Data protection

Data protection

This data protection declaration has been translated from the german , where
inconsistencies occur, the german version will take precedence.

Data Protection Declaration
The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. As far
as personal data (for example name, address or email addresses) is collected, this
occurs, as far as possible, 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. A complete protection of data
against access by third parties is not possible.
The use of the contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by
third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby
expressly prohibited. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event
of unsolicited advertising information being sent, for example through spam mails.

This data protection declaration informs users about the type, scope and purposes of
the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider Facing Finance
e.V., Schönhauser Allee 141 – HINTERHAUS 2, 10437 Berlin (Tel: +49-30-3266
1681, Mail: on this website.
The legal basis of data protection can be found in the General Data Protection Act .
In this policy the terms “we , us and our” refer to the organisation Facing Finance

We (or our web space provider Domain Factory -> Privacy Policy of Domain Factory)
collect data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files). Access data
Name of the accessed website, file, date, time and duration of the access,
transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version,
the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address
and the requesting provider.
Facing Finance e.V. uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose
of operation, security and optimisation of the offer. Facing Finance e.V. reserves the
right, however, to check the log data subsequently if there is a justified suspicion of
illegal use based on concrete evidence.

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information
that can be traced back to a person. This includes your name, email address or
telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which
websites were viewed by someone count as personal data.
Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is legally
permitted or if the users agree to the data collection.

When contacting Facing Finance e.V. (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or
fax), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in
the event that follow-up questions arise.

When users leave comments on the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are
stored. This is done for the security of Facing Finance e.V., if someone writes illegal
contents in comments and contributions (insults, forbidden political propaganda,
etc.). In this case Facing Finance e.V. itself could be prosecuted for the comment or
contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter
as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your
rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter you agree to the receipt and the
described procedures.

Contents of the newsletter
We will only send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing
advertising information (hereinafter “newsletters”) with the consent of the recipients
or a legal permission. If the contents of a newsletter are specifically described within
the scope of a registration, this decides the consent of the users. In addition, our
newsletters contain information on Facing Finance projects, especially in the area of
sustainable investments, controversial companies and fair Riester pensions

Double-Opt-In and logging
The registration for our newsletter requires a so-called double opt-in procedure. This
means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your
registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can log in with another email address. Subscriptions to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove
the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes the
storage of the login and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Also the
changes of your data stored with MailChimp are logged.

Use of the “MailChimp” shipping service
The newsletter is sent via “MailChimp”, a newsletter distribution platform of the US
provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA
30308, USA.

The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their further data
described in the context of these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in
the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on
our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp can use this data according to its own
information to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the
sending and presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, in order to
determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not
use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or pass them on to
third parties. We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp.
MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” and
thus commits itself to comply with EU data protection regulations. Furthermore, we
have concluded a “data processing agreement” with MailChimp. This is a contract in which
MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process them on our
behalf in accordance with their data protection regulations and in particular not to
pass them on to third parties. The data protection regulations of MailChimp can be
viewed here.
registration details

To subscribe to the newsletter, simply enter your e-mail address.

Statistical surveys and analyses
The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is
retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. Within the
scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser
and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially
collected. This information is used to technically improve the services based on the
technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour based on their
retrieval locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times.
The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened,
when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this
information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is
neither our endeavour, nor that of MailChimp, to observe individual users. The
evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to
adapt our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests
of our users.

Online access and data management

There are cases, in which we direct the newsletter recipients to the web pages of
MailChimp. For example, our newsletters contain a link with which the newsletter
recipients can call up the newsletters online (e.g. in case of display problems in the
e-mail program). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can subsequently correct their
data, e.g. the e-mail address. Likewise, the privacy policy of MailChimp is only
available on their site. In this context we pointed out that cookies are used on the
websites of MailChimp and thus personal data are processed by MailChimp, its
partners and service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no influence on this
data collection. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of MailChimp.
In addition, we would like to draw your attention to the possibilities of objecting to
the collection of data for advertising purposes on the
websites and (for the
European area)


You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent.
At the same time your consents to its dispatch via MailChimp and the statistical
analyses expire. A separate cancellation of the dispatch via MailChimp or the
statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. You will find a link to cancel the
newsletter at the end of each newsletter.

It may happen that third party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from
Google Maps, survey tools, e.g. from opinion stages, RSS feeds or graphics from
other websites, is integrated within this online offer. This always presupposes that
the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third party providers”)
perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not
send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore
required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those
contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the
contents. However, we have no influence on this if the third party providers store
the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we inform the users
about this in the following.

Cookies are small files that enable the user’s access device (PC, smartphone, etc.)
to store specific information relating to the device. They serve on the one hand the
user-friendliness of web pages and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On
the other hand, they are used to collect statistical data on the use of the website
and to analyse it for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use
of cookies. Most browsers have an option with which the storage of cookies is
restricted or completely prevented. However, this can limit the use and especially
the comfort of use without cookies.
You can manage many corporate online ad cookies through the US
site or the EU site


If you enter data during registration, it will be used for the purpose of using the
offer. Users can be informed by e-mail about information relevant to offers or
registration, such as changes to the scope of offers or technical circumstances. The
data collected can be seen in the input mask during registration. This includes first
and last name, postal address, email address and their purpose.

So-called “social plug-ins” are used on our websites. Currently these are especially
buttons of the services Facebook, Twitter, Google+, WhatsApp, Threema, Xing,
Linkedin, Flattr and PayPalMe. Via these plugins, data, including personal data, can
be sent to the respective service providers (also outside Germany or Europe) and
used by them if necessary. Facing Finance e.V. does not itself collect any personal
data using the social plugins (described in more detail below) or about their use. In
order to prevent data being transferred to service providers without the user’s
knowledge, Facing Finance e.V. uses the so-called Shariff solution. This solution
ensures that no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the individual
social plug-ins when you visit our websites. Only when you click on one of the
buttons of the social plugins can data be transferred to the service provider and
saved there.

More information about the Shariff solution can be found
at (in


This site uses social plugins (buttons) of the social network, which is
operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
(“Facebook”). The plugins can be identified by one of the Facebook logos (e.g. white
or blue “f” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social
Plugin” or “share on Facebook”.
When a user clicks such a button on a website of Facing Finance (this website), his
browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook’s servers. The content of the
plugin is then transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated
into the website. Facing Finance e.V. therefore has no influence on the amount of
data Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore directs users to the
following knowledge:
By clicking on the button, Facebook receives information that a user has called up
the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook
can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins,
for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding
information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there.
If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to obtain and
store their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is
stored in Germany.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of
the data by Facebook, as well as the relevant rights and setting options for the protection of users’ privacy, can be found in Facebook’s data protection
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to use this offer to
collect data about him or her and link it to his or her membership data stored on
Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.

This offer uses the “+1″ button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated
by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United
States (“Google”). The button can be recognized by the sign “+1″ on a white or
colored background.
When a user clicks such a button on this website, the browser establishes a direct
connection to Google’s servers. The content of the “+1″ button is then transmitted
by Google directly to its browser and integrated into the website. Facing Finance
e.V. therefore has no influence on the amount of data Google collects with the
button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without a click on the
button. Only with logged in members, such data, among other things the IP address,
are raised and processed.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of
the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of
your privacy can be seen by the users of Google’s data protection information on the
“+1″ button: and the

This offer uses the buttons of the social network Twitter, which is offered by Twitter
Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are
recognizable by terms such as “Twitter” or “sequence”, combined with a stylized
white or blue bird. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a contribution
or page of this website on Twitter or to follow Facing Finance e.V. or our campaign
account on Twitter.
When a user clicks such a button on this website, his browser establishes a direct
connection to the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter button is then
transmitted directly from Twitter to the user’s browser. Facing Finance e.V. therefore
has no influence on the amount of data Twitter collects with the help of this plugin
and informs users according to their level of knowledge. After this only the IP
address of the user the URL of the respective web page is transmitted with the
purchase of the Buttons, but not for other purposes, than the representation of the
Buttons, used. Further information can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy at

Our website uses buttons of the network LinkedIn. The provider of the functions is
LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

When a user clicks such a button on a website of this offer, a connection to LinkedIn
servers is established. LinkedIn will then inform you that you have visited our
website with your IP address. If you click on the “Recommend button” from LinkedIn
and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to
our website with you and your user account. We point out that we as provider of the
pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by
For more information, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy


Our website uses buttons of the XING network. The provider of the functions is XING
AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
When a user clicks such a button on a website of this offer, a connection to Xing
servers is established. To our knowledge, personal data will not be stored. In
particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is the usage behaviour evaluated.
Further information on data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in
Xing’s data protection declaration at

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 equipped with 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 behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging
out of your YouTube account.
For more information on how user data is handled, please see YouTube’s privacy
policy at


Buttons of the Instagram service are included on our pages. These functions are
provided by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you
are logged into your Instagram account you can link the contents of our pages to
your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. 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


On our site we use buttons of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by
Pinterest Inc. 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”).
When a user clicks such a button on a website of this offer, his browser establishes a
direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin transfers protocol data to
Pinterest’s server in the USA. This log information may include your IP address, the
address of the sites you visit, which may also include pinterest features, the type
and settings of your browser, the date and time of your request, your use of
Pinterest, and cookies.
For more information about Pinterest’s purpose, scope and further processing and
use of the data and your rights and means of protecting your privacy, please see
Pinterest’s privacy policy:

Our pages use buttons of the Tumblr. The provider is Tumblr, Inc. 35 East 21st St,
10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share a post or
page on Tumblr or follow the provider on Tumblr.
When a user clicks such a button on this website, the browser establishes a direct
connection to Tumblr’s servers. We have no influence on the amount of data Tumblr
collects and transmits using this plugin. According to the current status, the IP
address of the user as well as the URL of the respective website will be transmitted.
For more information, please see Tumblr’s privacy policy


This offer may include “PayPal” and “PayPalMe” buttons of the PayPal payment
service operated by PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. based at 22-24 Boulevard
Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.
When a user clicks such a button on a website of this offer, his browser establishes a
direct connection to PayPal servers. If you have created an account at PayPal with
which you are logged in at the same time, PayPal will receive the information that
you have visited the respective page of this offer. If you have a PayPal account, are
logged in and interact with the button, information will be transmitted to PayPal and
stored there for billing purposes in accordance with PayPal’s policies. Even if you are
not logged in, usage data may be collected and stored.
To find out exactly how your data is processed when you click the PayPal or
PayPalMe button, visit
This offer uses Matomo, an open source software for statistical evaluation of user
access. Matomo uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on the user’s computer,
to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by
the cookie about your use of this Internet offer is stored on our server. The IP
address is made anonymous immediately after processing and before it is stored.
Users can prevent the installation of cookies by setting their browser software
accordingly. However, we would like to point out to users that in this case they may
not be able to use all functions of this website in full.

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin
and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction,
blocking or deletion of these data at any time. You can contact us at any time via
the address of the website operator given in the imprint as well as for further
questions on the subject of personal data.

Right of providing information

You have the right to information about the data stored about you, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of storage at any time.

You can reach us under the following contact details:

Alex Travel, Alexandra Zingerle e. U., No. 68 in 6261 Strass im Zillertal, Tel. +43 5244 62804