Data Protection Policy


When you contact us, your data will only be stored to process your request and in case of follow-up questions. Of course, this data will not be passed on to third parties. You may withdraw your consent to the storage and processing of this data at any time via e-mail or other means. In addition, you can always get information about the stored data and are entitled to request the deletion of the data at any time, in accordance with the legal regulations.

Links to external websites of other providers

Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers, to which this privacy policy does not extend. Please note that this privacy policy applies only to GFaI websites. Please note the privacy policies of the respective providers.


The cookies set by GFaI websites are for functional use only (e.g. for caching search queries or form entries) and are only set duration the web session. These cookies contain no personal information and are not used for user tracking.

However, embedded third-party elements (such as YouTube videos) may be able to set cookies. By changing the settings of your web browser, you can decide for yourself whether they will be set and how long they will be stored.


By signing and sending the GFaI membership application, the members or potential members agree that all personal data will be processed and stored in compliance with statutory provisions solely for the purpose of implementing the statutory purposes and tasks of the GFaI by means of EDP.

Application procedure

We process the applicant's data only for the purpose and in the context of the application process in accordance with the legal requirements. The processing of the applicant's data takes place in order to fulfill our (pre-) contractual obligations in the context of the application process within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR if the data processing e.g. is required for us in the context of legal proceedings (in Germany, also § 26 BDSG). The application process requires applicants to provide us with the main applicant's data. The necessary applicant's data is mentioned in the job descriptions and includes, in general, the personal details, postal and contact addresses and the documents that belong to the application, such as cover letter, CV and certificates. In addition, applicants can voluntarily provide us with additional information. By submitting the application to GFaI, the applicant agrees to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application process in accordance with this Privacy Policy. As long as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR are voluntarily communicated within the framework of the application procedure, their processing is additionally carried out in accordance with Art. 9 (2) lit. b GDPR. Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR are requested from applicants in the context of the application procedure, their processing is additionally carried out in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR. Applicants can send us their applications via e-mail or post. However, please note that e-mails may not be sent encrypted. The data provided by the applicant may be further processed by us in the event of a successful application for employment purposes. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the applicant's data will be deleted. Applicant's data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which the applicant is entitled to at any time. The cancellation is subject to a legitimate cancellation of the candidate, after the expiration of a period of six months, so that we can answer any follow-up questions to the application and meet our obligations under the German Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for travel expenses are archived in accordance with the applicable tax regulations.

Rights of the data subject

In addition to the right of withdrawal, access, rectification, erasure of relevant data, there exist the right to complaint with a supervisory authority if there are doubts about the lawfulness of the processing of the personal data concerned.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit or Please note that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp ();" in order to ensure the anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).


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