Privacy Policy

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I. Scope

The Association, Four Motors for Europe, takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We have thus taken measures which ensure that we, as well as our external service providers, comply with data protection law.

The following Privacy Policy (in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR) provides you with an overview of how Four Motors for Europe ensures the protection of your data, which data are collected for which purpose, and the rights to which data subjects are entitled.

The Privacy Policy is valid irrespective of the systems, platforms or devices used to access this website.

Terminology, such as “personal data” and “processing”, is used in accordance with the definitions in Article 4 of the GDPR.

It may be necessary to modify this Privacy Policy due to further development of our website and the technologies it employs, or due to changed legal requirements. For this reason, we recommend that you regularly re-read the Privacy Policy in full.

II. Accountability

Data controller responsible for processing your data in accordance with point (a) of Article 13(1) (GDPR) :

Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg
Richard-Wagner-Straße 15
70184 Stuttgart, Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 711/2153-0

Point of contact

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III. Official Data Protection Officer

You can contact our Data Protection Officer at the following address:

Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg
Richard-Wagner-Straße 15
70184 Stuttgart, Germany

IV. How we handle your data (data processing)

1. How this website processes personal data

The Association, Four Motors for Europe, processes personal data via this website for the following purposes:

  • to enable you to access the website
  • to conduct statistical evaluation

The personal data which are processed within the context of this website include usage data (e.g. the pages of our website that have been visited).

During every website visit, data are collected and exchanged between your browser and our server. The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg (Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg) automatically collects and stores data (log file information) which your browser transfers to our server. These data are:

  • type and version of your internet browser
  • the operating system you are using
  • the webpage you are visiting
  • the previously visited webpage (referrer URL),
  • time of server request

The State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg analyses the above-mentioned data solely for statistical purposes in order to measure demand for the website. Additionally, the current presidency of the Four Motors for Europe, which you can identify on this website, has access to the website statistics. Neither of them have any way of allocating these data to a specific person. These data are not merged with other data sources.

Visitors’ anonymised IP addresses are recorded solely for the duration of the visit in Matomo (see the section VI. Technical Information). No full IP addresses are stored.

Data that were logged when you accessed the website will be transmitted to third parties only to the extent that we are obligated to by law or by a court decision, or if forwarding these data is required in the event of attacks on the internet infrastructure of the Four Motors for Europe to bring legal action or support criminal prosecution. The data will not be forwarded in other cases.

2. Voluntary provision of personal information

You have the option of providing personal information on a voluntary basis in the context of email correspondence with the contacts mentioned on this website. Information that we receive via email may in some cases be forwarded to third parties for further processing of the request. The contacted party is responsible for handling and upholding the rights mentioned in section V as they relate to the voluntary provision of personal information. Your point of contact will be happy to provide you with more details.

In the case of email contact, it may be necessary for the resolution of the concrete request in some circumstances to establish contact with authorities on a regional, national or European level; public bodies, institutions and foundations; private companies; networks, clusters, associations or comparable parties in the Four Motors regions; or the parties whose inclusion you may have requested in your inquiry. In order for each individual case to be evaluated, the party you have contacted via email must typically share your name and address with these parties. If you would like us not to pass your personal data on, inform us expressly of this in your submission. This may, however, make it considerably more difficult, or even impossible, for the Four Motors for Europe to take action.

Please note that the transmission of data online (e.g. via email) may involve security issues. Unfortunately, it is impossible to guarantee that data are secured completely against access by third parties.
Instead of using electronic options (e.g. email), you can contact us using different means. To this extent, the voluntary nature of the provision of personal data is protected at all times.

V. Your rights

1. Right of access

You have the right to obtain information about the data that are stored relating to your person at any time, informally and without justification. This applies to the source and recipients of the data, as well as to the purpose of their storage. You obtain this information free of charge. The official Data Protection Officer of the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg (Behördlicher Datenschutzbeauftragter des Staatsministeriums Baden-Württemberg) is responsible with respect to the data processed on this website (see section IV, 1.) and to personal data which you have provided via email to the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg (Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg) on a voluntary basis (see section IV, 2.).

2. Rights of the data subject

You have the right to rectification of inaccurate data, the right to restriction of processing, the right to erasure of your personal data, the right to data portability and the right to object.

In the event that you have given us your consent, you can withdraw this consent with future effect.
If you have reason to believe that your data are being processed unlawfully on this website or that your voluntarily provided personal data (via email contact) are being processed unlawfully by public authorities and companies in Baden-Württemberg, you can lodge a complaint with the Baden-Württemberg State Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit, LfDI BW).

You can contact this authority at the following address:
 Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
 Baden-Württemberg (LfDI BW)
 Königstraße 10 a
 70173 Stuttgart, Germany

VI. Technical Notice

1. Cookies

In order to allow you to use our website’s full functionality we employ so-called session cookies. Session cookies are small pieces of data that a website provider stores in the main memory of the visitor's computer. A randomly generated unique identification number is stored in a session cookie; this is called a session ID. The cookie also contains information about its origin and storage period. These cookies are unable to store any other data. Session cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit on our website. Once you have left our website, for example by logging off or closing your browser, the session cookies will be deleted.

In your browser settings you can adjust your browser’s acceptance of cookies. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer you can deactivate the relevant option in your browser’s system settings. This may affect the functionality of this website.

2. Matomo analytics tool

The Four Motors for Europe website uses Matomo, an open-source software for the analysis of website visits. Matomo is a software program by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. For more information please go to

Matomo also uses cookies that are stored on your computer to help analyse how you use the website. The data about your use of the website generated by the cookie are stored on webservers located in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is stored. You can prevent cookies from being installed by changing your browser software’s settings; however, you should note that this may prevent you from being able to use all of our website’s functions in full.