As the operators of the www.meet-and-code.org website, we at Haus des Stiftens fuer Unternehmen und Non-Profits gGmbH (Haus des Stiftens) 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.
Personal data is data that include 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.
a) Before you and your organization can apply for a grant and in case of awards your organization must register and have its status as a charitable not-for-profit organization validated. This validation will be performed by the TechSoup Europe network partner in the applicant organization's country (A list of all other TechSoup Europe partners can be found at: https://www.techsoupeurope.org/where-we-work/). After the validation this validating partner will transfer the organization's information which it has provided during the validation process as well as the validation result to us for further handling.
In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the validation is handled by Haus des Stiftens itself with our IT portal Sifter-helfen.
b) If you and your organization register (as described in subsection a above) and/or apply for a grant and in case of the participation in the award, we collect and process various data as part of the application process. We collect primarily information about your organization, but partially also personal data (name, email, position in the organization and the phone number of the contact person).
All data collected here will be processed for the sole purpose of providing you access to the granting process and enabling participation in the award.
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) Except for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the country partners of the TechSoup Europe network are responsible for granting event funding. Therefore, if your organization is based outside of Germany, Austria and Switzerland we will transfer your personal data to the respective country partner of the TechSoup Europe network for this purpose. A list of these TechSoup Europe partners can be found at: https://www.techsoupeurope.org/where-we-work/. Depending on the country involved this may result in a transfer of personal data to a TechSoup Europe partner which is located in a country outside the EU. Some of these are countries for which the EU Commission has not decided that they ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data. With recipients in those countries we ensure an adequate level of data protection by concluding the EU Commission's standard contractual clauses. We will provide you with a copy of these standard contractual clauses upon request.
d) We (for applications concerning Germany, Austria or Switzerland) and the respective TechSoup Europe partner (for applications concerning other countries) may obtain the support of SAP SE and/or of a local SAP group company in assessing your organization's application for a grant (a list of all SAP group companies can be found at: https://www.sap.com/dam/site/corporate/legal/sap-legal-entities.pdf). Handling your organization's application may therefore result in a transfer of your data to SAP SE and/or to such other SAP group companies.
Similarly, we (for applications from Germany, Austria or Switzerland) and the respective TechSoup Europe partner (for applications from other countries) may obtain the support of Amazon Deutschland Services GmbH and/or a local Amazon group company in assessing your organization's application for a grant. Handling your organization's application may therefore result in a transfer of your data to Amazon Deutschland Services GmbH and/or other Amazon group companies.
e) The legal basis for processing your data as described above is Article 6 (1) (f) of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), i.e. a balancing of interests based on our legitimate interest to operate the Meet and Code project.
Furthermore, we will use the personal data that you provide in the context of your application for reporting and planning purposes. We may also use it to keep you updated about similar activities of Haus des Stiftens in the future. For this purpose we may also send corresponding emails to the address you have provided for the application process (provided that these emails are permitted by applicable laws, and you have not objected to them). If we send such emails, we will attempt to track which of them you have opened, and on which links included in these emails you have clicked. Based on these tracking data regarding our emails we will attempt to optimize our communication with you in order to send you only the most relevant information for your specific areas of interest.
The legal basis for this processing your data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, i.e. a balancing of interests based on our legitimate interest to promote non-profit organizations and the Civil Society.
You have the right to object to the use of your personal data that is described in this section at any time, e.g. by sending an email request to email@example.com
When you visit our website, we store and process various data in order to analyse and optimise our internet activities. Details of this can be found in our website privacy settings which are displayed on the Meet and Code website when clicking on the blue fingerprint on the left hand side on the bottom of the page.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and similar 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 the respective social network operator and remains active until you deactivate it again or delete your 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.
Our website uses content provided by OpenStreetMap on some subpages to display interactive maps and create driving directions. OpenStreetMap is a map service provided by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF), St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WS, United Kingdom.
When you visit a page that contains an OpenStreetMap map, your browser establishes a direct connection to OSMF's servers. The map contents are transmitted by OSMF directly to your browser and integrated into the website. Therefore, we have no control over the extent of the data collected by OSMF in this process.
Our website uses social media plugins or widgets from Walls.io. When these plugins are called up, the IP address and cookie information are transmitted to Walls.io. Walls.io is operated by Walls.io GmbH, Schönbrunner Straße 213/215, 1120 Vienna in Austria. Information on data protection at Walls.io can be found at https://walls.io/privacy.
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 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 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 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 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 service provider (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 a data protection supervisory authority.
All your questions and wishes concerning data protection described here should be directed to our contact address below.
Responsible for the data processing described in this declaration is:
Haus des Stiftens für Unternehmen und Non-Profits gGmbH
Landshuter Allee 11
Telephone: +49 (0)89 744 200 210
Contact address for your questions and requests regarding data protection:
At the address above or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are also welcome to contact our data protection officer directly: