Privacy Policy

Information on Data Protection

The following information provides an overview of how we ensure the protection of your data, and on what legal basis and for what purpose we process what type of data.

The Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee keeps the processing of personal data to a minimum. As a rule, we process a small amount of personal data only when a user accesses this website (primarily the user’s IP address), registers to the newsletter or contacts the Advisory Committee.

1. Responsible party

The Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee of the German Federal Government is responsible for the processing of personal data.

c/o Federal Ministry of Finance
Wilhelmstrasse 97
10117 Berlin

Telephone: 49 30 18682-2344

Data processing on this website is carried out by a technical service provider:

pix and stripes GmbH
Mombacher Straße 68
55122 Mainz

2. Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions regarding the handling of personal data on this website, please contact the Federal Ministry of Finance’s data protection officer:

Dr. Jürgen Karstendiek
Wilhelmstrasse 97
10117 Berlin

Tel.: 030 / 18 682-3208

3. Legal basis for the processing of data

Article 6 (1) (a) and (e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in combination with section 3 (1) of the E-Government Act (eGovernment-Gesetz) and section 25 of the Telecommunications-Telemedia Data Protection Act (Telekommunikation-Telemedien-Datenschutz-Gesetz)

4. Visiting this website

Data is collected and processed every time you visit this website. This is necessary to ensure the error-free provision of information on the website and to protect against attacks on the website. The following data is collected and processed:

• IP address
• Type and version of your internet browser
• The operating system you are using
• The webpage(s) you accessed
• The time of the server request

This data is recorded automatically in server-log files as soon as you access our website.

This data is not collated with other data sources (e.g. data provided to subscribe to the newsletter). Our technical service provider stores IP addresses for a seven-day period, after which they are automatically deleted.

Data logged during visits to the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee website is shared with third parties only if we are obliged to do so by law or on the basis of a court decision, or if it is necessary to provide the data for the purposes of legal or criminal proceedings in the event of attacks on the internet infrastructure used by the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee of the German Federal Government. These are the only cases in which data is shared.

5. Newsletter subscription

To stay up to date on the latest news from the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee, you can subscribe to our newsletter via our website. If you would like to receive the newsletter, you will need to provide us with your family name, given name and e-mail address. In this case, your data is processed based on your consent. We use this data for the sole purpose of sending newsletters. Our external newsletter service provider is Rapidmail GmbH.

You can subscribe to the newsletter as follows:

After you have registered, we will send an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided, asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. Only once you have confirmed your registration by clicking on the link in the e-mail will we store your e-mail address for as long as you receive the newsletter. Your data will be deleted automatically if you do not confirm your registration within 30 days.

You can withdraw your consent to receiving the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link that is included in every newsletter.

6. Cookies

Cookies are small text fields that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. The Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee website uses a cookie only for the purpose of identifying the language you have selected.

The information on our website is available in either German or English. We use a cookie to identify the language you have chosen and the subpages of our website that you visited in your selected language.

7. Contact with the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee of the German Federal Government

When you call us, send us an e-mail or fax, or write us a letter, we use the personal data that you provide (sender details and, if applicable, other shared personal data) only for the purpose of contacting you and processing your enquiry.

Correspondence relating to your enquiry is stored in accordance with the principles that apply to the storing of written material.

8. Your Rights

Every person whose data is collected generally has the right to access personal data concerning themselves (Article 15 of the GDPR), the right to rectification (Article 16 of the GDPR), the right to erasure (Article 17 of the GDPR), the right to restriction of processing (Article 18 of the GDPR) as well as the right to object to the processing of their data on grounds relating to their particular situation (Article 21 of the GDPR).

If you think that the processing of your data infringes on your rights, you can lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority (Article 77 of the GDPR):

Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Graurheindorfer Straße 153
53117 Bonn

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