Privacy protection

We, BWT, (please find the contact details here) are pleased that you are visiting our website! The pro-tection 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 Protec-tion 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 collect-ing, using and processing personal information by the provider BWT Austria and relating sub web-sites, 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 spe-cific 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 con-troller.
“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, or-ganisation, 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 da-ta; 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 Mem-ber 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 pro-cessor, are authorised to process personal data.
“consent” of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indi-cation of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative ac-tion, 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 France,

Address : 103 rue Charles Michels – 93206 SAINT-DENIS Cedex,
Tél : 01.49.22.45.00
Data Protection Officer : Madame Laure de COLONJON
Email : dpo@bwt.fr

 

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 con-tact form. Personal data provided by the user is only stored for the purpose of facilitating com-munications with the user. We will ask you to give us your consent beforehand and provide infor-mation via a hyperlink.

 

a) Product registration

 

Our website offers the possibility to register your product in order to receive a free mainte-nance and repair service reminder.
Upon registration of the BWT product, your personal data (title, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) will be processed. The purpose of data processing is to supply in-formation about products and services. We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. The transmission of your data on the internet is encrypt-ed. Our security measures are regularly reviewed and revised in line with technological devel-opments. Purpose of the data processing is supply of information concerning products and services.

b) Contact via our website

 
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us by contact form. In such event, in-formation 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. A copy of the message is sent to BWT marketing team.

c) Find an installer

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact a BWT drinking water professional or BWT partner installer. The personal data provided by you (title, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) is processed and transmitted to the installer you chose.
Purpose of the process is the handling of pre-contractual procedures.

 

d) Job portal

 

Personal data, which is provided by online application, will be kept confidential. These data will be used only for the execution of the application process. As soon you send an online application via the relevant mask you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Your personal data is stored as long as it is necessary for the application process.

For the application process following information is relevant:
Salutation, title, first and last name, address, nationality, date of birth, country, and place of birth, telephone number, email address, marital status, possibly completed presence or civil service, information on the desired position.
By filling in this form you can apply for positions in our company. For the application pro-cess, the necessary information and personal details, such as name, address, e-mail address or details of nationality and birth dates recorded. You are able to upload individual applica-tion documents (such as CV, cover letter, letter of motivation, credentials and photo). The specified information and uploaded documents are added to our job portal and stored there.

If you apply for an advertised job via the job portal, your data can only be viewed and pro-cessed by the responsible personnel of the personnel department as well as by the responsi-ble employees of the tendering department.

With an unsolicited application via our job portal, you provide us with your personal data for the purpose of finding a suitable job. Your data can then be viewed by the personnel depart-ments of BWT and by the employees involved in the application process to check your pro-file for suitable job offers.
In addition, we check whether your application is suitable for other vacancies in Austria, at Eu-ropean locations or subsidiaries of BWT Aktiengesellschaft. In the case of a suitable offer, the specific forwarding of your application data by the responsible personnel department takes place.

Applicant data provided in the online application process can be forwarded within BWT in Austria as well as to European locations of Group subsidiaries.
Your answers and information provided during the application process will be generally stored with your name up to six months after the application process has been completed. Thereaf-ter, the results are stored only in anonymous form for statistical analysis. This statistic record does not allow any conclusions about your person. When registering for the Job Portal, you may give consent that the information you provide may be kept in evidence. The evidence is held for a period of two years.
You have the right to have all your stored personal data rectified or deleted by email at any time at this address : dpo@bwt.fr

We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. The trans-mission of your data on the Internet is encrypted. Our security measures are regularly re-viewed and revised in line with technological developments. Purpose of the data processing is the processing of your application.

 

4. Legal basis

 

Data procession is based on 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 pro-cessing 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 re-quest 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 im-mediately 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 M. DE COLONJON Laure, to this address : dpo@bwt.fr. Please note that an information can only be provided to you in case of a correspond-ing 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 func-tions 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).

8. Web analytics

 

 

a) 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 sta-tistical 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 iden-tify 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 award-ed 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.

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