Privacy Policy

We at DMG, a Christian mission and relief organization, are grateful for your interest in the worldwide work of our 350 missionaries and that you inform yourself here on our website about these Christian services. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we would like to explain all the important issues regarding our data protection and data processing.

Responsible body in terms of data protection law is:

DMG interpersonal e.V.
Buchenauerhof 2
D-74889 Sinsheim

Tel. 07265 959-0
E-Mail: Kontakt@DMGint.de

If you have any questions about your personal data and how we handle it, you can always contact our data protection officer by e-mail: datenschutz@dmgint.de

Our Internet pages contain the essential information about our work in 80 countries worldwide set out in the following pages; this data protection declaration applies to all these pages:

We assure you that your data will be treated in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and that we will take all necessary technical and organisational measures to comply with data protection. We will collect, process and store your personal data exclusively for the processing of inquiries and, if necessary, for the processing of orders/contracts, as well as for the administration of donations. Only if you have given your consent separately in advance will your data also be used for further, precisely defined purposes.

Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, wherever possible it will be done on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to point out however, that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection against access by third parties during the transmission of data via the Internet is therefore not possible.

Regarding your rights

The data protection regulations provide for various rights for those concerned:

Right to information: You have the right to free information about your personal data stored by DMG, its origin, transferability and the receiver, as well as about the purpose of the data use.

Right of objection: You have the right to withdraw your consent for DMG to use your data at any future date. There are exceptions to this where there are mandatory legal regulations are contrary (e.g. records storage obligations in (donation) accounting). Please use the following e-mail address to send us your objection: Kontakt@DMGint.de

Rights over my data: You have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or deleted.

Right of appeal: Anyone who believes that their rights have been infringed during the collection, processing or use of their personal data may contact the relevant data protection authority. It will investigate the complaint and inform the party concerned of the result.

Privacy policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, wherever possible this is done on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Extent of the processing of personal data

As DMG, we only process the personal data of our users insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website, contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place normally only after consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases where, for genuine reasons, prior consent cannot be obtained and where processing of the data is permitted by law.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

In the case of consent, Art. 6 para. 1a GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of personal data, and Art. 6 para. 1b GDPR is the legal basis in order to fulfil a contract. This also applies to processing that is necessary to carry out pre-contractual steps. In order to fulfil a legal obligation, if we should be subject to this, Art. 6 para. 1c GDPR serves as the legal basis. If the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, this shall be done in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1d GDPR. In the case of processing to safeguard a legitimate interest of our non-profit association, where the legitimate interest of the person concerned may not exceed the interest of the person responsible, Art. 6 para. 1f GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Data deletion and storage time

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been stipulated by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

Description and extent of data processing

Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. For this the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, it will be deleted when the respective session has ended.

Cookies

Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies, accept cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific individuals. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use

Contact form

If you use the contact form, your details, including the contact data you enter in it, will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Integration of third-party services and content

It may happen that third party content, for example videos on YouTube, maps from Google Maps, magazines and flyers as Yumpu embeds or graphics from other websites are integrated within our website. This always requires that the providers of this content use the IP address of the user, since without the IP address no content can be sent to the user's browser. We make every effort to include only content from third party providers that use IP addresses solely for the purpose of delivering the content. However, we have no influence on whether third-party providers store IP addresses for statistical purposes, for example. In the following sections we will explain it to users, to the extent that we are aware of it.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Browser plugin
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 relating to your use of the website (including your IP address), which is transmitted to Google, and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website:  Disable Google Analytics

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Contract data processing
We have made a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities in the use of Google Analytics.

Matomo

This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. For this the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is made anonymous before it is saved.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. 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.

If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser which prevents Matomo from saving usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo Opt-Out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated the next time you visit our site. Information about data protection and Matomo can be found here: https://matomo.org/privacy/

Facebook plugins (Like button)

Our pages include plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of its use by Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook's Privacy Policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from Google's YouTube site. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established.

The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Yumpu

We have integrated our magazine DMG-informiert and further flyers into the DMG homepage via so-called Yumpu embeds. Yumpu collects non-personal identification information about users when they interact with the Yumpu website. Such data may include the name of the browser, the type of computer and technical information about the user's connection options to Yumpu, such as the operating system and Internet service providers used, and similar information.

Yumpu may in some cases collect personal identifying information from users. Users may be asked for their name, e-mail address, address, telephone number, credit card information and social security number. However, you can visit the Yumpu website anonymously, as stated in its Privacy Policy. According to Yumpu, personal data of users are only collected if they are provided voluntarily. Yumpu may share or sell user information to third parties for marketing or other purposes. According to Yumpu, however, users can usually refuse to provide personal data.

Yumpu uses "cookies" to improve usability. The user's web browser places cookies on his hard drive to record and track information. The user can set his web browser to refuse cookies or to be notified when cookies are sent. If you disable cookies, parts of our website may not function properly.

Further information on Yumpu's handling of user data can be found on its website: https://www.yumpu.com/de/info/privacy_policy

Instagram

Our pages include functions of the Instagram service. These are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. By clicking the Instagram button, you can view our content in Instagram and, if necessary, link our pages to your Instagram profile. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how Instagram uses it. For more information, please see Instagram's privacy policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

DMG app for smartphones

On our website you can download and install the DMG app from Tobit.software for Android and Apple smartphones onto your smartphone. When you click on the links in our Internet pages to the corresponding external Android and Apple app stores or the link to the website that belongs to our app, user data may already be transferred to these stores and to Tobit.software. The same applies if you search for and install our app directly from your smartphone in the appstores. The technical operation of our Tobit.software smartphone app is based on chayns®. Tobit.software declares that you can visit and use chayns® sites, which appear as a website or app, without providing any personal information. However, certain data is collected about your smartphone or IP address to ensure the function of the app and associated website. Tobit.software assures that it neither sells your personal data nor otherwise gives it to third parties for advertising purposes. A passing on takes place only if this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract purpose. Certain data may be automatically collected and stored in log files to improve the products and the user experience. For the anonymous collection of this statistical data Tobit.software uses Google Analytics in its anonymous use in almost all its platforms and products. Further information on Tobit.software's handling of your personal data can be found in its privacy policy here: https://de.tobit.software/impressum?section=privacy

Donate for online purchase

Educational donors:
DMG uses Bildungsspender.de for fundraising on the Internet. For this reason, there are links in our pages which take you to "Bildungsspender" and from there you can purchase in many online shops; at the same time DMG receives financial support. We also use a free online donation form and a charity SMS service from "Bildungsspender". "Bildungsspender" is a charitable, non-profit organisation and, according to its own statements, attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data. They treat it confidentially in compliance with current legislation and do not pass it on to third parties without your consent. Here is the privacy policy of education donors: www.bildungsspender.de/dmg/datenschutzerklaerung

Amazon Smile:
Similarly, DMG can be found in Amazon Smile. Our website contains links to Amazon Smile (www.smile.amazon.de). Those who buy there can support DMG financially on a small scale. In contrast to "Bildungsspender", Amazon is clearly a profit-oriented company that certainly collects information from people interested in goods, ordering and buying. Amazon uses cookies to track where site visitors come from. You can deactivate cookies via your browser settings. When shopping on the Amazon Smile website, you are responsible for the personal data you provide to the company outside the website for which DMG is responsible. You can find Amazon's privacy policy here: https://smile.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=smi_ge_ft_priv?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401

SSL encoding

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as a site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to free information about your personal data stored with us, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing at any time and a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. If you have any questions about the use of your data or no longer agree, please contact us. The data will then no longer be used. We will comply with requests for deletion, blocking or modification at short notice, unless this is contrary to statutory or other mandatory provisions.

Please note that we are legally obliged to store your donor data (name, address, bank details, date and amount of donation) for a little over ten years. DMG collects and uses the personal data that you provide us with a donation. We use this information to process the donation, to issue you a donation confirmation, to answer your questions and, if necessary, to inform you about our work and current projects in writing or electronically, provided you have given us your consent.

If you have any questions about DMG handling of your personal data, please contact us at the address given below.

DMG interpersonal e.V.
Buchenauerhof 2
74889 Sinsheim
Germany

Tel. +49 7265 959-0
Fax: +49 7265/959 109
E-Mail: kontakt@DMGint.de

Internet: www.DMGint.de

You can reach our data protection officer via e-mail: Datenschutz@DMGint.de


The data protection declaration and the Legal Notice of the DMG homepage contain, among other things, formulations from the tools of e-recht24.de