Data protection

Data protection – Privacy policy

Welcome to HRblue AG and thank you for visiting the HRblue Website! HRblue is a leading HR executive search consultancy, specialising in recruiting HR managers and experts for HR vacancies – permanent roles and interim management.

We respect the privacy of the users of our website, of candidates, interim managers and clients and are committed to protecting their personal data and information according to the applicable law. This privacy policy explains how, to what extent and for what purposes we are collecting and subsequently processing personal data and information.

Data controller’s name and address
HRblue AG
Bretonischer Ring 10
D-85630 Grasbrunn
Telefon (089) 411195-0

Contact information of our external data protection officer
René Rautenberg GmbH
René Rautenberg
Hauptstrasse 28
15806 Zossen

In the event of any questions regarding this policy please contact us using the information below, and we will respond to you as soon as reasonably possible:

General information on data protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We thus treat your personal data confidentially as well as in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy. It is normally possible to use our website without providing any personal data. If personal data is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be transferred to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission across the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can have security flaws. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

We have concluded contracts with our service providers for contract data processing that contain agreements for the protection, legally compliant storage and processing of personal data. This concerns the data of all affected groups of persons, in particular, customers, candidates, interim managers, interested parties and subscribers to the newsletter and news service.

Some of our internet pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your device and do not contain viruses. These cookies serve the purpose of making our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and allow your browser to be recognised. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website. You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to only allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general and to automatically delete cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Collection of general data and information
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These include: browser type and browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, time of the server request. It is not possible to associate this with specific individuals. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses cookies These are text files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymization
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address will be abridged by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transferred to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and abridged there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and internet usage. The IP address provided by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser plugin
You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to fully utilise all the functions of this website in this case. In addition, you may prevent Google from tracking and processing the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and your use of the website (including your IP address) by clicking on the link below and downloading and installing the available browser plugin:

Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics
More information regarding the use of user data by Google Analytics can be found in Google’s Privacy Policy:

Contract data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for contract data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

Demographic features of Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data stems from Google’s interest-related advertising and visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be associated with a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time from the Ad Preferences Manager of your Google Account or stop Google Analytics from collecting your data as described in the “Objection to data collection” section.

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit our website, which integrates functions from LinkedIn, you will be connected to LinkedIn’s servers. Your IP address is used to inform LinkedIn that you have visited our website. If you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend button” and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that we as the site provider have no knowledge regarding the content of the data transmitted and its use by LinkedIn. For more information, see LinkIn’s Privacy Policy at:

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit our website, which integrates functions from XING, you will be connected to XING’s servers. To our knowledge, personal data will not be stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored, or usage behaviour is not evaluated. Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING’s Privacy Policy:

SSL encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection when the address line of the browser changes from “http://“ to “https://“ and the lock symbol appears in the address line. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Contact form and emails
If you send us requests using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and answering any subsequent questions. We treat this data confidentially and do not transfer it to third parties. The same applies to the contact data and professional information that you send us by email (e.g. email signature).

Newsletter and news service subscription
If you would like to receive the HRblue newsletter (monthly) or our news service (HRblue Trendbook) offered on the website, we require you to provide us with an email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided email address as well as an indication that you agree to receive the newsletter. No other data is collected.
We use a double opt-in procedure to ensure that newsletters are sent out in a consensual manner. This entails that the potential recipient be included in a distribution list. Subsequently, the user receives the opportunity to confirm the registration in a legally compliant manner by means of a confirmation email. The address is only actively included in the distribution list after confirmation is received. We only use this data to dispatch the requested information and offers. You can at any time revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter, for example.

Privacy Policy for candidates and interim managers
If you are a candidate, please also note our Privacy Policy for the processing of personal data for permanent employment.
If you are an interim manager, you will also find there the relevant information in connection with the inclusion in our database and placement for interim mandates.

Data deletion and storage period
The data subject’s personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data to conclude or perform a contract.

Right to information, deletion or blocking
In accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, we hereby draw your attention to your rights:
You have the following rights:

Article 15: Data subject’s right to information
Article 16: Right to rectification
Article 17: Right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”)
Article 18: Right to restriction of processing,
Article 19: Right to notification with regard to the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction on processing
Article 20: Right to data portability
Article 21: Right to object

You have the right to complain to the responsible data protection supervisory authority.
If you wish to exercise your right to complain, you can do so with the following authority:

Bayerischen Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (Bavarian Data Protection Authority)
Promenade 27 (Schloss)
91522 Ansbach

Updated: June 2018