Data protection

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If you have any further questions, please contact Marie Habdank, Maren Hildebrand and Tobias Hildebrand (


Data protection declaration

We have written this data protection declaration (version 16.06.2020) to explain to you, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, what information we collect, how we use data and what options you have as a visitor to this website .

Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.


Automatic data storage

When you visit websites these days, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website. If you visit our website as you are now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as

•             the address (URL) of the website accessed

•             Browser and browser version

•             the operating system used

•             the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)

•             the host name and the IP address of the device from which access is made

•             Datum und Uhrzeit in files (web server log files).

As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.



Our website uses HTTP cookies to save user-specific data. Im Folgenden erklären wir, was Cookies sind und warum sie genutzt werden:


What exactly are cookies?

Whenever you surf the Internet, you are using a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites save small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you visit our site again, your browser sends the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you your usual standard settings. In some browsers each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.

There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly from our side, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be evaluated individually, as each cookie stores different data. The expiry time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other "pests". Cookies cannot access information on your PC either.


How can I delete cookies?

You decide for yourself how and whether you want to use cookies. Regardless of which service or website the cookies originate from, you always have the option of deleting cookies, only partially allowing them or deactivating them. For example, you can block third-party cookies, but allow all other cookies.

If you want to prevent the use of cookies, you can do this through local settings in your internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari).


Storage of personal data

Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in the context of submitting a form or comments in the blog or similar, will be saved by us together with the time and the IP address are only used for the specified purpose, stored securely and not passed on to third parties.

We therefore only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and only in connection with the donation process. We do not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed in the event of illegal behavior.

If you send us personal data by email - outside of this website - we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data.

According to Article 6 Paragraph 1 at GDPR (lawfulness of processing), the legal basis is that you give us your consent to process the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time - an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.


Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation

According to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following rights:

•             Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)

•             Right to cancellation ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)

•             Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)

•             Right to notification - obligation to notify in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)

•             Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)

•             Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)

•             Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)


If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).


Evaluation of visitor behavior

In the following paragraphs we will inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The data collected is evaluated anonymously and we cannot identify you personally from your behavior on this website.


SSL encryption

This website uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption for the transmission of data from your browser to our server and to servers that provide files that we integrate on our website. With SSL, data is transmitted in encrypted form. The data cannot be changed and the sender can be identified. You can recognize the presence of SSL encryption by the preceding text "https" in front of the address of the website that is called up in the browser.


Embedded social media elements

We include elements and links from social media services on our website to display images, videos and texts. When you visit pages that display these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We have no access to this data. The following links lead you to the pages of the respective social media services, where it is explained how they handle your data:

•             Instagram-Datenschutzrichtlinie

•             Youtube-Datenschutzerklärung, für YouTube gilt die Google Datenschutzerklärung: 

•             Facebook-Datenrichtline

•             Twitter Datenschutzrichtlinie

•             LinkedIn Datenschutzrichtlinie 


Google Maps

We use Google Maps from Google Inc. on our website. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services in Europe. With Google Maps we can show you locations better. By using Google Maps, data is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers.

Nutzungsbedingungen für Google Maps

Datenschutzbedingungen von Google



When you register for our newsletter, you transmit the above personal data and give us the right to contact you by email. We only use the data stored when registering for the newsletter for our newsletter and do not pass it on.

Should you unsubscribe from the newsletter - you will find a notice for this in every newsletter - then we will delete all data that was saved when you registered for the newsletter.


Google Analytics

We use the Google Analytics (GA) analysis tracking tool from the American company Google Inc. on our website. Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services in Europe.

Google Analytics collects data about your actions on our website. For example, if you click on a link, this action is saved in a cookie and sent to Google Analytics. With the help of the reports we receive from Google Analytics, we can better adapt our website to your needs. In the following we will go into more detail about the tracking tool and inform you above all about which data is stored and how you can prevent this.


Which data is saved by Google Analytics?

Google Analytics uses a tracking code to create a random, unique ID that is linked to your browser cookie. This is how Google Analytics recognizes you as a new user. The next time you visit our site, you will be recognized as a "returning" user. All collected data is saved together with this user ID. Only then is it possible to evaluate pseudonymous user profiles.

Your interactions on our website are measured through identifiers such as cookies and app instance IDs. Interactions are all types of actions that you carry out on our website. If you also use other Google systems (such as a Google account), data generated by Google Analytics can be linked to third-party cookies. Google does not pass on any Google Analytics data unless we as the website operator approve it. Exceptions may be made if required by law.


How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

According to the data protection law of the European Union, you have the right to receive information about your data, to update it, to delete it or to restrict it. With the help of the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js), you prevent Google Analytics from using your data. You can download and install the browser add-on at Please note that this add-on only deactivates data collection by Google Analytics.

Google Analytics is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. More information.

We hope we were able to provide you with the most important information about data processing by Google Analytics. If you want to learn more about the tracking service, we recommend these two links: Terms and Answer


Changes to the data protection regulations

Should we make changes to this website due to technical developments and / or content adjustments, we reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures. It can also happen that our data protection declaration has to be adjusted. Therefore, please always pay attention to our latest version.


Source: In part, this data protection declaration was created with the help of the data protection generator from AdSimple in cooperation with