Data Privacy Statement

Hydropower Evolutions GmbH (HE) attaches great importance to the protection of personal data and is committed to protecting the data of people who visit our website. HE, Luitpoldstraße 27, 84034 Landshut, processes personal data collected during visits to our website in accordance with the laws on data protection and data security of the Federal Republic of Germany and is the data controller in this respect. This privacy policy tells you how HE handles information that is collected during your visit to our website.

Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data is all information about your identity, such as your name, your e-mail address or your postal address. Unless you have agreed otherwise with HE, we only collects simple personal data that is necessary for our business relationship, such as your name, job title, address, telephone number, e-mail address and other contact details. Such data is only collected if you make it available to HE, e.g. if you order information material and use a contact form for this purpose or request this via e-mail, subscribe to an e-mail information service, apply for a job online via our applicant portal or participate in a survey or competition. HE only collects this data directly from you and not from other third parties. In this respect, the legal basis for the processing arises from Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Use and disclosure of personal data

HE will use your personal data to respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access to special information or offers you have requested from us. For example, if you fill out an online contact form, HE will use this information to contact you regarding your interest in the Services. In this respect, the legal basis for the processing arises from Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.

HE may also use personal data of its customers and data of participants for marketing purposes, if necessary, insofar as they have expressly consented to this in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. In this case, HE will use the information you provide to contact you to discuss your interest in the Services and to send you information about the company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, such as promotions or events. For this purpose it may also be necessary for HE to pass on your data to group companies or external service providers within the scope of commissioned data processing. For example, HE may need to share customer information for customer relationship management purposes.

If you have agreed to the processing of your personal data, you can revoke this agreement at any time with effect for the future. Revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent.

HE will not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties or pass it on for their advertising purposes. Insofar as you have expressly consented to this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR, HE shall pass on your data to its subsidiaries and partner companies so that they can contact you directly. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until revocation.

HE will only process your data within the European Union. Data transfers to third countries arise only in the context of the administration of IT systems in accordance with the rules on commissioned processing and only to the extent that a) the transfer is in principle permissible and b) the specific conditions for a transfer to a third country are met, in particular the data importer guarantees an adequate level of data protection in accordance with the EU standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors in the context of commissioned processing in third countries.

Duration of storage

HE will only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to provide the services or information you have requested and for the duration of our business relationship. In addition, we only store your data to the extent necessary to comply with statutory retention obligations or for the duration of legal disputes in order to protect our legitimate interests. We will delete your data immediately if they are no longer needed for the purposes mentioned.

Automatically collected data

When you access the HE website, general information is collected automatically (i.e. not through registration). The following data is saved automatically:

  • The abbreviated and thus anonymized IP address. The reduction rules out any possibility of reference to a person.
  • The website you last visited (referrer).
  • The web pages you have visited in the HE offer.
  • The names of the retrieved files.
  • The date and time of the retrieval.
  • The operating system and browser version of your PC.

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

So-called session cookies are used on the website hydropower-evolutions.com and all its sub-domains in order to offer users greater convenience. For example, visitors to the HE websites can continue an order for brochures that has been started even after switching to another page without having to re-enter their own data. A session cookie is also used for web analysis. At no time is personal data stored in a cookie. 

A list of cookies set on our website and its subdomains is provided under 'Privacy Settings' in the footer of the website hydropower-evolutions.com.

Primarily, you can prevent the setting of cookies for statistical and/or marketing purposes in our cookie banner from the outset by not giving your consent to the setting of these cookies. Moreover, most browsers are preset to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. Users who do not accept cookies may not be able to access certain areas of our websites.

Cookie Consent with Usercentrics

This website uses the cookie consent technology of Usercentrics to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device or for the use of specific technologies, and to document the former in a data protection compliant manner. The party offering this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 München, Germany, website: https://usercentrics.com (hereinafter referred to as "Usercentrics").

Whenever you visit our website, the following personal data will be transferred to Usercentrics:

Your declaration(s) of consent or your revocation of your declaration(s) of consent

  • Your IP address
  • Information about your browser
  • Information about your device
  • The date and time you visited our website

Moreover, Usercentrics shall store a cookie in your browser to be able to allocate your declaration(s) of consent or any revocations of the former. The data that are recorded in this manner shall be stored until you ask us to eradicate them, delete the Usercentrics cookie or until the purpose for archiving the data no longer exists. This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal retention periods.

Usercentrics uses cookies to obtain the declarations of consent mandated by law. The legal basis for the use of specific technologies is Art. 6 Sect. 1 Sentence 1 lit. c GDPR.

Contract data processing agreement

HE has executed a Contract Data Processing Agreement with Usercentrics. This is an Agreement mandated by data privacy protection legislation that warrants that Usercentrics processes all personal data of our website visitors exclusively in compliance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Security

HE takes precautions to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. The legal data protection regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany are naturally observed.

Children

HE strongly advises all parents and guardians to teach their children safe and responsible handling of personal data on the Internet. Children, including persons under 16 years of age, may not transmit any personal data to the HE website without the consent of their parents or guardian! HE will not knowingly collect personal data from children, use it in any way or disclose it to third parties without permission.

Links to other websites

This declaration on data protection applies to the HE website at hydropower-evolutions.com. Please inform yourself separately about the data protection information for Internet pages of HE. The web pages in this presentation may contain links to other providers within and outside the Uniper Group, to which the data protection declaration does not extend. When you leave HE's website, we recommend that you carefully read the privacy policy of any website that collects personal information.

Integration of social networks

On the website hydropower-evolutions.com we integrate the content of our official channels on YouTube at various points. For the companies that operate these social networks (YouTube LLC), it is thus possible to determine which content you have visited on hydropower-evolutions.com. In particular, if you are also logged in to one of the listed sites with your personal profile, the social network operators may assign the information to your account.

In order to prevent the operators of the above-mentioned social networks from collecting the above-mentioned data through your visit to our website, please log out of the respective social network before visiting our site and delete any cookies that may be present. In order to prevent YouTube from generally accessing your data on our and other websites, you can connect social plug-ins through an add-on for your browser (e.g. Disconnect).

Your rights

You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about your personal data stored by us, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete and transfer this data.

FURTHERMORE, YOU MAY OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION, IF THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 (1).LIT. E) OR LIT. F) GDPR TAKES PLACE.

If you have agreed to the processing of your personal data, you can revoke this agreement at any time with effect for the future. Revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent.

You can request a copy of the data we have stored about you. HE reserves the right to charge you a small fee for this if you exercise this right disproportionately often. If you wish to transfer your data to another responsible party, HE will provide you with the data you transferred to HE in a machine-readable format free of charge.

In order to exercise your above mentioned rights, please send us, Hydropower Evolutions GmbH as the responsible body, a description of the data concerned and indicate your name, customer number and your birthday. HE may require you to provide further proof of your identity to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. The legal basis for the collection of the aforementioned data is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c) GDPR. The contact details are:

Hydropower Evolutions GbmH
Luitpoldstraße 27
84034 Landshut
info@hydropower-evolutions.com.

If you have any questions or complaints regarding the processing of your personal data, please also contact us using the above-mentioned contact details. You can contact the data protection officer at the e-mail address dataprotection@uniper.energy or at the address:

Uniper SE
- for the attention of the Data Protection Officer -
Holzstraße 6
40221 Düsseldorf

If you are of the opinion that we do not comply with the legal provisions when processing your data or that your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact the data protection supervisory authority responsible for your country in accordance with Art. 77 (1) GDPR.

Notification of changes

This privacy statement was last updated in March 2020. If this privacy policy is changed, the change will be noted in this privacy policy, on the homepage and in other appropriate places.