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Data Protection Information

Datenschutzerklärung der DLG e.V. und DLG Service GmbH

1. Controller

The legally independent and nonprofit association responsible for data protection purposes is WeReforest e.V.

Contact address:

WeReforest e.V.
Eschborner Landstraße 122
60489 Frankfurt am Main

2. Collection, Processing, and Use of Personal Data

WeReforest e.V. collects, processes, and uses personal data in accordance with applicable data protection regulations and solely for internal association purposes. Personal data refers to information that can be used to identify an individual.

3. Contact Form

When you use the contact form on our website, the data you provide (e.g., name, email address) will be used for communication and to process your inquiry. This data will not be shared with third parties and will be used exclusively to address your concern.

4. Application Form

When using the application form, the data you enter (e.g., name, contact details, professional background) will be used by the WeReforest e.V. expert committee associated with processing applications and selection procedures. This data serves exclusively for internal association purposes and will not be shared with third parties without your consent. Information regarding your project will be processed and presented on the project page.

5. Data Security

WeReforest e.V. implements appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of your personal data. Your data is protected against loss, misuse, or unauthorized access.

6. Rights of Individuals

You have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data. Likewise, you have the right to correct inaccurate data and to have your data deleted, provided there are no legal retention obligations. For questions or concerns regarding data protection, you can contact the address provided above.

7. Changes to this Data Protection Information

WeReforest e.V. reserves the right to update this data protection information as needed. We will inform you about significant changes on our website.


Please note that this information is of a general nature and does not constitute legal advice. For specific legal questions related to data protection, we recommend seeking professional legal advice.

Use of Cookies

1. Description and Scope of Data Processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a unique character string that enables the browser to be identified when the website is accessed again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the calling browser to be identifiable even after changing pages. Additionally, we use cookies on our website that allow us to analyze user surfing behavior.

This allows us to track page visits and movement on our website. For more information, please refer to the "Plugins" section.

2. Purpose of Data Processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these functions, it is necessary for the browser to be recognized after a page change.

The use of analysis cookies is carried out for marketing and statistical purposes. Analysis cookies help us understand how the website is used and enable us to continuously optimize our offering. Accordingly, the quality of our website and its content should be improved.

3. Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for processing personal data using technically unnecessary cookies is Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.

The legal basis for processing personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

4. Storage Duration, Objection, and Removal Options

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Existing cookies can be deleted at any time, including automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, not all functions of the website may be fully available.

If you are using a Safari browser version 12.1 or above, cookies will be automatically deleted after seven days. This also applies to opt-out cookies that are set to prevent tracking activities.



The website is hosted on servers provided by a contracted service provider.

Our service provider is:

medianet elektronische Kommunikation & Marketing GmbH

Humboldtstraße 65

60318 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. +49 69 – 2740160

The server location of the website is geographically in Germany. The servers automatically collect and store information in server log files that your browser transmits when you visit the website. The stored information includes:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Date and time of server request
  • IP address

The collection of this data is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of their website, which requires the collection of server log files.

Use of Google (Universal) Analytics

1. Scope of Processing Personal Data

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as "Google").

Google Analytics examines, among other things, the origin of visitors, their time spent on individual pages, and the use of search engines, allowing for better campaign performance assessment. Google places a cookie on your computer for this purpose. This may result in the storage and evaluation of personal data, including:

  • User activity (particularly which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on)
  • Device and browser information (especially IP address and operating system)
  • Data about displayed advertisements (particularly which advertisements were shown and whether the user clicked on them)
  • Data from advertising partners (especially pseudonymized user IDs)

We have activated IP anonymization on this online presence. This prevents the personal identification of the information generated by the cookie about your use of this online presence from being transferred to Google servers in the United States and stored there.

On behalf of the operator of this online presence, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the online presence, compile reports on the activities of the online presence, and provide further services related to the use of the online presence and internet usage to the operator of the online presence. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of our online presence to their full extent.

For more information on how Google processes data, visit

2. Purpose of Data Processing

The use of Google Analytics (Universal Analytics) helps us evaluate the use of our online presence and target advertising to individuals who have already shown initial interest through their site visit.


3. Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

The legal basis for processing user personal data is the user's consent under Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. The legal basis for the transmission of your personal data to the United States is Article 49(1)(a) of the GDPR.

If you consent to the use of Google Analytics, it cannot be excluded that your personal data will not remain within the EU or EEA. In this regard, your personal data may be processed on servers in the United States, whose level of data protection has not been recognized as adequate by the European Union. To ensure suitable safeguards for the protection of the transfer and processing of your personal data, which may be processed on servers in the United States and thus subject to requests from US security authorities, data transmission to Google is based on suitable safeguards under Articles 46 ff. of the GDPR, in particular through the conclusion of so-called standard data protection clauses under Article 46(2)(c) of the GDPR. A copy of these suitable safeguards can be requested by informal inquiry to the above contact information.

By transmitting and processing your personal data in the United States, there is the possibility that US authorities, intelligence agencies, or the government could gain complete access to the transmitted data. The extent, purpose, and duration of such processing by the aforementioned entities will then be beyond your control. Your rights under the GDPR will most likely not be respected or you will likely be unable to enforce them.

4. Duration of Storage

Your personal information will be stored as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this privacy policy or as required by law. Advertising data in server logs will be anonymized by Google, according to their statement, by deleting parts of the IP address and cookie information after 9 or 18 months.

5. Revocation and Removal Options

You have the right to revoke your data protection consent declaration at any time. Revoking consent does not affect the legality of processing based on consent before its revocation.

You can prevent the collection and processing of your personal data by Google by preventing the storage of third-party cookies on your computer, using the "Do Not Track" feature of a supporting browser, disabling the execution of script code in your browser, or installing a script blocker such as NoScript ( or Ghostery ( in your browser.

Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the online presence (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

You can deactivate the use of your personal data by Google using the following link:

For more information on options to object to and remove data from Google, visit:

6. Risk Warning

Your personal data will also be transferred to the United States. There is no adequacy decision pursuant to Article 45(3) of the GDPR for the United States. Furthermore, there are no suitable safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR. We would like to inform you that transferring data without an adequacy decision and suitable safeguards entails certain risks, which we may inform you about as follows:

US intelligence services use certain online identifiers (such as IP addresses or unique numbers) as a starting point for monitoring individuals. It is particularly not excluded that these intelligence services have already collected information about you, which may allow the data transmitted here to be traced back to you.

Providers of electronic communication services headquartered in the United States are subject to monitoring by US intelligence services under 50 U.S. Code § 1881a ("FISA 702"). Accordingly, providers of electronic communication services headquartered in the United States are obliged to provide personal data to US authorities under 50 U.S. Code § 1881a. Even encryption of data in the data centers of electronic communication service providers cannot provide adequate protection, as a provider of electronic communication services, regarding imported data under its possession, custody, or control, has a direct obligation to grant access to or provide this data. This obligation may explicitly extend to cryptographic keys, without which the data is not readable.

The fact that this is not merely a "theoretical risk" is evident from the judgment of the CJEU of July 16, 2020, C 311/18.