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This privacy policy describes how we process personal data when you use our website.

1. What is personal data?

Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This may involve data that can be personally related to you, for example names, addresses, email addresses, or user behaviour.


2. Data Controller and Data Protection Officer

The data controller pursuant to Article 4 no. 7 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is SEI Automotive Europe GmbH, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65189 Wiesbaden, infosei-aecom.

We have designated a data protection officer. You may contact our data protection officer under the postal address above – for the attention of the „Data Protection Officer“– and under the email address


3. What personal data do we collect?

Our website is primarily used for information purposes. Interested users can inform themselves about our company and our products and services. The data and information collected by us can be divided into the following categories:

  • Automatically collected data: When you access our website, we automatically collect information, including personal data, information about the technology you use, and information about how you use it and our website.
  • Log files and device information: Log files contain data that your browser automatically transmits to our web server. These log files contain information about
    • your IP address
    • the date and time of the request
    • the requested URL (the specific webpage)
    • the access status/HTTP status code
    • the extent of transmitted data
    • the referrer-URL
    • the browser type and the browser language settings
  • Cookies: We use cookies and also allow our business partners to use these tracking technologies on our website. Cookies are small pieces of information that your browser automatically stores in your computer's memory. Cookies contain various types of data, such as information about the pages viewed, the frequency of page views and the actions you take on our website (such as the fact that you have shared our websites with one of your social networks). These data are pseudonymised by technical precautions so that it is no longer possible to assign the data to a specific user. For more information about which cookies we use and how we use these technologies, please see our Cookies Policy.
  • Data and information provided by you: If you contact us in the following cases, we will use the data and information you provide.
    • If you have questions about our company and our products, you can use our contact form located under „Contact ". If you use the contact form, we will ask you for the information marked with an * (name and e-mail address). It is up to you which information and data you provide to us in addition. If necessary, we will contact you and request further data and information.
    • If you would like to apply for a vacancy or make an application, you can use our online application form available under "Career".
      The categories of personal data processed in particular include
      • Your master data (such as first name, surname, name extensions)
      • Your contact data (private address, (mobile) telephone number, e-mail address)
      • Data on your career (e.g., curriculum vitae, qualifications and degrees, experience of calling) and your person (e.g., cover letter, motivation, photo, personal interests)
      • Special categories of personal data (e.g., information about a severe disability)

      We collect the data directly from you within the application process using the applica-tion form you complete and the files you upload. In addition, we process personal da-ta that we have obtained from publicly accessible sources (e.g., professional net-works) and that you make available to us on a voluntary basis.
      In accordance with Article 13 (2) (e) GDPR we hereby inform you that you are not obliged to provide us your data. However, please note that we will only consider con-vincing applications within our application process.


4. How do we use the data we collect from you?

On what legal basis do we use the data? We use, store and process information, including personal data, about you, for the following purposes and on the following legal basis:

  • Provision, improvement, development and security of the websites: We use log files to make the website and its functions available to you. We also use the information and data to optimize our website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. For this purpose, your IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
    We use log files as part of our legitimate interest in making our website available and continuously developing it further. The legal basis for the use of the log files is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
  • Analysis: We use the information and data that we generate with cookies to analyse the use of our website. This allows us to learn more about the number of times a page has been viewed, user behaviour or length of visit, and to draw conclusions about the content on our website that is of greatest interest to visitors and that is of less. We may take this into account when we update and redesign our website in the future.
    We have a legitimate interest in analysing the use of our websites. Only in this way can we find out whether and how our website is attracting interest at all. This enables us to better plan our resources. The legal basis for the usage of cookies for analysis purposes is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
  • Communication: We use the data which we request from you or which you communicate to us within your inquiry in order to be able to promptly reply to your enquiry and to handle your request in the best possible way. The use of your data within the scope of communication with you corresponds to our legitimate interest according to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. As far as it concerns a concrete enquiry about the purchase of one of our products, your data will be used for the execution of the contract or for the purpose of implementing pre-contractual measures at your request in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.
  • Applications: The data that we collect and receive from you during the application process is used by us to check whether you are a suitable candidate for a vacancy and to determine whether we can consider you when filling a position. The primary legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, Section 26 (1) BDSG.
    In individual cases, we process your data in order to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties (e.g., companies affiliated with us). Such a legitimate interest exists in particular if the processing of your data is necessary for investigating criminal offences (legal basis Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, Section 26 (1) GDPR) or for an intragroup data exchange for administrative purposes (legal basis: Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
    In case special categories of personal data according to Article 9 (1) GDPR are processed, this serves the exercise of rights or the fulfilment of legal obligations arising from labour law, the law of social security and social protection (e.g. Section 164 SGB IX). This is based on Article 9 (2) (b) GDPR, Section 26 (3) BDSG.


5. Will the data and information about me be shared with others?

In our company, the data collected from you are only shared with others according to the need-to-know principle. In this way, the relevant departments gain insight into your personal data (in case of technical data: IT department; for application data: HR department) to the extent necessary to enable these departments to perform their tasks.

In addition, we use external service providers to perform certain tasks, who process your data on our behalf and at our instructions:

  • For the already mentioned analysis purposes, we use the analysis service Google Analytics of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. This is a tool that provides us with information about the use of the website. For this purpose, we or Google use cookies on your computer that record your behaviour on our website and transmit them to Google. Google will use this information to compile aggregated evaluations of the use of our website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
    We have activated the IP anonymization of Google Analytics. Before transmission to the Google servers in the USA, your IP address is shortened by Google in the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the EEA. This makes it untraceable. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Further Information about Google Analytics can be found under
  • For the administration of applications we integrate the Jobvite service of Jobvite, Inc. 1300 S El Camino Real, Ste 400, San Mateo, CA 94402 into the application process. Jobvite is a platform where all applications received by us are bundled and presented. Further information about Jobvite can be found in the provider's privacy policy:


6. How long will my data be stored?

We only save the data provided to us for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the respective purpose for which you have transmitted us your data or to comply with legal requirements.

Log files that we use to provide our websites are automatically deleted as soon as the respective session has ended. Log files for security purposes and as a precaution against attacks on our websites are automatically deleted after 7 days at the latest. Analysis data will be deleted by Google after 14 months. The retention periods of cookies vary depending on the type of cookie and your browser settings.

In case we reject your application, we will save your application documents for up to 5 months after the rejection. In the event that we are currently unable to offer you a position, but we basically are interested in your person and skills, we will, with your individual consent, store your application documents for a longer period of time. In the event of a hiring, we will transfer your application documents to your personnel file.


7. Are data transferred to recipients outside the European Union or outside the European Economic Area (EEA)?

We provide personal data to processors established in countries outside the EEA. In this case, we ensure that the recipient either has an adequate level of data protection (e.g. based on an EU Commission adequacy decision for the country in question, a self-certification of the recipient for the EU-US Privacy Shield, or an agreement between the recipient and the European Union on so-called EU standard contractual clauses) or that a sufficient consent exists.

We can provide you with an overview of the recipients in third countries and a copy of the specifically agreed regulations to ensure the appropriate level of data protection. Please use the information in the contact section for this purpose.


8. What rights do I have?

In accordance with applicable data protection law, you have the right of access, rectification, portability and erasure of your personal data.

If the data processing is justified by our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to any future the data processing, unless the data is absolutely necessary for operation of the websites (which is particularly the case with log files).

Your right of objection in connection with Google Analytics: You can prevent the storage of cookies by Google Analytics in various ways, by

  • Setting your browser not to accept cookies. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent.
  • Alternatively to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click here to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data from this website in the future. The opt-out works only in this browser and only for our website.

Your right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority:
Without prejudice to the rights described above, you have the right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, work or suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged is required to inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

9. Contact

If you have any questions or suggestions relating to data protection, please contact us or our data protection officer under

SEI Automotive Europe GmbH
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
65189 Wiesbaden