Legal notice / disclaimer
Information pursuant to Sect. 5 German Telemedia Act (TMG)
Drones Doing Good (DDG) e.V.
53545 Linz am Rhein
Dr. Hans Peter Thamm and Tendai Pasipanodya
Phone: +49 (0)176 6264 2920
Sales tax identification number according to Sect. 27 a of the Sales Tax Law:
Responsible for the content according to Sect. 55, paragraph 2 RStV
Drones Doing Good (DDG) e.V.
53545 Linz am Rhein
EU dispute resolution
The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (ODR): https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
Our e-mail address can be found above in the site notice.
Dispute resolution proceedings in front of a consumer arbitration board
We are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings in front of a consumer arbitration board.
Liability for Contents
As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Paragraph 7, Sect. 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Paragraphs 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidence that indicate illegal activities.
Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of the law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.
Liability for Links
Our offer includes links to external third-party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own content.
The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.
Contents and compilations published on these websites by the providers are subject to German copyright laws. Reproduction, editing, distribution as well as the use of any kind outside the scope of the copyright law require the written permission of the author or originator. Downloads and copies of these websites are permitted for private use only.
The commercial use of our contents without the permission of the originator is prohibited.
Copyright laws of third parties are respected as long as the contents on these websites do not originate from the provider. Contributions of third parties on this site are indicated as such. However, if you notice any violations of copyright law, please inform us. Such contents will be removed immediately.
If you have any questions about how we handle your Personal Data or about data protection in general, you can reach us using the above address, per e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on +49 (0)176 6264 2920.
Handling of Personal Data
In the following, we would like to inform you about our handling of Personal Data when you use this website.
Unless otherwise described in the following sections, the legal basis for handling your Personal Data follows from the necessity of such handling for the provision of the functionalities requested by you on this website (Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR).
Accessing the website
When you call up our website, your browser transmits certain data to our web server for technical reasons in order to provide you with the information you have called up. To enable you to visit the website, the following data is collected, stored for a short time and used:
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of the request (specific page)
Operating system and its interface
Access status / HTTP status code
Amount of data transferred
Website from which the request came
Browser, language, and version of the browser software
In addition, we store this data for a limited period of time to protect our legitimate interests, in order to be able to trace Personal Data in the event of unauthorized access or attempted access to our servers (Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR).
To provide our website, we use the services of GoDaddy.com, LLC who process the below-mentioned data and all data to be processed in connection with the operation of our website on our behalf. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest in providing our website (Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR).
If you contact us, we process the following data from you for the purpose of processing and handling your request: first name, last name, e-mail address, and, if applicable, other information if you have provided it, and your message. The legal basis for the data processing is our obligation to fulfill the contract and/or to fulfill our pre-contractual obligations and/or our legitimate interest in processing your request (Art. 6(1)(b) and (f) of the GDPR).
When using our services
We process the data of our service users in order to be able to provide our services as well as to ensure the security of our services and to be able to develop them further. The legal basis for the processing of your Personal Data is the establishment and implementation of the service contract (Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR) for the use of the service as well as consent (Art. 6(1)(c) of the GDPR). You may withdraw your consent and request us to stop using and/or disclosing your Personal Data by submitting your request to us in writing.
Marketing and Mailing list
If you register for our mailing list, we may send you information about our services and publications. The data you submit (i.e., first name, last name, e-mail address) may be stored in our customer relationship management system ("CRM system"). You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time via the link provided for this purpose in each e-mail we send or by sending us a corresponding message.
Insofar as you have given us your consent to process your Personal Data for marketing and advertising purposes, we are entitled to contact you for these purposes via the communication channels you have given your consent to (Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR).
You may give us your consent in a number of ways including by selecting a box on a form where we seek your permission, or sometimes your consent is implied from your interactions or contractual relationship. Where your consent is implied, it is on the basis that you would have a reasonable expectation of receiving a marketing communication based on your interactions or contractual relationship with us.
Our marketing generally takes the form of e-mail but may also include other less traditional or emerging channels. These forms of contact will be managed by us, or by our contracted service providers. Every directly addressed marketing sent by us or on our behalf will include a means by which you may unsubscribe or opt out.
We use the Wix system of Wix.com Ltd to process our mailing. Your details may be stored in Wix`s system, and we may use your Personal Data in connection with the services offered to us by Wix including marketing, to fulfill our contractual obligations to you or to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6(1)(b) and (f) of the GDPR).
We have integrated components from Vimeo of 555 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011 United States The integration requires that Vimeo can perceive the IP address of the user. The IP address is required in order to send the video content to the user's browser. If you click on a Vimeo component (video), your internet browser will be prompted by the component to download a corresponding representation of the component. In this way, Vimeo knows which specific sub-pages you have visited. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest and your consent (Art. 6(1)(f) and (a) of the GDPR).
We are present in social media (primarily LinkedIn operated by LinkedIn Corp of 1000 West Maude Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94085 United States) on the basis of our legitimate interest. If you contact us via social media, you should note that the chat history can neither be deleted by us nor by you. And that, in accordance with the FDPA and GDPR, the relevant social media platform and us are jointly responsible for the processing of your data and enter into a so-called joint controller agreement. A Joint Controller Agreement itself is very legalistic and lengthy, but in a nutshell, it clarifies how the jointly responsible parties will fulfill the obligations arising from data protection laws that are applicable to them. The legal basis for the use of the relevant social media platform is our legitimate interest, your consent or, in the case of a (pre) contractual relationship with us, the initiation of a contractual service, if any (Art. 6(1)(f) and (a) and (b) of the GDPR).
Transfer of data for processing on our behalf
We sometimes use specialized service providers to process your data. Our service providers are carefully selected and regularly monitored by us. They process Personal Data only on our behalf and strictly in accordance with our instructions on the basis of corresponding contracts for commissioned processing.
Processing of data outside the EU / EEA
Some of your data may also be processed in countries outside the European Union ("EU") or the European Economic Area ("EEA"), where there may generally be a lower level of data protection than in Europe. In these cases, we ensure that a sufficient level of data protection is guaranteed for your data, e.g., via contractual agreements with our contractual partners (copy available on request), or we ask for your express consent.
Information about your rights
The following rights are available to you under applicable data protection laws:
Right to obtain information about the data we hold about you;
Right to rectify, erase or restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
Right to object to processing which serves our legitimate interest;
Right to data portability;
Right to complain to a supervisory authority;
You can revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your Personal Data at any time with effect for the future.
If you wish to exercise your rights, please contact us.
The Supervisory Authority
The North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (LDI NRW) in Germany is the for us relevant authority in matters of data protection. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the LDI NRW (www.ldi.nrw.de). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the LDI NRW so please contact us in the first instance.
In the event that you wish to make a Data Subject Access Request, you may inform us in writing of the same. We will respond to requests regarding access and correction as soon as reasonably possible. Should we not be able to respond to your request within thirty (30) days after receiving your request, we will inform you in writing within thirty (30) days of the time by which we will be able to respond to your request. If we are unable to provide you with any Personal Data or to make a correction requested by you, we shall generally inform you of the reasons why we are unable to do so (except where we are not required to do so under the respective legal regulations mentioned above).
Our data processing is subject to the principle that we only process the Personal Data that is necessary for the use of our services. In doing so, we take great care to ensure that your privacy and the confidentiality of all Personal Data are always guaranteed.
All transmitted data is protected by HTTPS encryption. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a protocol used to ensure secure data transmission on the Internet. The public-private key procedure is used here. This means that data encrypted with a publicly accessible key can only be decrypted again with a separate private key.
We also use technical and organizational security measures (TOMs) throughout the company to protect the data we manage from you against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons.
Nonetheless, databases or data sets that include Personal Data may be breached inadvertently or through wrongful intrusion. Upon becoming aware of a data breach, we will notify all affected individuals whose Personal Data may have been compromised, and the notice will be accompanied by a description of the action being taken to reconcile any damage as a result of the data breach. Notices will be provided as expeditiously as possible after which the breach was discovered.
Personal Data and children
Our services are aimed at people aged 18 and over. We will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose Personal Data from minors under the age of 18 without first obtaining consent from a legal guardian through direct offline contact.
Changes and Updates
Concerns and Contact
If you have any concerns about a possible compromise of your privacy or misuse of your Personal Data on our part, or any other questions or comments, or wish to exercise your rights under applicable laws, please contact us.
If you have any questions about Cookies or about data protection in general, you can reach us using the above address, per e-mail at email@example.com or phone on +49 (0)176 6264 2920.
What are cookies?
On this website we use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored in the memory of your device via your browser. Cookies store certain information (e.g., your preferred language or page settings) which can be sent back to us by your browser when you visit the website again (depending on the lifetime of the cookie).
How cookies are used
When you use and access a website, the website operator(s) may place a number of cookie files in your web browser to help determine and identify returning visitors, the type of content a user of a website, the amount of time each user spends in a particular area of a website.
A distinction is made between session and persistent cookies, and the different types of cookies to operate a website:
The least privacy invasive type of cookies are Essential or Necessary cookies. These cookies are essential or necessary to ensure that a website works properly and is secure so that you can navigate a website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain features of a website would not function, and thus you would not be able to use certain services.
There are also Functional cookies also known as convenience cookies. These cookies allow a website to remember the options a user has made (including user ID`s stored, consents given, or languages selected) and other personalisation options you have selected when browsing.
Further there are also Analysis and performance cookies, which are used to monitor and improve the function and service of a website. Those can track down problems when using a website, facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers, and provide analytics metrics.
Lastly, advertising cookies or targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customised advertising to the user. This can be very convenient, but also very irritating.
The cookies we use
We think it's important that you have full control over your privacy online and that is why we deliberately decided not to place cookies that are non-essential such as functional, performance or advertising cookies. As set out in the TTDPA as well as the PECD, we don’t need to obtain consent when we don’t use them, and this is why we don’t need one of those annoying cookie pop ups.
Does this policy change?
Who should I contact for more information?