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Protection of ddata

The terms "you", "your" and "your" will refer to the user browsing the Hartec French site.

The terms "G&O-Aqua", "we", "us" and "our" refer to G&O-Aqua.

G&O-Aqua   is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of data and protecting the data entrusted to it. Due to its fundamental obligations, G&O-Aqua  undertakes to implement an adequate level of protection of personal data collected online from users.

In general, we seek to collect only the personal data voluntarily transmitted by the users of our sites, in order to provide them with information and/or services, or to communicate to them information on job offers within entities of G&O-Aqua .

Please review this Online Data Privacy Statement to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect personal data obtained from you.

Collection and use of personal data

1) What information do we collect?

We obtain personal data about you when you decide to communicate it to us, for example when you contact us by email or register on our sites to benefit from certain services. In some cases, it is also possible that you have previously provided personal data about yourself to G&O-Aqua.

When you choose to register or log in to the G&O-Aqua  site using a third-party single sign-on service that authenticates your identity and connects your social media credentials (such as LinkedIn, Google or Twitter) on the G&O-Aqua website, we collect from the social network provider the data and content necessary for the registration or the connection that you have authorized, such as your name and your e-mail address. The other data we collect depends on the privacy settings you have made with your social network provider, so we invite you to consult the privacy policy applicable to the service concerned.

By registering and/or providing personal data to G&O-Aqua, you also consent to the use of such personal data in accordance with this Online Data Privacy Statement. We do not use your personal data for any other purpose unless we obtain your consent to do so, or as permitted or required by law or professional standards. For example, if you register on a G&O-Aqua site and provide data about your preferences, we will use it to personalize your user experience.

If you register or log in using a third-party single sign-on service, we may also identify you as a single user on all devices you use, in order to personalize your user experience on all others. G&O-Aqua  sites you are viewing. If you have sent us your curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a job offer within G&O-Aqua, we will use the personal data you have provided to us to study your application and/or to provide you with job offers. job at G&O-Aqua  matching your profile.

In some cases, when you register for certain services, we may temporarily store your email address, until we receive confirmation of the information you provided to us by email (i.e. , when we send an e-mail to the address provided during your registration to confirm your subscription). 


2) The legal bases applicable to the processing of your personal data

In general, G&O-Aqua  only collects the personal data that is necessary to respond to your requests. When we request optional additional data, you are informed at the time of collection. The law in Europe allows us to process personal data, provided there is a legal basis for doing so. We are also required to tell you the nature of it.

Therefore, when we process your personal data, we will rely on one of the following legal bases:

  • Performance of a contract: where the processing of your personal information is necessary to perform our obligations under a contract to which you are a party.

  • Obligation imposed by law: where we are required to process your personal data to comply with a legal obligation, in particular for archiving purposes in order to comply with our tax obligations, or to communicate information to a public body or to a law enforcement authority.

  • Legitimate interests: we will process your personal data if it is in our legitimate interests to do so, in order to manage our business affairs as well as possible in accordance with the law, and insofar as this interest does not override your own interests.

  • Your consent: in some cases, we will ask you for specific permission to process some of your personal information, and we will process it only for the purposes for which you have consented. You have the option to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the G&O-Aqua Data Protection Officer via our contact form -

  • Data protection manager: Gilles Portaz

Examples of “legitimate interests” referred to above:

  • Provide information and/or services to visitors to our sites or provide information on employment opportunities;

  • Prevent fraud or criminal activity and safeguard our information technology (IT) systems;

  • Personalize your online user experience and improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of the online presence of G&O-Aqua ;

  • Carry out and measure the effectiveness of our marketing activities;

  • Fulfill our corporate social responsibility obligations.

  • Exercise our fundamental rights within the European Union, in accordance with Articles 16 and 17 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, in particular our freedom of enterprise and our right to property.

In some cases, and to the extent expressly provided or permitted by law, the personal data we collect may include special categories of data, such as diversity information (including information regarding race, ethnic origin, religious beliefs and other similar signs of membership, trade union membership and data concerning the sex life or sexual orientation of a natural person), health data or data relating to offenses.

3) Automatic collection of personal data

In some cases, G&O-Aqua  and its service providers use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to automatically collect certain types of data when you visit our sites online, and in connection e-mails that we are likely to exchange. Collecting this data allows us to personalize your online experience, improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of Hartec's online presence, and measure the effectiveness of our marketing activities.


3.1) IP addresses

An IP address is an address assigned to your computer each time you access the Internet. This allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. The originating IP addresses of our visitors may be collected for security and computer system diagnostic purposes. We may also use this aggregate data to analyze trends and the performance of our sites.


3.2) Cookies

We may save cookies on your computer or connected device when you visit our online sites. This allows the site to remember your computer or device, and thus allows cookies to fulfill several purposes.

Some of our sites display an information banner that asks for your consent to the collection of cookies. If opted out, we will not be able to track your computer or connected device for marketing purposes.

However, a second type of cookie, "user input" cookies, is still necessary for the execution of certain functionalities. The information banner does not block them. Your decision is recorded in a cookie kept for 90 days.

You can revoke your choice at any time by deleting your browser's cookies. While most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can decide whether or not to accept them by setting your browser (usually in the Tools or Preferences menu of the browser). You can also delete cookies from your devices at any time.

However, you should understand that if you refuse cookies, you will not be able to take full advantage of certain features of our sites. You will find more information on managing cookies in the help tab of your browser and on certain sites such


3.3) Google Analytics

G&O-Aqua  uses Google Analytics. More information about how G&O-Aqua  uses Google Analytics can be found at:

To provide site visitors with more choice about how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed aGoogle Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to tell it not to send data about this site to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on does not prevent data from being sent to the site itself or to other web analytics services.

3.4) Web beacons

A web beacon is a small image file of a web page that can be used to collect certain data from your computer, such as IP address, time of viewing content, browser type and the existence of previously saved cookies. by the same server. G&O-Aqua  only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable law.

G&O-Aqua or its service providers may use web beacons to monitor the effectiveness of third-party sites providing recruitment or marketing services to them, or to collect aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.

You have the possibility of making certain beacons unusable by refusing cookies. The web beacon will then still record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but no cookie data will be stored.

For some newsletters and other communications, we may monitor recipient actions, such as email open rates, through links embedded in messages. We collect this data to gauge interest in our communications and improve subsequent user experiences.

3.5 ) Geolocated tools

G&O-Aqua   may collect and use data about the geographic location of your computer or mobile device. This location data is collected to provide you with information about services that may be of interest to you and to improve our location-based products and services.

4) Social Media Widgets and Apps

G&O-Aqua  sites may include features to enhance sharing by third-party social media applications, such as the Facebook Like button or Twitter widget. These social media applications may collect and use data about your use of G&O-Aqua sites   (for more information, please refer to the "Sharing on Social Networks” of the table of cookies above). The personal data you provide through these social media applications may be collected and used by other members of these applications. These interactions are governed by the data protection policies of the companies providing the application. We have no control and accept no responsibility for the use of your data by these companies.

In addition, the G&O-Aqua  site may host a blog, forum, apps, and crowdfunding and other services (collectively “Social Media Features”). These social networking features are intended to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. The personal data you provide through social media features of G&O-Aqua  may be shared with other users of these features (unless otherwise specified at the point of collection), over which we have no or only limited control.

5) Children

G&O-Aqua   understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially online. Thus, our sites have not been intentionally designed for or intended for children under the age of 13. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain data about minors under the age of 13, except as necessary as part of an engagement to provide professional services.

Sharing and transfer of personal data
1) Transfer within G&O-Aqua entities

We share your personal data between G&O-Aqua  entities in the context of international commitments or when it is desirable to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations around the world. Other parts of G&O-Aqua  are also used to provide services to us, for example, we host and manage computer applications, and provide certain forms of insurance to member companies and their customers , we conduct conflict checks with customers and checks for anti-money laundering, with customer engagement departments and as needed to continue to conduct G&O-Aqua's business.

2 ) Transfer to third parties

We do not share any personal data with unaffiliated third parties except as necessary for our legitimate business and professional interests, to process your requests and/or as permitted or required by law or professional standards.

Additionally, G&O-Aqua may transfer some of your personal data outside of the EEA to outside companies working with us or on our behalf for the purposes set out in this Online Privacy Statement. In this case, your personal data will continue to be protected under contracts we have entered into with these organizations located outside the EEA, which contain standard data protection clauses whose wording is approved by the European Commission.

G&O-Aqua   will not transfer your personal data to third parties who would use them for commercial prospecting purposes.


3 ) Consent

In general, you are not asked to provide personal data to G&O-Aqua  online, and we may ask you to provide certain personal data in order to send you additional information about our services and events. G&O-Aqua  may also ask for your consent to certain uses of your personal data, which you can choose to give or refuse. If you request specific services or communications, such as e-newsletters, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will make sure to erase your data quickly, but we may need additional information before we can process your request.

As mentioned in the "Cookies" section above, if you do not want cookies to track your browsing on our sites, you can configure your browser to refuse all cookies, or to notify you of the sending of a cookies. However, you should understand that some parts of our site may not function properly if you choose to decline cookies.

4) Your Rights

If G&O-Aqua  processes your personal data, you have the following rights:

  • Access and rectification: you have the right to access your data (“Right of access request”). If we respond favorably to your request, we will provide you with the personal data concerning you free of charge. Prior to this, we are entitled to ask you for proof of identity and some relevant information on the relationship you have with us, so as to locate your personal data. If the information we have about you is inaccurate, you have the right to ask us to correct it.

  • Opposition to processing: you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for legitimate reasons.

  • Other rights: in addition, you have the right to delete your personal data, to limit its processing in certain circumstances and/or to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold in a structured electronic format (portability).
    You can exercise these rights by contacting the Data Protection Officer of G&O-Aqua  and we will endeavor to respond to your request, provided that it complies with applicable laws and professional standards.


5) Security and integrity

G&O-Aqua   has implemented reasonable security procedures and policies to protect personal data against misuse, loss, alteration or unauthorized destruction. Despite all the efforts made by G&O-Aqua , absolute protection against all threats cannot be provided. We strive to ensure that access to your personal data is restricted to only those with a need to know. Persons having access to the data are required to treat it confidentially.

We take care to keep personal data only for the duration necessary (i) to process your requests, (ii) to comply with the legal, regulatory or professional obligations imposed on us, or (iii) until these people request the erasure of their data.

The data retention period depends both on its nature and on the specific circumstances that led us to collect it.

6) Links to other sites

When you register on one of the G&O-Aqua  sites and then navigate to another G&O-Aqua  site without logging out, you agree to the use your personal data in accordance with the G&O-Aqua Online Data Privacy Statement you are viewing.

7) Modification of this Statement

G&O-Aqua  may modify this Online Data Privacy Statement periodically to reflect changes in our privacy practices. When we change this Data Privacy Statement online, we also change the “Last Updated” date located at the top of this page. Any changes in the way we process personal data as described in this Online Data Privacy Statement will be communicated to you by an appropriate means, depending on how we usually communicate with you. We encourage you to periodically review this Online Data Privacy Statement to be informed of how Hartec is protecting your data.

8 ) Questions relating to the policy and its application

G&O-Aqua    is committed to protecting your personal data online. For any comments, questions or complaints regarding the management of your personal data, please contact us You can also use this address to let us know if you have any questions regarding compliance with this Online Data Privacy Statement.

We have the option of accepting your complaint (in which case we will implement one of the measures mentioned in the “your rights” section above) or refuse to follow up on it for legitimate reasons.

In any case, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the CNPD (National Commission for Data Protection in Luxembourg,

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