Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The protection of personal data during collection, processing and use on the occasion of a visit to the Leipziger Energiegesellschaft mbH homepage is an important concern. Leipziger Energiegesellschaft mbH collects, processes and uses personal data in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany and higher-level European legal requirements. Below you can view the information and regulations, which data is collected during the visit to our homepage and how it is used.

1. Responsible Office

The responsible party within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act is

Leipziger Energie GmbH & Co. KG

Burgstraße 1 – 5

04109 Leipzig

T: +49 (0) 341 – 331 571 0

F: +49 (0) 341 – 331 571 99

2. Personal Data

Personal data in the sense of the Federal Data Protection Act is information about factual or personal circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This is essentially all personal information that becomes known, for example, in the course of using our website or other communication channels. No personal data in this sense is data that is collected or processed for the purpose of purely statistical surveys (e.g., about general usage behavior on our website) and cannot be assigned to a natural person.

3. Collection of Personal Data

3.1 Use and Storage of Personal Data

Personal data is only collected and used by Leipziger Energiegesellschaft mbH if it is required in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are required, after consent of the user (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and voluntarily provided to us, e.g. in the context of a registration for newsletters, the use of our contact form or for the provision of agreed services. After processing the request, the personal data provided by you will be blocked for further use or deleted immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further processing and use of the data. In addition, storage may take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject.

Every time a user accesses our homepage, and every time a file is retrieved – without providing any personal information and without contacting us about it – data about this process is temporarily stored and processed. This data is only evaluated for statistical purposes, to ensure trouble-free operation and to improve the offer and is then deleted. This serves according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in a correct presentation of our offer, which outweigh our interests in the context of a balancing of interests. Any further use beyond this or even the transfer to third parties does not take place.

In detail, the following data can be stored for each access or retrieval of the Leipziger Energiegesellschaft mbH homepage:

  • Date and time of the retrieval,
  • Duration of the retrieval,
  • Message about successful retrieval,
  • web browser,
  • Information about the end device used,
  • country of the request.

In addition, the IP addresses of the requesting computers are logged. Before storage, however, each data record is anonymized by changing the IP address and does not allow any inference to the person of the user.

3.1.1 Use of Computer Profiles

Web analytics services also capture and collect other anonymous data that helps us understand and analyze the Internet experience. For example, visitor data is collected about referring domains, browser types used, operating system software, screen resolutions, color features, plug-ins, language settings, cookie settings, search engine terms, and JavaScript activation. It also logs the number of visits, paths, and time spent on sites and pages. This information is not personal.

3.1.2 Use of Google Analytics

The operator of this website reserves the right to use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The privacy policy is to be adapted in case of use.

3.1.3 Use of Google Re-marketing

The operator of this website reserves the right to use the Re-marketing function of Google Inc. („Google“). The privacy policy is to be adapted in case of use.

3.1.4 Use of Cookies

“Cookies” are text files through which encrypted information about visits to the website is stored on the requesting computer. A cookie can only contain information that is sent to the computer – private data cannot be read out with it. . The use of cookies serves to protect our legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer, which outweigh our interests in the context of a balancing of interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the cookies are accepted on the pages, there is no access to personal information, but with the help of the cookies the computer can be identified and at the next visit this information can be retrieved and allows the recognition of your browser and various service functions. Cookies only allow us to identify the computer you are using and only for as long as the cookies are not deleted or delete themselves as a result of reaching their specified lifespan.

Most browsers accept cookies by default. You can allow or disallow temporary and stored cookies independently in the security settings of your respective browser. However, we would like to point out that due to the deactivation of cookies, certain functions on our pages may not be available to you or some web pages may not be displayed correctly.

3.1.5 Use of an E-Mail Newsletter

Leipziger Energiegesellschaft mbH may allow you to subscribe to a newsletter. For this purpose, we use the data required or separately provided by you to send you our e-mail newsletter on a regular basis. The legal basis for the processing of data after registration to the newsletter by the user is, if the user has given his consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is § 7 para. 3 UWG. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described above or, if applicable, via a link provided for this purpose in the newsletter.

3.2 Disclosure of Personal Data

The personal data will only be passed on to third parties or otherwise transmitted if this is necessary for the purpose of processing the contract, esp. is required for billing purposes or you have previously consented to the transfer. As far as external service providers come into contact with your personal data, legal, technical and organizational measures as well as regular controls ensure that they comply with the provisions of data protection laws. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Personal data will not be passed on to third parties beyond this unless we are obliged to do so by official order, court decision or by law.

4. Social Networks

The operator of this website reserves the right to integrate so-called plug-ins from social networks. These are currently provided by the following vendors:

  • Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook“)
  • Twitter Inc.,795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”);
  • Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland („Google“)
  • Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA;
  • XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland
  • LinkedIn Corporation , 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View CA 94043

The plug-ins must be identified within the scope of our Internet presence by corresponding lettering or by small stylized symbols.

If you are logged in as a member of the respective social network, the network provider assigns the information to your personal user account in the social network. When using the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking the “Like” button), other information is also assigned to your personal account on the social network. If you wish to prevent such data transmission, you must log out of the account of the respective social network before visiting our website.

For more information on data collection, evaluation and processing of your data by the above-mentioned providers and your rights in this regard, please refer to the privacy statements of the providers Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Xing, Pinterest, LinkedIn.

5. Duration of Storage / Deletion of Personal Data

The deletion in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR of the stored personal data takes place in principle immediately, but at the latest when you have either revoked your consent to the storage, their knowledge is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose pursued with the storage or if the storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. In accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, you can object to the processing and revoke consent once given at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Should the stored personal data have become incomplete or incorrect, Leipziger Energiegesellschaft mbH will arrange for the immediate deletion, correction (Art. 16 GDPR) or blocking (Art. 18 GDPR) of your data upon a corresponding instruction within the framework of the legal provisions. The right to erasure does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary to

1. to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

3. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;

4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes in accordance with. Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in Section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing, or

5. for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Upon request, you will receive information free of charge about all personal data we have stored about you in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller.

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose.

6. Scope of Application

The websites of Leipziger Energiegesellschaft mbH contain links to websites of other providers to which this data protection declaration does not extend. As far as the collection, processing or use of personal data is connected with the use of the Internet pages of other providers, we refer to the observance of the data protection information of the respective providers.

7. Changes to the Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be adapted due to changes in the legal regulations. However, the adjustments will not be specifically announced or marked.