Privacy Policy

Sven Giegold MEP,

European Parliament

Greens/EFA group

Rue Wiertz 60

B-1047 Brussels

E-Mail: sven.giegold[at],

(hereinafter: “we”) is responsible as operator of the website for the personal data of users* inside the website (hereinafter: “you”) in the sense of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The protection of the personal data of our visitors* inside is important to us. You can expect us to handle your data sensitively and carefully and to ensure a high level of data security. We observe the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act, the German Telemedia Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will only process personal data of users* to the extent described in this data protection declaration.

1 What personal data do we collect?

Personal data are such data that allow conclusions to be drawn about your identity. We only collect personal data if you voluntarily provide it to us. Depending on your use of our site, this may be the following data:

If you contact us by e-mail, social media, telephone or contact form, the data you provide may be stored in a so-called customer relation management system (“CRM system”) for the purpose of processing the request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. If there is no “public interest” or “legitimate interest” to the contrary according to Art 6 Para. 1 lit. e and f) GDPR in individual cases, we delete your data after two years.

To avoid spam comments, we ask for an e-mail address, an IP address and a name in the comment form and save them. When choosing your user name and e-mail address, we recommend that you check whether your entry allows third parties to identify you. This data is stored until you send us a corresponding request to delete the comment.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will save your e-mail address. You can optionally enter your name, postcode and your areas of interest. This data is stored in a CRM system for the duration of the newsletter subscription and is deleted as soon as you cancel it. However,  public email addresses of publicly known persons will be saved regardless and solely for the purpose of documenting the withdrawal of the permission. You can do this at any time by sending an e-mail to sven.giegold[at] or by clicking on the link “Unsubscribe” at the end of a newsletter. You will then receive an e-mail confirming the change.

If, when signing a petition, you have agreed to receive further information from us, we will store the data provided in our CRM system and treat it as described in the previous paragraph. With regard to the protection of data on the petition platform, the respective data protection declarations of the platform operators apply.

If you register for one of our events using a registration form or by e-mail, the data you provide there, such as your name, e-mail address and other voluntary data such as the organisation for which you work or your postcode, will be transmitted to us and stored until the event is completed. This can also include communication after the actual event, for example, sending materials for follow-up processing or information about subsequent events. If you have agreed with the registration that we may contact you also after the event, we enter you manually into our newsletter. The explanations in the above paragraph then apply to this.

2 Why and on what legal basis do we collect your personal data?

We use your personal data exclusively to provide the service you have requested. From 25.05.2018 (the date of application of the GDPR) we will do so on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR.

3 Your rights

You can contact us at any time and request information, correction, deletion or restriction of the processing of the data stored about you. You also have the right to transfer data and the right to complain to a supervisory authority. To exercise your rights towards us, please contact sven.giegold[at]

4 Passing on of data to third parties

Your comments will appear publicly on with the specified name, but not the e-mail address, and will therefore be “passed on”. We recommend that you consider whether or not you want to be identified when choosing a user name. 

If, when submitting your data to us, you have expressly agreed that your data may be used by one or more other persons or groups of persons, we will pass this data on to these persons or groups in accordance with your wishes.

Apart from this, we do not pass on any personal data to third parties unless we are obliged to do so by official or court orders. In particular, this may involve providing information for law enforcement, security purposes or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

5 Links to other websites

Our website contains links to websites of other providers not affiliated with us. After clicking on the link, we no longer have any influence on the processing of the transmitted data (such as the IP address or the URL on which the link is located), as the conduct of third parties is beyond our control. We can therefore accept no responsibility for the processing of such data by third parties.

6 Security

All information that you transmit to us is stored on servers in Germany. We use technical and organisational security measures to ensure that the personal data of our users* are protected against loss, destruction, incorrect changes or unauthorised access by third parties.

In any case, only authorized persons have access to your personal data from our side, and this only insofar as it is necessary within the scope of the above-mentioned purposes.

7 Cookies and log files

Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your mobile device using the browser. They’re not doing any damage. We use cookies to make our website user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us. If you do not wish this, you can set your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies and you only allow this in individual cases. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be limited.

When visiting the website, further data is also collected by the web server for the transmission of data and partly stored in log files, which provide information about the terminal device used, the browser used, the time of access, the so-called referrer and transferred data volumes.

8 Usage of tools and content of third parties

Social Media Plugins

The content of our website often includes social media buttons. Through these you can also use the interactive possibilities of the social networks you use via our website. These may include your IP address, information about your browser and operating system, screen resolution, installed browser plug-ins, visitor origin, referrer and the URL of the current page. We do not collect any data ourselves, but the operators of the respective social media. We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:


This site uses buttons from the social network, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. You can recognize them by the Facebook logo on our pages. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing of the data by Facebook as well as the relevant rights and setting options for the protection of the privacy of users*inside can be found in the Facebook data protection information.


This site uses the buttons of the Twitter service. These buttons are provided by Twitter Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland. They can be recognized by the Twitter logo, a stylized blue bird. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter. They also show our latest tweets. Further information can be found in the Twitter privacy policy.

Embedded Youtube Videos

On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA is the operator of the corresponding plug-ins. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube servers is established. Personal data, including which pages you visit, is only transmitted when you start playback of the video (extended data protection mode). If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand. If a YouTube video is started, the provider also uses cookies that collect information about user behavior. If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to reckon with such cookies when viewing YouTube videos. Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the saving of cookies in your browser. Further information on data protection at “Youtube” can be found in the provider’s data protection declaration at:

Embedded Vimeo Videos

For the integration of videos we use the provider Vimeo. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, LLC, headquartered at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011 and uses plugins from Vimeo on some of our websites. When you access the websites on our website that are provided with such a plugin – for example our media library – a connection to the Vimeo servers is established and the plugin is displayed. This will transmit to the Vimeo server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of Vimeo, Vimeo will assign this information to your personal user account. When using the plugin, e.g. clicking the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your Vimeo account and deleting the corresponding Vimeo cookies before using our website. For more information on Vimeo’s data processing and privacy policy, please visit

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)

In order to present our contents correctly and graphically appealing across all browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts ( on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to avoid multiple loading. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font. Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. In theory, it is possible – but currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes – that operators of corresponding libraries collect data. The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here:

Geo-data display with OpenStreetMap

We use the open source mapping tool “OpenStreetMap” (OSM) to display geodata. OSM does not store any user data, appointment data is only stored on our own servers. More details can be found at

9 Online presence in social media


We use the technical platform and services of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland for the information service offered here. Please note that you use this Facebook page and its functions under your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating).

When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects your IP address and other information available on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us as the operator of the Facebook pages with statistical information about the use of the Facebook page. Facebook provides more information on this under the following link:

The data collected about you in this context will be processed by Facebook Ltd. and, if necessary, transferred to countries outside the European Union. Facebook describes in general terms what information it receives and how it is used in its data usage guidelines. There you will also find information on how to contact Facebook and how to set up advertisements. The Data Usage Policy is available at the following link:

You can find the complete Facebook Data Usage Policy here:

The manner in which Facebook uses the data from visiting Facebook pages for its own purposes, the extent to which activities on the Facebook page are assigned to individual users, how long Facebook stores this data and whether data from a visit to the Facebook page is passed on to third parties is not conclusively and clearly named by Facebook and is not known to us.

When you access a Facebook page, the IP address assigned to your device is transmitted to Facebook. According to Facebook, this IP address is made anonymous (for “German” IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. Facebook also stores information about its users’ end devices (e.g. as part of the “Login Notification” function); Facebook may thus be able to assign IP addresses to individual users.

If you are currently logged in to Facebook as a user, there is a cookie with your Facebook ID on your device. This enables Facebook to understand that you visited this page and how you used it. This also applies to all other Facebook pages. Facebook buttons integrated into websites allow Facebook to record your visits to these websites and assign them to your Facebook profile. On the basis of this data, content or advertising can be offered tailored to you.

To avoid this, you should log out of Facebook or disable the “Stay signed in” feature, delete the cookies present on your device and exit and restart your browser. This will delete Facebook information that can immediately identify you. This allows you to use our Facebook page without revealing your Facebook account. When you access interactive features of the site (I like it, commenting, sharing, news, etc.), a Facebook login screen appears.

Once you have logged in, Facebook will recognize you again as a specific user in/on. For information on how to manage or delete existing information about you, visit the following Facebook support pages:


We use the technical platform and services of Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 U.S.A. for the short message service offered here. Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland is responsible for the processing of data of persons living outside the United States.

We would like to point out that you use the Twitter short message service offered here and its functions under your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of interactive functions (e.g. sharing, evaluation).

Information on what data is processed by Twitter and for what purposes can be found in the Twitter data protection declaration:

Twitter Inc. is committed to the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield. More information can be found at:

We have no influence on the type and scope of data processed by Twitter, the type of processing and use or the passing on of this data to third parties. Nor do we have any effective means of control in this respect. By using Twitter, your personal information is collected, transmitted, stored, disclosed and used by Twitter Inc. and is transferred to, stored and used in the United States, Ireland and any other country in which Twitter Inc. does business, regardless of where you live.

Twitter processes your voluntarily entered data such as name and user name, e-mail address, telephone number or the contacts in your address book when you upload or synchronize it. On the other hand, Twitter also evaluates the content you share to determine what topics you are interested in, stores and processes confidential messages that you send directly to other users and can determine your location using GPS data, wireless network information or your IP address to send you advertising or other content.

Twitter Inc. may use analysis tools such as Twitter or Google Analytics for analysis. We have no influence on the use of such tools by Twitter Inc. and have not been informed of such potential use. If tools of this kind are used by Twitter Inc. for our account, we have not commissioned, approved or supported them in any other way. Nor are the data obtained during the analysis made available to us. Only certain non-personal information about the tweet activity, such as the number of profile or link clicks through a particular tweet, can be viewed by us via our account. Furthermore, we have no way to prevent or disable the use of such tools on his Twitter account.

Finally, Twitter also receives information if you view content, for example, even if you have not created an account. This so-called “log data” may include the IP address, browser type, operating system, information about the previously accessed website and pages, your location, your mobile operator, the terminal you are using (including device ID and application ID), the search terms you are using and cookie information.

You can restrict the processing of your data in the general settings of your Twitter account and under “Privacy and Security”.

More information on these issues can be found on the following Twitter support pages: and

10 Changes to this data protection declaration

We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration at any time with effect for the future. A current version is available here. Please visit the website regularly and check the applicable privacy policy.

The content and structure of this data protection notice are based on the template provided by Jan-Philipp Albrecht:

It was translated from German using In the court of law, only the German version applies.