For over 10 years, Paatz | Scholz | van der Laan (PSvdL) has provided guidance, consulting services and thought leadership to large companies within the European energy industry. We support our clients in the implementation of their most important energy transition initiatives and guide them through the digitization of the energy industry.
In addition, we help our clients reshape their IT organizations through our subsidiary AZOLA. We are present at both energy companies, as well as non-energy companies.
As a leader in the energy industry, PSvdL has directed major European energy companies through key operational and commercial industry challenges including market liberalization, energy transition, decentralization and digitization of the energy industry.
Currently, we have close to 30 employees who are shaping the future of energy markets in agile, interdisciplinary teams.
AZOLA is our wholly owned subsidiary, specialized in digital business transformation and in leading complex IT implementations. Our range of services include flexible project management and classic PMO services, roll-out and test management, and the functional support of IT solutions.
PSvdL invests in, and participates in the operations of interesting and innovative companies. Doing so instills a big picture perspective and provides PSvdL the unique ability to view situations from our clients’ position.
PSvdL is a 50% shareholder of Holthausen Clean Energy. Holthausen Clean Energy is a specialized electricity and gas supplier focused on commercial and industrial customers in the Dutch end consumer market.
PSvdL is a 20% shareholder of DIGASKO. DIGASKO is the expert for all technical issues related to the German gas industry. DIGASKO currently supports network operators and industrial companies as they shift from L-gas to H-gas.digasko.de
PSvdL develops programs and products in small teams that create value for our customers. One such product simplifies the billing of gas supply contracts allowing for the exact reading and visualization of electricity and gas meter data.
For some years, we founded Ipanema GmbH as a way to foster creativity beyond our core competencies. In the first two years, we created a craft beer recipe, developed a brand and successfully launched it in several markets across Europe and Asia.
Subscribe now our new brew of Summer 2019 at our Ipanema website www.ipa-nema.com!
Our long-standing business relationships with renowned European energy and technology companies provides PSvdL with a steady stream of new business opportunities and interesting work.
In order to meet the growing demand for our services, we are always looking for new employees that are entrepreneurial, creative, who are not afraid to share their own ideas, and want to shape both the transition of the energy industry and the future of PSvdL.
We offer employment opportunities tailored to individual needs with performance-based and excellent compensation packages. We also offer an attractive and transparent employment environment where work-life balance is respected.
If you are interested in working for us, please forward us your application by e-mail:
This data protection declaration is intended to explain to you in a comprehensible, transparent and clear manner how we process your personal data and provide you with further relevant information in this context. Your personal rights are of the highest priority to us and we do our best to protect and guarantee these rights.
Should you have any questions regarding data protection in our company, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Who is responsible for processing your personal data?
Paatz Scholz van der Laan GmbH (PSvdL), Nördliche Münchner Straße 47, 82031 Grünwald, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “we”) is responsible in the sense of the EU Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
For any questions related to the processing of your personal data and the exercise of your rights under the GDPR, please contact email@example.com.
3. What rights do you have?
Depending on the situation in each individual case, you have the following data protection rights, the exercise of which you can contact us about at any time via the contact details specified in paragraphs 1 and 2:
You have the right to obtain information about your personal data processed by us and to request access to your personal data and/or copies thereof. This includes information on the purpose of the use, the category of data used, their recipients and authorised persons and, if possible, the planned duration of the data storage or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration.
3.2 Right to rectification
You have the right to demand from us immediately the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration.
3.3 Right of object
If the processing of personal data concerning you takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f of GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of this data at any time for reasons arising from your situation. We will then no longer process this personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
3.4 Right of withdrawal of consent
If the processing is based on a consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time, without affecting the legality of the processing based on the consent up to the revocation. You may contact us at any time via the data mentioned above.
3.5 Right to erasure
You have the right to request that we delete any personal information about you immediately and we are obligated to delete any personal information immediately if any of the following reasons apply:
This does not apply if processing is necessary:
3.6 Right to restriction of processsing
You have the right to demand that we restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:
3.7 Right of appeal
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are staying, at your place of work or at the place where the alleged infringement is alleged, if you consider that the processing of your personal data is contrary to the GDPR.
4. Description of the data processong and its legal bases
4.1 Collection and processing of personal data by visiting our website
No personal data of website visitors is stored so that no conclusions can be drawn about the individual visitors. The following data are collected by WebAnalytics from website visitors, who are made anonymous directly during the collection:
The data will be stored for 8 weeks and will not be passed on to third parties, this includes parties located outside the EU in third countries.
4.2 Google Analytics
Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your information by clicking the “Opt out of Google Analytics” link at the bottom of the page. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected on future visits to this website.
We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
This website uses the function “demographic features” of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described under “Objection to data collection”.
4.3 Storage of anonymised data/cookies
On this website, usage data is collected and stored in anonymous form. So-called “cookies” can be used for this purpose. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. However, these collect and store the data exclusively in pseudonymised form. They are not used to identify you personally and are not merged with data about the bearer of the alias. We use this information to determine the attractiveness of our website and to continuously improve its content. Cookies remain stored at the end of a browser session and can be called up again when you re-visit the site. If you do not wish this, you should set your Internet browser so that it refuses to accept cookies.
4.4 Contacting PSvdL via website, e-mail, telephone or job portals
When contacting us via our contact form (name, e-mail address, message content, optional: telephone number) as well as by e-mail or telephone, your details will be provided voluntarily and with your knowledge to process the contact request and process it within the framework of contractual or pre-contractual relationships pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR and our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.
The collected data is first stored and then used to address their request to contact. As soon as processing is completed, the data will be deleted, unless storage is required by law. You have the right to revoke the given consent of the data processing with effect for the future at any time.
Persons under the age of 16 may not submit data without parental consent. PSvdL assures that it does not knowingly collect personal information from children, use it in any way or disclose it to third parties without authorization.
4.4.2 Collection and processing of personal data in the application process via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or Step Stone job postings
For what purposes and on what legal basis do we process personal data?
We process personal data about you for the purpose of your application for employment to the extent necessary to decide whether to enter an employment relationship with us. The legal basis is Section 26 (1) in conjunction with (8) sentence 2 BDSG. Furthermore, we may process personal data about you to the extent necessary to defend ourselves against legal claims asserted against us in the application process. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1, letter f GDPR; the legitimate interest is, for example, an obligation to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG).
If there is an employment relationship between you and us, we may further process the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship in accordance with § 26 Para. 1 BDSG if this is necessary for the performance or termination of the employment relationship or for the exercise or fulfilment of the rights and obligations of the representation of the interests of the employees resulting from a law or a collective agreement, a works agreement or a service agreement (collective agreement).
Which categories of personal data do we process?
We process data related to your application. This may include general information about you (such as your name, address and contact details), information about your professional qualifications and schooling or information about professional development or other information that you provide to us in connection with your application. In addition, we may process job-related information made publicly available by you, such as a profile on professional social media networks.
Which categories of data recipients are there?
We may transfer your personal data to companies affiliated with us to the extent that this is permissible within the framework of the purposes and legal bases set out in Section 4.
Is the transfer to a third country intended?
A transfer to a third country is not intended.
How long is your data stored?
We store your personal data for as long as is necessary to reach a decision about your application. If an employment relationship between you and us is not established, we may also further store data to the extent necessary to defend ourselves against possible legal claims. The application documents will be deleted at the latest six months after notification of the rejection decision, unless longer storage is necessary due to legal disputes.
Necessity of providing personal data
The provision of personal data is neither required by law nor by contract, nor are you obliged to provide the personal data. However, the provision of personal information is required to enter into an employment contract with us. This means that if you do not provide us with any personal data in an application, we will not enter an employment relationship with you.
5. Safety precautions
We use technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the personal data you provide us with against manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved and adapted according to the state of the art. It cannot be ruled out that unencrypted data may be viewed by third parties. Please note that no secure transmission can be guaranteed regarding data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail). Sensitive data should therefore either not be transmitted at all or only via a secure connection (SSL).
6. Links to other web pages