Privacy Policy Statement for Online Applications

Data protection declaration for online and email applications

Thank you for your interest in our company and your desire to work for the X-FAB Group. Please read our Data Protection Declaration carefully before transmitting your data to us.

The X-FAB Group attaches great importance to the protection of all personal data. For this reason, we ensure that your data is protected against accidental or deliberate manipulation, unauthorised access and loss by using technical and/or organisational measures. The transmission of your data also ensues in a secure manner – appropriate technical protective measures are in place.

The processing and deleting of your data ensues in conformity with European Law and the applicable laws of individual states – particularly the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), which came into force on 25th May 2018, as well as the amended German Data Protection Act (GDPR).

In the following text, we gladly and extensively fulfil our obligation to provide you with information on the collection of personal data in accordance with Article 13 DSGVO (German General Data Protection Regulation):

Right to information

You have the right to information on the stored data relating to your person, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of the storage. Information on your stored data is provided by our Human Resources Department.


The processing and deleting of your data is the responsibility of X-FAB Semiconductor GmbH, located at Haarbergstraße 67, 99097 Erfurt.

Application process

You can send your application documents electronically via our online application form or by email directly to the corresponding Human Resources Department (for the address please refer to the contact details on our website).

In the context of your application via our online application form, the following personal data is collected:

  • Unsolicited or online applicationfor the advertised job vacancy
  • Application for the position of
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Address (street and house number)
  • Postal code (PLZ)
  • Place
  • Country
  • Landline telephone number (optional)
  • Mobile telephone number (optional)
  • Email address
  • Website (optional)
  • Free-text field for comments (optional)
  • Documents upload (max. of 3 attachements, formats: PDF, DOC, TIFF, PNG, JPG, GIF, max. of 5 MB) (optional)

Your personal data is also collected and processed for the purpose of your application if you send your application to one of our HR PO boxes.

When you apply for an advertised job vacancy, your data is made available to the responsible Human Resources Department and the respective managers. In accordance with legal requirements, the groups representing the interests of employees also receive information on your data.

Furthermore, we consider your application documents as to whether your profile might also fit alternative vacancies we have available. If this should be the case, we will contact you and send you the appropriate offers in the X-FAB Group. This procedure also applies to unsolicited applications.

Data storage

On transmitting your application documents to X-FAB, you thereby agree to your data being processed for the duration of the application process and stored for up to six (6) months following completion of the application process. This also applies if your application to X-FAB should be unsuccessful.

Furthermore, the possibility also exists to keep your data for up to twelve (12) months in our applicant pool, so that we can contact you again in the event of job vacancies becoming available that fit your profile. In the case of an unsolicited application, your data is also stored for a maximum period of twelve (12) months in our applicant pool. If no employment relationship has been reached at the end of this 12-month period, your data is then completely deleted.

Your data is stored on servers located in Germany. Any transfer of the data to our companies outside Europe takes place in compliance with the data protection standards laid down by the European Union.

If your application leads to an employment contract with X-FAB, then your data will remain stored and be used for the purpose of the organisation and administration process in compliance with legal requirements.

Revocation and deletion

You are free to revoke your consent (in writing) without giving reasons with effect for the future whenever you want. To do this, please send us a corresponding email to stating the date of your application, the X-FAB location and the advertised position you applied to. Your data will then immediately be deleted.

Right of appeal

You can exercise your right of appeal in accordance with Article 13 EU GDPR Section 2 d) to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory body.

Analytical Services

This website uses Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical evaluations of user accesses. Piwik uses so-called "cookies", text files, which are saved on your computer to allow an analysis of your use of our website.  The information produced by the cookies on your use of this website is stored on the provider server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after the processing and before being stored. You are free to prevent the installation of cookies on your computer by appropriately setting your browser software. We would, however, draw your attention to the possibility of your not being able to make use of the full functionality that this website has to offer, if you should do so.

Further information

Your trust is important to us. For this reason, we gladly answer your questions in relation to our processing of your personal data. If you have any questions, which this Data Protection Declaration has been unable to answer, or you would like more detailed information on any point, please contact our Data Protection Officer at:

More details are available at: