Privacy Policy

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website

The following data protection notice will provide you with an initial overview of how we process your data, followed by more detailed information structured by topics.

Which data do we collect?

  • In order to properly display our website, we collect access and device-specific data each time our website is accessed.
  • Subject to your consent, we create user profiles under pseudonyms by means of tracking services and cookies. These user profiles contain information regarding the behaviour of the specific user during their visit to our website. Apart from this, we only collect data received as a result of the entries you make on our website.


The Controller pursuant to Article 4 para. 7 GDPR is

ALDI International Services SE & Co. oHG
Unternehmensgruppe ALDI SÜD
Mintarder Straße 36‒40
45481 Mülheim an der Ruhr


The Data Protection Officer of the Controller can be reached at the following e-mail address: Datenschutz(at)

Please note that the above is a shared e-mail address and as such, e-mails may be read by people other than the DPO. If you would like to exchange confidential information, please use the above e-mail address to request direct contact first.

Purposes and legal basis

We generally only collect and use the personal data of our users if this is required to provide a functional website, our content and services, as well as for the appropriate design and improvement of these. This also constitutes our legitimate interest in data processing.

If we obtain the consent of the data subject, Article 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR forms the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

Article 6 para.1 lit. b GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act) serves as the legal basis for processing personal data that is required to initiate/fulfil contracts.

Article 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing personal data required for the fulfilment of legal obligations which our company is subject to.

Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing personal data required to maintain the legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the legitimate interest.

If the TMG (German Telemedia Act) is applicable for the collection and use of personal data necessary for providing our services, the processing of personal data will also be based on Sections 12 and 15 TMG.


ALDI SOUTH commissions third-party service providers in order to support us in providing our technological infrastructure, designing our websites and offering our services. These service providers may be granted access to your personal data in this context. These service providers are obliged by contract to only process data as instructed by ALDI International Services and to take all measures necessary to ensure an appropriate level of data protection and data security. Data is only processed in states outside the European Union and/or the European Economic Area if the EU Commission has decided that this country offers an appropriate level of data protection or if the processor has committed to ensuring an appropriate level of data protection by concluding Standard Contractual Clauses, among other things.

In individual cases, data is also transferred to ALDI SÜD Dienstleistungs-SE & Co. oHG, for example if a request submitted via the contact form can only be answered by this business entity.

Data processing in the USA

On our website, we also use some applications by providers located in the USA. With a ruling by the European Court of Justice dated 16 July 2020 (case C-311/18), the EU-US Privacy Shield was declared invalid on the grounds that the USA do not provide a data protection level comparable to that of the EU. If data is transferred to the USA, the legal situation in the USA entails the risk of the data being recorded and analysed by US authorities, thus preventing the implementation of data subject rights granted under EU law.

Retention period

Your personal data will be either erased or blocked once the purpose of its storage becomes obsolete and its erasure is not opposed by legally defined retention periods. Data will also be blocked or erased once the storage periods defined by the above-mentioned standards expire, unless continued storage of the data is required in order to conclude or fulfil a contract. Please refer to the following sections for information on the retention periods applicable to the individual data collected.

Data subject rights

Provided that the necessary requirements as stipulated by Article 15 et seq. GDPR are met, you are entitled to exercise your rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing and data portability at any time.

For this purpose, please contact us via e-mail:


If you feel that the processing of your personal data infringes statutory provisions, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Log files

Each time you access or attempt to access our website, at least the following data is collected and stored in a log file:

  • IP address
  • Name of the file retrieved
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Transferred data volume
  • Notification as to whether data retrieval was successful
  • Notification as to why the data retrieval failed, if applicable
  • Operating system and browser software installed on your computer
  • Screen resolution
  • Browser language
  • Colour depth
  • Browser plug-ins (JavaScript, Flash Player, Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.)
  • Website from which you visit us

The processing is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in order to provide our website, guarantee the stability of our systems, ensure data protection and the reliability of our systems, and implement legal provisions. The data will be erased after seven days.


You have various possibilities to contact us, e.g. via our contact form or the e-mail addresses provided. In this context, we will only process your data for the purpose of communicating with you. Article 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR forms the legal basis for this. We will ask for your consent in advance before contacting you via e-mail or telephone for advertising purposes; you can revoke your consent at any time. The data we collect through our contact form will be automatically erased once we have fully processed your request unless we need to store your request to fulfil contractual or legal obligations (see the “Retention period” section).

External links

In order to offer you a comprehensive service, our pages also refer you to other websites or the services offered thereon. We would like to emphasise that neither our staff nor other parties involved in the provision of this website have any influence on the design or contents of the pages linked to this website.

We do not accept responsibility for any external content that is provided via links and do not adopt the content of such sites. The provider of the website that is referred to is solely liable for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete content, as well as for any damage resulting from using or not using the information.

Our data protection notice only applies to this website. Please note the data protection provisions specified on the individual linked websites.

Social media plug-ins (social wall tiles and sharing function)

On our website, we use so-called social media plug-ins. Plug-ins are program extensions which are integrated into our website and serve as interfaces to third-party service providers. On the one hand, this applies to the integration of a social media hub, which is used to display posts from the various ALDI SOUTH social media channels on the careers website. On the other hand, you can use the “Share” button to share job adverts on one of your social media profiles.

The social wall initially only displays images, texts and links of the social media posts by ALDI SOUTH. A “Share” button will redirect you to the relevant social media page where you will be asked to explicitly confirm that you wish to share the relevant content.

By activating the plug-ins, you provide the operators of the online platform (third-party service providers) with at least the following information:

  • the IP address of your end device
  • information concerning your visit to our website

If, while being logged in with your user account to the third-party service provider’s service, you activate the plug-in, the third-party service provider will be able to allocate your visit to our website to your user account.

The legal basis for transferring your data to the social media providers in this context is your consent in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Data transfer will exclusively occur between your end device and the systems of the third-party service provider. ALDI SOUTH has no possibility to know or influence the contents of the data transferred between your end device and the online platform operators (third-party service providers) or the manner in which your data is processed by such third-party service providers. For detailed information concerning the purpose and scope of further data processing by the respective platform operator and your related rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the data protection notices of the respective third-party service providers, which can be accessed via the links to the respective privacy policies provided by the third-party service providers.

On our website, we use so-called sharing buttons (social media plug-ins) offered by the following social media platforms:

  • Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA)
  • Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany)
  • Kununu (Kununu GmbH, Neutorgasse 4–8, Top 3.02, 1010 Vienna, Austria)
  • LinkedIn (LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA)
  • Instagram (Instagram LLC,1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA)

Links to social media platforms are partly indicated by symbols, such as

  • Facebook (white letter “f” on a blue background)
  • Xing (white letter “X” on a green background)
  • Kununu (lower case “k”)
  • LinkedIn (white “in” on a blue background)
  • Instagram (rounded square containing a circle and a dot)

For detailed information concerning the purpose and scope of further data processing by the respective platform operator and your related rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the data protection notices of the third-party service providers:


Based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. a, b and f GDPR and Sections 12 and 15 TMG, we use self-developed and third-party technologies in order to support us in improving our offers and conducting website analysis and optimisation measures, among other things by creating and assessing pseudonymised user profiles.

If the use of the technologies requires your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), we will ask for your consent to their use when you visit our site for the first time or in the area of the relevant content elements. You can revoke your consent with future effect at any time by deleting the set cookies, clicking on the opt-out link or deactivating the function within the relevant content elements. For further information on the technologies used and your possibilities to subsequently object to tracking, please refer to the following sections.


We use (third-party) cookies in order to provide you with the maximum possible level of convenience and to make our online presentation as attractive as possible for you.

Cookies are text files that the browser saves to your computer, contain information on how you use our website and can recognise users that go back to the website in the future. Via your browser settings, you can deactivate or erase set cookies. For further information, please refer to the “Help” function of your browser.

The following cookies will not be set until you have provided your consent:

  • Google (_ga): Google Analytics cookie: This cookie is set when Google Maps is used. Google will delete the cookie after two years.
  • Piwik: pk_id: This cookie is set as part of the website traffic analysis (to recognise and count returning visitors). The cookie will be deleted after 13 months.
  • Piwik: pk_ses: This cookie is set as part of the website traffic analysis and causes the number of visitors tracked with the “_pk_id” cookie to go up if your last visit was longer than 30 minutes ago. The cookie will be deleted after 30 minutes.
  • Piwik: ppms_privacy: This cookie is set as part of the website traffic analysis and stores information about the visitor’s consent. The cookie will be deleted after one year.


This website tracks statistical data via the “Piwik” tool. This tool analyses internet traffic based on pseudonymised user data. If you have given your consent when accessing this website, this also applies to the Piwik web analysis.

Piwik uses cookies that are saved to your computer. Information regarding your visit on the website that is recorded by the cookie is transferred to our server via the internet and saved on the server. We use this data to identify any returning visitors and to analyse and improve the use of the website.

Furthermore, Piwik collects the following data:

  • Screen resolution
  • Browser language
  • Colour depth
  • Browser plug-ins (JavaScript, Flash Player, Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.)
  • Website from which you visit us
  • Anonymised IP address
  • Referrer URL (previously visited page)
  • Sites accessed (date, time, URL, title, duration of the visit)
  • Files downloaded
  • Links to other websites clicked
  • Achievement of certain goals, if applicable (conversions)
  • Technical information: operating system, browser type, version and language as well as the type, brand, model and resolution of your device
  • Approximate location (country and town/city based on the anonymised IP address)

Piwik anonymises and stores the IP address for further processing (geolocalisation).

If you wish to prevent Piwik from processing your data, you can deactivate or erase the set cookies via your browser settings. For further information, please refer to the “Help” function of your browser.

Your consent

Use of YouTube videos

We have integrated videos into our website which are stored on YouTube and can be played directly on our website. YouTube is a multimedia service offered by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”), a group company of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). We will ask for your consent to the videos being displayed; the legal basis is Article 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

In order to use the videos, you need to provide your consent through a two-click solution (slide control) within the relevant content element. Your data will not be sent to YouTube and Google until you have provided your consent. When visiting our website, information about your retrieval of the relevant subpage of our website will be forwarded to YouTube and Google. This happens irrespective of whether you are logged in to YouTube or Google. YouTube and Google use this data for advertising purposes, market research and for the needs-based design of their websites. If you open YouTube from our website and have provided your consent while being logged in to your YouTube or Google profile, YouTube or Google can also link this event with the relevant profiles. If you do not want this information to be linked to your profile, please log off from Google before accessing our website.

As described above, you can configure your browser in such a way that cookies will be rejected or you can prevent the collection and processing of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of this website by deactivating the “Ad personalisation on the web” button in the Google Ads Settings. In this case, Google will only display non-personalised advertising

Further information is also available in the Google privacy policy applicable to YouTube.

Map services

To display certain service offers, we use interactive map services offered by the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland

When using these services, personal data is transferred to the third-party map service providers and exclusively processed by them independently. The consent you provided in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR forms the legal basis for transferring your data to Google in this context. The third-party service providers process at least the following types of data:

  • Information about how you use our website
  • Your IP address

You have the option to deactivate the interactive map service and prevent your data from being transmitted to the third-party service provider. To do so, please deactivate Java Script in your browser. In this case, you will not be able to use the interactive map service.

For information on how the third-party service providers process your personal data, please refer to the providers’ data protection notices.

Contact form

As an applicant, you can send us messages and questions about the application process at any time via our contact form and our e-mail address ( The form allows you to provide your consent to the processing of the data you entered so that we can answer your request via telephone or e-mail or provide you with information about your application or career paths at ALDI SOUTH in general. Your data is used exclusively for the specific purpose of processing your transaction. Please note that the contact form is not intended for submitting applications. To do so, please use the relevant links in our job adverts. The data will be erased after one month.