Data protection information

Thank you for visiting the Bilfinger SE (hereinafter Bilfinger) job portal. Bilfinger takes the protection of your right to privacy very seriously. Below, we wish to inform about the data, which is compiled and used when you visit our website, to what extent this occurs and for which purposes.

Web server logs

In general, you can visit our site without divulging personal information to us.  
However, the server that hosts our site (hereinafter "web server") automatically compiles information from you, which are technically required in order to provide you access to our site. The web server automatically gathers certain information such as
•    parts of your IP address,
•    the date and time of your visit,
•    the subpages you have visited,
•    pages you had visited previously,
•    the browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer),
•    the operating system you are using (e.g. Windows 7),
•    the domain name and the address of your internet provider (e.g. 1&1).


Bilfinger uses cookies to be able to recognize your preferences when you visit our website and, thus, make the Bilfinger website user-friendly and more efficient.

Cookies are little text files that your browser stores on your hard disk. Whenever you revisit our website, Bilfinger can use the information in this saved cookie to enhance your browsing experience. Cookies may contain personal data if you have given your consent when you started to use the Bilfinger website or if this is necessary for technical reasons. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer.

You can set your browser to refuse or delete cookies. Please consult the corresponding instructions of the manufacturer for more detailed information on the actual procedure. If you opt to not allow the use of cookies, the functionality available to you may be impaired.

The Bilfinger job portal uses cookies to the following extent:

  • Cookies that are absolutely necessary (Type 1): These are cookies that are absolutely necessary for the proper operation of the website and its functions. For example, it is unfortunately not possible to log into your Bilfinger candidate account without the corresponding cookie.
  • Functional cookies (Type 2): These are cookies that ensure maximum personal convenience when you visit the Bilfinger website. For example, cookies may contain language settings or changes in font size.
  • Performance cookies (Type 3): These cookies give Bilfinger information on your surfing habits. They tell Bilfinger which pages are visited especially often so that Bilfinger can enhance the website to make the information you desire available faster. These cookies contain no personal data
  • Third-party cookies (Type 4): These are cookies from third parties such as, for example, social networks that integrate social media content into the Bilfinger website. In addition, Bilfinger uses the cookies of third-party providers to serve advertising that is especially likely to interest you or to measure the efficiency of advertising campaigns. Cookie information is passed on to third-party providers.

Cookies in Use:

  • JSESSIONID (Type 1): ColdFusion application server session identification when J2EE session management is enabled. A new hexidecimal JSESSIONID is always created at the start of each browser session. Although JSESSIONID replaces CFID/CFTOKEN as the actual "session ID", ColdFusion MX creates the CFID and CFTOKEN values for tracking client information. This enables secure manipulation of client-scoped variables. The combination of CFID, CFTOKEN, and JSESSIONID comprise the session. Cookie Setter: First Party; maximum duration: When the browser session ends.
  • rmk0 (Type 1): The user's encrypted e-mail address, if known. Cookie Setter: First Party; maximum duration: When the browser session ends.
  • rmk1 (Type 1): The encrypted ID of the user if one exists. Cookie Setter: First Party; maximum duration: When the browser session ends.
  • rmk4 (Type 2): Whether or not to pre-fill the subscribe box with the user's e-mail address, in order to avoid the user having to re-enter their e-mail address. Cookie Setter: First Party; maximum duration: When the browser session ends.
  • rmk12 (Type 1): A number that indicates if the user has acknowledged the cookies policy banner. If the cookie is not set, then the banner may be presented. If the cookie is set and its value is 1, the banner may be suppressed. This cookie will persist across user sessions, no matter which type of cookies are enabled site wide. Cookie Setter: First Party; maximum duration: It does not expire. 
  • AddThis (Type 4): It is in use for the "share this job" widget. This allows every site visitor to share the job with a friend via some social networks. For more details visit: Cookie Setter: Third Party; maximum duration: When the browser session ends.

Bilfinger aggregates, as far as possible, the data that it collects for the purposes of evaluation. Herefore Bilfinger uses the SAP SuccessFactors tools "Recruiting Marketing Dashboard" and "Recruiting Marketing Analytics". You can object to further collection and evaluation of your data by Bilfinger at any time. Simply set an opt-out cookie in your browser. Please consult the corresponding instructions of the manufacturer for information on the specific procedure. Please remember that, if you use more than a single browser, you must opt out on each individual browser separately. If you delete the cookies stored on your device, you will also delete the opt-out cookie. In that case, please set the corresponding cookie once again.

Collection, processing, use and transmission of personal data

We only collect data (except in the context of web server logs) from you if you give us your personal permission to use it for one of the services we offer. This data is exclusively processed and/or used for implementing the respective service. Where necessary for your inquiry, your data may also be forwarded to group companies. Where necessary, service providers may also be commissioned by us to perform the service requested. Your personal data will not be sent to any other third parties.

International data transfer

The processing of data generated by our web page takes place on servers in European Union states or the European Economic Area (EU/EEA).

Links to other web pages

In certain parts of our web page, we have links to other web pages (e.g. web pages of other companies in the Bilfinger group) or we offer the possibility to share content via so-called share buttons. Please note that the data protection declaration described here does not apply for these other web pages. We ask that you visit these sites directly to obtain information about the data protection, security, collection of data and the provisions for the forwarding of data. Bilfinger is not liable for measures taken by these web pages or for their content.


Please be advised that data is transmitted unsecured via the Internet and the danger thereby exists that third parties could intercept and use the data. You can also contact us at any time by post or telephone.

Your rights

Provided the legal conditions are met, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the following rights:

  • Right to be forgotten: You have the right to be forgotten and your personal data to be removed from our records.
  • Right to access: You have the right to be informed about how your personal data is being used by us.
  • Right to rectification: You have the right to have errors in your personal data to be corrected.
  • Right to restrict: You have the right to restrict the use of your personal data for any specific type of processing.
  • Right to objection: You have the right to object to the use of your personal data for any purpose proposed by us, if you believe that you have an overriding interest in excluding the processing of your personal data.
  • Right to revoke: You have the right to revoke consent for the processing of your personal data.
  • Right to appeal: You have the right to appeal to a data protection authority if you suspect that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR.
  • Right to portability: You have the right to obtain your personal data, which you have directly provided to us and use it for other parties.

If you wish to exercise your rights please contact us using the contact information below and we will respond within a reasonable time. Please note that we may be required to retain certain information by law and/or for own legitimate business purposes.

Bilfinger SE
Corporate Data Privacy
Oskar-Meixner-Straße 1
68163 Mannheim

Status: April 2020

We point out that in future due to legal requirements, for example, this declaration may be subject to change. Please ensure that you stay regularly informed of the current status.