The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We want you to know what data we collect, when we collect it, and how we use it.
We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that both we as well as external service providers comply with the provisions governing data protection.

Personal data

The use of the website of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is generally possible without disclosing your identity.

What are personal data?

Personal data are information (e.g. your name, email address, postal address and telephone number) that can be used to identify you. It does not include information that is not related to your identity (such as the number of website users).

Data collection and storage

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy uses a web tracking tool to obtain anonymous data about user visits to our websites. These data can be used to produce user profiles under a pseudonym. The cookies placed on your computer are solely used to draw conclusions about the user patterns on the Ministry's websites and to regularly review the information service we provide to the users. No personal data are retained or passed on to their parties. It is possible to withhold or withdraw consent to the future collection and storage of data at any time.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will use the information you provide in the form above exclusively for the purpose of organising the European Conference on Batteries, which will take place from 24-27 November 2020. The purpose of the data collection is the planning, preparation and implementation of the event. For this purpose, prior registration, stating your first and last name and email address, is mandatory (Art. 6(1)f General Data Protection Regulation).
The data transmission for the registration is encrypted via https. When you participate in the conference, we optionally store your first and last name, your email address, the name of your company, as well as your consent to be contacted by the BMWi, in addition to your answers regarding the content of the conference. The data will not be assigned to a user account, and participation does not lead to the creation of such an account.

The BMWi only stores your data for as long as they are required for the purpose for which they are intended.
If you send us a message via the registration form, Q&A module, survey module or email, your data will be used for correspondence with you.
If we receive a message via the registration form or an email from you, we assume that we are entitled to reply by email. Otherwise, you must expressly advise us of another form of communication.

The contents of the BMWi contact forms are transmitted via an encrypted https connection.

Communication via email can have security gaps. For example, emails on their way to the BMWi can be intercepted and read by experienced Internet users.

When a contact form is used, the BMWi is provided with the sender's IP address in addition to the contents of the data fields. In principle, this is also done when sending a conventional email. Before sending the contact form, you will be asked to agree to the transmission and storage of the IP address. The IP address will be used exclusively within the framework of state criminal prosecution and danger prevention measures in compliance with the legal requirements.

The storage of citizens' enquiries in electronic form - as also in paper form - is carried out in accordance with the time limits for the storage of written material set out in the Registry Directive, which supplements the Common Rules of Procedure of the Federal Ministries (GGO).
If you order the newsletter "e-News Battery Cell Production" in the course of registering for the conference, we will ask you for your name and other personal information. You are free to decide whether to enter these data.
By entering your data, you consent to their use for a specific purpose. We store your data on specially protected servers in Germany. Only a few specially authorised persons who are involved in the technical, business or editorial maintenance of the servers have access to it.

All forms and digital applications of the Battery Cell Production conference website are stored in Germany on the servers of Streampark GmbH & Co. KG, Mehringplatz 9, 10969 Berlin.

In addition, every time the local servers are accessed, data are stored for statistical and backup purposes. The IP address of the Internet service provider, the date and time of access and the concrete destination address are recorded for 7 days. These data are used exclusively to improve the BMWi's Internet service and are not analysed in a way that can be traced back to the user. Notwithstanding this, the BMWi reserves the right, in the event of serious violations of these Terms of Use and in the event of unauthorised access or attempted access to these servers, to initiate a derivation of personal data with the aid of individual data records.

Disclosure of data to third parties

Data collected during access to the website of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy will only be transmitted to third parties if the BMWi is obliged to transmit such data by law or by court order or if the transmission is necessary for legal or criminal prosecution in case of attacks on the BMWi's Internet infrastructure. Data will not be passed on for other non-commercial or commercial purposes.

If information material or brochures are ordered, personal data entered will only be used internally within the BMWi and the companies commissioned to send brochures. No data will be passed on to third parties without express consent.

Privacy policy for social media

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy takes the ongoing discussion about data protection in social networks very seriously. It is currently not conclusively clarified in legal terms whether and to what extent the various networks offer their services in accordance with European data protection regulations.

We therefore expressly point out that the services also used by the BMWi store the data of their users (e.g. personal information, IP address etc.) in accordance with their data use guidelines and use them for business purposes.

The BMWi has no influence on the data collection and its further use by the social networks. For example, there is no knowledge of the extent to which, where and for how long the data are stored, the extent to which the networks comply with existing deletion obligations, what evaluations and links are made with the data and to whom the data are passed on.

Changes to the privacy policy

In the course of the (technological) development of our website, changes to this privacy policy may become necessary. We therefore recommend that you read this data protection declaration again from time to time.

Name and address of the data controller

The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other regulations relating to data protection is:

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Division for Social Media, Public Relations
Responsibility within the meaning of Section 55 (2) of the Interstate Agreement on Broadcasting (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag) resides with:
Tobias Fresenius, Head of Division for Social Media, Public Relations
Scharnhorststraße 34-37
10115 Berlin
Postal address: 11019 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30-18 615-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30-18 615-5208