Privacy Policy in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


I. Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

betterECO GmbH
Represented by Simone Andrae, Stephan Andrae
Entrepreneurs Forum Berlin Siemensstadt

Rohrdamm 88
13629 Berlin
Germany

Tel .: +49 (0)152 37670083
E-Mail: info@bettereco.de

II. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we only process personal data of our users insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for practical reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for processing 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 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR 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 necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR 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 person concerned do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR as the legal basis for processing.

3. Data deletion and storage duration

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data in order to conclude or fulfill a contract.

III. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Every time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected:

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. 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 the data and the log files is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

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. To do this, the user's IP address must be saved for the duration of the session.

The storage in log files takes place to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

Our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

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

If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Any further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that it is no longer possible to assign the accessing client.

5. Opposition and removal option

The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

IV. Use of cookies

a) Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be clearly identified when the website is accessed again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can also be identified after changing pages.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

b) Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

c) Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after changing pages.

We need cookies for the following applications:

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

Our legitimate interest in processing personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.

e) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our website from there. As a user, you therefore have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used in full.

V. Plugins and Tools

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can find more information on handling user data in Google's data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Google Analytics

(1) Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. 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 related to website and internet usage. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR, Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR, according to which the processing of personal data is also possible without the consent of the person concerned if the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the person responsible or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned, which require the protection of personal data , predominate, especially if the person concerned is a child. It is our legitimate business interest to evaluate user behavior on this website. Your interests are protected by your avoidance options, which we will describe later, and anonymization. We have also concluded order processing with the provider and thus ensured our right to issue instructions to the provider. We delete the data after 14 months at the latest.

(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

(3) You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. 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 this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link. Download and install from: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de . You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this page by clicking on the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website.

(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()". As a result, IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, so that personal references can be excluded. If the data collected about you can be linked to a person, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is deleted immediately.

(5) We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website and to improve it regularly. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework .

(6) Third party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/ terms / de.html , overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html , as well as the data protection declaration : http://www.google.de/intl/de/ policies / privacy .

VI. Contact form and email contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

A contact form is available on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. These data are:

At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored:

Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the sending process and reference is made to this data protection declaration.

Alternatively, you can contact us using the email address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the email will be saved.

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to process the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The legal basis for processing the data that is transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the aim of the email contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

We only process the personal data from the input mask to process the contact. If you contact us by e-mail, there is also the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is over when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Opposition and removal option

The user has the option of revoking his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

In this case, all personal data that was stored in the course of making contact will be deleted.

VII. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:

1. Right to information

You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed by us.

If this is the case, 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 that are processed;

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

(4) the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the storage duration;

(5) the existence of a right to correction or deletion of your personal data, a right to restrict processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing;

(6) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;

(7) all 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 GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information about whether your personal data is being transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you can request to be informed about the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR to be informed in connection with the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right to correction and / or completion vis-à-vis the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible must make the correction immediately.

3. Right to restriction of processing

Under the following conditions, you can request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:

(1) if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the accuracy of the personal data;

(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;

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

(4) if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data - apart from its storage - may only be used with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest processed by the Union or a Member State.

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

4. Right to cancellation

a) Obligation to delete

You can request the person responsible to delete the personal data relating to you immediately, and the person responsible is obliged to delete this 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 in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

(3) According to 21 para. 1 GDPR objection to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object acc. Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR objection to the processing.

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

(5) The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.

(6) The personal data relating to you were collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Paragraph 1 GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

If the person responsible has made the personal data concerning you public and is acc. Art. 17 (1) GDPR is obliged to delete them, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform those responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you are the data subject Person have requested that you delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right to deletion does not exist if processing is necessary

(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

(2) To fulfill a legal obligation that requires processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that the person responsible is assigned has been;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 Para. 3 GDPR;

(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes acc. Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right mentioned under section a) is likely to make the realization of the objectives of this processing impossible or seriously impair it, or

(5) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

5. Right to be informed

If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, the person responsible 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 of processing, unless this turns out to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed about these recipients by the person responsible.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided

(1) the processing is based on consent in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract according to. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is based and

(2) the processing is carried out using automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. This must not impair the freedoms and rights of other people.

The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible.

7. Right to Object

You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO takes place to object; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The person responsible will no longer process the personal data relating to you unless he can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that 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 in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising.

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

In connection with the use of information society services - regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC - you have the option of exercising your right of objection by means of automated processes that use technical specifications.

8. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. Revoking your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent up to the point of revocation.

9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which has legal effects on you or which significantly affects 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 permissible on the basis of legal provisions of the Union or the member states to which the person responsible is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests or

(3) takes place with your express consent.

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

With regard to the cases mentioned in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the person responsible, to express their own point of view and heard on contesting the decision.

10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is against violates the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted informs the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy according to Art. 78 GDPR.