Privacy Notice

The following section explains how and which data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with the information we gather.

Personal Data

Data is personal if it can be associated with your person and provides information on your behaviour or identity. This includes your name, email address, home address and phone number.

1. Who is responsible for data processing?

The party responsible for data processing under the terms of Article 4 (7) of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) is:

Greenpeace Germany
Hongkongstraße 10
20457 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 30618-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 30618-100

2. How can you contact our data protection officer?

You can reach our data protection officer by sending an email to or by addressing a letter to "Data Protection Officer" at our postal address.

3. What are your rights?

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

3.1 General rights

You have the right to information, correction, erasure, restrictions on processing, and opposition to processing and data transfer. To the extent that processing is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke this consent with effect for the future.

3.2 Rights in data processing as based on legitimate interests

Under Article 21 (1) of the DGPR, you have the right at any time to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data which concern you and which is based on point (e) (data processing necessary for performing a task carried out in the public interest) or (f) (data processing necessary for the purpose of a legitimate interest pursued by [Greenpeace]) of Article 6 (1) of the DGPR, including profiling based on those provisions. In the event of your objection, we no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

3.3 Your right to file a complaint with a regulatory authority

You also have the right to file a complaint with a relevant data protection authority regarding our processing of your personal data. The office responsible for this in Hamburg is:

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Prof. Dr. Johannes Caspar
Ludwig-Erhard-Str 22, 7th Floor
20459 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 42854-4040
Fax: +49 (0)40 42854-4000

4. Do we collect personal data when you visit our website?

If you visit our website for informational purposes only and do not send us any information, we do not collect any of your personal data.

5. What happens when you contact us by ordinary post, messenger service or email?

To keep the storage time for metadata as short as possible, we first store the information you are reporting, detached from the metadata of the transmission itself (email address, etc.) and detached from information hidden under "Details", for example, in a Word file (author's name, time of document's creation, etc.), then we verify the plausibility and authenticity of the information you have reported, and finally we fully delete your original report and all related metadata. This leaves no way whatsoever for your reporting to be traced back to you. We use this procedure for all communication channels.

If we receive information by post, we shred the envelope right after we have verified the plausibility of its contents and the sender's data. We do not store any data except the contents of the mailed item.

If you contact us via Signal, your phone number, the time the message was sent, and the message's contents are stored on our receiving device. If you activate Signal's "Disappearing Messages" setting in your conversation with us, this data and the contents of the message are automatically deleted after the period of time you define (the timer starts after the recipient has read the message). Please take a look at Signal's privacy policy.

If you contact us via Threema, your Threema ID, the time the message was sent, and the message's contents are stored on our receiving device. Please take a look here too at Threema's privacy policy.

If you contact us by email, we store your email with the header (which includes metadata such as subject, time of sending, your email address, and ‒ depending on your email settings ‒ your name and the IP address of the computer from which the email was sent). Please take a look at Protonmail's privacy policy.

6. Will your data be transferred elsewhere?

It is a matter of principle that your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties unless you have explicitly consented in advance to such a transfer.

How to contact Greenpeace if you have any questions

If you have any questions, suggestions or comments on data protection, please don't hesitate to send an email to Greenpeace Germany's data protection officer at:

From time to time we must amend our privacy policy to adapt to rapid developments on the web and changes in technology. We will keep you informed here of anything new.

January 2020