Privacy Policy

The responsible party within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

ICF Zurich
Zurichstrasse 131
CH-8600 Dübendorf

To contact us in writing by e-mail, please use our contact form.

The data protection principles set out in this privacy policy apply to the handling of data by the legal entities ICF Movement (association), ICF Zurich (association), ICF Services (GmbH), ICF Media (GmbH), ICF Activities (association), ICF Foundation (charitable foundation) (hereinafter if collectively ICF, ICF Movement or ICF Church) as well as other future companies operating under the ICF (International Christian Fellowship) brand or companies in which a company of the associations ICF Movement, ICF Zurich, ICF Activities, ICF Services GmbH, ICF Media GmbH or ICF Foundation (foundation) is involved.

 

Your data subject rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:

    • Information about your data stored by us and its processing,
    • Correction of incorrect personal data,
    • Deletion of your data stored by us,
    • Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
    • objection to the processing of your data by us and
    • Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.

You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the alleged violation. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at:

https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

The protection of your data is important to us.

It is self-evident for us that we handle your data responsibly, taking into account the data protection laws, in particular the EU Data Protection Regulations (DSGVO). Personal data is only collected on this website to the extent technically necessary. In no case will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for other reasons.

In the following, we provide you with an overview of how we ensure this protection and what type of data is collected for what purpose.

 

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. We will only share your personal data with third parties if:

    • You have given your express consent to this,
    • the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you,
    • the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,
    • (see next section Passing on data within the ICF Movement),

the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not having your data disclosed.

Third party service providers may process information, fulfill and deliver orders, process donations and credit card payments, and provide support on our behalf. To the extent that such information is shared, agreements limit the use of your information to the purpose for which it is provided and ensure that it is stored securely and in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

SHARING DATA WITHIN THE ICF MOVEMENT.

The ICF Movement consists of a network of local, independent churches listed at www.icf.church operating under the trademarked name ICF (International Christian Fellowship) and with the registered ICF logo.

In order to maintain customer relationships and to provide services through local ICF churches, it may be necessary for us to store, process and share your personal data with other companies and ICF churches within the ICF Movement or companies in which an ICF Movement company has an interest in order to better respond to your requests or to improve our products or services.

By submitting your information on this website, you consent to the selective sharing of the information with other ICF churches. We will not share your information with all ICF churches, but only if we believe that sharing your information would be beneficial to you. We will not sell or otherwise share your personal information with third parties.

Data protection at events

Personal data / purpose

At ICF events, it is possible that you will be filmed or photographed. By attending an event of the ICF church, you expressly agree that you may be recorded or photographed and that such recordings/photos may be used for broadcast on TV, the Internet or other media.

 

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

 

Collection of general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the Internet. In particular, it is processed for the following purposes:

    • Ensuring that the website connection is established without any problems,
    • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
    • Evaluation of system security and stability, and
    • for other administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest from the aforementioned purposes for data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Recipients of the data are only the responsible body and, if applicable, order processors.

Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, if necessary, in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.

Comment function / Pinboard

When users leave comments on our website or create entries on the pinboard, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are stored in addition to this information. This serves our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users.

Newsletter

On the basis of your expressly given consent, we will send you our newsletter or comparable information regularly by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter offer or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “double-opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the response requested herewith. No further data is collected. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for the newsletter dispatch at any time. You will find a corresponding link in each newsletter. In addition, you can also unsubscribe at any time directly on this website or inform us of your corresponding wish via the contact option provided at the end of this privacy notice.

One of our main providers is The Rocket Science Group in the USA d/b/a MailChimp, which offers email communication services and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework approved by the European Commission.

Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form regarding questions of any kind, you give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address. This serves the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. The provision of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completion of your request, personal data will be deleted automatically.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activities. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services shall then be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent the collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Plugins & Tools

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of the map functions by visitors. You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google privacy policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the Privacy Center.

Detailed instructions on managing your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.

YouTube

We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to deal with such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

For more information on data protection at “Youtube”, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Vimeo

Our website uses plugins of the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. In the process, the Vimeo server is informed which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on the handling of user data, please see Vimeo’s privacy policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Zapier

For the integration of various databases and tools, we use Zapier, a service of Zapier Inc, 548 Market St #62411, San Francisco, California 94104, USA. In this process, customer data may be transmitted with the exception of payment data. You can find more information about data protection at Zapier at https://zapier.com/privacy/.

Payment provider

PayPal

On our website we offer, among other things, payment via PayPal. The provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”).

If you select payment via PayPal, the payment data you enter will be transmitted to PayPal.

The transmission of your data to PayPal is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the validity of past data processing operations.

Stripe

When paying by credit card, the payment is processed via Stripe by the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd, Block 4, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2, Ireland. You can find more information about the data protection of Stripe under https://stripe.com/de/privacy#translation.

Security

ICF takes technical and organizational security measures to protect all personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access in cooperation with our hosting providers as far as possible. However, ICF accepts no liability whatsoever for any damage that may arise in this context (e.g. loss of data).

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Exclusion of liability for websites

In no event shall ICF be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages arising out of the use of software, information or material available from ICF’s websites.

ICF does not guarantee that information, software, documents or other data accessible via ICF’s websites are free of viruses or other harmful components.

ICF is not liable for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided.

Links to other websites

Our websites contain links to other websites. ICF is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of these other websites. In particular, ICF has not reviewed any of these linked websites (i.e., websites not located on its servers or under its control) and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for their content, products, services, software or other items offered through them, or any viruses that may infect your computer equipment through these linked websites.

Downloads

Any documents or files made available for download from our website are made available at your own risk.

Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.

Questions for the data protection officer

Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we would like to answer your questions regarding the processing of your personal data at any time. If you have any questions that are not answered by this privacy policy or if you would like more detailed information on any point, please contact us via e-mail at:

datenschutz@icf.church