THIS IS AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY. IN CASES OF DOUBT, THE GERMAN VERSION IS AUTHORITATIVE.

DATA PROTECTION

We handle your personal data securely and in accordance with the applicable data protection laws as well as the following data protection declaration.

What does "personal data" mean?

Under the definition in German law (Section 3 Par. 1 of the Federal Data Protection Act), personal data means "any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an indentified or identifiable individual (the data subject)." This includes all information that reveals something about a person. Information that cannot (or can only with a disproportionate amount of effort) be linked to an individual e.g. because pseudonyms or anonymization has been used, is not classified as personal data.

What kind of personal data does ECCHR collect and process?

ECCHR collects and processes personal data connected with this website only for the purposes of facilitating use of the website and your contact preferences. Personal data is not used for any individual evaluations. We reserve the right to evaluate pseudonymous or anonymized datasets. These can be used for example to improve the website and for statistics (number of users, page views, etc.). These can also be used for purposes relating to system security.

When you view information on our website, some data is saved in order to provide this service. This data may potentially allow for identification. It includes: The IP address of the computer making the request, date of time of request, preferred mode of access/function, input data communicated, name of requested file, URL from which the file was requested or the desired action was prompted.

Where this data is not evaluated in anonymized form, it will be deleted immediately after the end of a session. Some services on this website might involve the collection and processing of personal data. Your personal data is used by ECCHR for the following purposes:

Contact and registration forms

Where you yourself provide personal data (e.g. name or email address) on this website, this is always on a voluntary basis. If you submit a query through our contact form or register for one of our events, we will store your name and email address in order to provide the relevant service and to contact you. This also applies if you register for our newsletter.

We send our newsletter using the email tool CleverReach, which is operated by CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Rastede, Germany. We also save your data through the provider CleverReach. This is done on the basis of a contract on order data processing that we have entered into with CleverReach. CleverReach is a member of the Certified Senders Alliance. We pass your name and email address to CleverReach exclusively for the purpose of sending ECCHR’s newsletter and information on events. CleverReach stores your data in a way that ensures it cannot be accessed by other CleverReach customers or third parties. You can find more information in the data protection declaration from CleverReach: (https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/).

By providing us with your name and email address you consent to us using this data in this way. You may at any time revoke your consent to the storage of your data and your email address and the use of this information for sending you the newsletter. You can revoke your consent via a link in the newsletter or by sending us a message via the contact details on our website (see the link marked "imprint").

This data is not used in any further way. Personal data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it had been stored.

Cookies

ECCHR’s website uses cookies (small files of configuration information) in order to determine the number of users and the frequency of visits and to make the site more user friendly, effective and secure. We use cookies without any personal link to you. Most browsers are configured to automatically accept cookies. You can configure your browser to ensure that you are informed about the use of cookies and to allow cookies only on a case-to-case basis, to accept cookies in certain cases, to generally exclude cookies or to automatically delete cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may impair the functionality of this website.

Google Services

This ECCHR website uses Google Analytics from Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Through Google Analytics it is possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across several devices to an anonymized user-ID and thus to analyze the activities of a given user across different devices. Google Analytics uses cookies that facilitate analysis of your use of the website. The information gained from the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. The analysis of this website with Google Analytics is carried out via "_anonymizeIp()" a to anonymize the user’s IP address. This ensures that your IP address is shortened before the analysis of your visit to our website. The IP address communicated from your browser through Google Analytics is not merged to other Google Services. Google will use this information on behalf of ECCHR to analyze your use of the website to put together reports on your website activity and to provide us with other services linked to use of the website and the internet. This is the basis for our interest in assessing the data. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Section 3 of the German Telemedia Act and Art. 6 Section 1(f) of the GDPR.

You can prevent data being recorded for Google Analytics through the use of our website and the processing of this data by Google by clicking on the following link and downloading and installing the browser plug-in available there: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

ECCHR’s website uses Google Maps from Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to display maps. Embedding the maps requires that Google can note the IP address of the user. The IP address is needed to be able to send content to the user’s browser. We note that Google has its own data protection guidelines that are unconnected to ours.

Videos from the video platform YouTube are embedded in ECCHR’s website. The videos are hosted by the YouTube (YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA). YouTube is a subsidiary of Google Inc. Embedding the videos requires that YouTube can note the IP address of the user. The IP address is needed to be able to send content to the user’s browser.

Before using this website please read about Google’s data protection provisions at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Further information on data processing by Google is available in Google’s privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en). Under the Google privacy page you can also change your settings to manage and protect your data.

AddThis Bookmarking Service

ECCHR’s website uses the AddThis plug-in from the company AddThis LLC (1595 Spring Hill Rd, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182 - USA). AddThis is a bookmarking service that allows visitors to our website to bookmark the page they are on and share it with users on social media networks like Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. If you use the AddThis elements, your internet builds a direct connection between the servers of AddThis and the relevant social media network or bookmarking service. It also uses cookies. The data created in this way (e.g. the time of access or the browser language) is transferred to AddThis LLC in the USA and is processed there. If you post content from our website to social media networks, bookmarking services etc., a connection may be created between the visit to the website and your user profile on the relevant social media network. You can find more information on data processing and protection by AddThis LLC at www.addthis.com/privacy. This website provides details on the kind of data processed and the purpose for which it is used. By using the AddThis fields (small buttons located over articles that allow you to share the content directly) you give your consent to the processing of the data by AddThis LLC to the extent detailed on the website http://www.addthis.com. You can revoke permission for the use of your data at any time by activitating the opt-out cookie. You can find more information on this on the aforementioned AddThis website. If you do not want AddThis to collect your data, do not use the AddThis elements.

Links to external websites

ECCHR’s website contains hyperlinks with links to the websites of other providers. If you click on one of these links you will be directly redirected to the relevant external websites. This will be clear from the change in URL and other indications. We cannot take responsibility for the secure handling of your data on these sites, because we have no influence over whether these entities adhere to data protection guidelines. To find out about how your personal data is handled by these entities, please check the relevant information on their websites.

SSL encryption

ECCHR’s website uses an SSL encryption to securely communicate confidential information. This is especially important e.g. if you use a contact form. You can tell you are on an SSL-encrypted page because the browsers address will start with "https://" and you will see a small lock symbol in the browser bar.

When SSL encryption is activated, information that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right to information, deletion, and blocking

You have the right at every time to get information – at no cost – on your personal data, where it came from, who received it and the purpose of the data processing. You also have a right to have this information corrected, blocked or deleted. To do this, or if you have other questions on your personal data in the context of your use of this website, you can contact us at any time at the address provided on the website under the heading "imprint".

Application Legal Training Program / Scholarship Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung

The ECCHR does not pass on any personal information, documents or your application to third parties outside the ECCHR or if you apply for a scholarship to the relevant staff of the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung. When you fill out the form, your data will be temporarily stored online, by sending the form or clicking the DELETE ALL button all data stored online will be deleted. It will be automatically sent by e-mail to the responsible employee of ECCHR. Furthermore, in the event of an unsuccessful application, your data will be deleted in accordance with the applicable legal provisions or upon your direct request.

Data protection officer of ECCHR

Dieter Hummel
dataprotectionofficer@ecchr.eu