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1 Collecting and processing personal data

Personal data are collected only if you provide such data yourself, i.e. for the purpose of carrying out or initiating a contract, for having information sent to you, if such data are supplied in connection with a survey or if you have given your explicit consent to their collection and processing. Data supplied to us via our website are stored, processed and used exclusively for the purpose of initiating or processing a contract or handling your inquiries. Beyond that, your data will only be processed or used for consultation, advertising, marketing research or opinion polls with your consent.

2 Utilization and forwarding of collected data

If it is necessary to forward your data to other Group companies for the above-mentioned purposes, your data can be passed on to them. Beyond that, your data will not be passed on. Your data will not be sold, rented out or made available to third parties in any other way. Personal data are only transferred to government agencies or authorities if this is necessary for compliance with mandatory national statutory provisions.

3 Required cookies

Some sections of our website require the use of cookies. These cookies contain information that enables you to make use of our website (technical cookies). You can also view our website without the use of cookies. If you do not want these cookies to be saved on your computer, you can disable the corresponding option in the system settings of your browser. Saved cookies can be deleted at any time in the system settings of your browser. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to make use of all our services.

4 Security

Voith employs technical and organizational security measures in order to protect any personal data administrated by us against accidental or intentional manipulations, loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously upgraded in line with technological progress.

5 Rights of data subjects

Upon request we will inform you in writing of whether we are storing any of your personal data and, if so, which data these are. If the information stored by us is incorrect, despite our efforts to maintain accurate and up-to-date data, we will correct it upon your request. You may also request your data to be deleted or handed over and any consent you may have given for your personal data to be processed may be revoked at any time with effect for the future. You also have the general right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. We would however ask you, if possible, to contact Voith's compliance organization (http://voith.com/corp-de/ueber-voith/compliance.html) or the company's Data Protection Officer (Email: Frank.Schaible@voith.com, Telephone: +49 7321 37-6097) to clarify the matter directly with us first. Our Data Protection Officer is always open to hearing suggestions on how we can improve our data protection standards.

6 Web analysis / performance cookies

In order to optimize our website for the needs of our visitors, Voith uses AT Internet, Google Analytics and etracker for analysis and evaluation. This ensures data anonymity, meaning that it is not possible to associate these data with a particular individual. Stored information is used only to create statistical reports about website use.

Voith is tracking the following in particular:

  • website performance
  • visitor count
  • usage of high-interest pages
  • campaigns
  • local origin of online users

Our tracking solution uses cookies, which make it possible to analyze the way in which you use the website you visit. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is generally transmitted to one of Google’s servers, where it is stored. Your IP address is shortened to the last octet before the information is stored (IP masking). You can change your browser settings to prevent cookies being stored. However, the overall user experience of our website and its functions could be limited by doing so.

In regards to Google Analytics, you can prevent the data that the cookies generate about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being compiled and processed by downloading and installing the browser plug-in by clicking on the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data protection can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. Please note that on the Voith website, the Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-masking).

In the same way, you can object to the storage of cookies by etracker. Please use the following link for this purpose: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb.

7 Further Information

Voith offers you the option to recommend parts of this homepage via various external social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Clicking on the associated button sends the Internet address of the page on which the button was clicked to the operator of the social media website. Additional data are not transmitted by Voith. The operator of the external social media site may collect additional data about you (e.g. set cookies or request that you log in), so please read the data protection statement of the respective provider in this regard.

If you have any further queries or suggestions regarding data protection at Voith, please do not hesitate to send your inquiries or ideas by letter or by email to the Data Protection Officer at Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA Heidenheim.

8 Contact

Frank Schaible

Data Protection Officer

Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA St. Pöltener Straße 43 89522 Heidenheim/Germany

 

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