1. Introduction and general provisions

You are visiting the website of the Clean Energy Partnership e.V. association.

The association named in the imprint is responsible for the processing.

2. Collection and storage of personal data and nature and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website
When you visit our website, information is automatically sent to our website server by the browser used on your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a ‘log file’. The following information is collected without any action on your part, and stored until its automatic deletion:

◦ name of the retrieved file
◦ date and time of the retrieval
◦ data volume transferred
◦ message whether the retrieval was successful
◦ description of the type of web browser used
◦ operating system used
◦ the previously visited page
◦ provider
◦ your IP address

The above data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

◦ ensuring smooth connection of the website,
◦ ensuring convenient use of our website,
◦ evaluation of system security and stability, and
◦ other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para.1 lit.f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person. We also use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations on this under points 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

b) When registering for our newsletter
If you have expressly consented in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an email address. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can also send your unsubscribe request by email to at any time.

c) When using our contact form If you have any questions, we offer you the possibility of contacting us via a form provided on the website. You will need to provide a valid email address so that we know who the enquiry is from and so that we can answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para.1 lit.a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after your request is completed.

3. Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

◦ you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, for example to shipping service providers by agreeing to separate conditions of participation within the framework of competitions.

◦ the disclosure is necessary in accordance with Art.6 Para.1 lit.f GDPR and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,

◦ in the event that there is a legal obligation for the disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR, as well as

◦ this is legally permissible and required in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.b GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies

We use ‘cookies’ in some areas of our website. These file elements allow your computer to be identified as a technical unit during your visit to this website so as to facilitate the use of our site – including on repeat visits. However, you usually have the option of setting your internet browser to inform you of the occurrence of cookies, so that you can allow or

exclude them, or delete existing cookies. Please use your internet browser’s Help function to obtain information on how to change these settings. We would like to point out that some features of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies. Cookies do not allow a server to read private data from your computer, or the data stored by another server. They do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. We base the use of cookies on Art. 6 para. 1 lit.f GDPR: the processing is done to improve the functioning of our website. It is therefore necessary to protect our legitimate interests. The following cookies are used on our website:

Cookie type: Google Analytics cookie Cookie names: __utma, __utmz, _ga, _gid. Purpose: Used by Google Analytics by means of a unique identification number to distinguish visitors and expire after 2 years (__ga) or 1 day (__gid).

Cookie type: Accept website cookies Cookie name: borlabs-cookie Purpose: These cookies are used to anonymously identify your client and to record whether you have read the notice on the use of cookies. No personal data is stored or transmitted. The following information is stored in the borlabs-cookie cookie:

◦ Cookie runtime
◦ Cookie version
◦ Domain and path of the WordPress website
◦ Consents

The UID is a randomly generated ID and not personal information.

Cookie type: Language selection Cookie name: Polylang Purpose: For our website to be multilingual, we use the Polylang programme. Polylang is a product of WP SYNTEX, 28, rue Jean Sebastien Bach, 38090 Villefontaine, France. We write posts, pages and create categories and publish tags as usual and then define the language for each of them. Cookies from Polylang are set exclusively to recognise and record the language used or chosen by the user. These cookies are stored for one year and then deleted.

Further information on their compliance with privacy laws can be found here:

Cookie type: CMS Cookie name: WordPress Purpose: This website uses WordPress tools to optimise the website and statistically analyse visitor traffic. The provider is Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

Cookie type: Internet form protection Cookie name: reCAPTCHA Purpose: For our own protection in connection with the use of Internet forms, we use the reCAPTCHA service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. (‘Google’) This query distinguishes whether the input is made by a human being or improperly by automated, machine processing.

For this purpose, reCAPTCHA collects the following data: IP address, time zone, installed browser plugins, click behaviour, identifier of your browser, screen resolution of the visitor, language setting of the browser, as well as all cookies that Google has set in the past 6 months. For this purpose, your input is transmitted to Google servers in the USA and used there.

However, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCAPTCHA will not be merged with other Google data. Deviating data protection provisions by Google apply for the reCAPTCHA service.

5. Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. 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. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (

We would like to point out that the code ‘gat._anonymizeIp();’ has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (known as ‘IP masking’). In addition, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will then be set, which prevents the further collection of your data when visiting this website. This procedure is particularly recommended when using mobile devices to access our site. For more information on the terms of use and data protection, please visit or

We base the use of the aforementioned analysis tool on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR: the processing is carried out to analyse user behaviour and is therefore necessary to protect our legitimate interests.

Use of other Google services (Google Maps, Google Fonts)

On our website, we use the ‘Google Maps’ service to display maps and the ‘Google Fonts’ web font service of the provider Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA to display fonts on the web. You can view the provider’s privacy policy at You can also deactivate the transmission of data by setting an opt-out cookie at the following link:

6. Social Plug-ins

6.1. Privacy policy fort he use of LinkedIn

We use components of the LinkedIn network on our website. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With each individual visit to our website that is equipped with such a component, this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding representation of the component from LinkedIn. This process informs LinkedIn which specific page of our website is currently being visited. If you click on the LinkedIn ‘Recommend Button’ while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the content of our pages to your LinkedIn profile. This lets LinkedIn assign your visit to our pages to your LinkedIn user account. We have no influence on the data that LinkedIn collects through this, nor on the scope of the data collected by LinkedIn in this context. We also have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn. Details on data collection by LinkedIn as well as your rights and setting options can be found in LinkedIn’s data protection information. You can find this information at:

7. Data subject rights

You have the right

– to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details. You may also request meaningful information on the details of such decision-making;

– in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;

– in accordance with Article 17 of the Regulation, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

– in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;

– pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller;

– revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR. This means that we may no longer process the data based on this consent in the future, and

– complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. You can find the responsible supervisory authority at

8. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 21 GDPR.

If the processing is carried out for direct marketing purposes, you can exercise this right at any time as described above.

If the processing is carried out for other purposes, you only have the right to object on grounds relating to your particular situation. After you have exercised your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims. This does not apply if the processing is for direct marketing purposes. Then we will not further process your personal data for this purpose. If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an email to 

9. Data security

We use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, and against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.