Privacy Policy

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I. Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

Energy Watch Group
Albrechtstrasse 22
10117 Berlin / Germany
Tel.: +49 30 609898810
office©energywatchgroup.org

Authorized representative: Doreen Rietentiet

We are not obliged to have a data protection officer.

This privacy policy applies to the internet offer of Energy Watch Group, which is available under the domain www.energywatchgroup.org.

II. General information about data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data
In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent can not be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as legal basis.
In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO as legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions.
Insofar as processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation that is subject to our company, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO as legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO as legal basis.
If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO as legal basis for processing.

3. Data deletion and storage duration
The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is achieved. In addition, such storage may be provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

III. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles

1. Description and scope of data processing
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected here:

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • The operating system of the user
  • The Internet service provider of the user
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website
  • Websites accessed by the user’s system through our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do this, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.
Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
For these purposes, our legitimate interest in the processing of data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

4. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed.
In the case of storing the data in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. An additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

5. Opposition and removal possibility
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no contradiction on the part of the user.

IV. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing
We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are sent to and stored by your device’s browser as part of your visit to our website.

The following cookies are employed:

Essential

Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the proper function of the website.

External Media

Content from video platforms and social media platforms is blocked by default. If External Media cookies are accepted, access to those contents no longer requires manual consent.

DivestmentTicker

NameDivestmentTicker
Provider24liveblog.com
PurposeUsed to unblock Divestment Ticker content.
Privacy Policyhttps://www.24liveblog.com/privacy
Host(s)24liveblog.com
Cookie Nameliveblog
Cookie Expiry1 year

YouTube

NameYouTube
ProviderYouTube
PurposeUsed to unblock YouTube content.
Privacy Policyhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en
Host(s)google.com
Cookie NameNID
Cookie Expiry6 Month

2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is set out in Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. If you have given us your consent for the use of cookies on the basis of a notice given by us on the website (“cookie banner”), the legality of the use is additionally governed by Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to facilitate the use of websites for users. Some features of our website can not be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page break.
We require cookies for the following applications:

  • (1) Showing external content
  • (2) Remember keywords
  • (3) Remember your tracking choice in the cookie notice

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles. For these purposes, our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

4. Duration of storage, objection and disposal options
Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted by this on our side. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all the functions of the website to the full.
If you want to revise your settings for this page, please click Redecide Cookie Preference.

V. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing
On our website you can subscribe to a free newsletter. The data from the input mask are transmitted to us when registering for the newsletter.
The data collected is:

  • Your name
  • Your email address

In addition, the following data is collected upon registration:

  • IP address of the calling computer
  • Date and time of registration

For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this privacy policy.
In connection with the processing of data for the sending of newsletters, there is no disclosure of the data to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of the data after the user has registered for the newsletter is the consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The collection of the user’s e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter.
The collection of other personal data in the context of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.

4. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. The e-mail address of the user is therefore stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.
The other personal data collected during the registration process will normally be deleted after a period of seven days.

5. Opposition and removal possibility
Subscription to the newsletter may be terminated at any time by the user concerned. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in each newsletter.
This also allows a revocation of the consent to the storage of the personal data collected during the registration process.

VI. Contact via e-mail

1. Description and scope of data processing
On our website is an e-mail-address available, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user uses this option, the data entered in the e-mail will be transmitted to us and saved. These data are:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Anything else you choose to share with us

In this context, there is no disclosure of the data to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing
Legal basis for the processing of the data is in the presence of the consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The processing of the personal data from an e-mail is necessary to follow through with the conversation.

4. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. For the personal data from an e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.

5. Opposition and removal possibility
The user has the possibility at any time to revoke his consent to the processing of the personal data. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation can not continue.
Please inform us of your decision to revoke the consent and / or opposition to the storage of your data by e-mail or telephone.
All personal data stored in the course of contacting will be deleted in this case.

VII. Further information about content delivery and data processing

In the online offer, we partially incorporate functional and content elements (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content") that are obtained from the servers of their respective providers (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers").
The integration always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content process the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content or functions. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content.

  • Processed data types: usage data (e.g. websites visited, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses),
  • Affected persons: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: Provision of our online offer and user-friendliness, service.
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR), user consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

Services and service providers used:

  • Google Fonts: We incorporate fonts from the provider Google(“Google Fonts”), whereby the data of the users are used solely for the purpose of displaying the fonts in the user’s browser.The service is provided by: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website: https://fonts.google.com/; privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
  • “Twitter” – Share Button: In our website we use the so-called “Share” buttons of the social network Twitter. Twitter is an Internet service provided by Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, hereafter referred to as “Twitter.” Twitter warrants that EU data protection standards will be respected, including when processing data in the United States. No data is submitted, unless you use the Share button.
    If you use the Share button of Twitter, this information will be stored in your Twitter user account and, if applicable, published via the Twitter platform. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your Twitter account.
    Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your related rights and protections Twitter holds in the under https://twitter.com/privacy available data protection information.
  • MailChimp-Newsletter: We offer you the opportunity to register with us via our website for our free newsletter. For the purposes of newsletter distribution, we use MailChimp, a service of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA, hereinafter referred to as “The Rocket Science Group”.
    The Rocket Science Group guarantees that the EU’s data protection standards will also be complied with when processing data in the USA. The Rocket Science Group also offers http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ further privacy information.
    If you subscribe to our newsletter shipping, the data requested during the registration process, such as your e-mail address and, optionally, your name and address, will be processed by The Rocket Science Group. In addition, your IP address as well as the date of your registration along with time will be saved. As part of the further registration process, your consent to the sending of the newsletter will be obtained, the content specifically described and referred to this privacy policy.
    The newsletter, which is subsequently sent via The Rocket Science Group, also contains a so-called “counting pixel”, also known as Web Beacon “. With the help of this pixel we can evaluate if and when you have read our newsletter and if you have followed the links in the newsletter. In addition to other technical data, such as the data of your computer system and your IP address, the processed data are stored so that we can optimize our newsletter offer and respond to the wishes of readers. So the data will increase to increase the quality and attractiveness of our newsletter offer.
    You can revoke your consent to the newsletter dispatch at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR. For this you only have to inform us about your withdrawal or press the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.
  • Divestment Ticker: As a special news service to our readers we incorporate blog posts and editorial content from the provider 24liveblog.com. 24Liveblog collects information on user behavior and personal data, such as IP address or user agent. For more information on the type, purpose, scope as well as the further use of your data by 24Liveblog see https://live.24liveblog.com/privacy.
  • YouTube-Videos: Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website: https://www.youtube.com; Data protection declaration: https://policies.google.com/privacy; Refuse option (opt-out): Opt-out plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout, settings for the display of advertisements: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

VIII. Social Media and Other Profiles

We maintain various online presences within different networks in order to communicate with the users active there or to offer information about us there. There are links on our website that lead to our profiles. The links enable users to communicate with us within these networks.

We therefore point out that user data can be processed outside of the European Union. This can result in different risks for the users, because for example the enforcement of the rights of the users could be made more difficult. With regard to US providers who work under SSC or offer comparable guarantees of a secure level of data protection, we also point out that these companies undertake to comply with EU data protection standards.

Furthermore, the data of users within social networks are usually processed for market research and advertising purposes and used accordingly. For example, usage profiles can be created based on user behavior and the interests of the user. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the networks that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users' computers - i.e. your computers - in which the usage behavior and interests of the users - i.e. your behavior - are saved. Furthermore, data can be saved in the usage profiles regardless of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

For a detailed and comprehensive presentation of the respective forms of processing and the possibilities of objection (opt-out), we refer to the data protection declarations and information provided by the operators of the respective networks for these networks. In principle, you have the option to object to the use of your data on these platforms.

But also in the case of requests for information - you also have the right according to the GDPR - and the assertion of other so-called data subject rights (if your data has been collected or stored or processed or passed on), we point out that these are most effective with the providers can be asserted. Because only the providers have access to the data of the users and can take appropriate measures and provide information. You can also assert these rights against these companies based on the GDPR, for example in Germany as well as in other European countries.

Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. Device information, IP addresses).

  • Affected persons: all users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services) whose data has been collected, saved, processed or passed on
  • Purposes of processing: contact inquiries and communication, tracking (e.g. interest / behavior-related profiling, use of cookies), remarketing, range measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors).
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR), consent (Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. a. GDPR) if you have a profile and pages with the provider visit the provider

Services and service providers with whom we maintain profiles:

IX. Privacy policy for applicants

Our privacy policy can be found here: https://energywatchgroup.org/privacy-policy/privacy-policy-applicants/

X. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are affected within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:

1. Right to information
You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you.
If such processing is available, you can request the following information from the person responsible:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed.
(2) the categories of personal data that are processed;
(3) the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;
(4) the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
(5) the existence of a right to correct or delete your personal data, a right to restrict processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing;
(6) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) all available information about the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 Para. 1 and 4 GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

2. Right to rectification
You have a right to correction and / or completion vis-à-vis the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible must make the correction immediately.

3. Right to restriction of processing
You can request that the processing of your personal data be restricted under the following conditions:

(1) if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
(3) the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
(4) if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data - apart from its storage - may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest processed by the Union or a Member State.

4. Right to deletion
a) Deletion obligation
You can request the person responsible to delete the personal data relating to you immediately, and the person responsible is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) The personal data relating to you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3) You object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR.
(4) The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
(5) The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.

b) Exceptions
The right to deletion does not exist if processing is necessary

(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
(2) To fulfill a legal obligation that requires processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that is transferred to the person responsible has been;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of ​​public health in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. h and i as well as Art.
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right mentioned under section a) is likely to make the realization of the objectives of this processing impossible or seriously impair it, or
(5) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

5. Right to information
If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, the person responsible is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless this turns out to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right vs. the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

6. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the person responsible in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided

(1) the processing is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.
(2) the processing is carried out using automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one person in charge to another person in charge, insofar as this is technically feasible. This must not impair the freedoms and rights of other people.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible.

7. Right of objection
You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The person responsible will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data relating to you are processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data relating to you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

8. Right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent
You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent up to the point of withdrawal.

9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling
We do not use automated decision-making, including profiling

10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html), in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged violation, if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is against violates the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted informs the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy in accordance with Art. 78 GDPR.

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