Data privacy statement

Privacy Policy Notice for JOB PORTAL

It is very important to us—voestalpine AG, voestalpine-Strasse 1, A-4020 Linz, Austria (hereinafter “We,” “Us,” “Our”), and its subsidiaries (hereinafter jointly “voestalpine)—to protect your personal data. voestalpine complies with the applicable legal requirements regarding the protection, lawful handling, and privacy of personal data as well as those pertaining to data security.

This Privacy Policy Notice serves to inform you of the way We collect and use your personal data as well as of the scope and purposes of such collection and use when you visit and utilize Our website (hereinafter the “Website”). voestalpine AG, voestalpine-Strasse 1, A-4020 Linz, Austria (hereinafter “We,” “Us,” “Our,” or “voestalpine”) is the controller of this Website as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

There is a separate Privacy Policy Notice for Job Applicants in case you are submitting a job application. The voestalpine Group company that published a given job announcement is responsible for processing your personal data in connection with your application as well as for the content of the job announcement (see separate Privacy Policy Notice for Job Applicants).


What kinds of data are stored?

“Personal data” refers to information on specific individuals (natural persons) whose identity has been or may be determined (e.g. name, email address, or IP address).

a. Making the Website available and creating log files

Every time Our Website is accessed and every time content posted to this Website is accessed, particular information on the given event is temporarily stored and processed in a log file.  This concerns the:

  • IP address
  • Access date and time
  • Page accessed/name of the file accessed
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Report whether access was successful

The data are processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) letter a (consent) and/or letter f (legitimate interest) of the GDPR. The personal data thus processed are used for statistical analyses as well as for the purpose of operating, securing, and optimizing the Website (legitimate interest).  Any processing of your personal data above and beyond the foregoing is subject to your consent.

b. Sharing job announcements by email

You may forward or share job announcements by email. The following data is collected in this connection:

  • Name of the sender
  • Email address of the recipient

The data are processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) letter f (legitimate interest) of the GDPR, because we cannot carry out the requested service without this information.

c. Sharing of job announcements in social media networks

You have the option of sharing job announcements on the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Xing, Google+, and LinkedIn.

You must log in to the respective social media platform in order to be able to share job announcements. Solely the link to the given job announcement is transmitted in this case. No personal data is transmitted.

See the data policies of the individual social media platforms for information on the purpose and scope of their data collection, any further processing and use of the data by them as well as your applicable rights, including the right to adjust relevant settings to protect your privacy.

Retention periods

If no retention period is expressly specified at the time the data is collected (e.g. in connection with a declaration of consent), your personal data will be erased (or anonymized), provided the data is no longer required for storage purposes and provided statutory retention obligations (e.g. retention obligations under commercial or tax law) do not preclude any erasure.

Transmission and sharing of the personal data

Absent your consent, We shall not transmit to third parties your personal data, if any, which We collected in connection with your use of the Website, unless such transmission is necessary or required by law/order of government agencies for fulfilling Our obligations.

We assign the processing of personal data to service providers (for example, in connection with an IT support contract). These service providers are contractually bound to comply with the requirements of the GDPR.


Our website uses cookies that allow the website to recognize your browser when you visit the website again. Cookies are small text files that the browser stores on your device. This allows the website to be optimally adapted to your interests. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you can set up your browser to inform you when cookies are set so that you can decide whether to allow them on a case-by-case basis. You can also deactivate use of cookies in your browser. Please note that in this case, you may not be able to use all of the website functions to their full extent.

When visiting our website for the first time, visitors can decide whether to accept all cookies or to assign individual settings for each cookie. You can also alter these settings at a later date here.

In addition, you can switch web-tracking on and off at for the providers listed there.

Google Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” i.e. text files that are stored on your device and make it possible to analyze your use of the Website. The information generated by the given cookie about your use of this Website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.  We only use Google Analytics subject to IP address anonymization. This means that your IP address is first abbreviated by Google inside the member states of the European Union or inside other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. At the behest of this Website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website, to compile reports about your activities on the Website, and to provide further services related to the use of the Website and the Internet to the Website’s operator.  The IP address that your browser transmits in connection with Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.  You can prevent the storing of cookies by changing the respective settings in your browser software; note, however, that in this case you may not be able to access all the functions of this Website in full.  In addition, you can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) that is generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the Website by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at this link.  For further information on Google’s terms of use and service as well as its data privacy and protection policies, see here: and here:

External links

This Website contains links to external sites such as those of individual manufacturers. Your personal data will not be transmitted when you access external websites. However, the data protection and privacy policies of the respective site operators apply once you are on their websites.

Your rights, contact information

You always have rights to information, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, and data portability as well as the right to object.   If your personal data are being processed with your consent, you have the right to revoke such consent at any time, but doing so shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data until such time. Finally, you also have the option of filing a complaint with the relevant regulatory agency.

If you have any questions about data protection and privacy, and if you want to exercise your aforementioned rights, you may contact the data protection and privacy unit of voestalpine AG at or by writing to voestalpine AG, Abteilung GB, voestalpine-Strasse 1, A-4020 Linz, Austria.

This Privacy Policy Notice shall be amended from time to time.

As of: 22.10.2018