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Privacy Policy

www.earthbeatfoundation.org

In the context of the use of this website, personal data of you will be processed by us as the person responsible for data processing and stored for the time necessary to fulfill the defined purposes and legal obligations. In the following, we will inform you about what data is involved, how it is processed and what rights you are entitled to in this respect.

Personal data means according to Art. 4 n.1 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter „data subject“). 

1. The name and contact details of the controller 

This data protection information applies to the data processing on the website www.earthbeatfoundation.org by the person responsible:  

Earthbeat Solutions Foundation

Paradowski Trust AG

Open road 119

CH-8032 Zurich

(hereinafter referred to as “Earthbeat Foundation“)

Email: connect@earthbeatfoundation.org 

You can contact us directly at any time if you have any questions about data protection law or your rights as a data subject.

2. The processing of personal data and objectives of processing

a) Web hosting

For the provision of this website we use the web hosting service of prohost networks GmbH, Wilhelm-Külz-Str. 69, 14532 Stahnsdorf (b. Berlin) (im Folgenden „w3w“).

The commissioning of a web hosting service is required for the provision of a website. The use of w3w takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate economic interest in making our services available on this website. In connection with the hosting, RAIDBOXES will process personal data on our behalf, which are generated when using the website. 

We have concluded a data processing contract with w3w. Through this contract, the service provider assures that it processes the data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and guarantees the protection of the rights of the data subject.  

b) When visiting the website

You can access the www.earthbeatfoundation.org website without revealing any information about your identity. The browser used on your end device merely sends information automatically to the server of our website (e.g. date and time of access, name and URL of the accessed file, browser type and version from which access is made (referrer URL)). 

This also includes the IP adress of your requesting end device. This will be temporarily stored in a so-called log file and will be automatically deleted after 4 weeks. 

The IP address is processed for technical and administrative purposes to establish and maintain a stable connection, to ensure the security and functionality of our website and, if necessary, to be able to prosecute any illegal attacks on it. 

The legal basis for the processing of the IP dress is Art. 6 para.1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the aforementioned security interest and the need to ensure that our website is available without disruption. 

We cannot draw any direct conclusions about you identity from the processing of the IP address in the log file.

Furthermore, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations in sections 4 and 5 of this privacy policy. 

c) When registering for our newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter and you have expressly agreed to this in accordance with Art. 6 para.1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we require, in addition to your e-mail address, confirmation that you are the owner of the email address provided. This is done via a link in an automated confirmation email that you receive from us after you have registered for the newsletter. 

We use your email address to send you our personalised newsletter on a regular basis and to document your authorisation in this regard. The data will not be passed on to third parties. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an email address. 

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the end of the newsletter.  Alternatively, you can send your unsubscribe request at any time by e-mail to connect@earthbeatfoundation.org.  

d) When using the WGD Supporter Frame

You can upload an image to our WGD Supporter Frame, so that you can create and use your image including the WGD Supporter Frame with your respective statement. The data processing within the scope of the processing of your image is covered by our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The photos you upload will not be transferred to our server, but will only be stored temporarily in your browser for creation.

3. Transfer of data

Your personal data will only be transferred to third parties if:

  • you have given your explicit consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR;
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation to disclose the data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR,
  • or if a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR permits this.

4. Cookies and Pixel-Tags

We use cookies on our website. We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device, do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware. The cookie stores information that is related to the specific terminal device used. This does not mean, that we thereby gain direct knowledge of your identity. 

We use pixel tags (also called tracking pixels) within the scope of our online offer.  Pixels are small graphics, which are integrated via the HTML code of our site. The pixel-tag itself does not store or change any information on your device, so pixels do not cause any damage on your device, do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware.

The pixels send your IP address, the referrer URL of the visited website, the time when the pixel was viewed, the browser used, and previously set cookie information to a web server. This enables us to carry out range measurements and other statistical evaluations, which are used to optimise our offer.

The use of cookies helps on the one hand to make the use of our services more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain defined period of time. If you visit our site again in order to use our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our services for you (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already been with us when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. 

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can configure your browser, so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website. You can use appropriate tools or browser add-ons to prevent the use of pixels on our pages (e.g. the “AdBlock” add-on for the Firefox browser).

Further opt-out possibilities can be found in the following information about the tools we use.

5. Web analysis 

The tracking and targeting measures listed below and used by us are implemented on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.  

With the tracking measures we use, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet the needs of our customers and is continuously optimized. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to record the use of our website statistically and evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our services for you.  By means of the targeting measures we use, we want to ensure that only advertising that is oriented towards your actual or supposed interests is displayed on your end devices. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate in the sense of the aforementioned regulation.

On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). In this context pseudonymous user profiles are created and cookies are used.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of our website (e.g. IP address of the accessing computer, time of access, referrer URL and information about the browser and operating system used) is usually transferred to Google servers in the USA and processed there. Google observes the data protection regulations of the “US-Privacy-Shield” and is registered with the “US-Privacy-Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce. This provides guarantees that Google complies with EU data protection law.

The use of Google Analytics is in line with our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR) in the analysis and optimisation of our online offer and the economic operation of this website. Google therefore processes the information on our behalf to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide us with further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and the needs-based design of these Internet pages.

We have concluded a data processing contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics. Through this contract Google assures that they process the data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and guarantee the protection of the rights of the data subject.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address is not merged with other data from Google. 

We do not use the Universal Analytics with User ID offered by Google.

If necessary, the collected data will be transferred to third parties if this is legally required or if third parties process the data on behalf of us.

The user data collected via cookies is automatically deleted after 14 months.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case not all functions of this website can be used to their full extent.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help. You can find information on Google’s use of data in its privacy policy.

6. Vimeo 

We integrate on this website via Vimeo plugins videos from the internet video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

Each time you access a page on this website that offers one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct connection is established between your browser and a Vimeo server in the USA. The information that you have used your IP address to visit this site is transmitted directly from your browser to the Vimeo server and stored there. Through interactions with the Vimeo plug-ins (e.g., click, start.), the information generated by the interaction is transmitted to Vimeo and stored there.

If you have a Vimeo user account and do not want Vimeo to collect information about you through this website and link it to your membership information stored at Vimeo, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this website.

The privacy policy for Vimeo with more detailed information on the collection and use of your data by Vimeo, your rights in this regard, and the settings options for protecting your privacy can be found at http://vimeo.com/privacy. 

7. Mail Chimp

We send our personalized newsletter via the provider MailChimp of The Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA (“MailChimp”). The data provided by you will be transferred to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there.

MailChimp respects the privacy policy of the “US-Privacy-Shield” and is registered with the “US-Privacy Shield” program of the US Department of Commerce. In addition, we have concluded a contract with MailChimp. This contract assures MailChimp that they process the data in accordance with the basic data protection regulation and guarantee the protection of the rights of the data subject.

With MailChimp we can measure and evaluate the behaviour of our newsletter recipients. This includes the opening, click, bounce, delivery, unsubscribe and conversion rate. The evaluation is also carried out through so-called web beacons. These are pixel-sized graphic files that are implemented in the e-mail. Web beacons collect information such as the IP address, browser type/version, e-mail client and time of retrieval. They can also be used to track who opens the e-mail and clicks on links contained in it. The evaluation of user behaviour is done for the purpose of measuring the success of e-mail campaigns and to improve the offer of MailChimp.

In case of display problems in the e-mail program or the retrieval of the privacy policy, you can use a link to the website of MailChimp. After your own input, MailChimp uses web beacons, cookies, tracking and targeting tools of partners for the processing of personal data on the website. We have no influence on this data processing.

Further information on data protection in connection with MailChimp can be found in their privacy policy. 

8. PayPal 

For donations, we offer payment processing via the payment service provider PayPal of PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L- 2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter „Paypal”).

When you pay with your PayPal account, you will be redirected to the PayPal website. There they can log in with their account details and instruct the payment. If you choose the payment options “direct debit”, “credit card” or “purchase on account”, you will also be redirected to the PayPal website. There you can instruct the payment with or without a PayPal account by providing the payment information. We have no access to the personal data collected by PayPal. PayPal is responsible for their processing.

For more information about PayPal’s privacy policy, please refer to PayPal’s Privacy Policy.

9. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR to revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing which was based on this consent in the future;
  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of a right of rectification, cancellation, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details thereof;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR to request the deletion of your personal data stored with us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete it and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR; 
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR as a rule, you can turn to the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or to the supervisory authority of our registered office.

10. Information about your right of objection under Art. 21 GDPR 

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you on the basis of  Art. 6 para. 1 letter e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR (data processing based on a balancing of interests), including profiling of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR based on this provision. 

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If you object to the processing of data for the purpose of direct marketing, we will immediately stop processing. In this case it is not necessary to specify a special situation. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct mail.

If you wish to exercise your right of objection, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to connect@earthbeatfoundation.org.

11. Data Security

All of your personally transmitted data is encrypted using the common and secure TLS (Transport Layer Security) standard. TLS is a secure and proven standard that is also used in online banking, for example. You can recognize a secure TLS connection by the attached s on http (i.e. https://..) in the address bar of your browser or by the lock symbol in the lower area of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

12. Topicality and Amendment of this Privacy Policy 

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status of November 2019.

Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to amend this privacy policy. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at www.earthbeatfoundation.org/datenschutz.

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