Privacy Policy

I. Introduction

We are aware of the trust you place in us. Therefore, we would like to inform you comprehensively about how we at AQ Green TeC handle your personal data. In particular, we would like to inform you about what data we collect when you visit and/or use the functions of our website and how we use this data. If we have received personal data from you via other communication channels (e.g. by e-mail), the following Privacy Policy also applies

Given that our website and the technologies on which it is based, as well as our business processes are subject to continuous development, the Privacy Policy may need to be changed too. All future changes will be published on this website.

II. Use of the website and data protection

1. Name and contact data of the controller of the website

We, AQ Green TeC, represented by the managing directors David Grundlingh and Jost Rodewald with seat in Neuer Wall 63 | 20354 Hamburg | Germany as the provider of this website, are the controller within the meaning of Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR.

2. Contact data of the data protection officer

AQ Green TeC is part of the Aquila Group (meaning Aquila Capital Holding GmbH and its affiliated companies in the sense of §§ 15 et seq. German Stock Cooperation Act (AktG). The data protection officer of the Aquila Group can be reached as follows:

Aquila Capital Holding GmbH

c/o the data protection officer

Valentinskamp 70, 20355 Hamburg

DSGVO@aquila-capital.com, nasim.farbin@aquila-capital.com

3. Restriction of the scope of this Privacy Policy for visits to our website

Our Privacy Policy only applies to the content stored on our servers. It expressly does not extend to any links to third-party websites.

4. Processing of personal data in the context of informational use of our website

a. Description and scope of data processing

If you only use our website for informational purposes, we do not collect any personal data  aside from the data transmitted by your browser to enable you to visit the website.

That data is:

Date and time of your request

Duration of your visit

Time zone difference compared to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Content of the request (specific page)

Access status / HTTP status code

Website & provider from/by which the request is made

Browser

Operating system

Language and version of the browser software.

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Further details on cookies, can be found under clause 6 of this Privacy Policy.

b. Purpose and legal basis of data processing

We store data related to the end device, e.g. to compile usage statistics or to identify and track unauthorised attempts to access our web servers. We only create profiles regarding the use of our website in anonymised form and only to improve user guidance and to optimise our products and services. Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes. We do not create or process any behaviour profiles relating to a specific person from the aforementioned information.

c. Duration of data storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

5. Processing of personal data during the use of our website functions

We process personal data when you use our website functions. The following data processing activities are considered in this context:

Contact form and contact e-mail address

Data transmitted via the contact form or by contacting us via info@aq-greentec.com will be stored in order to be able to process your request or to be available for follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). Consent is given voluntarily. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. To revoke your consent, simply send an informal e-mail to: info@aq-greentec.com. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

6. Date processing when using our carbon credit vouchers

AQ Green TeC may gift carbon credit vouchers for special occasions. The carbon credits can be used to offset CO2e emissions within the AQ Green TeC App, for the amount specified on the voucher. To receive the carbon credits in the App, we are collecting the email addresses of the persons who redeem the voucher. Collecting the email addresses is technically necessary to allocate the voucher to the individual.

The email addresses will not be used for any other purposes. In particular, the email addresses will not be used to send advertising. The legal basis for the data collection is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR (implementation of pre-contractual measures). The email addresses will be stored until the validation date of the voucher and will be deleted afterwards.

7.Cookies, Tracking, (Re-) Targeting,

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a. Cookies

aa. Description and scope of data processing

We need certain information to enable us to design our websites based on user needs. For the collection of this information we also use cookies. Cookies are meant to facilitate the use of the internet and communication. Cookies are stored on your PC or another end device to anonymously identify the device and to support the application when you return to our websites.

If you want to, you can suppress the storage of cookies in general through your web browser or you can decide if you want to be asked if a cookie should be stored or not. However, if you do not accept cookies, some pages may not be displayed correctly anymore.

We use cookies on our website to store the following parameters, for example:

Language and country

Browser settings and installed plug-ins

Data on the use of our website.

This website uses the following cookies:

Transient cookies (temporary use)

Persistent cookies (use for a limited time)

Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. They specifically include session cookies. Session cookies store a “session ID” which allows you to allocate various requests from your browser to a joint session. This allows the website to recognize your computer when you return to the website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specified period which may vary depending on the type of the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. Therefore, it is no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data will not be stored together with other personal data of the users.

More information on how cookies work can be found on the following website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

bb. Purpose and legal basis of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. Legal basis for the processing of personal data using other cookies (marketing, statistics, etc.) will be- if we ask you for consent- based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. GDPR.

cc. Duration of storage objection and elimination options

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our websites, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

dd. Customize cookie settings

When calling up our website, we offer you the possibility to individually adjust the cookies via the “Settings” item in the cookie banner. This consent is voluntary, not necessary for the use of this website and can be revoked at any time. You can adjust the cookie settings at any time:

By clicking on “accept” in the cookie banner, you also consent to your data being processed in the USA in accordance with Art. 49 Para. 1 S.1 lit a GDPR. The USA is considered by the European Court of Justice to be a country with an inadequate level of data protection according to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities, for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without the possibility of legal recourse. If you click on “accept only necessary”, the transfer described above will not take place.

b. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”. As mentioned above, cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse your use of the website. The information on your use of this website generated by the cookie is transferred to a Google server in the USA and is stored there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, prepare reports on the website activities for website operators and provide other services related to the use of the website and the internet. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit a. GDPR. The data sent by us and linked with cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. Google may also transfer information to third parties if this is required by law or if this data is processed by third parties on behalf of Google. Google will not connect your IP address with other Google data under any circumstances. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.By activating the add-on that can be downloaded through this link you effectively object to the collection, use and processing of your data by Google Analytics.

This website uses the anonymisation option provided by Google Analytics. We only collect your IP address in shortened form which means it cannot be traced back to you.

If you object to the use of cookies, we place a simple cookie which expires after your browser session and only memorises that data should not be collected about you.

c. Google Tag Manager

We use “Google Tag Manager” on our website, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Tag Manager enables us to manage website tags via an interface. The Google Tag Manager tool that implements the tags is a cookie-less domain and does not itself collect any personal data. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

8. Data security, TLS encryption with https

AQ Green TeC takes diligent precautions to protect your data managed by us against manipulations, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorised persons. We continuously improve our security measures in accordance with the development of technology. Our employees are obligated to maintain data confidentiality in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR.

We use https to transmit data in a tap-proof manner on the Internet (data protection through technology design Art. 25 para 1 GDPR). Using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transmission security by the small lock symbol in the upper left corner of the browser and the use of the https scheme (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.

9. Technologies used

Parts of this website may use technologies that are widely used on the internet, such as JavaScript, Java, Flash or ActiveX, to allow us to present the information requested in a form that is more convenient for you. We do not use these technologies in any way to spy out personal data or manipulate data on your computer.

10. Your rights

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • right of access

You have the right to request information about your personal data processed by the controller. In particular, about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data and about recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed. Furthermore, you have the right to obtain information about the planned duration of storage.

  • right to rectification or erasure,

You have the right to request the correction of incorrect data or the completion of your personal data stored by the controller without delay. You have the right to request the erasure of your data under the conditions specified in Art. 17 GDPR.

  • right to restriction of processing,

In specific cases set out in the GDPR, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

  • right to withdraw the consent

Insofar as we process your data on the basis of your consent you have the right to revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, without this affecting the lawfulness of the consent valid until then. The revocation is – like the granting of consent itself – possible orally or in text form.

  • right to object to processing,

Insofar as personal data are processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, insofar as there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation.

  • right to data portability

In specific cases set out in the GDPR, you have the right to receive and transfer all personal data concerning you to another controller (right to data portability).

You can contact us or our data protection officer to assert your rights (for contact details see II. Clause 1 and 2).

You also have the right to complain with a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.