We take your privacy and the protection of your data seriously. In accordance with data protection regulations, we have taken technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data.

We would therefore like to inform you of how we protect your privacy when you provide us with personal data. Apart from complying with the legal provisions on data protection, we regard it as our duty to handle your personal information in a responsible manner so that your privacy is protected at all times. It is important to us that you feel secure and comfortable when visiting our webpages.

General information

When using the internet, data is automatically transferred by your browser. This includes the name of your Internet service provider, an IP address, the website from which you visit us, the files you access from us, the data volume transferred and the date and duration of your visit. This data is stored and evaluated on our web server for statistical reasons and to guarantee system security. This information is not personally identifiable to you through ICYE e.V. As an individual user, you remain anonymous at all times.

Personal Information

Personal data is information that concerns you personally, such as your name, address, postal address and e-mail address. It does not comprise information that can be directly linked to your real identity (such as time spent on the website).

When you use www.icye.org, personal data is only collected when, for example, you provide us with this information while filling in a contact form or registering for our online evaluation. Your data entered in the form will only be stored for the respective purpose for which you have entered it. For example, we need your complete address to process applications.

Sharing personal information with third parties

As a rule, we do not forward your data to third parties. All persons at ICYE e.V. are bound by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Only if required by law or court order to do so, will we forward your data to the respective authorities.

Right to information

On request, we will inform you as soon as possible in accordance with the applicable law whether and which personal data of yours is stored by us. In case incorrect information is saved, despite our efforts to ensure that the data is correct and up-to-date, we will correct it at your request.

Right to revoke

You can withdraw your consent for the use of your data at any time in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. If you contact us, we will promptly delete your personal data. Furthermore, under specific conditions, you have the right to ask for your personal data stored with us to be corrected, blocked or deleted.

Like button of Facebook, Google and Twitter

To share content with friends on Facebook, we use Facebook’s Like button. This button collects personal data even if you are not registered or logged into Facebook. We do not know if, how and by whom this data will be processed, and we are not responsible for this. Only by clicking on the button, you reach the page of the corresponding provider.

Use of Google Charts

We use the Google Charts module on our websites to display maps.

By using the Google Charts map on our website and even when just visiting the page with the integrated Google Charts map, information about how you use our website, including your IP address, is transferred to a Google server and stored there. This transfer of data to the USA does not exclude data protection risks. The transmission of data conforms to Google’s privacy policy and terms of use, which you can find through the following link: policies.google.com/privacy/update

If you do not agree to the transmission of your data to Google Charts and the data transfer, you can deactivate the map service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. In this case, you will not be able to use the service and map display.

Photographs and Videos

We have photographs and videos on our websites, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube sites, as well as in our newsletters, which are uploaded on www.icye.org. These are photographs and videos of the volunteers participating in our programmes, of host placements (and their beneficiaries or service users) or of staff, board members, co-workers, camp leaders, etc. of ICYE National Committees around the world participating in our local, regional or international trainings, ICYE General Assembly, etc. These photographs and videos help us to promote our programmes and create visibility for ICYE, international volunteering and non-formal learning. These photographs and videos are by no means for commercial purposes.

You have the right to request the deletion of photographs or videos in which you appear. If you contact us at icye@icye.org, we will promptly delete all photographs or videos in which you appear.

Embedded YouTube Videos

We have embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA is the provider of the corresponding plug-in. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In doing so, YouTube will be informed of the pages you visit. When you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can allocate your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

When a YouTube video starts, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behaviour.

If you deactivate the storage of cookies for the Google Ad programme, you will not have to deal with these cookies when viewing YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. To prevent this, block the saving of cookies in your browser.

Further information on data protection by “YouTube” can be found in the provider’s data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Use of cookies

Cookies” are used on our websites.

A cookie is a small piece of data that is placed on your hard drive and does no harm to it. This data record is generated by the web server with which you have connected via your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox), and is then sent to you The cookie allows you to be recognised when you visit the website without requiring you to re-enter the data you previously entered. Most browsers are currently set by default to accept cookies automatically. However, you have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies or to display them in advance. You can also delete cookies on your system (e.g. in Windows Explorer) at any time. Please use the help function in your operating system. The cookies on our websites do not contain any of your personal data.

Note: In the event that cookies are deactivated, some parts of our website will no longer function properly.

Technical standards

We upgrade our software to match technological advances. Nevertheless, we would like to point out that data protection for the transfer of data on the internet cannot be wholly guaranteed. The possibility exists that other users of the internet have the technical ability to breach network security and control message traffic.

Our online offer comprises links to other websites. We have no influence on whether their providers comply with the data protection regulations. We also have no influence on the legality of the contents of these websites. We therefore reject any responsibility for the content of other websites.

Request User Data and Anonymization

If you wish to anonymize any information you might have shared on this website in the past, please submit a Data Access Request here.

The User Data Review page is available for 24 hours and can only be reached from the same device, IP address and browser session you request it. You will need to follow the verification e-mail you get after requesting it.