Data controller and data protection officer

plastic-pirates.eu is a website of the BMBF. Controller for the processing of personal data is:

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
53170 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)228 995 70
Fax: +49 (0)228 995 783 601
Email: bmbf@bmbf.bund.de
De-Mail: poststelle@bmbf-bund.de-mail.de

If you have specific questions regarding the protection of your data, please contact the official data protection officer of the BMBF:

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Data Protection Officer
53170 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)228 9957 2539
Fax: +49 (0)228 995 782 539
Email: datenschutz@bmbf.bund.de

The following declaration provides you with an overview of how the BMBF guarantees the protection of your data and what kind of data is collected, on what basis and for what purpose.

The following service providers are responsible for the implementation of plastic-pirates.eu and process personal data on behalf of the BMBF.

familie redlich AG
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25
Gebäude 13/5
13355 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)30 8187 770
Fax: +49 (0)30 818 777 125

Ecologic Institute
Pfalzburger Strasse 43/44
10717 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30 868 800
Fax: +49 (0)30 8688 0100

Kiel Science Factory
Kieler Forschungswerkstatt
Am Botanischen Garten 16i i
24118 Kiel, Deutschland
Telefon: +49 4 31 880-5916
Fax: +49 4 31 880-5909

Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport)
Republic of Slovenia
Kotnikova 38
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Centro Ciência Viva
Largo José Mariano Gago, Parque das Nações
1990-073 Lisbon, Portugal

Data processing by visiting this website

Every time you visit an internet site, data that is required to provide the service is collected and exchanged. This data includes:

  • IP address
  • Type and version of your internet browser
  • Operating system used
  • The page accessed
  • The previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • Time of the server request

This data is stored in log files on the web server beyond the time of the visit.

On the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1 (e), of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in connection with section 5 of the BSI Act, we are obliged to store the data – to protect against attacks on the internet infrastructure of the BMBF/federal communication technology – beyond the time of your visit. This data is analysed and, in the event of attacks on communications technology, is required to initiate legal and criminal prosecution.

Data which was logged during the access to the internet page plastic-pirates.eu will only be transferred to third parties to the extent that we are legally obligated to do so or the transfer is necessary for legal or criminal prosecution in case of attacks on the federal communication technology. No transfer takes place in other cases. The BMBF will not merge this data with other data sources.

Information on how to contact us: info@plastic-pirates.eu

The request you submitted via the email address info@plastic-pirates.eu will be processed by an employee of familie redlich AG (Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355 Berlin),the Ecologic Institute (Pfalzburger Strasse 43/44, 10717 Berlin) and Kiel Science Factory (“Kieler Forschungswerkstatt”, Am Botanischen Garten 16i, 24118 Kiel) – service providers contracted by the BMBF. familie redlich AG,the Ecologic Institute and Kiel Science Factory will only store your data to process your request and will do so in accordance with the relevant legal and contractual requirements. If your request cannot be processed by an employee of familie redlich AG,the Ecologic Institute or Kiel Science Factory, it will be forwarded to the BMBF. BMBF employees will only process the forwarded data within the context of handling your request. If your data is forwarded to the BMBF, it will be stored in accordance with the time limits for retaining records stipulated in the Registry Directive, which supplements the Joint Rules of Procedure of the Federal Ministries (GGO). If your request concerns an issue that pertains to or can only be answered by a BMBF service provider, your data will be forwarded to the responsible service provider. The employees of the responsible service provider will only process the data within the context of handling your request. The service provider will only store your data to process your request and will do so in accordance with the relevant legal and contractual requirements.

Information on how to contact us: info@pirati-plastike.si

The request you submitted via the email address info@pirati-plastike.si will be processed by an employee of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia. The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport will only store your data to process your request and will do so in accordance with the relevant legal and contractual requirements.

Information on how to contact us: plasticpiratesportugal@cienciaviva.pt

The request you submitted via the email address plasticpiratesportugal@cienciaviva.pt will be processed by an employee of Ciência Viva. Ciência Viva will only store your data to process your request and will do so in accordance with the relevant legal and contractual requirements.

a) Web analysis

On the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1 (a), of the GDPR, the BMBF and the service provider in charge of support and further development evaluate Ecologic Institute’s usage information for statistical purposes as part of its public relations work and for the demand-oriented provision of information for the tasks to be performed by the BMBF. This is done with the web analysis service Matomo. The software uses a permanent cookie to be able to recognise visitors even after a long time. This information is stored as a text file on the hard disk of the visitor’s computer. The cookie has a validity of 13 months and then deletes itself. If individual pages of our website are retrieved, the following data is stored:

  • Two bytes of the IP address of the retrieving system of the user (anonymous)
  • The website accessed
  • The website from which the user reached the accessed website (referrer)
  • The sub-pages that are retrieved from the retrieved web page
  • The time spent on the website
  • The frequency of visiting the website
  • Information on the hardware and software used (operating system, browser, screen resolution, type of terminal device)

The software is set up in such a way that the IP addresses are not stored completely, but two bytes of the IP address are masked (e.g.: 192.168.xxx.xxx). In this way, it is no longer possible to assign the truncated IP address to the retrieving computer, so that you remain anonymous as a user. The software runs exclusively on the web servers of the service provider Ecologic Institute on behalf of the BMBF. The usage information is only stored there; the data will not be passed on to third parties. Any use of a cookie that is not technically necessary requires your active consent. If you do not agree to this opt-in cookie, Matomo will not collect any session data. In this regard, you can decide whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the website operator to collect and analyse various statistical data.

b) Session cookies

For entries in the form made to register for the campaign, to upload samples and to order materials, the website plastic-pirates.eu uses so-called session cookies, so that the data you already entered remains accessible when clicking the ‘Back’ button in a session. Session cookies are small units of information that a provider stores in the main memory of the visitor’s computer. A unique and randomly generated identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store other data. The session cookies used on plastic-pirates.eu will be deleted as soon as you terminate the session.

Dealing with cookies

Cookies can be controlled with all internet browsers. Most browsers are set to accept all cookies without asking the user. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that are already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically.

Check your data

You can use any internet browser to see whether cookies are being set and what they contain. Detailed information is available on the website of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information and the website of the Federal Office for Information Security.

3. Collection of personal data as part of establishing contact

Different personal data is collected and processed depending on the nature of the contact.

Contact can be established by email, letter, fax or telephone (hotline).

a) Contact by email

In addition to the employees’ individual business email addresses, contact by email is possible via the following central email boxes:

info@plastic-pirates.eu

info@pirati-plastike.si

plasticpiratesportugal@cienciaviva.pt

If you use one of the above-mentioned means of contact, the data transmitted by you (e.g.: name, first name, address) – but at least the email address, as well as the information contained in the email (any personal data you may have provided) – is stored for the purpose of contacting you and processing your request.

Your request will be processed by employees of familie redlich AG and the Ecologic Institute (info@plastic-pirates.eu) and Kiel Science Factory – service providers contracted by the BMBF – the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia (info@pirati-plastike.si) or by Ciência Viva (plasticpiratesportugal@cienciaviva.pt). familie redlich AG, the Ecologic Institute and Kiel Science Factory will only store your data to process your request and will do so in accordance with the relevant legal and contractual requirements. The data from your inquiries will be deleted when the respective conversation is finished and the matter in question has been finally clarified. If your inquiry to info@plastic-pirates.eu cannot be processed by an employee of familie redlich AG,the Ecologic Institute or Kiel Science Factory, it will be forwarded to the BMBF.

BMBF employees will only process the forwarded data within the context of handling your request. If your data is forwarded to the BMBF, it will be stored in accordance with the time limits for retaining records stipulated in the Registry Directive, which supplements the Joint Rules of Procedure of the Federal Ministries (GGO).

If your request concerns an issue that pertains to or can only be answered by a BMBF service provider, your data will be forwarded to the responsible service provider. The employees of the responsible service provider will only process the data within the context of handling your request. The service provider will only store your data to process your request and will do so in accordance with the relevant legal and contractual requirements.

We would like to point out that the data is processed on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1 (e), of the GDPR, in conjunction with section 3 of the BDSG in the context of the BMBF’s performance of its tasks. Processing the personal data transmitted by you is necessary for the purpose of processing your request.

b) Letters and faxes

If you send a letter or fax to the Plastic Pirates – Go Europe! organisation office, the data transmitted by you (e.g.: name, first name, address) and the information contained in the letter/fax (any personal data you may have provided) are processed for the purpose of establishing contact and processing your request. The data from your inquiries will be deleted when the respective conversation is finished, the matter in question has been finally clarified and any legal, statutory or contractual retention periods have expired. All letters and faxes to the organisation office will be processed by the service providers familie redlich AG,Ecologic Institute and Kiel Science Factory, who have been commissioned by the BMBF. If your inquiry concerns the implementation of the campaign in Portugal or Slovenia, your inquiry will be forwarded to Ciência Viva (Portugal) or to the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia.

We would like to point out that the data is processed on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1 (e), of the GDPR, in conjunction with section 3 of the BDSG in the context of the BMBF’s performance of its tasks. Processing the personal data transmitted by you is necessary for the purpose of processing your request.

If your request concerns an issue that pertains to or can only be answered by the BMBF, your data will be forwarded to the BMBF. The BMBF employees process the data you provide (e.g.: name, first name, address), as well as the information contained in the letter/fax (any personal data you may have provided) for the purpose of establishing contact and processing your request. In this case, the retention periods at the BMBF are determined by the time limits for retaining records stipulated in the Registry Directive, which supplements the Joint Rules of Procedure of the Federal Ministries (GGO).

c) Telephone (hotline)

If you contact an employee by telephone, personal data will be processed as far as necessary to process your request.

The Plastic Pirates – Go Europe! organisation office offers two service telephone numbers. These are as follows:

  • The general service number, which you can call on +49 (0)30 8688 0286 (Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 2–4 p.m.)
  • The press service number, which you can call on +49 (0)30 818 777 124

If you contact one of these numbers, your request will be handled by an employee of familie redlich AG and Ecologic Institute, the service providers commissioned by the BMBF. There, to the extent necessary to process your request, your data (e.g.: name, first name, address, email address, telephone number) will be stored for the purpose of processing your request and in accordance with legal and contractual requirements. If your request cannot subsequently be processed by an employee of familie redlich AG and the Ecologic Institute, it will be forwarded to the BMBF.

If your personal data is forwarded to the BMBF or processed by a BMBF employee to deal with your request relating to the BMBF’s work, the storage of such data is governed by the retention periods for the storage of documents set out in the Registry Directive, which supplements the Joint Rules of Procedure of the Federal Ministries (GGO).

If your request concerns an issue that pertains to or can only be answered by a BMBF service provider, your data will be forwarded to the responsible service provider. The employees of the service provider process the transmitted data for the purpose of establishing contact and processing your request. The service provider will only store your data to process your request and will do so in accordance with the relevant legal and contractual requirements.

We would like to point out that the data is processed for this purpose on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1 (e), of the GDPR, in conjunction with section 3 of the BDSG in the context of the BMBF’s performance of its tasks.

4. Processing of personal data in the context of the providing information

The processing of personal data depends on the way information is provided. In this regard, we distinguish between the provision of printed material and information visits to the BMBF.

a) Uploading data and ordering materials

If you register via this website in order to upload collected data on plastic samples and to order brochures, leaflets and other printed materials, the data provided in the registration and order form will be processed on the basis of your consent in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1 (a), of the GDPR. All orders for printed products from Germany are processed by employees of familie redlich AG,Ecologic Institute and Kiel Science Factory, service providers commissioned by the BMBF. All orders for printed products from Portugal are processed by employees of Ciência Viva. All orders of printed products from Slovenia are processed by employees of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia. You can revoke your consent at any time. The lawfulness of the processing on the basis of your consent remains unaffected until we receive your revocation.

For the processing of the order, the following personal data must be provided:

  • Organisation
  • School
  • Establishment
  • School class
  • Country
  • Federal state
  • Contact person
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Street
  • Postcode
  • Town/city

Contact information in case of a different delivery address

  • Organisation
  • Contact person
  • Street
  • Postcode
  • Town/city

If the above-mentioned data is not available, the processing cannot be carried out.

If your inquiry originates from Germany, your personal data will be processed by familie redlich AG,Ecologic Institute and Kiel Science Factory, the service providers commissioned by the BMBF to process the inquiry. If your inquiry originates from Portugal, your personal data will be processed by Ciência Viva. If your inquiry originates from Slovenia, your personal data will be processed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia.

The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to the BMBF. Therefore, personal data is only processed by us to the extent necessary. Which data is required and processed, as well as for what purpose and on what basis, is largely determined by the type of service you use or depends on the task for which we need it.

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data or an online identifier.

More detailed information on what data is collected, for what purpose and on what basis, how you can contact the responsible body and the data protection officer(s), and what rights you have with regard to the processing of personal data can be found in this data protection declaration.

5. Social networks (Facebook and Twitter)

As part of its public relations work, the BMBF maintains online presences within social networks (Facebook and Twitter) in order to inform the users active there about the BMBF. The references are identified within the framework of our internet presence by the Facebook or Instagram logo, among other things. No social plug-ins are used.

We would like to point out that the conditions of use of the services mentioned and their operators are not subject to the control of the BMBF. These services store and process personal data of their users (e.g. personal information, IP address) according to their guidelines. The BMBF has no influence on the data collection and its further use by the social networks. Thus, there is no knowledge of the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored, to what extent the networks comply with existing deletion obligations, what evaluations and links are made with the data and to whom the data is transmitted. For information on which rights and setting options you have for the protection of your data, please refer to the respective data protection information of these providers.

a) Facebook

The functions assigned to Facebook links, in particular the transmission of information and user data, are not activated by merely visiting our website, but only by clicking on the corresponding links.

If you follow the links during your visit to our website and are logged in to Facebook via your personal user account, the information that you have visited our website will be forwarded to Facebook. Facebook can assign the visit to the website to your account. This information is transmitted to Facebook and stored there. To prevent this, you must log out of your Facebook account before clicking on the link.

If you have a user account on Facebook and contact the BMBF via a non-public direct message – via Facebook Messenger – the data transmitted in this way will be processed to answer your inquiry on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1 (e), of the GDPR in conjunction with section 3 of the BDSG as part of the BMBF’s performance of its duties.

The data will be stored in the BMBF user profile and on a local server of the BMBF for the duration of processing your inquiry. The inquiry (direct message via Facebook Messenger), including the data transmitted, will be deleted from the BMBF’s server and from the BMBF’s Facebook Messenger inbox two years after the end of the calendar year in which the inquiry is processed. It is not possible to make a statement as to whether Facebook will save the data despite the BMBF having deleted the inquiry. From the time of deletion, the BMBF will no longer have access to the inquiry and data in Facebook.

Your request will be processed by employees of familie redlich AG, a service provider commissioned by the BMBF. familie redlich AG will only store your data to process your request and will do so in accordance with the relevant legal and contractual requirements. The data from your inquiries will be deleted when the respective conversation is finished and the matter in question has been finally clarified. If your request cannot be processed by an employee of familie redlich AG, it will be forwarded to the BMBF or DLR Projektträger.

BMBF and/or DLR Projektträger employees will only process the forwarded data within the context of handling your request. If your data is forwarded to the BMBF, it will be stored in accordance with the time limits for retaining records stipulated in the Registry Directive, which supplements the Joint Rules of Procedure of the Federal Ministries (GGO). In the event of forwarding to DLR Projektträger, the data from your inquiries will be deleted when the respective conversation is finished, the matter in question has been finally clarified and any legal, statutory or contractual retention periods have expired.

We would like to point out that the data is processed on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1 (e), of the GDPR, in conjunction with section 3 of the BDSG. Processing the personal data transmitted by you is necessary for the purpose of processing your request.

This website offers the possibility of sharing content via the social networks Facebook and Instagram. When content is shared, it is ensured that no data is sent to the social network until the user has clicked on the share function.

b) Twitter

If you send a direct message to the Science Year Twitter account via your Twitter account, this message and the associated data will be stored in the Science Year user profile and on a local server of Ecologic Institute, the service provider commissioned by the BMBF, for the duration of processing your inquiry.

Your request will be processed by employees of Ecologic Institute, a service provider commissioned by the BMBF. The Ecologic Institute will only store your data to process your request and will do so in accordance with the relevant legal and contractual requirements. The data from your inquiries will be deleted when the respective conversation is finished and the matter in question has been finally clarified. If your request cannot be processed by an employee of Ecologic Institute, it will be forwarded to the BMBF or DLR Projektträger.

BMBF and/or DLR Projektträger employees will only process the forwarded data within the context of handling your request. If your data is forwarded to the BMBF, it will be stored in accordance with the time limits for retaining records stipulated in the Registry Directive, which supplements the Joint Rules of Procedure of the Federal Ministries (GGO). In the event of forwarding to DLR Projektträger, the data from your inquiries will be deleted when the respective conversation is finished, the matter in question has been finally clarified and any legal, statutory or contractual retention periods have expired.

We would like to point out that the data is processed on the basis of Article 6, paragraph 1 (e), of the GDPR, in conjunction with section 3 of the BDSG. Processing the personal data transmitted by you is necessary for the purpose of processing your request.
This website offers the possibility of sharing content via the social networks Facebook and Twitter. When content is shared, it is ensured that no data is sent to the social network until the user has clicked on the share function.

6. Integration of maps and videos

The site uses the external services YouTube and OpenStreetMap to integrate maps and videos. We would like to point out that the conditions of use of the services mentioned and their operators are not subject to the control of the BMBF. These services store and process personal data of their users (e.g. personal information, IP address) according to their guidelines.

For information on which rights and setting options you have for the protection of your data, please refer to the respective data protection information of these providers.

a) YouTube

Our site uses the provider YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, for the integration of videos. Normally, when you visit a page with embedded videos, your IP address has already sent to YouTube and cookies are installed on your computer. However, we have integrated our YouTube videos with the extended data protection mode (in this case, YouTube still contacts Google’s DoubleClick advertising exchange but, according to Google’s privacy policy, personal data is not evaluated in this process). Personal data about your visit will only be saved when you watch the video. By clicking on the video, a connection to the YouTube server in the United States is established and your IP address is transmitted to YouTube. YouTube learns that you have watched the video. If you are logged in with a Google or YouTube account, this information is also associated with your account (you can prevent this by logging out of YouTube before viewing the video).

In accordance with the privacy policy for all Google services, Google processes your data for advertising and market research purposes, for personalising content and for protecting against fraud and abuse, among other things. You can find more information in Google’s privacy policy at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. In addition, we refer to our general description in this data protection declaration for the general handling and deactivation of cookies.

b) OpenStreetMap

This site uses the open-source mapping tool OpenStreetMap (OSM) via an API. The provider is the OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom. To use the functions of OpenStreetMap, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is transferred to an OpenStreetMap server and stored there. OpenStreetMap uses servers from partners around the world, including Equinix Amsterdam and City University London. All information about the locations of the OpenStreetMap servers can be found here: hardware.openstreetmap.org.

The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. The use of OpenStreetMap is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and of making it easy to find the locations we have indicated on the website.

More information on the handling of user data can be found on the OpenStreetMap data protection page and here: wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Legal_FAQ.

In accordance with the privacy policy for all Google services, Google processes your data for advertising and market research purposes, for personalising content and for protecting against fraud and abuse, among other things. You can find more information in Google’s privacy policy at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. In addition, we refer to our general description in this data protection declaration for the general handling and deactivation of cookies.

7. Your rights

You have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller in respect of the personal data concerning you:

  • Right of access, Article 15 of the GDPR
  • Right to rectification, Article 16 of the GDPR
  • Right to erasure, Article 17 of the GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing, Article 18 of the GDPR
  • Right to object, Article 21 of the GDPR
  • Right to data portability, Article 20 of the GDPR

If personal data is processed based on your consent (Article 6, paragraph 1 (a), of the GDPR), you can revoke this consent at any time for the corresponding purpose. The lawfulness of the processing based on your consent remains unaffected until we receive your revocation.

You can assert the aforementioned rights at bmbf@bmbf.bund.de or poststelle@bmbf-bund.de-mail.de.

You also have a right of appeal to the supervisory authority for data protection (Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information).

You can also contact the BMBF’s data protection officer (datenschutz@bmbf.bund.de) with questions and complaints.