„Today, we research information on practically everything online. But what about when it comes to interesting jobs?
That’s an un-tapped territory. That’s exactly what Job Messenger makes possible. Starting today, candidates can directly contact the HR assistant responsible for the job opening and get all the necessary information first-hand.
At the same time, recruiters no longer miss out on qualified candidates due to drop-off.“
Never miss a candidate.
Too few applications and hardly any qualified candidates? We’ve all been there more or less. In times of skill shortages and countless bottlenecks, how do you look for new solutions? Job Messenger is your fast track to the ideal candidate – direct, fast and simple. Give applicants a positive impression of your company and leave a persuasive business card: use Job Messenger. Never miss a candidate.
Leave a persuasive business card directly with the applicant.
Shorten the time to hire by reacting quickly to applicants’ questions.
Easily include all contact persons involved in a group chat – minimise decision times.
Just clip the HTML button where you need it – on a careers website or any job site of your choice.
Create templates and process different enquiries simultaneously.
Are you interested? All application documents can be sent directly from the candidate to you via Job Messenger!
The first move is yours.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply send out a message and receive all the relevant information on your dream job quickly, directly and personally? Just to get a feel on whether it is the right position for you or not, or whether applying is really worth your time? This is precisely why we developed Job Messenger: for you! Keep a lookout for the Job Messenger button, just tap on it and immediately start a conversation about your future career. After all, your most important job is the next one. Job Messenger is available now – the first move is yours.
Job Messenger is a service offered by StepStone Deutschland GmbH Hammer Straße 19, 40219 Düsseldorf.
StepStone would like to be your life-long careers consultant. If your perspective on life changes, you develop or set yourself new goals, StepStone will have the right career prospect ready for you. Our aim is to build up a long-term relationship, develop a product and service that is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and that you can use to take charge of your career, life and future.
An important part of this relationship – any relationship – is trust. With StepStone you have the certainty that we are committed 100 percent to protecting your private sphere and your right to data protection. Our aim is to offer you as the user a secure, risk-free service and we vouch that your information will remain confidential and will be used exclusively for the specified purposes.
You can reach us at any time using the following contact details: StepStone Deutschland GmbH, Hammer Str. 19, 40219 Düsseldorf, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +49 (0) 211 – 93 493 0.
We process personal data on our platforms. The legal basis for such processing is either that:
the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract entered into with the users or to perform precontractual measures vis-à-vis the users,
the users have given their consent for the processing of their personal data for one or more specific purposes, or
the processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the provider or a third party, unless the interests or basic rights and basic freedoms of the users that require the protection of personal override.
We will look at the respective legal bases in further detail in the following.
Processing registered users’ data on the basis of a contract or an authorisation
When you register as a user on one of our platforms, a contract on the use of our services comes into effect between you and us. You can find the precise scope of this contract in the sections “General services” of the terms and conditions of use. We process your personal data to the extent required by this contract. In order to enter into an agreement on the use of our services, a user profile needs to be set up, which requires the provision of your name and an e-mail address as well as a password to be set. You can also import this data by connecting to our service via an existing profile with another provider (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+).
If you provide information that is not requested by us as being necessary within the scope of the contract, then you are providing this data voluntarily and your personal data will then be processed within the scope of the settings made by you when you made your declaration. You have the right to revoke a declaration at any time by changing your settings.
The purpose of processing your personal data collated in the course of your registration of voluntarily disclosed by you is that you set up a profile that enables you to use the service and ideally gives the recruiter an impression about you as a person.
The contract on the use of the services is not time-limited, meaning that we can store and process your personal data for the duration of the contract until the contract on the use of our services is terminated by you or by us.
Processing of personal data on the grounds of a legitimate interest
We store Internet protocol addresses (IP addresses) for a limited period in the log files, provided this is required for security purposes. We create anonymous or pseudonymised statistics to record the number of visitors to our website (traffic) as well as about the scope and type of the use of our services. We do not create any individual user profiles and do not combine the statistics created with personally assignable information. In particular, see also the statements on section 3 “Cookies and other information stored on your end device”.
We can send you an e-mail newsletter about our services that resemble the services you already use if you have not opted out of receiving such newsletters. You can opt out of receiving newsletters from us without incurring any charges other than the costs of transmission as per base tariffs (i.e. the costs of your Internet provider). Information on the right to opt out is included in the respective newsletter. If you no longer wish to receive any e-mails, click the unsubscribe link in each e-mail.
Cookies and other information stored on your end device
We use what are termed cookies to structure the use of our services in an attractive manner and enable the use of specific functions. Cookies can also be used within apps. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. when you close your browser (known as session cookies). Other cookies are kept on your end device and enable us or our partner companies to recognise your browser on the next visit (persistent cookies).
You can set your browser up such that you are notified when a cookie is set and can decide individually whether to accept them or whether you opt out of accepting cookies for specific cases or generally. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our services may be limited. We deal with specific cookies below.
We use Omniture SiteCatalyst, a service by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited (“Omniture”). This service uses “cookies” that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the on your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to servers of the service in Ireland where it is anonymised. It is then transferred to servers in the USA for further processing, where it is stored. Omniture uses this information to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports on website activities for the website operators and to provide further services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. To the extent provided for by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Omniture, this information may be transferred to third parties. Under no circumstances is your IP address linked to other data of Omniture. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, if you do so, please be aware that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. By using this website you declare your agreement with the processing of the data collated about you in the manner described above and for the purpose described above. You may opt out of data collation by Omniture at any time with effect for the future. For further information on opting out, see http://www.adobe.com/misc/optout.html.
We use Tealium, a service by the provider Tealium Inc., 11085 Torreyana Road, San Diego, CA 92121, USA, to collate and store data that can be used to create usage profiles by using pseudonyms. On behalf of the operator of this website, Tealium will use this information to structure your use of the website in line with your needs automatically and in real time. We use Tealium IQ for this, a tag-management system that loads third-party tags (e.g. Adobe Analytics). To optimise the loading of the tag, Tealium records some non-personal data using a cookie. To enable this functionality, a cookie called utag_main is set.
When you use the software via a push-capable mobile end device, you can activate the “Push notifications” option. To provide this function we use the technology of Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), P.O. Box 81226, Seattle, WA 98108, U.S.A. To transmit push notifications, it is necessary for non-personal data (e.g. notification of a new message in the mailbox of the job messenger app) to be transmitted to the Amazon server, which the forwards this in encrypted form as a push notification to your Job Messenger app on the end device. To ensure that the notification is safely allocated to your end device, we notify Amazon SNS of your device token ID, a unique connection number generated from the device ID. You can change your consent to push notifications at any time via your device settings.
In connection with our apps we use the Adjust usage evaluation and analysis technology by Adjust GmbH, Saarbrücker Str. 38a, 10405 Berlin, Germany. Adjust collates data on the usage behaviour of our apps. On this basis, we can better understand how different users interact with our apps and what campaigns they react to. For these analyses, Adjust uses anonymised features such as the IDFA or Android ID as well as anonymised IP and MAC address. You cannot be identified individually.
We use “Crashlytics” by Crashlytics, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States, which is part of the Fabric platform by Twitter. Crashlytics is an analytics program that is used to log app crashes. Device information transmitted includes: Operating system and version of the system used, battery status, Android Advertising ID, IOS identifierForAdvertising (IDFA), time the app was installed, time of crash. For further information on the type and scope of the collated data, see http://try.crashlytics.com/terms/privacy-policy.pdf. You can opt out of this use of your data with future effect by switching off the tracking permission for this app in your device settings.
Under the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to information at no charge about your stored data as well as a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data if relevant. Please contact email@example.com for this purpose.
We use third parties in order to offer the service, keep it available or to offer functions from the service. To do so we transmit the data to companies who process this data on our behalf (processors). These are in particular hosting providers, affiliated companies, companies who handle the maintenance of these services. The data sent by you is therefore also processed by these companies. Where StepStone uses other third parties to provide the offered services, StepStone is entitled to pass your data to them to the extent necessary for technical administration and maintenance of the StepStone products.
We can amend or update our data protection notice. We will notify you of any amendments to the data protection notice. You confirm acceptance of our amended data protection notice through the further use of our services and software. If you do not agree to our amended data protection declaration, you need to stop using our services and software.
These terms and conditions of use apply to the use of the Job Messenger app and all services offered through the app. The Job Messenger app is an offering by StepStone Deutschland GmbH, Hammer Straße 19, 40219 Düsseldorf.
Job Messenger is a free-of-charge offering that aims to facilitate the recruitment process for companies and applicants. You can download the Job Messenger app from the App Store or Play Store to your mobile end device.
The aim of Job Messenger is to enable applicants and recruiters to ask the other party questions and discuss the requirements of the advertised job position by exchanging information.
For a conversation to come about, a company first needs to place a job advert and register to use the Job Messenger. If an applicant then wants to apply for one of the advertised positions via the Job Messenger, they can do so in a number of ways. The primary requirement is that the company has integrated the Job Messenger into its job advert. If an applicant then accesses this job advert, for instance via the mobile-optimised website, the StepStone app or the Job Messenger job pool, the Job Messenger icon or the additional “Job Messenger” button appears. Clicking this icon either opens the installed Job Messenger, or you are taken to the App Store or Play Store where you can download the Job Messenger. If Job Messenger is installed, a chat window for the required company opens. The chat begins as soon as you, the applicant, send a message to the company.
As you start and conduct the conversation, we store the data you enter and transmit it to the respective chat partner. Further, when you a start a chat, the chat history is stored on both your device and the recruiter’s device.
A chat can be ended by either side. To do so, click “Unterhaltung löschen” [Delete chat].
By using Job Messenger, StepStone Deutschland GmbH is entitled to send you occasional offers of interest in connection with our service.
We grant you a non-exclusive and non-transferrable right to use the information, software and documentation to which access is granted in the application to the extent as agreed, or if it has not been agreed, such as corresponds to the purpose pursued by us in the provision and grant of access.
Additional recruiter-specific service
In addition to the general Job Messenger services
In addition to the app, registered recruiters can also use the office version of the Job Messenger. The office version of Job Messenger comprises the same functions as the Job Messenger app and aims to put recruiters in a position to react and respond promptly, even with large volumes of applicants.
Registered recruiters are also given access to the recruiter portal, which provides access to their iFrame. The iFrame integrates the Job Messenger contact button into your job advert. This enables potential job applicants to contact you in accordance with the general performance specification of Job Messenger.
The iFrame provided to you may only be integrated into StepStone adverts.
Start of agreement/registration
To use the Job Messenger service, enter into the free-of-charge usage agreement with StepStone Deutschland GmbH provided. The agreement comes into effect on completing the registration process. By registering you consent to the agreement.
To register you need to provide your e-mail address and a password. We require this information in order to assign a user account to you which then serves as your account login.
You are required to specify your first name and surname during registration.
You can also optionally volunteer the following information: current employer, job title, date of birth, pictures, personal description.
When the registration process is complete, you can access your account.
In order to use Job Messenger, companies first need to register by supplying their commercial e-mail address. To do so, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your registration is complete, you are given access to your Job Messenger account.
After the registration process is complete, you can add the following information to your profile: date of birth, job title, name of the company, location of company, date of appointment, profile description
Recruiters who already have an existing StepStone Account do not need to re-register. They can log on as normal.
End of agreement
You can terminate the agreement at any time without specifying reasons. Uninstalling the app does not automatically result in the termination of the service. If you want to delete your account, you need to click “Account löschen” [Delete account] within the app.
This removes your data from our database. If you are having problems deleting your account and terminating the service, please contact email@example.com.
Please note that deleting your account only deletes the chat history on your side but not on the side of your opposite number.
If you further do not wish to receive any further offerings from StepStone by e-mail, you can opt out of the use of your data at any time with future effect without incurring any costs other than base tariffs. To do so, please also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A breach of user obligations will also result in a termination of the agreement. To that extent we are entitled to exclude and block you from using the service at any time if we become aware that you are misusing the service, or using it contrary to the intended purpose or in breach of user obligations.
Only use the services within the permitted statutory framework and in accordance with our terms and conditions of use. In the event of a breach of applicable law or our terms and conditions of use, we reserve the right to exclude you from using the app.
By entering into the agreement you undertake in particular but not exclusively to observe polite conventions and to keep Job Messenger free from criminal content. This covers in particular the obligation not to disseminate, request or reproduce any content that is offensive, sexual, indecent, glorifies violence, contravenes personality rights, infringes copyright or otherwise offends the sense of decency of all just and fair-minded people (common decency) or to occasion such acts to be committed by third parties. A breach of your user's obligations represents misuse of our service and will result in exclusion of the service.
You bear sole responsibility for the content of any texts posted with us and sent to other users. Please be sure that you send no file attachments with viruses or worms. Personal data that you send to other users should not usually contain: Information on medical conditions, information on a potential pregnancy, information on ethnic origin, political, religious or philosophical convictions, trades union membership and sexual orientation, defamatory or degrading information that is not specifically connected to the profile of requirements of a job advert. The information that you transmit must be truthful and must not breach any third-party rights, provisions under public law or common decency ("Impermissible Content"). Also be aware that you indemnify us against all claims made against us due to information with Impermissible Content that is transmitted by you.
The provider shall bear unlimited liability for losses caused due to wilful misconduct or gross negligence by the provider or its vicarious agents. Further, the provider shall bear unlimited liability for losses arising as a result of death or personal injury to a person due to a breach of duty by the provider or a statutory representative of the provider.
In all other respects the provider shall only liable for any negligent breach of a duty by the provider, its employees, representatives or vicarious agents that is material to the performance of the agreement. In this case, the provider's obligation to pay compensation shall be limited to the direct and foreseeable losses. Material obligations for the performance of the contract are obligations that need to be complied with that render the proper performance of an agreement possible and that the contractual parties may regularly rely on.
Modification of the services
The provider reserves the right to restrict or suspend services at any time. The provider further reserves the right to render performance of the services in a modified or adapted form if
the modifications or adaptations are beneficial to the registered users, or
the modifications or adaptations are necessary in order to assure compliance with applicable law, above all if the applicable legal position changes, or in order to comply with a court judgment or ruling by a public authority, or
if the modifications or adaptations have little impact on the functionality of the services or are of a purely technical or organisational nature.
The user consents to the modification or adaptation.
The usage agreement between the provider and the user is governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany with the exclusion of the UN Convention on the Sale of Goods. This choice of law only applies to consumers to the extent that the consumer is not deprived of the protection granted under the applicable stipulations of the law of the state in which he or she is normally resident.
The place of jurisdiction is Düsseldorf if the user is a merchant or a legal entity of public law or of special fund under public law. The same applies if the user does not have general jurisdiction in Germany or the EU or their place of residence or habitual abode is not known at the point at which the claim is brought. This is without prejudice to the authorisation to have recourse to the court at another legal place of jurisdiction.
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StepStone Deutschland GmbH
Völklinger Straße 1
Tel.: 0211 / 93 4 93 - 0
Fax: 0211 / 93 4 93 - 59 00
AG Düsseldorf, HRB 64185
USt-ID Nummer: DE 813 444 458 Zuständige Datenschutzbehörde:
Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen
Postfach 20 04 44
Tel.: 0211 / 38 424 - 0
Dr. Sebastian Dettmers