Security and protection of your personal data
We consider it our primary responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the personal data you provide and to protect it from unauthorized access. We therefore apply appropriate care and up-to-date security standards to ensure appropriate and sufficient protection of your personal data.
As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection are observed both by us and by our external service providers.
The legislator requires that personal data are processed lawfully, in accordance with the principle of good faith and in a way that is comprehensible to the data subject (“lawfulness, processing in accordance with the principle of good faith, transparency”). To ensure this, we inform you about the individual legal definitions that are also used in this data protection declaration:
- Personal data
“Personal data” shall mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”); an identifiable person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, a location data, an on-line identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations, performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
- Restriction of processing
“Restriction of processing” means the marking of stored personal data with a view to limiting their processing in the future.
“Profiling” means any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular with a view to analysing or predicting aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or movement of that natural person.
“Pseudonymisation” means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data cannot be traced back to a specific data subject without the inclusion of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data cannot be traced back to an identified or identifiable natural person.
- File system
“File system” means any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specific criteria, independent of whether this collection is organised in a centralised or decentralised manner or according to functional or geographical criteria.
- Data protection officer
“Data protection officer” shall mean a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by the law of the European Union or the law of the EU member states, the data protection officer may decide whether the law of the European Union or the law of the EU member states applies.
“Contractor” means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the data protection officer.
“Recipient” means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation, in accordance with the law of the European Union or the law of an EU member state, shall not be considered as recipients; the processing of such data by those authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules and in compliance with the purposes of the processing.
- Third party
“Third party” means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body, other than the data subject, the data protection officer, the contractor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the data protection officer or the contractor, are authorized to process the personal data.
The data subject's “consent” shall mean any freely given specific, informed and unequivocal expression of his or her wishes in the form of a declaration or other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
Lawfulness of the processing
The processing of personal data is lawful only if there is a legal basis for the processing. Pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) - (f) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the legal basis for the processing may in particular be
- The data subject has given his/her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him/her for one or more specific purposes;
b. the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;
c. the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the data protection officer is subject;
d. the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
e. the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data protection officer;
f. the processing is necessary in order to protect the legitimate interests of the data processing officer or of a third party except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
Information on the collection of personal data
(1) In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are e.g. the name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
(2) If you contact us by e-mail, download form or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data collected in this connection after storage is no longer necessary, or processing is restricted if there are legal obligations regarding the storage of data.
Collection of personal data when visiting our website
When using the website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser sends to our server. If you would like to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art.
- IP address
- date and time of the request
- time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- content of the request (page which was actually accessed)
- access status/HTTP status code
- amount of data transferred in each case
- website from which the request comes
- operating system and its interface
- language and version of the browser software.
(1) In addition to the data mentioned above, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive in accordance with the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the site that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They serve the purpose of making the content offered online altogether more user-friendly and effective.
(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:
- transient cookies (see a.)
- persistent cookies (see b.).
- Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session-ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
- Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the type of cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
- You can configure your browser settings to your liking and, e.g., refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies.
- So-called “third party cookies” are cookies that were set by a third party, i.e., not by the actual website you are currently accessing. Please note that by disabling cookies you may not be able to use all the features of this website.
- The Flash cookies used are not collected by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. Furthermore we use HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your device. These objects store the required data regardless of the browser you use and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed, you must install an appropriate add-on, e.g. “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash Killer cookie for Google Chrome.
- You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by setting your browser to private mode. We also recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and browser history manually.
Further functions and offers of our website
(1) In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services which you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you will generally have to provide additional personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
(2) In some cases we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.
(3) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer campaigns, competitions, contract conclusions or similar services together with partners. You will receive more detailed information on this when you enter your personal data or in the description of the offer below.
(4) Insofar as our service providers or partners are based in a state outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.
Our offer is basically aimed at adults. Persons under 18 years of age should not transmit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.
Rights of the data subject
(1) Revocation of consent
If the processing of personal data is based on a granted consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time. Revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
To exercise the right of withdrawal, you can contact us at any time at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from the data protection officer as to whether we are processing personal data concerning you. You can request confirmation at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
(3) Right to information
If personal data are processed, you can request information about these personal data and about the following information at any time:
- The processing purposes;
b. the categories of personal data processed;
c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients based in third countries or to international organisations;
d. if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
e. the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or of a right of opposition to or limitation of the processing by the data protection officer;
f. the existence of a right to appeal to a supervisory authority;
g. if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, all available information on the origin of the data;
h. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.
If personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Article 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer. We provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. For all further copies that you request, we may charge a reasonable fee based on the administrative costs. If the application is submitted electronically, the information shall be provided in a standard electronic format unless otherwise specified in the application. The right to receive a copy under paragraph 3 shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
(4) Right of rectification
You have the right to ask us to correct incorrect personal data concerning you without delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary declaration.
(5) Right of cancellation (“right to be forgotten”)
You have the right to request the data protection officer to delete personal data relating to you immediately and we are obliged to delete personal data immediately if any of the following reasons apply:
- The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
b. The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
c. The data subject lodges an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPA and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (2) GDPA.
d. The personal data were processed unlawfully.
e. The deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under the law of the European Union or the law of the EU member states to which the data protection officer is subject.
f. The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) of the GDPR.
Where the data processing officer has made the personal data public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with paragraph 1, he shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, to inform data protection officers who process the personal data that a data subject has requested them to delete all links to those personal data or to delete copies or replications of those personal data.
The right of cancellation (“right to be forgotten”) does not apply insofar as the processing is necessary:
- for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information;
- in order to comply with a legal obligation to which the processing relates under the law of the EU or the law of the EU member states to which the data protection officer is subject or in order to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data protection officer;
- for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Article 9 (2) (h) and (i) and Article 9 (3) of the GDPR;
- for archiving, scientific or historical research purposes in the public interest or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, insofar as the law referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
- to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
(6) Right to limit processing
You have the right to ask us to limit the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions is met:
- the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time which allows the data protection officer to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
b. the processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted;
c. the data protection officer no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them in order to exercise or defend his/her rights; or
d. the data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR, as long as it has not yet been established whether the legitimate reasons of the data protection officer outweigh those of the data subject.
Where processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, such personal data, apart from being stored, shall only be processed with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of pursuing, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the European Union or a EU member state.
In order to exercise the right to limit the processing, the data subject may contact us at any time by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(7) Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer this data to another data protection officer without interference from the data protection officer to whom the personal data was provided, provided that:
- the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR and
- the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures
When exercising the right to transfer data in accordance with paragraph 1, you have the right to ensure that the personal data be transferred directly from one data protection officer to another data protection officer, as far as technically feasible. The exercise of the right of data transferability is without prejudice to the right of deletion (“right to be forgotten”). This right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data protection officer.
(8) Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you that is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, including profiling based on these provisions. The data protection officer shall cease processing personal data unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or unless the processing is necessary for the exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you for the purpose of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it relates to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right of objection by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes as referred to in Article 89 (1), except where such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
You can exercise the right of objection at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
(9) Automated case-by-case decisions including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that has legal effect on you or significantly affects you in a similar manner. This shall not apply if the decision:
- is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data protection officer,
- is authorised by legislation of the European Union or EU member states to which the data protection officer is subject and that legislation provides for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or
- with the express consent of the data subject.
The data protection officer shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, which shall include at least the right to obtain the intervention of the data protection officer, to express his point of view and to challenge the decision.
The data subject can exercise this right at any time by contacting us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(10) Right to appeal to a supervisory authority
You shall also have, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU member state in which you are resident, in your place of employment or in the place where the alleged infringement occurred, if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her is being carried out in breach of this regulation.
(11) Right to an effective judicial remedy
Without prejudice to any available administrative or extrajudicial remedy, including the right to appeal to a supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPA, you shall have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you consider that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of your personal data being processed unlawfully.
Use of Matomo
On this website, data is collected and stored using the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, (“Mataomo”) on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Pseudonymised usage profiles can be created and evaluated from this data for the same purpose. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor's Internet browser. Among other things, the cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected with Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) is processed on our servers.
The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.
If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, you can object to the storage and use of this data at any time by clicking on the respective link. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.
Integration of Google Maps
(1) On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.
(2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under Section 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information is directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide advertising tailored to your needs and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, wherein you must contact Google to exercise this right.
(3) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider's data protection declaration. There you will also find further information on your rights and settings to protect your privacy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
This website uses “fonts.com”, a font service of Monotype GmbH (“fonts.com”), Werner-Reimers-Straße 2-4, 61352 Bad Homburg, Germany (“fonts.com”). Each time this website is called up, files are loaded from a “fonts.com” server to display the texts in a specific font. Your IP address may be transferred to a server of “fonts.com” and stored in the context of the usual server log. The further processing of this information is the responsibility of “fonts.com”, for the relevant conditions and settings please refer to the data protection information (www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy) of “fonts.com”.
Data protection information for business partners
Herewith we inform you about the processing of your personal data by World Dredgers BV and your rights you are entitled to in this connection.
The data protection officer responsible for data processing is
World Dredgers BV
7041 GW 's-Heerenberg
We process your personal data that we receive from you or third parties in the course of business relations. These are usually contact data (name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) and - as far as necessary within the scope of the business transaction - bank and payment data as well as other data that you voluntarily provide us with within the scope of the contractual relationship.
We process your personal data exclusively within the framework of the statutory provisions, in particular in compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation. We process your personal data on the basis of the following legal bases and for the following purposes
- the initiation, implementation and termination of contractual relationships (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) and for general communication with business partners
- on the basis of legal requirements (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR), e.g. to fulfil commercial or tax retention obligations, to fulfil reporting or information obligations to authorities
Since we also use contact data of the persons you have designated as contact persons, we ask you to pass on this information to the relevant employees within your company.
We transmit your personal data to authorities/public bodies if required by overriding legal provisions.
We use external service providers for the various business transactions as contract processors within the meaning of Art. 28 GDPR. We have concluded data processing contracts with these service providers to ensure the protection of your personal data.
Your personal data will not be transferred to third countries.
As a rule, personal data is deleted after the legal retention periods have expired. Unless personal data are affected by the legal retention periods, they will be deleted when they are no longer required for the purposes stated above.
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored with us, to have incorrect data corrected or to change or revoke your consent to data processing at any time, also without stating reasons, with effect for the future, to have the processing of your personal data restricted with effect for the future, to object to processing with effect for the future or to demand deletion. You are entitled, subject to the conditions set out in Art. 20 GDPR, to receive the personal data relating to you that has been stored in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to another person responsible without hindrance from us.
You can also contact us by e-mail at email@example.com. In order to avoid possible cases of misuse, we may require that inquiries be signed by hand or that the person making the inquiry identify themselves in some other way.
You also have the right to appeal to a data protection supervisory authority.