Privacy

Data Privacy Statement

As part of our obligations according to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation, referred to below as “GDPR”), our Data Privacy Statement provides you with information about the processing of your personal data and your rights in this respect.

We only process personal data (referred to below as “data”) when necessary or for the purpose of providing a functional, user-friendly website, including content and services.

According to GDPR Article 4(2), “processing” means 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.

The statement below provides you with information about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of our data processing, to the extent that we determine, either alone or jointly with others, the purpose and means of this processing. It also provides information about the third-party components we use to optimise our website and enhance the quality of its usage, to the extent that data is used by these third parties, who are then responsible for their use of the data.

The Privacy Statement is structured as follows:

I. Information about us

II. Information about data processing

III. Your rights


I. Information about us

We are the “controller” of our data processing as defined by GDPR Article 4(7).

Our contact details are as follows:

Animal Welfare Foundation e.V.
Basler Straße 115
79115 Freiburg
Germany
T.: +49 (0) 761 4787 340
info@animal-welfare-foundation.org

II. Information about data processing  

1. When you visit our website

a) Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are stored, via your web browser, on the computer you use to visit our website. Cookies give us your location data and let us know what browser you are using, as well as specifying the IP address of the Internet connection you are using to visit our website.

We use cookies to optimise our website because the information they provide enables us to design a more effective and secure site.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is GDPR Article 6(1)(b).

Cookies are deleted from our servers when you exit your browser.

You can use your browser settings to prevent or restrict the storage of cookies on your computer. You can also delete cookies stored on your computer at any time. How you do so depends on the browser you are using. You can usually find answers to any questions you may have by using your browser's Help function.

b) Server files

When you visit the website of Animal Welfare Foundation e.V. (referred to below as “Animal Welfare”), your web browser will transmit the following information to Animal Welfare, where it will be stored in the form of server log files:

  • Type and version of your web browser
  • Your operating system
  • The page(s) on our website that you visited
  • Date and time of your access to our website
  • IP address of the Internet connection you are using to visit our website

This data is sent to us and stored by us for purely technical reasons, in particular to ensure and improve the stability and security of our website. As such, we have a legitimate interest in the collection and storage of this data.

The legal basis for this is GDPR Article 6(1)(f).   

The data is deleted after a period of no more than 14 days, provided that there is no legal obligation to store it for a longer period. 

2. Registering on our website

You have the option of registering on the website of Animal Welfare in order to take part in petitions. When you do so, the information you enter, such as your name, address, phone number(s) and e-mail address, will be stored. The exact data that is stored is based on the input screen used for registration.

During the registration process, you will be asked for your consent to the collection and storage of this data.

Your data is collected and stored so that you can take part in petitions. If you register to take part in a petition, you will also be added to the distribution list for our newsletter. For more information, refer to Item 3 of this statement.

The data is deleted as soon as you delete your customer account by selecting the “Delete profile” menu option, provided that we are not legally obliged to keep a record of it.

The legal basis for the collection and storage of data following your consent is based on GDPR Article 6(1)(a).

3. Newsletter

You can register with us to receive our free newsletter. You will also receive our newsletter if you take part in petitions as described under Item 2 of this statement.

We use CleverReach to organise and distribute our newsletter. CleverReach is a service provided by CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany (referred to below as “CleverReach”).

In addition to the data you are asked to provide during the process of registering for our newsletter (e-mail address and additional contact details if applicable), which is processed by CleverReach, your IP address and the date and time of your registration are also stored.

As a subsequent step in the registration process, you will be asked to consent to having the newsletter sent to you. At this point, the content of the newsletter is described in detail and reference is made to this Privacy Statement.

CleverReach will then send you newsletters containing a tracking pixel (or “web beacon”). This tracking pixel lets us know whether and when you have read the newsletter and whether you have clicked on links contained in the newsletter to take you to other web pages. Further technical details, such as details of your IT system and your IP address, will be stored so that we can optimise our newsletter offering and tailor it to the interests of our readers. As such, our intention in processing this data is to improve the quality of our newsletter offering and make it more attractive.

The legal basis for the sending of the newsletter and the data analysis is GDPR Article 6(1)(a).

You may withdraw your consent to receiving the newsletter at any time with immediate effect in accordance with GDPR Article 7(3). To do you, simply inform us of your withdrawal of consent or click on the link for unsubscribing from the newsletter that is contained in each issue.

4. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics. This is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (referred to below as “Google”).

Google is certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield, which you can view here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active. This means that Google guarantees compliance with the EU’s data protection regulations even when data is processed in the US.

We use Google Analytics to analyse usage behaviour on our website.

The legal basis for this is GDPR Article 6(1)(f). Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimisation and economically viable operation of our website.

Your usage behaviour and user-related information, such as your IP address, location, time and frequency of your visit to our website, are transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, as we use Google Analytics with an anonymisation function, Google shortens your IP address within the EU or European Economic Area.

Google itself then uses the data collected in this way to analyse your visit to our website and your usage activities. This analysis is then provided to us by Google. We also use this data to provide you with additional services where relevant in connection with the use of our website and of the Internet.

Google guarantees that it will not link your IP address to other data. For more information about Google’s data privacy policies, see https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners. These policies detail, in particular, how you can prevent the use of your data.

Google also provides the following deactivation add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. This add-on can be installed with all standard browsers. The add-on provides you with additional options for controlling the data that is collected by Google when you access our website. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about your visit to our website. However, it does not prevent data from being sent to us or to other web analysis services.

5. Privacy policy on the use of Facebook

Our website contains integrated plugins from the social network company Facebook.

As a social network, Facebook allows users to communicate and interact with each other on the Internet. In this context, Facebook can be used to exchange opinions and experiences and enables users to share personal details and company-specific information.

The Facebook social network is operated by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The entity responsible for the processing of personal data if the person involved lives outside the USA and Canada is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Facebook is certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield, which you can view here:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC

This means that Facebook guarantees compliance with the EU’s data protection regulations even when data is processed in the US.

Every time you access a page on our website that uses an integrated Facebook plugin, your web browser is prompted to download an image of the relevant Facebook plugin. For an overview of all Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_EN. In this way, Facebook can tell which specific pages on our website you visited.

If you visit our website and you are logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook can detect each of the individual pages on our website that you access for the entire duration of your visit. This information is collected by the relevant Facebook plugin and Facebook then links the information to your Facebook account.

If you click on one of the integrated Facebook buttons on our web pages (e.g. the “Like” button) or if you submit a comment, Facebook will link this information to your personal Facebook account and will store the data.

If you are simultaneously logged into Facebook when you access the pages on our website, Facebook is always informed, via the relevant Facebook plugin, that you have visited our website, regardless of whether you click on a Facebook button. You can prevent the transmission of your data to Facebook by logging out of your Facebook account before you visit our website.

For detailed information about how Facebook collects, processes and uses your data, see https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. This page also explains the settings that Facebook provides to allow you to protect your privacy.

We use Facebook plugins to analyse our online offering and to optimise the economically viable operation of our online offering.

As such, the legal basis for our use of data based on a legitimate interest is GDPR Article 6(1)(f).

6. Privacy policy in relation to the use of Instagram

Our website contains integrated plugins from the Instagram service. Instagram provides its users with an audiovisual platform for sharing photos and videos, which can also be published in other social networks via Instagram.  

Instagram is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

Every time you access a page on our website that uses an integrated Instagram plugin, your web browser is prompted to download an image of the relevant Instagram plugin. In this way, Instagram can tell which specific pages on our website you visited.

If you visit our website and you are logged into Instagram at the same time, Facebook can detect each of the individual pages on our website that you access for the entire duration of your visit. This information is collected by the relevant Instagram plugin and Instagram then links the information to your Instagram account.

If you click on one of the integrated Instagram buttons on our web pages, the data and information is transferred and linked to your personal Instagram account and will be stored and processed by Instagram.

If you are simultaneously logged into Instagram when you access the pages on our website, Instagram is always informed, via the relevant Instagram plugin, that you have visited our website, regardless of whether you click on the Instagram button. If you do not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram in this way, you can prevent this from happening by logging out of your Instagram account before you visit our website.

For more information and to read Instagram’s data privacy policy, see https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

We use Instagram plugins to analyse our online offering and to optimise the economically viable operation of our online offering.

As such, the legal basis for our use of data based on a legitimate interest is GDPR Article 6(1)(f).

7. Privacy policy in relation to the use of Twitter

Our website contains integrated plugins from Twitter.

Twitter is a publicly accessible blogging service that enables users to publish and share short messages (tweets). Tweets can be accessed by anyone, even individuals who do not have a Twitter account. Tweets are also specifically displayed for a user’s followers. Followers are other Twitter users who follow tweets posted by a particular user. Twitter also allows you to reach a particularly wide audience via hashtags and retweets.

Twitter is operated by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.

Every time you access a page on our website that uses an integrated Twitter plugin, your web browser is prompted to download an image of the relevant Twitter plugin. In this way, Twitter can tell which specific pages on our website you visited.

For more information about Twitter plugins, see https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons.

If you visit our website and you are logged into Twitter at the same time, Twitter can detect each of the individual pages on our website that you access for the entire duration of your visit.

This information is collected by the relevant Twitter plugin and Twitter then links the information to your Twitter account. If you click on one of the integrated Twitter buttons on our web pages, the data and information is transferred and linked to your personal Twitter account and will be stored and processed by Twitter.

If you are simultaneously logged into Twitter when you access the pages on our website, Twitter is always informed, via the relevant Twitter plugin, that you have visited our website, regardless of whether you click on the Twitter button. You can prevent this from happening by logging out of your Twitter account before you visit our website.

To view Twitter’s current data privacy policy, see https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

We use Twitter plugins to analyse our online offering and to optimise the economically viable operation of our online offering.

As such, the legal basis for our use of data based on a legitimate interest is GDPR Article 6(1)(f).

8. Privacy policy in relation to the use of YouTube

Our website contains integrated plugins from YouTube.

YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables anyone to upload and watch videos free of charge. Users can also rate the videos and comment on them.  

YouTube is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

Every time you access a page on our website that uses an integrated YouTube plugin, your web browser is prompted to download an image of the relevant YouTube plugin. In this way, YouTube and Google can tell which specific pages on our website you visited.

For more information about YouTube, see https://www.youtube.com/intl/en/yt/about/.

If you visit our website and you are logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube can detect each of the individual pages on our website that you access if these pages have an integrated YouTube plugin. YouTube and Google collect this information and link it to your YouTube account.

If you are simultaneously logged into YouTube when you access the pages on our website, YouTube and Google are always informed, via the YouTube plugin, that you have visited our website, regardless of whether you click on the YouTube button. You can prevent the information from being transmitted by logging out of your YouTube account before you visit our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en/. It provides information about the collection, processing and use of your personal data by YouTube and Google.

We use YouTube plugins to analyse our online offering and to optimise the economically viable operation of our online offering.

As such, the legal basis for our use of data based on a legitimate interest is GDPR Article 6(1)(f).

9. Points to note in relation to job applications and the application process

We collect and process data from applicants for the purpose of completing the application process, including by electronic means, in particular when applicants submit their application documents via electronic channels (e.g. by e-mail or using our online application form). If a contract of employment is concluded between us and an applicant, the data sent to us for the purpose of concluding the employment relationship will be stored in accordance with legal provisions. Otherwise, data provided to us by the applicant over the course of the application process will be deleted no later than 14 days from the date on which our rejection of the application is communicated to the applicant, provided that this deletion is not in conflict with any other legitimate interest on our part.

To the extent that processing is necessary for the performance of (pre-)contractual services, the legal basis for the processing of your data is GDPR Article 6(1)(b).

To the extent that processing is necessary in order for us to pursue a legitimate interest, such as the submission of evidence in a legal case heard by the labour court, the legal basis for the processing of your data is GDPR Article 6(1)(f).

10. Privacy policy on using PayPal as a payment method

You can make payments to us using the payment service provider PayPal.

The payments are processed using virtual PayPal accounts. PayPal also offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit card if you do not have your own PayPal account.

Payments via PayPal account are made exclusively using your e-mail address. PayPal allows you to make payments to third parties and to receive payments. PayPal also assumes the function of a custodian of funds and offers buyer protection services.

PayPal is operated by PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg.

If you use PayPal to make a payment, your data is transmitted to PayPal automatically. By selecting this payment option, you consent to having your data transmitted as necessary for the purpose of payment processing.

The data transmitted to PayPal usually comprises your first name, last name, address, e-mail address, IP address, phone number, mobile phone number and other data necessary for payment processing. In order to process the contract of sale, personal data relating to the relevant order is also required.

Under certain circumstances, data exchanged between us and PayPal may be passed on to credit references agencies. This data is transferred for the purpose of checking your identity and your credit rating.

PayPal may share your data with associated companies and service providers or subcontractors, to the extent that this is required in order to fulfil contractual obligations or that the data is to be processed by these parties on behalf of PayPal.

You may withdraw your consent for PayPal to handle your data at any time. However, this withdrawal of consent shall not affect data that must be processed, used or shared for the purpose of (contractual) payment processing. 

To view PayPal's current data privacy policy, see https://www.paypal.com/ie/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

We store this data in pursuit of the legitimate interest of the swift and smooth processing of donation payments. The legal basis for this is GDPR Article 6(1)(f).

11. Contacting us via our website

One way of contacting us is to use the contact form on our website. If you use the contact form, the data you enter on the contact form is automatically stored.

We store the data exclusively for the purpose of processing your request or establishing contact with you. We will not pass this personal data on to third parties.

The data is deleted after it has served its purpose of establishing contact, provided that we are under no legal obligation to store it for a longer period.

We store this data in pursuit of the legitimate interest of ensuring swift and smooth communication with persons seeking to establish contact with us. The legal basis for this is GDPR Article 6(1)(f).

II. Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to the data processing outlined above:

You have the right to object to the future processing of data concerning you, provided that the data is processed by us in accordance with GDPR Article 6(1)(f). In particular, an objection can be raised in relation to the processing of data for the purpose of direct marketing. This right is based on GDPR Article 21.

You have the right to demand confirmation from us as to whether we are processing data concerning you. You also have the right to obtain information detailing which specific data is being processed and the right to receive further information in accordance with GDPR Article 15(1)(a-h).

If the data concerning you that is being processed by us is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to complete and/or rectify this data in accordance with GDPR Article 16.

In addition, you have the right to obtain from us the immediate erasure of data concerning you in accordance with GDPR Article 17, provided that processing of the data is not required in accordance with GDPR Article 17(3). In this case, you have the right to restrict processing in accordance with GDPR Article 18.

You have the right to receive from us data concerning you that has been provided by you. You also have the right to have this data transmitted by us to another supplier/controller in accordance with GDPR Article 20.

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority if you consider that our processing of data concerning you infringes on data protection regulations. This is based on GDPR Article 77.

In addition, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom we have disclosed data of any correction or deletion of data or of any restriction on processing in accordance with GDPR Article 16, Article 17(1) and Article 18, unless doing so would be impossible or would involve disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding the above, the user is entitled to obtain information about these recipients.

End of Data Privacy Statement