Privacy Policy

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Within the use of this website we, as the data controller, collect and store the data you provided as long and so far this is necessary to fulfil the specified purposes and legal obligations. In the following we will inform you what data is involved, how the data is processed and what rights you have in this regard.

According to Article 4 no. 1 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (in the following „person concerned or user“).

1. Name and Contact Data of the Data Controller

This Data Protection Policy covers data processing on the website www.tu-was-fuer-europa.de by:

  • Tu was für Europa e.V.
  • Alfonso Pantisano
  • Greifenhagener Straße 48
  • 10437 Berlin

(in the following „Tu was für Europa e.V.“)

  • Email:       info@twfe.de
  • Telephone:   +49 151 23458914

You can always reach out to us directly if you have any questions about data protection law or about your rights as a data subject.

2. COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF PERSONAL DATA AND ALSO NATURE AND PURPOSE AND THEIR USE

a) Webhosting

For the provision of this website, we use the web hosting service RAIDBOXES GmbH, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 7, 48153 Münster (in the following “RAIDBOXES”).

The offer of the website www.tu-was-fuer-europa.org requires the commissioning of a webhosting service. The legal foundation for the utilisation of RAIDBOXES is Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR due to our legitimate economic interest to make our offer available on this website. In connection with the hosting RAIDBOXES collects data in our behalf, which accrues while the use of the website.

We have concluded a data processing agreement with RAIDBOXES. Through this agreement the service provider ensures, that he processes the data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and ensures the protection of the data subject rights.

b) When visiting the website

You can access the website www.tu-was-fuer-europa.de without disclosing your identity. The browser on your end device automatically sends information to our website server (e.g. IP address of the querying computer, date and time of the access, name and URL of the accessed file, browser type and version and also further information sent by the browser (such as your computer’s operating system, the name of your access provider, geographical origin, etc.).

This information, which also includes your IP address, is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and deleted automatically after 4 weeks.

We process these data to ensure trouble-free connection to the website, comfortable use of our website, for evaluating system security and stability and also for further administrative purposes.

The legal foundation for the data processing is Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the above purposes for the data collection.

Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we also use cookies and analytics services during visits to our website. Further explanations can be found under section 4 and 5 of this Data Protection Policy.

c) When registering for our newsletter

In so far as you have expressly consented under Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to regularly send you our personalized newsletter. Providing an email address is sufficient for receiving the newsletter.

You will then receive a registration notification by e-mail, which you must confirm in order to receive the newsletter (so-called double opt-in). This serves us as proof that the registration was actually initiated by you.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the end of the newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your unsubscribe request at any time by e-mail to info@twfe.de.

Your e-mail address will be deleted immediately after revocation of your consent to receive the newsletter.

We send our newsletter via the provider Mailchimp, The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA (“Mailchimp”). We have concluded a data processing agreement  with “Mailchimp”.

With “Mailchimp” we can measure and evaluate the behavior of our newsletter recipients. This includes the opening, click, bounce, delivery, unsubscribe, conversion and social sharing rates. This evaluation is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR in order to optimise and evaluate our newsletters. This is to be seen as a legitimate interest in the sense of the aforementioned regulation. Further information on data protection in connection with “Mailchimp” can be found in their privacy policy.

d) Registration for the Colours of Europe Award

We organise the Colours of Europe Award, in which local authorities (municipalities and cities) and civil society organisations, that are particularly committed to the European idea of international understanding and cooperation across borders, can participate with their projects. The conditions for participation in the competition are attached to the application documents.

Local authorities / cities:

For the participation of local authorities it is necessary to fill in an application form, which we provide on our website. The application forms must be sent by e-mail to our address as stated in the conditions of participation. After expiry of the application deadline, we will then select the winning municipality.

If you have expressly consented in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will request the following personal data of the contact persons or contact persons acting on behalf of the participating municipality for participation:

  • Name of the contact person
  • Contact details of the contact person (address, e-mail address, telephone number)
  • Name of the highest representative of the submitting municipality

We store the personal data contained in the application form in order to select and notify a winner. The personal data will not be published.

The application form and all information contained therein will be deleted immediately after your consent has been revoked and the winners have been notified.

Civil society organisations:

Civil society organisations can participate by filling out an application form which is available on our website. The application forms must be sent by e-mail to our address, which is indicated in the conditions of participation. After the application deadline has expired, we will select the winning organisation.

If you have expressly consented in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will request the following personal data of the contact persons or contact persons acting on behalf of the participating organisation for participation:

  • Name of the contact person
  • Contact details of the contact person (address, e-mail address, telephone number)

We store the personal data contained in the application form in order to select and notify a winner. The personal data will not be published.

The application form and all information contained therein will be deleted immediately after your consent has been revoked and the winners have been notified.

e) By applying to The Voices of Europe Project

If you want to participate in our choir project “The Voices of Europe Project”, you can apply via our website. If you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, you can upload a video of yourself on our website.

If you have expressly consented in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will additionally request the following information from you for participation:

  • Name
  • Contact information (e-mail address)
  • Place of residence
  • Age
  • Representation of which country
  • Previous experience
  • Vocal group

We will use the videos you upload as well as the data you provide and the resulting information about you exclusively for the selection of the participants of the choir project. The videos will not be forwarded or published.

The content of the video may possibly result in further personal data including data on ethnic origin, religion or health (e.g. skin colour, religious dress or characteristics, visual aids or assistants/wheelchair). The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, possibly in conjunction with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR, should the data processing result in conclusions being drawn about special categories of personal data in accordance with Art. 9 GDPR.

If you have been selected as singers and you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1  sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will take photographs and video recordings of you as part of the choir during rehearsals and performances. This material can be published on our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook and Youtube). The content of the photo and video recordings may possibly result in further personal data, including data on ethnic origin, religion or health (e.g. skin colour, religious dress or characteristics, visual aids or assistants/wheelchair). The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, possibly in conjunction with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR, should the data processing result in conclusions being drawn about special categories of personal data in accordance with Art. 9 GDPR.

At the end of the application phase, the data of participants who have not been selected will be deleted immediately. Usually, we store the data of the selected participants for 12 months.

3. Transfer of Data

Your personal data will only be transferred to third parties, if:

  • you have expressly given your consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR;
  • in cases where transfer of your data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. c GDPR;
  • in cases where transfer of your data is covered by our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Cookies and Pixel-Tags

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and saves on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or suchlike) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain any viruses, trojans or other malware.

The cookie stores information which arises in conjunction with the specifically used end device. This does not mean, however, that this gives us direct knowledge of your identity.

We use pixel tags (also called tracking pixels) within the scope of our online offer. Pixels are small graphics, which are integrated via the HTML code of our site. The pixel-tag itself does not store or change any information on your device, so pixels do not cause any damage on your device, do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware.

The pixels send your IP address, the referrer URL of the visited website, the time when the pixel was viewed, the browser used, and previously set cookie information to a web server. This enables us to carry out range measurements and other statistical evaluations, which serve to optimise our offer.

Cookies are used on the one hand so that we can make the use of our offerings more pleasant for you. Therefore, we use session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website.

In addition, we use temporary cookies saved on your end device for a certain defined period to optimise user friendliness. If you visit our website again to use our services, it is automatically recognised that you were already here before and which entries and settings you made so that you do not have to repeat them.

On the other hand, we use cookies to compile statistics on the use of our website and to evaluate the optimisation of our offerings for you (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you were here before the next time you visit our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies are required for the stated purposes to protect our justified interests and also of third parties under Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can configure your browser, however, so that no cookies are saved on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. Complete deactivation of cookies can, however, lead to you not being able to use all the functions of our website.

For more opt-out options, please refer to the following information about the tools we use.

5. Analytic Tools

The following tracking and targeting measures which we use are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

With the deployed tracking measures we want to ensure an appropriate design and continuous optimisation of our website. On the other hand, we use tracking measures to compile statistics on the use of our website and to evaluate the optimisation of our offerings for you. Via the deployed targeting measures we want to ensure that you only see advertising tailored to your actual or presumed interests on your end devices. These interests are to be considered as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned regulation.

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”) for the purpose of creating a website experience tailored to users’ needs and continuing optimisation of our website. In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see sect. 4) are used. The information generated through the use of cookies about your usage of this website (such as web browser type / version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited website), host name of the accessing computer (IP address), time of server request) are transmitted to and stored on a server belonging to Google in the USA. Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield so that an adequate level of data privacy is ensured.

The use of Google Analytics is in line with our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR) in the analysis and optimization of our online offer as well as the economic operation of this website. Google therefore processes the information on our behalf to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide us with further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and the needs-based design of these Internet pages.

 

We have also concluded a data processing contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics. In this contract Google undertakes to process data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and to ensure that the rights of the persons concerned are protected.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address is not merged with other data from Google.

The Universal Analytics with User ID offered by Google is not used by us.

If necessary, the collected data will be transferred to third parties if this is legally required or if third parties process the data on behalf of us.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case not all functions of this website may be fully available.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting the data by clicking on the following link.

Analytics Opt-Out

An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your information when you visit this site. The opt-out cookie is valid only in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics help. Information on Google’s data usage can be found in their privacy policy.

6. Youtube

With consent pursuant to the first sentence of Article 6(1), point (f) GDPR, we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, 94066 San Bruno, CA (USA) (hereinafter referred to as ‘YouTube’), a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View (USA), (hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’).

We use the ‘extended data protection mode’ option provided by YouTube.

Upon requesting an Internet page with embedded video, our website connects to the YouTube servers and renders the content on the Internet page using your browser.

According to the information provided by YouTube, in the ‘extended data protection mode’, your data will be transferred to the US YouTube servers only while you watch the video. The transferred data include the Internet page you just viewed and device-specific data including your IP address. By clicking ‘run’ on the video you agree to this transfer.

Should you be logged into your YouTube account at the same time, YouTube will associate these collected data with your member account. You may prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account prior to visiting our website.

Google complies with the data protection regulation of the US Privacy Shield and is registered with the US Privacy Shield Program of the US Department of Commerce.

You may find further information on data protection in context with YouTube in Google’s Data Protection Regulations.

7. Data Subject Rights

You have the right:

  • pursuant to Art. 7 Subs. 3 GDPR to withdraw your consent to us at any time. This means that we may no longer continue processing the data based on that consent for the future;
  • pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR to demand information about your personal data we process. In particular, you can demand information about the purposes of the processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data were or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction or revocation of processing, the existence a right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data, in so far as not collected by us, and also about the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and where appropriate meaningful information about to details thereof;
  • pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR to demand immediate rectification of inaccurate or completion of your personal data saved with us;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR to demand deletion of your personal data saved with us, in so far as the processing is not required for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR to demand restriction of processing of your personal data, in so far as you contest the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you oppose deletion and we no longer need the data but you do to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR to receive your personal data you have provided us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to demand transmission to another controller;
  • pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority for your habitual residence or place of work or our registered offices.

8. Right to Object Pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR

In so far as your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. e and Art. 6 Subs. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data, in so far as there are grounds arising from your particular situation or it relates to objection to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object which we shall heed without the stating of a particular situation; This also applies to profiling based on those provisions as defines in Art. 4 no 4 GDPR.

If you submit an objection we shall no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If your objection is to the processing of data for direct marketing purposes, we shall cease processing immediately. In this case it is not necessary for you to assert a particular situation. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

If you want to exercise your right to object, simply send an email to info@twfe.de.

9. Data Security

All the data you personally transfer will be sent encrypted with the customary and secure TLS standard (Transport Layer Security). TLS is a secure and proven standard, which is also used for online banking, for example. You can recognise a secure TLS connection inter alia by the “s” appended to the http (i.e. https://..) in the address bar of your browser or by the lock symbol at the bottom of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, de-struction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continually monitored and improved to reflect technological developments.

10. ACTUALITY OF AND CHANGES TO THIS DATA PROTECTION POLICY

This Data Protection Policy is the latest version and was last amended as of April 2020.

The further development of our website and offers on it or changes in statutory or public-authority requirements many render it necessary to amend this Data Protection Policy. The latest version of Data Protection Policy can be downloaded and printed out at any time from the website under www.tu-was-fuer-europa.de/datenschutz.