1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your
personal data when you visit this website. The term „personal data“ comprises all data that can be used to
personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult
our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the „controller“)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available
under section „Information Required by Law“ on this website.
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information
you enter into our contact form.
Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily
technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is
recorded automatically when you access this website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data
may be used to analyse your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived
personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand
that your data are rectified or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address
disclosed in section „Information Required by Law“ on this website if you have questions about this or any
other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of
your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section „Right to
Restriction of Data Processing.“
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit this website.
Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a
rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot
be traced back to you.
You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain
tools. For detailed information about the tools and about your options to object, please consult our Data
Protection Declaration below.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are
stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests,
metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and
other data generated through a web site.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6
para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a
professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to
follow our instructions with respect to such data.
Execution of a contract data processing agreement
In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an
order processing contract with our host.
3. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence,
we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data
protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises
data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we
collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the
information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications)
may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the „controller“ in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
Happy Children e.V.
Phone: 07741 807970
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes
decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also
revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an
informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that
occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct
advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU
HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED
ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING
BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF
DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN
OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN
A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF
YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF
THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS
(OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING,
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED
PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO
THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR
PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES
(OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory
agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the
place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other
administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your
consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine
readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done
only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or
inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption
programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the
browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Encrypted payment transactions on this website
If you are under an obligation to share your payment information (e.g. account number if you give us the
authority to debit your bank account) with us after you have entered into a fee-based contract with us, this
information is required to process payments.
Payment transactions using common modes of paying (Visa/MasterCard, debit to your bank account) are
processed exclusively via encrypted SSL or TLS connections. You can recognise an encrypted connection by
checking whether the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the
appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the communication with us is encrypted, third parties will not be able to read the payment information you
share with us.
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand
information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the
processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have
questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to
contact us at any time at the address provided in section „Information Required by Law.“
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is
concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section „Information
Required by Law.“ The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need
some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to
demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to
demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal
entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead
of its eradication.
If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be
weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the
right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving –
may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to
protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by
the European Union or a member state of the EU.
Rejection of unsolicited e-mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory
information to be provided in section „Information Required by Law“ to send us promotional and information
material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the
express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for
instance via SPAM messages.
4. Recording of data on this website
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your
computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly,
effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your
Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies.“ They are automatically deleted after your leave
our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to
recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed
and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific
situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you
deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide
certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit.
f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free
and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an
agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a
GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed
separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any
contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event
that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution
of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is
based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.
f DSGVO) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been requested.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the
data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being
archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without
prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name,
request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these
data on without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution
of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is
based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since
we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your
consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request).
Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You have the option to register on this website to be able to use additional website functions. We shall use
the data you enter only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service you have registered for. The
required information we request at the time of registration must be entered in full. Otherwise we shall reject
To notify you of any important changes to the scope of our portfolio or in the event of technical
modifications, we shall use the e-mail address provided during the registration process.
We shall process the data entered during the registration process on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1
lit. a GDPR).
The data recorded during the registration process shall be stored by us as long as you are registered on this
website. Subsequently, such data shall be deleted. This shall be without prejudice to mandatory statutory
5. Social media
Social media plug-ins with Shariff
We do use plug-ins of social media networks on this website and its pages (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+,
Instagram, Pinterest, XING, LinkedIn, Tumblr).
As a rule, you will be able to recognise these plug-ins because of the respective social media logos that
appear. To warrant the protection of data on this website, we use these plug-ins only in combination with the
so-called „Shariff“ solution. This application prevents the plug-ins that have been integrated into this website
from transferring data to the respective provider as soon as you enter our website.
A direct connection to the provider's server shall not be established until you have activated the respective
plug-in by clicking on the affiliated button (which indicates your consent). As soon as you activate the plug-in,
the respective provider receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If
you are simultaneously logged into your respective social media account (e.g. Facebook), the respective
provider will be able to allocate your visit to this website to your user account.
The activation of the plug-in constitutes a declaration of consent as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You
have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future transactions.
Facebook plug-ins (Like & Share button)
We have integrated plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way,
Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, on this website. You will be able to recognise Facebook plug-ins by the
Facebook logo or the „Like“ button on this website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins is available under
the following link:
Whenever you visit this website and its pages, the plug-in will establish a direct connection between your
browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook will receive the information that you have visited
this website with your plug-in. However, if you click the Facebook „Like“ button while you are logged into
your Facebook account, you can link the content of this website and its pages with your Facebook profile. As
a result, Facebook will be able to allocate the visit to this website and its pages to your Facebook user
account. We have to point out, that we as the provider of the website do not have any knowledge of the
transferred data and its use by Facebook. For more detailed information, please consult the Data Privacy
Declaration of Facebook at:
If you do not want Facebook to be able to allocate your visit to this website and its pages to your Facebook
user account, please log out of your Facebook account while you are on this website.
The use of the Facebook plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
We have integrated functions of the public media platform Instagram into this website. These functions are
being offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
If you are logged into your Instagram account, you may click the Instagram button to link contents from this
website to your Instagram profile. This enables Instagram to allocate your visit to this website to your user
account. We have to point out that we as the provider of the website and its pages do not have any
knowledge of the content of the data transferred and its use by Instagram.
The use of the Instagram plug-in is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in being as visible as possible on social media.
For more information on this subject, please consult Instagram’s Data Privacy Declaration at:
6. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is
Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that
enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of
this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit.
f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize
both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities. If a corresponding agreement has
been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the
basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be
abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified
the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP
address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in
exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse
your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the
operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address
transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of
your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the
functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the
data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by
Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in
available under the following link:
Objection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following
link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during
future visits to this website:
Google Analytics deactivation.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data
Privacy Declaration at:
Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g.
DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 38 month. For details
please click the following link:
7. Plug-ins and Tools
This website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited
(„Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
If you visit a page on this website into which a YouTube has been embedded, a connection with YouTube’s
servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have
Furthermore, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device. With the assistance of these
cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about this website's visitors. Among other things, this
information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the
site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will stay on your device until you delete them.
If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate
your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your
The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner.
Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been
requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.
Google Web Fonts
To ensure that fonts used on this website are uniform, this website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by
Google. When you access a page on our website, your browser will load the required web fonts into your
browser cache to correctly display text and fonts.
To do this, the browser you use will have to establish a connection with Google’s servers. As a result, Google
will learn that your IP address was used to access this website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on our
interest in presenting our online content in a uniform and appealing way. According to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f
GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.
If your browser should not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used.
For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link:
https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under:
8. Payment service providers and resellers
Among other options, we offer payment via PayPal on this website. The provider of this payment processing
service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter
referred to as „PayPal“).
If you choose payment via PayPal, we will share the payment information you enter with PayPal.
The legal basis for the sharing of your data with PayPal is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) as well as Art. 6
Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (processing for the fulfilment of a contract). You have the option to at any time revoke
your consent to the processing of your data. Such a revocation shall not have any impact on the effectiveness
of data processing transactions that occurred in the past.
9. Custom Services
We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g. via e-mail, via postal services
on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of
the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the
collection, processing and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights
and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.
Scope and purpose of the collection of data
If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g. contact and
communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to
make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the
aforementioned are § 26 New GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment
Relationship), Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us
your consent – Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company,
your personal data will only be shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your job
If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the
grounds of § 26 New GDPR and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment
relationship in our data processing system.
Data Archiving Period
If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the
right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f
DSGVO) for up to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the
application). Afterwards the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents will be destroyed.
The storage serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be
required after the expiry of the 6-month period (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion
will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.
Longer storage may also take place if you have given your agreement (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or if statutory
data retention requirements preclude the deletion.
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