Instructions for applicants
Our online application system requests some personal details that are essential for the application process. These are designated by “required fields,” marked with an *. More information can be voluntarily entered in “optional fields.” You can decide for yourself to what extent additional information will facilitate the application process.
By submitting the application, you are confirming that you will supply all information required for the recruitment process truthfully and to the best of your knowledge. Providing false information may lead to your disqualification from the recruitment process, and if hired, disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
Withdrawing an Application
You can check the status of your application, withdraw applications and delete them. You can re-apply for positions where you withdrew or deleted previous applications. If you withdraw your application, your personal details will remain saved in our system, even if you are not hired. To delete an application, you must log in and explicitly delete your details by deregistering.
B. APPLICANT NOTICE ON DATA PROCESSING
This applicant notice on data processing (“Notice”) will provide you with information on our data processing activities with respect to individually identifiable information about applicants applying for positions ( permanent position, professional training, work placement or diploma thesis.) at the WACKER group of companies.
I. INFORMATION ON THE CONTROLLER
You can find the relevant contact details of WACKER here: Wacker Chemie AG Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4 81737 München Germany (“WACKER” or “we”). WACKER is the data controller with respect to the data processing activities detailed in this Notice.
II. YOUR PERSONAL DATA / PURPOSES AND LEGAL BASIS OF THE PROCESSING
We will process personal data about you collected during the application and job interview process from yourself, or authorized third parties (i.e., recruitment agencies).
1. Categories of Personal Data
The personal data categories that we process are as follows ("Personal Data"):
• Full name, gender, contact details (address, phone number, email address), place and date of birth
• Professional and educational experience;
• Language skills;
• Eligibility to work in the country you are applying; and
• Any other information you provide in your CV, cover letter and/or the documents you provide with your application and/or in the job interview.
The provision of Personal Data is necessary for the decision whether an employment contract with you will be concluded (hiring decision). The provision of Personal Data by you is voluntary. However, if you do not provide your Personal Data, the application process may be delayed and/or we may reject your application.
2. Processing Purposes
We process your Personal Data to the extent permitted or required under applicable law, for the following purposes. Furthermore, WACKER relies on the following legal grounds for the processing, of your Personal Data: Determining your suitability for the position you are applying for as part of the application process. The processing of your Personal Data is necessary to determine whether an employment contract will be entered into and is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR and the corresponding provisions in local data protection law relating to the (pre-)employment relationship.
Protect the legal interests of WACKER, in particular as required to defend against legal claims. The processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by WACKER (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) as indicated in the first column.
Complying with applicable laws and pre-employment-related requirements along with the administration of those requirements, such as employment and immigration laws • The processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which WACKER is subject (Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR). The processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by WACKER (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) as indicated in the first column
Responding to and complying with requests and legal demands from regulators or other authorities in or outside of your home country • The processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which WACKER is subject (Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR). The processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by WACKER (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) as indicated in the first column
III. DATA TRANSFERS AND RECIPIENTS
To other group companies: We may transfer your Personal Data to other parties, as permitted pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR for the legitimate interests of WACKER (i.e. in light of our global structure to allow for global recruitment and to allow all relevant managers and recruiters which may be located at different WACKER group companies to review the application).
Third parties: WACKER and/or other WACKER group companies may also transfer your data to governmental agencies and regulators, courts, and government authorities, all in accordance with applicable law based on Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR and to external advisors acting as controllers (e.g., lawyers, accountants, auditors etc.) based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Service providers (within and outside WACKER group): WACKER contracts with third party service providers or other WACKER group companies as part of its normal business operations to carry out certain human resources-related or IT-related tasks, global HR management (i.e., global recruitment, to provide secure global systems and networks as a service provider to the companies in WACKER group where all or some WACKER group companies can process Personal Data).
A list of data recipients can be found in the Annex containing the identity, short description of the processing activity and location of the relevant data recipients.
2. Cross-Border Data Transfers
We transfer your Personal Data outside of the country you are located if this is necessary in connection with your application. Some recipients of your Personal Data are located in another country for which the European Commission has not issued a decision that this country ensures an adequate level of data protection, namely: such as the U.S.
Some recipients located outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) are certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and others are located in countries for which the European Commission has issued adequacy decisions (which may include Andorra, Argentina, Canada (for non-public organizations subject to the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act), Switzerland, Faeroe Islands, Guernsey, Israel, Isle of Man, Jersey, Uruguay, and New Zealand). In each case, the transfer is thereby recognized as providing an adequate level of data protection from a European data protection law perspective (Art. 45 GDPR).
By way of entering into appropriate data transfer agreements based on Standard Contractual Clauses (2010/87/EU and/or 2004/915/EC) as referred to in Art. 46 (5) GDPR or other adequate means, which are accessible via the below contact details, we have established that all other recipients located outside the EEA will provide an adequate level of data protection for the Personal Data and that appropriate technical and organizational security measures are in place to protect Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss or alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, and against all other unlawful forms of processing. Any onward transfer (including our affiliates outside the EEA) is subject to appropriate onward transfer requirements as required by applicable law.
IV. RETENTION PERIODS
Personal Data processed for the purposes hereunder will be stored only to the extent necessary during application process and a following reasonable period (taking into account statutory limitation periods) as required or permitted under applicable law (e.g., as necessary to defend against claims in relation to the application process, or to comply with WACKER's obligations regarding data retention as established in the applicable laws). If a judicial or disciplinary action is initiated, the Personal Data may be stored until the end of such action, including any potential periods for appeal, and will then be deleted or archived as permitted by applicable law.
In principle we will retain your Personal Data as long as required or permitted by applicable law. Afterwards, we will remove your Personal Data from our systems and records and/or take steps to properly anonymize it so that you can no longer be identified from it.
V. YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS
Under the conditions set out under applicable law, (e.g., GDPR), you have the following rights:
1. Right of access: You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not Personal Data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case, to request access to the Personal Data. The access information includes – inter alia – the purposes of the processing, the categories of Personal Data concerned, and the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the Personal Data have been or will be disclosed.
You have the right to obtain a copy of the Personal Data undergoing processing. For additional copies requested by you, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs.
2. Right to rectification: You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate Personal Data concerning you. Depending on the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete Personal Data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
3. Right to erasure (right to be forgotten): You have the right to ask us to erase your Personal Data, in which case we have to comply.
4. Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to request the restriction of processing your Personal Data. In this case, the respective data will be marked and may only be processed by us for certain purposes.
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 and you have the right to transmit those Personal Data to another entity without hindrance from us.
6. Right to object:
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of your Personal Data by us and we can be required to no longer process your Personal Data. If you have a right to object and you exercise this right, your Personal Data will no longer be processed for such purposes by us. Exercising this right will not incur any costs.
Such a right to object may not exist, in particular, if the processing of your Personal Data is necessary to take steps prior to entering into a contract or to perform a contract already concluded.
Please note that the aforementioned rights might be limited under the applicable national data protection law.
In case of complaints you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence or alleged infringement of the GDPR.
VI. CONTACT US
If you wish to exercise your data subject rights or if you have any other questions concerning this Notice, please address your request to the controller (see Section I. above) or the data protection officer, who can be contacted at
For other questions regarding the recruiting process, please contact our HR department .
Please note that this Notice will be amended in case such is necessary to reflect changes in WACKER's handling of your Personal Data. You will be informed in an appropriate form about such a new version.