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Privacy policy

We believe it is important to protect your privacy. Please therefore take the time to read this privacy policy.

It provides you with information on how we process your personal data. It applies to all pages accessible at our address www.bildung-trifft-entwicklung.de, including their sub-pages and web applications (hereinafter referred to collectively as 'website'). The legal foundations for data processing are contained in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

The provider of this website in the legal sense is Engagement Global gGmbH – Service for Development Initiatives, represented by the Management, Dr. Jens Kreuter and Ingrid Arenz, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40, 53113 Bonn, Germany (hereinafter referred to as 'Engagement Global', 'we' or 'us').

Ziar Kabir, lawyer of SCO:CON-SULT GmbH, Hauptstraße 27, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany, has been appointed Data Protection Officer.

Definition of terms

This privacy policy is based on terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For your information the terms used are explained below.

Personal data

Personal data include all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as 'data subject'). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Data subject

Any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.


Any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Restriction of processing

The marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.


The processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identified natural person.


The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.


A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.


A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

Third party

A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.


Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

Information on data processing

We are glad to supply you with information on the processing of your personal data by Engagement Global and your rights under data protection law.

Purpose and scope of the processing of personal data

Our website users' personal data may only be used to the extent necessary to secure and operate a functioning website, to enable us to deliver the services we offer, to optimise our service offering and to fulfil the intended purpose.

Legal foundations for the processing of personal data

We process personal data of data subjects on the basis of these standards of authorisation:

  • Consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 (a) of the GDPR)
  • Performance of a contract or steps prior to entering into a contract (Article 6 paragraph 1 (b) of the GDPR)
  • Legal obligation (Article 6 paragraph 1 (c) of the GDPR)
  • Pursuit of a legitimate interest by us or by a third party, except where said interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject (Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR).

Data erasure and personal data retention period

The personal data of the data subject will automatically be erased or restricted once the purpose for which they were stored no longer applies. Data may continue to be retained beyond this time when the data controller is required under European or national legislation, regulations or other legal instruments to do so. Data may also be restricted or erased when a retention period set under one of the above named provisions expires, except where further retention of the data is necessary in order to conclude or fulfil a contract.

Recipients of personal data

In principle the only recipients of data subjects' personal data are the controller and the processor employed by the controller in accordance with data protection law. Data may be shared with third parties if the controller is authorised to do so by a permissive rule or is legally required to do so.

Transfer of data to third countries

Should data subjects' personal data be transferred to countries outside the European Union (EU) or outside the European Economic Area (EEA), this will take place only in the presence of an adequate level of protection (Article 45 of the GDPR) or appropriate safeguards (Article 46 of the GDPR) or under the conditions of Article 49 of the GDPR for derogations for specific situations.

Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company we do not have automated decision-making or profiling.


As part of our outsourcing of data processing we commission a professional external service provider to make our website available. The service provider is required to comply with the legal regulations on data protection to the same extent as we are, and guarantee the reliable and secure management of the data associated with our online services. Data subjects' personal data collected through the website are stored on the servers of the Hetzner Online AG company in Gunzenhausen, Germany. The data are stored separately from other applications. The processor processes personal data only in accordance with the controller's instructions, and to the extent necessary in order to meet their obligations to provide services.

Access data

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically records information from the accessing computer’s system. The following data are gathered:

  • the browser type and version used
  • the user's operating system
  • the user's Internet service provider
  • the user’s IP address
  • the data and time of access
  • websites from which the user's system arrives at our website
  • websites accessed by the user's system via our website.

Access data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in transferring the content of the website and pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GPDR. Temporary processing of the user’s IP address by our system is required in order to deliver the website to the user’s computer. We may store the data for analytical and maintenance purposes. In that case, however, the accessing system's IP address is anonymised. Since these data are absolutely necessary in order to operate the website, as a user you are not able to object to their processing.

Cookies and similar technologies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files generated when the browser views pages, in order to store data on the browser during and after a website visit. Unique character strings are then regularly stored in the cookie, by means of which a server can recognise a browser. Cookies can be stored by the website visited (first party) or by third parties whose services are embedded in the website visited.

If a third-party service is embedded in several websites, the third party can store information on user activities in cookies and track these across several sites. In the cookie the website domain from which the cookie originates is stored, and access is restricted to this domain. Cookies are valid either for the duration of a browser session (session cookies) or until a date contained within the cookie (persistent cookies).

Expired cookies are no longer loaded by the browser when visiting the site, and depending on the browser are immediately either deleted or overwritten. You can configure your browser such that no cookies are stored. However, it may then be that you are not able to use all the functions of our website in full.

To find out more about your browser's cookie settings click on 'help' in your browser or use these links:

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer

Data may be also kept for the same purposes in your browser's local storage or local session storage.

When you visit our website the following data may be stored on your device:

Name Service Domain Type Validity
csrf_https-contao_csrf_token Website www.bildung-trifft-entwicklung.de First-Party HTTP-Cookie Session
PHPSESSID Website www.bildung-trifft-entwicklung.de First-Party HTTP-Cookie Session
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE YouTube youtube.com Third-Party HTTP-Cookie 6 month
GPS YouTube youtube.com Third-Party HTTP-Cookie 30 minutes
YSC YouTube youtube.com Third-Party HTTP-Cookie Session
IDE YouTube / DoubleClick doubleclick.net Third-Party HTTP-Cookie 12 month

Cookie table

Session management

When you visit our website our system automatically stores a session cookie with an anonymous identifier in your browser (a 'session ID cookie'). This identifier enables our system to assign page views to a browser session. This is necessary in order to provide our services and keep logged in users logged in, due to the stateless HTTP protocol. No personal data are stored in the session ID cookie.

YouTube videos

This website uses plugins from YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ('YouTube'), a subsidiary of Google. Video content from the platform youtube.com is shown using inline frames. The controller has no control over the delivery of the videos or the processing associated therewith.

When you visit one of our pages that embeds YouTube videos, your browser connects to servers on YouTube and servers on Google's "Doubleclick" (advertising network) and "Google Web Fonts" (provision of fonts) services in the USA. The visitor's IP address and technical connection data are transmitted. In addition, cookies (see above) are stored on the visitor's device, which enable YouTube to recognize the browser used and aggregate data on usage behavior or Google to track the interaction with advertisements across multiple pages. YouTube can track that you have visited our site, associate this information with your personal YouTube account, if applicable, and use collected usage behavior data for its own business purposes.

Further information on data processing at YouTube and Google can be found here:

To the privacy policy of Google
To the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (Technologies)

The legal basis for the use of the Plugins of YouTube is article 6 paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. We provide videos on our website to give our users an insight into our offer and our activities. The service used provides the necessary storage space and bandwidth.

YouTube LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, which is certified under the Privacy-Shield-Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law. You can download the certificate under the following link:

To the Privacy Shield Google

Information about how long YouTube and Google store personal data can be found here:

To the privacy policy of Google


Our website specifies contact details such as addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses that enable you to get in touch with us quickly and communicate directly with us and our designated contact persons. A contact form is also provided on our website.

When you contact us we will process the personal data you share with us, depending on the means of communication you select. This may include your full name, your address, the telephone number you use, the email address you use, and other personal data that you share with us in the course of communication. When you use the contact form we will also store your IP address as well as the date and time of submission.

The legal foundation for processing personal data in the course of communication is Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR. If you contact us with the aim of entering into a contract, an additional legal foundation for processing your data is Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR.

We process your data solely for purposes of contacting you, communicating with you and tracking communication that has taken place. When you submit the contact form we store your IP address for maintenance purposes and to protect against misuse. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing your data.

The data are erased or restricted once the purpose for which they were stored no longer applies. The general provisions on the retention period also apply.

Data subjects may object to the processing of their personal data. To contact us in this regard please use the specified contact details.

Order form for didactic materials

You can order teaching materials through our website. For this purpose, the order form collects data on your person, the organization you belong to, the purpose of use and the delivery address. For the processing of data from the order form, your consent will be obtained and reference will be made to this privacy policy. For the purpose of shipping the teaching materials, we will pass on your address data to the transport company commissioned with the delivery. The contact details you provide will only be used for the sole purpose of sending the didactic materials and for any inquiries. As far as users declare their consent by sending the form, the processing of the collected personal data for the mentioned purposes is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.. The data is routinely deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and there are no legal obligations to prevent deletion. Those affected have the possibility to revoke any consent given. To do so, you can reach us using the contact details provided.

Integration of content from social media platforms

This website integrates content from servers of social media platforms. When you call up a page on our website where such content is embedded, your browser connects to the social media provider's server to load the embedded content. In doing so, your IP address and the page called up is transmitted to the server of the social media provider. A further processing of personal data is not known to us. On our website, content can be loaded from the following external sources:

Facebook Content Distribution Network
Twitter Content Distribution Network
Flickr Content Distribution Network

In order to protect our legitimate interest in the presentation of appealing content and to avoid potential copyright conflicts, the content is loaded directly from servers of the aforementioned providers. The processing of your IP address required for establishing the connection is carried out for these purposes on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Social media plug-ins

On our website we only use links to platforms of social media providers. Some of these links contain parameters that, depending on the platform, pass information to use interactive functions. Currently, our website contains interactive links to the platforms Facebook and Twitter.

When you click on a button labeled "share", your browser connects to servers at Facebook Inc, 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA ("Facebook").

If you click on a button labeled "tweet", your browser connects to servers at Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA ("Twitter").

Facebook or Twitter will then receive information that you have visited the appropriate subpage of our website, regardless of whether you are registered with or logged in to the service provider. If you are logged in with the respective service provider at the time of access, this information is assigned to your user account and, if applicable, displayed publicly. Furthermore, the service provider will process your IP address and may store cookies on your device. We have no influence on the type and scope of processing of personal data on the service provider's pages and only link to their offer.

You can find more information about the data protection regulations of the service providers here:


Rights of data subjects

Data subjects have the following rights vis-à-vis controllers:

  • You can demand information as to what personal data concerning you from what source have been retained, and for what purpose. You must also be notified if your data are passed on to third parties. In this case you must be informed of the identity of the recipient or of the categories of recipient.
  • If your personal data are incorrect or incomplete, you may demand that they be rectified or supplemented.
  • You can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes. For these purposes your data must then be restricted.
  • You have the right to restrict processing if: you contest the correctness of the your personal data for a period that enables the controller to review the correctness of the personal data; the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and instead demand restriction of the use of the personal data; the controller no longer requires the personal data for processing purposes, but you do require them in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 paragraph 1 of the GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the controller's legitimate grounds override your reasons.
  • You may demand that your data be erased. This is possible when the legal foundation for processing your data is lacking or has ceased to apply. It is also the case when the purpose of the data processing no longer applies either due to the passage of time or for other reasons. Please note that an erasure may be overridden by an existing retention period or other legitimate interest of our company. We would be glad to advise you of this upon request. If we have made your data public, we are then obliged to notify all recipients that you have requested the erasure of all links to these data or copies of these personal data. Should you wish to make use of this right, please send an email to: info@engagement-global.de
  • You also have a right to object if your legitimate interest due to a personal situation overrides our interest in processing. This does not apply if we are obliged to perform processing due to a legal regulation.
  • Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority if you take the view that the processing of your personal data violates privacy.
  • You have the right to obtain your personal data that you have provided to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

Amendment of this privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy so that it complies at all times with the current legal requirements, or to reflect changes in our services in the privacy policy. The new privacy policy will then apply the next time you visit our site.