Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

I. Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

Eco Innovation Alliance
c/o DWR eco GmbH
Albrechtstrasse 22
10117 Berlin/Germany

This privacy policy applies to the internet offer of Eco Innovation Alliance, which is available under the domain www.eco-innovation-alliance.com.

II. General information about data processing

  1. Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent can not be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

  1. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as legal basis.

In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR as legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions.
Insofar as processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation that is subject to our company, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR as legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR as legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR as legal basis for processing.

  1. Data deletion and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is deleted. In addition, such storage may be provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

III. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles

  1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected here:

  1. Information about the browser type and version used
  2. The operating system of the user
  3. The Internet service provider of the user
  4. The IP address of the user
  5. Date and time of access
  6. Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website (referrer)
  7. Websites accessed by the user’s system through our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

  1. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

  1. Purpose of the data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do this, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.

Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

For these purposes, our legitimate interest in the processing of data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

  1. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed.

In the case of storing the data in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. An additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

  1. Opposition and removal possibility

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no contradiction on the part of the user.

IV. Use of cookies

Beschreibung und Umfang der Datenverarbeitung

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are sent by us to the browser of your end device and stored there when you visit our website. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of technically necessary cookies. Other cookies, on the other hand, enable us to carry out various analyzes. Cookies are able, for example, to recognize the browser you are using when you visit our website again and to transmit various information to us. With the help of cookies we can, among other things, make our website more user-friendly and effective for you, for example by tracking your use of our website and determining your preferred settings (e.g. country and language settings). If third parties process information via cookies, they collect the information directly via your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device. They cannot run programs or contain viruses.

Various types of cookies are used on our website, the type and function of which are explained in more detail below.

Persistent cookies are used on our website. Persistent cookies are cookies that are stored in your browser for a longer period of time and that transmit information to us. The respective storage period differs depending on the cookie. You can delete persistent cookies yourself via your browser settings.

With the help of these cookies it is possible for us to carry out an analysis of the website usage and to improve the performance and functionality of our website. For example, information is recorded on how our website is used by visitors, which pages are accessed most frequently, or whether error messages are displayed on certain pages.

  1. Legal basis for data processing

Due to the purposes of use described (cf. § 6. a.), The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If you have given us your consent to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice provided by us on the website ("cookie banner"), the legality of their use is also based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. a GDPR .

  1. Purpose of the data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after changing pages.

We need cookies for the following applications:

  1. Acceptance of language settings
  2. Remembering search terms

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

Our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR lies in these purposes.

  1. Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site from there. As a user, you therefore have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

The transmission of Flash cookies cannot be prevented via the settings of the browser, but by changing the settings of the Flash Player.

  1. Configuration of the browser settings

Most browsers are preset to accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that it only accepts certain cookies or no cookies at all. However, we would like to point out that you may no longer be able to use all functions of our website if cookies are deactivated on our website by your browser settings. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved in your browser via your browser settings. It is also possible to set your browser so that it notifies you before cookies are saved. Since the various browsers can differ in their respective functions, we ask you to use the respective help menu of your browser for the configuration options.

If you want a comprehensive overview of all third-party access to your Internet browser, we recommend that you install specially developed plug-ins.

V. E-mail contact

  1. Description and scope of data processing

A contact form is available on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. These data are:

  • Your name
  • Your e-mail-adress

At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored:

  • The user's IP address
  • Date and time of registration

For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained as part of the sending process and reference is made to this data protection declaration.

Alternatively, you can contact us using the email address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the email will be saved.

In this context, there is no disclosure of the data to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

  1. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of the data that is transmitted in the course of sending an email is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If the aim of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

  1. Purpose of the data processing

The processing of the personal data from the contact form serves us only to process the contact. If you contact us by e-mail, there is also the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

  1. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. For the personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

  1. Opposition and removal possibility

The user has the possibility at any time to revoke his consent to the processing of the personal data. If the user contacts us by e-mail, s/he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation can not continue.

Please inform us of your decision to revoke the consent and / or opposition to the storage of your data by e-mail or phone.

All personal data stored in the course of contacting will be deleted in this case.

VI. Tracking and analysis tools

We use tracking and analysis tools to ensure continuous optimization and needs-based design of our website. With the help of tracking measures, it is also possible for us to statistically record the use of our website by visitors and to further develop our online offer for you with the help of the knowledge gained. Based on these interests, the use of the tracking and analysis tools described below is justified in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. If you have given us your consent to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice provided by us on the website ("cookie banner"), the legality of their use is also based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. a GDPR . The following description of the tracking and analysis tools also shows the respective processing purposes and the processed data.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, CA 94043 USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed.

The information generated by these cookies, for example about the time, place and frequency of your use of this website, is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. When using Google Analytics, it cannot be ruled out that the cookies set by Google Analytics can collect other personal data in addition to the IP address. We would like to point out that Google may transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Google will use the information generated by cookies on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can generally prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

It cannot be ruled out that the cookies set by Google Analytics can collect other personal data in addition to the IP address. To prevent information about your use of the website from being recorded by Google Analytics and transmitted to Google Analytics, you can download and install a plug-in for your browser under the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

This plugin prevents information about your visit to the website from being transmitted to Google Analytics. Any other analysis is not prevented by this plugin.

We would like to point out that you cannot use the browser plug-in described above when visiting our website via the browser of a mobile device (smartphone or tablet). When using a mobile device, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your usage data by clicking on the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

By clicking on this link, a so-called opt-out cookie is set in your browser. This prevents information about your visit to the website from being transmitted to Google Analytics. Please note that the opt-out cookie is only valid for this browser and only for this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. To continue to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data, you must click the link again. The use of the opt-out cookie is also possible as an alternative to the above plug-in when using the browser on your computer.

In order to ensure the best possible protection of your personal data, Google Analytics has been expanded to include the code “anonymizeIp” on this website. This code causes the last 8 bits of the IP address to be deleted and your IP address to be recorded anonymously (so-called IP masking). Your IP address will be shortened by Google before it is transmitted within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thereby anonymized. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases.

VII. Further information about data processing in Social Media

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements and no other information on individual processing methods is given below.

  1. „Twitter“-Social-Plug-in

We use the plug-in of the social network Twitter on our website. Twitter is an Internet service provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”.

Through certification according to the EU-US data protection shield ("EU-US Privacy Shield")

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active

Twitter guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also complied with when processing data in the USA.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your Internet browser will download a representation of the plug-in from Twitter's servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Twitter to process your IP address. In addition, the date and time of your visit to our website are also recorded.

If you are logged into Twitter while visiting one of our websites with the plug-in, the information collected by the plug-in about your specific visit will be recognized by Twitter. Twitter may assign the information collected in this way to your personal user account there. If you use the so-called “Share” button on Twitter, for example, this information will be saved in your Twitter user account and possibly published on the Twitter platform. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your Twitter user account.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in this regard is available from Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy.

VIII. Rights of the person concerned

If we process personal data, you have the following rights to the person responsible:

  1. Right to information

You may ask the person in charge to confirm if personal data concerning you is processed by us.
If such processing is available, you can request information from the person responsible about the following information:

  1. the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
  2. the categories of personal data being processed;
  3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;
  4. the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
  5. the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
  6. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  7. all available information on the source of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;
  8. the existence of automated decision-making including profiling under Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information about whether your personal information relates to a third country or an international organization. In this connection, you can request the appropriate guarantees in accordance with. Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.

This right of access may be limited to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the realization of the research or statistical purposes and the restriction is necessary for the performance of the research or statistical purposes.

  1. Right to rectification

You have a right to rectification and / or completion to the controller, if the personal data you process is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible person must make the correction without delay.

Its right of rectification may be limited to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the realization of research or statistical purposes and the restriction is necessary for the performance of research or statistical purposes.

  1. Right to restriction of processing

You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

  1. if you contest the accuracy of your personal information for a period of time that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of your personal information;
  2. the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  3. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
  4. if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest Union or a Member State.

If the limitation of the processing according to the named If conditions are restricted, you will be informed by the person in charge before the restriction is lifted.

Its right to restriction of processing may be restricted to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the realization of the research or statistical purposes and the restriction is necessary for the performance of the research or statistical purposes.

  1. Right to cancellation

a) Obligation to delete

You may require the controller to delete your personal information without delay, and the controller is required to delete that information immediately if one of the following is true:

  1. Personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  2. You revoke your consent, to which the processing acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
  3. According to. Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR objection to the processing and there are no prior justifiable reasons for the processing, or you lay gem. Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR Opposition to processing.
  4. Your personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  5. The deletion of personal data concerning you shall be required to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  6. The personal data concerning you were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

If the person in charge has made the personal data concerning you public and is acc. Article 17 (1) of the GDPR, it shall take appropriate measures, including technical means, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you have been identified as being affected, taking into account available technology and implementation costs Persons requesting deletion of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessary

  1. to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
  2. to fulfil a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferring on the controller has been;
  3. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) lit. h and i and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;
  4. for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes acc. Article 89 (1) GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in subparagraph (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
  5. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Right to information

If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the controller, he / she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have a right to the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

6. Right to Data Portability

You have the right to receive personally identifiable information you provide to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance by the person responsible for providing the personal data, provided that

  1. the processing on a consent acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is based and
  2. the processing is done by automated means.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that your personal data relating to you are transmitted directly from one person to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be affected.

The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

7. Right to object

You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, against the processing of your personal data, which pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR takes an objection; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, exercising or defending legal claims.

If the personal data relating to you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
Regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, you have the option, in the context of the use of information society services, of exercising your right to object through automated procedures that use technical specifications.

You also have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, in processing personal data relating to you for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes. Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR is to be contradicted.

Its right of objection may be limited to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the realization of the research or statistical purposes, and that the restriction is necessary for the performance of the research or statistical purposes.