1. An overview of data protection
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice (“Site Notice”).
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter in the subscription form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
We pass your data on to our contract processors (you can find out more about this below). There is no intention to transfer your personal data to a recipient in a third country outside of the European Union or an international organization.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to provide the information you have requested or to process your online donation. We need other data to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Some data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice (“Site Notice”) if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities, e.g. to the North Rhine-Westphalia State Data Protection Commissioner responsible for us: Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Kavalleriestr. 2 - 4, 40213 Düsseldorf, poststelle [at] ldi.nrw.de.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. General information and mandatory information
Your data will be processed within the framework of our statutory purposes (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 (f), Art. 9 (2) d) GDPR), for the processing of grants (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 b) and c) GDPR) and for our own advertising purposes (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 (f) and recitals (47) GDPR).
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Von Galen Straße 4
Telephone: +49 (0) 2583 304 92 - 0
Email: info (at) urgewald.org
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Contact of our data protection officer:
datenschutz (at) urgewald.org
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 (a) GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation as well as legal permissions remain unaffected by a revocation of the consent.
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. The North Rhine-Westphalia State Data Protection Commissioner is responsible for us: Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Kavalleriestr. 2 - 4, 40213 Düsseldorf, poststelle [at] ldi.nrw.de.
You can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time. This also applies to a related evaluation of certain characteristics. In addition, there is a right of objection for reasons arising from your particular situation against processing for other purposes, which is based on a balance of interests.
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
If you enter into a contract which requires you to send us your payment information (e.g. account number for direct debits), we will require this data to process your payment.
Urgewald commissions service providers who support us in processing online and email donations as well as credit card payments. These companies have access to donor information as part of their Urgewald service. Urgewald requires these companies to protect such information and to use it only within the scope of the agreed service.
Our German payment service provider Fundraising Box stores the name of the donor, his account number and email address, if the donor also wishes a donation receipt, including his postal address. Fundraising Box sends some of this information to Urgewald for our internal donation processing. In order to process the donations, Fundraising Box also sends some donor information to the payment service provider Micropayment. Paypal donations are processed via the donor's Paypal account. In this case, Urgewald receives some donor information from Paypal in order to be able to book and process the donation.
Here you will find the data protection declarations of Fundraising Box, Micropayment and Paypal.
Payment transactions using common means of payment (i. a. Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are only made via encrypted SSL or TLS connections. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon in your browser line is visible.
In the case of encrypted communication, any payment details you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.
We have concluded contracts with Fundraising Box and Micropayment for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the data protection authorities for the use of the services of Fundraising Box and Micropayment.
Your data will be deleted after the legal retention periods have expired, unless further processing is necessary for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or making commercial contact. We check the latter at the end of each calendar year following the first storage.
You can request information about the stored data from us and have the right to correction of incorrect data, to restriction of processing as well as a right to deletion or blocking, insofar as this does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data.
You can contact us at any time at the address given in the site notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
3. Data collection on our website
While you will be able to use our website without a registration, you have to create a user account in order to download our data. Knowing who accesses and downloads our data helps us to get an understanding of the groups interested in coal divestment and to make our research and campaigns more effective. If you do not wish to receive further information about coalexit.org or urgewald e.V. and do not tick one of the respective check boxes during your registration, we will use your data exclusively for your user registration for our online services on this website. For this purpose, we store your participation including your email address and user name on urgewald-owned servers or on the servers of our website hosting service provider ProSite in Germany (Speedbone Internet & Connectivity GmbH, Alboinstraße 36-42, 12103 Berlin, www.prosite.de).
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.
The first time you use our website or the next time you use it after deleting the cookies in your browser, you will see our "cookie notification" at the bottom of the screen:
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) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
The information we collect and store also includes so-called access and error log files, which enable us to analyze and operate the website trouble-free (legal basis Art. 6 paragraph 1 (f) GDPR).
For more detailed information on our data collection and processing when registering for the newsletter, for our regular updates or for the info letter distribution list, please refer to points 6 - 7 of this data protection declaration.
4. Analytics and advertising
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo 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. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before it is stored.
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of Matomo cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. 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.
If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable this feature here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing your usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will mean that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. You will then need to reactivate it when you return to our site if you wish your activity not to be tracked.
6. Newsletter, update emails and info letters
Contact details for the email newsletter, regular updates and the mailing list:
If you would like to receive our newsletter (German only) or regular updates, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this information. After registration for the newsletter, we will inform you regularly about our current campaigns and events. After registration for the regular updates, we will inform you regularly about latest updates of our database. In addition to subscribing to our email newsletter (available in German only) and update service, you can also subscribe to our mailing list by providing us with your postal address. After registration we will send you regular information about our work by post (available in German only).
We use the data provided by you exclusively for sending the requested information and only pass it on to special service providers who assist us in sending emails or info letters. These are CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, www.cleverreach.com, and our dispatch service provider BWS UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Hansestraße 16, 48165 Münster, www.bws-lettershop.de. In addition, we store the data encrypted on urgewald-owned servers or on those of our website hoster ProSite in Germany (Speedbone Internet & Connectivity GmbH, Alboinstraße 36-42, 12103 Berlin, www.prosite.de). These correspond technically to the current data protection requirements.
Declaration of consent for the newsletter, update emails and mailing list registration:
If you register on our website for the email newsletter, our regular updates or our info letter mailing list, you will see the following declaration of consent:
"I agree that urgewald e.V. may regularly send me update emails (checkbox “Coal databases and research”) containing latest information on coalexit.org and/or the German email newsletter (checkbox “Urgewald Newsletter”) and postal info letters in German (if you also provide your postal address) containing further information on this and other urgewald campaigns and general information on the work of urgewald e.V.. For this purpose, urgewald e.V. requires my email address or, for mailing, also my full name and my postal address. urgewald e.V. uses this data exclusively for sending the requested information.
I can revoke my consent to the sending of update or newsletter emails at any time via clicking on the “unsubscribe” link below the update or newsletter email. I can revoke my consent to the newsletter emails also on the website www.urgewald.org/Newsletter by ticking the corresponding box and confirming the automatically sent revocation link by email (German only). In addition, I can revoke my consent, including that for receiving postal information, at any time by sending an email or a letter to urgewald e.V.. All contact details can be found in the site notice at: https://coalexit.org/site-notice
Data protection notice:
If you do not wish to receive further information about coalexit.org or urgewald e.V., we will use your data exclusively for your user registration for our online services on this website. For this purpose, we store your participation including your email address and user name on urgewald-owned servers or on the servers of our website hosting service provider ProSite in Germany.”
Urgewald uses CleverReach to send update emails and newsletters, media information and other current information on our work such as current protest campaigns and information on recent or upcoming events with Urgewald participation. We also use CleverReach for the online registration for our information services such as our info letter. The supplier is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. The data you provide (e.g. your email or postal address) to subscribe to our information services via CleverReach will be stored on CleverReach servers in Germany or Ireland.
Sending our emails with CleverReach enables us to analyze the behavior of recipients. Among other things, we can find out how many recipients have opened an email and how often various links contained therein are clicked. With the help of conversion tracking, we can also analyze whether a predefined action (such as the download of a report from our website) takes place after clicking on the link in the email. For more information on how data is analyzed by CleverReach, please visit https://www.cleverreach.com/en/features/reporting-tracking/.
Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing of the update emails or the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when subscribing for our information services will be used and stored to distribute the information until you cancel your subscription. After a cancellation, the personal data will be deleted from our servers and those of CleverReach or blocked for further use. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. contact details like postal information) remains unaffected.
We have entered into an agreement with CleverReach for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the data protection authorities when using CleverReach.
BWS (letter shop service provider)
Urgewald has commissioned the company BWS (BWS UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Hansestraße 16, 48165 Münster) for the dispatch of our info letters. BWS is a letter shop operator, with which the postal dispatch can be organized. We will pass on the data you enter for postal delivery (e.g. postal address) to BWS for this purpose.
If you wish to object to the use of your data for this purpose, you will find information in particular under point 2 under the headings: "Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data", "Right of objection" and "Information, blocking, deletion". The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by this.
We have concluded a contract with BWS for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the data protection authorities for the use of the services of BWS.
7. Payment service providers
Our website accepts payments via PayPal. The provider of this service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l & Cie, S.C.A. (22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.
If you select payment via PayPal, the payment data you provide will be supplied to PayPal based on Art. 6 (1) (a) (Consent) and Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR (Processing for contract purposes). You have the option to revoke your consent at any time with future effect. It does not affect the processing of data previously collected.
Our website accepts payments via Klarna. This service is provided by Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.
Data is transmitted to Klarna based on Art. 6 (1)(a) (Consent) and Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR (Processing for contract purposes). You have the option to revoke your consent at any time with future effect. It does not affect the processing of data previously collected.
Our website accepts payments via Sofortüberweisung. The provider of this service is Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany.
Sofortüberweisung provides us with real-time payment confirmations, allowing us to begin fulfilling our end of our contract right away.
If you opt to pay using Sofortüberweisung, you will be submitting a PIN and a valid TAN to Sofort GmbH so that it can access your online banking account. Sofort GmbH will automatically check your account balance and perform the transfer to our account using the TAN you supply. It then sends an immediate transaction confirmation. After logging in, your income, the overdraft protection, and the availability of other accounts and their balances will be checked.
In addition to the PIN and TAN, the payment details you provide as well as personal information will be sent to Sofort GmbH. This personal information includes your name, address, telephone numbers, email address, IP address, and any other data required to process your payment. This data must be transferred to identify you securely and to prevent fraud.
Data is transmitted to Sofort GmbH based on Art. 6 (1) (a) (Consent) and Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR (Processing for contract purposes). You have the option to revoke your consent at any time with future effect. It does not affect the processing of data previously collected.
Please refer to the payment with Sofortüberweisung links below: https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html and https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.