Data protection

The protection of privacy for customers and prospects is an important issue for Vossloh. This naturally likewise applies to the way we handle your personal data obtained through our website www.vossloh.com/www.vossloh.de. We would like to explain to you what kind of data we collect and what we do with it. The data protection and privacy principles outlined in this statement do not apply to hyperlinked or referenced third-party websites you might access from ours.

How do we collect what kind of data?

Our website allows you to obtain in a variety of ways information on our companies and the products and services we have to offer. Among the options available to you: subscription to our email service, ordering or downloading our publications, contacting our IR or PR departments or Vossloh in general. You also have the possibility of applying online for a job.

If you do decide to make use of one of these options or apply for a job online, you will be asked to complete a contact or job application form, as the case may be. Once your data has been entered, an email is automatically generated for dispatch to one of our employees in charge of handling your request or application.

Where necessary for us to provide the service you request or for handling your job application, we will process the personal details contained in the respective contact form or job application. These include (without being limited to) your name, street address, phone number, and email address (hereinafter referred to as your “Personal Data”).

For what purpose and for how long will we use your Personal Data?

If you do decide to communicate your Personal Data for the above purposes we will store and use this data exclusively for these purposes. Personal Data given in a job application, for example, is exclusively used for processing the application and contacting the applicant.

Unless you disallow this by checking the corresponding box, this also includes the storage of your Personal Data for six months after its input in our job applicant database to which all Vossloh Group companies can refer as part of future job application processes.

In addition and on conclusion of the job application process your Personal Data is stored for as long as deemed necessary by our HR staff as proof that the application has been treated in a frank and non-discriminatory manner.

Whether or not you disclose your Personal Data is entirely up to you!

Normally, Vossloh is the party storing your Personal Data. However, Vossloh may also commission external service providers or Vossloh Group companies with the storage and processing of your Personal Data.

Disclosure of your Personal Data

Your Personal Data is not disclosed to third parties unless necessary for processing your inquiry or your job application. Your Personal Data is not disclosed to any third party for any other, extraneous reasons (such as market research or other marketing purposes).

Your Personal Data will only be disclosed to government bodies where required by law.

Automatically generated information

This website uses etracker technology (www.etracker.com) to collect visitor behavior data. The data is collected anonymously to be used for marketing and optimization purposes. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be used to aggregate a usage profile. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. Using such cookies it is possible to recognize the visitor’s browser.

The data collected via etracker technology will not be used to determine the personal identity of the website visitor or compiled with personal data pertaining to the user of the pseudonym unless agreed to separately by the person concerned. The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with respect to subsequent services.

Data protection and privacy principles, answering your inquiries

You can at any time obtain from us information on data we have stored about you or regarding data protection and privacy principles. You have the right to insist on the correction, deletion and suppression of any (incorrect) data. In all such instances feel free to contact us by email or letter:

datenschutzbeauftragter@ag.vossloh.com

Vossloh AG
Datenschutzbeauftragter
Vosslohstrasse 4
58791 Werdohl, Germany

Data security

We use technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your personal data collected via this website against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction and access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are continually enhanced as new technology becomes available. Our officers and employees are obligated to observe the specific confidentiality and secrecy requirements under the terms of Art. 5 German Federal Data Protection & Privacy Act (“BDSG”).