Data Privacy Policy

1. Information on the collection of personal data

(1) In this document we provide information on the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data means all data relating to you personally, e.g. your name, address, eMail addresses and user behaviour.

(2) The controller in accordance with Art. 4(7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen – DGNB e.V.

Tübinger Str. 43

70178 Stuttgart


Our data protection officer is available at


or under our postal address with the addition Data Protection Officer.

(3) When you contact us by email or by using a contact form, the data you provide (e.g. your email address, your name and telephone number) will be stored by us in order to respond to your query. We will erase data obtained in this respect once storage is no longer necessary, or we will restrict its processing where statutory safe-keeping obligations apply. But submitting a query, you grant us your consent to data-processing in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

(4) If we avail ourselves of contractual service providers for the individual functions of our services or if we would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we inform you in detail below about the relevant procedures. In this respect we will also specify the criteria established for the duration of storage.

2. Your Rights

(1) You have the following personal data rights in relation to us:

– Right to obtain information,

– Right to rectification and deletion,

– Right to restriction of processing,

– Right to object to processing,

– Right to data portability.

(2) You are also entitled to submit a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

3. Collection of personal data during visits to our website

(1) Where the website is used merely for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide information to us, we only collect the personal data transmitted to our server by your browser. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data that we require for technical reasons in order to show you the website and safeguard its stability and security (legal basis: Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR):

– IP address

– Date and time of the query

– Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

– Specific content (webpage) of the query

– Access status/HTTP status code

– Quantity of data transferred in each case

– Website that is the source of the query

– Browser

– Operating system and its interface

– Language and version of the browser software.

(2) ) In addition to the above-mentioned data, cookies are also stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your hard disk and attributed to the browser you use, and which enable certain information to flow to the party placing the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies are unable to run programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to render internet products more user-friendly and more effective overall.

(3) Use of cookies:

  1. ) This website uses the following kinds of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

– Session cookies – (b) below

– Permanent cookies – (c) below

  1. ) Session cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. Session cookies store a so-called session ID which enables various queries from your browser to be attributed to a specific session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
  2. ) Permanent cookies are deleted automatically after a pre-set period which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
  3. ) In order to control the use of cookies, a cookie consent-tool is implemented on this website (hereinafter referred to as “Cookiebot”). Cookiebot is operated by Cybot A/S, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark and displays a cookie list divided into functional groups, explains the purpose of the cookie functional groups and the individual cookies and their storage period. For the use of Cookiebot the storage of a cookie is technically necessary.When you visit this website for the first time, a pop-up window will appear. Here you can activate the cookies structured by function groups by clicking the corresponding box. Please note that the technical cookies are already stored when you access the website and that the relevant box is presetYou can change or withdraw your consent at any time by deselecting the relevant cookie categories in the cookie declaration below. Select cookie settings. An additional option for controlling the use of cookies is provided by appropriate settings in your browser with corresponding adjustment options. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of this website if you deselect cookies.
  4. ) We use cookies in order to identify you on subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise you have to log in again for each visit.
  5. ) We use HTML5 storage objects that are placed on your computer. These objects store the necessary data irrespective of your browser and have no automatic expiry date. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by adjusting your browser to private mode. We also recommend the regular manual deletion of your cookies and of the browser history.

Cookie Declaration

4. Other functions and offers on our website

(1) In addition to use of our website merely for informational purposes, we offer various services that you may use in case of interest. To this end you generally have to provide further personal data that we use in order to provide the relevant services and to which the above-mentioned data-processing principles apply.

(2) In some cases we use external service providers in order to process your data. Such service providers are carefully selected and commissioned by us, they are bound by our directives and undergo regular checks.

(3) We may also forward your personal data to third parties if the conclusion of contracts or similar services are offered by us together with partners. Further information will be available when you provide your personal data or below in the description of the services offered.

(4) Insofar as our service providers or partners have their registered office in a country outside the European Economic Area, we will inform you about the relevant consequences in the description of the services offered.

5. Objection to or revocation of processing of your data

(1) If you have granted your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke such consent at any time. Revocation affects the lawful processing of your personal data after it has been expressed to us by you.

(2) Insofar as our processing of your personal data is based on a balancing of interests, you may object to such processing. This is the case especially if the processing is not necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you, which is explained by us individually in the following description of the functions. When submitting such an objection, please state the reasons why we should not process your personal data in the manner in which we did. If your objection is well-founded, we will investigate the situation and will either discontinue or modify the data-processing, or we will present compelling reasons meriting protection, on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

(3) Of course, you may object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You may notify us of the objection raised against use for advertising purposes using the following contact details: Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen – DGNB e.V. , Data Protection Officer, Tübinger Str. 43, 70178 Stuttgart, email:

6. Google fonts

We use the external fonts of Google Fonts. When you visit our website, the required fonts are loaded into your browser cache to display the text and fonts on our website correctly. Since we have installed Google Fonts locally on our server, no personal data will be forwarded to Google or other third parties. The legal basis is Article 6 section 1 sub f GDPR (with our justified interest being the technical presentation and operation of our website).

7. Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

(1) This website uses the web analysis service Matomo in order to analyse and improve the use of our website at regular intervals. The statistics obtained help us to improve our products and make them more interesting to you as the user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6(1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

(2) Cookies are stored on your computer for analysis purposes (see further details under 3 above). The information thus collected is stored by the controller solely on a server located in Germany. The analysis can be stopped by deleting existing cookies and by preventing the storage of cookies. We would like to point out that if you prevent the storage of cookies, you might not be able to use all features of this website. You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. It is possible to prevent the use of Matomo by making the appropriate selection during the cookie request (for more details see Point 3 (3) d)).

(3) This website uses Matomo with the AnonymizeIP add-on. This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, thus excluding direct attribution to a specific person. The IP address communicated by your browser using Matomo is not combined with other data collected by us.

(4) Matomo is an open source project program. Information from the third-party provider on data privacy is available at