Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1) Information on the collection of personal data and contact data of the responsible

1.1 We are pleased that you visit our website and thank you for your interest. Below we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that allows you to be personally identified.

1.2 Responsible for the data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) is Forikolo e.V., Zschochersche Strasse 21, 04229 Leipzig, Tel: +49-(0)341- 49 243 870, E-Mail: info@forikolo.de. The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

1.3 For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (for example, orders or inquiries to the person responsible), this website uses an SSL or Web site. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string “https: //” and the lock icon in your browser bar.

2) Data collection when visiting our website

In the case of merely informative use of our website, ie if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following information that is technically necessary for us to display the website:

·       Our visited website

·       Date and time at the time of access

·       Amount of data sent in bytes

·       Source / reference from which you came to the page

·       Used browser

·       Operating system used

·       Used IP address (possibly in anonymous form)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. A transfer or other use of the data does not take place. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively check the server logfiles in case of concrete evidence point to unlawful use.

3) Cookies

In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, ie after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us or our affiliate (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process individual user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values ​​on an individual basis. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie.

Insofar as personal cookies are also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO for safeguarding our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

We may work with advertising partners to help us make our web site more interesting to you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are stored on your hard disk (third-party cookies), when you visit our website. If we cooperate with aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in the following paragraphs.

Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or can exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the Help menu of each browser, which explains how to change your cookie settings. These can be found for the respective browser under the following links:

·       Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

·       Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/cookies-allow-and-dispose

·       Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&hlrm=en&answer=95647

·       Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US

·       Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

4) Contact

When contacting us (for example via contact form or e-mail), personal data are collected. Which data are collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used solely for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question is finally clarified and provided that no statutory storage requirements are in conflict.

5) Using your direct advertising data

5.1 Registration for our e-mail newsletter

If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. Mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address alone. The indication of further possible data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. For sending the newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have explicitly confirmed to us that you agree to the sending of the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm by clicking on a link that you wish to receive newsletters in the future.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. When registering for the newsletter, we will save your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace a possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for promotional purposes by means of the newsletter. You can cancel the newsletter at any time via the provided link in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person named above. After cancellation, your e-mail address will be deleted immediately in our newsletter distribution, as far as you have not expressly consented to a further use of your data or we reserve the right to further data usage, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

6) Use of social media: videos

Using Youtube videos This site uses Youtube Embedding feature to display and play videos from “Youtube”, which is owned by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Here, the extended privacy mode is used, which shadded to the provider information storage of user information only when playing the / the video in motion. When the playback of embedded Youtube videos starts, the provider “Youtube” uses cookies to collect information about user behavior. According to “Youtube” hints, these are used, among other things, to capture video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent abusive practices. If you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account when you click a video. If you do not wish to associate with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for non-logged-in users) as usage profiles and evaluates them. According to Art. 6 (1) (f) of the DSGVO, such an evaluation is based on the legitimate interests of Google in the display of personalized advertising, market research and / or tailor-made design of its website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must be directed to YouTube to use them.

Regardless of any playback of the embedded video, every time you visit this website, it will connect to the Google Network “DoubleClick”, which may trigger further data processing without us having any influence. US-based Google LLC is certified under the US Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection in the EU. For more information on data protection at “Youtube”, please see the provider’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

7) Tools and others

7.1 Google Web Fonts This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) for consistent presentation of fonts. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

US-based Google LLC is certified under the US Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.

More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

7.2 Google Maps On our website, we use Google Maps (API) from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (land) maps to visually display geographic information. The use of this service will show you our location and facilitate your arrival. When you visit any of the subpages where the Google Maps map is embefded, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google’s servers in the United States and stored there. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for non-logged-in users) as usage profiles and evaluates them. According to Art. 6 (1) (f) of the DSGVO, such an evaluation is based on the legitimate interests of Google in the display of personalized advertising, market research and / or tailor-made design of its website. You have a right of objection to the formation of these user profiles, and you must comply with this to Google. US-based Google LLC is certified under the US Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection in the EU. If you disagree with the future transmission of your data to Google when using Google Maps, you can also disable the Google Maps web service completely by turning off the JavaScript application in your browser. Google Maps and the map display on this website can not be used. 

Google’s Terms of Use can be viewed at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/regional.html, and the additional Google Maps

Terms of Service can be found at https://www.google.com/intl /de_US/help/terms_maps.html

For details on privacy related to the use of Google Maps, please visit the Google Privacy Policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

7.3 betterplace.org

On our website we use betterplace.org (gut.org non-profit corporation, Schlesische Straße 26, D-10997 Berlin) as an online donation system. You can read the privacy policy of our service provider betterplace.org in their privacy policy (https://www.betterplace.org/c/regeln/datenschutz) or in the following paragraphs. In the following, the wording is addressed directly to you by betterplace.org (as “we”).

Citation start: „

Privacy policy for betterplace.org

Version 26/10/2018

We take the protection of personal data, very seriously. We would like to explain here how we protect your data. The privacy policy fulfils the information obligations stipulated in Art. 12 ff. of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”) and gives you an overview of the processing of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) on this website/ online donation platform.

Inhaltsverzeichnis:Permalink

1. Who is responsible for the processing of my data?Permalink

gut.org non-profit stock corporation
Schlesische Straße 26
D-10997 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 7676 4488 0
Telefax: +49 30 7676 4488 40

(hereinafter referred to as “betterplace.org”) is responsible for the processing of your data on this website. betterplace.org processes personal data in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and the New Federal Data Protection Act (hereinafter referred to as “BDSG-neu”).
You can contact the data protection officer of betterplace.org at the above-mentioned postal address, with the addition “To the data protection officer” or at the e-mail address: 
datenschutz@betterplace.org.

2. What data is recorded?Permalink

When you visit the website, the accessing computer automatically collects information (hereinafter referred to as “access data”). This access data includes server log files, which usually consist of information about the browser type and browser version, the operating system, the Internet service provider, the date and time of use of the website, the previously visited websites and those newly accessed via the website, and the IP address of the computer. With the exception of the IP address, the server log files cannot be linked to a person. An IP address can be traced to a person if it is permanently assigned when the Internet connection is used and the Internet provider can match it with a person.

If you continue to use the services of the website, pseudonymous user profiles and the data you enter on the website (e.g. search words, login data, comments, submissions on forms or for registration) will be processed.

Some of the website’s services require you to supply betterplace.org with personal data. In these cases, the data you supply will be used to provide the desired service or process the particular request. The following personal data is processed on the website:

  • User data such as e-mail address and password; details of name and address; contact data; donation data; comments on donations and projects (optional), image data (optional)

  • Title of position as a representative of the organisation, if you create and manage an aid project for an organisation as project manager; details on the project

  • User data such as e-mail address and name details for the dispatch of the newsletter (depending on the type of newsletter).

Under no circumstances will personal bank account information be saved or displayed on betterplace.org during the donation process.

3. What cookies are used?Permalink

The website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer when you visit a website. The saved cookies are mapped to the browser you used. If you return to the same website, the web browser will send back the contents of the cookies and thus enable you to be recognised as the user. Certain cookies are deleted when you log out or finish the browser session (so-called “transient cookies”). Other cookies are saved for a certain time or permanently (so-called “temporary cookies” or “persistent cookies”). Such cookies are deleted automatically at the end of the pre-defined period of time. You can also delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser and configurate the use of cookies as you wish. betterplace.org wouldhowever like to point out to you that you might then not be able to use all the functions of the website.

Generally, cookies only serve online identification purposes and are not mapped to a specific person. Cookies are mapped to a person when the information generated by the cookies is merged with other data. There is a difference between cookies which are required to provide the website and cookies which are required for other purposes such as analysis of user behaviour, or advertising.

Some of the cookies required to provide the website are, in particular, the following:

  • Cookies which serve to identify or authenticate users;

  • cookies which store certain user preferences (e.g. search or language settings);

  • cookies which store data to ensure the error-free playback of video or audio content.

Some of the cookies required for other purposes are, in particular, the following:

  • analysis cookies for the purpose of recording and statistically evaluating the usage behaviour of our users (e.g. clicked advertising banners, sub-pages visited, search queries made);

  • advertising cookies of third parties which are used to create profiles of usage behaviour (e.g. clicked advertising banners, sub-pages visited, search queries made) and which enable the controller and the third party to display advertisements or offers to the user that are tailored to the user’s interests (hereinafter referred to as “third party cookies”).

4. What data is recorded for what purposes?Permalink

The purposes for which data is processed may result from technical, contractual or legal requirements and, where applicable, from consent given.

We use the data specified in Section 2 for the following purposes:

  • to provide the website and ensure technical security, in particular to correct technical errors and to ensure that unauthorised persons do not gain access to the website’s systems;

  • Provision of the online offer of the online donation platform and fulfillment of the contract in accordance with our currently applicable General Terms and Conditions (AGB) Terms and Conditions for Users and Donors and Terms and Conditions for Organisations and Projects which are tax-deductible and for Volunteering;

  • for reach assessments and web analyses in order to make the website more efficient and interesting for you, and to conduct market research;

  • for communication, contract preparation and user support;

  • for creating and sending donation receipts;

  • for sending newsletters and programme communications by e-mail;

  • for the registration of a user of the online donation platform;

  • for the receipt and processing of donations from registered and non-registered users of the online platform;

  • for contacting persons in the context of so-called “time donations”, i.e. the placement of volunteers with an organisation;

  • for the administration of fundraising projects by the organisation;

  • for the forwarding of data to the organisations so that they can then send their own newsletters.

You will find further information on these purposes of data processing in the following sections of this privacy policy.

4.1 Technical provision of the websitePermalink

4.1.1 Description and scope of data processingPermalink

For the functionality of the website, the performance of security analyses and the prevention of attacks, the server log files are automatically written on the computer server host when the website is accessed and used before they are stored for a short time as a component of the server access data defined in Section 2. The server log files are not stored together with other data. betterplace.org uses the server log files for statistical evaluations in order to analyse and remedy technical faults, fend off attacks and fraud attempts, and optimise the functionality of the website.

4.1.2 Purposes and legal basis of data processingPermalink

The legal basis for the recording of server log files is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. The functionality of the website, the performance of security analyses, and the prevention of attacks are the legitimate interests of betterplace.org.

4.1.3 Duration of storage or criteria for determining this durationPermalink

After the websites have been accessed, the server log files are stored on the web server, and the IP address they contain is deleted after 7 days at the latest. The data is only evaluated during this storage period in the event of an attack.

4.1.4 Possibility of objection and erasurePermalink

You have the right to object to the processing of your data in the context of server logfiles, if there are reasons for this which arise from your particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of objection, please contact us at the address given under Section 1.

4.2 E-mail and telephone contactPermalink

4.2.1 Description and scope of data processingPermalink

On the website you can contact betterplace.org via an e-mail address or a telephone number. If you do so, your e-mail address, your telephone number and your request will be transmitted to betterplace.org. Depending on your request (e.g. questions about the usage functionalities of betterplace.org, assertion of your rights as a data subject, e.g. access to information), your contact data will be processed further. If it is necessary for the processing of your request, your contact data may be forwarded to third parties (e.g. other organisations).

4.2.2 Purposes and legal basis of data processingPermalink

The legal basis for the processing of your contact data is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. Our legitimate interests are the processing of your request and further communication. If the reason for your contacting us is to enter into a contract with betterplace.org, then the legal basis for the processing of your contact data is Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR.

4.2.3 Duration of storage or criteria for determining this durationPermalink

After your request has been completely processed and further communication has ended, the contact data will be deleted, unless statutory retention periods prevent such deletion. The contact data will also not be deleted if your contacting us is aimed at concluding a contract with betterplace.org or if you assert your rights as a data subject, such as your right to access information. In this case, the data will be stored until the contractual and/or legal obligations have been fulfilled and statutory retention periods do not oppose deletion.

4.2.4 Possibility of objection and erasurePermalink

You have the right to object to the processing of your contact data, if there are reasons for this which arise from your particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of objection, please contact us at the address given under Section 1. If you object, communication can no longer be continued. Other conditions apply if the storage of your contact data is necessary for the initiation of a contract, or fulfilment of a contract, or assertion of your rights as a data subject.

4.3 NewsletterPermalink

4.3.1 Description and scope of data processingPermalink

betterplace.org newsletterPermalink

On the website you can subscribe to the free betterplace.org newsletter as part of the donation or registration process. Your name and e-mail address from the donation or registration form will be processed further (with the aid of service providers) for the dispatch of the newsletter.

Furthermore, you can subscribe to the free betterplace.org newsletter on the online donation platform outside of the donation or registration process. Only your e-mail address from the registration screen will be transmitted to betterplace.org and further processed (with the aid of service providers) for the dispatch of the newsletters.

Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

Please note that betterplace.org will evaluate your user behaviour when you receive the betterplace.org newsletter. For this analysis, the e-mails sent will contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files stored on the website. For the analyses, betterplace.org will link your data and web beacons with your individual ID. The data is collected in a pseudonymised form only, i.e. the IDs are not linked to your other personal data; a direct connection to a person is thereby ruled out. You can object to this tracking at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter via the unsubscribe link.

Project newsletter following donationPermalink

After making the donation, you may receive news by e-mail about the organisation of the respective aid project in the form of a newsletter from betterplace.org. Your name and e-mail address from the donation form will be processed further (with the aid of service providers) for the dispatch of the newsletter. Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

4.3.2 Purposes and legal basis of data processingPermalink

betterplace.org newsletterPermalink

The purpose of the betterplace.org newsletter is to keep you informed by e-mail about current topics and other general news at betterplace.org. The legal basis for the processing of the data when you subscribe to the newsletter is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR.

Project newsletter following donationPermalink

The purpose of this processing is only to inform you about the progress of the aid project you selected when making your donation.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR.

4.3.3 Duration of storage or criteria for determining this durationPermalink

betterplace.org newsletterPermalink

In the case of newsletters that are sent independently of a donation, we erase the data when you unsubscribe from the newsletter. In the case of newsletters to which you have subscribed as part of the donation or registration process, we will delete the data if you unsubscribe from the newsletter and if there are no contractual or legal retention periods to prevent deletion.

Project newsletter following donationPermalink

In the case of these newsletters, we will delete the data if you unsubscribe from the newsletter and if there are no contractual or legal retention periods to prevent deletion.

4.3.4 Possibility of objection and erasurePermalink

You can object to the data processing relating to the newsletter (betterplace.org-newsletter and project newsletter following a donation) any time by unsubscribing via the link in the newsletter or by using the contact option mentioned under Section 1. It will then no longer be possible to receive the newsletter.

4.4. Data processing within the context of charitable giving/donationsPermalink

4.4.1 Thank-you note sent to donors by the charityPermalink

When you make a donation, the person in charge of the charity project you have chosen to donate to may send you an email with a one-off thank-you note. Such messages will always be sent through our donation platform.

4.4.1.1 Description and scope of data processingPermalink

When such a note is sent, your name and email address will be processed as part of the process of creating and sending the thank-you note. However, the person in charge of the charity project sending the note will not be able to see your email address when doing so. This is because the thank-you note will be processed and sent using third-party service providers.

4.4.1.2 Purposes and legal basis of data processingPermalink

The purpose of this thank-you note and the processing of personal data is to give the person in charge of the charity project an opportunity to thank you for having chosen their project for your donation and personally express their gratitude or provide feedback to you. For betterplace.org, this is an important part of our endeavors to make our donation process transparent.

The legal basis for processing this data is Art. 6 (1) f), with respect to which the legitimate interest pursued by betterplace.org is to provide donors with support and information.

4.4.1.3 Duration of storage and erasure of the dataPermalink

When a thank-you note is sent, we will store the message until the person in charge of the charity projects ends all communications and follow-up activities concerning your donation, unless we are required to store this data for a specific duration for legal reasons.

4.5. Web-trackingPermalink

Services that optimise user-friendliness and measure the reach of the website are built into the website. Your access data (see Section 2) is recorded and your usage behaviour is evaluated with the help of analysis cookies (see Section 3). Personal identification is generally not necessary for web-tracking, so that when your access data is recorded, the stored IP address is either not used or only used in truncated form, and pseudonymous user profiles are created. This data is not merged with other data and you have the possibility of revocation at any time. Personal user profiles are only created in exceptional cases and only if you have given your consent.

The web-tracking services are usually offered by service providers who process the data in accordance with the controller’s instructions only and not for their own purposes, as so-called processors. This is ensured by means of contracts for processing. If the service providers process your data outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area (hereinafter referred to as “EU or EEA”), a so-called third country transfer takes place. This is permissible if you have given your consent, betterplace.org has given guarantees for a level of data protection that meets European standards, or the EU Commission has classified the relevant third country as a safe third country. The third country transfer of the relevant service is identified below.

The individual web-tracking services of the website are described in more detail below.

4.5.1 Google AnalyticsPermalink

The website uses the services of Google Analytics. Google Analytics is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics creates a pseudonymous user profile to optimise the user-friendliness of the website. Pseudonymity is ensured by Google truncating your IP address prior to any further processing and storage of data, and it is not possible to draw any conclusions about you as a person. The pseudonymous user profile is evaluated after transmission in order to optimise user-friendliness. The data is not merged with any other Google data. By means of a contract for processing, betterplace.org ensures that Google only processes the data in accordance with its instructions.
Through the use of Google Analytics, a third country transfer takes place (see Section 6). However, with its certification in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield, Google ensures that the third country transfer meets the European data protection standards.
You will find more information about data processing at Google Analytics 
in Google’s privacy policy.

4.5.1.1 Purposes and legal basis of data processingPermalink

The legal basis for the recording and evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. The legitimate interests of betterplace.org consist of optimising the user-friendliness of the website and measuring its reach.

4.5.1.2 Duration of storage or criteria for determining this durationPermalink

As regards the use of Google Analytics on this website, the data is stored for a maximum of 14 months or until you object to its further use.

4.5.1.3 Possibility of objection and erasurePermalink

You can object to the use of the web-tracking services any time by changing your browser settings or by clicking the following link/s to download and install the available browser plug-ins:

·       You can prevent cookies from being saved via the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, under certain circumstances not all of the functions of this website might then be available to you.

·       Moreover, you can prevent Google’s forwarding and processing the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the following browser add-on

·       Opt-out cookies will prevent your data from being recorded in the future when you visit this website.
To prevent the recording by Universal Analytics across different devices, the opt-out must be undertaken on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be installed: 
deactivate Google Analytics

4.5.2 HotjarPermalink

The website uses the services of Hotjar Analytics from Hotjar Ltd. The provider is Hotjar Ltd, Level 2 St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe.

Hotjar Analytics creates a pseudonymous user profile to optimise the user-friendliness of the website. Pseudonymity is ensured by Hotjar abbreviating your IP address prior to any further processing and storage of data, so that it is not possible to draw any conclusions about you as a person. The pseudonymous user profile is evaluated after transmission in order to optimise user-friendliness. The data is not merged with any other data. By means of a contract for processing, betterplace.org ensures that Hotjar only processes the data in accordance with its instructions.

You will find more information about data processing at Hotjar in Hotjar’s privacy policy:

4.5.2.1 Purposes and legal basis of data processingPermalink

The purpose is to improve the betterplace.org website. The legal basis for the recording and evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. The legitimate interests of betterplace.org consist of optimising the user-friendliness of the website.

4.5.2.2 Duration of storage or criteria for determining this durationPermalink

With regard to the use of Hotjar on this website, the data will be evaluated and anonymised by Hotjar immediately after its transmission to Hotjar.

4.5.2.3 Possibility of objection and erasurePermalink

You can object to the use of the web-tracking services any time by changing your browser settings or by clicking the following link/s:

4.5.3 OutbrainPermalink

A so-called widget from Outbrain UK Limited, 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW, London, United Kingdom, is contained in some pages of the offer. The Outbrain service is designed to provide you with information that is thematically related to the content you are reading.

If you have not opted out (see below), the selection of the content displayed in the widget will also be based on the content you have just viewed on the relevant website as well as in the recent past. For this purpose Outbrain uses cookies, among other things.

The content displayed in the widget is technically and contextually controlled and delivered by Outbrain. betterplace.org does not collect or use any personal data in connection with the Outbrain widget. Outbrain as the data controller provides information on the collection and utilisation of usage data and other data in the Outbrain Privacy Policy.

4.5.3.1 Possibility of objection and erasurePermalink

If you wish to object to the use of data by Outbrain: Please call up Outbrain’s Privacy page and opt out there. – Please note that the opt-out must be performed on every device that you use.

The content recommendations in the widget are no longer controlled on the basis of Outbrain’s usage data after the opt-out.

5. Iframes by betterplace.org on websites other than betterplace.orgPermalink

betterplace.org is offering the embedded betterplace.org donation form (Iframe) on websites other than betterplace.org. Fundraising goals (projects) may also be selected via Iframe for support on websites other than betterplace.org. In these cases, your information will be processed directly by betterplace.org as the data controller.

6. Facebook Login (Facebook Connect)Permalink

You also have the option of authenticating yourself on our website by providing your Facebook profile information from your Facebook user account (‘Facebook login’). An additional registration is then no longer necessary. You will then be forwarded to Facebook’s website for registration/login. By doing so, your Facebook profile will be linked to our service.

If you decide to register and/or log in using your Facebook user account, betterplace.org will receive access, from Facebook, to your first and last name, your email address, your profile photo, your gender, your language via this interface. Betterplace.org will also save this information in your user profile where you can edit this information in your user profile.

For more information on Facebook logins and privacy settings, please refer to Facebook’s Data Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

If you do not agree to the sharing of your information in this fashion, you should not use the Facebook login.

7. Google reCAPTCHAPermalink

On this website Google reCAPTCHA is integrated. Google reCAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA service which protects this website from spam and automated abuse by computer systems, e.g. bots.
Google reCAPTCHA is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (in the following referred to as “Google.”)

Through this service, Google can determine from which website a request is sent and from which IP address you use the so-called reCAPTCHA input box. In addition to your IP address, additional information may be collected by Google, which is necessary for the offer and the guarantee of this service.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the security of our website and in the defense against unwanted, automated access in the form of spam or the like. Google provides further information on the general handling of your website at https://policies.google.com/privacy User data.

8. Who will receive my data?Permalink

Within betterplace.org, those parties receive access to your data who need it for the purposes described in Section 4. Service providers used by betterplace.org may also be given access to your data (so-called “processors”, e.g. computer centres, dispatch of newsletters, customer services or debtor management). Contracts for processing ensure compliance with instructions, data security and confidential handling of your data by these service providers.

Data will be passed on to other recipients such as advertising partners, providers of social media services or credit institutions (so-called “third parties”) if required to do so by law or if you have given your consent or that is part of your contract. The following third parties may be forwarded data:

  • providers of measurements and web analyses that measure the reach of websites and create user profiles for their own purposes,

  • advertisers who show you interest-based advertisements,

  • credit institutions that collect your data via the website, receive it from us and process it further on their systems for the purposes of payment handling and for fraud prevention.

  • public authorities and institutions such as law enforcement authorities which receive your data based on compliance with legal or official obligations,

  • charity organisations which inform you about the progress of their respective aid project and other work via their own newsletter, provided you have agreed to your data being shared for such purposes (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR).

You will find more information about the forwarding of data to the respective third parties in section 4, which specifies the individual purposes.

9. Use of payment service providersPermalink

We use the following payment service providers for the purpose of payment processing:

For credit card: Stripe Payments Europe Ltd, Block 4, Harcourt Center, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, Ireland and Stripe Payments UK, Ltd, 7th Floor, The Bower Warehouse, 211 Old Street, London EC1V 9NR, United Kingdom (“Stripe”) , For more information on Stripe’s privacy, please visit the URL stripe.com/privacy.

For direct debit, credit card: Wirecard AG, Einsteinring 35, 85609 Aschheim, Germany (“Wirecard”). For more information on data protection by Wirecard, see the URL wirecardbank.de/DSGVO.

PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449 Luxembourg (“PayPal”). You can view PayPal’s privacy notices at the following links: www.paypal.com/web/msapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

paydirekt GmbH, Hamburger Allee 26-28, 60486 Frankfurt, Germany ( “Paydirekt”). For more information on data protection by Wirecard, please visit the URL paydirekt.de/agb.

The payment service provider is responsible for the processing of data in the course of payment processing.

In addition, we will provide Stripe with your personal data (first and last name, e-mail address and address) for the purpose of fraud prevention.
The legal basis for this data transmission is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The legitimate interest here lies in the prevention of economic damage through crime and in the protection of donors.

10. Will my data be processed outside the EU or the EEA (third country transfer)?Permalink

If the service providers and/or third parties outside of the EU or the EEA which are specified under Section 8 process your data for the purposes of Section 4, this may result in your data being transferred to a country where no data protection standard commensurate with that of the EU or the EEA can be guaranteed. However, such a data protection standard can be ensured with an appropriate guarantee. Suitable guarantees are, for example, standard contractual clauses provided by the EU Commission. You can request a copy of these guarantees using the contact details specified in Section 1. By way of exception, guarantees may be dispensed with if you give your consent or if the transfer of data to a third country is necessary for the fulfilment of your contract with betterplace.org. Also, the EU Commission has recognised certain third countries as safe third countries, so that here too appropriate guarantees on the part of betterplace.org can be dispensed with. The following service providers process your data outside of the EU or the EEA:

  • Web-tracking services are provided by service providers which have their computer centres in a third country or which can access the computer centres within the European Union or the EEA from a branch in a third country. With certification in line with the EU-US Privacy Shield, the services ensure that the third country transfer meets the European data protection standards.

  • For the dispatch of newsletters, service providers are employed which have their computer centres in a third country or which can access the computer centres within the European Union or the EEA from a branch in a third country. With certification in line with the EU-US Privacy Shield, the services ensure that the third country transfer meets the European data protection standards.

  • For the handling of customer enquiries, service providers are employed which have their computer centres in a third country or which can access the computer centres within the European Union or the EEA from a branch in a third country. With certification in line with the EU-US Privacy Shield, the services ensure that the third country transfer meets the European data protection standards.

11. What data privacy rights do I have?Permalink

You have the right to access, at any time, the personal data about you which we have stored. Should any data about your person be wrong or no longer up-to-date, you have the right to demand their correction. You also have the right to demand the erasure or restriction of the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 17 and Art. 18 GDPR. You may also have the right to have the data that you supplied released in a commonly used and machine-readable format (right to data portability).

If you have given your consent to the processing of personal data for certain purposes, you can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. The declaration of withdrawal should be sent to betterplace.org at the contact address specified in Section 1. You can also withdraw any consent which you gave on the website under datenschutz@betterplace.org.

Pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR you have the right, for reasons which arise from your particular situation, to object any time to the processing of your data which takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. You also have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct advertising. The same applies to the automated procedures that take place when some cookies are used, unless they are absolutely necessary for the provision of the website.

Moreover, you also have the option to approach a data protection authority and file a complaint there. The authority responsible for betterplace.org is Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit

Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin

You may, however, also approach the data protection authority responsible for your place of residence.

12. From what source does the data stem?Permalink

All data is collected directly from the data subjects.

13. To what extent does an automated decision-making process exist?Permalink

For the purposes mentioned in Section 4, we do not use any fully automated decision-making processes.

14. Is profiling carried out?Permalink

Profiling as defined in Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR is not carried out.

15. Conclusion/details of versionPermalink

As the website evolves and new technologies are implemented in order to improve our service to you, changes to this privacy policy may become necessary. Therefore, we recommend that you read this privacy policy again from time to time.

Version 2.0 dd. 26/10/2018.

Citation end.

8) Rights of the affected

8.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data protection rights (information and intervention rights) to the person responsible regarding the processing of your personal data, which we will inform you about below:

·       Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 DSGVO: In particular, you have the right to obtain information about the personal data processed by us, the processing purposes, the categories of processed personal data, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data was or are being disclosed, the planned Period of storage or the criteria for determining the duration of storage, the right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data, if they were not collected by us, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and possibly meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing, as well as your right to be informed of what guarantees under Art. 46 DSGVO for redirection your data in third countries;

·       Right to correction according to Art. 16 DSGVO: You have the right to immediate correction of incorrect data concerning you and / or completion of your incomplete data stored by us;

·       Right to cancellation according to Art. 17 DSGVO: You have the right to demand the deletion of your personal data if the requirements of Art. 17 (1) DSGVO are met. However, that right does not apply, in particular, where the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the pursuit, exercise or defense of rights;

·       Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 DSGVO: You have the right to demand the restriction of processing your personal data as long as the correctness of your data is checked, if you refuse to delete your data due to inadmissible data processing and instead restricting the processing of your data require, if you need your data for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal rights, after we no longer need these data after or if you have objected for reasons of your particular situation, as long as it is not certain, whether our entitled reasons predominate;·       Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 DSGVO: If you have the right to rectify, delete or limit the processing to the person responsible, he / she is obliged to rectify or delete the data or all recipients who have been disclosed personal data notify of limitation of the processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.

·       Right to data portability according to Art. 20 DSGVO: You have the right to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible, insofar as this is technically feasible;

·       Right to revoke granted consent pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO: You have the right to revoke consent once given in the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. In the case of withdrawal, we will delete the data concerned immediately, as far as further processing can not be based on a legal basis for consentless processing. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation;

·       Right to complain under Art. 77 DSGVO: If you consider that the processing of your personal data violates the DSGVO, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the case of an administrative or judicial remedy Member State of your whereabouts, place of work or place of alleged infringement.

8.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT IF,

IN THE CONTEXT OF INTEREST ACCOUNTABILITY, WE PROCESS OUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON OUR MAJOR LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE ANY PRESENT RIGHT TO SUBMIT AGAINST THIS PROCESSING FOR CONSEQUENCES WITH EFFECT ON THE FUTURE FOR REASONS OBTAINED FROM YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION.MAKE USE OF YOUR OPPOSITION RIGHT, WE FINISH THE PROCESSING OF THE AFFECTED DATA. FURTHER PROCESSING REMAINS SUBJECT TO EXERCISE WHEN WE MAY PROVIDE IMPERATIVE REASONABLE REASONS FOR PROCESSING WHICH EXCEED ITS INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES THE PRESENTATION, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CHARGES. IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US TO OPERATE DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILE OD OBJECTION AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OPPOSITE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

9) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective legal retention period (eg commercial and tax retention periods). After the deadline, the corresponding data are routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract and / or on our part no legitimate interest in the re-storage persists.