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1. Data protection and privacy at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that can be used to identify you personally. Please see our privacy policy under this text for detailed information about data protection and privacy.

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Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The website operator processes data on this website. You can find the operator’s contact details in the copyright section of this website.

How do we collect your data?

Some of the data we collect is given to us by you. This may include data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or the time the page was accessed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

For what purpose do we use your data?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is made available without any problems. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right to receive free access to the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to request the rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. You can contact us about this or with any other questions about data protection and privacy at any time using the address provided in the copyright section. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

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Analytics tools and tools from third-party providers

When you visit our website, your browsing behaviour may be subjected to a statistical analysis. This is primarily carried out using cookies and so-called analytics programs. Your browsing behaviour is generally analysed in an anonymous form; it cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by refraining from using certain tools. Please see the "Third-party modules and analytics tools" section of our privacy policy for details.

You may object to this analysis. We will inform you about the objection options in this privacy policy.

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Privacy policy for the use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. To this end, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. Your IP address is anonymised before storage.
The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is not passed on to third parties. You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing your browser software settings accordingly; however, please note that, if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. If you do not consent to the storage and use of your data, you can disable storage and use here. If you do this, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from saving usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will result in the Matomo opt-out cookie being deleted too. You will then have to re-enable the opt-out when you visit our website again.

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2. General and obligatory information

Data protection and privacy

The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data in a confidential manner and in accordance with legal data protection provisions and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy policy explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and why we do this.

Please note that transferring data on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) is subject to security flaws. It is not possible to protect data from third-party access completely.

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Controller

The controller for the purpose of data processing on this website is:

German Institute for Human Rights e. V.
Zimmerstr. 26/27
D-10969 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 259 359-0
E-mail: datenschutz(at)dimr.de

The controller is the natural person or legal entity who/which decides alone or together with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revoking your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. Sending us a message (in no set form) by e-mail is sufficient to do so. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until revocation remains unaffected by this revocation.

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Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject is entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection matters is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company has its registered office.

List of data protection officers and their contact details (in German).

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Right to data portability

[Translate to English:] You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or for the performance of a contract sent to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you ask for data to be transmitted directly to another controller, this will only be done where technically feasible.

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SSL and TLS encryption

For security reasons, and to protect transfers of confidential content such as online applications, orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator via the contact form, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser bar.

When SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

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Access, blocking, erasure

Under the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free access to your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing at any time and, if applicable, the right to rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. You can contact us about this or with any other questions about personal data at any time using the address provided in the copyright section.

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Objection to promotional e-mails

We hereby object to the use of contact details published under the obligation to provide copyright information to send advertising and information material not requested explicitly. The operators of the web pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal action if unsolicited promotional information is sent, for example in spam e-mails.

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3. Data protection officer

Legally required data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:

Rebecca Wiemer
Datenschutz - Beratung & Service
Asbergstr. 2/1
D-79359 Riegel

Phone: 0170-732 278 4
E-mail: rebecca.wiemer(at)datenschutz-beratung-service.de

You can also send an e-mail directly to datenschutz(at)dimr.de.

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4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of the web pages use cookies. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are known as "session cookies". They are deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are stored, to only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, accept cookies in certain cases or reject all cookies and to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. When you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies that are required to execute the electronic communication process or provide certain functions you require (e.g. basket function) are stored in accordance with Art. 6 (1f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to make its services available without technical problems and in the best possible manner. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your browsing behaviour) are stored, they are addressed separately in this privacy policy.

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Contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your information from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provided, will be stored by us to process the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out based on your consent exclusively (Art. 6 (1a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. Sending us a message (in no set form) by e-mail is sufficient to do so. The lawfulness of the data processing operations carried out until revocation remains unaffected by this revocation.

The data you entered in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to erase it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose of storing the data no longer applies (e.g. when we have finished processing your enquiry). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

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Data transfer for concluding a contract for online shops, retailers and product shipping

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is required to process a contract, for example to companies entrusted with the delivery of products. The data will not be transferred any further, or will only be transferred if you have explicitly agreed to it. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without explicit consent, such as for advertising purposes.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for steps prior to entering into a contract.

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Data transfer for concluding a contract for services and digital content

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is required to process a contract, for example to the bank tasked with processing the payment.

The data will not be transferred any further, or will only be transferred if you have explicitly agreed to it. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without explicit consent, such as for advertising purposes. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for steps prior to entering into a contract.

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5. Social Media

Twitter-Plugin

Functions of the service Twitter are integrated in our web pages. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using the "Tweet" function, the websites you have visited are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter. Please note that we, as the provider of the web pages, are not informed about the content of the data transferred or its use by Twitter. Please see Twitter’s privacy policy for more information: https://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your data protection and privacy settings for Twitter in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

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6. Newsletter, press subscription, publication mailing

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter, press subscription or publication newsletter of the National CRPD Monitoring Mechanism offered on the website, we need your e-mail address, surname and first names. No other data will be collected, or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the information requested and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of data entered in the newsletter subscription form is carried out based on your consent exclusively (Art. 6 (1a) GDPR). We operate a double opt-in process, which means that you need to personally confirm your newsletter, press or publication subscription. This serves to protect you from unwanted subscription by third parties. You can revoke the consent you have given to store the data and e-mail address and to use them to send the newsletter/press subscription/publications at any time, such as via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter or by e-mail. The lawfulness of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by this revocation.

The data you entered for us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter/press subscription/publications is stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter/press subscription/publications newsletter and erased once you have unsubscribed. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for a members’ area) remains unaffected by this.

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7. Media representatives

(1) If you are a representative of the media and/or work as a journalist, we collect your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number (landline and mobile number) and, if applicable, your fax number, the medium you work for and, if applicable, the section.

(2) As a media representative, we collect your data to send you press releases and inform you about our work and associated projects and events. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1f) GDPR. Informing the media, and thus the public, about our work and relevant topics in connection with human rights work and the status of human rights is to be viewed as a legitimate interest under this provision. We will store the data until the purpose mentioned above no longer applies or you have objected to this.

(3) You have the right to object to data processing for the aforementioned purposes free of charge at any time with effect for the future. An e-mail or letter sent by post is sufficient to do this.

8. Data protection and privacy with regard to applications and in the application procedure

The controller of the data processing collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the application procedure. The data may also be processed by electronic means. This is, in particular, the case if an applicant submits relevant application documents by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via an online form on our website, to the controller of the data processing. If the controller of the data processing concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transferred will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in accordance with the legal provisions. If the controller of the data processing does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be erased automatically two months after the rejection decision has been communicated unless the controller of the data processing has any other legitimate interests that prevent erasure. Other legitimate interests in this regard include a burden of proof in proceedings in accordance with the German General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).

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9. Transfer to third parties/contract data processing

The website is hosted by a service provider. A relevant agreement for contract data processing has been concluded with it. All service providers are chosen with care. Contracts are concluded for contract data processing. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information. These service providers are listed below:

Provider:
Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG
Königsberger Straße 4-6
D-32339 Espelkamp

Technical management and support:
Lime Flavour
Körtestraße 10
D-10967 Berlin

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