Information on the handling of your data

1. Information obligations according to Art 13 of the EU-DSGVO: Applicant (m/f/d)
We are pleased that you are interested in us and are applying or have applied for a position in our company. We would like to provide you below with information on the processing of your personal data in connection with the application.

1.1 Who is responsible for data processing?
The person responsible within the meaning of data protection law is:
Merz Maschinenfabrik GmbH
Haigerlocher Str. 44
72379 Hechingen
Phone: +49 7471 926-0
E-mail: datenschutz[at]

Contact details of the data protection officer:
Steffen Wacker
data protection[at]

1.2 Which of your data do we process?
And for what purposes?
We process the data you have sent us in connection with your application in order to assess your suitability for the position (or other open positions in our companies, if applicable) and to carry out the application process.

1.3 What is the legal basis?
The primary legal basis for the processing of your personal data in this application procedure is Section 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) in the version applicable as of 25.05.2018. According to this, the processing of data required in connection with the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship is permissible.
Should the data be required for legal prosecution after the conclusion of the application process, if applicable, data processing may be carried out on the basis of the requirements of Art. 6 DSGVO, in particular to safeguard legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) DSGVO. Our interest then consists of asserting or defending claims.

1.4 How long is the data stored?
Data of applicants will be deleted after 6 months in case of rejection.
In the event that you have agreed to further storage of your personal data, we will transfer your data to our applicant pool. There, the data will be deleted after two years. If you have been awarded a position during the application process, the data will be transferred from the applicant data system to our personnel information system.

1.5 To which recipients is the data passed on?
Your applicant data will be screened by the HR department after receipt of your application. Suitable applications are then forwarded internally to the department managers for the respective open position. The further procedure is then coordinated. In principle, only those persons in the company have access to your data who require this for the proper conduct of our application process.

1.6 Where is the data processed?
The data is processed exclusively in data centers in the Federal Republic of Germany.

1.7 Your rights as a "data subject
You have the right to information about the personal data we process about you.
In the case of a request for information that is not made in writing, we ask for your understanding that we may then require evidence from you,
which prove that you are the person you claim to be.
Furthermore, you have a right to rectification or deletion or to restriction of processing, insofar as you are entitled to this by law.
Furthermore, you have a right to object to processing within the scope of the law. The same applies to a right to data portability.

1.8 Right of complaint
You have the right to complain about the processing of personal data by us to a supervisory authority for data protection.