ECO Platform ensures that your privacy is respected and acts in accordance with the Regulation (UE) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (hereafter « GDPR ») on the processing of personal data.
In the context of the collection of data through this website, ECO Platform acts as data controller. ECO PLATFORM is an international non-profit association with company number 0538.575.177, located at Avenue Kersbeek, 308, 1180 Bruxelles Belgium.
Contact +49 201 320 317-2 - firstname.lastname@example.org
The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
- What personal data do we collect?
- How do we collect your personal data?
- On which basis do we collect your personal data?
- How will we use your personal data?
- How do we store your personal data?
- What are your data protection rights?
- How to contact us?
- How to contact the appropriate authorities?
- What are cookies?
- What are server log files?
- Plug-ins and Tools
1. What personal data do we collect?
- When visiting our website :
When only visiting our website our IT systems automatically record primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed).
- When registering to our newsletter :
You have the option to register to receive our newsletter. The personal data collected in this context is only your email address.
- When registering to API application :
The use of API application in order to access ECO Portal requires a registration. The personal data collected in this context is :
- Name of application;
- Kind of application (database, LCA-tool, ...);
- Details of contact person (name, email address, phone number and address);
- Information about the application owner (organization name, address).
On a voluntary basis, you can also provide the following information:
- Type of application organization (private business/research/public, turnover, number of employees);
- Interest in membership ECO Platform.
2. How do we collect your personal data?
You directly provide us with most of the data. We collect data and process data when you :
- Register to our website;
- Register to API application;
- Subscribe to our newsletter;
- Complete a contact form;
- Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.
3. On which basis do we collect your personal data?
Personal data is processed based on Article 6.1.(a) – consent - and (b) - required for the implementation of an agreement - of GDPR.
- Article 6.1.(a) – consent
Most of the information we collect is based on your consent, such as when you enter your details to register for the API, get the newsletter, get in touch with us or register on the website to get other benefits.
Be aware that you can revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
- Article 6.1. (b) - required for the implementation of an agreement
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, content organization or change of the legal relationship (data inventory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual actions. We collect, process and use personal data concerning the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent that this is necessary to make it possible for users to utilize the services and to bill for them.
The collected customer data shall be eradicated upon completion of the order or the termination of the business relationship. This shall be without prejudice to any statutory retention mandates.
4. How will we use your personal data?
We collect personal data so we can :
- Process and manage your API registration;
- Guarantee the error free provision of the website;
- Notify you about any relevant issues in the context of ECO Portal (legal or technical);
- Monitor the correct use of the data (compliance with Terms and Conditions);
- Notify you of any important changes to the scope of our portfolio;
- Email you with our newsletter (if registered for this purpose).
5. How do we store your personal data?
We securely store your data through professional webhosting in particular with the help of :
- HostEurope GmbH, Welserstr. 14, 51149 Cologne, Germany;
- Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen, Germany;
- IONOS Germany.
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
The personal data will be stored for the time necessary to achieve the purposes stated above and to satisfy legal requirements (in terms of bookkeeping, among others).
In general, all personal data is retained for as long as you maintain your registration (on the website or for the API), or your subscription (for the newsletter). If you decide to delete your account or unsubscribe the data collected for this purpose will be deactivated with a retention period of one year. After one-year retention, the deactivated data will be deleted.
6. What are your data protection rights?
We want to make sure that you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. This document is designed to provide all the necessary information of your data protection rights, which are detailed in Articles 12 t 23 of the GDPR. Each of you is entitled to the following:
- Right to access
You have the right to request for copies of your personal data. You are at all times entitled to access your personal data and request for copies of your personal data. A fee may be charged for this service.
- Right to rectification
You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You have also the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
- Right to erasure
You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions, according to Article 17 of the GDPR.
- Right to restrict processing
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “General information”. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
- In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
- Right to object to processing
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
- Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at: email@example.com
8. How to contact us?
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : +49 201 320 317-2
9. How to contact the appropriate authorities
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
For your information, the competent authority in Belgium is The Data Protection Authority (DPA). The introduction of a complaint must be done to the following address :
Autorité de Protection des données
Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone : +32 2 274 48 00
Fax : +32 2 274 48 35
Email address : email@example.com
10. What are cookies?
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
11. What are SERVER LOG FILES?
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
- The type and version of browser used
- The used operating system
- Referrer URL
- The hostname of the accessing computer
- The time of the server inquiry
- The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
12. Plug-ins and tools
Via an API, this website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website has no control over the data transfer.
We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.
For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
This website contains links to other websites.