Privacy Policy

We want to foster the confidence of the internet user and for this reason we openly communicate the way we use personal data. Here you learn what information is collected and how it is used.

Personal data
You can normally call up and use our website without having to give any personal details. In some cases, for example for our newsletter service, your name, address, and other personal details are required and we will duly inform you about this. If you decide to provide us with personal information, or other information through the contact form or by e-mail, we will use your information only for the intended purpose. This data is then deleted.

When you visit our site, we receive user data. If we use this data at all, it is to identify trends and compile statistics (like the number of users). This is done anonymously via Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. Agora Energiewende receives anonymous and aggregated data about the use of this site, how often various articles are called up, or the browser (such as Firefox, Internet Explorer) being used. We use this information to better match the site to your needs. Because all of the data is anonymous, it is out of the question that user profiles can be created with your personal data.

Use of Cookies
On certain pages cookies are used. But we are unable to make you aware of this when it is happening. Most browsers are programmed to accept cookies automatically. These cookies ensure that certain data are retained for the time when you use the website. You can deactivate the storing of cookies or adjust your browser to accept cookies only for the duration of the internet session.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). (Text courtesy by



Note about Twitter

On our internet pages we have embedded so-called widgets from Twitter. Linking to this internet page will create a connection to Twitter servers located in the US. By calling up an internet page using this widget you will automatically pass information on to Twitter. This includes your IP address, the type of browser you use, your operating system and the internet page on which the Twitter widget is located. The widget will also place a cookie in your terminal’s browser. In connection with this cookie, Twitter can theoretically see which pages you have visited if a Twitter widget is also used on any of those pages. Twitter says it uses these data where applicable to make appropriate suggestions to people who have Twitter accounts. Twitter also says it begins to delete these data after a maximum of 10 days, with the deletion completed at the latest after another week.  If you have a Twitter account, you can select a different data usage setting in your user account preferences. You can find more about this in Twitter’s data protection information:


If you have any further questions regarding the handling of your data, please contact the webmaster

Lodging an Objection
The data collection and storage can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.