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Please note that the website presented for the initiative Recycle Up! Ghana is managed by the two legal entities Recycle Up! Ghana (a charity registered in Ghana, nr. CG181682018) and Up! e.V. (a charity registered in Germany, nr. VR 6666). The following privacy policy refers to the initiative Recycle Up! Ghana.

Privacy Policy

Recycle Up! Ghana takes the protection of your personal data seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data privacy regulations. All the data collected here will be kept strictly confidential within our area of responsibility and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and with the country – specific laws applicable to us, such as the new Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) or the Telemedia Act (TMA). The processing is carried out either according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your consent, in accordance with Art. 6 para.1 lit. b GDPR to the fulfillment or initiation of a contract with you according to Art. 6 para.1 lit. c GDPR for the fulfillment of a legal obligation from us or on the basis in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR for the protection of our legitimate interests.

In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using this website. Personal data includes all data related to you personally, such as name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour. The use of our website is generally possible without providing any personal data. If personal data is collected on our website, it happens, if possible, on a voluntary basis.

Name and address of the person responsible for the processing

The responsible party in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data privacy acts effective in EU member states and regulations of a data protection nature is:

Up! e.V.

Antonienstraße 3

04229 Leipzig


E-Mail:  [email protected]

Internet:  www.recycleupghana.org

Recycle Up! Ghana

Plot 33 Tottoe Street, Behind Noda Hotel

Fumesua, Kumasi


E-Mail:  [email protected]

Internet: www.recycleupghana.org

Name and Address of the Data Protection Commissioner

For questions, suggestions or comments concerning data privacy please contact our data protection commissioner:

Bettina Huber

Deputy Director Public Relations & Media

Up! e.V., Antonienstraße 3, 04229 Leipzig

[email protected]


Processing of data for provision of statutory services 

Recycle Up! Ghana processes data from supporters, interested parties, members or other persons according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if we offer them contractual services or are recipients of services or contributions ourselves. Apart from that, we process the data from the persons concerned in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interests, for example if it concerns administration work or public relations. We process our donors personal data and payment details (such as bank details, payment history) to issue donation confirmations, provision of services and donor care. We do not lease nor sell our donors’ or supporters’ addresses to other companies or organizations. The   processing of personal data can be carried out with or without the aid of data processing systems and includes the following activities: collection, recording, organisation, organizing, saving, adaptation or alteration, sorting, retrieval, use, disclosure by means of conveyance, dissemination or another form of provision, comparison or combination, limitation, deletion or elimination. We process your personal information which you communicate to us through this website, only for the correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you provided us this data.

We delete the data that is no longer necessary for the provision of our statutory and business purposes. This is determined corresponding to the respective tasks and contractual relations. Your personal data which has been communicated to us through our website will only be saved until the purpose for which we have been entrusted with the data is met and storing is necessary. So far as commercial, fiscal or administrative retention periods are to be taken into account, the storage period for certain data can amount to 6 or 10 years.

Your Rights

By using the contact data below you may exercise the following rights at any time: information about the data saved about you and its treatment, right to data transfer in a machine-readable form, correction of inaccurate data, deletion of your data stored with us, restriction of data processing provided that we are not yet allowed to delete your data on the basis of legal obligations, opposition to the processing of your data and data availability, provided that you have agreed to the data processing or closed a contract with us.

Provided that you have granted us consent you can revoke it with future effect at any time. You can address a complaint to your local supervisory authority at all times.


Upon contacting, for example via contact form, e-mail or telephone the user’s details for processing handling the request are disseminated in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Data can be stored in a donor administration system (donation – “CRM-system”). Edited or obsolete requests will be deleted. A regular check is carried out as to what extent further storage is necessary.

Privacy Policy in application procedure

We process the applicant data only for the purpose and in the context of the application process in accordance with the legal requirements. The processing of the applicant data takes place in order to fulfill our pre-contractual obligations within the framework of the application procedure within the meaning of Art. 6 lit. (1) sentences b and f GDPR.

Encrypted Data Transmission

All data is transmitted by the so called SSL-Technology through an encrypted connection. The SSL Certificate required for this which is installed on our server was issued by an independent organization.

Collection of Access Data and Server Log Files

With each access to our website we automatically collect and store the information your browser leaves during your use of our website and every time a file is opened temporarily in Server Log Files. Prior to storing each data record is made anonymous by changing the IP address. In detail, the following data is stored upon every access/retrieval:

  •   anonymised IP address
  •   date and time of retrieval
  •   accessed page/name of accessed page
  •   web browser and requesting domain
  •   amount of data transmitted
  •   message if access was successful

The processing is carried out according to Art. 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the stability and functionality of our website. The personal data may not be passed on to third parties or used in any other way. But we do reserve the right to check the server log files afterwards should there be concrete indications for unlawful use.


Websites partially use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our offers more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which get saved on your computer and stored by your browser. Through the use of cookies we collect and process certain user information from you in the respective individual extent of the text files such as browser details, location data and IP address. Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session-cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies stay on your terminal device until you delete them. Those cookies enable us to recognise your browser at your next visit. You can adjust your browser so that you will be informed about the placement of cookies as well as accept them only in individual cases, refuse them in certain cases or at all times or activate the feature of automatic deletion when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated the functionality of this website may be limited.

YouTube videos

On our website we embed YouTube videos. The operator of the respective plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Normally your IP address will be sent to YouTube when opening a page with embedded videos and cookies will be installed on your computer. However, we have integrated our YouTube videos with the extended data protection mode (in this case You Tube still establishes contact with Google’s service Double Klick, yet according to Google’s data protection statement personal data will not be analysed). Thus information about the visitors will not be stored by You Tube unless they watch the video. If you click on the video your IP address will be forwarded to YouTube and YouTube finds out that you have watched the video. If you are logged into YouTube this information gets assigned to your user account (you can prevent this by logging out of YouTube before watching the videos). We have no knowledge of and no influence on the possible collection and use of your data by You Tube.

Generally the storing of cookies for the Google ad programme can be deactivated (this is possible via the following link: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=de), however You Tube also places non-personal user information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this you must block the storing of cookies in your browser.

Further information about You Tube’s data protection can be found in the provider’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Trademark Rights

All mentioned trademarks, used logos and registered brands related to the brand Recycle Up! Ghana currently belong to the German organization Technik ohne Grenzen e.V., https://www.teog.ngo/. The initiative Recycle Up! Ghana and the two involved legal entities are accredited for its use.

Change and Adaptation of the Privacy Policy

In order to ensure that the privacy policy always meets the legal framework conditions and requirements we reserve the right to adapt it. For a later visit to our website the at this time current data protection regulations apply.