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,

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:

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.


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:

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 and (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:

Einsatz von Instagram Embed

Innerhalb unseres Onlineangebotes können Funktionen und Inhalte des Dienstes Instagram, angeboten durch die Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, eingebunden werden. Hierzu können z.B. Inhalte wie Bilder, Videos oder Texte und Schaltflächen gehören, mit denen Nutzer ihr Gefallen betreffend die Inhalte kundtun, den Verfassern der Inhalte oder unsere Beiträge abonnieren können. Sofern die Nutzer Mitglieder der Plattform Instagram sind, kann Instagram den Aufruf der o.g. Inhalte und Funktionen den dortigen Profilen der Nutzer zuordnen. Die Datenschutzerklärung von Instagram findest du hier:



Auf unserer Website verwenden wir das Plug-In „Instagram Feed“. Das Plug-In wird von der Smash Balloon LLC in den USA ( entwickelt („Anbieter“) und wird als WordPress-Plug-In oder als eigenständiges PHP-Plug-In angeboten. Das Plug-In ermöglicht es uns den Newsfeed unserer Instagram-Fanpage direkt auf unserer Website darzustellen. Hierzu ruft das Plug-In die Informationen bei Instagram ab und bindet diese in unsere Website ein. Nach derzeitigem Kenntnisstand werden hierbei keine besonderen Cookies speziell von diesem Plug-In in deinem Browser gesetzt, die personenbezogene Daten erheben, verarbeiten oder nutzen. Dennoch können wir nicht gänzlich ausschließen, dass unter Umständen personenbezogene Daten (z. B. IP-Adressen, Browserdaten o.ä.) an den Anbieter des Plug-Ins oder Instagram übermittelt werden. Wenn du einen Link in dem Newsfeed anklickst, wirst du auf unseren Instagram-Kanal weitergeleitetet. In diesem Fall speichert Instagram, von welcher Website du unserem Instagram Kanal aufgerufen hast. Näheres dazu, welche Daten von dir erhoben, verarbeitet oder genutzt werden, wenn du die Seiten von Instagram aufrufst, entnimmst du bitte der Datenschutzerklärung von Instagram.


Der komplette Funktionsumfang des Plug-Ins kann unter und eingesehen werden. Weitere Informationen zum Datenschutz von Smash Balloon gibt es hier: Wenn du nicht wünschen, dass Instagram den Besuch unserer Seiten deinem Instagram-Nutzerkonto zuordnen kann, logge dich bitte aus deinem Instagram-Benutzerkonto aus.

Nutzung des Kontaktformulars

Wenn du uns per Kontaktformular Anfragen zukommen lässt, werden deine Angaben aus dem Anfrageformular inklusive der von dir dort angegebenen Kontaktdaten zwecks Bearbeitung der Anfrage und für den Fall von Anschlussfragen bei uns gespeichert. Diese Daten geben wir nicht ohne deine Einwilligung weiter.



Die Verarbeitung der in das Kontaktformular eingegebenen Daten erfolgt somit ausschließlich auf Grundlage deiner Einwilligung (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO). Du kannst diese Einwilligung jederzeit widerrufen. Dazu reicht eine formlose Mitteilung per E‑Mail an uns. Die Rechtmäßigkeit der bis zum Widerruf erfolgten Datenverarbeitungsvorgänge bleibt vom Widerruf unberührt.



Eingetragene Formulardaten werden dir per E-Mail geschickt, also auf deinem E-Mail-Server gespeichert. Eine zusätzliche Speicherung in der WordPress-Datenbank findet nicht statt.

Spendenformular FUNDRAISINGBOX

Diese Website nutzt FundraisingBox-Spendenformulare der Wikando GmbH, Schießgrabenstr. 32, 86150 Augsburg. Die Wikando GmbH stellt für dieses Spendenformular die technische Plattform für den Spendenvorgang zur Verfügung. Die von dir bei der Spende eingegebenen Daten (z.B. Adresse, Bankverbindung etc.) werden von der Wikando GmbH lediglich zur Abwicklung der Spende auf Servern in Deutschland gespeichert.



Wir haben mit der Wikando GmbH einen Vertrag zur Auftragsdatenverarbeitung abgeschlossen und setzen bei der Nutzung der Spendenformulare der FundraisingBox die strengen Vorgaben der EU Datenschutzgrundverordnung und der deutschen Datenschutzbehörden vollständig um.
Die Übermittlung deiner Daten erfolgt auf Grundlage von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO (Einwilligung) und Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO (Verarbeitung zur Erfüllung eines Vertrags).


Soweit du die Einwilligung zur Datenverarbeitung erteilt hast, kannst du deine Einwilligung jederzeit widerrufen. Ein Widerruf wirkt sich auf die Wirksamkeit von in der Vergangenheit liegenden Datenverarbeitungsvorgängen nicht aus.

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.


If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail:


If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail:

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.