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We appreciate your interest in Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA. Protecting your privacy is important to us. We would like to inform you on how we collect personal data via https://careers.fresenius.com, what types of information we collect, and explain to you how that information is used. We are pleased to provide you with the following information. However, our website contains links to websites which are not covered by this data protection notice.

The processing of personal data is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG). This data protection notice informs you about which and how your personal data and information in your terminal equipment (e.g. laptop or smartphone) is processed during the use of the website.

By "personal data" we mean all information that identifies you or makes you identifiable.

By “processing” we mean any operation which is performed on personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

With this data protection information, we explain to you in detail:

  • Who is responsible for processing your personal data, and who you can contact if you have questions or complaints (section 1)
  • How we collect your data, what data we collect and for what purposes we process this personal data (section 2)
  • What kind of cookies will be used (section 3, 4)
  • To whom we may transfer your personal data (section 5 and 6)
  • How you can update, correct or even delete this data and exercise other rights in relation to your data (section 7)

1. Controller and Contact

1.1 Controller

In accordance with the GDPR, the data controller responsible for the use of your personal data is Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Else-Kröner-Straße 1, 61352 Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany, e-mail: careers@fresenius.com

1.2 Data Protection Officer

According to the GDPR, we are obliged to provide you with a data protection officer.

You can also contact the data protection officer directly.

Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA: dataprotection@fresenius.com

2. Recording of technical characteristics when visiting the website

We collect information about your visit to our website, as we do with most other websites. When you visit our website, the web server temporarily records

  • the domain name or IP address of your computer,
  • the file request of the client (file name and URL),
  • the http response code,
  • the website from which you are visiting us,
  • which Internet browser and which operating system you are using,
  • the nature of their device,
  • the date of her visit,
  • as well as how long you've been here.

Your IP address is only recorded anonymously - shortened by the last block of numbers (octet). The logging of data is necessary for navigation through the pages and use of essential functions (§ 25 II No. 2 TTDSG, Art. 6 I b) GDPR). In addition, the data is used for the purpose of detecting and tracking abuse on the basis of the legitimate interests of data security and the functionality of the service (Art. 6 I f) GDPR, § 25 II No. 2 TTDSG). In particular, no overriding interest of the data subject is opposed to a use for the defense against attempted attacks on our web server to ensure proper use. The data will neither be used for the creation of individual profiles nor passed on to third parties and will be deleted after seven days at the latest.

3. Use of cookies

In order to provide you with an optimal user experience, we use cookies and similar technologies. These are small text files that are stored locally on your device by your web browser. These include cookies for the operation and optimization of the site as well as for individualized functions and for advertising oriented to your online usage behavior. We would like to give you the choice of which cookies you allow via the cookie settings. You can access these settings again at any time via the footer of the website to manage your preferences.

You can delete cookies at any time, even if they have already been used. You have the option of fully agreeing to or rejecting cookies, as well as setting specific preferences. Detailed information and explanations on the different types of cookies can also be found in the cookie settings. We store your consent for one year and your rejection for one month. Cookies that are necessary to provide the web service (see explanation below) cannot be rejected.

Please note that your cookie settings always refer to the Internet browser used. If you use a different Internet browser, you must make this setting again. How you can adjust the use of cookies browser-based, see the descriptions of your respective Internet browser:

Required Cookies

These cookies are necessary for you to navigate the pages and use essential functions. They enable basic functions, such as access to secure areas or setting your privacy preferences. The legal basis for these cookies is § 25 II Nr. 2 TTDSG, Art 6 I b) GDPR. If you block these cookies via your browser settings, some or all of these functions may not work properly.

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Analytical Cookies

These cookies help us to improve the performance of our website and enhance the user experience. The collection of anonymous and pseudonymous information allows us to compile statistics on the operation of the website (for example, the number of visits and traffic sources) and user behavior on it (for example, movement paths and interaction with the website). The legal basis for these cookies is Art 6 I a) GDPR. If you block these cookies via your browser settings, we cannot know, for example, when you visited our website or how you interacted with it in order to correct structural errors.

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Services from other companies (autonomous third-party providers)

On our pages, third-party services are integrated which provide their services on their own responsibility. When visiting our pages, data is collected by means of cookies or similar technologies and transmitted to third parties, partly for Fresenius' own purposes. To what extent, for what purposes and on what legal basis data is processed for the third party's own purposes, please refer to the third party's privacy policy.

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4. Usage analysis

The use of the following services takes place on the basis of a consent you may have given (Art. 6 para 1 lt.a GDPR).

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future via the cookie settings which can be accessed via the footer of the website.

In the event of a revocation, we will not process your data further for the purposes mentioned under this section and the cookies we set for this purpose will be deleted.

4.1 Google Analytics

These websites use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your device, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your shortened IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

You can find more detailed information about how Google uses your data in Google's Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

You can disable Google Analytics using a browser add-on if you do not want the website analysis. You can download it here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

4.2 Google Remarketing

We use the marketing platform. Google uses cookies to record your usage behaviour on our website in order to display interest-based online advertising for our products on other pages within the Google advertising network. Further processing of data is only done if you have consented to Google linking your browsing history to your Google Account and using information from your Google Account to personalize ads you see on the web. In this case, if you are logged in to Google while visiting our website, Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to create and define target group lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, your personal data is temporarily linked by Google with Google Analytics data to form target groups.

If you do not want Google to record your surfing behaviour for the purpose of displaying advertising, you have the following options in addition to the privacy settings of your browser and the selection of cookie preferences (see section 4.1 above):

5. Possible recipients or categories of recipients of your personal data

To fulfil the aforementioned purposes, we may need to share your personal information with others. These are service providers, such as companies that provide IT systems and IT support. If necessary, we may also have to share your data with authorities in the event of enquiries from these authorities.

6. International data transfers

In order to fulfill the aforementioned purpose, we may transfer your personal data to recipients outside Germany. Transfers within the European Economic Area (EEA) always take place in accordance with the uniform EEA data protection level.

Transfers to third countries are always carried out in compliance with the supplementary requirements of Article 44 et seq. GDPR.

Your personal data may be transferred to certain third countries for which an adequacy decision of the EU Commission determines that an adequate level of protection exists in accordance with the uniform EEA data protection level. The full list of these countries is available here.

As a rule, EU standard contractual clauses (“SCC”) are concluded with the recipient for transfers to other third countries. These have been issued by the EU Commission to safeguard such international data transfers.

To transfer personal data outside the EEA among group companies of the business segments Fresenius Kabi (Fresenius Kabi AG and its affiliated companies) and Fresenius Corporate, we implemented binding corporate rules (“BCR”) approved by the data protection authorities in accordance with Article 47 GDPR. A copy of the SCC and the BCR can be requested via dataprotection@fresenius.com.

Ultimately, personal data may be transferred on the basis of an exceptional circumstance under Article 49 GDPR.

7. Your rights and your personal data

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

7.1 Right of access

You have the right to request from us, at any time, information on which personal data about you that we process.

7.2 Right to rectification of incorrect data

If data about you is inaccurate, you have the right to obtain from us rectification of such data without undue delay.

7.3 Right to deletion

Under specific circumstances you have the right to demand from us the deletion of your personal data. In particular, you may request that we delete personal data if (i) it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed, (ii) the personal data has been unlawfully processed, (iii) you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, (iv) the personal data must be deleted in order to comply with a legal obligation according to the law of the European Union or a Member State law to which we are subject, or (v) you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.

7.4 Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to obtain from us a restriction of processing, when one of the following applies: (i) The accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, and for a period that enables us to verify its accuracy, (ii) the processing is unlawful but you oppose the deletion of the personal data and instead request a restriction on their use, (iii) we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing but are required by you to keep them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or (iv) you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR as long as the verification of whether our legitimate interest override yours is pending.

7.5 Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

In all of the above cases, please use the contact form or send your request to the postal or e-mail address stated above.

7.6 Right to object

Right of objection on a case-by-case basis

According to Art. 21 I GDPR, data processing carried out on the basis of Art. 6 I e), f) GDPR, as well as profiling based on this provision, may be objected to for reasons arising from the specific situation of the data subject. The respective objection can be made formless and must be addressed to the responsible person.

7.7 Right to lodge a complaint

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a regulatory authority. A list of regulatory authorities can be found here: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en.

8. More information for specific situations and contacts

This data protection notice only informs you about the processing of personal data when visiting https://careers.fresenius.com. Please note that we may also process your personal data in other contexts, such as when you visit other Fresenius websites. In these cases, please observe the information on the processing of your personal data relevant for each specific instance.

If you have any questions about data protection at Fresenius, please contact dataprotection@fresenius.com.