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Data Privacy Statement

Thank you for your visit and for your interest in our website www.hensoldt.net and its web pages. HENSOLDT Holding Germany GmbH and its subsidiaries (referred to as ‘HENSOLDT’ or ‘HENSOLDT Group’) greatly appreciate your interest in our products and services and your visit to our website. As your privacy is of great importance to us, we are committed to protecting your data so that you can feel secure when visiting our website.

This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about the manner in which we process and protect your personal data based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) .

Personal data are data that can be used to identify individuals. It makes no difference whether individuals can be identified on the basis of a single piece of information. The more information and data can be aggregated, the more precisely an individual may be identified. Personal data include, for example, a person’s name, address, age, email address and telephone number.

1     Controller responsible for data collection

If you have any questions, requests for information, applications, complaints or criticism with regard to our data protection measures, please contact:

HENSOLDT Holding Germany GmbH
Willy-Messerschmitt-Strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen


Email: dataprotection@hensoldt.net


We have appointed a data protection officer in order to ensure compliance with data protection requirements. You have the option of contacting this officer directly if you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data.

HENSOLDT Data Protection Officer
Graf-von-Soden-Strasse 1
88090 Immenstaad


Email: dataprotection@hensoldt.net

2     Collection, processing and storage of personal data by HENSOLDT

HENSOLDT collects, processes and stores your personal data solely if this is permitted by law or if you consent to it. We obtain these data in two ways: either you provide them to us or we collect them when our services are used.

2.1   Data that you provide to us

You can generally use our website without providing us with personal information. We do request personal information from you for some services so that we can process the respective service quickly and in a user-friendly manner or so that we can offer the service in the first place. Further details on all of the services offered by HENSOLDT on this website are contained in the ‘Individual services’ section of this Privacy Policy.

2.2   Data that we obtain through your use of our services

Some data are automatically collected for technical reasons when you visit our website. These data are stored temporarily in a log file. The following information is collected as part of this, without any action on your part, and stored until automatic erasure:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, where applicable, your computer’s operating system as well as the name of your access provider

We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

  • To ensure the straightforward establishment of a connection to the website
  • To ensure the ease of use of our website
  • To evaluate system security and stability

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the processing purposes listed above. We never use the collected data to draw conclusions about you. The aforementioned data are erased as soon as they are no longer necessary for achieving the purpose for which they were collected. We also use cookies when our website is visited. For more information on these, please refer to Section 3 of this Privacy Policy.

2.3   Disclosure of data

In principle, we do not transfer personal data to third parties. If, in individual cases, data are transferred to a third party, you will find the relevant information in this Privacy Policy. We take appropriate measures and carry out regular checks to ensure that the data we collect cannot be viewed or accessed by unauthorised external parties.

3     Use of cookies

3.1   Definition

‘Cookies’ are small files automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). Cookies are used to store information that arises in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean that we can thereby identify you directly. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly for you. A distinction is made between the types of cookies below.

3.2   Types of cookies

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.

Strictly necessary cookies are required to operate a website and are essential for navigating it and using its functions.

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way a website behaves or looks, e.g. the region that you are in.

Statistic cookies allow the number of visitors and traffic sources to be logged and counted in order to measure and improve website performance. They are also used to find out if certain pages have problems or errors, which pages are the most popular and how visitors navigate the website.

Marketing cookies are used to track visits and individual activities on websites and to deliver targeted and other advertising.

In your browser, you can view the cookies that are stored on your computer, delete any cookies that have been set or change your settings to opt out of some or all cookies. Please note that some functions may not work (properly) if you opt out of cookies.

3.3   Use of cookies on our website

The data processed by the cookies required to operate a website are necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR. We also process personal data in relation to cookies with your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(1)(a) GDPR.

A cookie banner is displayed the first time you visit our website. This informs you which cookies are set by us or our third-party providers in which category, the purpose for which they are used and for how long they persist. You can also use this banner to make your own choices regarding whether to allow all categories, only certain categories or only strictly necessary cookies. You may change or withdraw your consent to the use of cookies at any time on our website.

Please see below which consent you have currently given and which cookies are set by us and our third-party providers in which categories:

4     Individual services

4.1   Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses marketing cookies to analyse your usage of the website. The information generated by such cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, which means that your IP address is truncated beforehand by Google within European Union (EU) member states and other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Full IP addresses are only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyse how you use the website, to compile reports on the website activity and to provide other services relating to the use of the website and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of the Google Analytics service is not associated with other Google data.

Google Analytics cookies are only stored if you have selected the ‘Allow all cookies’ option in the cookie banner. You may also prevent the data generated by a cookie based on your usage of the website (including your IP address) being transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

4.2   Bugherd

A web service provided by the company Macropod Software Pty Ltd, 90 Maribyrnong Street, 3011 Footscray, Australia (hereinafter referred to as ‘Bugherd’) is loaded on our website. If you have JavaScript enabled in your browser and do not have a JavaScript blocker installed, your browser may transfer personal data to Bugherd. Further information on the handling of the transferred data can be found in the Bugherd Privacy Policy: bugherd.com/privacy/. You can prevent your data being collected and processed by Bugherd by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (from www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com, for example).

4.3   YouTube

YouTube, an online video portal provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St., Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’) is used on this website. YouTube enables video publishers to upload video clips, free of charge, and other users to view, rate and comment on these, also free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why entire movies and TV programmes as well as music videos, trailers and user home videos can be accessed via the web portal.

Each time individual pages of this website operated by the controller responsible for the processing and into which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated are accessed, the browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a corresponding version of the YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube is available at www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. During this technical process, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of which specific subpage of our website was visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises which specific subpage of our website was visited by the data subject when a subpage containing a YouTube video is visited. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and associated with the YouTube account of the respective data subject.

YouTube and Google are therefore always informed via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time they visit our website; this occurs regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on a YouTube video. If the data subject does not wish such information to be transferred to YouTube and Google, they can prevent this by logging out of their YouTube account before they visit our website.

YouTube’s published Privacy Policy, available at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information on how YouTube and Google collect, process and use personal data.

4.4   Online applicant portal

You must register to apply via our applicant portal. This requires that you provide your email address and a password. In addition, we give you the option of easily importing data from the LinkedIn portal that you can then edit yourself and use for your application. We collect data in connection with your application during registration.

By registering with HENSOLDT, you provide the company with your personal data via a specific application for the purpose of finding employment. Your data are processed on the systems of our software partner Workday Limited. A commissioned processing agreement has been concluded with our partner.

During the application process, the usual correspondence details, such as postal address, email address and telephone numbers, are stored in the applicant database in addition to your form of address, surname and first name. Application documents, such as your cover letter, CV, professional, apprenticeship and further training qualifications, and job references, are also stored.

These are exclusively stored, evaluated, processed and/or forwarded internally within the context of your application. They can only be accessed by employees in the HR department and persons at HENSOLDT responsible for the selection process (e.g. the specialist department, works council and representatives for employees with serious disabilities). Your data are never disclosed to companies or persons outside of HENSOLDT or used for other purposes. Your application is only passed to other companies within the HENSOLDT Group if you have given your prior consent to this.

If an employment relationship is established between you and us, we may conduct further processing on the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 of the new BDSG if this is necessary in order to perform or terminate the employment contract or to exercise or satisfy rights and obligations of employees’ representation laid down by law or by collective agreements or works agreements (between employer and works council).

If you apply but are unsuccessful, your information is stored for another 6 months after the application process has ended or after the final rejection message has been sent and is then erased (profile and application). We do not issue notification of the erasure of the data.

We do not add applications to our talent pool without your express consent. If we cannot offer you a suitable role at present but believe there is a possibility of you being considered for a future vacancy, we will contact you and obtain your consent. You have the option of having your data erased from the talent pool at any time – please use the contact details provided in Section 1 for this. Your application is stored for 12 months in our talent pool and then erased after that.

We request that you do not send us any applications via email. Please use our application portal so that the application process is conducted in a secure manner and in compliance with data protection requirements.

If you are invited to an initial interview, additional data are collected by means of questionnaire. In certain circumstances, we offer to conduct these initial interviews via a web-based conference application. All information relevant to data protection is provided to you by our HR department in the invitation to the initial interview.

4.5   Social media sites

We also offer you comprehensive personal support and the option to remain in contact with us via our social media pages (Instagram, Xing, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) based on Art. 6(1)(1)(f) GDPR. These social media services themselves collect personal data in certain circumstances, e.g. via your profile stored there.

It cannot be ruled out that each visitor to these sites may be logged by the aforementioned companies. For information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by these companies as well as your related rights and settings that may be used to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policies of:

Instagram:        http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Xing:                https://www.xing.com/privacy

LinkedIn:           https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Twitter:             https://twitter.com/de/privacy

YouTube:          https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

4.6   Social media plugins

We use the following social media plugins on our website:

  • LinkedIn
  • AddThis

If you access one of our web pages that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the respective companies. The plugin content is transferred directly from these to your browser and integrated into the website. Therefore, we have no influence over the amount of data collected by the respective companies with the help of these plugins. We therefore wish to inform you of the following based on the information available to us:

By integrating the plugins, the respective companies receive information that you have accessed the relevant page of our web presence. If you are logged in to one of the companies mentioned, they may assign the visit to your account there. If you interact with the plugins, the corresponding information is transferred directly from your browser to the respective company and stored there. If you do not have an account with one of the aforementioned companies, it is still possible that they may find out and store your IP address.

Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that any visitor to our web presence may be logged by the aforementioned companies on the basis of their IP address and the URL accessed, even if they do not click on the plugins and are not logged into a user account with the respective company either.

If you no longer wish to be shown ads based on data collected by AddThis, you can use the opt-out button at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out. This sets an opt-out cookie which you should not delete if you wish to maintain this set-up.

For information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by these companies as well as your related rights and settings that may be used to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policies of:

LinkedIn:           https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

AddThis:           https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/addthis-privacy-policy.html

4.7   Contact form

This service is managed centrally by HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH.

HENSOLDT’s website facilitates the establishment of quick online contact with us as well as direct communication with us, including by email. If you contact us via e-mail (or via our website’s contact form), the personal data you transfer are stored for a period of not more than 12 months. Your personal data are processed in order to contact you and respond to your inquiries. If your inquiry concerns another entity within the HENSOLDT Group, we forward your request to that entity, within and outside of the EU. We obtain your consent on the contact form for this. The processing of the contact request is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your request relates to the conclusion of a contract and on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR for other requests.

5     Your rights

Of course, you retain control over all personal data that you provide to us when you visit the website and use our services. You have the following rights which you may assert free of charge.

5.1   Right of access

You have the right at all times to obtain information regarding your personal data stored by us.

5.2   Right to withdraw consent given

You have the right to withdraw consent you have given to the processing of your personal data at any time with future effect. In the event of a withdrawal, we will erase the data concerned without undue delay provided there is no legal basis that would support further processing. Your withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing performed on the basis of this consent before such consent was withdrawn.

5.3   Right to object

If we process your personal data in the context of a consideration of interests based on our overriding legitimate interests, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to this processing with future effect.

If you assert your right to object, we stop processing the data concerned. However, we reserve the right to continue processing if we can provide documentary proof of compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms or if the processing is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing.

5.4   Right to data portability

You have the right to request that we transfer your personal data to another entity.

5.5   Right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing

You have the right to have your personal data rectified or erased or to restrict the processing thereof.

5.6   Right to lodge a complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority or our company if you have a reason for a complaint. If you wish to assert rights vis-à-vis our company, please reach out to the contacts listed at the start of this Privacy Policy.

6     Period of storage

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After that period has expired, the corresponding data are routinely erased if they are no longer necessary for the achievement of the required purposes.

7     Automated decision-making

There is no automated decision-making based on the personal data collected.

8     Data security

We use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in combination with the highest encryption level supported by your browser.

A whole key or closed padlock icon in your browser’s upper status bar indicates whether individual pages of our web presence are transmitted in encrypted form.

Generally, we use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction and unauthorised third-party access. We continuously improve our security measures in line with technological advancements.