Information about data processing

V2 (022024)

Chrono24 GmbH uses the onlyfy one service (by XING) to process job applications. This Privacy Policy will inform you about the processing of your data by the onlyfy one service and by Chrono24 GmbH.

Shared responsibility

With regard to interaction within the company account of Chrono24 GmbH, Chrono24 GmbH and New Work SE have shared responsibility pursuant to Article 26 GDPR, as they jointly determine the purposes and means of processing pursuant to Article 4 (7) GDPR. The current version of the agreement on shared responsibility pursuant to Article 26 GDPR, which New Work SE concludes with companies that use onlyfy one, can be viewed here to gain information on the key aspects of the agreement.

Data processing by New Work SE

onlyfy one is part of the extensive XING service operated by New Work SE, which pursues the aim of improving and simplifying users’ working lives with a variety of applications (onlyfy one, as well as the XING social and jobs network, kununu, etc.), and creates a more fulfilling working world of work for individuals while boosting the performance of companies. As part of the extensive XING service, onlyfy one is an online platform on which or through which talent and companies meet.

With regard to data processing for which New Work SE is solely responsible or is responsible within the scope of the shared responsibility with Chrono24 GmbH, detailed information is available in the XING Privacy Policy at You will also find contact details for New Work SE, as well as for the New Work SE data protection officer there.

Job applications with onlyfy one

When submitting an application, you enter into a user relationship with New Work SE for the purpose of processing applications. In addition, you will receive support and New Work SE can present you with other opportunities in support of your career. A public profile will not be automatically created for you on the XING social and jobs network. The legal basis for New Work SE processing your data is, in particular, Article 6 (1)(b) GDPR (processing necessary for the performance of a contract).

Pausing your online application

You can pause the creation of your online application at any time and continue at a later point. Cookies are used for this purpose. The data you provide to create the user account, as well as any uploaded documents, are recorded in the company account of Chrono24 GmbH in onlyfy one. The data remains recorded even if an application is paused and/or not completed. In this case, your application is flagged as incomplete and the data remains visible to Chrono24 GmbH only.

Visibility of your data

The data you have provided as part of the online application can be read, edited, or updated in your candidate profile at any time.

Notes on the special functions of onlyfy one

Calendar function

If the calendar function is used, your data is processed during and for the purpose of setting appointments within the application process. The legal basis is Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The calendar function is provided by an IT service provider (Cronofy Ltd., United Kingdom). The United Kingdom is classified as a secure third country based on the adequacy decision of the European Commission. Further information on data protection at Cronofy is available here: and

WhatsApp application

If you use the apply using WhatsApp function, your consent, which can be withdrawn at any time, forms the legal basis for communication (Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR). When applying via WhatsApp, all required applicant information is requested during a WhatsApp chat. The data is then sent directly to onlyfy one through a service provider, and is processed further there as part of and for the purpose of the normal application process.

The apply via WhatsApp function is provided by an IT service provider (PitchYou) that can gain access to your data for this purpose. More information is available here: Candidate data from apply via WhatsApp are transferred to onlyfy one via an interface. Immediately after this transfer, candidate data are deleted from the apply via WhatsApp infrastructure in PitchYou. Further processing then takes place exclusively in onlyfy one.

Please note that you use your personal WhatsApp account for applications, and therefore we cannot rule out that messages will be transferred, to the USA in particular. WhatsApp data protection information, such as its processing or exercising of data protection rights with regard to WhatsApp is available here:

Subject to your consent, your application will be sent from WhatsApp via the PitchYou infrastructure to onlyfy one. You have the right to withdraw your consent to this at any time. Either way, your application data will be deleted from the PitchYou infrastructure once transferred to onlyfy one, meaning that PitchYou will not process your data any further.

Applicability of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (FADP)

The FADP applies to circumstances which have an impact on Switzerland, even if said circumstances are initiated outside of Switzerland. Correspondingly, this privacy policy applies to information in line with the EU GDPR and the FADP. Here, EU GDPR terminology is used in favour of FADP terminology. However, FADP terminology is used if the FADP applies and the terminology differs from EU GDPR terminology in a given language. The About this site section on XING contains the name and address of our representative in Switzerland.

Data Privacy Information  

Thank you for your interest in working at Chrono24. Transparency and trustworthy handling of personal data are the foundation of a successful working relationship. This is why we would like to explain how we process your data and how you can exercise your rights as laid out in the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The following information will provide you with an overview of how your personal data are collected and processed in connection with the application process. Please read this Data Privacy Policy carefully before submitting your application. 

1. General information  

a) Who is responsible for data processing?  

The "controller" according to Art. 4(7) GDPR is: 

MPN GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Chrono24") 

b) How can I contact the data privacy officer? 

For questions about data privacy, please contact our data privacy officer. You can reach our company data privacy officer by emailing or at the above-mentioned address (Attn: Data Privacy Department). 

2. What constitutes "personal data"?  

According to Art. 4(1) GDPR, personal data is any information related to an identified or identifiable natural person. 

3. Which data is used? 

The following data/types of data are processed as part of the application process: 

  • The applicant's core data (given name(s), last name, title, email address, telephone number, address, date of birth, citizenship(s)) 
  • Qualification data (cover letter, résumé, previous occupation, professional qualifications and competencies) 
  • Voluntary information (e.g., an application photo, information about disabilities, other information voluntarily shared with us or voluntarily uploaded as part of your application) 
  • Additional information dependent on the respective position (e.g., driver's license, citizenship(s)) 
  • Communication between you and Chrono24, as well as comments and evaluations related to you that are created during the application process 
  • Other data/types of data (e.g., publicly accessible professional data, such as profiles on professional social media networks like XING or LinkedIn) 
  • Special types of personal data: If your application includes data that falls into one of the special categories of personal data as defined by Art. 9(1) GDPR (e.g., information that indicates a sexual orientation, information about your health, information that indicates an ethnicity or religion), we will also process this data within a legally permissible framework. 


4. Why do we process your data and on what legal grounds? 

a) Data processing for purposes of employment – Section 26 BDSG (German Data Protection Act)  

Your personal data is used to select personnel to fill open positions or, in other words, for initiating an employment contract. The necessity and scope of data collection are determined based on the position to be filled, among other factors. More extensive data collection may be required if the desired position is associated with particularly confidential duties, entails significant responsibilities in the areas of human resources and/or finance, or has certain physical and health requirements. The legal basis is Section 26(1) of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG).  

b) Consent – Art. 6(1)(a) and Art. 9(2)(1) GDPR, Section 26(2) BDSG 

If you have voluntarily consented to us processing specific personal data, this consent then forms the legal basis for processing said data. 

We process your personal data based on your consent in the following instances: 

  • Inclusion in a candidate pool, i.e., we store your application documents beyond the scope of the current application process for potential consideration in later application processes. If you consent to joining our candidate pool but then withdraw your application, you will remain in the candidate pool until you revoke your consent.

  • Transmission to other members of the Chrono24 Group, i.e., we share the documents you provide with other group members to get your applicant data to the appropriate destination for the position you applied for. Since our HR department is part of MPN GmbH but we primarily list positions for Chrono24 GmbH, you may have to consent to us sharing your applicant data across the entire group to successfully participate in the application process. Otherwise, we are legally not allowed to share the documents you provide with other members of the Chrono24 Group.  

If we process your data based on your consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time with future effect. Please inform us of this revocation by sending an email to The legality of processing your data up to the time of revocation remains unaffected. 

c) Data processing based on a legitimate interest – Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR 

In certain cases, we process your data to safeguard our legitimate interests or those of a third party. For example, a "legitimate interest" applies if your data is required to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims in connection with the application process (e.g., claims related to the General Equal Treatment Act). In the event of a legal dispute, we have a legitimate interest in processing the data for evidential purposes. 

d) Feedback surveys 

In the interest of optimizing our application process and improving as an employer, we offer you the opportunity to provide personal feedback. For this purpose, we will send a feedback survey to your specified email address. If you participate in the survey, our service provider Prescreen (see item 5: “Who will receive your data?”) will collect the following data: your feedback and the position title, position location, job category, and type of employment for which you have applied. This information will then be forwarded to kununu GmbH (and possibly other verified evaluation platforms) and published there anonymously (i.e., without a name). Kununu cannot establish a relationship between the data and your person. However, please note that other parties, such as your employer, may be able to identify you based on the information provided in the published feedback. 

5. Who will receive your data? 

Your data is processed by our HR department, which is part of MPN GmbH. However, both internal and external parties are involved in processing your data. Internal parties may include departments within Chrono24. External parties may include members of the Chrono24 Group and service providers used while processing your application. 

With your permission, your data will be shared with other members of the Chrono24 Group if the position you applied for was listed by that particular group member. Below is a list of members of the Chrono24 Group:  

  • MPN GmbH  
  • Chrono24 GmbH  
  • Chrono24 Americas, Inc.  
  • Chrono24 Asia Pacific Ltd.  
  • Zeitauktion GmbH 
  • Fratello Watches BV 
  • Xupes Watches, Inc.  

6. How long is your data stored? 

(1) We store your personal data for as long as it takes to make a decision concerning your application. If you are not hired for the position in question, we may retain your data to the extent necessary for defending against possible legal claims. Applicant data is usually deleted 6 months after the conclusion of the application process. 

(2) If you are not hired but consented to us saving your data (“candidate pool”), we will store your data until you revoke your consent or for a maximum of 24 months. Under specific circumstances, we may store your data beyond that time period for the purpose of defending against possible legal claims. 

(3) If you withdraw your application before the end of the application process (i.e., if you delete your data and account), the stored data will be inaccessible for the remainder of the application process and permanently deleted 6 months after the end of the application process. 

(4) If you no longer use your candidate profile and have not consented to extended data storage in the candidate pool, the data will be deleted within 6 months of the application process ending.  

(5) You can delete your candidate profile and application documents, submit a deletion request, or request a restriction to processing at any time.  

7. What rights do you have regarding the processing of your data? 

(1) You can request information about whether we are storing your personal data. Upon request, we will provide the following information: what data is involved, the purpose behind that data's processing, who the data has been shared with, how long the data will be stored, and what other rights you have in relation to this data.   

(2) You have the right to rectification or erasure of your data. Furthermore, you can request that we make all the personal data you have shared with us available to you, another person, or a company of your choosing in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. 

(3) You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you. Within the context of the application process, we do not use any exclusively automated processes when making decisions. 

(4) You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of your personal data based on Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR (data processing for reasons of public interest) or Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing for the safeguarding of a legitimate interest), including profiling based on these provisions. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds that either override your interests, rights, and freedoms or are necessary for establishing, exercising, or defending legal claims. 

(5) You have the right to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.  

(6) To exercise your rights, you can contact our data privacy officer at or our data privacy team at We will process your request as quickly as possible according to legal requirements and inform you of the measures we have taken or will take. 

8. Are you obligated to provide your personal data?  

The provision of personal data is required neither by law nor by contract, nor are you obligated to provide personal data. However, the provision of personal data is required for conducting the application process. In other words: If you do not provide us with any personal data along with your application, we cannot consider your application. 

9. What happens if you interrupt your online application?  

You can interrupt the creation of your online application at any time and continue it later. The platform uses the technically necessary cookies for this purpose. Data is transferred to during the application process. In other words: The data you have provided for the creation of a user account and any uploaded documents are collected by The data remains there if you interrupt and/or do not conclude an application. In this case, your application is marked as incomplete, but the data remains visible to our company to a limited extent.  

You can view, edit, or update the data you have provided as part of the online application in your candidate profile at any time.  

If you make no further changes in your candidate profile, such as concluding an ongoing application, starting a new application, or changing the data of an existing application, your data will be deleted within 6 months of completing the last active application process.   

You can submit a request for the erasure of your candidate profile and your application documents at any time. After the request for erasure has been submitted, you will be informed of the exact erasure date, and your data will be automatically deleted according to the conditions established in this Data Privacy Declaration. 

10. Addendum to the Data Protection Declaration by Prescreen 

Chrono24 is not responsible for the data processing described below; the controller in this case is Prescreen:   

Prescreen International GmbH  

Mariahilfer Strasse 17  

A-1060 Vienna 

If you have any questions for Prescreen International GmbH regarding data privacy, please contact 

a) Automated collection of usage data 

When accessing the domain, your web browser automatically sends certain usage data for technical reasons. This information is stored separately from other data in log files. Prescreen collects the following information: 

  • Date, time, and duration of access  
  • Browser type/version  
  • Operating system  
  • URL of the previously visited web page  
  • Quantity of data transmitted  
  • A GeoIP lookup is performed based on your IP address (Internet Protocol address) 
  • Names of the accessed files  
  • HTTP status code (e.g., “request successful”)  
  • URL of the accessed web page  
  • Access type (GET, POST) 

The e-recruiting system requires this data for its functionality, stability, and security. Prescreen stores the data for a period of 12 months. Data required for evidential purposes will be stored beyond this period until the respective case comes to a conclusive resolution.  

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. 

b) Cookies  

Prescreen uses cookies to make the online application process more user-friendly and efficient. These cookies are technically required so you can access the website. It would not be possible to operate the website without the use of cookies. Therefore, there is no option to refuse cookies. 

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Prescreen uses the following cookies: 






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