Effective date: May 25, 2018
State of Green operates www.stateofgreen.com. Click here to learn more about us.
State of Green respects your right to privacy
State of Green complies with the principles of GDPR and will always follow its six guiding principles of lawfulness, transparency and fairness; purpose limitation; data minimisation; accuracy; storage limitation and; confidentiality and integrity.
By using www.stateofgreen.com, you consent to the collection and use of your information by State of Green, as set forth in this statement.
How we collect personal data
There are two different ways State of Green collects personal data:
|Personal data you provide to State of Green
|State of Green does not require the information listed hereunder to obtain access to any part of the Site that is open to the public.
You will provide State of Green with personal data when you correspond with State of Green via the Website, either on your own behalf, or on behalf of an enterprise. You will provide us with personally identifiable information, incl. name, title, enterprise name, CVR, e-mail address and phone number, when you sign up to become a ‘registered user’. You will also provide us with personal data when you subscribe to receiving our marketing.
|Personal data we collect automatically
|As you use the website, State of Green will collect technical data including your browser type and version, operating system, the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, the URL of the linking page if you visit via another website, and your usage habits on our site, such as pages visited and time spent. State of Green collects this data using cookies.
(A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. A cookie file is passive and cannot spread computer viruses or other malicious programs. Often they help to analyse how the website is used in order to improve the user experience. In several cases, cookies may be necessary to provide a service. Usually, cookies are deleted from the browser automatically when it is closed (so-called session cookies). Cookies can also be set with an expiration time so that data exists for a shorter or longer period (persistent cookies). Persistent cookies are usually stored on the hard disk.)
Our purposes for collecting personal data
|» Verifying your identity – for example when you return to the website and have already logged in.|
|» Sending you service messages by e-mail about your subscription or account registration – for example if you have clicked a password reset link.|
|» Dealing with and responding to you about your user-generated content.|
|» Enabling you to share our content with others using social media or email.|
|» Personalised communication with you through our newsletters, but only those you have consented to receive.|
|» For dealing with a query or complaint that you have submitted to our Websupport Team.|
|» Contacting you by e-mail or phone regarding your content or profile on www.stateofgreen.com, only if you are registered as content producer or profile responsible.|
|» For in-house research and analysis, as to improve our understanding of visitor/user needs, support strategic development, and improve our web content and design. All results of any research and analysis will be anonymised or aggregated information, will not reveal any personal details of individual visitors or users, and is shared only with our sponsors, exhibitors and business partners.|
|» We log and use information about any service errors or interruptions that you have experienced in order to help us create fixes and to make technical improvements to our website.|
When visiting our visitor’s centre, House of Green, as part of a delegation, or when participating at State of Green’s event, we may take photographs. These photographs may be used on our website or in our promotional materials. By participating in activities at State of Green, you grant us the right to use any photographs or video footage taken of you or your group for promotional purposes i.e. to use in newsletters, news articles of www.stateofgreen.com or on our social media accounts. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken, please inform us before the photo is taken. We respect your privacy and will not use your image for any purpose other than those stated above.
We are not interested in all data
Other than as expressly set out in this policy, we do not use any of your personally identifiable information (which is any information that identifies you or can be used to identify you), nor do we track or collect it other than as stated above so that we can provide you with our products & services. We also do not track or collect any of your sensitive information, including information such as your race, religion, ethnicity, and political opinion.
State of Green does not intentionally or knowingly process personal information from individuals under the age of 16, without having been given consent by the holder of parental responsibility over the child. When aware, every effort will be made to delete any details of such users.
Legal basis for processing your personal data
As stated in sections above, by using www.stateofgreen.com, you consent to the collection and use of your information by State of Green, as set forth in this statement.
Where the legal basis for us processing your personal data is that you have provided your consent, you may withdraw your consent anytime. Withdrawing your consent will not make our processing of your data prior to your withdrawal of consent unlawful.
You can withdraw your consent by contacting our Websupport at +45 2384 0084 or [email protected].
Keeping your personal information and keeping it secure
We will keep your information only for as long as it is relevant and useful for the purpose for which it was originally collected.
The security of your personal information is greatly important to us. Sadly, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. We ensure you that we do everything reasonably possible and commercially acceptable to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, by monitoring our services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Accessing and updating your personal information
If you are a registered user, you can update your personal information by signing in to your account page. In all other cases, please contact our Websupport at +45 2384 0084 or [email protected].
You can ask for a copy of the personal information we may hold about you, or for your data to be deleted via our Websupport.
Transfer of personal data
As the internet is a global environment, collecting and processing personal information may involve the transmission of this data internationally, including outside of the European Union. Therefore, using our website and by communicating electronically with us you acknowledge and agree to your personal data being processed in this way.
Sharing personal information with third parties
The data we gather is used in aggregated reports (meaning you cannot be identified personally from this information), only for use by the State of Green Consortium and is shared only with our sponsors, exhibitors and business partners.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to comply with applicable laws and government or regulatory bodies’ lawful requests for information. We may also have to release information because of a legal requirement on us or pursuant to a court order.
Your personal details may be shared with third party organisations we have contracted to provide services to us, which include securing user-safety on our website and processing data – for example to send you the emails you have signed up for, or managing customer relations. State of Green uses reputable third parties, who provide adequate safeguards to ensure your data is stored and handled securely.
Our digital services are connected with functions and systems of third parties in many ways, such as through the integration of plug-ins of social networks of third parties, in particular Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Xing or Twitter, or if you visit our content on third-party websites (e.g. Facebook Fanpages etc.). If you have a user-account with these third parties, it may also be possible for these third parties to measure and evaluate your use of our digital services. In this case, further personal data, such as IP address, personal browser settings and other parameters can be transmitted to these third parties and stored there. State of Green has no control over the use of your personal data collected by third parties and assumes no responsibility or liability.
For more information on Google Analytics or to opt-out of having your information shared through Google Analytics, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631?hl=en&ref_topic=1008008
For further information on how Google uses the data collected from our site, visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
Publicly shared information
State of Green does not share your personal information publicly.
However, and only concerning registered users, information you choose to make public on your enterprise profile will be disclosed publicly. Meaning that you provide the relevant information about your organisation, on behalf of the organisation, for public consumption, which can include a name, e-mail and phone number of your primary contact at the organisation.
What you can do if you do not want us to collect your information
By using our services, you agree to State of Green collecting and using your information. Should you not want us to collect your data you can use the following options, or decide not to use our services.
|Set your browser to reject cookies.
|It is always possible for you to view, modify or delete cookies stored on your computer. You may refuse to allow cookies on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser – in most browsers you can select advanced cookie settings under internet options and add this domain to the list of websites from which to block cookies. Be aware that without cookies you may not be able to use all the website features.
OBS: Since we track website usage information as presented above, selecting “Do not Track” options provided by your browser may not have any effect on us collecting certain information. To completely “opt-out” of the collection of information through cookies or other tracking technologies is to actively manage the settings on your browser to delete and disable cookies and other tracking/recording tools. Be advised that this specific mode of protecting your data can be useless, due to the fact that not all tracking technologies can be controlled by your browser.
|Do not sign up for an account/ close your existing account. Do not sign up for our newsletters/ unsubscribe from our newsletters.||This is information that you provide to us autonomously. You can contact our Websupport to erase already collected personal information about you.
Know your rights
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
- Request access to your personal data;
- Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
- Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
- Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
- Request portability of your personal data.
- EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.
Changes to this statement
If you have questions regarding this policy or State of Green, or to relay any concern regarding the respect of your privacy, please send correspondence to us at [email protected].