Scope of validity
This data privacy statement informs users of the manner, scope, and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider
Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena), German Energy Agency
Chausseestrasse 128 a
10115 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 30 72 61 65-600
on this website (hereinafter "website").
The legal basis for data privacy is constituted by the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data/server log files
The provider (and/or his webspace provider) collects information each time the website is accessed in the form of server log files. Access data includes the following:
Name of website accessed, file, date, and time of access, quantity of data transferred, message regarding successful access, browser type including version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (page visited prior to that), IP address, and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purposes of operating, securing, and optimising the website. However, the provider reserves the right to verify the log files at a later date if there exist concrete indications for justified suspicion of illegal use.
Handling of personal data
Personal data refers to information which allows a person to be identified; i.e. information that can be traced back to a particular person. This includes a person's name, e-mail address, or telephone number. However, data on preferences, hobbies, memberships, or which websites a person has viewed also count as personal data.
Personal data will only be collected, used, and forwarded to third parties by the provider if this is legally permitted or the user consents to the collection of such data.
When contacting the provider (e.g. via the contact form or e-mail), the user's information will be saved for the purposes of processing the query, as well as in case there are follow-up questions.
With the newsletter, we inform you about us and our offerings.
If you wish to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and/or that the owner consents to the receipt of the newsletter. No other data is collected. This data will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties.
During the registration for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. The storage of this data serves exclusively as evidence in cases where a third party misuses an e-mail address to subscribe to the newsletter without the authorised owner's knowledge.
Your may revoke your consent to the saving of the data, the e-mail address, as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time. This revocation can be submitted via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area, or via a message sent to the contact details provided above.
Embedding of services and third-party content
It may be the case that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are embedded within this website. This always requires the providers of this content (hereinafter "third-party providers") to gain knowledge of the user's IP address. This is because without the IP address, they would be unable to send the content to the browser of the corresponding user. Hence, the IP address is necessary to display such content. We strive to use only such content whose corresponding provider uses the IP address exclusively for delivering the content. However, we have no control over whether the third-party provider does in fact store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. If we should become aware of this, we shall inform the users.
You can manage a large number of online ad cookies from companies via the American (USA) website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ .
If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, the IP address of the user will first be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or other Contracting Parties to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address first be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and then truncated there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the user in order to compile reports on website activities and in order to provide the website operator with additional services linked to website and internet use.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be linked to any other data Google holds. Users can prevent cookies from being saved by configuring the relevant settings in their browser software; however, this website would like to point out to users that if they do this, they may then no longer be able to use all features of this website to the full extent. Furthermore, users can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website (incl. your IP address) and the sending of this data to Google, as well as prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
For more information on data use for advertising purposes by Google, options for configuration and objection, please refer to the Google website. https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ ("How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps") http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("Data use for advertising"), http://www.google.com/settings/ads ("Manage information that Google uses to show you ads") and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ ("Determine which ads Google shows you").
As an alternative to the browser add-on for browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent data collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. This saves an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click on this link again
Use of Facebook social plugins
This website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland ("Facebook"). The plugins can be identified by a Facebook logo (white "f" on a blue tile, the terms "Like", "Gefällt mir" or a "thumbs up" sign), or are labelled with the words "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If a user accesses a page on this website which contains such a plugin, his browser will establish a direct connection with Facebook's servers. The content of the plugin is directly transmitted to your browser via Facebook, which then embeds it in the webpage. Hence the provider has no influence over the scope of the data which Facebook collects with the help of this plugin, and hence informs users according to the best of his knowledge:
through the embedding of the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page on the website. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook will be able to link the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, such as when the click on the "Like" button or leave a comment, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly from their browser to Facebook, where it is saved. If a user is not a Facebook member, there is still the possibility that Facebook will identify his IP address and save it. According to Facebook, only anoymised IP addressed are saved in Germany.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and other processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and settings options for protecting the privacy of the users can be read in Facebook's data policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not wish Facebook to collect data about him via this website and link it with his member data saved with Facebook, he will need to log out of Facebook before visiting the internet portal. Additional settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
This website uses buttons from the Twitter service. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be identified by terms such as "Twitter" or "Follow" in conjunction with a stylised blue bird. With the use of the buttons, it is possible to share a post or page of this website on Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter.
When a user accesses a page on this website that contains such a button, his browser will automatically establish a direct connection with Twitter's servers. The content of the Twitter button is transmitted directly by Twitter to the user's browser. Hence, the provider has no influence over the scope of the data which Twitter collects with the help of this plugin, and will inform users according to the best of his knowledge. As far as the provider is aware, only the IP address of the user will be transmitted along with the URL of the corresponding website when the button is utilised, but it will not be used for other purposes other than to display the button.
Revocation, changes, corrections, and updates
Upon request, the user has the right to receive information on personal data stored about him at no charge. In addition, the user also has the right to have incorrect data corrected, and to have his personal data blocked and deleted, as long as no legal archival obligations prevent this.