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We take data protection very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), other legal regulations and this data protection declaration.

The European network Back-on-Track Europe (“we”), represented by its Danish Member Rådet for Bæredygtig Trafik, is responsible for the operation of the website (“websites”). The use of our websites is generally possible without providing personal data (information that is linked to your person). Insofar as personal data is collected on our websites, this is done in order to provide requested services. By using the website and entering personal data, you consent to the collection and use of data in accordance with this statement. As a matter of principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless this is absolutely necessary for the declared purpose. In this case, we will obtain your consent to the disclosure beforehand.

Server log files

Your browser automatically transmits information to our website with every access: The version of your browser program, your operating system used, the (complete) IP address of your accessing device, the time of the request, the URL of the requested file or page, if applicable the page from which you reached us via a link (referrer URL) and the result of the request (HTTP status code). We store this data in so-called server log files. We are not able to assign this data to individuals without further ado. Only if you enter personal data in forms with us (see below) could we subsequently assign your IP addresses (e.g. in the event of abuse). We do not pass on this data, nor do we combine it with other data sources.

We need this data in order to be able to analyse errors retrospectively, if necessary, or to prosecute unlawful use. This interest justifies the storage of the IP address, which we cannot easily personalise. For this purpose, we store server log files for 180 days.Use of cookiesOur Internet pages use cookies.

Use of cookies

Our Internet pages does not use cookies.

Usage analysis

This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo enables us to evaluate user movements on in a privacy-friendly manner for the purpose of improving our services. Matomo does not set cookies on the user’s computer. The analysis is carried out with the help of pseudonymised IP addresses in combination with a server-side parameter. This so-called config_id is used by Matomo to group different actions in visits during a short window of up to 24 hours. Due to these requirements, visits and individual page views on our pages can be recorded, but conclusions about the identity of individual users are not possible. Personal data is not collected.

For this website, the collection of your page visits can be prevented by using the following opt-out option. Please note that when you activate this option, a technically necessary cookie is stored on your system which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must then be reactivated when you visit our site again.


Social networks

Our website contains links that activate functions of individual social networks (hereinafter simply referred to as “services”). When you click on one of these links, a direct connection is established between your browser and the service, even without you leaving our site. The service thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. These services are:

Facebook Ireland Limited – 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
Links on our site that connect you to Facebook are either called “Facebook” or they use the Facebook logo (“f”).
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Twitter International Company – One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland
Links on our site that connect you to Twitter are either called “Twitter” or they use the Twitter logo (a bird).
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Instagram, Facebook Ireland Ltd – 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Links on our site that connect you to Instagram are either called “Instagram” or they use the Instagram logo (a camera).
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LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company – Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
Links on our site that connect you to LinkedIn are either called “LinkedIn” or they use the LinkedIn logo (“in”).
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We use these networks to promote news about night trains, about our activities and to communicate our political demands.

Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
We use the map function of Google Maps.
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We use Google for internal organsiation purposes for which this company provides free-of charge services.

Data security

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet can have security gaps. Absolute protection of data against access by third parties is therefore technically not possible. However, we protect your data as good as we can. This site uses SSL encryption to protect the transmission of confidential content (such as data you send to us via forms). 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. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read or changed by third parties during transmission.

Our forms do not forward security-relevant information like IBAN-numbers (e.g. in membership forms), these are diretly transmitted to our customer-relationship-mamagement (CRM) system.

Customer-Relationship-Management System: For managing contact data and for sending bulk e-mail we use the services of Brevo (f.k.a. Sendinblue), with whom our German Member Back-on-Track Germany e.V. , which is its main user, signed a Data Processing Agreement:
SENDINBLUE – 106 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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Hosting: For the operation of this website, our Danish Member Rådet for Bæredygtig Trafik rents a server from a service provider commissioned by us:
The Hosting Heroes – 188 Liscard Road, WALLASEY/MERSEYSIDE, CH44 5TN, UNITED KINGDOM
Our service provider does not have regular access to the rented server.

Data entered in forms

Contact forms / enquiries: If you send us enquiries via the contact form, we assume that you agree to us storing your form entries for the purpose of processing your enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. This data ends up as an email in the inboxes of the responsible members and is not passed on to third parties without your consent. As the inboxes also receives documents that must be kept for up to 10 years for legal reasons, we do not normally delete this data until after this period.

Orders forms/ Subscriptions: We additionally store personal data in our CRM, if the nature of the request demands to receive information at a later point, e.g. when ordering a newsletter , subscribing to a press distribution list or when ordering a publication that is regularly reprinted in order to be up to date (e.g. our night train poster). Since orders must be kept for up to 10 years for legal reasons, we do not normally delete this data until after this period.

Newletter tracking: Neither we nor our service provider will pass this data on to third parties. Our newsletter may contain a code that allows us to count how often the newsletter has been opened and which links have been clicked. We use this information to optimise the content of the newsletter. This information is aggregated and not stored with your personal data. You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The newsletter can then be ordered again at any time.

Your rights

You have the right at any time to free information about your personal data stored by us, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data or to revocation of consent once given to the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time with regard to this and any other questions on the subject of personal data:

Data Protection contact person:
Poul Kattler – Rådet for Bæredygtig Trafik – Nørrebrogade 39, 1., 2200 KØBENHAVN N, DENMARK