Data privacy for applicants

Thanks for your interest in our company and the position advertised by us. The protection of your personal data is of great importance to us. We would therefore like to inform you hereafter how we acquire, process, and use your data within the scope of the application process, as per the applicable data protection regulations.

If you do not agree to the aforementioned declaration, it is unfortunately not possible for you to apply to us electronically via this career site.

What information do we collect?

During the application process, we process person-related data. The categories of personal data include, in particular the following:

Data collected directly from you:
Data collected from other sources:
In addition we may also process career-related information made publicly available by you or other sources, such as:
Automated data collection:
Softgarden may collect files for operation and maintenance purposes that record the interaction taking place via this system (system logs), or use other personal data (e.g. IP address) for this purpose.
When you access our career website, your Internet browser automatically transmits data for technical reasons. The following data is stored separately from other data that you may transmit:
This data is processed exclusively for technical reasons and for the purpose of providing the software. This data cannot be assigned to a person. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

How and why we use your data?

The personal information that AAI collects from you and that you provide to AAI as part of the application process is processed by a German-based recruiting tool called softgarden e-Recruiting GmbH. Softgarden processes the data on behalf of AAI and always acts according to instructions agreed in a DPA. Find here the Data Protection Declaration from softgarden:

As an alternative we offer the application via our HR-Email: Please pay attention that you do not send applications to our general email address, but always to the contact person named in each case or to our email address set up specifically for applications
Purpose of data collection
We process your personal data in compliance with the EU general Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and all other applicable laws.The collection and processing of your personal application data is performed solely for the purpose of filling positions within our company. Therefore, the legal basis for the processing is the contractual relationship and its preparation, Art. 6(1) b) GDPR, §26 Para.1 BDSG.

During the recruiting of potential candidates and new employees for our company, if we use data from your user profile on publicly accessible professional or expert platforms and networks, we do this based on our justifiable interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR in finding a suitable candidate. If we retain your application data for a future position in our company after thecompletion of the application process, this is based solely on your express permission in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.

Do we forward or disclose your data?

Generally, your data is forwarded only to those company departments responsible for the specific application process, such as the Human Resources department as well as the respective department in which the position is to be filled. Your application data is on principle not forwarded to any third parties beyond this. One exception is the involvement of third parties such as head-hunters contracted by us or the applicant to fill a vacancy and a coding test provider.
On principle, your data is not transferred to countries outside the EU (so-called “third countries”). However, we use an international provider for our e-mails, calendars, and documents and for the recruiting tool which implemented and followsuitable standards in order to guarantee a homogeneous data protection level.

How do we protect your data?

We use a combination of reasonable physical, administrative, and technological measures to protect your data from unauthorized access or malicious actions.
The access to your personal data is restricted to those employees, contractors, and agents who need to know this data to perform their assigned functions and develop or improve our products and services.

Further information about your rights and how AAI processes personal data please read the Privacy Policy.

Do we work with automated decisions/ profiling?

We do not make recruiting decisions based solely on automated decision-making or profiling (as defined within the EU General Data Protection Regulation). During the application process it could be possible you have to carry out a coding test, that is machine analysed. This result is used together with the interview impressions for the final decision. In the case that we choose to rely solely on automated decision-making, we will apply the appropriate safeguards as may be required by applicable laws.

What are your rights?

In accordance with the statutory requirements, you have the right, at any time and with effect for the future, to retract the permission you have granted to us. You also have the right to notification, correction, objection, deletion, or restriction of the processing of your data that we have stored, as well as a right to data transferability. To exercise the aforementioned rights, or other rights pertaining to data protection, please contact us with proof of your identity at:

Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI) GmbH
Franklinstraße 26b 10587 Berlin – Germany
Phone: +49 176 248 329 68

Do you have the right to complaint?

According to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to submit an appeal to a supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of your person-related data at Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI) GmbH is unlawful. The responsible supervisory authority for our company is:

Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
(Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)
Alt Moabit 59-61, 10555 Berlin - Germany
Tel.: +49 30 13889 0
Fax: +49 30 2155050

What is the retention period for application data?

On principle, we delete your personal application data three months after the completion of the application process. This does not apply if statutory provisions oppose a deletion, if continued storage is required for evidence purposes, or if you have expressly agreed to a longer storage period.

Is AAI allowed to store your data for future job offers?

Should we not be able to offer you a job at the present time but nevertheless find your profile sufficiently promising to consider your application for future job offers, we will store your personal application data for 6 months if you expressly agree to this storage and usage. We are only allowed to keep your data with your voluntary and written confirmation.

How do we use cookies?

Cookies are used as part of your online application. Cookies are small text files that are sent from our web server to your PC. We may use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of our service, to better understand how you interact with the service and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the service. For more information on how AAI uses Cookies and similar technologies, please see our Privacy Policy.

Do you have further question?

Feel free to contact any time our data protection officer via E-Mail ( or phone (+49 176 248 329 68).

Changes to the Data Privacy for applicants

We may modify or update this Data Privacy for applicants from time to time. If we make a significant change to this Candidate Privacy Statement, we will notify you of the change. Latest update from 15.12.2023.