Data protection in Festo Jobworld

Security that you can trust 

Protecting your personal data is very important to us. As such, as part of your application we’d like to tell you about Festo Jobworld, and specifically our privacy policy and the procedures used to process your personal data.

Policy for using and processing your personal data

Festo processes and uses your personal information exclusively within the context of our Jobworld, with the aim of filling vacancies within the Festo Group. In this respect, we use your data to implement the application process and to keep you informed about vacancies and HR marketing initiatives. We will not pass your personal data on to third parties.

You can use Jobworld to apply directly for advertised vacancies.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept speculative applications. You will have the option of viewing, deleting, blocking or unblocking your information at any time. Personal information is treated with the utmost confidentiality. Personal information is only collected by or passed to state institutions or authorities under existing legislation. Festo Group employees are obliged to maintain discretion and data secrecy in accordance with Section 5 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

All personal data that you make available to us (CV, references, proof of qualifications, photo, job sought, etc.) are saved in your application.

You have the option of automatically transmitting your application documents from cloud providers such as Dropbox or Google Drive. If you wish to do this, you will have to log in to your account with the respective cloud provider. Only the files that you select will be transmitted to Festo, in an encrypted form. There is no permanent connection with your cloud service user account.

You also have the option of getting relevant application data to be automatically extracted from your CV or social media profiles (XING, LinkedIn) and transferred to your application form on Festo Jobworld. Using this method, data relating to your education and professional experience is extracted using text analysis (CV parsing), whereupon it is encrypted and transmitted to the company Textkernel, based at Nieuwendammerkade 28A17 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1022 AB in the Netherlands. The results of this text analysis are then sent back to Festo in encrypted form and used in the application form. Personal data that has been saved by Textkernel is deleted immediately after it has been transmitted.

Data security

Festo uses technical and administrative security measures to ensure that the data that we use is protected. Our security measures are updated on an ongoing basis.

Your personal information is transmitted over the Internet and saved on our e-recruitment servers. Festo is committed to abiding by the data protection policy set out above.

If you have any questions relating to the processing of your personal data or need more information about data protection within the Festo Group, please contact our Jobworld hotlines:

Esslingen location: +49 (0) 711 347 4130

St. Ingbert location: +49 (0) 6894 591 7776

Personal declaration by the candidate

I hereby agree that any personal information that I make available – including information obtained from subsequent interviews, tests, questionnaires or references – may be saved, processed and used as part of the application process on Jobworld, part of the Festo Group. I declare that all of the information that I have given is up to date and truthful.

Furthermore, I hereby agree that when I register on Jobworld, my personal data may be stored and processed. If a vacancy arises that corresponds with my application and qualifications, my application may be passed to the relevant areas of the company and the appropriate HR and department heads in charge of the area of the Festo Group in which the advertised job is based. If the managers are interested in my application, I wish to be informed immediately so that I can apply for this specific job. I always have the option of withdrawing my application.

If my application is successful, my personal data may be revised, copied and saved for my personnel file. I will update my information with any changes voluntarily and immediately.

Keeping the information that I entered into the system up to date is my sole responsibility.

I have the right to access or delete my information at any time. I am aware that after deleting my data, I can only re-apply by registering on Jobworld again.

The provision and withdrawal of your personal declaration

By clicking on the field ‘I have read the privacy policy statement and agree to it’ and ticking the box, you agree to this data protection notice. At the same time, you confirm that your ‘Applicant’s personal declaration’ is correct and consent for the personal information that you have provided to be stored and used.

If you are no longer interested in working for the Festo Group, go to the ‘Candidate profile’ tab in your ‘Personal pages’ and de-register using the ‘Delete profile’ link. This will permanently clear all of your data.