Data privacy statement

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. If our site collects personal data (e.g. name, address or email addresses), this is always done to the greatest possible extent voluntarily. This data is not passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We point out that data transfer over the internet (e.g. for email communication) can reveal security gaps. Seamless protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

The use of contact data published under the obligation to state the owner of the website to transfer advertising and information materials not explicitly requested is hereby explicitly opposed. The operator of these pages explicitly reserves the right to undertake legal measures in the event of being sent unwanted advertising materials, e.g. spam emails. 


The website uses so-called cookies in several places. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. They aim to make our website more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are called "session cookies". They are deleted automatically when your visit ends. Other cookies will remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to detect your browser again when you next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about when cookies are used and only permit their use in particular situations, refuse cookies for particular cases or generally exclude them as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of the pages collects and automatically saves information in so-called server log files that your browser transmits to us automatically. This includes:

  • Browser type/browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server enquiry

It is not possible to assign this data to particular people. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of specific information on illegal use.

Information, deletion, blocking

You have a right to be informed, at any time and free of charge, concerning what data about you is held on our database as well as their sources, recipients and the purpose for which they are processed, and you have a right to correct, block or delete these data. You can contact us at any time on this matter or other questions concerning personal data using the address stated in the Legal Notes section.


PIA uses technical and organisational security measures to protect your data that we manage from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised people. Our security measures are improved on an ongoing basis in line with technological developments.

If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact the data protection officer(s) or coordinator(s) at the individual locations. They can also help you with requests for information, suggestions or complaints.

PIA Group


PIA Automation Holding GmbH is aware that protecting your private sphere when using our application portal is extremely important. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and would like to inform you about the following data protection principles to which PIA Automation Holding GmbH and its companies are committed in terms of a trusted application process based on the German Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act:

1. You can view the application portal and the current job vacancies without revealing your personal data. If you have the opportunity to enter your personal data (email address, name, addresses) within the online application portal, this is done voluntarily.

2. All personal data from your application and all attachments that you provide to the site are collected, processed and used by PIA Automation Holding GmbH and its companies exclusively to save, assess, assign and forward your application as well as to contact you. Your personal data is accessible to the relevant HR employee at PIA Automation Holding GmbH and its companies and is provided to the managers and decision-makers of the relevant department for the vacancy. They are prohibited from forwarding the data and/or using it for purposes other than selecting applications.

3. You have the right to obtain information on your stored personal data without charge. You also have the right to block or delete your stored personal data, oppose the processing of the data or have incorrect data corrected at any time. If you do not arrange for the deletion of your data, it remains stored for at most 6 months after the conclusion of the application process. After the end of this period, the data is deleted in full.

4. PIA Automation Holding GmbH and its companies use technical and organisational security measures to protect the data that you provide from random or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised people. In the event of collecting and processing personal data, the information is transferred between your computer and the application servers of PIA Automation Holding GmbH and its companies in encrypted form in order to prevent abuse of the data by third parties. Data that can provide direct connections to you as an individual is stored in encrypted form in the database. The application server and database is hosted and administered in the PIA Automation Holding GmbH data centre.

5. You provide your personal data voluntarily. The information must be truthful and up-to-date and may not be incomplete, misleading or deceptive nor may it be suitable for being misleading or deceptive. Please inform us of any changes to your data.

6. If you apply by email the data is transferred without encryption. For this reason we recommend the use of the online application form which is encrypted by SSL.


With regard to the discussion on the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we wish to state that this website uses Google Analytics with the ";_anonymizeIp()" extension and therefore only abbreviated IP addresses are processed in order to exclude direct reference to particular people.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable the use of the website to be analysed. The information created by the cookie on your use of this website is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However, if IP anonymization has been activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within European Union Member States or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, create reports on the website activities, and provide other services associated with the website and internet use for the website operator. The IP address provided using Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the relevant setting in your browser software; but in this case we expressly point out that you may not be able to use the full functions of this website. You can also prevent the recording of the data created by the cookie related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available from the following link:



Recording and forwarding information:

With the aid of the +1 button, you can publish information globally. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive customised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both information for which you have entered a +1 for the content as well as information on the page that you have viewed by clicking on +1. Your +1 can be shown as notes with your profile name and photo in Google services such as search results and in your Google profile or at other places on web and online adverts.

Google records information on your +1 activities to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must at least contain a name selected for the profile. This name is used for all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you have used for parts of the content for your Google account. The content of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information entered:

In addition to the purposes described above, the information that you provide is used as per the Google data protection provisions. Google may publish summarised statistics on the +1 activities of users or pass this on to users and partners such as partners, advertisers or associated websites.


We have integrated plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) on our website. The Facebook plugins are shown by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. You will find a summary of the Facebook plugins here:


When you visit our site, a direct connection is made between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook therefore receives notification that your IP address has visited our site. If you click the Facebook “Like” button when you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our site to your user account. We point out that as the provider of the site we have no knowledge of the content of the transferred data and its use by Facebook. Further information can be found in the Facebook data protection policy:  HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/POLICY.PHP

If you do not want Facebook to assign the visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of Facebook.


We use the “LinkedIn Insight Tag”, a tracking technology by the LinkedIn platform offered by LinkedIn Ireland, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2 (Ireland). This technology from LinkedIn can show you more relevant advertising based on your interests. We also receive aggregated and anonymous reports of advert activities and information on how you interact with our website from LinkedIn.

LinkedIn uses cookies to do this. These cookies uniquely identify a web browser on a particular computer and thus enable our website users to be personally identified. The information that is obtained via the cookie is used to create the anonymous statistics and reports stated above and to show adverts based on your interests.

You can find further information on data protection at LinkedIn here:


You can oppose the analysis of your usage behaviour by LinkedIn and the display of your interest-based recommendation using the following link (“opt-out”):



Functions and content from the Xing service, offered by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, may be integrated into our website. These may include such content as images, videos or texts and buttons by which users express liking the content, the authors of the content or subscribe to our articles. If users are members of the Xing platform, Xing can assign the calling up of the content and functions stated above with the user’s profile. Data protection policy of Xing: 



The functions and content of the service Instagram, offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, may be integrated into our website. These may include such content as images, videos or texts and buttons by which users express liking the content, the authors of the content or subscribe to our articles. If users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the calling up of the content and functions stated above with the user’s profile. Data protection policy by Instagram:


We use the maps from the “Google Maps” service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The data processed there may in particular include the user's IP addresses and location data but these are not collected without your consent (in general this is covered by the settings of your mobile devices). The data may be processed in the USA.