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Imprint

European Engineered Construction Systems Association e.V.

Kaiserswerther Str. 137
D-40474 Dusseldorf

Phone: +49 (0)211 – 4564 106

Fax: +49 (0)211 – 4564 218

E-Mail: info@ecs-association.com

Internet: www.ecs-association.com

Represented by:

Board of directors:
Topi Paananen (chairman)
Markus Glattfelder
Richard Wachter

Managing director:
Dr. Thomas M. Sippel

Register of associations:
VR 10164 Amtsgericht Düsseldorf (register of associations)

VAT-Nr. DE317359701

EU-Transparency Register:
No. 623031325161-45

External links

Any link we have added to this website is to be regarded as a recommendation. Despite checking the content of external links on initial creation, we accept no responsibility for their content. Only when we find or are informed by others that an external link gives rise to a liability under civil or criminal law will we remove the corresponding link.

The content of our website is protected by copyright. Reproduction of information or data and, in particular, the use of text or images requires the prior consent of the European Engineered Construction Systems Association e.V.

Privacy Statement

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). So this website operates with the same technical instruments being used in each Google-Search.

The use of this application enables ECS to easily analyze the use of our website and to optimize it continuously in sense of the user.

Google Analytics uses cookies (text files placed on your computer) to help the website operators analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can refuse the use of cookies. For information on the use of cookies in mobile phone browsers and for details on how to reject or delete such cookies, please refer to your handset manual. Note, however, that if you reject the use of cookies you will still be able to visit our websites but some of the functions may not work correctly. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You have the right to get on demand and exempt from charges any of the about you stored personal data. Additional you have the right to correct false information, lock or delete personal data. Any hereby collected personal data will not be passed on or used for any other purpose as set out before.

 

Privacy Policy

A. Explanation of the privacy policy

We are pleased about your interest in our website and in our offers and information. When you visit our website, the protection of your personal data is important to us when we collect, process and use your data. This privacy policy applies to our association website, which can be accessed via the Internet address www.ecs-association.com. The policy below is meant to inform you about the storage of data, the type of data, their purpose, the legal basis for the processing, your rights with regard to the processing of personal data as well as our identity.

B. Privacy policy pursuant to the GDPR

I. Name and address of the party responsible

The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

European Engineered Construction Systems Association e.V.

Kaiserswerther Str. 137
40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
Telephone: + 49 (0)211. 45 64 -106
Fax: + 49 (0)211. 45 64 -218
info@ecs-association.com

www.ecs-association.com

II. General information on data processing

1. Scope of the processing of personal data

We only process personal data of our users if this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. The personal data of our users is generally only processed after the user has given his/her consent. An exception applies in cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for real reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

If the processing of personal data is required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

3. Deletion of data and storage period

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to exist. The data may be stored longer if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the responsible party is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

III. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the visiting computer.

  1. The following data is then collected:
  2. Information about the browser type and version used
  3. The user’s operating system
  4. The Internet service provider of the user
  5. The user’s IP address
  6. Date and time of access
  7. Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
  8. Websites accessed by the user’s system via our website

This data is also stored in our system’s log files. The IP addresses of the user or other data that enable the allocation of the data to a user are not affected by this. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for the processing of data

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. This requires that the user’s IP address remains stored for the duration of the session.

Our justified interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR also lies in such purposes.

4. Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

5. Possibility of objection and removal

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

IV. Use of cookies and third-party services

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s end device. Subject to the following information, the cookies we place do not contain any information that enables the identification of a user.

2. Use of Google Analytics

a) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, should you activate the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will first be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to the use of the website and Internet for the website operator.

b)The IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data held by Google.

c) You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full range of functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

d) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()“. As a result, IP addresses are further processed in truncated form, so that they cannot be directly linked to an individual. Insofar as the data collected about you is personal, it will be excluded immediately and the personal data will be deleted immediately.

e) We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics generated allow us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) page 1 lit. f GDPR.

f) Information of the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview on data privacy: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, as well as the privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

V. Registration

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing their personal data. Users exclusively register through our office. The data is entered into an input mask and stored. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The following data is collected during the registration process:

  1. Name/Company
  2. E-mail address
  3. Telephone number (optional)
  4. Address (optional)

In the course of the registration process, the user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR if the user has given his consent.

3. Purpose of data processing

A registration of the user is necessary to provide certain contents and services on our website. These essentially include:

  1. Session documents
  2. Protocols
  3. Internal messages
4. Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case for the data collected during the registration process if the registration on our website is cancelled or changed.

5. Possibility of objection and removal

As a user you have the possibility to cancel the registration at any time. You can change the data stored about you at any time. To delete your account, please send an e-mail to our office.

VI. E-mail contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

You can contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored.

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the correspondence.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR if the user has given his consent.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact is aimed at concluding a contract, then an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

In case contact is made by e-mail, the necessary justified interest lies exclusively in the processing of the data for the purpose of facilitating communication.

4. Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case for the personal data sent by e-mail, when the respective correspondence with the user is terminated. The correspondence is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Possibility of objection and removal

The user may revoke his/her consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his/her personal data at any time. In such a case, the correspondence cannot be continued.

All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

VII. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the responsible party:

1. Right to information

You can ask the responsible party to confirm whether personal data concerning you is processed by us.

If such processing has taken place, you can request the following information from the responsible party:

(1)       the purposes for which the personal data is processed;

(2)       the categories of personal data being processed;

(3)       the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or are still being disclosed;

(4)       the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, the criteria that determine the storage period;

(5)       the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to restrict the processing by the responsible party or a right to object to such processing;

(6)       the existence of a right appeal to a regulatory authority;

(7)       any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;

(8)       the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and – at least in these cases – any meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may ask to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with such data transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right vis-à-vis the responsible party to have your personal data rectified and/or completed if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible party shall rectify the data without delay.

3. Right to restrict the processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of personal data concerning you be restricted:

(1)       if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the responsible party to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

(2)       if the processing is unlawful and you object to deletion of the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;

(3)       if the responsible party no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you do need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

(4)       if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the responsible party outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may only be processed – apart from being stored – with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, 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 EU or a member state.

If the processing restriction has been restricted according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the responsible party before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to deletion

a) Obligation of deletion

You may demand of the responsible party to delete the personal data concerning you without delay and the responsible party is obliged to delete this data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

(1)       The personal data concerning you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

(2)       You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a or Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

(3)       You file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or you file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

(4)       The personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully.

(5)       The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under EU law or the law of the member states to which the responsible party is subject.

(6)       The personal data concerning you was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

If the responsible party has made public the personal data concerning you and if he/she is obliged to delete it pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, he/she shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data processors who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to deletion does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary

(1)       to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;

(2)       to fulfil a legal obligation required for processing under EU law or the laws of the member states to which the responsible party is subject or to perform a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the responsible party;

(3)       for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) lit. h and i and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;

(4)       for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) DSGVO, insofar as the law referred to under a) is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or

(5)       to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Right to notification

If you have asserted your right to have the responsible party correct, delete or restrict the processed data, he/she is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you has been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right to demand of the responsible party to be informed of such recipients.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the responsible party, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to pass this data on to another responsible party without obstruction by the responsible party to whom you have made available the personal data, provided that

(1)       the processing is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR and

(2)       the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one responsible party to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to data portability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the responsible party.

7. 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 concerning you under Article 6 (1) lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The responsible party no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless he can provide compelling reasons for the processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You may exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of Information Society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

8. Right to revoke your declaration of consent

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent at any time. Such revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing that was carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

(1)       is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the responsible party,

(2)       is admissible on the basis of EU regulations or regulations of the member states to which the responsible party is subject and such regulations contain appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests; or

(3)       is made with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) lit. a or g GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the responsible party shall take reasonable measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, including at least the right to require the responsible party to obtain the intervention of a person to state his own position and to challenge the decision.

10. Right to appeal to a regulatory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to appeal to a regulatory authority, in particular in the member state where you reside, work or where the alleged infringement occurred, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR.

The regulatory authority with which the appeal has been filed shall inform the appellant of the status and results of the appeal, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.