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Privacy statement

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe takes the protection of the personal data of applicants, employees and all other third parties who have dealings with us very seriously. thyssenkrupp Steel Europe processes personal data collected during visits to our websites in accordance with the data protection and data security laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Insofar as personal data are transmitted to group companies outside Germany, the data protection regulations applicable in the country in which your data are “processed” also apply. Where we transmit your data to a country in which the national regulations provide less protection of your data, our group data protection principles generally ensure maximum protection of your personal data. So you can be assured that we do our best to protect your privacy and right to data protection at all times. This privacy statement provides information on how thyssenkrupp Steel Europe handles information collected during your visit to the thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG career site.

1. Data controller

The data controller is your employer:

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 100
47166 Duisburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 203 52-0
Fax: +49 (0) 203 52-25102

You can contact our data protection officer via the company address stated above or via their email address: [email protected]

2. Purpose of data collection

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe uses your personal data in general to answer your inquiries, process your orders or grant you access to specific information or offers. But thyssenkrupp Steel Europe also aims to simplify your job search, so you can apply directly online for positions at group companies on the following pages. We assure you that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. The data you enter will be processed and used exclusively for the purpose of applicant selection.

The main purpose of the data processing is to inform the decision on the establishment of an employment contract. The primary legal basis for this is § 6 (1) b) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in conjunction with § 26 (1) BDSG (German data protection act).

We request your consent to the processing of your data in our applicant management system pursuant to § 6 (1) a) GDPR in conjunction with § 26 (1) BDSG.

3. What data are collected?

On the following pages we collect the information required for the application process at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe.

If you apply for a position at a group company, you will be asked to provide certain personal data (name, address, email). Position-related questions may also be asked. When applying to our company it is also essential that you provide information about your career history.

For security reasons we will send you a confirmation email after you have registered online with us and applied for a position.

Please note that your data will not be saved anonymously but will be made available to the recruiting team and the relevant units of the group companies.

4. Cookies

This website does not use permanent cookies.

5. IP addresses

We store all internet protocol addresses (IP addresses) in our log files in accordance with the statutory provisions and only for a very limited period of time required for technical and security purposes. We prepare anonymous statistics to record the number of visitors to our website (traffic) but we do not prepare individual user profiles or combine them with personally identifiable information. We then delete this information.

6. Application information

By submitting your application, you confirm that the information you have provided is accurate. Please note that any false statement or omission may constitute grounds for rejection or subsequent dismissal. Participation in this online application process is also formally valid without provision of a signature.

The companies of the thyssenkrupp Steel Europe group seek the best applicants irrespective of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, age or sexual identity. We do not require any information from you that cannot be used under the General Act on Equal Treatment. Please do not forward any confidential information or business secrets of your former or current employer or provide any unnecessary details about:

  • Illnesses
  • Pregnancy
  • Ethnic origin, political opinions, philosophical or religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health or sex life
  • Defamatory or libelous information
  • Information that has nothing to do with the job profile

7. Who processes the data?

The data collected by thyssenkrupp Steel Europe are processed exclusively by contractually associated group service providers. Personal data are only forwarded to data processors who e.g. operate our servers or perform specific services for specific purposes in accordance with data protection regulations. These entities are located in Germany and other EU countries and are obligated by contractual requirements and data protection instructions to handle personal data in accordance with data protection regulations.

8. Who do we share your personal data with?

The information you provide is treated confidentially and only forwarded within the group company to those individuals who are involved in the specific application process. Your personal data will only be forwarded to other group companies with your separate, explicit consent.

Please note the corresponding notice on the website.

9. Right to access, modify and delete your résumé

You can view, modify or delete your résumé at any time. You can also ask us to support you with this.

Please understand that for legal reasons it is not possible to modify or delete data during an ongoing application process or for a period of approx. three months after its completion.

10. Data security

We protect our data using state-of-the-art data security measures that comply with current statutory data protection provisions (incl. firewalls, virus scanners, intrusion detection software). Nevertheless, we recommend you keep backup copies of documents that are important to you.

Please note that, under some employment contracts, private internet use is not permitted during working time or from your workplace. Some employers specifically monitor prohibited internet activity in the workplace. If you are connected with a multiple network environment, you should also be aware that there is always a risk of unwanted access. Please note that “JavaScript” technology is used on our sites.

11. Disruptions

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe provides no guarantee that the career site will always be accessible.

12. Amendment of the privacy statement

In the event that we decide to amend the content of this privacy statement, we shall announce these amendments on our homepage. Should we amend this privacy statement, we shall provide easily accessible links to previous versions.

13. How long are your data stored?

The applicant data we collect for the processing described are stored for a period of 4 weeks and then deleted, unless we are obligated to store the data for a longer period pursuant to § 6 (1) 1 lit. c GDPR due to retention and documentation obligations under tax and commercial law or you have consented to longer storage pursuant to § 6 (1) 1 lit. a GDPR.

14. Are you obligated to provide your data?

There is no contractual or statutory obligation to provide personal data. However, if your personal data cannot be processed, you will only be able to participate virtually in the meeting and not in person.

15. What data protection rights can you assert as a data subject?

You have the right to access the data stored about you, § 15 GDPR. You also have the right to rectification or erasure of your data, §§ 16, 17 GDPR. You may also have the right to restrict the processing of your data and the right to receive the data you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format insofar as this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others, §§ 18, 20 GDPR.

If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. The lawfulness of processing that occurred before the withdrawal of consent remains unaffected by this.

To assert these rights please contact the data controller or data protection officer stated under section 1.

You also have a right to object, which is explained in more detail at the end of this privacy statement.

You can also lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, § 77 GDPR. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. The supervisory authority responsible for us is the:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for North Rhine-Westphalia
Kavalleriestrasse 2-4,
40213 Düsseldorf, Germany

As at: October 13, 2020

Information on your right to object pursuant to § 21 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of your personal data based on § 6 (1) lit. f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); including profiling based on this provision in the meaning of § 4 No. 4 GDPR.

In the event that you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

The objection may be made in any form and should if possible be addressed to the data controller or data protection officer stated under section 1 of the privacy statement.

General inquiry




thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Strasse 100

47166 Duisburg, Germany

+49 (0)203 52-0

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