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Privacy Policy

Theresponsible party within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

AWT office

Paul-Feller-Str. 1

28199 Bremen

Phone +49 421 522 9339

Fax +49 421-522 9041

E-mail info@awt-online.org

Your data subject rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:

Information about your data stored by us and its processing,

Correction of incorrect personal data,

Deletion of your data stored by us,

Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,

Objection to the processing of your data by us and

Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.

You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the alleged violation. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those stated. We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

you have given your express consent to do so,

the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you,

the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,

the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Collection of general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the Internet. In particular, it is processed for the following purposes:

to ensure a smooth connection of the website,

to ensure a smooth use of our website,

to evaluate system security and stability, and

for other administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest from the aforementioned data collection purposes. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Recipients of the data are only the responsible body and, if applicable, order processors.

Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, if necessary, in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate your navigation and enable the correct display of our web pages.

Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form regarding questions of any kind, you give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address. This serves the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. The provision of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completion of your request, personal data will be deleted automatically.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereinafter: 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 this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activities. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services shall then be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

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. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent the collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)

In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prevents access, content is displayed in a standard font.

Calling up script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible - although it is currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes - that operators of corresponding libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Changes to our privacypolicy

We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection statement will then apply to your next visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:

The data protection declaration was created using the data protection declaration generator of activeMind AG.

Privacy policy of AWT for association members)

1) When a member joins, the association collects data about the member. Among other things, this involves the following data: Name, title, address data, e-mail address, company address, date of birth, bank details and other data serving the purpose of the association and the association administration. These data are stored in an EDP system in the AWT office. The personal data are protected by suitable technical and organizational measures against the knowledge of third parties. The employees of the AWT office who are permanently involved in the handling of this data are contractually obligated to handle this data confidentially.

(2) By joining, the member agrees that the personal data required in connection with the membership administration will be collected, processed and used for the association, taking into account the requirements of the Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Without this consent, membership cannot be established.
(3) The personal data provided by members and non-members will be used exclusively for the implementation of the association's statutory objectives. This includes invitations to committee meetings and hardening circle evenings, information about further education seminars and about the hardening congress, as well as the publication of the name of company and individual members in the AWT-Info. Other information on members and information on non-members shall in principle only be processed or used by the Association if it is useful for promoting the purpose of the Association and if there are no indications that persons concerned have an interest worthy of protection which opposes the processing or use.

(4) Personal data shall be transmitted to third parties solely for the purpose of sending communications from the Association. Legally valid contracts for order processing have been concluded with all service providers who handle personal data of the AWT.

(5) The AWT announces special events of the association's life, especially honors as well as celebrations in the AWT-Info and on the AWT website. In doing so, personal member data may be published. The individual member may object to such publication at any time vis-à-vis the board or the AWT office. In the event of an objection, no further publication will be made with regard to the objecting member. Any non-member may request the deletion of his or her data at the AWT office at any time: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Wärmebehandlung und Werkstofftechnik e. V., Paul-Feller-Str. 1, 28199 Bremen, info@awt- online.org.

(6) Any person may request information about his/her stored data at any time.

(7) In case of resignation, exclusion or death of the member, the personal data of the member will be archived. Personal data of the resigning member, concerning the cash administration, will be kept for up to ten years from the written confirmation of the resignation by the AWT office, in accordance with the provisions of tax law.

(8) Further information regarding data protection on the website www.awt-online.org can be found in the imprint.

This privacy policy of the was adopted by the Board of Directors on 04 June 2018 and is valid immediately until revoked.