Privacy and Cookie Statement

At REEEP we are committed to protecting your privacy. REEEP processes data in compliance with the current regulatory framework such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act (DSG) and the Telecommunications Act (TKG).

This Privacy Statement sets out information about the data we collect, how long it is saved and how we use the collected data from our users. Please read the following descriptions to understand our views and practices regarding your data and your rights, and how they pertain to you as you use our various site features and services.

To learn more about how we use cookies and your choices in relation to these tracking technologies, please refer to our Cookie Statement below.


If you wish to receive REEEP News, you need to provide us with your email address so that we can e-mail you information about our events, news and services. You will receive an automatic email asking you for the confirmation of your email address (“Double Opt in”). In case the registration for our News is not confirmed, your provided data will be deleted. In order to continuously improve our News, we are able to evaluate your interaction with the content you receive (opening our email and clicking on links).

We are using a mailing system run by Intiut MailChimp (“the Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a Mailchimp”). Your email address and data entered will be transferred to and stored on MailChimp Servers located in the USA. MailChimp also stores the IP address of the computer where you sign up and where you last accessed the messages we sent. Unfortunately, MailChimp does not offer to turn this off or anonymize the IP like Google does.

The European Commission has adopted an adequacy decision which assumes an adequate level of protection for personal data that is transferred from the EU to the USA for companies participating in the EU – U.S. Data Privacy Framework. Intuit is listed as one of the companies in this “Data Privacy Framework List”.

Your personal data will be processed as long as you have not revoked your explicit consent for receiving REEEP communications.

To unregister from our newsletter, please click the unsubscribe link which you will find on each of our e-mail messages or contact us at communications[at]

Mailchimp’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and other privacy measures are available here: and Mailchimp and European Data Transfers Mailchimp.


REEEP organises events such as trainings and conferences. If you register for one of our events, we process the personal data you provide (e.g. email address, name) for being able to organise the event and enable administrative preparation (Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR).

Photos and Videos

Photos and videos may be taken during events organised by REEEP. Some of the photos and videos may be published on our Website, in our annual reports and our social media channels.

The legal basis for processing these photos and videos data is your consent or that the processing is necessary for the purposes of REEEP’s legitimate interest in documenting the events, raising awareness for REEEP’s activities and sharing the events with a broader audience (see Art. 6 para. 1 lit a and f GDPR and § 12 para. 2 lit 2. and 4. DSG). We are aware of possible legitimate interests of persons being photographed or filmed and ensure to take care of not interfering with them.

In case you do not wish to be depicted on photo and video material in connection with a certain event you are attending, please contact us either prior or anytime during the event. You also have the right to withdraw your consent or to object to the use of your data anytime, also after photos have been already taken.

Application for job vacancies

REEEP processes personal data of candidates applying for job vacancies at REEEP in order to assess whether we can offer them a suitable position. The personal data we process encompasses contact information, phone numbers, names, email addresses, home addresses and any other personal data set out in the CV, including publicly available information, personal data shared via email, mail or disclosed by third persons and/or the candidate.

Personal data of candidates is processed based on the legitimate interest at the request of the candidate as data subject prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6 para. 1 lit b GDPR) as well as the legitimate interest of filling REEEP’s vacancies with qualified candidates through an efficient application procedure (Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR).

The candidate’s personal data and application documents are only shared with REEEP staff, REEEP Governing Board members (if applicable) and members of an evaluation committee directly involved in the application process. In exceptional cases, recruitment processes include panel interviews which involve external members. If the candidate is invited to such a panel interview, their application documents will also be shared with external panellists to allow them to prepare for the interview.

In case we cannot offer the candidate the vacancy they applied for, the candidate’s personal data will generally be stored for a retention period of 7 months. If the candidate consents to REEEP keeping the application in evidence for future job openings (“candidate pool”), the respective data will be stored for a period of 3 years starting from the date on which consent was given for the first or consecutive time. Candidates can contact REEEP via in case they do not wish to be part of the candidate pool any longer, and their data will be deleted.

In case of a successful application, the candidate’s data collected in connection with the application will be stored in line with legal retention periods or as long as legal claims are not time-barred under the applicable law.


If you donate to REEEP, the personal data you provide such as name and credit card number will be processed for the purpose of handling your donation. The legal basis is our legitimate interest of being able to process your donation (Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR), but also applicable tax regulations and anti-money laundering provisions (Art. 6 para. 1 lit c GDPR).

If you decide to donate via the donate button on our website, personal data will be transferred to external service providers involved in facilitating the donation process. Our service providers are: Wikando Gmbh, Schießgrabenstr. 32, 86150 Augsburg, Germany (FundraisingBox) and Stripe Payments Europe, Limited, 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, D02 H210 Dublin, Ireland (payment service provider).

To ensure the security of your personal data to the best extent possible, we have entered into data processing agreements with both service providers pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR. In these agreements, our service providers commit themselves to suitable data security measures.

In the event of a successful donation, REEEP will retain your data for the duration of the legal retention period for seven years.

For how long does REEEP store your personal data?

Unless specified above, your personal data is kept only as long as necessary and is reviewed and deleted as required by the applicable laws and regulations, in particular, the GDPR. If you withdraw your consent to data processing, your personal data will be deleted, unless there is another lawful reason – such as a legal obligation – to keep it further.

Will REEEP disclose any of your personal data?

Unless specified above or communicated to the data subject concerned, we generally do not rent, lend or sell personal data to anyone outside of REEEP and only transfer your data to third parties in limited circumstances subject to your consent.

REEEP will further only disclose personal data to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes, or to protect the rights or property of REEEP. The legal basis for such disclosure is the necessity for compliance with a legal obligation or REEEP’s legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit c and lit f GDPR.

We may disclose aggregate information — for example, 5,000 readers clicked on a certain news article — in order to describe our services to partners and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. For all disclosures, we ensure that aggregate information cannot be traced back to individual users.

REEEP Cookie Statement

What personal data does REEEP gather about you and why?

REEEP collects a limited amount of information about our site visitors so that we can provide a site that is more interesting and useful. By knowing a little about you, REEEP can deliver more relevant content and improved user experience.

The technology we use for our website needs cookies. Generally, cookies are bits of information that websites transfer to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By using cookies, we can make our website easier to use and improve your ability to interact with our site’s design intention.

If you have accepted the use of cookies on our website but you have changed your mind, you can disable the cookie installation by changing your browser settings or by clicking on the cookie symbol at the bottom left of this website.

Our Website uses necessary cookies displayed below which are cookies that enable us to ensure the smooth functioning of the website and its proper functionality. The legal basis for data processing is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR.

Necessary cookies:

Cookies names:

cookieyes-consent, purpose: remember user’s preferences for cookie settings, runtime: 1 year

AWSALBCORS, purpose: necessary for load balancing (distributing network traffic across the available resources), runtime: 7 days

__stripe_mid, purpose: payment processing (donations), runtime: 1 year

__stripe_sid, purpose: payment processing (donations), runtime: 30 minutes

Technically non-necessary cookies, such as cookies for statistics or performance, allow to enhance the website’s performance and improve your experience by gaining a better understanding of our user’s behaviour. These cookies are optional. The legal basis for data processing is your consent given in the cookie banner (Art. 6 para 1 lit a GDPR).

Cookies for Statistics:

Cookies names:

_ga, purpose: Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors, runtime: 1 year 1 month 4 days


CONSENT, purpose: collecting anonymous statistical data for YouTube embedded videos, runtime: 2 years

_ga*_, purpose: Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views, runtime: 1 year 1 month 4 days


Cookies for Performance/Advertisement/Others:

Cookies names:

AWSALB, purpose: Amazon Web Services sets this cookie as an application load balancer cookie to map the session to the target, runtime: 7 days

NID, purpose: Google sets this cookie for advertising purposes; to limit the number of times the user sees an ad, to mute unwanted ads, and to measure the effectiveness of ads, runtime: 6 months

Website Analytics

Non-necessary cookies for Statistics, as listed above: we use Google Analytics 4 (a website analysis tool of Google Ireland Ltd. “Google”) to analyse which content is most read and how visitors use the website, so that we can understand better which channels of our content are most successful.

Google uses the information obtained to analyse how you use this website, to create reports about the website activities for the webmaster and for other services in connection with website and internet usage. This information can be submitted to third parties by Google if it is requested by law or if the third party is contracted by Google for processing this data.

If you would like to deactivate Google Analytics, you can do so by clicking on the following link:

Google Analytics 4 gathers data from devices located in the EU via domains and servers situated within the EU. Subsequently, this data is forwarded to Analytics servers for further processing. When collecting data, Google Analytics 4 does not log or store IP addresses. Please note that it cannot be excluded that Google Ireland Ltd. transfers personal data to the USA (in particular to Google LLC).

The European Commission has adopted an adequacy decision which assumes an adequate level of protection for personal data that is transferred from the EU to the USA for companies participating in the EU – U.S. Data Privacy Framework. Google LLC is listed as one of the companies in this “Data Privacy Framework List”.

The Google Analytics Terms of Use, Privacy policy and other privacy measures are available here:

Your Rights

Every user has the following rights under the GDPR:

  • Right of access: you may contact us to inquire which personal data we store
  • Right to rectification: if we store any personal data which is incorrect, you may ask us to correct this data
  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”): you also have the right to request the erasure of your personal data
  • Right to restriction of processing data in certain circumstances
  • Right to data portability: you may contact us to receive your personal data that we store in a commonly used and machine-readable format for potential transmission to another controller
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your personal data under certain conditions
  • Right to withdraw consent: if you have given us consent to process your personal data, but you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent at any time
  • Under GDPR, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in Austria is the “Austrian Data Protection Authority” (


Other websites

This website contains links to websites that do not lie under the control of REEEP. Many of our articles link from our site to areas on other sites. If you visit these linked websites, please refer to their respective Privacy and Cookie Statement as our Statement does not cover how third parties process your data and has no responsibility or liability for these independent Statements.

How can I contact REEEP?

In case of any questions or requests regarding this Privacy and Cookie Statement, please contact:

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
International Secretariat
Wagramer Straße 5 (Vienna International Centre, Room D-1861)
A-1400 Vienna

Last Update on 10 May 2024