Privacy policy

Part 1: Privacy policy concerning applicants and network participants

Part 2: Privacy policy concerning all visitors of this website


Tomforde Engineering is serious about the protection of your personal data. Below we inform you about which type of data we collect on this website, how we protect these data and about your rights concerning deletion of personal data.

Basically you may use the websites of Tomforde Engineering without giving any kind of personal data.

Without your explicit consent -given by filling a contact form, registration form or any other kind of form- we do not collect any kind of personal data on this website. We do not use tracking software.

I Privacy policy concerning applicants and network participants

Tomforde Engineering collects and processes personal data of applicants, respectively network participants, in order to handle your application for a job advertisement or for a project announcement and to enable you to participate in our network.

We do not publish any personal data. We do not hand on personal data to third parties and we always handle applications and personal data confidentially.

The handling of applications is always carried out electronically, if you do not apply by post, but by using the provided application form on our website, or if you apply via eMail or a portal like Xing, LinkedIn or similar. Your personal data will then be stored in order to be able to contact you.

  • In case we close a contract with you, we will store your data for the employment.
  • In case we do not close a contract with you, we shall delete all your personal data and uploaded documents latest within six months after refusal.

Which data are being collected and processed?

In order to handle an application we collect, store and handle the following personal information:

  • Title, first name, family name, eMail address, postal address, phone number (to be able to contact you)
  • Furthermore all information that you revealed voluntarily within your application (such as capabilities etc.)
  • And all documents, which you have sent with your application, such as your curriculum vitae, portrait photo, certificates and your cover letter
  • If you register for our network, the system additionally stores your chosen username and password to provide your authentification and to enable you to read project announcements.


II Privacy policy concerning all visitors of this website

We collect statistical data

Tomforde Engineering collects statistical data on the use of its websites. While visiting a website on the internet, your browser transmits data like your IP address, web browser type and version - these are the data which automatically get stored. We use these data only for website administration. We record time, date, file name and file size of page views. These data are not individual-related. The anonymous server log files are stored separately from all possibly given personal data.
But in case of an official directive by appropriate authorities, we are obliged to submit server log files to law enforcement authorities.

Use of temporary, essential cookies

In order to provide these pages we solely use essential, temporary cookies. These cookies are valid and necessary only for the duration of your visit and provide the proper function of areas which require a login or the transmission of a message. You may disable cookies within your browser settings. In such case your individual settings might break down functions like the login or the transmission of messages.

Collecting personal data and transmission to third parties

If you contact Tomforde Engineering via fax, eMail or phone, we store these data in order to fulfill your request or reply to your question. In order to reply to your question, to fulfill your request, to proceed your application or order, or to send you an offer, Tomforde Engineering needs to determine your identity. That's why we ask you for your company name and personal data such as name, phone number, eMail address and maybe your full address. We store these data in order to be able to fulfill a contract.

These personal data are stored at least until we replied to your request or fulfilled a service you requested. Where statutory requirements make it necessary to store personal data for a longer period of time, we store such data for the maximum mandatory period.

Tomforde Engineering does not hand on collected data to third parties, unless the service you requested requires to hand on data to a contractor (e.g. shipment or payment processing). For such services we have to transfer the data which are required to fulfill the according task.

Tomforde Engineering has taken many technical and organisational precautions to protect personal data collected on our websites. Yet data transmissions via internet can bear risks, so that we cannot grant total protection. You are free to submit your orders, requests and/or personal data via phone or by post.

Registration on our website / using the contact form

On our websites you can register in order to participate in our network or use the contatc form. By registering on our website or by using the contact form, you voluntarily submit your personal data in order to receive content or services. It's in the nature of things that some services can only be provided for registered users. You can see exactly which personal data are transferred by looking at the appropriate registry or contact form. These data do only get stored for the apparent purpose. We don't send you any newsletter.

If you participate in our network, you have the possibility to delete your access at any time by letting us know (via eMail or phone), that you wish to delete your account.

Publication of personal data

On our websites we publish photographs of persons. These persons have agreed to the publication. Of course every person concerned has the right to partly or completely withdraw the publication at any time. In such case please contact one of the responsible persons (see release form or contact details below) in order to inform us, that you wish to unpublish your images. Wherever possible we will immediately comply with your wish.

Your rights as a person affected by data handling

Persons whose data are processed by Tomforde Engineering can assert their rights to the person in charge via eMail or post. You are entitled to:

  • receive information on the extent to which personal data are being processed
  • obtain disclosure, which personal data are stored
  • request data portability
  • demand correction in case of false data
  • demand deletion of personal data as far as legislation allows to delete these data
  • demand limitation of data handling
  • recall your agreement
  • objection
  • lodge a complaint with an authority responsible for data protection

Information on data processing is free of charge. The person affected by data handling therefore needs to authenticate to the person in charge, to prove that he/she has the right to receive the concerned personal data. The reply shall be given within the maximum period of one month.

Right to disclosure / Responsible for data protection

Of course you have the right to review your personal data which we have stored in our system. This service is free of charge. You may as well ask for the deletion of your personal data. We shall comply with your wish immediately as far as legislation allows to delete these data.
This disclosure can be transferred electronically. Responsible for your disclosure request or other requests concerning privacy protection:

Tomforde Engineering
Henrik Tomforde
Finkenmoor 56
27432 Bremervörde / Germany

fon +49 (0)4761 / 74 97 97

Links or redirects to external services / Use of streaming services, social media, map services and other external services

When we link to external services, we clearly display that link by showing the according url. Additionally those links are marked with the symbol for external links or the according logo of a service (e.g. recommendation links). When we use redirects to external services, we inform you before the redirect is carried out.

If you visit an online presence of Tomforde Engineering on GoogleMaps or any other Social Media service, or even register with that service, the according privacy policy of that service applies. Tomforde Engineering is not to be held responsible for the handling of personal data by such services.

If you use social media and remain logged on to these services, these can track your online activities such as visiting our website. You can avoid that by simply adjusting your browser settings and deactivating third party cookies (please read the help file of your web browser). And you can avoid to stay logged on to such services while visiting other websites.

Xing / LinkedIN
Furthermore Tomforde Engineering is present on portals like Xing (provided by New Work SE, Hamburg, Germany) and LinkedIn (LinkedIn Incorporated, Sunnyvale, USA; Responsible for that service in Europe is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza Wilton Place, Dublin 2 Ireland). If you get in contact with us via such portals, please bear in mind that portals do collect personal data on a large scale and that they might use all these data for commercial purposes and hand these data on to third parties. We have no influence at all on the collection and processing of data carried out by Xing or LinkedIn and their partners. For us, having an account at Xing/LinkedIn, it's not apparent, how they handle data of their users. If you don't want Xing/LinkedIn to handle your personal data, simply contact us directly (via post, telephone, eMail or by using the contact form offered on our website).

Pseudonymisation / Anonymisation

According to the General Data Protection Regulation we are obliged to enable anonymous use of our services and payment services if technically feasible. We have to inform the users of our website about that fact. At present we are unable to provide such a service.

Consequences of not providing personal data

If you do not provide personal data, you will be not be able to use such functions or services which require personal data.