Data Protection Notice Limits on Liability

We warmly welcome you at

Thank you for your interest in our Internet site and our enterprise. We attach great importance to protection of your data and ensuring that your private sphere is respected. In line with this objective, we inform you herein about how we handle your personal data and the principles underlying our data privacy policies.

This data protection notice applies to

DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG

as well as the affiliated enterprises

Der Grüne Punkt - Duales System Deutschland GmbH
Systec Plastics GmbH
Systec Plastics Eisfeld GmbH
DSD – Duales System Services GmbH
and in particular to our website at www.gruener-punkt.de,

to the portals that can be called up at www.gruener-punkt.de/de/portale.html and all other websites of DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG and its subsidiaries that make explicit reference to data protection.

General information

In principle, you can visit our website without disclosing who you are to us. We do not store the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us, or the name of the file you request.

Various data, including personal data, is only collected when you use one of our portals or another service such as, for example, our blog if you provide your consent to such (see the chapter "Online data collection at der Grüne Punkt").

Collection, processing, use and disclosure of personal data and its purpose

Personal data means all information relating to your identity such as e.g. your name, your e-mail address or your postal address.

Generally we use your personal information to respond to your enquiry, process your order or provide you with access to special information or offers. This may make it necessary for us to pass on your data to other companies in our Group or external service providers in connection with the processing of your order. If this is necessary to conclude or fulfil a contractual agreement or if you have provided your consent, we may transfer your data to third parties (e.g. to process your order). Should data be passed on to service providers and/or affiliated companies in the processing of an order, these enterprises are also obligated to adhere to data protection regulations applicable in Germany and to abide by our instructions.

Data transfers to third countries are performed in the operation of IT systems and only to the extent that a) such transfer is in principle permissible and b) the special preconditions for transfer to a third country are present, in particular the importer of the data guarantees an appropriate level of data protection in accordance with the EU standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors in third countries. The provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act, the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) and the General Data Protection Regulation serve as the foundations.

Objection

The use and processing of data can be objected to at any time by sending an informal message to

DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Data Protection Officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Frankfurter Straße 720–726
51145 Köln (Porz Eil)

or an e-mail to

dsddatenschutzbeauftragter(at)gruener-punkt(dot)de

You can also revoke your consent to the collection and use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future wherever you have already provided such.

Option

In general, you are free to decide what information you provide to us. It may be necessary to transmit certain information to perform the contractual agreement or to obtain access to individual website contents or portals, however.

If you do not wish to transmit any information, this may disrupt execution of the contractual agreement. Moreover, you may not be able to access certain content on the websites or the portals. This is noted separately on the portals once again.

Data security in the transmission of data via the Internet

Your personal data is transmitted in encrypted form via the Internet using ssl / https. We protect our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, alteration or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons by means of technological and organisational measures.

You may only access your user account by entering your personal password. You should always keep your access information confidential and close the browser window when you have terminated your communication with us, especially if you share your computer with others.

Use, transfer and specification of purpose upon conclusion of the agreement

We collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with applicable data-protection provisions.

We use your data to conclude, execute or terminate a contract with you. This also includes storing data on payment behaviour. We need this data in order to be able to carry out a dunning procedure, blockage and possible termination of the contractual agreement. In order to assert or defend against a claim, we may also forward your data to attorneys or debt-collection companies hired by us.

Whenever necessary, we pass personal data on to affiliated companies or external service providers (e.g. for billing and IT services) when processing orders.

We do not sell your personal data to third parties, nor do we market it in any other way except in the case of the sale of receivables.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) you are entitled to

  • information on the collection, processing, use and disclosure of your stored personal data,
  • correction of your data,
  • restrictions on processing,
  • deletion or blocking and
  • transmission of your stored personal data to you or a third party

free of charge. You can contact our joint Data Protection Officer to assert your rights and to obtain answers to your questions regarding the processing of your personal data or data protection:

DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Data Protection Officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Frankfurter Straße 720–726
51145 Köln (Porz Eil)

E-mail: dsddatenschutzbeauftragter(at)gruener-punkt(dot)de

You may also get in touch with the contacts at the company known to you to have individual personal data corrected or deleted.

In addition, we note that you have a right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time if you are of the opinion that we are in breach of the General Data Protection Regulation in the processing of your personal data.

Restriction on liability

The contents of this website have been prepared with the greatest possible diligence and to the best of our knowledge. Nevertheless, the provider of the website accepts no liability for the currentness, completeness or correctness of the sites and content provided.

Under § 7, section 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), in its capacity as service provider, the provider of the website is responsible for its own content and information provided on these sites in accordance with general laws and regulations. Under § 8 to § 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG), however, it is not obliged to monitor the transmitted or stored external information. This content shall be removed or blocked immediately upon us becoming aware of a concrete violation of law. Liability is only possible beginning at the point in time when we gain awareness of such violation.

Copyright / ancillary copyright

Content, works and information made available on the website are subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any kind of duplication, editing, dissemination, storage or any type of exploitation outside the scope of copyright law are subject to the prior written consent of the respective copyright holder. Unauthorised copying/storage of the information provided on this website is not permitted and is punishable by law.

External links

The website contains so-called "external links" to other websites over whose content the provider of the website has no influence. For this reason, the provider cannot accept any liability for this content.

The respective provider of the linked website is responsible for the content and accuracy of the information it provides. No violations of law were evident when the link was established. The link will be removed immediately if we become aware of any such violation of law.

Online data collection at der Grüne Punkt

You can visit our website without revealing your identity in principle. We do not store the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us, or the name of the file you request.

For technical reasons, however, your Internet browser automatically transmits data to the web server when you access it. This includes the date and time of access, the URL of the website, the browser type and version, operating system and your IP address.

This data is stored for one respective session and is deleted after you leave the respective site.

With our portals that we program ourselves, which have been written with the development tool APEX, the APEX site used and the user ID are disclosed in the event of registration through contractual partners on one of our portals.

Cookies

In order to make our Internet site more user-friendly, effective and secure, our website uses three so-called "cookies" along with session and runtime information. The PHP session is used to store technical programming information and call it up again at a later point in time during the runtime. One cookie is deleted when the browser is closed, while the other two cookies have a lifetime of up to one year. No user-related data or data bearing relevance to data protection, i.e. no IP addresses, are stored on the cookies. If a user logs in to a password-protected area of the website, an additional cookie is placed for the duration of the login. In addition, the IP address is anonymised (shortened to the first two blocks) and stored in the database. The session is deleted when you log out or at the latest when you close your browser (see above).

When logging in to one of our portals, a cookie is used that stores the username upon login. Multilingual portals may contain a cookie for storing the language selected. In addition, Apex standard cookies are used on our portals.

Most browsers are pre-set to automatically accept cookies. You can deactivate the storage of cookies, however, or set your browser so that it informs you before cookies are stored. Users who do not accept cookies may not be able to access certain areas of our website or our portals.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our website www.gruener-punkt.de, a web analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). Google Analytics also uses cookies to analyse use of the website. Information generated by the cookie on usage of this website by users is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first shorten the IP addresses of users within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The complete IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there by Google in cases of exception. IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate usage of the website by users, prepare reports on website activities and provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. Users may block the use of cookies by means of respective settings on their browser. However, we would note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser program provided at the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Alternatively to this browser program or in browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An optout cookie will then be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you have to click this link again.

AWStats / Standard APEX Background Tracking

We use the web analysis service AWStats of the Free Software Foundation to compile statistics on portal call-ups. The program declaration on AWStats can be called up at

https://awstats.sourceforge.io

The data protection declaration of the Free Software Foundation manufacturers' association is available at the link:

https://www.fsf.org/about/free-software-foundation-privacy-policy

At our portals which have been written with the development tool APEX, the standard APEX background tracking module is used in part to log user page calls (session tracking).

Online data collection with plugin programs

Facebook

We have integrated so-called plugins from the social network facebook.com (hereinafter referred to as "Facebook") in our website. Facebook is an enterprise of Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Every time you call up a website on our Internet site that is provided with such a plugin, the plugin has the browser you are using load and display a visual depiction of the plugin from the Facebook server. The Facebook server is informed which specific website of our Internet presence is currently being visited.

If you are a member of Facebook and logged in to Facebook while visiting our Internet site, Facebook uses the information sent by the plugin to identify which particular website of our Internet site you are currently visiting and assigns it to your personal user account on Facebook. If you then click on one of the plugins, for example by clicking the "I like" button or by making a comment, it will be sent to your personal user account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, the information that you have visited our Internet site will be transmitted to Facebook regardless of whether you are using one of the plugins or not.

To prevent Facebook from transmitting and storing data on you and your surfing behaviour, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. Please refer to Facebook's privacy policy. You will find more information on Facebook's collection and use of data, your rights in this regard and the setting options available to protect your privacy in Facebook's data protection notice.
The purpose and scope of data collection by Facebook as well as the further processing and use of your data there as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in Facebook's data protection notice (http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php).

Twitter

Our website also uses social plugins from the social network twitter.com ("Twitter"). Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. You will find detailed information on the functions of individual plugins and their look and feel at the following website:

https://dev.twitter.com/web/overview

Those websites on our Internet site that contain Twitter social plugins set up a direct connection to Twitter servers via your browser when you open them. The information is transmitted to Twitter when you visit a site on our Internet site containing the social plugin.

If you are logged on to Twitter at this time, your visit to our sites and all of your interactions in connection with social plugins (e.g. clicking the "Twitter" button) can be assigned to your Twitter profile and saved on Twitter. Even if you do not have a Twitter profile, it cannot be ruled out that Twitter will store your IP address.

Please see the Twitter data protection policy with regard to the purpose and scope of data collection as well as the processing and use of data by Twitter. There you will also find an overview of the setting options in your personal Twitter profile to protect your privacy and rights associated therewith.

To prevent Twitter from collecting the above information during your visit to our Internet site, please log out of Twitter before visiting our site.

YouTube

Our website uses the YouTube button for the YouTube social network, which is operated by YouTube LLC and is headquartered at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter referred to as "YouTube").

When you visit a website at our Internet site that displays such a button, your browser sets up a direct connection to YouTube's servers. The content of the YouTube button is transmitted directly from YouTube to your browser and integrated into the website by it. We do not know the amount of data YouTube collects using the button, but we assume that your IP address is recorded.

See YouTube's data protection notice on the YouTube button for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by YouTube as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy at:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

If you are a YouTube member and do not want YouTube to collect data on you via our Internet site and link it to your membership data stored on YouTube, you must log out of YouTube before visiting our Internet site.

Using the Google "+1" button

On our website we use the "+1" button of the social network Google+ (Google Plus) of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA (hereinafter referred to as "Google").

Every time you visit a website on our Internet site that has a "+1" button, the "+1" button has the browser you are using load and display a visual depiction of the "+1" button from the Google server. The Google server is at the same time informed which specific website at our Internet site is currently being visited. Google logs your browsing history for up to two weeks when a "+1" button is displayed for system maintenance and troubleshooting purposes. No further evaluation of your visit to a website at our Internet site with a "+1" button occurs.

If you click the "+1" button while logged on to Google+, Google uses your Google profile to collect information on the URL you recommend, your IP address and other browser-related information so that your "+1" recommendation can be saved and made publicly accessible. Your "+1" recommendations along with your profile name and photo may appear on Google services, such as search results or on your Google Profile (as a "+1" tab on your Google Profile) or elsewhere on web pages and ads on the Internet.

At the following Internet address you will find Google's data protection notice on the "+1" button along with details on the collection, transfer and use of data by Google, on your rights in this regard and on your profile setting options:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de

Instagram

Our Internet site uses the Instagram button for the Instagram social network, which is operated by INSTAGRAM, INC. (hereinafter referred to as "Instagram").

When you visit a website at our Internet site that contains such a button, your browser sets up a direct connection to Instagram's servers. The content of the Instagram button is sent directly from Instagram to your browser and integrated in the website by it. We do not know the amount of data Instagram collects using the button, but we assume that your IP address will be recorded.

See the Instagram data protection notices regarding the Instagram button for the purpose and scope of data collection as well as the further processing and use of the data by Instagram and your rights and setting options to protect your privacy at:

http://instagram.com/legal/terms

If you are an Instagram member and do not want Instagram to collect information on you via our Internet site and link it to your Instagram membership information, you should log off of Instagram before visiting our website.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Our Internet site uses the LinkedIn button for the LinkedIn social network, which is operated by LinkedIn Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”).

When you visit a website at our Internet site that contains such a button, your browser sets up a direct connection to LinkedIn’s servers. The content of the LinkedIn button is sent directly from LinkedIn to your browser and integrated in the website by it.

The amount of data, that LinkedIn collects using the button, is explained following the links User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Purpose and scope of the data collection as well as the further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn and your rights and setting options to protect your privacy are explicated there in detail.

Cookie Policy and Network Policies you will find also under:

https://www.linkedin.com/

If you are a LinkedIn member and do not want LinkedIn to collect information on you via our Internet site and link it to your LinkedIn membership information, you should log out from LinkedIn before visiting our website.

XING

XING

Our Internet site uses the XING button for the XING social network, which is operated by XING SE (hereinafter referred to as “XING”).

When you visit a website at our Internet site that contains such a button, your browser sets up a direct connection to XING’s servers. The content of the XING button is sent directly from XING to your browser and integrated in the website by it.

The amount of data, that XING collects using the button, is explained following the links Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. Purpose and scope of the data collection as well as the further processing and use of the data by XING and your rights and setting options to protect your privacy are explicated there in detail.

Further information you will find also under:

https://www.xing.com/de

If you are a XING member and do not want XING to collect information on you via our Internet site and link it to your XING membership information, you should log out from XING before visiting our website.

Special notice

Meingruenerpunkt blog

This website also uses Google Analytics, the aforementioned web analysis service of Google Inc., in the said manner utilising Google cookies. Google may transfer information obtained to third parties if such is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

Google will never associate your IP address with other Google Inc. data, however.

You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to take advantage of the entire functions of this website.

The data collected and stored upon registration is used exclusively for login purposes. This data is not evaluated or used in any other way. Of course we treat all registered information confidentially. Such data shall not be used for any other purpose or passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the collection and use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future by sending an e-mail to this effect to:

dsddatenschutzbeauftragter(at)gruener-punkt(dot)de

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The operator, Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH, shall not accept any responsibility for any personal data published by you yourself on the blog or any possible further use of such data by other blog participants.

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https://portal.gruener-punkt.de

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Online data collection in the DSD Tracking app

If you use our "DSD-Tracking" app, the servers in use automatically store data for technical reasons for system security and statistical purposes. This identifies the mobile device or app on the mobile device if these are provided by the mobile device. The model of the mobile device, its operating system and the version of the mobile app are also queried. This performance-related data is stored separately from user data.

If your device interrupts the execution of the app, analytical information is sent to a so-called crash analytics service (sentry.io). This involves the information stated above, along with your IP address and error information. This data is collected solely for optimisation purposes and is not used on a personal basis.

No personal information going above and beyond this, such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address, will be requested or collected unless you actively provide this data yourself.

No cookies are used in the app.

The collection and storage of data to optimise the app can be revoked at any time with effect for the future:

DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Data Protection Officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Frankfurter Straße 720–726
51145 Köln (Porz Eil)

E-mail: dsddatenschutzbeauftragter(at)gruener-punkt(dot)de