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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.

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 Ak­tienge­sell­schaft
Wal­ter-Sim­mer-Str. 4
A-5310 Mond­see

EY Law – Pelz­mann Gall Größ Recht­sanwälte GmbH
RA (RAK München) Dr. Er­mano Geuer
RAA Mag. Alex­an­der Woll­mann
Wa­gramer Straße 19/33
1220 Vi­en­na, Aus­tria
Email: daten­

You can al­ways file a com­plaint with the re­spon­si­ble su­per­vi­so­ry au­thor­i­ty. In Aus­tria this is the Daten­schutzbehörde.


3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

7.1 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.