Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. We are committed to protecting your personal data. Below you will find information in accordance with Art. 12, 13 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on how your personal data are handled when you use our web presence. This includes our website, KeyCloud and our social media presence on TwitterFlickrLinkedInXing and YouTube.

Our web presence also includes the following KlimaExpo.NRW channels: FlickrYouTube, the Die Dunkle Seite online platform and the KlimaExpo.NRW blog.

Personal data means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. This includes real names, addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.

I. Controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation is:

IN4climate.NRW GmbH
Munscheidstr. 14
45886 Gelsenkirchen
Germany
Email: post@in4climate.nrw
Tel.: +49 (0) 209/4085990
Fax: +49 (0) 209/40859930

II. Data Protection Officer

Contact details for our Data Protection Officer:

9N Consulting GmbH
Lothringer Straße 38
44805 Bochum
Germany
datenschutz@9n.de
+49 (234) 92 66 67 30

III. Purposes and legal bases for the data processing

1. Informational use of the web presence

You may visit our web presence without providing personal information. If you use our web presence solely for informational purposes and do not log in, register or otherwise provide personal information to us, we do not process any personal data except for the data transmitted by your browser to enable you to visit the web presence as well as information transmitted to us in the context of session cookies used to statistically analyse usage of our web services. No personal data must be disclosed in order to download the KlimaExpo.NRW app. In this case, the data are collected exclusively via your app store provider in the context of the download.

A) TECHNICAL PROVISION OF THE WEB PRESENCE 

For the purpose of the technical provision of the web presence, we need to process certain information transmitted automatically from you so that your browser can display our web presence and you can use it. This information is automatically collected each time our website is visited and is stored in our server log files. This information relates to the computer system of the accessing computer. The following information is collected for this:

  • Name of the website accessed;
  • File;
  • Data volume transferred;
  • Referrer URL (last page visited);
  • Requesting provider:
  • IP address;
  • Browser type/version (e.g. Firefox 59.0.2 (64-bit));
  • Browser language (e.g. German);
  • Operating system used (e.g. Windows 10);
  • Browser window internal resolution;
  • Screen resolution;
  • JavaScript activation;
  • Java on/off;
  • Cookies on/off;
  • Colour depth;
  • Date and time of access.

The provider uses the log data for statistical analysis only for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of the web presence. However, the provider reserves the right to subsequently review the log data if there is concrete evidence providing reasonable grounds for suspecting illegal usage.

We also use cookies to make our web presence available for your use. Cookies are text files that are stored in the browser or by the browser on your computer system upon accessing a website. A cookie contains a characteristic string that enables unique identification of the browser when the website is accessed again. We only use these cookies to make our website and its technical functions available to you. Some of the features of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. The following information is stored in the cookies and transmitted to us:

  • Name of the website accessed;
  • Order of sub-pages visited;
  • File downloads;
  • Cookie ID;
  • Data volume transferred;
  • Referrer URL (last page visited);
  • Requesting provider:
  • IP address;
  • Browser type/version (e.g. Firefox 59.0.2 (64-bit));
  • Browser language (e.g. German);
  • Operating system used (e.g. Windows 10);
  • IP address location;
  • Date and time of access.

We do not use your information collected by means of the aforementioned cookies to create user profiles or analyse how you surf. 

We process your personal data for the technical provision of our web presence based on the following legal bases:

  • For the performance of a contract or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract as per Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, provided that you visit our web presence to find out about our offerings and events; and
  • For the purposes of our legitimate interests as per Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, so that it is technically possible for us to provide the web presence to you. With regard to this, we have a legitimate interest in being able to provide you with an appealing, technically functioning and user-friendly web presence and in taking measures to protect our web presence against cyber risks and prevent our web presence posing cyber risks for third parties.

B) STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF THE WEB PRESENCE AND INCREASING REACH

We use the Matomo web analytics service and therefore cookies that enable us to analyse how you surf in order to statistically analyse usage of our web presence. This allows us to improve the quality of our web presence and its content. We learn how the web presence is used and can thus continuously optimise it.

The information obtained in the context of the statistical analysis of our web presence is not aggregated with your other data collected in the context of the technical provision of the web presence.

We process your personal data in order to statistically analyse usage of our web presence on the following legal basis:

  • Your consent as per Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

Use of the Twitter social plugin

The Twitter social network plugin is used in our web presence. This service is offered by Twitter.

In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our web presence, the Twitter plugin is not fully integrated into the page, but only embedded using an HTML link (known as a ‘Shariff solution’). This ensures that no connection is established to the Twitter servers when our web presence is accessed and that your data are not transmitted to Twitter. Your browser only establishes a direct connection to the Twitter servers when you activate the plugins and thereby give your consent to the data transfer so that you can (possibly after entering your login details) click the like or share button, for example. From a functional perspective, use of the Shariff solution means that the Twitter plugin corresponds to a hyperlink, so that neither we nor Twitter collect data from you on our web presence.

For information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the Twitter privacy policy at https://help.twitter.com/de/rules-and-policies/update-privacy-policy

Use of the Xing social plugin

The Xing social network plugin is used in our web presence.

In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our web presence, the Xing plugin is not fully integrated into the page, but only embedded using an HTML link (known as a ‘Shariff solution’). This ensures that no connection is established to the Xing servers when our web presence is accessed and that your data are not transmitted to Xing. Your browser only establishes a direct connection to the Xing servers when you activate the plugins and thereby give your consent to the data transfer so that you can (possibly after entering your login details) click the like or share button, for example. From a functional perspective, use of the Shariff solution means that the Xing plugin corresponds to a hyperlink, so that neither we nor Xing collect data from you on our web presence.

For information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Xing as well as your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the Xing privacy policy at https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

Use of the LinkedIn social plugin

The LinkedIn social network plugin is used in our web presence.

In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our web presence, the LinkedIn plugin is not fully integrated into the page, but only embedded using an HTML link (known as a ‘Shariff solution’). This ensures that no connection is established to the LinkedIn servers when our web presence is accessed and that your data are not transmitted to LinkedIn. Your browser only establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers when you activate the plugins and thereby give your consent to the data transfer so that you can (possibly after entering your login details) click the like or share button, for example. From a functional perspective, use of the Shariff solution means that the LinkedIn plugin corresponds to a hyperlink, so that neither we nor LinkedIn collect data from you on our web presence.

For information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn as well as your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=homepage-basic_footer-privacy-policy

Use of the social plugin and embedding of videos from YouTube

The YouTube social network plugin is used in our web presence and videos from the IN4climate.NRW YouTube channel are embedded in our website. This service is offered by Google.

In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our web presence, the YouTube plugin is not fully integrated into the page, but only embedded using an HTML link (known as a ‘Shariff solution’). This ensures that no connection is established to the Google servers when our web presence is accessed and that your data are not transmitted to Google. Your browser only establishes a direct connection to the Google servers when you activate the plugins and thereby give your consent to the data transfer so that you can (possibly after entering your login details) click the like or share button, for example. From a functional perspective, use of the Shariff solution means that the YouTube plugin corresponds to a hyperlink, so that neither we nor Google collect data from you on our web presence. The same applies to the integration of videos from our YouTube channel. The connection to YouTube is only established when these are accessed.

For information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the Google privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

Use of the Flickr social plugin

We use the Flickr service to present and archive specially created image and photo material. The Flickr social network plugin is used in our web presence. This service is offered by Yahoo.

In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our web presence, the Flickr plugin is not fully integrated into the page, but only embedded using an HTML link (known as a ‘Shariff solution’). This ensures that no connection is established to the Yahoo servers when our web presence is accessed and that your data are not transmitted to Yahoo. Your browser only establishes a direct connection to the Yahoo servers when you activate the plugins and thereby give your consent to the data transfer so that you can (possibly after entering your login details) click the like or share button, for example. From a functional perspective, use of the Shariff solution means that the Flickr plugin corresponds to a hyperlink, so that neither we nor Yahoo collect data from you on our web presence.

No personal data are passed to Flickr via our websites. The Flickr privacy policy can be read at http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/de/yahoo/.

Matomo web analytics service (formerly Piwik):

The Matomo web analytics service (https://matomo.org/what-is-matomo) is used on our web presence to help collect and store data, especially your IP address, from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. Your IP address is immediately anonymised during this process, so that you remain anonymous to us as a user. These usage profiles are used to analyse visitor behaviour and are evaluated for the improvement and user-oriented design of our web presence. Cookies may be used for this. The pseudonymised usage profiles are not aggregated with personal data concerning the person behind the pseudonym. We do not share the information generated through the cookie regarding your use of this web presence with third parties.

You can prevent cookies being used by adjusting your browser software appropriately; however, you may not then have full use of all of the features of this web presence.

If you do not agree to these data from your visit being stored and analysed, then you may object to their storage and use at any time at the click of a mouse as follows. In this case, an ‘opt-out cookie’ is stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from collecting any session data. Please note: if you delete your cookies, this also deletes the opt-out cookie. You may then have to re-activate it.

We only use Matomo with your consent. If you have given your consent, you may then withdraw it here and thereby activate the opt-out cookie:

Your visit to our website is currently being logged. Click on ‘Only necessary’ to only allow settings and login cookies. Please note that this website’s Matomo opt-out cookie is also deleted if you remove the cookies stored in your browser. Furthermore, you must opt-out once again if using another computer or a different browser.

Please note that you must activate the opt-out cookie in all of the browsers that you use on all of your end devices and that you may also have to re-activate the browser if you delete all of the cookies in it.

Your visit to our website is not currently being logged. Click on ‘Allow all’ to allow us to log your visit.

Overview of the cookies used

REQUIRED

  • cookieconsent, expiry: 365 days (stores selection of permitted cookies)
  • fe_typo_user, expiry: end of session (stores form inputs for further use, e.g. multiple steps for event registration)

STATISTICS (ONLY WITH YOUR CONSENT)

  • _pk_id, expiry: 365 days (Matomo web statistics)
  • _pk_ses, expiry: end of session (Matomo web statistics)

C) LINKS

Links to services such as Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and KeyCloud are included in the web presence. After clicking on a link, you are directed to the page of the respective provider, i.e. your user information is only then passed to the respective provider. For information on how your data are handled when you use the websites of other providers, please refer to their privacy policies.

2. Active use of the web presence

In addition to using our web presence solely for informational purposes, you can also use it actively to register for an event, subscribe to our newsletter, contact us and so on. In addition to the aforementioned processing of your personal data in the event of solely informational usage, we also process other personal data from you that we require to process and respond to your requests.

A) USER REQUESTS

In order to be able to process and respond to your requests, e.g. via the contact form or to our email addresses, we process the personal data provided by you in this context. This always includes your name and email address so that we can respond to you, as well as any other information that you send to us in the context of your message.

We process your personal data in order to respond to user requests on the following legal basis:

  • For the purposes of our legitimate interests as per Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR; we have a legitimate interest in responding appropriately to customer requests. 

The data transferred are stored digitally. The data are archived initially for the time needed to respond to your request or for the duration of our business relationship.

B) SUBMIITTING AN APPLICATION IN RESPONSE TO A JOB ADVERTISEMENT

We process your personal data in the context of your application if you provide these to us. Application documents may contain special categories of personal data.

According to Art. 9 GDPR, special categories of personal data are personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious (e.g. information on religious affiliation or denomination) or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership and the processing of biometric data for the purpose of unique identification (e.g. photos), data concerning health (e.g. information on the extent of a severe disability) or data concerning sex life or sexual orientation. If your CV contains special categories of personal data, we do not collect these intentionally. We expressly ask that you do not send us such data.

We also process the data that you send to us during email correspondence.

The information below explains the purposes for which we process your data and the legal basis on which we process your data.

If you apply for a job with us, we process the data collected in the context of the application process in order to conduct the application process. As per Art. 88(1) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26(1)(1) BDSG-neu (new German Data Protection Act), the data processing is permitted in order to make a decision about the establishment of an employment relationship, among other things. Generally, the applicant data include the following: first and last names, your academic degree where applicable, date and place of birth, contact details (address, email, phone and/or mobile number), application documents (cover letter, CV, references), language skills, abilities.

We base our decisions in the application process on the personal data provided by you within the framework of legal requirements. For example, we use your professional qualifications to decide whether to shortlist you or to get a personal impression in an interview in order to decide whether to offer you the position for which you have applied.

In doing so, we process your personal data based on the following legal bases:

  • Data processing for the purpose of deciding on the establishment of an employment relationship, Art. 88(1) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26(1)(1) BDSG-neu

We process your special personal data on the basis of the following legal bases:

  • As per Art. 9(1) GDPR based on your consent pursuant to Art. 88(1) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26(3)(2) BDSG-neu

If, as part of your application documents, you freely and contrary to our express request include special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9(1) GDPR (e.g. your photo or information regarding your religious affiliation or denomination), we save these based on your consent pursuant to Art. 88(1) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26(3)(2) BDSG-neu. The same holds if you provide us with other special personal data further on in the application process. 

By freely providing these data and accepting this Privacy Policy, you agree to the storage of these special personal data within the context of the application process.

In principle, we do not take these special personal data into consideration when making a selection decision unless we are obliged by law to consider these special personal data. For example, it is possible in the case of certain job advertisements that individuals with a disability may receive preferential treatment in accordance with the applicable laws. 

Information is always freely given in such cases and with your express consent, which is confirmed by freely providing these data and accepting this Privacy Policy.

The application documents transferred are stored in both digital and analogue form. The data provided are erased or destroyed after half a year provided no contract is concluded.

C) ENFORCEMENT OF RIGHTS

We also process your personal data so that we can assert our rights and enforce our legal claims. Furthermore, we process your personal data so that we can defend ourselves against legal claims. Finally, we process your personal data to the extent that this is necessary to defend against or prosecute criminal offences.

We process your personal data for these purposes on the following legal basis:

  • For the purposes of our legitimate interests as per Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR insofar as we are asserting legal claims or defending ourselves in legal disputes or preventing or investigating criminal offences.

D) PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES, NEWSLETTER, PRESS MAILING LIST, EVENT INVITATIONS

When you register, we use your data for informational and promotional purposes, e.g. to send our newsletter, press releases and invitations to events of interest to you. For this, we process mandatory information such as your email address as well as information that you provide freely to us.

We store your IP address and date of subscription when you subscribe to the newsletter and/or press mailing list via our website. These data are stored solely as evidence in case a third party misuses an email address and signs up to receive the newsletter or press releases without the knowledge of the legitimate owner of the email address. A double opt-in process is used in order to avoid this. After subscribing, users receive an email with a confirmation link that finalises their registration.

You may withdraw your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and their use to dispatch the newsletter or press releases at any time. This withdrawal may be effected via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by sending a message to the contact details provided above.

The data entered during registration are used for the purposes of using the offering. Users may be informed via email about information relevant to the offering or registration, such as changes to the scope of the offering or technical circumstances. The data collected are evident from the input screen for registration. These include email address and first and last names.

If you provide us with your email address at events or expos or during other encounters with a request for information, this may then be used by us to send you a newsletter if you have given your consent in accordance with the double opt-in process.

We process your data in order to send out newsletters, press releases, event invitations, etc., and to personalise how we address you on the following legal bases:

  • If you have granted us your consent via the double opt-in process, then in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR;
  • If you have given us your email address in connection with the purchase of goods or services or if we send you personalised advertising, for the purposes of our legitimate interest as per Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR in conjunction with Section 15(3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) in conjunction with Section 7(3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG); our legitimate interest is based on our commercial interest in conducting advertising measures and engaging in targeted advertising. 

Use of data for email advertising and your right to object

You may object to the use of your email address for the sending of newsletters and event invitations at any time by sending a message to the above contact or using the link provided for this in the relevant email.

E) EVENT REGISTRATION

If you register for an event within the context of our web presence, we process your personal data in order to accept the registration. In doing so, we process the information evident in the respective input forms (mandatory information is indicated with an asterisk), which may vary depending on the event framework. This is generally:

Company details:

  • Company
  • Street
  • Postcode
  • City
  • Country

Participant details:

  • Form of address
  • Title
  • Department
  • Position/function
  • First and last names
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Mileage for travelling to and from

Legal compliance

We also process your personal data in order to meet other legal obligations in connection with the registration. These include, in particular, statutory retention periods pertaining to benefits.

Legal bases

We process your personal data in order to process registrations on our web presence based on the following legal bases:

  • For the performance of a contract or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract as per Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR; 
  • To fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject as per Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR in conjunction with commercial, trade or tax law, insofar as we are obliged to record and retain your data; and
  • For the purposes of our legitimate interests as per Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR insofar as we are asserting legal claims or defending ourselves in legal disputes or preventing or investigating criminal offences.

The data transferred are stored digitally. The data are archived in order to organise the event and also for legal, invoicing and accounting reasons as indicated above. They are archived for up to ten years after the end of the relevant tax year.

F) KEYCLOUD

A link to our internal work platform is included on the website. This platform is implemented by the provider Keyweb AG, Neuwerkstraße 45/46, 99084 Erfurt, Germany, and is used for cloud-based file management for the cooperation of IN4climate.NRW partners – especially the innovation teams and working groups.

KeyCloud is used by the partner companies of the IN4climate.NRW initiative and their representatives to exchange data. The author’s consent is needed to share data/documents made available via KeyCloud with third parties. Individual accounts, all created by IN4climate.NRW GmbH, are a prerequisite for using the platform. The following data are required to create such an account:

  • Last name 
  • First name
  • Company
  • Email address

IN4climate.NRW GmbH uses these data in the context of the partnership to create the accounts/user profiles.

 

IV. Links

The content of third-party websites that we reference directly or indirectly in our web presence (through hyperlinks or deep links) is beyond our area of responsibility and is not adopted as our own. However, we can declare that no illegal content was apparent or known to us on the linked websites at the time the links were created. We have no influence whatsoever over the current or future design, content or authorship of the linked websites. Therefore, we expressly distance ourselves from all content on all linked websites that has been changed since the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within our own web presence. In the event of illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and, particularly, of damage arising from use of the retrievable information on the linked websites, only the provider of the linked site is liable. If we become aware of illegal, unlawful or incorrect content on websites to which we link, we will remove the link.

Please also note that these websites are subject to their own data protection principles. We are not responsible for their operation, including data handling. If you send information attributable to you personally to or via such third-party sites, you should check the privacy policies of those sites before transferring the information.

V. Categories of recipients

Initially, only our employees have knowledge of your personal data. We also share your personal data with other recipients that provide services for us in relation to our web presence insofar as this is legally permitted or required. In such instances, we limit the sharing of your personal data to what is necessary, especially so that your requests can be processed. In some cases, our service providers receive your personal data as processors and are then strictly bound by our instructions when handling your personal data. In some cases, the recipients act independently with your data which we pass to them.

The following are the categories of recipients of your personal data:

  • External service providers for sending advertising material by mail,
  • Logistics service providers so that advertising can be delivered to you, 
  • IT service providers for the administration and hosting of our web presence.

VI. Third-country transfers

In the context of the use of Google tools, we transfer your truncated IP address to the US. This data transfer is based on the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250 dated 12 July 2016 pursuant to Directive 95/46/EG of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

In the context of the use of Matomo tools, we transfer your truncated IP address to New Zealand.

Otherwise, we do not transfer your personal data to countries outside of the EU/EEA or to international organisations.

VII. Duration of storage

1. Informational use of the web presence

We store your personal data on our servers exclusively for the duration of the visit to our web presence for solely informational use of our web presence. Once you leave our web presence, we immediately erase your personal data.

Some cookies are session cookies. Such cookies are deleted after your browser session ends. However, other cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognise you when you return to our website.

2. Active use of the web presence

We initially store your personal data for the time it takes us to respond to your request or for the duration of our business relationship in the case of active use of our web presence.

We also then subsequently store your personal data until the statute of limitations for any legal claims arising from the relationship with you expires in order to use them as evidence if necessary. The period of limitation is usually between 12 and 36 months, but can also be up to 30 years.

We erase your personal data once the statute of limitations has passed unless there is a legal obligation to retain them, for example, under the German Commercial Code (Sections 238, 257(4) HGB) or German Tax Code (Section 147(3), (4) AO). These retention obligations may be from two to ten years.

VIII. Your rights as a data subject

By law, you have the following rights as a data subject, which you may assert against us:

Right of access: Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right at all times to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and, where that is the case, you have the further right under the same article to access the personal data and certain further information (including the purposes of the processing, categories of personal data, categories of recipient, envisaged storage period, the source of the data, the use of automated decision-making and, where there is a transfer to a third country, the appropriate safeguards) and to receive a copy of your data.

Right to rectification: Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to have the personal data concerning you that we have stored rectified by us if these are incorrect or inaccurate. 

Right to erasure: Under the provisions of Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to have the personal data concerning you erased by us without undue delay. The right to erasure shall not apply if, among other things, the processing of the personal data is necessary (i) to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, (ii) for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (e.g. statutory retention obligations) or (iii) for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to restriction of processing: Under the provisions of Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to have the processing of your personal data restricted by us.

Right to data portability: Under the provisions of Art. 20 GDPR, you are entitled to obtain from us the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

Right of withdrawal: You have the right to withdraw consent you have given to the processing of your personal data at any time with future effect.

Right to object: Under the provisions of Art. 21 GDPR, you have the right to object to processing of your personal data. We must then cease processing your personal data. The right to object exists only within the limitations provided for in Art. 21 GDPR. Furthermore, our interests may conflict with the cessation of processing, so we may still be entitled to process your data in spite of your objection.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: Under the provisions of Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you believe the processing of the personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR. This right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

The competent supervisory authority in our case is:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
(North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 211/38424-0
Fax: +49 (0) 211/38424-10
Email: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

However, we recommend that you always start by addressing your complaint to our Data Protection Officer.

Where possible, your requests to exercise your rights should be addressed in writing to the address provided above or directly to our Data Protection Officer.

IX. Scope of your obligations to provide data

In principle, you are not required to provide us with your personal data. However, if you do not do so, we will not be able to make our web presence available to you or respond to your requests. The personal data that we absolutely require for the aforementioned processing purposes are indicated with an asterisk.

Information about your right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR

1. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing based on a consideration of interests) or Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR (data processing in the public interest) on grounds relating to your particular situation. This also holds for profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4(4) GDPR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

2. We also process your personal data in individual cases for direct marketing purposes. If you do not wish to receive advertising, you have the right to object at any time to this; this also includes profiling to the extent that it relates to such direct marketing. We will note this objection for the future.

We will no longer process your data for direct marketing purposes if you object to the processing for these purposes.

Your objection need not follow a particular form and should ideally be addressed to
IN4climate.NRW
Datenschutz
Munscheidstr. 14
45886 Gelsenkirchen
Germany

X. Amendments

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be announced by publishing the amended Privacy Policy on our website. Unless otherwise specified, such amendments will take effect immediately. Therefore, please check this Privacy Policy regularly in order to view the latest version.

Last updated in June 2019