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This Data Protection Declaration is intended to inform you about how sea chefs Cruises Ltd, sea chefs River Cruises Ltd, sea chefs River Management Ltd, Ocean Spa Ltd, sea chefs Holding AG, sea chefs Cruises Worldwide GmbH, sea chefs Human Resources Services GmbH, sea chefs Cruise Management GmbH, sea chefs Human Resources Services GmbH, Branch Office Hamburg, Office Berlin, sea chefs Cruises Service GmbH, sea chefs Human Resources Services GmbH, Branch Office Hamburg, sea chefs Malta Ltd (referred to hereafter individually and collectively as “sea chefs” or “we”) collect, process, use and store your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) or, where applicable, in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and/or any applicable national implementing laws and regulations which are binding or applicable to sea chefs.
Transparency and the trustworthy handling of your personal data represent an important basis for good cooperation. We are therefore informing you about how we process your data and how you can exercise the rights to which you are entitled under the applicable legal provisions.
Who is responsible for the data processing?
The party responsible is:
sea chefs Holding AG
How can you reach the Data Protection Officer?
For questions about data protection, you can reach us at the following address:
sea chefs House
12 Kosta Katselli Street
CY-4102 Agios Athanasios
Limassol - Zypern
00357 25 206 666
Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection (http://www.dataprotection.gov.cy).
On their website you can find further information about the complaints process.ess.
What is personal data?
Personal data are any information which are related to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Data collection and processing and its purpose
We collect, collate and process the personal data listed below (where applicable) that you make available to us. This information is required for the evaluation of your applications, for the appropriate operation of sea chefs and the fulfilment of contractual obligations, for the protection of legitimate interests and for the fulfilment of our legal obligations. We make every effort necessary to ensure that the information stored and processed is accurate and up to date.
You can apply for a position online via our site (for example on the Vacancies, Job Search and Unsolicited Applications pages). Within the framework of the application process you will be asked to consent to the collection and processing of the personal data you submit. This relates in particular to your name, residential address and e-mail address, as well as to information on your professional career and your qualifications. In addition, further details associated with the respective position may be required and personal data that is particularly worthy of protection may also be affected. The application management process is dealt with by a service provider that is specialised in this field. Further details on the collection and processing of data in connection with your application can be found in Data Protection Declaration for the application procedure.
We use your personal data in order to respond to your application, process your inquiry and provide you with access to certain information or offers. We assure you that your data will be treated confidentially. The data is technically protected and transmitted via Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (https).
In addition, when you visit the sea chefs website, the web server registers details of your visit (for example, your IP address, the website from which you are visiting us, the type of browser software used and the pages of the sea chefs website which you are currently visiting). The information is used for the purposes of the technical administration, research for and the further development of our website, for customer and user administration and to inform you about our services and products.
sea chefs complies with the applicable laws and regulations when using personal data.
How we collect, process and protect data
All sea chefs systems run via a data centre. The sea chefs offices are connected to the data centre via a secure private line. These servers are looked after by our IT Department and an additional external service provider.
The hoster is used for the purposes of fulfilment of the contract with our potential and existing customers and employees and in the interests of providing our online offer in a secure, fast and efficient manner through a provider of online hosting (“hoster”). Our hoster will only process your data to the extent that this is necessary for the fulfilment of its service obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data. In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded a contract for order processing with our hoster.
Only authorised individuals have access to this information. This is stored in order to enable sea chefs to fulfil its contractual obligations towards its employees, as well as its legal obligations towards local and foreign public authorities or with regard to international agreements, the settlement of conflicts and claims and its general operations. We will store your information for as long as this is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract between you and sea chefs. Within this context it may be necessary to store personal data even after the end of the contract in order to fulfil legal obligations.
sea chefs discloses this information to local and foreign public authorities and/or agencies if this is necessary or permitted according to the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of laws, collective agreements, international agreements or contracts or for other reasons.
We may – as the case may be – forward data in connection with our operations or services, as required or permitted, to personnel, representatives, consultants, lawyers, banks, customers, auditors, service providers, foreign branches, affiliated companies, partners and other third parties who are also obliged to comply with Swiss or European data protection standards and have to appropriately protect your personal data.
sea chefs will disclose the said information if necessary, in response to a justified request of a Court, the police or an authorised third party.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and use appropriate security checks to protect this data from unauthorised access, loss, destruction and damage. We use encryption, firewalls, access controls, standards and other procedures to protect information against unauthorised access. We have carried out training courses on the topic of data protection data and made employees aware of the need to protect personal data.
sea chefs is aware of the importance of protecting the privacy of children.
Our offer is aimed exclusively at adult individuals. For this reason, the use of the sea chefs website by underage persons is prohibited.
We store all Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in our log file for a limited time, i.e. for as long as required for technical and security-related purposes, within the framework of our legal guidelines. We draw up anonymous statistics in order to determine the number of visitors to our website (visitor traffic). However, we do not create any individual user profiles and do not link them to personal information.
Legal basis for the collection and processing of information
sea chefs is committed to protecting your privacy and to handling your data in an open and transparent manner, so that we process your data on the basis of the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) or, where applicable, in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the relevant local data protection regulations for one or more of the following reasons constituting a legal basis:
A. For the fulfilment of a contract
The processing of the personal data is necessary in order to fulfil the contractual obligations associated with a contract of employment or other type of contract.
B. To fulfil legal obligations
The processing of the personal data is necessary in order to fulfil legal requirements.
C. To protect legitimate interests
The processing of the personal data is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of sea chefs or a third party. A legitimate interest is a situation in which we have a business or commercial reason for the use of your information. Examples of such data processing are:
The processing of specific types of personal data for purposes other than those mentioned above requires your explicit consent. For example, this is the case with special categories of personal data. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.
If possible, please send the revocation by e-mail to DataProtectionOfficer@seachefs.com. The legality of the processing of your data up to the time of revocation will remain unaffected.
Who will your data be forwarded to?
Your data will mainly be processed by our Human Resources Department. However, in some cases other internal and external bodies are also involved in the processing of your data.
sea chefs may forward your data to other sea chefs companies, as well as to their own agents and third-party service providers within or outside the country in which you live for the provision of sea chefs’ services and for the purposes set out above. sea chefs companies, agents and third-party service providers that have access to personal data collected via the sea chefs website are obliged to observe data protection regulations.
When personal data is transferred to third r countries, we ensure that the applicable laws and regulations in each case are complied with, for example by concluding agreements to the effect that the recipients of your data must maintain an appropriate level of data protection.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may above all include IP addresses, contact inquiries, meta and communication data, contractual data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.
The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with respect to our potential and existing customers (Art. 6, para. 1 b of the GDPR) and in the interests of the secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6, para. 1 f of the GDPR).
Our hoster will only process your data to the extent that this is necessary for the fulfilment of its service obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.
In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded a contract for order processing with our hoster.
We may also disclose your data to government authorities or agencies or to supervisory authorities or other individuals while complying with any applicable laws, regulations, court decisions or official requests, or in accordance with and for the purposes of all guidelines or similar procedures issued by supervisory and other authorities, insofar as this is required or permitted according to the law-in force.
Please inform us if your personal data should change. It is important that the information that is available to us about you is accurate and up to date. You have the following rights with respect to the personal data that is available to us about you, but subject to the local laws that apply in the area where you reside:
Furthermore, there is a right of appeal to the competent Data Protection Supervisory Authority.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about our use of your personal data, you can contact us by email at DataProtectionOfficer@seachefs.com. We will process your inquiries promptly and in accordance with the legal requirements and inform you of the measures we have taken or will take.
Our website uses small files called cookies to make it easier for you to use the website. These technologies help us to manage the sea chefs website and improve its user-friendliness. The cookies used on sea chefs website may also originate from independent third parties such as advertising partners or internet service providers.
Among other things, tools from companies based in the USA are integrated into our website. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to release personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) will process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence over these processing activities.
In many cases you can also monitor tracking technologies by means of your browser. Please adjust your browser in such a way that – if you wish – you are warned when possible about tracking technologies (such as cookies) and/or accept these. The corresponding options of your browser and instructions on how to use them can usually be found in the manual or the help file of your browser. However, we would like to point out that rejecting, blocking or deactivating tracking technologies may lead to the restricted availability of the services offered via the sea chefs website. Moreover, parts of the sea chefs website might no longer function properly.
Retention of personal data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as this is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected; this also includes legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting-related requirements.
We retain your personal data for six (6) months after the end of the application process. If you agree, we will retain your data for two (2) years.
We retain your data for the duration of your business relationship with us. After the end of our business relationship, we retain your data for the maximum period permitted by law in each case.
Changes to the data protection
We may supplement or amend this Data Protection Declaration from time to time.
We will then inform you appropriately if we carry out such changes and also update the version number at the bottom of this page. However, we recommend that you consult this Data Protection Declaration from time to time in order to stay informed about how we process and protect your personal data.
What are cookies?
Consent of the user
sea chefs uses tracking technologies such as cookies and tags to collect information in order to better understand how visitors use the sea chefs website. These technologies help us to administer the website and improve its user-friendliness. For example, we can identify whether your computer has established a connection to us at an earlier time and see which areas of the sea chefs website are used most frequently.
You can select which cookies we are allowed to use via the cookie settings.
If you do not want to allow any cookies, you can change your general browser settings and delete cookies that have already been set. By disabling certain categories of cookies, you might not be able to access some of the website functions or certain content or functions might not be available. You can change the selection you have already made at any time via the cookie settings.
In many cases you can also monitor cookies by means of your browser. Please adjust your browser in such a way that – if you wish – you are warned when possible about tracking technologies (such as cookies) and/or accept these. The corresponding options of your browser and instructions on how to use them can usually be found in the manual or the help file of your browser. However, the rejection, blocking or deactivation of tracking technologies may result in the limited availability of the services offered via the sea chefs website. Moreover, parts of the sea chefs website might no longer function properly.
On the one hand there are session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and on the other hand there are permanent cookies, which remain stored on your end device for a certain or indefinite period of time even after you close your browser.
Session cookies are used so that you can navigate the website without being disturbed or so that you do not have to enter the information that you have entered on the website twice.
However, this website also uses permanent cookies. These serve in particular to ensure that the website remembers your settings during your next visit and can display relevant information to you that is in line with your interests.
Furthermore, we distinguish between first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are stored by sea chefs when you visit our website. Third-party cookies are created by a website other than the sea chefs website which you are currently visiting. For example, sea chefs might have incorporated a Facebook “Like” button into the website. This “Like” will set a cookie that can be read by Facebook. Such a cookie is designated a third-party cookie. This involves third-party advertisements being displayed on the website with content that has been of interest to you on our website in the past. If you would like to prevent this, you can block third-party cookies directly in your browser or administer them via our cookie settings.
Necessary cookies: Without these cookies, a visit to our website is not possible. They allow you to navigate, maintain settings and use personalised functions. Such cookies also enable you to leave our website and visit it again without having to carry out any cookie settings again.
Marketing cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for example which pages the visitors visit most frequently. The services in question are provided by Google LLC; for users in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, Google Limited Ireland is responsible.
This policy may be updated at any time. However, we recommend that you consult this Policy from time to time in order to stay informed about how we process and protect your personal data.