Privacy Statement

All data intrusted to us by you is subject to the German Data Protection Act and will be stored and used only in the extent legally permissible.

What do we want to know?

If you would like more information from us or support us with a donation, we store some information from you. We need these so-called personal data for our work. These include name, address, postal address and telephone number, as well as information about your donation. We need this information, for example, to send the donation receipts or for comparable services. We store only the most essential information. Of course you can always disagree to the storage of your data.

Disclosure to third parties

Your data will not be sold to third parties, nor will your data be transmitted or made available for any use to third parties outside of this declaration. There will be a transfer only if we rely to third-party services for reasons of economy. Delivery of our newsletter is an example: This is sent directly to our subscribers from a newsletter provider. In presenting our European Citizens’ Intiative, we will include first name, name, street, postal code and town of the signatory. This is only for the purpose of the ECI and may not be used by any third party for any other purpose.

Newsletter

Once or twice a month we send our free newsletter. Of course you receive it only if you have specifically subscribed to our mailing list. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.

Page views, protocols

Page views from our website will be logged. This technique is used by default with all web servers: Each view of any page on the Internet is recorded in this way. To improve our website and services, we evaluate these logs statistically. This evaluation is anonymous. Data evaluation includes the monthly number of visitors for example. It is technically impossible that conclusions can be drawn on your individual surfing habits.

What are cookies and Co. about?

We use cookies (small text files with information about visits on our website that are temporarily stored on your hard drive). Cookies are used anonymously. They are not used to investigate your personal surfing habits or to influence your choice of the content we offer.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or adjust your browser settings to get notified when cookies are being stored and inidividually allow or refuse storage.

Additionally Javascript is used in a few places. Our website is designed that you can always have access to every content even if you have disabled Javascript ​​in your browser.

Analytics

We do not use Google Analytics since this service is controversial. Instead, we use Piwik, an open source web analytics tool. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on our server which is located in Germany. All information collected via Piwik is stored on our own server and is not transmitted anywhere, so noone outside the Stop TTIP-Team has access to this information. 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.

Of course you have the opportunity to disagree to the storage and use of your data. Please contact us immediately if you believe that your data will be used in conflict to this Privacy Statement. Thereby you allow us to react and stop or prevent any conflicing use as far as possible.

Data security

Your personal data will be encrypted when transmitted to us.

For encryption, we use the internationally recognized standard “SSL”.
With SSL data exchange between our server and your browser will be automatically encrypted. Data can only be decrypted on our server. This ensures that no one can see or modify data on the journey between your computer and our server.

There are two places you can see that data transfer is secured:

– “https” in the address bar of your browser (“s” stands for secure)
– a small closed lock icon is displayed in the footer of your browser or in your browser bar. If you click on this lock icon, you can find more on the encryption and the key used.