HDT Privacy Policy

HDT Privacy Policy

The protection of your privacy is particularly important to us, HDT Recruitment GmbH in Germany. In addition, it is important to us that you always know when we store your personal data and how we use it.

What is this privacy statement about? The information contained in this Privacy Policy tells you when and how we collect personally identifiable information about you while you use HDT’s websites and services under the “https://www.HireDigitalTalent.Today” domain and how we use that information. We inform you about the type of personal data, the scope of the personal data and the purposes for which this collection and use of personal data takes place.

What is personal data? Personal data is any information about an identified or identifiable natural person. A person is identifiable if he can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. This can be data such as name, e-mail address, telephone number and postal address.

What is the legal basis for processing your data? We process your data as part of our service, as such processing is necessary to determine whether we can provide you with our service in accordance with your request, or to actually provide the services and make them available to you. If you are no longer an actual user of the Service and we process your personal information for marketing purposes, our processing activities are based on HDT’s legitimate interest in the development of the Company. If you have not yet subscribed to our services but have provided your personal information for the purpose of receiving marketing communications from HDT, we will process your information on the basis of your consent.

What kind of personal data does HDT collect? In order to provide the service, we collect and process the following categories of data concerning you: Identification data, private life data, professional life data and financial data. In addition, each time you access our service, data relating to that event is stored in a log file or database on the server of our hosting provider. This also applies to data that you enter in order to use the service or to contact us.

In this context, we collect the following information: File name of content accessed, information provided by you in the course of using our service, communication data and notes provided by you, HDT or other platform users while using our services; date and time of requests; amount of data transferred, access status (content transferred, content not found, etc.); operating system, browser and device type; screen resolution, language and time zone settings; referrer URL, i.e. Internet address of the website visited prior to accessing our service; IP address and name of your Internet service provider.

How does HDT use my personal data? HDT uses the data for the following purposes: providing the services you have requested, e.g. comparison with other users of our service (potential employers/applicants). 

Who may I contact in case I have further questions about my rights, my personal data saved by HDT and the specific data processing operations implemented by HDT? You may contact Robin Brohl, CEO and Data Protection Officer of HDT under the e-mail: contact@hiredigitaltalent.today.

Make sure you have the best user experience, e.g. edit your profile and settings. Fulfilment of our contractual obligations towards you, e.g. information about possible connections (interview requests, offers) via the platform, e-mail, SMS or telephone. So that you can participate in our services. To inform you about our service, changes to our service, or similar services we provide. For statistical purposes, in anonymous form. Who are the recipients of my personal data? Your information may only be shared with HDT’s authorized personnel and the relevant data processors and service providers acting on HDT’s behalf, and with those of HDT’s service users (i.e. potential employers and/or applicants) to whom you have accepted that we may share your information.

How long does HDT keep my data? HDT stores your data for the duration of your subscription to our service. 

If you have not yet subscribed to our service but have agreed to receive marketing communications from HDT, we will process your information until you unsubscribe.

Does HDT use cookies? A cookie is a small file that HDT – like many other Internet services – sends to the user’s browser, which is then stored on the user’s device to recognize the user the next time he visits our service. Such a cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie originates, the expiry date of the cookie and a value in the form of a unique number generated by a random number generator. 

The use of such cookies enables HDT to recognize the user and to statistically record and analyze the use of the service in order to improve it. You can disable HDT’s cookies in your browser as described below, and the Site may be accessed with cookies disabled, but the Service may not be usable without cookies or its usability may deteriorate. Cookies already stored on the device can be deleted by the user manually or via the browser settings at any time. However, we would like to point out that the use of the service offered by HDT without cookies may be restricted or not so convenient.

Does HDT use analysis tools? HDT automatically records information, namely usage data. For advertising, market research, improvement of existing and development of new innovative products, HDT may create aggregated anonymized data.

In addition, HDT uses Google Analytics to track usage of the service and improve the service for users. All data will be used in anonymous form. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on the user’s computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. However, by enabling IP anonymization on the Service, the User’s IP address will be truncated within the member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Google Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transferred to a server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use the information on behalf of HDT to analyze users’ use of the Service, to compile reports on users’ activities on the Service and to provide other services relating to users’ use of the Service and the Internet. Under no circumstances will Google associate the IP address of a user with other Google data.

The user can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, HDT points out that in this case he may not be able to use all the functions of the HDT service to the full extent. Users can object to the collection and use of their IP address by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: Opt-out (contact@hiredigitaltalent.today)

A cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again. 

In our service, we use elements from third parties, including the social networks Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing and Whatsapp. The providers of the plug-ins are Facebook Inc, LinkedIn Corporation and Twitter Inc, Xing SE and Whatsapp Ireland Limited or Whatsapp Inc.

Your browser establishes a direct connection to the server of the respective provider when you visit a page from our service that contains such a website element. The content of the website element is transmitted directly from the respective provider to your browser and integrated into the service. Through the integration of the website elements, the providers learn that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our service, even if you do not have a profile with the respective provider or are not logged in at the time. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a server of the respective provider and stored there.

If you are logged in to one of the services, the respective provider can assign the visit to the HDT service directly to your profile with this provider. We have no influence on the parameters of the data collected by the providers with the help of the website elements. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers as well as your associated rights and settings to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy statement of the provider.

You must unsubscribe from each provider’s services if you want to prevent providers from linking the data collected through the HDT service directly to your profile on that service. Finally, it is possible to completely prevent the loading of web page elements with browser add-ons.

Does HDT use web beacons? We are currently working with several online partners to help manage and optimize our Internet business and communications. We use the services of a marketing company to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and the way visitors use our website. We use web beacons and cookies provided by the marketing company for this purpose. A “web beacon” is also called a web bug, pixel tag, or clear GIF. In combination with cookies, a web beacon is an often transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, placed on a website or in an email to monitor the user’s behavior when visiting the website or sending the email. By supplementing our records, this information helps us learn things such as which pages are most attractive to our visitors and which of our services are of most interest to our customers. If you do not wish to help us improve our website, products and offers, you may opt-out by submitting a written statement.

Does HDT save my data in case I make a request? When you send an inquiry to HDT, HDT stores the communication history with you as well as information and data transmitted in the course of this communication (e.g. e-mail address) in order to optimally respond to your inquiry and further follow-up measures.

Are my data safe? The data about you are protected with all reasonable means. However, we would like to point out that despite all technical measures, the Internet does not guarantee absolute data security. We are not liable for the actions of third parties.

What rights do I have with regard to HDT? On request, you have the right to free information about the personal data stored about you. In addition, you have the right to correct, block and delete this personal data within the framework of the statutory provisions. You also have the right to limit the processing of such data and, if you are an actual user of the Service or have consented to the processing of your data to receive marketing communications, the right to data transfer. If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you can revoke it at any time and submit a complaint to a supervisory authority. If you live in France, you have the right to give HDT specific instructions regarding the processing of your personal data after your death.

Third Party Websites

Our service may contain links or references to other websites that are beyond our control. Please note that this policy does not apply to these websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements and terms and conditions of the linked or referenced websites you provide. These third party websites may send you their own cookies and other tracking devices, log your IP address and otherwise collect information or request personal information. 


Changes to HDT’s Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Any changes we make will be posted on this page. If we make significant changes to the way we handle your personal information, we will notify you by referring you to the Service. The date of the last revision of this Directive is indicated at the top of the page. It is your responsibility to regularly monitor and review any updates to this policy. Your continued use of our Service after such changes will be deemed your acceptance of those changes to this Policy.

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