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1. What is this Privacy Policy about?

Thank you for your interest in our website. This Privacy Policy explains what personal data we collect on our website (hereinafter "the website"). It also outlines the following:

  • The purposes for which the data are collected
  • To whom we may forward the data
  • The legal basis of data processing
  • The duration of data storage
  • The controller responsible for data processing
  • Your rights

2. What are personal data?

Personal data are all information that can be traced back to a person directly or only with additional knowledge. These include names, addresses, e-mail addresses and information about user behaviour.

3. What data do we collect when you visit our website?

When you use the website for information purposes, we collect, store and process the following personal data:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of request
  • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Volume of data transmitted
  • Website from which the request came
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

The legal basis of data processing is Article 6 (1) p. 1 f) GDPR (processing of data to protect legitimate interests). We require these data in order to display the website to you and to ensure stability and security. Our legitimate interest as defined in the aforementioned provision results from this. The data will be stored for a maximum of 14 days and then deleted.

4. What data do we collect when you use the contact form?

If you get in touch with us using the contact form provided on the website, we ask you to provide the following data: Company name, surname, first name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and description of your request. On a case-by-case basis, we forward these data to WSG Wilhelmshavener Service Gesellschaft mbH, Krabbenweg 14 in 26388 Wilhelmshaven, Germany (hereinafter referred to as the "Service Company") in order to process your request. The data are processed in order to establish contact quickly and to process your request swiftly. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR. As the data are required in order to process your return, the legal basis is also Article 6 (1) b) GDPR. We store the collected data until the statutory warranty periods expire. They are then deleted.

5. In which cases are personal data forwarded to third parties?

The data from the contact form will be forwarded to the aforementioned Service Company on a case-by-case basis pursuant to Section 4 of this Privacy Policy. Aside from this exception, your data will not be transferred to third parties.

6. What analytics services are used on the website?

We use the web analytics service Matomo ( for our website. This is used in our device fingerprinting mode. Your device sends us the following data in this mode:

  • Operating system
  • Browser
  • Browser plugins
  • IP address
  • Browser language

We process these data in order to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. Evaluating the data collected enables us to compile information on the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to constantly improve our website and make it more user-friendly. The anonymisation of the IP address takes sufficient account of the interest of users in the protection of their personal data.

The legal basis for processing the aforementioned data is Article 6 (1) p. 1 a) GDPR (consent).

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for our recording purposes. In our case, this occurs after 24 hours.

7. What rights do you have as a data subject?

You have the following rights with regard to the personal data concerning you:

  • Right to information (Article 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object to processing (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Right to withdraw consent given (Article 7 (3) GDPR)

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data (Article 77 GDPR). You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for us using the following information:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information NRW
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel.: +49 211 38424-0
Fax: +49 211 38424-10

8. Name and contact details of the controller

The controller as defined in the GDPR is:

GO Europe GmbH
Zum Kraftwerk 1
45527 Hattingen
Tel.: +49 2324 6801-0
Fax: +49 2324 6801-95

9. Name and contact details of the Data Protection Officer

Thomas Humann
Kaldenhoverbaum 17
45359 Essen, Germany
Tel.: +49 176 31502313
Fax: +49 201 2969087

10. Data protection for applications and during the application process

We process personal data that you provide us with and that are related to your application.

These may include the following personal data and categories of data:

  • Data pertaining to you (e.g. first name, surname, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, marital status)
  • Information about your professional qualifications and school education
  • Information about your further professional training
  • Information about your knowledge and skills, such as references, certificates, language skills and assessments
  • Data on your career history (type, start, end, place and duration of school education, training, studies, further training and professional activities)
  • Other information you provide voluntarily in connection with your application.

Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends us the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via our contact form.

Your personal data are processed to examine whether an employment contract should be entered into with you and to make preparations for the conclusion of such a contract. This means that data are processed for the purpose of carrying out pre-contractual measures as defined in Article 6 (1) b) GDPR (in conjunction with Section 26 (1) BDSG).

We may also process your personal data for the purpose of protecting our legitimate interests as defined in Article 6 (1) f) GDPR. This may be carried out for the following purposes in particular:

  • General business management
  • Assertion of legal claims and defence in legal disputes (e.g. duty of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG))
  • Prevention and investigation of criminal offences
  • Safeguarding IT security and IT operations

Our interest in the respective processing arises from the respective purposes and is otherwise of an economic nature (efficient fulfilment of tasks, sales, avoidance of legal risks).

If you have given us your consent for the processing of personal data, the respective consent shall be the legal basis for the processing mentioned within it (Article 6 (1) a) GDPR). Consent may be revoked at any time. The revocation shall only be effective in the future. Processing that is carried out before revocation shall remain thereby unaffected.

Your religious affiliation and data on your health are special personal data and are only processed where this is necessary for the payment of church tax, for occupational health reasons or for the assessment of your fitness for work and thus for the conclusion of an employment contract (Article 9 (2) b) and h) GDPR).

At our company, your personal data are received by the internal departments that require it in order to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations (for example managers and responsible employees involved in the recruitment decision and the accounting department, etc.) or in the context of processing and implementing our legitimate interest.

Your data will only be forwarded to third parties if a legal basis permits this. The aforementioned data will be transferred to government agencies if there is a legal or official obligation or if you have consented to this transfer. Under these conditions, recipients of personal data may include:

  • Public bodies and institutions where there is a legal or official obligation
  • In individual cases of maintenance or for fault analysis, hardware or software support partners may be used. The legally stipulated contractual regulations on purpose limitation and confidentiality as well as, where required, confidentiality obligations are concluded with them.

We do not transfer your data to countries outside of the European Economic Area – EEA (third countries).

We store your personal data for as long as is required for the decision on your application and the conclusion of the application procedure and, where required, for the fulfilment of obligations to provide evidence. If an employment contract is not concluded between you and us, the application documents will be deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, unless we have other legitimate interests that would prevent deletion. Another legitimate interest in this context is the duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Principle (AGG) and defence against possible legal claims.

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