Data Privacy Statement

Protecting personal data is an important concern for Hydropower Evolutions GmbH (HE).

HE processes personal data collected when visiting our webpages in accordance with the Federal Republic of Germany's legislation regarding data privacy and data security. This Data Privacy Statement provides you with information on how HE uses data collected during your visit to the HE website.

Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data is information that identifies you, such as your name, e-mail address or postal address. Data of this nature will only be saved if you make it available to HE, e.g. when ordering informational materials, subscribing to e-mail newsletters, applying to a job online or taking part in a survey.

Use and transmission of personal data

In general, HE uses your personal data to answer your queries, process your orders or provide you with access to special offers or information. In order to do this, it may be necessary for HE to pass on your data to other group companies or external service providers for further data processing. HE will not sell your personal data to a third party or otherwise make personal data available for sale.

Data transmission to third countries will only occur within the framework of administration of IT systems and only insofar as a) the data transmission is fundamentally permissible and b) the specific requisites for transfer to a third country have been met; in particular, the data importer must guarantee an acceptable level of data protection in accordance with EU standard contractual clauses for the transmission of personal data to order processing organisations in third countries. The provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act constitute the basis for this.

Freedom of choice

You control the information you provide to HE. If you choose not to transfer any information, then you may be unable to access some areas of the HE website. Users of the service for press releases and newsletters can unsubscribe from these communication services at any time; your data will be deleted immediately in this case. If your personal information changes you can also notify HE via email to info@hydropower-evolutions in order to correct or update this information.

Automatically collected data

When you access the HE website, general information is collected automatically (i.e. without a registration process) that cannot be correlated a single person. Automatic recording occurs via:

  • Truncated, and therefore anonymized, IP address. Truncation bars the possibility of correlation to an individual person,
  • The last website you visited (referrer),
  • The pages you have visited on the HE website,
  • The names of accessed files,
  • The date and time of access,
  • Your PC's operating system and browser version

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Please note, that we added the code „anonymizeIp“ in Google Analytics to ensure that IP addresses are stored anonymously (so called IP masking).

Cookies

The website www.hydropower-evolutions.com uses co-called session cookies to offer users more comfort. For example, session-cookies make it possible for visitors to HE websites to complete a brochure request without having to re-enter their own data even after interrupting the process by visiting another page. There is also a session cookie used for web analytics.

At no time does a cookie record personal data. The website will remain entirely usable even if your browser does not accept cookies.

Security

HE undertakes precautionary measures to protect your data from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. In doing so, HE does, of course, comply with all of the Federal Republic of Germany's data privacy requirements.

Minors

HE strongly advises all parents and guardians to teach their children safe and responsible handling of personal data on the Internet. Minors should not transmit any personal data to HE's website without the permission of their parents or guardians! HE assures that it will never knowingly collect personal data from minors nor use it in any way or disclose it to third parties without authorization.

Links to other websites

This Data Privacy Declaration applies to HE's website at www.hydropower-evolutions.com. For further information about the specific data protection measures implemented by other HE companies, please refer to the individual company websites. The pages on this website may contain links to other providers within and outside of HE not covered by this Data Privacy Statement. When you leave HE's website, it is recommended to carefully read the data protection guidelines of every website that collects personal data.

Right to information

If you have questions concerning how your personal data is processed, please feel free to contact us via info@hydropower-evolutions.com. Upon request, you will be informed - in writing and pursuant to applicable legislation - which of your personal data, if any, HE has collected via its webpages.

Notification of changes

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted to this Data Privacy Statement, the websites, and any other locations we deem appropriate.