Privacy Policy

The German Children and Youth Foundation is deeply committed to protecting your personal data. We collect, process and use your personal data in compliance with current data protection legislation. Please see below for detailed information on the type, scope and purpose of the data collection, processing and usage activities involved in the operation of our website www.dkjs.de.

Name and contact details of responsible party:

The responsible party (data controller) for these services is:

Gemeinnützige Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung GmbH

Tempelhofer Ufer 11

10963 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 25 76 76 0

info[at]dkjs.de

 

You are welcome to contact the data protection officers of the German Children and Youth Foundation in all matters pertaining to data protection.

Contact details:
Claudia Hilgers (+49 (0)651 14 53 36 84 0)

Stefan Schönwetter (+49 (0)30 25 76 76 76)

What data do we collect and why?

Data collection when visiting our website
To provide you with a high-quality user experience, we collect relevant data about the way you use our website on www.dkjs.de (in so-called “server log files”). This includes information on the date and time of access to the website, as well on the devices and operating systems used to access the service. Furthermore, we collect data about search terms, entry/exit pages and duration of visits on our website. This information is collected in the form of IP addresses, which, however, are processed using the “AnonymizeIP” extension, which truncates IP addresses before they are processed further. The data in the server log files are stored separately from all other data personal data we may collect. To perform this analysis, cookies are saved on your computer. Cookies are small text files sent by our server when you visit our website and temporarily stored on your hard drive. The next time you visit, your browser will send the received cookie back to our server.

If you do not want us to collect information on your usage patterns, please deactivate the tracking cookie in the section below on Matomo.

Data collection when subscribing to the GCYF Infoservice
Our website provides the opportunity to subscribe to the Infoservice of the German Children and Youth Foundation. To be able to send you updates, we need the following personal data from you: first name, last name, institution/company, department/function, German state, email address and at least one topic (Early start in education, Success in school & all-day school, Youth & future, Educational landscapes, Vocational schools, Young refugees, Digital education, Cultural education) on which you would like to receive information. Moreover, to protect you against the misuse of your personal data, we store your IP addresses and log the time when you register for the service and when you confirm your subscription. When processing your subscription request, we use the double opt-in method. You will only receive Infoservice updates if you reconfirm your request by clicking on a link in an email you will receive from us. You can unsubscribe from receiving Infoservice updates anytime via our website. In the event this method should not work for technical reasons, we will unsubscribe you if you send an email request to veranstaltung[at]dkjs.de.

Data collection when subscribing to the newsletter
Our website provides the opportunity to subscribe to various newsletters. To be able to send you the German Children and Youth Foundation newsletter, the “Bildungslandschaften” newsletter, the “Willkommen bei Freunden” newsletter, the “Qualität vor Ort” newsletter, or the “OPENION” newsletter, we need you name and email address. When processing subscription requests, we use the double opt-in method. You will only receive the newsletter if you reconfirm your request by clicking on a link in an email you will receive from us. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters anytime by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter or by using the website. In the event that these methods fail to work for technical reasons, we will unsubscribe you if you send an email request to newsletter[at]dkjs.de.

Data collection when using the contact form
If you want to contact us via the contact form on our website, we collect your name and your email address. We need this data to be able to answer your request.

Data collection when making an online donation
We use the data you provide when making an online donation to process and manage your donation and for informational purposes. The contact details you share (first name, last name, street, number, postal code, city, phone number, email address) are used to send you a donation receipt, if necessary.

Your email address is used to send you a confirmation email regarding your intended donation and to reach out to you regarding any questions we may have when processing your donation. Furthermore, we use your email address to inform you about how your donation is used, about similar education projects and additional ways to support the German Children and Youth Foundation. We may also use it to invite you to GCYF-sponsored events. You may object at any time to our using of your email address for purposes other than strictly processing your donation.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for collecting your personal data is Art. 6 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in particular

  • your consent to process your personal data (Art. 6 para 1 lit a)
  • to perform a contract or to take steps towards entering into a contract with you (Art. 6 para 1 lit b)
  • to comply with legal obligations (Art. 6 para 1 lit c)

Who receives your personal data?

Gemeinnützige Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung GmbH
The non-profit German Children and Youth Foundation is the responsible party and hence the recipient of the data collected.

In addition, there are other service providers who receive certain data. Please see the list below for information on which provider receives which data:

Matomo
Our website uses Matomo, a web-analysis software owned by InnoCraft Inc., for statistical analysis of visitor accesses. The tool collects data about the devices used to access our website. This means it collects information on the type of device and operating systems, search terms, click paths, as well as on the date and time of access. The information collected is stored by the service provider on a server located in Germany, to which only the German Children and Youth Foundation has access. We use Matomo in combination with the “AnonymizeIP” extension, which means that IP addresses are truncated before being processed further and cannot be directly associated with individuals. The IP address sent to us from your browser via Matomo is stored separately from all other personal data we may collect. Matomo is an open source project. The service provider’s privacy policy is available here.

Contact details: 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, contact[at]innocraft.com

 

CleverReach
We use CleverReach for sending and managing our newsletter. When you subscribe to our newsletter, your name and email address are transmitted to CleverReach. Your personal data is not shared with any third parties. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the processing of your data by the service provider. For more information, see the CleverReach privacy policy.

Contact details: Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany, info[at]cleverreach.com

Micropayment
The data you enter when making an online donation are transmitted to our service provider micropayment GmbH. If you make a donation, micropayment handles direct debiting and credit card payments for us. The personal data you provide (first name, last name, street, number, postal code, city, phone number, email address) is stored by micropayment on their own servers, which are located in Germany, and is not shared with any third parties. Contact details: micropayment GmbH, Scharnweberstr. 69, 12587 Berlin, Germany, service[at]micropayment.de

YouTube
The videos shown on www.dkjs.de are embedded with the help of YouTube, an internet video platform owned by Google LLC. As a result of this integration, YouTube will receive information regarding the fact that your browser has accessed the relevant page of our website. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will be able to directly associate the visit to our website with your account. If you don’t want this to happen, you must log out of your YouTube account before visiting our website. Information on YouTube’s privacy policy is available here.

Contact details: YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, support-de[at]google.com

Google
To protect you against receiving spam, we use the reCAPTCHA function provided by Google LCC (Google) each time you subscribe to one of our newsletters. This function is primarily used to distinguish whether an entry was carried out by a natural person or whether it was improperly carried out through machine and automated processing. This service also includes the sending of your IP address to Google.

This website also uses Google Maps (API) of Google LCC (Google) to display the project map. When the subpages with integrated Google Maps are accessed, information generated regarding your use of the website is collected, processed and used by Google.

Contact: Google LCC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, support-de[at]google.com

Adobe
The website uses a font by Adobe Typekit, a service by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited. When you access the website, Adobe collects data on the time needed to generate the website and on whether you have installed an adblocker. Detailed information on the kinds of data collected by Adobe via the Adobe Typekit function is available here. Contact details: Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4–6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland, recepmun[at]adobe.com

Transfer of personal data to third countries outside the EU

This website uses the web-analysis service Matomo of Innocraft Inc. to analyse visitor accesses on this website. Innocraft Inc. is headquartered in New Zealand, which is covered by a decision by the European Commission establishing that New Zealand ensures an adequate level of data protection.

YouTube and Google LLC, which may receive your IP address under the circumstances described above, are headquartered in the United States. Both, however, are certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which ensures compliance with the data protection levels applicable in the EU.

Contact details:

Google LCC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, support-de[at]google.com

YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, support-de[at]google.com

Retention of data
The German Children and Youth Foundation will retain your information until you ask us to delete it.

Your rights

You have the right to receive information from us regarding your personal data that we process according to Art. 15 GDPR. To provide that information, we may require additional identification methods in some cases. Furthermore, you have the right to erasure, rectification and blockage, as well as the right to request a restriction of processing. To exercise your rights, please contact the date protection officers.

Revocation of consent to data processing

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data with effect for the future at any time and without reason.

Complaint to a supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection regarding our processing of your personal data. The relevant authority for the service www.dkjs.de is:

Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit

Friedrichstr. 219

10969 Berlin

Is data collection necessary?

Unfortunately, visiting our website is impossible without collecting the data listed under “Data collection when visiting our website”. Likewise, the newsletter, contact form and online donation functions cannot be used unless the data identified above is processed.

Does automated profiling occur?

We do not use your data for profiling.