Data protection statement for online applications to DEG

You can use DEG's website to apply for jobs with us electronically. DEG will process any personal data that you provide to DEG electronically for application purposes during the application process. DEG shall treat all personal data strictly in confidence and solely for the purposes of applying online in accordance with current legal data protection regulations. Please read this data protection statement carefully before sending DEG your personal data.

1. Gathering data

Applying for a job with DEG via the DEG Website requires entering certain mandatory personal data in the online application form (e.g. first name, surname, postal address and your phone number). Furthermore you have the option to submit additional contact details that facilitate the contact with you. To enable us to process your application and consider what you wish to apply for, you also can send files, such as personal letters, references, your CV, etc. In sending your details, you agree at the same time that DEG may process and use your personal data in accordance with the statutory provisions of data protection law and this data protection statement.
The personal data and electronic files, that you entered or added in the online application form, are not transmitted to the DEG until you have given your approval to the collection, processing and use of your data according to this data protection statement by selecting the checkbox.

2. Saving, using and deleting data

We will only process and use data and files you send for the purposes of processing your application. If your application is successful, we may also process and use that data and files provided for the purposes of employment with DEG. If your application for a job offered is unsuccessful, DEG will save data and files you have sent in its applicants database for six months so we can answer subsequent questions on applications. These data and files will be deleted after six months. If you apply electronically,you can require DEG to delete individual data or files you have sent at any time; but DEG reserves the right to save a limited amount of your data for a limited three-month period nonetheless to enable us to meet statutory requirements, and in particular evidential requirements under the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

3. Sending data to third parties

DEG will not forward any data or files you send during the electronic application process to any third parties unless you have previously expressly consented to our doing so or we are required to do so by law.

4. Revocation

You may, at any time, revoke the consent you granted to process and use personal data and files you have sent in the course of applying electronically with effect from the future. To do so just send an informal e-mail to the HR department ( or the data protection officer (

5. Security

DEG uses state of the art technical and organisational security measures (Article 9 of the German Data Protection Act – BDSG) to ensure your personal data is protected against unauthorised data interventions such as data being lost, destroyed, interfered with or accessed by unauthorised third parties. In addition to this data protection statement for applying electronically, DEG's general data protection statement rules also apply, which is available here.