We would like to thank you for your interest in our company. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our privacy practices as described in this Policy. For this purpose, we have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the relevant laws are observed. Below you will find out what information we collect and how we handle it.
For the here presented website content is responsible RWE Gas Storage West GmbH.
RWE Gas Storage West GmbH
(postal address RWE Platz 2 (for Hollestr. 7a), 45141 Essen, Germany)
T +49(0)201-5179 5752
If you have any questions about data privacy at the RWE Group, please contact the data privacy officer at:
Data privacy officer
RWE Platz 1
You decide whether or not you want to disclose your personal data to us, for example in the context of a registration, contact request or similar. We generally use your personal information to respond to your query, process your order, or provide you with access to specific information or offers.
Within your registration, contact, etc. you could provide your personal data on a voluntary basis. In this context it could be necessary to pass your data to another group company. A delivery to a third and RWE group external party will not be done except your request or the requested service/product require this delivery explicitly. This will be indicated to you at the appropriate place. If required, you could provide your personal data via applications which are connected to our website (e.g. contact forms or services, which require a User-Account). Conditions that differ from this data protection declaration may apply to the use of these applications. If that is the case, we will explicitly inform you with additional privacy clauses. The aforementioned data which are relevant to fulfil a contact with you as contact owner are processed pursuant to article 6 paragraph 1b GDPR. Pursuant to article 6 paragraph 1 a GDPR we collect the consent of people affected for the processing of personal data.
As you visit our website or retrieve a file, information about this process is stored in a log file on our Web server. This information is not personally identifiable – apart from the IP address. We are therefore unable to trace which user accessed which data. This means that when a user accesses our website, data is automatically collected and stored that your browser transmits to us.
- the domain name of the website you came from
- the pages you have visited on our website
- names of the files retrieved
- date and time of a retrieval
- name of your Internet Service Provider
- as well as operating system and browser version of your PC (if applicable)
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- language settings
This data is collected for security and statistical purposes and to optimise the quality of our website. These data are not allocated to specific persons and are not merged with other data sources. The data is stored for 6 months and then deleted. Your data is not disclosed to third parties. Merely through order of responsible national authorities we can be obligated in individual cases to publish personal data, if this should be necessary for averting danger, criminal prosecution or for other legally regulated reasons.
When using our websites, we deliberately refrain from logging IP addresses in plain text. Your IP address will be pseudonymised by us before it is stored in our web server log file in a data protection-compliant procedure. The pseudonymised IP addresses are used by us, for example, to recognise and counteract attacks or to compile web statistics.
Web analysis and web optimization through cookies and tracking pixels
When you visit one of our websites, we place information on your computer in the form of cookies, which we automatically recognise the next time you visit our site. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. Whenever a user accesses a website, a cookie can be stored on the operating system of the user. That cookie contains a definitive series of characters which enables unique identification of that browser the next time it accesses the website.
We also apply tracking pixels on our websites. Tracking pixels are small graphics on websites that enable log-in data to be recorded and analysed. When a user visits the website, these tracking pixels write information on the cookie file within the user’s browser. By using pixels, we are able to offer you targeted information and content.
On our websites, you have the option of viewing and editing our cookie and pixel settings here. However, please be aware that some technically essential cookies and pixels have to be used in order to maintain the functionality of our websites.
You will find an overview of the cookies and pixels used on our websites, the data processed in each case and the relevant recipients right here.