The use of our site is possible without providing personal data. For the use of individual services on our site, different regulations may apply, which in this case will be explained separately below. Your personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail, telephone number, etc.) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law. Data is personal if it can be clearly assigned to a specific natural person. The legal basis for data protection can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The following regulations inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data by the provider
3 E’s 4 Africa e.V.
We would like to point out that there are security gaps in Internet-based data transmission, making complete protection against access by third parties impossible.
- SSL Encryption
- Webhosting (Strato)
- Newsletter (Sendinblue)
- Donor data and donation widget (twingle)
- Use of PayPal as a payment method
- Use of Google Fonts
- Use of Google Analytics with anonymization function
- Use of Google Adwords
- Use of YouTube components with enhanced privacy mode
Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard drive from a website server. Through this we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system via your computer and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. We can use the information contained in cookies to make navigation easier for you and to enable our web pages to be displayed correctly.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
When you visit websites nowadays, certain information - including personal data - is automatically created and stored, including on this website. This data should be processed as sparingly as possible and only with justification. By the way, by website we mean the totality of all web pages on a domain, i.e. everything from the home page (homepage) to the very last sub-page (like this one).
When you want to view a website on a screen, you use a program called a web browser to do it. You probably know some web browsers by name: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.
This web browser must connect to another computer where the website's code is stored: the web server. Operating a web server is a complicated and costly task, which is why this is usually done by professional providers, the providers. These offer web hosting and thus ensure reliable and error-free storage of website data.
When the browser on your computer (desktop, laptop, smartphone) connects and during data transfer to and from the web server, personal data may be processed. On the one hand, your computer stores data, on the other hand, the web server must also store data for a while to ensure proper operation.
For technical reasons, the following data, among others, which your Internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider, are recorded (so-called server log files):
- Browser type and version
- Operating system
- Website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
- Website that you visit
- Date and time of your access
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and therefore does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about a specific person. They are evaluated for statistical purposes in order to optimize our Internet presence and our offers.
What is Sendinblue?
You can sign up for our newsletter for free on our website. To make this work, we use the email delivery service Sendinblue for our newsletter. This is a service of the German company Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin. Sendinblue is, among other things, an email marketing tool that allows us to send you customized newsletters. With Sendinblue, we don't have to install anything and can still draw from a pool of really useful features. In the following, we will go into more detail about this email marketing service and inform you about the most important privacy-related aspects.
Why do we use Sendinblue?
The newsletter service also offers us helpful analysis options. This means that when we send out a newsletter, we learn, for example, whether and when the newsletter was opened by you. Also whether and on which link you click in the newsletter is detected and recorded by the software. This information helps enormously to adapt and optimize our service to your wishes and concerns. After all, we naturally want to offer you the best possible service. So, in addition to the data already mentioned above, such data about your user behavior is also stored.
What data is processed by Sendinblue?
How long and where is the data stored?
The data for the newsletter tool is stored on servers in Germany. The collected data that makes you identifiable as a person (i.e., personal data) will be deleted by Sendinblue in principle no later than two years after the termination of the contractual relationship with us. However, you can also request the deletion of your data individually at any time. Requests will be processed within 30 days. Data that we collect and send to Sendinblue will be deleted by us as soon as you unsubscribe from our newsletter.
Right of revocation
You have the option to cancel your newsletter subscription at any time. All you have to do is revoke your consent to the newsletter subscription. This usually takes only a few seconds or one or two clicks. Most of the time, you will find a link to cancel your newsletter subscription right at the end of each email. If you really can't find the link in the newsletter, please contact us by mail and we will cancel your newsletter subscription immediately. After unsubscribing, the personal data will be deleted from our server and from the Sendinblue servers, which are located in Germany. You have a right to free information about your stored data and, if applicable, also a right to deletion, blocking or correction.
The sending of our newsletter by Sendinblue takes place on the basis of your consent (Article 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). This means that we may only send you a newsletter if you have actively registered for it beforehand. If consent is not necessary, then the newsletter dispatch is based on the legitimate interest in direct marketing (Article 6 para. 1 lit. f), insofar as this is legally permitted. We record your registration process so that we can always prove that it complies with our laws.
Donor data and donation widget (twingle)
3 E's 4 Africa e.V. is financed by donations. According to §147 of the German Tax Code we are obliged to keep accounting records for ten years. For this purpose, we store account statements that contain both senders and the amount and date of donation transfers.
When requesting a donation receipt for donations of 200€ or more through our website, we collect name, organization, email address, address, account information such as IBAN and bank name, total amount, date and type of donation. We use this data exclusively to issue you a donation receipt. The data is transmitted TLS-encrypted and cannot be viewed by third parties. If you wish to receive an unsolicited donation receipt in subsequent years, the data will continue to be stored for this purpose.
When using the donation form here on the website, data is transmitted to a service provider exclusively for the purpose of processing the donation. We use the donation form of twingle GmbH, Prinzenallee 74, 13357 Berlin. twingle GmbH provides the technical platform for the donation process for this donation form. The data you enter when making a donation (e.g. address, bank details, etc.) is only stored by twingle on servers in Germany for the purpose of processing the donation.
Use of PayPal as a payment method
If you decide to pay with the online payment service provider PayPal during your order process, your contact details will be transmitted to PayPal as part of the order triggered in this way. PayPal is an offer of PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. PayPal assumes the function of an online payment service provider as well as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.
The personal data transferred to PayPal is mostly first name, last name, address, phone number, IP address, email address, or other data required for order processing, as well as data related to the order, such as number of items, item number, invoice amount and taxes in percent, billing information, etc.
This transmission is necessary to process your order with the payment method you have selected, in particular to confirm your identity, to administer your payment and the customer relationship.
Please note, however, that PayPal may also disclose personal data to service providers, subcontractors or other affiliated companies to the extent necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations arising from your order or to process the personal data on your behalf.
Depending on the payment method selected via PayPal, e.g. invoice or direct debit, the personal data transmitted to PayPal will be transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies. This transmission serves to check your identity and creditworthiness in relation to the order you have placed. You can find out which credit agencies are involved and which data is generally collected, processed, stored and passed on by PayPal in the PayPal data protection declaration at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
Use of Google Fonts
What are Google Fonts?
On our website we use Google Fonts. These are the "Google Fonts" of the company Google Inc. For the European area, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services.
You do not need to log in or enter a password to use Google Fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, the requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, you do not need to worry that your Google account information, while using Google Fonts, will be transmitted to Google. Google records the usage of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. We'll look at exactly what the data storage looks like in more detail.
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory of over 800 fonts that are provided by Google to its users free of charge.
Many of these fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License, while others are released under the Apache License. Both are free software licenses.
Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?
With Google Fonts, we can use fonts on our own website, and not have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component to keep the quality of our website high. All Google Fonts are automatically optimized for the web and this saves data volume and is a big advantage especially for mobile use. When you visit our site, the low file size ensures a fast loading time. Furthermore, Google Fonts are secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can sometimes visually distort texts or entire web pages. Thanks to the fast Content Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod). So, we use the Google Fonts to make all our online service as beautiful and consistent as possible.
What data is stored by Google?
When you visit our website, the fonts are reloaded via a Google server. Through this external call, data is transmitted to the Google servers. In this way, Google also recognizes that you or your IP address is visiting our website. The Google Fonts API is designed to reduce the use, storage, and collection of end-user data to what is necessary for proper font delivery. By the way, API stands for "Application Programming Interface" and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software field.
Google Fonts stores CSS and font requests securely at Google and is therefore protected. Through the collected usage figures, Google can determine how well the individual fonts are received. Google publishes the results on internal analysis pages, such as Google Analytics. In addition, Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites are using Google fonts. This data is published to the Google Fonts BigQuery database. Entrepreneurs and developers use Google's BigQuery web service to examine and move large amounts of data.
It should be noted, however, that each Google Font request also automatically transmits information such as language settings, IP address, browser version, browser screen resolution and browser name to the Google servers. Whether this data is also stored cannot be clearly determined or is not clearly communicated by Google.
How long and where is the data stored?
Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This allows us to use fonts with the help of a Google stylesheet. A stylesheet is a format template that can be used to easily and quickly change the design or font of a web page, for example.
The font files are stored by Google for one year. Google thus pursues the goal of fundamentally improving the loading time of web pages. When millions of web pages reference the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and immediately reappear on all other web pages visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
The data that Google stores for one day or one year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is accessed. To be able to delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google support on https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=311292328 . Data storage you prevent in this case only if you do not visit our site.
Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we can access an unlimited sea of fonts and get the most out of them for our website. You can find out more about Google Fonts and other issues at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311292328. There, Google addresses privacy-related matters, but really detailed information about data storage is not included. It is relatively difficult to get really precise information about stored data from Google.
If you have consented to Google Fonts being used, the legal basis of the corresponding data processing is this consent. This consent constitutes according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) constitutes the legal basis for the processing of personal data as may occur during the collection by Google Fonts.
We also have a legitimate interest in using Google Font to optimize our online service. The corresponding legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (Legitimate Interests). Nevertheless, we only use Google Font if you have given your consent.
Google also processes data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that according to the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for the transfer of data to the USA. This may be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.
Google uses standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission (= Art. 46. para. 2 and 3 DSGVO) as the basis for data processing for recipients located in third countries (outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, i.e. in particular in the USA) or a data transfer there. These clauses oblige Google to comply with the EU level of data protection when processing relevant data outside the EU as well.
You can also find out which data is generally collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .
Use of Google Analytics with anonymization function
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google", on our website. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.
The information generated by these cookies, for example time, place and frequency of your website visit including your IP address, is transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there.
We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization function on our website. In this case, your IP address is already shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thereby anonymized.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
Google Analytics IP anonymization
We have implemented Google Analytics IP address anonymization on this website. This feature was developed by Google to enable this website to comply with applicable data protection regulations and recommendations of local data protection authorities when they prohibit storage of the full IP address. The anonymization or masking of the IP takes place as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before any storage or processing of the data takes place.
You can find more information about IP anonymization on
Google Analytics Data Processing Addendum
We have entered into a direct customer agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the "Data Processing Addendum" in Google Analytics.
You can find out more about the data processing addendum for Google Analytics here:
Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for the most common browsers, which gives you more control over which data is collected and processed by Google. Should you activate this option, no information about the website visit will be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, activation does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the deactivation option provided by Google and how to activate this option, please click on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Use of Google Adwords
Wir setzen zur Bewerbung unserer Website ferner das Google Werbetool “Google-Adwords“ ein. Im Rahmen dessen verwenden wir auf unserer Website den Analysedienst “Conversion-Tracking“ der Firma Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, nachfolgend „Google“. Sofern Sie über eine Google-Anzeige auf unsere Webseite gelangt sind, wird ein Cookie auf Ihrem Rechner abgelegt. Cookies sind kleine Textdateien, die Ihr Internet-Browser auf Ihrem Rechner ablegt und speichert. Diese sog. “Conversion- Cookies“ verlieren nach 30 Tagen ihre Gültigkeit und dienen nicht Ihrer persönlichen Identifikation. Besuchen Sie bestimmte Seiten unserer Website und das Cookie ist noch nicht abgelaufen, können wir und Google erkennen, dass Sie als Nutzer auf eine unserer bei Google platzierten Anzeigen geklickt haben und zu unserer Seite weitergeleitet wurden.
Die mit Hilfe der “Conversion-Cookies“ eingeholten Informationen dienen Google dazu, Besuchs-Statistiken für unsere Website zu erstellen. Wir erfahren durch diese Statistik die Gesamtanzahl der Nutzer, die auf unsere Anzeige geklickt haben und zudem welche Seiten unserer Website vom jeweiligen Nutzer im Anschluss aufgerufen wurden. Wir bzw. andere über “Google-Adwords“ Werbende erhalten jedoch keinerlei Informationen, mit denen sich Nutzer persönlich identifizieren lassen.
Sie können die Installation der “Conversion-Cookies“ durch eine entsprechende Einstellung Ihres Browsers verhindern, etwa per Browser-Einstellung, die das automatische Setzen von Cookies generell deaktiviert oder speziell nur die Cookies von der Domain “googleadservices.com“ blockiert.
Use of YouTube components with enhanced privacy mode
On our website we use components (videos) from YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
For this we use the option " - extended privacy mode - " provided by YouTube. When you visit a page that has embedded video, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the content is displayed on the website by notifying your browser. According to YouTube, in " - extended privacy mode -" only data is transmitted to the YouTube server when viewing the video, in particular which of our websites you have visited.
On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you can contact us free of charge if you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data and the correction, blocking, deletion or revocation of a granted consent. We would like to point out that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or personal data deleted if there is no legal obligation to retain such data.