Privacy Statement and Disclaimer

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We want you to know what data we collect, when we collect it, and how we use it. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that both we as well as external service providers comply with the provisions governing data protection.

The Ministry uses a web tracking tool to obtain anonymous data about user visits to our websites. These data can be used to produce user profiles under a pseudonym. The cookies placed on your computer are solely used to draw conclusions about the user patterns on the Ministry's websites and to regularly review the information service we provide to the users. No personal data are retained or passed on to their parties. It is possible to withhold or withdraw consent to the future collection and storage of data at any time.

Personal data

Personal data is defined as information that can be used to establish your identity. This includes details such as your name, postal and physical addresses, personal telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
Personal data does not include information that is not associated with your identity (such as the names, postal and physical addresses, telephone numbers, general e-mail addresses or website URLs of companies, institutions or other organisations).

Collection, saving and processing of your personal data

You can access the German Energy Solutions Initiative’s website on the bridge page of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (www.german-energy-solutions.de/en) at any time without disclosing your identity. However, in the cases specified below, we will request your consent to save and process your name and other applicable personal data. You can then choose whether or not to provide your consent in these cases. If your consent is received, the data are saved and processed for the following purposes:

  1. When you order information material, i.e. brochures, flyers or promotional material for the German Energy Solutions Initiative.
  2. When you register for a Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) event as part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative. (Events calendar)
  3. When you arrange for publications to appear on the BMWi bridge page of the German Energy Solutions Initiative (www.german-energy-solutions.de/en). (Publication form)
  4. When you use the contact form on the BMWi bridge page of the German Energy Solutions Initiative (www.german-energy-solutions.de/en).


We will use your personal data in the cases below:

  1. Ordering of brochures, flyers and promotional material — Only within the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the companies tasked with sending information material and brochures, for the dispatch of materials: Dienstleistungen COMDOK GmbH, IBRo Versandservice GmbH, GVP Gemeinnützige Werkstätten Bonn GmbH. We will not forward your personal data to third parties without your explicit consent.
  2. Registration for an event — Only within the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the companies tasked by the ministry with executing the events (executing organisations), for the purposes of executing the event. Your data will not be forwarded to other third parties without your explicit consent.
  3. Publication on the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) bridge page — We will user your personal data in order to publish your event information, provide contact person details on the Internet pages of the BMWi German Energy Solutions Initiative (www.german-energy-solutions.de/en) and allow third parties to access the published information. This data will only be saved and maintained within the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and the companies tasked by the ministry with editing and maintaining the BMWi bridge page: ]init[ Aktiengesellschaft für digitale Kommunikation. We will not forward your personal data to third parties without your explicit consent.
  4. Use of the contact form on the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) bridge page of the German Energy Solutions Initiative (www.german-energy-solutions.de/en) — Only within the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and within the companies tasked by the ministry with editing and maintaining the BMWi bridge page: ]init[ Aktiengesellschaft für digitale Kommunikation, in order to process and reply to your request correctly. We will not forward your personal data to third parties without your explicit consent. 


Your details are stored on highly secure servers in Germany. This data can only be accessed by a small number of authorised persons involved in the technical, commercial or content-related maintenance of the servers.

Your personal data are saved and processed only with your explicit consent. You may grant or revoke your consent for each or any of the above-named purposes. We will store your data only for as long as required by the above-named purpose(s) or until you revoke your consent. For example, your data are automatically deleted if you unsubscribe from the newsletter or if you remove your entry from the online company database. In all of the other above-named cases, you may at any time revoke your consent to have your data stored and processed.

Protection of minors

Children and persons under 18 years of age should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request or collect personal data from children and do not transmit these data to third parties.

Disclaimer

Every effort is made to ensure the contents of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy website and related bridge pages (in this case: German Energy Solutions Initiative, www.german-energy-solutions.de/en) are accurate and up-to-date. Nevertheless, errors cannot be excluded. Please send any comments or corrections to the following address (Contact).

The entries in the online company database and use of the umbrella brand logo “Mittelstand Global – Energy Solutions made in Germany” by third-party suppliers are promotional images used by the suppliers. The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy does guarantee the accuracy of the details provided or the quality of services offered.