Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

This page gives you an overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. The meaning of “personal data” is the data that can be used to personally identify you.  For detailed information about data protection, please see our Data Protection Declaration included below.

Data recording on our website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect data when you share it with us through the newsletter sign up or contact form.

Our website also collects data from your visit. This is technical information such as the web browser or time and date.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

This data helps us to keep website running without errors. It also helps us analyse how our visitors use our site.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of any personal data we have about you at any time without paying a fee. You can demand your data is corrected, blocked or deleted. Please contact us using the address in the section “Information Required by Law” on this website. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to Restriction of Data Processing.”

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

Your browsing patterns may be analysed when you visit. This is performed primarily with cookies. The analyses is done anonymously; i.e. the information cannot be traced back to you. You have the choice to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about this, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection options in this Data Protection Declaration.

2. Information Required by Law

Data protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and follow data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data is data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect, how we collect it and the purposes we use the data for.

We advise that it is not possible to completely protect data against third party access. The sending of data via the internet including e-mail communications may be prone to security gaps.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

Joerg Altekruse
Rutschbahn 33
D-20146 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 179 52 62 722
Email: jo@youth4planet.org

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).  This may be single-handedly or jointly with others.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in section “Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.

3. Recording of data on our website

Cookies

Our website uses small bits of data called cookies. These are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser and which make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.

Most of the cookies are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies may remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can change the settings of your browser to control how cookies are used, how they get deleted and how you get notified.  If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.

Cookies which are needed to carry out electronic communications transaction are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 of GDPR.

Server log files

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information contains:

  • The type and version of browser
  • The operating system
  • The website URL that you came from
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the visit
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. o GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

We will retain the information you gave us through the contact form until you ask us to delete it or you cancel your consent, or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists. This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

4. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need from you an e-mail address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected or shall be collected only on a voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information and shall not share such data with any third parties.

The processing of the information given in the newsletter subscription form will be only following your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may cancel the consent you have given at any time, for instance by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.

The data you gave us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter, the data shall be deleted. This shall not affect data we have been archiving for other purposes.

Vertical Response

This website uses the services of Vertical Response to send out its newsletters. The provider is the Deluxe Corporation, 3680 Victoria Street N., Shoreview, MN 55126, USA.

Among other things, Vertical Response is a service that can be deployed to organise and analyse the sending of newsletters. Whenever you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to a newsletter (e.g. your e-mail address), the information is stored on VerticalResponse servers in the United States.

With the assistance of the Vertical Response tool, we can analyse the performance of our newsletter campaigns. If you open an e-mail that has been sent through the Vertical Response, a file that has been integrated into the e-mail (a so-called web-beacon) connects to Vertical Response’s servers in the United States. As a result, it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links the recipient possibly clicked on. Technical information is also recorded at that time (e.g. the time of access, the IP address, type of browser and operating system). This information cannot be allocated to the respective newsletter recipient. Their purpose is the performance of statistical analyses of newsletter campaigns. The results of such analyses can be used to tailor future newsletters to the interests of their recipients more effectively.

If you do not want to permit an analysis by Vertical Response, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for you to do this in every newsletter message. Moreover, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter right on the website.

The data is processed based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).  You may revoke any consent you have given at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place prior to your revocation.

The data you archive with us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription shall be archived by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter, the data shall be deleted from our servers as well as those of Vertical Response. This shall not affect data we have been archiving for other purposes.

For more details, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of Vertical Response at: https://www.deluxe.com/policy/

5. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube platform, which is operated by Google. The website operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit a page on our website into which a YouTube plug-in has been integrated, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited.

Furthermore, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about our website visitor. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay on your device until you delete them.

If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

 

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