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Privacy policy

This policy is valid from: 10.02.2021

Green affaire is committed to keeping your personal information secure and to being transparent about how we collect and use your data so you can have confidence when learning about our campaigns and supporting us.

The purpose of this policy is to help you understand what personal information Green Affaire collects, how we use it and what your rights are. We takes your privacy very seriously and will treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the law. Please note that data transmitted via the Internet may be subject to gaps in security. It is not possible to protect data completely against being accessed by third parties.


This policy applies to:

Green Affaire - Förderung und Ermutigung der Umwelt-, Natur- und Artenschutz mittel Art und Kultur 


ZVR-Zahl 1225830286 


This policy applies to all the pages hosted on this site and other services Green Affaire runs. 

It does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations to which we may link and whose privacy policies may differ.

This Privacy policy covers the following areas:

1. When do we collect your data?

2. How does Green Affaire use your data?

3. Why do we collect or process your data?

4. Who do we share your personal data with?

5. Cookies

6. Which external services do we use?

7. External Links: No liability

8. Liability for content

9. Rights of the user: information, correction and deletion

1. When do we collect your data?

We collect your data when you:

  • access our website

  • engage with us on social media (by mentioning/tagging us, by commenting any of our posts, using any of our Hashtags or by contacting us directly)

  • use our contact forms

  • send us Emails or letters/post

  • send us an application

  • make a donation.

2. How does Green Affaire use your data? 

Basically, we distinguish between two types of data: 

pseudonymous, personal & contact informations

  • Pseudonymous data 


These data are not attributable to you as a person.

Our server automatically collects and stores information in server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us when you view our site.


Specifically, these are: 

  • IP address of the accessing computer 

  • browser and operating system 

  • date and time of access

  • source / reference that directed you to the page

  • used protocol and port.

3a. Why do we collect or process your pseudonymous data?

These data are collected solely for statistical purposes and for the purpose of improving the website. The website operator, however, reserves the right to check the server log files retrospectively in the event of concrete evidence of unlawful use.

  • Personal data & contact informations


Specifically, these data are:

  • full name, postal address, email address, (if given) mobile or telephone number

  • (if given for taxes purposes) date of birth.

3b. Why do we collect or process your personal & contact information data?

We use these data in order to replay to your emails or letters and get in contact with you, process your application, deal with your enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions, process and thank you for your donation and to transfer it to the local tax office for tax deductibility purposes.

4. Who do we share your personal data with?

We will never sell any of your personal data to a third party, and do not provide your personal information to third parties, unless required by law to do so. ​

5. Cookies

This site uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. The settings of most browsers provide you with the option to refuse cookies. 

Note: We cannot guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website in full if you opt to refuse cookies.


What Are Cookies

Cookies are tiny text files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. 

These do not damage your device and are accessed by your browser and do not contain viruses.

This paragraph describes how we use cookies and why we sometimes need to store them. 

We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.


How We Use Cookies

Cookies are used to increase the user-friendliness and security of this website. 

Forms related cookies: when you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.


How do you change cookie preferences or block cookies?

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies. 

For further information please refer to:


Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.


  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.


For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.


  • We also use social media share buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, the following social media sites Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

6. Which external services do we use?


  • Analysis Tools

This website uses Google Analytics®, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” for analysis. The information generated by cookies on the use of this website (including the IP address) are in the context of using Google Analytics conferred on a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other use of the website and Internet services. Google will transmit this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, it is important to note that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website in full if your browser does not allow cookies. By using this website you agree to the processing of your data by Google in the manner described and for the purpose mentioned above.

You can read Google’s privacy policy here


  • Facebook

Plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated on our pages. 

The provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94 025, USA. 

If you click on the "Share" Facebook button under a post/paragraph on our website while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can share the content of our pages on your Facebook profile.

If you click on the Facebook button on our website you will be directed to our Facebook profile page. 

These two actions allow Facebook to assign the visit to our website to your user account. 

Green Affaire has no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. 

If you do not want them, please log out of your Facebook account. 

Here you can read the privacy policy of Facebook


  • Instagram 

Several Instagram buttons that link you to our page on Instagram (provider Instagram Inc. , 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) are embedded on our Website. 

If you follow this link while logged into your account on Instagram, Instagram will be notified that you have visited our website. 

Green Affaire has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the Instagram Inc. servers.

You can read Instagram's privacy policy here


  • YouTube

Plugins from the YouTube page are integrated on our pages. 

The provider is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. , San Bruno, CA 94 066, USA; operated by Google. 

If you activate the playback of a YouTube video integrated into our website and are logged into your user account at YouTube itself, the YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited. YouTube assigns this information about your surfing behavior to your user profile. 

If you do not wish to do so, please log out of your YouTube account. 

Green Affaire has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the Youtube servers.

Here you can read the privacy policy of Google, the owner of YouTube

7. External Links: No liability

For your convenience and information, our website may provide links to other sites that may be operated by companies not affiliated with Green Affaire. These companies may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review.

We cannot assume any responsibility for the content found on such websites of other parties. Green Affaire therefore assumes no liability for such links and their contents.

If we become aware of legal violations by third parties, the links concerned will be deleted immediately.

8. Liability for content 

We have created the content of our pages with great care. However, we cannot guarantee that all content is accurate, complete and up to date. 

As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages under general legislation. However, as a service provider, we are under no obligation to monitor any third-party information transmitted or stored or to investigate circumstances that indicate unlawful activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under general legislation remain unaffected. However, we are only able to accept liability in this regard from the moment we become aware of a specific infringement. 

When we are notified of violations, we will immediately remove the content concerned.

9. Rights of the user: information, correction and deletion

Upon request, you as a user will receive free information about which personal data about you has been stored. If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data (e. g. data retention), you have the right to correct incorrect data and to block or delete your personal data.


We are exempted from responsibilities for damages directly or indirectly caused by following any of our advices given on our website or social media. These advices serve as general information purpose only.

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