Terms & Consent

Information on the processing of personal data in the Employees' Survey 2020 (Art. 13 GDPR)


IG Metall is conducting a survey of employees in its organisational area in order to further develop its own position for the upcoming business, collective bargaining and social negotiations.

You have accessed this IG Metall website via a link. This website is owned by Netigate Deutschland GmbH. Netigate is a European provider of cloud-based solutions for online surveys and, in this case, is working as a contractor for IG Metall.


This questionnaire asks for personal experiences and attitudes as well as political and trade union views on the current situation.

The survey does not ask you for your name and other personal or person-related data.


Completed questionnaires will be forwarded to IG Metall in encrypted form.

IG Metall is not able to ascertain who the data has originated from; the only information available is the company from which the responses to the questionnaire originate.

IG Metall will evaluate these questionnaires in accordance with the objective described here. IG Metall will receive some support in this from the academic community.


With this privacy notice, IG Metall would like to inform you about the processing of your personal data. Personal data means any information that relates to you, in particular about your person (such as name, contact details).


1. Name and contact details of the data controller and his representative:

IG Metall, represented by:

1. Chairman, Jörg Hofmann,

IG Metall-Vorstand,

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 79,

60329 Frankfurt am Main



2. Contact details of the Data Protection Officer:

You can reach the relevant

Data Protection Officer(s) at:

IG Metall-Vorstand,

Stst. Interne Revision/Datenschutz,

Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 79,

60329 Frankfurt am Main



3. Data categories, purpose for which the personal data is to be processed and the legal basis for the processing:

The data collected through this survey will only be used for the purposes described above.

The legal basis for processing your personal data which may relate to you is Article 6 (1), letter a, of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679) ("GDPR") which permits processing with your consent.


4. Transfer of the personal data to recipients or categories of recipients:

The contractor who collects the data on our behalf and the academics who support us do so within the framework of a contract concluded with us for the processing of your data in accordance with the GDPR.


5. Duration of storage/criteria for determining the duration:

Once the purpose described above has been achieved, the data will be deleted.


6. Rights of the data subject:

If you have any questions about your rights, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact details can be found above in Section 2.
If the statutory conditions exist, you are entitled to the following rights under Articles 15 to 22 GDPR:
- Right to information, i.e. the right to receive confirmation from us about whether personal data about you is being processed and, if so, to receive information about this data and other information;
- Right to rectification of personal data concerning you that is inaccurate;
- The right to erasure, for example where the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was processed;
- Right to restriction of data processing;
- Right to data portability, i.e. the right to receive the personal data that you provided to us in a specific format;
- Right to object to data processing in certain cases on grounds arising from your particular situation, or at any time in the case of direct marketing.


Right to withdraw your consent*

You can revoke your consent to data processing at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out prior to withdrawal of consent. If you revoke your consent or validly object to further processing on the basis of your consent, we will no longer process the data for these purposes.

The exercise of your rights may be limited in individual cases due to legal restrictions, in particular in the event of the necessity of processing (cf. Art. 17(3) GDPR), in the event of retention obligations or disproportionately high expenditure (cf. Art. 34(1) and (4), Art. 35 BDSG) or in the event of a compelling public interest (cf. Art. 36 BDSG).

Should you have any questions regarding your rights or their limitations, please contact our Data Protection Officer(s) using the contact details specified in Section 2.


8. Right of appeal to a supervisory authority:

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is not lawful, you have, in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, the right to complain to a competent supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of residence, your place of work or the place of suspected infringement. The address of the supervisory authority responsible for IG Metall is:


Der Hessische Datenschutzbeauftragte

Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65189 Wiesbaden

Telephone: 0611 14 08-0

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