1. Field of Application
2. Personal Data
Personal data is the information that helps identify an individual, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This typically includes a name, email address or phone number. In addition to this, however, purely technical data that can be associated with a person is also regarded as personal data.
3. Automatic Compilation of Access Data and Server Log Files
A range of technical data relating to personal data is automatically compiled whenever the website is accessed.
This data is:
- The IP address of the user
- Name of the website or file accessed
- Date and time of access
- Amount of data transferred
- Notification of successful access
- Type and version of browser
- Operating system of the user
- Device being used by the user, including MAC address
- Referrer URL (the page previously visited)
This data is not merged with other personal data which you actively enter whilst using the website. The server log files containing the data outlined above are automatically deleted after seven days. We maintain the right to save the server log files for a longer period of time when circumstances arise that suggest inappropriate access (such as an attempt to hack the website or a so-called DoS attack).
4. What is an IP Address?
Every device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, PC) that is connected with the internet is allocated an IP address. The nature of the IP address depends on the internet access that is currently connecting your device to the internet. This can be the IP address that is given to you by your internet provider if you are using the WiFi at your own home, but it can also be an IP address that has been provided by your mobile contract provider or by the provider of public or private WiFi or other form of internet access. In its current format (IPv4), an IP address consists in four numerical sequences separated by dots. As a private user you will usually not use a constant IP address, since it has only been temporarily allocated to you by your provider (so-called ‘dynamic IP address’). It is possible to definitively assign user data when a permanently allocated IP address (so-called ‘static IP address’) is used. Other than for tracking unauthorised access to our internet offer, we will not use this data in a way specific to the individual. It will be analysed solely on an anonymous basis to view which of our websites have been favourited, how often they have been accessed daily and other similar information.
Our websites already support the new IPv6 addresses. If you are already using an IPv6 address you should be aware of the following: the IPv6 address consists in eight groups of four. The first four blocks are typically assigned dynamically for private users, just as with the entire IPv4 address. The last four blocks of an IPv6 address (so-called ‘Interface Identifier’) are, however, determined by the device used to browse the website. Unless this has been configured differently by your operating system, the so-called MAC address will be used here. A MAC address is a kind of serial number that has been uniquely assigned to every IP-capable device worldwide. Because of this, we will not save the last four blocks of your IPv6 address. In general we recommend that you activate the so-called ‘Privacy Extensions’ on your device in order to anonymise the last four blocks of your IPv6 address. Most operating systems offer a ‘Privacy Extensions’ function which is in some cases, however, not preset in factory mode.
5. User Profile
As part of setting up an account for our ‘Europeanisation’ self-assessment tool you will be asked to enter a range of personal data. We will save this data so that we can carry out the platform licence agreement that is made with you. Please feel free to contact us via email at any point using the address given below under ‘contact’ if you would like to change your data or delete your account.
6. Email delivery; Consent
We will use your email address to send you information about our self-assessment platform if you agreed to the following declaration of consent when creating your account:
“I accept that I will receive information about the self-assessment tool and the self-assessment platform via email from the EU-Fundraising Association e.V.”
You can revoke this declaration of consent at any point with future effect.
Information provided by the user will be saved whenever contact is made with us (for example with the contact form or via email). This is to help us deal with the request and in case follow-up questions arise.
Cookies are small text files which are saved on your device through the browser you are using when you access our website. Individual services on our website can hereby ‘recognise’ and ‘remember’ which settings you have chosen. This supports the user-friendliness of websites on the one hand and thereby serves users (e.g. saving login information). On the other hand, cookies help gather statistical data about the usage of a website. This data can then be used for analysis and advertising purposes.
Some cookies are automatically deleted from your device as soon as you leave the website (co-called ‘session cookie’). Other cookies are saved for a specific length of time, but never longer than two years (‘persistent cookies’). We also employ so-called ‘third party cookies’ which are governed by third parties in order to offer specific services.
9. Google Analytics
This website makes use of Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses multiple ‘cookies’ (see above) to identify your browser. Information gathered through cookies about your use of this website is generally transferred to the Google server in the USA and saved there. We have, however, activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states for the agreement about the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will a complete IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and abbreviated there. Having been commissioned by the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to collate reports about website activities and to generate further services for the website operator that are linked with use of the website and internet. The IP address communicated by your browser via Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent Google’s acquisition of data generated by cookies and linked to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google’s processing of this data, by downloading and installing the available browser plugin under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
10. Changes, Amendments and Updates
You have the right upon application to obtain free of charge information about personal data concerning you that has been saved. Additionally, you have the right to amend incorrect data, to block and to delete your personal data, so long as there is no legal duty to maintain them. You can contact assessment_at_eu-fundraising.eu at any point about this.