We believe it is important to protect your privacy. Please therefore take the time to read this privacy policy.

It provides you with information on how we process your personal data. It applies to all pages accessible at our address engagement-global.de including their sub-pages and web applications (hereinafter referred to collectively as ‘website’). The legal foundations for data processing are contained in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

The provider of this website is Initiative für Wissensaustausch, Empowerment und Kultur e.V. (IWEK) – non profitable organisation, represented by Hanna Montavon, Wegelystr. 4 D-10623 Berlin  (hereinafter referred to as ‘Mykolaiv Water Hub’, ‘we’ or ‘us’).

Definition of terms

This privacy policy is based on terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For your information the terms used are explained below.

Data subject

Any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.


Any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Restriction of processing

The marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.


The processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identified natural person.


The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.


A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.


A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

Third party

A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.


Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

Information on data processing

We are glad to supply you with information on the processing of your personal data by Mykolaiv Water Hub and your rights under data protection law.

Purpose and scope of the processing of personal data

Our website users’ personal data may only be used to the extent necessary to secure and operate a functioning website, to enable us to deliver the services we offer, to optimise our service offering and to fulfil the intended purpose.

Legal foundations for the processing of personal data

We process personal data of data subjects on the basis of these standards of authorisation:

  • Consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 (a) of the GDPR)
  • Performance of a contract or steps prior to entering into a contract (Article 6 paragraph 1 (b) of the GDPR)
  • Legal obligation (Article 6 paragraph 1 (c) of the GDPR)
  • Pursuit of a legitimate interest by us or by a third party, except where said interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject (Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR).

Data erasure and personal data retention period

The personal data of the data subject will automatically be erased or restricted once the purpose for which they were stored no longer applies. Data may continue to be retained beyond this time when the data controller is required under European or national legislation, regulations or other legal instruments to do so. Data may also be restricted or erased when a retention period set under one of the above named provisions expires, except where further retention of the data is necessary in order to conclude or fulfil a contract.

Recipients of personal data

In principle the only recipients of data subjects’ personal data are the controller and the processor employed by the controller in accordance with data protection law. Data may be shared with third parties if the controller is authorised to do so by a permissive rule or is legally required to do so.

Transfer of data to third countries

Should data subjects’ personal data be transferred to countries outside the European Union (EU) or outside the European Economic Area (EEA), this will take place only in the presence of an adequate level of protection (Article 45 of the GDPR) or appropriate safeguards (Article 46 of the GDPR) or under the conditions of Article 49 of the GDPR for derogations for specific situations.

Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company we do not have automated decision-making or profiling.


As part of our outsourcing of data processing we commission a professional external service provider to make our website available. The service provider is required to comply with the legal regulations on data protection to the same extent as we are, and guarantee the reliable and secure management of the data associated with our online services. 

Access data

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically records information from the accessing computer’s system. The following data are gathered:

  • the browser type and version used
  • the user’s operating system
  • the user’s Internet service provider
  • the user’s IP address
  • the data and time of access
  • websites from which the user’s system arrives at our website
  • websites accessed by the user’s system via our website.

Access data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in transferring the content of the website and pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GPDR. Temporary processing of the user’s IP address by our system is required in order to deliver the website to the user’s computer. We may store the data for analytical and maintenance purposes. In that case, however, the accessing system’s IP address is anonymised. Since these data are absolutely necessary in order to operate the website, as a user you are not able to object to their processing.

Cookies and similar technologies

Our website doesn’t use cookies. 

Session management

When you visit our website our system automatically stores a session cookie with an anonymous identifier in your browser (a ‘session ID cookie’). This identifier enables our system to assign page views to a browser session. This is necessary in order to provide our services and keep logged in users logged in, due to the stateless Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). No personal data are stored in the session ID cookie.

Google services

Various services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (‘Google’) are embedded in our website. To find out more please refer to the section headed ‘Further information’ below.

YouTube videos

This website uses plugins from YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (‘YouTube’), a subsidiary of Google. Video content from the platform youtube.com is shown using inline frames. The controller has no control over the delivery of the videos or the processing associated therewith.

When you visit one of our pages that embeds YouTube videos your browser connects with YouTube servers in the USA in order to load the video component/previews. When this happens the visitor’s IP address and technical access data are transferred.

Furthermore, data are stored on the user’s device (see above) that enable YouTube to recognise the browser used, and to aggregate data on the user’s behaviour and recognise video views across several pages. YouTube can recognise that you have visited our website, possibly store this information in your personal YouTube account, and use collected data on your user behaviour for its own business purposes. YouTube videos are embedded on our website in extended data protection mode. This prevents the storage of cookies on your device.

The legal foundation for using YouTube plugins is Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR. We aim to provide interested visitors with information on our activities and services through videos. The service we use provides the necessary storage capacity, the needed bandwidth and the technical infrastructure for this.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google’s reCAPTCHA service to determine whether a human individual or a computer is inputting data on our contact or newsletter forms. Google uses the following data to check whether you are a human user or a computer: IP address of the terminal used; the website of ours that you are visiting and in which reCAPTCHA is embedded; data and duration of visit; identification data of the browser used and type of operating system; Google account, if you are logged into Google; mouse movements on the reCAPTCHA interfaces, and tasks where you are required to identify images. The legal foundation for the data processing described is Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GPDR. We have a legitimate interest in this processing in order to guarantee the security of our website and protect ourselves against automated input (attacks).


Our website specifies contact details such as addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses that enable you to get in touch with us quickly and communicate directly with us and our designated contact persons. A contact form is also provided on our website. When you contact us we will process the personal data you share with us, depending on the means of communication you select. This may include your full name, your address, the telephone number you use, the email address you use, and other personal data that you share with us in the course of communication. When you use the contact form we will also store your IP address as well as the date and time of submission.

The legal foundation for processing personal data in the course of communication is Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR. If you contact us with the aim of entering into a contract, an additional legal foundation for processing your data is Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR.

We process your data solely for purposes of contacting you, communicating with you and tracking communication that has taken place. When you submit the contact form we store your IP address for maintenance purposes and to protect against misuse. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing your data.

The data are erased or restricted once the purpose for which they were stored no longer applies. The general provisions on the retention period also apply.

Data subjects may object to the processing of their personal data. To contact us in this regard please use the specified contact details.

Subscription of press and event information

On our website you can subscribe to press and event information by email. 

When you register for press and event information, we collect the following data:

  • first (given) name
  • last (family) name
  • email address (required)

These data are used first of all to send you a confirmation email (double opt-in procedure). You will not be included on the newsletter distribution list until you reconfirm. The newsletter contains technologies that enable us to see whether a newsletter has been opened, and how newsletters are used. When you open the newsletter information is automatically sent to us. This enables us to identify trends and improve our content. Your data are used exclusively for these purposes and are not shared with third parties.

When you register for the newsletter we will obtain your consent and draw your attention to this privacy policy. The legal foundation for processing the data you input and for analysing your user behaviour is Article 6 paragraph 1 (a) of the GDPR. You can cancel the subscription or revoke your consent at any time using the cancel option in the newsletter or by email, without stating reasons.

Contact via contact form

On our website you can contact us via contact form and we collect the following data:

  • first (given) name (required)
  • last (family) name (required)
  • email address (required)
  • message (required)

Your data are used exclusively for purposes of data processing and are not shared with third parties.

When you fill a contact form we will obtain your consent and draw your attention to this privacy policy. The legal foundation for processing the data you input and for analysing your user behaviour is Article 6 paragraph 1 (a) of the GDPR. 

Registration for events

Interested persons can register for events via our website. For this purpose we provide a registration form on the event page. What personal data we collect varies depending on the type of event, and each form requests particular details. The minimum we require in order to be able to send you a confirmation email (double opt-in procedure) is your first name, family name and email address. In addition, your IP address is saved by the system when you send the form. We will use the data we collect solely for purposes of processing your registration and organising the event. Your data will automatically be deleted after use, unless a legal retention period precludes their deletion.

When you register for events we will obtain your consent and draw your attention to this privacy policy. The legal foundation for processing the data you input is Article 6 paragraph 1 (a) of the GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time by email without stating reasons.

Rights of data subjects

Data subjects have the following rights vis-à-vis controllers:

  • You can demand information as to what personal data concerning you from what source have been retained, and for what purpose. You must also be notified if your data are passed on to third parties. In this case you must be informed of the identity of the recipient or of the categories of recipient.
  • If your personal data are incorrect or incomplete, you may demand that they be rectified or supplemented.
  • You can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes. For these purposes your data must then be restricted.
  • You have the right to restrict processing if: you contest the correctness of the your personal data for a period that enables the controller to review the correctness of the personal data; the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and instead demand restriction of the use of the personal data; the controller no longer requires the personal data for processing purposes, but you do require them in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, or if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 paragraph 1 of the GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the controller’s legitimate grounds override your reasons.
  • You may demand that your data be erased. This is possible when the legal foundation for processing your data is lacking or has ceased to apply. It is also the case when the purpose of the data processing no longer applies either due to the passage of time or for other reasons. Please note that an erasure may be overridden by an existing retention period or other legitimate interest of our company. We would be glad to advise you of this upon request. If we have made your data public, we are then obliged to notify all recipients that you have requested the erasure of all links to these data or copies of these personal data. Should you wish to make use of this right, please send an email to:


  • You also have a right to object if your legitimate interest due to a personal situation overrides our interest in processing. This does not apply if we are obliged to perform processing due to a legal regulation.
  • Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority if you take the view that the processing of your personal data violates privacy.
  • You have the right to obtain your personal data that you have provided to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

Amendment of this privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy so that it complies at all times with the current legal requirements, or to reflect changes in our services in the privacy policy. The new privacy policy will then apply the next time you visit our site.


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