We prioritize data protection
The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is an important priority for us. When you visit our website, our web servers routinely record the IP of your internet service provider, the website linking you to us, the web pages you visit on our site, and the date and duration of your visit. This information is imperatively required for the technical transmission of web page data, and for secure server operations. A personalised evaluation of this data will not be conducted.
Data submitted through our contact form will be stored on our servers as part of our data backup process. We will only use your data for processing your request. Your data will be treated as strictly confidential. It will not be passed on to third parties.
BOS Deutschland e.V.
Borneo Orangutan Survival Deutschland
c/o Impact Hub Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 890 60 76 0
Personal data is data about you. This includes your name, address and email address. You do not have to disclose any personal data when visiting our website. Occasionally however, personal information may be required for the provision of services requested by you, such as for example sending information material or when responding to your enquiries. However, in such cases you will be notified of this fact. Generally, we only store data that has been automatically transmitted, or that you have voluntarily provided.
When using one of our services, we typically only collect the data that is necessary for providing this service. We may occasionally ask you for further information, but this will be on an optional, voluntary basis. Whenever we process personal data, we do so in order to provide you with our services, or to pursue our financial objectives.
Automatically stored data
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects information that your browser automatically transmits and stores it in so-called server log files. This information includes:
Date and time of the request
Name of the requested file
Page from which the file was requested
Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
Web browser and operating system used
complete IP address of the system sending the request
amount of data transferred
This data is not merged with other data sources. Processing it is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (the German Data Protection Act) on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.
For reasons of technical security, particularly for defending against attempted attacks on our web server, we store this data for a short period of time. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual persons on the basis of this data. After seven days at the latest, the data is rendered anonymous by shortening the IP address to the domain level, making it impossible to establish a link to individual users. The anonymous data is then used for statistical purposes. It will not be compared with other databases, and it will not be passed on to third parties, not even partially. Information such as the number of page visits will only be presented as part of our server statistics, which we publish every two years in our activity report.
Google Tag Manager
Google Analytics with anonymisation function
We also use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, (hereinafter referred to as “Google”), on our website. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, small text files placed and stored on your system in order to facilitate an analysis of website usage.
The information generated by these cookies, such as the time, location and frequency of your website visits, or your IP address, is transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States.
On our website, we use Google Analytics with the supplemental “_gat._anonymizeIp”. Within the European Union and in countries that are part of the European Economic Area, your IP address will thereby automatically be shortened and thus rendered anonymous by Google.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, for compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and for providing other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also pass this information on to third parties should this be required by law, or when a third party processes this data on behalf of Google.
If you access our site from a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), you must instead click this link in order to prevent Google Analytics from tracking you on this website in the future. This can also be done as an alternative to the browser add-on mentioned above. By clicking the link, an opt-out cookie will be set in your browser that is only valid for this particular browser and our domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will be deleted as well, so that you would have to click the link again.
In case you have consented to connecting your web and app browsing history with your Google account, and to Google using this and other information from your Google account for personalising ads, Google will use this information along with Google Analytics data in order to develop target customer lists for cross-device remarketing. To facilitate this, Google Analytics initially captures your Google-authenticated ID linked to your Google Account (i.e. personal data) when you visit our website. Google Analytics will then temporarily link your ID to your Google Analytics data in order to optimise our targeting.
Should you not agree to this, you can disable this function by changing the corresponding settings in the “My account” section of your Google account.
Google Adservices / Google AdWords Conversion Tracking
If you would like to know more about these methods or about your options for keeping Google from using this information, please click here:
Our website also uses Google’s remarketing function. This function allows for the presentation of interest-based advertisements to website visitors within the Google advertising network. The technology permits us to place automatically generated, targeted advertisements on our website subsequent to your visit. The ads are based on the products and services you clicked on during your last visit to our website. Required for this to work is a cookie that can recognize whenever a specific visitor accesses a website that is part of Google’s advertising network. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your system along with your browser history. Information typically stored by Google includes details of your specific web request, the IP address, browser type, browser language, and the date and time of your request. This information can be used for linking the web browser to a specific system. On any page connected to the Google advertising network, the visitor can then be presented with targeted advertisements related to previously viewed content on websites using Google’s remarketing function.
Should you have consented (at https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated) to your browsing history being linked to your Google account, and to Google using this and other information from your Google account for personalising ads, the remarketing function will work across all of your devices as well. Google uses your Google ID for achieving cross-device recognition.
Google asserts that no personal data is collected during this process. Nevertheless, in case you do not want to use Google’s remarketing function, you can deactivate it by clicking on OPT-OUT here.
Google Web Fonts
Google Web Fonts (http://www.google.com/webfonts/) are used to improve the visual presentation of information provided on our website. The web fonts are transferred to the browser’s cache when the page is accessed so that they can be used for the display. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts, or prevents access, the text will be displayed in a standard font. The process of downloading web fonts required for an optimal web page display does not involve any cookies. Any data automatically generated by a page access request is transmitted to resource-specific domains such as fonts.googleapis.com or fonts.gstatic.com. This information will not be associated with any data that may have been collected or processed in connection with the parallel use of authenticated Google services such as Gmail.
You can set your browser so that web fonts will not be downloaded from Google servers (for example by installing add-ons such as NoScript, or Ghostery for Firefox). In case your browser does not support Google Fonts or you prevent access to the Google servers, the text will be displayed in the system’s default font. Information on the data protection conditions of Google Web Fonts is available at:
YouTube in privacy-enhanced mode
Use of Facebook Remarketing
Our website utilises Facebook’s “Custom Audiences” remarketing feature. This function has been designed to present interest-based advertisements on the social network (“Facebook Ads”) to visitors of websites using this feature. In order to implement this function, the Facebook remarketing tag (the so-called “Facebook pixel”) has been implemented on this website. Through this tag, a direct connection to the Facebook servers is established whenever our website is visited. Information transmitted to Facebook includes a notification of your visit to our website, and Facebook attributes this information to your personal Facebook account. You will then be shown personalised, interest-based Facebook ads when subsequently accessing Facebook. Data collection and processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO as a legitimate interest in the above-mentioned purpose can be assumed. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on the grounds of Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO at any time. The “Custom Audiences” remarketing function can be deactivated at the following address: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_=_. You will need to be logged in to Facebook for this to work. For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, as well as on your rights in this regard and on options for protecting your privacy, please visit https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
From time to time, we may ask you to participate in surveys with the purpose of providing feedback on our work. We process the surveys with the help of Microsoft Form, a service of the Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052–6399, USA. In the surveys, we do not ask you for personal data, nor can we assign your answers to you personally. We therefore do not process any personal data with Microsoft Forms.
For the electronic distribution of our newsletter, we employ the so-called double opt-in procedure: you will only receive the newsletter e‑mail after you have explicitly expressed your interest and submitted your activation request. We will then send you a notification e‑mail containing an activation link that you must click, thereby reconfirming that you wish to receive our newsletter. When subscribing to our newsletter, your IP address and the respective date will be saved. This is solely for having a record in case a third party misuses your e‑mail address and registers you for the newsletter without your knowledge or authorisation. Your newsletter subscription can be cancelled at any time.
We have implemented technical and administrative security measures aimed at protecting your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All of our employees as well as service providers working on our behalf are obliged to comply with the applicable data protection laws.
Whenever we collect and process personal data, it will be encrypted before it is transmitted. Your data can thus not be misused by third parties. Our security measures are subject to a continuous improvement process and our data protection policies are constantly being revised. Please ensure that you have the latest version.
Data subject rights
You have the right to information, to rectification, to erasure, to restrict processing of your personal data, the right to object, to data portability, and the right to not be the subject of a decision that is only based on some form of automated decision-making.
Right to information:
You may request information from us as to whether and to what extent we process your data.
Right to rectification:
If processing your data results in incomplete or inaccurate information, you may request that we rectify or complete this information.
Right to erasure:
You may request that we erase your data if this data is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was originally collected, if your data has been processed unlawfully, or if processing your data disproportionately interferes with your legitimate interests in protecting your personal data. Please note that there may be reasons that prevent immediate deletion, e.g. in the case of legally regulated retention obligations.
Irrespective of how the right to erasure is exercised and applied, we will immediately and completely erase your data, unless there is a legal or statutory obligation to retain it.
Right to limitation of processing:
You may request us to restrict the processing of your data if
- you dispute the accuracy of the data, for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of the data.
- the processing of the data is unlawful, but you object to erasure and request restriction of data use instead,
- we no longer need the data for the intended purpose, but you still need this data to assert or defend legal claims, or
- you have objected to the processing of the data.
Right to data portability:
You may request that we make the data we received from you available to you in a structured, commonly used and readable format and that we do not interfere should you wish to transfer this data to another data controlling entity, provided that:
- we have processed your personal data based on your revocable consent, or in order to perform a contract between us, and
- this processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures.
If technically feasible, you may request us to transfer your data directly to another data controller.
Right to object:
You may object to our use of your data in cases where your data has been processed for a task of public interest, as part of the exercise of official authority, or after a weighing of interests. We will then no longer process your data unless we can demonstrate compelling and legitimate reasons that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims. You may object to the processing of your data for the purpose of direct marketing at any time without giving reasons.
Right to lodge a complaint:
If you suspect that we are violating German or European data protection law when processing your data, please contact us so that we can clarify any questions. Of course, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in charge of your area, such as the respective federal state office for data protection supervision in Germany.
Should you wish to assert any of the aforementioned rights against us, please contact our data protection officer. In case of doubt, we may request additional information to confirm your identity.
All interested parties and visitors to our website can contact us regarding data protection issues at:
Mr. Christian Volkmer
Project 29 GmbH & Co. KG
Tel.: 0941 2986930
Fax: 0941 29869316
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Transparent use of funds is a matter of course for us. In September 2013, we joined the a non profit initiative of Transparency International Germany and signed its declaration of commitment.