Personal data is data which can be connected to you as a person and which may provide statements on your behaviour or particular characteristics. This covers of course your name, email and postal address and telephone number but also indicators of possible interests, from how you make donations to how you surf in as far as these items of information can be directly or indirectly asociated with you personally.
Data security and data management
EuroNatur receives such personal data from donors and sponsors and it is necessary for us to receive and manage donations. For example we need your address to send you the EuroNatur magazine as also to send you your donation receipt for the year.
We also need your address, and with your permission, your telephone number and e-mail address to inform you of current projects and developments or planned activities of the EuroNatur foundation. As far as possible when the data is collected and it is clear that certain items are not absolutely required, they are presented as voluntary and are therefore not marked as required.
We give you our assurance that we do not, either through trading of addresses to other companies or to organisations, sell, lease, give away, pass on or exchange your data. As a matter of course you have the right at any time to stop receiving information from us and to revoke your consent to the use of your communication data. In this case please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to fulfil our tasks we have to work with service providers in dispatch who may receive personal data for this purpose. These service providers are bound by contractual agreement to EuroNatur and are only allowed to use personal data for the purpose permitted.
For order processing EuroNatur Service GmbH (100% subsidiary of the EuroNatur Foundation) also collects personal data from its customers. For this data the same stipulations pertain as for data collected by EuroNatur. Please read the General Terms and Conditions and further information under the heading “Shop” (only in German).
If you register for one of our online services, for instance if you subscribe to an online newsletter or make donations online we ask you for your name and other personal information which we need. We would never use your email address for other purposes without your consent. As a matter of principle the software we use conveys your data in encrypted form in order to exclude any access by unauthorised third persons. Your data is stored on specially protected servers. The access to it is only possible for a few authorized persons and these are all familiar with the prevailing data protection regulations.
For a processing request of EuroNatur websites the temporary registration of the IP number is indispensible. The IP address is the world-wide valid, unique identification of a computer and consists of four numbers separated by full stops. Usually, if you are a private user you will not have a permanent IP address since it is only allotted to you temporarily by your provider for one session. However in the case of static IP addresses a clear attribution of user data is in principle possible.
Our web servers store IP addresses for reasons of security for a specific period of time. The access data is anonymised. Our statistics software also stores IP addresses for a longer period of time. As a matter of principle we do not however use this data as related to any particular person, we merely analyse, on an anonymised basis, which of our web site pages are the favourites, how many hits are registered each day or the like.
We do place cookies (small text files with information on visits to the website which are temporarily saved on your harddisk) These help us to calculate the user frequency and numbers of users of our website or to transfer order data to your shopping basket at the EuroNatur Shop. The cookies used are solely for these purposes and are anonymised. They are on no account used to examine your user behaviour or to influence your choice of the contents we offer.
The user can in fact access what we offer on the website without cookies with the exception of the EuroNatur Shop, Most browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically. But you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are used and you can refuse the storage of cookies.
Google Analytics Webanalysis
“This website uses Google analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the web site. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, in order to put together reports of website activities for the website owners and in order to offer services connected to website use and internet use. Google will also possibly transfer this information to third parties in so far as this is required by law or if third parties are commissioned to process this data for Google. Google will on no account connect your IP address to other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser correspondingly. But we wish to point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of our website fully. By using this website you declare your agreement to the processing by Google of the data collected about you in the manner described above and for the above named purposes.”
Questions and Comments
Please address any questions, suggestions and comments on the subject of data protection to the data security officer at EuroNatur at the address email@example.com.