Civil Society Exchange is an initiative of Istanbul Bilgi University and MitOst e.V., funded by Stiftung Mercator.
MitOst e.V. collects and processes your data as the responsible party for this website. It does so exclusively in compliance with the relevant provisions of the Germany data protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you visit this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
10365 Berlin, Deutschland/Germany
Telefon/Phone: +49 (0)30 31 51 74 79
Telefax/Fax: +49 (0)30 31 51 74 71
Represented by (Board of Directors):
Sofia Corsi (1. Chairperson)
Ivo Krug (2. Chairperson)
We have designated as our Data Protection Officer:
Uta Protzmann, MitOst e.V., Herzbergstraße 82-84, 10365 Berlin
Using our website
When you visit our website, our server host, GoDaddy Operating Company, LLC (14455 N. Hayden Rd., Ste. 226 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USA) collects the following information from you: browser type and version, operating system used, the previously visited web page, IP address and time of the page view. From your IP address, we cannot identify you in person. We also do not match your IP address with other data in such a way that such inference would be possible.
This data is collected and processed in order to ensure the trouble-free operation of our website and to detect, fend off and prosecute a misuse of our services. Furthermore, the collected data is used for statistical purposes to evaluate, for example, with which terminals and browsers our platform is accessed in order to adapt our offer based on the needs of users on an ongoing basis and to improve.
This data processing is based on Article 6 par. 1 f GDPR. The aforementioned data is deleted no later than six months after it has been collected.
In some instances, our website uses so-called cookies. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Some of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
Some browsers also enable you to allow or completely exclude cookies only for certain cases or websites or to delete cookies automatically after closing the browser. Please check your browser settings for more information. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error-free and optimized provision of the operator’s services.
If you send us a message by e-mail, we will save your message along with the sender details (your name and e-mail address) in order to be able to answer it and also to respond to possible subsequent questions (legal basis: Article 6 par. 1 f GDPR). For the reception, storage and sending of e-mails, we use our own server and an e-mail provider who acts for us as a processor in accordance with Article 28 GDPR. We will erase the information collected from your message no later than six months after the last communication with you.
If you send us a message with information legally relevant for the contractual relationship (e.g. a withdrawal or a complaint), the legal basis for the processing is Article 6 par. 1 b GDPR, regardless of how you transmitted your message to us. In such a case, we will erase the data related to your message as soon as all mutual claims arising from the contractual relationship have been completely settled and the commercial and fiscal retention periods have expired.
You may find Social Media Buttons on your website; they can be recognized by the logos of the social media platforms (hereinafter “platforms”). These are links to the respective platforms based in the United States (USA). Clicking on such a link calls the respective Platform’s website; at the same time, the IP address of your device and the address of the page where the link is placed (“Referrer”) will be transmitted to the Platform in the USA. However, we neither collect nor otherwise process any data related to the use of these social media buttons.
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified, blocked or erased. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in the imprint of this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.
You have the right to obtain a confirmation from us as to whether we process personal data concerning you. If this is the case, we will inform you about the personal data stored about you and the further information in accordance with Article 15 par. 1 and 2 GDPR.
As far as a data processing is based on your given consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
RIGHT TO OBJECT:
On grounds relating to your particular situation, you may, at any time, object to the processing of your personal data.
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR).
If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the GDPR, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. This does not exclude other administrative or judicial remedies.