1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
2. General information and mandatory information
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Stiftung Berliner Leben
Gemeinnützige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts
Alt-Moabit 101 A
Telephon: 0049 30 4708-2411
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machinereadable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data collection on our website
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.
5. Plugins and tools
Google Web Fonts
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
If you would like to support us, you can easily donate using the payment service provider PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. If you choose the PayPal payment method, you consent to data being automatically transferred to PayPal for the execution of the payment (information about the transaction and other information in connection with the transaction, such as the amount for the payment, device information, technical Usage data and location data). You can revoke the above consent at any time with effect for the future vis-à-vis PayPal. The applicable data protection provisions of PayPal can be found at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full. We process the following data from you ourselves: Name details, proof of payment, amount donated, if applicable, donation receipt, if applicable, e-mail address. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b), c) GDPR. The purpose is to process your donation and, if necessary, to issue a donation receipt. Only our employees in financial accounting and service providers who we use for these purposes have access to your data. Your data will be stored for the duration of the statutory retention period of 10 years after the end of the calendar year in which the donation was made and then deleted.
This website uses Matomo 3, an open source, self-hosted software to collect anonymous usage data for this website.
Visitor behavior data is collected to identify any issues such as pages not found, search engine issues, or unpopular pages. Once the data is processed (number of visitors viewing the error pages or just one page, etc.), Matomo generates reports for the website operators to allow them to respond. (Layout changes, new content, etc.)
Matomo processes the following data:
Cookies, Anonymized IP addresses by removing the last 2 bytes (ie 18.104.22.168 instead of 198.51.100.54), Pseudoanonymized location (based on the anonymized IP address), Date and Time, Title of the accessed page, URL of the visited page, URL of the previous page (if allowed), screen resolution, Local time, Files that were clicked and downloaded, External links, Duration of the page layout, Country, region, city (low accuracy due to IP address), Main language of the browser, User Agent of the browser, Interactions with forms (but not their content).