Legal notices

General conditions of use

1. Provision of general data and information

RWE does everything in its power to ensure that the information and data on this web site are correct. However, any liability or warranty for the up-to-dateness, correctness and completeness of the information and data provided is excluded. This also applies for all other web sites which are referred to by means of a hyperlink. Nor is RWE responsible for the content of such web sites that are accessed by these links. RWE reserves the right to amend or supplement the information and data provided without prior notice.

2. Stock exchange data

The stock exchange data on the RWE web site is fed from Quartal Flife AG. RWE cannot be held liable for the up-to-dateness, correctness and completeness of this transmitted information and data. The information and data provided on the RWE web sites including the stock exchange prices give users an overview of our group of companies for information purposes and are not an incitement or invitation to buy, sell or otherwise trade in securities. RWE is not liable for either direct or indirect damages including lost profit caused by the use of the information or data contained on this web site.
Rights and obligations between RWE and the user of the web site or third parties are excluded.

3. Contractual relations

The web site www.rwe.com contains cooperations with various service providers. RWE grants users access to the pages of partner companies via the named web site. Users of the web site rwe.com enter into a contractual relationship with the relevant service provider through the use of the services offered by the service provider and for which the corresponding contractual conditions of the service provider then apply. The legal and content responsibility for the services offered on the pages of the partner companies lies solely with the relevant partner company whose web site can be accessed via the rwe.com homepage. If the services of a service provider are used, contractual relations only come about between the relevant partner a company and the user in accordance with the terms and conditions applicable for this contractual relationship.

4. Liability

RWE is not liable for the actions of the partner companies. RWE assumes no warranty for the availability or freedom from malfunctions of the services offered on rwe.com. Similarly, RWE assumes no responsibility or liability for the services offered by partner companies under rwe.com complying with the law.

Wherever RWE itself offers services, the general terms and conditions of business of the relevant RWE affiliate offering the service applies; these are available at the corresponding position.

As for the rest, RWE is only liable - on whatever legal grounds including tort - if

- RWE, its corporate agents, boards or executive personnel cause damage through gross negligence or intent or culpably violate an essential contractual obligation (cardinal obligation) in a manner that endangers the purpose of the contract,

or

- other vicarious agents of RWE who are not among the corporate agents, boards or executive personnel violate an essential contractual obligation (cardinal obligation) through gross negligence or intent in a manner that endangers the purpose of the contract.

If corporate agents, boards or managerial salaried staff of RWE violate a cardinal obligation through gross negligence or intent, the RWE liability is limited to those typical damages that were reasonably foreseeable for them at the time of the conclusion of the contract. This limited liability also applies for the extent of the damage.

The liability of RWE in accordance with the German product liability act and other mandatory laws remains unaffected by the foregoing liability limitations. As for the rest, any liability on the part of RWE is excluded.
Any prices for products and services placed on rwe.com are without engagement.

5. Copyright

The content of the G4V web site is protected by copyright. The copying of information or data, in particular the use of texts, text components or picture material requires the prior consent of RWE AG. Texts and images expressly provided for distribution are excluded from this rule.

6. Applicable law

All information or data, its use and any logon to RWE web sites as well as all actions, tolerations or omissions associated with the RWE web site are governed solely by German law. Place of jurisdiction is Essen.

Data Privacy

RWE on the topic of data privacy

The safety of personal data such as name, address, telephone number or Email is a matter of great concern for us. This is why we conduct our web activities in accordance with the laws on data privacy and data security. In the following you will learn which information we may collect and how it is used.

Personal data

In principle, RWE regards the protection of your personal data as being of prime importance. This is why we do not collect any personal data via our web site without your consent. You alone decide whether you wish to provide us with this data or not, for example during a registration, survey, etc..

We normally use your personal data to answer your inquiry, process your order or grant you access to special information or offers. In order to cultivate customer relations it may also be necessary to save and edit your personal data or inform our affiliated companies of your personal data so that we can cater for your wishes better or improve our products and services; similarly we (or a third party on our behalf) may use this data to inform you of RWE offers that are beneficial to your business or to carry out online surveys through which we can better satisfy your needs. Data that is not needed is deleted immediately.
We do of course respect your wish not to provide us with personal data to help our customer relations - in particular for direct marketing or market research. We will not sell or otherwise make your personal data available to third parties.

Non-personal data

When you visit our web site, information is sometimes collected automatically (in other words, not via a registration) that cannot be assigned to a particular person (e.g. Internet browser and operating system used; domain name of web site from where you came; number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages called). We and our group companies use this information to determine the appeal of our web site and improve its content.

"Cookies" - information that is automatically saved on your computer

When you visit our web site we may store information on your computer in the form of a "Cookie" which automatically identifies you the next time you visit. Cookies allows us, for example to adapt a web site to your interests or to save your password so that you do not have to enter it each time you visit. If you do not want us to identify your computer, set your Internet browser to cookies from your computer hard disk, block all cookies or warn you before it saves a cookie.

Children

Children should not send personal data to RWE web sites without the consent of their parents or custodians. RWE advises all parents and custodians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible handling of personal data on the Internet. RWE will not knowingly collect the personal data of children or use this in any way or unwarrentedly disclose it to third parties.

Safety

RWE takes precautions to guarantee the safety of your personal data. Your data will be diligently protected against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access or disclosure.

Links to other web sites

RWE web sites contain links to other web sites. RWE is not responsible for the data privacy strategies or content of these other web sites.

Questions and comments

If you have any questions or comments on the data privacy of RWE (for example on the inspection and update of your personal data) please contact us quoting "Data Privacy". The further development of the Internet also affects our data privacy strategy. Changes will be announced in due time on this page. RWE AG 2003, Essen