Privacy policy

We look forward to your visit to our website.

The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us. The following information in Section 1 (“Data protection at a glance”) provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website.

For more detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to the following sections 2 to 6.

1. data protection at a glance

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data controller for this website is:

Vereinigung der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber Gas e.V.
Georgenstr. 23
10117 Berlin

Phone +49 30 92102350
Fax +49 30 921023543
E-Mail info@fnb-gas.de

The words “we” or “us” in this privacy policy refer to the controller.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected in order to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data if the legal requirements are met. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. You can contact us at any time with regard to this and other questions on the subject of data protection.

Third-party analytics and tools

When visiting this website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done mainly with so-called analysis programs.

Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following data protection declaration.

2. hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contractual data, contact data, names, website traffic and other data generated by a website.

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent that this is necessary for the fulfilment of its service obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.

We use the following hoster:

1&1 IONOS SE
Elgendorfer Str. 57
56410 Montabaur

Job processing

We have concluded an order processing agreement (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this processes the personal data of our website visitors only according to our instructions and in compliance with the DSGVO.

3 General notes and mandatory information

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Storage period

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified within this data protection declaration, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. We regularly delete log files after [3] months, unless longer storage is required in individual cases, for example for legal prosecution. If you assert a justified request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, deletion will take place after these reasons no longer apply.

Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure from a data protection point of view. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to and processed in these third countries. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you, the data subject, being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Your rights in relation to data protection under the DSGVO
Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. If a processing operation is based on your consent (e.g. the use of advertising cookies), you can withdraw your consent at any time. We will then stop processing on the basis of your consent. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in specific cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 DSGVO)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F DSGVO, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ARTICLE 21(1) DSGVO).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS CONNECTED WITH SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION ACCORDING TO ART. 21 PARA. 2 DSGVO).

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of the DSGVO, data subjects shall have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged breach. The right of appeal shall be without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

The supervisory authority responsible for us (as the responsible body based in Berlin) is the

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Alt-Moabit 59-61, 10555 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 13889-0, Fax: +49 30 2155050, E-Mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

Information, deletion and correction

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, the right to correct or delete this data. For this as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For this purpose you can contact us at any time. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data we hold about you, we will usually need time to investigate this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you may request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • If you wish to lodge an objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may – apart from being stored – only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

4. data processing when using this website

Provision of the website

When you visit our website, we process the technical data required to deliver the website to your device. This includes in particular your IP address. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with our interest in providing the website.

Cookies
General information about cookies

Our Internet pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your terminal device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your terminal device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. displaying videos).

Legal basis for the use of cookies

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping basket function) or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services.

We only process cookies that are not absolutely necessary for technical reasons with your consent. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the cookies in question will be processed exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, § 25 para. 1 sentence 1 TTDSG); consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

If cookies are used by third parties or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately within the framework of this data protection declaration and request your consent.

Consent with Cookiebot

Our website uses the consent technology of Cookiebot to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your terminal device or to the use of certain technologies and to document this in accordance with data protection law. The provider of this technology is Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark (hereinafter “Cookiebot”).

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with our interest in the technically error-free provision of the website and the detection and tracking of any attacks on the website.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up enquiries. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, insofar as your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of the inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO) if this has been requested.

The data you send us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all personal data resulting from it (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, insofar as your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

The data you send to us via contact requests will be processed by us (in particular stored) until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

5. analysis tools and advertising

browser plugin
IONOS WebAnalytics
General information about IONOS WebAnalytics

This website uses the analysis services of IONOS WebAnalytics (hereinafter: IONOS).

The provider is 1&1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Straße 57, D – 56410 Montabaur.

As part of the analyses with IONOS, visitor numbers and behaviour (e.g. number of page views, duration of a website visit, bounce rates), visitor sources (i.e. from which page the visitor comes), visitor locations as well as technical data (browser and operating system versions) can be analysed, among other things. For this purpose, IONOS processes the following data in particular:

  • Referrer (previously visited website)
  • requested website or file
  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • type of equipment used
  • Time of access
  • IP address in anonymous form (only used to determine the location of the access)

According to IONOS, the data collection is completely anonymous, so it cannot be traced back to individual persons. Cookies are not stored by IONOS WebAnalytics.

The storage and analysis of the data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with our legitimate interest in the statistical evaluation and technical optimization of the website.

Further information on data collection and processing by IONOS WebAnalytics can be found in the IONOS privacy policy at the following link: https://www.ionos.de/hilfe/datenschutz/datenverarbeitung-von-webseitenbesuchern-ihres-11-ionos-produktes/webanalytics/

Job processing

We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with IONOS. This is a contract prescribed by data protection law, according to which IONOS may only process the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the DSGVO.

6. plugins and tools

Use of the Content Delivery Network (CDN) from JSD Limited

This site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. The Google JavaScript code of the company JSD Limited, Suite 2a1, Northside House, Mount Pleasant, Barnet, England, EN4 9EB (hereinafter: JSD Limited) is loaded on our website. If you have activated Java Script in your browser and have not installed a Java Script blocker, your browser may transmit personal data to JSD Limited. The use of the services of JSD Limited is in the interest of a technically flawless presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Further information on this can be found in JSD Limited’s privacy policy at https://www.jsdelivr.com/terms/privacy-policy. To prevent the execution of Java Script code from JSD Limited altogether, you can install a Java Script blocker (e.g. www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

Cookie consent management with Cookiebot

We use the “Cookiebot” tool to manage your declaration of consent to the use of cookies.

The provider of this technology is Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark (hereinafter “Cookiebot”).

When you enter our website, a connection is made to Cookiebot’s servers in order to obtain your consent and other declarations regarding cookie use. Cookiebot then stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to assign the consents you have given or revoke them. The data collected in this way is stored until you request us to delete it, delete the Cookiebot cookie yourself or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention obligations remain unaffected. Cookiebot is used to obtain the legally required consent for cookies that are not technically necessary. The legal basis for the use of Cookiebot is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with our interest in also using optional cookies, making this use legally compliant and obtaining the consent required for this.