Privacy policy


We take the protection of your data very seriously and maintain the Internet portal for sustainable settlements in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation with the inclusion of the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: GDPR). In the following, we inform you about the type and scope of the processing of your personal data on the web domain siedlungen.eu - The Internet Portal for Sustainable Settlements.

General

Responsible for the website under the domain https://sdg21.eu is Holger Wolpensinger.

Contact:
Holger Wolpensinger
Hainstrasse 74
53121 Bonn, Germany

This website is operated on a voluntary and non-commercial basis without any employees, which is why the appointment of a data protection officer is not necessary. The contact person in matters of data protection is the operator of the website Holger Wolpensinger. For further questions that the data protection declaration should not answer, you can reach him at: wolpensinger@sdg21.eu

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.

This one is:
State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia
Mrs. Helga Block
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10
Email: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is done on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Data processing when calling up our website

When you visit our website, information such as

  • the anonymised IP address,
  • the date and time of access,
  • the name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • the website from which the access was made (referrer URL),
  • the browser you use and, if applicable, the operating system of your Internet-capable computer as well as the name of your access provider

sent to our server and temporarily stored by us. The legal basis for this processing is Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO. The legitimate interest is based on the following purposes:

  • Optimization of the connection setup,
  • Ensuring and optimizing the user-friendliness and handling of our website,
  • Ensuring system security and stability
  • and for security/law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack.

Furthermore, usage data is collected that you leave behind when using the platform (article searches carried out) and/or that the respective internet provider communicates when using the platform (including the anonymised IP address of your computer) and/or generated via e-tracking. The anonymised usage data does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about personal or company-related data.

Furthermore, data is recorded and collected that you explicitly provide to us yourself. For example, during individual customer contact by e-mail, telephone or on the platform, when you use the option to enter data (such as login registration or inquiry forms). The data intended for collection will be communicated to you according to their nature prior to the respective process, if they do not result from the nature of the pending process (such as name and password for login registration or in the "user data" mask: telephone and e-mail).

Without your registration or login, anonymous usage data, such as which browser type and operating system you are using and which pages you have visited on the website, are transmitted by your browser when you access the platform. The data obtained in this way is not used to identify you or your company.

The usage data is automatically stored in server log files (log file). These are used to make the handling of the functions of the platform more attractive and to ensure and improve its performance.


Cookies, tracking tools and social media plug-ins are used on our website. These tools and procedures are described in more detail below.

Data processing for advertising purposes

Not happening.

third-party websites

We have no influence on the current content of third-party websites that are accessible via the platform and the way in which these websites are operated. We are not responsible for data protection and not for the content of this website.

Comments

This function is deactivated on sdg21.eu. Accordingly, no personal data is collected.

 

Media

Registered users can upload photos to this website. Care is taken to ensure that information in the EXIF file, such as the GPS location, is not displayed and uploaded. In order to be able to visit the sustainable settlements and neighbourhoods documented on siedlungen.eu, the location is listed in the profile as a public postal address. Private persons on photos of the settlements and projects on siedlungen.eu are either anonymized (pixelation of the face) or permission for publication is requested.

Cookies

General information
We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser. They do not cause any damage to your computer.

Insofar as the use of cookies constitutes the processing of personal data, the cookies are used on the legal basis of Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the website optimization, so that we can present our offer more secure and user-friendly. This allows us to tailor the content of our website more specifically to your needs and thus improve our offer for you.

In particular, we use cookies to save settings you have made, such as your country selection, filter functions or provided functionalities when browsing within the platform.

We use process cookies to ensure that our website functions correctly. This includes the navigation on the website.

Furthermore, we use security cookies to authenticate you as a user and to ensure that your user data is safe from unauthorized access by third parties.

We use session status cookies to obtain information about our users' interaction with the website. This allows us to constantly improve our services and optimize them for our users.

However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer.

However, complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

The storage period of cookies depends on their purpose and is not the same for all.

Contact forms

There is no contact form. Accordingly, no personal data is collected.

Registered users

If you are a registered user and sign in, some cookies are set up to store login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select "Stay signed in" when you sign in, your sign-in will be maintained for two weeks. Signing out of the account deletes the sign-in cookies.

When you edit or publish an article as a logged-in user, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with your embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account there and are logged into that website.

Third
For an optimal and lively article presentation, we also partially integrate videos into the article descriptions on our website. The integration takes place via third-party providers. As soon as you call up a video, a connection is established to the respective third-party server and certain usage-related information is transmitted to them. The respective data protection regulations of the third party providers apply to the handling of this data. We have no knowledge of the content of the data collected by the respective third-party provider and unfortunately have no influence on their use.

Vimeo
On our website we integrate videos of the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you access videos via Vimeo, a connection is established to Vimeo's servers in the USA. This transmits certain information to Vimeo. It is also possible that Vimeo places cookies on your terminal device, in particular the Google Analytics tracker. This is Vimeo's own tracking, to which we have no access. You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics by using the deactivation tools that Google offers for some Internet browsers. Users can also prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to their use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Vimeo also allows you to use certain other features, such as rating or sharing videos. These features are offered exclusively by Vimeo and the respective third party providers and you should carefully review their privacy policies before using the respective features. We do not have any knowledge of the content of the data collected by Vimeo or third party providers and have no influence on their use.

For more information on the collection and use of your data by Vimeo and your rights in this regard, please refer to Vimeo's privacy policy at www.vimeo.com/privacy.

YouTube
On our website we integrate videos of the video portal YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you access videos via YouTube, a connection is established to YouTube's servers in the USA. This transmits certain information to YouTube. This tells the YouTube server which website you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. It is also possible that YouTube places cookies on your end device. In particular, the tracker Google Analytics. This is YouTube's own tracking, to which we have no access. You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics by using the deactivation tools that Google offers for some Internet browsers. Users can also prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to their use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

It also allows YouTube to offer certain other features, such as rating or sharing videos. These features are offered exclusively by YouTube and the respective third-party providers, and you should carefully review their privacy policies before using the respective features. We have no knowledge of the content of the data collected by YouTube or third-party providers and have no influence on its use.

For more information on the collection and use of your data by YouTube and your rights in this regard, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Via the WordPress plugin "Embed videos and respect privacy" the embedded videos should be accessible anonymously.

Analysis services

For the improvement of the web offer, we use the WP plugin "Simple Blog Stats" for the static analysis of page views. Only the page views without IPs are recorded if the "Do not track" settings of your browser accept this.

With whom we share your data and how long we store your data

For users who register on our website, we additionally store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and change this information.

What rights you have to your data

If you have an account on this website, you may request an export of your personal data from us, including any data you have provided to us. In addition, you may request the deletion of any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain for administrative, legal or security needs.

Where we send your data

In the context of the use of WordPress plugins, DSGVO-compliant anonymized data can be sent to third parties. Personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

What measures we use for data protection

In order to protect your data against accidental or unlawful destruction, disclosure, access, manipulation or loss and against any other misuse, appropriate state-of-the-art technical and organizational measures are taken.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can have security gaps. You can use encrypted e-mails (e.g. Enigmail in Thunderbird) to us, which makes it much more difficult to read emails.

SSL encryption

For your security, your data is encrypted using an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) website certificate. This is an encryption standard that is also used for online banking, for example. You can recognise a secure SSL connection by the s appended to the http (i.e. https://...) in the address bar of your browser or by the lock symbol in the website URL area of your browser.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Wildcard SSL Certificates


Overview of your rights

Right to information
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 origin of your data if it has not been collected directly from you.

right of rectification
You may ask for inaccurate data to be corrected or for correct data to be completed.

right of cancellation
You can request the deletion of your personal data.

Right to data portability
You can have the data you have provided transferred to you in a common, machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another responsible party.

right of appeal
For this purpose, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or our competent supervisory authority. You will find the contact at the beginning of this privacy policy.

right to restriction
You may assert the right to restrict data processing if the accuracy of the personal data is contested, processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to erase the personal data and instead requests restriction of the use of the personal data, the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing but the data subject needs them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, or the data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 of the GDPR, as long as it is not yet established whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

Right of objection
The general right to object applies to all processing purposes described here, which are processed on the legal basis of Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO. Unlike the data processing described under the item "Data processing for advertising purposes", we are only obliged to implement the objection if you provide reasons of overriding importance arising from a specific situation.