Privacy Policy

1. Information about the collection of personal data

  1. This document is to inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data pertaining to an individual, such as name, address, e-mail addresses, or user behavior.

  2. The controller, pursuant to Art. 4 Clause 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is European Federation of Essential Oils (EFEO), Sonninstraße 28, 20097 Hamburg, Germany; E-Mail:

  3. When contacting us via e-mail or via a contact form, the data you communicate (your e-mail address and, if applicable, your name) will be stored by us so as to enable us to answer your questions. Further information is provided on a voluntary basis and merely serves to facilitate our contact to answer your query. All data collected in this context will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required. If legal archiving duties apply, we will restrict processing.

  4. Any circumstances under which we commission processors to execute individual functions of our offer or might wish to use your data for commercial purposes are described in detail below. We will also indicate the stipulated archiving periods.​

2. Your rights

  1. With regard to your personal data, you have the following rights:

    • right of information

    • right of rectification or erasure

    • right of restricted processing

    • right of objection against processing

    • right of data portability

  2. In addition, you are entitled to file a complaint with a data protection authority concerning our processing of your personal data

3. Collection of personal data when visiting our website

  1. If you visit our website for information purposes only, i.e., if you don’t register or otherwise submit information to us, we will only collect the personal data your browser transfers to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the data detailed below. This is technically required for you to be able to view our website and to safeguard its stability and security (legal basis: Art. 6 Clause 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR):

    • IP address

    • date and time of your request

    • time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

    • content of query (page)

    • status of access / HTTP status code

    • transferred data volume

    • website issuing the request

    • browser

    • operating system and surface

    • language and version of browser software

  2. In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies will be stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk and allocated to your browser. They transfer certain information to the originator of the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot execute programs or place viruses on your computer. Their purpose is to render our Internet service more user-friendly and more effective. Details can be seen when clicking the appropriate button. ​​

4. Other website functions and offers

  1. In addition to providing you with information, our website offers various services. To use these services, you will, generally, have to enter additional personal data as required for us to provide the respective services. This data is also subject to the aforementioned data processing principles.

  2. We sometimes use third-party service providers to process your data. We carefully select such providers, they are bound to our instructions, and they are monitored on a regular basis.

  3. We may also transfer your personal data to third parties if promotional activities, prize competitions, contract conclusions, or other services are offered jointly with our partners. You will receive detailed information upon entering your personal data or in the description of the respective offers below.

  4. If our service providers or partners are headquartered outside the EEA (European Economic Area), you will be informed of the consequences in the description of the respective offers.

5. Objection to or revocation of consent to the processing of your data

  1. You are free to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. Such revocation will impact the reliability of the processing of your personal data once it has been issued to us.

  2. To the extent that the processing of your personal data is based on the balancing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not required to execute a contract, we may have with you. Please refer to the descriptions of the respective functions below for details. Should you object to the processing of your personal data, please indicate the reasons why you do not wish for your personal data to be processed as commonly practiced by us. In the event of your justified objections, we will examine the situation and will either discontinue/adapt the processing of your personal data or explain our compelling and justified reasons why we will continue to process your personal data.

  3. As a matter of course, you may object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. To object to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes, please contact us at European Federation of Essential Oils, Sonninstraße 28, 20097 Hamburg, Germany; E-Mail:; Tel.: 040 – 2360160.

6. Use of Google Maps

  1. This website uses Google Maps. It enables us to show you interactive maps on our website and facilitates your use of the map function.
  2. Your visit to the website will trigger the notification to Google that you have opened the corresponding subsite to our website. Only the data listed in § 3 of this Statement will be transferred, irrespective of whether Google provides a user account via which you log in, or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in on Google, your data will immediately be allocated to your account. If you do not want your data to be allocated to your Google profile, please log off before activating the button. Google will save your personal data as user profiles and use it for advertising or market research purposes and/or the user-friendly design of its website. Such data use is, in particular, intended (even for users that are not currently logged in) for the selection of tailored advertising and to inform other social network users about your activities on our website. You may object to such user profiles being created. Please file your objection with Google.
  3. Please refer to the privacy statements of the provider, which are referenced below, for details concerning the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in providers. You will also find further information concerning your rights and setting configurations to protect your privacy: Google processes your personal data in the USA and is registered under the EU-US Privacy Shield:​

7. Google Fonts

  1. This website uses Google Fonts of Google Inc. Google Fonts is used to display text and fonts provided by Google. In order for these fonts to be available for a variety of pages, we copy the fonts to our servers to make them available from our servers when the page is accessed. When using Google Fonts, the user’s IP address is not transmitted to the Google servers when the page is accessed and the information on the fonts used is transmitted.

  2. We integrate Google Fonts in order to make our website more appealing and visually uniform. The legal basis of the data collection is Art. 6 Clause 1 Sent. 1 lit. f GDPR. Google is registered under the EU-US Privacy Shield, For further information about how Google processes date, please refer to the Google privacy statement and the Google Web Fonts FAQ (in English)


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