The following data protection provisions apply exclusively to the Internet sites of nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH on the website: https://renewable-materials.eu
I. Name and Address of the Controller
The Controller within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation, other national data protection legislation and other data protection provisions is:
II. Name and address of the Data Protection Officer
The Controller’s Data Protection Officer is:
+49 40 228 599 520
III. General information on Data Processing
1. Scope of the processing of personal data
As a matter of principle your personal data are processed only if this is necessary for the provision of a functional website, plus our contents and services. The data is processed only if you give your consent, unless it is impossible on de facto grounds to obtain your consent in advance and the data must be processed by virtue of legal provisions.
2. Legal bases for the processing of personal data
We use the factors standardized in Article 6 (1) GDPR as legal bases for the processing of personal data as follows:
a) Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO, provided that we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing his or her personal data.
b) Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO, provided that the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract
c) Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DS-GVO, provided that the processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject;
d) Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DS-GVO, provided that processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
e) Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO, provided that processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in our company
3. Erasure of data and storage period
As soon as the purpose for storage ceases to exist, your personal data are erased or locked. If the European or national legislators make provision in European Union legal regulations, laws or other provisions, to which the Controller is subject, for storage for a period longer than the original purpose, the data can be stored until the expiry of the storage period provided for by the said requirements. The data are subsequently also locked or erased, unless there is a requirement that the data are stored to conclude a contract or to fulfill a contract.
IV. Provision of the website and generation of log files
1. Description and scope of the data processing
Every time our Internet sites are accessed our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.
In this process the following data are collected:
a) The user’s IP address
b) Date and time of access
c) Your Internet provider
d) Information on the accessing browser type and the version used
e) Your operating system
f) Websites, from which your system entered our Internet site
g) Websites, which are accessed by your system through our Website
These data are also stored in the log files in our system. These data are not stored together with your other personal data.
2. Legal basis for the data processing
Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR sets out the legal basis necessary for the temporary storage of the data and log files.
3. Purpose of the data processing
The system must store your IP address temporarily to provide the website on your computer. For this purpose the IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.
These data are stored in log files to safeguard the functionality of the websites and the security of our IT systems, as well as to optimize the website. In this regard the data are not analyzed for marketing purposes.
These purposes also represent our legitimate interest in the data processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
4. Storage period
If it is no longer necessary to collect data to achieve the purpose, the data are erased. Where data are collected in order to provide the website, they are collected until the end of the respective session.
If the data are stored in log files, they are erased after seven days at the latest. Storage for a longer period is also possible. For this purpose, the user IP addresses are erased or alienated, so that it is no longer possible to map the accessing client.
5. Objection and correction option
You do not have the option of objection, since the collection and storage of data is compellingly necessary for the provision and operation of the website.
1. Description and scope of the data processing
Our website uses what are known as cookies. These are text files, which are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on your computer system. A cookie can be stored on an operating system, as soon as the system accesses a website. This cookie contains a characteristic character string, to make it possible to identify the browser without error the next time the website is accessed.
Cookies are used to make the design of our website user-friendly, because some parts of our website need to identify the browser used, even when a different page is consulted.
In this process the following data are stored and transferred in the cookies:
a) Log-in information
b) Language settings
2. Preventing the storage of cookies
Depending on the browser used, you can adjust the settings so that cookies are stored only with your consent. If you wish to accept cookies used by us, but not the cookies from any service providers and partners, you can select the ‘Block cookies from third party suppliers’ setting in your browser. As a rule, the Help function in the Menu List in your web browser shows how to eliminate new cookies and deactivate cookies already on the system. We recommend that you always log out completely at the end of a session when you use jointly used computers, which are configured to accept cookies and flash cookies.
3. Legal basis for the data processing
Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR sets out the legal basis required for the processing of personal data when cookies are used.
4. Purpose of the data processing
The following applications require cookies:
a) Bookmarking search terms
b) Acceptance of language settings
User data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to generate user profiles.
These purposes also represent our legitimate interest in the data processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
5. Storage period, objection and correction option
VII. Passing on your data to third parties
In order to make our website as pleasant and convenient as possible for you as a user, we occasionally use the services of external service providers. Below you have the possibility to inform yourself about the data protection regulations for the use and application of the services and functions used, in order to possibly also exercise your rights with these service providers.
1. Google Maps
3. Google Fonts
We use on our website external fonts of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (‘Google’). We have taken the greatest possible care to ensure that personal data is not passed on to Google. Nevertheless, we would like to offer you the opportunity to inform yourself about the handling of personal data in Google’s data protection regulations and to provide an opt-out link deposited by Google.
VIII. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data are processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR. For this reason, you have the following rights as regards the Controller:
1. Right of access
You may request from the Controller a statement as to whether personal data concerning you are processed by us.
If such data are being processed, you may request from the Controller disclosure of the following information:
a) the purpose of processing;
b) the categories of personal data, which are processed;
c) the recipients and/or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data at issue have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;
d) where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
e) the existence of the right to rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
f) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
g) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
h) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
You may also request information as to whether personal data concerning you have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, you may request information on the appropriate guarantees connected with the transfer pursuant to Article 46 GDPR.
2. Right to rectification
You may request from the Controller the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. While taking into account the purposes of the processing you may also request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration. The Controller must undertake the correction without delay.
3. Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
You may request the Controller to erase the personal data pertaining to you without delay and the Controller is obliged to erase these data without delay, provided that one of the following grounds applies:
a) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
b) You withdraw your consent on which the processing pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR relied and there are no other legal bases for the processing.
c) You object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR.
d) Your personal data have been unlawfully processed.
e) The personal data must be erased to comply with a legal obligation in the law of the European Union or of its Member States, to which the Controller is subject;
f) The personal data pertaining to you has been collected in relation to services offered by an information society pursuant to Article 8 (1) GDPR.
Where the Controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17 (1) GDPR to erase the personal data, the Controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.
The right to erasure does not exist, if the processing is necessary:
a) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
b) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the Controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Controller;
c) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9(2) (h) and (i) as well as Article 9(3);
d) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) in so far as the right to erasure referred to above is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
e) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
4. Right to restriction of processing
You can request the Controller to restrict the processing of your personal data, if one of the following prerequisites exists:
a) you have disputed the accuracy of your personal data during a period, which made it possible for the Controller to check the accuracy of your personal data;
b) the processing is unlawful and you refuse erasure of your personal data and instead request that the use of your personal data be restricted;
c) the Controller no longer needs your personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or
d) you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and it has not yet been established whether the legitimate grounds of the Controller override your grounds.
Where the processing of your personal data has been restricted, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
If you have obtained restriction of processing in accordance with the aforementioned prerequisites, you will be notified by the Controller before the restriction is suspended.
5. Right to information
If you have asserted the right to correction, erasure or restriction of processing against the Controller, the latter is obliged to notify this correction, erasure or restriction of processing to all the recipients, to whom the personal data pertaining to you have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or is linked to disproportionate effort.
At your request the Controller must inform you of the identity of this recipient.
6. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Likewise, you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the Controller to which the personal data have been provided, where
a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b);
b) the processing is carried out by automated means.
Furthermore, in exercising this right you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.
That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Controller.
Similarly, the right to data portability must not interfere with the rights and freedoms of other persons.
7. Right to register an objection
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data pertaining to you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.
We shall then cease to process your personal data, unless we can prove compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves the purpose of the establishing, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If the personal data pertaining to you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data pertaining to you for such marketing; This applies also to profiling, if it is connected with such direct advertising.
If you object to processing for the purposes of direct advertising, we shall no longer process your personal data for those purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
8. Right to withdraw the declaration of consent under the provisions of data protection law
You may at any time withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out prior to the withdrawal.
9. Automated individual decision-making in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
This shall not apply if the decision:
a) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and the Data Controller;
b) is authorized by European Union or Member State law to which the Controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
c) is based on your explicit consent.
In the cases referred to in points (a) and (c), the Data Controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the Controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
Decisions referred to in paragraph 2 shall not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Article 9 (1) GDPR, unless Article 9 (2) (a) or (g) applies and suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.
10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78.
This data privacy statement is currently valid with the status 01/2023.