Dear careerloft user,
careerloft is the career network for college students and graduates. We believe that every student and graduate deserves to have the best possible job and employer. That is why we provide guidance and support throughout your studies and show you how to start working for top companies during your studies and after you graduate. It doesn’t matter what field of study you have chosen or what sector you’d like to work in: We’ll network you!
Protecting your data is incredibly important to us. That’s why we have compiled a list of answers to all frequently asked questions about data protection. If you’d like to know more about data protection at careerloft, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to help.
Personal data is generally only collected if you provide it to us by registering, by filling out contact forms, sending emails or as part of requests. We then record information received by establishing contact. This includes, in particular, names and contact details, the date of and reason for contact entered by you. Personal data you enter is only used to provide you with the information you require or for the purpose of careerloft or our partners contacting you, provided no legal obligations exist to the contrary. In order to validate members’ qualifications for the careerloft Scholarship Program, careerloft reserves the right to collect, store and process additional data and to forward this data to our partners.
In order for you to be able to register with careerloft, we need you to provide the following information:
In order to use and access careerloft, we also need the following information:
In addition to the information required, you have the option to enter further information in your profile. For example, you can specify where you live, your grades or your job search preferences (e.g., companies, job titles, cities/regions). However, this information is not required in order for you to register with or use careerloft.
If users use the profile service provided by careerloft as a free service for its users, data is taken by our team from an uploaded resume submitted to careerloft in PDF or Word format, for example, and uploaded to the careerloft website in a structured form. In order to be able to use these functions, users must send careerloft the relevant information in a document.
We’ve compiled a chart to give you another overview of what data we collect, use and store and whether such collection, use and storage involves required or optional information (including special cases).
Compulsory profile (members):
Compulsory profile (careerloft Scholarship Program members):
Additional contact details, for example, telephone (and/or cell phone) numbers, may be required in order to access our free gifts and Scholarship Services.
You can also register with careerloft using your Facebook, XING or LinkedIn profile. If you do so, the following data is taken from Facebook, XING or LinkedIn:
In return, Facebook, XING or LinkedIn will be notified that you have registered as a careerloft user. Additional data will not be sent to Facebook, XING or LinkedIn by careerloft. You can, of course, cancel this link of your accounts at a later date. In order to do so, simply withdraw the corresponding access authorizations for “instant personalization” from the provider (Facebook, XING, LinkedIn). For more information on this and on registering with other websites using Facebook, please go to https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy#loggingin
Using social media channels you have the option of sharing editorial articles.
When you visit careerloft, user data, in particular your IP address, the time, status, amount of information transferred and the website or link that brought you to the website (referrer), as well as information on the browser you are using and your computer are automatically sent to us (i.e., not registration information). This process works just as it does with any other website available to you on the internet. User data is necessary in order for the website you requested to be sent to and displayed on your computer. This user data is then deleted within seven (7) days of you accessing the website. Under certain circumstances, it may be possible to identify even non-registered website users via their IP address. However, we do not perform targeted IP address analyses for this purpose. These IP addresses are analyzed solely on a statistical basis and in an anonymized form.
Your data is visible to other registered users if you have adjusted the corresponding settings on your profile to display this data.
If a user comments on a post on careerloft, their set picture (profile picture) and their name are visible to all users in connection with this comment. If the user deletes their careerloft account, their posts and comments are not deleted, but the picture and name of the poster is anonymized.
You can view careerloft’s current partners here. Affiliated companies of the partners only receive their own access to careerloft if they themselves register as partner companies.
As part of a graduated model, partners can view your profile and user data. If necessary, your data will be provided under a pseudonym.
With your express consent, given separately on each instance, your data may furthermore be used for the following purposes and, where necessary, sent to partners or other third parties specified by you:
Additional information on the collection and use of your data is provided directly each time you enter data, through notes provided on the respective input screen and as part of the respective declaration of consent.
Your data (salutation, name, address or email address) is used by us and service providers hired by us, provided that this data is required in order for you to access and use careerloft. Our service providers are only permitted to process or use your data for the purpose for which such data was sent to them, if necessary. You can access this data at any time. If data is forwarded to third-party service providers, we have taken certain technical and organizational measures to ensure compliance with the requirements of data protection.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics utilizes “cookies”, small text files that are stored on your computer and allow for analysis of your website use. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is typically transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the US. In the event that an IP is activated anonymously on this website, your IP address will still be shortened by Google within European Union member states or other member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and be shortened there. Google will use this information on instructions from the operator of this website to analyze your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage as relates to the operator of this website.
The IP address transmitted by your browser for the purposes of Google Analytics will not be consolidated with other data from Google.
You may also refuse to allow Google to capture data provided by the cookie and regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin found under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).
This website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp()” extension. This allows IP addresses to be shortened before they are processed further, therefore preventing direct personal references.
No, social plugins from social networks are not used on our website because we have no influence on the extent of data collected by social networks using a plugin and we want to ensure the highest possible level of data protection and data security on our website. Section 2.4 applies when registering via social media channels.
In accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetzt), you have the right to be provided with information relating to your stored data free of charge and, where applicable, the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. As the operator of this website, Medienfabrik Gütersloh GmbH, is a subsidiary of arvato AG / Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, please contact the Group’s data protection officers for questions regarding the processing of your personal data:
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA / arvato AG
Corporate Data Protection
33311 Gütersloh, Germany
We have recorded and stored all consent agreements you have granted when using our website (for example, when registering with careerloft). You may request the content of these consent agreements from us at any time. To do so, please get in touch with the contact persons for data protection specified above, e.g., via email. We would like to point out that any consent you have granted may be revoked at any time with future effect, and you may terminate your participation in careerloft at any time.