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Dataprotection

On this page, you will find information on how we process your personal data when you access this website.

1. Name and address of the data controller

This website is operated by HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft (hereinafter also referred to as “HOCHTIEF” or “we”), which is also solely responsible for any data processing procedures associated with the website access, unless otherwise stated herein below.

You may contact us as follows:

Alfredstraße 236
45133 Essen, Germany.
Tel.: +49 201 824-0
Fax: +49 201 824-2777
E-mail: info@hochtief.de

2. Contact information of the Data Protection Officer

You may reach our data protection officer at datenschutz@hochtief.de.

3. Website access

Every access of our website inevitably involves the collection of specific, predominantly certain technical information, which may, however, be classified as personal data by the courts. This includes IP address, device identification, browser features, operating system details, language settings, referring URLs, duration of website access, and pages displayed.

When using this information, we do not collect any identifiable information about you. This information is required, however, to correctly deliver the contents of our website and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information required for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack.

Additional statistical analyses of these data may only take place after any personal reference has been removed.

Our authorization for the aforementioned data processing arises on the one hand from our legitimate interests in operating an Internet presence (Art. 6(1) (f)) General Data Protection Regulation). With regard to the use of data to provide information to law enforcement authorities, our authorization is based on our obligation to provide information to law enforcement authorities in the event of a cyber-attack (Art. 6(1) (c) General Data Protection Regulation).

Data transfer to other recipients will only occur to our hosting service provider, which hosts the website on our behalf.

We intend to retain the aforementioned personal data for a period of 7 days and to erase them afterwards.

A transfer to third countries outside the European Economic Area is not intended.

4. Contact form

We are offering you a contact form to get in touch with us on a voluntary basis. Use of the contact form is not required for the use of our remaining website. If you use our contact form, we will collect your name, your address, your e-mail address, and the contents of the message. We use this information to verify whether the request is authentic and to respond to your request. By processing the data, we pursue the legitimate interests to respond to your inquiries and any follow-up questions (Art. 6(1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation). In addition, we are obligated to retain data in accordance under commercial and tax law provisions (Art. 6(1) (c) General Data Protection Regulation).

The data are transferred to our hosting service provider, which hosts the website on our behalf, the web admin, internal contacts (such as Press Department, Investor Relations, etc.), and contacts in the operative units (e.g., Sales or Branch Management).

We intend to keep the aforementioned data for a period of 10 years and to erase them afterwards.

A transfer to third countries outside the European Economic Area is not intended unless the request relates to participation in specific projects in America or the Asia-Pacific region; in this event, the requests will be forwarded to the relevant HOCHTIEF subsidiary with your consent.

5. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via a web browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a “cookie ID.” A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific web browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the accessed websites and servers to distinguish your individual browser from other web browsers that contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.

The use of cookies serves our legitimate interests in ensuring the functionality of the website and to keep the visit consistent, i.e., to receive information during a session and to carry out statistical analyses (Art. 6(1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation).

Recipients of the data are the web administrator, the hosting service provider that we use, as well as external programmers, who each work on our behalf. Personal data from the cookies will not be transmitted to other recipients.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of your web browser and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. In addition, cookies that have already been set may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs. This feature is available in all common web browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in your web browser, however, not all functions of our website may be fully usable under certain circumstances.

We intend to erase the aforementioned data after the end of the respective browser session.

A transfer to third countries outside the European Economic Area is not intended.

6. EQS

We have integrated components from EQS Group AG on this website. EQS is a plugin that allows you to display stock prices on our website. The purpose of the integration is our legitimate interest in being able to present you stock exchange data of our company on our website (Art. 6(1) (f) Basic Data Protection Regulation).

EQS is operated by EQS Group AG, Karlstrasse 47, D-80333 Munich.

Each time you access a single page on which a EQS component is integrated, the web browser on your computer is automatically prompted to download a representation of the corresponding EQS component. Additional information on EQS is available at https://www.eqs.com/footer/legals/data-protection/. As part of this technical process, Investis will obtain information about which specific subpage of our website you are visiting.

You may also prevent the establishing of an automatic connection at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the web browser that you are using; you will then still be able to use our site, although without the stock exchange plugin.

We do not store any personal data as part of our use of EQS.

Personal data will not be transmitted to other recipients.

7. Online job application portal

We are using an online job application portal operated on our behalf by Lumesse Ltd., UK (hereinafter referred to as “Lumesse”). In the context of the online application portal, we collect personal data of applicants (last name, first name, address data, telephone number, e-mail address) and the qualifications of the applicants.

We use the data for the purposes of deciding on the conclusion of employment contracts (Section 26(1) sentence 1 Federal Data Protection Act and Art. 6(1) (b) General Data Protection Regulation). By processing your data, we are also pursuing the legitimate interests in processing and responding to your application (Art. 6(1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation). In addition, we are obligated to retain data in accordance under commercial and tax law provisions (Art. 6(1) (c) General Data Protection Regulation).

The data are processed by employees of our HR department and by Lumesse on our behalf. Dissemination to other recipients or a transfer to third countries outside the European Economic Area is not intended.

We regularly erase the data within 6 months after rejection or completion of the application process.

The use of the online application portal is voluntary. You may also apply by other means (e.g., by postal mail).

8. etracker

We are using the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg (hereinafter referred to as “etracker”) to analyze usage data (device identification, browser features, operating system details, language settings, referring URLs, duration of visits, pages displayed). In this process, cookies are used that enable a statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of use-related content or advertising. Cookies are explained in more detail in item 6. etracker cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.

The data generated with etracker are processed and stored by etracker on behalf of HOCHTIEF exclusively in Germany and are thus subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently audited, certified, and awarded the Privacy Seal.

The data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in optimizing our online offering and our website (Art. 6(1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation). Since the privacy of our visitors is particularly important to us, the IP address at etracker is anonymized as early as possible, and login or device IDs at etracker are converted into a unique key that is not assigned to a person. The data are processed exclusively by our web administration and etracker. There will be no other use, combination with other data, or dissemination to third parties.

You may object to the aforementioned data processing at any time by clicking  here, as far as the processing of personal data is concerned. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.

Additional information on data privacy at etracker is available  here.

9. Your rights

In accordance with the provisions of Articles 15-20 General Data Protection Regulation, you are entitled to request information from us about the personal data stored about you. In addition, you are entitled to request rectification, erasure, or restriction of the processing of the personal data stored about you.

With respect to the processing of your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests, you are entitled to object to the processing of your personal data at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation (Art. 21 General Data Protection Regulation).

In addition, you are entitled to file a complaint with the supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates applicable data protection law.

1. Provision of general data and information

HOCHTIEF makes every effort to ensure that the information and data contained on this website are correct. HOCHTIEF reserves the right to modify or supplement the information or data provided without prior notice.

2. Contractual relations

HOCHTIEF enables users of its websites to also access the websites of partner enterprises. The HOCHTIEF websites therefore contain hyperlinks to the websites of third-party service providers. Users of HOCHTIEF websites enter into a contractual relationship with the respective service provider through the use of its services. The corresponding terms and conditions of this service provider are then applicable. The legal and textual responsibility for the services offered on the pages of the partner enterprises lies solely with the respective partner enterprise whose website can be called up via the hochtief.com homepage.

If the services of a service provider are used, contractual relationships are formed exclusively between the respective partner enterprise and the user according to the terms applicable for this contractual relationship.

3. Liability

The information which we provide to you on the HOCHTIEF websites has been collated with the greatest possible care and is updated on an ongoing basis. Despite our best efforts, however, the absence of errors cannot be guaranteed. No liability shall be accepted nor any guarantee given with regard to the currency, correctness or completeness of the information and data provided.

Despite every effort to monitor content, we accept no liability for the content of external links. The operators of such linked pages are exclusively responsible for their content. Moreover HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft accepts no responsibility for the data protection measures taken by the operator of such websites.

4. Copyright

The content of the HOCHTIEF websites is protected by copyright. The copying, dissemination, storage, reproduction and transmission of all information or data, particularly the use of texts, parts of texts or images, or other works published on the websites, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft. The texts and images in the "Press" area which are provided expressly for distribution are exempted.

5. Applicable law

All information or data, their use, the log-in to the HOCHTIEF websites as well as any associated action, inaction or omission are subject exclusively to German law. The place of jurisdiction is Essen.

 

HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft 2020, Essen