Privacy policy

Data protection

CoBenefit takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

In general, you can use our website without providing personal data. Where personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis to the extent possible. This data is only shared with the organiser of the initiative. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. An exception to this is the publication of your name when you register for an initiative. At that point, your name will be included and displayed in the public list of participants on the initiative’s website. If you do not want your name to be displayed there, send us an email with the subject “Remove name” to

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Data collection for research purposes

The initiatives in the Oldenburger Münsterland region are supported by the Chair of Social Services Management at the University of Vechta as part of the Interreg VB NSR Stronghouse project for scientific research purposes. In the Stronghouse project, the chair examines decision-making conditions and behaviour-compatible design mechanisms for private renovation and retrofitting campaigns.

The data is collected in accordance with the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Your participation is of course voluntary and non-binding. Your details will be used by the Stronghouse project exclusively for research purposes and will be anonymized before they are made available for scientific evaluations.


Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies allow us to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.


The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.


reCAPTCHA, version 3, is implemented on the entire website to prevent spam via the contact form. The use of reCAPTCHA, version 3, is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The functionality of the reCAPTCHA API is based on the collection of hardware and software information such as device and application data and the transmission of this data to Google for analysis. The information collected when using the service is used to improve reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. They are not used by Google for personalised advertising.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Objection against data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents your data from being recorded on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy policy: