N.V. CBR Cementbedrijven with its registered seat at Parc de l’Alliance, Boulevard de France 3 – 5, 1420 Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium and HeidelbergCement AG Berliner Strasse 6, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany (hereinafter: “HeidelbergCement”) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly observes the regulations of the data protection legislation.

Personal data are details of personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. These include information such as your name, address, telephone number or date of birth. Information that is not directly or indirectly linked to your actual identity – e.g. favourite web pages or number of users of a site – is not personal data.

On this website, personal data are only collected to the extent this is required. Under no circumstances are the collected data sold or passed on to third parties for other reasons than described in this policy.

The declaration below gives you an overview of how we guarantee this protection and what sort of data are collected for what purpose.

Data processing on this website

HeidelbergCement automatically collects and stores information transmitted to us by your browser in its server log files. This includes

  • browser type/version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL (the previously visited site)
  • host name of the computer accessing the site (IP address)
  • time of the server request

HeidelbergCement cannot attribute these data to specific individuals. These data are not amalgamated with other data sources. Furthermore, the data are deleted after statistical analysis. Additional personal details such as your name, address, telephone number, email address or photos are not collected unless these details are volunteered by you, e.g. as part of a registration, survey, competition, execution of an agreement or request for information.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer that enable the analysis of the way you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the US, where it is then stored. Google has certified its compliance with the U.S. Safe harbor program to receive and protect personal information from the EU. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services associated with website and Internet usage. Where necessary, Google will also transfer this information to third parties if required to do so by law, or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not link your IP address with other data held by Google. You may refuse to install cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please be aware that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functions of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above.

Permission for Google Analytics to collect and store data can be withdrawn at any point in the future using a browser extension, which is available from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. In addition, this website uses an anonymous function for the IP address to ensure it can only be processed by Google in its shortened form so as to completely exclude the possibility of a connection being made with an individual.

Use and disclosure of the personal data

We use the personal data made available by you exclusively for the purpose of technical administration of the webpage and to fulfill your wishes and requirements, i.e. to respond to your query. In addition, information you provide to us by participating in a contest, will be processed for the purposes of evaluation and publication of the projects.

We may disclose your personal data; (i) for the purposes of executing an agreement; (ii) with your express written consent; (iii) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (iv) to third parties who provide services to HeidelbergCement, (v) to third party websites (including social media sites such as Facebook and Linked In) or when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

Furthermore, your personal data may be disclosed in the event of publication of research that you submitted to us. We may also disclose your personal data to other entities of the HeidelbergCement Group for related processing purposes as for which you initially submitted your personal information. Some of these entities are located in countries that are not considered to provide the same level of data protection as the countries within the EEA. You understand and agree with such international transfer of your personal information by submitting or uploading information via the Quarry Life Award website.


Some of the webpages uses so-called cookies. Their purpose is to make our Internet presence more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are filed on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are 'session cookies'. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your hard disk, you can adjust your browser's settings accordingly.

Quarry Life Award Updates

If you would like to receive the updates offered on the website, we require you to provide a valid email address that you own, or provided that its owner agrees to receive the updates. You may revoke your consent to the storing of your data and email address, as well as its use for the purpose of sending the updates, at any time by contacting quarrylifeaward@heidelbergcement.com.


As part of the administration of our webpage, we have taken adequate technical and organizational measures to protect your data from willful or accidental manipulation, access by third parties, loss, deletion and modification. We make improvements to this protection on an ongoing basis in line with technical progress.

Your Rights

You have the right to access personal data pertaining to you and the right to obtain information, at any time, about the data relating to you, its source and recipients, and the purpose for which it is stored. Furthermore, you have the right to request the rectification of inaccurate information or to object to the processing of your personal data. These rights can be executed by contacting quarrylifeaward@heidelbergcement.com. We reserve the right to limit or deny access or rectification in case of unreasonable or vexatious requests or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.

Further Information

Your trust is important to us, so we are happy to answer any questions you may have about the processing of your personal data. If you have any queries not covered by this privacy statement or would like more detailed information on any matter, please do not hesitate to email quarrylifeaward@heidelbergcement.com.

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