Data privacy statement

This data privacy statement informs users about the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider on this website and our other online offerings (hereinafter "offering").

Responsible provider:


Industriestraße 52-54
70565 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 711 7825-30
Fax: +49 711 7825-4000

Dipl.-Ing. Kurt Bengel - Chairman of the Supervisory Board,

Dipl.-Wirtschaftsinformatiker Matthias Schmidt - Member of the Supervisory Board

Contact information of the data protection officer:

Jürgen Ehmann
Industriestraße 52-54
70565 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 711 7825-30
Fax: +49 711 7825-4000

CENIT インフォメーションセンター


The use of our website is normally possible without providing personal data.

To the extent that personal data is collected on our pages (e.g. name, postal address or email addresses), this always takes place on a voluntary basis, insofar as possible.

Personal information we receive from you about others

If you book trainings or webinars not only for yourself, but for another participant, a colleague or an employee, these data are processed exactly as you specify them.

We must point out that it is your responsibility that the persons about whom you provide personal information are aware of this process and have accepted how CENIT AG uses their information (as described in this helpful Privacy Policy).

We also collect navigation information. This is the data on your computer relating to your visit to our website, particularly your IP address, your location, the browser that you used, referral source, duration of your visit and pages visited by you.

In addition to the other types of use that are listed in this data privacy statement, we use your personal data to improve your use of the browser with personalization of websites and for improvement of the registration service.

By filling out a registration form on our website, you agree to receive emails from CENIT.

The emails contain information about new products and offers.

We do not provide third parties with your personal data that we process for the delivery of emails. You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time with effect for the future.

We use navigation information in order to operate and improve the websites and our registration service. We use navigation information by itself or in combination with personal data in order to send you personalize information about our company.

This data is not given to third parties without your express consent.

The provider (and/or their webspace provider) collects data each time the offering is accessed (so-called server log files). The access data includes:

  • the name of the visited website, file, date and time of the visit, quantity of data transmitted, notification of a successful visit, browser type and version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (previously visited site), IP address and the inquiring provider.

The provider uses the log data exclusively for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offering. The provider reserves the right to review the log data retroactively if there is a justifiable suspicion of illegal use based on concrete indications.

Where we require affected individuals to consent to the processing of personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

When we process personal data in the course of fulfilling a contract to which the affected individual is a party, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processing in the context of pre-contract activities.

Where processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation on our enterprise, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

Where vital interests of the affected person or other natural persons require the processing of personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR.

Where the processing of data is required to safeguard a legitimate interest of our enterprise or a third party and where the interests, fundamental rights and basic freedoms do not outweigh the aforenamed interest, the legal basis of data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. 

Personal data of affected individuals shall be deleted or barred from access as soon as the purpose of data storage is fulfilled. Additionally, data may be stored if and when required by European or national legislation, i.e. European regulations, statutes or other provisions to which the responsible party is subject. Data shall also be deleted or barred from access upon lapse of a storage period prescribed by one of the aforementioned legal instruments, provided that further storage is not required for purposes of the conclusion or fulfillment of a legal contract.

Our website features a contact form which may be used to contact us electronically. Where a user avails himself/herself of this opportunity, the data entered in the input fields will be transmitted to and stored by us. These data are:

Given Name
Email Address

When you transmit such data to us, we will request your consent to process said data and refer you to this declaration of data confidentiality.

Alternatively, you may contact us via the provided email address. In this case, the person-related data you transmit in the email message will be stored.

There shall be no disclosure of the above data to third parties, except to the subsidiaries of CENIT AG and their majority shareholdings. The data shall be used exclusively for purposes of processing the respective communication.

Once the user issues his or her consent to data processing, the legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

For the processing of data transmitted by way of email communication, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Where the purpose of the email communication is the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

For our part, we use personal data from the input fields only to process the respective communication. Where contact is initiated by email, this also constitutes a legitimate interest in processing said data.

Other personal data processed during dispatch of the communication serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to safeguard the security of our information technology systems.

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for attaining the purposes for which they were gathered. For personal data contained in the input fields and for those transmitted via email, this occurs when the respective communication with the user ends. This is the case when circumstances indicate that the matter at hand is conclusively resolved.

The user may revoke his or her consent to our processing of personal data at any time. Where the user contacts us vie email, he or she may reject storage of his or her personal data at any time. In such cases, we will be unable to continue the communication.

Please see below for a description of how consent may be revoked and how storage may be rejected.

In either case, all personal data stored in the course of the communication shall be deleted.

Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to a free newsletter. When registering for such a subscription, you transmit the data from the input fields to us. We require the following as mandatory information:

Given Name
Email Address

As part of your registration, we request that you consent to our processing of said data and refer you to this declaration of data confidentiality.

We will not disclose data processed in the context of newsletter dissemination to third parties. The data shall be used exclusively for purposes of newsletter dissemination and will be saved to our CRM system exclusively for this purpose.

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on the access device of the user (PC, smart phone, etc.). They are used to improve user-friendliness of websites (e.g. saving of login data). They also collect statistical data about use of the website and can be analyzed for the purpose of improving the offering. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option with which the storage of cookies can be limited or blocked altogether. However, it should be taken into consideration that the use of websites and, in particular, convenience, can be limited without cookies.

You can manage many online advertising cookies of companies via the US web page or the EU page

This offering uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. Google analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on the computers of the users and which enable an analysis of the use of the website by them. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the users is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, the IP addresses of the users are truncated beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other Treaty States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. IP anonymization is activated on this website. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate the use of the website by the users in order to compile reports on the website activity and in order to provide the website operator additional services related to the website use and internet use.

The IP address communicated by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies with an appropriate setting in their browser software; however, it should be taken into that it may not be possible to use all functions of this website to the full extent. Users can also prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the website (including their IP addresses) by Google and the processing of said data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link in order to prevent future collection of data by Google Analytics within this website. In the process, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you have to click on this link again.

This Website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.

To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's data protection declaration:

This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing representation of our online offers and at an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website.

The IP addresses are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

We utilize HubSpot for our online marketing activities on this web site. HubSpot is a software company from the USA with a subsidiary in Ireland. Contact: HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland, Telephone: +353 1 5187500.

This involves an integrated software solution, with which we cover various aspects of our online marketing. This includes, among other things:

Our registration service enables visitors of our website to learn more about our company, to download content and to provide their contact information as well as additional demographic information. This information as well as the contents of our web site are saved on servers of our software partner HubSpot. It can be used by us to get in contact with visitors of our web site and to determine which services of our company are of interest to them. All information collected by us is subject to this privacy policy. We utilize all information collected exclusively for optimizing our marketing activities.

The legal basis for the use of services from HubSpot is Art. 6 I f of DS-GVO (data protection basic regulation) - legitimate interest. Our legitimate interest in the use of this service is the optimization of our marketing activities and the improvement of our service quality on the web site.

HubSpot is certified under the terms of the “EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework” and is subject to the TRUSTe ’s Privacy Seal as well as the “U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor” framework.

More information on the privacy policies of HubSpot.

More information from HubSpot with respect to the EU privacy policies.

More information on the cookies used by HubSpot can be found here & here.

If you do not want any collection of data by HubSpot in general, you can prevent the storage of cookies at any time through your browser settings.

Some of our web pages feature embedded YouTube videos. YouTube is a service provided by the US company Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. For all YouTube videos on our web pages, we have activated the so-called “advanced privacy settings”. These advanced privacy settings are provided by YouTube with the assurance that YouTube will not save cookies containing personal data to the user’s computer unless and until he or she has clicked on and played a video using the YouTube video player. When calling up the websites and for purposes of embedding videos, their IP address will be transmitted. This IP address cannot, however, be assigned to users personally unless they have logged on to YouTube or another Google service before calling up the web page and/or are continually logged on to these services.

As soon the user starts an embedded YouTube video it, YouTube will, due to the advanced privacy settings, save only such cookies to his or her computer as contain no personally identifiable data. These cookies can be blocked by way of appropriate browser settings and expansions.

For further information on embedded YouTube videos, please refer to the data privacy information of YouTube.

Scope of processing personal data

We manage a “Fan Page” on the Facebook social network at URL

This privacy statement is provided to inform the users of our Fan Page pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the type, scope and purpose of the personal data that we collect and use.

Legal basis for processing personal data

In its decision of June 5, 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated that operators of a Facebook page are responsible together with Facebook for processing personal data.

We as the operators of the Fan Page have no interest in collecting and further processing your personal data for analysis and marketing purposes.

The Facebook page is managed on the basis of our legitimate interests in offering informational and interaction opportunities for and with our readers and visitors pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR that are up-to-date and supportive.

Type of data processing 

For storage and further processing, Facebook uses cookies, meaning small text files that are stored on the user’s various end devices. If the user has a Facebook profile and is logged into Facebook, his/her data are stored and analyzed on all of his/her devices.

We are aware that Facebook processes the data of its users for the following purposes:

• Advertising (analysis, creation of personalized advertising)

• Preparation of user profiles

• Market research

Facebook Inc., the US parent company of Facebook Ireland Ltd. is certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, thus guaranteeing that it upholds European data protection regulations. More information on Facebook’s privacy shield status can be found here:

We as the operator of the page cannot exclude that our users’ personal data will not be transferred and further processed to third countries, such as the USA, nor can we exclude the potential risks associated with any such transfer.

The Facebook privacy policy includes additional information on data processing:

Option to object

If you are a member of Facebook and you do not want Facebook to collect data about you through our Fan Page and link such data with your membership data stored on Facebook, you must:

  • Log off of Facebook or deactivate the function “remain logged off” before visiting our Fan Page on Facebook
  • Delete any existing cookies on your device
  • Restart your browser

This way, according to information provided by Facebook, all Facebook information that would allow you to be identified is deleted.

Statistical data

The so-called “Insights” linked to the Facebook page allows us to access statistical data of various categories. These statistics are generated and provided by Facebook. We as the operator of this page have no influence on how such data are generated and presented. We cannot discontinue this function, nor can be prevent the generation and processing of such data.

Facebook provides us with the following data that we can select for a period of time and for each category of followers, subscribers, number of people reached and page engagement relating to our Facebook page:

Total number of page views, “Like” details, page activities, post interactions, reach, video views, post reach, comments, shared content, responses, percentage of men and women, origin broken down by country and city, page access and clicks, clicks on trip planner, clicks on phone numbers.

Data on the Facebook pages linked to our Facebook page are also provided in this manner. Because Facebook is continuously further developed, the data availability and preparation also changes, and so we refer to the Facebook privacy policy already mentioned above for further details.

We use the data made available in aggregated form to make our posts and activities on our Fan Page more appealing to our users. For example, we make use of distributions by age and gender to adjust how we address our followers, and to also analyze the peak visiting times by our users to optimally plan the timing of our posts. Information about the type of end devices used by visitors assist us in visually optimizing the design of the posts for presentation on such end devices. In accordance with the Facebook terms of use, which each user must consent to when creating a Facebook profile, we can identify the subscribers and fans of the page and view their profiles and other information shared by them depending on the privacy settings the user has set.

Rights of the users

When rights of the data subject are asserted, Facebook is primarily responsible for the processing of Insights data, and as such the rights of the data subject defined in Art. 15 to 22 GDPR are met by Facebook. Generally, this relates to the right to information, rectification, blocking, notification, data transfer, objection and automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling.

If you would like to assert these rights, you may either contact us or you can contact Facebook directly. If you choose to contact us, we will ensure that Facebook is immediately notified that rights of a data subject are being asserted.

For more information about this, please refer to the addendum on the Insight pages by clicking on the link below:

If in the future you no longer wish for your data to be processed as described herein, we ask that you please revoke the connection between your user profile and our Fan Page by using the functions “Unlike this page” and/or “Unsubscribe from this page”.

Some of our internet products contain hyperlinks to other websites which are not operated by CENIT AG. We do not monitor these websites and are not responsible for their content or their treatment of personal data.

In this context, data processing serves to protect a justified interest of our enterprise, and this interest is not outweighed by the interests, fundamental rights and basic freedoms of the user. The legal basis for the processing of personal data via the use of hyperlinks is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

To ensure an attractive user experience, our digital offer also includes “social plugin” functions.

Regarding the Facebook network: This is offered and operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The content of widgets is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and also displayed in our systems without our having any influence on the content. 

Regarding the Twitter network: This is offered and operated by Twitter Inc., One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland. The content of widgets is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and also displayed in our systems without our having any influence on the content. 

Regarding the YouTube network: This is offered and operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. The content of widgets is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and also displayed in our systems without our having any influence on the content. 

To protect your privacy, we offer these social plugins as HTML-linked button clicks. For you, this means that your data are transmitted only when you actively click the plugin button (share, like, etc.), are registered with the relevant provider and have visited its websites in the past. Prior to your click, no data are transmitted.

The social plugins also let you share our content via your personal social media account. When you use this feature, no personal data pertaining to you will be processed by CENIT AG. 

The respective social media provider is able to allocate any visit to our website to your user account. We hereby inform you that CENIT AG has no influence on this fact and receives no information on the content of the transferred data or their use by the social media provider.

The data shall be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to attain the purpose for which they were collected.

For further information on the type, purpose and extent of data collection as well as the processing and use of your data by the respective social media provider, please refer to the provider’s data confidentiality information. Here you will also learn more about your rights and settings that protect your privacy.

Data privacy information for Facebook

Data privacy information for Twitter

Data privacy information for YouTube

Data privacy information for XING

Data privacy information for LinkedIn

Data privacy information for Pocket



Gathering, Processing and Use of Personal Data

Your personal data such as your name, contact information as well as the documents you submit to us as part of your online application are initially saved unchanged to an internal job application portal. There can be no unauthorized access to your data during the transmission phase. Online applications and the application management system to which your data are saved are access-protected. All our employees are obligated to maintain strict confidentiality and comply with data privacy regulations.

Recipient Categories

Only the staff members of our human resources division and management staff of CENIT AG may access your data in order to match your information to our current vacancies.

Purpose of Processing

Your data are gathered, processed and used exclusively for purposes of your application to CENIT AG. There shall be no use for other purposes and no disclosure to third parties.

Right of Revocation

You may at any time, with future effect, revoke your consent to our processing of your data. Upon such a revocation, we shall cease processing your data, provided that there are no compelling legitimate grounds for further processing.

Data Privacy Contact

Should you have questions regarding the gathering, processing or use of your personal data or wish to obtain information, correct, block or delete data and/or revoke your consent to data processing, please contact us at:

Disclosure of Data

We shall not disclose application data to third countries or external organizations.

Duration of Data Storage

We will store your data for the duration of the time in which you are actively pursuing an application with CENIT AG, but no longer than six months following the conclusion of the application process. At this point in time, we shall delete your data from our application management system.

Consent to Further Storage of Your Data

Above and beyond this storage period, we shall store, process and use your data only if you have consented to these activities. Storage, processing and use will then be for the purpose of contacting you in the event that a suitable position becomes vacant. In such cases, we shall store your data for a period of one year after conclusion of the application process. You may revoke a declaration of consent at any time with future effect by sending an email to

Description and Scope of Data Processing

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register for trainings; this requires the user to submit personal data. These data are entered into an input mask, transmitted to us and stored by us. There shall be no disclosure of the data to third parties.

The following data are collected as part of the registration process:

First name
Company / street / house number / postcode / city
Email Address
Name(s) of participant(s)

This data is required to process the training contract.

Description and Scope of Data Processing

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register for webinars; this requires the user to submit personal data. These data are entered into an input mask, transmitted to us and stored by us. There shall be no disclosure of the data to third parties.

The following data are collected as part of the registration process:

First name
Email Address
Name of participant

As part of the registration process, we require that the user consent to our processing of this information.

The user has the right to receive information on request about their personal data which has been collected and stored. The user also has the right to correct incorrect data or the blocking and deletion of their personal data, insofar as there are no contradictory statutory retention obligations.

Right of appeal to the supervisory authority

Additionally, the user is entitled to register a complaint with the data privacy supervisory authority regarding our processing of his or her personal data.