Privacy Policy

Responsible for data processing:

aqua & waste International GmbH
Mengendamm 16-d
30177 Hannover
​​​​​​​Deutschland
info@aquawaste.de

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. In the following, we provide you with detailed information on how we handle your data.

User data and hosting

You can visit our websites without providing any personal information. Each time you access a website, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file, which contains, for example, the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of the access, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the access. This access data is evaluated solely for the purpose of ensuring trouble-free operation of the site and improving our services. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in the correct presentation of our offer, which are overriding in the context of a balancing of interests, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. All access data is deleted no later than seven days after your visit to our website.

The services for hosting and displaying the website are partly provided by our service providers as part of processing on our behalf. Unless otherwise stated in this privacy policy, all access data and all data collected in forms provided for this purpose on this website are processed on their servers. If you have any questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this data protection declaration. Our service providers are located in the USA. The European Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the USA. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

Content Delivery Network

For the purpose of a shorter loading time, we use a so-called Content Delivery Network (“CDN”) for some offers. With this service, content, e.g., large media files, are delivered via regionally distributed servers of external CDN service providers. Therefore, access data is processed on the servers of the service providers. Our service providers work for us within the framework of order processing. If you have any questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this privacy policy. Our service providers are located in the USA. The European Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the USA. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

Data processing for contacting us

We collect personal data if you voluntarily provide it when contacting us (e.g., via contact form or e-mail). Mandatory fields are marked as such, as we require the data in these cases to process your contact and you cannot send the contact without providing it. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data you provide to process your enquiries in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO. After complete processing of your customer enquiry, your data will be deleted unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO or we reserve the right to use the data in a way that goes beyond this and is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

Cookies and other technologies

General information

In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use technologies on various pages, including so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your terminal device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e., after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies).

We use such technologies that are absolutely necessary for the use of certain functions of our website (e.g., preference settings of the website). Through these technologies, IP address, time of visit, device and browser information as well as information about your use of our website (e.g., information about your preferences) are collected and processed. Within the framework of a balancing of interests, this serves overriding legitimate interests in an optimised presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

In addition, we use technologies to fulfil the legal obligations to which we are subject (e.g., to be able to prove consent to the processing of your personal data) as well as for web analysis and online marketing. Further information on this, including the respective legal basis for the data processing, can be found in the following sections of this privacy policy.

You can find the cookie settings for your browser at the following links: Microsoft Edge™ / Safari™ / Chrome™ / Firefox™ / Opera™. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

More about cookies here.

Use of the GDPR Cookie Consent Manager Tool to manage consents

We use the GDPR Cookie Consent Manager Tool on our website to inform you about the cookies and other technologies we use on our website and to obtain, manage and document any consent you may need to have your personal data processed by these technologies. This is necessary in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c of the GDPR to comply with our legal obligation under Article 7 (1) of the GDPR to be able to demonstrate your consent to the processing of your personal data to which we are subject. The GDPR Cookie Consent Manager Tool is provided by Mozilor Limited (WebToffee), 10 Paxton Crescent, Shenley Lodge, Milton Keynes, MK5 7PY, United Kingdom. After you submit your cookie declaration on our website, WebToffee’s web server stores your IP address, date and time, your declaration, browser information, language and URL from which the declaration was sent, as well as information about your consent behaviour. In addition, a cookie is used that contains the information about your consent behaviour. Your data will be deleted after 365 days, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

Use of cookies and other technologies for we analysis and advertising purposes

As far as you have given your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we use the following cookies and other technologies from third party providers on our website. After the end of the purpose and the end of the use of the respective technology by us, the data collected in this context will be deleted. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Further information on your revocation options can be found in the section “Cookies and other technologies”. Further information including the basis of our cooperation with the individual providers can be found under the individual technologies. If you have any questions about the providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this data protection declaration.

Use os Google services

We use the technologies of Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”), as described below. The information automatically collected by Google technologies about your use of our website is generally transmitted to a server of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and stored there. There is no adequacy decision of the European Commission for the USA. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection rules of the European Commission. If your IP address is collected via Google technologies, it will be shortened by activating IP anonymisation before being stored on Google servers. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server and shortened there. Unless otherwise stated for the individual technologies, the data processing is based on an agreement concluded for the respective technology between jointly responsible parties in accordance with Art. 26 DSGVO. Further information on data processing by Google can be found in Google’s privacy policy.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of website analysis, Google Analytics automatically collects and stores data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information as well as information on your use of our website), from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Your IP address will not be merged with other Google data. Data processing is carried out on the basis of an agreement on commissioned processing by Google.

Contact options and your rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights:

  • Pursuant to Art. 15 DSGVO, the right to request information about your personal data processed by us to the extent specified therein;
  • Pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, the right to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, the right to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless further processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression.
    • for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;
    • for the fulfilment of a legal obligation;
    • for reasons of public interest or
    • the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as
    • the accuracy of the data is disputed by you;
    • the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it;
    • we no longer need the data, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
    • you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • Pursuant to Article 20 of the GDPR, the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller;
  • in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR, the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters.

If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, correction, restriction or deletion of data, as well as revocation of consent given or objection to a specific use of data, please contact us directly using the contact details in our imprint.

Right of objection

Insofar as we process personal data as explained above in order to protect our legitimate interests, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is carried out for direct marketing purposes, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. If the processing is carried out for other purposes, you only have the right to object if there are grounds arising from your particular situation. After you have exercised your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims. This does not apply if the processing is carried out for direct marketing purposes. In that case, we will not further process your personal data for this purpose.