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EuroCARE is a private company specialised in quantitative studies in support of agricultural and environmental policies, predominantly using the modelling system CAPRI in collaboraiton with internatuional partners. This website serves to inform the public about our work and past studies undertaken. In selected cases we offer files for download (reports or presentations) and give contact information for more detailed inquiries.

We are highly committed to the protection of your personal data. This data protection declaration explains to you the current types, scope and purpose of processing of personal data when you get in contact with us.

As data handling may change in a future IT environment, we ask you to inform yourself regularly about the contents of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as changes in the data processing require an update. In particular we will inform you as soon as the changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

If you have any questions about data protection, please contact the following person (responsible in the sense of Art. 37 para. 7 GDPR, legal status: 07.08.2018):


Dr. Peter Witzke

Which personal data is collected?

Personal data are all data by which you can be personally identified. As we do not use registration forms, newsletters or cookies (small files stored on the user's devices when visiting our website), there are mainly two types of personal data we are storing:

  • Personal contact details that you have disclosed to us in the context of inquiries, pre-contractual relations or contracts via email or ordinary mail services. If these inquiries are settled we are deleting this information, except if there is an ongoing professional communication (e.g. if we are project partners) or if there are documentation obligations emanating inter alia from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Tax Code (AO).
  • So-called server log files storing technical data from the devices used to view our webpages. When using our online services, your browser transfers information to our server that is needed for display of our content and to ensure stability and security of the website. We collect access data (so-called server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR for each access to the server. These access data include the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider. Log file information is stored for a maximum of some days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse, fraud or unauthorised use) and then deleted. Data needed as evidence in an ongoing investigation are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified. In general the data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, any data stored will be deleted if no longer required for its intended purpose and if deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations.

Legal basis of our data protection measures

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform as follows of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consents is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and performance of contractual measures as well as for answering inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfil our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Your rights as a user of the website

  • You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data concerned are being processed and to request information about these data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.
  • In accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of inaccurate data concerning you.
  • In accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR.
  • You have the right to request the handover of data you have provided to us in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR and to request its transmission to other persons responsible.
  • You also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.
  • You have the right to revoke consents granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.
  • You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time

Safety precautions

We shall take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk, in accordance with Article 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing and the different likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons; the measures shall include in particular safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transmission, security of availability and its separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures that guarantee the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data risks. Furthermore, we already consider the protection of personal data during the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly presettings (Art. 25 GDPR).

Cooperation with contract processors and third parties

If we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, this shall only take place

  • if you have consented explicitly to such a transfer,
  • if a legal obligation provides for this transfer (in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR), or
  • on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using our web server provider, 1und1, according to our contract for commissioned processing).

Currently we are not using the log file information mentioned above with the help of third parties to analyze trends or track user's movements by statistical groups.