Imprint and Privacy Policy


Information according to § 5 TMG:

German Biochar e.V.

Postal address:

Distelfeldstraße 15
71229 Leonberg



Local court Stuttgart
VR 722934

Represented by:

Benedikt Zimmermann, 1st Chairman
Carolin Güthenke, 2nd Chairwoman


Phone: +49 7152 900 999 6
Fax: 07152 331109-1

Responsible for the content according to § 55 Abs. 2 RStV:

Leopold Steinbeis



Privacy policy

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our organisation. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the German Biochar e.V.. The use of the Internet pages of the German Biochar e.V. is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services of our organisation via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject. In order to protect your privacy, we apply the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu), the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the German Telecommunications Act (TKG) as well as all other relevant data protection regulations and statutory provisions.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the German Biochar e.V.. By means of this data protection declaration, our organisation would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this privacy policy.

As the controller, German Biochar e.V. has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of the German Biochar e.V. is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy policy

  1. personal data:
    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
  2. data subject:
    Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.
  3. Processing:
    Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
  4. Restriction of processing:
    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting its future processing.
  5. Profiling:
    Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
  6. Pseudonymisation:
    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
  7. controller or controller responsible for the processing:
    Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
  8. Processor:
    Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
  9. recipient:
    Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular enquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.
  10. Third party:
    Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
  11. Consent:
    Consent is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and address of the controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is the

German Biochar e.V.

Distelfeldstraße 15
71229 Leonberg

Phone: +49 7152 900 999 6

3. Collection of general data and information

The website of the German Biochar e.V. collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website can be recorded, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the German Biochar e.V. does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimise the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, the German Biochar e.V. analyses anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our association, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

4. Subscription to our newsletter

On the website of the German Biochar e.V., users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our association's newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted to the controller when the newsletter is ordered.

German Biochar e.V. informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about association offers. The newsletter of our organisation can only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail is sent to the e-mail address entered by a data subject for the first time for the newsletter mailing using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the email address as the data subject has authorised receipt of the newsletter.

The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter is used exclusively to send our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in this regard, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes to the technical circumstances. The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given us for the newsletter dispatch, can be revoked at any time. There is a corresponding link in every newsletter for the purpose of revoking consent. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the controller's website or to inform the controller of this in another way.

5. Newsletter tracking

The newsletters of the German Biochar e.V. contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in emails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be statistically analysed. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the German Biochar e.V. e.V. may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the controller in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties. Data subjects are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent given in this regard via the double opt-in procedure. After cancellation, this personal data will be deleted by the controller. The German Biochar e.V. automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

6. Contact possibility via the website

The website of the German Biochar e.V. contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our association, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by email or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller are stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

7.1 Data security / contracts for order processing

SEWOBE AG, whose online administration software we use to manage personal data, has many years of experience in online administration.
SEWOBE stores this data in a German data centre and has concluded contracts with processors (data centres) that guarantee the data protection-compliant processing of personal data.

Only authorised persons who are obliged to maintain confidentiality and receive regular training have access rights to your customer data.
SEWOBE also takes extensive security measures and constantly reviews them to ensure the highest possible level of security during processing.

8. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European directive and regulation provider or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

IP addresses are stored for reasons of data security and to ensure the stability and operational reliability of the system. Personal data that you send to us via forms is encrypted during transmission to servers of external German data centres. The encryption is based on the common SSL code (Secure Socket Layer Protocol). All accesses and access attempts are logged.

9. Rights of the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has a right to information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the German Biochar e.V., he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller. The Data Protection Officer of the German Biochar e.V. or another employee shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately. If the personal data has been made public by German Biochar e.V. and our organisation is obliged to erase the personal data in accordance with Article 17(1) of the GDPR, German Biochar e.V. shall take the following steps shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data from these other data controllers, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The Data Protection Officer of the German Biochar e.V. or another employee will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the German Biochar e.V., he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the controller. The Data Protection Officer of the German Biochar e.V. or another employee will arrange the restriction of the processing.

10. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our association as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our association is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and their name, age, health insurance details or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our association or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are permitted to carry out processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

11. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

12. Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. Once this period has expired, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided it is no longer required to fulfill or initiate a contract.
13. legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our association concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject must contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.

14. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible association, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.

This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the externer DSB Münster that was developed in cooperation with RC GmbH, which sells used notebooks and the Filesharing Rechtsanwälte from WBS-LAW.