EU Applicant Privacy Policy

I. GENERAL

We are pleased that you are interested in us and are applying or have applied for a job at claimsforce GmbH in Hamburg, Germany (“claimsforce”, “us”, “we” or “our”). In this Applicant Privacy Policy, we would like to provide you with information on the processing of your personal data in connection with your application.

As part of the application process, it is regularly necessary to forward your personal data within the claimsforce group to the relevant business department or affiliated group company. The legal basis of such data processing is Art. 88 para. 1 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in connection with § 26 para. 1 German FDPA, i.e., you provide us with personal data for the purpose of deciding whether to establish an employment relationship.

Whenever claimsforce collects, processes and retains your personal data, claimsforce or affiliates to which you are applying for a job, or which will be your contract partner, will act as a data controller. If you opted to be part of the talent pool (as defined below), your contract partner regarding the usage of the talent pool is claimsforce.

You, as an applicant, are responsible for ensuring that the data you submit to us is correct and true. You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide personal data to claimsforce during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all. Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential.

This Applicant Privacy Policy may be subject to modification from time to time, notably in the event of changes to legislation or the introduction of new laws. Any changes will be published on our website.

II. HOW CLAIMSFORCE COLLECTS, USES AND RETAINS YOUR DATA

claimsforce may collect personal data from you through your online application via the claimsforce Career Portal, email, a third party such as a recruitment agency, or someone who recommended you. Applications are processed in collaboration between Workable as the provider of the claimsforce Career Portal, and claimsforce consisting of the human resources department (hereinafter “HR Department''), the management, and the relevant business department which advertises the position.

Our application process includes the following processing steps:​​

In some cases, we need to process your personal data to ensure that we are complying with our legal obligations. For example, it is mandatory to check a successful applicant’s eligibility to work in Germany before employment starts.

All personal data you submit to us in the framework of your application is collected, processed, and retained by claimsforce for processing your job application. This includes evaluating your qualifications and skills, verifying information you have provided, carrying out reference checks, communicating with you, managing the recruitment process, and deciding on the establishment of an employment relationship for which you have applied.

If you give your consent or we deem this is in your interest, we may send you further job offers or invitations to surveys, e.g., an option for you to provide us with your opinion concerning the application process via a form. As a rule, no personal data will be gathered from you or processed in this form. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please ensure that you do not disclose any information in the free text field in the opinion survey that allows you to be personally identified.

After completion of the application procedure in which no employment contract was concluded your application documents will be stored for a maximum of twelve months, so that we can contact you again if necessary or respond to enquiries. After that period, your data will be anonymized. If you have registered in our claimsforce Career Portal (via Workable), your data will be stored there until you delete your profile. You can revoke your consent at any time by logging in to your profile that has been provided to you in the confirmation email from Workable.

Should the data be necessary for legal prosecution after completion of the application procedure, data processing may be carried out based on the requirements of Art. 6 GDPR, in particular to safeguard claimsforce’s legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our interest then lies in the exercise or defense of legal claims.

When hired, your personal data will be transferred from Workable to the claimsforce HR administration system. Processing and storage of your personal data will then be governed by claimsforce’s internal data processing policies of which you will be informed when onboarding to your new job.

If you have incurred travel expenses for a personal interview, we will reimburse them. You will receive a form from us for this purpose. Your data will be processed exclusively for this purpose.We store the information required for reimbursement of costs in accordance with commercial and tax law for the periods specified by law. For this period (usually ten years), the data will be reprocessed for the purpose of a review by the tax authorities, for economic and tax audit purposes, and to clarify possible criminal offenses.

III. TO WHOM CLAIMSFORCE MAY TRANSFER YOUR DATA

If you have applied for a specific job offer on the Career Portal, your application documents will only be considered for the filling of this position. Only those persons entrusted with filling vacancies will have access to your application data. In addition, only the IT administrators have access to the data in order to maintain the system and guarantee data security. Your data will not be passed on to third parties outside the claimsforce group without your consent.

If you apply for a specific job offer at a claimsforce affiliated company, it may be necessary for claimsforce to forward your applicant data to the respective affiliated company when processing your application. In this case, claimsforce will act as a joint controller with the respective affiliated company and will process your applicant data exclusively in accordance with this data protection notice and the legal requirements for joint controllership.

For the processing of your application, we use a third-party service provided by Workable Inc., located at 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 (hereinafter “Workable”), to whom your data will consequently be transferred. If you use the Workable platform to manage or submit your application, the data privacy policy of Workable shall also apply. Workable will use personal data of applicants solely for processing the applications on behalf of claimsforce.

By connecting your Workable account to your third-party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third-party sites), If you don’t want data about you, including personally identifying information, to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature. You can also apply to the claimsforce Career Portal by connecting to third-party accounts (e.g., LinkedIn, Indeed). You may disconnect your account from a third-party account at any time. Users may disconnect their accounts from third-party websites by visiting their “Account Settings” page.

We may share your data with our service providers, such as Workable, within the framework of processing by a data processor. Our service providers were carefully selected by us and are obliged, in accordance with the statutory provisions of Art. 28 EU GDPR, to handle your data in a data protection compliant and trustworthy manner and to comply with our own data protection standards. Our partners are not permitted to use the data themselves for their own purposes.

If a transfer of personal data to a third country outside the European Economic Area becomes necessary, e.g. to other claimsforce companies or cooperation partners in third countries, claimsforce will ensure that there is a legal basis for this. These are usually

In addition, we may also be required to share your personal data with authorities or other competent bodies as a result of a legal obligation to which we are subject.

IV. APPLICATION FOR FURTHER POSITIONS

claimsforce offers the possibility to join a talent pool (if you don’t find a specific job matching your interests and send an open application via email). Occasionally we also have an interest in and need for competent applicants in other areas and would be happy to consider your application for other vacancies. We will only do this if you expressly consent to such processing when submitting your application (for example, by ticking the appropriate box).

claimsforce may process your personal data as follows:

  1. If the HR Department considers your application as a possible match for a (different) job offer within claimsforce, your application will be forwarded internally to the relevant group entity and business departments.
  2. Applicants for whom the HR Department does not immediately find a suitable job offer will be included in the talent pool to be considered for future vacancies.

You can revoke your consent at any time by logging in to your profile that has been provided to you in the confirmation email from Workable.

V. HOW TO ACCESS AND CONTROL YOUR DATA

You have certain choices available to you when it comes to your personal data. Below is a summary of your rights, how to exercise them, and any limitations.

In addition to the right to withdraw your consent given to us, you are entitled to the following further rights if the respective legal requirements are met:

You can assert the aforementioned rights to which you are entitled by sending an email to hr@claimsforce.com.

You can assert the right to data portability in your claimsforce Career Portal (Workable) account.

You can also request information about your personal data stored by us by sending an email to hr@claimsforce.com.

VI. RIGHT TO WITHDRAW CONSENT

Insofar as we process data on the basis of a consent given by you, you have the right to revoke the consent given at any time. The revocation of your consent does not mean that the data processing carried out based on your consent up to the time of revocation becomes invalid.

VII. HOW CLAIMSFORCE PROTECTS YOUR DATA

We offer you an SSL (secure socket layer) security procedure together with a 256-bit encryption on our claimsforce Career Portal (Workable). You can recognize the transfer of encrypted data by the picture of a closed key or lock symbol at the top or bottom of your browser.

We apply the highest level of care and appropriate security standards in order to protect your personal data against unauthorized access or loss. We would like to point out that data transfer via the internet (for example, in the case of unencrypted communication by email) can pose security risks. It is not possible to fully protect the data against third-party access.

VIII. CONTACT DETAILS AND RESPONSIBLE ENTITY FOR YOUR DATA

You have the possibility to contact us in several ways. By email, telephone, or mail. If you contact us, we will use the personal data that you voluntarily provide to us for the sole purpose of contacting you and processing your enquiry. In order to answer your request, it may be necessary to forward it together with your personal data to one of our affiliated companies. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

If you have any questions or complaints about claimsforce’s privacy practices, we encourage you to contact us at hr@claimsforce.com and we will work with you to resolve your issue. You may also contact your responsible European Data Protection Authority with questions about our privacy practices.

You can also contact the lead supervisory authority for claimsforce:

Der Hamburgische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Ludwig-Erhard-Str 22, 7. OG
20459 Hamburg
Telefon: +49 40 428 54 40 40
E-Mail: mailbox@datenschutz.hamburg.de

This data protection information applies to data processing by the data controller. 

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer:
Marcus Hippe
Strategisten GmbH
Friedensallee 7-9, D-22765 Hamburg
Telefon: +49 40 609 44 27 41    
E-Mail: m.hippe@strategisten.de