Privacy policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our privacy policy listed in this text.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Its contact details can be found in the section “Note to the responsible body” in this privacy policy.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by informing us of it. This can be, for example, data that you enter into a contact form. Other data is collected automatically or after your consent when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the rectification or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. In addition, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time for further questions about data protection.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit this website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with so-called analysis programs. Detailed information about these analysis programs can be found in the following privacy policy.

2. Hosting

External hosting

The following hints give eiThis website is hosted by an external service provider (host). The personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the hoster. This may consist mainly of IP addresses, contact requests, meta- and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access and other data generated via a website.

The hoster is used for the purpose of contract performance vis-à-vis our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If a corresponding consent has been obtained, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.

Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and follow our instructions regarding this data.

We use the following hosters:

united-domains AG
Gautinger Straße 10
82319 Starnberg
GERMANY

3. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy statement explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Information on the responsible body

The data controller on this website is:

Institut für Energie und Kreislaufwirtschaft an der Hochschule Bremen GmbH
Neustadtswall 30
28199 Bremen
GERMANY

Telephone: +49 (0) 421 5905-2326
E-Mail: office-iekrw@hs-bremen.de

The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Storage duration

If no more specific storage period has been specified within this data protection declaration, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for data processing ceases to exist. If you make a legitimate request for erasure or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have any other legally permissible reasons for the storage of your personal data (e.g. tax or commercial retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion shall take place after these grounds have ceased.

General information on the legal basis for data processing on this website

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR, provided that special categories of data are processed pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR. In the event of explicit consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, data processing is also carried out on the basis of Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR If you have consented to the storage of cookies or access to information on your device (e.g. via device fingerprinting), data processing is additionally carried out on the basis of § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time. If your data are necessary for the performance of the contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we will process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Furthermore, we process your data if it is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. Data processing may also take place on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The following paragraphs of this privacy statement provide information about the relevant legal bases in each individual case.

Information on transfer of data to the USA and other third countries

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other non-safe third countries under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data can be transferred to and processed in these third countries. We would like to point out that in these countries no level of data protection comparable to the EU can be guaranteed. For example, U.S. companies are obliged to disclose personal data to security authorities without any legal action against them. It cannot therefore be excluded that US authorities (e.g. secret services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases as well as direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS BASED ON ART. 6 PARA. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR REASONS ARISING 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 OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 PARA. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL THEN NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES (CONTRARY TO ART. 21 PARA. 2 GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of the GDPR, the data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to appeal shall be without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract be handed over to yourself or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses 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. You can recognise an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock icon in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data 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, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectification or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time for further questions about personal data.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you deny the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data took place unlawfully, you can request the restriction of processing instead of 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 the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
  • If you have filed an objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, a balance must be made between your interests and our interests. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.

Objection to advertising emails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

Cookies

Our websites use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not harm your device. They are either temporarily stored on your device for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or automatically delete them 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 (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 display advertisements.

We would like to point out that we only use technically and functionally necessary cookies (e.g. for language selection: pll_language – Cookie from Polylang) on our website. We do not use tracking cookies, targeting cookies, analysis cookies, social media cookies or other cookies for advertising or analysis purposes.

Cookies that are necessary for the performance of the electronic communication process, for the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. for the shopping cart function) or for the optimisation of the website (e.g. cookies for measuring the web audience) (necessary cookies) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless any other legal basis is indicated. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of necessary cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. If consent to the storage of cookies and comparable recognition technologies has been requested, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG); consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or generally, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When disabling cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your information from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your consent.

The processing of this data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of 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. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this was requested; consent can be revoked at any time.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage is no longer applicable (e.g. after the completed processing of your request, after the completed application process). Mandatory statutory provisions — in particular retention periods — remain unaffected.

Request by e-Mail, telephone oder fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not share this data without your consent.

The processing of this data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of 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. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this was requested; consent can be revoked at any time.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage is no longer applicable (e.g. after the completed processing of your request, after the completed application procedure). Mandatory statutory provisions — in particular statutory retention periods — remain unaffected.

5. Plugins und Tools

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. If Google Maps is enabled, Google may use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of uniform representation of fonts. When accessing Google Maps, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

The use of Google Maps is carried out in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and in an easy findability of the locations indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been obtained, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.

The transfer of data to the US is based on the EU Commission’s standard contractual clauses. Details can be found here:
https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

More information on how to handle user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data is entered on this website (e.g. in a contact form) by a human being or through an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, duration of stay of the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

The data is stored and analysed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers against abusive automated scouting and SPAM. If a corresponding consent has been obtained, the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information on Google reCAPTCHA, see the Google Privacy Policy and the Google Terms of Use under the following links:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de and https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=de.

(Source: Privacy policy of e-Recht24.de; translated with eTranslation for European SMEs)

Institut für Energie und Kreislaufwirtschaft an der Hochschule Bremen GmbH

Institute for Energy, Recycling and Environmental Protection at Bremen University of Applied Sciences