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Data and privacy

What happens with my data at LIGHT FOR THE WORLD?

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD collects two categories of data, anonymised and personal.

Anonymised data is data that is 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.

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.

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 user himself.

Erika Tschofönig. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher

Your contact person for requests regarding privacy and/or transparency: Erika Tschofönig

+43 1 810 13 00 - 14
e.tschofoenig [at]