Privacy Statement

This privacy statement explains users the nature, scope and purpose of collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider European Environment Foundation, Aeschenvorstadt 4, P.O. Box 526, 4010 Basel | Switzerland, info[at] and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GembH & Co. KG, P.O. Box 1549 79015 Freiburg | Germany, +49 761 3881-880, touristik[at] on this website (hereinafter referred to as "offer" ).

The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).


The provider (or his web space provider) collects data about each access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data include:

Name of the requested web page, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited web page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical purposes for the purpose of operation, security and the optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right, to check the log data at a later time if there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use due to concrete indications.


Personal information is information that will help that a person is identifiable, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, the e-mail address or the phone number. But also data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or information on the websites which were viewed by someone, are part of these personal data.

Personal data will only be collected or passed on by the seller, if this is permitted by law or if the user has consented to the data collection.


When you contact the seller (for example by using the contact form or via e-mail), the information of the user is saved. This happens for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that connection questions arise.


When users leave comments on the forum or other contributions, their IP addresses are saved. This is done for the safety of the provider, in case anyone writes unlawful contents in comments and contributions (insults, banned political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider himself may be prosecuted for the comment or post and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.


It can happen that content from third parties, like for example YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, are incorporated within this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of such contents (hereinafter referred to as "third party") take the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, the third parties could not send the content to the browser of the individual user. The IP address is thus necessary for the presentation of that content. We strive to use only such content of which the respective providers are using the IP address only for the delivery of content. However, we have no control if the third-party saves the IP address for statistical purposes. As far as it is known to us, we inform the users about that.


Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone etc.). On the one hand, cookies are used for the user-friendliness of websites and are thus in favor of the users (for example storing of log data). On the other hand, they serve to capture the statistical data of website use and analyze them in order to improve the offer. The users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option by which the storage of cookies can be either restricted or completely prevented. However, it has to be pointed out that the use, and the user comfort in particular, is limited without cookies.

You can manage many online ad cookies from companies on the American side or the EU side


The data entered in the context of the registration are only used for the purpose of the use of the offer. The user can be informed by e-mail about offer-related or registration-related information, such as changes in the scope of supply or technical circumstances. The data collected are visible in the input mask during the registration process. These include: Category (laureate, student etc.), salutation, title, name, first name, company/organization, function, field of work, award, CV. This information is presented on the website (participants of the International Conventions of Environmental Laureates and on EnviroNetwork (users of EnviroNetwork). E-mail, country, city, ZIP Code, street/no, phone, fax, mobile. This personal contact data will be used for communication purposes only and will neither be presented on the website nor on EnviroNetwork.


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or within states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse 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 use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can avoid the collection of data created by the Cookie, and data related to the 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 under the following link:

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, you can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click this link again.


This publication uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white "f" on blue background, the terms "Like" or "I Like" or a "thumbs up" symbol) or the notice "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and the look of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here:

If a user visits a website of this offer that contains any such plugin, the user’s browser will set up a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The plugin content is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user’s browser and incorporated into the website by the browser. As the host has no control over the amount of data collected by Facebook by way of the plugin, users are informed of the status as known to the host:

Via the incorporated plugin Facebook is provided with the information that the user has accessed the relevant site of the offer. If the user is logged in at Facebook, Facebook is able to match the visit to the user’s Facebook account. If the user interacts with the plugin, e.g. activates the "I Like" button or posts a comment, the information is transmitted directly to Facebook by the user’s browser and stored by Facebook. If the user is not a Facebook member Facebook may nevertheless identify and store the user’s IP address. According to Facebook in Germany only an anonymous IP address is stored.

Users who are Facebook members but do not wish Facebook to collect user data through this offer to connect them with the users’ Facebook data, have to log off from Facebook before visiting our internet sites.

Further settings and objections regarding the use of data for promotional purposes, are possible within the Facebook profile settings:



If you do post content to this site or otherwise submit material (including, but not limited to, photographs and testimonials), you grant The European Environment Foundation and EnviroNetwork and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. By your submission you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify The European Environment Foundation, EnviroNetwork or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. The European Environment Foundation and EnviroNetwork reserve the right to remove any content at our sole discretion.


The user has the right to obtain information free of charge about the personal data stored about him. In addition, the user has the right that inaccurate data is corrected, and that his personal data is blocked and deleted, as long as there is no legal obligation to retain these data.

Datenschutz-Muster von Rechtsanwalt Thomas Schwenke - I LAW it