I. General

We, eco – Association of the Internet Industry e. V., Lichtstraße 43h, 50825
Cologne (later named “eco”), take the protection of your personal data very seriously and
strictly uphold the rules of the data protection laws. The following explanation gives you an
overview on how we guarantee this protection. We would like to specifically stress to you, as
a visitor of our websites, subscriber of our newsletter “eco News” or guest of our numerous
organisations, what type of data we gather, why we gather this data, how we always determine
how best to contact you over the use of your personal data.

II. Visiting acdc-project.eu

eco collects and saves data temporarily in its server log files information that your
browser leaves behind and which files have been accessed whilst visiting acdc-project.eu.

Examples of the information that we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol address
(IP address) which connects your computer with the Internet, information such as computer and
connection to the Internet, i.e. Browser type, version and number, operating system and

Before any data records are saved, the ip address will be anonymised by changing the last

The following data in detail from each access/request are saved:

  • Browser type/ -version
  • Related operating system
  • Anonymised IP address from accessing computer
  • Date and time of server request
  • Accessed page/name of accessed file
  • Transferred data size
  • Number of hits/downloads in anonymised form grouped by country (shortened/changed
  • Report, whether the access/request was successful

From our side we neither use Cookies or other techniques which serve to retrace a users
access behavior. Merging of the aforementioned data with other data sources is not made. All
data will be deleted after a statistical and security related analysis.

III. Your Rights

You have the right always to request further information about the data stored regarding
your personal data, who holds it and the purpose of the storage. In addition the right stands
for you to demand the cancellation and/or obstruction as well as correction of your data.
Please direct your concern to our data protection delegate, under the e-mail address
datenschutz@eco.de, via post at our address eco – Association of the Internet Industry
e. V., Lichtstraße 43h, 50825 Cologne, Germany with the subject: “data protection” or via fax
at the number +49 (0)221,7000 48 11

IV. Transmission to Third Parties

The data gathered by us is not sold. We transmit the information that we receive between
our own organisations. The data protection for these connected businesses is explained

Connected businesses

Connected businesses that are controlled by eco are subject or follow the same guidelines and
offer at least the same data protection that is given in this explanation.

Protection of eco and third parties

We will announce personal data if we are legally obligated to or if such a transmission is
required in order to protect our rights and that of a third party

With your consent

In all other cases, we will inform you about personal information that is supposed to be
transmitted to a third party and give you the possibility to provide us with your consent

V. Further information and references

Our websites, services as well as initiatives constantly change – just as this data
protection explanation and our terms and conditions of use change. We will inform you at
certain intervals about the valid guidelines mentioned here. However, you should visit our
websites regularly and should take note of any changes. Provided that no other regulations
subject to the utilisation of information that we that we have about your data, this data
protection explanation prevails. We assure you that significant deviation from our data
protection explanation that leads to a weaker protection of already preserved data, will only
be carried out with your prior approval. Your confidence is very important to us. Therefore
we would like to always be in communications with you when necessary about the use of your
personal data and answer any questions. If you have questions, that this data protection
explanation was not able to answer, or if you wish for further information please always
refer to the data protection delegate, at the e-mail address datenschutz@eco.de, the address:
eco – Association of the Internet Industry e. V., Lichtstraße 43h, 50825 Cologne,
Germany with the subject: “data protection” or via fax under the number +49 (0)221 7000 48

eco – Association of the Internet Industry e. V.

Lichtstraße 43h

50825 Cologne, Germany

Phone: + 49 (0) 221 / 70 00 48 – 0

Fax: +49 (0) 221 / 70 00 48 – 111

E-Mail: info@eco.de

Web: http://www.eco.de

Köln, to date: April 2013