Declaration on data protection

Publishing details

EcoWays Umwelt Innovationen GmbH
Welldorfer Str.12
52428 Jülich

General remarks on data protection


We are delighted by your interest in our company and in our products and services. We would like you to feel safe in what regards the protection of your personal data when visiting our website. We do take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Compliance with the stipulations of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz [Federal Data Protection Act] is something we take for granted.
We would like you to know what data we collect and at what times, and how we make use of such data. We have taken technical and organisational steps to ensure that all data protection requirements shall be observed both by ourselves and by external service providers.

Personal data

Personal data are items of information relating to your identity. These include facts such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. You do not have to surrender personal data in order to make use of our website. But in certain cases we require your name and address and other details in order for us to be able to supply the services you require.
The same applies, for example, to the dispatch of information materials and ordered goods, or to our responding to your personal queries. Where necessary, we will point this out to you. Moreover, we only save and process data which you make available to us either voluntarily or automatically.

If you avail yourself of one of our services, as a rule only such data will be collected as we need in order to supply the service. In so far as we request further data from you, provision of the information is voluntary. Processing of personal data will only be carried out for the purpose of providing the service you have asked for, and in the maintenance of our own justifiable business interests.

Right of information / right of objection

You have the right to request information about the personal data that we have saved for you at any time. You can also revoke your consent to our collection and storage of your personal data at any time. Just send an e-mail to this effect to:

Correction of data

Practically everything in life changes at some point. If you find that the personal information we have on file for you is no longer up to date, or that the information we have saved is incorrect, we would be very pleased if you would let us know. Just send an e-mail to

Changes to our data protection stipulations

We reserve to ourselves the right to change our security and data protection provisions in so far as may be required by technical developments. In such a case we will update our notes on data protection accordingly. Please would you therefore take note of the most recent version of our statement on data protection.

Use of the EcoWays website

When you visit our website, we just collect statistical data about our visitors. A statistical summary only tells us what browser has been used, which page or file has been brought up and at what time, and from which page you have reached our website. No specifications for the individual visitor can be obtained – in particular, we do not acquire the IP address of visitors to our website. The creation of personal use profiles is not possible, nor would it be in our interest.

Information about cookies

So as to make your visit to our website as convenient as possible, we make use of cookies. A cookie is a small text file which your internet browser picks up from our server automatically, and stores on your computer. Your private sphere remains protected meanwhile.

This is because no personal data will be stored on the basis of which you can be identified. Cookies make it possible for us to recognise you on your next visit to our website. So you do not need to enter all your information over again. This makes it quicker and easier for you to avail yourself of our services. We use two kinds of cookies:

* Session cookies: these are text files which only remain on your computer until you leave our website. In other words, when you leave our website the cookie will be deleted, and so has no further effects.
* Permanent cookies: these will not be deleted on termination of a session (when you log off from our website).

Subscribing to the EcoWays newsletter

If you would like to be sent the newsletter which we offer on the website, we need you to give us a valid e-mail address, as well as information that enables us to check that you really are the owner of the e-mail address, or that the owner is in agreement with the subscription to the newsletter. No further data will be collected.

You are free to revoke your consent to the storage of the data and e-mail address and to the use of the address for the dispatch of the newsletter at any time, either in the newsletter itself or by sending an e-mail to

Links and pointers

In case of direct or indirect pointers (hyperlinks) to third party websites which are outside the sphere of responsibility of the operator of this website, the operator can only admit liability in cases where he is aware of the content or where, in a case of illegal content, it may reasonably be expected of him that he should have prevented the use of such content.
We hereby declare explicitly that at the time the links were created we were unable to see any illegal content on the pages to which the links point. The operator of this website hereby explicitly distances himself from any undetectable illegal and/or erroneous content on any linked or associated pages of third party website operators.

The operator of this website is unable to influence the current and future design, the content or the copyright of the linked or associated pages. The operator therefore distances himself explicitly from all content on any linked or associated pages that may have been changed since the link was set up. This statement applies to all links and pointers created on our own website.

Notes on child protection

Persons under 18 years of age should not let us have their personal data without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not ask for any personal data from children or young people, do not collect such information and do not pass it on to third parties.

Security notes

We have taken technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees, and all those involved in data processing, are obliged to comply with the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz [Federal Data Protection Act] and to treat personal data as confidential.
Our security measures continue to be reviewed and upgraded in the light of technological developments.

Notes on data protection for job applicants

In the context of the application process, and in the further course of our working relationship, it is necessary for us to store and in certain circumstances to make use of your data, both for business reasons and in keeping with statutory requirements.

In connection with such processes we will of course comply with the applicable prescriptions of the BDSG (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz: Federal Data Protection Act). Your data will thus be treated as confidential. Our employees have signed an undertaking to treat personal data with due care in accordance with the requirements of the BDSG.

With this information sheet, we would request you in what follows to give your consent to the storage and use of your personal data. Your data will be used for the purposes listed below:

* Management and execution of the application procedure and subsequent working relationship that may arise from it, including the passing on of information where required to social security bodies, tax offices and financial institutes, when this is necessary for the fulfilment of statutory requirements. This also implies that for reasons of operational necessity the data may be made accessible or passed on within the EcoWays Group.
* Transmission of the personal data of the applicant / employee to customers of EcoWays GmbH may take place in so far as this may be required for the arrangement of anticipated work activities and/or project work secondments. This also implies that for reasons of operational necessity the data may be made accessible or passed on within the EcoWays Group.
* In so far as the applicant / employee is participating, in the context of his* application or his working duties for EcoWays GmbH, in promotional schemes or projects of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit [Federal Labour Agency] or other institutions leading to the acquisition of professional qualifications, EcoWays shall be entitled to transmit personal data to the institution in question in so far as this may be required with a view to fulfilment of the purpose of such initiatives and/or where it is prescribed by statute.

If you give us an e-mail address or send your documents to us by way of this e-mail address, we assume that this implies your agreement to our communicating with you at this address.
As a rule your data will be deleted seven months at latest after it has been requested. This does not apply where statutory data retention requirements still remain in force.

The applicant / employee hereby expressly gives his consent to his personal data (as well as application photo and other details) being stored on a database and used for the purposes referred to above. This grant of consent also expressly applies to the automated registration and processing of data.

This declaration of consent may be revoked at any time by sending an e-mail to

(* Wherever the masculine pronoun is used, here or below, it shall be taken to refer to both sexes without distinction.)

Notes on data protection for customers / prospective customers

The personal data you make available to us on line will only be registered, processed and used for the purposes you have notified us of. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your necessary consent.

Collection of personal data, and transmission of such data to government institutions and authorities entitled to information, will take place only within the limits of the relevant statutes or in cases where we are obliged to give information on the basis of a court decision. Both our own employees and the service companies working on our instructions are obliged to maintain discretion and to comply with the provisions of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz [Federal Data Protection Act].

Notes on visitor behavior analysis

This website uses technology to collect visitor behavior data. The data is collected anonymously to be used for marketing and optimization purposes. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID to aggregate a usage profile. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. Using such cookies it is possible to recognize the visitor’s browser. The data collected via web tracking technology will not be used to determine the personal identity of the website visitor or compiled with personal data pertaining to the user of the pseudonym unless agreed to separately by the person concerned. The collection and storage of data can be excluded for future visits at any time.