Duty to provide information when collecting personal data pursuant to Art. 13 DSGVO
1. Details of the person responsible (the foundation)
World Future Council
Große Elbstraße, 117
+49 40 30 70 914-0
Data protection officer
If you have any questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at email@example.com or at the above postal address with the addition of “Data Protection”.
2. Processing of your personal data – purposes and legal bases
Third-Party Analytics and Tools
Data processing on the website of the Foundation
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Encrypted payment transactions on this website
If, after the conclusion of a contract with costs, there is an obligation to provide us with your payment data (e.g. account number in the case of direct debit authorization), this data will be required for payment processing.
Payment transactions via the common means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are made exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
With encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
When our website is accessed, log files are set and remain stored for 14 days. These log:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
Data processing in the foundation
We process personal data on the basis of data protection regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) as well as the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and, if applicable, the data protection laws of the individual federal states. The data of the following groups of persons are processed by the respective responsible persons in the Foundation for the fulfillment of tasks.
In detail, this means:
- The data of donors is used for the implementation and support of the contractual relationship or the pre-contractual relationship as well as contact requests and communication on the basis of 6 para. 1 p. 1 letter b) DS-GVO and Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 letter c) DS-GVO and Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 letter e) DS-GVO
- Data of Applicants is stored for the purpose of conducting the application process and deciding on the establishment of an employment relationship (Art. 88 DS-GVO, 26 BDSG). Documents of unsuccessful applicants are deleted four months after the end of the application process.
The personal data stored by us will be deleted in accordance with legal requirements. We delete the data as soon as they are no longer required for the processing purpose, a given consent is revoked or other permissions cease to apply.
Data that must still be stored, e.g. for reasons of commercial or tax law, or whose storage is still required for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims, will be deleted as soon as this is no longer the case.
The e-mail address you provided for sending the newsletter will be deleted as soon as you revoke your consent to receive the newsletter, unless this e-mail address is also used for other communication than for sending the newsletter between the Foundation and you.
Data subject rights
If we process personal data from you, you have the following data subject rights:
- a right of access to the data processed and to obtain a copy,
- a right of rectification if we process incorrect data about you,
- a right to deletion, unless exceptions apply as to why we are still storing the data, for example, retention obligations or limitation periods
- a right to restriction of processing,
- a right to revoke consents to data processing at any time,
- a right to object to processing in the public or legitimate interest,
- a right to data portability,
- a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority if you find that we are not processing your data The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information is responsible for our foundation. However, if you are in another federal state or not in Germany, you can also contact the data protection authority there.
3. Social media
Use of social media plugins or the “share” function
www.worldfuturecouncil.org makes its articles shareable on social networks: Our content can be shared quickly and easily on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Since we still want to protect the privacy of our users, we have opted for the so-called 2-click method with a plugin called “Shariff”:
Social media buttons with privacy protection (Shariff):
Normally, social plugins cause every visitor to a page to be immediately recorded by these services with their IP address and their further activities on the Internet are logged. The plugin thus establishes a direct connection between your browser and the servers of Facebook, Twitter and Co.; even if the user does not click on one of the buttons at all.
To prevent this, we use the 2-click method: On our website, we use the privacy-compliant plugin “Shariff”. It was developed by specialists from the computer magazine c’t to enable more privacy on the web and to replace the usual share buttons of social networks, which directly access the personal profile of users to create surf profiles and collect data without their knowledge. “Shariff” offers a privacy-compliant alternative here, where users can still share and recommend content if they wish. More information about the Shariff project can be found here (content-related further information and technical details).
Our social buttons establish direct contact between the social network and the visitor only when the visitor actively clicks on the share button. If the user is already logged in to a social network, this is done without another window for Facebook and Google. On Twitter, a pop-up window appears in which the text of the tweet can still be edited.
Nevertheless, we would like to point out that all social networks have their own privacy statements. You can access the privacy statements of the services we use via the links provided below:
- Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland
- Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
- Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
- Tumblr , 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
- Pinterest Inc, 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
4. Analysis and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the “IP anonymization” function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics.
Order data processing
We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
Within the framework of Google AdWords, we use the so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to personally identify the user. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.
Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked across AdWords customers’ websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag.
However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can object to this use by easily deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under user settings. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
The storage of “conversion cookies” is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
We use “Honeypot” on our websites. The provider is Honeypot GmbH, Schlesische Straße 26, 10997 Berlin, Germany.
Honeypot is used to verify whether data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or an automated program. For this purpose, Honeypot analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, Honeypot evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements of the user).
The Honeypot analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not made aware that an analysis is being performed.
The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM.
If you have subscribed to the newsletter on our website, we will use your email address to send you the newsletter on a regular basis and to provide you with interesting facts about our foundation. The legal basis for sending the newsletter is your consent (Article 6(1) sentence 1 a) DS-GVO). You can revoke your consent at any time to stop receiving the newsletter. To do so, you can click on “unsubscribe” or “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the newsletter email. Or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail. This website uses the services of MailChimp to send newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
Data transfer to third countries
If you have subscribed to the Foundation’s newsletter, personal data will be transferred to the following third country: USA.
The following measures have been taken to ensure that the level of data protection guaranteed by the GDPR is not undermined: We have concluded a so-called “Data Processing-Agreement” with Mailchimp, in which we oblige Mailchimp to protect our customers’ data and not to pass it on to third parties. This agreement can be viewed on the official Mailchimp Website
With the help of MailChimp, we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the email (so-called web-beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the USA. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you do not want any analysis by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. Furthermore, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of MailChimp after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this.
6. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Our website uses plugins of the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. In the process, the Vimeo server is informed which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.
If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
We use the online fundraising software Altruja to collect donations. All personal data collected from donors and supporters by Altruja is processed with utmost care in accordance with the BDSG and on behalf of the customer. All personal data is transmitted only in encrypted form and processed on secure servers in Germany. The data belongs to you and Altruja only processes it for you on your behalf. Altruja never shares personal data with third parties.
7. Payment provider
On our website we offer, among other things, payment via PayPal. The provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”).
If you select payment via PayPal, the payment data you enter will be transmitted to PayPal.
The transfer of your data to PayPal is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the validity of past data processing operations.
8. Status and amendment of this privacy information
This data protection information has the status 18.02.2022.
Due to further technical development and/or changes in legal and/or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to adapt this data protection information.
The current data protection information can be accessed at any time at https://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/privacy-policy/.