Data Protection Declaration
1. Data Protection at a Glance
The following notes provide an easy overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data means all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration, which appears below.
Data Collection on our Website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website? Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find contact details for the website operator in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This may be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page visit). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
How do we use your data?
Part of the data is collected in order to ensure error-free access to the website. Other data may be utilized to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request rectification, blocking of access to or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint if concerning these issues and if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection. In addition, you also have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
Third-party analysis and tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily by means of cookies and what are known as analysis programs. Analysis of your surfing behaviour is generally anonymous and cannot be traced back to you. You may refuse to consent to such analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on options to refuse consent in the data protection declaration below.
2. General Notes and Mandatory Information
The operators of these pages take protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory data protection provisions and this data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and how it is used. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Declaration of consent photo, sound and and film recordings
The participants agree that during the congress photo, sound and and film recordings may be made. If one of the participants expressly does not wish this, he must declare this in writing before the start of the event, otherwise his agreement is valid. The photo, sound and and film recordings can be used for documentation and public relations purposes by the organizers.
Note on the Responsible Body
The body responsible for data processing on this website is:
Bundesverband Bioenergie e. V. (BBE)
Godesberger Allee 142-148
Phone: +49 (0) 228 81 002-22
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who under its sole responsibility or in conjunction with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of Consent to Data Processing
Many data processing processes are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke such consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an e-mail. The legality of the data processing up to the point at which the revocation occurs is not affected by the revocation.
Right of Appeal to the Competent Supervisory Authority
Should violations of data protection law occur, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our undertaking is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found using the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html[h1]
Information on Data, Blocking Access to Data, Erasure of Data
You have the right to receive information free of charge about your stored personal data, the origin and recipients of such data and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, about the right to rectify, block access to or erase this data at any time within the scope of the applicable legal provisions. You can contact us at any time concerning these issues or if you have any further questions concerning personal data at the address given in the imprint.
3. Data Collection on our Website
Some Internet pages use what are known as cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective 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 what are known as "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed when cookies are transferred and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude acceptance of cookies in certain cases or as a general rule, as well as activating automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, this website’s functionality may be limited.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6, Para. 1, Letter f, GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storage of cookies to ensure technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.
Server Log Files
The provider of the webpages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. This information takes the form of:
- URL accessed
- time of server request
- anonymised IP address
These data are not combined with other data sources.
The basis for this data processing is Art. 6, Para. 1, Letter f, GDPR, which permits processing of data related to performance of a contract (to which the data subject is party) [h2] or in order to take steps (at the request of the data subject) [h3] prior to entering into a contract.
Processing of Data (Customer and Contract Data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary to establish, shape the content of or alter the legal relationship (data stock). This is done on the basis of Art. 6, Para. 1, Letter b, GDPR, which permits data processing for performance of a contract (to which the data subject is party)[h4] or in order to take steps (at the request of the data subject) [h5] prior to entering into a contract. We collect, process and use personal data concerning utilisation of our Internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable use of the service or invoice the user for such use.
The customer data collected will be deleted after completion of the order in question or upon termination of the business relationship. This is without prejudice to legal retention periods for data.
4. Analysis Tools and Advertising
This website uses the open-source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised before it is saved.
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
Matomo cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6, Para. 1, Letter f, GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both the website and the website operator’s advertising.
If you do not agree to storage and use of your data, you can deactivate such storage and use here[h6] . In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser which prevents Matomo from saving usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must then be reactivated the next time you visit our site.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require an 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 that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or, should such data be collected, it shall only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for dispatch of the requested information and do not pass this data to third parties.
The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively with your consent (Art. 6, Para. 1, Letter a, GDPR). You can revoke your consent to storage of this data, storage of your e-mail address and utilisation thereof for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. This revocation is without prejudice to the legality of data processing operations carried out prior to the revocation.
The data you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and shall be deleted if you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for access to the members’ area) are not affected by this provision.
6. Plug-ins and Tools
Our website uses plug-ins from Google’s YouTube site. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages that incorporates a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube server is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
We use YouTube in the interest of appealing presentation of our online content. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6, Para. 1, Letter f, GDPR.
This page uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
We use Google Maps in the interest of appealing presentation of our online content and to ensure ease of localisation of the places we refer to on our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6, Para. 1, Letter f, GDPR.
More information on how user data is handled can be found in Google's privacy declaration: