Data protection

Privacy policy

The BfN project "Networking of R+D projects for the nature conservation technical support of the energy transition" is responsible as a service provider according to § 7 para. 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) for its own information and content of the website. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations.

For this reason, we would like to inform you about the security as well as the handling of your data when you visit our website.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

1. collection and processing of personal data

Contact via eMail / contact form

As a rule, you can visit the pages without us requiring any personal data from you.

If you send us your personal data via e-mail or contact form, this data will not be passed on to third parties and will only be used for correspondence with you for the respective purpose. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Statistical analysis of the use of our website

We use statistical software to analyze the way our website is used. Thereby we hope to gain information about the number of visitors. We use this information to understand how our site is used and to make appropriate improvements to it.

This is the open source web analytics service Matomo (formerly Piwik), which collects and stores personal data but does not identify users of our site. Matomo uses long-term cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. Matomo cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. The following data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website:

The information generated about the use of this website is not passed on to third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software.

If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. You can then still visit our website, but your session will not be evaluated.

In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will have the effect that the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must then be reactivated when you visit our site again.


The Internet pages use so-called cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly and effective. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The data is not assigned to any specific person. The data is not merged with other data sources.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them (see above). These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

In your browser settings, you can specify whether cookies may be set or not, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

2. your rights as a user

When processing your personal data, the DSGVO grants you certain rights as a website user:

  1. Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR): you have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed; if this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the information listed in detail in Art. 15 GDPR.
  2. Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 DSGVO): you have the right to request without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate personal data concerning you and, where applicable, the completion of any incomplete personal data. You also have the right to request that personal data concerning you be deleted without undue delay, provided that one of the reasons listed in detail in Art. 17 DSGVO applies, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued.
  3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 DSGVO): You have the right to request the restriction of processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 DSGVO applies, e.g. if you have objected to the processing, for the duration of any review.
  4. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR): In certain cases, detailed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request the transfer of such data to a third party.
  5. Right to object (Art. 21 DSGVO): If data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) (data processing for the protection of legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are demonstrably compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
  6. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: Pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of the data concerning you violates data protection provisions. The right of complaint can be asserted in particular before a supervisory authority in the Member State of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

3. contact details


The responsible party for data processing on this website is:

löwenholz communication
Stefan Leonards and Rüdiger Buchholz GbR
Hufelandstrasse 33
10407 Berlin


The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).