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Data Protection

1. Provision of general data and information
HOCHTIEF Solutions makes every effort to ensure that the information and data contained on this website are correct. HOCHTIEF Solutions reserves the right to modify or supplement the information or data provided without prior notice.

2. Contractual relations
HOCHTIEF Solutions enables users of its websites to also access the websites of partner enterprises. The HOCHTIEF Solutions websites therefore contain hyperlinks to the websites of third-party service providers. Users of HOCHTIEF Solutions websites enter into a contractual relationship with the respective service provider through the use of its services. The corresponding terms and conditions of this service provider are then applicable. The legal and textual responsibility for the services offered on the pages of the partner enterprises lies solely with the respective partner enterprise whose website can be called up via the homepage.

If the services of a service provider are used, contractual relationships are formed exclusively between the respective partner enterprise and the user according to the terms applicable for this contractual relationship.

3. Liability
The information which we provide to you on the HOCHTIEF Solutions websites has been collated with the greatest possible care and is updated on an ongoing basis. Despite our best efforts, however, the absence of errors cannot be guaranteed. No liability shall be accepted nor any guarantee given with regard to the currency, correctness or completeness of the information and data provided.

Despite every effort to monitor content, we accept no liability for the content of external links. The operators of such linked pages are exclusively responsible for their content. Moreover HOCHTIEF Solutions Aktiengesellschaft accepts no responsibility for the data protection measures taken by the operator of such websites.

4. Copyright
The content of the HOCHTIEF Solutions websites is protected by copyright. The copying, dissemination, storage, reproduction and transmission of all information or data, particularly the use of texts, parts of texts or images, or other works published on the websites, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of HOCHTIEF Solutions Aktiengesellschaft. The texts and images in the "Press" area which are provided expressly for distribution are exempted.

5. Applicable law
All information or data, their use, the log-in to the HOCHTIEF Solutions websites as well as any associated action, inaction or omission are subject exclusively to German law. The place of jurisdiction is Essen.

6. Data Protection

HOCHTIEF Solutions on the topic of data protection
We are very concerned about the safety of personal data such as names, addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses. Our web activities are therefore governed by the laws on data protection and data security. Below we explain what information we may collect and how we treat it.

Data Protection Officer
Should you have any queries about data protection you may also contact HOCHTIEF Solutions Aktiengesellschaft's Data Protection Officer at any time, ideally by e-mail at:

What are personal data
Personal data are information that can be used to identify you personally. Your name, address, mailing address, telephone number or e-mail address are examples of such data. Non-personal data could be, for example, details of the number of visitors to the website.

The protection of your personal data is of the utmost importance to HOCHTIEF. This is why we do not collect any personal data through our websites without your consent. You alone decide whether you wish to give us this data or not, for example during registration, in a survey, etc.

We generally use your personal data to answer your inquiry, process your order or give you access to special information or offers. In the interests of customer relations, it may furthermore be necessary to save and edit your personal data and, for example, pass it on to our Group companies to better deal with your wishes or improve our products and services. We (or third parties on our behalf) may also use this data to inform you of HOCHTIEF Solutions offers which may be useful for your business, or to carry out online surveys through which we can better meet your requirements. Data that is not needed will be deleted immediately.

Naturally, we will also respect your wish not to give us your personal data to assist our customer relation–particularly for direct marketing or market research. We will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market it in any other manner. In the event that we use your personal data for some purpose which by law requires your consent, we will request your express consent on each occasion. You may withdraw your consent at any time. In any place where you have input personal data you may amend and/or delete this data directly via the respective registration page.

This website uses etracker technology ( to collect visitor behavior data. This 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 to collect and save this data, but the data remains strictly anonymous. The data will not be used to identify a visitor personally and are not aggregated with any personal data. The collection and storage of data may be refused at any time with respect to subsequent services.

We allow third-party companies, including AddThis, to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit

When you visit our websites, we may store information on your computer in the shape of a "cookie". Cookies are small text files that are copied from a web server onto your hard drive. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain from which the cookie was sent. Cookies cannot launch programs or infect your computer with viruses. The cookies we use contain no personal data and are also not merged with such data.

Most of the cookies we use are known as "session cookies" which are necessary to ensure consistency during your visit: In other words, to ensure that your details remain in place during your session, for example. These session cookies are automatically deleted when your session ends.

You are free to accept or block cookies. The majority of web browsers automatically accept cookies. Generally, however, you can use your browser settings to block cookies. If cookies are blocked it is possible that you can no longer use certain functions of our websites. If cookies are accepted you can block them again at some later point in time. If using Internet Explore 7 you can, for example, delete cookies by going to "Extras" > "Delete browsing history" and clicking on "Delete cookies". If you delete the cookies, all settings managed by these cookies, including advertising settings, will be deleted and it may not be possible to restore them.

8. Information, correction and deletion of data
For information, correction or deletion requests, you can contact the Data Protection Officer, specifying your name and contact address, by e-mail at or by mail at:
HOCHTIEF Solutions Aktiengesellschaft
Data Protection Officer
Opernplatz 2
45128 Essen

We would advise you that your right to the deletion of data may be restricted by legal obligations to preserve data which we are required to observe. Furthermore courts of law, law enforcement agencies or other legally appointed authorities may call up data or demand information under law.

9. Social networks
Our websites use plug-ins for the social networks "Facebook", "Twitter", "LinkedIn" and "Xing" (collectively "social media networks"). We inform you below about how personal data are processed by these social networks.

The Facebook plug-ins are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94394, USA ("Facebook"). Facebook is a social network of Facebook Ireland Limited (HanoverReach, 5–7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland). Facebook plug-ins can be recognized by their Facebook logo (white "f" on a blue tile or a "thumbs up" symbol) or from the suffix "Facebook social plug-in". For a list of Facebook social plug-ins and details of what they look like, please refer to:

Xing plug-ins are operated by Xing AG, Gänsemarktstr. 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany ("Xing"). You can recognize the Xing plug-in from the Xing logo ("Xing" inscription or an "X" on a green background).
LinkedIn plug-ins are operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("LinkedIn"). The LinkedIn plug-in can be recognized by the LinkedIn logo ("in" or "Linked in" on a blue background or "inShare" on a white or colored background).

The plug-in from (the so-called "tweet button") is operated by Twitter, Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA ("Twitter"). The Twitter plug-in can be recognized by the Twitter logo (a white "t" on a blue background or a white "bird" both possibly in combination with the suffix "Tweet").

If you call up one of our websites in which a social network (Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter) plug-in is integrated, your browser creates a direct link with the servers of the given social network. The content of the plug-in is transferred directly to your browser by Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter and is integrated by the social network into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of data that Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter gather with the help of the plug-in and therefore inform you to the best of our present knowledge:

By integrating the plug-ins, the respective social network (Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter) receives the information that you have called up a given page on one of our websites. Insofar as you are also simultaneously logged on to the respective social network, the latter can allocate this visit to your Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter account. If you interact with the plug-in–for example by using the "Like" button or by making a comment–the corresponding information is sent directly from your browser to the respective social network and stored there. If you are not a member of the social network it is still possible for the social network to find out your IP address and store it.

At no time do we know which buttons you have used. For details of the purpose and scope for which data is collected, processed and used by the social networks and your related rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please refer to the data protection notices of the respective social networks (Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter) as follows:

You can call up the Facebook data use policy at, and Facebook information about social plug-ins is available at

You may, incidentally, block Facebook plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, for example "Facebook Blocker".

You will find the Xing privacy statement at You can call up the latest data protection information relating to the "Xing Share button" and supplementary information at

The Twitter privacy statement can be called up at Further details about the Tweet button is available at (sources) and (Tweet Button FAQ).

The LinkedIn privacy statement may be found at

If you wish to prevent social networks from gathering data about you through our websites, you should log out of the social networks (Facebook / Xing / LinkedIn / Twitter) before you visit our websites.

Using Google+
The "+1" interface of the Google Plus social network is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The Google "+1" function integrated into HOTnews can be recognized by the "+1" symbol—a cursive "+1" beside which there is a number. You will find examples of possible integration on the following page:

When you activate the "+1" interface on one of our websites, your browser (e.g. the programs "Internet Explorer", "Firefox", "Opera", "Safari", "Chrome") creates a direct link with the Google servers. The content of the "+1" interface is transferred by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the website. It is possible that in this way your IP address may be transmitted to Google in the USA. The information that a user has given "+1" may be used by Google, for example, in its Google search results, in the user's Google profile, or on Google's social network "Google+". This means that Google displays information that the user has given to Google, for example the profile picture that the user has uploaded to Google and/or the name used in the Google profile. For details of the purpose and scope for which data is collected, processed and used by Google and your related rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please refer to Google's data use policy for the "1+" interface (

If you are a Google Plus member and do not want Google to gather data about you and link them to your stored member data through our website when you have the "+1" interface activated, you must log out of Google Plus before visiting our website.

If you do not wish data to be exchanged between your web browser and Google you can, for example, install software on your computer that blocks communication with Google computers in general (e.g. proxy software or plug-ins for browsers).

HOCHTIEF Solutions Aktiengesellschaft 2014, Essen, Germany