PRIVACY POLICY

Responsible authority in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is: Visions for Children e.V. –  executive committee, info@visions4children.org

Your rights of data subjects

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided:

  • Information about your data stored with us and their processing,

  • Correction of incorrect personal data,

  • Deletion of your data stored with us,

  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • Objection against the processing of your data by us
  • and Data transferability if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
  • If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.
 

You can at any time complain to the supervisory authority responsible for you. Your responsible supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the presumed violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for non-public areas) with their addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased or these periods have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those stated. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to this,
  • the processing is necessary to process a contract with you,
  • the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation,
  • the processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data.

Collection of general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

   

This information is technically necessary for the correct delivery of content requested by you from websites and is mandatory when using the Internet. In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a trouble-free connection to the website,
  • ensuring the smooth use of our website,
  • evaluation of system safety and stability as well as for other administrative purposes.
 

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest in the mentioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Recipients of the data are only the responsible body and, if applicable, the contract processor.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Registration on our website

When registering for the use of our personalized services, some personal data is collected, such as name, address, contact and communication data such as telephone number and e-mail address. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time. Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. We will also be happy to correct or delete them at your request, provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary. To contact us in this context, please use the contact data provided at the end of this data protection declaration.

SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Newsletter

Based on your explicit consent, we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

Our newsletters contain information about our association work, the status of our projects, our campaigns, events and publications. In particular, references to blog entries, lectures or workshops, our services or online appearances may be included. The newsletter is sent out at most once a month, but at least quarterly. Your e-mail address is sufficient for receiving the newsletter. When you register to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (e.g. changes in the newsletter offering or technical circumstances). For an effective registration, we need a valid e-mail address. We use the “double opt-in” procedure to verify that a registration is carried out by the owner of an e-mail address. To this end, we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the reply requested herewith. Further data will not be collected. The data will be used exclusively for the newsletter dispatch and will not be passed on to third parties. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for newsletter dispatch at any time. At the same time, your consent to its dispatch via MailChimp and the statistical analyses expire. A separate revocation of the dispatch via MailChimp or the statistical analysis is unfortunately not possible. In every newsletter, you will find a corresponding link. In addition, you can unsubscribe at any time directly on this website or inform us of your request via the contact details given at the end of this data protection notice.

Use of the “MailChimp” dispatch service provider

The newsletter is sent via “MailChimp”, a newsletter distribution platform from  US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in the context of this notice, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, MailChimp may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them or pass them on to third parties. We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” and is therefore committed to complying with EU data protection regulations. In addition, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with their data protection regulations and not to pass it on to third parties. You can view the privacy policy of MailChimp here: www.mailchimp.com/legal/.

Statistical survey and analyses of the newsletter

The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are first collected. This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior on the basis of their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or access times.

The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our nor MailChimp’s aim to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.

Online access and data management

There are cases in which we direct the newsletter recipients to the MailChimp websites. For example, our newsletters contain a link with which the newsletter recipients can call up the newsletters online (e.g. in the case of display problems in the e-mail program). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can subsequently correct their data, such as the e-mail address. Likewise, the privacy policy of MailChimp is only available on their site.

In this context, we pointed out that cookies are used on the MailChimp websites and that personal data is processed by MailChimp, its partners and service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection.

Further information can be found in MailChimp’s privacy policy. In addition, we draw your attention to the possibilities of objection to the data collection for advertising purposes on the websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ (for the European area).

USE OF Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When Google Maps is used, Google also collects, processes and uses data relating to the use of map functions by visitors. For more information about data processing by Google, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.

Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data regarding Google products can be found here.

Embedded Youtube-Videos

On some of our websites we embed Youtube videos. Operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to Youtube servers is established. This will tell Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged in to your Youtube account, Youtube can personally assign your surfing behavior to you. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies which collect information about the user behavior. If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to reckon with such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you wish to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser. Further information on data protection at “Youtube” can be found in the provider’s data protection declaration at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-US

Einsatz von Instagram Embed

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service Instagram, offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, may be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can make known their liking regarding the content, the authors of the content or subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the call of the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. You can find Instagram’s privacy policy here: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

On our website, we use the plug-in “Instagram Feed”. The plug-in is developed by Smash Balloon LLC in the USA (https://smashballoon.com/) (“Provider”) and is offered as a WordPress plug-in or as a standalone PHP plug-in. The plug-in allows us to display the newsfeed of our Instagram fan page directly on our website. For this purpose, the plug-in retrieves the information from Instagram and integrates it into our website. According to current knowledge, no special cookies are set specifically by this plug-in in your browser that collect, process or use personal data. Nevertheless, we cannot completely rule out the possibility that personal data (e.g. IP addresses, browser data or similar) may be transmitted to the provider of the plug-in or Instagram. If you click on a link in the newsfeed, you will be redirected to our Instagram channel. In this case, Instagram stores from which website you have accessed our Instagram channel. For more information about what data is collected, processed or used from you when you access the pages of Instagram, please refer to the privacy policy of Instagram.

The complete functionality of the plug-in can be viewed at https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/instagram-feed/ and https://smashballoon.com/instagram-feed. Further information on the data protection of Smash Balloon can be found here: https://smashballoon.com/gdpr-and-our-plugins/ If you do not want Instagram to associate your visit to our pages with your Instagram user account, please log out of your Instagram user account.

Nutzung des Kontaktformulars

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data 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.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Entered form data will be sent to you by e-mail, i.e. stored on your e-mail server. An additional storage in the WordPress database does not take place.

Spendenformular FUNDRAISINGBOX

This website uses FundraisingBox donation forms from Wikando GmbH, Schießgrabenstr. 32, 86150 Augsburg, Germany. Wikando GmbH provides the technical platform for the donation process for this donation form. The data you enter when making a donation (e.g. address, bank details, etc.) will be stored by Wikando GmbH on servers in Germany solely for the purpose of processing the donation.

We have concluded a contract with Wikando GmbH for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the German data protection authorities when using the FundraisingBox donation forms. The transfer of your data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract).

If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke your consent at any time. A revocation does not affect the validity of past data processing operations.

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Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. Your renewed visit will then be subject to the new data protection declaration.

Legal basis Basic data protection regulation

In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018, we would like to inform you that your consent to the sending of e-mail addresses is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR and § 7 Para. 2 No. 3 or Para. 3 UWG. The use of the MailChimp shipping service, the performance of statistical surveys and analyses as well as the logging of the registration procedure are carried out based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system which serves our business interests as well as the expectations of the users.

We would also like to point out that you may object at any time to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the statutory provisions pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR. You may object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct marketing.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail: info@visions4children.org

 

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail: info@visions4children.org

The data protection declaration was created with the data protection declaration generator of activeMind AG, translated and adapted to the needs of Visions for Children e.A.