Imprint and Privacy Policy

Girls Gearing Up International Leadership Academy e.V.
Inselstrasse 12, 10179 Berlin
Founders: Dr. Christina Limbird, Chineme Ugbor, Courtney Adams
Email: info@girlsgearingup.org
Phone: +49 (0)30 555 10936 
 
GIRLS GEARING UP INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, e.V. PRIVACY POLICY
Girls Gearing Up International Leadership Academy, e.V.  (“GGU”) is committed to protecting your privacy. Our pledge is to safeguard any information we collect associated with you and your name, and will make every reasonable effort to use this information only as you request. GGU may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 25, 2018. For a more detailed description of our privacy policy please contact us on info at girlsgearingup dot org.
 
Collecting and Using Your Information
​When you ask us for information or sign up for one of our programs, we ask for your name and email address. GGU will never sell, exchange, nor give your information collected online to a third party. In our case, GGU freelance staff are not considered third parties. All freelancers have signed strict confidentiality agreements and go through training on data protection. We do not wish to send you any unwanted email, and have tried to make it easy for you to unsubscribe from any newsletter or email we send. If you are receiving email announcements that you wish to stop receiving them, you can click the "unsubscribe" link in the footer of the e-mail.
 
How We Recognize You
In general, you can visit www.girlsgearingup.org without revealing any information about yourself. It is our intent to let you know before we collect any information from you online. Our site is not setup to track, collect, or distribute personal information about you. We cannot, for instance, determine your email address by examining electronic records. We use the electronic records to compile statistics about how collectively our visitors interact with our Website via Google Analytics. These statistics contain no personal information and are only used by the GGU technical support staff. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
More information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/enuk/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
 
Where Data is Stored
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. All data is stored in GDPR compliant software.

  • If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail, and telephone. This also applies when you sign up through any of our forms using your email address or make a purchase on this Website.
    We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the section titled Disclosure of Your Information. We currently use Google Suite for email exchange and internal record keeping. Information about Google’s GDPR privacy policy can be found here: https://cloud.google.com/security/gdpr/

  • Mailchimp may from time to time be used for mailings.  Information about their GDPR privacy policy can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/?_ga=2.252915657.1129181125.1526830028-781332215.1525428027

  • Blog. We may at some point have public blogs on our Website. Any information you include in a comment on our blog may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your Personal Information appears on our blogs and you want it removed, contact us at info at info@girlsgearingup.org. If we are unable to remove your information, we will tell you why.

  • Social media platforms and widgets. Our Website includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you are visiting on our Website, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. We also maintain presences on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them. Learn more about Facebook‘s GDPR privacy policy here: https://www.facebook.com/business/gdpr

 
How And Why We Collect Information
GGU collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register to download a resource, sign up for our newsletter, and/or participate in one of our programs, we collect your information. We use this information to track your preferences and to keep you informed about the programs and services you have selected to receive and any related programs and/or services. As a visitor to this Website, you can engage in most activities without providing any personal information. It is only when you seek to download resources and/or register for services that you are required to provide information. 

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
We use personal information for purposes of presenting our Website and its contents to you, providing you with information, providing you with offers for programs and services, providing you with information about your subscriptions and programs, carrying out any contract between you and GGU, administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other items and services to our participants and prospective participants. From time-to-time, we may use the information you provide to us to display advertisements to you that are tailored to your personal needs, interests, and activities. 

Third Party Use Of Cookies
Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

Notice of Breach of Security
If a security breach causes an unauthorized intrusion into our system that materially affects participants or people in our database, then GGU will notify them as soon as we become aware and later report the action we took in response. 

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. 

Copyrights
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. 

Access to Your Data, and Your Choices
If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. Those rights include:We will retain the any information you choose to provide to us until the earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) the Company decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs of retaining it.If you would like to access the data that we received from you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us at the email or mailing addresses provided at the end of this policy.If you registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may ask that your name and contact information be edited or removed from our distribution list. You can send such a request to the email or mailing addresses at the end of this policy. You may also change or update your data at any time. For more information, please email us at info at girlsgearingup dot org. 
You have the following rights:

  • Right to be forgotten: You may delete your subscription upon request at any time.

  • Right to object: You may opt out of newsletter subscriptions by simply unsubscribing

  • Right to rectification: You may request to access, correct, amend or delete information we hold about you by contacting us at info at girlsgearingup dot org. Unless it is prohibited by law, we will remove any personal information about you from our database at your request. This may incur charges.

  • Right of access: You may at any time request access to information that we hold about you.


Contact Us
GGU welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Privacy Policy:
 
Girls Gearing Up International Leadership Academy e.V.
℅ Linden Global Learning Support Services
Inselstrasse 12
10179 Berlin, Germany
Email Address: info@girlsgearingup.org