Thank you for visiting the Bilfinger SE (hereinafter Bilfinger) website. Bilfinger takes the protection of your right to privacy very seriously. Below, we wish to inform about the data, which is compiled and used when you visit our site, to what extent this occurs and for which purposes.
Web server logs
In general, you can visit our site without divulging personal information to us.
However, the server that hosts our site (hereinafter "web server") automatically compiles information from you, which are technically required in order to provide you access to our site. The web server automatically gathers certain information such as
- parts of your IP address,
- the date and time of your visit,
- the sub-pages you have visited,
- pages you had visited previously,
- the browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer),
- the operating system you are using (e.g. Windows 7),
- the domain name and the address of your internet provider (e.g. 1&1).
Prevention and/or monitoring of cookies
There are various methods of blocking, showing and removing cookies stored on your computer. It depends on which browser you are using. If you have any difficulties we recommend that you consult the individual manufacturer of the browser.
We wish to advise you that in case of amended browser settings it is possible that you will not be able to fully use all the functions of this web page.
Collection, processing, use and transmission of personal data
We only collect data (except in the context of web server logs) from you if you give us your personal permission to use it for one of the services we offer (e.g. ordering informational material, inquiries). This data is exclusively processed and/or used for implementing the respective service. Where necessary for your inquiry, your data may also be forwarded to Group companies. Where necessary, service providers may also be commissioned by us to perform the service requested (e.g. for the sending of informational material). Your personal data will not be sent to any other third parties.
Users of Internet Explorer: Please deactivate Matomo here.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter we ask you to provide your email address. Before we send you the newsletter you will receive an email notification with a link. Only by clicking on this link, confirming that you actually wish to receive the newsletter will you be included in our distribution list. This ensures that nobody other than you can use your email address for subscription to a newsletter (so-called double opt in procedure). Your personal data will be used and stored only for the purpose of providing you with the newsletter.
International data transfer
The processing of data generated by our web page takes place on servers in European Union states or the European Economic Area (EU/EEA).
Links to other web pages
In certain parts of our web page, we have links to other web pages (e.g. web pages of other companies in the Bilfinger Group) or we offer the possibility to share content via so-called share buttons. Please note that the data protection declaration described here does not apply for these other web pages. We ask that you visit these sites directly to obtain information about the data protection, security, collection of data and the provisions for the forwarding of data. Bilfinger is not liable for measures taken by these web pages or for their content.
Please be advised that data is transmitted unsecured via the Internet and the danger thereby exists that third parties could intercept and use the data. You can also contact us at any time by post or telephone.
We have integrated functions of the social media platform Twitter into this website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. While you use Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. During this process, data are transferred to Twitter as well. We must point out, that we, the providers of the website and its pages do not know anything about the content of the data transferred and the use of this information by Twitter. For more details, please consult Twitter’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://twitter.com/en/privacy.
The use of Twitter plug-ins is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media. If a respective declaration of consent has been obtained, the data shall be processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. This declaration of consent may be revoked at any time.
You have the option to reset your data protection settings on Twitter under the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
YouTube with expanded data protection integration
Our website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about our website's visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay on your device until you delete them.
Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
Google Web Fonts (local embedding)
This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction with this application.
For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
Provided the legal conditions are met, under the GDPR you have the following rights:
- Right to be forgotten: You have the right to be forgotten and your personal data to be removed from our records.
- Right to access: You have the right to be informed about how your personal data is being used by us.
- Right to rectification: You have the right to have errors in your personal data to be corrected.
- Right to restrict: You have the right to restrict the use of your personal data for any specific type of processing.
- Right to objection: You have the right to object to the use of your personal data for any purpose proposed by us, if you believe that you have an overriding interest in excluding the processing of your personal data.
- Right to revoke: You have the right to revoke consent for the processing of your personal data.
- Right to appeal: You have the right to appeal to a data protection authority if you suspect that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR.
- Right to portability: You have the right to obtain your personal data, which you have directly provided to us and use it for other parties.
If you wish to exercise your rights please contact us using the contact information above and we will respond within a reasonable time. Please note that we may be required to retain certain information by law and/or for own legitimate business purposes.
Status: May 2018
We point out that in future due to legal requirements, for example, this declaration may be subject to change. Please ensure that you stay regularly informed of the current stat