Privacy Policy

General note and mandatory information

Designation of the responsible body

The responsible body for data processing in terms of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on this website is:

SkySails Group GmbH / SkySails Marine Performance GmbH / SkySails Power GmbH / SkySails Yacht GmbH
Luisenweg 40
D-20537 Hamburg

The responsible body, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, contact details, etc.).

Your rights

You can always exercise the following rights by contacting us (, see full contact details below):

? Information about your stored data and their processing,
? Correction of incorrect personal data,
? Deletion of your stored data,
? Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
? Objection to the processing of your data with us and
? Data portability, if you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future by e-mailing us at:

You can always contact the supervisory authority responsible for you with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the state of your domicile, work or alleged violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with address can be found at:

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:

? you have given your express consent
? processing is required to complete a contract with you,
? the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation,
? processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by law. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions blocked or deleted.

In this regard and also to further questions on the subject of personal data, you can always contact us via the contact options listed in the imprint.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as a site operator, our website uses an SSL or. TLS encryption. Thus, data that you submit via this website, is not readable for others. You will recognize an encrypted connection by the "https: //" address bar of your browser and the lock icon in the browser bar.

Collecting general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, a cookie automatically records information of a general nature. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person.

This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:
? ensuring a hassle-free connection of the website,
? ensuring a smooth use of our website,
? evaluation of system security and stability as well
? for further administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible body and possibly the processor.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

There is no merge of this data with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.


Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Cookies help us make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Some cookies are "session cookies." Such cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.

With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured to automatically delete cookies when the program is closed. The deactivation of cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.

The setting of cookies, which are necessary for the performance of electronic communication processes, takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically flawless and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (eg for analysis functions), they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

General contact form / e-mail

Data submitted via contact form or e-mail will be stored, including your contact details, to process your request or to be available for follow-up questions. A disclosure of this data to third parties will not take place without your consent, unless applicable data protection regulations justify a transfer or we are legally obliged to do so.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form or sent by e-mail is exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time, in which case your data will be deleted immediately. For the revocation it is sufficient to send us an informal message by e-mail. The lawfullness of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data submitted via the contact form / via e-mail remains with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to storage, there is no longer any need for data storage or after a period of five years has passed since submission. Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.

Upon request, we will inform you about the type and extent of the data you have stored with us. Please contact us directly at:

Data protection in the course of your press inquiry / press accreditation

By submitting your information via contact form or email to us, you agree that we may use your information to respond to your request or contact you, as well as to unsolicitedly send you news, press-related content from SkySails or invitation to press events. A transfer to third parties does not take place unless valid data protection regulations warrant a transfer or we are legally obliged to do so.

The processing of the data entered into the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time, in which case your data will be deleted immediately. For the revocation it is sufficient to send us an informal message by e-mail. The lawfulness of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data submitted via the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, there is no longer any need for data storage or after a period of five years has passed since submission. Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.

Upon request, we will inform you about the type and extent of the data you have stored with us. Please contact our press department directly at:


For integration and presentation of video content, our website uses plugins from YouTube. Provider of the video portal is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit a page with an integrated YouTube plug-in, it will connect to YouTube's servers. YouTube will find out which of our sites you've visited.

YouTube may associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile should you be logged into your YouTube account. By logging out beforehand you have the option to prevent this.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

For details on how to handle user information, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy at

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", ie text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

The purposes of the data processing are the evaluation of the use of the website and the compilation of reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services will be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.

For details on the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy:

We point out that Google Analytics was extended with the code "gat._anonymizeIp ();"  on this website to ensure the anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Using Softgarden 

The protection and confidentiality of your data are highly important to softgarden e-recruiting GmbH. The collection and use of your personal data is performed solely within the terms of the statutory provisions of the applicable data protection law. This Data Protection Notice will tell you about the personal data we collect in connection with your application process, and the purpose for which this data will be used. softgarden e-recruiting GmbH collects and uses your personal data solely in accordance with the provisions of the data protection laws that apply in the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union. Information concerning the type, scope and purposes of collection and use of personal data is set out in the following.

This Data Protection Notice applies to all of the following companies:

softgarden e-recruiting GmbH

Data controller

The data controller within the meaning of the data protection law is:

softgarden e-recruiting GmbH
Tauentzienstr. 14

10789 Berlin

If you have any questions or comments concerning data protection, you can contact us by email at the following address

Data protection officer

Marco Tessendorf
procado Consulting, IT - & Medienservice GmbH
Warschauer Str. 58a

10243 Berlin


Contract data processing

softgarden e-recruiting GmbH Tauentzienstr. 14, 10789 Berlin, provides software for processing application data. softgarden processes the data on behalf of softgarden e-recruiting GmbH.

The Data Protection Officer within the meaning of the data protection laws is:

Marco Tessendorf
procado Consulting, IT - & Medienservice GmbH
Warschauer Str. 58a
10243 Berlin

Location of the data processing

softgarden operates an IT infrastructure at its administrative offices in Berlin and Saarbrucken, as well as in the data processing centres operated by the following service providers

  • myLoc managed IT AG
  • PlusServer GmbH

All data processing centres are located within the territory of Germany.

Object of the data protection

The object of the data protection is personal data. According to Art. 4 no. 1 GDPR [German Federal Data Protection Act], this means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"). This includes information such as name, postal address, email address and telephone number and can in certain circumstances include usage data. Usage data relates to the data necessary to use our website, such as information concerning the start, end and scope of the use of our website and login data.

This Data Protection Notice applies to the careers portal and the applicant management system of softgarden e-recruiting GmbH.

Collection and use of your data
Automated data collection

softgarden and third-party services may collect data for operating and maintenance purposes. These record interaction-related information via the application (system logs), or use other personal data (e.g. IP address) for this purpose.

When accessing softgarden products, your internet browser will automatically transfer data due to technical reasons. The following data, which you will provide to us in certain circumstances, will be stored separately from other data:

  • date and time of access,
  • browser type and version,
  • applicable operating system,
  • URL of the previously visited website,
  • quantity of data transferred,
  • IP address of the access

These data will be stored solely for technical reasons, and at no time will they be attributed to a particular person. Legal basis is Art. 6 (1) 1st sentence point f) GDPR.

Data entered by the user
General information

You can log-in in order to make the application process more transparent for you. To do this, you will need to enter your name, your email address and a password. This data is needed to create and administer an account for you in the careers portal. In addition, we will also need this data (and possibly other data too) to respond to requests, questions and criticisms.

Other option data includes:

  • contact data (address, telephone number)
  • résumé information (such as school education, vocational training, professional experience, language skills)
  • profiles in social networks (e.g. XING, LinkedIn, Facebook)
  • documents connected with applications (application photos, letter of introduction, certificates, work reference, sample work etc.)

Legal basis of the processing: Section 26 (1) German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) "new".

Processing CV documents

softgarden processes and analyses the documents uploaded by the applicant, in order to extract résumé information. The processing is performed within the infrastructure belonging to softgarden. No communication is made to third parties. The legal basis is Section 26 (1) German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) "new".

Transfer of personal data

During the course of the ongoing development of our business activities, changes may occur to the structure of the softgarden e-recruiting GmbH Company, whereby the legal form is amended, subsidiaries, units or parts thereof are formed, acquired or sold. Where such transactions occur, the customer information will be transferred together with the transferred part of the company. In the case of every such transfer of personal data in this context, softgarden shall ensure that this takes place in accordance with this Data Protection Notice and with the applicable data protection laws Legal basis is Art. 6 (1) 1st sentence point f) GDPR.

During the course of the application process, it may occur that your data are forwarded by e-mail to employees of softgarden e-recruiting GmbH.

Feedback Module

In order to optimise our application procedures, softgarden will give you the opportunity to provide feedback at various stages of the process. In doing so, the title, the location of the position, the job category and the type of employment for which you have applied will be recorded. This information, together with your feedback, may be transferred to external partners such as kununu. No personal data will be collected other than the job title, the location, the job category and the type of employment of the position. The transmission of personal data will not take place. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1 Point f of the GDPR.

Subscribing to notifications of new vacancies

On the Careers Board, there is an option for you to subscribe to being automatically informed about new vacancies at softgarden e-recruiting GmbH. You will be notified either by an e-mail newsletter or via an RSS feed. In setting this up, the target groups, types of job and location can be entered in order to provide more specific detail for your subscription. You can, however, also subscribe to being sent information on new vacancies without giving any further details. If you want to be informed about new vacancies via our e-mail newsletter, we will need your e-mail address. The legal basis for this is your consent to being sent the newsletter in accordance with Art. 6 para.1 point (a) of the GDPR. You may revoke your consent to being sent the newsletter at any time via the link to unsubscribe which can be found in the newsletter. No personal data is processed in order to provide information on vacancies via the RSS feed.

Talent Pool

Following an unsuccessful application , you may be invited into our talent pool. We can contact you if a similar or otherwise suitable job is available. The inclusion in the talent pool is voluntary on the basis of the use of an opt-in link. The legal basis for this is the consent of the data subject in the inclusion in the talent pool within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. You can withdraw this consent for inclusion in the pool at any time. Furthermore, we will contact you after 6 months to confirm, if you still want to be part of the talent pool.


softgarden stores cookies to offer you a comprehensive range of functions, and to design our website to be more user-friendly. Cookies are small files stored on your computer with the aid of your internet browser. If you prefer to block the use of cookies, you can use your browser settings to prevent them from being stored on your computer. Please note that this may restrict the functionality and the functional scope of our website.

This website uses the following types of cookies, and their scope and function is described below:

Transient Cookies

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This particularly includes session cookies. They store what is known as a session ID, which correlates various queries made by your browser during a common session. This helps to identify your computer when you return to the website. Session cookies are deleted once you log out or close your browser.

Persistent Cookies

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a given time, which varies depending on the cookie in question. You may delete any cookie using the security preferences in your browser at any time.

Use of the collected data

User data is collected to enable softgarden to deliver the services. Data is also collected for the following purposes: analytics, interaction with support and evaluation platforms, administration of support and contact queries, administration of use databases, administration of contacts and for sending messages, contacting the user, enabling third-party providers to access profiles (e.g login via LinkedIn or XING), and displaying the content of external platform.

The personal data used for the purposes listed here, is described in the applicable sections of this document.

Improvement of softgarden services

Various systems are employed in order to improve the services on offer, and to assist customers with support inquiries.

Platforms for online surveys

With this type of service, users can interact directly via the application with online survey platforms operated by third parties. This type of service might still collect navigation and usage data for the pages where the service is installed, even when users do not use the service. Legal basis is Art. 6 (1) 1st sentence point f) GDPR.

The SurveyMonkey widget is a service for interacting with the SurveyMonkey online survey platform operated by SurveyMonkey Inc.

Personal data collected: cookie and usage data.

Processing location: USA –

Additional information concerning the collection and processing of data
Legal measures

The data controller may use the personal data of the user for legal purposes in court proceedings or in advance of possible law suits, arising from the fact that softgarden products or the associated services did not function properly. The user is aware that public authorities may demand that softgarden surrender personal data. Legal basis is Art. 6 (1) 1st sentence point e) GDPR.

Information not contained in the Data Protection Notice

Additional information concerning the collection or processing of personal data may be requested at any time from the controller, which can be contacted using the specified data.

Rights of users

Users are entitled to be provided with information at any time, confirming whether or not their personal data is being stored, and they may contact the controller in order to find out about the content and source of the stored data, to review its accuracy, to demand that it be supplemented, erased, updated, corrected or converted into an anonymised format or to have a block imposed on unlawfully stored data, and to object to processing on legitimate grounds.

If you have any concerns in this respect, please send an email to the or send a letter by regular mail using the address provided above.

You are also entitled at any time, to exercise your right to object without stating any reasons, and to modify or wholly withdraw your declaration of consent, taking effect for the future. You can communicate your withdrawal of consent to the contractual partner by regular mail, by email or by fax. In doing so, you will incur no costs apart from the postage or the cost of sending the email etc. according to the existing base tariff. However, please note that you will no longer be able to use the software in this case.

Duration of storage

After the application process has been processed, your data will be stored for 6 months in the event you are recruited and for 6 months in the event your application is rejected.After this time period has expired, the data will be anonymised and made available for future statistical analyses. softgarden's products support Do Not Track requests from web browsers. To find out if applicable third-party providers follow the Do Not Track protocol, please read the privacy policy for the service in question.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR. The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR.

Changes to this Data Protection Notice

softgarden reserves the right, having appropriately informed the user on this website, to make changes to this Data Protection Notice at any time. Users are therefore advised to view these pages regularly, so as to review the date of the most recent amendment as specified at the bottom of the screen. If a user objects to an amendment to this Data Protection Notice, he may no longer be permitted to use the services offered by softgarden, and he may request that softgarden erase his personal data. Unless stated otherwise, the applicable current Data Protection Notice shall apply to all the user's personal data as stored by the controller.


Valid from: 06/06/2019
Rev. 1.5


Change of our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions concerning data protection

If you have any questions about data protection, please email us or contact us directly:

SkySails Group GmbH / SkySails Marine Performance GmbH / SkySails Power GmbH / SkySails Yacht GmbH
Luisenweg 40
D-20537 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 – 702 99 0