Personal Data

While using the Club of Rome website, or other websites managed by the Club of Rome, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • Usage Data

Use of your personal data

The Club of Rome will use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Club of Rome website, including to monitor the usage of the website.
  • To contact you by email or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
  • To provide you with news, and general information about events unless you have opted not to receive such information. When you subscribe to receive information from the Club of Rome you grant your consent to the collection and use of personal data on the form for receiving information about the Club of Rome, including general information, newsletters, publications and events. The Club of Rome will keep all personal data strictly confidential. We will not share your personal information with or sell it to third-party marketers. We may use the following third-party service providers ( to process and store your data for the purpose above.
  • To manage and attend to your requests to us

Usage Data – Website

Usage Data is collected automatically when using this website.

Usage Data may include information such as your device’s internet protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of the Club of Rome website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the website by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you access the the Club of Rome website by or through a mobile device.

Cookies and Scripts

Outlined below are all the cookies and scripts currently used by the Club of Rome website. Cookies are stored in the user’s browser and can be read by the site and any third-party scripts allowed by the site. Scripts (shown in grey italic) are downloaded from the site and are generally used to facilitate the cookies / data handling rather than storing data directly.


Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. These can be loaded without consent IF a legitimate interest can be argued.

Cookie / Script Name Source Description Data Location

Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR compliance of the


PHPSESSID Preserves user session state across page requests. Germany



Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information. These cookies / scripts must be blocked until explicit consent is given (see “Prior Blocking”).

Cookie / Script Name Source Description Data Location
_ga Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. USA

Used by Google Analytics to collect data on the number of times a user

has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent


1 Google Tag Manager Script Used by Google Analytics. USA



Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. These cookies / scripts must be blocked until explicit consent is given (see “Prior Blocking”).

Cookie / Script Name Source Description Data Location
3 Twitter Scripts Used to provide both the Twitter Timeline and Social Sharing USA
1 Twitter Images Script Used to provide the Twitter Timeline USA
2 Facebook Scripts Used to track visitors to and from Facebook USA


Usage Data – Zoom

  • The Club of Rome uses “Zoom” to host teleconferences, online-meetings, video conferences and/or webinars (herein after “online-meetings”). “Zoom” is a service of the Zoom Video Communications, Inc., with its headquarters in the USA. The following personal data is being processed: Information of the participant: First name, Last name, Telephone (optional), Password, Profile Picture (optional), Department (optional) Meeting Metadata: Topic, Description (optional), Participant IP-Addresses, Device/Hardware Information. When Recorded (optional): MP4-File of all Video-, Audio- and Presentations recordings, M4A-Files of all audio recordings, text file of the meeting chat. When dialling in with a phone: information about the incoming and outgoing telephone number, country, name, start and end time. “Zoom” is a company with headquarters in the USA. Data processing therefore also happens in a third country.

Retention of your personal data

The Club of Rome will retain and use your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Transfer of your personal data

Your information, including personal data, is processed at the Club of Rome’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this privacy policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

The Club of Rome will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and no transfer of your personal data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Security of your personal data

The security of your personal data is important to Us, but no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your rights

You have a right to request your stored personal data, its source and recipients, as well as a right to rectification, a right to data portability (this means you have the right to receive the personal data you provided us in a commonly used and machine-readable format. It also gives you the right to request that we transfer that data directly to another controller), a right to object to personal data processing, and a right to restriction of processing and blocking or erasure of your personal data at any time.

Please direct all requests to 

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