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Privacy Policy

The coordination office of the Cluster Decarbonisation in Industries (CDI) is run by the Competence Centre on Climate Change Mitigation in Energy-Intensive Industries (KEI). The KEI, a business unit of Zukunft - Umwelt - Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH, takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. It is necessary to collect certain information when you visit our website to enable you to make full use of our website.

This privacy policy informs you of how we collect data about you, how we use this data and what rights you have as a user of our website.

I. Who is the data controller under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH
Stresemannstraße 69-71
10963 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 72618 0000
Fax: +49 30 72618 0099

II. What is the name and address of the data protection officer?

If you have any questions about data processing at Zukunft - Umwelt - Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH, you can contact our data protection officer as follows:

Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH
Data Protection Officer
Stresemannstraße 69-71
10963 Berlin

III. What information do we collect and for what purpose is it used?

1. Visit to the website

Every visit to our website is recorded in a log file to ensure data security. The following data is stored for a maximum of 24 hours:

  • Name of the file retrieved
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Volume of data transferred
  • Message confirming whether the transfer was successful
  • IP address of the user or provider
  • Internet address of the previous page (referrer)
  • Information about the program that retrieves the data (user agent)

A direct reference of Zukunft - Umwelt - Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH from the IP address to your person is not possible and is excluded. The IP address will only be evaluated in the event of attacks on our website, violations of public morality or if the website is used for other illegal activities. The IP address can only be traced back to your person via your Internet provider based on a police or public prosecutor's investigation.

This data is not used for statistical purposes. This data will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

2. Entering personal data in forms

Users may be able to enter personal data within the website for certain information requested.

You enter this information voluntarily. The data requested is only the data which is necessary for the requested information service. We handle the data in strict confidence, and only use it for the purposes for which it was collected.

If the storage of your personal data is required for the information service used, your data will only be stored for the period necessary to fulfil the offer or tasks of Zukunft - Umwelt - Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH for which such data was collected.

If such an information offer is concluded or terminated by us, the personal data will be irrevocably deleted after a maximum of 6 weeks.

3. Links to websites of other providers

Our website contains links to websites of other providers. We expressly draw your attention to the fact that they process the data of their users in accordance with their own data protection guidelines. Die Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH has no influence on whether these providers comply with data protection regulations.

4. Photographs for our press and public relations work

As part of our press and public relations work, photographs may be taken at events and meetings in which you may be recognisable. You can object to the photographic recordings and/or publication. Please use the contact details above to lodge your objection.

5. Online meetings, telephone conferences and webinars

Our data protection information for online meetings, telephone conferences and webinars is available on the website of Zukunft - Umwelt - Gesellschaft (ZUG).

IV. How do we protect children and young people (protection of minors)?

Persons under the age of 18 should not submit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and minors without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not knowingly collect such data and do not disclose it on to third parties.

V. On what basis do we collect personal data?

The use of our website is generally possible without disclosing personal information. If we collect personal data from you on this website, this is carried out exclusively with your consent, which can be revoked at any time.

Otherwise, we only process personal data if we are obliged to do so by law (pursuant to Article 6 para 1 lit. c of the GDPR) or if the processing is necessary to perform a task of Zukunft - Umwelt - Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH which is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority (in accordance with Article 6, para 1, lit. e of the GDPR with § 3 BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act)).

VI. With which recipients do we share data?

We work with external service providers to provide the website. If personal data must also be processed in the procedure (e.g. to send newsletters), we have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection are also observed by such external service providers.

Unless otherwise stated, the data on our website is processed by our commissioned service provider based in the Federal Republic of Germany. Any further transfer of personal data to other recipients will be indicated accordingly on the respective website.

VII. What rights do you have as a data subject?

As a user of the website provided by Zukunft - Umwelt - Gesellschaft (ZUG) gGmbH, you have the rights set out in Articles 12 to 22 of the GDPR with respect to the processing of personal data:

  • Right of access pursuant to Article 15 GDPR
    The right of access gives you comprehensive information about your personal data and some other important criteria such as the purpose of processing or the period of storage. The exceptions to this right stipulated in § 34 BDSG apply.
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Article 16 GDPR
    The right of rectification includes your entitlement to request changes to any of your inaccurate personal data.
  • Right to erasure ('right to be forgotten') pursuant to Article 17 GDPR
    The right to erasure includes your entitlement to request the deletion of any of your personal data. However, this is only permitted if your personal data is no longer required, is being processed unlawfully or consent in this respect has been revoked. The exceptions to this right stipulated in § 35 BDSG apply.
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR
    The right to restriction of processing includes your entitlement to prevent the further processing of your personal data for the time being. A restriction occurs above all in the examination phase of other rights acquisitions by you.
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 GDPR
    The right to data portability includes your entitlement to receive your personal data from the controller in a common, machine-readable format, e.g. as a PDF document, to forward it to another controller if necessary.
  • Right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR
    The right to data portability includes your entitlement to object to the further processing of your personal in specific circumstances insofar as this is justified to perform public tasks or in view of public and private interests. The right pursuant to § 36 BDSG does not apply if a public body is obliged by law to process the data.
  • Right to withdraw consent pursuant to Article 7, para 3 GDPR
    You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The relevant option to withdraw consent will be available on the corresponding website for which your consent was obtained.

The exercise of these rights is free of charge for you and is granted upon request within the scope of your interest in information. Please direct any enquiries in this respect to the Data Protection Officer.

VIII. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If we process your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority is:

Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)
Husarenstraße 30
53117 Bonn
Telefon: 0228 99 7799-0

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