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Privacy & Cookie Policy

As operator of this website we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal regulations for data protection together with this data privacy statement.

Applicability, provider identification

This data privacy statement applies to the website

Responsible body pursuant to Art 3 (7) Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and service provider pursuant to Art 13 German Telemedia Act (TMG) is:

Stiftung Menschen für Menschen
Brienner Straße 46
80333 München.
See also Imprint.


Data processing

How, where and when is which data processed on our website, and for what purpose? Here you will find our answers to these questions.

Our website can generally be accessed without submitting personal data. To the extent that personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is required on our homepage, this is always on a voluntary basis.


Which data categories are processed?

We basically distinguish between:

Data not assignable to specific individuals

This is normally data that our web application receives directly from your browser.
Examples: Date and time of the request, IP address, contents of the request (page accessed), access status, website from which the request comes, browser, operating system …


Personal data

Usually you provide this data directly, for example when you fill in and submit a contact form, query or donation form.
Examples: Name, address, communication data (phone number, e-mail address…)

For what purpose is the data process?
  • The basic aim of our online services is to serve the purpose of our Foundation. This means constantly optimizing the services provided (customer satisfaction, security, user friendliness…).
  • We process data to the extent that is necessary for the justification, development or modification of the contractual relationship (inventory data). We collect, process and use personal data concerning the use of our website (user data) only insofar as this is required to enable you to use the service.
  • To send you information, including promotion material (e.g. newsletter)
  • To make our online service even more attractive; recognize main points of interest or display usage-based online advertising.
  • For web analysis and evaluation, in order to detect any technical problems at an early stage and respond to them.



The acquisition of data depends on the manner in which you use our website. We only collect personal data, e.g. when you log in or accept personalized offers.

Data is acquired either through the appropriate forms or login screens or an e-mail message to our Foundation.

If you use our website for information purposes only, we will not acquire any data assignable to a specific individual, with the exception of data relayed by your browser to enable the visit to the website (see above). This information is acquired automatically and stored in server log files. This data will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to verify this data if we have specific grounds to suspect illicit use.



Your data will be used and passed on for the purposes for which it was submitted. We collect personal data from donors and interested parties as needed for the purpose of fundraising and/or donation management, or for the processing of enquiries.

In addition, we will use this data for occasional offers, to inform you about new projects or other events that may interest you


Transfer of data

For the above-named purposes your data will also be passed on to the responsible departments at MfM and to affiliated bodies, insofar as this is needed for the fulfilment of the given purpose and is in conformance with the statutory consent regulations.

When we use external service providers for processing, we may pass on your personal data to a third party. Such service providers are carefully selected and authorized in writing. They are bound to our instructions and are regularly monitored by us. The service providers are prohibited from relaying this data to a third party.

In such cases you will be notified separately before we pass on your data to a third party.

We assure you that we will not pass on your personal data to any other a third party, unless we are legally obliged to do so or you have given your prior consent.



Website- or service-specific notes



Depending on the area of interest, on our website you will find the appropriate contact forms for the submission of wishes and/or particulars.

Examples: Online donations, Online campaigns, Become a Sponsor, Service/Contact …

We will only use the data provided for the purpose of taking up the respective offer or service for which it was submitted.

In the event of major changes, such as in the range of services or technically necessary amendments, we will use the given e-mail address to inform you.


Online application

Our website provides an opportunity for online applications. The latter are submitted exclusively by e-mail from your private e-mail system to the Menschen für Menschen Foundation. In this case, no information is collected or saved online.

At this point we would like to point out that the transfer of data via the Internet incurs general risks (see Data privacy in the Internet).

You can contribute to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal data e.g. with the aid of encryption tools.

We will, of course, be pleased to receive your messages, queries, or applications by the postal delivery method. You have the choice.



For subscriptions to our newsletter we used the so-called double-opt-in procedure. This means that upon receipt of your e-mail address we send a confirmation e-mail to this address, in which we ask for confirmation that you indeed wish the newsletter to be sent to you. (If you do not confirm within 24 hours, your registration will be automatically deleted.) Once you have confirmed that you wish to receive the newsletter, we will save your e-mail address until you cancel your subscription. Your e-mail address is saved solely for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. In addition, upon registration and confirmation we save your IP address and time/date, to prevent misuse of your personal data.

The e-mail address alone is a required disclosure for sending the newsletter is. [Further specially marked particulars are voluntary and will only be used for personalization of the newsletter. This data will also be completely deleted if revoked.]

Your subscription to the newsletter can be revoked at any time. This can be done by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail, by e-mail to [] or by sending a message to the contact address stated in the imprint. The data you provide will not be passed on to a third party.


Handling of donations

Together with the following companies we ensure the smooth operation of our website and secure processing of your personal data, in particular in online donation management:
Wikando GmbH, Schießgrabenstr. 32, 86150 Augsburg (

Contractual agreements have been drawn up with the service providers, specifying the statutory data protection requirements and thus conforming to the statutory consent regulations (see Transfer of data).

It goes without saying that our service providers are also under obligation not to disclose data to a third party.




Tools and technologies used

In the following we provide specific information as to which tools and technologies – also from third-party suppliers – are used to operate our website. An emphasis is placed on the purpose to which the respective tools and technologies are employed (analysis, evaluation, online advertising…).

You will receive an overview of how the individual services work and how you can personally influence them.

In the following you will also find specific advice on the use of cookies by the integrated services or technologies.



The website uses in part so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer, nor do they contain viruses. Cookies are tiny text files that are deposited on your computer and saved by your browser.

Cookies make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. This and similar technologies are used for various purposes, e.g. to save your settings for registration or authentication, interest-based advertising, analyses and statistics.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser next time you visit our site.


You decide on the use of cookies:

You can set your browser to inform you each time cookies are placed, allow cookies only in selected cases, generally exclude them or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed.

Deactivating cookies may compromise the functionality of this website.

Further information on the subject of cookies can be obtained at: /

The BVDW provides a convenient way of deactivating cookies in the form of a preference manager:


Server log files

The provider acquires and automatically saves information in so-called server log files that are automatically relayed to us by your browser. This “data that is not assignable to specific individuals” has already been mentioned in our data privacy statement.

It may include:

  • 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, and it will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine this data retrospectively if we have specific grounds to suspect illegal use.



WEB analysis and evaluation

Our aim is to constantly optimize the online service for you. We use the following tools to analyse and evaluate visitor behaviour on our website:



Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google). This takes place in accordance with the requirements agreed upon by the German data protection authorities and Google.

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: , overview of data privacy: , and the data privacy statement: .

Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer to enable the analysis of your website use. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA.

IP anonymization has been activated on this website, so that the IP address of Google users within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states within the European Economic Area is truncated beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. Google will not combine the IP address relayed by your browser to Google Analytics with other data.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension‘_anonymizeIP()’. IP addresses are thus shortened before further processing, ruling out direct references to persons.

You can prevent cookies from being saved with the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent Google’s collection and use of data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: .


Notes on data privacy

Recommendations for the improvement of your personal data privacy:
  • You can configure your browser so that you are informed as soon as cookies are to be placed, to enable you to accept them in general or in selected cases, or to generally refuse them.
  • A secure Internet connection can be recognized in the address. If it begins with https, it is an indication of a secure connection (e.g. https://….de). A further indicator is the closed lock displayed in the icon bar at the bottom of your browser screen.
  • We will never ask you to provide confidential data, e.g. PIN or password, by e-mail, telephone or text message. We will not request that you send or indicate this data, or directly enter access data.
  • Install only programs you have received from a trustworthy source. Special caution is advised when downloading programs from the Internet.
  • Do not install or launch any programs you may have received by e-mail from unknown persons or unsolicited from friends. Caution: screensavers are also programs.
  • If you have the slightest doubt about the reliability of a program, you should refrain from installing it on your computer.
  • Install a virus scanner on your computer that will regularly check all files for viruses. Make sure to download the latest updates provided by all leading manufacturers of virus scanners.
  • Install software (e.g. Ghostery) for the control/blocking of tracking tools
Data privacy in the Internet

The World Wide Web is a publicly accessible system. If personal data is disclosed online, it is relayed at the user’s risk. The data could be lost en route or fall into the hands of an unauthorized third party. MfM has undertaken measures to guarantee the confidentiality and security of personal data.

Your data is carefully protected against loss, destruction, corruption, manipulation and unauthorized access or disclosure, e.g.:

  • We use your personal data provided via our website or by e-mail communication for the sole purpose of complying with your wish or request under the above-named conditions,
  • Our employees are obliged to maintain confidentiality with regard to data,
  • Our precautions reflect the current state of the art,
  • Our systems undergo regular security checks to protect us from possible damage, loss and unauthorized access to data maintained in our system,
  • Our company data protection representative endeavours to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.


Protection of minors

Persons under the age of 18 should not submit personal data without the consent of their parents or guardians. Personal information may only be provided by minors with the express consent of their parents/guardians or they are 14 years or older. This data will subsequently be processed according to this data privacy statement. Before you give your consent, we will advise your child of the dangers associated with the communication and release of personal information in online operation.


Information, revocation, contact


Right to information

You are entitled to request, free of charge, information concerning your personal data that has been stored. You also have a right to demand that this data is corrected, barred or deleted.

If you have any questions or suggestions about data privacy or the collection, processing and/or use of your personal data, we will be pleased to hear from you.

All requests for information or general objections to data processing should be sent directly to the following address:


Menschen für Menschen Foundation
Brienner Straße 46
80333 München.
Or by e-mail to:


Right to revoke consent for advertising

You can revoke your consent to the use of your personal data for advertising at any time.

Please send your objection/revocation to the following address:

Menschen für Menschen Foundation
Brienner Straße 46
80333 München.


Or by e-mail to:

We will make every effort to answer your questions and implement your suggestions as quickly as possible.



Updating this data privacy statement

It may be necessary to update our data privacy statement. We reserve the right to modify or supplement it as deemed expedient. Any changes will be announced here. You are advised to consult this website at regular intervals to obtain the current version of the data privacy statement.

Menschen für Menschen Foundation
August 2016




The above data privacy statement uses legal texts provided in part by eRecht24 within the scope of the partnership of our data protection supervisor with eRecht24.