Privacy Policy

(25.08.2019) We are pleased to welcome you on the website of Connection e.V. Protection of your personal data is very important to us. We would like to inform you about the data protection of Connection e.V. Of course, we adhere to the legal provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) which are valid since May 25, 2018.

Data Transmission / Data Logging of the Website

We collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. The collection and use of personal data takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent can not be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

When visiting this page the web server automatically creates log files that cannot be assigned to a specific person. This data includes e.g. browser type and version, operating system and language used, referrer URL (the page visited previously), IP address of the requesting computer, access time and time of the server request, the file request of the client (filename and URL) and the data volume.

These data help to best represent the contents of the website for you. The IP address is required during the connection to transfer the contents of our website to your browser. Your IP address will be deleted immediately after the connection has ended. The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The transmission of the IP address is required to display the contents of the website; without transmission of the IP address it is not possible to display the website.

The remaining data will be stored anonymously for statistical purposes by our German-based hoster. The data cannot be assigned to specific persons. The collection, processing and use of the so-called inventory data is legally permitted because they are mandatory for a contractual relationship and for usage and billing data with our hosters and their teleservices and billing. A merge of this data with other data sources does not occur, moreover, data are deleted after a statistical evaluation by the hoster after one year.

For added security our website and all data entered is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. You can see that at the beginning of the web address with https://...


Connection e.V. is using cookies only on the shop area ( If you call this page you are informed about that cookies being used and where to find our Privacy Policy rules.

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the Internet domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value. If you block cookies by your browser this function is not available.

Cookies allow you to compile the material you want to buy in our shop. They contain the items as well as the respective number of the ordered items of the basket. The cookies are not used to personally identify visitors of the website. Only after ordering the material the information in the cookies serve to bring together the personal data and the ordered items. Cookies will be deleted on hour after the end of the browser session or after the completion of the ordering process. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR

Social Networks

Connection e.V. offers visitors to the website and recipients of the eMail news to distribute and comment on the content of the website on request via various social networks. We do not use so-called plug-ins or widgets of the platforms, so that when you visit our website or receive the email, no data will be forwarded.

Only when such a link is activated by a user can the corresponding social network process data. Provider is then the respective social network. The use and privacy conditions of the respective social network apply solely to the use.

Please note: When activating their services, many of the social networks will transfer personal data to the US and other third countries that are deemed to be non-compliant third countries under the GDPR. Connection e.V. has no influence on the type and extent of data processing by the respective social networks.

Participation in Activities

Connection e.V. offers online activities on the website at irregular intervals. For example, petitions or protest letters can be signed or solidarity letters can be forwarded to imprisoned conscientious objectors. Depending on the type of action, personal data of the participants can also be processed. At the same time, only the data that the participants enter themselves is processed for the respective action. Data required to participate in an action is marked with an asterisk (*). The specification of further data is voluntary.

Only those who expressly agree to be continuously informed about the campaign via e-mail will be included in an own e-mail distribution list for the duration of the campaign.

Entered data is processed by Connection e.V. for the purpose of performing the action. Depending on the kind of activity , participants’ data will also be communicated to policy makers or conscientious objectors. Our online form on the website explicitly lists what data is transmitted to what persons (addressees)

Frequently, data are transmitted to so-called third countries outside the European Union, who, in terms of data protection law, are to be regarded as unsafe third countries. The recipients are then regularly not subject to the requirements of the GDPR. Connection e.V. has no influence on how the recipients handle the data, whether and for what purposes the data is processed in the third country.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The legal basis for the transfer of data to the respective third country is Article 49 (1) (b) GDPR.

Participation in activities is voluntary. Failure to provide data marked as required precludes participation in an activity. Participation in activities is stored for the duration of the statutory limitation period (three years after the end of the year in which the participation took place).

Contact Form and eMail Contact

On our website, a contact form is available, which can be used for sending requests. If a user realizes this option, data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved.

These data include the IP address of the user, date and time of registration, name, address, zip code and city, e-mail address. For the processing of data in the context of the sending process your consent is obtained and reference is made to this privacy statement. You can also indicate on the form whether your data should no longer be electronically processed.

The legal basis for processing the data is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Subscription to the eMail Newsletter or Participation in a Mailing List

Connection e.V. offers to be informed by an eMail newsletter, which distributes only own messages and news from Connection e.V. In addition, there may be mailing lists on specific topics or actions. Users can register for this. By registering for a newsletter or a mailing list, the user consents to the processing of personal data for the purpose of sending the eMail newsletter. Necessary data for this are just a name and an eMail address. The required data are each marked with an asterisk (*). When registering, the date and time of registration and the IP address are also saved. All other information is voluntary. For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to the privacy policy. Non-disclosure of data marked as required precludes use of the e-mail newsletter.

With the eMail newsletter the data is stored exclusively at Connection e.V., with mailing lists the data is stored on the host of the website.

The legal basis for data processing is the consent of the user and Art. 6 para. 1 a) of the GDPR. The consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future by unsubscribing from the newsletter or the mailing list. Every newsletter contains a link for easy logout. The revocation of the consent must name the eMail address of the user.

The order of the eMail newsletter is voluntary. If you do not specify data that is marked as required for the order, you will not be able to obtain a newsletter. The order details are stored for the duration of the purchase and the duration of the statutory limitation period (three years after the end of the year in which the cancellation took place).

Members and Supporting Members

Visitors to the website can support the work of Connection e.V. by becoming a member or a  sponsoring member. To do this, it is necessary to specify the master data marked with an asterisk (*) in the form. Further information in the form is voluntary. Connection e.V. processes the data for the purpose of handling the membership. The legal basis for the processing of data is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Membership or sponsoring membership are voluntary. Failure to provide data marked as required will exclude membership or sponsorship through the site. The data of the member or the sponsoring member are stored for the duration of the legal retention periods (ten years after the end of the calendar year in which the last donation or promotion took place).

Donation form of twingle

This website uses the donation form of twingle GmbH, Prinzenallee 74, 13357 Berlin (Germany). twingle GmbH provides the technical platform for the donation process for this donation form. The data you enter when making a donation (e.g. address, bank details, etc.) will only be stored by twingle on servers in Germany for the purpose of processing the donation.

We have concluded a Data Protection Agreement with twingle and when using the donation form of twingle, we fully implement the strict requirements of the GDPR and the German data protection authorities.

The transfer of your data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR (consent) and Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR (processing to fulfill a contract). If you have given your consent for data processing, you can revoke your consent at any time. A revocation has no effect on the effectiveness of past data processing operations.

Use of Matomo

In the donation form of twingle, data is collected and stored using the web analysis service software Matomo (, a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo") on the basis of twingle’s legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation purposes in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. From this data, pseudonymised user profiles can be created and evaluated for the same purpose. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the Internet browser of the page visitor. The cookies enable, among other things, the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) is processed on twingle servers.

The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, you can object to its subsequent storage and use at any time by mouse click here. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.

Collection, processing and use of personal data for donations

In the case of a donation, we collect and use your personal data only to the extent necessary to fulfil and process your donation and, if applicable, to process your enquiries. The provision of the data is necessary for the processing of the donation process. Failure to do so means that your donation cannot be received. The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR and is necessary for the processing of the donation. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. The only exceptions to this are our service partners, whom we need to process the donation, or service providers whom we use in the context of order processing. In addition to the recipients named in the respective clauses of this data protection declaration, these are, for example, recipients of the following categories: Payment service provider, service provider for the dispatch of the donation receipt. In all cases we strictly observe the legal requirements. The scope of data transfer is limited to a minimum. You have the possibility to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation has no effect on the effectiveness of past data processing procedures.


The pre-notification is part of the SEPA direct debit procedure. Before a SEPA direct debit (one-time or consecutive direct debit), the payee must notify the debtor in due time about the intended direct debit in writing with details of the amount to be collected and the due date. Furthermore, the creditor identification number and the mandate number are also communicated.

Members and supporting members receive the pre-notification by mail at the latest one day before the due date. Donors who donate Connection e.V. online by direct debit receive the pre-notification directly after the donation by eMail.

Order of Newsletter „KDV im Krieg“

Members, sponsoring members and donors receive the newsletter "KDV im Krieg" every year for a minimum amount of 60 €. Delivery is usually by mail. On request, an online delivery can be set up.

Connection e.V. uses the data collected via membership, sponsoring membership or donation for postal delivery. The sending is voluntary. The non-declaration of data required for delivery (name, address, postcode and city) excludes sending. The sending of the newsletter can be objected at any time.

For online delivery, Connection e.V. uses a password-protected intranet. The data available there (name and password) are encrypted. Online delivery can be objected at any time. Legal basis for the processing of the data is in the presence of the consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR.

Recipient of Personal Data

Connection e.V. also uses service providers as processors within the meaning of Art. 28 GDPR, e.g. for sending a postal donation request. The service providers receive no personal data in the form of lists. They are obliged to use the data only for the execution of the order.

Duration of Storage

Unless otherwise specified in this privacy policy, personal data (name, address, postcode and place of residence) will be stored by us for the purpose of soliciting donations for the non-profit activities of Connection e.V. The storage period is 10 years as long as there are no legal regulations regarding the retention period. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Your Rights

If we process your data on the basis of a declaration of consent, you have the right to revoke this consent with effect for the future at any time.

You also have the right to request information about any personal information we process about you at any time.

If your personal information is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to correct and supplement it.

You may also request the deletion of your personal data at any time, unless we are legally obliged or entitled to further process your data.

If the legal prerequisites exist, you can also request a restriction on the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR.

If the data processing takes place on the basis of your consent or under a contract, you have a right to data portability.

If our processing is carried out on the basis of a balance of interests, you have a right to object to the processing.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority at any time if you believe that data has been processed in violation of applicable law.


Responsible for data processing is Connection e.V., Von-Behring-Str. 110 in 63075 Offenbach, Germany, You can reach us by mail, and by eMail at office(at) or by phone at + 49-69-8237-5534.

Since our organization has restrictedaccess to the locally located data – to the board and the managing director - thus less than 10 people - we have no data protection officer. The task is performed jointly by the Management and the Board. An annual evaluation and review of the privacy policy is carried out whenever required, but at least at the beginning of a new year.

Change of Privacy Policy

Connection e.V. reserves the right to change this privacy policy if necessary to new offers and data processing or to adapt to changed factual or legal conditions.