General information on data processing
Who is responsible for your personal data?
International Civil Society Centre gGmbH
10555 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 20 62 46 97 11
Ave Design Limited
North Road, London
Which categories of personal data do we collect?
We may collect and process in particular the following categories of personal data:
For which purposes do we use your personal data?
We will process your personal data strictly only for the following purposes (“Permitted Purposes“):
Where you have expressly given us your consent or otherwise legally permitted, we may process your personal data also for the following purposes:
Where your explicit permission is required for any marketing-related communication, we will only provide you with such information if you have opted in. You may opt out at any time if you do not want to receive any further marketing-related types of communication from us. We will not use your personal data for taking any automated decisions affecting you or creating profiles other than described above.
Legal basis for the procession of personal data
The legal bases for processing of your personal data are set forth in Article 6 of the GDPR. Depending on the above purposes for which we use your personal data, the processing is either necessary for the performance of a contract or other business agreement with the Centre or for compliance with our legal obligations or for purposes of legitimate interests pursued by a third party or us, always provided that such interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In addition, the processing may be based on your consent where you have expressly given that to us.
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. They are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.
Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. They are meant to improve the interaction between the user and the website. In this context, they fulfil different purposes, e.g. allowing a website to recognise a user’s device, letting users navigate between pages efficiently, or remembering user preferences.
How do I turn cookies off?
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.
Use of Google Analytics
Deletion of personal data
We will hold your personal data as long as required to provide you with the services or information you have requested and to execute and administer your business relationship with us. If you have asked us not to communicate with you, we will hold this information as long as required to comply with your request. We are also required to keep certain of your personal data (e.g. relating to business) for certain retention periods under applicable law. Your personal data will be promptly deleted when it is no longer required for these purposes.
If you would like your record to be deleted earlier by the Centre, please notify us accordingly by contacting email@example.com.
Your data protection rights
Subject to certain legal conditions, you may request access to, rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of your personal data. You may also object to processing or request data portability. In particular you have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you. If you make this request repeatedly, we may make an adequate charge for this. Please refer to Articles 15-22 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation for details on your data protection rights.
If you have given us your consent for the processing of your personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect, i.e. the withdrawal of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on the consent before its withdrawal. If you withdraw your consent, we will only continue processing your personal information where there is another legal ground or where we are legally required to do so.
For any of the above requests, please send a description of your personal data concerned stating your name and a proof of identity to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may require additional proof of identity to protect your personal data against unauthorised access. We will carefully consider your request and may discuss with you how it can best be fulfilled.
If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled by us or wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us at the contact details below to have the matter investigated. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority in your country. For example, if you are from Germany, you may contact the Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragte Office via their website (www.bfdi.de).
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in accordance with the technical state of the art and legal data protection requirements to protect your personal data from unauthorized access or intrusion. These safeguards include implementing specific technologies and procedures designed to protect your Privacy, such as secure servers, firewalls and SSL encryption. We will at all times strictly comply with applicable laws and regulations regarding the confidentiality and security of personal data.
We would like to express that in general there are inherent security risks when transmitting data via the internet, such as emails or signing up to websites by using personally identifiable information. This implies security vulnerabilities as it is impossible to safeguard entirely against unauthorised access by third parties.
We also do everything in our power to protect user-information offline. All of your information is restricted. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.