Privacy

We are pleased about your visit to our website, virtualplant.eu, and your interest in our company. We take the protection and security of the personal data you have submitted very seriously.

It is important to us that you know what personal data we collect for our offers and services and how we subsequently use your data.

In the following, you can find detailed information on all data we collect, use and forward in the context of our website.

Contact data of the responsible party
Energy2market GmbH, Weißenfelser Str. 84, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

Our data protection officer
You can reach our data protection officer, Susann Staake, via mail to the address mentioned above (please add “Data protection”) or via e-mail at: datenschutz@e2m.energy.

Object of data processing
The data processed includes customer data, employee and applicant data, as well as supplier data in so far as such are required for the purposes specified in the framework of our privacy statement.

Access to our web site
We collect and record the IP address assigned to your computer in order to forward the contents of our website retrieved by you to your computer (e.g. texts, images as well as files provided for downloading, etc.) (cf. art. 6 section 1 lit. b GDPR). Moreover, we process these data to detect and track the misuse of data based on art. 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR. In this context, our justified interest in data processing focuses on ensuring proper functioning of our website as well as the transactions executed by it. Our website includes some links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for such other sites’ confidentiality procedures. This privacy statement exclusively refers to data collected by Energy2market GmbH.

Other purposes
Moreover, we process personal data if you provide such voluntarily for the purpose of receiving and processing your respective inquiry or newsletter subscription. This is done to ensure the proper execution of your request. The legal basis is Art. 6 section 1 lit. a GDPR.

Customers
Art. 6 section 1 b) GDPR or your approval as per art. 6 section 1 a) GDPR form the legal basis for processing of customers’ personal data for pre-contractual and contractual purposes since e2m uses these for the performance and fulfilment of the respective contract and/or pursues objects compatible with these.

Forwarding to third parties
In part, we use service providers that process data on our account (e.g. in e-mail marketing, as mail service providers or as support in processing customer inquiries, also financial and insurance service providers). Information will be forwarded to said third parties in order to permit further processing. We carefully select the external service providers and regularly review them. All service providers are contract processors bound by our instructions and we accordingly require them to, e.g., exclusively treat your data in accordance with our instructions as well as the respectively applicable data protection laws. They are, in particular, obliged to treat your data as being strictly confidential; they are also banned from processing said data for other purposes than those agreed. Forwarding of data to contract processors is effected on the basis of art. 28 section 1 GDPR. We do not sell any data to third parties; moreover, we do not market data in any other way.

In addition, your personal data can be forwarded to prosecution authorities without your express approval if this is required to investigate any illegal use of our services or for the prosecution of offences. Forwarding can also be effected if this serves the enforcement of the conditions of use or other agreements. Moreover, we are legally obliged to provide information to certain public agencies upon request. These agencies include prosecution authorities, authorities prosecuting administrative offences subject to a fine as well as the fiscal authorities. Art. 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR forms the legal basis.

Planned forwarding of data to third countries Forwarding to third countries is not planned; otherwise, the corresponding legal preconditions will be created. In particular, you will be informed of the respective recipient or categories of recipients in accordance with the legal requirements.

Security
We use technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data you have provided to us against random or intentional manipulations, loss, destruction or unauthorised access. This also applies if external services are procured. We constantly review the effectiveness of our security measures and these measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Cookies
Whenever you visit our website, a cookie (a very small text file) is set up on your device. Upon your agreement, it will be used in order to give you a personalised experience and support us in recording the visitor statistics of our website. However, you can reject the cookies. To this end, you have to review your browser settings.

We collect certain data regarding your computer hardware and software, including (in particular): IP address, browser type, operating system, the time of use and the website address via which the user arrived at our website.

These data are used for operating our service, to maintain the quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the websites. If you have set your browser to refuse cookies, you can still see a large part of our website but you cannot register as a member.

Time limits for the deletion of data
The legislator has imposed various retention periods and obligations. After the end of this period, the corresponding data is deleted by default. The data are deleted or anonymised if the purposes specified in the framework of this privacy statement cease to apply. In case this privacy statement does not include any other deviating provisions regarding the saving of data – the data collected by us are saved for as long as is required for the purposes referred to above for which they were collected.

Rights regarding processing of personal data

  • Right to information You have the right to receive information regarding the personal data processed by us regarding you to the extent specified in art. 15 GDPR at any time upon a request to this end.
  • Right to the correction of incorrect data You have the right to request us to correct your personal data forthwith in case such are incorrect (art. 16 GDPR).
  • Right to deletion You have the right to an immediate deletion of your personal data provided the legal reasons as per art. 17 GDPR are fulfilled (“right to be forgotten”).
  • Right to restrict processing You have the right to a restriction of processing in case the preconditions are fulfilled and in accordance with art. 18 GDPR. According to this, the restriction of processing can be requested if such processing is unlawful and the person concerned rejects the deletion of the personal data and requests a restriction of the use of personal data instead or the person concerned has lodged an objection against such processing in accordance with art. 21 section 1 GDPR until it has been ascertained whether our justified interests outweigh yours.
  • Right to data portability You have the right to data portability according to art. 20 GDPR. In this context, you have the right to receive the data regarding you which you have provided to us in a commonly used, structured and machine-readable format and to forward such data to another responsible party, such as another service provider.
  • Right to object In accordance with art. 21 GDPR, you have the right to lodge an objection against processing of personal data regarding you pursuant to art. 6 section 1 lit. e or f GDPR for reasons resulting from your special situation at any time. We will discontinue processing of your personal data unless we can prove urgent reasons for such processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or such processing serves the assertion, exercising or defence of legal claims

Please contact the address of our data protection officer referred to above in order to assert your above rights.

Amendments of this privacy statement
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. In such case, the date is adjusted accordingly under the subline “Privacy statement as of” and a clearly visible message is displayed for you on our website.

Energy2market GmbH
Data Protection Officer

Privacy statement as of: 18/05/2018