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Dr. Ludwig Kalthoff
Im Hole 35
44791 Bochum

Phone number: +49 160 96 909 091
E-mail: ifixtheplanet@gmail.com

Responsible for content: Dr. Ludwig Kalthoff

Privacy Policy

How we handle your personal data is explained in this privacy policy. It is based on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Except the third party providers that we name in this document, we do not pass any data to third parties. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Controller

The controller for processing of data is

Dr. Ludwig Kalthoff
Im Hole 35
44791 Bochum

General Information

Provision of data

As a rule, it is neither legally nor contractually required to provide personal data in order to use our website. Insofar as the provision of data is necessary for the conclusion of a contract or the user is obliged to provide personal data, we shall inform the user of this circumstance and the consequences of not providing the data in this privacy policy.

Data transfer to third countries

We may use service providers and third parties located in countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area. The transfer of personal data to such third countries takes place on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission (Art. 45 GDPR) or we have provided appropriate safeguards to ensure data protection (Art. 46 GDPR). Insofar as there is an adequacy decision by the European Commission for the transfer of data to a third country, we refer to this in this privacy policy. Furthermore, users can obtain a copy of the appropriate safeguards from us, insofar as these are not already contained in the privacy policies of the service providers or third-party providers.

Automated decision-making

In the event that we use automated decision-making, including profiling, this privacy policy will inform you of this fact, the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing. Otherwise, there shall be no automated decision-making process.

Processing for other purposes

Data is generally only processed for the purposes for which it was collected. If, in exceptional cases, data is intended to be further processed for other purposes, we will inform you of these other purposes prior to such further processing and provide all other relevant information (Art. 13 (3) GDPR).

Website hosting

Every time our website is called up, the user’s browser transmits various data. For the duration of the visit on the website, the following data is processed and stored in log files even after the connection has ended:

  • Browser type and version used 
  • Operating system 
  • Pages and files accessed 
  • Amount of data transmitted 
  • Date and time of retrieval 
  • User’s provider 
  • IP address in anonymous form 
  • Referrer URL 

The processing of this data is necessary in order to deliver the website to the user and to optimise it for the user’s end device. Storage in log files serves to improve the security of our website (e.g. protection against DDOS attacks). IP addresses are not rendered anonymous before being stored in log files.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to provide the website and to improve website security. Log files are automatically deleted after 30 days.

Cookies, pixel tags and mobile identifiers

On our website, we use technologies to recognise the used end device. These can be cookies, pixel tags and/or mobile identifiers.

The recognition of an end device can generally be used for different purposes. It may be necessary in order to provide functions of our website, for example to make a shopping cart available. In addition, these technologies can be used to track user behaviour on the site, for example for advertising purposes. We describe the technologies we use and the purpose of their use separately and in detail in this privacy policy.

For a better understanding, we will explain below how cookies, pixel tags and mobile identifiers work in general:

  • Cookies are small text files that contain certain information and are stored on the user’s end device. In most cases, the information consists of an identification number that is assigned to an end device (cookie ID). 
  • A pixel tag is a transparent graphic file that is integrated into a page and enables a log file analysis. 
  • A mobile identifier is a unique number (mobile ID) stored on a mobile device which can be read out by a website. 

Cookies may be required for our website to function properly. The legal basis for the use of cookies of this nature is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to provide the functions of our website.

We use cookies that are not required for the operation of our website in order to make our offer more user-friendly or to be able to trace the use of our website. The legal basis here depends on whether user consent must be obtained or whether we can invoke a legitimate interest. The user can revoke given consent, among other things, by means of browser settings at any time.

The user can prevent and object to the processing of data by means of cookies by choosing suitable browser settings. An objection may lead to some functions on the website no longer being available. We will inform you separately about further possibilities for objecting to the processing of personal data by means of cookies in this privacy policy. Where necessary, we provide links which can be used to state an objection. These are labelled “opt-out”.

Establishing contact

In the event contact is established, we process the user’s details, date and time for the purpose of processing the enquiry, including any queries.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to answer our user’s enquiries. Additional legal basis is provided by Art. 6(1) b) GDPR, if processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

The data will be deleted as soon as the enquiry, including any queries, has been answered. We will check at regular intervals, but at least every two years, whether any data accumulated in connection with contacts must be deleted.

Video Competition

We offer our users the opportunity to participate in a video competition. When an entry is made, we process the data provided by the user (e.g. name, e-mail address). This is done in order to be able to carry out the competition, in particular to determine, notify and publicly announce the winner. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR. The data will not be processed further for other purposes and, except the public announcement, will be deleted three months after the winner has been identified.

Other third-party services

AddToAny

Buttons for sharing the content of our website in social networks are integrated via AddThis. Provider: AddToAny, 4520 Irving Street Suite 2 San Francisco, CA 94122 USA

In order to load content from AddToAny, it is technically necessary to transfer the IP address of the user. By design, AddToAny itself does not store personal data, but it is possible that 

Insofar as we obtain user consent, data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR. Otherwise, the legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to improve the user experience on our website.

Privacy policy for AddToAny

Bootstrap CDN

We utilise the content delivery network (CDN) Bootstrap CDN. Provider: StackPath LLC, 2021 McKinney Ave. Suite 1100, Dallas, TX 75201, USA.

Content is loaded from CDN servers. In order to establish a connection, it is technically necessary to transmit the user’s IP address.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to improve the speed and availability of our website.

Privacy policy for StackPath

Cloudflare

We utilise the content delivery network (CDN) Cloudflare. Provider: Cloudflare Inc., 101 Townsend Street, San Francisco, California 94107, USA.

Content is loaded from CDN servers. In order to establish a connection, it is technically necessary to transmit the user’s IP address.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to improve the speed and availability of our website.

Privacy Policy of Cloudflare

YouTube

We embed videos from YouTube. Provider: Google Ireland Ltd., Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. We utilise advanced privacy mode so YouTube does not track user behaviour unless the user is watching the video. To be able to provide videos, it is necessary for reasons of technology to transmit the user’s IP address to YouTube.

The legal basis for using YouTube is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to improve the user experience on our website and to display content that is of interest to our users.

You can object to personalised advertising by Google at any time by exercising the following opt-out.

Opt-Out

Privacy Policy of YouTube

Vimeo

We embed videos from Vimeo. Provider: Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. To be able to provide videos, it is necessary for reasons of technology to transmit the user’s IP address to Vimeo. In addition, Vimeo processes technical information about the end device used, the website visited, search queries or activities of the user. Vimeo uses this information to display personalized advertising.

The legal basis for using Vimeo is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to improve the user experience on our website and to display content that is of interest to our users.

You can object to personalised advertising by Vimeo at any time by exercising the following opt-out.

Opt-Out

Privacy Policy of Vimeo

Rights of the data subject

Where personal data relating to a user is being processed, the user has the following rights:

Right of access: The user has the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and a copy of the personal data undergoing processing.

Right to rectification: The user has the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her.

Right to erasure: The user has the right in accordance with the law to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay.

Right to restriction of processing: The user has the right in accordance with the law to obtain from the controller restriction of processing.

Right to data portability: The user has the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and has the right in accordance with the law to transmit those data to another controller.

Right to object: The user has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 (1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the user has the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

Right to withdrawal: The user has the right to withdraw his or her consent at any time.

Right to lodge a complaint: The user has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Last Updated: 14/12/2020

This video contest was initiated by Ludwig Kalthoff together with a group of ESRAG members and the team the THE CLIMATE TASK FORCE. The initiative is sponsored by Holger Knaack, chairman of Rotary International. Thanks for making this possible: Klas Holmlund, Rob Anderson, Leonie Böker, Ingrid Hesser, Gunnar Akerblom, Felix Rodenjohann.