What are cookies?

This website uses cookies. Cookies are little data records which are placed by your browser on your computer. They for example allow user’s to be recognized while staying on a website and therefore serve to improve user-friendliness.

What are cookies used for?

Cookies allow a site or services to know if your computer or device has visited that site or service before. Cookies can then be used to help understand how the site or service is being used, help you navigate between pages efficiently, help remember your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
Although you can adjust your browser software to prevent the installation of cookies, we would point out that if you do so you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. Cookies allow a server to read private data from your computer or data contained on another server. They do not damage your computer in any way and dot not contain any malware.

What types of cookies does Volunteer World use?

There are generally four categories of cookies: “Strictly Necessary,” “Performance,” “Functionality,” and “Targeting.” Volunteer World routinely uses all four categories of cookies on the Service. You can find out more about each cookie category below.

Strictly Necessary Cookies.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.

Performance Cookies.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is transferred to and stored on a server operated by Google in the USA. In case the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be sent to Google in the USA and then shortened. On behalf of the operator’s website Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transferred by your browser within Google Analytics will not be linked to any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you may refuse the collection of data regarding the use of the website (including your IP address) generated by the cookies as well as the processing of the data by Google by clicking on the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) and downloading and installing the available browser plugin.

Further information on Privacy Policy and Terms of Use may be found at www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/ or www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html. Please not that on this website Google Analytics has been enhanced to the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure the anonymisation of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Moreover, we use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and Double-Click-Cookie for statistical reason. If you do not agree to this, you can deactivate this function by using the Ads Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).

Clicky Web Analytics

This website uses the online service Clicky Web Analytics by Roxr Software Ltd. This web analysis service collects your data. It uses so-called „cookies“, text files which are stored on your computer and enable analysis of the website usage by you and to differ between genuine and false visitors. The information generated by the cockie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be stored on a server in Portland, OR, USA. Your IP address will be made anonymous immediately. Clicky Web Analytics will use this information, to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on the website activities for their operators and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the internet. Clicky Web Analytics may also transfer this information to third parties, where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on behalf of Clicky Web Analytics. Clicky Web Analytics will never link your IP address with other data held by Clicky Web Analytics. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Through the use of this website, you express your consent to the processing of data about you in the manner described above and for the purpose previously mentioned by Clicky Web Analytics.

Functionality Cookies.

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as remembering your email, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Social media

Volunteer World uses the +1 button, which sets cookies on your computer that Google+ uses to identify you, if you’re already signed up for their services. See "How the +1 button respects your privacy" for more details.
Also Facebook uses cookies on Volunteer World’s website to Identify the browser connecting to facebook, not the user. Reportedly used to help with security and suspicious login activity. To manage the login process, remembers user on return visit if they choose to stay logged in.
The YouTube video player will store a number of cookies that enable the core functionality of the player, such as recording your play progress, whether you were logged in to your YouTube account, and recording your viewing statistics to be shown later on your own YouTube account page.

Twitter

This websites features functions of the service Twitter. These functions are being provided by the Twitter Inc. Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the function „Re-Tweet“ the pages you visited will be linked to your Twitter account and announced to other users. Thereby data will also be transferred to Twitter. Please be advised, that we – as owner of this homepage – do not obtain precise knowledge of the content of the transferred data and their use by Twitter. Based on our knowledge, merely the IP address of the user and the URL to the web page are being transferred by clicking the button, not for other purposes. Further information on this may be found in the Privacy Statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.
Your can change your privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Facebook-Plugins

This websites uses plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You recognize the Facebook plugin on our website by the Facebook logo or the “Like-button”. You will find an overview at http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When visiting our website, a direct connection between browser and the Facebook server will be established by the plugin. Facebook obtains the information that you have called up our website with your IP address. According to Facebook, only anonymized IP addresses are being stored in Germany. If you click on the Facebook “Like-Button” while being logged in your Facebook account, you can link the content of our platform on your Facebook profile. In this way Facebook can allocate the visit to our platform to your Facebook account. Please be advised, that we – as owner of this homepage – do not obtain precise knowledge of the content of the transferred data and their use by Facebook. Further information on this may be found in the Privacy Statement of Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to allocate the collected data via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website.

Targeting Cookies

These types of cookies are set by digital advertising businesses for the prime or sole purpose of managing the performance of adverts, displaying adverts, and/or building user profiles to determine the display of adverts elsewhere.

These will almost always be third party cookies and mostly persistent. They can be set even if the site itself does not display advertising. In some cases cookies will be set so the site being visited can target the user with adverts elsewhere after they have left, a practice known as re-marketing.

Google Adwords Remarketing

Volunteer World uses Google AdWords Remarketing or "similar target groups" technology by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). This function is used to insert targeted product information and interest-based advertising to our website's users and other users with similar interests on the basis of their online user behaviour, when the user visits other websites in the Google Display Network or performs a Google search. If you subsequently visit another website in the Google Display Network, you will be shown pop-ups which incorporate previously accessed product and information areas with high probability. If our adverts are inserted on these websites, information about the visit to the website will be transmitted to us, e.g. how often our advert was views, how many clicks and visits were generated by a certain advert and which content was viewed after a click on an advert on our website. To carry out an analysis of website use, which forms the basis for creating interested-based adverts, Google Cookies is used during your visit to a website in the Google Display Network or a specific Google service. These cookies contain information about your last visit or your browser settings e.g. the configured language. These cookies serve to record the visit to the website by means of a unique identification of a web browser on a certain computer and not to identify a person. All data is saved using a pseudonym so that it is not easily possible to personally identify you.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. The IP address' last three digits are then truncated by Google; thus clear assignment of the IP address is no longer possible. Google observes the privacy policy of the "US Safe Harbor" agreement and is registered on the "Safe Harbor" agreement with the US Department of Commerce. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will also transfer this information to third parties if the law requires this or if the third party processes the data on behalf of Google. Third party providers, including Google, place advertisements on websites on the internet. Third party providers, including Google, use saved cookies to place advertisements on the basis of previous visits of a user to this website. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other Google data.

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

Volunteer World also uses Google Conversion Tracking, an analysis service by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). In this process, a cookie is placed on your computer by Google Adwords ("conversion cookie") if you have reached out website via a Google advert. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and do not serve for personal identification. If you visit a specific website of ours and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google recognise that someone has clicked on the advert and was forwarded to our site. Every AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the help of conversion cookies serve to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided on conversion tracking. AdWords customers are informed of the total number of users that have clicked on their advert and were redirected to page with a conversion tracking tag. They receive no information that could be used to personally identify a user. If you do not want to take part in tracking procedures you can also refuse the necessary cookie settings - via browser settings, which generally disable the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com".

Revocation of google services: If you do not want to receive interest-based adverts, you can deactivate the use of cookies by Google for this purpose via the site https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/blocked-cookies.html or by clicking on the following link and downloading and installing the plug in provided there. https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de
Users can also deactivate the use of cookies by third party providers by visiting the Consumer opt-out website by the Network Advertising Initiative http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and following the information there to opt out.
We would like to point out that Google has their own data privacy guidelines that are independent of ours. Please brief yourself before using our website via Datenschutzbestimmungen von Google at: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
You can see other information about Google Remarketing or "similar target groups" at http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

UserReport

Our website uses UserReport, which allows users to voice their opinion and rate our website’s usability. UserReport also helps us getting a clearer picture of what kind of people are visiting our site.
If you are invited to take part in a survey on our website, cookies will be stored on your computer. Cookies insure that you will not be invited to participate in the survey for a while. Cookies can also be used for generating different kinds of statistics about the use of our websites, but you will always remain anonymous in any such stats.
Read UserReport’s full privacy policy here.

Zendesk

For processing service requests of our customers, we use an external system of the provider Zendesk, 989 Market Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94102. Zendesk has by joining the “safe harbor” agreement between the European Union the United States of America, obliged to comply with the provisions of the European Union an appropriate level of data protection. The registration from Zendesk at the responsible US Department of Commerce is available here: http://safeharbor.export.gov/companyinfo.aspx?id=16328. For more information about Zendesk and dataprotection at Zendesk can be find here: http://www.zendesk.com/company/privacy.
The use of Zendesk is designed to improve and accelerate our Customer Service. For further questions, please use the contact information below.

Facebook Website Custom Audiences

Communication tools of the Facebook social network may also be used on this website in certain circumstances, in particular the product 'Website Custom Audiences'. This product generates a non-reversible, non-person related hash value from your use data and can be transmitted to Facebook for analysis and marketing purposes. For further information on the purpose and extent of the data captured and the further processing and use of data by Facebook as well as your setting options to protect your privacy please consult the Facebook data privacy policy, which for example can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/ and https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation. If you want to oppose the use of Facebook Website Custom Audiences, you can do so under https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/.

Shareaholic

This website contains Shareaholic plugins that allow you setting bookmarks or sharing the content from our website. Shareaholic uses cookies. The generated data (such as the time of use, browser language, and IP address) will be collected by the Shareaholic Inc., Dogpatch Labs 1, Cambridge Center, Suite 600, Cambridge, MA 02142 and transferred on servers in the United States and other countries. For more information on data processing by Shareaholic and about the Privacy Policy, read http://www.shareaholic.com/privacy/. There you can find information about the collected data and its use. Processing of the data concerned by the owner of this site does not take place. With use of the Shareaholic button you agree with terms of use from Shareaholic Inc., written on this page: http://www.shareaholic.com/privacy/. You can disagree with the use of the data at any time by using an opt-out cookie, see here:http://www.shareaholic.com/privacy/choices. You can find and read more detailed information on the mentioned website from Shareaholic Inc.

How long will cookies stay on my device?

The length of time a cookie will stay on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies stay on your computer or mobile device until they expire or are deleted.

First and third party cookies

First-party cookies are cookies that belong to Volunteer World, third-party cookies are cookies that another party places on your device through our Service. Third-party cookies may be placed on your device by someone providing a service for Volunteer World, for example to help us understand how our service is being used. Third-party cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.

How to control and delete cookies

If you want to delete cookies follow the instructions at How to Clear Your Browser’s Cookies. If you wish to disable your browser from receiving cookies follow the instructions at How to Disable Cookies. Note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our Service and other parts of our Service may not work properly. You can find out more information cookie settings at third-party information sites, such as All About Cookies.