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Privacy Policy

Preliminary Notice:
We hereby inform you about the use of data by Social Impact gGmbH (hereinafter "Social Impact"). This data protection declaration informs you about the nature, scope, and purpose of the processing of personal data within our online offering and the websites, functions and content associated with it, as well as external online presences (e.g., social media profiles of Social Impact). With regard to the terms used, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO or GDPR).

In order for you to make use of the information, offers and services provided on our website, Social Impact collects, processes and uses (personal) data. By agreeing to this privacy policy, you consent to the collection, processing and use of your (personal) data in accordance with the following provisions in compliance with data protection law. We process personal data of users only in compliance with the relevant data protection provisions in accordance with the requirements of data economy and data avoidance. This means that your data will only be processed if a legal permission exists, in particular if the data is necessary for the provision of our contractual or other services, or is required by law, or if consent has been given.

Personal data is individual information about factual or personal circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. Data that is collected when you visit our website but cannot be directly linked to your person is not personal data.

You can revoke your consent given once at any time with effect for the future and/or object to future uses of your data, provided that the processing and use of the data is not required for the purposes of processing the contract. Social Impact will also delete the data if any statutory retention obligations have expired, you have asserted a claim for deletion or further storage is no longer necessary to fulfill the originally intended (contractual) purpose.

In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing in each case. If the legal basis should not be mentioned in the privacy policy, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is derived from Art. 6 (1) DSGVO.

Your personal data will only be transmitted by Social Impact in encrypted form. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system for this. In addition, Social Impact ensures that websites and other systems are protected by technical and organizational measures to the best possible extent against unauthorized access, modification or dissemination of data by unauthorized persons.

1. Responsible party and data protection officer

The responsible party for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) is Social Impact gGmbH, Schiffbauergasse 7, 14467 Potsdam, represented by the managing directors Norbert Kunz, Gabriela Spangenberg and Thorsten Jahnke.

The contact details of our data protection officer:
PROLIANCE GmbH / www.datenschutzexperte.de
The data protection officer of Social Impact gGmbH can be reached by mail at datenschutzbeauftragter@datenschutzexperte.de and by phone at +49 89 2500 392 22.

Data Protection Officer
Leopoldstr. 21
80802 Munich

2. collection, storage and use of personal data

a) Provision of our statutory and business services

We process the data of our supporters, interested parties, customers or other persons in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO, insofar as we offer them contractual services or act within the scope of an existing business relationship or are ourselves recipients of services and benefits. Otherwise, we process the data of data subjects pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interests, e.g., when administrative tasks or public relations are involved. The data processed in this context, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship. In principle, this includes inventory and master data of persons, such as name, address, etc., as well as contact data (e.g., e-mail address) and, if applicable, relevant project data (e.g., project content and information). We delete data that is no longer required to fulfill our statutory and business purposes. This is determined according to the respective tasks and contractual relationships. In the case of business processing, we retain the data for as long as it may be relevant for business processing, as well as with regard to any warranty or liability obligations. The necessity of retaining the data is reviewed every three years; otherwise, the statutory retention obligations apply.

b) When visiting the website

When you visit our website www.si-alliance.eu, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the accessed file,
  • website from which the access was made (referrer URL),
  • browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website,
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
  • Utilization of the services offered,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

c) When registering for our newsletter

If you have expressly consented in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an e-mail address.

The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in process. This means that you will receive an e-mail after registration in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other e-mail addresses. The registrations to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, the changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider are logged.

You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can also send your unsubscribe request at any time by e-mail to info@si-alliance.eu.

The newsletter is sent using the dispatch service provider "MailChimp", a newsletter dispatch platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can view the privacy policy of the shipping service provider here: mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement, thereby providing a guarantee of compliance with the European level of data protection (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and an order processing agreement pursuant to Art. 28 para. 3 p. 1 DSGVO.

The dispatch service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e., without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g., to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

d) When using our contact form

In case of questions of any kind, we may offer the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. In doing so, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we know from whom the inquiry originates and in order to be able to answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a, b DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given consent or your request made.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of your request.

e) Surveys, invitations to tender & applications

Social Impact may conduct surveys and calls for applications via this website. It is also possible to apply online for a job at Social Impact. Unless otherwise specified, the personal data you provide to participate in these surveys, tenders or applications will be collected, processed and used only to the extent necessary to conduct the relevant survey, tender or application. The processing of such data is carried out for the fulfillment of our (pre)contractual obligations in the context of the application, tender or survey procedure (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO).

The corresponding forms are generated using Wufoo, a service operated by SurveyMonkey Inc, 101 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA. We have entered into appropriate agreements to ensure that Wufoo collects and processes your data solely on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. Wufoo will not sell or share your data with third parties. For more details, please see Wufoo's privacy policy: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/privacy/

f) Google Analytics / Google Tag Manager / Google Ads

Google Analytics

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated) (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies (see under point 4) are used. The information generated by the tracking cookie about your use of this website such as

  • Browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server request,

are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website and internet use for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these web pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

Google is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which ensures compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

Google Tag Manager

This website uses the Google Tag Manager of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Through this service, website tags can be managed via an interface. The Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means that no cookies are used and only the user's IP address is transmitted to Google to establish the connection. The Google Tag Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. However, the Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it remains in place for all tracking tags, insofar as these are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.

We use the Google Tag Manager on the basis of our legitimate interest from Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest here is to enable the technical integration of other website tools.

Since a transfer of the IP address to Google takes place in the USA, further protection mechanisms are required to ensure the level of data protection of the DSGVO. To ensure this, we have agreed standard data protection clauses with the provider in accordance with Art. 46 (2) lit. c DSGVO. These oblige the recipient of the data in the USA to process the data in accordance with the level of protection in Europe. In cases where this cannot be ensured even by this contractual extension, we endeavour to obtain additional regulations and commitments from the recipient in the USA.

Further information on data protection at Google can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Google Ads

We use "Google Ads" on our website, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). We use Google Ads for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to display ads that are relevant and interesting to you.

Provided that you have given us your consent to do so pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we can use Google Ads to draw attention to our attractive offers on external websites with the help of advertising media. This allows us to determine how successful individual advertising measures are.

These advertising media are delivered by Google via so-called "AdServers". For this purpose, we use so-called AdServer cookies, which can be used to measure certain parameters for measuring success, such as display of the ads or clicks by users.

If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Ads will store a cookie on your PC. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days. They are not intended to identify you personally. The following information is usually stored as analysis values for this cookie: unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions), opt-out information (marking that the user no longer wishes to be addressed). These cookies enable Google to recognize your web browser. If a user visits certain pages of an Ads customer's website and the cookie stored on their computer has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. A different cookie is assigned to each Ads customer. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across Ads customers' websites. We ourselves do not collect or process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. Based on these evaluations, we can see which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising media, we cannot identify the users on the basis of this information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of Google Ads. According to our knowledge, Google receives the information that you have called up the relevant part of our website or clicked on an ad from us. If you have a user account with Google and are registered, Google can assign the visit to your user account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is the possibility that Google learns your IP address and stores it.

Since a transfer of personal data to the USA takes place, further protection mechanisms are required to ensure the level of data protection of the GDPR. To ensure this, we have agreed standard data protection clauses with the provider in accordance with Art. 46 (2) lit. c DSGVO. These oblige the recipient of the data in the USA to process the data in accordance with the level of protection in Europe. In cases where this cannot be ensured even by this contractual extension, we endeavour to obtain additional regulations and commitments from the recipient in the USA.

Further information on data use by Google, on setting and objection options and on data protection can be found on the following Google web pages:

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. It is also possible to prevent the storage of cookies by setting your web browser to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com" (https://adssettings.google.com/

). We would like to point out that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. In addition, you can deactivate interest-based ads via the link optout.aboutads.info. We would like to point out that this setting will also be deleted when you delete your cookies.

g) Social media and YouTube plug-ins

We use social plug-ins of the social networks Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on our website on the basis of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO in order to make Social Impact better known via these. The underlying promotional purpose is to be considered a legitimate interest within the meaning of the DSGVO. The responsibility for data protection compliant operation is to be ensured by their respective providers. The integration of these plugins by us takes place by way of the so-called two-click method in order to protect visitors to our website as best as possible.

aa) Facebook

Social media plugins from Facebook Ireland Ltd. are used on our website to make their use more personal. For this purpose, we may use the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button. This is an offer from Facebook.

If you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser, which then integrates it into the website.

By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to our website directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.

Facebook may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and demand-oriented design of the Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook creates usage, interest, and relationship profiles, i.e., to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you would have to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

Information regarding our fan page:
If the data you provide to us is also or exclusively processed by Facebook, Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland, is the data controller within the meaning of the GDPR in addition to us or in our place. For this purpose, we have concluded an agreement with Facebook pursuant to Art. 26 DSGVO on joint responsibility for the processing of data (Controller Addendum). This agreement specifies the data processing operations for which we or Facebook are responsible when you visit our Facebook fan page. You can view this agreement at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

. If you as a visitor to the page would like to exercise your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, complaint to the supervisory authority, objection or revocation), you can contact both Facebook and us. You can independently adjust your advertising settings in the user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in: www.facebook.com/settings or www.youronlinechoices.com.

For further details, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

Facebook's data protection officer: To contact Facebook's data protection officer, you can use the online contact form provided by Facebook at the following link https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970.

Information on data processing by Facebook: for statistical purposes, Facebook provides so-called Page Insights for our Facebook Fanpage: www.facebook.com/business/a/page/page-insights . These are aggregated data that provide information about how people interact with our page. Page Insights may be based on personal data collected in connection with a person's visit to or interaction with our Page and in connection with content provided.

Please be aware of what personal data you share with us through Facebook. Your data may be processed for market research and advertising purposes even if you are not logged into Facebook or do not have a Facebook account. For example, user profiles can be created from the usage behavior and resulting interests of the users. The user profiles can in turn be used, for example, to display advertisements within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. This data collection takes place via cookies that are stored on your terminal device. Furthermore, data that is independent of the devices used by the users may also be stored in the user profiles; in particular, if the users are members of the respective platforms and logged in to them. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimized presentation of our offer, effective information and communication with customers and interested parties, as well as the targeted placement of advertisements. Please note that we have no influence on the data collection and further processing by Facebook. As a result, we cannot provide any information about the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored by Facebook. Furthermore, we cannot make any statements about the extent to which Facebook complies with existing deletion obligations, which evaluations and links are made with the data on the part of Facebook and to whom the data is passed on by Facebook. If you want to avoid the processing of your personal data by Facebook, please contact us by other means.

The persons responsible for our Facebook fan page are Norbert Kunz and Gabriela Spangenberg.

The conditions of participation for our Facebook competitions can be found here: socialimpact.eu/teilnahmebedingungen/

bb) Twitter

Plugins of the short message network of Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland (Twitter) are integrated on our Internet pages. You can recognize the Twitter plugins (tweet button) by the Twitter logo on our site.

If you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Twitter "tweet button" while logged into your Twitter account, you can link the content of our pages on your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter.

If you do not want Twitter to be able to associate your visit to our pages, please log out of your Twitter user account.

You can find more information on this in the Twitter privacy policy (https://twitter.com/en/privacy).

cc) Instagram

Our website also uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") from Instagram, which is operated by Instagram Inc, Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland ("Instagram"). The plugins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an "Instagram camera".

If you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Instagram. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Instagram directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Instagram receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not currently logged in to Instagram.

This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to an Instagram server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can directly assign your visit to our website to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "Instagram" button, this information is also transmitted directly to an Instagram server and stored there.

The information is also published on your Instagram account and shown to your contacts there.

If you do not want Instagram to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Instagram account, you would have to log out of Instagram before visiting our website.

You can find more information on this in Instagram's privacy policy (https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388).

The conditions of participation for our competitions on Instagram can be found here: https://socialimpact.eu/teilnahmebedingungen/

dd) YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

h) Presence in social networks & external links

In addition to this website, we also maintain presences in various social media, which you can reach via corresponding buttons on our website or by entering the address in the browser or by clicking on hits of a search in search engines. Insofar as you visit such a presence or interact there, personal data may be transmitted to the provider of the social network. It is possible that, in addition to the storage of the data specifically entered by you in this social medium, further information will also be processed by the provider of the social network (e.g. for statistics).

Furthermore, the provider of the social network may process the most important data of the computer system from which you visit it - for example, your IP address, the processor type and browser version used, including plug-ins.

The purpose and scope of the data collection by the respective medium as well as the further processing of your data there as well as your rights in this regard can be found in the respective terms and conditions of the respective provider of the social network, e.g. under:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/en/privacy
Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388
Google and Youtube: https://policies.google.com/privacy
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Xing: https://privacy.xing.com/en

Regarding the use of our Facebook fan pages, we would like to point out that Facebook collects a number of user data for us as page operators and makes this available free of charge - without you or us being able to refuse or edit/delete this. The statistics we get from Facebook as page operator are based on anonymized data. But the collection is done via cookies, which contain unique user identifiers and together with the login data for Facebook can get a personal reference, so then would no longer be anonymous. For more information, please refer to the current press and the information provided by Facebook at de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If the data you provide to us is also or exclusively processed by Facebook, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland, is the data controller within the meaning of the GDPR in addition to us or in our place. For this purpose, we have concluded an agreement with Facebook pursuant to Art. 26 DSGVO on joint responsibility for the processing of data (Controller Addendum). This agreement specifies the data processing operations for which we or Facebook are responsible when you visit our Facebook fan page. You can view this agreement at the following link: www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum. If you as a visitor to the page would like to exercise your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction, data portability, complaint to the supervisory authority, objection or revocation), you can contact both Facebook and us. You can independently adjust your advertising settings in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in: www.facebook.com/settings or www.youronlinechoices.com For further details, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

To contact Facebook's data protection officer, you can use the online contact form provided by Facebook at the following link www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970.

Facebook provides so-called page insights for our Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/business/a/page/page-insights. These are aggregated data that provide information about how people interact with our page. Page Insights may be based on personally identifiable information collected in connection with a person's visit to or interaction with our Page and in connection with content provided. Please be aware of what personal data you share with us through Facebook. Your data may be processed for market research and advertising purposes even if you are not logged into Facebook or do not have a Facebook account. For example, user profiles can be created from the usage behavior and resulting interests of the users. The user profiles can in turn be used, for example, to display advertisements within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. This data collection takes place via cookies that are stored on your terminal device. Furthermore, data that is independent of the devices used by the users may also be stored in the user profiles; in particular, if the users are members of the respective platforms and logged in to them. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimized presentation of our offer, effective information and communication with customers and interested parties, as well as the targeted placement of advertisements. Please note that we have no influence on the data collection and further processing by Facebook. As a result, we cannot provide any information about the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored by Facebook. Furthermore, we cannot make any statements about the extent to which Facebook complies with existing deletion obligations, which evaluations and links are made with the data on the part of Facebook and to whom the data is passed on by Facebook. If you wish to avoid the processing of your personal data by Facebook, please contact us by other means.

We would also like to point out that our website may contain further links to external third-party websites, whereby we have no influence on the processing of data on these third-party websites.

i) Use of web fonts

aa) External fonts, Google Fonts, are used on our website. Google Fonts is a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The integration of these web fonts takes place via a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This transmits to the server which of our Internet pages you have visited. Also, the IP address of the browser of the end device of the visitor of these Internet pages is stored by Google. You can find more information in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

bb) Adobe Typekit web fonts are also used on our website. Typekit is a service offered by the company Adobe. This service provides fonts that are displayed in the user's web browser after a server call at Adobe (in the USA). In this process, at least the IP address of the browser of the end device of the user of this website is stored by Adobe. You can find more detailed information in Typekit's privacy policy, which you can access here: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policy.html.

3. Transfer of data

We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only share your personal data with third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO,
  • the disclosure is necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. c DSGVO,
  • as well as this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that is related to the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we obtain knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been to our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a notice always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

5. Data subject rights

You have the right

  • to request confirmation as to whether data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, to revoke your consent given to us at any time.
  • complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose.

6. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an email info@si-alliance.eu suffices.

7. Data security

Within the website visit, we use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is encrypted by the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

8. Protection of minors

Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and young people. We do not knowingly collect such data and do not pass it on to third parties.

9. Topicality and change of this data security explanation

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status December 2021.

Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to change this privacy policy. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website under PRIVACY POLICY.


The European Social Innovation Alliance is a joint project of Centre for Social Investment, Danish Design Centre, Danish Social Innovation Academy, Diakonie Schleswig-Holstein, FASE GmbH, Foundation for Civil Society, Glasgow Caledonian University, Institute for Work and Technology, Phineo gAG, Social Entrepreneurship Netzwerk Deutschland e.V., Shipyard Foundation, Social Enterprise Estonia, Social Innovation Exchange, Tallinn University, Technical University Dortmund, V├Áru County Development Agency with the lead partner Social Impact gGmbH and is funded by the European Commission via the European Social Fund and the European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation.