Careers Data Privacy Policy


Thank you for your interest in our company! In accordance with the provisions of Articles 13, 14 and 21 GDPR, we would like to inform you how we process the data you have provided during the application process and what rights you have in this regard.

Please read the following information carefully. If you have any questions or comments, you can always send them to the email address given in Section 1.

1. Entity responsible for data processing and contact details

Responsible entity according to applicable data protection law:

SIGNA Sports United GmbH
Kantstrasse 164, Upper West, 10623 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 700 108 900
Fax: +49 30 700108999

Contact details of our data protection officer:


2. Type of personal data; purposes and legal bases of data processing

We process personal data that we received from you as part of your application and the subsequent application process, if applicable. In addition, we process – insofar as this is necessary for the application process – personal data that we legitimately obtain from publicly accessible sources (e.g. professional networks on the Internet) or that we receive from other companies in the SIGNA Sports United group of companies (Art. 4 No. 19 GDPR ) or from other third parties (e.g. police certificate from the Federal Central Register). In particular, we may also have received data from service providers (e.g. job placement).

We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other applicable data protection regulations.

For the various legal bases for data processing, see below.

2.1 To fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR)

Personal data is processed to process your application, in particular to check and assess your suitability for the position to be filled. In addition, if necessary, for registration and authentication on our website and for the later creation of the employment contract documentation, contract-related communication (including making appointments) with you.

2.2 Purposes in the context of a legitimate interest of us or third parties (Art. 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR)

In addition to the preparation of the employment contract, we may process data if it is necessary to protect legitimate interests of us or third parties, for example for the following purposes: Enrichment of the data we have, among other things. by using or researching publicly available data as far as necessary or for purposes of building and plant security (e.g. through access controls / access systems).

2.3 Purposes within the scope of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR)

Your personal data can also be processed for certain purposes based on your consent (e.g. extended storage of application documents). As a rule, you can revoke this at any time. You will be informed separately about the purposes and the consequences of a revocation or refusal of consent in the corresponding text of the consent.

Basically, the revocation of consent only has an effect in the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected and remains lawful.

2.4 Purposes for fulfilling legal requirements (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 c) GDPR) or in the public interest (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 e) GDPR)

In connection with the application process, a variety of different legal obligations may have to be observed, for example regulations governing co-determination. In the event that you voluntarily disclose to us any potential capacity as a severely disabled person, processing will be based on Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 (3) in conjunction with § 164 SGB IX.

If there is an employment relationship between you and us, we can process the data you have already received for the purposes of the employment relationship, insofar as this is necessary for the execution or termination of the employment relationship or for the exercise or fulfillment of rights and obligations in connection with the employment relationship.

3. Recipients or categories of recipients of your data

Within our company, we only pass on your data to those internal positions or organizational units that need it to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations or as part of the processing and implementation of our legitimate interest. We also pass on your data to companies affiliated with us, insofar as this is permitted within the scope of the stated purposes and legal basis. In addition, we may work together with service providers in the application process, to whom we will also forward your application documents.

Your data will only be passed on to external bodies for purposes for which we are obliged or required to comply with legal requirements for information, reporting or disclosure of data (e.g. tax authorities) or if you have given us consent to transfer it to third parties.

4. Transmission of your data to a third country

It is not intended to transfer your data to a third country, except in connection with the involvement of service providers in the context of data processing upon instruction. Insofar as there is no decision by the EU Commission regarding an appropriate data protection level for the country in question, we guarantee according to the EU data protection regulations through appropriate contracts that your rights and freedoms are adequately protected and guaranteed.

5. Duration of storage of your data

In principle, we process and store your personal data only for the duration of your application or if you provide us with your data for inclusion in our applicant pool. If you are not hired, your application documents will be deleted or destroyed after six months at the latest (in the case of original documents). In the event that you have consented to your data being stored for a longer period of time, we will save it in accordance with your declaration of consent.

6. Your rights

Under certain conditions, you can exercise the following rights:

The right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to correction according to Art. 16 GDPR, the right to deletion according to Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing according to Art GDPR. The restrictions according to §§ 34 and 35 BDSG apply. In addition, there is the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG).

Your requests to exercise your rights should, if possible, be addressed in writing to the address above or directly to our data protection officer.

7. Scope of your obligations to provide us with your data

You only need to provide the data that is necessary for processing your application or for a pre-contractual relationship with us or which we are legally obliged to collect. Without this data, we will generally not be able to continue the application and selection process. If we also request data from you, you will be informed separately about the voluntary nature of the information.

Photos, information on marital status and religious affiliation and other special categories of personal data – with the exception of a possible property as a severely disabled person, if you would like to disclose them on your own free will – are expressly not required for your application.

8. Existence of automated decision making in individual cases (including profiling)

We do not use purely automated decision-making procedures when deciding on your application in accordance with Article 22 GDPR.

Right to object

Information about your right to object Art. 21 GDPR

1. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR (data processing based on a balance of interests) or Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e) GDPR (data processing in the public interest) takes place to object. However, the prerequisite is that there are reasons for your objection that arise from your particular personal situation. This also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

You can of course withdraw your application at any time.

The objection can be form-free and should be addressed to:

SIGNA Sports United GmbH
Attention: Tilman Wink
Kantstrasse 164, West, 10623 Berlin

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