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Privacy policy and mandatory information according to Art. 13, 14 GDPR (EU) 

I. General information

1. Information on the controller

Vermilion Energy Germany GmbH & Co. KG 
Baumschulenallee 16
30625 Hannover

Phone: +49 (0) 511 / 544 14 544
Fax: +49 (0) 511 / 544 14 569
Email: dialog@vermilionenergy.com

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and treat it confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal information refers to information that identifies you as a person. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and what it is used for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

We remind you that the transmission of data over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) might entail security gaps. A full protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

2. Data protection officer prescribed by law

We appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Ms. Larissa Schwarz
MERENTIS DataSec GmbH
Kurfürstenallee 130
28211 Bremen
Phone: 0421 / 23804-0
Email: lschwarz@merentis.com

II. Data collection on our website and its legal basis

1. Cookies

The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart function) are saved on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (initiating contracts, execution of contracts).

2. Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • browser type and version
  • operating system used,
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request.
  • IP address

 A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done.

Basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website provider has a legitimate interest in the storage of this data for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services.

3. Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details received from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We transfer this data on to the responsible persons within our company or to the responsible persons within our group of undertakings for processing purposes. Otherwise there will be no transfers without your express consent.

The processing of the data entered into the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the moment of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data entered by you in the contact form remain with us until you ask us for deletion, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage is omitted (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.

4. Newsletter data

On our website, you can subscribe to our e-mail newsletter. If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we need an email address from you as well as the information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected at all or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not transfer it to third parties.

The processing of the data entered into the newsletter subscription form is exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). We verify your consent to the receipt of our newsletter by using the so-called double-opt-in procedure, i.e. we ask for the active confirmation of your newsletter subscription by e-mail before we start sending it. We use the information about the confirmation to document and prove your consent. We store this data regularly until the revocation of your consent, which you can revoke, in particular, by unsubscribing our newsletter. The lawfulness of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data collected by us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe our newsletter and will be erased after this unsubscription. Data stored for other purposes with us (e.g. e-mail addresses in the members area) remain unaffected.

III. Analysis tools and advertising

 1. Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your usage of the website. The information about your website usage generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymisation

We activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, Google will truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to their transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On the behalf of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet with respect to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics from your Internet browser will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from tracking the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information on handling of user data by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract data processing

We signed a data processing contract with Google and are fully implementing the strict requirements of German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic features in Google Analytics

This website uses the demographics feature of Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be produced that contain information on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and from third-party visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objection to data collection”.

2. Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

With reCAPTCHA it should be checked whether the data on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is entered by a human or by an automated program. For this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analysis operate in the background. Site visitors are not told that an analysis is taking place.

The data processing is based on art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. The website provider has a legitimate interest in protecting its web sites from abusive automated spying and SPAM.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/andhttps://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

 3. Google Web Fonts

 This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When entering a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 4. Google Maps

This site uses the map service provided by Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and an easy searchability of the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR.

For more information on handling of user data, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

IV. Recipients of your personal data

Transferring, selling or other forms of transmitting your personal data to third parties does not take place, unless necessary for the purpose of contract execution or based on your express consent.

Personal data that we process in connection with your use of this website may also be processed by other companies in our group of undertakings, but only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing described in this privacy policy.

If the provision of a certain service or the response to a request requires the transmission of personal data to an external service provider, we shall ensure, through technical and organisational measures, that the statutory provisions of data protection pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR (EU) are complied with and, in addition, obligate the external service providers to comply with the relevant legal data protection regulations, confidential treatment and immediate deletion of personal data as soon as it is no longer needed.

V. Transmission to third countries

 Personal data that Vermilion processes in connection with your use of this website are also transmitted by Vermilion to recipients within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 9 GDPR, but not processed outside the territory of the European Union.

VI. Personal data of children

Since the protection of children’s privacy is of great importance, we do not want to collect, process or use personal data from anyone under the age of 18. If you, as a legal guardian, learn that your children have submitted their personal data to us, you can contact us via the addresses mentioned in the imprint and ask for the data to be erased.

VII. Safety aspects

We take all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. Your data is saved in a secure operating environment that is inaccessible to the public.

VIII. Storage period

Your data will be erased after fulfilment of the purpose for which it was stored, unless the deletion is contrary to statutory storage periods. These result partly from the German Civil Code, the German Commercial Code or the German Tax Code and can amount to 2–30 years.

After expiry of such a retention obligation, the data will be permanently erased.

 IX. Rights of the data subjects

You have the right to information about personal data concerning you, as well as to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing. Furthermore, you have a right to object to the processing and the right to data portability. You can read more about this in Section III of the GDPR (EU).

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, when you are convinced that the processing of personal data concerning you violates GDPR.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to article 78 GDPR. However, before contacting the supervisory authority, we would like to ask you to give us the opportunity to provide you with information about your questions/concerns. You can contact us directly:

Phone: +49 (0) 511 / 544 14 544
Fax: +49 (0) 511 / 544 14 569
Email: dialog@vermilionenergy.com


(Unless otherwise noted, references on this website to "Vermilion", or "the Company", or "we", or "our" collectively refer herein to any or all of the people and operations associated with Vermilion Energy Inc. and/or its subsidiaries including its German subsidiary Vermilion Energy Germany GmbH & Co. KG whose operations and activities are the focus of this website)

Vermilion Energy Germany
GmbH & Co. KG

Baumschulenallee 16
30625 Hannover
Tel: +49 (0) 511 / 544 14 50
Fax: +49 (0) 511 / 544 14 569
Vermilion Energy Germany
GmbH & Co. KG

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