Updated November 24, 2021
Thank you for choosing to be part of our community. This Data Privacy Notice explains how Union Star Foundation
e.V. (referred to as "Company" "we," "us," or "our") protects and processes personal data on behalf of donors,
supporters and users of our website. We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to
privacy in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the purpose of this privacy notice is to explain
to you what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have in relation to it.
Please read this Data Privacy Notice carefully to understand why data is collected and what we do with the data once
it is in our possession.
This privacy notice describes how we might use your information if you:
Visit our website at
Engage with us in other related ways; including any sales, donations, marketing or events.
The Notice does not apply to any websites that may have a link to ours.
In this privacy notice, if we refer to:
"Website," we are referring to any website of ours that references or links to this policy.
Services”, we are referring to our website, and other related services, including any sales, marketing or events.
lf there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services
1. Who we are?
2. What information do we collect?
3. How do we use your information?
4. Will your information be shared with anyone?
5. Who will your information be shared with?
6. Do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?
7. How long do we keep your information?
8. Do we collect information from minors?
9. What are your privacy rights?
10. Controls for do-not-track features
11. Do California residents have specific privacy rights?
12. Do we make updates to this notice?
13. How can you contact us about this notice?
14. How can you review update or delete the data we collect from you?
15. Jurisdiction and applicable law.
1. Who we are?
A non-profit organization aiming to make a social change through sport.
Union Star Foundation is a registered company in Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen under company number VerR 5598.
The objective of Union Star Foundation e. V. is the organization and implementation of projects to support democratic and
humanist values through sport and training. We believe that being a common ground for both those who play and those who
watch, sport is a powerful tool to get in touch with other people, create and empower communities, promote gender equality,
build social integration and inclusion, or help children to fulfil their potential.
2. What information do we collect?
We collect personal information that you provide to us.
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you make donations or express an interest in obtaining
information about us or our services, when you participate in activities on the Website or otherwise when you contact us.
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you
make, and the features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:
Personal Information Provided by You. We collect names, email addresses, and other similar information.
Payment Data. We keep financial records of your donations. We do not store your banking or credit card information after initial
processing, e.g. to set up your standing order. All payment data is processed by Donorbox, Stripe and PayPal. You may find their
privacy notice link(s) here:; and
All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to
such personal information.
Some information-Such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics is collected
automatically when you visit our Website.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your
specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address,
browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLS, device name, country, location,
information about how and when you use Our Website and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to
maintain the security and operation of our Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.
The information we collect includes:
Location Data. We collect location data such as information about your device's location, which can be either precise or imprecise.
How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the Website. For example, we
may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location (based on your IP address). You
can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your Location
setting on your device. Note however, if you choose to opt out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the Services.
3. How do we use your information?
The primary reason for asking you to provide personal data is to allow us to provide you with information about our
work and to process your financial donations to our organization.
We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you,
compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent. We use personal information collected via our website for a variety of
business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate
business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or tor compliance with our legal
obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.
We use the information we collect or receive:
To send you marketing and promotional communications. We may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing
purposes, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. For example, when expressing an interest in obtaining
information about us or our website, subscribing to marketing or otherwise contacting us, we will collect personal information
from you. You can opt-out of our marketing emails at any time (see the "WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?" below).
Deliver targeted advertising to you. We may use your information to develop and display personalized content and advertising
(and work with third parties who do so) tailored to your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness.
4. Will your information be shared with anyone?
We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or
to fulfill business obligations.
We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:
Consent. We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
Legitimate Interests. We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
Performance of a contract. Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfil
the terms of our contract.
Legal Obligations. We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable
law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a
subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements)
Vital interests. We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding
potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal
activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:
Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale or
company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
Vendors, Consultants and other Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your data with third-party vendors, service providers,
contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work.
Examples include payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts. We
may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the website, which will enable them to collect data on our behalf
about how you interact with our website over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data,
determine the popularity of certain content, pages or features, and better understand online activity. Unless described in this
notice, we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes. We have
contracts in place with our data processors, which are designed to help safeguard your personal information. This means that they
cannot do anything with your personal information organization apart from us. They also commit to protect the data they hold on
our behalf and to retain it for the period unless we have instructed them to do it they will also not share your personal
information with any organization apart from us. They also commit to protect the data they hold on our behalf and to retain it for
the period we instruct.
5. Who will your information be shared with?
We only share information with the following third parties.
PayPal and/or Stripe for Invoice and Billing
Donorbox when you use our Donation form
If we have processed your data based on your consent and you wish to revoke your consent, please contact us using the contact
details provided in the section below titled "HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS NOTICE?"
6. Do we use cookies and other tracking technologies?
We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information.
We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (like web beacons and pixels) to access or store information. Specific
information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our Cookie Notice.
7. How long do we keep your information?
We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise
required by law.
It is our policy to retain donor financial information for a period of 7 years after your last donation. Any donor's personal data will
also be retained for this period. General personal data of supporters who have not been financial donors will only be retained for
as long as they are in receipt of our prayer letters, dispatch magazines or other marketing materials.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize
such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives),
then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
8. Do we collect information from minors?
We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age we do not knowingly solicit data
from or market to children under 18 years of age.
By using the website, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to
such minor dependents use of the Website. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been
collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you
become aware of any data, we may have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at
9. What are your privacy rights?
In some regions, such as the European Economic Area (EEA) and United Kingdom (UK), you have rights that allow you
greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any
In some regions (like the EEA and UK), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right
(i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the
processing of your personal information, and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In certain circumstances, you may also have the
right to object to the processing of your personal information. To make such a request, please use the contact details provided
below. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal, nor will affect the processing
of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
If you are a resident in the EEA or UK and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the
right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here:
If you are a resident in Switzerland, the contact details for the data protection authorities are available here:
If you have questions or comments about your privacy rights, you may email us at
Cookies and similar technologies. Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose
to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect
certain features or services of our website. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Website visit
10. Controls for do-not-track features
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track ("DN ) feature or setting
you can activate to Signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected.
At this stage, no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do
not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be
tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that
practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.
11. Do California residents have specific privacy rights?
Yes, If you are a resident or California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.
California Civil Code section 1/98.83, also known as the shine The Light law, permits our users who are California residents to
request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories or personal information (if any) we
disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties, with which we shared
personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a
request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Website, you have the right to
request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Website. To request removal of such data, please contact us
using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that
you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the website, but please be aware that the data
may not be completely or comprehensively removed from all our systems (e.g. Backups, etc.).
12. Updates to this notice
We will update this notice as necessary to stay complaint with relevant laws.
We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated "Revised" date and the
updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you
either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this
privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
13. How can you contact us about this notice?
If you have questions or comments about this notice, you may contact us at or by
post to:
Union Star Foundation e.V.
Hochstraße 25
46117 Oberhausen
14. How can you review, update, or delete the data we collect from you?
Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information
we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request to review, update, or
delete your personal information, please contact us at
15. Jurisdiction and applicable law
The courts of Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related
to a visit to our Websites or a data breach.
However, we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these Website conditions in your
country of residence or any other relevant country. The law of Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen governs these terms.