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Privacy Policy & Cookies

This is the privacy statement of Smart Hoist. Smart Hoist respects your privacy as a visitor to our website. In order to be able to perform our activities on our website properly, it is sometimes necessary to process your personal data. We always do this with care and in compliance with laws and regulations in the field of protection of personal data. This privacy statement applies to the processing of all data that Smart Hoist gathers when you visit our website, that you leave on our website and that you upload to our website. This privacy statement explains which data are processed, what we process your data for and what your rights are. The privacy statement may be changed from time to time. We inform you of any changes before they enter into force.

Visiting our website

If you visit our website, we will process data, independently or jointly, including your IP address and data on your activities on our website, such as your clicking behavior, internet browser and device type. We do this partly by means of cookies. More information on the operation of cookies, the purposes for which we use them and how you can withdraw consent for the cookies placed is available under ‘Cookies’. We use the above data:

  • to analyze how visitors use this website;
  • to coordinate the content of this website and advertisements on this website, social media or third-party websites with your interests (profiling).

We do not link these data to your name, address, email address and the like, if we know these.

Applying for jobs via our website

If you apply for a job via our website, we ask you to provide the necessary information, such as your name, telephone number, email address, date of birth and CV. Your data are used only for the performance of the recruitment and selection procedure at Smart Hoist.

We process your personal data in relation to the justified interests described above. On the grounds of reasons relating to your specific situation, you have the right at all times to object to this processing (see ‘Your rights’ below).

Term for saving data

Smart Hoist does not save your personal data for longer than is necessary. The term for which your personal data are saved depends on the purposes for which these data are processed and on the applicable statutory term for saving data. Smart Hoist does not keep the data that you have provided for your job application any longer than is necessary, unless you have given permission for these data to be kept for longer.


Smart Hoist treats the processing of your data with the greatest possible care. We continually take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your data against abuse, loss, unauthorised use, unwanted disclosure and unauthorised changes. This takes place partly through the IT security policy and by making use of secure storage and connections. These measures comply with the current statutory requirements and guidelines.

Your rights

You can exercise all rights that accrue to you under the current privacy legislation, including (A) viewing your data, (B) rectifying your data, (C) erasing your data, (D) restricting processing of your data, (E) the right to data portability and (F) the right to object to processing, by contacting us (see ‘Contact’ below).

(A) Right to access

You may ask us whether we process your personal data. If this is the case, you can access these data in the form of a copy.

(B) Right to rectification

You have the right to rectify your personal data if these are incorrect or incomplete. We will correct inaccurate personal data and supplement incomplete personal data on request.

(C) Right to be forgotten

You have the right to arrange for erasure of your personal data. This means that we will then delete your data. Your personal data will only be erased in certain cases that are prescribed by law and are listed in Article 17 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), such as when your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were originally processed or when they have been processed unlawfully.

(D) Right to restrict data processing

You have the right to arrange for restriction of the processing of your personal data. This means that we will suspend processing of your data for a particular period of time. Circumstances that can give rise to this include situations in which the accuracy of your personal data is contested, but we need some time in order to verify their accuracy or inaccuracy. This right does not mean that we cannot continue to save your personal data. We will let you know when the restriction is lifted.

(E) Right to data portability

Your right to data portability means that you may request that you receive your personal data in a structured, customary and machine-readable form, if this is technically possible, and can transfer these to another party responsible for processing. On request, and if this is technically possible, we will then transfer your personal data directly to the other party responsible for processing.

(F) Right to object

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. This means that you can request that we do not process your personal data any longer. This applies only if ‘justified interests’ constitute the legal grounds for the processing (see ‘Processed data, purpose of and grounds for processing’ above). If you exercise this right, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

Withdrawal of consent

You also have the right to withdraw any consent for the processing of your data, for example if you have given us permission to keep your job application data for longer and nevertheless wish to withdraw this at a later date. You may contact us for that purpose (see ‘Contact’ below). More information on withdrawing your consent for cookies and similar technologies that we use when you visit our websites is available under ‘Cookies’.

Questions, comments or complaints

If you have any questions, comments or complaints about this privacy statement, please feel free to contact us. If your problem is not solved to your satisfaction, you have the right to submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority.


If you wish to exercise your rights or have questions, comments or complaints about this privacy statement, you can send us a message at

In order to verify that the request to exercise your rights was actually made by you, we may ask you to provide additional information necessary to confirm your identity. We will respond to your request as soon as possible, and you will in any event receive an initial response within four weeks.