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Policies on data protection

Responsible for data collection and processing

German Recycling Technologies and Waste Management Partnership e.V.
Kalckreuthstra├če 4
10777 Berlin
Deutschland
Tel.: +49 30 31582-563
Fax: +49 30 31582-400
E-Mail: info@retech-germany.net
Web: www.retech-germany.net

1. Website content

The author takes no responsibility for the timeliness, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The author is in no event liable for damages of any kind incurred or suffered as a result of the use or non-use of the information presented on this website or the use of defective or incomplete information unless the author has been acting deliberately or in a wantonly negligent manner. The contents of this website are subject to confirmation and not binding. The author expressly reserves the right to alter, amend or remove pages, whole and in part, without prior notice or to discontinue publication for a period of time or even completely.

2. References and links

In cases of direct and indirect references to third-party Internet pages or other documents on the Internet (hyperlinks) the author is not responsible for, the author can only be made liable if the author was aware of the content of the website or if it would have been reasonable and technically feasible to prevent the use of websites with illegal content. The author hereby explicitly states that, at the time of setting the link, there was no evidence of illegal content on the respective website. The author has no influence on the current or future design, the content or the copyright of the linked website. Therefore, the author dissociates him-/herself explicitly from all changes concerning the contents of linked pages that were made after the link was set. This statement is valid for all links and references within the website created by the author as well as for links and references from third parties in guestbooks, discussion forums, lists of links and mailing lists. The provider of the linked page is exclusively responsible for illegal, defective or incomplete contents and especially for damages resulting from the use or non-use of the information presented on the linked page. The author referring to the page through a link is not liable for any of the above.

3. Copyright and acknowledgement of sources

The author aims to observe the copyright of any graphic, audio document, video sequence or text in all publications, to use his/her own graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts or to make use of license free graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts. All trade marks and brands mentioned on the website, including those protected by third parties, are without limitation subject to the provisions under the respective labelling law and the rights of the copyright holder. The sole mentioning of a trade mark on this website should not lead to the assumption that it is not protected by the rights of a third party!

The author of the website has the exclusive copyright to all published objects created by him-/herself. The reproduction or use of any such graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is prohibited without the author's express consent.

4. Privacy Policy

4.1 Visit the website

Every access to the website will be stored on the web server in a protocol file for a maximum of 24 hours exclusively for the purpose of data security. The protocol file includes the following data:

  • files accessed
  • date and time of access
  • volume of data transferred
  • notice whether data was successfully accessed
  • IP address of the user or provider
  • internet address of last internet page visited (referrer)
  • information about the programme recalling data (user agent)

It is impossible to identify you by the IP number from the server log file and this will not be attempted.

An IP address will only be analysed in case of an attack on the Internet infrastructure, in case of breach of the public order or in other cases of illegal actions in connection with the website. An analysis of the IP number to reveal the identity of the user can only be made via the provider used and only if a prosecutor institutes an investigation.

The data stored will not be used for statistical purposes. We do not pass on this data to third parties for commercial or non-commercial use.

4.2 Enter personal or business data in forms

On some pages you have the possibility to enter personal or business data (e. g. e-mail addresses, names, postal addresses, etc.). The disclosure of this data is voluntary. If technically feasible and where reasonable, all services offered can be used without disclosing personal information or by use of anonymised data or aliases. Exceptions are registration forms for events.

If personal information is necessary to use a service on this website, your active participation will be requested. Only the data necessary to process a request will be asked of you. Data is treated as confidential and will be used only within the framework of data protection law and for the purpose for which it was requested. If storing personal data (e. g. name, address, e-mail address) is needed to provide a certain service, the data will be stored only for the time period necessary to handle the request or to fulfil the task, for which the data was requested. If an offer is terminated or a user unsubscribes to an information service, personal data will be cleared irrevocably after a maximum of 6 weeks.

4.3 Communication via E-Mail

Security gaps can occur in e-mail communication. It is possible that an e-mail sent to staff of the German RETech Partnership e.V. may be intercepted and read by experienced Internet users. If you send an e-mail to German RETech Partnership e.V. (e. g. by completing the contact form), thus it is assumed that is authorised to reply by e-mail. If you do not wish to receive an e-mail, we kindly ask you to consider alternative ways of communication, for example regular mail.

4.4 Links to external websites

When you click on a link to an external website, you leave the German RETech Partnership website. As a result, German RETech Partnership is not responsible for the content, services or products available on this linked website. Similarly, German RETech Partnership is not responsible for data privacy or technical safety on the linked website.

5. Cookies

You can access the entire website without accepting cookies.

5.1 Collection of statistics

Data is collected on this website for statistical and optimisation purposes using the webtracking tools Matomo, former Piwik. The tool uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer, to help us analyse the use of the website. To this end, the use of information generated by the cookie (including your anonymized IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored. This function can be deactivated.

The information produced by the cookie is used exclusively for statistical purposes and the improvement of the internet presence and server. Your IP address is anonymised and cannot be traced back to you. It will not be shared with third parties.

When you access a page, data about the visit is stored. This includes the following information: page title, search term that led to the page, search engines, page URL, number of pages accessed, location of the visitor (country), internet provider, browser, operating system, screen resolution, browser plugins, time of visits, length of visits, entry page, exit page, downloads, referring pages.

5.2 Opting out of data collection

As a user, you always have the option to reject the tracking by the Matomo program that are used. Please observe the following necessary steps. If users have activated a browser's do-not-track option, Matomo will not collect any user data. In this case, you do not need to do anything else.
If you have not activated it, please follow the instructions.

Nota bene: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may need to re-activate it.

5.3 Integration of Google Maps

The German RETech Partnership website uses Google Maps API to display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of the Maps features by visitors to the Websites.

For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal information in the United States and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

6. Legal basis for data processing

In order to ensure the continuous improvement of our content, we store and analyse pseudonymized usage data from online activities. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If personal information is necessary to use a service on this website, your active participation will be requested. Only the data necessary to process a request will be asked of you. Data is treated as confidential and will be used only within the framework of data protection law and for the purpose for which it was requested. If storing personal data (e. g. name, address, e-mail address) is needed to provide a certain service, the data will be stored only for the time period necessary to handle the request or to fulfil the task, for which the data was requested. If an offer is terminated or a user unsubscribes to an information service, personal data will be cleared irrevocably after a maximum of 6 weeks.

7. User rights

  • You can request information to find out what information is stored about you.
  • You may request the correction, deletion and restriction of the processing (blocking) of your personal data as long as this is legally permissible and possible within the framework of an existing contractual relationship.
  • You have the right to transferability of the data that you have submitted to us based on consent or under a contract (data transferability).
  • If you have given us your consent to data processing, you can withdraw it at any time by the same means by which it was given. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the legitimacy of processing carried out on the basis of consent prior to its withdrawal.
  • You can object to the data processing for reasons arising from your particular situation, if the data processing is based on our legitimate interests.
  • You have the right to file complaints with the supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for German RETech Partnership is: Der Berliner Beauftragte f├╝r Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Friedrichstr. 219, 10969 Berlin, https://www.datenschutz-berlin.de//index.html

8. Legal effectiveness of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is part of the website linked to this page. If parts of this text or certain wordings are not, no longer or not completely in line with current law, it will not prejudice the rest of the document in terms of content or validity.