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1. Name and address of the party responsible according to Article 4 para. 7 DSGVO

The person responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States as well as other data protection regulations is:

Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster e.V.

Adickesallee 32-34
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

E-mail: info@gsfc-germany.com

Website: www.gsfc-germany.com

2. Security and protection of your personal data

1. Scope of processing of personal data

We only process personal data of our users if this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. Personal data of our users is processed regularly only after consent of the user. An exception applies in cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for real reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.

In the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation which our company is subject to, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para.1 lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for processing.

3. Data deletion and duration of storage

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions which the person responsible is subject to. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

3. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

At every visit of our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected:

(1) Information on the browser type and version in use

(2) The user’s operating system

(3) The user’s internet service provider

(4) The user’s IP address

(5) Date and time of access

(6) Websites which the user’s system reaches our website from

(7) Websites accessed by the user’s system through our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are the IP addresses of the user or other data that enable the assignment of the data to a user. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3. Purpose of data processing

 The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. The IP address of the user must therefore remain stored for the duration of the session. Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO is also based on these purposes.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose which they were collected for. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

4. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

If you purchase goods or services on our website and in the process provide us with your e-mail address, we may subsequently use it to send you a newsletter. In such a case, the newsletter will only include direct advertising for similar goods or services of our own.

In connection with data processing for the dispatch of newsletters, no data are passed on to third parties. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is Section 7 para. 3 UWG.

3. Purpose of data processing

 The collection of the user’s e-mail address serves to send the newsletter.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The user’s e-mail address will therefore be stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the user concerned at any time through the corresponding link included in every newsletter.

5. Use of social media plug-ins

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.

However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the respective settings in your browser software. However, please note that in doing so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing these data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

6. Rights of the data subject

If personal data are processed by you, you are affected within the meaning of the DSGVO and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:

1. Right to information

You can ask the person in charge to confirm whether personal data concerning you will be processed by us.

If such processing has taken place, you can request the following information from the person responsible:

(1) The purposes for which the personal data are processed;

(2) The categories of personal data processed;

(3) The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or are still being disclosed;

(4) The planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not available, criteria for determining the storage period;

(5) The existence of a right to have the personal data concerning you rectified or deleted, a right to restriction of the data processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;

(6) The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

(7) Any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

(8) The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 DSGVO and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transmission.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right of rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the data controller if the personal data processed concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible shall make the correction without delay.

3. Right to limitation of processing

You can request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you under the following conditions:

(1) If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

(2) The processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;

(3) The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you do need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

(4) If you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may only be processed – apart from being stored – with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the processing restriction has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to cancellation

a) Deletion duty

You may request the data controller to delete the personal data relating to you immediately and the data controller is obliged to delete such data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

(2) You revoke your consent, on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

(3) You file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you file an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.

(4) The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.

(5) The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.

(6) The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 DSGVO.

b) Information to third parties

If the data controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete it pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 DSGVO, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data processors who process the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to cancellation does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary

(1) to exercise freedom of expression and information;

(2) for the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States which the party responsible is subject to or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the party responsible;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 para. 3 DSGVO;

(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 DSGVO, insofar as the right referred to under a) is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or

(5) for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

5. Right to information

If you have exercised your right to have the data controller correct, delete or limit the processing, he/she is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

The person responsible shall have the right to be informed of such recipients.

6. Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the person responsible in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to pass these data on to another person in charge without obstruction by the person in charge to whom the personal data was provided, provided that

(1) processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and

(2) processing is carried out using automated methods.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to transferability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the party responsible.

7. Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you under Art. 6 para.1 lit. e or f DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The data controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless he can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to their processing for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

8. Right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – that has a legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible

(2) is admissible by law of the Union or of the Member States which the person responsible is subject to and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, or

(3) occurs with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO, unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or g DSGVO applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

In the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take reasonable measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the person responsible, to state his own position and to challenge the decision.

10. Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside or work or of the place of suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the DSGVO.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been filed shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 DSGVO.