Privacy Policy

Who we are

Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe (DARE) vzw is registered under Belgian NPO law (Ondernemingsnummer: 480.114.168) as a non-profit organisation (vereniging zonder winstoogmerk) and has its legal seat in Belgium (DARE vzw c/o Lifelong Learning Platform, Rue de l’Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels).

Our website address is: https:/

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The owners don’t like tracking tools, but sometimes they look after how many visitors requested the website, what kind of articles are more requested than others, from where the users accessed our website. Single users are not interesting for us. This interest do we interprete as the in the European Privacy Regulation mentioned “legitimate interest” – concrete Art. 6 – EU-GDPR – Lawfulness of Processing.

We are using the web-fonts of Google Fonts. By every request of our website the Google Fonts page is automatically requested and Google Fonts collects  IP addresses of their users. This seems not to be connected with other Google services.

Our hosting service provider Hetzner Online GmbH is offering logfiles  (which are standard in webhosting services). Logfile data are automatically saved any time when somebody is accessing a page. They collect when a user is accessing a html or image file as anonymized IP addresses of visitors. In the logfile, for instance, instead of the factual IP address of a visitor like an address like 123.123.123.XXX will be saved. XXX is an accidential value between 1 and 254. This makes a  connection between IP and a person impossible. We save the logfile data:

  • Mailserverlog: 7 days
  • Apachelog: XXX
  • Backups: 14 days in encrypted form

Based on these data we might receive statistic information through the analytical programs AWStats und Report Magic, doing logfile analysis. As well these are anonomyzed and a connection to a certain person is impossible. The following data are analized:

  • browser type and version,
  • operating system,
  • date and time of server request,
  • amount of visits,
  • duration of visits,
  • in advance visited websites (if user is sending this information),
  • users’ IP addresses are anonymized befor saving them.

Some of the in the following mentioned aspects might be not relevant to you as we don’t use tracking or other analytical tools.  But you never know if not thanks to plugins or content from other parties strange things happen. We herewith explain that we try to use only such plugins conform with data security standards.

Embedded content from other websites

Contributes on this website might include embedded content (in example videos or pictures). Embedded content is behaving as if the visitor would have visited the other website. These websites  might collect data, use cookies, embed third party tracking services and register your activity via the embedded content, if you have an account and are logged in to such a website.

You might protect yourself also with these or similar browser plugins against such tracking: Privacy Badger , uBlock for Firefox or uBlock for Chrome.

With whom we share your data

We don’t share personal data received through the website with third parties (in example via contact form received messages) Except if you would especially asks us for doing so or allows us to share these informations (in example in an email request for contacting you with DARE people).


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


For sending our newsletters we are using phpList. We are storing the following data:

  • Email address (mandatory)
  • First name, last name, organisational background, DARE member or external (all not mandatory).

In order to provide you with this service we need to process and store this information, send you emails and also track your interactions with these emails for internal marketing purposes in an anonymised way. We see how many users were reading or forwarding the newsletter, but not who. We don’t share data with third parties. We don’t use the in phpList available external analytics tools like Matomo or Google Analytics.

Log in, registrations and how long we retain your data

One might use the website without registration and log in.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you leave us a message via a contact form, our server is sending the included information not encrypted. If you would like to send us information in a more confidential way, than we propose you to try this with en email address and email program of your choice.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

In case of questions and concerns, please contact us:

secretariate of the DARE network
Telephone: +49-30-400401-17
Fax: +49-30-400401-22