Privacy

Actors of Urban Change is a program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with MitOst e.V.

MitOst e.V. collects and processes your data as the responsible party for this website. It does so exclusively in compliance with the relevant provisions of the German data protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy below.

Data protection

We handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

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

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

The data processing controller on this website is:

MitOst e.V.

Herzbergstraße 82-84
10365 Berlin, Deutschland/Germany

Telefon/Phone: +49 (0)30 31 51 74 79
Telefax/Fax: +49 (0)30 31 51 74 71
E-Mail: info(at)mitost.org

Represented by (Board of Directors): Ljiljana Šotra (1st chairwoman), Anna Barbara Bernsmeier (2nd chairwoman), Sabrina Schulz, Karsten Michael Drohsel, Nurana Mamedova, Catharina Sligting

We have designated as our Data Protection Officer:

Laura Werling, Communications Manager MitOst e.V., Herzbergstraße 82-84, 10365 Berlin

Using our website

When you visit our website, our server host, Mittwald CM Service GmbH (Königsberger Straße 4-6 32339 Espelkamp) collects the following information from you: browser type and version, operating system used, the previously visited web page, IP address and time of the page view. From your IP address, we cannot identify you in person. We also do not match your IP address with other data in such a way that such inference would be possible.

This data is collected and processed in order to ensure the trouble-free operation of our website and to detect, fend off and prosecute a misuse of our services. Furthermore, the collected data is used for statistical purposes to evaluate, for example, with which terminals and browsers our platform is accessed in order to adapt our offer based on the needs of users on an ongoing basis and to improve.

This data processing is based on Article 6 par. 1 f GDPR. The aforementioned data is deleted no later than six months after it has been collected.

Cookies

In some instances, our website uses so-called cookies. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

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

Some browsers also enable you to allow or completely exclude cookies only for certain cases or websites or to delete cookies automatically after closing the browser. Please check your browser settings for more information. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be limited.

Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error-free and optimized provision of the operator’s services.

Contact

If you send us a message by e-mail, we will save your message along with the sender details (your name and e-mail address) in order to be able to answer it and also to respond to possible subsequent questions (legal basis: Article 6 par. 1 f GDPR). For the reception, storage and sending of e-mails, we use our own server and an e-mail provider who acts for us as a processor in accordance with Article 28 GDPR. We will erase the information collected from your message no later than six months after the last communication with you.

If you send us a message with information legally relevant for the contractual relationship (e.g. a withdrawal or a complaint), the legal basis for the processing is Article 6 par. 1 b GDPR, regardless of how you transmitted your message to us. In such a case, we will erase the data related to your message as soon as all mutual claims arising from the contractual relationship have been completely settled and the commercial and fiscal retention periods have expired.

Newsletter

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

We send you newsletters by e-mail only with your consent (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR). Before subscribing to the newsletter, you will be informed about its contents and your consent only applies to these contents. Our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

After signing up for our newsletter, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration and given data. This confirmation e-mail is used by us to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject has authorized to receive the newsletter. Registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove your consent and a lawful registration process. For this purpose, your IP address will be stored at the time of the registration and its confirmation (legal basis: Art. 6 par. 1A GDPR). To subscribe to the newsletter we need your e-mail address.

The newsletter is sent by MailChimp. These companies are based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and as part of a processing order in accordance with Article 28 GDPR for us.

The cancellation of the newsletter – i.e. the revocation of your consent – is possible at any time. At the end of each newsletter email you will find a link to unsubscribe. In order to prove your original consent, we may store your signing-up data for up to three years based on our legitimate interests.

Social Media

You may find Social Media Buttons on your website; they can be recognized by the logos of the social media platforms (hereinafter “platforms”): Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. These are links to the respective platforms based in the United States (USA). Clicking on such a link calls the respective Platform’s website; at the same time, the IP address of your device and the address of the page where the link is placed (“Referrer”) will be transmitted to the Platform in the USA. However, we neither collect nor otherwise process any data related to the use of these social media buttons.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities. The data sent by us and linked with cookies, user and advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 26 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s data privacy declaration.

Google Web Fonts

To ensure that fonts used on this website are uniform, this website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google. When you access a page on our website, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly display text.

To do this, your browser will have to establish a connection with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will learn that your IP address was used to access our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on our interest in presenting our online content in a uniform and appealing way. According to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.

If your browser should not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used.

More information on Google Web Fonts is available here; Google’s data privacy declaration is available here.

Google Maps

Via an API, this website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA, where it is archived. The operator of this website has no control over the data transfer.

We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s data privacy declaration.

Your Rights

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified, blocked or erased. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in the imprint of this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.

You have the right to obtain a confirmation from us as to whether we process personal data concerning you. If this is the case, we will inform you about the personal data stored about you and the further information in accordance with Article 15 par. 1 and 2 GDPR.

As far as a data processing is based on your given consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

RIGHT TO OBJECT:
On grounds relating to your particular situation, you may, at any time, object to the processing of your personal data.

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

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the GDPR, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. This does not exclude other administrative or judicial remedies.