Privacy Policy

  1. The security and protection of Experteer user data is a special concern. Experteer promises to comply with data protection laws and in particular with the German Data Protection Act (BDSG – German acronyms) and the Telemedia Act (TMG – German Acronyms).
  2. It is hereby informed that pursuant to Article 33 (1) of the BDSD, Experteer electronically collects, processes and stores user data, provided by the user within the registration process and the completion of the user’s personal profile, in a machine-readable form. As part of the contractual provision of services, personal data is collected, processed and used. Personal data refers to any data that contains information about personal and factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable user. In addition, all application documents uploaded by the user are saved for 1 year. This data will be saved electronically. Furthermore, data from the access of the web pages will be recorded.
  3. The user is therefore responsible for maintaining the security of his login access data (email address and password.)
  4. By registering with Experteer, the user agrees to the collection, use and analysis of his data, as indicated in the Privacy Policy. The user agrees that Experteer may use his anonymized data for the purpose of consulting, advertising, market research, and for improving and customizing the service. According to Article 15 (3) of the TMG, each user can opt out of the usage of his data for the purpose of consulting, advertising and market research by third parties, as well as the creation of anonymous user profiles. To opt out, the user must send an email to .
  5. The purpose of data collection is to provide users with a smooth, efficient, fast and goal-oriented internet service. The analysis of registered and unregistered users is necessary in order to continually improve the services of Experteer and develop the missing functions. To this end, Experteer will use information voluntarily provided by the user during the registration process, as well as information used for the completion of the user’s own profile, and the log files to analyze anonymized user profiles, i.e. the identity of the user will remain unknown and cannot be associated with the user’s personal data.
  6. Various recruiting groups on Experteer (Headhunters, Corporate Recruiters, as well as recruiters from the Experteer Partner network (see below)) will have access to the personal data of the user, according to the visibility settings as indicated by the user in his Experteer profile. The user has the option to individually determine which kind of users can view his profile fully, or anonymously, and can change these settings at any time. In order to make the profile available for more headhunters and corporate recruiters, the data may also be transmitted to other partners in the recruiting world (for example, job portals or recruiting software companies – please see our current list of Experteer Partners). Experteer is not responsible for the confidentiality of user data and application data of the recruiter (headhunter and/or companies). As described in Clause 4, the user hereby agrees by submitting and publishing his profile, in conjunction with his specified profile settings.
  7. The personal settings, as indicated by the user, will be saved. This is to ensure that the user’s personal settings will be found again with each new session (i.e. with each new login). To do so, Experteer uses Cookies. A cookie is a text file that stores information about the user on the user’s computer. The information contained within a cookie is anonymous, and cannot be connected to the user’s personal information without the user’s permission. Two types of cookies are used: session cookies, which are temporarily stored on your computer, or permanent cookies, text files from a web server that will be permanently stored on your hard drive. Session cookies expire once you closer your browser, while permanent cookies may be permanently stored by the user’s browser on the hard drive and allow the tracking of the user of our website in order to continually adapt to the needs of our users. The user has the option to accept or reject the cookie settings at any time. If he declines to accept cookies, this may negatively impact his experience on the website.
  8. If a user accesses Experteer through a partner site (affiliate), the anonymized data will be stored in a cookie. These cookies do not contain personal data from the user, they serve only to maintain the partner program. Experteer cannot control the practices of its partner cookies and is therefore not responsible. The relevant information can be found in the privacy policy of the partner companies.
  9. Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. Google Analytics uses the so-called inter alia DoubleClick cookie to optimize advertisements for the user, based on the user’s previous visits. This cookie saves information about the IP address, browser type and operating system of the computer, as well as the URL of the referring website, among other things. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. In case of activation of the IP anonymizing feature on our website, your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties, according to the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in rare cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other website operators with website and internet related services. According to the conditions of Google Analytics, your IP address, as transmitted by your browser, will not be combined with other data from Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, we point out that in this case, you may not be able to fully use all features of our site. You can also prevent the generation of data by the cookie, relating to your use of the website (i.e. your IP address), and the transmission and processing of this data by Google, by downloading the following browser plugin:
    On our website we make use of Google Analytics, as well as Universal Analytics functions. Universal Analytics enables us to analyse activity on our website across devices (e.g. laptops or tablets). This is made possible by assigning an anonymous User ID to each individual user. The assignment of a User ID occurs when you create a profile on Experteer, or when you log in to your own personal account. However, no personal data will be forwarded to Google. (The fact that Universal Analytics adds extra features to Google Analytics, does however not imply that there will be a compromise of data protection measures in regards to IP-Masking or the Browser-Add-on.)
  10. On our page, we also use the service of Criteo SA, 32 Rue Blanche, 75009 Paris, France to offer personalized and relevant promotional ads to our site-users based on their browsing activity. For this purpose, Criteo SA collects and stores the surfing behavior of the visitors on our site through an anonymous form. Criteo SA uses anonymized cookies placed on browsers that never collect identifying personal data such as a name or address. Therefore, identification of the site-users is not possible and only the identification of the browser (desktop, tablet or smartphone) used by the users are stored. There is no further use or disclosure of this data. You may manage the storage of cookies by configuring the settings in your browser. You may also permanently disable the use of Criteo cookies by following the link below to change your cookie settings: For more information about the use of this technology, please refer to the Privacy Policy of Criteo SA at
  11. On some of our sites, Experteer uses social plugins for the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1501 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Like button is also such a social plugin. If a user interacts with such a plugin, a direct connection will be established between the user’s browser and Facebook. Through this interaction, the information concerning which pages of the Experteer website the user has visited will be directly transferred to Facebook. Users who are logged into Facebook will have this information automatically connected to their personal Facebook account, and this data will be saved. Purpose and scope of data collection, as well as information concerning the further use of this data by Facebook can be found under the Facebook privacy policy
  12. The user understands that Experteer uses Visitor Action Pixels for measuring conversions on its websites, a tool from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). These help to track the actions of the users after they’ve viewed or clicked on a Facebook advertisement, so that the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements can be collected for statistical and marketing research purposes. This data is collected anonymously for Experteer, which means that personal data of individual users cannot be seen. This data will be saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook can connect this data with an existing Facebook profile and use it for promotional purposes; it may also store a cookie on your computer. For purpose and amount of data and the further usage by Facebook and your rights, please see the privacy statement of Facebook.
  13. The user provides express consent to receive email newsletters. These newsletters are an integral part of the Experteer service, and regularly inform the user about current topics relevant to the job market, Experteer news and updates, and supplementary job market news from Experteer’s partners. In addition, member specific emails are sent. The user can unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time by clicking on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email, or in the personal My Account section of the user’s Experteer account, under Emails from Experteer.
  14. When the user would like to modify, correct, or delete his personal data, he may request this at any time per email, fax, or letter, with his Account ID and email address included. When a user deletes his personal data, he effectively ends his Experteer membership. If the user changes his own data in his account, the old data will be automatically deleted. A correction or cancellation is not necessary in this case. Experteer cannot be held responsible for any availability of data due to caching systems or proxy servers after deletion.
  15. Users are entitled, at any time, to see their Experteer personal data, free of charge. The request for information must be sent to Experteer GmbH, Lenbachplatz 3, 80333 München. The user requesting his information must include a copy of a legal form of identification (passport, driver’s license, etc). The information will be sent by mail to the user, according to the address listed on his form of identification.

Munich, October 6, 2015