Privacy policy for the application process

1.  General information
Starbucks Coffee Switzerland GmbH (hereinafter referred to as Starbucks Coffee) thanks you for visiting our career site and for your interest in our company. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy.

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. This policy also explains how and for what purpose this is done. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on data protection, please refer to our privacy policy below.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may have security gaps. Complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

2.  Data processing
Data transmission to the data centre of the company rexx systems GmbH, Hamburg (technical manager of the database) is encrypted via an Internet connection. After receiving your application, you will receive an email response immediately. Data processing is carried out on the basis of state-of-the-art general data security standards. Both rexx systems GmbH and the third parties it consults for support have been carefully selected and have committed themselves to strict confidentiality, and will therefore not forward any personal data of users to unauthorised third parties.

2.1.  Purpose of data processing
All personal data from your application and all attachments will only be collected, processed and used by Starbucks Coffee Switzerland GmbH for the evaluation, assignment and internal forwarding of your application. Your personal data is available to the relevant recruitment and HR managers and will be made available to selected managers on a case-by-case basis. Your application may be considered for all open positions at Starbucks Coffee.

Your data will only be used for the internal application process and for internal anonymised statistics in connection with the application process. Your application will be completely deleted six months after completion of the application process, unless you have been hired or re-applied in the meantime.

If we are unable to consider your application for a current position, we reserve the right to include your application in our pool of applicants. Your application will then be saved and we will have the opportunity to check your profile for newly advertised positions. You will, however, be informed of this and have the opportunity to withdraw your application from our pool of applicants at any time. In this case your application will be deleted completely.
3.  Job alert newsletter
You have the option to subscribe to our job alert newsletter on the website. When you subscribe to the newsletter, the data requested on the entry form will be transmitted to Starbucks Coffee. As part of the registration process, consent is obtained by means of a so-called double opt-in procedure. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter or by sending us a message. Once you have cancelled your subscription, your email address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately.
4.  Cookies
This website uses so-called "cookies", which serve to make the website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage on your device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (persistent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Persistent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or until your web browser automatically deletes them.

When the website is accessed, the user is informed about the use of cookies and their consent to the processing of the personal data used is obtained. Numerous cookies are necessary for technical reasons because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. displaying videos). In some cases, cookies from third-party companies can also be stored on your device when you enter our website (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (web analytics software Matomo). Of course, you can decline or delete cookies at any time, provided that your browser allows this. Please note that certain functions of this website may not be able to be used or may only be used to a limited extent if your browser is set to not accept cookies.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (strictly necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies for audience measurement) are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the respective cookies will be stored exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR); consent may be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you about this separately within the scope of this privacy policy and, if necessary, ask for your consent. For more information on the privacy settings of the Matomo software, please visit the following link: You have the option to prevent actions you take here from being analysed and linked.

5.  What rights do you have?
5.1 Obligation to provide data
The provision of your personal data is always voluntary. However, some information is necessary for the proper processing of your application. This information is marked accordingly. If you do not provide us with your personal data, we may not be able to process your application properly.

5.2 Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. To do so, you can contact us at any time using the contact details listed under point 6. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the time it takes us to perform this verification, you have the right to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was or is carried out unlawfully, you can demand restriction of the processing of your data instead of its erasure.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, you have the right to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its erasure.
  • If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21(1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it has not yet been established whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data shall – with the exception of being stored – only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
5.3 Right to withdraw your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke any consent already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

5.4 Information, erasure and rectification
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to rectification or erasure of this data.

5.5 Consent to privacy policy
By consenting to the storage of your data (ticking the box), you agree to the processing of your data. Your consent to the processing of your data will be recorded. You also confirm that the information you provide is accurate, up-to-date and complete. Providing false information may lead to the termination of a possible employment relationship.

6.  Data controller
The person responsible for data processing at Starbucks Coffee Switzerland GmbH is In Switzerland, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner is the competent authority for complaints in data protection matters; see
7.  Amendment of the privacy policy
We reserve the right to change or adapt this privacy policy at any time in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. Last updated 30.09.2020.