Our ethical principles

Our success can not be measured by economic indicators alone. We have responsibility for those who want to start a business with us or have already founded. Even though our partners are self-employed entrepreneurs, we strive to provide partners and their families with a value-added and sustainable platform under the umbrella of our brand.

We also feel morally committed to our candidates, who often help us find new jobs from existing employment relationships and believe in the next steps in our careers. Although we can not guarantee professional happiness, in all business interests objectivity and fairness must remain the top priority.

This not only applies to candidates, it is also our maxim for clients. However, with the difference that we are also measured by the result! If the candidates recommended by us and / or our proposed solutions prove themselves in the company after the consultation, then - and only then - have we fully fulfilled our mission.

For this purpose - and also for justifying the trust placed in us - our consultants use all their personal energy and experience!

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
We, the proRIS Consultants GmbH (short: proRIS), collect personal data and process this information in a responsible sense of every single person. We are committed to the EU General Data Protection Regulation and respective national and international laws, as well as our ethical claim to the respectful handling of private information.
Handling sensitive personal data is an essential part of HR work. As a service provider for personnel search and selection of specialists and executives, the proRIS partners collect, store and use personal data, which is then partially or completely transferred to central systems of the holding company.

We inform you about our processing of this data as well as about the conditions of use of our internet pages. These information do not apply to any of the personal websites of our partners - even thou they are committed to comply to the same standards - and not to websites of external providers, to which we may link.

In different communication processes, private and business data may be revealed to us. This might happen during various process steps of the recruitment concerning advertised or hidden vacant positions and also through inquiries that reach us online. We will only use this data according to the purpose it was collected for.

Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of proRIS Consultants GmbH

As of: 05.06.2018

You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself.  However, if you do give us any personal information about yourself, we promise to treat it securely, fairly and lawfully. We are committed to protecting your privacy. Different regulations may apply to the use of individual services on our site, these will be explained separately below. Your personal data (for example, name, address, e-mail, telephone number, etc.) will only be processed by us in accordance to  the German data protection law. Data is considered personal when it can be clearly linked to a specific natural person. The legal basis for data protection can be found in the german Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz  (TMG) as well as the european General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The following regulations inform you in this respect about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data by the provider:

proRIS Consultants GmbH
Deutz-Mülheimer-Str. 183
D-51063 Köln

Wolfgang F. A. Jacobi
+49 (221) 291 907 10
compliance [at] proris [dot] com

Please note that Internet-based data transmission may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection against access by third parties is thus impossible.


The technical data processing of our website includes an automatic storage of a number of general data and information with each visit to the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The data collected can be ...

  • the browser type and version you are using,
  • the operating system you are using
  • the website from which you came to our website (so-called referrer)
  • the sub-web pages that you visit on our website
  • the date and time of your access to the website
  • Your Internet Protocol address (IP address) as well as..
  • other data and information used to guard against threats in the event of attacks on our IT systems.

When using this general data and information no conclusions are drawn on the data subject. Rather, this information is needed ...

  • to deliver the contents of our website correctly to your browser,
  • to ensure the continuing functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website
  • to provide information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyberattack to law enforcement agencies

These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated by proRIS Consultants GmbH for statistical purposes and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us.

The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.

How to get into contact to us

We offer you the opportunity to contact us by e-mail, telephone and / or via a contact form. In this case, the information provided by the user will be stored for the purpose of processing his contact. The transfered information will not be passed on to third parties. In the case of submitting an application via the contact form, the information may be transfered during the application process to a third party as described below.


This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties during transmission.


We are using  so-called cookies on our site to recognize repeated uses of our service, by the same user / Internet access holder. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser stores and saves on your computer. These are mostly so-called "session cookies", which are deleted after the end of your visit. However, these cookies sometimes provide information to automatically recognize users. This recognition is based on the IP address stored in the cookies. The information obtained in this way serves to optimize our website and to optimize your user experience.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of our website.

Use of web analysis service Matomo

We are using the web analysis system Matomo on our website. Matomo uses special cookies for this analysis, which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the use of the cookies, such as the time, location and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, is transmitted to our Matomo server and stored there.

Your IP address will be immediately anonymized during this process so that you remain anonymous to us as a user. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of our website.

If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data about your visit, you can opt-out to the storage and use at any time by unticking the below check-box. This will install a so-called opt-out cookie to your browser, with the result that Matomo does not collect any data about your visit.

Processing of personal data of candidates for the purpose of applying for a vacant position


Publication of job advertisements / online contact

Our website contains non-binding job offers that we have been commissioned by our customers. An online application via our contact form is possible. If you use this option, your application data will be electronically collected and processed by us for the purpose of processing the application process.These data will be forwarded by us under the highest possible discretion in anonymous form to the respective client. If your application is rejected, the data you submit will automatically be deleted six months after notification of the rejection, unless you explicitly consent to further data storage for the purpose of future job offers.If your application is followed by an invitation to a job interview, we will forward the data in non anonymized form to the client after obtaining your consent for the purpose of the normal organizational and administrative process, observing the relevant legal regulations. In this case the deletion of the data transmitted by you will happen 24 months after the transmission to the client. This is due to the need of proof for the fee obligation of the client, unless you also explicitly agree here to a further data storage.


Processing of personal data from research in publicly available sources

ProRIS Consultants GmbH and its partners regularly conduct research in publicly available sources on the Internet, such as Xing, LinkedIn or other search engines with the aim of identifying suitable candidates for vacancies that are offered by our clients or could be offered in the future. For this purpose the contact data as well as general data for the qualification and the professional career of the possible candidates are processed. Should an affected person from this "pool" come into question as a candidate for a vacancy, the stored contact data will be used for the first contact and the data subject will be informed about the data processing or the consent for data processing will be requested upon entry into a formal application process.

Your rights: e.g. Information / revocation / cancellation

You can, due to the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (new), contact us to ask for information about the collection, processing or use of your personal data. You may as well demand their correction, blocking (restriction of processing), deletion or transfer free of charge.  You may revoke a given consent into data procession of your date free of charge. We point out that you are entitled to a correction of incorrect data or deletion of personal data should this claim not be prevented by a statutory retention obligation.

Contradiction against advertising emails

The use of, in the context of the imprint obligation published, contact data for the transmission of not expressly requested advertising and information materials is hereby contradicted. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.


The district court Hamburg decided with a judgment of 8 May 1998 that one has to answer for the contents of the linked sides if necessary by the usage of a hyperlink. According to the court ruling, this can only be prevented by explicitly distancing oneself from these contents. We would like to expressly do this. Links to third party websites are provided for convenience only and do not imply endorsement or support of the websites by our company.


The proRIS websites are protected by intellectual property rights. All materials contained on our web pages, including, but not limited to, all text, data, graphics, images, sound recordings, videos, logos, icons, or HTML codes are protected by intellectual property rights and remain our property. You may use this material for personal and non-commercial purposes in accordance with the legal principles of intellectual property rights protection. Any other use or modification of the contents of our website without the prior written permission of the company is prohibited.If you have any questions or concerns about these statements, you can always email us at  contact(at)proRIS.com. 


Interessted to become a part of proRIS?

We are always looking for experts. It may be because we still need reinforcement in certain regions in the DACH area or because we want to expand our expertise with them. The main requirements are summarized here and can be downloaded:

Erstinformation für Franchise-Interessenten

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