Data protection information

General information

We would like to thank you for your interest in our website. Your privacy is important to us and you should always feel safe and comfortable when visiting our website. To this end, we have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the legal requirements are complied with. Below you will find out what information we may collect and how we handle it.

I. Who is the controller?

The controller responsible for the processing of your personal data is:

RWE Aktiengesellschaft
RWE Platz 1
45141 Essen

T +49(0)201-51790
F +49(0)201-51795005
Group CommunicationsRWE(at)


II. How can you contact the data protection officer?

You can reach the data protection officer at:

RWE Aktiengesellschaft
Data Protection Officer
RWE Platz 6
45141 Essen


III. Provision of the website and log files

In the following, you will learn how we process your personal data in connection with the provision of the website and the creation of log files. 

1. Which of your personal data do we use?

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing device. In addition to non-personal data (e.g. the domain name of the website you came from; the websites you have visited on our website; the names of the files accessed; the date and time of access; the name of your Internet service provider; and, if applicable, the operating system and browser version of your device; the host name of the accessing device; language settings), your IP address is processed.

2. What are the sources of the data?

The data is collected from you by being automatically transmitted to our system by the device you are using

3. what do we process your data for and on what legal basis?

We also store the data - in pseudonymised form in log files - for security purposes, in particular to detect and counteract attacks on our website, for statistical purposes and to optimise our website.

4. right to erasure

You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase such data without undue delay unless an exception provided for by law applies.

5. right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the controller and the processing of which is based on consent or on a contract with you, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right, under the conditions set out in the GDPR, to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

6. right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. All personal data stored on the basis of the consent given will be deleted in this case, unless there is another legal basis for further storage under the law. If you wish to revoke your consent in connection with participation in the competition, please inform us of the revocation stating the keyword "Revocation of participation in competition".

7. Exercising your rights

To exercise your aforementioned rights, please contact us using the contact details provided in points I or II.

8. right to object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

To declare your cancellation, please contact us using the contact details given in point I or II.

9. right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

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 habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the 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 Art. 78 GDPR. To make it easier for you to exercise your rights, you will find the address of the supervisory authority responsible for us below 

North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf

T: +49 211 38424 -0
F: +49 211 38424 -10