Data Protection

Our Food, Our Future

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We use Matomo as a privacy-friendly tracking solution. Anonymized data are hosted on our servers and do not reach third parties.

Information about the collection of personal data

In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our web-based game for the campaign Our Food Our Future, which is managed by Christliche Initiative Romero e.V. (hereinafter referred to as "CIR"). 

The legal basis for this declaration is the European General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO).

The responsible person according to Art. 4 para. 7 DS-GVO is

Christliche Initiative Romero e.V. (CIR) 

Board of Director: Thomas Bröcheler
Schillerstraße 44a 
48155 Münster 
0251 6744130

Collection of personal data when using the game

When you use our web-based game, we first process the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g., name, IP address, e-mail addresses, user behavior. The processing is necessary to make our game available to you and to ensure the smooth running of the game. We also require the data in order to be able to analyze subsequent errors, if necessary, or to be able to prosecute unlawful use. This legitimate interest is the basis for data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO. In this context, data is not passed on to third parties.

The data involved are as follows: 

  • IP adress
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 
  • Content of the request (specific page requested)
  • Access status/ http status code
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Language and version of the browser
  • Operating system

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the online game, this is the case when the respective session has ended. In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after 180 days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

Use of cookies and other tracking technologies

Below we explain the mechanisms we use to recognize you as a user.

We use cookies: These are small text files that are stored on your hard drive associated with the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the entity that sets the cookie (in this case, through us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.

With regard to cookies, a distinction must be made between those that are necessary and those that are not. Technically necessary cookies are all cookies that are required for the operation of a website and its functions. Technically unnecessary cookies are all those that are not absolutely technically necessary for the operation of a website and the provision of specific page functions.

Technically necessary tracking tools

We use the following tracking tools which are technically necessary and absolutely required according to § 25 para. 2 no. 2 Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG), as they are necessary for the operation of our website according to their stated purpose.

Name: “Cookienote”; First-Party-Cookie

Purpose of use: It is used to save the consent or revocation in the data protection notice so that the notice is not opened again with each call.

Storage period: 30 days

Optional tracking tools

We use an optional tracking tool "Matomo" based on Section 25 (1) TTDSG. For the processing of data in the context of the technically not necessary tracking tools, the legal basis is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) DS-GVO.

Name: “_pk_id.*; Identification cookies

Purpose of use: Cookies from Matomo for statistical analysis of website usage. The usage information collected in the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes.

Storage period: 393 days


Name: _pk_ses.*

Purpose of use: Cookies from Matomo for statistical analysis of website usage. The usage information collected in the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes.

Storage period: 1 day


For an explanation of this tracking tool, we refer to the following explanations on Matomo.
If you do not wish cookies to be processed, you can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.


We use the open-source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK) on our website to analyze the surfing behavior of our users. The software sets a cookie on the user's computer. If individual pages of our website are called up, the following data is stored:

  • Two bytes of the IP address of the user’s calling system.
  • The accessed web page.
  • The web page from which the user arrived at the accessed website.
  • The subpages accessed from the accessed website.
  • The time spent on the website.
  • The frequency with which the website is accessed.

The software runs exclusively on the servers of our website. Storing the personal data of the users takes place only there. The data is not passed on to third parties. The software is set so that the IP addresses are not stored in full, but 2 bytes of the IP address are masked (Ex: In this way, an assignment of the shortened IP address to the calling computer is no longer possible.

The legal basis for the processing of the users' personal data is the voluntary and explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a) DS-GVO, which is obtained in the context of the cookie banner. The processing of the users' personal data enables us to analyze the surfing behavior of our users. By evaluating the data obtained, we are able to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our recording purposes. In our case, this happens after 180 days.

Matomo uses the cookies specified above. These are stored on the user's computer and transmitted from it to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full. If you do not agree to your page views being included in the statistics, you have several options:

  • You can delete HTTP cookies in your browser.
  • You can set many modern browsers to signal to the site operators not to include them in such statistics (so-called "Do-not-track"). We adhere to this default.
  • Finally, you can also set specifically for our offer that your usage is not included. For this purpose, Matomo (Piwik) will store an opt-out cookie valid for two years ("matomo_ignore") to turn off the collection.

We offer our users the option of opting out of the analysis process on our website. To do this, you must follow the corresponding link.
In this way, another cookie is set on their system, which signals to our system not to store the user's data. If the user deletes the corresponding cookie from their own system in the meantime, they must set the opt-out cookie again.

For more information on the privacy settings of the Matomo software, please see the following link:


In the game there is an opportunity to participate in a petition "Justice is Everybody’s Business". To do this, you will be redirected to an external website.

On this site, the respective privacy policy of the site operator applies.

Add to contact list

As part of our game, we offer you the opportunity to have your contact data, such as name, country of origin and e-mail address, added to a contact list. We will forward your data stored in the contact list once to organizations cooperating with us that are based in your country of origin. Our cooperation partners in your country of origin can then inform you by e-mail about campaigns and other interesting activities, which take place in particular in your country of origin. Depending on your country of origin, this may involve forwarding data to a non-European third country. The legal basis for this form of data processing is your consent and is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) DS-GVO and in the case of forwarding to a non-European third country: Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a) DS-GVO.

For inclusion in the contact list, we use the so-called double-opt-in procedure. This means that after you have been added to the contact list, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you consent to being added to the contact list. If you do not give your consent within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, we store your respective IP addresses used and times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to be able to prove your consent and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data.

Mandatory information for inclusion in the contact list is only your e-mail address and your country of origin. The indication of your name is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. After your confirmation, we store your e-mail address in the contact list and forward your contact data to our cooperation partners.

You can revoke your consent for our cooperation partners to send you information on further events and promotions at any time by contacting the respective cooperation partner by e-mail.

The contact details of our cooperation partners are:


Romero Initiative (CIR)    
Schillerstraße 44a, 48143 Münster

Drachenfeldstraße 23, 53604 Bad Honnef

Oxfam DE
Am Köllnischen Park 1, 10179 Berlin

Slowfood DE
Luisenstraße 45, 10117 Berlin


C Marquez del Nervion 43 4, 41005 Sevilla


Rua De Sao Nicolau 105, 1500 582 Lisboa


Via Serio 6, 20139 Milan


Maurerjeva Ulica 7, 1000 Ljubljana


Moricz Zsigmond körtér 3/A fsz. 3, 1114 Budapest


Slawkowska 12, 31014 Krakow


Rue Joseph Coosmans 53, 1030 Brussels


Mai Bine
Strada Amurgului 4 BL SA2 SC ET 4 AP 15, 700415 Iasi


Südwind Austria    
Laudongasse 40, 1080 Wien


Reporter Brasil    
Rua Bruxelas 169, 01259 020 Sao Paulo

South Africa

Women on Farms
21 Four Oaks Building Bird & Molteno Street PO BOX 530, 7600 Stellenbosch    


Action Aid France
Rue Jules Ferry2B, 93100 Montreuil sous Bois


Faelldevej 12, 2200 Copenhagen N.


Solomon Greece    
6 Feron street, Ground floor, Athens 10434


FEE Latvia
Lapu iela 17, LV 1002 Riga


Gundulicova 907/12, 81105 Bratislava-Staré Mesto


Global Citizens’ Academy
Susvès str. 15a, 46377 Kaunas

Czech Republic

Fairtrade Česko a Slovensko
Boticská 1936/4, 12800 Praha 2

Your rights

You have the following rights towards us regarding your personal data:

  • Right to information: You can request information at any time about whether and what personal data we have stored about you. The provision of information by us is free of charge for you. The right to information does not exist or is restricted if and to the extent that the information would disclose information that is subject to secrecy, e.g., information that is subject to professional secrecy.
  • Right to rectification: If your personal data that is stored is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to request the correction of this data at any time.
  • Right to erasure: You have the right to request the erasure of your personal data if and to the extent that the data is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected or, if the processing is based on your consent, you have withdrawn your consent. In this case, we must stop processing your personal data and remove it from our IT systems and databases. A right to deletion does not exist insofar as
    •  the data may not be deleted due to a legal obligation or must be processed due to a legal obligation;
    • data processing is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive the data you have provided in a structured, common and machine-readable format, as well as the right to have this data transferred to another responsible party. This right only exists if
    • you have provided us with the data on the basis of consent or on the basis of a contract concluded with you;
    • processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures.
  • Right of revocation: If we process your data on the basis of consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. However, the processing carried out up to this point remains lawful.
  • Right to object: If the processing of your data is based on a balance of interests, you may object to the processing at any time.

You can assert all of the data subject rights described above against us if you send your specific request by e-mail to,

  • Right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority at any time if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection law. The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Die Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf 
Telefon 0211/38424-0
Telefax 0211/38424-10