Berlin International Community Church e.V. (BICC) is a registered non-profit organization in Germany (charity no. VR 28580 B).
All rights reserved. No part of this website – including text, photography, artwork, audio and video recordings – may be reproduced or used for other than personal purposes without written consent of Berlin International Community Church.
Berlin International Community Church e.V.
Postfach 31 02 63
phone: +49 30 54624574
LIABILITY FOR CONTENT
We make every effort to keep the information on our website current, but accept no liability whatsoever for the content provided. Pursuant to §7 par. 1 of TMG (German Tele-Media Act), the law limits our responsibility as a service provider to our own content on these web pages.
According to §§8 to 10 of TMG, we are not obligated to monitor third party information provided or stored on our website. However, we shall promptly remove any content upon becoming aware that it violates the law. Our liability in such an instance shall commence at the time we become aware of the respective violation.
LIABILITY FOR LINKS
Our site contains links to third-party websites. We have no influence whatsoever on the information on these websites and accept no guaranty for its correctness. The content of such third-party sites is the responsibility of the respective owners/providers. At the time third-party websites were linked to ours, we found no grounds whatsoever of any likely contravention of the law. We shall promptly delete a link upon becoming aware that it violates the law.
The content and works provided on these web pages are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator.
This policy explains how we comply with laws and regulations as laid out by GDPR.
For all legal terms we confer to the definitions in Article 4 of GDPR.
Our website is generally accessible without the entry of Personal Data. Contact information will only be obtained with your consent and will not be shared with third parties not listed in this policy.
Data Privacy Officer
+49 +49 30 54624574
We will adhere to the Principles of Data Protection as detailed in GDPR. Your information will be:
a. processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
b. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;
c. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
d. accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
e. kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
f. processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage using appropriate technical or organisational measures.
By providing Personal Data, including by use of this website, you agree to allow us to contact you, including by mail, email, telephone or SMS text message, in connection with our charitable purposes:
a. for our legitimate interests, in accordance with current data protection regulations; or
b. on the basis of the consents you have given.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We collect information about you for a variety of uses based on different reasons. For example, some of the information is disclosed in order to register for activities or events, sometimes we are required by law and regulations to collect and process information about you, and at other times we consider it is in our legitimate charitable interest to collect and process information.
Your personal information will be dealt with in accordance with the Law. It is never sold, nor given away. It is only shared with others where you have given consent or where it is permitted or required either contractually or legally.
We will not use your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless authorised or required by law.
Generally, uses of your personal information based on our legitimate charitable interests and on your consent may include:
keeping you informed as to our services, activities, events and conferences;
-to manage employees and volunteers;
- to fundraise and process donations and related statutory rights and obligations;
- to answer an inquiry or request for further information or complaint about us, our services, activities and events;
- to improve our ability to assist attendees and the wider community;
- to assist us with management and administrative purposes such as accounting, credit/debit card payments, anti-fraud measures, maintenance and development.
Legal Basis for Using Your Personal Information
We will only process your personal information where we have a legal basis to do so. The legal basis will depend on the reason or reasons we collected and need to use your information. Under the Law in almost all cases the legal basis will be:
- because it is in our legitimate interest as registered charitable and Christian religious entitiy to use your personal information to operate and improve our service as a church;
- to fulfil any contractual relationship we have with you in relation to provision of products or services, such as registration at events;
- because you have consented to using your information for a particular purpose;
- because we need to use your personal information to comply with a legal obligation, such as protection and welfare of individuals;
to protect the vital interests of you or another person, for example, in pastoral situations;
- where you have given consent for us to contact you by email, phone or SMS, to send you information and marketing communications.
Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. In addition, the Law gives you the right, under certain circumstances:
- to request in writing and securely obtain copies of the personal information we hold about you (Art. 15 of GDPR);
- to correct or update your personal information held by us (Art. 16 of GDPR);
- to request a transfer of your data (Art. 20 of GDPR);
- to request to have all personal data deleted (Art. 17 of GDPR) or amended (Art. 18 of GDPR).
All the above also applies to all photography and videography published on all of our platforms.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an inquiry.
You have the right to withdraw your consent, effective for the future, at any given time pursuant to Art 7 (3) of GDPR.
Furthermore, you have the right to opt out from further processing of your data pursuant to Art. 21 of GDPR. This specifically applies to our newsletter.
LINKS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
This website may also include links to other websites or may provide social media buttons, permitting sharing web content directly to a social media platform, such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
We do not endorse social media website(s) and have no responsibility for the content unless posted by or approved by us nor are we responsible for the cookies such websites may contain.
Use of such buttons or links is at your own risk and you must verify authenticity of sites before posting or providing personal information on such sites.
We do not ask for passwords or personal details on social media.
Websites such as Vimeo and YouTube are used to embed videos on the website and service providers such as Brushfire, MailChimp and Google Analytics may send their own cookies via this site. Please look at the cookie and privacy policies on these third-party sites if you want more information about this.
THIRD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS
By subscribing to our newsletter (either online or by filling out one of the printed cards) you consent to receiving our newsletter and agree with these policies.
You can opt out of our e-mail list at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe”-button at the bottom of the e-mail. We are allowed to store unsubscribed email-addresses as part of our legitimate interest as evidence of previous consent. Upon confirmation of previous consent, we will remove you from that list.
To track its performance a “web-beacon” is embed into the newsletter that will send your IP address, browser type, operating system and time of access to Mailchimp’s server upon opening the e-mail. We use these in an pseudonymised way to assess our performance and improve our services, not to track individuals.
It is not possible to solely withdraw consent for the web-beacon. If you do not wish to have the performance tracked you have to unsubscribe from the entire newsletter.
We are only using Google Analytics with anonymous IP data.
We use external font kits provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland. Adobe is Privacy Shield certified and can therefore guarantee compliance with EU data privacy regulations (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNo9AAG&status=Active).
Facebook Social Plugins
For our Online Giving you can use Paypal to process your payment. All bank information obtained by Paypal is not shared with us. We use Paypal’s services to fulfill our contracts pursuant to Art 6 (1) (b) of GDPR.
We employ third parties to process our data for purposes beyond this website.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
We may amend this Policy from time to time to reflect changes in best practice, security and control and to ensure compliance with any changes in the Law. Any amended version will be available on the website. We suggest you visit regularly to keep up to date with any changes.
Current version updated on 25 May 2018.