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Private Policy

Responsible body (hereinafter "we") within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation, is, unless otherwise stated in these data protection regulations:


United World Organization e.V.

Kirchstr. 7

50996 Cologne


Further information can be found in the imprint.


This information on data protection describes what happens to your personal data and why this is the case. You will also find out how your data is protected and when it will be deleted and what rights you have in this regard.


Access data

You can visit this website without providing any personal information about yourself. However, when you visit our website, the web server saves a so-called server log file with access data. These are, for example, the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of retrieval, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider. This access data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of ensuring trouble-free operation of the site.


The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter f GDPR. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests in the trouble-free functioning of our website. All access data will be deleted no later than seven days after the end of your visit to the site. There are no overriding legitimate interests on your part that speak against this approach.


As part of Internet hosting service, provides us with services for hosting and displaying the website. All data that is collected as part of the use of this website and/or when filling out forms as described below is processed on the servers of this service provider on our behalf. You can find out more about data protection at here.


The website is based on the online platform for creating websites Wix. Technical data that is necessary for the smooth operation of the website can also be stored here. You can find the Wix Privacy Policy here.


Security of the website

To protect the transmission of incoming and outgoing requests, an SSL or TLS encryption is used.


Business purpose and processing of personal data

We process personal data exclusively for the purposes of our association. The legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interest results from Art. 6 Para. DSGVO. This concerns the following data:


• Name and address

• E-mail address

• Account Connections

• Phone Numbers

• IP addresses when visiting our website


The processing takes place in both automated and non-automated form. According to Article 4 No. 2 GDPR, "processing" is any "process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data such as collecting, recording, organizing, organizing, storing, adapting or changing , reading, retrieving, using, disclosing by transmission, distribution or any other form of making available, matching or linking, restricting, deleting or destroying.”


Data will only be disclosed to third parties if it is really necessary for one of the association's activities. When processing the data provided to us for association purposes, we act in accordance with the legal requirements pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR and process the data for no other purpose than the association's purpose.


We collect personal data if you provide it to us when contacting us via the contact form, by e-mail or by filling out the membership application. Which data is specifically collected can be seen from the respective forms. If you contact us by e-mail, we collect the data that you send us in this e-mail. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter b GDPR.


We use this data in order to be able to answer your request or to decide on your membership application and to be able to give you feedback on the application. After leaving the association or after your inquiry has been answered, the data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after any retention periods under tax laws or association law have expired, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use the data further, which is permitted by law.


Your rights

If you wish to assert one of your following rights, please contact us:


• Right of withdrawal according to Article 7 Paragraph 3 GDPR

 • Right to information in accordance with Article 15 GDPR if you would like to know what data we have stored about you

 • Correction according to Article 16 GDPR if your data has changed

• Deletion in accordance with Article 17 GDPR

• Restriction of processing according to Article 18 GDPR

• Data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR

• Objection pursuant to Article 21 GDPR in the case of processing pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. and f.

• Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 Paragraph 1 f GDPR


The competent supervisory authority is:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

North Rhine-Westphalia

Kavalleriestrasse 2-4

40213 Dusseldorf


Telephone: 0211 38424-0

Fax: 0211 38424-10



Deletion of data and storage period

Unless otherwise stated, your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required. Your data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by law expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract or there is a retention period for legal reasons.


Safety measures

Security measures are carried out in accordance with legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art and weighing up the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances or purpose of the processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and the severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons.


Serving Third Parties

If we use third parties to process personal data, this is done on the basis of legal permission.


Cookies: Banners and Policies

Cookies are small text files that are stored in a browser folder. When you visit our website, you can choose which cookies you want to allow. The following types of cookies are used:


1. Strictly Necessary Cookies

Cookies of this type enable basic functions. They are necessary for the proper functioning of the website. Deactivation is not possible. The cookies are only used by the operator of the website (first-party cookie).


2. Functional cookies

Functional cookies are important if the website provides certain functions and stores information that has been entered by the user (e.g. name input, language selection). This makes personalized functions possible.


3. Performance Cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how a website is used. In this way, the attractiveness, content and functionality of the website can be improved.


4.Third Party Cookies

Marketing or third-party cookies come from external advertising companies, for example Facebook. They are used to collect information from users. They enable target group-oriented advertising.


Disabling or deleting all cookies

You have the option of adjusting your personal cookie settings or generally deactivating cookies in your browser. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your end device. You can delete cookies that have been set at any time. Information on this can be found in the help function of your web browser.


Payments via PayPal

We offer you the possibility to send donations to us via PayPal. We use the data you provide as part of the payment. We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary for payments. If you decide to make a donation via PayPal, personal data will be automatically sent to PayPal. PayPal is an offer from PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.


PayPal possesses the function of an online payment service provider and a trustee and offers buyer protection services. The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, e-mail address, IP address or other data required for payment processing. To process the payment, personal data related to the donation (e.g. the amount of the donation) is also transmitted. The transmission of your data is necessary for payment processing via PayPal and is intended to confirm your identity and to administer your payment order.


PayPal may pass on your personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors insofar as this is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations or the data is processed on behalf of the customer. The personal data we transmit to PayPal may be transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies.


The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness. PayPal uses the result of the credit check, taking into account the statistical probability of payment default, for the purpose of deciding whether to provide the respective payment method. The credit report can contain probability values (so-called score values). As far as score values are included in the result of the credit report, they have their own basis in a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical process.


You can see which credit agencies are involved here:


You have the option to revoke your consent to PayPal processing your personal data at any time. However, the revocation of the consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation, insofar as the personal data must be processed, used or transmitted for contractual payment processing. You can access PayPal's privacy policy at


Payments through Wix

We use Wix Payments offerings for donations on our website. You can find out more about data protection at Wix Payments here.


Social media

It is currently not legally clarified whether or to what extent social media offer their services in accordance with European data protection regulations. We therefore draw your attention to the fact that the services we use, such as Facebook, store the data of their users in accordance with their own data usage guidelines and use it for business purposes. We have no influence on data collection and further use by social networks. There is no knowledge of the extent to which, where and for how long data is stored, whether social networks meet their deletion obligations, whether evaluations or links of the data occur and to whom the data is transmitted. Otherwise, the terms and conditions and the following data processing guidelines of the respective operator apply when accessing these profiles:


Facebook Data Policy

Instagram Data Policy

Google Data Policy

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