Privacy Policy

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

The use of our website is possible without the indication of personal data. In case you would like to make use of specific applications of our company the processing of personal data may be necessary. For the circumstance, that processing of personal data is necessary and a legal base therefor does not exist, we seek your consent.

The processing of personal data takes place in order with the 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. We continuously improve these security measures according to the technological development.

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 information 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.

  1. 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

EY Law – Pelzmann Gall Rechtsanwälte GmbH
RA (RAK München) Dr. Ermano Geuer
RAA Mag. Alexander Wollmann
Wagramer Straße 19/33
1220 Wien, Österreich
Email: datenschutz@bwt.com

  1. Processing personal data

We process personal data for in this data protection declaration mentioned purpose. Your personal data is not transmitted to a third party, with exception for the cases mentioned in this data protection declaration or binding national law.

In case of particular offers on our web site – such as user account, newsletter, contact – it may be necessary to sign up before, which leads to a needed procession of your personal data. Your data is only used, if you transmitted our company your personal data and agreed beforehand. Therefore we kindly ask you to give us your consent. Further we provide information via a hyperlink.

3.. Newsletter

We offer you different types of newsletters via e-mail. You can sign up for a newsletter during registration with your explicit approval or by disclosure of your e-mail address for this reason. The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. The newsletter is only transmitted to your disclosed e-mail address. In addition we kindly ask you to confirm that you are owner of the e-mail address such as your agreement for receiving the newsletter.

During the registration for the newsletter, we process your personal data from the contact fields (title, name, country of origin, e-mail address). Purpose of the process is the shipping of information concerning products, services and events.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior consent to the processing of your personal data at any time under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent or to use the termination-link in each newsletter.

3.. Lottery

Lotteries are organized on our web site at times. Participation does not require an user account. Your data is only used within the lottery, except something else was agreed in the conditions of participation.

When registering to take part in the lottery your personal data (title, name, country of origin, e-mail address) are processed. Purpose of the process is supply of information concerning products, services and events.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your prior consent to the processing of your personal data at any time under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent.

3.5. Contact via our website

Our website contains a contact form that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts our company via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored.

In case of contact via the contact form your personal data provided in the contact fields (title, name, country of origin, e-mail address) are processed. Purpose of the process is the handling of your request.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

  1. Period for which the personal data will be stored

We store your personal Data, where required, for the duration of the entire business relationship (initiation, transaction, fulfilment of a contract) and moreover pursuant to the storage and documentation obligations and for defence of legal claims. The storage period results from the storage obligations and periods of limitation. The period of limitation according to the Austrian Corporate Code and the Austrian Fiscal Code is 7 years, according to the Equal Treatment Act 6 months. In certain cases a longer storage obligation might be reasonable.

  1. Rights of the data subject

With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);

to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);

to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;

to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);

to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller's future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

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