This Policy explains:
- when and why we collect personal information about people we meet, have contractual relationships with, send marketing communications to and people who visit our website
- how we use this personal information, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
We may change this Policy from time to time to reflect changes to the type of personal data that we process and/or the way in which it is processed, so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
- WHO ARE WE?
The Institute for Freedom of Faith and Security in Europe (IFFSE) is a new ground-breaking multidisciplinary think tank, nonprofit organisation based in Munich (Germany) and Brussels (Belgium) that will serve to secure religious freedoms across Europe.
- HOW DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL DATA FROM YOU?
We obtain information about you when we meet, when we have contractual relationships with you, when you use our website, when you attend our events or if you register to receive our newsletter.
- PERSONAL DATA
Personal data is the information about your identity. This includes, for example, such information as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This information is always processed in compliance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection regulations applicable to our business. For the use of our website, it is principally not necessary for you to disclose your personal data. In certain cases, however, the processing of personal data may be necessary, for example, in order to provide you with services you desire. The same applies, for example, to sending information materials and ordered goods or to answering individual questions. Where necessary, we will inform you accordingly.
If there is no legal basis for the processing of these personal data, we will obtain your consent for that.
Data that can be processed when visiting our website can as follows:
- Basic data (names, addresses, etc.)
- Content data (texts, photos, videos, etc.)
- Contact information (email, phone numbers, etc.)
- Metadata (IP addresses, device information, etc.)
- Usage data (contents visited, access times, etc.)
Concerned persons are thereby the users of our on-line offers.
a. Address of those responsible for data processing
The IFFSE Institute for Freedom of Faith and Security in Europe Foundation
PO Box 710408, 81454, Munich
Tel: +49 89 48002906
Fax: +49 89 48002909
You can reach our competent data protection officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
b. Purpose of personal data collection
We use the personal information you provide to answer your requests, to process your orders, or to give you access to specific information or offers. In order to maintain customer relationships, it may also be necessary for us or a service provider contracted by us to use this personal information to inform you about product offerings or to conduct online surveys in order to better serve the needs and requirements of our customers.
Of course, we respect it, if you do not want to give us your personal data to support our customer relationship (especially for direct marketing or for market research purposes). We will not sell or otherwise market your personal information to third parties.
c. Targeted use
We will gather, process, and use the personal data provided by you online only for the purposes communicated to you. A transfer of your personal data to third parties will not take place without your express consent.
Gathering of personal data as well as their transmission to authorised state institutions and authorities are carried out only in compliance with the applicable laws or insofar, we are obliged by a court decision to do so. Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us are obliged to maintain confidentiality and adhere to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation.
d. Data that are collected automatically when you visit our website
For organisational and technical reasons, the following data are being stored by our hosting server when you are using our Internet pages: the names of the pages you have visited, the browser and operating system you are using, date and time of access, search engines used, the names of downloaded files and your IP address.
The information collected is required to correctly deliver the contents of our website. In addition, we analyse this technical data anonymously and for statistical purposes only in order to be able to continuously optimise our Internet presence and to make our Internet offers even more attractive, as well as to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack. This information is stored separately from other personal information on secured systems. Conclusions on individual persons are not drawn. The processing takes place on the basis of our justified interest in an efficient and secure provision of our online offer acc. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f) ICW. Art. 28 GDPR.
e. Legal basis of processing
Insofar as a legal basis is not specified in the explanation of the data processing, the following applies: If you have given us consent to process your personal data for a specific purpose, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a) GDPR. If such processing is necessary in order to fulfill or initiate a contract with you, the processing is based on Art. 6 par. 1 lit. b) GDPR. In some cases, for example, to fulfill tax obligations, we may be under a legal obligation to process personal information. The legal basis for that is Art. 6 par. 1 lit. c) GDPR. In rare cases, processing may also be made to protect vital interests of you or another natural person. In this exceptional case, processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 par. 1 lit. d) GDPR. Finally, processing may also be based on Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. This is the case if the processing takes place in order to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided your interests, fundamental rights, and fundamental freedoms do not predominate. Such a legitimate interest can already be accepted if you are a customer of ours. If the processing of personal data based on Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f) GDPR, then our legitimate interest is in carrying out our business activities.
f. Contact options via the website
Due to legal regulations, our website contains information that enables you to contact us electronically as well as to communicate directly with us. This includes the specified e-mail address and, if applicable, a contact form. The processing of the user’s information in this case takes place in accordance with. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
If you contact us through e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data you provide will be automatically saved. These data voluntarily transmitted to us by you are stored for the purpose of processing your request or initiation corresponding contact and then deleted immediately. A transmission to a third party does not take place.
When you visit our website, we may store information in the form of a cookie on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Besides the internet protocol address no personal data of the user are stored. This information is intended to automatically recognise you on your next visit to our websites and to make navigation easier for you. Cookies allow us, for example, to customize a website according to your interests or to store your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time.
Of course, you can also view our websites without cookies. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. Already set cookies can also be deleted via your browser. To find out how this works in detail, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. If you do not accept cookies, however, this may result in functional restrictions of our offers.
Your data entered during the newsletter registration will remain with us until you unsubscribe from our newsletter. A deregistration is possible at any time via the provided link in the newsletter or with a corresponding message to us. With the deregistration you contradict the use of your e-mail address. Your e-mail address, your last name as well as other data transmitted in connection with the newsletter registration will be deleted immediately. The processing takes place on the basis of the consent of the respective recipient acc. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a), Art. 7 GDPR ICW par. 7 sec. 2 No. 3 UCL or par. 7 sec. 3 UCL. The proof of the user’s registration for our newsletter is based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f) GDPR, since this allows us to prove consents. The e-mail address, which must necessarily be specified by the user, is stored for this purpose until the user revokes their consent to receive the newsletter.
- Social networks
You can also find us in social networks of other companies, such as, for example, Facebook or Twitter. Moreover, we have integrated individual functions of these networks into our online services. However, you can only use both if you are registered and logged in to the respective social network. Please note that the use of the respective social network is subject to the conditions of use and privacy of that company, over which we have no influence. However, we are glad to explain how such networks process your personal information in this context:
We have integrated components of the company Facebook on this website.
Facebook is a social network.
A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually allows its users to communicate with one another and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform to exchange views and experiences or allows the Internet community to provide personal or business information. Facebook, among other things, allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and socialise through friendship requests.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by us and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, is visited, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download from the Facebook a presentation of the corresponding Facebook component. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE .
As a part of this technical process, Facebook will be aware which specific sub-site of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If the person concerned is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognises with each visit to our website by the person concerned and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-site of our website the person concerned is visiting. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned. If the person concerned activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example, the “Like” button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook-user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data. Facebook always receives information from the Facebook component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is simultaneously logged in to Facebook at the time our website is accessed; this happens regardless of whether or not the person concerned clicks on the Facebook component. If the person concerned does not want to transmit this information to Facebook, they can prevent it by logging out of their Facebook account before visiting our website. The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ , provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which options Facebook does offer to protect the privacy of the person concerned. In addition, different applications are available, which make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the person concerned to suppress data transmission to Facebook.
We have integrated Twitter components into this site. Twitter is a multilingual publicly available micro-blogging service where users can post and distribute so-called tweets i.e. short messages, which are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available to anyone, including non-Twitter subscribers. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Twitter also allows you to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets. The operating company of Twitter is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by us and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, is visited, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a presentation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons . As a part of this technical process, Twitter will be aware which specific sub-site of our website is visited by the person concerned.
The purpose of the integration of the Twitter components is to allow our users to redistribute the content of this website, to promote this website in the digital world, and to increase the number of our users.
If the person concerned is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognises with each visit of our website by the person concerned and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific sub-site of our website the person concerned is visiting. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the person concerned. If the person concerned activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it are assigned to the personal Twitter-user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.
We have integrated YouTube components into this site. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to freely place video clips and other users to also freely view, rate and comment those clips. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, so that not only complete films and television broadcasts, but also music videos, trailers or user-made videos are available via the Internet portal. YouTube’s operating company is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by us and on which
a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, is visited, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a presentation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube is available at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/ . As a part of this technical process, YouTube and Google will be aware which specific sub-site of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises with each visit of the person concerned of our website, on which a YouTube video has been integrated, which specific sub-site of our website the person concerned is visiting. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned. YouTube and Google always receive information from the YouTube component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is simultaneously logged in to YouTube at the time our website is accessed; this happens regardless of whether or not the person concerned clicks on the YouTube video. If the person concerned does not want to transmit this information to YouTube and Google, they can prevent it by logging out of their YouTube account before visiting our website. The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ , provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
On smartphones and tablets the aforementioned services are often not implemented by plug-ins, but by a device-internal “sharing” function. According to its settings, information can also be transferred to other social media service providers. Please refer for these details to your device information.
g. Deletion and restriction of the processing of personal data
We process personal data of the persons concerned in accordance with Arts. 17 and 18 of GDPR only for as long as it is necessary to achieve the underlying purpose or as long as this is specified in the statutory regulations to which our company is subject. If the purpose of the storage is absent or if a statutory storage period is foreseen, for example, due to legal commercial or tax regulations of the Tax Code or the Commercial Code, personal data will be deleted in accordance with the statutory instructions. Unless we are legally obliged to retain this information. In such cases, the processing of personal data will be restricted.
- Rights of the persons concerned / Right to information
In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you can obtain free of charge information about as well as a copy of your personal data stored and processed by us at any time.
Furthermore, according to Art. 15 DSGVO you are entitled to request information on whether your personal data are transmitted to a third country or an international organization and what are the appropriate guarantees for the transfer.
- Right to rectification
Furthermore, according to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to demand the immediate correction or completion of incorrect personal data that concerns you.
- Right to delete or limit processing
According to Art. 17 DSGVO, you have also the right to demand that your personal data stored by us be deleted immediately. Alternatively, according to Art. 18 GDPR, you can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- Right to data portability
In accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, you may at any time request the issuance of the data concerning you which you have provided to us in a standard and machine-readable format or request their transmission to another responsible person.
- Right to objection
In accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, you have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of personal data related to you, based on the reasons arising from your particular situation, which occurs pursuant to Article 6 par.1 e or f of the GDPR. In particular, you may object to processing for direct marketing purposes.
- Right to revoke
Users of this website may exercise their right to objection and object to the processing of their personal data at any time: if you wish to correct, block, delete personal data stored about you or want to receive information about them or have questions regarding the gathering, processing or use of your personal data or you wish to revoke your consent, please contact us at the following e-mail address: email@example.com
You can at any time revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 7 par.3 GDPR with effect for the future.
- Right to confirmation
You have the right to request the confirmation that your personal data are being processed.
To exercise each of the above rights, you can contact us directly at Tel.:+49 8948002908 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Right to appeal
Furthermore, acc. Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to file a complaint with or appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been filed shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy.
If you have questions or comments regarding this privacy notice, please contact us, or at:
Address: PO Box 710408, 81454, Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 89 48002908
Effective Date: May 2021