The content on this website was created with the greatest possible care. However, the provider assumes no liability for whether the provided content is accurate, complete and up to date. Users use the content on the website at their own risk. Attributed contributions reflect the opinion of the respective author and not always the opinion of the provider. Mere use of the provider’s website does not result in any type of contractual relationship coming into effect between the user and the provider.
HOPE – the Project: Data Protection Policy
1. Limitation of liability
2. External links
This website contains links to third-party websites (“external links”). These websites are subject to the liability of the respective operators. At the time that external links were created, the provider checked the outside content for whether it violated the law. No violations of the law were apparent at that time. The provider has no influence whatsoever on the current or future design or the content of the linked sites. The setting of external links does not mean that the provider endorses the content behind the reference or link. Unless there are specific indications of a violation of the law, the provider cannot be reasonably expected to continuously monitor these external links. However, if it becomes aware of violations of the law, such external links will be deleted immediately.
3. Copyright and related rights
The content published on this website (texts, images, graphics, etc.) is subject to protection by copyright and other related rights.
Any exploitation not permitted by copyright or related rights requires the prior written consent of the provider or the respective holder of the rights. That applies, in particular, to the reproduction, processing, translation, storage, or rendition of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. In this regard, third-party content and rights are identified as such. The unauthorised reproduction or transfer of specific content or entire pages is not allowed and is criminally punishable. Only the generation of copies and downloads for personal, private, non-commercial use are permissible.
4. Data protection
Please be aware that personal data provided to us, specifically your name and email address, are stored and processed in our system, used for sending our newsletter, and transmitted in accordance with Section 3.
Information and deletion:
You at all times have the right, at no charge, to obtain information about your stored data and to have them corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us about this matter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use and transfer:
We use the data provided to us solely for the purpose of sending you our newsletter, which you registered for.
The entered personal data are not sold to marketing companies outside of our company.
We will securely retain your data and therefore take all precautionary measures in order to protect your data against loss, misuse, or modifications. Contract partners that have access to your data in order to send you the email on our behalf are contractually obligated to keep this information confidential, and they may not use it for purposes other than intended.
In order to make it easier to visit our website and to enable the use of certain functions, we use what are known as cookies on various pages.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your end device.
Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your end device even after you close your browser, and they enable us to recognise you when you make your next visit.
You have the opportunity to register on our website for the newsletter. After registering for the newsletter, you will receive an email confirming the registration so as to ensure that a third party was not misusing your data.
When registering for the newsletter, your data will be transmitted to our partner company CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, which is responsible for sending out the newsletter. Our partner company engages two companies to process your data, namely PlusServer GmbH, Germany, for sending the email with our newsletter, and Amazon Web Services, Inc, Ireland and Germany, for storing and processing the order data. Until you unsubscribe, your email address will be used exclusively to send you our information with our newsletter.
You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time at no charge. To do so, please send an email to email@example.com or click on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes.
Contact options via the website
In line with statutory provisions, this website contains information that enables users to contact the organization quickly via electronic means and to communicate directly with us. This information includes an email address. If a data subject contacts the data controller via email or by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will automatically be stored. Such personal data, voluntarily transmitted to the data controller by the data subject, is stored for the purposes of further processing or to get in contact with the data subject. This personal data will not be transferred to third parties.
Use of YouTube videos
This website uses the YouTube embedding functions for display and playback of videos offered by „YouTube“, which is owned by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“).
To this end, the extended data protection mode is used to ensure, according to provider information, that user information will only be stored once the playback function of the video(s) is started. When the playback function of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider sets „YouTube“ cookies in order to collect information on user behaviour. According to information from „YouTube“, these cookies are used, inter alia, to record video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to avoid improper actions. If you are logged into Google, your data is associated directly with your account if you click on a video. If you do not wish the association to be made with your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as a user profile and analyses it. Such an analysis is carried out, in particular, pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the insertion of personalized advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of our website. You have a right to object to the creation of this user profile, which you must exercise by contacting YouTube.
A connection is made to the Google “DoubleClick” network every time this website is accessed, regardless of whether embedded videos are played back. This can trigger further data-processing procedures over which we have no influence.
Headquartered in the US, Google LLC has Privacy Shield certification, Privacy Shield being the EU-US framework for data protection, which guarantees compliance with the applicable EU data protection level.
Application and use of Facebook
The controller has integrated components of the enterprise Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet – an online community – which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and network through friend requests.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
With each visit to one of the individual pages of this website that are operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the web browser on the Information Technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a displayable Facebook device from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of which specific sub-pages of our website were visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged into their Facebook account, Facebook detects, with every visit to our website by the data subject – and for the entire duration of their stay on our website – which specific sub-pages of our Internet site were visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated in our website (for example, the ‘Like’ button), or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook associates this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.
Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject whenever the data subject is logged in to Facebook during their visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on the Facebook component. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before visiting our website.
As operator of our Facebook page, we have concluded agreements with Facebook regarding the joint responsibility according to the Data Protection Act. The respectively relevant „Page Controller Addendum“ is available at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum. You can contact the data protection controller of Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970
As operator of our page, we use the „Facebook Insights“ function provided to us by Facebook. Through Facebook Insights, we receive statistical data from Facebook (e.g. total number of hits, „Like“ information, site activities, etc.). This statistic data is transmitted to us only in an anonymised form, i.e. we cannot allocate this data to a certain visitor of our site. We do not have access to the data upon which this statistic is based.
In order for Facebook to be able to provide us with this data, Facebook stores Cookies on your terminal devices which you use to access our page. These Cookies are small text files which contain a clear user code. The Cookies are active for the duration of two years, unless you delete them prior to that time. As far as we know, Facebook uses the data collected by the Cookies to provide you with advertising and to allow companies and advertising partners associated with Facebook to do the same.
Further information regarding the utilisation of Cookies by Facebook is available at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/. Further information regarding data processing by Facebook is available in the Data Protection Policy of Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
When you interact with us via our Facebook page and particularly when you contact us, we may receive further information from you, e.g. due to comments made by you or private messages, which you send to us via our Facebook page.
Here, you can use an „opt-out“ option and affect the advertising shown to you as a user of the Facebook service in the future: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Further settings can be changed here: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/367438723733209
We do not transfer personal data to other entities. We cannot exclude the transfer and further processing of personal data by Facebook to Facebook Inc. with registered office in the USA or other companies outside of the EU and associated risks for affected persons. Facebook Inc. is certified under the so-called „Privacy Shield“ and is thus obligated to comply with European Data Protection Specifications. Information regarding the Facebook Privacy Shield status is available at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
You can find additional information about data use by Google Inc. here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
Data protection regulations for the use of Google AdWords
The controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is a service for internet advertising that allows the advertiser to place ads in Google search engine results and the Google Advertising Network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define specific keywords by which an ad on Google’s search results is only displayed when the user utilises the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google Advertising Network, the ads are distributed on relevant web pages using an automatic algorithm, taking into account the previously defined keywords.
The operating company of Google AdWords is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.
The purpose of Google AdWords is the promotion of our website through the inclusion of relevant advertising on the websites of third parties and in the search engine results of the Google search engine, as well as an insertion of third-party advertising on our website.
If a data subject reaches our website via a Google ad, Google files a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to check whether certain sub-pages, e.g. the shopping cart from an online shop system, were opened on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both Google and the controller can understand whether a person who reached our website via an AdWords ad generated sales, i.e. executed or cancelled a purchase of goods.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visitor statistics for our website. These visitor statistics are used in order to determine the total number of users who have been forwarded to our website by AdWords ads, in order to ascertain the success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads in the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the data subject.
The conversion cookie stores personal information, e.g. the web pages visited by the data subject. Each time our web pages are visited, personal data, including the IP address of the internet access used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. The personal data collected via this technical procedure is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass this personal data to third parties.
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as stated above, by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser, and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie set by Google AdWords may be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programmes.
The data subject has the option of objecting to the interest-based advertisement of Google. To do so, the data subject must visit www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the web browsers they use and change the settings there as desired.
Further information and Google’s applicable data protection regulations can be viewed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
5. Special terms and conditions of use
If special terms and conditions for specific uses of this website deviate from Sections 1 to 4, above, an express reference to this will be made at the corresponding location. In such case, the special terms and conditions of use apply in each individual instance.