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Privacy policy


This privacy policy applies to the processing of personal data by SOS-Kinderdorf (Liechtenstein) e.V. (‘SOS-Kinderdorf’ or ‘we’) within the framework of its website ( With respect to other providers’ websites which we refer to, e.g. via links, the data protection notices and declarations on those websites apply. The processing of personal data by us takes place exclusively in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and the Liechtenstein Data Protection Act (‘DPA’).

Name und address of the controller

The controller within the meaning of the GDPR is:

SOS-Kinderdorf (Liechtenstein) e.V.
Zollstrasse 13
9494 Schaan
Phone: +423 222 01 01
Mobil: +423 786 88 00


Collection and use of your data

Our processing of our users’ personal data is limited to data that is required to provide a functional website and our content and services. Personal data will only be processed for the purposes agreed with you or if there is another legal basis (within the meaning of the GDPR). Personal data is only collected if it is actually required to carry out and process our tasks and services or if it is provided to us on a voluntary basis.

Your rights (data subject rights)

You have the right to request information about your personal data which is processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or is being disclosed, the intended storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, data portability (unless transmission involves disproportionate effort), the origin of your data, unless it was collected by us, and the existence of automated decision making including profiling.

You also have the right to withdraw any consent you may have given to the use of your personal data at any time.

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data by us is not in line with applicable data protection regulations, you have the option of lodging a complaint with a data protection authority.

Description and scope of data processing

Data collection when visiting our website Each time the website is accessed, data and information is automatically collected by the accessing computer’s system. The following data is collected:

  • complete IP address of the requesting computer; • date and time of access;

  • name of the requested file;

  • page from which the file was requested; • access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.);

  • web browser and operating system used; and

  • volume of data transferred.

It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual persons based on this data. The information collected is stored for a maximum period of three months. The data is stored for reasons pertaining to data security—particularly to prevent attempts to attack our web server—and to ensure the system’s stability and operational reliability.

Data processing in connection with our website is carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

We use cookies on our website, which are required for technical reasons, to make our website user-friendly. If you arrived at our website via a Google Ads advertisement, a ‘conversion cookie’ will have been used. Cookies are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies are saved until you delete them. This allows us to recognise your browser the next time you visit us. If you do not want this to happen, you can configure your browser to notify you about the use of cookies and to only accept them in individual cases. However, we would like to point out that disabling will mean that you will be unable to use all of our website’s features.

The legal basis for data processed by cookies is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

This website uses the open-source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses technologies that make it possible to recognize the user across multiple pages with the aim of analyzing the user patterns (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information recorded by Matomo about the use of this website will be stored on our server. Prior to archiving, the IP address will first be anonymized.

Through Matomo, we are able to collect and analyze data on the use of our website-by-website visitors. This enables us to find out, for instance, when which page views occurred and from which region they came. In addition, we collect various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, browser, and operating system used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks, purchases, etc.).

The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. This consent can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymization
For analysis with Matomo we use IP anonymization. Your IP address is shortened before the analysis, so that it is no longer clearly assignable to you.

We host Matomo with the following third-party provider:

Sitewalk Establishment
Im alten Riet 153
9494 Schaan
Principality of Liechtenstein

Data processing
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Google Ads and tracking
We use Google Ads for our website. Google Ads is used for online advertising and is from Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (‘Google’). We use Google Ads’ tracking feature. When you click on one of our ads, this saves a cookie for tracking. Cookies are small text files that Internet browsers store on users’ computers. Cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked through the websites. The information collected using the cookie is used to compile statistics. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to tracking being used by disabling the Google cookie in your Internet browser.

More information about Google Ads and Google tracking can be found in Google’s privacy policy:

The legal basis for storing ‘conversion cookies’ is Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

Social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.)
We use social media plugins from Facebook and Twitter on our website. To prevent personal information from being sent from our website visitors to the above-mentioned service providers without your consent, our social media plugins act like links. If the link/button is not clicked, data is not transmitted. Therefore, if you do not agree to the above-mentioned social networks processing your personal data in connection with the use of our website, do not click on the buttons.

File downloads
We do not require you to provide any personal information in order for you to download files from our website.

Contact form and getting in touch by e-mail
We provide a contact form on our website so that you can contact us with any questions about SOS-Kinderdorf, our website and other enquiries. You can also contact us by e-mail. When you contact us via the contact form or by e-mail, the data you provide (particularly your e-mail address, your first and last name and the body of text containing your enquiry, as well as any other information you may have provided in the contact form or by e-mail) will be stored by us in order to process your enquiry and answer your questions. We will erase the data collected as part of your enquiry/when you get in touch as soon as it is no longer required to process your enquiry. Insofar as there are legal retention requirements, the data will be stored for the duration of the legal retention requirement.

The legal basis for processing your enquiry is Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will immediately send an e-mail containing a hyperlink to the e-mail address you have provided. By clicking on this link, you are confirming your subscription to the newsletter (double opt-in procedure). If you confirm the newsletter subscription, you are giving your consent to the storage of your e-mail address including the date of registration and IP address. We only use your e-mail address and the personal data collected at the same time, such as your first and last name, street, post code, town and interest groups, to manage and send the newsletter you requested. Our newsletters do not contain any obvious or hidden counters, third-party advertising or links to third-party sites that are not directly related to the content of our newsletter. Each newsletter contains a notice on how to unsubscribe from the newsletter.

The legal basis for sending newsletters is Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

Data security

We use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser when you visit our website. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form if the key or padlock symbol is shown in your browser’s address bar.

In addition, we use additional suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Applicable version

This privacy policy is currently valid as at August 2020.

It may be necessary to make changes to this privacy policy as a result of the further development of our website or changes to legal or official regulations. This privacy policy can be accessed and printed out from our website at any time.