Last modified on June 22, 2018
Protecting your Personal Data, and complying with the GDPR and other relevant data protection legislation, is something Robert Breitbach Consulting takes very seriously. This statement is intended to give you an overview of how we ensure this protection, what kind of data we collect and why, and how we deal with it.
By “Personal Data” we mean in accordance with the GDPR any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. This is broader than just information of a personal or private nature, and also includes information such as your name, date of birth, and email address.
Robert Breitbach Consulting
D-53604 Bad Honnef
Relevant Legal BasesFor each data processing we inform you the legal basis based on Art. 13 GDPR. Unless we specify the legal basis for processing in more detail, the following applies;
- The legal basis for obtaining consent is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR.
- The legal basis for the fulfillment of our contract and the provision of our services is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
- The legal basis for the fulfillment of legal obligations is Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.
- The legal basis for the protection of our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
RevocationYou have the right to revoke any granted consent to data processing for the future. The basis for this is Art. 7 (3) GDPR.
Your RightsYou have the following rights with respect to the personal data concerning you:
- The right to information,
- The right to be corrected or deleted ("right to be forgotten");
- The right to restriction of processing,
- The right to object to the processing,
- The right to data portability,
- The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on it or, in a similar manner, significantly affects it.
- You also have the right to complain to us about the processing of your personal data by a data protection supervisory authority.
You can exercise your rights by sending a request by post or e-mail to us: email@example.com.
Data Protection OfficerYou have the option to contact our data protection officer, Mr. Robert Breitbach, for specific questions on data protection.
Cookies / Local StorageWe rely partly on cookies or store data in the 'local storage' of your browser. We use the technology to recognize you the next time you visit our website.
The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR (legitimate interest).
You can prevent the storage of cookies and saving in the 'Local Storage' by making the appropriate settings in your browser.
Log DataWe rely on automatic log data when retrieving our web pages. We use technology for technical administration and security of our services.
The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR (legitimate interest).
We process the following data using this technology: Name of the retrieved web page, Date and time of retrieval, Status code of response, Browser type and version, Referrer URL (the previously visited page), Anonymized IP address.
Why do we collect, process and use data?Robert Breitbach Consulting is an executive search firm, and for these purposes we collect a variety of personal data necessary to provide such services in a secure and highly confidential database accessible only by Robert Breitbach Consulting. Robert Breitbach Consulting treats all Personal Data in a manner consistent with the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation and local legislation of the territories where the data is processed.
It is important to differentiate between the non-sensitive data required for recruitment purposes which are collected by this website and the sensitive data which are not required or requested additionally, unless legally required to do so at a later stage of the search and recruitment process. Data that is deemed non-sensitive, which is collected via our website, includes personally identifiable information such as: professional experience, career history, education history, resume / CV and contact information. By choosing to enter your personal information on www.breitbach.com, you indicate your acceptance and willingness to disclose this information to Robert Breitbach Consulting and to be considered, when appropriate, for one of Robert Breitbach Consulting's confidential executive search mandates.
If you choose not to disclose personal information via our website, then Robert Breitbach Consulting will be unable to provide you the services offered by this website or consider your relevance for our executive search process for placement in one of our confidential executive search placements, since employment, educational and other personal information is necessary in order to assess your employment opportunities. Should you wish to remain an active candidate but do not submit your personal information via our website, www.breitbach.com, then you are recommended to contact someone within a local Robert Breitbach Consulting office by email with your information and / or to set up an appointment. Email addresses to local offices can be found on www.breitbach.com.
Website VisitorsYou are not required to provide any personal information on the public areas of this website. However, you may choose to do so by completing relevant forms on various pages of the website. We will only use the information you provide to us on these pages in order to process the relevant form, contract or enquiry. Our employees will treat your personal information confidentially and process and/or store it only in connection with its intended purpose.
Social MediaIf you send us a private or direct message via social media, the message will be stored by us for two months.
We operate pages and accounts on some social media websites to inform, assist and engage with customers. We monitor and record comments and posts made on these channels about Robert Breitbach Consulting so that we can improve our products and services.
Robert Breitbach Consulting is not responsible for any information posted on those websites other than information we have posted ourselves. We do not endorse the social media websites themselves, or any information posted on them by third parties or other users.
When you engage with Robert Breitbach Consulting via social media your personal information may be stored on that social media website's servers, which are outside the control of Robert Breitbach Consulting and may be in the US or elsewhere outside the EEA. Any information posted on the publicly accessible areas of such websites may be read by the general public and are not an appropriate forum to discuss customers' or clients' affairs.
Robert Breitbach Consulting regularly updates and monitors our social media accounts and welcomes feedback and ideas submitted via these channels. Robert Breitbach Consulting endeavours to join the conversation whenever possible, however cannot guarantee to read or reply to all messages sent to official Robert Breitbach Consulting social media accounts.
Robert Breitbach Consulting operates social media accounts on Linkedin and Google+.
If any of the Robert Breitbach Consulting pages on the social media websites mentioned above follow another user this does not imply endorsement of any kind.
If you want more information in terms of purpose and scope of the collection of your personal information, further processing and use of information by any of these social media websites as well as your rights and setting options regarding the protection of your privacy in this context, please check the social media website’s data protection information under the following links:
NewsletterCurrently we do not send any newsletters. In the event that we offer this service in the future, the following information applies:
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR). The granted consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data deposited with us for the purpose of obtaining the newsletter will be saved by us from the newsletter until your cancellation and will be deleted after cancellation of the newsletter. Data that has been stored for other purposes with us (such as e-mail addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.
In most standard situations, we provide personal information regarding candidates to prospective employers / our clients or reference sources only if the candidate has authorized us to do so. However, on rare occasions we are engaged to conduct highly confidential searches for senior executives and on those rare occasions, prospective candidates’ personal information may be provided to the client without the candidate’s prior request or knowledge.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of various ways in which we may use and / or disclose supplied sensitive and / or non-sensitive personal data that was transmitted to Robert Breitbach Consulting via our website www.breitbach.com:
- Robert Breitbach Consulting may use personal data collected regarding potential candidates to identify professional opportunities that we deem relevant and of interest for the candidate and the perspective employer / our client. We then provide this personal information to the prospective employer / our client as per agreed search requirements. We reserve the right to contact potential candidates regarding such opportunities.
- The information obtained by Robert Breitbach Consulting in regards to our clients, including business contact information is kept and used as part of the provision of our executive search and consultancy services.
- Other situations that could involve use of personal information could include, but is not limited to: updating of data; responding to inquiries; other communications; modification, improvement, refinement and validation of intellectual property and technology; accounts and records; responding to complaints and other inquiries; personal data can also be used for proposals, engagement letters, presentations, research surveys, white papers, advertising, marketing and public relations.
Robert Breitbach Consulting and all of its wholly owned offices can use personal data submitted to us for the purposes stated above but are not limited to the purposes stated above. Robert Breitbach Consulting remains responsible for how the personal information will be used. If you would prefer not to have your personal information used by Robert Breitbach Consulting, please inform us by contacting us as indicated below and we will remove or suppress your personal information in our database.
In some standard situations, Robert Breitbach Consulting reserves the right to work with third parties who provide services that may include, but are not necessarily limited to, assessment services, including assessment validation services; website hosting and IT consulting services; data analysis; resume verification; background checking; payroll services; public relations services; attorneys, accountants, and other administrative and back-office and security services. As part of providing those services, such third parties will be, in capacity of the data processors, provided with access to personal information only when deemed absolutely necessary in order to carry out standard business practices for the services of Robert Breitbach Consulting. In addition, we reserve the right that our software development partners may have access to, or use, personal information for purposes of modifying, improving, refining and validating their technology, and research and development.
Robert Breitbach Consulting reserves the right to disclose or transfer, any and all personal information that we collect from visitors, or that we otherwise collect in connection with the provision of our services, to a third party in connection with a strategic alliance with such third party, or in the event of a sale of our company, a merger or consolidation involving Robert Breitbach Consulting or one of its offices, or a sale or transfer of assets or of any portion of our business or the business of one or more of our offices.
Personal information collected by Robert Breitbach Consulting is used only for the intended purposes stated at the time of collection. Robert Breitbach Consulting does not sell or share your personal information for unrelated purposes to third parties, unless otherwise stated at the time of collection or required by law. If at any time we decide to use personal data in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you and give you a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. No notification and choice will be sought, however, if Robert Breitbach Consulting is compelled or required by applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance or court order to disclose personal data.
What rights do you have regarding your data?At any time you have the right to obtain free information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
SecurityThis site uses, for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as a site operator, an SSL or. TLS encryption. An encrypted connection is indicated by the browser's address bar of? Http: //? on? https: //? changes and to the lock icon in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.
The provision of personal information by you is entirely voluntary and you have the right not to provide personal information. If you need further assistance accessing, updating, correcting or removing your personal information, or if you no longer desire our services, please e-mail Robert Breitbach Consulting at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be aware that certain sections of the Robert Breitbach Consulting website do contain cookies. Cookies are packets of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. At www.breitbach.com, cookies allow us to keep track of the areas of the website you visit and thereby offer you easy access to the information you find most relevant. No secure information or information about your personal identity is ever contained within our cookies.
Robert Breitbach Consulting monitors visitor traffic patterns throughout the website by logging Tracking Data, which is collected automatically from each website visitor. Tracking Data may include personal information such as the IP address of the visitor’s computer, its browser type and operating system, the referring site, which pages of the website were visited, the order in which they were visited and which hyperlinks were “clicked.”
Robert Breitbach Consulting uses Tracking Data in aggregate form to perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the website.
The Robert Breitbach Consulting website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
The data collected by Google for its subsequent analysis includes:
- Technical data regarding your device (model, operating system, specific device identifiers, and mobile network information, including any phone number associated to the device, etc.);
- Logging on data (search enquiries, phone numbers used to make, receive & forward calls, time, date, length & type of calls, etc.);
- Internet protocol address;
- Device activity (settings, browser types, languages, system operations, dates & times of URL request & referral;
- Cookies specifically linked to your browsers or accounts;
- Location (IP address, GPS, Wi-Fi access points and cellular towers);
- Application installation data (installing & uninstalling certain services);
- Localized device storage (browsing history, caches, etc.);
- Cross-website cookies or anonymous identifiers (Google features or ads appearing on other sites).
What are Cookies?Cookies are harmless text files that web servers can store on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. They allow the server to recognise you when you revisit.
There are two main types:
Transient (or per-session) cookies - these only exist for your site visit and are deleted on exit. They recognise you as you move between pages, for example, recording items added to an online shopping basket. These cookies also help maintain security.
Persistent (or permanent) cookies - these stay on your machine until expiry or deletion. Many are built with automatic deletion dates to help ensure your hard drive does not get overloaded. These cookies often store and re-enter your log-in information, so you don’t need to remember membership details.
We use both types of cookies.
Additionally, cookies can be first or third party cookies. First party cookies are owned and created by the website you are viewing. Third party cookies are owned and created by an independent company, usually a company providing a service to the website owners.
- Gather customer journey information across our sites;
- Ensure your privacy in our secure sites;
- Store login details for our secure sites;
- Temporarily store details input into our calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations;
- Store details of your marketing, product and business unit preferences to improve our targeting and enhance your journey through our sites and partner sites;
- Evaluate our sites advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected, which is not shared with anyone).
- We use both our own (first party) and partner companies’ (third party) cookies to support these activities.
Services requiring enabled cookies
Some of our services require cookies in your browser to view and use them and to protect your personal information.
Changing your cookie settings
To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility). Alternatively, an external resource is available at allaboutcookies.org providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them to suit your preferences.
By "our/we/us/ours" we mean Robert Breitbach Consulting and its wholly and partly owned subsidiaries and any company in which it has an interest by way of shareholding or any company in a group of companies to which it may belong (‘our group’). By "our websites" we mean any internet website operated by Robert Breitbach Consulting.
With regards to the new requirements on Cookies following the revision of the e-Privacy Directive, Robert Breitbach Consulting is working towards implementing the new requirements in line with guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office.