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Privacy Policy

1. Data protection – Summary

General note

The following information provide an easily accessible overview as regards what is happening with your personal data when visiting this website. Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. You will find detailed information regarding data protection in the privacy policy following this paragraph.

How your data is processed on this website

Who is responsible for processing your data on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the legal notice of this website.

How are your data processed?

On the one hand, we collect data that are actively communicated to us, for instance data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically or with your consent when you visit our website through our IT systems. This is primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page visit). This data is recorded automatically as soon as you enter this website.

How are we using your data?

Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website runs smoothly. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time free of charge. You also have the right to request that this data be corrected or deleted. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted in certain circumstances. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions about data protection.

Analysis tools and third party tools

When visiting this website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and with so-called analysis programs.

You will find detailed information on those programmes in the following privacy policy.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

 External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This can include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access and other data that are generated via a website.

The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a safe, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 Para 1 lit.f GDPR).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations. He follows our instructions in relation to this data.

3. General note and mandatory information

Data protection

This page’s operator takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

Various personal data are collected when using this website. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Please be informed that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can be subject to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from third-party access.

Information about the responsible body

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Sustainable Finance Committee of the Federal Government
c/o Bundesministerium der Finanzen

Wilhelmstraße 97
10117 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 18682-2344
E-Mail: SFB-Geschaeftsstelle@bmf.bund.de

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. An informal notification by email to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

If data processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 (e or f) GDPR, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons that arise from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this privacy policy. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data concerned, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (objection according to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is 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 connected to such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection under Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, deletion and correction

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, the right to have this data corrected or deleted. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

If you contest the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If the processing of your personal data happened / happens unlawfully, you can request the restriction of the data processing instead of the deletion.

If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.

If you have filed an objection in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR, your and our interests must be weighed up. As long as it is not clear whose interests outweigh the rights, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from its storage – may only be obtained with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest the European Union or a Member State.

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do no damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily on your device for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain on your end device until you delete them yourself or they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

In some cases, third-party cookies can also be stored on your device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have different functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or to display advertising.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions you require (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies for measuring the web audience) are saved on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the relevant cookies takes place exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 Para. 1a GDPR); the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Insofar as cookies from third-party companies or for analysis purposes are used, we will inform you of this separately in the context of this privacy policy and, if necessary, ask for consent.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

Browser type and version used; operating system; referrer URL; Host name of the accessing computer; Time of the server request; IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources. This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of his website – the server log files must be recorded for this.

Request by email, phone or fax

If you contact us by email, phone or fax, your request, including all personal data resulting from it (name, request), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1b GDPR, if your request is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1a GDPR) if this was queried.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

Survey

For the survey on our website we use the service of SurveyMonkey Europe UC, 2 Shelbourne Buildings, Shelbourne Road, Dublin, Ireland. As part of a voluntary survey, SurveyMonkey collects information from your device. This includes your IP address, the version of your operating system, the device type as well as information about the system and performance and the browser type. If you participate in the survey with your mobile device, SurveyMonkey also records the UUID of the device. SurveyMonkey also uses third-party tracking services, i.e. Cookies and page tags (“web beacons”) for collecting usage data and user statistics. We have no influence on the scope of this data collected by SurveyMonkey. Further information on the cookies used by SurveyMonkey, data protection and storage duration can be found here.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting the cookies you have already recorded and deactivating the storage of other cookies in the settings of your web browser. However, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all functions of the website.

We use SurveyMonkey to provide you with surveys. This is also our interest in the processing of the data collected. The processing of the data is based on the legitimate interest according to Art. 6.1f. The data is not transmitted to third parties.

The survey service, SurveyMonkey Europe UC, is a subsidiary of SurveyMonkey Inc. based in the United States. SurveyMonkey Inc. has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the USA and is certified accordingly. Accordingly, SurveyMonkey is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law.

You can find more information on the EU Privacy Shield and its validity here.

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