Data protection

The protection of your privacy when using our online service is important to us. Please therefore take the time to read through the following information on data protection.

Engagement Global gGmbH - Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 40, 53113 Bonn, Germany, represented by Managing Director, Dr. Jens Kreuter, (hereinafter referred to as “Engagement Global” or “Engagement Global”) operates a website hosted at including web applications provided through the service (hereinafter referred to jointly as "website").

Personal data is processed on this website in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation [DSGVO – Datenschutz-Grundverordnung] and German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG – Bundesdatenschutzgesetz].

We use external service providers to edit this website and to process electronic data. These service providers are required to comply with data protection regulations to the same extent as we do and guarantee data in connection with the online service is handled dependably and securely. This website is hosted on a server of Hetzner Online GmbH, Germany. Data is stored separately from other applications.

We use technical and organisational security measures to protect your data managed by us from manipulation, loss, destruction and from access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Access data

You can generally visit this website without revealing your identity. To protect our data processing systems from attacks, however, we log access for a limited period. This server access data is used exclusively to safeguard technical operation and is not used for any other purpose. We consult these log files only in the event of technical problems and where the data stored in these may help to resolve these.

Access data is stored exclusively in anonymous form on the online service itself. This may include for example the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you accessed our service, or the subpages that you navigate to on our website. This information does not enable us to identity you and is stored exclusively for the purposes of the statistical evaluation of access figures and for improving the website.

Personal data

Personal data as defined by Article 4 (1) GDPR is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); a natural person is regarded as identifiable if he/she can be identified either directly or indirectly by, in particular, association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online ID or one or more features peculiar to the individual and expressive of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of the natural person.

Personal data may be collected and processed by us in accordance with Article 6 GDPR only with your consent, if collection and processing is necessary for contract fulfilment or precontractual measures, there is a legal obligation to do so, or this is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or of a third party provided not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms.

The personal data collected will be processed by us exclusively for the purposes of operating and improving this website and for providing the services requested by you. It will not be passed on to third parties or used for other purposes. Your personal data will be deleted or blocked by us as soon as the purpose of its storage no longer applies, provided that its deletion does not conflict with a statutory retention period.

In addition to access data, personal data is also collected on this website for other purposes, in the case of:

  • - Song Contest registration,
  • - Ordering the ONE WORLD album,
  • - Getting in touch using the online form.

The personal data collected will be processed by us exclusively for the purposes of operating and improving this website and for running the Song Contest. It will not be passed on to third parties or used for other purposes.

Data collection for orders

Personal data collected by us will be passed on to the shipping company charged with delivery within the scope of contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the supply of goods. We will pass on your payment details to the mandated financial institution as part of the payment process, if this is necessary for the processing of payments. If payment service providers are used, this will be explicitly indicated. The legal basis for the transfer of data is Art. 6 Para. 1 Lit. b GDPR.

Use of cookies

This online service uses “session cookies”. Session cookies are small units of information that a website operator stores in the memory of the visitor's computer and make it easier to use the website, e.g. by only having to log in once with your password and user ID during a visit. A randomly generated unique identification number is stored in a session cookie, known as a session ID. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot save any other data. Most of this website can be used without enabling cookies. Cookies must be enabled only for the use of protected areas requiring authentication.

Session cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. You can disable the use of cookies for this online service in your internet browser. Please refer to the instructions provided by your browser producer for more details on how this works.

Google Analytics and the use of cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

On this website your IP address will be anonymised for privacy reasons, which means that your IP address will be previously abridged by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp ();” in order to guarantee anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services related to website usage and internet usage on behalf of the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be collated with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilise all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the link indicated below.

Social bookmarks

So-called social bookmarks (such as from Facebook and Twitter) are integrated on our website. Social bookmarks are internet bookmarks with which the users of such a service can collect links and news messages. These are only integrated on our website as a link to the corresponding services. After clicking on the embedded graphic, you will be redirected to the respective provider's website, i.e. only then is user information transmitted to the respective provider. For information on the handling of your personal data when using these websites, please refer to the respective data protection regulations of the providers.

Use of SoundCloud plug-ins

We use the provider SoundCloud for the integration of audio material. SoundCloud is operated by SoundCloud Limited based at 33 St James Square, London SW1Y 4JS, UK. We use plug-ins from the provider SoundCloud on some of our web pages. When accessing pages on our website with plug-in present, a connection is made to SoundCloud servers and the plug-in is shown. This will tell the SoundCloud server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of SoundCloud, SoundCloud may allocate this information to your personal user account. When using the plug-in, e.g. clicking on an audio file’s start button, this information will also be allocated to your user account. You can prevent this by logging out of your SoundCloud account before using our website and deleting the corresponding cookies from SoundCloud. A short guide on deleting cookies in Microsoft Edge is available here:

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by SoundCloud as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in the Data Protection Notices of SoundCloud:

Embedding of YouTube videos

YouTube videos are embedded on this website. YouTube is an internet video portal allowing video providers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on these similarly for free. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos. Therefore content available via the portal includes both complete film and television broadcasts as well as music videos, trailers and user-made videos.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary company of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

By using no-cookie URLs we prevent any tracking through YouTube.


For our communication with you we use the messenger service WhatsApp, provided you have subscribed to this on our mobile website and thereby expressly consent to the use of this service in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

To provide the service, we work with service provider MessengerPeople GmbH, Herzog-Heinrich-Str. 9, 80336 Munich, Germany ( MessengerPeople provides the infrastructure for the sending of notifications and processes data on our behalf in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR. Data collected is used exclusively to provide the service.

By sending a start notification to MessengerPeople (hereinafter “Sender”), I consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Lit. a GDPR to the use by the Sender of my personal data (e.g. first and last name, telephone number, messenger ID, profile picture, messages) for direct communication and necessary associated data processing using the selected messenger service. An existing messaging account with the respective provider is required to use this service.

WhatsApp, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA is the responsible provider of the WhatsApp messenger service; privacy policy can be viewed at

I understand that the respective provider receives personally identifiable information (in particular communication metadata) that is also processed on servers located outside of the EU (such as in the United States) where an adequate level of privacy cannot be guaranteed. Whatsapp Inc and Facebook Inc, however, are certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee of compliance with European privacy legislation. Further information is provided in the privacy policy of the respective messenger service above. The Sender has neither precise knowledge of nor influence on data processing by the respective provider.

You can withdraw your consent to this data processing at any time by typing “STOP” in the respective messenger service. To have all data stored by you with our service provider removed, send a message with the text “DELETE ALL DATA” via the messenger service.

To provide this service, technical service provider MessengerPeople GmbH, Herzog-Heinrich-Str. 9, 80336 Munich, Germany is used as the Sender’s contracted data processor.

Your data will not be shared with third parties. Further information is available in the privacy policy of MessengerPeople (

Email contact

If you send us an email, e.g. using the contact form on the website, your email address will be transmitted as personal data. This email address is used exclusively for correspondence with you; processing for other purposes does not take place. Your email address will not be transmitted to third parties. The legal basis for the collection of data is your consent according to Article 6 Para. 1 No. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time without giving a reason by emailing songcontest(at) This will not affect the legality of processing performed prior to revocation.

Registering for events

Data transmitted to us as part of the online registration process for events will be used by us exclusively to process your registration and to organise the event. Your data will not be used for any other purposes that are not associated with the registration process, and in particular will not be shared with third parties without your express consent. Your data will be routinely deleted after use unless precluded by a statutory retention period. The legal basis for the collection of data is your consent according to Article 6 Para. 1 No. a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time without giving a reason by emailing songcontest(at) This will not affect the legality of processing performed prior to revocation.


You can subscribe to a newsletter or information via e-mail on our website. The data entered when you register for the newsletter will only be used for the purpose of sending the newsletter, unless you have agreed to another form of use.

In order to send our newsletter, we use the CleverReach e-mail dispatch system, which is operated by CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Rastede, Germany. For this purpose, your data will also be stored by CleverReach. CleverReach offers evaluation options as to how the newsletter is opened and used. Your data will not be forwarded to another third party in order to receive the newsletter, and CleverReach will not receive the right to forward your data.

The legal basis for the collection of data is your consent according to Article 6 Para. 1 No. a) GDPR. You can revoke your subscription or declaration of consent at any time via the de-registration option in the newsletter, or via e-mail, without giving your reason for doing so. This will not affect the legality of processing performed prior to revocation.

Your rights as data subject

As data subject, you have the right of disclosure, correction, restriction of processing, deletion of your data and the right to data transferability in accordance with Article 15ff GDPR. In addition, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of data for the purposes of direct advertising or if your interests worthy of protection outweigh the interests of processing due to a personal circumstance. Please contact us for this purpose by email at:


You have the right to file a complaint with a regulatory authority if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you contravenes data protection provisions. The relevant regulatory authority can be found at:

Links to other websites

Our online service contains links to other websites. We have no influence on the content of such sites nor on the compliance of such with Data Protection provisions and therefore cannot accept any responsibility for these. This privacy policy therefore applies only to this website.

External links on topic

Browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics
General information on Google Analytics and data protection
Privacy policy of Facebook
Privacy policy of Google
Privacy policy of Instagram