CBM Recruitment Privacy Policy

CBM is committed to protecting your privacy.

What this policy covers

This Recruitment Privacy Policy informs you about how CBM International processes information collected during CBM International’s recruitment activities in accordance with the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and Federal Data Protection Act of Germany (BDSG) as an applicant for a job offer or as part of an unsolicited application.

Supplemental policy for website use

Our Job Opportunities website adheres to the CBM Privacy Policy available here, which states how we will maintain the confidentiality and privacy of the personal information entrusted to us, including information collected on this website, and the choices you can make about how CBM uses the information you provide.

Categories of personal data

We process the personal data that you have sent us in connection with your application. This is usually the following data:
  • Master data (name, first name, date of birth)
  • Contact data (address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.)
  • If applicable: nationality, work permit
  • Application data such as curriculum vitae, cover letter, certificates, letters of recommendation and any other information you may provide to us and provide in job interviews
  • Application photo
  • Previous convictions, if this is necessary because of the advertised activity
  • Account information in travel expense reimbursement cases
  • In accordance with the respective terms of use of the operator, data which you have made available about yourself in publicly accessible online networks or platforms with a professional focus.
If you would like to make use of special rights for severely disabled persons in the application procedure, you can state your disability in the application letter.

Unless there is a legal obligation as an exception (e.g. medical certificate according to the youth employment protection act), you can decide which data you make available to us.

Purposes of data processing and legal bases

CBM International  processes your aforementioned personal data and categories of personal data in order to check your suitability for the position (or other open positions at CBM International, as the case may be) and to carry out the application procedure as part of the decision to establish an employment relationship on the basis of §26 BDSG.

If the data should be necessary after completion of the application procedure for the prosecution or defense of claims, data processing on the basis of the requirements of § 6 DSGVO. The interests of CBM International then consist in the assertion or defense of claims.

Recipients and categories of recipients of the data

The responsible employee representatives and the severely disabled representatives may also use your data to exercise your participation rights when filling vacancies.

Your applicant data will be reviewed by the personnel department after receipt of your application. Suitable applications are then forwarded internally to the department heads for the respective open position. Then the further procedure is coordinated. At CBM International, only those persons who need it have access to your data for the proper course of the application procedure.

Possible other recipients of personal data are, for example:
  • Contract processors according to §62 BDSG, e.g. for the support/maintains of EDP/IT applications, for the operation of the application portal and for the operation of application processes; and
  • Other data recipients on the basis of a consent given by you.

Transfer of data to third country or an international organisation

A data transfer to countries outside the EU or the EEA (so-called third countries) only takes place if this is necessary for the execution of your orders, legally prescribed (e.g. tax reporting obligations), you have given us consent or in the context of order data processing. If service providers are used in a third country, they are obliged, in addition to written instructions, to take appropriate measures (e.g. agreement on the EU standard contract clauses) to ensure compliance with the data protection level in Europe.

Duration of data storage

Your data will be stored at CBM International until you withdraw your (unsolicited) application or until you withdraw the consent you have given in connection with your application for a specific position in accordance with § 6, Abs 1.b) DSGVO for inclusion in our applicant pool. If the application process is completed without us employing you, we will store your data for a further six months. If you are hired by us, we will include your application data in your personnel file.

Your additional data protection rights

You are entitled to additional rights, provided that contractual and legal obligations do not contradict this. You are entitled to:
  • know how and why we collect your information (right to be informed);
  • request any information we hold about you (right of access);
  • update or correct any inaccurate information we have about you (right to rectification);
  • ask us to erase any personal information we have about you (right to be ‘forgotten’);
  • ask us to stop processing your information (right to restrict processing);
  • obtain and reuse personal information for your own purposes (right to data portability);
  • object to us processing your information (right to object); and for your information to be excluded from any automated decision making and profiling (rights related to automated decision making).

Responsible office and contact details of the data protection officer

In the event that confidentiality is requested, please contact our data protection officer by post data-protection@cbm.org.
The responsible authority for the processing of your personal data is:


CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.
Stubenwald Alle 5
D-64251 Bensheim, Germany
Tel.: +49 6251 131-0

You can also reach our data protection officer at the above address and via the e-mail address
Kindly note that our Job Opportunities website also uses the following cookie:

Matomo Cookie:

The program Matomo is an open source project. Information from the third party on data protection can be found at matomo.org/privacy/.
If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, you can object to its subsequent storage and/or use it back again any time by a single mouse click. In case of objecting, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.
This cookie is set and processed by our provider Rexx Systems GmbH. On our website, data is collected and stored for marketing and optimisation purposes using the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org). This data is used to create user profiles under a pseudonym; cookies are used for this purpose. The cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected with the Matomo technology (including your anonymous IP address) is transferred to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which serves to optimize our website. The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. You may refuse the use of cookies and thus the participation in tracking 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.