Privacy policy of Amadeus FiRe AG

This privacy policy describes how Amadeus FiRe AG and its affiliated companies handle personal data.  Please read the text below and consult the links provided on the right-hand side to learn more about the implementation of data protection laws and regulations at Amadeus FiRe AG and about how we organise data protection in our company.


Amadeus FiRe AG (hereinafter: Amadeus FiRe) has stipulated the principles relating to processing of personal data in a privacy policy that is binding upon all companies of its Group.  This policy imposes the obligation on Amadeus FiRe AG and its staff to comply with all statutory re-quirements regarding data protection and with the statutory principles relating to processing of personal data.  The principles relating to data processing according to Article 5 GDPR, which are observed by Amadeus FiRe AG, include in detail:

  • Lawfulness and transparency of processing:  Personal data is collected and processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner and with the knowledge and, where necessary, the consent of the data subject.
  • Accuracy of data:  We ensure that personal data is processed accurately, i.e., that the data is precise, complete and up-to-date, taking into account the purposes for which such data was collected, and that any inaccurate data is erased or rectified without undue delay.
  • Purpose limitation and data minimisation:  Personal data is processed for the defined purpose for which it was collected and is limited to the scope necessary for such processing.  Should the purpose for which the data is processed change, we notify the data subjects and, where necessary, ask them for their consent.
  • Integrity and responsibility:  At Amadeus FiRe, we process personal data in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.
  • Observing the rights of the data subjects:  At Amadeus FiRe, we observe the rights of the data subject when processing his or her personal data; in particular, we inform the data subject upon request about the purpose and the type of personal data concerning him or her that is processed by Amadeus FiRe. In addition, the data subject may request, inter alia, the rectification, limitation or deletion of his/ her data.

Privacy notice regarding the use of our website
Under this section, we describe to you below how we implement the provisions of data protection law when our corporate website is used, and we inform you about the data that we may collect from you as a user and process, and also we inform you about the rights you are entitled to in connection with such data processing.

Privacy notice for job applicants, employees providing temporary agency work and interim and project managers at Amadeus FiRe

Do you want to apply to us for a job, or do you work for Amadeus FiRe AG as a temporary agency worker? Please learn more about how your data is processed and read inter alia about the rights you are entitled to in connection with the processing of your personal data by our company.

Privacy notice for customers and suppliers

As a customer or supplier of Amadeus FiRe AG or of any of its affiliated companies, you can learn in this section how your personal data is handled within the framework of our mutual busi-ness relationship.

Privacy notice for investors

Amadeus FiRe AG is a listed company.  The privacy notice for investors provides investors with further information about the personal data concerning them that we process and the legal basis for such processing, among other things.

Privacy notice regarding our corporate social media presences

Amadeus FiRe AG and its affiliated companies use social networks to get in contact with job ap-plicants, prospective customers and business partners and exchange information in relation to our services.  Please learn more about the social media channels you can use to reach us and about how the operators of the relevant networks organise the protection of data.

Privacy notice regarding the use of our website

(18 August 2020)
Amadeus FiRe AG attaches great importance to the protection and security of your personal data.  We process your personal data in compliance with the applicable data protection provisions.  You can find the legal bases in particular in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).  The following provisions inform you in this regard in accordance with Articles 12, 13 and 21 GDPR about how your personal data is handled when you use our website.  This privacy notice relates specifically to website-specific data processing. For further information about the handling of data concerning job applicants and customers, please consult the privacy notices on the right-hand side.

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (here-inafter: “data subject”); a natural person is deemed identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly (for example, by being attributed to an online identifier).  This includes information such as name, address, telephone number and email address.

I. Data controller

Data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation:
Amadeus FiRe AG
Hanauer Landstraße 160
D-60314 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: (+49) 69 96876-150
Fax: (+49) 69 96876-199
Email: info@amadeus-fire.de

II Data protection officer

Amadeus FiRe AG
Data Protection Officer
Hanauer Landstraße 160
D-60314 Frankfurt am Main
Email: datenschutz@amadeus-fire.de

III. Purposes and legal bases of the processing of data

In connection with the use of our website, we process personal data exclusively for defined purposes, which we describe below in detail for your information.  

You can visit our website merely for information purposes without actively disclosing any further data concerning you.  In this case, the automated storage of data regarding your visit to our website is limited to technical access data transmitted by your browser to enable you to visit our website in an optimised form and designed according to your needs and to protect our systems from security risks (opening of/visit to our website, technical provision), as well as to information trans-mitted to us – provided the browser settings have been chosen accordingly – within the scope of cookies used to statistically analyse the use of our website and to display ads in line with interests (use of cookies).  

The scope and manner of any further processing of your data depend above all on the services, functionalities and offers that you actively use on our website (active use).  In particular, we process data when you get in contact with us (contact form/requests by email), when you register for our events (specialist lectures and/or congresses), when you sign up for our newsletter or submit an application through our website.

Any further processing of your personal data beyond what is described in this privacy notice will only take place in cases where a legal provision expressly authorises and/or requires us to do so, or where you have explicitly consented to such data processing.  We will inform you about any changes in purpose, taking into account the statutory requirements.

1. Using our website

a. Opening and visiting our website

For the purpose of technically providing our website, we need to process certain information transmitted automatically about you in order for your browser to be able to display our website, and in order for you to be able to use our website.  Such information is collected automatically whenever you open our website, and is stored in our server log files.  The information relates to the browser/operating system of the computer on which our website is opened.  The following technical access data is collected for this purpose:  

  • IP address (anonymised: Ipv4 addresses /24, Ipv6 addresses /64);
  • identification data of the browser used (inter alia, browser type/version);
  • date and time of your access.


The storing of the aforesaid access data is carried out by means of so-called server log files on our web server and is necessary for technical reasons to provide a functional website and ensure system security.  This also applies to the storing of your anonymised IP address, which is necessary and, should certain further requirements be met, might make it possible to attribute this ad-dress to you personally.  Outside the aforesaid purposes, we use access data exclusively for purely statistical purposes, without making any inferences about your person, in order to design our internet site according to needs and optimise it.  Your technical access data is not merged with data from other sources, nor is the data analysed for marketing purposes.

Furthermore, we use cookies to make our website available for use by you in an optimised form and designed according to your needs (for details in this regard and information about your respective configuration options, see “Use of cookies and associated functions/technologies” below).

The access data that is collected when you use our website is retained only for as long as such data is needed to achieve the aforesaid purposes.  Your anonymised IP address is stored on our web server for a maximum of 7 days.

To the extent that you visit our website to obtain information about, or use, our service offering and other services, the temporary storing of your access data and log files takes place based on point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR (legal basis), in particular, in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract.  Furthermore, point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR is a legal basis in this case for the temporary storing of the technical access data and log files.  Our legitimate interest in this context consists in being able to provide you with a technically functional, user-friendly website, as well as in guaranteeing the security of our systems.

b. Contact form/request for contact

To be able to process and reply to the requests that you address to us, for example, by using the contact form or our email address, we process the personal data concerning you that you disclose in this connection.  Such data includes in any case your name and your email address, which we need to provide you with our reply, as well as any other information that you send us as part of your communication.  If you use the contact form on our website, the following technical access data is stored additionally upon the standard form being sent: date and time of sending your request.

In order to send you the appropriate information or get in contact with you upon request to deal with a particular issue, we may need to disclose the data you have provided to us to companies of the Amadeus FiRe Group or to external service providers (where applicable, as part of data processing carried out on our behalf).  Of course, we will only do so within the limits of what is permit-ted by law, and only to the extent necessary to process and reply to your request for contact.

To the extent that you contact us within the context of an existing contractual relationship or in advance of any such relationship to obtain information about our service offering or our other services, the data and information you provide to us will be processed for the purposes of processing and replying to your request for contact pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR (legal basis).  The technical access data that is collected during the process of sending the contact form is stored in order to technically provide possible ways to get in contact and also in order to ensure system security based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR (legal basis) and serves the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests.

We store the personal data we collect when you contact us for the purpose and the duration of processing your request.  The technical access data stored in this connection is only retained for as long as such data is needed for technical reasons, in particular, in order to provide possible functional ways to get in contact and in order to ensure system security.

c. Newsletter

On our website, you can subscribe to our free newsletter based on the required consent.  When you sign up for our newsletter, the data from the input screen is transmitted to us.  In addition to mandatory information, such as your surname and your email address, which we need to be able to address you personally and to send you our newsletter, we also collect information that you provide to us on a voluntary basis (for example, your title, your first name and your position), where applicable.  We use such voluntary information for a customer-friendly design of our newsletter mailings and in order to be able to address you individually.

Furthermore, the following technical access data is stored when you sign up for our newsletter: date and time of signing up for our newsletter (opt-in).  To enable you to receive our email newsletter, we additionally carry out the so-called double opt-in procedure for identification/evidentiary purposes and store the data that we receive in this connection (date and time of activating the newsletter (double opt-in)).

In order to send you our email newsletter, we may need to disclose the aforesaid data to companies of the Amadeus FiRe Group or to external service providers (where applicable, as part of data processing carried out on our behalf).  Of course, we will only do so within the limits of what is permitted by law.  According to the consent given in relation to our newsletter, Amadeus FiRe AG and, in addition, Amadeus FiRe Personalvermittlung & Interim Management GmbH and Amadeus FiRe Services GmbH are entitled to use the email address and/or the telephone number that you have given to provide you with information about both their own offers and about offers from Steuer-Fachschule Dr. Endriss GmbH & Co. KG and/or Akademie für Internationale Rechnungslegung GmbH, Taxmaster GmbH and COMCAVE-Group which are affiliated companies providing continued education, and, to this end, process the personal data that has been provided as appropriate.  

You may revoke your consent to receiving our newsletter at any time, in whole or in part, with effect for the future, in particular, by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter and carrying out the unsubscribe process or by sending an email to abmeldung@amadeus-fire.de.

We process your data in order to send you newsletters as described above and address you personally based on your consent given by means of the double opt-in procedure in accordance with point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR (legal basis).

d. Events (specialist lectures/congresses)

To enable you to register online for specialist lectures or congresses, we process a valid email address in addition to the name, address, registered office, position, contact details and telephone number you have provided.  The processing of the data is carried out for the purposes of organising and holding the event chosen.  Your data will only be used for further purposes if you have given your express consent.

In order to organise and hold this event, we may need to disclose the data you have provided to us to companies of the Amadeus FiRe Group or to external service providers (where applicable, as part of data processing carried out on our behalf). Of course, we will only do so within the limits of what is permitted by law, and only to the extent necessary to organise and hold the event.

We process your data for your attendance at the event based on point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR (legal basis) and/or if you have given your consent to further forms of use pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR (legal basis).

e. Online applications

As for the option offered on our website to submit online applications, please note our “Privacy notice for job applicants”, which is available here.

f. Use of cookies and associated functions/technologies

In order to make our website attractive to visit and enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies in certain areas.  Cookies are text files that are stored on your hard drive or in the cache of your internet browser when you visit our website.  A cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that allows the browser to be identified unambiguously when our website is opened again.  We additionally use the term “cookie” to refer to web beacons and other, comparable storage technologies used to track user activities.  Most web beacons are transparent graphic/image elements, generally measuring no more than 1 x 1 pixels, which are integrated in the website and can be used to recognise cookies on your devices.

We use cookies to store session-relevant information within our website.  These cookies expire at the end of the session/browser session (so-called transient cookies) and are not stored permanently.  Other cookies remain on your computer after the relevant session/browser session has ended, allowing us to recognise your computer on your next visit (so-called persistent/permanent cookies).  Persistent cookies are deleted automatically upon expiry of a predefined term, which may vary depending on the type of cookie.  

Cookies can be classified especially into the following categories/types of cookies:

Necessary cookies Cookies for the required performance of specific website functions
Functional cookies Cookies which serve the purpose of enabling services and functions of the website (for example, playback of videos) and/or of increasing the “usability” of the website
Analysis/tracking cookies Cookies for analysing data regarding the location, the interests of visitors and the like, in order to obtain information about the use of our website and about the requested content
Advertising/targeting cookies Cookies for placing ads on websites throughout the internet, in particular in order to deliver ads that are in line with the user’s surfing behaviour/interests
Messaging cookies Cookies for the use of messaging technology
Social media cookies Cookies for using social media functions, such as sharing, sending and recommending websites to other people

Of course, you can also visit our website without cookies being used.  You can deactivate the use of cookies on your computer by changing the browser settings for cookies.  You can normally find information about how to proceed to deactivate cookies via the “Help” function of your internet browser.  Please note, however, that these settings may possibly impair the full availability and functioning of our website.  For further, cookie-specific setting and deactivation options, please see the individual descriptions below regarding the concrete cookies used when you visit our website and the associated functions/technologies.

Some of the cookies that we use on our website are from third parties that help us analyse the effect of the content of our website and the interests of our visitors, measure the performance of our website, or place ads and other content tailored to needs on our or other websites.  On our website, we use both first-party cookies (which can only be seen from the domain currently visited) and third-party cookies (which can be seen across domains and are regularly placed by third parties).  In detail:

Cookie: Google Analytics

Type: Analysis/tracking
Name of the cookie: _ga
Validity: 2 years

Name of the cookie: _gat
Validity: 1 minute

Name of the cookie: _gid
Validity: 1 day

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. (“Google”), to statistically analyse the use of our website.  Google Analytics uses cookies that make it possible to analyse your surfing behaviour.  This helps us improve the quality of our website and its content.  We receive information about how our website is used, thus being able to continuously optimise our offer.
Google Analytics uses exclusively first-party cookies.  The information generated by the Google Analytics cookies regarding how you use our website (for example, the time, location and frequency of your visits to our website, including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S.A. and stored there.  We have chosen a storage period of 14 months (the shortest possible setting option) for the storage of the relevant user and event data by Google.

Please also note in this context that Google Analytics is used on this website only with IP anony-misation activated.  This ensures that Google shortens, and thus anonymises, your IP address within the Member States of the European Union (EU) and in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).

Google uses the information generated by the cookies to analyse on our behalf how our website is used, prepare reports on the website activities and, where applicable, provide further services to us relating to the use of our website and to the use of the internet.  Under no circumstances will Google, according to its own statements, combine your IP address with other personal data concerning you that is in Google’s possession.

You can prevent the Google Analytics cookies from being stored by choosing the appropriate settings in your browser software (see above).  Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and relating to how you use our website (including your IP address) from being collected and used by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on available at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to deactivate Google Analytics. 

Further information about Google Analytics, the security and data privacy principles, and the setting options and possible ways to object is available on the Google websites at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners (“Datennutzung durch Google bei Ihrer Nutzung von Websites oder Apps unserer Partner”) and/or at support.google.com/analytics (“Sicherheits- und Datenschutzgrundsätze von Google Analytics”).

Cookie: Bing

Type: Analysis/tracking
Name of the cookie: _uetsid
Validity: 30 minutes

On our website, Bing Ads technologies are used to collect and store data which is then used to create user profiles using pseudonyms.  This is a service provided by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, U.S.A.  This service allows us to track the activities of users on our website, provided they have been taken to our website via ads of Bing Ads.  If you are taken to our website via such an ad, a cookie will be placed on your computer.  Our website contains a Bing UET tag.  This is a code used in combination with the cookie to store certain non-personal data regarding the use of our website.  This data inter alia includes information about the time spent on our website, the website areas visited, and the ad that has taken the users to our website.  No information is collected regarding your identity.

The information collected is transmitted to Microsoft servers in the U.S.A., where it is generally stored for a maximum period of 180 days.  You can prevent the collection and processing of the data that is generated by the cookie and relates to how you use our website by deactivating the placement of cookies.  This may, however, restrict the functionality of our website.

Furthermore, by means of so-called cross-device tracking, Microsoft can, under certain circumstances, track your user behaviour across several of your electronic devices, thus being able to display personalised ads on Microsoft websites and/or in Microsoft apps.  Such tracking can be deactivated at choice.microsoft.com/de-de/opt-out.

Further information about the analysis services provided by Bing is available on the website of Bing Ads (help.bingads.microsoft.com).  For further information about data privacy at Microsoft and Bing, please consult Microsoft’s privacy statement (https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement).


Cookie: Session data

Type: Functional cookies
Name of the cookie: fe_typo_user
Validity: until the session ends

Is used for the interim storage of data relevant for displaying the website, inter alia, for use of the extranet area after successfully logging in.  If you were taken to our website via a job exchange known to us, the name of this job exchange is also stored temporarily.  This only serves statistical purposes.

Cookie: Consent to use of cookies

Type: Necessary cookies
Name of the cookie: COOKIE_ACC
Validity: 1 year

Stores consent to use of cookies.

Cookie: Attribution to most recent job search

Type: Functional cookies
Name of the cookie: af_user_location
Validity: 1 year

Stores the location parameter used in the job search in order to facilitate the entry of data during the next search and directly display geographically suitable job offers.

Web beacon: Google Remarketing

Type: Advertising/targeting beacon

On our website, we use the Google Remarketing service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 U.S.A., hereinafter: “Google”.  Google Remarketing can be used to place ads for users who already visited our website in the past.  Google Remarketing uses cookies for this evaluation.  This makes it possible to recognise our visitors when they open websites within the advertising network of Google.  In this manner, it is possible to present ads within the advertising network of Google which relate to content that was previously opened by the visitor on other websites of the Google advertising network that use the Google Remarketing function.  According to its own statements, Google does not collect any personal data in the process. 

Web beacon: Google AdWords

Type: Advertising/targeting beacon

We use the online advertising programme “Google AdWords” to advertise our website and, as part of Google AdWords, Conversion Tracking.  Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A., “Google”).  If you click on an ad that has been placed by Google, a cookie will be stored on your computer for Conversion Tracking.  Such cookies cease to be valid after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and, therefore, are not used for personal identification.

If you visit certain internet pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can see that you have clicked on the ad and been taken to the relevant page.  The information collected by means of the Conversion cookie is used to create Conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have chosen to use Conversion Tracking.  The customers are informed about to total number of users who have clicked on their ads and have been taken to a page containing a Conversion Tracking tag.  They do not, however, obtain information that would allow them to identify users personally.

Further information and the privacy policy of Google are available at www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ and www.google.de/policies/privacy/, respectively.

IV. Categories of recipients

Initially, only our employees gain knowledge of your personal data.  In addition, where permitted or required by law, we disclose your personal data to other recipients who provide services to us in connection with our website.  In this case, we restrict the disclosure of your personal data to what is necessary.  In some cases, our service providers will receive your personal data as processors and will then be required to strictly adhere to our instructions when handling your personal data.  In other cases, the recipients will handle your data that we transfer to them independently.  

Please find below the categories of recipients of your personal data:

  • IT service providers in connection with the administrating and hosting of our website and the sending of our newsletter;
  • where applicable, further companies of the Amadeus FiRe Group, in particular where this is necessary for the purposes of processing and replying to your requests for contact or otherwise within the scope of the defined types of use and for sending you their own newsletters based on the consent you have given;
  • legal advisors in connection with the assertion of our claims, should the situation arise.

V. Transfer to third countries

We will not transfer your personal data to countries outside the EU and/or the EEA or to international organisations.