License and Terms and Conditions CAREER of Experteer GmbH

§ 1 Preliminary provisions
  1. All subsequent provisions relate to the Internet project of Experteer GmbH, Munich, that is operated under different Internet domains belonging to Experteer GmbH (including www.experteer.de, www.experteer.at, www.experteer.ch, www.experteer.com, www.experteer.fr, www.experteer.be, www.experteer.it, www.experteer.co.uk) - hereinafter referred to as "Experteer CAREER".
  2. These provisions define the conditions under which Experteer CAREER is to be used. These Terms of Use apply for all users of Experteer CAREER, even if they use or access Experteer CAREER from outside the Federal Republic of Germany.
  3. By registering with Experteer CAREER, the user bindingly declares to have read and understood these Terms of Use and to agree to them. If he does not agree to them he must refrain from registering. Persons who have not yet turned 18 are not permitted to use this service.
  4. Experteer CAREER is an Internet platform that provides users with different services in relation to searching for jobs and establishing contact. Unless explicitly detailed otherwise, all new offers that extend or improve current services - which includes the offer of new services - are subject to these Terms of Use. The services are offered in a design approved by Experteer CAREER and are subject to availability.
  5. Experteer CAREER reserves the right to change, interrupt, or withdraw all or individual services temporarily or permanently at any time, and to communicate or not communicate this to the user. The user hereby consents that Experteer CAREER is not liable towards him or third parties for changes, interruptions, or the withdrawal of individual or all services.
  6. The Internet services will normally be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Experteer CAREER endeavors to achieve the highest possible availability of the servers and thus the contents and saved messages, but is unable to guarantee this or commit to specific availability percentages.
  7. Experteer CAREER is unable to guarantee successful job placements during the contractual term. Experteer CAREER will only endeavor to provide a job placement service but not its success. Experteer CAREER is therefore not liable in situations where a successful job placement is not achieved during the contractual term.
  8. Every user must release Experteer CAREER from any liability and from all obligations, charges and claims resulting from libel, insult, violation of personal rights, failure to provide services for users, or damage to immaterial assets or other rights. Any costs incurred by the service or its managers, directors, employees, representatives and/or third parties in this regard for appropriate legal defense or action against the third parties will be at the user's expense.
§ 2 Copyrights
  1. Registration in accordance with § 1 (3) does not involve a transfer of property rights or rights of use, licenses or other software rights to the user. All rights to the software used, IDs, titles, brands, and copyrights as well as other commercial rights of Experteer CAREER remain with Experteer CAREER without restriction. All published work results and information are subject to Experteer CAREER's copyright. This only excludes published work results and information created by the user or a third party and taken over by Experteer CAREER without any changes to be published on the Internet.
  2. The user is solely responsible in terms of press law, competition law, and otherwise for the contents he has provided for publication. By registering, the user confirms that he has obtained all rights of use required for placement on the Internet by the owners of copyrights, ancillary copyrights, and other rights to the documents and data he has provided or that he is permitted to freely use them.
§ 3 Data protection
  1. The security and protection of Experteer user data is a special concern. Experteer promises to comply with data protection laws and in particular with the German Data Protection Act (BDSG – German acronyms) and the Telemedia Act (TMG – German Acronyms).
  2. It is hereby informed that pursuant to Article 33 (1) of the BDSD, Experteer electronically collects, processes and stores user data, provided by the user within the registration process and the completion of the user’s personal profile, in a machine-readable form. As part of the contractual provision of services, personal data is collected, processed and used. Personal data refers to any data that contains information about personal and factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable user. In addition, all application documents uploaded by the user are saved for 1 year. This data will be saved electronically. Furthermore, data from the access of the web pages will be recorded.
  3. The user is therefore responsible for maintaining the security of his login access data (email address and password.)
  4. By registering with Experteer, the user agrees to the collection, use and analysis of his data, as indicated in the Privacy Policy. The user agrees that Experteer may use his anonymized data for the purpose of consulting, advertising, market research, and for improving and customizing the service. According to Article 15 (3) of the TMG, each user can opt out of the usage of his data for the purpose of consulting, advertising and market research by third parties, as well as the creation of anonymous user profiles. To opt out, the user must send an email to .
  5. The purpose of data collection is to provide users with a smooth, efficient, fast and goal-oriented internet service. The analysis of registered and unregistered users is necessary in order to continually improve the services of Experteer and develop the missing functions. To this end, Experteer will use information voluntarily provided by the user during the registration process, as well as information used for the completion of the user’s own profile, and the log files to analyze anonymized user profiles, i.e. the identity of the user will remain unknown and cannot be associated with the user’s personal data.
  6. Various recruiting groups on Experteer (Headhunters, Corporate Recruiters, as well as recruiters from the Experteer Partner network (see below)) will have access to the personal data of the user, according to the visibility settings as indicated by the user in his Experteer profile. The user has the option to individually determine which kind of users can view his profile fully, or anonymously, and can change these settings at any time. In order to make the profile available for more headhunters and corporate recruiters, the data may also be transmitted to other partners in the recruiting world (for example, job portals or recruiting software companies – please see our current list of Experteer Partners). Experteer is not responsible for the confidentiality of user data and application data of the recruiter (headhunter and/or companies). As described in Clause 4, the user hereby agrees by submitting and publishing his profile, in conjunction with his specified profile settings.
  7. The personal settings, as indicated by the user, will be saved. This is to ensure that the user’s personal settings will be found again with each new session (i.e. with each new login). To do so, Experteer uses Cookies. A cookie is a text file that stores information about the user on the user’s computer. The information contained within a cookie is anonymous, and cannot be connected to the user’s personal information without the user’s permission. Two types of cookies are used: session cookies, which are temporarily stored on your computer, or permanent cookies, text files from a web server that will be permanently stored on your hard drive. Session cookies expire once you closer your browser, while permanent cookies may be permanently stored by the user’s browser on the hard drive and allow the tracking of the user of our website in order to continually adapt to the needs of our users. The user has the option to accept or reject the cookie settings at any time. If he declines to accept cookies, this may negatively impact his experience on the website.
  8. If a user accesses Experteer through a partner site (affiliate), the anonymized data will be stored in a cookie. These cookies do not contain personal data from the user, they serve only to maintain the partner program. Experteer cannot control the practices of its partner cookies and is therefore not responsible. The relevant information can be found in the privacy policy of the partner companies.
  9. Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. Google Analytics uses the so-called inter alia DoubleClick cookie to optimize advertisements for the user, based on the user’s previous visits. This cookie saves information about the IP address, browser type and operating system of the computer, as well as the URL of the referring website, among other things. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. In case of activation of the IP anonymizing feature on our website, your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties, according to the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in rare cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other website operators with website and internet related services. According to the conditions of Google Analytics, your IP address, as transmitted by your browser, will not be combined with other data from Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, we point out that in this case, you may not be able to fully use all features of our site. You can also prevent the generation of data by the cookie, relating to your use of the website (i.e. your IP address), and the transmission and processing of this data by Google, by downloading the following browser plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
    On our website we make use of Google Analytics, as well as Universal Analytics functions. Universal Analytics enables us to analyze activity on our website across devices (e.g. laptops or tablets). This is made possible by assigning an anonymous User ID to each individual user. The assignment of a User ID occurs when you create a profile on Experteer, or when you log in to your own personal account. However, no personal data will be forwarded to Google. (The fact that Universal Analytics adds extra features to Google Analytics, does however not imply that there will be a compromise of data protection measures in regards to IP-Masking or the Browser-Add-on.) http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
  10. On our page, we also use the service of Criteo SA, 32 Rue Blanche, 75009 Paris, France to offer personalized and relevant promotional ads to our site-users based on their browsing activity. For this purpose, Criteo SA collects and stores the surfing behavior of the visitors on our site through an anonymous form. Criteo SA uses anonymized cookies placed on browsers that never collect identifying personal data such as a name or address. Therefore, identification of the site-users is not possible and only the identification of the browser (desktop, tablet or smartphone) used by the users are stored. There is no further use or disclosure of this data. You may manage the storage of cookies by configuring the settings in your browser. You may also permanently disable the use of Criteo cookies by following the link below to change your cookie settings: http://www.criteo.com/privacy/. For more information about the use of this technology, please refer to the Privacy Policy of Criteo SA at http://www.criteo.com/privacy/.
  11. On some of our sites, Experteer uses social plugins for the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1501 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Like button is also such a social plugin. If a user interacts with such a plugin, a direct connection will be established between the user’s browser and Facebook. Through this interaction, the information concerning which pages of the Experteer website the user has visited will be directly transferred to Facebook. Users who are logged into Facebook will have this information automatically connected to their personal Facebook account, and this data will be saved. Purpose and scope of data collection, as well as information concerning the further use of this data by Facebook can be found under the Facebook privacy policy https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
  12. The user understands that Experteer uses Visitor Action Pixels for measuring conversions on its websites, a tool from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). These help to track the actions of the users after they’ve viewed or clicked on a Facebook advertisement, so that the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements can be collected for statistical and marketing research purposes. This data is collected anonymously for Experteer, which means that personal data of individual users cannot be seen. This data will be saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook can connect this data with an existing Facebook profile and use it for promotional purposes; it may also store a cookie on your computer. For purpose and amount of data and the further usage by Facebook and your rights, please see the privacy statement of Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
  13. The user provides express consent to receive email newsletters. These newsletters are an integral part of the Experteer service, and regularly inform the user about current topics relevant to the job market, Experteer news and updates, and supplementary job market news from Experteer’s partners. In addition, member specific emails are sent. The user can unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time by clicking on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email, or in the personal My Account section of the user’s Experteer account, under Emails from Experteer.
  14. When the user would like to modify, correct, or delete his personal data, he may request this at any time per email, fax, or letter, with his Account ID and email address included. When a user deletes his personal data, he effectively ends his Experteer membership. If the user changes his own data in his account, the old data will be automatically deleted. A correction or cancellation is not necessary in this case. Experteer cannot be held responsible for any availability of data due to caching systems or proxy servers after deletion.
  15. Users are entitled, at any time, to see their Experteer personal data, free of charge. The request for information must be sent to Experteer GmbH, Lenbachplatz 3, 80333 München. The user requesting his information must include a copy of a legal form of identification (passport, driver’s license, etc). The information will be sent by mail to the user, according to the address listed on his form of identification.
§ 4 Conclusion of the contract
  1. The user confirms vis-à-vis Experteer CAREER that he has reached the age of 18.
  2. Experteer CAREER is entitled to check the user's personal data based on suitable official documents. The user therefore promises to send to Experteer CAREER copies of official documents - the driver’s license, in particular - upon request.
  3. The contract is deemed to be concluded as soon as the user has successfully registered with Experteer CAREER.
§ 5 Costs
  1. Entering and changing a profile is free of charge. The user can also receive an unlimited quantity of responses to this advertisement for free and have limited access to the job database.
  2. If the user wishes to use the job database in full and without any restrictions or if the user wishes to respond to incoming messages, he will only be able to do so as a paying user (premium membership).
  3. The fees for the chargeable user status can be viewed here.
  4. If the user wishes to use a chargeable service, he will be made aware of the obligation to pay beforehand. The costs for the chargeable service and the form of payment will be explained.
  5. Objections to the costs debited or costs invoiced must be raised in writing by the user to Experteer CAREER no later than 14 days after the costs under dispute have been debited or the invoice under dispute has been received, and reasons for the objections must be provided. If the user does not raise any justified objections within this 14-day period, the costs debited or invoiced will be deemed to be accepted.
§ 6 Payment terms
  1. Payment of the charge mentioned in § 5 (3) must be made to Experteer CAREER in advance and without any deductions. The amount will be automatically debited from the user's account or transferred by the user. The payment interval upon conclusion of a premium membership depends on the term selected and may be 30 days or a multiple thereof.
  2. By registering and providing the relevant bank or credit card details, the user provides Experteer CAREER with a direct debit authorization or with an authorization to debit the user's credit card.
§ 7 Obligations of the users
  1. The content of the profile is the sole responsibility of the user.
  2. It is not permitted to store in the profiles any content of a sexual or pornographic nature, content that violates accepted moral standards, or any politically radical or other illegal content.
  3. It is not permitted to create profiles for third parties.
  4. It is not permitted to use profiles to commercially advertise for personal purposes or for third parties. This particularly applies to advertisements for other Internet offers or advertisements for chargeable service numbers.
  5. It is not permitted to create profiles in order to use the resulting e-mail responses for the purpose of collecting e-mail addresses for commercial use.
  6. The user has no legal claim to publication of his contents.
  7. Photos that are sent to Experteer CAREER in order to be published as part of the profile must be up-to-date and allow identification of the relevant user. The entire face must be visible. Experteer CAREER is not liable in any case for the violation of any existing third-party copyrights to the photos.
  8. The content of responses to profiles is the sole responsibility of the user.
  9. All users must treat as confidential e-mails and other messages or other data they receive in connection with using Experteer CAREER and they must not make these available to third parties without the originator's consent. The same applies for names, telephone and fax numbers, postal and e-mail addresses and/or other users' URLs. It is also not permitted to forward any non-user data.
  10. It is not permitted to store in responses any content of a sexual or pornographic nature, content that violates accepted moral standards, or any politically radical or other illegal content. It is also not permitted to threaten or disturb others, to violate the rights of others (including personal rights), or to promise or demand cash or cash-equivalent services.
  11. It is not permitted to use responses to commercially advertise for personal purposes or for third parties. This particularly applies to advertisements for other Internet offers or advertisements for chargeable service numbers.
  12. Experteer CAREER checks profiles in accordance with the options available for compliance with these usage terms. However, Experteer CAREER does not accept co-responsibility for the content of the profiles.
§ 8 Dissolution of the contract, termination
  1. The user is entitled to withdraw from the contract concluded at any time. The user is not entitled, however, to receive a refund for the fee paid to Experteer CAREER.
  2. If a user violates these Terms of Use, Experteer CAREER is entitled to block access or delete the corresponding entry in full at any time. If case of doubt, Experteer CAREER is entitled to make the final decision on the permissibility of the usage in question.
  3. If a user's access is blocked as a result of a contract violation, Experteer CAREER retains any unused credit on a pro-rata basis in accordance with the previous usage period plus a lump-sum processing fee of EUR 25 for preventing the contract violation.
  4. Any incorrect details in the profile made on purpose or with the intent of fraud may lead to civil law action. This causes the contract to be dissolved without delay without any reimbursement of the fee paid to Experteer CAREER.
  5. Following termination of the contract, Experteer CAREER will delete all data pertaining to the user.
§ 9 Liability limitations
  1. Termination of the current term can be completed at any time before the renewal of a new term in the premium user’s account, under ‘My Account’ through the link ‘To change your membership status, please click here’.
  2. Experteer CAREER does also not accept any liability if its Internet platform is disrupted, functionally impaired or destroyed due to force majeure, strike, lockout, operational disruptions or external structural damage.
  3. Experteer CAREER excludes any warranty for the functionality of the Internet platform and makes no assurances regarding the correctness, suitability, reliability, punctuality or accuracy of the information placed thereon. This particularly applies for the salary details and salary ranges detailed.
  4. Experteer CAREER is not liable in situations where unauthorized third parties obtain knowledge of personal user data (e.g. unauthorized access by "hackers" to the Experteer CAREER database).
  5. Experteer CAREER is also not liable in situations where third parties misuse details and information made available to them by the users themselves.
  6. Experteer CAREER does not accept responsibility for any delay, deletion, incorrect transfer or storage failure of communication between users or in connection with personally designed areas.
§ 10 Experteer Benchmark
  1. We try to provide a salary benchmark against the job advertisements on the Website as a guide to the level of salary in that industry segment. We calculate this salary benchmark using our own models which provide indicative results based on the target salaries of market leaders in the relevant industry segment.
  2. The user declares his consent to applying the amended Terms of Use to contracts that were concluded before the amendment if Experteer CAREER notifies the user that the Terms of Use have been amended and if the user does not object to the amendment within a period of two weeks starting from the day following the notification of the amendment.
  3. The salary benchmark does not state the actual remuneration paid for the position on offer or reflect the actual salaries offered or normally paid by any company offering that position.
§ 11 Amendments to the Terms of Use
  1. Experteer CAREER reserves the right to redesign the Terms of Use.
  2. The user declares his consent to applying the amended Terms of Use to contracts that were concluded before the amendment, if Experteer CAREER notifies the user that the Terms of Use have been amended and if the user does not object to the amendment within a period of two weeks, starting from the day following the notification of the amendment.
  3. In addition to the reference to making available the amended text, the amendment notice must also include the reference to the opportunity to object and the period of objection, as well as the significance or consequences of not objecting. The amendment notice can be sent by e-mail to the e-mail address provided by the user.
§ 12 Other provisions
  1. All content of Experteer CAREER is protected by copyright. It is not permitted to copy or otherwise publish content which includes, in particular, user profiles and e-mail addresses, unless Experteer CAREER has authorized this in writing.
  2. Experteer CAREER is not liable for damage to computer systems or personal annoyances or damage to users of Experteer CAREER that is attributable to viewing and using Experteer CAREER, responding to a profile, a fault of Experteer CAREER's Internet or hosting provider or to calling up external links (includes advertising banners).
  3. Experteer CAREER may exclude users from further using individual or all offers of Experteer CAREER or rejecting individual profiles without notice and without having to provide a reason.
  4. If an excluded user continues to use Experteer CAREER's Internet offer - e.g. by assuming a different identity - Experteer CAREER reserves the right to take legal action.
  5. The operation of Experteer CAREER is at the sole discretion of Experteer CAREER. Experteer CAREER is entitled but not obligated to check the content of any text and any photo entered in relation to the guidelines underlying these provisions and, if necessary, to amend or delete it.
  6. Experteer CAREER reserves the right to claim for compensation regarding any violation of these terms of use, e.g., due to loss of image. The minimum compensation amount in this case is EUR 500. This is without prejudice to any other claims for compensation.
  7. The contractual relations between the Parties are subject to German law.
  8. The sole place of jurisdiction is Munich, Federal Republic of Germany.
§ 13 Severability
Should individual provisions of these terms of use be or become invalid this will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms of use. The invalid or incomplete provision will be replaced by or extended to include a provision that most closely approximates to the commercially desired result.
§ 14 Notification of cancellation / Right of cancellation

You have the right to cancel this contract within fourteen days, without citing a reason.

This period of fourteen days starts from the day when the contract was first created.

To exercise your right of cancellation, you must send us a clear cancellation notice (by mail, fax or e-mail) to inform us that you wish to terminate this contract.

You may use the cancellation form template attached; however, this is not mandatory.

Cancellation must be sent to:

Experteer GmbH
Lenbachplatz 3
80333 München
Germany

Fax number: +49 (0)89 - 55 27 93 - 101
E-mail address:

Sending the cancellation off in time shall be deemed to be complying with the cancellation period.

The right of cancellation does not apply to renewals of membership per § 9.

Consequences of cancellation:

In the event of effective cancellation, we will proceed with returning any payments we received from you, latest in fourteen days from the time we get your cancellation of contract. For this repayment we shall use the same payment method you made use of in the original transaction; no extra charges shall be incurred.

Cancellation form template

End of revocation notice

Munich, October 6, 2015