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Our Data Privacy Statement

Here you will find information about the protection of your personal data when you visit our website. Generally, you can use our website without us acquiring or using your personal data. It may be necessary for us to acquire personal data in order to provide certain functions or services. The following will help you understand which personal data we acquire about you, what we use it for and what rights you have regarding your data.


Name and contact data of the responsible body


The following body is responsible for the processing of data on this website:

Menschen für Menschen Foundation
Brienner Strasse 46
D-80333 Muenchen

Tel.: +49 89-38 39 79-0
Fax: +49 89-38 39 79-70
E-mail: info@menschenfuermenschen.org

Refer to our Publication Details.


Name and contact data of the data protection supervisor


You may contact our data protection supervisor at any time with any questions concerning data privacy:

Dr. Georg Schröder, LL.M., Lawyer
Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Brienner Strasse 9 / Amiraplatz
D-80333 Muenchen

Tel.: 0 89 / 29 09 70
Fax: 0 89 / 29 09 72 00
E-mail: georg.schroeder@heussen-law.de


Use of cookies


We use cookies to improve the use of our website. Cookies are text information that is saved on your computer when you visit a website via the web browser. This serves to identify a session, e.g. for permanent login to a website or the shopping basket function of an online shop.

Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. You can delete stored cookies at any time via your web browser settings. You can also adjust the web browser settings so that no cookies are saved. In this case, however, you may not be able to use all the functions of our website.


You decide on the use of cookies


You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow them only in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them, or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed.

Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Further information on the subject of cookies can be found at: http://www.my-cookies.org/

A convenient option for deactivating cookies is provided by the BVDW (German Association of the Digital Economy) in the form of the preference manager:



Contact form


Depending on your area of interest, on our website you will find the relevant contact forms with which you can communicate your wishes and data.

Examples:  Online donations, online campaign, become a sponsor, service/contact…

The data entered will only be used for the purposes of the respective proposal or service for which it is provided (e.g. donation administration, press enquiries).

In the event of important changes, e.g. in the scope of services or technically necessary modifications, we will use the given e-mail address to inform you.




For the subscription procedure to our newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure, i.e. when you provide your e-mail address we will send a request for verification in which we ask you to click on the link to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm within 24 hours, your registration will be automatically deleted. If you confirm your wish to receive the newsletter we will store your e-mail address until such a time as you cancel your subscription. The sole purpose of storing your data is to enable us to send you our newsletter. To prevent misuse of your personal data we also store your IP address and the time of registration and conformation.

The only prerequisite for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. [The provision of other specially marked particulars is voluntary and used solely for personalisation of the newsletter. This data will likewise be deleted should you withdraw your consent.]

You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. To do so, it will suffice to click on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or send an e-mail to [Newsletter@menschenfuermenschen.org] or a short message to the contact address provided in the publication details. The data you provided will not be passed on to a third party.


Online job applications


Online job applications can be submitted through our website. An online application may only be made by e-mail from your personal e-mail system to the Menschen für Menschen Foundation. In this case, no information is acquired online and stored by us.

When you submit an application, we collect and store the data that you send us by e-mail. We process your data solely for the purpose of processing your application. It will not be passed on to a third party. The legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) b GDPR. If we are unable to offer you a position, we will save your data for a maximum of 6 months after conclusion of the application process.

We would like to point out that certain risks are associated with the transfer of data via the Internet (see Data privacy in the Internet).

Only you yourself can ensure that the confidentiality of your personal data is preserved, e.g. with the aid of encryption tools.

Of course, we will be pleased to receive your messages, queries and applications by regular mail. You can decide.


Intention to transfer to a thrid country or international organization


As a rule, your data will be processed in Germany. However, to fulfil the purpose of the contract it may be passed on to an external processor within the European Union or European Economic Area where the data protection level is equivalent to Germany.

Should it be necessary to transfer your data to a service provider in a non-European country, we will first of all require the provider to adhere to the so-called EU standard contractual clauses, by which processing for us as a client must satisfy an appropriate data protection level that is comparable with the German standard, even if such a standard is not a legal requirement at its place of business.


Data retention period


We process and store your data for only as long as is needed for processing or compliance with statutory obligations. Once the purpose of processing ceases to exist, your data will be blocked or deleted.

Insofar as further statutory storage obligations exist, e.g. commercial or tax retention obligations (e.g. commercial code, tax code), we will block or delete your data upon expiration of the statutory retention period.


Your rights


You have the following legal rights that may be asserted against us or our data protection supervisor:

  1. Right of access: As an individual you have a right to request a confirmation of whether or not we are processing personal data concerning you. If this is the case, you have the right to demand information concerning this personal data as well as further information, e.g. purpose of processing, recipient and proposed retention period or criteria for determining how long it will be stored.
  2. Right to rectification and completion: As an individual you have a right to request immediate rectification of incorrect data. With regard to the purpose of processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete data.
  3. Right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”): As an individual you have a right to demand deletion for the following reasons, insofar as processing is not essential:
    • The data is no longer required for the original purposes.
    • You have withdrawn your consent under data protection law that was a basis for processing. This applies only when no other legal basis for the processing exists.
    • You lodge an objection pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR against processing and no overriding, justified reasons for processing exist, or you lodge an objection pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR against processing.
    • The data was processed illegally.
    • The deletion of data is required by EU law or the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.
    • Data relating to the services offered by the information society was collected pursuant to Article 8 (1).
  4. Right to restrict processing: As an individual you have a right to restrict processing, if additional requirements exist, e.g. you are of the opinion that the personal data is incorrect
  5. Right to data portability: As an individual you have a right to receive personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-legible format.
  6. Right to object: As an individual you have a right to object at any time to the processing of personal data that was collected pursuant to Article 6 (1) e or f for reasons based on your particular situation. In the case of direct marketing, as an individual you have the right to lodge an objection at any time to the processing personal data concerning you for the purposes of such marketing. This shall also apply to profiling related to direct marketing.

Please submit your objection directly to the following address:

Menschen für Menschen Foundation
Brienner Straße 46
D-80333 Muenchen

or via e-mail to: info@menschenfuermenschen.org 

  1. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: If you are of the opinion that the processing of your data is not in line with data protection regulations, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection authority at any time.
  2. Right to withdraw consent under data protection law: You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of processing up to the time of withdrawal, however, will not be affected.

Google Analytics


Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC. (“Google”). Google Analytics is used in accordance with the regulations on which the German data protection authorities and Google have agreed.

Information on the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Conditions of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and Data Privacy Statement: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse your use of our website. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website is generally passed on to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Because IP anonymization has been activated on this website, as a Google user your IP address is first truncated within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services to the website operator that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. Google will not associate the IP address provided by your browser for the Google Analytics process with any other data.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. IP addresses can therefore be processed only in abbreviated form in order to prevent personal references.

You can prevent the storage of cookies making the appropriate settings in your browser software. Please note, however, that in this case you we may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the information generated by cookies regarding your usage of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.


Server log files


The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This “data that cannot be assigned to a specific individual” has already been referred to in our Data Privacy Statement;

This may be:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific individuals. The data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if there are specific indications for illegal use.


Protection of minors


Persons below the age of 18 should not submit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. Minors may only provide personal information with the express consent of their parent or legal guardian, or if they are 16 years or older. This data will then be processed in accordance with this Data Privacy Statement. Before you give your consent, advise your child about the risks ensuing from communication in the Internet and the release of personal information in online operation.


Data aquisition, purpose of processing and legal basis


We generally distinguish between:

data that is not assignable to specific individuals

If you use our website purely for information purpose, we will not collect any data that is assignable to a specific individual, with the exception of the data transferred by your browser in order to enable your visit to the website. This information is collected automatically and stored in so-called server log files. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if there is clear evidence of illegal use.

This is normally data that our web acquires directly from your browser.

Examples: Date and time of the request, IP address, contents of the request (page), access status, website from which the request originates, browser, operating system, etc.

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

Personal data

The use of our website is generally possible without supplying personal data.

We only collect personal data when you contact us, e.g. register or accept personalised offers. This data is acquired from the appropriate forms, login mask or an e-mail to our Foundation.

Examples: name, address, contact details (telephone number, e-mail address …)


For what purpose is the respective data processed

  • Our online services have always been aimed at fulfilling our Foundation’s goals. This includes the permanent optimisation of the services provided (customer satisfaction, security, user-friendliness …).
  • We process data primarily, insofar as it is necessary for establishing the, contentual structure or change of the legal relationship (inventory data). We process and use personal data acquired through the use of our website (usage data) only insofar as this is required to optimise the service, settle payments and enable you to use it.
  • In order to send you notifications, including promotional material
  • To make our online offerings more attractive for you; to recognise areas of particular interest or display user-based online marketing.
  • For web analysis and evaluation, in order to detect any technical problems at an early stage and react appropriately.

The legal basis for processing your personal data is the fulfilment of the contract with you pursuant to Article 6 (1) b GDPR. If your consent additionally exists, Article 6 (1) a GDPR is a further legal basis.


Transfer of data to an external processor


Your data is also transferred for the above-named processing purposes to the bodies responsible (IT, donation administration, fundraising & communication) within our Foundation and to external companies. As so-called external processors, these process your data on our behalf and are obliged to exercise due care when handling it.

We utilise such service providers in the areas of

  • IT
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising & communication

Other forms of data transfer


We transfer personal data to external bodies in order to fulfil our contractual or statutory obligations. We are legally obliged to submit data to state authorities, e.g. tax and supervisory authorities and law enforcement authorities.

When data is transferred to external bodies in third countries, i.e. outside the EU or EER, we ensure that these bodies treat your personal data with the same care as within the EU or EER. We only transfer personal data to third countries for which the EU Commission has confirmed an appropriate level of protection or if we can ensure the careful handling of personal data through contractual agreements or other suitable guarantees.

The Menschen für Menschen Foundation - Karlheinz Böhms Ethiopia Aid is a public foundation under civil law. It is registered with the Munich tax office under the tax number 143/235/72144 and was last exempted from corporation and trade tax by decision of 11th June 2018 for the promotion of tax-privileged purposes and thus recognised as a non-profit organisation.