Data Protection

Privacy Policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we only process personal data to the extent necessary. With this data protection information, we would therefore like to give you an overview of how the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWIKE NRW) ensures the protection of your data, what type of data is collected for what purpose and how it is used. This depends to a large extent on the type of service you are using or on the task for which we require it. In the course of the further development of our website and the implementation of new technologies for the improvement of our offers, changes to this data protection information may become necessary. We therefore recommend that you read the data protection declaration again from time to time.

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of an association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data or an online identifier.

1. Responsibility for Data Processing

The responsible authority pursuant to Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO is the

Ministry for Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy
of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Berger Allee 25
40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone: (0211) 61772 0

2. Data Protection Officer

You can reach the Data Protection Officer of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia by e-mail at or via the address:

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
- Data Protection Officer -
Berger Allee 25
40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone: +49 (0) 211-61772-0

3. Notes on Data Protection

This website is hosted on the servers of IONOS SE.

Elgendorfer Str. 57
56410 Montabaur
Phone: +49 (0) 721 170 5522

a) Data Processing by Visiting this Website

Data is collected from website visitors as part of the web hosting and as part of WebAnalytics, which is anonymised directly during collection. The data is determined either by a pixel or by a log file. To protect personal data, WebAnalytics does not use cookies. The visitor's IP is transmitted when a page request is made, anonymised directly after transmission and processed without reference to a person. The following data is collected:

  • Referrer (previously visited website)
  • Requested website or file
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Type of device used
  • Time of access
  • IP address in anonymised form (only used to determine the location of the access)

This data is collected to ensure the security and stability of the website and to provide website visitors with the highest possible level of quality. In WebAnalytics, data is collected exclusively for statistical evaluation and technical optimisation of the website. The data is stored directly and exclusively accessible to administrators for a maximum of eight weeks. This data is not passed on to third parties and there is no transfer of this data to third countries outside the EU.

If you do not want referrer data to be collected when you visit this website, you can prevent this by installing an appropriate browser add-on. Alternatively, depending on the browser used, you can also permanently deactivate the referrer function in the settings of your browser.

b) Use of Cookies

This website does not use cookies.

4. Collection of Personal Data in the Context of Contacting us by E-mail

This website enables quick electronic contact with EE Energy Engineers GmbH, service provider of the NRW.Energy4Climate state company. If you contact EE Energy Engineers GmbH by e-mail, the personal data transmitted will be automatically stored in order to process your request. Data that can be taken from your signature or, for example, information from the subject or your message is usually stored. If you use this contact form, the entry of personal data is expressly voluntary.

The personal data you enter will only be used for the purpose you have requested. Furthermore, this data will only be stored for as long as is necessary to process your request and in accordance with legal and contractual requirements.

The legal basis for this processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DS-GVO.

Persons under the age of 16 should not transmit any personal data to us unless the consent of their parents or guardians (holders of parental responsibility) has been given (Art. 8 (1) DSGVO). The consent must then be explicitly noted in the message (Art. 8 (2) DSGVO). We do not request personal data from children and young people. We do not knowingly collect such data.

5. Data Security

The security of your personal data is important to us. A comprehensive data protection agreement has been concluded with the service provider used for the website. This site uses TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

6. Disclosure to Third Parties

Personal data is treated confidentially by us. Apart from the constellations already mentioned in the data protection information: We do not make your personal data available to third parties unless you have given your consent to do so or we are legally obliged to disclose the data. Data that has been logged when accessing the website or that has been collected for a special service will only be passed on to third parties if we are obliged to do so by law or by judicial or prosecutorial order or if the passing on is necessary for legal or criminal prosecution in the event of attacks on the internet infrastructure.

7. No Liability for Third Party Websites

Certain third party offerings are accessible through links on our site. We refer to the privacy statements and privacy policies on these websites. We assume neither liability nor responsibility for this content not related to our website.

8. Your Data Subject Rights

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the personal data concerning you:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to rectification,
  • Right to erasure,
  • Right to restriction of processing,
  • Right to object to collection, processing and/or use,
  • Right to data portability,
  • Right to revoke consent given

The lawfulness of the processing based on your consent remains unaffected until we receive your revocation. You can assert the aforementioned rights at


You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. In North Rhine-Westphalia there is the:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia

Kavalleriestraße 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone: (0211) 38424-0
Fax: (0211) 38424-999

You can also contact the MWIKE NRW data protection officer with questions and complaints at