Privacy Policy

Xella International S.A. and all affiliate companies, hereinafter called Xella, are pleased to greet you at our website and happy that you are interested in our company and our products. Protection of your data is a very serious matter for us and we want you to feel secure while visiting our website. Protection of your privacy when processing your personal data is very important for use and we take this into consideration in all of our business processes. We process personal data collected while visiting our websites in compliance with the legal regulations in the countries where our specific websites are managed. Our data protection policy is based on the behaviour codes applicable for Xella. Xella websites may contain links to other websites, which are not covered by this privacy policy. Even though we check the contents of such websites carefully, we cannot assume any liability for the content of external links. The operators of the links are responsible exclusively for the content of linked sites. Xella respects your personal privacy.


Collection and Processing of Personal Data

When you visit our websites, our webserver always saves the name of your Internet service provider, the website, from which you visited us, the websites you viewed during your visit, and the date and time of the visit. Xella uses cookies, to determine the preferences of visitors and to optimise our websites accordingly. Cookies are small files, which are temporarily stored on our hard disk. The information contained in the cookies serves to facilitate navigation and maximise your ease and convenience when using our website. Naturally you can view our website without cookies. Our cookies do not contain any specific personal information, so your privacy remains protected. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent cookies being stored on your hard disk by selecting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. Please check the instructions for your browser to see how this works in detail. However not accepting cookies can lead to a limitation of the functions we offer. Moreover personal data is saved only when you provide us with this data voluntarily, e.g. within the scope of registration, questionnaires, contests or to complete a contract.


Use and Dissemination of Personal Data and Obligation to Use for Purpose Intended

Your personal data will be used for the purpose of technical administration of the websites, for customer management, for product questionnaires and for marketing only to the specific extent required by Xella or by agencies acting on our behalf. Collection or transfer of personal data to government institutions and authorities will be limited to obligatory national legal regulations. Your data may also be transferred to other companies within the Xella Group or to selected specialised companies for the purpose of service. Our employees, agents and affiliates are sworn to secrecy and obligated to observe our code of behaviour as well as all applicable legal requirements.


Option

We want to use your data to help inform you of our products and services and where applicable to question you in this regard. Naturally participation in such activities in voluntary. If you do not agree to this you can notify us at any time by surface mail or email and we will restrict your data accordingly.


Right of Access to Personal Data

On request Xella will advise you immediately in writing in compliance with applicable law, whether and which personal data we have stored concerning you. If, in spite of all our efforts to keep our data correct and up to date, incorrect information is stored, we will correct it on request.


Registration

For the use of some pages from our website a registration is required. Your data will be used here solely for the purpose described in the consent.
At any time, you can choose to revoke your consent for us to save and/or use your data and e-mail address.


Security

Xella uses technical and organisational security precautions to protect all data managed by us against inadvertent or intended manipulation, loss and destruction as well as against access by unauthorised persons. Our security precautions are improved continuously in accordance with technological development.


etracker

Data is collected and stored from this web site for marketing and optimisation purposes using technologies developed by etracker GmbH. User profiles can be created from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the buffer of the Internet browser used by the visitor to the page. The cookies help identify the Internet browser.
 
The data collected with the etracker technologies are not used without the express consent of the person concerned to personally identify the visitor to this web site and are not brought together with personal data on the bearer of the pseudonym. The collection and storage of data can be contradicted at any time with effect for the future.

 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website 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. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: To opt out click here.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).


Embedding of Facebook social plug-ins

Plug-ins from the facebook.com network (http://www.facebook.com), operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA ('Facebook’), are used on our web pages. These plug-ins are identified by the Facebook logo or a corresponding endorsement.


If you cal up a page with one of these plug-ins this will establish a direct link between your browser and the Facebook pages. Since this transmission takes place directly we do not know exactly which data is transmitted. The fact that you have called up the corresponding page will be transmitted. If you are logged into Facebook at the same time this information will be assigned to your Facebook account and can thus be related to your person. It goes without saying that the same applies if you use the plug-ins ('Like button) or make comments.
If you want to avoid a direct data transfer to your Facebook account we recommend that you only visit our pages when you have logged off from Facebook.
 
Contact

If you want data to be corrected or deleted, or have any other questions or recommendations regarding data protection, please notify us by surface main at our postal address or by email at kommunikation@xella.com
Point responsible

The point responsible within the sense of the German Federal Data Protection and Privacy Law is the company specified in the credits.