A use of this website is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, for technical reasons and in order to provide a positive user experience, personal data (such as the IP address used by you at the time of your visit to the website) may be transmitted to us and to external services. We use these services exclusively to provide you with this user experience.
If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned (the data subject).
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (German DS-GVO) and in compliance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to this website. By means of this data protection declaration we would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, this data protection declaration informs data subjects about the rights to which they are entitled.
We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:
(a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
(b) Data subject
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the responsible.
Processing is any operation or set of operations, performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
(d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, location or change of location.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
(g) Responsible or data controller
Responsible or data controller shall mean the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by European Union law or by the law of the member states, provision may be made for the responsible or for the specific criteria for his or her designation in accordance with European Union law or the law of the member states.
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.
The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific investigation, in accordance with European Union or national law, shall not be considered as recipients.
(j) Third parties
Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the data controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.
Consent means any informed and unequivocal expression of the data subject's free will in the specific case, in the form of a declaration or other unambiguous confirmation of consent.
Name and address of person in charge
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is the:
SUMOCO - Sustainable Mobility Consulting GmbH
10245 Berlin, Germany
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Collection of general data and information
This website collects a number of general data and information every time a data subject or automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following can be recorded: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to prevent danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, this website does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required in order to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website as well as the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement agencies with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore statistically evaluated by this website on the one hand and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.
Subscription to our newsletter
On this website users are given the opportunity to subscribe to a newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose indicates which personal data is transferred to the data controller when ordering the newsletter. Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration are stored. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date and therefore serves to provide legal protection for the data controller.
The personal data collected in the course of registering for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as might be the case if there are changes to the newsletter offer or if technical conditions change. The personal data collected within the scope of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the person concerned has given us for the newsletter service, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking the consent, a corresponding link is included in every newsletter.
The newsletter contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Using the embedded pixel-code, this website can identify whether and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were accessed by the data subject.
Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties. Data subjects are entitled to revoke the separate declaration of consent submitted in this regard via the double opt-in procedure at any time. After revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the data controller. Unsubscribing from receiving the newsletter automatically interprets this website as a revocation.
Contact via the website
Due to legal regulations, this website contains information that enables rapid electronic contact with our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. Such personal data shall not be disclosed to third parties.
Comment function in the blog on the website
This website offers users the opportunity to leave individual comments on individual contributions. A blog is a portal maintained on a website, usually publicly accessible, where one or more people called bloggers or web-bloggers can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented by third parties.
If a data subject leaves a comment in the blog published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the data subject and the other data provided by the data subject, information on the time of the comment entry and the user name chosen by the data subject (pseudonym) are stored and published. Furthermore, the IP address assigned to the person concerned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) is also logged. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in case the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by submitting a comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore in the own interest of the responsible for processing, so that he/she can be exculpated if necessary in the event of an infringement of the law. The personal data collected will not be passed on to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the legal defence of the responsible for processing or is necessary for technical processing.
Subscription of comments or contributions
In principle, third parties can subscribe to the blog posts or the comments made in the blog. In particular, it is possible for a commentator to subscribe to the comments following his or her comment on a particular blog post.
If a data subject opts for the option to subscribe to comments, the data controller sends an automatic confirmation e-mail to verify, by means of a double opt-in procedure, that the owner of the e-mail address provided has indeed opted for this option. The option to subscribe to comments can be cancelled at any time.
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Objection to data collection
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Our website uses services of the Google-operated site YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages where YouTube videos are embedded, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells YouTube which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing habits with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Google may be able to track your path through the internet using a cookie stored in your browser. You can prevent this by not allowing Google cookies in your browser or by generally rejecting cookies from third parties.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of the presentation of this website, part of which is the display of videos. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.
Our website embeds videos from the video portal Vimeo. Provider is Vimeo Inc. 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our pages where a Vimeo video is embedded, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This tells Vimeo which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo will also receive your IP address. The information collected by Vimeo is sent to the Vimeo servers in the USA.
When you are logged into your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to associate your surfing behavior with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account. Vimeo may track your path through the Internet using a cookie stored in your browser. You can prevent this by disabling cookies from Vimeo in your browser or by generally rejecting cookies from third parties.
This site uses Google Maps via an API, which allows the display of interactive maps. Provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
When you call up a page in which a map is embedded, your IP address and the current page are transmitted to Google - usually to a server in the USA. Google Maps is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and in order to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.
Google may be able to track your path through the Internet via a cookie stored in your browser. You can prevent this by disabling cookies from Google in your browser or by generally rejecting cookies from third parties.
Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or by any other law or regulation to which the controller is subject.
If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Giver or any other competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Rights of the data subject
(a) Right to obtain confirmation
Any data subject has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact a member of the staff of the controller.
(b) Right of access
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right to obtain at any time and free of charge from the controller information on the personal data relating to him or her recorded, and a copy thereof. Furthermore, the European legislator for directives and regulations has granted the data subject access to the following information:
the purposes of processing
the categories of personal data processed
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organisations
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to him or her or of a right to have the processing limited by the controller or to object to such processing
the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
the existence of automated decision making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the DS-GVO and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject. Beyond, data subjects shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards in relation to the transfer; if a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact a member of the staff of the controller.
(c) Right of rectification
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to request the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data relating to him. The data subject shall also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, having regard to the purposes of the processing operation. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he may at any time contact a member of staff of the controller.
(d) Right of erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data relating to him/her, where one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6 (1-a) of the DS-GVO or Article 9 (2-a) of the DS-GVO, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
The data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DS-GVO.
The personal data were processed unlawfully.
The deletion of the personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the member states to which the controller is subject.
The personal data has been collected in relation to information society services offered, in accordance with Article 8 (1) of the DS-GVO; if one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored on this website deleted, he/she may at any time contact a member of the staff of the data controller. The member of the staff of this website will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately. If the personal data from this website has been made public and our company is responsible for it in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 1 of the DS-GVO, this website will take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested these other data controllers to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data, unless processing is necessary. The member of the staff of this website will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
(e) Right to limit processing
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to request the controller to limit processing if one of the following conditions is met:
The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time sufficient to enable the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.
The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 of the DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons given by the controller outweigh those of the data subject. If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored on this website, he/she may contact a member of the staff of the data controller at any time. The member of the staff of this website will arrange for the restriction of the processing.
(f) Right to data transfer
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him/her which have been made available to a data controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He/she also has the right to have this data communicated to another data controller without hindrance by the data controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1-a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2-a) DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1-b) DS-GVO and that the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller. Furthermore, when exercising his or her right to data transferability pursuant to Art. 20 Paragraph 1 DS-GVO, the data subject has the right to request that personal data be transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
(g) Right of objection
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out pursuant to Article 6 (1-e) or (1-f) of the DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. This website no longer processes personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is carried out for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims. If this website processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to object, on the grounds relating to his particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to him which is carried out at this website for the purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) DS-GVO. In order to exercise the right of objection, the data subject may contact directly any member of the staff of this website or any other employee, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest. The data subject is also free to exercise his or her right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications.
(h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling
Every data subject who is involved in the processing of personal data shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar way, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is authorised by European Union or national legislation to which the controller is subject and that such legislation provides for adequate safeguards of the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the explicit consent of the data subject. Where the decision is (1) necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller or (2) with the explicit consent of the data subject, this website shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the controller's intervention, to express his or her views and to challenge the decision.
(i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time, as granted by the European Data Protection Supervisor. If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may contact a member of the staff of the data controller at any time.
Legal basis of data processing
Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company was injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. The processing would then be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO.
Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller (Recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).
Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or by a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees.
Duration for which personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of this period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
Legal or contractual provisions on the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data
We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned could not be concluded.
Before the person concerned makes personal data available, he or she must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.
Existence of automated decision making
As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision making or profiling.
Liability for contents
The contents of our pages were created with the greatest care. However, we cannot guarantee that the contents are correct, complete and up-to-date.
Liability for links
Our site contains links to external websites of third parties, the contents of which we have no influence on. Therefore we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the sites is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not identified at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such links immediately.
The duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of utilization outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are observed. In particular, third-party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such contents immediately.
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. As far as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
This website is operated by
SUMOCO - Sustainable Mobility Consulting GmbH
10245 Berlin, Germany.
Authorised to represent the company: Thomas Endriß, CEO & Founder
E-mail: info |at| sumoco.eu
Phone: +49 (0) 174 371 4337
Register court: Berlin Charlottenburg, HRB 213 917 B
VAT ID: DE329 092 547
Tax ID: 37 / 552 / 50278
Out of court dipsute resolution
Irrespective of our participation in a procedure for alternative dispute resolution, we are subject to a legal obligation to inform you that the European Commission has created a platform for online dispute resolution (ODR) to provide a mechanism for the out-of-court resolution of consumer disputes. You can find the platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/
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