WETEC’s Privacy Policy

Privacy & General Principles

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to the collection and use of personally identifiable information (the “Personal Information”) gathered through the use of the Wet-felt Technical Committee for Construction website (the “Website”), that is owned by Wet-felt Technical Committee for Construction (“WETEC”) and operated by the third party: 1sign agentur für design & kommunikation.

WETEC is committed to protect your privacy. The Policy (i) describes the Personal Information that we may collect through the Website, (ii) explains the purpose of collecting and the use of such Personal Information, and (iii) explains how and when we may share it.

WETEC takes your privacy seriously. Any Personal Information that you provide to WETEC is limited to that which is needed for the purposes identified by us. Personal Information is collected by fair and lawful means only.

Collection of Personal Information

  • E-mail from you Any Personal Information you provide to WETEC through an e-mail will be used for the sole purpose of responding to your specific questions or concerns. Your Personal Information may be accessible to staff who administer the platforms and the infrastructure. We will ensure that our staff and those acting on our behalf obtain, use and disclose Personal Information collected through the use of our Website lawfully and correctly. Unless required by law, we do not share this Personal Information with third party agencies.
  • Google Webfonts The Website uses Google Web fonts for uniform representation of fonts. When you open WETEC’s website, your browser loads the required Web fonts into your browser cache to display the text and fonts correctly. For this purpose, your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Thus, Google becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. Google Web fonts is used in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of the Website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. If your browser does not support Web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
  • Cookies We may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file, which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

Collection of General Data and Information

The Website collects a series of General Data and Information when a data subject or automated system calls up the Website. This General Data and Information are stored in the server log files. There may be collected:
  • the browser types and versions used,
  • the operating system used by the accessing system,
  • the website from which an accessing system reaches WETEC’s Website (so-called referrers),
  • the sub-websites,
  • the date and time of access to the Internet site,
  • an Internet protocol address (IP address),
  • the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and
  • any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on WETEC’s information technology systems.
When using these General Data and Information, WETEC does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. This information is needed exclusively to:
  • deliver the content of our Website correctly,
  • optimize the content of WETEC’s Website as well as its advertisement,
  • ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and Website’s technology, and
  • provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.

Therefore, WETEC analyzes the collected data and information anonymously and statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the processed personal data. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

Identifying Purpose

You agree that we may collect and use Personal Information from you and about you for the following purposes:
  • To communicate with you, including responding to your questions or inquiries in relation to the products and services that we provide through the Website.
  • To understand your needs in order to market and remarket products and services to you.
  • To analyze the suitability of our products and services for you.
  • To determine your eligibility for our products and services, including to verify your Personal Information through communicating with any references provided by you.
  • To develop, manage and offer products and services that meet your needs.
  • To provide you with ongoing service.
  • To manage and assess our risks, operations and relationship with you.
  • To meet our legal and regulatory requirements.

Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention

Unless you consent otherwise or it is required by law, Personal Information can only be used or disclosed by us for the purposes for which it was collected. We keep Personal Information only if required to serve those purposes.

Personal Information that is no longer required to fulfil the identified purposes is destroyed, erased or made anonymous.

WETEC may internally share your Personal Information for the purposes identified in this Policy with its employees, affiliates or other related companies in Germany or Poland. Only such companies with legitimate business reasons will have access to your Personal Information and must ensure that Personal Information in their possession is securely held.

There are some examples where WETEC will not seek your consent for disclosure to outside third parties. These examples are:

  • Where there is a legal obligation to disclose Personal Information under a court or government order as for instance to detect or prevent illegal activity.
  • Where Personal Information is given to our agents and service providers for services such as data processing of electronic fund transfers or loan collection.
  • Where the disclosure is of regulated public information.


We try to ensure that the Personal Information that we collect is accurate, complete, and up-to-date as possible in order to properly satisfy the purposes for which it is to be used. If we are unable to verify your Personal Information or contact you, we may be limited in our ability to provide you with access to our Website.

Individual Access

If you would like to obtain a copy of the Personal Information held about you by us, or update, correct, or delete any Personal Information that you have provided to us through your use of the Website, or otherwise, or if you have any questions or suggestions for improving this Policy, please contact us. If you have questions about unsubscribing from email or other communications do so by using the email below. We may only deny access to your Personal Information when such denial is: (1) required or authorized by law; (2) when granting you access would have an unreasonable impact on other people’s privacy, unless the requested information is severable from the Personal Information of other people; and (3) to protect our confidential commercial information. If we deny your request for access to, or refuse a request to correct information, we shall explain why.

Consent to Collection of Personal Information

Subject to certain legal and contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, you may refuse or withdraw consent to the collection, use or disclosure of Personal Information at any time by contacting us (please check the contact details at the end of WETEC’s Policy). If you refuse or withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you or continue to provide you with some products, services or information which may be of value to you.

Opting Out

Personal Information - While using this Website or conducting business with WETEC the Personal Information may have been freely given by the user for contact purposes (name, address, telephone number, email). You can contact us at anytime to have these details removed from our database.

Cookies - Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or device by setting your browser to not accept cookies. Some browsers provide a mode where cookies are always deleted after a visit. The exact instructions for this can be found in the manual for your browser. You can delete cookies already on your computer or device at any time. If you choose not to accept cookies at all, you can still visit our Website, however we cannot guarantee an optimum experience without cookies.

Changing our Policy

From time to time, we may update or make amendments to the Policy to comply with any changes in legislation or to take into consideration any other issues that may arise. Should we make any changes, we will post the revised Policy on the Website. We encourage you to check back often and keep yourself informed about our Policy. As we continue to serve you and where changes have been made to this Policy, our continued business relationship constitutes acceptance of those changes.


We have designated the below specialists, responsible for ensuring we comply with privacy legislation, that you may contact regarding your specific privacy questions or concerns.

With any inquiries or complaints regarding the Website please contact our web developer:

1sign agentur für design & kommunikation
Mr. Michael Ruderer
Email: info@1sign.de
Web: www.1sign.de

With any inquiries or complaints regarding any other issues please contact our office manager

Ms. Renata Gorzkowska
WETEC Wet-felt Technical Committee for Construction
Email: info@wetec.info
Web: www.wetec.info