Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the Resourcefever website and taking an interest in our work. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. This Privacy Statement explains what personal information we collect during your visit to our website and what it is used for.

1. Collection and processing of personal data

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, 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 so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. Therefore server log files have to be stored.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

2. Use and sharing of personal data

The personal data provided by you is logged solely for administrative purposes, e.g. to manage our list of members or subscriptions to our Newsletters. We never pass on, sell or otherwise disclose your personal data to third parties. When you send us an e-mail, your e-mail address is used solely for corresponding with you and for no other purpose.

3. Security

The Oeko-Institut takes all the necessary technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss or misuse. Users who contact the Oeko-Institut by e-mail are made aware that the confidentiality of information contained in non-encrypted e-mails cannot be guaranteed.

4. Use of social media buttons

On our website, we include social media buttons to enable you to share content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Clicking on these buttons does not activate “like” functions or similar, and none of your personal data is shared. Instead, by clicking, you open a window to the share function and the current page’s URL. Any further activity then takes place via the relevant operator’s website.

5. Your rights

You can contact us at any time to request information about your stored data. If the personal information we hold is inaccurate, you may ask for it to be corrected. You may also withhold consent to the use of your data or ask for it to be deleted. We will notify you if your personal information is affected by a data leak or a breakdown in data security. You may also file a complaint with the regulator (State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for Baden-Württemberg: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/).

6. Amendment of the Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time, should this become necessary in light of new technological developments or changes in the law.

Visitors to our website and all interested persons can obtain further information about data protection at the Oeko-Institut from:

Silvia Schütte Schütte
Data Protection Officer, Oeko-Institut e.V.
Darmstadt Office
Phone +49 6151 8191-134
Fax +49 6151 8191-133
datenschutz@oeko.de