Data Privacy Policy
Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.

W. Gessmann GmbH
Eppinger Str. 221
74211 Leingarten

Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.

Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website.

To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.

You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our Website.

Server Data
For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected:

- type and version of the browser you use
- operating system
- websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
- websites that you visit
- date and time of your visit
- your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person.
The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and Services.

Contacting Us
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our Website.

Use of the web Analysis servie PIWIK
Our website uses the web analysis service PIWIK. To carry out this analysis, PIWIK uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored to your computer and provide analysis of your use of the site.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, are transmitted to our PIWIK server and stored there. As part of this process,
you IP address is immediately anonymized so that you as user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site is not transferred to third parties. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website

Should you be unwilling to have this data about your use of the site stored and analyzed, you may at any time subsequently withdraw your consent to it being stored and used with a click of the mouse. A so-called opt-out cookie is then placed on your browser, and as a result Piwik will no longer collect any data on your visits. Please be aware that, should you delete cookies from your browser settings, the opt-out cookie from PIWIK may also be deleted and will need to be reactivated.

On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.



On-line Candidate Management Privacy Statement
We will treat the data that you supply to us in compliance with the statutory provisions, including but not limited to the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz [Federal German Data Protection Act]. Therefore, we inform you below about how we collect, process, and use the data that you disclose to us in the course of the on-line application process.

Application information  

In the course of the application process, we collect different types of information. This includes but is not limited to your personal data, including contact information, information about your education, work experience, and skills. Furthermore, you may submit electronic documents such as reference letters, cover letters, resumes, etc. 

By submitting your data, you guarantee that the information provided by you is true. Please note that any false statements or intentional omissions can represent a reason for you not being accepted or for termination later on. 

Please do not make any statements with respect to any illnesses, pregnancy, ethnic origin, political opinions, philosophic or religious beliefs, memberships in unions, physical or mental fitness, or sexual orientation. This also applies to contents that may infringe any third party rights (for example, copyrights, press laws, or third party rights in general).

Collection, processing, use, and transfer of your data   

We collect and process your personal application data for the purpose of employment at our company only. Your data is not transferred to any third parties.
If you use our on-line application service, we will collect data (name, address, telephone number, E-mail address, etc.) to contact you with respect to your application.
Your on-line application will only be received and processed by the personnel and departments that are involved with the hiring processes at our Company.
All of our employees who are in charge of processing your data are obligated to treat your data confidential. Your data is not disclosed to any third parties. Your data are processed in Germany.

Service Provider
To process your on-line application, we utilize a system of 
Fravis GmbH
Sonnenhalde 10
73489 Jagstzell  

To the extent that our service provider (for example, for system maintenance) has access to the personal data that you submitted to us in the course of the on-line application process, such access is covered by an agreement for the processing of the data in accordance with Sec.11 Bundesdatenschutzgesetz.

If we are unable to offer you a job, we will keep safe the data that you submitted to us for up to six months in order to answer any questions that may arise in connection with your application and refusal. 

If we consider your application to be interesting for any future job offers, based on your profile and to the extent that you have expressly consented to such a storage and use of your data in your application, we will store your application data in our candidate management system.

Information requests/cancellation/deletion 

The data that you have submitted to us will be deleted no sooner than 6 months after the end of the application procedures in the event of a rejection or refusal, unless the statutory provisions state otherwise or if the continued storage of the data is required to be able to present proof or if you have consented to such a storage. 

If, as a consequence of your application, we enter into a contract with you, your data will be transferred to your personnel file. 

Based on the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, you are entitled to contact us if you have any questions regarding the collection, processing, or utilization of your personal data and their correction, cancellation, or deletion, or to cancel your consent free of Charge. Please note that you are entitled to have incorrect data corrected or have personal data deleted, to the extent that no statutory right of retention must be complied with.

General privacy notes  

Please also note our general privacy statement regarding additional information with respect to the use of our website or appearance on the internet.