Privacy

Introduction

This Privacy Policy will inform you about the type, scope, purpose and use of personal data on the website www.muelltrennung-wirkt.de (hereinafter: “website”) of the Gemeinsame Stelle dualer Systeme Deutschlands GmbH (hereinafter: “we” or “us”). We are the controller for all personal data collected on the website, unless stated otherwise by this Privacy Policy.

Personal data means information that may be used to identify a person, i.e., information relating to a person. This normally includes one’s name, email address or telephone number. In addition, purely technical data that may be used to identify a person must be considered personal data.

Controller’s Contact Details:

Gemeinsame Stelle dualer Systeme Deutschlands GmbH
c/o Rechtsanwälte Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Magnusstr. 13
50672 Cologne
Germany
kontakt(at)mülltrennung-wirkt.de

Your Rights

You have the right to obtain information free of charge about the personal data we saved about you. In addition, you have the right to rectification of inaccurate data, the right to restriction of processing of data processed too extensively and the right to erasure of personal data processed unlawfully or stored for too long (unless prevented by legal storage obligations or other reasons under Article 17(3) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Furthermore, you have the right to receive in a structured and commonly used form any data you provided to us (right to data portability) insofar as you provided to data to us with a declaration of consent or for the performance of a contract.

If you are entitled to the right to object to certain processing, we will inform you about this in the description of the respective process.

To exercise your rights, simply send an email to: kontakt(at)mülltrennung-wirkt.de.

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. A list of German and European data protection officers is provided at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html (German).

Voluntary Disclosure of Data

Disclosure of personal data on this website is not required by law or contractually. You are not obligated to disclose personal data on this website. However, certain services of this website require your personal data to be processed.

Data Recipients

Unless specified in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose personal data. However, this website is hosted by our service provider, DSI GmbH Daten Service Informationssysteme, Carolinenstrasse 1, 01097 Dresden, Germany. DSI GmbH Daten Service Informationssysteme will also automatically process the personal data specified above. This is done exclusively based on our instructions and order in accordance with a processing agreement under Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

We transfer personal data to the above-stated service provider on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation. This permission authorises the processing of personal data in our “legitimate interest,” unless overridden by your fundamental rights, fundamental freedoms or interest in not processing this data. Our legitimate interest consists of the use of specialised service providers who can provide hosting services more efficiently than us. Nonetheless, you may object to this data processing at any time on grounds related to your particular situation that speak against transmitting your personal data to a service provider. Simply send an email to: kontakt(at)mülltrennung-wirkt.de.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files saved on your device by your browser when accessing our website. This allows certain website services to “recognise” you and “remember” your settings. This serves website user-friendliness and, thereby, users (e.g., by saving login data). Cookies are also used to collect statistical data on website usage which is then used for analytical and statistical purposes.

Some cookies will be automatically erased from your device when you leave our website (so-called session cookies). Other cookies will be saved for a certain period of up to 2 years (persistent cookies). In addition, we also use so-called third-party cookies managed by third parties to offer certain services.

You may influence use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to limit or disable the saving of cookies. However, please note that usage and, especially, comfort of use may be limited without cookies.

Process Overview

On this website, personal data is processed through the following processes:

1. Contacting

2. Server logfiles

3. Google Analytics

4. Social media plugins

5.Email Information

1. Contacting

When contacting us (e.g., via email or contact form), the information you provide will be saved to process your inquiry and for any follow-up questions.

Legal Basis

Data on the contact form will be processed on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation. This permission authorises the processing of personal data in the “legitimate interest” of the controller, unless overridden by your fundamental rights, fundamental freedoms or interests. Our legitimate interest consists of processing your message to us. You may object to the processing of this data at any time on grounds related to your particular situation that speak against processing this data. Simply send an email to: kontakt(at)mülltrennung-wirkt.de.

Data Storage Duration

Personal data stored when contacting us will be erased when the matter for which we were contacted has been fully resolved and there is no reason to believe that the specific message will be necessary again in the future.

2. Server Logfiles

When our website is accessed, we automatically collect technical data that represents personal data, i.e.:

• The user’s IP address

• Name of the accessed website or file

• Time and date of access

• Volume of data transferred

• Successful access report

• Browser type and version

• The user’s operating system

• The user’s device, including MAC address

• Referrer URL (the last visited page)

This data will not be merged with other personal data you provide when actively using our website. We collect server logfiles to administer our website and identify and prevent unauthorised access.

Legal Basis

We process personal data in logfiles on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation. This permission authorises the processing of personal data in the controller’s “legitimate interest,” unless overridden by your fundamental rights, fundamental freedoms or interests. Our legitimate interest consists of simplifying administration and identifying and tracing hacks. You may object to this data processing at any time on grounds related to your particular situation that speak against processing this data. Simply send an email to: kontakt(at)mülltrennung-wirkt.de.

What Are IP Addresses?

IP addresses are assigned to any device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, PC) connected to the Internet. Which IP address this is depends on your device’s Internet connection. This may be an IP address assigned to you by your Internet service provider, e.g., when you connect to the Internet at home via WiFi. Or this may be an IP address assigned by your mobile service provider or the IP address of a public or private WiFi or another Internet access provider. In its currently most common form (IPv4), an IP address consists of four octets. As a private user, you will not normally use an unchanging IP address because your provider will assign you an IP address temporarily (so-called “dynamic IP address”). A permanently assigned IP address (so-called “static IP address”) makes identification through user data easier. However, except to trace unauthorised access of our Internet offer, we do not use such data for personal identification, but merely to assess which of our websites are favoured, how often they are accessed daily, etc., on an anonymised basis.

Our website supports new IPv6 addresses. If you already have an IPv6 address, please note: An IPv6 address consists of eight octets. Like for an entire IPv4 address, the first four octets are normally assigned to private users dynamically. However, the last four octets of an IPv6 address (so-called “interface identifiers”) are determined by the device you use to browse our website. Unless configured differently by your operating system, the so-called MAC address will be used for this. The MAC address is a kind of serial number assigned once to every IP-ready device. We therefore do not save the last four octets of your IPv6 address. We generally recommend activating the so-called “privacy extensions” on your device to better anonymise the last four octets of your IPv6 address. Most common operating systems have a “privacy extensions” function which, however, may not always be preconfigured.

Data Storage Duration

The server logfiles containing the above-stated data will be automatically erased after 30 days. However, we reserve the right to store these server logfiles for a longer period in case of indications of unauthorised access (e.g., attempted hacks or so-called DDOS attacks).

3. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses several “cookies” (see above) to identify your browser. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website will normally be transferred to a Google server in the US and saved there. However, we activated IP anonymisation on this website which means that Google will first shorten your IP address in a member state of the European Union or in another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptions will your full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google uses this information to assess use of this website, compile reports about website activity and provide services related to Internet usage on for the website operator on our behalf. The IP address transferred by your browser by Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. For exceptions in which personal data may be transferred to the US, Google subjected itself to the EU-US-Privacy Shield Framework, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Legal Basis

We base the processing of personal data by Google Analytics on Article 6(1) Letter a of the General Data Protection Regulation. This permission authorises the processing of personal data with the data subject’s consent. You may prevent the transmission of cookie-generated data (including your IP address) on your use of our website at any time, even after granting your consent, by withdrawing your consent. Simply click on “Change Cookie Settings” at the top of the website.

Data Storage Duration

Partial erasure of IP addresses prevents any personal identification and only statistical data will be saved.

4. Social Media Plugins

Our website uses the following social media plugins:

YouTube Plugin

Our website uses plugins of the Google-owned page, YouTube, operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Google subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

When you visit one of our pages that features a YouTube plugin, a connection will be established to YouTube’s servers who will be informed about which of our pages you visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you will enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. We use YouTube in the interest of corresponding presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Article 6(1) Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation. For more information about YouTube’s treatment of user data, please see YouTube’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Facebook Plugin

Our website uses plugins of the social network Facebook (provider: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). Facebook subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

When you visit one of our pages, the plugin will establish a direct connection between your browser and Facebook’s server. This will inform Facebook that your IP address visited our page. You may link contents of our pages to your Facebook profile by clicking on the Facebook button while logged in to your Facebook account. This will enable Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your user account. Please note that we do not receive information about the content or use by Facebook of the transmitted data. For more information, please see Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Instagram Plugin

Our website uses functions of the service Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA; website: https://www.instagram.com; Data Policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy.

Whenever you open a page that features an Instagram component (Instabutton), the respective Instagram component will automatically prompt the Internet browser on your IT system to download an image of the respective component from Instagram. This technical procedure will inform Instagram about which specific subpage of our Internet page you visited.

For more information and Instagram’s Data Policy, please see: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Legal Basis

We base the processing of personal data when using social media plugins on Article 6(1) Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation. This permission authorises the processing of personal data in the controller’s “legitimate interest,” unless overridden by your fundamental rights, fundamental freedoms or interests. Our legitimate interest consists of providing social media features to you. This requires transferring data to social media providers. To allow you to decide whether to transfer your data, we refer to the so-called “2-click solution,” through which social media plugins remain inactive and only transfer data to social media providers after you “activate” the plugins by clicking on them. You may therefore decide whether your data will be transferred.

Data Storage Duration

We do not save data when transferring personal data to social media providers. For the storage duration and erasure periods of the social media providers, please see the policies of the respective providers linked above.

5. Email Information

If you register on this website, we may occasionally send you current information about the dual systems initiative to the email address you used for registration. You may object to the use of your email address for receipt of such information at any time and at no cost other than transmission fees under the basic rate. Simply send an email to: login(at)mülltrennung-wirkt.de.

Legal Basis

We send emails and process related data on the basis of Section 7(3) of the German Act Against Unfair Competition [Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb, UWG] and Article 6(1) Letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation which permit the processing of personal data as part of the controller’s “legitimate interests,” unless overridden by your fundamental rights, fundamental freedoms or interests. Our legitimate interest consists of informing interested persons about the dual systems initiative. You may object to this data processing at any time. Simply send an email to: login (at)mülltrennung-wirkt.de.

Data Storage Duration

Personal data stored for email communication will be erased if you no longer wish to receive emails from us and if there is no reason to believe that the data stored in relation to this email communication will be relevant again in the future.