available languages: english June 16, 2016

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our users. We collect and retain only such personal information as you choose to provide to us. All such information is stored securely and will not be made public, sold, rented or distributed otherwise.

The Democracy Reporting International Website (http://www.democracy-reporting.org), including all information and materials contained on it, is managed by DRI’s Secretariat, Friedrichstr. 180, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

This Privacy Policy governs all pages on the DRI website. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations. The DRI website may be linked to the websites of other parties but those other sites may have their own privacy policies which apply to them.

By using the DRI Website you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. DRI may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time and if such changes are made, we may place notices on the DRI Website so that you can be aware of them. Your continued use of the DRI Website will be on the terms of this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time.

Use of anonymous data collected by Democracy Reporting International

Our web servers collect anonymous data about visits to the DRI website. This information is stored in log files and used to create aggregate statistics about when the DRI website is accessed, which pages refer visitors to us, the type of web browsers visitors use, which pages are viewed, etc. These statistics help us understand how the DRI website is used and provide us with valuable information for improving it for you in the future. This data cannot be used to identify you personally.

Use of personal data collected by Democracy Reporting International

We do not collect any information from the DRI website that can be used to identify you unless you choose to provide it.

For example, you can choose to provide your email address to subscribe to the DRI newsletter or other email updates. If you donate to DRI, you can provide additional personal contact or payment information if you so wish.

Personal information you submit to DRI is kept confidential, stored securely, and is retained only for as long as it is required for the purpose for which it was given. Personal information you provide will not be sold or rented or made public. Personal information is never shared with third parties unless we have your permission or are required to disclose the information by law:

* Payment processing and fraud: If you make an online purchase or donation, your card details will be disclosed to a bank so that payment can be processed. In the case of a suspected fraudulent transaction, these details may be disclosed to the appropriate authorities for the sole purpose of investigation.

* Hosting and processing: the DRI website is hosted by a third party service provider. We may also use third parties to process donations to DRI. These third party services providers will process your personal information only on DRI’s behalf and are bound by strict confidentiality regulations.

Processing of your information by DRI and its service providers is regulated by German data privacy law and protected by appropriate security measures.

Use of cookies

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 your computer.

We use cookies on the DRI website to do things such as control the behaviour of automatic pop-up surveys so they don’t pop up every time you visit.

Our site’s statistical analytics software may use a cookie to track visitor navigation on our site, so we can tell how many times pages are visited, what countries visitors come from, whether they are first-time visitors or regular visitors, and so on. You cannot be personally identified from this information.

To prevent the download of cookies, or otherwise control how cookies are used on your computer, please read the help information supplied with your Internet browser software, or go to: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Access to your personal information.
If you have provided DRI with personal information, under data privacy law you have the right of access to it in order to verify or correct it. In some circumstances you can object to our use of your information. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about this policy, please contact:

Democracy Reporting International
Prinzessinnenstraße 30
10969 Berlin, Germany

T / +49 (030) 27877300
F / +49 (030) 27877300-10

Or please e-mail us at info@democracy-reporting.org