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Data Privacy Statement for the MAN Energy Solutions Job Portal

1. General Information

a) Information on data protection

The protection of your personal rights when processing your personal data is an important concern for MAN Energy Solutions.
We process personal data acquired in the course of visits to our career website in accordance with the statutory regulations of the country in which the Data Controller is domiciled. In addition, all companies of the MAN Energy Solutions Group have committed to the comprehensive and uniform protection of personal data in a binding Group Policy. This guarantees that the level of protection provided within the MAN Energy Solutions Group worldwide is comparable to the European Union standards.

b) Data controller and contact

The data controller for your data within the meaning of data protection law is: MAN Energy Solutions SE Germany or the company in the MAN Energy Solutions Group (“MAN ES”) that you are applying to.

For general questions regarding data protection or to exercise your rights, please contact:

2. Collection and processing of personal data

a) Data sources and personal data that we collect

Your personal data is generally collected directly from you as part of the recruitment process (application forms, CVs, interviews…). In addition MAN ES may receive data from third parties such as recruitment agencies, references supplied by former employers or social platforms such as LinkedIn.

We may process the following categories of personal data:

  • Contact data (name, surname, email address, phone number, address…)
  • CV (details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history…)
  • Nationality and entitlement to work in the country you’re applying to
  • If applicable, candidate picture
  • If applicable, driving license information
  • If applicable and where permitted by law, information regarding character or behavior (personality test)
  • If applicable and where permitted by law, equal opportunities monitoring information
  • If applicable and where permitted by law, information from criminal record checks

If we make a final offer, we may also process the following:

  • Bank account information
  • Emergency contact details
  • If applicable and where permitted by law, health information (medical examination)

b) Purpose and lawful basis for processing

The purpose for processing your data by MAN ES is to assess your suitability for a role you have applied for and to help us develop and improve our recruitment process. We will use your application data exclusively for the selection process for the job position you have applied to or other job opportunities if you have specifically consented to it.

The lawful basis for the processing is to perform a contract or to take steps at your request, before entering a contract. In some cases the Data Controller may also rely on its legitimate interest or your consent for specific processes during the recruitment process.

c) Pre-employment screening for all new hires

MAN ES performs background checks as part of the recruitment process in order to satisfy the highest possible compliance and integrity standards in its business activities. MAN ES must ensure that potential personnel perform their tasks in accordance with high ethical standards and warrant to observe the company's corporate principles in order to minimize legal risks and prevent damage to the company's reputation.

Processing your personal data is necessary for the purpose of establishing an employment relationship with you. MAN ES has a legitimate interest to hire candidates who have integrity and act on the basis of valid law. This is ensured by validating the information that you provide to us before you’re offered a contract of employment.

Pre-employment screening involves verifying your personal details (surname, forename, date of birth, address), presenting your original identity card or a comparable document proving your identity, and submitting your original certificates (certificate relating to the highest level of education or, exceptionally, an officially certified copy in paper form).

It is also verified whether you have already worked for MAN ES and - limited to this case and in compliance with data protection regulations - whether you seriously committed any infringements of legal and official regulations or Group regulations during the period of employment. For this purpose, personal data are retrieved in the existing personnel file for the last three years, in the whistleblower system (restricted to MAN ES) and in the security database of Group Security.

A comparison is also made with a publicly accessible financial sanctions list according to the valid EU Resolution No. 881/2002. In addition, a matching with the SAM database is carried out in order to identify any involvement in so called reportable facts.

The SAM database of the US authorities contains the name of persons who are only permitted to work for MAN ES as employees under certain criteria.

Pre-employment screening for all new hires is carried out by each responsible HR Department and also, if necessary, by Group Security. Only a restricted group of persons internally is authorized to access your data and ensures compliance with the undermentioned erasure period.

In the event of unusual findings during the background check, the results are discussed in a committee whose members includes a representative from HR Compliance, the manager in the responsible HR department, the manager in the recruiting department and the works council (if applicable). The results of the discussion are documented and entered in the personnel file.

In the case of new hires, all information collected relating to the background check is included in the personnel file where it will be kept according to the retention periods for relevant personnel records and data. Data won’t be processed for any other purpose.

All the information collected relating to the background check will be erased for all non-successful external candidates after six months.

Data must be provided to conclude a contract.

d) Transfer of personal data

In some cases we might transfer your personal data to affiliated companies, service providers or other external recipients. The transfer will only take place if an adequate level of data protection has been confirmed.

e) Storage and deletion of personal data

In case you are not hired your data will be deleted after the application process is closed. In case you are hired, the data of the application will be transferred to your personal file and deleted after the termination of your working contract. All retention periods are subject to the national legislations of the country you are applying in. For more information contact the HR department.

f) Candidate search

As part of our search for suitable candidates, we research professional platforms and use the personal data published there by potential candidates to check whether the person is a good fit for us and to make contact if necessary. This data is deleted after the end of our selection process, unless an application process follows. The basis for the research is our legitimate interest in filling positions with suitable people. You have the right to object.


3. Information regarding the use of the MAN ES Job Portal

a) Acquisition of General Information

When you access the MAN ES Job Portal, information of a general nature is acquired automatically. This information includes the web browser type, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, etc. None of this information allows you to be identified. The same data is also generated when any other website on the internet is accessed, so this is not a specific function of the MAN ES Job Portal. Information of this sort is collected and statistically analyzed by us exclusively in anonymized form. The better we understand your requirements, the faster you will find the information you want on our webpages.

b) Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data is only collected if you make it available to us of your own accord, such as in the course of registration.

c) Security

As a matter of principle, your data is protected by MAN ES through technical and organizational security measures so as to prevent its accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures, such as data encryption, are improved on a regular basis in line with technological developments.

d) Registration

You do not have to enter any personal data if you just want to find out about job vacancies.

If you wish to apply for a job, however, you can only do so through our MAN ES Job Portal. In order to apply, you will first have to register by creating an account, for which you must specify an email address and password. The other required fields are your first name and surname, your telephone number and the country in which you live. Using this registration data, you will then be able to sign into our MAN ES Job Portal, apply for jobs, manage your applications or receive email notifications of new job openings.

After entering your registration data, you have to confirm by checking a box that you have taken cognizance of the data protection regulations that apply to the MAN ES application process. You cannot proceed with the application process without doing so.

Following registration, you have the option of entering additional data about yourself, such as your address, under “My Profile”. You can upload documents there too. A CV is compulsory for the application process. All data entered in the MAN ES Job Portal is voluntary apart from the fields marked with “*” as being required information.

e) Applications

After registering and signing in, you can apply for individual jobs via the “Search Jobs” function within the MAN ES Job Portal. To do this, you have to click the “Apply now” button in the relevant job advertisement.

When applying, you have the option of adding further information to your profile or changing your data. You can upload more documents, for example.  The company advertising the job may have set technical questions that require an answer from you.

If you wish to apply for an apprenticeship place, we will also want you to tell us the following: 
type of school; how you learned about the place; whether you know anyone at MAN ES; whether you have done work experience at MAN ES.

When you have completed your application and click the “Apply now” button, the application will be forwarded to the company in the MAN ES Group that advertised the job. A pop-up text and a message sent to your email address will confirm that your application has been submitted successfully. You can view your active applications under “My Profile / Job Applications”. You can also withdraw your applications there.

f) Purpose limitation regarding the use and passing on of personal data for MAN ES Job Portal

You can set who is permitted to see your application in the profile status:

  1. All recruiters in the company
  2. Only recruiters responsible for jobs for which I apply

If you select 1, we can also check your application data for other suitable jobs at MAN ES. This function is voluntary and can be changed at any time.

If you enable this function, MAN ES personnel managers located in third countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) will also be able to view your data. There may be an inadequate level of data protection in these countries because an adequacy decision has not been adopted by the European Commission and no other appropriate safeguards exist. Your data is transferred to such third countries based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation and/or based on the derogations contained in Art. 49 (1) of the General Data Protection Regulation, which take effect when the relevant function is enabled. You can withdraw this consent at any time by selecting the option “Only recruiters responsible for jobs for which I apply”.

Your data may also be accessible to associated companies in the MAN ES Group and external service providers who provide and operate the MAN ES Job Portal and connected recruiting systems. Data protection contracts have been signed with these companies to ensure a high level of data protection.

g) Storage and deletion of data for the MAN ES Job Portal

When it comes to the storage and deletion of data, we differentiate between your application(s) and your user account. As several applications can be associated with a user account, the application(s) is/are first anonymized before the complete user account can finally be deleted, depending on processing status and defined time limit.

Applications are anonymized after 150 days. The candidates for whom all applications have been rejected, withdrawn or flagged for deletion are anonymized. Applications are anonymized 150 days after they were last processed.

Your user account will remain in place as long as at least one application has “in process” status.

If you do not sign into your user account for a period of 120 days, you will receive an automatic email notification. So as not to store data on inactive users unnecessarily, we will delete your user account permanently and irrecoverably if you do not respond to this notification within a further 30 days.

Apart from that, we will delete your user account if you prompt this by clicking the “Delete profile” button (My Profile à Options à Settings à Delete profile). When the user account is deleted, all registration and profile data, together with all uploaded documents, is deleted or anonymized. For the purposes of proof and in order to respond to complaints, final and irrecoverable deletion/anonymization does not take place for 150 days. During this period, your user account is blocked and cannot be accessed either by employees from the human resources department or by you via the application portal.

4. Your rights

In addition to the right to receive information on data relating to you and to have your data amended, you also have the right to have your data deleted and blocked, and the right to object to your data being processed, unless barred by statutory rules. You also have a right to data portability.

If we acquire and process your personal data based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw the consent you gave. Your withdrawal of consent has no effect on the lawfulness of the data processing that took place based on your consent until it was withdrawn.

In order to withdraw your consent or exercise your rights in relation to your data, please contact the Human Resources Contact specified in the job advertisement to which you are responding and/or Data Protection.

Please note that participation in the MAN ES application process is not possible without your personal data being processed.

In the event of any complaints, you have the option of contacting a data protection regulator.

5. Reservations

MAN ES may update this Data Privacy Notice at any time subject to data protection law. You can find the latest version on our website or by contacting the HR Department of the location you’re applying to or Data Protection.

This Privacy Notice contains general information for all applicants worldwide, however data protection rules may differ from country to country. If at the time of application, you are provided by the local HR Team with another version of the “Data Protection Notice for Job Applicants”, the local version prevails over this version.  

General version: 7.2023