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Data protection

We, EMAS-International e. V., take the protection of your personal data seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and of course in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and as described in this data protection declaration.

Our website can usually be used without providing any personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources.

Responsible and contact:

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

EMAS-International e. V.

c/o Klaus Savelkouls
Seidelbaststr. 2
80939 Munich

1. General Information

In this data protection declaration, we clarify the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data within the online offer of EMAS-International e. V. and the associated websites, functions and content (hereinafter referred to as "website") and applies regardless of the domains, systems, platforms and devices used (e.g. desktop or mobile devices) on which our online offer is run.


EMAS International e. V

c/o Klaus Savelkouls
Seidelbaststr. 2
80939 Munich

Telephone: +49 89 69359948
Fax: +49 89 6972722

The terms used, e.g. "personal data" or their "processing" are defined as specified in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The website can be used for information purposes without providing your personal data, with the exception of the use of social plugins (see points 9, 10 and 12).

We process personal data of our users only in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. Ie, in particular if the data processing is necessary for the provision of our online services, the user has given their consent or because of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation and security of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f GDPR, especially when measuring range, creating "personas" for advertising and marketing purposes and collecting access data and using the services of third-party providers).

The term “user” includes all categories of persons affected by data processing. They include our donors, cooperation partners, interested parties and other visitors to our online offer. The terms used, such as "user", are to be understood as gender-neutral.

We would like to point out that the legal basis for consent is Art. 6 (1) lit. and Art. 7 GDPR the legal basis for the processing of personal data to fulfill our legal obligations (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c. GDPR) and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

2. Security Measures

We take organizational, contractual and technical security measures according to the state of the art to ensure that the provisions of the data protection laws are observed and to protect the data processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons.

These security measures include, in particular, the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server.

3. Disclosure of your data to third parties and third-party providers

If we use external service providers to provide our services, we comply with the requirements of Art. 28 GDPR. We have concluded a contract with the processors for processing according to instructions, which ensures that your personal data is processed for a specific purpose and not passed on. We also take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data.​

If content, tools or other means from other providers (hereinafter jointly referred to as “third-party providers”) are used within the scope of this data protection declaration and their registered office is in a third country, it can be assumed that data will be transferred to the countries where the third-party providers are domiciled. Third countries are countries in which the GDPR is not directly applicable law, i.e. basically countries outside the EU or the European Economic Area. Data is transferred to third countries either if there is an appropriate level of data protection, user consent or other legal permission.

4. Access data and log files

On the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, we collect data about every access to the server on which this service is located (server log files). Access data include:

  • the IP address of the requesting computer

  • Date and time of access

  • the name and URL of the retrieved page

  • the amount of data sent when the page is submitted

  • the access status (page transferred, page not found, etc.)

  • Data on the browser and operating system used

  • the website from which access was made

Log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (including to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

5. Cookies & range measurement

Cookies are pieces of information that are transmitted from our web server or web servers of third parties to the web browser of the user and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other types of information storage. You will be informed about the use of cookies in the context of pseudonymous range measurement in the context of this data protection declaration.

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you will be asked to deactivate the relevant option in your browser's system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can limit the functionality of the website.

Internet Explorer:


Google Chrome:



You can also use the deactivation page of the network advertising initiative ( and additionally the US website ( or the European website ( oppose.

6. Use of Google Analytics

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in analysis and optimization within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google").

Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheater Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies (see point 7), which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google relies on the European Commission's Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for transfers of personal data for online advertising and measurement from the European Economic Area and compliance with European data protection laws (Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) Update (August 2020))

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offering by users, to compile reports on activities within the online offering and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offering and internet usage. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We use Google Analytics to only show the ads placed by the advertising services of Google and its partners to those users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products that are based on the websites visited). be determined) that we transmit to Google (so-called remarketing audiences or Google Analytics audiences). With the help of remarketing audiences, we also want to ensure that our ads correspond to the potential interests of users and are not annoying.

We would like to point out that the Google Analytics website has been expanded to include the “anonymizeIp” code in order to ensure that IP addresses are recorded anonymously (so-called IP masking). This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out to you however that in this case you will if applicable not be able to use all functions of the website in full.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the online offer and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:_cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics

Remember that you must renew this opt-out cookie if you delete this or all cookies via browser settings.

You can find more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options on the Google website: (“Google’s use of data when you use our partners’ websites or apps”),  ("Use of data for advertising purposes"), (“Manage information Google uses to show you ads”).

7. photos, video(clips), ...

Images and video (clips),... used on this website were made available by commissioned photographers, photo agencies or by the persons shown with their consent for publication. The authorship of photos is indicated in the copyright under the photo or in the photo metadata. The legal basis for this is Article 6 Paragraph 1  lit. f.


8. Deletion of Data

The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. If user data is not deleted because it is required for other, legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to user data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements, storage is for 6 years in accordance with Section 257 (1) HGB (annual financial statements, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with Section 147 (1) AO (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, documents relevant to taxation, etc.).

9. Right to Object

Users can object to future processing, in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes, of their personal data. We respect your right to object unless we are required by law to process the data.

10. Liability for Links

We hereby expressly declare that at the time the link was set, no illegal content was discernible on the linked pages. The EMAS-International e.V. has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, the content or the authorship of the linked/connected pages. We therefore hereby expressly distance ourselves from all content on linked / connected pages that were changed after the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within our own website. The provider of the page to which reference is made is solely liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damage resulting from the use or non-use of such information, not the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

11. Notice to Parents or Guardians

Parents or guardians are responsible for protecting the privacy of their children. We ask you to talk to your children about safe and responsible handling of their own personal data on the Internet.

12. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change the data protection declaration in order to adapt it to changed legal situations or to changes in the service and data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. If user consent is required or parts of the data protection declaration contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the user, the changes will only be made with the consent of the user.

We always post changes to our data protection declaration here and recommend that you read this declaration from time to time.

13. Your questions or comments

If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about our data protection declaration, you are welcome to contact our data protection officer. You can reach him at the e-mail address (or via our postal address with the addition "To the data protection officer"). If you want information about your data, you want to change it or have it deleted, please contact us through the above mentioned channels.

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