Discretion and confidentiality form the basis of the philosophy of our consultancy. We handle sensitive information and data from our candidates and customers every day and are aware of this responsibility.

Compliance with data protection is an automatic obligation and is a priority for us. The technical and organisational measures we have implemented to comply with data protection laws are regularly reviewed by an external, independent service provider, SICODA GmbH, and are continually adapted to the changing framework conditions and standards.

Audit certificate for Sicoda GmbH:
"We confirm that the ifp - Institut für Personal- und Unternehmensberatung Will & Partner GmbH & Co. KG (Executive Search) and the ifp - Institut für Managementdiagnostik Will & Partner GmbH & Co. KG (Management Diagnostics) comply with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) and the necessary technical and organisational measures."
Attorney Oliver Gönner, Managing Director of SICODA GmbH

Our website is operated in compliance with data protection and data security laws. The web server stores only anonymised data about access to our website. This data makes no reference to specific persons and is used to optimise the website.
The provision of personal or business data (names, addresses, email addresses, documents, etc.) is explicitly on a voluntary basis.

Privacy Policy Homepage IFP

We take privacy very seriously and strive to protect your personal information in the context of our website offer. By personal data, we understand all the data relating to the personal and factual circumstances of a natural person. Personal data collected on our website is used exclusively for our own purposes.

Web server logs

In the event of an anonymous use of the website, i.e. we will not collect any personal data if you do not sign up, register or provide us with any further information. We only store data transmitted by your browser. The following data is automatically transmitted:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of request
  • Content of the request (actual page)
  • Access status/http status code
  • Volume of data transferred
  • Website from which the request originated
  • Browsers and plugins installed
  • Operating system, resolution
  • Browser software language and version

The web server logs are processed for security purposes only.

Order form

If you use the contact form to contact us, your email address, name and other information will be sent to us insofar as you submit such information (professional function, content in the comment field).

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to the website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

The data is only used by us in accordance with § 15 paragraph 3 TMG (Telemedia act) for the purposes of advertising, market research and the needs-based design of the website and seminar bookings. The pseudonymous data cannot be attributed to the holder of the use profile.

We have entered into a contract with Google Germany GmbH - GOOGLE ANALYTICS GERMANY in accordance with §11 BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act), which ensures that personal data is processed exclusively in accordance with our instructions, generally, within Europe. IP anonymisation (IP mask method) is activated on our website, which automatically anonymises the IP address.

For more information on Google Analytics and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/intl/de_DE/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Options regarding right of withdrawal:

  • You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.
  • You can also opt-out of the use of Google Analytics via the opt-out cookie, which opens a pop-up window that sets the opt-out cookie. If you delete the opt-out cookie in the browser, the usage behaviour will be saved again. Click here for the Google Analytics opt-out Cookie.
  • You can also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browsers plugin available under the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

The legal basis of processing

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) shall be the legal basis.

When processing personal data required to fulfil a contract of which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) letter b of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) shall be the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual transactions.

Insofar as processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 (1) letter c of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) shall be the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party and if the interest, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, then Article 6 (1) letter f of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) shall be the legal basis for processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the execution of our business activities.

Data protection officer

The data protection officer for the companies

  • ifp - Institut für Personal- und Unternehmensberatung Will & Partner GmbH & Co. KG and
  • ifp - Institut für Managementdiagnostik Will & Partner GmbH & Co. KG

can be contacted at:

Attorney Oliver Gönner
Tel.: (0228) 28614066
Email: datenschutz@ifp-online.de

Rights of the data subjects

As far as data is processed by you, you are entitled to all the rights of data subjects under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU).

  • Right of access by the data subject(Art. 15 GDPR (EU))
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR (EU))
  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR (EU))
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR (EU))
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18f. GDPR (EU))
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR (EU))

The rights of data subjects may be asserted to the person responsible at any time free of charge under the contact options indicated.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or the place of the alleged breach, if you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you violates the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU). The supervisory authority for the responsible persons is the State Representative for Data Protection, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Data protection contact

For any questions about privacy, please contact:

ifp - Institut für Personal- und Unternehmensberatung
Will & Partner GmbH & Co. KG

Brückenstraße 21
50667 Cologne

Email: datenschutz@ifp-online.de


ifp - Institut für Managementdiagnostik Will & Partner GmbH & Co KG

Brückenstraße 21
50667 Cologne

Email: datenschutz@ifp-online.de