Who we are
ökoRAUSCH Think Tank
c/o bureau green.
Phone: +49 221 5796076
Every person concerned can contact us directly at any time with all questions and suggestions regarding data protection.
The address of our website is: http://www.oekorausch.de.
We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the management of bureau gruen. In principle, it is possible to use the bureau gruen. website without providing any personal data. However, if a person concerned wishes to make use of special services offered by our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.
The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the basic data protection regulation and in compliance with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to bureau gruen. By means of this data protection declaration, our company wishes to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. In addition, this data protection declaration is intended to inform affected persons of the rights to which they are entitled.
bureau gruen., as the person responsible for processing, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as by telephone.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Due to legal requirements, the website of bureau gruen. contains information that enables rapid electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to the controller are stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. Such personal data shall not be disclosed to third parties.
Embedded content from other websites
Contributions on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, pictures, articles etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.
General Data and Information
The bureau gruen. website collects a number of general data and information every time a data subject or automated system accesses the website. These general data and information are stored in the server’s log files. The following can be recorded: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to prevent danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information Bureau gruen does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. This information is rather required to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website as well as the advertising for it, (3) to ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website as well as (4) to provide law enforcement agencies in case of a cyber attack with the necessary information for prosecution. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated by Bureau gruen on the one hand statistically and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.
On the bureau gruen. website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company’s newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose indicates which personal data are transmitted to the data controller when ordering the newsletter. For sending newsletters, we use the US provider “MailChimp”. The technical service provider MailChimp is an offer of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404 Atlanta, GA 30318, which was a member of the so-called Safe Harbor Abkommens, a special data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States. After the judgement of the European Court of Justice of October 9, 2015, MailChimp is still committed to these standards and has announced to adapt its data protection standards to the new legal situation.
bureau gruen. informs its clients and business partners at irregular intervals about company news by means of a newsletter. In principle, the newsletter of our company can only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered for the first time by a person concerned for the purpose of receiving the newsletter using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address has authorized the receipt of the newsletter as a data subject.
When registering for the newsletter, we also save the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date and therefore serves to provide legal protection for the data controller.
The personal data collected in the course of registering for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as might be the case if there are changes to the newsletter offer or if technical conditions change. The personal data collected within the scope of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the person concerned has given us for the newsletter service, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking the consent, a corresponding link is included in every newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the data controller or to inform the data controller in another way.
The bureau gruen. newsletter contains so-called counting pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. By means of the embedded pixel-code, bureau gruen. can recognise whether and when an e-mail was opened by a person concerned and which links contained in the e-mail were called up by the person concerned.
Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled to revoke the separate declaration of consent submitted in this regard via the double opt-in procedure at any time. After revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the data controller. Unsubscribing from receiving the newsletter is automatically interpreted by Bureau gruen as a revocation.
Application and use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)
The data controller has integrated the Matomo component on this website. Matomo is an open source software tool for web analysis. Web-Analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors of internet pages. Among other things, a web analysis tool collects data about which internet page a person concerned came to an internet page from (so-called referrer), which subpages of the internet page were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
The software is operated on the server of the person responsible for processing, the log files which are sensitive to data protection law are stored exclusively on this server.
The purpose of the Matomo component is the analysis of visitor flows on our website. The person responsible for processing uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports that show the activities on our website.
Matomo places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, we are able to analyse the use of our website. By each call of one of the single pages of this internet page the internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically induced by the Matomo component to transmit data to our server for the purpose of online analysis. In the course of this technical process we obtain knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which serves us, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks.
By means of the cookie, personal information such as the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website is stored. Each time our website is visited, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transferred to our server. These personal data are stored by us. We do not pass on this personal data to third parties.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the used internet browser would also prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. Furthermore, a cookie already set by Matomo can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by Matomo and related to a use of this website and to prevent such a collection. For this the person concerned must set an opt-out cookie. If the information technology system of the person concerned is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the person concerned must set an opt-out cookie again.
However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is a possibility that the data subject may no longer be able to fully use the Internet pages of the data controller.
Further information and Matomo’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at https://matomo.org/privacy.
Legal basis of the processing
Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company was injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).
Duration for which personal data are stored
The personal data will be automatically deleted after 6 months if they are no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
Existence of an automated decision making process
As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision making or profiling.
This privacy statement was created by the Privacy Statement Generator of Datenschutz Düsseldorf in cooperation with RC GmbH, which recycles used notebooks and the filesharing lawyers of WBS-LAW and adapted to our needs.
Rights of the data subject
(a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to him are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
(b) Right of access
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge from the controller information on the personal data stored in relation to him or her and a copy thereof. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation Giver has granted the data subject access to the following information:
– the processing purposes
– the categories of personal data processed
– the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organisations
– if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
– the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to them or of a right of objection to their processing by the controller
– the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
– if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
– the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DPA 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
The data subject shall also have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact a member of the staff of the controller.
(c) Right of rectification
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to demand the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data concerning him. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, having regard to the purposes of the processing.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
(d) Right of erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data relating to him/her, where one of the following reasons applies and provided that the processing is not necessary:
– the personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary
– The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the DPA or Article 9(2)(a) of the DPA, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
– The data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DPA and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) DPA.
– The personal data were processed unlawfully.
– The deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
– The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) DS-GVO.
If any of the above reasons apply and a data subject wishes to have personal data held by the Bureau gruen deleted, he/she may at any time contact a member of the staff of the controller. The staff member of Bureau gruen shall ensure that the request for deletion is complied with without delay.
If the personal data have been made public by Bureau gruen and our company as data controller is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 of the DPA, Bureau gruen shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested these other data controllers to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The Bureau gruen staff will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
(e) Right to limit processing
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to request the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
– the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time sufficient to enable the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data
– The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.
– The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
– The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) of the DPA and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons given by the controller outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at the Bureau gruen, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The staff member of Bureau gruen will arrange for the processing to be restricted.
(f) Right to data transferability
Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him/her which have been provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He/she also has the right to have this data communicated to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DPA or Art. 9(2)(a) DPA or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) DPA and that the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, when exercising their right to data transferability in accordance with Art. 20 Paragraph 1 FDPIC, the data subject has the right to obtain that personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
In order to assert the right to data transferability, the person concerned may contact a member of the Bureau gruen at any time.
(g) Right of appeal
Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator for directives and regulations, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DPA. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of an objection, the Bureau gruen no longer processes the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Where the Bureau processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This shall also apply to profiling, insofar as it relates to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the processing for the purposes of direct marketing, the Bureau shall no longer process personal data for those purposes.
In addition, the data subject shall have the right to object, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to him or her being processed by the Bureau green for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) of the DPA, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right of objection, the data subject may directly contact any employee of Bureau gruen or any other employee. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.
(h) Automated case-by-case decisions including profiling
Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, as granted by the European Directives and Regulations, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar way, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the controller is subject and that such legislation provides for adequate safeguards of the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the explicit consent of the data subject.
Where the decision is (1) necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is taken with the express consent of the data subject, the Bureau shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of the controller, to put forward his point of view and to challenge the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact a member of the staff of the controller.
(i) Right to revoke a data protection consent
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Giver, to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
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