Skip links

Privacy Policy

Maat Cooperative Africa

Privacy notices

Responsible handling of your data is important to us. The new General Data Protection Regulation (in short: GDPR) of the European Union now attaches particular importance to the transparency of the processing of personal data.

If you would like to take a look at the GDPR yourself, you can find it on the Internet at:

Against this background, we would like to provide you with some information on the protection of your personal data, as provided for in the GDPR. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. As a visitor to the website, you can also be a data subject in this sense.

I. Our responsibility for data protection and your contacts

1. The processing of your data as a visitor to our website is the responsibility of

MacoopA eG
Heidtorstr. 35, 31547 Rehburg-Loccum

II. Information on the processing of personal data

1. Data automatically collected when visiting the website
When you visit our website, the following information is usually automatically transmitted from your browser to our server:

a) Internet address (IP address) of the retrieving computer at the time of retrieval
b) Date and time of retrieval
c) retrieved websites or files
d) amount of data transferred
e) Message as to whether the retrieval was successful or why it may have failed (error code)
f) Operating system and browser software of the retrieving computer, each including the version
g) screen resolution and color depth of the accessing computer
h) Browser settings such as the language set
i) Browser plugins (JavaScript, Flash Player, Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.)
j) the previously visited website (referrer URL)
k) Search term with which the website was found, for example via Google.
We process this data on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter f GDPR, namely

a) to provide our website,
b) to maintain the technical stability and security of our website, including identifying and eliminating faults (e.g. by blocking a denial-of-service attack originating from a specific IP address),
c) for the statistical evaluation of the use of the website with the aim of its needs-based design and improvement, as well as
d) to check if there are concrete indications of illegal use (e.g. if there is a suspicion of defamation in the context of a blog provided or fraud in the context of the online shop).

When you visit our website, this data is collected automatically. Our website cannot be used without this survey. We do not use this data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your identity as a visitor to our website, unless there are concrete indications of illegal use.

The collected data is usually deleted after 7 days or made completely anonymous by deleting at least parts of the IP address, unless we exceptionally need it for the above-mentioned purposes for longer. In such a case, we delete or anonymise the data completely immediately after the purpose no longer applies.

2. Cookies

Cookies are used on the website, through which an identification code is assigned to your computer. Cookies are small text files (with the identification code) that are stored on the visitor’s computer when a website is accessed. As plain text files, cookies cannot contain viruses or other malware.

Cookies are used to make websites more convenient, efficient and secure. We use both so-called transient and persistent cookies:

a) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser. A session cookie can be used, for example, to manage your shopping cart in our online shop.

b) Persistent cookies are stored beyond a browser session, but are automatically deleted after a specified period, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can also delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
As a rule, we do not use cookies to draw conclusions about your identity, but only to identify your computer for the purposes just described. In exceptional cases, the visitor can also be identified if he has entered his contact details during the visit to our website during which our cookie was set (e.g. in the online shop or when downloading the press).

We process the data in connection with cookies on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO, namely

a) to provide certain functionalities of our website and
b) for the statistical evaluation of the use of the website with the aim of its needs-based design and improvement.

Most browsers offer the option of displaying a warning before a cookie is saved, of completely refusing to accept cookies and/or of deleting existing cookies. However, the usability of the website may be restricted by such settings.

If you wish to object to the processing of your data in connection with cookies, please refuse to accept cookies via your browser or proceed as described in the following section for Google Analytics.

In particular, uses cookies for Google Analytics as described below.
If you confirm the active cookie notice when you access our website, which is displayed to you independently of the access to this data protection notice, with “Ok, got it.”, we can also set a cookie that means that you can see this notice for the duration of is no longer displayed for a month.

3. Contact form and other contact requests

If you contact us via the contact form or email, the data you provide will be used to process your request. Providing the data is necessary for processing and answering your request – without providing it, we cannot answer your request at all or only to a limited extent.
The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter b GDPR, since the processing of the relevant data is necessary to carry out (pre-)contractual measures at your request.

Your data will be deleted if your request has been answered conclusively and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements, such as those under commercial or tax law.

4. Recipients of personal data

We only pass on your personal data to external third parties if this is necessary to process your request, if there is another legal permission or if we have your consent to do so. External recipients can in particular be service providers that we use to provide services, for example in the areas of technical infrastructure and maintenance of our website. Such processors are carefully selected by us and regularly checked. You may only use the data for the purposes specified by us and according to our instructions.

If data is transferred to bodies whose registered office or place of data processing is not in a member state of the European Union or in another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, we ensure before transfer that, outside of exceptional cases permitted by law, the recipient either there is an adequate level of data protection or you have given your consent to the data transfer.

5. Duration of storage

We only store your personal data for as long as this is necessary to fulfill the purposes or – in the case of consent – as long as you do not revoke the consent. In the event of an objection, we will delete your personal data unless further processing is permitted or even mandatory under the relevant legal provisions (e.g. within the framework of commercial and tax law storage obligations). We also delete your personal data if we are obliged to do so for legal reasons.

III. Your rights as a data subject

1. As a person affected by data processing, you have numerous rights. In particular, these are:

a) Right to information (Article 15 GDPR): You have the right to obtain information about the data we have stored about you.
b) Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR): You can ask us to rectify incorrect data.
c) Right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR): You can request us to erase in particular data that has been processed inadmissibly.
d) Restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR): You can request that we restrict the processing of your data, in particular “block” data whose processing is controversial.
e) Data portability (Article 20 GDPR): If you have provided us with data on the basis of a contract or consent, you can request that you receive the data you have provided in a structured, common and machine-readable format or that we send it to a transmit to other responsible persons.
f) Objection to data processing on the legal basis “legitimate interest” (Article 21 GDPR): You have the right to object to data processing by us at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation, insofar as this is based on the legal basis “legitimate interest”. based. If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing your data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for further processing that outweigh your rights. In the case of direct advertising or the use of cookies based on legitimate interests, we will generally observe your objection and stop processing your data accordingly. If you object to cookies, please note that you must take certain precautions in your browser, as described above.
g) Revocation of consent (Article 7 Paragraph 3 GDPR): If you have given us consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data up to the point of revocation remains unaffected.
h) Right to complain to the supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR): You can also lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your data violates applicable law. You can contact the data protection authority responsible for your place of residence or your country or the data protection authority responsible for us.

2. In addition, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom we have disclosed data of any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing that takes place on the basis of Articles 16, 17 para. 1, 18 DSGVO teach (right to be forgotten). However, this obligation does not exist if this notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Irrespective of this, you have the right to information about these recipients.

3. You are only entitled to the rights described above under the condition that the applicable legal requirements are met, even if this is not expressly mentioned in the above description.

4. You have to assert all your data subject rights against Martin Michaelis. With regard to your rights, you can also contact our data protection officer.

This website uses cookies to improve your web experience.