The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy statement.
It is normally possible to use our website without giving personal data. Should personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail address) be collected on our site this is done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis.
We advise you that data transfer on the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can be liable to security flaws. The complete protection of data from access by a third party is not possible.
The web pages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are passed to your computer and which your web-browser stores.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically disabled when you leave the site. Other cookies are stored on your computer until you disable them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser at the next session.
You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are placed and thus only permit cookies in a particular case, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in every case, and also to activate the automatic disabling of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of the website may be restricted.
The site provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server-log files, which your browser automatically passes on to us. These are:
Browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server enquiry
This data cannot be assigned to particular individuals. This data is not connected to data from other sources. We reserve the right to subsequently examine this data if concrete evidence of unlawful use is made known to us.
If you send us enquiries by contact form, your data in the enquiry form, including the contact data you have given, are stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of further questions. We do not pass on your data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form ensues thus solely on the basis of your consent. You can withdraw this consent at any time. For this, please let us know in writing by e-mail. The legality of the data handling tasks carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The contact data entered by you in the contact form remain with us until you request their deletion, withdraw your consent to store them, or the purpose for the data to be stored is no longer applicable (e.g. when an enquiry has been finally processed). Mandatory legal requirements - in particular the statutory period of retention - remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You can register on our website when ordering literature, which enables you to use additional functions there. We only make use of these data for the purpose of using the particular offer you have registered for. When you register, all required fields must be completed. Otherwise we will reject the registration.
For important alterations, e.g. in the size of the offer or when technical adjustments are necessary, we use the e-mail address given on registration to inform you in this way.
The processing of the data given when registering ensues on the basis of the consent you have given. You can at any time revoke your consent. For this a formless e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data handling tasks already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data collected on registration are stored by us as long as you are registered on our website; after this they are deleted. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Our website uses plugins on the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our web pages provided with a YouTube plugin, a connection is made to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server is then informed which of our pages you have visited.
When you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to connect your surf behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information about handling user data can be found in the YouTube privacy statement at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
This website uses for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, such as enquiries you send to us as operator of the site, an SSL encryption. An encrypted connection can be identified when "http://" changes to "https://" in the address bar of the browser, and when the lock symbol is shown before it in the browser bar.
When the SSL encryption is activated, data that you send us cannot be read by a third party.
Storing and processing data
We only collect, process and use personal data (user data) insofar as they are necessary for using our specific offers or services.
Data transfer to third parties
We only transfer personal data to a third party if this is necessary when handling a specific offer or service, for instance to a company entrusted with the despatch handling or, with online donations, to the banking service entrusted with handling payment and in the course of this to the specific financial institute concerned. In these cases, the amount of data transferred is, however, limited to the necessary minimum. A further-reaching transfer of data does not take place or only when you have explicitly agreed to the transfer, or if we are legally obligated to do so. No other transfer of your data to a third party takes place without your express consent, for instance for advertising purposes.
If you make a donation to us, your contact and payment data are used for carrying out the transaction. The donor's data are stored for the duration of the statutory retention period.
For the onlline donation function, which the user of our website uses with the button "I want to donate", "Donate for this", etc., we use for handling the services the Altruja GmbH, Augustenstr. 62, 80333 München, which makes the donation forms available to us. Altruja GmbH undertakes for us the payment handling through a safe and certified environment. Here the data of the donation transactions are transferred to us or directly to the particular payment service at all times encrypted and in accordance with present safety standards. Your payment data, which you transmit, cannot then be read by a third party.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the Altruja privacy statement: https://www.altruja.de/datenschutz.html.
Encrypted payment transactions on this website
Payment by the prevalent means of payment (direct debit, PayPal, instant transfer, Visa/Mastercard) takes place exclusively using an encrypted SSL connection. An encrypted connection can be identified when "http://" changes to "https://" in the address bar of the browser, and when the lock symbol is shown before it in the browser bar.
During encrypted communication, the payment data that you send us cannot be read by a third party.
Donations when shopping online
LICHT IM OSTEN uses the services of Bildungsspender for internet fundraising. That is why there are links on our pages through which you can connect with Bildungsspender and, from there, make purchases in many online shops; at the same time LICHT IM OSTEN is supported financially. According to the privacy statement of Bildungsspender, their website service can be used without you having to give them information about your person. In addition, Bildungsspender provides an online donation form free of charge. Bildungsspender is a non-profit charitable organisation, and by its own account attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data. They treat these confidentially, observing current legislation, and do not pass them on to third parties without consent. Further information on the way they handle user data can be found in the Bildungsspender.de privacy statement: https://www.bildungsspender.de/lio/datenschutzerklaerung.
When making purchases through the Bildungsspender.de website you are outside the website which LICHT IM OSTEN is accountable for and thus yourself responsible for the personal data you transmit to each particular company.
LICHT IM OSTEN uses the services of gooding.de for fundraising on the internet. That is why there are links on our pages through which you can connect with gooding.de and, from there, make purchases in many online shops; at the same time LICHT IM OSTEN is supported financially. According to the privacy statement of gooding.de, their website service can be used without you having to give them information about your person. In addition, Bildungsspender provides an online donation form free of charge. By its own account, gooding.de attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data. They treat these confidentially, observing current legislation, and do not pass them on to third parties without consent.Further information on the way they handle user data can be found in the gooding.de privacy statement:
When making purchases through the gooding.de website you are outside the website which LICHT IM OSTEN is accountable for and thus yourself responsible for the personal data you transmit to each particular company.
Right to information, erasion, blocking
Within the applicable legal requirements, you have at all times the right to receive free of charge information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipients, and the purpose for handling the data, and, if applicable, the right to the correction, blocking or erasing of these data. For this and for other questions about personal data, you can at any time contact us at the address stated in the legal notice. Furthermore, you are entitled to file a legal complaint with the regulatory authority.
Revocation of your consent to data handling
Many data processing handling processes are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent already given at any time. For this, informing us by e-mail is sufficient. The legality of the data handling tasks carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Objection to e-mail advertising
The use of contact data, published in accordance with the legal notice requirements, for sending not expressly requested advertising and information is herewith excluded. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for instance by spam e-mails.
Accountability for handling
LICHT IM OSTEN e.V., Missionsleiter Johannes Lange, Zuffenhauser Str. 37, 70825 Korntal-Münchingen, Telefon: +49 711 839908-0, Telefax: +49 711 839908-4, E-Mail: lio(at)lio.org
Data protection officer
For our organisation we have appointed a local officer for data protection in accordance with § 36 DSG-EKD.
His contact data are: Andreas Steuer, a.steuer(at)netzwerk-m.de, Tel.: +49 (0)561-93875-14
For this privacy statement, some wording was used from the privacy statement generator e-recht24.de.