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Data protection


[Solar for Schools Bildung] (SFS) ("we", "we" or "our") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to be able to provide you with the full range of information and services offered by SFK, we are sometimes obliged to collect information about you. We know that you care about how your information is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our users on this website platform and have implemented strict security measures and procedures so you can be assured that any information you transmit online remains secure. This privacy policy tells you how we look after and process your personal information when you visit our website or use our service, and tells you about your privacy rights and the choices you have in relation to your personal information. We want our Services to be a safe and comfortable environment for all of our users.

Please read the following carefully to understand how we will handle and treat your personal information. By contacting or interacting with SFS, or by visiting the SFS website, you consent to the practices (information collection and use) described in this Privacy Policy. Whenever you provide information to us, we have a legal obligation to use your information in accordance with all laws relating to the protection of personal data, including the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (these laws will collectively referred to as “Privacy Laws” in this Privacy Policy). We are a controller of your information that we hold and process and are responsible for that personal information.

SFK may review and update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect new laws and technologies and changes in SFK's business. Please visit this page periodically to check for updates.



We store personal information when you:

  • visit our website

  • Fill out forms on our website (including username and password)

  • sign up to participate in or receive a service from any part of the site (e.g., newsletter, e-news, social media updates, membership requests, surveys, contests, live chat, message boards, or join a Register online registration system used in various parts of this website)

  • enter into a contract with us or participate in current or future projects with us

  • correspond or interact with us by telephone, email or otherwise

  • participate in a process through our website and request services or information from us through a process

  • and provide details about your visits to our website, including but not limited to IP address, browser type, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communications data, whether necessary for our own billing purposes or otherwise.

in accordance with applicable laws, we also access, receive and collect your data from third parties or otherwise.


We do not collect any of the following "special categories" of personal information about you: 
Your race or ethnicity, your religious or philosophical beliefs (other than your desire to act ethically), your sex life, your sexual orientation, your political opinions, your membership in a trade union, your criminal convictions or offenses, information about your health or genetic or biometric data. If you provide this information voluntarily, it may be that we have stored it. 
However, it should be noted that the personal information we collect about individuals may include your name, date of birth, contact information (including email, home address, telephone, and billing address), payment information, and other personal information we collect over the course of collect from a transaction or that you provide to us when you contact us.



Our website uses cookies and similar tracking technologies to track activity on our Services. Cookies store information about your online preferences and contain information that allows SFS to identify your computer to our servers. We can obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. We may also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the Internet), operating system, browser type, and analytics software. SFS aims to collect personal information about an individual only from that individual. In certain circumstances, SFS may receive personal information from third parties.

SFS may use the information we collect from you for the primary purpose for which it was collected and for such other secondary purposes as are related to the primary purpose of collection. Many websites do this because cookies allow website operators to do useful things like B. to find out if the device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a return visit by looking for a cookie left on the last visit. SFS may use information contained in cookies to make assumptions about the user of the computer and to target users of that computer with content that SFS believes may be of interest based on that information. In some cases, a website may contain more than one cookie. The information collected by these various cookies is used to compile statistical and demographic information, which does not personally identify you, for advertisers and other third parties for marketing and advertising purposes. Please note that our third-party providers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Users have the ability to set their devices to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to only use essential cookies. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our website. Cookies allow you to take full advantage of some features of SFS and we recommend that you leave them turned on. In addition, certain personalized services may then not be available to you and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of our services.

We use Google Analytics to analyze how our website is used. This tool uses "cookies". The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate how visitors use the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for SFS. If you want to learn more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, please visit   or read more about Google's privacy policy unter .We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website.

SFS will not use (nor permit any third party to use) the statistical analysis tool to track or collect personally identifiable information from visitors to our website. We will not associate any data collected from this website with personally identifiable information from any source as part of our use of Google's statistical analysis tool. Google will not associate your IP address with other stored data. Neither Compare Local nor Google will associate or attempt to associate an IP address with the identity of any computer user.

This website uses third parties, including Google, Pipedrive, and Amazon Web Services, to serve ads, manage our records, and host our websites. To do this, third parties, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's previous visits to this site.

Users can disable Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page (alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies by a third party by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page).

Google advertising opt-out page  
Network Advertising Initiative opt out page



We use the personal information we hold about you for the primary purpose for which it was collected and for secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose of collection. In general, we use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us or specifically indicate that they are relevant to you

  • to offer you the most user-friendly navigation experience possible and to enable you to use the interactive functions of our website if you wish

  • to analyze, improve, personalise, manage, enhance and customize your experience and the way content is presented to you

  • to administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; and to keep our website secure

  • to carry out and fulfill contractual agreements and obligations arising from the contracts concluded between you and us, including the payment of invoices

  • to communicate with you, to keep in touch with you, to contact you regarding any input you have made on the website (including to access current information, manage services, operations and content provided by you) and to To provide you with the opportunity to receive emails and an "e-newsletter" from us from time to time 

  • Using IP addresses to identify the location of users and the number of visits from different countries and also to block abusive use.



We may disclose or share your personal information with other affiliated companies and third party companies. Third parties include, but are not limited to, subcontractors, suppliers and those engaged by us to perform functions on our behalf.

We may share your personal information with third parties:

  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any terms of service or other agreements

  • to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our services and to protect against legal liability

  • to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of our members (including schools), other users of our site, materials or services, or others. This includes sharing information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction purposes where this helps us to provide our services to you more effectively, in a way that you are expressly aware of and in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets; in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or asset.

If such disclosure occurs, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that third parties understand the sensitive nature of your personal information and any restrictions on its use, and have appropriate security controls in place. We protect your personal information in our possession from misuse, loss, unauthorized access, alteration or disclosure by various measures such as firewalls, password access, secure servers and encryption of credit card transactions. It is important that you protect yourself against unauthorized access to your password and your computer. If we have given you (or you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password secret. We ask you not to pass the password on to third parties. Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure.

In addition, your data may also be processed by employees who work inside or outside the EU and who work for us or for one of our suppliers or contacts. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfillment of your orders, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. Once we have received your information, we will use reasonable procedures and security features on our systems to try to prevent unauthorized access, including encrypting our hardware. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They only process your personal data on our instructions and are bound to confidentiality. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and/or processing. We will take such steps as we deem appropriate to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.



The personal data we hold and that we collect from you will be retained by us on our systems for as long as it is useful for the purpose for which it was transmitted and to comply with our legal obligations (e.g. when we process your data retain to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. After this period, your data will be deleted, unless we are legally obliged to keep it. With your consent, we can also store your data longer if we have concluded a contract with you; we may keep your data in case we wish to enter into a contract with you again. Data is typically retained for a shorter period of time, unless that data is used to improve the security or functionality of our Service.

In the event that you wish to cancel your registration as a user, after deleting an account the record will be shown as deleted and the personal data can no longer be used but will remain stored in the system for administrative purposes for a period of one year before they will be automatically deleted. If you make a contribution to a website, we will generally only retain your content for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted. In rare cases it can also happen that we pass on your contribution to third parties in the interest of maintaining historical archives. Where possible, we will endeavor to notify you in advance, or to notify you at a later date, if we expect to retain content indefinitely or transfer it to an approved historical archive.



We may use the Personal Information you provide to understand which of our other products, services or offerings may be relevant to you and to contact you about them ("Marketing Communications"). You may receive such marketing communications from us where you have requested information from us or purchased our services and you have expressly consented to receive such marketing. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms (where applicable) or by contacting us.

In certain circumstances, you have additional rights under data protection legislation in relation to your personal data. In particular, you have the following rights:

  • The right to access, correct, update or delete the information we hold about you. Whenever possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your personal information directly in your account settings area. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you

  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data

  • The Right to Restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data

  • The right to complain. You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority

  • The right to data portability. You have the right to receive a copy of the information we hold about you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format 

  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time if you have given your consent and no longer wish to consent to the processing of your personal data.

In addition, under the Data Protection Act, you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. A fee may be charged for each access request to cover our costs of providing details of the information we hold about you. We will use reasonable efforts to provide, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.

For international users accessing the Website, any personal information you submit to the Website will go directly to us and will be processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy, unless the terms on our Website provide otherwise. You should note that we place a number of cookies on our website and may collect information about international users of this website.

Please contact the address provided if you have any inquiries or questions in this regard, or if you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. We may even ask you to prove your identity with 2 approved photo ID's.



Our website may, from time to time, contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties, e.g. B. our suppliers, partner networks, advertisers, affiliates and other third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to read them. These regulate the use of personal data that you enter when visiting these websites or that is collected through cookies. We have no responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use and operation of such websites, their content and policies is at your own risk.



We may update this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and we may notify you by email before the change becomes effective. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for changes. Changes to this privacy policy are effective when they are posted on this page. The date of the last revision is displayed on this page. We strive to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate, current, complete and up to date. Please inform us of any changes.



If you have any inquiries or questions about this Privacy Policy, or would like to provide us with feedback, including requests to exercise your legal rights, they are welcome and should be directed to us.

HRB 266273, StNr 143/237/72828

Status: July 2021

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