Privacy Policy

We are happy that you are visiting the website of Clean Energy Wire and thank you for your interest. We take the protection of your personal data while you use our website very seriously. Your personal data are stored and processed in accordance with the German data protection regulations. To the extent that you use our website to send us an enquiry, request or application the disclosure of your data takes place on an explicitly voluntary basis. Your personal data will be used exclusively for further processing regarding your enquiry, request or application, and electronically saved until this consent is withdrawn, which can be done by e-mailing

Content from third parties is incorporated into some pages of this website. This always requires the suppliers of such content (herein after referred to as “third party suppliers” to register the IP address of the user, for without the IP address they cannot send the content to the browser of the user in question. Thus the IP address is required for this content to be displayed. We make every effort to use only content from suppliers who use the IP address solely for the purposes of delivering the content. Nonetheless, we have no means of preventing third party suppliers from storing the IP address, for example for statistical purposes. Where we are aware of this happening, we inform users accordingly.

Our Internet presence also uses plug-ins from the micro-blogging service, operated by Twitter, Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (‘Twitter’). The plug-in is indicated by the Twitter logo. When you visit a webpage on our website containing this plugin, a connection is made to the Twitter server and the plug-in is displayed through the website on your browser. The Twitter server then receives information about the webpages you have visited on our site. If you are logged in as a member of Twitter, Twitter will allocate this information to your personal twitter user account. This information will also be allocated to your Twitter account when you use the plug-in functions (for example leaving a comment). This can only be prevented by logging out of the plug-in beforehand. More information on Twitter’s use and storage of data, the user’s associated rights and privacy protection can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy.

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In addition, our website uses the web-analysis service Piwik. Piwik uses so-called ‘cookies’, which are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse user traffic on the website. The user information produced by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for user-analysis purposes. This helps us to optimize our web site. Your IP address is automatically anonymized in this process, so that you remain anonymous to us as a user. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this website will not be shared with any third parties. You are able to prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note, that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of the data from your visit to our website, you may decline with a mouse click at any time. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser that prevents Piwik from collecting any data during your session. Please note: by deleting your cookies, you also delete the opt-out cookie, which will then have to be reactivated.

By using this website, you agree to have the data that has been collected about you to be processed by Piwik in the manner and for the purposes described above.

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We make every effort to ensure that the information presented on our website is always correct and up to date. We thus reserve the right to change, supplement or delete content at any time and without prior notification, or to discontinue its publication for a period of time or entirely. Nonetheless, we are unable to give any guarantee that the information provided is correct, up to date or complete, nor can we guarantee its quality. Clean Energy Wire accepts no liability whatsoever for damage of a material or non-material nature that arises as the direct or indirect result of using this website, to the extent that such damage is not due to wilful intent or gross negligence on the part of Clean Energy Wire. Clean Energy Wire does not claim any responsibility for the contents, correctness and functionality of third party internet pages to which reference is made via link. The content of linked websites is the exclusive responsibility of their operators.

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