Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice (“Site Notice”). There you will also find contact information of our data protection officer.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter in the subscription form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

We pass your data on to our contract processors (you can find out more about this below, for example under the topics payment transactions, newsletters and info letters). There is no intention to transfer your personal data to a recipient in a third country outside of the European Union or an international organization.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to provide the information you have requested or to process your online donation. We need other data to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Some data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice (“Site Notice”) if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities, e.g. to the North Rhine-Westphalia State Data Protection Commissioner responsible for us: Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Kavalleriestr. 2 - 4, 40213 Düsseldorf, poststelle@ldi.nrw.de.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

 

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

Your data will be processed within the framework of our statutory purposes (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 (f), Art. 9 (2) d) GDPR), for the processing of grants (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 b) and c) GDPR) and for our own advertising purposes (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 (f) and recitals (47) GDPR).

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Urgewald e.V.
Von Galen Straße 4
48336 Sassenberg

Telephone: +49 (0) 2583 304 92 - 0
Email: info@urgewald.org

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Contact of our data protection officer:

datenschutz@urgewald.org

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 (a) GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation as well as legal permissions remain unaffected by a revocation of the consent.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. The North Rhine-Westphalia State Data Protection Commissioner is responsible for us: Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Kavalleriestr. 2 - 4, 40213 Düsseldorf, poststelle@ldi.nrw.de.

Right of objection

You can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time. This also applies to a related evaluation of certain characteristics. In addition, there is a right of objection for reasons arising from your particular situation against processing for other purposes, which is based on a balance of interests.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Encrypted payments on this website

If you enter into a contract which requires you to send us your payment information (e.g. account number for direct debits), we will require this data to process your payment.

Urgewald commissions service providers who support us in processing online and email donations as well as credit card payments. These companies have access to donor information as part of their Urgewald service. Urgewald requires these companies to protect such information and to use it only within the scope of the agreed service.

Our German payment service provider Fundraising Box stores the name of the donor, his account number and email address, if the donor also wishes a donation receipt, including his postal address. Fundraising Box sends some of this information to Urgewald for our internal donation processing. In order to process the donations, Fundraising Box also sends some donor information to the payment service provider Micropayment. Paypal donations are processed via the donor's Paypal account. In this case, Urgewald receives some donor information from Paypal in order to be able to book and process the donation.

Here you will find the data protection declarations of Fundraising Box, Micropayment and Paypal.

https://en.fundraisingbox.com/privacy/

https://www.micropayment.de/about/privacy/

https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Payment transactions using common means of payment (i. a. Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are only made via encrypted SSL or TLS connections. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon in your browser line is visible.

In the case of encrypted communication, any payment details you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Completion of an outsourced data processing contract 

We have concluded contracts with Fundraising Box and Micropayment for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the data protection authorities for the use of the services of Fundraising Box and Micropayment.

Information, blocking, deletion

Your data will be deleted after the legal retention periods have expired, unless further processing is necessary for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or making commercial contact. We check the latter at the end of each calendar year following the first storage.

You can request information about the stored data from us and have the right to correction of incorrect data, to restriction of processing as well as a right to deletion or blocking, insofar as this does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data.  

You can contact us at any time at the address given in the site notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

 

3. Data collection on our website

User registration

While you will be able to use our website without a registration, you have to create a user account in order to download our data. Knowing who accesses and downloads our data helps us to get an understanding of the groups interested in coal divestment and to make our research and campaigns more effective. If you do not wish to receive further information about coalexit.org or urgewald e.V. and do not tick one of the respective check boxes during your registration, we will use your data exclusively for your user registration for our online services on this website. For this purpose, we store your participation including your email address and user name on urgewald-owned servers or on the servers of our website hosting service provider ProSite in Germany (Speedbone Internet & Connectivity GmbH, Alboinstraße 36-42, 12103 Berlin, www.prosite.de). 

Cookies

This web page uses cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

The first time you use our website or the next time you use it after deleting the cookies in your browser, you will see our "cookie notification" at the bottom of the screen:

“We use cookies to optimally design and continuously improve our website for you and to analyze access to our website. By continuing to use the website, you agree to the use of cookies.”

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

•    Browser type and browser version
•    Operating system used
•    Referrer URL
•    Host name of the accessing computer
•    Time of the server request
•    IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

The information we collect and store also includes so-called access and error log files, which enable us to analyze and operate the website trouble-free (legal basis Art. 6 paragraph 1 (f) GDPR).

 

For more detailed information on our data collection and processing when registering for the newsletter, for our regular updates or for the info letter distribution list, please refer to points 6 - 7 of this data protection declaration.

 

4. Social media

Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook's privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Twitter plugin

Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our website and app. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter. For more information on Twitter's privacy policy, please go to https://twitter.com/privacy.

Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Google+ plugin

Our pages use Google+ functions. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and disclosure of information: Using the Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. By means of the Google+ button, you and other users can receive custom content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the fact that you have +1'd a piece of content and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google + button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used by all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or other information that can identify you.

Use of collected data: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection policies. Google may publish summary statistics about users' +1 activity or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate websites.

Instagram plugin

Our website contains functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of our pages with your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can associate visits to our pages with your user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

 

5. Analytics and advertising

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before it is stored.

Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

The storage of Matomo cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable this feature here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing your usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will mean that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. You will then need to reactivate it when you return to our site if you wish your activity not to be tracked.

 

6. Newsletter, update emails and info letters

Contact details for the email newsletter, regular updates and the mailing list

If you would like to receive our newsletter (German only) or regular updates, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this information. After registration for the newsletter, we will inform you regularly about our current campaigns and events. After registration for the regular updates, we will inform you regularly about latest updates of our database. In addition to subscribing to our email newsletter (available in German only) and update service, you can also subscribe to our mailing list by providing us with your postal address. After registration we will send you regular information about our work by post (available in German only).

We use the data provided by you exclusively for sending the requested information and only pass it on to special service providers who assist us in sending emails or info letters. These are CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, www.cleverreach.com, and our dispatch service provider BWS UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Hansestraße 16, 48165 Münster, www.bws-lettershop.de. In addition, we store the data encrypted on urgewald-owned servers or on those of our website hoster ProSite in Germany (Speedbone Internet & Connectivity GmbH, Alboinstraße 36-42, 12103 Berlin, www.prosite.de). These correspond technically to the current data protection requirements.

We will process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter and update emails at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter or the update emails or by using the unsubscribe function under the link https://urgewald.org/newsletter (German only). To cancel your subscription, also for the postal info letters, you can also contact us at any time at the postal or email address given in the site notice. You will find further information in particular under point 2 of this privacy policy under the headings: "Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data", "Right of objection" and "Information, blocking, deletion". The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Declaration of consent for the newsletter, update emails and mailing list registration:

If you register on our website for the email newsletter, our regular updates or our info letter mailing list, you will see the following declaration of consent:

"I agree that urgewald e.V. may regularly send me update emails (checkbox “Coal databases and research”) containing latest information on coalexit.org and/or the German email newsletter (checkbox “Urgewald Newsletter”) and postal info letters in German (if you also provide your postal address) containing further information on this and other urgewald campaigns and general information on the work of urgewald e.V.. For this purpose, urgewald e.V. requires my email address or, for mailing, also my full name and my postal address. urgewald e.V. uses this data exclusively for sending the requested information.

Revocation possibility

I can revoke my consent to the sending of update or newsletter emails at any time via clicking on the “unsubscribe” link below the update or newsletter email. I can revoke my consent to the newsletter emails also on the website www.urgewald.org/Newsletter by ticking the corresponding box and confirming the automatically sent revocation link by email (German only). In addition, I can revoke my consent, including that for receiving postal information, at any time by sending an email or a letter to urgewald e.V.. All contact details can be found in the site notice at: https://coalexit.org/site-notice

Data protection notice

If you do not wish to receive further information about coalexit.org or urgewald e.V., we will use your data exclusively for your user registration for our online services on this website. For this purpose, we store your participation including your email address and user name on urgewald-owned servers or on the servers of our website hosting service provider ProSite in Germany.” 

CleverReach

Urgewald uses CleverReach to send update emails and newsletters, media information and other current information on our work such as current protest campaigns and information on recent or upcoming events with Urgewald participation. We also use CleverReach for the online registration for our information services such as our info letter. The supplier is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. The data you provide (e.g. your email or postal address) to subscribe to our information services via CleverReach will be stored on CleverReach servers in Germany or Ireland.

Sending our emails with CleverReach enables us to analyze the behavior of recipients. Among other things, we can find out how many recipients have opened an email and how often various links contained therein are clicked. With the help of conversion tracking, we can also analyze whether a predefined action (such as the download of a report from our website) takes place after clicking on the link in the email. For more information on how data is analyzed by CleverReach, please visit https://www.cleverreach.com/en/features/reporting-tracking/.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing of the update emails or the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

If you do not want your usage of the newsletter or update emails to be analyzed by CleverReach, you will have to unsubscribe from the update emails or the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide an “unsubscribe” link in every email we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website: https://urgewald.org/newsletter (German only). You will find further information in particular under point 2 of this privacy policy under the headings: "Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data", "Right of objection" and "Information, blocking, deletion".

The data provided when subscribing for our information services will be used and stored to distribute the information until you cancel your subscription. After a cancellation, the personal data will be deleted from our servers and those of CleverReach or blocked for further use. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. contact details like postal information) remains unaffected.

For more information, please refer to point 2 of this privacy policy under the heading "Information, blocking, deletion" and the CleverReach privacy policy at https://www.cleverreach.com/en/privacy-policy/.

Completion of an outsourced data processing contract

We have entered into an agreement with CleverReach for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the data protection authorities when using CleverReach.

BWS (letter shop service provider)

Urgewald has commissioned the company BWS (BWS UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Hansestraße 16, 48165 Münster) for the dispatch of our info letters. BWS is a letter shop operator, with which the postal dispatch can be organized. We will pass on the data you enter for postal delivery (e.g. postal address) to BWS for this purpose.

If you wish to object to the use of your data for this purpose, you will find information in particular under point 2 under the headings: "Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data", "Right of objection" and "Information, blocking, deletion". The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by this.

Completion of an outsourced data processing contract 

We have concluded a contract with BWS for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the data protection authorities for the use of the services of BWS.

 

7. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

When you call up a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

 

8. Payment service providers

PayPal

Our website accepts payments via PayPal. The provider of this service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l & Cie, S.C.A. (22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.
If you select payment via PayPal, the payment data you provide will be supplied to PayPal based on Art. 6 (1) (a) (Consent) and Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR (Processing for contract purposes). You have the option to revoke your consent at any time with future effect. It does not affect the processing of data previously collected.

Klarna

Our website accepts payments via Klarna. This service is provided by Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.

Klarna offers various payment options (e.g. installment payments). If you opt to pay using Klarna, Klarna will collect various pieces of personal data from you. Further information can be found in the Klarna privacy policy: https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz/.

Klarna uses cookies to optimize the use of Klarna checkout solution. Optimizing the checkout solution provides a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device and do no harm. They remain on your device until you delete them. For further information on how Klarna uses cookies, go to the following link: https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/cookie/de_de/checkout.pdf.

Data is transmitted to Klarna based on Art. 6 (1)(a) (Consent) and Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR (Processing for contract purposes). You have the option to revoke your consent at any time with future effect. It does not affect the processing of data previously collected.

Sofortüberweisung

Our website accepts payments via Sofortüberweisung. The provider of this service is Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany.

Sofortüberweisung provides us with real-time payment confirmations, allowing us to begin fulfilling our end of our contract right away.

If you opt to pay using Sofortüberweisung, you will be submitting a PIN and a valid TAN to Sofort GmbH so that it can access your online banking account. Sofort GmbH will automatically check your account balance and perform the transfer to our account using the TAN you supply. It then sends an immediate transaction confirmation. After logging in, your income, the overdraft protection, and the availability of other accounts and their balances will be checked.

In addition to the PIN and TAN, the payment details you provide as well as personal information will be sent to Sofort GmbH. This personal information includes your name, address, telephone numbers, email address, IP address, and any other data required to process your payment. This data must be transferred to identify you securely and to prevent fraud.

Data is transmitted to Sofort GmbH based on Art. 6 (1) (a) (Consent) and Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR (Processing for contract purposes). You have the option to revoke your consent at any time with future effect. It does not affect the processing of data previously collected.

Please refer to the payment with Sofortüberweisung links below: https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html and https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.

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