Taylor Wessing (“we”/”our” and as defined below under Who we are) is committed to safeguarding your privacy.
We are a global law firm. Taylor Wessing is the trading name used by the members of a Swiss Verein and their respective controlled, managed and affiliated entities in providing services to clients around the world. View the Taylor Wessing Firms.
Personal data are data which contain individual information on personal or factual circumstances for instance, name, address, E-Mail-Address, telephone number, date of birth, age, sex, social security number, video footage, photos, voice recordings of persons and special categories of data such as health data or data regarding criminal proceedings may also be covered.
We may process your personal data (which we have either obtained directly from you or from somewhere else) if:
Personal data which is not collected directly from you may be collected from:
Personal data collection methods we may use include:
Personal data relating to you that we may process includes:
We will only process personal data if we have a lawful reason for doing so. The legal basis for processing personal data by us will be one of the following:
We collect and use your personal data for the purposes described below:
The below table sets out the purposes for which we obtain your personal data, alongside the legal basis for our processing such data:
|Type of data
|Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
|To register you as a new client and complete Client Due Diligence ("CDD") and conflict checks
To process and deliver our legal service including but not limited to:
To manage our relationship with you which will include:
To enable you to partake in an event or complete a survey
To administer and protect our business and our website and Apps
To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you
To use data analytics to assess and improve:
To provide you with the information and communications such as newsletters which are of interest to you.
We may share your personal data with:
We may disclose your personal data to appropriate third parties:
We process the personal data that you provide when visiting our career website, using the job exchange service and when registering for the Talent Network as follows:
You can apply on your own initiative or apply for an advertised position via our job exchange. In order to review and evaluate your application, we process your contact data (title, first and last name, e-mail address) as well as your personal data in the form of your application documents (curriculum vitae, cover letter, certificates, photos, high school diploma grade, grade of the 1st and 2nd state examination, LL.M. degree, doctorate), your desired starting date as well as your preferred field of law. In addition, we process your telephone number, if you provide it. We process the personal data provided by you in this way exclusively for the purpose of the application procedure (Art. 6(1) lit. b, Art. 88 GDPR, § 26 BDSG). Additionally, if you agree to this and register at our Talent Network (for further details see below), we may process your personal data in order to inform you about suitable job offers, career events or further news related to Taylor Wessing and your possible future career with us. We base such data processing on your consent (Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR).
You can apply via our application form or by e-mail (shown in the job offers). In both cases, in order to implement an effective application-management-system, we use the services of our processor TFI GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "TFI", Lise-Meitner-Straße 5-9, 42119 Wuppertal) with its software Talention. If you sent your application via e-mail, we store your application also in the Talention software. TFI processes your personal data on our behalf as a data processor in terms of Art. 28 GDPR and therewith ensures the effective technical provision of content on our career website as well as storage and management of your data in the Talention application-management-software. In doing so, we remain the sole data controller entitled to issue instructions.
TFI and its employees have no access to your data beyond what is necessary for the provision of its software-services. A respective data processing agreement has been concluded with TFI. Generally, if you apply for a position through our career website, all information and personal data provided by you in this way is processed and stored using the Talention software and its servers. Our responsible employees may use the software for communication with you. Any correspondence with you might be stored and processed by means of the Talention software.
In the event of a successful application, we will include your personal data in our own personnel file and store your data for the purposes of the employment relationship. Such data will be stored for the period of time necessary for the performance of the employment relationship. Otherwise, in case of a rejected application, your personal data will generally be deleted within six months, unless you have registered at our Talent Network and given your consent to receive messages and information about future job offers, events and related news. In this case, we will process your personal data provided in your registration for the purposes of our Talent Network as described below.
You can register with our Talent Network to become part of our network, stay in touch with us for your further career path and exchange ideas with other talents at events. An essential part of the Talent Network is the regular e-mail information about news in your Talent Network, including interesting job offers, career information and invitations to professional and career events.
To participate in the Talent Network, we process your contact data (title, first and last name, e-mail address), the desired entry area and career level. Furthermore, we collect and process your personal data in the form of your additional information in order to tailor the offer even better to you (grade of the 1st and 2nd state examination, LL.M. degree, doctorate, location preference, date of joining us), as well as your telephone number, if you provide it. We store and process the data for participation in the Talent Network on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR). Your personal data will be deleted if you withdraw your consent. You can withdraw consent into data processing at any time and you do not need to provide any reasons for this. However, please note that your withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of data processing prior to the time of withdrawal.
Furthermore, your data provided within our Talent Network will be processed in order to provide the service for you (Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR). If you provide us with further information, we process this data on the basis of our legitimate interest in tailoring the Talent Network as closely as possible to your interests or professional situation (Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR).
When you access karriere.taylorwessing.com, your internet browser automatically transfers certain personal data to the TFI server, who provides the contents of our career website. Your personal data about your use of the website is processed in the form of the name of the website accessed or the name of the URL, the date and time of the access, the access status/http status code, the amount of data transferred, the website through which the request comes, the browser software and the software version, the operating system and its version, your IP address (anonymized, shortened by the last 3 digits) and the randomly generated key number of the cookie or session. The processing of this data is performed on our behalf and allows us to distinguish between number of visits or recurring visitors and new visitors, as well as to differentiate between visitors. This processing is either absolutely necessary for the operation of the website (Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR) or necessary to maintain the best possible functionality and continuous user-friendly optimization of the website and, thus, based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR). If the data is stored in log files, your usage data will be deleted after 7 days at the latest.
We use the software Talention Analytics from TFI to evaluate the use of karriere.taylorwessing.com. For this purpose, we process your personal data of the use of our website in the form of the name of the website accessed or the name of the URL, the date and time of access, the access status/http status code, the amount of data transferred in each case, the website through which the request comes, the browser software and the software version, the operating system and its version and your IP address (anonymized, shortened by the last 3 digits). With the help of a cookie, we determine how often karriere.taylorwessing.com is accessed, from which regions and with which types of terminal equipment karriere.taylorwessing.com is accessed. On our behalf, TFI stores the information thus collected exclusively on servers in Germany. The data processing serves the purpose of designing karriere.taylorwessing.com to meet demand, for example, to optimize loading times, make technical adjustments to content, adapt the structure of karriere.taylorwessing.com to the needs of users and similar purposes. The needs-based design is based on our legitimate interest in maintaining a career website that is as efficient and user-friendly as possible (Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR).
Additionally, the information about the website through which you have accessed our career website and the respective http referrer is processed by TFI on our behalf, in order to evaluate the effectivity of advertising measures and channels. You declare consent to this data processing by activating the corresponding icon of our cookie banner (Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR). We will not use any purely analytical and non-essential cookies for data processing without your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time and without providing reasons for withdrawal. However, please note that this will not affect the lawfulness of data processing prior to the time of withdrawal. You can object to the use of Talention Analytics by clicking on the following link: deactivate Talention Analytics. A cookie will then be set that prevents the processing of your data when you visit karriere.taylorwessing.com.
In the general settings of your browser you can also set cookie-preferences that apply to all your website visits. Please note, however, that severely limited cookie-preferences can affect the functionality of many websites.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed or accessed in an unauthorised way. For example, all personal data you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.
In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to access your data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website or our Apps, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
For further details regarding our retention periods please send an email.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you and is not considered as personal data anymore) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use these data indefinitely without notifying you.
In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to:
You can also exercise the rights listed above at any time by contacting us.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
You have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.