Privacy Policy

Privacy policy and compulsory information within the meaning of Art. 13, 14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

1. General Instructions

 

Information on the responsible site
The bodies jointly responsible for data processing on this website are:

Veolia Water Technologies Deutschland GmbH
Lückenweg 5
29227 Celle, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)51 41 803-0
Fax: +49 (0)51 41 803-100
[email protected]

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
1, Place Montgolfier
94417 Saint-Maurice, France
Telephone: +33 1 4511 5555
[email protected]


We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and treat it confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection provisions and this privacy policy.
If you use this website, some of your personal data will be collected. Personal data is data with which you can be identified personally. This privacy policy explains which data we collect and what it might be for. It also explains how and for what purpose we collect data.


We wish to point out that data transmission online (for example when communicating by email) may present gaps in security. Complete protection of data from third-party access is not possible.
 
Legally specified Data Protection Officer
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer for our companies.
Mr. Tobias Eicke
MERENTIS DataSec GmbH
Kurfürstenallee 130
28211 Bremen
Telephone: 0421 / 23804-60
E-Mail: [email protected]

2. Data recording on our website and its legal basis

Cookies

The internet pages of Veolia Water Technologies Deutschland GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an internet browser. You can find our detailed cookie policy here: https://www.rwo.de/cookie-policy

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

We use the following types of cookies:

Absolutely necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for the website to work properly. Without these cookies, certain services cannot be provided.

Functional cookies
These cookies improve the comfort and performance of the website and provide various functions such as language settings.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use the website. Performance cookies help us to tailor the content of our website more specifically to your needs and to improve our website for you.

Third party cookies
These cookies are set by third parties and are primarily used to integrate the content of these providers into our website. The third-party providers can also use these cookies to collect data about you.
Through the use of cookies, Veolia Water Technologies Deutschland GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

A cookie can be used to optimize the information and offers on our website in the interests of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. The user of a website that uses cookies, for example, does not have to re-enter their access data every time they visit the website, because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

Server Log Files

The provider of the site automatically collects and stores information in "server log files" that your browser automatically sends to us. This includes:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

This information will not be collated with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a justifiable interest in storing this data for technically faultless and optimised provision of its services.

Contact form

If you provide us with your enquiries on a contact form, we will store your information from the enquiry form, including the contact details provided by you, for the purposes of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not forward this information on without your permission.

Processing of the data entered into the contact form is therefore only carried out on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. An informal notification by email to us will suffice for this. The legality of the data processing procedures until the withdrawal remains unaffected.

The information entered into the contact form by you remains with us until you request that we erase it, you withdraw your consent to storage or there is no longer a purpose for data storage (e.g. after processing of your request is complete). Mandatory statutory provisions, storage periods in particular, remain unaffected.

Career portal

Personal data provided to us through job applications is saved and processed for the application process. Please note the separate privacy policy for applications via our career portal https://www.veolia.de/karriere/arbeiten-bei-veolia.

Forms for requesting newsletters or technical information

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address, your salutation and surname, your company's registration and postcode, in order to personalise the newsletter. We also require information that verifies to us that you are the owner of the email address given and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Additional data will not be collected/will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We will only use this information to send the requested information and will not forward it to third parties.

If you wish to obtain the technical information and whitepapers offered on this website, we will ask for personal data. This may include: your e-mail address, salutation, first and last name, job title, telephone number and the company name and address of your place of employment. In addition, we require information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receive the requested information and promotional content. We do not share your data with third parties.

Processing of the data entered into the newsletter subscription form or the forms to obtain technical data is only carried out on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR). You may withdraw your given consent at any time for the storage of the information, the email address and its use to send the newsletter/ technical or promotional information by using the "opt-out" link in the newsletter or email. The legality of the data processing procedures already carried out remains unaffected.

If you purchase our goods or services and provide your email address for these purposes, this can then be used by us to send you a newsletter. In this case, only direct advertising for our own similar goods or services will be sent via the newsletter.

The data stored by us for the purpose of sending the newsletter/technical information will be kept until the time of your opt-out. After that, we will only use the e-mail address to keep a black list. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.

To improve our newsletter and marketing emails, we use a service from SC Networks GmbH (https://www.sc-networks.com/). The service from SC Networks GmbH is certified by TÜV SÜD in relation to its functionality (ISO/IEC 25051:2006) and data protection/data security (PPP13011). SC Networks GmbH carries out link tracking, i.e. the use of the newsletter is recorded and evaluated to optimise the newsletter to your personal interests. As a result, you will receive information that may be of interest to you. The data collected this way are used exclusively to personalise your newsletter.

Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses what are known as "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information on your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a justifiable interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its web service and its advertising.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, Google will first shorten your IP address within European Union Member States and in other countries that are signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be 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, compile reports on the website activities and provide other services connected with the website use and internet use to the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser within Google Analytics is not collated with other data by Google.

Objection to data recording

You can prevent Google Analytics from recording your information by disabling audience analysis cookies in the cookie settings here: http://www.rwo.de/en/cookies.htm An opt-out cookie is placed on your computer that prevents your information from being recorded during any future visits to this website. 

You can find more information on the handling of user information by Google Analytics in the Google data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract Data Processing

We have concluded an agreement with Google for contract data processing and will fully implement the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographics in Google Analytics

This website uses the "demographics" function of Google Analytics, through which reports can be created that contain statements pertaining to the age, gender and interests of visitors to the site. This information comes from interest-based advertising by Google and from user information from third-party suppliers. This information cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time using the display settings in your Google account or generally prohibit Google Analytics from recording your information, as set out under the heading "Objection to data recording".

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").

We use what is called conversion tracking in the context of Google AdWords. If you click on an advert connected to Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is placed on your computer. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser places on the user's computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and do not personally identify the user. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie is not yet running, we and Google can detect that the user has clicked on the advert and has been forwarded to this page.

Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked by the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using conversion cookies helps to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers that have decided to use conversion tracking. Customers find out the total number of users that have clicked on their advert and have been forwarded to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which the user can be personally identified. If you do not wish to take part in the tracking, you can object to this use by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under user settings. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

The storage of conversion cookies is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a justifiable interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its web service and its advertising.

You can find more information on Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking in Google's data protection regulations: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

You can also set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are placed on your computer and only allow them in individual cases, block cookies for specific cases or in general and activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The functionality of this website can be restricted by deactivating cookies.

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

It is necessary to store your IP address to use the Google Maps functions. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is for the benefit of an appealing representation of our online services and for easy traceability of the locations given by us on our website. This represents a justifiable interest in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

You can find more information on the handling of user information in the Google data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Facebook Pixel

Our website uses the visitor action pixel from Facebook; Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook") for conversion measurement.

The site visitor's behaviour can therefore be tracked once the visitor has been forwarded to the provider's website by clicking on a Facebook advert. As a result, the efficacy of Facebook adverts can be assessed for statistical and market research purposes and future promotional materials can be optimised.

The data collected is anonymous to us as the operator of this website; we are not able to determine the identity of the user. However, the data will be stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the relevant user profile is possible and Facebook is able to use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook data policy. Facebook can therefore control adverts on Facebook pages as well as outside of Facebook. This use of data cannot be influenced by us as site operator.

You can find further information on the protection of your personal information in the Facebook data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also deactivate the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" under the settings for adverts at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. You must be logged in to Facebook for this.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate usage-based advertising by Facebook on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

3. Recipients of personal information

Your personal information is not forwarded, sold or otherwise transmitted to third parties, unless this is necessary for the purpose of contract execution or if you have expressly consented.

If transmission of personal information to another company of the Veolia Group or an external service provider is required for provision of a service or answering an enquiry, we will apply technical and organisational measures to ensure compliance with the statutory data protection conditions in the sense of Art. 28 of the EU GDPR and which shall also oblige third party service providers to comply with the applicable statutory data protection regulations regarding confidential treatment of personal data and their immediate deletion as soon as they are no longer required.

4. Children's personal information

As the protection of the privacy of children is very important, we do not like to collect, process or use any personal information belonging to children under 18 years old. If you, as legal guardian, learn that your child's personal information has been sent to us, you can contact us at the addresses given under the publishing information if you wish for the data to be deleted.

5. Security aspects

We take all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal information against loss or misuse. Your data is therefore stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public.

For security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries you send us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption.

6. Storage period

Your information is deleted as a matter of principle after it has fulfilled the purpose for which it was stored, unless deletion is contrary to statutory storage periods. These arise partly from the German Civil Code, the German Commercial Code or German Fiscal Law and can be 2 to 30 years.

The data are then permanently deleted after expiry of such an obligation to retain data.

7. Rights of the affected persons

You have the right to information about the personal data in question as well as the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing. You also have the right to object to processing and the right to data portability. You can read more about this in Section III of the EU GDPR.

Without prejudice to any other administrative or legal remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in your place of residence, employment or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data breaches the EU GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been made informs the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a legal remedy pursuant to Art. 78 of the GDPR. However, before contacting the supervisory authority, we would ask you to give us the opportunity to provide you with direct information about your questions/concerns. You can contact the following site/person directly:

Veolia Water Technologies Deutschland GmbH
Marketing
Lückenweg 5
29227 Celle
[email protected]
Tel.: +49 (0)5141/803-0
Fax: +49 (0)5141/803-100

8. Links and other websites

This data protection declaration applies to the performance of Veolia Water Technologies Deutschland GmbH at http://www.rwo.de/en/. Please read the separate data protection declarations on other websites belonging to the Veolia Group. The website may contain links to other websites within or outside of the Veolia Group, to which this data protection declaration does not apply.