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Privacy protection

We, the BWT Aktiengesellschaft (please find the contact details below), are pleased that you are visiting our website! The protection of your data and your privacy are a special concern of our company.

 

Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site and are explained separately below. 


Personal data is collected and processed in accordance with the provisions of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the respective country-specific data protection regulations. By means of this data protection declaration our company would like to inform the public about the type, extent and purpose concerning the personal data collected, used and processed. Further we want to inform you about your rights. 


We have taken technical and organizational measures to protect your data against loss, modification or unauthorized access. Security measures are continuously improved according to technological standards. 


The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the BWT Aktiengesellschaft and relating sub websites, with exception of web sites, that are controlled or run by third parties. Please be aware that we are not responsible and cannot take influence on the content of websites or tasks of third parties. 


1. General 


The data protection declaration of our company is based on the terms of the GDPR. 


“Personal information” is data that, when submitted, is able to determine your identity or enables your identity to be determined. “Only indirectly personally identifiably information” is data by which clients, service providers or recipients of a communication cannot determine the identity of a specific individual using means that are permitted by law. “Non-personal information” is anonymized and cannot, under any circumstances, be attributed to specific individuals and is therefore infor-mation that is not subject to the Privacy Policy governing personal data. 


“data subject” means an identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller. 


“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. 


“controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law. 


“third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data. 


“consent” of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her. 


Personal data is only processed by our company in accordance to the data protection regulations in force. In case you correspond with our company or fill in a form with your data, you accept that the data is processed for the mentioned purpose. 


2. Name and address concerning the controller and contact partner 


The body responsible for collecting, processing and using your personal data in terms of the GDPR such as Federal data protection laws is: 


BWT Aktiengesellschaft 

Walter-Simmer-Str. 4 

A-5310 Mondsee 

T.: +43 6232 5011-0 

Email: daten­schutz@bwt.com 


3. Processing personal data 


Personal data is processed for mentioned purposes only. Your personal data is not transferred to third parties, with exception for those applications mentioned in this data protection declaration or binding national law. 


On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. Personal data provided by the user is only stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. We will ask you to give us your consent beforehand and provide information via a hyperlink. 


a) Contact via our website 


On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us by contact form. In such event, information provided by you (name, address, telephone number, FAX, e-mail address) is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. Purpose of the process is the handling of your request. 


4. Legal basis 


Data procession is based on section 96 (3) TKG such as Art 6 (1) lit a, b, c and f GPDR. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. 


5. Storage period 


The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory re-tention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract. 


6. Rights of the data subject 


You may at any time object to the use of your personal data with future effect, arrange a partial or complete deletion or blocking or request information about the personal data stored by us or request its rectification. In case a complete deletion is only possible at a later time because of legal or economic reasons, the data is going to be blocked. Our company is going to inform you immediately if a personal data breach occurred, such as the breach includes a high level of risk for your rights and freedom. You have the right to appeal to the national data protection commission. 


These rights can be enforced at any time, in writing, to BWT Aktiengesellschaft, daten­schutz@bwt.com Please note that an information can only be provided to you in case of a corresponding evidence of your identity. 


In case you want to delete your customer account finally, the data stored in your customer account is going to be automatically deleted. 


7. Cookies 


Many internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cook-ie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the data subject from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID. 


You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. As a result you can refuse the setting of cookies permanently. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via your internet browser or other software programs. 


You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. These data will be stored for a maximum of 180 days to protect the data processing systems against unauthorized access. 


a) Anonymous user profile 


Within statutory provisions our company creates user profiles under a pseudonym for the reason of promotion, market research and the customization of our services. You can object to the usage of this data at any time with future effect. (Please see section 7). 


9. Online marketing 


a) Amazon Ads 


Within our website, we use the "Amazon Pixel" to present advertisements tailored to individual interests. This is done using the information you provide to us when you visit our websites and use our content or services. Customized ads, sometimes referred to as personalized or interest-based advertising, are based on information we receive through your activities, such as: For example, purchases on our websites, use of devices, software or applications, or visits to sites containing Amazon content or ads, interaction with Amazon tools, or use of these payment services. The data collected in this way is anonymous to us, which means that we can neither see personal data of individual users nor combine these with other information about a user. The data is stored and processed by Amazon. Amazon can track the behavior of users who clicked on an ad and were redirected to our website. By using cookies, which are text files stored on your computer, Amazon can recognize that user in the Amazon member area and optimize the efficiency of advertisements, for example to offer advertisement tailored to the needs of the target group, in order to the data use policy of Amazon. This applies only to users who have an account on Amazon and are logged into the member’s area of Amazon. Users who are not members of Amazon are not affected by this data processing. You can object the data processing by following link: https://www.amazon.de/adprefs 


b) Plista 


This website uses plista, an advertising service of plista GmbH, Torstraße 33-35, 10119 Berlin. Personal data is not collected by plista. The anonymous data are stored in your browser by so-called "cookies". The goal of plista is to provide users with interesting content and ad recommendations. In doing so, plista compares the interests of users and recommends the fa-vorites, like. frequently accessed content of similar users. Interests are expressed in the form of clicks. This means by the example of reading habit that the behavior is recorded and transmitted to the plista server and stored there. This only happens on websites that belong to the plista network. It is not possible for third parties to view or read the data. In order for plista to be able to individually calculate recommendations of articles, products or advertisements for each user, the click data (interests) are stored together with the respective identification of the user. The information collected by plista will be held for as long as it is required by the relevant legal provisions. Thereafter, plista uses the data aggregated and solely for analytical purposes. 


You can object to this data processing by following link: https://www.plista.com/en/about/opt-out/


8. Web analytics 


a) Google AdWords Conversion Tracking


For purposes of promotion, our website also employs the Google ad tool "Google AdWords". As part of this, our website employs the analysis service "Conversion-Tracking" from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. If you access our site by way of a Google ad, a cookie is placed on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores to your computer. These so-called "conversion cookies" cease to be active after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our website while the cookie is still active, we and Google know that you, as user, have clicked on ads placed on Google and were redirected to our site. 


Google uses the information obtained through "conversion cookies" to compile statistics for our website. These statistics tell us the total number of users who have clicked on our ad as well as which pages of our site were then accessed by each user. However, neither we nor other advertisers who use "Google AdWords" receive any kind of information that can be used to personally identify users. 


You can prevent the installation of "conversion cookies" by making the appropriate change to your browser settings, for example by setting your browser so that the automatic placement of cookies is deactivated or by blocking cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com“. You can obtain the relevant data privacy policy from Google at the following link:

https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html 


b) etracker 


The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany https://www.etracker.com to analyse usage data. Here, cookies are used which enable the statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of usage-relevant content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that could identify a user. 


The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker solely in Germany by commission of the provider of this website and is thus subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards. In this regard, etracker was checked, certified and awarded with the ePrivacyseal a data protection seal of approval. 


The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Section 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, etracker anonymizes the IP address as early as possible and converts login or device IDs into a unique key with which, however,no connection to any specific person can be made with. etracker does not use it for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties. 


Further information on data protection with etracker can be found here:https://www.etracker.com/en/data-privacy/ 


You can object to the outlined data processing at any time provided it is related to your person. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.