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Referral scheme terms and conditions

These terms set out below are the terms for the Robert Walters Candidate Referral Scheme for ROBERT WALTERS GERMANY GmbH whose registered office is at Fürstenwall 172, 40217 Düsseldorf, Germany (“Robert Walters Germany”).

Conditions of Participation

1. The Robert Walters Candidate Referral Scheme applies only to persons registered as candidates with Robert Walters Germany and live in Germany (“Referrer”).

2. To participate in this Referral Program, the Referrer recommends a new applicant to Robert Walters Germany who would like to accept a permanent position or an interim management assignment (i.e. as a freelance service provider) in Germany and is permitted to work in Germany ("Referred Candidate"). The Referred Candidate under this programme may be a friend, relative or acquaintance. The Referred Candidate may not already be known to or registered with Robert Walters Germany and must therefore be a new candidate.

3. Robert Walters Germany is not obliged to place a Referred Candidate and reserves the right to reject a referred candidate without giving reasons. 

4. Permanent employees, employees on fixed-term contracts, temporary workers or service providers working directly for Robert Walters Germany or any entity of the Robert Walters Group (Robert Walters plc.) are not eligible to participate as Referrers in this Candidate Referral Scheme.

5. The issuance of referrals of oneself, the referral of a colleague of the intermediary (i.e. from the same company) as well as the referral to one's own company or companies affiliated with one's own company is not permitted.

6. Persons and employees of companies that are cooperation partners of Robert Walters Germany are also excluded as intermediaries. Executive employees and managing directors of companies with which Robert Walters Germany has a business relationship or is in the process of establishing one are also excluded from this referral programme.

Referral Gift

7. The Referee is eligible for a referral gift of a Wunschgutschein GmbH gift card with a value of EUR 500.00, if a Referred Person is placed in a permanent position or an interim management assignment through Robert Walters Germany and the Referred Person. 

8. In the case of a direct permanent placement, the recommendation gift is issued only if the Referred Person started and has worked for at least 6 months in the position with the new employer. In the case of interim management projects, the recommendation gift is issued only, if the interim management project lasted at least 120 days which have been billed. For the avoidance of doubt, no referral gift is payable, if a Referred Person works in a fixed term or contract assignment (labour leasing) through Robert Walters in Germany, or is placed outside of Germany.

9.  The referral gift in not redeemable for cash and it will also not be made available by bank transfer. 

10. To the extent applicable, the responsibility for any payment of tax related to the referral gift lies with the referee.

11. The Referee is responsible for the possible notification or release of the received referral gift to any internal release or compliance department.


12. In the event that Robert Walters Germany is (for whatever reason) unable to procure the indicated referral gift, then you will receive a substitute referral gift of commensurate value subject to these same terms and conditions.

13. The Referee will not be eligible to receive the referral gift under this scheme in the event that the Referred Person is already on the Robert Walters Germany database at the time of referral or if Robert Walters Germany has already received the candidate details but have not yet entered them on to their database. Candidates may only be referred to Robert Walters Germany once. In the event that a candidate is referred to Robert Walters Germany by more than one Referee and placed, then only the first person to refer that candidate to Robert Walters Germany (with the Referred Person’s permission) will be eligible for a referral gift under this scheme.

14. The Referred Person must be notified and have consented to their details being passed to Robert Walters Germany under this scheme before the time of the referral. This is the responsibility of the Referee subject to the German and European Data Protection Laws. The Referee will indemnify Robert Walters Germany for any loss or claim arising out of the Referee's failure to procure such consent. 

15. It is the Referee's responsibility to contact their Robert Walters Germany consultant in order to claim their referral gift.

16. The Referee agrees that Robert Walters Germany will not be held liable for any loss or claim arising out of the handover or use of the referral gift and the Referee uses the referral gift wholly at their own risk.

17. Robert Walters Germany reserves the right to vary or set and terminate all or part of the terms of the Robert Walters Germany Candidate Referral Scheme at any time without notice and without compensation.

18. In the event of any dispute regarding these Terms and Conditions, the rules of this scheme, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the scheme, the decision of Robert Walters Germany shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. 

19. Robert Walters Germany accepts no liability for any tax obligations or charges arising out of the provision of the gift to the Referee. The Referee is solely responsible for his or her own tax obligations on the receipt of a referral gift.

20. Wunschgutschein GmbH is neither involved in nor a sponsor of this referral scheme.

21. Robert Walters Germany also reserves the right, in individual cases and after examination, not to handover the referral gift, if there is suspicion of a conflict of interests, abuse, violation of compliance requirements or of legal regulations. In the event of such suspicion, Referees may be excluded from the Referral Scheme and the associated distribution of the referral gift. Also excluded are persons who use unauthorized aids or otherwise gain advantages through manipulation or provide false personal information. In such cases, Robert Walters Germany also reserves the right to demand the return of the referral gift or a corresponding equivalent value in money and to assert any further claims for damages. 

22. These Terms and Conditions and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with them shall be governed by the laws of Germany and parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the German Courts.