Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is very important to voestalpine Böhler Welding Group GmbH, Peter-Müller-Straße 14-14a, D-40468 Düsseldorf (hereinafter “we” and “us”) and its subsidiaries (together “voestalpine Böhler Welding”). voestalpine Böhler Welding observes the applicable legal regulations for the protection, proper handling, and confidentiality of personal data, especially the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Austrian Telecommunications Act (TKG).
This data protection policy explains the nature, scope, and purpose of us collecting and using your personal data when you visit and use our website www.voestalpine.com/welding (Corporate Website).
There is also a separate general data protection policy for business partners of voestalpine Böhler Welding.
Personal data is any information relating to the data subject (natural person), who can be identified, directly or indirectly (e.g. name, e-mail address, or IP address).
When you contact us by e-mail, phone, or fax, we will process the personal data you submit (e-mail, name, phone number, fax number, your inquiry, associated documents) for the purpose of handling your inquiry.
When visiting our website for the first time, visitors can decide whether to accept all cookies or to assign individual settings for each cookie. You can also alter these settings at a later date here.
Legal basis, storage periods
Data processing takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) (consent) and/or (f) (legitimate interest) GDPR.
The processed personal data is used for statistical analysis and for the purpose of operating, safeguarding, and optimizing the website (legitimate interest). Any other use of your personal data (e.g. sending of newsletters) only takes place with your consent.
Unless explicitly indicated otherwise at the time of the collection of your personal data (e.g. in a declaration of consent), your personal data will be erased (or anonymized) if the retention of the personal data is no longer necessary to fulfill the purposes for which they were collected and if no statutory retention obligations (such as tax or commercial law) require us to further retain the data.
Transfer and disclosure of personal data
Without your consent, we will not transfer your personal data collected based on your website use to third parties unless it is required to perform our duties or required by law/authorities.
voestalpine Böhler Welding engages processors (service providers) to process personal data (within the scope of an IT support contract, for example). These processors are contractually bound to comply with the applicable data protection regulations.
This website uses plug-ins/functions of the social networks Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. These are deactivated by default for data protection reasons. You have to explicitly activate them to use them. Before activating them, please note the following information about the individual providers:
This website uses social plug-ins from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. After the plug-in is activated, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you (and your IP address) visited our website. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into our Facebook account, you can link the contents of our site directly to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our site with your user account. Note that we, as the site provider, do not receive any information about the content of the transferred data or its use by Facebook. For more information, see Facebook’s data policy at http://facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log off your Facebook account.
In addition, we use Youtube to embed videos in our website. This is a service of Youtube LLC, a subsidiary of Google Irland Limited.
The Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you gave as +1 content as well as information about the page that you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1s together with your profile name and photo can appear in Google services, such as in search results, in your Google profile or elsewhere on websites and ads.
Your rights, contact details
Generally, you have the right of access, the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability, and the right to object. If processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. Finally, you are entitled to file a complaint with a supervisory authority.
For any questions related to data privacy and asserting the rights listed above, please contact the voestalpine Böhler Welding data protection organization at Datenschutz_BWG@voestalpine.com.
This data protection policy will be revised from time to time.