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Privacy Statement & Disclaimer
Data Protection Declaration
Data Protection is very important for AQUANOVA AG. We handle your personal data confidentially and corresponding to the legal data protection regulations. With the following information, we are giving you a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website.
Personal data is all data which refers to an identified or identifiable natural person. Processing is every process or every operation sequence in connection with personal data, mainly data recording, data organisation, storage and the destruction of data. You can derive details from Art. 4 No. 1 and 2 GDPR.
Your data will be recorded on our website as you communicate it to us. Here it can concern e.g. data, which you enter in a contact form. Other data is automatically recorded by our IT systems during your visit to our website. This includes mainly the technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of site access). The recording of this data takes place automatically as soon as you visit our website. A part of the data is recorded to guarantee an error-free provision of the website, a part of the data can be used for analysis of your user behaviour. During the visit to our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly with cookies and with the so-called analysis programs. You can derive the details about this from our data protection declaration under the title “cookies” and “Matomo (previously Piwik)”.
With this data protection declaration, we fulfil our obligations towards you as per Art. 12 - Art. 14 GDPR. The text of GDPR is accessible at the following web address:
This page uses a SSL coding for protection of transferred contents such as e.g. questions in the contact form. Due to the coding, data communicated by you to us cannot be read by an unauthorised person. But we would like to point out that the data transfer in the internet is always associated with security risks. An absolute protection of your data from access by a third party is not possible.
The so-called “controller” fulfils several data protection obligations. A natural or legal person is meant here, who decides alone or together with others the purposes and means of processing of personal data (e.g. names, E-mail addresses without change). The responsible authority for data processing on this website is:
Represented by the Board, Mr Frank Behnam
Telephone: +49 (0) 6151 66969-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 6151 66969-29
Our page is hosted by the company Webmakers UG, Furthmühlgasse 2, 99084 Erfurt. All data which is recorded during the visit to our website and which we have stored is available therefore on the servers of web makers or on the servers of their contractually bound partner enterprises. The servers of the web makers are in Germany. Web makers, as controllers, proceed with the user data collected there strictly as per the instruction of AQUANOVA AG. We specify the purpose and means of processing in terms of Art. 28 GDPR.
5.1Description and scope of data processing
We use technically necessary cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the accessing browser can be identified even after a page change. It concerns the following cookie:
Here it concerns a technically necessary cookie, which generates a coincidence ID so that the server can recognise the browser. The expiry date of the cookies is the end of the browser session.
PIWIK_SESSID (Tracking Cookie / expiry date: at the end of browser session)
With these tracking cookies, we record the time of visit, dwell time, and the geographical source of the query.
The data of the user collected in this way by the cookies that are not required technically is anonymised by technical precautions. Therefore, an allocation of data to the accessing user is no longer possible for us. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
In case of deactivation of technically necessary cookies, the functionality of this website can be restricted.
5.2Legal basis for the processing
5.3Purpose of the data processing
Technically necessary cookies
Simplifying the use of our website is the purpose of technically necessary cookies. We could not have offered some functions of our website without cookies. For these functions, your browser must be recognised even after a page change.
The cookies are used so that the web server holds the connection to the browser of the website visitor and it can be established again e.g. in case of a crash. We will not create any user profile with the user data collected by the technically necessary cookies.
Cookies that are not technically necessary
The use of unnecessary cookies takes place for the purpose of analysis of the user behaviour and also for improving the quality and contents of the website. We can identify how frequently particular pages are visited whereupon no user related data is stored. We can optimise the website offer using the knowledge of how the user uses our website.
Our justified interest in the processing of personal data by technically necessary and not necessary cookies also lies in these purposes, as per Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 lit.f) GDPR.
5.4Duration of storage, objection and elimination
6.Recording of data in the system and creation of log-files
6.1 Recording of data in the system and in log-files
When accessing our website, our system automatically records the information over the computer system, which is transmitted by your browser and stores it temporarily. These include:
•Name of the website retrieved
•Date and time of retrieval
•Data volume transmitted, notification on successful retrieval
•Browser type and version
•The operating system of the user, reference URL (the previously visited page),
•IP-address and (it is anonymised after 7 days)
•the requesting provider
A compilation of this data with other data sources is not undertaken.
Besides this, this data is saved in the server log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.
6.2Legal basis for the processing
Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 letter f) GDPR is the legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files.
6.3Purpose of the processing
We pursue the following goals with the data processing of user data:
The temporary storage of the mentioned information by the system is necessary to enable a delivery of website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must remain saved for the duration of the session.
The storage in log files takes place to ensure the functionality of the website. Moreover, the data is used by us for the optimisation of the website and for ensuring the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
Our justified interest in the data processing as per Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 letter f) GDPR also lies in these purposes.
6.4The storage duration of the data in the system and the log-files
The data is erased as soon as it is no longer required for fulfilling the purpose of its recording.
In case of recording of the data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session is ended.
In case of the storage of data in log files, this is the case after 7 days at the latest. A storage exceeding this is possible. In this case, the IP-addresses of the user are deleted or alienated so that an allocation of the accessing client is no longer possible.
Moreover, the data can be stored temporarily as long as required, to guarantee the legal claims of AQUANOVA AG.
6.5Option of objection and elimination
The recording of data for the provision of the website and storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Therefore, the user has no option of objection.
There is a contact form on our website, with which you can contact us electronically.
7.1Scope of data collection
The following data is collected and saved when using the electronic contact form:
If you send us queries via the contact form, then your details from the query form, including the contact data provided by you, are directly sent to us by e-mail for the purpose of processing your query and for the case of follow-up questions. The data is not stored extra on the webserver of our web host. Your data will not be forwarded to any third party.
7.2Legal basis of the processing
We base the processing of your data on our justified interest and thus on Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 letter f) GDPR. If the establishment of contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then the additional legal basis for the processing of your further data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 letter b) GDPR.
7.3Purpose of the processing
The personal data recorded by us for the use of the contact form is used exclusively for resolving the query raised by you. The justified interest in the processing also lies herein.
The data entered by you in the contact form is deleted as soon as we have taken note of your comment or have answered your query conclusively, if required, including possible queries and follow-up questions from your side and the conversation is ended. The conversation ends when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the concerned issue has been finally clarified. The data can, however, be stored temporarily as long as this is required for the assertion, exercise and defence of legal claims or if legal retention requirements exist.
7.5Option of objection and elimination
You can object to the processing of personal data which you have entered in the contact form at any point of time. In such a case, the conversation cannot, however, be continued. Please contact us by E-mail or via contact form for such an objection. All personal data which was stored in the course of the establishment of the contact is deleted in this case. The data can be stored temporarily as long as this is required for the assertion, exercise and defence of legal claims or if legal retention requirements exist.
8.Establishment of contact via E-mail
The establishment of contact via the e-mail address provided is possible as an alternative to the contact form.
8.1Scope of data recording
In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the E-mail is stored. It goes, at first, to our mail host Webmakers UG, Furthmühlgasse 2, 99084 Erfurt located in Germany and then it is transferred to the exchange server of AQUANOVA AG, which is also in Germany.
8.2Legal basis of the data processing
Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of data, which is communicated in the course of sending an E-mail. If the E-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then Art. 6 Para 1 letter b GDPR is additionally also a legal basis for the processing.
8.3Purpose of the data processing
The processing of the personal data included in the e-mail at our end is used only for the processing of the establishment of contact. The necessary justified interest in the processing of data which you have sent by e-mail also lies herein.
The data sent by you via e-mail is deleted as soon as we have taken note of your comment or when we have answered your query finally and the conversation is ended. The conversation ends if it can be derived from the circumstances that the concerned issue is conclusively clarified. The data can, however, be stored temporarily as long as it is required for the assertion, exercise and defence of claims or if legal retention requirements exist.
8.5 Option of objection and elimination
If you contact us via E-mail, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot, however, be continued. Please contact us via e-mail or contact form for such an objection. All personal data which was stored in the course of the establishment of contact is deleted in this case. The data can be temporarily stored as long as it is required for the assertion, exercise and defence of legal claims or if legal retention requirements exist.
9.Route planner on our contact page
The route planner is integrated via i-frame. No personal data is recorded with us or our provider via it. The provider here.com has its own data protection declaration.
10.Web analysis service
This website uses the web analysis service Matomo (earlier Piwik).
10.1Analysis of cookies
Cookies (see for this, above “5. Cookies”) are stored on your computer for the evaluation of the statistics. AQUANOVA AG stores the information recorded in this way exclusively on the server of its Web Hosters Webmakers in Germany. You can yourself stop the evaluation by deleting the existing cookies in your browser and prevent the storage of new cookies or by deactivating in the Cookies Banner. If you prevent the storage of cookies, then you cannot use some functions of this website fully.
10.2Purpose of the data processing
The purpose of the recording of data is to analyse the use of our website and to be able to improve it regularly. We can improve our offer using the obtained statistics and make it more interesting for you as user.
10.3Option of objection/Opt In
We take your consent for the use of Matomo Art. 6 Para 1 S. 1 lit a) GDPR as the legal basis. This consent is optional and can be revoked. In addition to this, we request you to remove the following ticks and thus activate the opt-out plug-in.
This website uses Matomo with the extension “AnonymizeIP”. Thus, the IP addresses are briefly processed further, a direct reference to a person can thus be avoided. The IP address communicated by your browser with the help of Matomo is not combined with other data we have recorded.
10.5Further information about Matomo
The programme Matomo is an open-source project. You will get the information of the third party provider for data protection on https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/.
11.Which rights do you have regarding your data?
You are entitled to obtain information about the source, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of cost at any time. Moreover, you particularly have a right to demand correction, blocking or deletion and the restriction of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address mentioned in the masthead for further questions on the topic of data protection. Apart from this, you are entitled to a right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority. In detail, you are entitled to the following rights:
11.1Right to information
You can demand a confirmation from the controller as to whether we have processed the personal data concerning you. If this is the case, then you can demand the following information from the controller:
(1)The purpose of processing;
(2)the categories of personal data which are processed;
(3)information about the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed or will be disclosed;
(4)the planned storage period of the personal data concerning you or if concrete information for this is not possible, then criteria for determining the storage period;
(5)the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning you, of a right to restricting the processing by the controller or of a right to objection against this processing;
(6)the existence of a right to appeal to a supervisory authority;
(7)all available information about the source of data, if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;
(8)existence of an automated decision-making including profiling as per Art. 22 Para 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – convincing information about the involved logic and the scope and intended effects of similar processing for the data subject.
You have the right to demand information as to whether the personal data concerning you is conveyed to a third country or an international organisation. In this context, you can demand information about the appropriate guarantees as per Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the communication.
11.2Right to correction
You have a right to correction against the controller, insofar as the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect. If the data is incomplete, then you have the right to completion. The controller must make the correction immediately.
11.3Right to restriction of processing
GDPR provides a right to restriction of personal data. If the processing of the personal data concerning you is restricted, then this data – irrespective of its storage – may be processed only with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of rights of another natural or legal person or due to reasons of an important public interest of the Union or of a member state.
If the restriction of the processing is limited by the above-mentioned pre-requisites, then the controller informs you before the restriction is cancelled.
You can demand the restriction of processing under the following pre-requisites:
(1)If you dispute the correctness of the personal data concerning you for a period, which enables us as controller to check the correctness of the personal data;
(2)if the processing is illegal and if you refuse the deletion of personal data and instead of this, demand from us the restriction of the use of personal data;
(3)if we, as controller, no longer require the personal data for processing, however, you require it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or
(4)if you have raised an objection against the processing as per Art. 21 Para 1 GDPR but it is not yet determined whether the justifiable reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons.
11.4Right to deletion
You can demand from us, as controller, that the personal data concerning you should be immediately deleted and we are obliged to delete this data immediately, insofar as one of the following reasons apply:
(1)The personal data concerning you is no longer required for the purposes for which it was recorded or processed in another way.
(2)You revoke your consent on which the processing as per Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 Para 2 letter a GDPR was based and another legal basis for the processing is missing.
(3)You file an objection as per Art. 21 Para 1 GDPR against the processing and no overriding legitimate reasons are given for the processing, or you file an objection as per Art. 21 Para 2 GDPR against the processing.
(4)The personal data concerning you was illegally processed.
(5)The deletion of the personal data concerning you is required for fulfilling the legal obligation as per the Union law or as per the law of the member state to which the controller is subject.
(6)The personal data concerning you was collected with reference to the offered services of the information company as per Art. 8 Para 1 GDPR.
Information to a third party
If the controller discloses the personal data concerning you publicly and if he is obliged to its deletion as per Art. 17 Para 1 GDPR, then he takes appropriate measures under consideration of the available technology and implementation costs, even of a technical nature, to inform the controller for the data processing who processes personal data that you, as data subject, have demanded a deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies and replications of these personal data.
The right to deletion does not exist insofar as the processing is required
(1)for exercising the right for free expression of opinion and information;
(2)for fulfilling a legal obligation, which requires the processing as per the law of the Union or of the member states to which the controller is subject, or for performing a task which lies in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of official authority, which was transferred to the controller;
(3)due to reasons of public interest in the field of local health as per Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. h and i and also Art. 9 Para 3 GDPR;
(4)for archiving purposes that lie in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes as per Art. 89 Para 1 GDPR, insofar as the law mentioned under Para a) probably makes the implementation of goals of this processing impossible or seriously hampers them or
(5)for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
11.5Right to information
If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the controller, then he is obliged to communicate to all the recipients to whom your personal data was disclosed this correction or deletion of data or restriction of processing, unless it proves to be impossible or associated with disproportionate expense. You are also entitled to obtain information about the recipients from the controller.
11.6Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the controller, in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format. Apart from this, you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without any obstacle from the controller to whom you had provided the personal data, insofar as
(1)the processing is based on a consent as per Art. 6 Para 1 letter a GDPR or Art. 9 Para 2 letter a GDPR or based on a contract as per Art. 6 Para 1 letter b GDPR and
(2)the processing takes place with the help of an automated process.
While exercising this right, you also have the right to effect that the personal data concerning you is transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as it is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons should not be impaired by this.
The right to data transferability is not applicable for a processing of personal data which is required for performing a task that lies in the public interest or which takes place in exercise of public authority, which was transferred to the controller.
11.7Right to object
You have the right to file an objection for reasons which result from your particular situation, against the processing of personal data concerning you at any time, which takes place based on Art. 6 Para. 1 letter e or f GDPR; this is also applicable for a profiling based on these regulations. The controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless he can establish the compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedom or the processing is used for the assertion, exercise and defence of legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you is processed to carry out direct advertising, then you are entitled to file an objection anytime against the processing of the personal data concerning you for such advertisement; this is also applicable for profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertisement.
If you revoke the processing for direct advertising, then the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for this purpose.
You have the option of exercising the right to objection with the help of an automated process, in which the technical specifications are used, in connection with the use of services of the information company – irrespective of guideline 2002/58/EG.
11.8Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration
You are entitled to revoke the data protection consent declaration at any time. By revoking the consent, the legality of the processing that took place on the basis of the consent till the revocation is not affected.
11.9Automated decision in an individual case including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on an automated processing – including profiling – which has a legal effect on you or hampers you considerably in a similar way. This is not applicable, if the decision
(1)is required for conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between you and the controller
(2)based on legal regulations of the Union or of the member states, to which controller is subject, is permissible and these legal regulations include appropriate measures for safeguarding your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests or
(3)takes place with your explicit consent.
However, these decisions should not be based on special categories of personal data as per Art. 9 Para 1 GDPR, insofar Art. 9 Para. 2 letter a or g is not applicable and appropriate measures were undertaken for the protection of rights and freedoms and also your legitimate interests.
Regarding the cases mentioned in (1) and (3), the controller takes appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and also your legitimate interests, which include the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, the right to present one’s own point of view and the right to challenge the decision.
11.10Right to appeal to a supervisory authority
Irrespective of other administrative or judicial legal remedies, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority particularly in the member state of your residence, your work place or at the location of the supposed breach, if you believe the processing of the personal data concerning you has breached the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the appeal was submitted informs the plaintiff about the status and the results of the appeal including the option of legal remedy as per Art. 78 GDPR.
The responsible supervisory authority in data protection matters is the data protection officer of the Federal State in which our enterprise is located. A list of data protection officers and their contact data is available at the following link:
The author reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect,will therefore be rejected. All offers are not-binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement.
2. Referrals and links
The author is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from his pages - unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site fromviewing those pages. If any damage occurs by the use of information presented there, only the author of the respective pages might be liable, not the one who has linked to these pages. Furthermore the author is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guestbooks or mailinglists provided on his page.
The author intended not to use any copyrighted material for the publication or, if not possible, to indicatethe copyright of the respective object. The copyright for any material created by the author is reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author's agreement.
If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted - if and so far technically possible and reasonable - without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymized data or an alias. The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited, offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished.
5. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.