Privacy Policy

Information about the data controller:

Northwest Competence GmbH

Hafenstraße 15
26789 Leer

We attach particular importance to protecting your personal data. Your personal data is processed in accordance with the data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

General information on data processing

We attach particular importance to protecting your personal data. Personal data are individual information on personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person

such as e.g. your name, address, telephone number, your date of birth as well your e-mail and IP address.

Legal basis for the processing of personalized data

data deletion and storage period


Personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose for storage no longer applies. Due to legal retention periods, we may be obliged to store the data for a longer period of time. Our website is hosted on servers of a hosting provider, which is located in the EU, based on an order processing according to Art. 28 GDPR. Within the scope of its services, the hosting service provider may have access to personal data of our users, in particular to technical data, which arise within the scope of the technical communication between you and our website (e.g. server log files). However, he may not use them for his own purposes. The use of a hosting service provider is based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f GDPR in the provision of infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, e-mail dispatch and security services. When you visit our website or use our services the device used for accessing the site automatically transmits log data (connection data) to our servers. The relevant information consists of: – The browser and its version number,

– The operating system and its version number,- The referrer URL, which is the website you visited before switching to our website, – The date and time of access to our website, – The name of the subpages, – The corresponding IP address, – The amount of data transmitted. The data collected are used exclusively for evaluating the data statistically to ensure operation and safety and to optimise processing of the offer. For security grounds, however, we reserve the right to inspect log files retroactively if we have sufficient grounds to suspect illegal usage. These data are deleted after 7 days at the latest. This collection is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.


In several areas of the website we use so-called “cookies”, for example to identify the preferences of the users and thus to optimally design the website. This allows for easier navigation and a high degree of user-friendliness of the website.

Cookies are small files, which are stored on the visitor’s hard disk drive. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Most cookies used on the website are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies stay on your devices and make it possible for your browser to be recognized the next time you visit. These files can be used, for example, to display information on the page that is specifically tailored to your interests.

You can change the properties of your browser so that it informs you of the placement of cookies. In this way, the use of cookies is made transparent. If you fully oppose the use of cookies, you may not be able to use individual functions of this website. The use of cookies presents a legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) f GDPR (Interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online services).

Contact us

If you contact us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone, social media), your personal data will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and any related follow-up questions pursuant to Art. 6 (1) b GDPR (within the framework of pre-contractual / contractual measures) or pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f GDPR (general enquiries). This data is not transferred to third parties without your consent. The data entered into the contact form remain with us until you request that they be deleted,

you withdraw your consent to the storage of your data, or the purpose of the data storage

is no longer given (i.e. after the successful processing of your request), provided there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.

Security of your data

We deploy technical and organisational security measures to adequately protect the data that you have made available to us from being unintentionally or intentionally manipulated, lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorised persons. Therefore, we are using SSL encryption for the transmission of confidential content e.g. enquires which you send to us as the site operator. An encrypted connection can be recognised when the web address changes from “http://” to “https://” and a padlock symbol is shown in your browser bar. When SSL encryption is activated, third parties cannot read the data that you transmit to us. Our security measures are kept up-to-date.

Applicant management

The data entered within the framework of the application form are used for processing the job applications. Within the framework of the application procedure, the data you provide are accessible to employees of the personnel department and to the responsible authority as stated in the job advertisement.

The parties involved have been expressly notified of the confidentiality of your data. Your data remain strictly confidential and are not transferred to any third parties without your explicit consent. If you wish to withdraw your consent to the processing of your application data, please send an email with the appropriate notice to the contact address below. Your application data will be deleted 180 days after the job is filled. Data are collected based on Art. 88 GDPR in connection with § 26 BDSG. If special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR are voluntarily disclosed in the application procedure, they will also be processed in accordance with Art. 9 (2) b GDPR.

Google Analytics

The website uses functions of the web analysis service, Google Analytics.

Google Analytics is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour, in order to optimise both their web presence and advertising. User and event data is automatically deleted after 14, 26, 38, 50 months.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address is abbreviated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide the website operator with other services associated with website and internet use. Google will not associate with other data the IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent cookies from being saved by making the appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that, by preventing cookies from being saved, you will not be able to use all of the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from recording and processing the data generated by the cookie, relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address), by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Opt out of data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from recording your data by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being recorded the next time you visit this website (

You can find more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, in Google’s privacy policy:

Order data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google concerning order data processing, and we fully implement the strict guidelines of the German data protection authorities in our use of Google Analytics.

Demographic features of Google Analytics

This website uses the Google Analytics function ‘demographic features’. It enables reports to be created that contain information about the age, gender and interests of visitors to the website. This data comes from interest-related advertising from Google, as well as visitor data from third-party providers. It is not possible to assign this data to individual persons. You can deactivate this function at any time using Ads Settings in your Google account, or generally opt-out of your data being recorded by Google Analytics as described under “Opt-out of data collection”.

Content and services from third-party providers

Based on the legitimate interests of the provider, content and services from other providers that complement our offer might be incorporated into this online offer. Examples of such offers would be integration of YouTube videos and links to external websites. When these services are used, it is possible for the service providers to view and save your user IP address. We make every effort to only involve third party providers that only use IP addresses to deliver content. However, we do not have any influence on which third-party providers use your IP address for statistical purposes, for example. In relation to visiting websites that are referred to on this website, this data protection provision does not regulate collection, disclosure or handling of personal data by third parties. In relation to this, please note the specific privacy statements of the individual third-party providers and service providers whose services / links we use on our website.

YouTube is a service of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Videos are incorporated into our website in extended privacy mode. Like most websites, YouTube also uses cookies to collect information about visitors to its website. YouTube uses this information to record video statistics, to prevent fraud and to improve user-friendliness, among other purposes. This also creates a connection to the Google DoubleClick network. You can find more information about privacy at YouTube their privacy statement at:

Opposition to advertising emails

The legal obligation to provide information about our website requires us to publish our contact details. Contact details are sometimes used by third parties to send unwanted advertisements and information. We therefore oppose any transmission of advertising materials of any kind, unless we have expressly authorised it. Furthermore, we expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unwanted and unsolicited sending of advertising materials. This applies, in particular, to spam emails, letters and faxes. We also point out that unauthorised sending of advertising materials can also constitute an offence under competition law, civil law and criminal law. Spam emails and faxes, in particular, can result in large claims for compensation if they disrupt business activities by flooding mailboxes or fax machines.

Your rights

If you ask us to do so in writing, we will be happy to inform you whether we store your personal data and to what extent, in line with our statutory obligation (Article 12 EU GDPR). You also have the right to have incorrect data amended, or personal data blocked or deleted, unless statutory retention periods conflict with this, as well as the right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority pursuant to Article 13(2)(d) EU GDPR.

You also have the option of withdrawing your consent to our collection, processing and disclosure of your personal data, with effect for the future. Please use the contact address given below for this purpose.

If you have any questions about processing of your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Supervisor, who is also available to help in the event of requests for information, suggestions or complaints.

Data Protection Supervisor of

Hafenstraße 15
26789 Leer

Changes to our privacy statement

In order to guarantee that our privacy statement always corresponds to current statutory guidelines, we reserve the right to make changes to it at any time. This also applies in the event that the privacy statement needs to be adapted because of new or revised services. The new privacy statement will be effective the next time you visit our website.