Data Protection

Information on the processing of collected data

General

The Climate Alliance European Secretariat coordinates network activities and communication with the members, the Executive Board and the National Coordination Offices. It is spread over two locations, with its headquarters in Frankfurt and an extension in Brussels, serving as our centre for European policy work. The European Secretariat carries out projects with and for member cities, often in cooperation with the National Coordination Offices, is responsible for the annual International Conference and General Assembly. In addition, the Secretariat coodinates the office of the Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy in cooperation with several other city networks.

Content

This website has been compiled with the utmost care. Nevertheless, the Climate Alliance gives no guarantee that the information provided is current, accurate, complete or error-free. Climate Alliance accepts no liability for damage or loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of this website, provided it has not been caused intentionally or by gross negligence. Climate Alliance expressly reserves the right to modify, append and delete the website in part or in whole without prior notice, or to halt publication completely or for a limited period.

Forms

When forms are used, e.g. for participation in events or contact forms, salutation, surname, first name, e-mail address and any other data necessary for the purpose of processing are processed. For further information on the processing of your data in connection with forms, please refer to the respective website on which the form is provided. The transmission to the Climate Alliance takes place by means of an SSL-encrypted connection, so that an unauthorized knowledge is substantially impeded.

Cookies

Temporary session cookies are eventually used each time you view an individual page, to make navigation easier. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in your browser cache. Session cookies do not include any personal data and expire at the end of each session, or after the completion of a user survey, which is conducted as a rule every two years. We do not use methods such as Java applets or ActiveX controls that make it possible to track your browsing behaviour.

Recipients of personal data

The use of the information offered about the POWER Conference is generally possible without the disclosure of personal information. Data collected in the course of the registration will be stored, used only within the framework of the respective event and in this context passed on to the POWER consortium partners. It will not be passed on to third parties outside the conference organisation.

Social plug-ins from Facebook

We use social plug-ins from facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by way of the Facebook logo or the supplement “Facebook Social Plug-in”. For example, if you click on the “Like” button or leave a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Furthermore, Facebook makes your likes public for your Facebook friends. If you are logged into Facebook, it can assign the invocation of our page directly to your Facebook account. Even if you are not logged in or don’t have a Facebook account, your browser sends information (e.g. which web pages you have called up, your IP address) which is then stored by Facebook. For details about handling of your personal data by Facebook and your related rights, please refer to the data privacy policy of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to map data collected about you via our Web sites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web pages.

Social plug-ins from Twitter

With Twitter and its Retweet functions, we use social plug-ins from Twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107. If you use Retweet, the websites visited by you are announced to third parties and associated with your Twitter account. Details about handling of your data by Twitter as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your personal information can be found in Twitter’s data privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.

YouTube

(1) We may have YouTube videos integrated into our online offer that are stored on www.YouTube.com and that can be played directly from our website. All of these are integrated in the "expanded data protection mode", i.e. so that no data concerning you as user will be transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data named in 10 a) (2) be transmitted. We cannot influence this data transmission. (2) By your visit to the website, YouTube will be informed that you have called the corresponding sub-page of our website. The data named in § 3 of this statement will be transmitted as well. This is done no matter if YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned to your account directly. If you do not wish assignment to your profile at YouTube, you need to log out before you activate the button. YouTube will store your data as usage profiles and use them for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation shall specifically take place (even for users who are not logged in) in order to render demand-oriented advertisements and in order to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the generation of these user profiles. In order to exercise these, you must contact YouTube. (3) We use the service within our online offer based on a legitimate interest, i.e. in analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer. The legal basis is sect. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. (4) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube is available in the data protection statement. It also contains further information on your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Retention of data

Personal data are regularly, though at the latest by 31.12.2019, deleted when they are no longer needed for contractual purposes (e.g. for employment, top-ups, rental, sale or service contracts), when the individuals concerned have not given any separate authorization and when statutory data storage obligations and periods have expired.

Use of jQuery

This website partially uses jQuery technologies, which, for example, optimise the loading speed. In this respect, program libraries of Google servers are called. The CDN (Content delivery network) of Google is used. If you used jQuery on a different page of Google before, your browser will use the copy stored in your cache. If this does not apply, it must be downloaded, which means that data from your browser will reach Google Inc. ("Google"). Your data will be transmitted to the USA. For more details, see: https://developers.google.com/speed/libraries/#jquery and the data protection provisions of google.de.

Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf this website’s owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIP()”, IP addresses being truncated before further processing in order to rule out direct associations to persons.

Use of web fonts

a) These websites use external fonts called Google Fonts. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"). These web fonts are integrated by a server call, usually concerning a server of Google in the USA. This informs the server of which of our websites you have visited. The IP address of the browser of the end device of the visitor of these websites is also stored by Google. b) When calling up a site, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to properly display texts and fonts. Web fonts are used in the interest of consistent and attractive display of our online offer. c) This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of sect. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. d) For more information, see the data protection notes of Google, which you can call up here: https://fonts.google.com/about and www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Reference to user rights

You are entitled to object to data processing, to enquire about your personal data and its processing and to have this corrected if necessary, or to request restriction of processing or the erasure of the data. The data will then be erased.

If you have any questions or complaints about this website, please contact the Climate Alliance data protection officer ( Wolfgang Hofstetter, w.hofstetter(at)klimabuendnis.org). You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible data protection supervisory authority. The responsible authority in this case is the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).