Data Protection Information
1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for recording data on this website?
Data are processed on this website by the website operator, whose contact data you can find in the Legal Notice for this website.
How do we record your data?
Firstly, we collect your data that you provide to us. This could be data that you enter into a contact form, for example.
Other data are automatically recorded during your visit to the website by our IT systems. This is mostly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system and the time of the page view). These data are recorded automatically as soon as you arrive on our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some data are recorded to ensure that the website functions correctly. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have relating to your data?
You have the right to receive information, free of charge and at any time, about the origin, recipient(s) and the purpose for which your data are stored. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or erasure of these data. You can contact us at any time regarding this matter or other questions about data protection at the address given in the Legal Notice. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
Analytical tools and tools of third-party providers
2. General and mandatory information
We wish to point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. during communication by email) may have security loopholes. Absolute protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
The controller of the data processing on this website is:
Gemeinnützige Umwelthaus GmbH
Rüsselsheimer Strasse 100
Tel.: +49 6107 98868-0
Fax: +49 6107 98868-19
The controller is the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
Withdrawing your consent to data processing
Many data processing procedures are possible only with your explicit consent. At any time you can withdraw consent already given. To do so, it is sufficient to send an informal email message to us. The lawfulness of the data processing that took place before withdrawal of consent remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject has a right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company has its registered office. A list of the data protection officers and their contact data can be found by following this link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links- node.html .
Right to data portability
You have the right to have the data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or to fulfil a contract issued to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request direct transmission of the data to another controller, this will be done only as far as is technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
This website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, such as orders or inquiries, which you send to us as the operators of the website. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change in the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data which you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure
Within the scope of the applicable legal regulations, you have the right to receive information, free of charge and at any time, about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient(s) and the purpose of the data processing, and if applicable a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. You can contact us at any time regarding this matter or other questions about personal data at the address given in the Legal Notice.
3. Data collection on our website
These internet pages use “cookies” in some places. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our online presence more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically at end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can adjust your browser’s settings so that you are informed when cookies are set and can allow cookies only in individual cases, refuse to accept cookies for certain cases, or refuse all cookies, and can activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. Deactivation of cookies can restrict the functionality of this website.
Server log files
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in “server log files”, which your browser transmits to us automatically. This information is:
- browser type and version
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- host name of the computer accessing the website
- time of the server request
- IP address.
These data are not combined with other data sources. The basis for the data processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data to fulfil a contract or precontractual measures.
If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact data that you have entered there, are stored by us for the purpose of handling the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
The data entered in the contact form are thus processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, it is sufficient to send an informal email message to us. The lawfulness of the data processing that took place before withdrawal of consent remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
We retain the data you have entered in the contact form until you request us to erase them, or you withdraw your consent to their storage, or the purpose of the data storage ceases to exist (e.g. when the processing of your inquiry is complete). Mandatory legal provisions, particularly retention periods, remain unaffected.
4. Analytical tools and advertising
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open-source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. To this end, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is saved on our server. The IP address is anonymised before the information is stored.
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
The legal basis for saving Matomo cookies is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour so that it can optimise both its website and its advertising.
The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is not passed on to third parties. You can prevent the placement of cookies by adjusting the relevant setting in your browser software; however, we wish to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full.
If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie is placed in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing use data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must then be activated again the next time you visit our website.
Refuse data collection by Matomo/Piwik
5. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins of the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of those pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our website. This represents a legitimate interest in the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.