under data protection law than in the EU or the EEA. Please note that in the case of an application where the recruiter is not revealed, there is usually no right be informed about the recipient, since this would adversely affect the confidentiality interests of the recruiter.

3.1.4 Newsletter 

If you register for a newsletter, we use your e-mail address to send you the respective newsletter, in which we regularly inform you about interesting topics. To ensure that you are properly registered for the newsletter, that is, to prevent unauthorized subscriptions on behalf of third parties, we will use a double-opt-in process and send you a confirmation e-mail after your first newsletter subscription; this e-mail will request you to confirm the subscription. The legal basis here is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 a GDPR. In connection with your newsletter registration, we also store your IP address plus the date and time of registration and confirmation, so that we can trace and prove the registration at a later date. The legal basis for this storage is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, where the legitimate interest is in being able to prove the registration. We will store your email address for sending you the newsletter until you unsubscribe or we stop sending the newsletter to you.  

Additionally we may send emails about StepStone services that are similar to those you already use. Legal basis is a legitimate interest as per Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely the pursuit of our business interests.

The newsletters contain what are known as tracking pixels tor the statistical evaluation of our newsletter campaigns. This is a miniature graphic embedded in HTML-formatted e-mails that lets us know if and when you opened an e-mail and which links in the e-mail were accessed. In this context your IP address will be transmitted to our servers, but we will not store the IP address or any other personal data. The legal basis for the use of these tracking pixels is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, where the legitimate interest is in being able to evaluate and optimize our newsletters. 

You may object to all types of StepStone newsletters at any time. 

3.1.5 Objections to marketing 

If you raise an objection with us against marketing purposes, we may put your personal contact information (name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address) on a blacklist to ensure that we no longer send you any unwanted marketing material. The legal basis is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, where the legitimate interest is that we can meet our obligations from your objection against marketing. The data will be stored for this purpose until you expressly withdraw the objection to marketing in writing.  

3.1.6 Contact form and e-mail contact 

Our Platforms provide contact forms that can be used to contact us electronically. By clicking the “Send” button, you consent to the transmission to us of the data entered in the input form. In addition, we save the date and time of your contact. Alternatively, contact via the e-mail address provided is possible. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted along with e-mail and our response will be stored. The personal data voluntarily transmitted to us in this context is used to process your inquiry and to contact you as needed. The legal basis for the transmission of the data is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. The data will be used for this purpose until the specific conversation with you has ended. The conversation will be deemed ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been conclusively clarified.  

3.1.7 StepStone surveys 

StepStone organizes market surveys from time to time. As part of such surveys we will not collect any personal data, but at the end of the survey we might offer you the opportunity to participate in a competition. In order to participate in the competition you will have to provide us with your e-mail address, which we will only use for the purpose of the competition to notify you if you have won a prize. In particular, the e-mail address will be stored completely separately from your answers to the survey. The legal basis for the storage of your email address is your consent under Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. We will store your email address for this purpose until the end of the respective competition. 

3.1.8 StepStone salary planner 

StepStone offers a salary planner. StepStone’s salary planner compares the salary-related details provided by users about the user’s current job position, salary, professional experience, education, age and gender with the same data of other users in an aggregated statistical database and analyzes this comparison in order to present a salary comparison for the user. After entering the above information and an e-mail address, StepStone will send the user an access link to the salary comparison after confirmation via double-opt-in email. The legal basis for this processing is your consent. Consent is deemed given when you click the respective button to receive the StepStone salary planner. We will store the salary planner we created for you for a period of five years. 

We can only provide you with the salary planner if we can statistically analyze all salary related details from all users. Thus, we will also collect the data provided by you under point 3 a to produce the salary comparison under clause 3 a in a statistical database. We will not store any personal data about you that could be linked directly to you. In particular, we will not store your email address in this database. The legal basis for this processing is a legitimate interest of StepStone to provide the salary planner and there is no reason why any of your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of personal data override our interest. 

3.1.9 Use of data processors for hosting and securing our platforms, administrative, troubleshooting, and support services 

We use data processors, which we list below, to provide our services. The legal basis for using these data processors is legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the execution of our business activities, particularly to provide the services described elsewhere in this Privacy Statement. No conflicting interest is apparent because we have entered into a data processing agreement with the respective processors under Art. 28 GDPR. 

3.1.9.1 Hosting 

We use data processors to host our Platforms and for back-up services, meaning that personal data that is stored on our platforms is transferred to these data processors. These data processors are Amazon Webservices, Inc., 410 Terry Drive Ave North, WA 98109-5210 Seattle, USA (who processes data solely in the EU), StepStone GmbH, Axel-Springer-Str. 65, 10969 Berlin, Germany and StepStone Continental Europe GmbH, Völklinger Straße 1, 40219 Düsseldorf, Germany. These data processors will store the data for the same duration as it is stored on our Platforms for the various purposes defined in this Privacy Statement.  

3.1.9.2 Administrative, troubleshooting, and support services 

We use StepStone Services sp. z o.o., ul. Domaniewska 50, 02-672 Warsaw, Poland, for administrative, troubleshooting, and support services, and which may consequently also have access to your personal data. Generally StepStone Services sp. z o.o should not store any personal data. This will only be done in exceptional cases, e.g. if needed to rectify technical issues. In such cases personal data will only be stored to the extent and for the duration that is necessary. 

3.1.9.3 Sending of e-mails and other messages 

For the sending of e-mails and messages through other electronic channels we use the services of Selligent GmbH, Atelierstraße 12, 81671 Munich, Germany, as a data processor, who in turn uses the following subcontractors 

  • Selligent Benelux NV, Kempische Steenweg, 305 box 401 Belgium 
  • Selligent International, Avenue de Finlande 2 box 2, 1420 Braine-L’Alleud, Belgium 
  • Selligent France SA, 20 Place des Vins de France RCS, 75012 Paris, France 
  • Selligent SA, 1420 Braine-l’Alleud, 2 avenue de Finlande, Belgium 
  • Selligent Iberica S.L.U, Caille Enrique Granados 86-88, Planta 3 °, 0008 Barcelona, ​​Spain 
  • Selligent Ltd, Second Floor, 45 Folgate Street, London E1 6GL, United Kingdom 
  • Selligent, Inc., 1300 Island Drive, Ste. 200, Redwood City, California 94065

Accordingly, these parties may also be provided with your personal data in the course of data processing commissioned by us. It will be stored there for a period that is otherwise lawful for purposes under this Privacy Statement, i.e. in particular for the contractual communications in the course of contracts with you or otherwise for promotional communications. 

The use of Selligent, Inc. is permitted under Art. 45 GDPR, as they are Privacy Shield certified and thus, according to the Implementing Decision of the Commission (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content / DE / TXT / HTML /? Uri = CELEX: 32016D1250 & from = DE), an adequate level of data protection exists. The certification can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000PBKYAA4&status=Active.

The legal basis for our use of Selligent is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely the execution of our business purposes in the course of the processes described elsewhere in this Privacy Statement. No conflicting interest is apparent in this respect, in particular due to the fact that we have entered into a data processing agreement with Selligent.  

3.1.9.4 Proxy caching and web application firewall 

We use Akamai Technologies GmbH, Parkring 20-22, 85748 Garching, Germany and Akamai Technologies, Inc., 150 Broadway, Cambridge, 02142 MA, USA as data processors for the purposes of proxy caching and web application firewall services. That means that any visit to our websites is routed through the servers of Akamai, meaning that the user will not be connected directly to our servers but to those of Akamai and Akamai will then request the content from our servers and will deliver it to the user. Proxy caching in this context means that Akamai will cache selected content (but not personal data) for a period of 24 hours, so that this can be delivered faster to you. The web application firewall means that Akamai will try to identify malicious web traffic and will prevent it from accessing our websites. Akamai does not store any personal data, but any dataflows between our servers and the user will be routed through Akamai, so that this can also include personal data. Data transferred to Akamai Technologies, Inc is transferred outside the EU and the EEA. This is permissible under Art. 45 GDPR because Akamai Technologies, Inc is Privacy Shield certified and thus an adequate level of protection exists according to the Implementing Decision of the Commission (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016D1250&from=DE). The certification can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000Gn4RAAS&status=Active. 

With respect to Akamai, the additional legitimate interest in the context of the legal basis is that we thereby are also implementing technical and organizational measures to protect our Platforms and the personal data stored on them. 

3.1.10 Google Re-Captcha 

In specific cases we use the reCAPTCHA service https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/ by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”) based on a legitimate interest (i.e. the interest to ensure the correctness of data, avoidance of automatic registrations / orders by so-called bots, and economical operation of our online offering within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR). 

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus warrants that it complies with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). 

We use re-Captcha to distinguish whether an input is made by a human or abusively by automated, mechanical processing. The query in this context includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. Your input will be transmitted to Google and analyzed for this purpose.  

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s Privacy Statement, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android. html. 

3.1.11 Cookies and similar technology 

We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser. We use such cookies both as a technical means of providing services on our Platforms as well as for analyzing the website behavior of our visitors and on that basis developing a more user-friendly design of our offerings. For this purpose, we may also use other techniques, such as tracking pixels or code in apps. In addition, we may use these cookies or other techniques to target you with interesting job advertisements and other content. For the sake of clarity, we have moved the information on cookies and similar techniques in section 4  of this Privacy Statement. More details can be found there.  

3.1.12.Network eG

For some of the job ads on our Platforms Network eG, Völklinger Str. 1, 40219 Düsseldorf, Germany, http://www.the-network.com/legal-information acts as intermediator. That means that some of the job ads published on our Platforms may contain
– a counting pixel from the Network eG, and/or
– or a redirection to the recruiter’s application site through a link of Network eG and/or
– a link to an application form operated by Network eGNetwork eG is an international sales alliance. It acts as intermediary between us and job boards from various other countries and enables the customers from these other job boards to publish their job ads on our Platforms.The above mentioned cases are part of the intermediation services provided by Network eG. In case of a link to an application form there will be a detailed privacy policy from the Network in such form, so that we do not go into details here.The purpose of the counting pixel is to count the number of visitors to the respective job ad in order to inform the customers how often the job ad was visited. The purpose of the redirection is to count how often the application button in the job ad was clicked. In these cases your IP address will be transmitted to Network eG but it will not be stored.Network eG may use technical service providers for hosting and administrative purposes, which are Amazon Webservices, Inc., 410 Terry Drive Ave North, WA 98109-5210 Seattle, USA (who processes data solely in the EU), StepStone GmbH, Axel-Springer-Str. 65, 10969 Berlin, Germany, StepStone Continental Europe GmbH, Völklinger Straße 1, 40219 Düsseldorf, Germany, Online Recruitment Network BVBA, StepStone N.V., Koningsstraat 47 Rue Royale, 1000 Brussels, Belgium and StepStone N.V., Koningsstraat 47 Rue Royale, 1000 Brussels, Belgium and for the purpose of web application firewall services Network may use Akamai Technologies GmbH, Parkring 20-22, 85748 Garching and Germany Akamai Technologies, Inc., 150 Broadway, Cambridge, 02142 MA, USA as data processors, i.e. Akamai will try to identify malicious web traffic and will prevent it from accessing Network’s services. Akamai does not store any personal data, but any dataflows between Network’s servers and you will be routed through Akamai, so that this can also include personal data. Akamai Technologies, Inc is Privacy Shield certified and thus an adequate level of protection exists according to the Implementing Decision of the Commission (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016D1250&from=DE). The certification can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000Gn4RAAS&status=Active.You are in no case legally, contractually or otherwise required or obliged to provide personal data in the context of the counting pixel or the redirection. No personal data will be stored as part of the counting pixel or the redirection. Network eG will only count the number of visitors on a purely anonymous basis. Since no personal data is stored, no right exists to request access to, rectification of, restriction of the processing of or data portability of personal data. You have the right to object to the aforementioned processing of your IP address, on grounds relating to your particular situation. In such case please contact Network eG directly. Notwithstanding any other administrative or judicial legal remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your place of residence, your workplace, or the place of the alleged breach if you are of the opinion that the counting pixel and/or the redirection breaches GDPR. The supervisory body to which the complaint was submitted will notify the complainant of the status and outcomes of the complaint including the option of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR.The legal basis is a legitimate interest of Network EG under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely that the Network can inform it’s customers of clicks on the apply button and/or the visitors to the job ads intermediated by Network eG. Since no personal data will be stored and in most cases the IP address does not directly relate to a natural person anyway, the Network eG’s interest is not overridden by your interest.

3.1.13.Youtube videos

In the context of a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 GDPR, namely an attractive design of our websites, we use the YouTube for the integration of videos. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, headquartered at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

On some of our websites we use plugins from YouTube. If you access our websites with such a plug-in – for example a media library – a connection to the YouTube servers will be established and the plugin will be displayed. It will then be communicated to the YouTube server which of our websites you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube, YouTube can assign this information to your personal user account. When using the plugin, e.g. by clicking on the start button of a video, Youtube can also assign this information to your user account. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube user account and other user accounts of the YouTube LLC and Google Inc. before using our website and deleting the corresponding cookies from the companies.
As a Google subsidiary, Youtube is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).For more information on data processing and tips for data protection by YouTube (Google), see www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 3.2 Data processing if you register for a Job Agent or a MyStepStone account 

StepStone offers a variety of services for your career development. StepStone aims to support you at all stages of your professional life. In particular, you can subscribe to a Job Agent and can create a MyStepStone account in which we process personal data. In this section 3.2, we inform you about the purpose, the respective legal basis as well as the storage duration of these processing operations. 

3.2.1 Job Agent 

First we offer you the opportunity to enter into a contract to receive a Job Agent. The purpose of data processing in the context of a Job Agent is for us to send you regular e-mails about job vacancies that correspond to a predefined profile or are recommended to you based on your user behavior. Details of the Job Agent can be found in our Terms of Use. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. We store the data under a contract for the use of the Job Agent for the duration of the contractual term, i.e. until you or we terminate your Job Agent. 

3.2.2 MyStepStone account 

Secondly we offer you the opportunity to enter into a contract for a MyStepStone account, where you can use additional functions and correspondingly define the scope of the contractual use. The purposes of the data processing under this contract are that: 

  • We will submit an application to a recruiter via your MyStepStone account when you complete our application form and click the button to submit the application. The legal basis is your contract with us as per to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b GDPR. Please note that the respective recruiter might not be based in the EU or the EEA so it may be necessary under this contract to transfer the data to a country or that your application will be accessed from a country which has a lower level of protection under data protection law than in the EU or the EEA. Please note that in the case of an application where the recruiter is not revealed, there is usually no right be informed about the recipient, since this would adversely affect the confidentiality interests of the recruiter.
  • We store the applications you make through our Platforms in your MyStepStone account for you until you delete a stored application.  
  • You can save individual job advertisements in your MyStepStone account,  
  • You can use additional functionalities of a Job Agent (see 3.2.1) 
  • You can administer the StepStone e-mail newsletters 
  • You can create a profile under the contract for your MyStepStone account. Which personal data is transmitted to us in this context depends on your uploads or your input into the relevant fields. We will analyze the content and structure of any uploaded documents in an automated process in order to improve the services we provide to you. You can define the scope of the contractual use of this profile. You can either use it to apply to vacant positions only (including applications to box number advertisements), see below; or you can make the profile accessible partially or fully to potential employers who are StepStone customers and use the StepStone CV database or similar products. In the context of profiles made fully available, we may also use your profile data to find publicly available, business-related social media profiles and link these to your profile. Your profile will be stored until you delete it or the contract for your MyStepStone account is terminated. Please be informed that, as far as you make your profile accessible to recruiters, a recruiter could also be located outside of the EU/EEA. That means that as part of the contract between you and us, it might be necessary, that your profile is accessed from a country that does not have the same level of data protection as the EU or EEA.  
  • If you have created a profile and access a job application form made available on our Platforms for job advertisements published on our Platforms, we will use your profile data to complete this form and, when you click the button to submit the application, we will send the data recorded with the form and make your profile accessible to the recruiter who published the respective job advertisement with us. Again, Please be informed that the respective recruiter might not be located in the EU or EEA, so that as part of the contract between you and us, it might be necessary, that the data is transmitted to or accessed from a country that does not have the same level of data protection as the EU or EEA. 

Further details about the MyStepStone account can be found in our Terms of Use. In connection with the registration of a MyStepStone account and the setting of the various functions, we will also store your respective IP address and the date and time of registration or setting of functions. The legal basis for the storage and use of your personal data in connection with your MyStepStone account is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.  

We store your personal data for as long as necessary to provide the contractually agreed service. The personal data stored by you in your “MyStepStone” account is available to you for the duration of the contract and will be stored by us for this period. The personal data will be erased if you do so in relation to individual data or ask us to do so or if the contract ends, that is, if you or we terminate the contract, further details are available in the terms of use. 

Additionally, we use information provided by you as part of a profile in order to optimize the job search and job recommendations for you and other users of our Platforms using the statistical model described in clause 3.1.2 In this context we store certain parts of your profile which by themselves or in combination with each other cannot be used to identify you along with a pseudonymized user ID in the statistical model. Based solely on this pseudonymized ID you are not identifiable from within the statistical model: an identification would theoretically only be possible by externally pseudonymizing the user ID assigned to your MyStepStone account and then comparing the outcome with all pseudonymized user IDs stored in the statistical model. If we optimize the job search and the job recommendations for you with the statistical model, this is done in the context of your contract via the MyStepStone account on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. If we use the data to generally improve our statistical model and thus also services for other users, this is done on the basis of a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. By deleting your MyStepStone account, your data will be completely anonymized in the statistical model, as the pseudonymized user ID stored in it will no longer allow any reference to your MyStepStone account. Our legitimate interest is in pursuing our business interests to improve our services. No conflicting interest is apparent, since the data is required during the contract period for achieving the purpose of the contract for the MyStepStone account and identification is no longer possible after the end of the contract.  

3.2.3 Facebook Connect 

With Facebook Connect, you can use your Facebook account to open a new MyStepStone account at StepStone or to connect to a MyStepStone account. If you create a MyStepStone account via Facebook or log in to an existing MyStepStone account via Facebook, we will gain access to your public profile and your e-mail address.  

We use this information to pre-populate or update your MyStepStone account at StepStone and then provide you with the MyStepStone account in accordance with clause 3.2.2.  

Since we use your Facebook data to create a MyStepStone account, the legal basis is the contract for the MyStepStone account pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, as in described in clause 3.2.2. We will store your personal data for the purposes and period described in point 3.2.2. 

3.3 Data processing about businesses and their employees 

Our services for recruiters aim to provide businesses with a wide selection of suitable candidates. In doing so, we process personal data of businesses (data relating to businesses is only personal data if the business is operated by one or more natural person/s) or employees of such businesses. The respective businesses may be in a contractual or pre-contractual relationship with us, but in some cases we may also process data about businesses and their employees if there is no such pre-contractual relationship. In this section 3.3 we inform you about the purpose, the respective legal basis as well as the retention period of such processing about businesses or their employees as well as the data categories, provided we do not collect the personal data from the data subject. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose, that is, no contract with the customer exists and we no longer intend to enter into a contract with the respective customer and a legitimate interest no longer exists and, moreover, we are no longer obliged to keep records that may contain personal data. 

3.3.1 Data processing for contract management and pre-contractual purposes 

We process personal data for the purpose of contract management, that is, so that we can provide our customers with the contractual services and also for associated pre-contractual purposes. If the customer is a natural person, the legal basis is that the processing is required for the performance of a contract or for the performance of pre-contractual measures pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 b GDPR. If we process personal data of employees of the customer, the legal basis is a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the conduct of our business and that of the customer. There is no conflicting interest of the data subject because, from the point of view of our customer, we are required to perform the processing in the context of the existing employment relationship with the data subject (section 26 GDPR). We store personal data for this purpose for the term of the contract. 

Furthermore we store accounting records in order to comply with statutory retention periods under Art. 6 of the law of the 17 Juli 1975 regarding the accounting of enterprises and Art. 9 of the Royal Decree of 12 September 1983 executing the law of 17 Juli 1975 regarding the accounting of enterprises for the duration of seven years, whereby the term begins on the 1st January of the year following the finalization of the accounting book. Legal basis for this purpose is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c GDPR. 

3.3.2 Customer services 

We process the personal data of a business or its employees (as a contact person) obtained in connection with a contract with or a request from a prospective customer, including after the end of the contract and, if no contract is entered into, for the purpose of customer services and particularly, in case of a new request of the customer or prospective customer, to be able to recommend suitable services on the basis of the previous contracts or inquiries. The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the execution of our business activities. We store personal data for this purpose for as long as we believe the respective customer might enter into an initial or further contract with us in future, which is the case as long as the customer does not specifically inform us that he or she does not intend to enter into any contract with us under any circumstances. 

3.3.3 StepStone Recruiter Space 

In order to use and manage their contractual services, our customers or their employees can use the StepStone Recruiter Space. In this context, we process such personal data of the respective customer or its employees as was provided by them, as well as the respective contractually agreed or offered services and the manner in which they are utilized. When using our Direct Search Database we also collect and save when which CVs were accessed. In order to prevent abuse and thereby guarantee proper billing and to ensure and verify that the StepStone Recruiter Space and the contractual services are functioning correctly at all times, and in particular to allow our customer service team to solve problems that may arise for specific customers, we will, upon every use of the StepStone Recruiter space, additionally collect and store the Corporate User ID (i.e. the user’s username) and the Company ID (i.e. the name of this customer based on the specific user’s affiliation with a specific StepStone customer).  

If the customer is a natural person, the legal basis is that the processing is required for the performance of a contract or for the performance of pre-contractual measures pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 b GDPR. If we process personal data of the customer’s employees, the legal basis is a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the conduct of our business and that of the customer. There is no conflicting interest of the data subject because, from the point of view of our customer, we are already required to perform the data processing in the context of the existing employment relationship with the data subject (section 26 GDPR). Personal data will be stored for this purpose for the term of the contract for the use of the StepStone Recruiter Space. 

Additionally, we use the data collected under this section in anonymous form to produce statistics about the general behavior of the customers of the Direct Search Database. This allows us to make the services more customer-friendly. The legal basis is a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the execution of our business activities. 

3.3.4 Data processing when publishing advertisement products 

If our customers publish advertising products or company portraits on our Platform, we process personal data of the customer where the customer is a natural person. If our customer specifies an employee’s contact data in an advertisement product, we process this employee’s personal data to provide the relevant data to our users as part of the advertisement on our Platform and to ensure that the advertisement can be found via the search functionality on our Platforms. To increase the reach of the advertisement by submitting it to our co-operation partners, we may, in whole or in part, submit the advertisement content to our co-operation partners who provide the advertisement or a preview on their web site. If the customer is a natural person, the legal basis is that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 b GDPR. If the advertisement contains contact details of employees of the customer, the legal basis is a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the conduct of our business and that of the customer. There is no conflicting interest of the data subject because, from the point of view of our customer, we are required to perform the processing in the context of the existing employment relationship with the data subject (section 26 GDPR). We will store the data for this purpose for the contractual term during which the job advertisement is available on our Platforms. 

3.3.5 Online ordering 

If you place an online order on our website, we will collect various information required for the performance of the contract. Initially you can log in to an existing customer account if you have received corresponding access data from us. If such customer account does not yet exist, or if you have no access data (anymore), a customer account will be created in our system upon your registration. If the customer account already exists, the data entered may be merged with existing data. The legal basis for account creation is that such a customer account is necessary for the preparation of a contract (article 6 paragraph 1 b GDPR).The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 b GDPR. The data is stored for the duration of the contract as per above clause 3.3.1. For the handling of payments we use BS PayOne GmbH, Lyoner Straße 9, D-60528 Frankfurt/Main, Germany. BS PayOne independently determines the purposes and means of processing of personal data, so that BS PayOne becomes controller (Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR) of your data by transmission. Under the following link you can receive information about the data processing by the BS PayOne https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/bspayone-docs/bspayone/BSPAYONE_Information-zur-Datenverarbeitung-gem-Art14-DSGVO.pdf  The legal basis for the transmission of your personal data to PayOne GmbH is the fulfillment of the contract as per Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 b GDPR.

3.3.6 Data processing for general marketing purposes 

We process personal data about our customers as well as other companies and companies that are not in a business relationship with us and in this context, if necessary, also from the respective contact persons for the purpose of direct marketing, as far as legally permitted. If we did not collect this data directly from the respective data subject, we may also collect contact data about the data subject from publicly available sources, in particular the website of the respective company, classified directories, or advertisements of the respective business. In connection with these direct marketing purposes, we can also process information about the previous contracts of our customers and specifics about the business such as industry or size of the business in order to make the advertising as appropriate as possible. The legal basis is a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct advertising itself (see recital 47 GDPR). The data subjects have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them for the purpose of such advertising. You object at any time under the contact details set out in clause 1; in the case of advertising by e-mail, you will also find an opt-out link directly in the respective e-mail. We will store personal data for this purpose as long as we are still interested in entering into a contract with the respective business or until the business objects. 

3.3.7  StepStone webinars 

When you register for a StepStone webinar, we collect certain information to enable you to participate in the webinar. The legal basis here is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 a GDPR. We will store the data for this purpose until the webinar has taken place. We use LogMeIn, Inc., 333 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA to collect the registration data and provide the webinar as a data processor, and this party will be a recipient of your personal data in this context. Data will be transferred to the USA, i.e. into a country outside of the EU or the EEA. The transfer is permitted under Art. 45 GDPR as LogMeIn, Inc., is Privacy Shield certified and thus an adequate level of protection exists according to the Implementing Decision of the Commission (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016D1250&from=DE). The Privacy Shield notice can be accessed at https://www.logmeininc.com/de/legal/privacy-shield. Additionally, we have entered into the standard contractual clauses which are available at https://logmeincdn.azureedge.net/legal/20170201/DPA/LMIDataProcessingAddendum2017.v1SAMPLE.pdf as a sample, so that a transfer is also permitted under Art. 46 (2) (c) GDPR. 

We will also use the information you input to provide you with marketing as described in section 3.3.5, which is included herein by reference.  

3.3.8 Zendesk – Support Tool 

We use a tool provided by Zendesk Inc. 1019 Market Street, 6th Floor 

San Francisco, California 94103, to process customer inquiries. Information such as last name, first name, postal address, telephone number, and email address is recorded on our website in order to answer your questions.  

For more information about Zendesk’s data processing, see Zendesk’s Privacy Policy at http://www.zendesk.com/company/privacy. 

If you contact us by email or via a form, we use the personal data you provide exclusively for processing the specific request. The data and the history of the service request are stored for follow-up questions and subsequent contact. 

Data will be transferred to the USA, i.e. into a country outside of the EU or the EEA. The transfer is permitted under Art. 45 GDPR as Zendesk Inc., is Privacy Shield certified and thus an adequate level of protection exists according to the Implementing Decision of the Commission (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016D1250&from=DE). The Privacy Shield certificate can be accessed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TOjeAAG&status=Active. Additionally, we have entered into the standard contractual clauses which are available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32010D0087 as a sample, so that a transfer is also permitted under Art. 46 (2) (c) GDPR. 

The ground of processing for the use of Zendek is legitimate interest as per Art. 6 para 1 f GDRP. The legitimate interest is to provide you with an easy to use customer support tool.  

3.4 Facebook Fanpage

We use a facebook fanpage at https://www.facebook.com/stepstonebe/. Facebook provides Page-Insights for that fanpage to us. Page-Insights are aggregated data, which allow us to understand how users interact with our fanpage. Page Insights can be based on personal data which is collected in relation to a visit of or an interaction with our fanpage and its content by users. Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Irland („Facebook Ireland“) and we are joint controllers in the sense of Art 26 GDPR for the processing of Insights data and we have entered into an arrangement with Facebook Ireland which you can find at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum. Legal basis for our use of the fanpage and Page-Insights is a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para 1 f GDPR, in relation to the fanpage that means the use of Facebook as channel of communication about our company and in relation to Page Insights the better understanding of the interests of visitors of our fanpage so that we can specifically serve these interests.”

 4. Cookies and similar technology 

We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser. We use such cookies both as a technical means of providing services on our Platforms, for enabling e.g. certain functions, as well as for analyzing the website behavior of our visitors and on that basis developing a more user-friendly design of our offerings. For this purpose, we can also use other techniques, such as tracking pixels or code in apps. In addition, we may use these cookies or other techniques to target you with interesting job advertisements and other content.  

Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. when you close your browser (known as session cookies). Other cookies are kept on your end device and enable us or our partner companies to recognize your browser on the next visit (persistent cookies). 

If not specifically stated below, you can view the exact retention period of a given cookie by displaying the cookie in your browser. 

You can set your browser up such that you are notified when a cookie is set and can decide individually whether to accept them or whether you opt out of accepting cookies for specific cases or generally. If you opt out of accepting cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited. We deal with specific cookies or similar technology below. 

4.1 Technically necessary cookies 

We use technical cookies. These are cookies that are merely required to collect certain information on our Platforms to provide a service required or wanted by you as user. This extends to navigation or session cookies that enable smooth navigation and use of the website (and for instance permit access to the restricted area); analysis cookies that are set directly by us to collect aggregated information about the number of users and their behavior; functional cookies that provide you with navigation by certain selected criteria as part of a service optimization (e.g. selected language, purchase of selected products).  

The legal basis for these cookies is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes. 

4.2 Cookies and technologies that we use via third party providers 

We also use cookies or other technology provided to us by external providers in various areas. In the following, we inform you about the respective providers and how you can object to the cookie or the corresponding technology. In general, in the case of websites, you can make an appropriate setting in your browser and in case of our apps you can make the respective setting with the slider for anonymous statistics under “Settings”. 

4.2.1 Criteo 

On our website we use services by Criteo SA, 32 Rue Blanche, 75009 Paris in the framework of our common responsibility as defined under Art. 26 GDPR.  

The purpose of the processing is retargeting, which means that when you have viewed certain offers on the website, we may show you advertising for similar offers from us on websites or other third-party platforms. We designate the scope of the respective advertising campaign in line with the contract with Criteo. The implementation of this advertising campaign, including the decision on which advertisements are delivered where is then the responsibility of Criteo. To that end a code from Criteo is executed on our pages directly by Criteo and what are known as (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as web beacons) are integrated into the website. These are used to store an individual cookie, i.e. a small file on your device (comparable technologies may also be used instead of cookies). This file records which websites the user locates, the content he or she is interested in and which offers he or she has clicked. It also stores technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information on the use of the online offering. Criteo may also combine the above information with information from other sources. If the user subsequently visits other websites, tailored advertisements can be displayed depending on his or her interests.  

Further information and means of objecting to this data recording by Criteo can be found in Criteo’s privacy policy: https://www.criteo.com/privacy/.  

Criteo stores the data for 13 months and the cookies set by Criteo expire automatically after 13 months.  

Within the scope of the joint responsibility for the data processing described in this clause 4.1, you can assert your rights under the GDPR against us and Criteo either with us or with Criteo. 

The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes. 

4.2.2 Trackuity 

On our web pages we use the services of TRACKUITY bvba, registered office at Ridderstraat 15A, 9000 Gent, Belgium 

The purpose of the processing is retargeting, that is, if you have viewed certain offers on our websites, we may display advertisements on similar websites for you on websites or other third-party platforms. For this purpose, individual cookies are stored through our website by Trackuity on your device. Trackuity uses only anonymized data, personal data is not stored. 

For more information, as well as about opting out to tracking through Trackuity, see: https://www.trackuity.com/opt-out 

Legal basis is a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO, namely the pursuit of our business purposes and targeted marketing. 

4.2.3 Security analysis techniques from Akamai 

Our websites use web and security analysis techniques from Akamai Technologies, Inc. (“Akamai”). These techniques use cookies, text files and beacons that are stored on your computer and that enable Akamai (i) to perform security analyses and thus prevent unauthorized access to our websites and (ii) to analyze the use of the websites by you. The information generated by the cookies or beacons about the access to our websites, including your IP address and other data from log files, is transferred to Akamai’s servers, some of which are located in the USA, where it is stored and processed. This is permissible under Art. 45 GDPR because Akamai is Privacy Shield certified and thus an adequate level of protection exists according to the Implementing Decision of the Commission (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016D1250&from=DE). The certification can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000Gn4RAAS&status=Active.  

Akamai will use this information to prevent unauthorized access to the websites, to produce reports about website activity for us, to perform further services associated with the website use and Internet use, and to analyze your use of our websites. Akamai may also pass this data to third parties if Akamai is required to do so by law or if these third parties are processing this data on behalf of Akamai. Akamai will not use the data to identify natural persons. You can prevent the storage of cookies or beacons by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can view the precise storage duration of the cookies for yourself by accessing this information via your respective browser. 

For further information on terms of use for the processing of personal data by Akamai and on Akamai’s Privacy Statement, see https://www.akamai.com/de/de/privacy-policies/. 

The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes and the protection of our websites. 

4.2.4 Hotjar 

We use Hotjar, a web analytics service of Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julian’s Business Center, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian’s STJ 1000, Malta (“Hotjar”) in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymized form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on https://www.hotjar.com/privacy. 

You can opt-out from the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this link https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out. 

We have a contract processing agreement with Hotjar. The use of Hotjar is based based on a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is the user-friendly design of our websites. 

4.2.5 AppSee 

To analyze the usage of our apps, we use the app analysis service AppSee of Shift 6 Ltd. Menorat Hamaor 3, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

The user behavior within the apps is analyzed in order to identify causes of errors and to constantly improve the user experience. Only anonymous data is collected and stored, details of the stored information can be found at https://support.appsee.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2686233-what-types-of-data-does-appsee-capture. A storage of personal data does not take place. To create the anonymized data, your IP address may be processed by Shift 6 and its affiliate US company AppSee Inc. Such processing can also take place in the US or Israel. A transfer of personal data to Israel is allowed under the Adequacy Decision 2011/61 / EU (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32011D0061), as Israel is therefore has a level of data protection that is adequate compared to the EU’ and in the US Appsee Inc is certified under Privacy Shield, and thus in accordance with Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/? uri = CELEX: 32016D1250 & from = DE) there is an adequate level of data protection. The certification can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TSUAAA4&status=Active 

You will find further information about the privacy of Appsee at: http://www.appsee.com/legal/privacypolicy. 

The legal basis for the use of Appsee is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is the user-friendly design of our offers. 

You can object to the use of Appsee at any time by changing the setting of the slider for anonymous statistics in the app under “Settings”. 

4.2.6 Fabric Crashlytics 

We use the Fabric Crashlytics service offered by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland to better address technical issues related to our mobile apps. Fabric Crashlytics is an analytics service that collects technical information about the device (such as the operating system and model) and app usage data, specifically related to system crashes and errors. We use this information to collect data on app usage specifically related to system crashes and errors, and to better understand how our users use the app to improve the app. The information collected is available only in anonymous form. A storage of personal data does not take place. Google Ireland Limited may use Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, as a subcontractor. Google Inc. is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active. Other subcontractors that Google can use can be found here: https://fabric.io/terms/subprocessors. 

For more information, see the Fabric Crashlytics Terms of Use at: https://fabric.io/terms. 

The legal basis for the use of Fabric Craslytics is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is the user-friendly design of our apps. 

You can opt out of using Fabric Crashlytics at any time by changing the setting of the slider for anonymous statistics in the app under “Settings”. 

4.2.7 Adjust 

We also use the app analysis service Adjust (adjust GmbH, Saarbruecker Str. 38a, 10405 Berlin) to analyze the usage of our apps. The Adjust service has been tested and certified according to the ePrivacyseal (European Privacy Seal) (see https://www.eprivacy.eu/en/customers/awarded-seals/). 

When using the app, Adjust collects installation and usage data on our behalf. We use this anonymous information to understand how our users interact with our app. Adjust uses your anonymized IDFA or Android ID as well as your anonymized IP and MAC address. It is not possible to identify you. A storage of personal data does not take place accordingly. 

For more information, see Adjust’s Privacy Policy: https://www.adjust.com/privacy-policy/. 

The legal basis for the data analysis and use of Adjust is a legitimate interest (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our apps) in the sense of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR for the purposes of our own Market research, advertising purposes and the optimization and user friendly design of the apps. There is no apparent conflicting interest, especially since we have concluded a data processing agreement with Adjust. 

You can opt out of using Adjust at any time by changing the setting of the slider for anonymous statistics in the app under “Settings”. 

4.2.8 Firebase 

In our apps we use technology from Google Firebase (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, “Google”) with various functionalities. 

Firebase Analytics enables the analysis of the use of our apps. This completely aonymized information about the use of our app is collected and transmitted to Google and stored there. Google uses the advertising ID of the device. Google will use this information to evaluate the use of our app and to provide us with other services related to the use of apps. In Device Settings, you can restrict the use of the Advertising ID (iOS: Privacy / Advertising / No Ad Tracking, Android: Account / Google / View). Google Analytics for Firebase (Google Inc.). We also use Firebase Remote Config, which allows us to run A / B tests and customize the behavior and appearance of the app without having to download a new version. Personal data is not stored. 

Google Inc. is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). Subcontractors that Google can use can be found here: https://firebase.google.com/terms/subprocessors. 

The legal basis for the use of data analysis and the use of Firebase is a legitimate interest (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our apps) within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). 

You can opt-out of using Firebase at any time by changing the setting of the slider for anonymous statistics in the app under “Settings”. 

4.2.9 Adform 

For the purposes of online marketing (specifically, bid optimization, audience extensiton, statistical analysis of location data, visitor analysis and user behavior and delivery of advertisements), we use services provided by Adform ApS, Hovedvagtsgade 6, 1103 Copenhagen K, Denmark. Adform can use cookies in this context. Personal data will not be stored, your IP address will be anonymised by Adform. You may object to the use of Adform and its cookies at any time by following this link: https://site.adform.com/datenschutz-opt-out/. 

Adform uses AdmantX s.p.a. Via Nuova Poggioreale, 11 80123 Napoli – Italy as data processor so that AdmantX s.p.a. might have receive personal data. 

Legal basis for the use of Adform is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO. The legitimate interest lies in making our services user-friendly and addressing potential customers in a target group-oriented manner. 

4.2.10 Facebook Pixel 

The “Facebook Pixel” from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, is used within our website. This means that what are termed tracking pixels are integrated into our pages. When you visit our pages, the tracking pixel creates a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. 

This provides Facebook with the information from your browser for instance that our page was accessed by your device. If you are a Facebook user, Facebook can allocate the visit to our pages to your user account. Please note that as the provider of the pages we are not informed about the content of the data transferred or its use by Facebook. We can merely choose which segments of Facebook users (age, interests) our advertising is to be shown to. 

By accessing the pixel on your browser, Facebook can also identify whether displaying an advertisement on Facebook was successful, e.g. if it resulted in an online sale being completed. This enables us to record the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market-research purposes. 

Please click here if you wish to opt out of data recording via Facebook Pixel: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=advertisements#_=_. Alternatively, you can deactivate the Facebook Pixel on the Digital Advertising Alliance page via the following link: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. 

Transfer of data to the USA is permissible under Art. 45 GDPR because Facebook is Privacy Shield certified and thus an adequate level of protection exists according to the Implementing Decision of the Commission (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016D1250&from=DE). The certification can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.  

The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes and the targeted marketing of our services. 

4.2.11 Google Remarketing 

Our websites use the remarketing or “similar audiences” function from Google Inc. (“Google”). This enables us to target the visitors to our websites with advertising by displaying personalized, interest-driven advertisements to the users of the website when they visit other websites in the Google Display network. Google uses cookies to perform the analysis of the website use, on the basis of which the interest-driven advertisements are generated. No personal data of the website visitors is stored. If you then visit another website in the Google Display network, you will be shown advertisements that are highly likely to relate to product and information areas you have previously accessed.  

You can permanently deactivate the use of cookies by Google by clicking the following link and downloading and installing the plug-in provided there: https://www.google.com/settings/advertisements/plugin. Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies from third-party providers by accessing the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and the implementing the additional information about opting out as set out there. For further information on Google Remarketing and Google’s Privacy Statement, click: http://www.google.com/privacy/advertisements/. 

The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes and the targeted marketing of our services. 

4.2.12 Google Conversion Tracking 

On the grounds of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization, and economical operation of our online offering within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), we use the marketing and remarketing services (for short: “Google Marketing Services”) of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”). 

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus warrants that it complies with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). 

The Google Marketing Services enable us to display advertisements for and on our website in a more targeted manner to so that users are only shown advertisements that they may be interested in. If a user sees e.g. advertisements for products that he or she was interested in on other websites, this is referred to as “remarketing”. For this purpose, when our websites and other websites are accessed on which Google Marketing Services are active, Google directly executes a Google code and what are termed (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as “web beacons”) are integrated into the website. These are used to store an individual cookie, i.e. a small file on the user’s device (comparable technologies may also be used instead of cookies). The cookies may be set by various domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com, or googleadservices.com. This file records which websites the user searches for, the content he or she is interested in and which offers he or she has clicked. It also stores technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit, and other information on the use of the online offering. Similarly, the user’s IP address is recorded, whereby in the context of Google Analytics we state that the IP address is shortened in within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is it transferred in full to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address is not merged with the user’s data within other Google offerings. Google may also combine the above information with information from other sources. If the user subsequently visits other websites, tailored advertisements can be displayed depending on his or her interests. 

The user’s data is processed in a pseudonimyzed form as part of the Google Marketing Services. This means that Google stores and processes e.g. not the user’s name or e-mail address, but instead processes the relevant data based on the cookie within pseudonymized user profiles. This means that, from Google’s perspective, the advertisements are not managed and displayed for a specifically identifiable person, but for the holder of the cookie, irrespective of who the holder of this cookie is. This does not apply if a user has expressly permitted Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information about the user collected by Google Marketing Services is transferred to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the USA. 

The Google Marketing Services deployed by us include the “Google AdWords” online advertising program. Google AdWords supplies every AdWords customer with a different “conversion cookie”. This means that cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the cookie enables conversion statistics for AdWords customers to be produced who have opted for conversion tracking. The AdWords customers are notified of the total number of users who clicked their advertisement and were forwarded to a page containing a conversion tracking tag. However, they are not given any information that could be used to personally identify users. 

We may involve third parties on the basis of the “DoubleClick” Google marketing services. DoubleClick uses cookies that enable Google and its partner websites to place advertisements on the basis of users’ visits to this website and other websites on the Internet. 

Additionally, we may deploy the “Google Tag Manager” to integrate and manage the Google analytics and marketing service within our website. 

For further information on data usage for marketing purposes by Google, refer to the overview page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/advertisements; Google’s privacy policy can be accessed at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy. 

If you would like to opt out of interest-driven advertising from Google Marketing Services, you can use the settings and opt-out options provided by Google: http://www.google.com/advertisements/preferences. 

4.2.13 Optimizely 

Our websites use Optimizely, a web-analytics service from Optimizely Inc. (631 Howard Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States) for the simplification and performance of A/B tests to further develop this website. The information generated by a cookie about your use of the website is usually transferred to one of Optimizely’s servers in the USA and stored there. The cookie generated by Optimizely has a term of ten years.  

Transfer of data to the USA is permissible under Art. 45 GDPR because Optimizely is Privacy Shield certified and thus an adequate level of protection exists according to the Implementing Decision of the Commission (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016D1250&from=DE). The certification can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNkWAAW&status=Active . 

Your opt-out option: You can deactivate tracking by Optimizely at any time by following the instructions at https://www.optimizely.com/opt_out. 

The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes. 

4.2.14 Tealium Audience Stream 

We use the “Tealium Audience Stream”, a service by Tealium Inc., 11085 Torreyana Road, San Diego, CA 92121, USA (Tealium) within our website. This collects and stores data that we use to create pseudonymized user profiles. On our behalf, Tealium will use this information to structure your use of the website in line with your needs automatically and in real time and to display advertising. For this purpose, information including the following is collected: viewed and clicked advertisements, articles, advertising, visitor numbers, subject matter of the page, etc. 

The pseudonymized user profiles are not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without consent, which must be provided separately. Similarly, the IP address transmitted by your browser is not merged with the usage profiles. 

Cookies are used is used to create the usage profiles, or similar technology for mobile end devices. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored exclusively in Germany. You can prevent the storage of the cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use all functions of this website fully. 

You may opt out of the data collection and storage for the purposes of web analysis and the placement of advertisements with future effect by following the instructions on http://tealium.com/de/privacy/. 

The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes. 

4.2.15 Tealium iQ (Tag Management System) 

This website uses a Tag Management System (TMS), a service from Tealium Inc., 11085 Torreyana Road, San Diego, CA 92121, USA (Tealium), for the dynamic customization of parts of the website. To enable this functionality, a cookie called utag_main is set. The TMS is needed for us to provide our services and can therefore not be deactivated. The cookie has a term of twelve months. 

Data transferred to Tealium is transferred to the USA and thus to a country outside the EU and the EEA. This is permissible under Art. 45 GDPR because Tealium is Privacy Shield certified and thus an adequate level of protection exists according to the Implementing Decision of the Commission (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016D1250&from=DE). The certification can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TSaYAAW&status=Active 

The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes. 

4.2.16 Adobe Analytics 

We use Adobe Analytics, a web-analytics tool from Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, that enables us to optimize our services in line with your requirements.  

Adobe Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to servers of the service in Ireland where it is anonymized. It is then transferred to servers in the USA for further processing, where it is stored. Adobe uses this information to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports on website activities for the website operators and to provide further services connected with the use of the website and the Internet.  

No personal data is stored because of the anonymization. 

As a user of our websites you of course have the option to block cookies at any time in your browser settings. You can opt out of any future recording of your user behavior on the Platform at any time; click the following link for instructions on how to deactivate cookies on your computer: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/opt-out.html. 

The legal basis for processing this data is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest as defined by Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR that we are pursuing by processing the data described above is our interest in structuring our offerings in a user- and demand-driven manner. No conflicting interest is apparent, especially because you may opt out at any time. 

4.2.17 ScoreCard Research Beacon 

Our websites use ScorecardResearch Beacon, a service by Full Circle Studies, Inc., 11950 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190, USA. Among other things, ScorecardResearch Beacon uses cookies that are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. During use, data such as in particular the IP address and users’ activities may be transmitted to a server of Full Circle Studies, Inc. and stored there. Full Circle Studies, Inc. may transfer this information to third parties to the extent that this is prescribed by law or where third parties process the data. You may prevent the collection and forwarding of personal data (in particular your IP address) and the processing of the data by deactivating JavaScript in your browser or installing a tool such as NoScript (www.noscript.net). You can find further information on data protection when using ScorecardResearch Beacon under the following link: http://www.fullcirclestudies.com/privacy.aspx. You can access an opt-out option under the following link: http://www.scorecardresearch.com/optout.aspx
 
You IP address is transferred to the USA and thus to a country outside the EU and the EEA. This is permissible under Art. 45 GDPR because Tealium is Privacy Shield certified and thus an adequate level of protection exists according to the Implementing Decision of the Commission (EU) 2016/1250 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32016D1250&from=DE). The certification can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000PC0qAAG&contact=true 

The legal basis for processing this data is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The legitimate interest as defined by Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR that we are pursuing by processing the data described above is our interest in structuring our offerings in a user- and demand-driven manner. No conflicting interest is apparent, especially because you may opt out at any time. 

4.2.18 Lead Forensics 

For the purposes of marketing and optimization, the products and services of the company LeadForensics (http://www.leadforensics.com) are used in the B2B area of ​​our websites. The head office of LeadForensics is located at Communication House 26 York Street, London, W1U 6PZ United Kingdom. Lead Forensics identifies details of your organization including phone number, web address, SIC code, a description of the company. In the process, Lead Forensics shows the actual course of your visit to this website, including all the pages that you visited and viewed and how long you spent on this page. Under no circumstances will the data be used to personally identify an individual visitor. A storage of personal data does not take place. As far as IP addresses are collected, these will be anonymized immediately after collection. On behalf of us, Lead Forensics will use the information collected to evaluate your visit to the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to us. If you do not agree, you can object to the collection, processing and storage of data at any time with a view to the future by clicking on the following link: http://lfwebproxy.westeurope.cloudapp.azure.com:5000/?clientID= 99483 

Legal basis is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO. The legitimate interest lies in the fact that we want to tailor our services to the target group and to pursue target group-oriented marketing. 

4.2.19 Use of the SalesViewer® technology 

 

On our websites the SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH, Nikolaistr. 2 44866 Bochum is used to collect and store data for marketing, market research and optimization purposes in the course of data processing.

A javascript-based code is used to collect business-related data and use. The data collected with this technology is encrypted via a one-way hashing. The data is immediately pseudonymised and not used to personally identify the visitor.

Data collection and storage can be objected to at any time with effect for the future, by clicking on this link  http://www.salesviewer.com/opt-out in order to prevent the collection by SalesViewer® within this website in the future. An opt-out cookie for this website is then stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.

SalesViewer® uses the subcontractor Hetzer Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25, 91710, Gunzenhausen for server hosting (Infrastructure SalesViewer®) and Host Europe GmbH, Welserstraße 14, 51149 Cologne for the provision of the DNS server for SalesViewer®.The legal basis is a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f GDPR, namely pursuance of our business purposes for the demand-driven structuring of our offerings. No conflicting interest is apparent, especially because you may opt out at any time and no personal data is stored.

5. Recipients or categories of recipients of personal data
We use data processors as specified above for the respective processing purposes (in particular, „StepStone Surveys„, “ hosting and securing our platforms, administrative, troubleshooting, and support services“ and „Cookies and technologies that we use via third party providers„). These can therefore, as described there, be the recipient of personal data.
Additionally, we may also provide or provide information to third parties under your consent or any agreement you have with us, as described above (in particular under „Application Form„, under „MyStepStone Account“ for a profile made available to you by potential employers and under „Data processing when publishing advertisement products“ in relation to business customers and their employees) so that these can be recipients as described.

6. Transfers of data to countries outside the EU or the EEA
In certain cases, we may transfer personal information to a country outside the EU or the EEA (so-called third countries). Essentially, this can be the case if you are applying for a job and the recruiter is based in a third country. More details can be found above under „Application form“ or „MyStepStone Account„. Furthermore, we use data processors or, within the scope of a legitimate interest, service providers that process data in some cases in third countries. For details, see „Sending of Emails and Other Messages,“ „Proxy Caching and Web Application Firewall„, „Google Re-Captcha“ „Youtube Videos„, „StepStone Webinars“ and „Cookies and technologies that we use via third party providers„.

7. Rights of the data subject 

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller: 

7.1 Right of access 

You may request confirmation from us as to whether we process personal data relating you.  

If such processing is taking place, you can request the following information from us: 

(1) the purposes for which the personal data is being processed; 

(2) the categories of personal data that are being processed; 

(3) the recipient or categories of recipient to whom the personal data concerning you has been or will be disclosed; 

(4) the envisaged period for which the personal data concerning you will be stored or, if no concrete information about this is possible, criteria used to determine that period; 

(5) the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning you, a right restrict the processing of the data by the controller or a right to object to this processing;  

(6) the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; 

(7) any available information about the origin of the data if the personal data was not collected from the data subject; 

(8) the existence automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and the intended effects of such processing for the data subject. 

You have the right to request information about whether the personal data in question will be transferred to a third country or an international organization. In this context you can ask to be notified of the suitable safeguards in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in the context of the transfer. 

This right to information may be limited if it is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievements of the statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for satisfying the statistical purposes. 

You have the right to receive a copy of the personal data undergoing the processing. For any further copy you request, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. If the application is submitted electronically, the information must be provided in a standard electronic format, unless otherwise specified.
The right to receive the copy must not affect the rights and freedoms of others .

7.2 Right to rectification 

You have a right to rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the data controller if the personal data concerning you that is being processed is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must perform the rectification without undue delay. 

Your right to rectification may be limited if it is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievements of the statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for satisfying the statistical purposes. 

7.3 Right to restriction of processing 

If the following conditions are met, you can demand that the processing of the personal data concerning you is restricted: 

(1) if you contest the accuracy of the personal data relating to you for a duration that enables us to review the accuracy of the personal data; 

(2) if the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and instead request a restriction of the use of the personal data; 

(3)  if we no longer require the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need it to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims, or 

(4) if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it has not yet been verified whether our legitimate reasons override yours. 

If the processing of the personal data concerning you has been limited, this data – with the exception of being stored by you – may only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of establishing, exercising, or defending legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal or on grounds of a compelling public interest of the EU or a Member State. 

If a restriction of processing has been imposed in accordance with the above conditions, we will notify you before the restriction is lifted. 

Your right to restrict processing may be limited if it is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievements of the statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for satisfying the statistical purposes. 

7.4 Right to erasure 

7.4.1 Erasure obligation 

You may request that we erase the personal data concerning you without undue delay, and we are obliged to erase this data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies: 

(1) The personal data concerning you is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed. 

(2) You withdraw your consent upon which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and no other legal ground for the processing applies.  

(3) You object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR and no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing apply, or you raise an objection to the processing under Art. 21 (2) GDPR. 

(4) The personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully. 

(5) The erasure of the personal data concerning you is required in order to comply with a legal obligation under EU law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject.  

(6) The personal data concerning you is collected in the context of information society services pursuant to Art. 8 (1 ). 

7.4.2 Information to third parties 

If we have published the personal data concerning you and we are obliged to delete it under Art. 17 (1) GDPR, we will take reasonable steps (including in terms of technical feasibility), taking account of the available technology and implementation costs, in order to notify the responsible data controller who is processing the data that you as a data subject have requested from them the erasure of all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data. 

7.4.3 Exceptions 

There is no right to erasure if the processing is necessary 

(1) for the exercise of the right to the freedom of expression and information; 

(2) to satisfy a legal obligation that requires the data to be processed under the law of the EU or the Member States to which the data controller is subject, or to perform a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller; 

(3) on grounds of the public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 (2) (h) and (i) as well as Art. 9 (3) GDPR; 

(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, academic or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, provided the right specified under section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievements of the objectives of this processing or 

(5) to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims. 

7.5 Right to data portability 

You have the right to the receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. Further, you have the right to transmit this data to a different data controller without hindrance from us, provided 

(1) the data processing is based on consent under Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR and 

(2) the processing is being performed using automated means. 

Further, in exercising this right you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, where technically feasible. This must not adversely affect other people’s rights and freedoms. 

The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data that is required for a task that is performed in the public interest or the exercise of official authority vested in us. 

7.6 Right to object 

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your specific situation to object, at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you which is based on Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR; this also applies to any profiling based on those provisions.  

In this case we will stop processing the personal data concerning you unless we can provide compelling and legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the data is being processed for the purpose of establishing, exercising, or defending legal claims. 

If the personal data concerning you is being processed for the purpose of conducting direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for such marketing; this also applies to any profiling connected to such direct marketing. 

If you object to the data processing for the purposes of direct advertising, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes. 

In the context of the use of information society services and Directive 2002/58/EC notwithstanding, you may exercise your right to object using automated means using technical specifications. 

Where personal data is processed for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, you, on grounds relating to your specific situation, have the right to object to personal data concerning your being processed. 

Your right to object may be limited if it is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievements of the statistical purposes and the limitation is necessary for satisfying statistical purposes. 

7.7 Right to withdraw the declaration of consent under data-processing law 

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data-processing law at any time. Withdrawing the consent has no bearing on the lawfulness of any processing performed up to the point of the revocation. 

7.8 Automated decision in individual cases including profiling 

You have the right not to be subject to a decision that is based solely on automated processing – including profiling – that produces legal effects on you or is similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision  

  1. is necessary for the entering into or performing a contract between you and the data controller, 
  1. is authorized under legal provisions of the EU or the Member States to which the data controller is subject and these legal provisions contain adequate measures for safeguarding your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests or 
  1. is made with your explicit consent. 

However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) (a) or (g) applies and adequate safeguards to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests are in place. 

As regards the cases stated in (1) and (3), we take adequate measures to your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, which include at least the right to have a person intervene on the data controller’s side, to present your own point of view, and to challenge a decision. 

7.9 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority 

Notwithstanding any other administrative or judicial legal remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the Member State of your place of residence, your workplace, or the place of the alleged breach if you are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data concerning you breaches the GDPR.  

The supervisory body to which the complaint was submitted will notify the complainant of the status and outcomes of the complaint including the option of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR. Responsible supervisory authority is the Data Protection Authority https://www.dataprotectionauthority.be/ 

8. Is there an obligation to provide personal information?

If you want to create a job agent or a MyStepStone account or if you would like to use our services as a business customer, you have to provide certain data within the scope of the contract to be concluded. We will specify such data. In any other context, the provision of personal data is neither required by law nor by contract, nor are you required to provide personal information. However, the provision of personal data for the use of our services may also be partially required within the services we provide. In other words, if you do not provide us with the information we specify to be necessary, we may not be able to provide you with the full scope of services.

9. Amendment of the Privacy Statement; amendment of purpose 

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement in consideration of stipulations under data-protection law. You will always be able to locate the current version here or another corresponding, easily locatable point of our website or appIf we are intending to process your data for other purposes, i.e. those for which it was collected, we will notify you about this in advance in compliance with the statutory provisions.  

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