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Privacy Policy

What happens with my data at Light for the World?

Light for the World collects two categories of data, pseudonymised and personal.

Pseudonymised data is data that has been stripped of any identifying information so that it cannot be tied to individuals. Examples would be the browser you are using and the operating system on your device. We use such data to improve your experience as a visitor to our website and to fix technical problems on specific systems.

Personal data is data that relates to you as an individual. We collect this data when you enter your e-mail address, your postal address or your name to donate or to subscribe to our newsletters. We use such data to process your donation(s) and/or subscription(s). Certain personal info is also needed in order to make your donation(s) tax deductible. We operate a strict policy in order to keep your personal data safe and private.

Light for the World will not collect your personal data unless you choose to give it to us. Your data will be automatically deleted within the legally mandated time-span after you have ceased interacting with us. You can also request deletion of your data at any time by contacting us.

How we use your data

  • The data you communicate to us enables us to ensure accurate and correct processing of your donation.
  • If you give us your express permission, we will email you with news and information about our work. You can revoke your permission at any time through the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every issue.
  • We use pseudonymised data of our website visitors in order to better understand your needs, interests, and technical setup so we can adapt our website accordingly.
  • Light for the World will not share your data with third parties in any way unless it is necessary to complete your donation process. We make sure that in such cases, your data is automatically cleared by external service providers within the legally mandated timespan after you complete your interaction with us.

How we collect your data

We will collect your personal data whenever you

  • make a donation
  • subscribe to one of our newsletters
  • complete a questionnaire or 
  • sign up to a campaign

Light for the World and its service providers use secure server software to encrypt any financial information you send when you donate.

I want to know more about my personal data and data processing standards

Please contact Erika Tschofönig with any request regarding data security or privacy at Light for the World.

Online Applications

On the websites of Light for the World and its associated organizations, we inform about current vacancies. Should you decide to apply for an opening or send us an application on your own initiative via our online application tool, we have to process the personal data submitted by you in the course of your application in order to be able to review your application (Art. 6 para. 1 lit b General Data Protection Regulation).

External service providers

You can find Mailchimp’s privacy policies stated here.

Social buttons

Most of the pages on our website include social buttons that enable you to share our content on Facebook and Twitter. These buttons use plugins provided by Facebook and Twitter. Both will collect information about you and your internet use. Light for the World has no influence on the data collection behaviour of either service. You can find their privacy statements here:


Our website uses YouTube to display embedded video. Watching an embedded video will share information about you and your internet use with YouTube. Light for the World has no influence on the data collection behaviour of YouTube or its owner, Google. Follow the link for more information:


For processing online donations we use the secure service provider iRaiser at iRaiser Nordic ApS, Gammel Kongevej 1, 2nd Piece, 1610, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The data necessary to process donations (name, address, email, account or credit card details, date of birth, phone number) are requested in iRaiser pages hosted in Europe. The information and the donation are encrypted and sent directly to payment processors Stripe, PayPal, and local banks. Under no circumstances will this data be shared, sold, leased, or otherwise commercially disposed of. Personal data then resides on Amazon Web Services servers through iRaiser until it is deleted and/or exported to our own donation database for the purpose of further processing and contacting you if necessary.

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Cookie usage

This website uses Universal Analytics (and Google Remarketing.), (These are) a web analytics service(s) provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Universal Analytics uses “cookies”, to help the website analyse, how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google, on servers in the United States.
In case of IP Anonymization, as is used on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. A clear association of the IP address will therefore no longer be possible. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP Anonymization is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
The IP address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Universal Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Be aware though, that user data is not only collected via cookies and therefore deleting those will not completely prevent data collection trough the Measurement-Protocol. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser.
You can find more information about terms and conditions and privacy on
The use of this website implies your agreement to Google using the data collected from you in the way described above and for the purpose described above.

Demographics & Interests Report

This website collects demographic and interests based user data trough cookies. All of the collectable data has previously been made available to Google Services through the users themselves.