Data Privacy

Responsible Authority:

GKW Consult GmbH

Augustaanlage 67
68165 Mannheim – GERMANY
Phone: + 49 621 41077 0
E-Mail: info@gkw-consult.com

www.gkw-consult.com

Data protection officer:

Susanne Eggers
Contact: datenschutz@gfa-group.de

Responsible authority:

Data Protection Authority of Baden Wuerttemberg
https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/

This Data Privacy Statement is also valid for our Branch Offices located in India, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Morocco, Tunisia, Colombia, and Peru.

Data Privacy

GKW Consult GmbH, which operates this website, takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this Data Privacy Statement.

It is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. Any personal data (for example name, address or email address) that is collected on our website is collected on a voluntary basis insofar as this is possible. This data will not be disclosed to any third party without your express consent.

Please note that data transmission via the internet (e.g., in the case of communication by email) may be subject to security gaps. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.

Purpose of data collection, processing or use

As of the leading European consulting firms active in the development cooperation sector, GKW Consult ranges among the top international independent consultants for environmental engineering, with particular emphasis in the fields of water supply, wastewater treatment and disposal, solid waste management, regional development and management advice.

Within the context of these activities, personal data is collected, processed, used, and, where applicable, transmitted for the purpose of obtaining, implementing, and billing orders.

In the staff department, personal data is collected, processed, used, and, where applicable, transmitted for internal purposes (personnel and payroll management, recruitment, travel management) and also to meet the requirements under statutory obligations.

Description of affected groups and their related data / data categories

Within the context of normal business activities, addresses, contractual and payment information, and data concerning electronic information for clients, employers, consultants as well as freelance experts and employees of partner consulting companies are collected, processed, and used.

In the staff department (head office employees, visiting staff, national staff, integrated professionals, family members, applicants, former employees), additional information concerning qualifications and applications, duration of employment, remuneration, social security information, contact details, bank details, work documents are collected, processed, and used..

Recipients / categories of recipients, to whom the data may be disclosed

Responsible internal administrators (bookkeeping, accounting, contracts department, project management, telecommunications and IT); external clients (GIZ, KfW, Ministries, World Bank, EU, Asian and other development banks, etc.).

For staff management: any internal department involved in carrying out respective business processes (project management and administrative departments).

Public authorities on the basis of statutory regulations (social insurance carriers, tax authorities, health insurance companies); bank institutions (for salary transactions); creditors (in the case of wage / salary garnishment); travel agencies.

On our website you have the opportunity to voluntarily share personal data with us, for example as by sending us an e-mail. These data (e. g. name, e-mail address, content of your query) will be shared with all GFA companies as well as: 

GFA Consulting Group GmbH, Eulenkrugstr. 82, 22359 Hamburg, Germany

GFA B.I.S. GmbH, Königswinterer Straße 827, 53227 Bonn, Germany

Projekt Consult GmbH, Eulenkrugstraße 82, 22359 Hamburg, Germany

GFA SysCom GmbH, Eulenkrugstraße 82, 22359 Hamburg, Germany

HEAT GmbH, Seilerbahnweg 14, 61462 Königstein, Germany

Standard periods for the deletion of data

The access data described under section 2 above will be stored for a period of 60 days. The data outlined above will otherwise be erased once it is no longer required for the described purposes, provided statutory provisions do not stipulate a longer retention period.

Planned transmission of data to third countries

In general, no personal data will be transmitted to third countries by electronic means. Exceptions to this are possible when there is a specific legal basis for such a transmission.

Your rights

You may at any time request information about the use of your personal data (according to § 15 DSGVO) or request the verification, correction or deletion of your personal data (§§ 16 and 17 DSGVO). You may also at any time request the restriction of the use or processing of your personal data (§§ 18 and 19 DSGVO), request the transmission of your personal data to third parties (§ 20 DSGVO), or object to the use of your personal data (§ 21 DSGVO).

If you want to exercise any of the above-mentioned rights, please send an e-mail to: datenschutz@gfa-group.de. We will endeavor to take the necessary measures as soon as possible. To that purpose, you will receive an access form to be completed, allowing you to indicate which rights you wish to exercise with regard to your personal data.

You also have the right to file a complaint against the use of your personal data. The competent complaints board is the Data Protection Supervisory Authority (Datenschutzaufsichtsbehörde) of Baden Wuerttemberg.

Server log files

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes:

  • Browser type/ browser version
  • Operating system being used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server request

The data thus collected cannot be connected to a specific person. The data is not merged or compared with data from other sources. We reserve the right to subsequently examine this data if concrete evidence of unlawful use is made known to us.

Cookies

Parts of this website use so-called cookies. Cookies will not harm your computer and do not contain any virus. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective, and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your computer until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

The data is processed according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the legitimate interest of analyzing usage to improve the company’s website.

Regarding cookies, you can adjust the settings on your browser in different ways:

  • to be informed each time a cookie is used
  • to allow such use on a case-by-case basis
  • to prohibit the use of cookies in specific cases
  • to prohibt the use of cookies in general
  • to delete cookies when you close your browser

Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Service Provider

Whenever you access our website usage data are stored in a log file on the server of our provider (Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, Königsberger Straße 4-6, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany). This dataset comprises the IP address, which web pages were accessed, from which website the access was made, date and time the website was accessed, and a description of the web browser and operating system used. These data are collected in order to make our webpages accessible, to identify and remedy possible technical issues and to prevent and, if need be, prosecute any misuse of the website. They are only analysed in anonymised form for statistical purposes. The legal basis for processing personal usage data is Article 6(1) subpara. 1 (f) Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR).

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