Privacy Policy

§ 1 Introduction


Animals' Angels e. V.
Rosserstr. 8
60323 Frankfurt,

are the operators (hereinafter “we” or the “operators”) of the website (hereinafter the “website”) and the services offered on it and thus constitute the controller for the collection, processing and use of personal data within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Even in collecting data, the principle of data economy is very important for us. We collect and process personal data only to the extent that you have granted your consent for us to do so, or the law explicitly permits or requires us to do so, or you permit us to do so. In the following, we explain what data we collect, how we use it and what rights you have with regard to our use of your data.

By agreeing to the following Privacy Policy, you agree to the collection, processing and use of your personal data on our part, in compliance with data protection laws and the following provisions.

§ 2 Collection and storage of personal data

1. Personal data

The term “personal data” is defined in the Federal Data Protection Act. Under this law, such data consists of individual elements of information regarding the personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This thus includes your real name, your address, your telephone number and your date of birth. Furthermore, it also includes company-related data.

2. Collection

a) When you visit our website

Unless otherwise described in the following sections, we generally do not collect, process or use any personal data when you use our websites.

When you visit our website, our servers temporarily store each access in a log file. In parallel, the following data is collected without your taking action and is stored on a server in Germany by a data center commissioned by us, until it is automatically deleted after 30 days at the latest:

  • IP address assigned to your computer,
  • Name and URL of the requested file,
  • Referrer URL (the website visited beforehand),
  • Date and time of the request,
  • Browser version and browser type you use,
  • Operating system you use,
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Size of the file transferred

If you contact us by email or our contact form, we store your email address and the other information. We do this solely for the purpose of responding to you or, if necessary, to be able to contact you again later on regarding the subject matter of your request.

3. Storage

We store and process your personal data on rented servers in Germany. We, and also the data centers we commission, protect your data by means of technical and organizational security measures to minimize risks in connection with the loss, misuse, unauthorized access and unauthorized disclosure and modification of such data. For this purpose, we use firewalls and data encryption, for example, but also physical access restrictions and authorization controls for data access. We take measures to ensure that the personal data we collect is correct and up to date.

You can informally revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. If you revoke your consent to the use or transfer of your personal data for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy, we may no longer be able to permit you to access our website, applications or tools, or to provide the services and customer services offered to our users and authorized under this Privacy Policy and our terms of use.

§ 3 Use of personal data

Your personal data is collected and processed for the purpose of implementing the mutual contractual relationship, in particular to enable us:

  • To know who has entered into the contract with us,
  • To check the data entered for plausibility and legal capacity,
  • To create contractual relationships with you regarding the use of the website and the services offered on it, to structure them in terms of content, to implement them and, if necessary, make changes to them,
  • To contact you if we have questions,
  • To inform you of future offers if you have granted your express consent.

Before the data specified above is evaluated, it is first pseudonymized. This allows us to evaluate user behavior, without a specific personal reference, in order to improve our website and services. You can object to the use of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time, altogether or for individual measures. It will suffice if you send us an informal communication in text form (such as email, fax, letter), using the contact data below.

§ 4 Disclosure of data

1. Transfer of personal data to third parties

Your personal data is only passed on or otherwise transferred to third parties if such is necessary for the purpose of contract implementation or if you have granted your consent beforehand.

Furthermore, without your consent, we will not sell your data or otherwise pass it on to third parties. Anything to the contrary shall only apply insofar as there is a corresponding legal obligation (such as an obligation to inform particular authorities as part of their legal tasks) or insofar as such is necessary in order to enforce our rights, in particular to assert claims arising from the contractual relationship with you.

2. Integration of third-party services and content

It is possible that third-party content (such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites) is integrated in our website. This always requires the providers of such content (“third-party providers”) to be able to detect the IP addresses of the users. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the respective user’s browser. We use our best efforts only to use content where the respective provider uses the IP address only for delivering the content. However, we have no influence on the matter if the third-party provider stores the IP address, for example for statistical purposes. To the extent that we are aware that such is the case, we inform our users accordingly.

§ 5 Information, correction and deletion of data

You have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about you; you also have the right to have incorrect data corrected and to have your data blocked or deleted.

To obtain information about your personal data, to have incorrect data corrected, to have data blocked or deleted, or if you have any other questions about the use of your personal data, please contact:

Data Protection Officer
Thorsten Dampf
c/o – a business unit of GmbH
Bachstr. 25
35327 Ulrichstein
Telephone: 06645 99990-10

§ 6 Mobile devices

The provisions of this Privacy Policy also apply to mobile access and the use of mobile devices.

§ 7 Your rights as a data subject

4.1 Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed.

4.2 Right to information (Article 15 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about you at any time, free of charge, as well as the right to access a copy of such data from us.

4.3 Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
You have the right to request the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data relating to yourself. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

4.4 Erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, provided one of the reasons stipulated by law applies and if processing is not necessary.

4.5 Restriction to processing (Article 18 GDPR)
You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your data if one of the legal requirements is met.

4.6 Data transferability (Article 20 GDPR)
You have the right obtain personal data relating to you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by us, to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR, and the data are processed using automated procedures, unless processing is necessary to complete a task, is in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of an official authority assigned to us.

4.7 Objection (Article 21 GDPR)
You have the right to lodge an objection to the processing of personal data relating to you for reasons relating to your particular situation where this is done on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of the weighing of legitimate interests) GDPR.

This also applies to profiling based on these provisions pursuant to Article 4 Number 4 GDPR.

Should you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling and legitimate reasons for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or where processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

In individual cases, we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling where this is connected to this kind of direct marketing. Should you object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.

In addition, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 Paragraph 1 GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

You are free to exercise your right to lodge an objection in relation to the use of information society services, Directive 2002/58/EC notwithstanding, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

4.8 Revocation of consent regarding data protection
You have the right to revoke any consent to the processing of personal data at any time with future effect.

4.9 Lodging a complaint with a supervisory authority
You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection about our processing of personal data.

§ 8 Web Analysis

On this website we have integrated the component Matomo. Matomo is an open source software tool for web analysis. Web analysis is the collection and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis tool collects data on, among other things, from which website a data subject came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of Internet advertising.
The software is operated on the server of the data controller, the data protection sensitive log files are stored exclusively on this server.
The purpose of the Matomo component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. We use the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile reports showing the activities on our website.

Matomo places a cookie on your IT system. The use of cookies enables us to analyse the use of our website. Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website, the Internet browser on your IT system is automatically prompted by the Matomo component to transmit data to our server for online analysis. As part of this technical process, we gain knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which we use, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks.
Personal information such as access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website are stored by means of cookies. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection you are using, is transferred to our server. This personal data is stored by us. We do not pass this personal data on to third parties.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on your IT system. In addition, a cookie already set by Matomo can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, you have the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by Matomo and related to the use of this website and to prevent such collection. You must set an opt-out cookie for this purpose. If your IT system is deleted, formatted or newly installed at a later point in time, the person concerned must again set an opt-out cookie. With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, there is the possibility that our Internet pages may no longer be fully usable for you.

You have given your consent to this via our opt-in cookie banner in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
Further information and the applicable data protection regulations of Matomo can be found at