Privacy Policy

We are delighted that you have shown interest in the EASC Group and its partner firms. For almost 20 years, the protection of personal data entrusted to us is among our top priorities. In particular, we never forward any personal information to third parties (clients) without prior consent. Since data protection regulation differs between the European Union and the United States, we equally do not exchange personal informationen between the partner offices without prior consent. The following stipulations therefore pertain exclusivly to the German offices of the EASC Group, represented by Linden & Company and Dr. Behrens Executiv Serach. In case of inconsistencies between the English and the German texts, the latter is the authoritative version.

Homepage

Our static homepage serves the sole purpose to inform you about the EASC group of companies. It uses neither cookies nor logfiles and does not provide any information to third parties like Google analytics. Furthermore, our homepage uses SSL encryption.

E-mails

If you prefer to use SMIME encrypted e-mail traffic, you find the necessary SMIME certificate for copying on this homepage.

Personal Data

As part of our executive search activities, we collect and process personal data (names, phone numbers, postal and e-mail-adresses) as well as personal documents such as CVs solely and exclusively for the placement of management positions. For security reasons, such information is not solicited through this homepage. The processing of personal data shall always be in line with the EUGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Linden & Company and the EASC partner firms. By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

Linden & Company and the partner firms oft he EASC group have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data. Because of the differences in data protection policies, the German and North American offices operate different and independent electronic filing systems.

In compliance with the GDPR, we routinely delete all e-mails and personal documents given to us without consent for filing/storage immediately following the expiration of the statutory retention period. We evaluate CVs and personal documents entrusted to us on an individual basis and never use any automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR.

In each individual case, we ask the data subject to consent either solely to the project-related storage of personal data or to indefinite filing until revocation. If you allow us to store your personal data indefinetly until revocation, we are able to inform you in future about new professional oportunities. We will never divulge personal data to third parties (clients) without prior consent of the data subject. We do, however, reserve the right to completely delete all personal data at any time.

Definition of Key Terms

The data protection declaration of Linden & Company and the EASC partner firms is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable both for the general public and our business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the key terminology used.

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, phone number, postal or e-amil-adress. Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

The controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Recipient in our context is a natural or legal person to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. Third party is a natural or legal person (client), public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to. If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

Rights of the data subject

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time and to demand the complete erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay following the expiration of the legal retention period where applicbale. If a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by Linden & Company or any of the EASC partner firms, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller who shall ensure that the erasure request is promptly complied with following the expiration of the legal retention period where applicable. Linden & Company or any of the EASC partner firms shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing. We also want to inform you about your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

The data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

Legal basis

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, in our case the evaluation of CVs.

Contact

All contact information regarding partners and staff of Linden & Company and the partner firms of EASC Group may be obtained from this homepage.

Privacy officers

David Mankarious
david@lindencompany.com

Frank A. Linden
fal@lindencompany.com

Tel. 0711 45 977 900

Supervisory authority

If you want to exercise your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, please adress yourself to:
Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg
Postfach 10 29 32
70025 Stuttgart

This Privacy Policy has in part been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the German Association for Data Protection that was developed in cooperation with Privacy Lawyers from WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, Cologne.