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Data Privacy Statement

Data Privacy Statement


We, PreussenElektra GmbH, Tresckowstraße 5, 30457 Hannover, Germany, as the controller within the meaning of Article 4 (7) of the EU GDPR responsible for (hereinafter referred to as "we"), are pleased to inform you with this data privacy statement whether and to what extent your personal data will be processed when you visit this website and individual web pages under this domain. In addition, we inform you about your rights and provide details of the responsible contact persons. This information applies not only to the domain mentioned above, but also to any and all other websites we operate, if express reference is made to this data privacy statement.

Personal data includes all information which can be related to you personally, e.g. name, postal address, e-mail address, IP, data on usage behavior etc.


A.  Processing of personal data for informational use because of legitimate interests, Article 6, para. 1, lit. (f) of the GDPR

If you use our website purely for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register, log in or otherwise transmit additional information to us, we will initially only collect and process the personal data that your browser and your Internet access provider transmit to our server. This data is technically necessary to display the website to you and to guarantee the stability and security of our offer. It specifically includes

●           technical data (IP address, date, time of the request, content of the request, i.e. concrete web page, access status / http status code, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the amount of data transferred, website from which the request originated)

●           operating system and browser data (operating system, interface, browser, language and version of the browser software)

In order to provide the website functions and to fulfil our own obligations, we pass on your data to, and receive data from, our service providers.

We also store the aforementioned data in log files. This is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize our Internet presence and ensure its security. However, the aforementioned data will not be stored together with other personal data.


B.  Use of cookies, Article 6, para. 1, lit. (a) of the GDPR:

In addition to collecting the aforementioned data, we will place so-called "cookies" on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use and through which the party placing the cookie (in this case us) obtains information. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make our website more user-friendly and effective overall.

When you visit our website for the first time or whenever a cookie is missing on your end device, we will inform you about how we use cookies. Before you continue using our website with cookies, we will obtain your consent to set the cookie(s) and to process the personal data used in this context. When initially drawing your attention to the use of cookies, we will refer to this data privacy statement.

We use transient and persistent cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

1. Transient cookies

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Transient cookies include in particular session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out of or close your browser.

2. Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

You can adjust your browser settings to refuse third-party cookies or all cookies. However, please note that if you refuse cookies you may not be able to use all functions of the website or individual web pages, and it may not be possible to display certain content at all.


C.  Contacting us by e-mail or contact form

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, and possibly your name and telephone number) will be stored by us so that we can respond to your enquiry. We will delete the data collected this way when storage is no longer necessary, or we will restrict the processing of this data if statutory retention obligations require the data to be stored longer.


D. Recipients of data and data sources

1.    Categories of recipients of data

To the extent permitted by law (as described above under A and B above), we will disclose personal data to companies in our Group and to external service providers. These include:

·       Group companies for the fulfilment of contractual obligations and for reporting purposes;

·       IT service providers to maintain our IT infrastructure

·       public authorities in justified cases (e.g. social insurance agencies, tax authorities, police, the public prosecutor's office, supervisory authorities, etc.)

2. Data sources

We will process personal data that we collect as part of our terms of use and business relationships. To the extent necessary for the provision of our services, we will process personal data that we have collected in connection with your use of our websites.


E.  Data transfer to a third country

As part of the management, development and operation of IT systems, some data will be transferred to countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area ("third countries"). However, the following prerequisites must be met:

Data transfer must either generally permissible because a statutory permission applies or you have consented to the data transfer and the specific prerequisites for data transfer to a third country are met. The data importer will in particular ensure an adequate level of data protection in accordance with the EU’s standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to data processors established in third countries. A copy of the standard contractual clauses defined by the EU Commission can be found on the Internet at: Alternatively, we will be happy to provide you with a copy on request (see contact details below).


F.  Duration of storage and criteria for determining the duration

If the data is for informational use only (see Section A. hereinabove), we will store the aforementioned personal data for as long as this is necessary for the provision of the service or use. The data will not be deleted once the designated purpose has been achieved. The data stored in log files will be deleted after 7 days at the latest. In addition, all personal data stored in log files will be rendered anonymous.

If there are any statutory or contractual retention periods (e.g. in the case of a usage or contractual relationship), we have a legal duty to store the data until these periods have expired. After expiry or if these obligations no longer apply, which in the case of statutory retention periods is determined in particular by commercial and tax law (cf. Section 147 of the German Fiscal Code (AO) and Section 257 of the German Commercial Code (HGB)), we will delete the relevant data.
We will store your data for advertising purposes until you object to such use or withdraw your consent or contacting you for this purpose is no longer legally permissible.
Other than that we will only store your data for as long as it is needed to fulfil the specific purpose (e.g. to perform or process the contract) and delete it once the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies.


G.  Your rights

PreussenElektra GmbH, Tresckowstraße 5, 30457 Hannover is responsible for the processing of your data, unless otherwise stated. You may at any time request information from us regarding the data stored about you and have any errors corrected. You may also request that the processing of the data provided to us be restricted, and exercise your right to data portability in a machine-readable format, and to having your data deleted - if no longer required. In addition, you have the right to object at any time to the use of your data based on public or legitimate interests. To do so, please contact:

PreussenElektra GmbH
Stichwort: Datenschutz
30457 Hannover

The data recorded in our log files is essential for us to be able to operate our website. Therefore, there is no right of objection with regard to the processing of such data.

If you have given us your consent to the processing of your data, you can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. Upon receipt of your notice of withdrawal, we will no longer process your data for the purposes stated in the consent. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please write to

PreussenElektra GmbH
Stichwort: Datenschutz
30457 Hannover

You can also contact a supervisory authority at any time to lodge a complaint. In our case, the competent supervisory authority is the state official responsible for data protection in the federal state of Lower Saxony, domiciled at Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover. Alternatively, you can contact your local supervisory authority.


H.  Data protection officer

You can contact our data protection officer at:

PreussenElektra GmbH
Tresckowstraße 5
30457 Hannover

For data protection reasons we do not use any web analytics services such as Google Analytics or Google Tag Manager.

Integration of YouTube videos

(a)   We have integrated YouTube videos on our website, which are stored on and can be played directly from our website.

(b)  When you visit our website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in Section A of this data privacy statement will be transmitted. This is regardless of whether YouTube 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 will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of its website according to your needs. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for users not logged-in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To exercise this right you must contact YouTube.

(c)   Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube can be found in the privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: . Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield,