FREE English and Español Grief Support Video Group Meetings

 For & By People Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones to the Coronavirus Pandemic

One EASY Step: Check CALENDAR Section for Group Dates/Times, and THEN

1. SIGN UP for Your Group Under the

"English Groups" or 

"Grupos Español" Sections of This Site,

And That's It - You will Receive Email with Your Link to ZOOM Video Meeting

You Must Be Over 21 Years Of Age to Participate In The Grief Support Video Group Meetings - Thank You

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please sign up below

for the 

english language Virtual Grief support Groups

You Must Be Over 21 Years Of Age to Participate In the Grief Support Video Group Meetings

ENGLISH LANGUAGE GROUPS - SIGN UP

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT:

 

Please practice using ZOOM Video at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled first Group Meeting.

 

 

Grief Support Online Free Video Groups are:

 

Open Groups but you must register thru the online form here and with Zoom Video when you join the call. The link to the call is available when you click the date of your chosen group on the calendar section of this site.

 

Groups are ONLY open to adults who are over 21 years or older

 

Must Use free Zoom Video platform to access from your desktop, tablet or cell, and will need to join using your video.

 

Participants with no video will not be allowed to join group.

 

Groups will have a minimum of 3 and maximum of 8 participants. If groups are under or over minimum numbers, and whenever feasible – we will make every effort to suggest alternate groups to meet demand. Groups will open promptly at scheduled time and will close after 10 minutes if minimum number of participants is not met.

 

Groups will last 1 hour

 

 

Mandatory Grief Support Video Groups Participation Rules:

 

NO RECORDING of any type of the group, group members, and group discussions allowed at any time; including screen shots, video/audio recordings, notes, etc.

 

Confidentiality:  All groups are confidential and all discussions are confidential and not to be shared outside of the group. With people outside the group, you can share what you have learned about yourself but nothing about what was shared by any other members of the group, including members that could be your friends, colleagues or family.  

 

No rude or inappropriate language, pictures, video, video background or other  allowed at any time.

 

NO JUDGEMENT and Respect: It is important to respect our own and others grief at all times. We all grief differently and there is no right way or wrong way to grief, so this is a zero judgement tolerance group – so listen, learn but no judgement of anyone else or their grieving process.

 

CELL PHONES, COMPUTER/TABLET MESSAGING NOISES MUST BE TURNED OFF: Prior to entering the group, make sure you are in a quiet area; turn off cell phones and any other device (ie, computer/tablet, etc) that could ring and disturb the group discussion. If you have a lot of background noise due to your location, mute your audio until you want to share your thoughts with the group.  

 

Advice: The group is a place to share our personal feelings, journeys and challenges, but it is not a place to provide others with advice on how to fix issues. We are all welcome to ask questions and make suggestions based on our own personal experience, but never advice on how to fix. We are not here to fix, but to listen.

 

Silent Participation: While everyone is encouraged to participate and share their thoughts and feelings, there is no requirement that you must participate. For some of us grieving, the company of others in silence is all we may need and all participants must respect that individual choice.  

 

Agreement to Observe Group Rules With your enrollment on any of the groups, you are agreeing to the group rules outlined here.

 

 

Agenda

 

In an effort to familiarize you with the Agenda of a typical grief support group, below is a typical agenda for the group meetings:

 

Welcome Message by Grief Support Video Group Meeting Facilitator

 

Brief Self-Introduction by each participant with First Name, Who are They Grieving and How long since their loss (Maximum Self-Intro Time Per Participant: 1 Minute)

 

Open Discussion: After Introductions, the discussion will be open and it will start with the question of: “How are we feeling today?” – Participation in answering this question is strictly up to each participant, and some may choose not to answer but just to listen – Each person’s grieving process is different, so there is no right or wrong way to grief and in this group there are no judgements on anyone’s grief. (This section should last approximately 45 Minutes)

 

Concluding Notes & Reminders – By Group Facilitator (Approximately 3-5 minutes)

if you cannot make the currently scheduled

virtual group meetings in

the calendar section of this site, 

you can request a time that works for you

on the online form below and

as we get more requests for that time slot,

we will reach back when we are able to

open an additional virtual group for that time.

Name  
E-mail  
City  
State  
Who Are You Grieving? and When was Your Loss?  
Have You Participated In These Groups Before, and If So When?  
Time(s) of Day You Are Requesting  
How did you find us?  
Have You Used ZOOM Video Before?  
Which Day(s) of the week are you requesting?  
  
  
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si no puede hacer el programado actualmente

reuniones de grupo virtuales en

la sección de calendario de este sitio,

puedes solicitar un horario que funcione para ti

en el formulario en línea a continuación y

a medida que recibamos más solicitudes para ese intervalo de tiempo,

nos pondremos en contacto cuando podamos

abrir un grupo virtual adicional para ese momento.

 

Nombre  
Dirección de Correo Electrónico  
Ciudad  
Estado  
¿A Quien Perdiste y Cuando?  
¿Has participado en estos grupos antes y, si es así, cuándo?  
Hora (s) del día que está solicitando  
¿Cómo se enteró de nosotros?  
¿Has usado ZOOM Video antes?  
¿Qué día (s) de la semana estás solicitando?  
  
  

Por favor regístrese abajo 

Para el dia y horario preferido

de los Grupos virtuales en Español

Debe tener más de 21 años para participar en las reuniones del grupo de video de apoyo de duelo - Gracias

GRUPOS DE LENGUA ESPAÑOLA - REGÍSTRATE

 

 

IMPORTANTE:

Por Favor practique el uso de ZOOM Video al menos 1 hora antes de su primera reunión grupal programada.

 

 

 

 

Los grupos de video en línea gratuitos de Grief Support son:

 

- Grupos abiertos, pero debe registrarse a través del formulario en línea aquí y con Zoom Video cuando se une a la llamada. El enlace a la llamada está disponible cuando hace clic en la fecha del grupo elegido en la sección de calendario de este sitio.

 

- Los grupos SOLO están abiertos a adultos mayores de 21 años.

 

- Debe usar la plataforma gratuita Zoom Video para acceder desde su escritorio, tableta o celular, y deberá unirse para usar su video.

 

- Los participantes que no usen su video no podrán unirse al grupo.

 

- Los grupos tendrán un mínimo de 3 y un máximo de 8 participantes. Si los grupos están por debajo o por encima de los números mínimos, y siempre que sea posible, haremos todo lo posible para sugerir grupos alternativos para satisfacer la demanda. Los grupos se abrirán puntualmente a la hora programada y se cerrarán después de 10 minutos si no se cumple el número mínimo de participantes.

 

- Los grupos durarán 1 hora

 

 

- Reglas de participación obligatorias para grupos de video de apoyo al duelo:

 

o NO SE PUEDE GRABAR ningún tipo de grupo, miembros del grupo y discusiones grupales permitidas en ningún momento; incluyendo capturas de pantalla, grabaciones de video / audio, notas, etc.

 

o Confidencialidad: todos los grupos son confidenciales y todas las discusiones son confidenciales y no deben compartirse fuera del grupo. Con personas ajenas al grupo, puede compartir lo que ha aprendido sobre usted, pero nada sobre lo que compartieron otros miembros del grupo, incluidos los miembros que podrían ser sus amigos, colegas o familiares.

 

o No se permite ningún lenguaje grosero o inapropiado, imágenes, video, fondo de video u otro en cualquier momento.

 

o SIN JUICIO y respeto: Es importante respetar nuestro dolor y el de los demás en todo momento. Todos lamentamos de manera diferente y no hay una forma correcta o incorrecta de sufrir, por lo que este es un grupo de tolerancia de juicio cero, así que escucha, aprende pero no juzgues a nadie más ni a su proceso de duelo.

 

o LOS TELÉFONOS CELULARES, LOS RUIDO DE MENSAJES DE LA COMPUTADORA / TABLETA DEBEN APAGARSE: antes de ingresar al grupo, asegúrese de estar en una zona tranquila; apague los teléfonos celulares y cualquier otro dispositivo (es decir, computadora / tableta, etc.) que pueda sonar y perturbar la discusión grupal. Si tienes mucho ruido de fondo debido a tu ubicación, silencia tu audio hasta que quieras compartir tus pensamientos con el grupo.

 

o Asesoramiento: el grupo es un lugar para compartir nuestros sentimientos personales, viajes y desafíos, pero no es un lugar para proporcionar a otros consejos sobre cómo solucionar problemas. Todos somos bienvenidos a hacer preguntas y hacer sugerencias basadas en nuestra propia experiencia personal, pero nunca aconsejamos sobre cómo solucionarlo. No estamos aquí para arreglar, sino para escuchar.

 

o Participación silenciosa: si bien se alienta a todos a participar y compartir sus pensamientos y sentimientos, no es necesario que participes. Para algunos de nosotros afligidos, la compañía de otros en silencio es todo lo que podemos necesitar y todos los participantes deben respetar esa elección individual.

 

o Acuerdo para observar las reglas de grupo Con su inscripción en cualquiera de los grupos, usted acepta las reglas de grupo descritas aquí.

 

 

- AGENDA:

 

En un esfuerzo por familiarizarlo con la Agenda de un grupo de apoyo de duelo típico, a continuación se muestra una agenda típica para las reuniones de grupo:

 

o Mensaje de bienvenida de Grief Support Video Group Facilitator

 

o Breve autointroducción de cada participante con su nombre, quiénes están sufriendo y cuánto tiempo transcurrió desde su pérdida (tiempo máximo de autointro por participante: 1 minuto)

 

o Discusión abierta: después de las presentaciones, la discusión será abierta y comenzará con la pregunta de: "¿Cómo nos sentimos hoy?" - La participación en la respuesta a esta pregunta depende estrictamente de cada participante, y algunos pueden optar por no responder, sino solo por escuchar - El proceso de duelo de cada persona es diferente, por lo que no hay una forma correcta o incorrecta de duelo y en este grupo no hay juicios sobre el dolor de cualquiera. (Esta sección debe durar aproximadamente 45 minutos)

 

o Notas y recordatorios finales: por facilitador del grupo (aproximadamente 3-5 minutos)

 

si no puede hacer el programado actualmente

reuniones de grupo virtuales en

la sección de calendario de este sitio,

puedes solicitar un horario que funcione para ti

en el formulario en línea a continuación y

a medida que recibamos más solicitudes para ese intervalo de tiempo,

nos pondremos en contacto cuando podamos

abrir un grupo virtual adicional para ese momento.

 

Nombre  
Dirección de Correo Electrónico  
Ciudad  
Estado  
¿A Quien Perdiste y Cuando?  
¿Has participado en estos grupos antes y, si es así, cuándo?  
Hora (s) del día que está solicitando  
¿Cómo se enteró de nosotros?  
¿Has usado ZOOM Video antes?  
¿Qué día (s) de la semana estás solicitando?  
  
  
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Nombre  
Dirección de Correo Electrónico  
Estado  
Ciudad  
¿A quién perdiste? y Cuando fue tu perdida?  
¿Cuál es la fecha del grupo en el que está interesado?  
¿Has participado en estos grupos antes y, si es así, cuándo?  
¿Cómo se enteró de nosotros?  
¿Has usado ZOOM Video antes?  
  
  

si no puede hacer el programado actualmente

reuniones de grupo virtuales en

la sección de calendario de este sitio,

puedes solicitar un horario que funcione para ti

en el formulario en línea a continuación y

a medida que recibamos más solicitudes para ese intervalo de tiempo,

nos pondremos en contacto cuando podamos

abrir un grupo virtual adicional para ese momento.

 

Nombre  
Dirección de Correo Electrónico  
Ciudad  
Estado  
¿A Quien Perdiste y Cuando?  
¿Has participado en estos grupos antes y, si es así, cuándo?  
Hora (s) del día que está solicitando  
¿Cómo se enteró de nosotros?  
¿Has usado ZOOM Video antes?  
¿Qué día (s) de la semana estás solicitando?  
  
  

"How to use zoom" video tutorials -

Tutoriales en video "Cómo usar Zoom"

 

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How to Use Zoom

for Beginners

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"Non-Techie - How To Join a Zoom Video Meeting"

How to Raise or Lower Your Hand in Zoom Meeting?

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Joining a Zoom Meeting for the First Time

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How to Use in an Apple or Android Mobile Phone?

Mobile Phone: How to Use in an Apple or Android Phone?

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Español: Tutorial Para

Usar Zoom

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Español: Como Usar Zoom en Tu Cellular (IOS o Android)

Español: Como Levantar la Mano en Reuniones de Zoom

Non-Profit Organizations

 

If Your Are A Non-Profit Organization Interested in Launching Your Own

COVID19 Virtual or Blended Peer Facilitated Grief Support Groups

in English or Español ,  

Please Fill Out the Form Below and

If Your Organization Qualifies for Assistance -

We will help you set up and

launch your groups at no cost to your organization

Organization Name & Website  
E-mail  
Country  
City  
Contact Person  
Is Your Organization a 501(c)3 Non-Profit?  
Have You Conducted Grief Support Groups Before?  
How did you find us?  
What is the size of your organization?  
Why are you interested in launching Virtual or Blended COVID19 Grief Support Groups?  
  
  
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coping with loss & grief in the time of covid19

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Will We All Have PTSD from Dealing with COVID-19?

"Try to not watch a lot of news or inundate yourself with focusing on the unknown & the uncertainty..going to make people get anxious & depressed and developing more symptoms of PTSD...stay focused in your life..think about the things that are positive & the positive outcomes." https://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2020/07/09/ptsd-covid-19/

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CDC: Grief and Loss During COVID19

"Grieving the loss of a loved one while coping with the fear & anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be especially overwhelming.  Social distancing, “stay-at home-orders,” and limits on the size of in-person gatherings have changed the way friends and family can gather and grieve, including holding traditional funeral services..Asking for help from others"

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/stress-coping/grief-loss.html

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How to cope with grief during COVID-19

"“Honesty and authenticity are the antidotes to grief,” he says. “You shouldn’t feel guilty about experiencing grief..If you aren’t as productive as you’d like, give yourself a break..Cut tasks into smaller pieces"

https://www.piedmont.org/living-better/ways-to-cope-with-grief-during-covid-19

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Tips for Grieving the Loss of a Loved One to COVID-19

There may be “storm” of emotions that threaten to blow you away & that’s normal. Breathing slowly & focusing on your breath..you can “drop an anchor” in this emotional storm.

https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/tips-for-grieving-the-loss-of-a-loved-one-to-covid-19

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FREE COVID19 Grief Support Coffee Chat

 For Anyone Over the Age of 21 Who Has Lost a Loved Ones to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Listeners are My Grief Angels' Virtual Volunteers,

Not Mental Health Professionals Nor Grief Counselors,

But Simply Compassionate People Who Have Experienced Loss Themselves and

Have Volunteer to Listen To the Grief Journeys of People Who Have Lost Loved Ones to COVID19. 

If You are Over 21 Years of Age and

Would Like to Request a Zoom Video/No Video Call  with a Volunteer Listener,

 Please Fill Out Request Form Below and Depending on Demand/Volunteer Availability, 

a My Grief Angels' Volunteer Listener will Follow Up with You

Name  
E-mail  
State  
City  
Who did you loose to COVID19? and When was your loss?  
What Days of the Week are Best to Connect with your Listener?  
What Times of the Day are Best to connect with your Listener?  
How did you find us?  
What is Your Age Group?  
Anything You Would like the Listener to Know Ahead of your Call?  
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Grieving in the time of COVID19

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COVID-19 and the Grief Process

"What happens to our differences when our experience is shared? Today we are all grieving. We are grieving the loss of our freedoms, a predictable future, the lives and roles left behind in our communal rush away from the coronavirus."

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/love-and-sex-in-the-digital-age/202003/covid-19-and-the-grief-process

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"Amid the chaos, take time to grieve our collective losses. If you have ever lost someone you loved, you know the feeling of seeing the world through a bank teller’s glass. You observe other people laughing and enjoying their day, but you are apart from them, separated by a thick, bulletproof barrier. You wonder how they can savor that plate of pasta or play music that loud, given what’s happened"

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/the-grieving-world/609013/

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"Grieving alone: Coronavirus keeps Rochester woman from mourning late father with family..Miller is now grieving her father’s death alone, in quarantine" https://13wham.com/news/local/grieving-alone-coronavirus-keeps-rochester-woman-from-mourning-late-father-with-family

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‘He died by himself.’ As Connecticut’s coronavirus death toll grows, families forced to grieve in isolation..“He died by himself, surrounded by only the kindness of the doctors and nurses.” https://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-news-coronavirus-victims-20200326-gpbbkqdmyrdmjn72ey5bk66d5y-story.html.

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Online volunteers - voluntarios en línea

Current Virtual Volunteer Opportunities - Click on Title and Apply On Volunteer Match

Online Volunteers Needed

Se necesitan voluntarios en línea

Name  
E-mail  
Country  
City  
Language: English, Español, Francais  
Your Field  
Skills  
How did you find us?  
Are You a Grief Support Counselor or Mental Health Professional?  
Message  
  
  

Contact US

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City  
How did you find us?  
Are You?   
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Address:

www.MyGriefAngels.org

9450 Pinecroft Dr,

#7412

The Woodlands

TX77387

USA

COVID19 IMPORTANT: NO MAIL IS BEING PICKED UP OR SENT DURING THE DURATION OF THE COVID19 PANDEMIC SO PLEASE USE THE ONLINE CONTACT FORM HERE TO REACH OUT TO US - THANK YOU.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

 

Grief Support Online by My Grief Angels and My Grief Angels are about grief support for and by people grieving. Both of these free onlline public service initiatives are for and by individuals grieving and helping each other online thru our individual grieving process and shared personal experinces. Howeber, please be clear that we are not mental health professionals; grief counselors or any other type of healthcare professionals but very much believe and advice anyone using these sites that anyone grieving should seek the immediate advice and guidance of professional mental health counselors, grief counselors and/or other licensed healthcare professionals. 

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the My Grief Angels Inc. The use of the Internet pages of the My Grief Angels Inc is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the My Grief Angels Inc. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, the My Grief Angels Inc has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of the My Grief Angels Inc is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

a)    Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b) Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

c)    Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d)    Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

e)    Profiling

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

f)     Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g)    Controller or controller responsible for the processing

Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

h)    Processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i)      Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

j)      Third party

Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

k)    Consent

Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

My Grief Angels Inc

9450 Pinecroft Dr., Unit 7412

77387-6019 The Woodlands

Texas

Phone: 9362173205

Email: f@mygriefangels.org

Website: www.MyGriefAngels.org

3. Collection of general data and information

The website of the My Grief Angels Inc collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the My Grief Angels Inc does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the My Grief Angels Inc analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

4. Registration on our website

The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller, and for his own purposes. The controller may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel service) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to the controller.

By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address—assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject—date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure the controller. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable the controller to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.

The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The entirety of the controller’s employees are available to the data subject in this respect as contact persons.

5. Subscription to our newsletters

On the website of the My Grief Angels Inc, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise's newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered from the controller.

The My Grief Angels Inc informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The enterprise's newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject is authorized to receive the newsletter.

During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.

The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate this to the controller in a different way.

6. Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletter of the My Grief Angels Inc contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the My Grief Angels Inc may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects.

Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by the controller in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. The My Grief Angels Inc automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

7. Contact possibility via the website

The website of the My Grief Angels Inc contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

8. Comments function in the blog on the website

The My Grief Angels Inc offers users the possibility to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog, which is on the website of the controller. A blog is a web-based, publicly-accessible portal, through which one or more people called bloggers or web-bloggers may post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts. Blogposts may usually be commented by third parties.

If a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, the comments made by the data subject are also stored and published, as well as information on the date of the commentary and on the user's (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject. In addition, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the data subject is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons, and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties, or posts illegal content through a given comment. The storage of these personal data is, therefore, in the own interest of the data controller, so that he can exculpate in the event of an infringement. This collected personal data will not be passed to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the aim of the defense of the data controller.

9. Subscription to comments in the blog on the website

The comments made in the blog of the My Grief Angels Inc may be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, there is the possibility that a commenter subscribes to the comments following his comments on a particular blog post.

If a data subject decides to subscribe to the option, the controller will send an automatic confirmation e-mail to check the double opt-in procedure as to whether the owner of the specified e-mail address decided in favor of this option. The option to subscribe to comments may be terminated at any time.

10. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

11. Rights of the data subject

a) Right of confirmation

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

b) Right of access

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

the purposes of the processing;
the categories of personal data concerned;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

c) Right to rectification

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the My Grief Angels Inc, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of My Grief Angels Inc shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of the My Grief Angels Inc will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

e) Right of restriction of processing

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the My Grief Angels Inc, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the My Grief Angels Inc will arrange the restriction of the processing.

f) Right to data portability

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the My Grief Angels Inc.

g) Right to object

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The My Grief Angels Inc shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If the My Grief Angels Inc processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the My Grief Angels Inc to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the My Grief Angels Inc will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by the My Grief Angels Inc for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the My Grief Angels Inc. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, the My Grief Angels Inc shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the My Grief Angels Inc.

i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the My Grief Angels Inc.

12. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

13. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

14. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

15. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

16. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the German Association for Data Protection that was developed in cooperation with Privacy Lawyers from WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, Cologne.

 

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