Privacy Statement

The page operator takes the protection of personal data seriously. Personal data will only be processed in compliance with data protection law, i.e., with legal permission or consent.

Subject of data protection

The subject of data protection is personal data. According to Art. 4 No. 1 DS-GVO, personal data means all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, payment data, but also usage data such as your IP address, if applicable.

Processing of personal data

The legal person responsible for processing your contact, correspondence and account data is the Stiftung Umweltenergierecht (Foundation for Environmental Energy Law), Friedrich-Ebert-Ring 9, 97072 Würzburg, Germany, e-mail:, telephone: +49 931 794077-0. Ms Annette Müller is the responsible company data protection officer of Stiftung Umweltenergierecht (Foundation for Environmental Energy Law) and can be reached at the above-mentioned contact details.

Your data will be processed within the framework of our statutory purposes (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 f), Art. 9 (2) d) DS-GVO), for the processing of donations (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 b) and c) DS-GVO) as well as for our own advertising purposes (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 f) and ErwG (47) DS-GVO). We do not share your data with third parties, unless this is necessary for the processing of grants and the sending of the newsletter. It is pointed out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g., communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.


Online donations

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to make online donations. If a user takes advantage of this option, the entered data in the corresponding form is transmitted to us and will be stored. The form is provided by the Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG (“BFS”). In order to execute the donation order, the entered data is therefore passed on directly to BFS and the technical service providers used by BFS to provide the form using an encrypted SSL connection. The data is not passed on to any other third parties.

The following data is collected with the form: Full name (surname, first name) with title (optionally title and company name); address (street, house number, city, postal code, country); e-mail address; bank data (IBAN); donation data (donation recipient, amount, purpose of donation, donation receipt requested); additionally for donations via credit cards: card type, card number, CVV/CVC verification number, validity period of the credit card. If a donation receipt is requested, we process the data in order to issue and send a corresponding donation receipt.

The collected data is necessary for the execution of the donation order. The user’s e-mail address is required to confirm receipt of the donation request. The data will not be used for any other purposes. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

At the time of sending the form, the IP address of the user is also stored. We use the IP address to prevent misuse of the donation form. The IP address is used for the purpose of fraud prevention and to prevent unauthorized transactions to the detriment of third parties. The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of bank data, this is the case immediately after collection of the donation amount. The postal address as well as any other data submitted in the context of tax law retention obligations will be stored to create and mail the donation receipt, but it will be blocked for any other use. The IP address collected during the sending process is deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

The user has the option to object to the processing of the data at any time. However, in the event of an objection, the donation order can no longer be executed as requested.



If you wish to receive the electronic newsletter offered on the website, it is sufficient to provide an e-mail address. For the receipt of the postal newsletter, we also require the following data: First name, last name, institution/company (private person, if applicable), street, house number, postal code, city. In any case, we need the confirmation that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter.

We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information or for the personalized form of address and do not pass it on to third parties unless this is necessary for the immediate purpose of sending the newsletter. You can revoke your order for the newsletter and your consent to the storage of your data at any time.



Personal data is collected for the purpose of organizing the events of the Stiftung Umweltenergierecht (Foundation for Environmental Energy Law). When registering, the following data will be requested in the registration form: first name, last name with title, optional title and institution/company (private person if applicable), street, house number, postal code, city, e-mail address, optional telephone number, optional remarks (free text field).

The data will be used to send a registration confirmation by e-mail (first name, last name, e-mail address) and, if applicable, to generate an invoice (first name, last name, institution/company, street, house number, postal code, city). In addition, we use the data (first name, surname, e-mail address) to communicate information about the respective event and about its cancellation, as well as for possible queries. First name, surname, institution/company and location, if applicable, are listed in the participant directory of the corresponding event.

For documentation purposes, photographs may be taken at events organized by the Stiftung Umweltenergierecht (Foundation for Environmental Energy Law). These will be used for reporting, general press and public relations work, including social media, on the website and in other printed materials. Furthermore, the public relations material may be passed on to other media as press information.

The Stiftung Umweltenergierecht (Foundation for Environmental Energy Law) will not use the data for any other purpose or make them available to third parties. You have the right to object to the taking of photographs concerning you and to their use. The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations.


Social media plugins with Shariff

Plugins from social media are used on this website (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, XING, LinkedIn, Tumblr).

You can usually recognize the plugins by the respective social media logos. To ensure data protection on this website, we only use these plugins together with the so-called “Shariff” solution. This application prevents the plugins integrated on this website from transmitting data to the respective provider when you first enter the page.

Only when you activate the respective plugin by clicking the associated button, a direct connection to the provider’s server is established (consent). As soon as you activate the plugin, the respective provider receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you are logged into your respective social media account (e.g., Facebook) at the same time, the respective provider can assign your visit to this website to your user account.

Activating the plugin constitutes consent within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSG-VO and § 25 Para. 1 TTDSG. You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.

Please note that by clicking on the social media plugin, you leave the protection and responsibility of our website and, by activating the plugin, trigger the data collection and processing of the individual providers of the plugins, which is not under our control.


Data deletion, information about stored data, correction of incorrect data, revocation of consent to data processing, complaint.

Your data will be deleted after expiry of the statutory retention periods, unless further processing is necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes associated with the provision of the data.

You can request information from us about the stored data (Art. 15 DS-GVO) and have the right to correct incorrect data (Art. 16 DS-GVO), to restrict processing (Art. 18 DS-GVO) as well as a right to deletion, insofar as this does not conflict with a retention obligation (Art. 17 DS-GVO). With regard to your personal data that you have provided to us, for example in an input mask or a contact form, on the basis of consent or for the performance of a contract existing between us, you have a right to data portability in a structured, common and machine-readable format (Art. 20 DS-GVO).

Insofar as the processing of your data is based on consent (legal basis Art. 6 (1) 1 a) DS-GVO), you have the right to revoke the consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DS-GVO without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. Legal permissions remain unaffected by a revocation of consent.

In accordance with Art. 77 DS-GVO, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, such as the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision (BayLDA), Promenade 27, 91522 Ansbach, Germany, e-mail:

Data security

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

Actuality and change of this data protection declaration

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status December 2022.