Unless they have permission from their parents or guardians, children should not submit personal details to RWE websites. RWE recommends that all parents/guardians instruct their children about how to deal safely and responsibly with personal details on the Internet. In any case, RWE will not deliberately collect personal details of children or in any way use or disclose such information to third parties without authorisation.
RWE has procedures in place to guarantee the security of your personal data. All efforts are made to protect your data against loss, destruction, forgery, manipulation, unauthorised access and unauthorised disclosure.
Links to other websites
RWE websites contain links to other websites. As the provider of our websites, we are solely responsible for the content of our own online presence. Our own content must be distinguished from content created by other providers, for which we cannot assume responsibility or ownership. We have no control over whether the linked website operators comply with the relevant privacy regulations. This Privacy Information therefore does not apply to websites of other providers, even if you view them via links on our website. Your attention is drawn to the privacy provisions of the other providers in each case. No liability on our part will be assumed for the content of third-party websites. Please advise us if you discover any relevant violations. We will inspect the links and remove them as appropriate.
Corporate presence in social media (fan pages on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Xing, LinkedIn and Youtube) and Google Maps
By ensuring a presence for our company on social media channels, we aim to communicate actively with you and give you the opportunity to learn about our products and services in this way.
Please note that we cannot rule out the possibility that your personal data will be processed in countries outside the European Union in such cases. As a result, it may be more difficult to enforce rights in certain circumstances, which represents a risk for the individual user.
Visiting any of these corporate social media presences will generally result in cookies being stored on your computer. These cookies record patterns of use and user interests. The data obtained from these cookies is generally used for market research and advertising purposes, to enable advertising to be shown that is most likely to correspond to your interests as the user, based on observed usage patterns.
Facebook “Insights” enable us to view statistical data in different categories via our Facebook page. These statistics are generated and made available by Facebook. As the operator, we have no influence over how these statistics are generated or displayed. We cannot deactivate this function or prevent data from being generated and processed. Facebook makes the following data available to us based on our Facebook page for a period of our choice, for the categories of fans, subscribers, people we have reached and people who have interacted with our posts:
We process your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest in communicating with you in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 (f) GDPR. You may also be asked by the provider of the social media in question for consent to the processing of your data.
We have no influence over the data collected by the provider of the social media in question or the data processing operations it uses, nor do we know the full extent of data collection, the purposes of processing, or the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of data collected by the various providers. Accordingly, we draw your attention to the fact that the rights of persons concerned must be asserted against the provider, since only the provider ultimately has direct access to the data collected and is able to take appropriate measures and provide information. Any enquiries addressed to us will therefore be forwarded to the provider.
If further information is needed with regard to the data processing operations, please contact the provider directly:
Our website also includes embedded map content from Google LLC’s Google Maps service via an API. To be able to display this content in your browser, Google must receive your IP address and location data, since it would otherwise be unable to deliver this embedded content. The IP will be send to a Google Server in the US. When you visit our website, you will be informed in our so-called cookie banner about the use of Google Maps by referring to this data protection information. If you consent to the processing, click on this cookie category and thereby give your consent as a legal basis in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 lit. a) GDPR. In accordance with Art. 49 para 1 lit a GDPR you also give your consent to your data being processed in the USA. The USA is considered by the European Court of Justice to be a country with an inadequate level of data protection according to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, probably without the possibility of legal recourse.
Sending of newsletters
We offer you the option of subscribing to our newsletters on our website and via embedded frames on our social media platforms. If you have given your consent to receiving the newsletter in question, we will use your e-mail address and your first name and surname to send information (customised where possible) about the RWE Group. We store and process this data for the purpose of sending the newsletter.
Newsletters contain information about the RWE Group. Current newsletters include the following in particular:
- Investor Relations newsletter
- RWE AG newsletter
- Job Alert newsletter
The legal basis for the data processing described above is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 (a) GDPR.
We use the double opt-in procedure to ensure that no errors are made when your e-mail address is entered. Once you have entered your e-mail address in the registration field we will send you a confirmation link. Your e-mail address will only be saved in our mailing list once you have clicked on this link.
You can withdraw your consent to receiving the newsletter in question at any time with future effect, e.g. by unsubscribing from the newsletter on our website. You can find the link to the unsubscription page at the end of each newsletter. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
If external processors are appointed to send the newsletter, they shall be bound by contract in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.
Questions and comments
You have the right to obtain information from us without charge regarding your saved personal data, and to object to the processing or use of your data. You can also assert your rights to have your personal data blocked, deleted or corrected. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions regarding privacy.