Data Protection for Applicants
How we handle your data

Of course, we do still have a mailbox, but as a company working in the digital sector, we prefer to process all applications and personal data fully electronically. You should be aware of this.

We process the data that you provide during the application procedure. This includes your name, address, telephone and cellphone numbers, email addresses, and any other personal data that arises from your application documents.

We process applicant data in accordance with Art. 88 of GDPR in connection with § 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) (new).

Data that you provide as part of the application procedure will be saved for a maximum of six months.

 

As an applicant

Your application documents are usually processed electronically when you send them to our HR department on our career portal, via email, or using our online form. Your data is exclusively used internally as part of the ongoing application procedure.

If we conclude an employment contract with you as an applicant, we will store the submitted data for the purpose of processing the employment relationship under consideration of statutory regulations.

If no employment contract is concluded between the controller and the applicant, your data will be stored for 6 months after completion of the application procedure, and will be deleted after these 6 months, provided that the deletion is not opposed by justified interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. (f) of GDPR. For example, a justified interest within this meaning is the burden of proof in proceedings according to the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

You will be given the option to have your information stored for two yeas after the completion of the application procedure in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1 lit. (a) of GDPR if you would like to be contacted by us about new job opportunities or internal events. Following the completion of the application procedure, you will receive a notification from us by email enabling you to give your consent. You are entitled to revoke your two year consent to the storage of your data at any time. To do this, please contact career@init.de. We store your data until consent is revoked.

If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact us at any time via career@init.de.

 

Application via email

If you submit an application via our online form, the data entered by you and any files attached (application) are sent to our HR department. Only a small group of authorized employees in the HR department have access to your application. Please note that applications sent via email are not encrypted. We therefore ask you to refrain from providing any sensitive data. 

 

Application using the online form

If you complete an application using our online form, the data entered by you and any files attached (application) are encrypted and stored in our CMS for a short time before an email generated in the CMS with your data is sent to our HR department.

 

Contact/inquiry

If you would like more information about an advertised position, have any questions about the application procedure, or want to know more about ]init[, you can give us a call, send us a message on WhatsApp, or write us an email. If you use WhatsApp, you have already consented to your data being processed by WhatsApp Inc. We only process the data that you provide to us within your message. You can find the contact details on our careers page.

You can find more information about your rights on our data protection page.