Privacy Policy

Last revised: 15.10.2015

1. General

This Website Privacy Policy (the "Policy") sets out the data processing practices carried out through the use of our website (the "Website"), jointly owned and maintained by the members of the CITYnvest Consortium, coordinated by Climate Alliance, with registered office at Galvanistrasse 28 Stratenplan, 60486 Frankfurt, Germany ("CITYnvest Consortium", "us", "we", or "our" ). To obtain a full list and contact details of all the CITYnvest Consortium members, please contact

If you have any requests concerning your Personal Information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact

In this Policy, the term "Personal Information" refers to any information regarding you personally, such as your name, address and email address.

Please carefully read the Policy to understand how we use your Personal Information after it has been collected by us. Please read through this Policy before submitting any of your personal information to us. You do not need to submit any of your Personal Information when browsing our Website. If you do not want us to process your Personal Information, please do not submit any of your Personal Information on this Website. Please note, however, that without your Personal Information, you may not be able to use some of the services offered on this Website.

This Policy may be updated from time to time. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so please visit this Policy each time prior to submitting your Personal Information.

2. When do we collect data?

We collect Personal Information from you through the use of online forms and every time you email us your details.

3. What personal information do we collect form you?

We collect the following Personal Information from you when you register our Website:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Email address;
  • Name of the organisation you work for; And
  • Your IP address during the registration and logging-in

4. What do we do with your Personfal Information?

Essentially, this Website is used to provide and share information about the CITYnvest project. When you give us any Personal Information as indicated above, we use it to:

  • Contact you with your permission to keep you informed about the CITYnvest project and about the activities and conferences of the members of the CITYnvest Consortium in the context of CITYnvest project.
  • Administer our website.
  • Manage events organised by CITYnvest.

We will not retain your Personal Information longer than is necessary for the proposed purposes for the processing of your personal data.

5. Who do we pass your Personal Information to?

We do not share your Personal Information outside the CITYnvest Consortium. We may however share Personal Information with external service providers which we engage to process data on our behalf (e.g. a hosting service provider or service providers in the context of our activities and conferences). We will only disclose Personal Information to government bodies and law enforcement agencies, if required by law or to comply with judicial requests.

6. International transfers of Personal Information

Since the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data across international boundaries. Therefore, by browsing the Website and submitting Personal Information to us, you acknowledge our processing of your Personal Information on this basis.

7. Cookies

A cookie is a file containing small amounts of information which a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Find out more about the use of cookies on We may use cookies to enable you to visit the Website and to allow us to understand what areas of the Website are of interest to you.

Most browsers allow you to disable or block cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer or mobile device. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to do this. However, please note that if you choose not to accept any cookies, you may not have access to certain features that make your experience of the Website more efficient and some of the features on the Website may not function properly.

For information about the specific cookies used on this Website, please see below:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary to provide you with services available through this Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies services you have asked for, would not be possible.




How to block them

(1) CITYnvest Consortium


Session /authentication cookie.

When session is terminated.

No opt-out possible

(2) CITYnvest Consortium


Session /authentication cookie.

When the navigation session is over.

No opt-out possible

Social Network Cookies: Our Website uses social network sharing buttons which link to social networks. When you visit our Website, these buttons are disabled by default, which means they do not send any information to the social networks in question without action on your part.




How to block them

(1) Twitter


Twitter: cookie created by Twitter due to the usage of the Twitter widget/button.

2 years. or via your browser settngs

(1) LinkedIn


LinkedIn: Created due to the usage of the LinkedIn widget/button.

When widget is closed or you may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings. If you do so, various functions of the Website may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.

(2) LinkedIn


10 min.

(3) LinkedIn


2 years.

(4) LinkedIn


When widget is closed.

(5) LinkedIn


24 hours.

Analytics Cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how the Website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize the Website for you. This information will also be used for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.




How to block them




1 month.




30 min.

Performance and Functionality cookies: Record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the Website to you. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the Website, we can provide you with our Services as you have asked for them to be provided.   




How to block them

(1) Google 


Google documents view.

When page is closed. or you may disable any of these cookies via your browser settings. If you do so, various functions of the Website may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.

(2) Google


(3) Google


(4) Google


(5) Google


8. Linking to other websites

The Website may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These websites have their own privacy policies and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of Personal Information you submit whilst visiting these websites.

We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

9. Security

We maintain safeguards to protect the Personal Information you provide to us through this Website against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction. Please note, however, that perfect security does not exist on the Internet. Therefore, while we endeavour to protect your Personal Information, when data is transferred over the Internet it may potentially be accessed and used by unauthorised parties.

10. Your rights

You have the right to access and request a copy of the Personal Information that we hold on you and to request the correction or deletion of your Personal Information.

Please address your request to We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete Personal Information about you on our files.