Data Protection Notice

As the operators of the website, we at Haus des Stiftens gGmbH are pleased that you are using our website and taking an interest in us. Protecting your personal data when visiting our website is important to us.

With this statement, we would like to inform you about which personal data we collect in relation to your visit on our website and for what purposes it will be used.

Due to the further development of our offer or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. We therefore ask you to read this privacy policy whenever possible on every visit to the website.

  1. Personal Data

    Personal data is data that includes individual details of the personal or factual situations of an identified or identifiable person. Anonymised or statistical data unable to create a reference to your identity, or only do so with disproportionate effort, is not personal data.

    In principle, you can browse our website without revealing your identity. Nevertheless, personal data described in detail below is collected when visiting our website.

  2. Processing the Grant Applications and Award Registrations

    a) If you and your organisation apply for a grant and participation in the award, we collect and process various data as part of the application process. We collect primarily information about your organisation, but partially also personal data (name, e-mail, position in the organisation and the phone number of the contact person).

    All data collected here will be processed by us for the sole purpose of providing you access to the granting process and enabling participation in the award2018. The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (1) (b) EU GDPR.

    b) Except for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the country partners of the TechSoup Europe network are responsible for granting event funding. Therefore, your personal data in these other countries will also be transmitted by us to the respective country partners of the TechSoup Europe network. TechSoup is a US-based not-for-profit organisation that provides products and services to the non-profit sector worldwide. The legal basis for this is Article 49 (1) (1) (b) EU GDPR.

    In addition, your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties unless we are legally obliged to disclose them in individual cases (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letter c) of the EU GDPR) or it is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) DS-BER).

    c) Also, we would like to keep the received data after the end of this year's Meet and Code in order to draw your attention to future offers and being able to optimize our services. Please read the following paragraph 4 in order to obtain more information about this - including your rights of withdrawal.

  3. Processing Personal Data for the Purpose of Direct Mailing

    Furthermore, we will use the personal data that you provide in the context of your application for event funding, to inform you with a telephone call or via e-mail about new offers from us and our partners and, if necessary, to ask for your feedback. For this you give us your permission as part of your registration on our website. The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (1) (a) EU GDPR.

    You have the right to revoke your permission at any time without affecting the legality of the processing based on the permission to revocation. Please direct your revocation to Haus des Stiftens gemeinnützige GmbH at In addition, we offer you in the context of any communication recording the possibility to prevent further communications of this kind.

  4. Processing Personal Data for the Purpose of Website Optimisation

    When you visit our website, we store and process various data in order to analyse and optimise our internet activities. We use web analytics tools as described below. We process personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) of the EU-GDPR in order to ensure system security (e.g. prevent misuse) and to diagnose errors. We also collect statistics for marketing activities unless we determine that this would conflict with any overriding interests of the user. For each web analytics tool, you will find a description of how you can prevent the analysis of your visit to our homepage.

    a) Logfiles

    When visiting and using our website, no specific protocol information (logfiles) that allow conclusions about individual users are created.

    We only collect aggregated information about website use for statistical purposes, for system security reasons (e.g. preventing misuse), and for error diagnostics to optimise our website.

    b) Cookies

    Cookies are small text files sent from a web server to a web server of the visitor, saved there and kept ready for subsequent retrieval allowing analysis of how you use the website. We use so-called session cookies on different sites to make your visit to our website more attractive and enable specific functions to be used. These are automatically deleted at the end of your browser session.

    We also use long-term cookies, which are primarily used to be able to provide you as a visitor to our website with permanently recurring settings. Over their useful life, cookies also allow us to analyse how you use the website. This allows us to adapt our website individually to your wishes.

    In this respect we save your data without referring to your identity, and do not create any user profiles.

    You can block the storage of cookies on your computer by changing your browser settings accordingly so that cookies are not accepted. However, this may limit the range of functions of what we offer online or our services under certain circumstances.

    c) Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files saved on your computer allowing analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA. We would like to point out that IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, i.e. Google abbreviates your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other Signatory States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Your full IP address is sent to and abbreviated on a Google server in the USA only in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of Haus des Stiftens in order to analyse your use of the website, collate reports about website activity, and provide us with further services associated with website and internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser with Google Analytics is not sent with other data by Google.

    Browser Plugin

    You can block the saving of cookies by setting your browser accordingly, however we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent (see above). In addition, you can also prevent the sending of data generated by the cookie and referring to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link (

    Objection to data collection

    You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site:
    Disable Google Analytics

    d) Google conversion tracking

    This website utilises the online advertising program "Google AdWords” and the conversion tracking within the framework of Google AdWords. The conversion-tracking cookie is set on the user’s browser, if he clicks on an ad delivered by Google. Cookies are small text files, which the internet browser places on your browser. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days .They are not used to acquire personal identification data. If the user visits a certain page of this website and if the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to tell that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords client gets a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked via the website of AdWords clients. The information collected by the conversion cookies are used to provide aggregate conversion statistics to AdWord clients who have opted-in for conversion tracking. Clients are informed about the total number of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not get any information enabling them to identify users personally. If you do not want to participate in the tracking program, you can also refuse the required setting of a cookie - for example, via a browser setting that generally disables the automatic setting of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "".

  5. Links to other websites

    Our website contains links to external websites which may use cookies, and collect and process personal data. We have no control over these and are unable to inform you about them in advance. This data protection declaration applies solely to our website. Sites linked to and from our websites are not covered by it.

  6. Social Media

    Facebook and Twitter social plugins are disabled by default on our website. To use the social plugin you have to activate it by clicking on the corresponding button. As long as the social plugin is not activated, no data will be transmitted. After activation, the social plugin connects to the servers of Facebook and Twitter and remains active until you deactivate it again or delete your cookies (see "Cookies"). Activation establishes a direct connection with the server of the respective provider. The content of the social plugin is transmitted by the provider directly to your browser, which integrates this into the visited website. Therefore, we have no influence on the amount of data collected by the social plugin.

  7. Google Maps

    Our website uses Google Maps on some subpages to display interactive maps and create driving directions. Google Maps is a map service provided by Google Inc. By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google in the United States.

    When you visit a page that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google's servers. The map contents are transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated by this into the website. Therefore, we have no control over the extent of the data collected by Google in this manner.

    If you do not want Google to collect, process or use information about you through our website, you can disable JavaScript in your browser settings. However, you will not be able to use the map viewer in this case.

    For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection, as well as the further processing and use of the data by Google, your rights and privacy settings, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy at

  8. Your rights with regard to the processing of your personal data

    Upon request, we will provide you with information about your personal data processed by us at any time (for a detailed description of the scope of your right to information, see Art. 15 EU GDPR). Nevertheless, should it occur in individual cases despite our efforts to ensure correct and up-to-date data, that incorrect or incomplete personal data is stored, we will rectify this immediately upon your request (Art. 16 EU GDPR). Insofar as you wish to have deleted your personal data stored by us, this request will be complied with immediately if deletion does not conflict with statutory documentation or retention obligations or processing rights (Art. 17 EU GDPR). As an alternative to deletion, you may only request that the processing be restricted if you believe that the data is incorrect or the processing is unlawful or if the data is no longer needed but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal rights (Art. 18 DS-BER). If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, if there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation (Art. 21 GDPR). In addition, you have the right at any time to receive the data made available to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another (Art. 20 EU GDPR).

    If you believe that our handling of the data you receive is not consistent with the protection provided by the European General Data Protection Regulation (DSD), you have the right to complain at any time to the regulatory authority of your usual place of residence or employment or our registered office (Art. 77 EU GDPR).

    All your questions and wishes concerning data protection described here should be directed to our contact address below.

  9. Data Controller and Data Protection Officer

    Responsible for the data processing described in this declaration is:

    Haus des Stiftens gemeinnützige GmbH
    IT-Portal Stifter-helfen
    Am Turm 36
    53721 Siegburg
    Telephone: 02241 / 146408-0
    Fax: 02241/ 146408-99

    Contact address for your questions and requests for privacy:

    Haus des Stiftens gemeinnützige GmbH
    IT-Portal Stifter-helfen
    Am Turm 36
    53721 Siegburg
    Telephone: 02241 / 146408-0
    Fax: 02241/ 146408-99

    You are also welcome to contact our data protection officer directly:

    Halyna Tzimas
    Privacy officer
    Haus des Stiftens gGmbH
    Landshuter Allee 11
    80637 Munich

    July 2018