Privacy Policy

This SE Online Privacy Notice applies to data we collect from users when visiting and operating our online channels like websites, apps, etc. For any other processing of Personal Data by SE, please find here our general SE Transparency Statement according to Art. 13 and 14 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We know that you care about which information about you is used and stored. We strictly observe the legal provisions and regulations applicable to us when processing your Personal Data and we are committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for all our users.

This SE Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the in-formation you provide. It explains how we handle your personal information and how you can access and update your preferences. The SE Privacy Notice applies to all of your interactions with SE through:

  • subsites to and
  • sister sites, apps etc. if these include this Privacy Notice by reference

Personal data you share with us through these sites will be processed by SE and the AVL group of companies according to the principles set out below:



General Information about Data we Collect

We collect „Non-Personal Data“ but also „Personal Data“.

Personal Data include, for example, your email, contact and company address information etc. that you provide us (e.g. through getting in contact with us through our website, an online application through our website or through other channels).

Non-Personal Data include all information that cannot be used to identify you as a person, such as usage data, landing page hit rates referring to our website pages or URLs. When Non-Personal Data is being linked to Personal Data it becomes Personal Data.

Areas of the SE Website

Information about the collection of Personal Data when you visit our website

Anyone may visit the public areas of the SE website without disclosing his or her name, address, etc. Such information is only requested by SE if needed to provide services to you or to fulfil requests you may have (such as applying for a job, filing general inquiries, accessing document downloads, registering for an event, etc.).

If you use our website for informational purposes only and for as long as you do not provide us with any information about you, we only collect data that is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Such data are:

Information about the collection of Personal Data when you email us or fill in a form 

When you contact us by email, through a form on our website (such as the registration form for the participation to an event, to download a publication, or to apply for a job with Strategy Engineers), or through other areas on the website made available to you to fill information, the information you provide (your email address and, if applicable, your first name and last name, plus information and documents explicitly asked for, or further information you provide us with) will be stored by us to react to your application, to answer your questions, to process transactions that you have requested and to pass on information about SE services (legal basis is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR).

If you accept an offer of employment by us, any relevant personal data collected during your pre-employment period will become part of your personnel records and will be retained in accordance with the specific country requirements.

If we do not employ you, we may continue to retain and use personal data for a period of time for administrative purposes, to consider you for potential future roles, and to perform research. Thereafter, we retain a minimal amount of your personal data to record your past recruiting activity with us to enable us to understand whether you have previously applied for a role (or roles) at Strategy Engineers.

As part of our application process, we do not collect sensitive personal data and try not to receive such data. Sensitive personal data is a specific category of personal data and includes data on ethnic origin, political opinion, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, sexual orientation or sex life, and genetic and biometric data.

We may want to remain in contact with you and consider you for future employment opportunities. In such an event, we will seek your consent to join one of our recruiting programs that provides you ways to further learn about Strategy Engineers, either prior to or after you formally apply for a job opportunity. These recruiting programs are entirely optional. If you join a recruiting program, we retain your personal data for a period specific to that program, but if you wish to withdraw at any time, please contact us at
Information about the Collection of Personal Data when you Refer a Friend, or receive a Respective Message (Forward to a Friend) 

Sometimes, you have the possibility to point a friend to a section on our website if you believe this is useful to that friend. In that context you may enter another person’s email address as the recipient of a message generated within our systems. The message will contain the link to the section of our website you deem to be useful, your email address (as the sender), your name, all of which will be visible to the recipient together with the other information you entered into the subject line and the body section of the respective message.

When you receive such a message you see all of the information that has been entered into the „Forward to a friend“-form. It may be the following: email address, first name, last name, any other information about you, which the website user has entered into the form.

Such information will only temporarily be stored, and processed for the time needed to have an email being sent on behalf of the website user. While we may keep logs to protect ourselves, we do not other-wise use the information provided to us via the corresponding form. Further processing does not take place in relation to information provided in this way, nor do we pass on such information to third parties. It is our legitimate interest to offer such functionality to keep up a conversation about our offerings that are, upon corroboration from a website user, of interest to the recipient (legal basis is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).


Contact for privacy aspects („Controller“) 

Our contact for the privacy aspects of this website (collection, processing and use of your Personal Data) in accordance with Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR can be reached by email at:
Your Rights as a Data Subject 

You have the right to access according to Art. 15 GDPR, rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR, erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR, restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR, and – if applicable – data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR.

Where we use your Personal Data based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR you further have the right to object against our use of your Personal Data. We then shall no longer process such Personal Data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms. If you want to exercise your right to object in such a scenario, please contact us at:

Where we process your Personal Data on the basis of your consent, you can revoke that consent at any time. The revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent prior to the revocation. If you want to withdraw your consent, please contact us at:

For your safety and ours, we may need to authenticate your identity before fulfilling your request.

Furthermore, if applicable on you, there is also a right to lodge a complaint with an appropriate data privacy regulatory authority (Article 77 GDPR).
To What Extent Is There Automated Decision-Making? 

We generally do not use any automated decision-making pursuant to Article 22 GDPR. If we use this procedure in individual cases, we will inform you of this separately, as long as this is a legal requirement.

Storage of Your Personal Data

Retention of Your Personal Data 

In order to offer you the best customer experience, we are storing the Personal Data that have been provided by you during your interactions with SE.

We delete data after the storage is no longer required. We may need to keep data on file beyond that period if statutory retention rules require us to do so. In such scenarios, we will restrict the processing to what is needed to fulfill the statutory retention rules.

Personal Data provided to SE by you online may be linked to information passed on to SE when services or products are ordered or a job application is filed.
Deletion of Your Personal Data 

SE will provide you with information about what Personal Data of yours we store. You can get information about your stored data at any time and you may assert your right to correct information, or to delete your data. If you wish to do so, please contact

Security Measures we Apply When Holding Your Data 

Considering the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, SE makes appropriate effort to protect Personal Data against accidental and illegal destruction and loss. SE endeavours to ensure that Personal Data is used in a proper manner and to protect it from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a combination of process, technology and physical security controls to help protect personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Further, access to personal information is restricted to those employees, contractors, and agents of SE who need to know such data to perform their assigned functions and develop or improve our products and services.

Are Your Personal Data being Shown to Others?

Use of other Service Providers 

We use service providers for a range of services. If we do so, we ensure to be in compliance with the requirements under Art. 28 GDPR (provision describing the safeguards to apply when data processors are being used).
Secure Transmission 

When special categories of Personal Data are transferred over the Internet, we encrypt it using Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption technology or similar technologies.

Your Personal Data in SE Marketing and Promotion Activities


In addition to the processing of your Personal Data for information exchange and application reasons, we may use your information for the following marketing purposes (legal basis is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR): 

Sometimes, we may ask you for your consent with respect to our marketing and promotional endeavours (legal basis then is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR).
Opting-out from Our Communications 

You can always opt-out from our communication towards you by sending an email to

Where we process your Personal Data on the basis of your consent, you can revoke that consent at any time. The revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent prior to the revocation. If you want to withdraw your consent, please contact us at: 

Cookies and Similar Technologies

We are using cookies on our website.
What are Cookies? 

Cookies are small files that are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and they can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script that is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next (see
What are Cookies being used for? 

Cookies help to improve your experience with our website by helping you resume where you left off, your preferences, and or providing you with various tailored functions, such as showing you content targeted to your interests. We use information derived from cookies to improve the navigation structure of the SE websites and optimize their user-friendliness (legal basis is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). A large part of the SE websites may also be viewed without cookies.
What kind of Cookies? 

Some of the cookies used on our website are necessary, while others help us to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies and they can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage. 

These cookies may be session cookies or persistent cookies. Session cookies will be deleted when you close the browser, or shortly after having logged out. Session cookies store a session ID. With this, different requests from your browser can be assigned to the shared session so that your computer can be recognized when you return to our website. Persistent cookies are stored on your device for a certain period of time and are automatically deleted after that period of time, specified for each individual cookie, has lapsed.
How can I avoid the placing of Cookies on my device? 

When opening the website, you will see a banner that is being shown on the website, indicating that we’re using cookies.

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the browser used and may thus deny the setting of cookies. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
Deleting Cookies Manually by You 

You can at any time delete cookies that already have been stored on your device. Files containing cookies are usually stored in your browser directory.


We may use Google Analytics or similar services on our website. These are services provided by third parties, which may be located in any country worldwide (in the case of Google Analytics Google LLC is in the U.S., and which allow us to measure and evaluate the use of our website (on an anonymized basis). For this purpose, permanent cookies are used, which are set by the service provider. The service provider does not receive your personal data from us (and does not retain IP addresses), but the service provider may track your use of our website, combine this information with data from other websites you have visited, which are also tracked by the respective service provider and may use this information for its own purposes (e.g. for targeting advertisements). If you have registered with the service provider, the service provider will also know your identity, based on the information you provided to it. In this case, the processing of your personal data by the service provider will be conducted in accordance with its data protection regulations. The service provider only provides us with data on the use of our website (but not any personal information of you).