Long Story Short
This site is not about collecting personal data, it‘s about sending a little light from your place to everyone that visits the site. We‘re only storing submitted geo-information in order to display the light that a user has lighted. There is no tracking software running in the background and no analysis taking place. We‘re not even logging IP addresses.
Name and Address of the Controller
Controller in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national privacy laws of the member states as well as other applicable privacy regulations is:
747studios GmbHRuhrstrasse 4922761 HamburgT.: +49 (40) 6963 23 40 0F.: +49 (40) 39 80 80 – 18E.: firstname.lastname@example.org://www.747studios.de
Name and Address of the appointed Data Privacy Officer
The Controller has appointed the following Data Privacy Officer:
Deutsche Datenschutz Consult GmbH
22769 Hamburg Germany
T.: +49 40 228 60 70 402
Sending out a light
When accessing the website and clicking on "send a light", we request location information from your browser. Depending on the browser and operation system settings you may need to allow the location data to be shared with us explicitly. We process the location information in order to display a little light on the world map that is then visible to everybody that accesses the site. Your IP address will not be saved, hence the location information no longer relates to an identifiable natural person once you leave the page.
Your location data is processed upon your request (clicking "send a light") in order to send light out into the world and to display on the map on our web page from where light has been sent out to the world. This forms a legitimate interest, enabling us to process your personal data according to Art. 6 (I) lit. f GDPR.
Your personal data is only processed for the duration of your stay on our website. The location information that you share will be saved without identifiers, rendering it anonymous data once you leave the website.
When visiting our website, the following data is transferred by the browser and processed by us:
- date and time of the query
- content of the query
- access status / HTTP status code
- location information (may be subject to user action)
The process of temporarily saving the IP address is necessary in order to enable the system to deliver the website to the device of the user. The IP address needs to remain saved for the duration of the session. No IP address is saved in any logs.
The legal basis for temporarily saving the data is Art. 6 (I) lit. f GDPR, whereas our legitimate interest is to be able to operate the website.
Processing the data for providing the website is essential for operating the website. Hence, there is no possibility to object to this processing activity.
This website makes use of jQuery or jQueryUI technologies in order to optimize loading times. For this purpose the browser will download libraries from Google servers making use of the Google Content Delivery Network (Google CDN). In case you have downloaded jQuery before on another website from the Google CDN, your browser will access the copy in your local cache. Otherwise the browser will download the content from Google CDN. This means Google will gain knowledge of your IP address accessing our website and a transfer of personal data into the USA cannot be excluded. Google has self-certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield.
More information regarding these technologies can be found here:
and the privacy statement of Google:
Google Web Fonts
This site uses web fonts provided by Google in order to enable a unified design.
In case you have visited another page before that is making use of Google‘s web fonts and have already downloaded the content from the Google CDN to your browser cache, the browser will access the copy in your cache. Otherwise the browser will download the content from Google CDN. This means Google will gain knowledge of your IP address accessing our website and a transfer of personal data into the USA cannot be excluded. Google has self-certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield.
The usage of Google Web Fonts is based upon our legitimate interest to present a unified and appealing web site. This forms a legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6 (I) lit. f GDPR.
In case your browser does not support web fonts, a local default font will be used. Find mor information regarding the Google Web Fonts here:
and the privacy statement of Google:
When visiting our website, the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol with the highest possible encryption that is supported by your browser, is employed. Usually, this will be a 256 bit encryption. In case your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we will use 128 bit encryption instead. You can check if a specific part of our website is encrypted by the padlock that should be displayed next to the URL by your browser.
Furthermore, we deploy suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from intentional or accidental manipulation, from partial or complete loss or destruction and from unauthorized access. Our security measures are subject to continued improvement to keep pace with technological advancements.
No automated individual decision-making
We hereby inform you that you are not subject to any exclusively automatic decision-making process - including profiling – that takes legal effect or affects you significantly in any similar manner while using our services.
You have the right to request confirmation from the controller whether personal data concerning to you is being processed and, where this is the case, access the data collected and processed about you including any recipients free of remuneration.
Where we process your personal data, you also have the right to demand correction of your data, restriction of processing, erasure of your data and to receive a copy of your personal data. In case you have excercised your right of erasure, restriction of processing or correction of your data, you may also demand that we subsequently inform any recipients of your data provided to us.
You also have a right to object to our processing of your personal data following Art. 21 (I) GDPR on grounds relating to your particular situation.
Furthermore, you have the right to address a supervisory authority with a complaint you may have concerning our processing activities. You may also object to the processing of your personal data
An idea has become a real affair of the heart
We would like to encourage people all over the world to stop for a moment and to send loving thoughts and light into the world.
In addition to all the medical and economic measures that are so important at this time, loving thoughts can effect so many positive things.
It is like the stone that you throw into a lake to create waves. And the more stones are thrown into the lake, the more powerful the waves become.
This is the idea behind "Send a Light".
And the world map of "Send a Light", which hopefully will shine a little brighter every day, may become a loving counterbalance to the pandemic maps that accompany our everyday life at the moment.
We would be delighted if you could consciously send loving thoughts and your light into the world in the coming weeks and share our idea with many friends from all over the world.
Sincerely from Hamburg and Mönchengladbach, GermanyKaya, Pia, Fabian, Mikhail, Bernd, Chris, Lars and Christian