Privacy Policy

Data protection declaration

We are delighted in your interest in the website of SolarWorld AG. The protection of your personal data in accordance with statutory provisions is of course ensured during your visit to our homepage. Your data will be collected by us taking into account the valid data protection provisions and will neither be published nor passed on to a third party without authorisation. Below you will find more detailed information about data collection and use

1. Use and transmission of personal data

Insofar as you make personal data available to us voluntarily, we will use this only to transmit information to you or to answer your inquiries, depending on the purpose for which you have provided the data to us.

Your personal data will be transmitted to a third party only if this is necessary to respond to your inquiry, as well as in cases in which you have specifically agreed in advance for it to be passed on to a third party.

2. Right to information

You have a right to information with regard to the personal data stored about you. You may request the correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of the data at any time. On request we are happy to inform you about the data stored about you at any time. If you wish to obtain information on your personal data and the use of the data or if you intend to correct the data, please contact:

SolarWorld Africa (Pty) Ltd.
24th Floor
1 Thibault Square
cnr. Lower Long Street / Hans Strijdom Street
Cape Town, 8001

3. Entitlement to deletion

You have the right to cancel the permission granted to us to store your data at any time and to request the deletion of the data stored. We will then carry out the deletion of the personal data stored about you immediately. Moreover, a deletion will always take place if the data is no longer required to satisfy the purpose associated with the storage or if storage becomes prohibited for other statutory reasons. If a deletion must not take place for compelling reasons (e.g. statutory periods for safe-keeping), the data will be blocked instead. If you wish your data to be deleted, please contact:

SolarWorld Africa (Pty) Ltd.
24th Floor
1 Thibault Square
cnr. Lower Long Street / Hans Strijdom Street
Cape Town, 8001

4.   Logging of data

Collected data

When accessing our homepage and fetching data provided on the homepage, your access data will be logged by us automatically. The data collected in this way will be used for statistical purposes in order to assess the use of our website and optimise our services. It is not possible for us to allocate the data to certain people. In no case will various data be amalgamated.


The data will be anonymously passed on to our statistics service-provider, Webtrekk GmbH as well as MediaMind Technologies GmbH. SolarWorld AG stores the data. You may choose not to have a unique web analytics cookie identification number assigned to your computer to avoid the aggregation and analysis of data collected on this website. To make that choice, please click below to receive an opt-out cookie. Webtrekk Opt-Out

This affects the data request (data name of the requested file), browser type/ version (e.g.: Internet Explorer 6.0), browser language (e.g.: German), operating system used (e.g.: Windows XP), internal resolution of the browser window, screen resolution, Javascript activation, Java on/off, Cookies on/off, colour depth, referrer URL (the site visited previously), IP address – is immediately made anonymous and then deleted after process-ing –, time of access, clicks, possibly form content (for free text fields, e.g. name and password, is transmitted only as "completed" or "not completed"), geo- and time data as well as MediaMind internal IDs.

On the website you can use some forms in order to transmit data to us. Insofar as this is not personal data, your entries will be stored in the form fields and assessed statistically. If the data is personal data, only the interruption of the entry or the successful dispatch of your entries will be recorded statistically, unless you have previously given us express permission to also evaluate this personal data statistically.

As for the rest, personal data will be collected only if and to the extent that you provide this information voluntarily, for example as part of personal registration or in the event of an inquiry (see Section 1.).


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser:


Your IP-address is stored temporarily on our system when it is accessed. This is used exclusively to protect our system against unauthorised intervention and access. It might be possible to identify the user via the IP address – in connection with other user data (date, time). After a maximum of seven days the IP address will be de-personalised and it is then no longer possible to identify the user. The statistical assessment of anonymous data sets in accordance with the previous statements remains reserved.


In order to collect data, we use so-called cookies as part of our website. Cookies are small text files, which are filed on a computer and which are stored by your browser. They are used to make our online services more user-friendly, effective and secure for you. The cookies are not allocated to certain persons and do not contain any personal data. We do not amalgamate this data with other data sources. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called „Session-Cookies“, which are deleted when you end your browser session. In addition, there are some long-lasting cookies through which we recognise you as a visitor to our site. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses.

You can decide in your browser settings whether cookies are allowed to be applied or not. If you do not agree to the use of cookies on our website, you can prevent this by changing your browser settings accordingly.

5. Validity of the data protection declaration

By using our website you agree to the above-mentioned regulations regarding data use. The future amendment or (technical) further development of our online services or changes in legislation may make it necessary to amend this data protection declaration. We reserve the right to amend the data protection declaration at any time with effect for the future.