Öko-Zentrum NRW


The protection of your personal data is very important to us. At this point we would therefore like to inform you about data protection in our company. The Öko-Zentrum NRW GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "we") naturally complies with the requirements of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (EU-DSGVO).

1. Basic Information

We take the protection of your data very seriously and treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory provisions. As new technologies and the continuous development of this website may result in changes to this privacy policy, we recommend that you read the privacy policy again at regular intervals. Definitions of the terms used (e.g. "personal data" or "processing") can be found in Art. 4 DSGVO.

2. Access Data

Due to our legitimate interest (see Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we collect data about access to our Internet pages and store them as "server log files" on the server of the Internet pages. The following data are logged in this way:

  • Visited Internet page
  • Time at time of access
  • Amount of transmitted data in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you accessed the site
  • Used browser
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used. The server log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted.

The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. to be able to clarify cases of abuse. If data must be kept for reasons of evidence, they are excluded from deletion until the incident has been finally clarified.

3. Reach Measurement & Cookies

Our website uses cookies to provide you with effective and user-friendly handling. This makes the use of cookies necessary and justifies our legitimate interest in using this technology. Most browsers offer you the functionality to have the cookies used displayed. Cookies are small files which are stored on your end device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your terminal device for reach measurement, you can object to the use of these files here:

Common browsers offer the setting option not to allow cookies. Note: It is not guaranteed that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you use the corresponding settings.

4. Scope of Data Collection and Storage

In general, it is not necessary for you to provide personal data in order to use our website. However, in order for us to actually provide our services, we may need your personal data. This applies when registering for courses or seminars, when sending information material, when registering for our newsletter and also when answering individual enquiries. In these cases, we collect and store your personal data only to the extent necessary to provide the service or to execute the contract. For this purpose, it may be necessary to pass on your personal data to companies that we use to provide the service or implement the contract. These are for example transport companies or other service providers. If you have registered for our newsletter with your e-mail address, we will use your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes beyond the execution of the contract until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

5. etracker

The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyze use data. Cookies are used to enable a statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors and to display use-related content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's end device. Etracker cookies do not contain any information that would allow a user to be identified.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker on behalf of the provider of this website exclusively in Germany and is therefore subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. Etracker has been independently tested, certified and awarded the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

Data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (EU-DSGVO). Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization of our online offer and our web presence. Since the privacy of our visitors is particularly important to us, the IP address is anonymized at etracker as soon as possible and login or device IDs are converted into a unique key at etracker, but not assigned to a person. Etracker does not use the data in any other way, merge it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

You can object to the aforementioned data processing at any time, provided it is personal. Your objection has no negative consequences for you.

I object to the processing of my personal data with etracker on this website.

Further information on data protection at etracker can be found here.

6. Google

This website uses GoogleRemarketing. This is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google uses so-called "cookies" for this purpose. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information thus generated about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address is then shortened by Google by the last three digits, making it impossible to clearly assign the IP address. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is legally required or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Third party providers, including Google, place advertisements on websites. Third parties, including Google, use stored cookies to serve ads based on a user's previous visits to this website. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. You can deactivate the use of cookies by Google by calling up the page with advertising specifications. Alternatively, users can deactivate the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the deactivation page of the network advertising initiative. You may opt out of the collection and storage of your information at any time, effective immediately. For more information about Google's policies, please click here.

7. Security

We use technical and organisational security measures to ensure that your personal data is protected against loss, incorrect changes or unauthorised access by third parties. In any case, only authorized persons have access to the personal data, and only to the extent that this is necessary within the scope of the above-mentioned purposes. The security measures are constantly adapted to the improved technical possibilities.

8. Further Information Duties

8.1 Responsible Body

Öko-Zentrum NRW GmbH - for complete details see imprint.

8.2 Data Protection Officer

As data protection officer of Öko-Zentrum NRW GmbH was appointed:

Jürgen Golda
P2 Consult
Wilhelm-Bläser-Str. 3c
59174 Kamen
Phone: +49(0)2307-28744-88
E-mail: info@p2consult.de

8.3 Storage Period

We store your data as long as the purpose of the storage is maintained (enquiries, projects, contracts, etc.) If the purpose ceases to apply or you withdraw your consent, your data will be deleted, unless legal retention periods must be considered.

8.4. Children

We will not knowingly collect and process data from children. If pupils make enquiries, we will only store the data if they have the express permission of their legal guardians. If data from children may then be stored, we will only pass this on within the framework of the legal requirements. The term "children" includes the definitions from national law and the legal provisions applicable in our country.

8.5 Profiling of Your Data Does Not Take Place

An automatic decision making and/or profiling with your data does not take place with us.

8.6 Your Rights

You can contact us at any time if you wish to claim information, deletion, restriction or objection. Please use the available contact data for this purpose. Requests must be made in writing so that we can clearly identify the requester.

8.7 Right of Complaint

If you have reasonable doubts about our handling of your data, please inform us or contact the relevant supervisory authority.

8.8 Changes

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy from time to time. We therefore recommend that you review this statement regularly.

This privacy policy also applies to the following Social Media profiles:

Facebook: bit.ly/oekozentrumnrw
Twitter: twitter.com/EcoZentrumNRW
Xing: xing.to/OekoZentrumNRW