Disclaimer

The Natural Step website is provided “as is” and “as available” with no express or implied warranties of any kind including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, non-infringement, and title. Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH. and The Natural Step disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to visitors’ use of the site. Visitors assume total responsibility for their use of the site and any linked sites. if this disclaimer is not enforceable under applicable law, it may be modified at Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH and The Natural Step’s sole discretion to a form that is enforceable.

Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH. and The Natural Step do not take responsibility for the correctness, completeness, up-to-datedness or quality of the information provided on the websites. Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH. and The Natural Step expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partially in reliance upon the contents of the website.

Furthermore, Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH. and The Natural Step are not liable for any damage or corruption caused by viruses (or similar mechanisms such as worms, lock outs, metering, or self-destruct mechanisms) on computers or other terminal equipment in connection with visiting, using and/or downloading data of any kind from the websites. The Visitors are personally responsible for protecting their equipment appropriately from viruses and other risks on the Internet.

Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH. and The Natural Step reserve the right, at its sole discretion, but disclaims the obligation, to monitor and/or remove content from any blog.

Privacy

The Natural Step Germany website (referred to as ‘website’) is managed by Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH (referred to as ‘we’) located at Pasinger Strasse 2, 82152 Planegg, Germany.

Any personal data (e.g. title, name, house address, e-mail address, phone number, bank details, credit card number) provided by you are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of German data privacy laws. The following provisions describe the type, scope and purpose of collecting, processing and utilizing personal data. This data privacy policy applies to our web pages only. If links on our pages route you to other pages, external to our domain, please inquire there about how your data are handled in such cases.

Information collection and processing purposes

By providing your e-mail address, you can subscribe to our mailing list in order to receive our email newsletter and urgent alerts. We also would ask you to provide your name and contact details when posting a comment or making a donation on our website. Furthermore, we may maintain records with details of individuals who contact us for (further) information or for help, but only in case we need to contact them later on, or provide further information to, them in the future.

We show social networking sharing buttons and widgets from, e.g. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Linkedin, XING, Instagram and AddThis on our website to enable you to easily share our contents and news with friends and colleagues. These social networking sharing buttons and widgets come from web servers which may track your behaviour on our website and may combine this with other information about you originating from other websites. You can install a browser add-on like “Disconnect” for Chrome and Firefox to disable them.

We also gather information automatically about website visitors to help us maintain and improve the design of our website. We use Google Analytics to gather this data and analyse it. You can install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” to prevent information about your visits to our website being sent to Google Analytics.

Questions regarding the processing of your information and your rights

Should you have any questions on the processing of your personal data or if you would like to know which personal data are processed, or you would like to alter, delete or block some of the information processed concerning you, please contact supporter services on: supportwebsite[at]thenaturalstep.de

We are obliged to request proof of identity before access is given. If you would like us to remove your information from our mailing list, please click the “Unsubscribe” link at the button of any email we sent to you. According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail addresses: supportwebsite[at]thenaturalstep.de

Review of and questions regarding the privacy policy

By using this website, visitor signifies his/her agreement with the Sustainable Growth Associate’s Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy is reviewed on a regular basis. So please regularly check our website to find our latest version of the privacy policy.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of Germany, under the exclusion of any international treaty and under exclusion of any conflicts of laws principles. The place of jurisdiction shall be Munich.

Cookies

To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer’s main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site.

You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a “disable cookies” option in your browser settings. But this can limit the functionality of our Internet offers as a result. Cookies can be easily disabled or erased at anytime. Click your browser type to go directly to the browser user guide to learn how to disable or erase cookies: Firefox, Google ChromeInternet Explorer, OperaSafari.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf this website’s owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

For any further inquiries or concerns about our privacy or cookie policy, please contact us at:

Sustainable Growth Associates GmbH
Pasinger Strasse 2
82152 Planegg
Germany

Tel: +49 89 212312140
Fax: +49 89 212312199
supportwebsite[at]thenaturalstep.de