Masthead and private policy

Kindernothilfe e.V.
Düsseldorfer Landstr. 180
47249 Duisburg
Tel.: 0049.203.7789-0
Fax: 0049.203.7789-118
Donor Service: 0049.203.7789-111


This page offers you an overview of information on Kindernothilfe along with legal notices concerning our website.

Kindernothilfe is committed to the VENRO Code for Development-Related PR. This is a binding and, for the general public, transparent and comprehensible standard for development-related communication that this website adheres to.

Kindernothilfe Executive Board:
Katrin Weidemann, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Carsten Montag, Chief Programme Officer (CPO)
Jürgen Borchardt, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Kindernothilfe e.V. is registered with the Duisburg District Court under Association Law no. 1336. The VAT idenfification number of Kindernothilfe e.V. is  DE119554229.

Responsible for content in accordance with the German press law:
Ludwig Grunewald
Tel.: 0049.203.7789-243 

Editing system:
Egotec GmbH, Mosbach

denkwerk GmbH
Vogelsangerstr. 66
50823 Cologne

Your contact: Marcus Spiegel
42103 Wuppertal
Tel.: 0049.202/24 49 88-21
Fax: 0049.202/24 49 88-9

  • Private policy

    Data protection declaration

    The protection of personal data is an essential concern of Kindernothilfe. Kindernothilfe, therefore, conducts its activities by the applicable legislation on the protection of personal data. Data protection at Kindernothilfe takes particular account of the data protection of the Protestant Church in Germany (DSG-EKD new), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Telemedia Act. 

    I. General information

    Kindernothilfe e. V.
    Düsseldorfer Landstraße 180
    47249 Duisburg, Germany

    Further contact data can be found in the imprint. The association is responsible as an operator for the data processing on the Internet offer under (platform). 

    Data Protection Officer of Kindernothilfe:
    Clemens Ecken
    (by post attainable over the association)
    Phone: +49 203.7789 -231

    Competent supervisory authority:
    Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD)
    Der Beauftragte für den Datenschutz der EKD
    Böttcherstraße 7
    30419 Hannover
    Telefon: +49 (0)511 768128-0
    Fax: +49 (0)511 768128-20

    II. Encryption

    This site uses an encrypted connection for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content. You can recognise this by the addition "https://" in the address line of your browser and the lock symbol in your browser line. 

    III. Cookies

    The platform uses so-called cookies. These are small text files or simple entries in a database that your browser stores. The data in the cookies can only be read out again by the platform that has stored them. Cookies are used to make Internet pages more user-friendly and secure. Cookies containing personal data are only stored or read out via an encrypted connection. The platform uses session cookies in particular. Such cookies can be used, for example, to ensure that no other user can access the data you have provided in a form. Session cookies are deleted after the end of your visit to the platform, for example when you close your browser. The data will not be processed for other purposes and will not be passed on to third parties. The cookies used by the platform do not cause any damage to your end device (e.g. computer/tablet). In particular, they do not contain viruses. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, in which case you may not be able to use all features of the platform. The same applies to the deletion of stored cookies. 

    This website uses Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is an internet analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, which are text files that are saved on your computer and allow for an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for the website operator and to provide additional services associated with your use of the website and your use of the internet. Whenever it is deemed appropriate, Google will transfer this information to third parties, as prescribed by law, or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no condition will Google connect your IP address with other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by making the appropriate adjustments to the settings of your browser software, but we would like to point out that in this case you may possibly not be able to enjoy all functions of this website. By using this website, you expressly agree to the processing of your data by Google in the previously described manner and for the previously mentioned purpose.

    The data collection and retention can be objected to it at anytime with future effect. In view of the debate on the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp()” extension, which means that IP addresses can only be further processed in abbreviated form and rules out any direct reference to individuals. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) by Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in at the following link. The current link is:]  

    This website uses Google Conversion Tracking

    Kindernothilfe uses the online advertising program Google AdWords and, within the scope of Google AdWords, Conversion Tracking. The cookie for Conversion Tracking is placed when a user clicks on a Kindernothilfe Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and do not serve the purpose of personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the website of the AdWords customer, in this case Kindernothilfe e.V., and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognise that the user has clicked on the advertisement and was transferred to this website. Every customer receives a different cookie, so cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The information gathered with the help of conversion cookies serves to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for Conversion Tracking. The customers are given information on the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and are transferred to a website with a Conversion Tracking tag. They receive no information, however, that can be used to identify the user as an individual. It is thus not possible to make a connection between their personal data and their user data. If you would like to deactivate the cookies for the Conversion Tracking, you can adjust the settings on your browser to block cookies from the following domain: "". You can find additional information on the topic of "data protection" within the scope of Google AdWords at this link:

    IV. Access log

    To ensure the security and functionality of the platform (e.g. defence against attacks), an access protocol (log file) is created on the servers of the operator. Data on access to the platform is stored in the log. This is the data that is transferred to the platform when your browser establishes a connection. That is your IP address, the time of access, which address (URL) was accessed, whether the access was successful and how extensive the data transmitted by the server was. If your browser sends the respective data, the previous address (referrer), as well as the information on your operating system and browser (e.g. version) are also stored; you can prevent the transmission of this data, if necessary, via the settings of your browser. The log files are deleted at regular intervals, at the latest after one week. If necessary, the log files are statistically evaluated beforehand. The logged data is stored separately from other data you leave on the platform and is not merged with it. They will not be passed on to third parties and will not be used for any other purposes. The statistical evaluation of the log files does not allow any identification of your person.  

    V.        Forms of the operator

    In the course of an order, donation, application, registration for the newsletter or when contacting the operator processes the personal data that you provide in the corresponding form. You only have to enter data in the mandatory fields of the respective type. Further data is not required for the use of the type. This data includes contact data such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. The collection of personal data takes place under consideration of the principle of data economy, i.e. no more data is collected than is required for the respective purpose.

    We process and store your personal data only for the period necessary to fulfil the processing purpose: the data will be deleted thereafter. However, deletion cannot take place as long as the storage is still essential for the execution of the contract, the data is required for purposes of proof, or there is a legal obligation to store the data. Donor data must be stored for ten years. Candidate data will be deleted after six months at the latest unless you have consented to more extended storage. Until the data is removed, however, processing of the information is restricted.


    The operator offers you the subscription of a newsletter by e-mail. In the newsletter, the operator informs you about the work of Kindernothilfe. To receive such a newsletter, the operator needs your e-mail address. Also, the operator needs further data to verify that you as the owner of the given address agree to receive the newsletter. The operator uses the so-called double opt-in procedure (DOI) for this purpose. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail with an individual link via which you can confirm your registration (confirmation link). Only after such confirmation, you will receive the newsletter. In addition to your e-mail address, the time and IP address of registration and verification, as well as the confirmation link, are stored for the DOI, its proof and the prevention of misuse. Further data will not be processed in this respect. The data will only be processed in order to offer and send the newsletter. Your data will not be passed on to third parties. However, the operator can make use of a mail service provider who processes the data on his behalf by the statutory provisions and the specifications of this data protection declaration and is therefore not a third party. The use of the newsletter, such as opening the e-mail or clicking on links, can be statistically evaluated. The evaluation serves to improve the newsletter and does not allow any identification of your person. If you would like to unsubscribe from the newsletter, you can use the corresponding link in one of the newsletters (unsubscribe link) or contact the operator personally, for example by e-mail to the address mentioned above. The cancellation also represents a revocation of your consent to receive the newsletter and the data processing required for this. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter or do not complete the DOI within two weeks, your data will be deleted again, unless it is still required to prove that a DOI has been completed or to prevent misuse; however, processing of the data will be restricted in this respect. Subscription to the newsletter is via an encrypted connection. The dispatch of the newsletter is also encrypted, as far as your mail service provider supports this. 


    If you contact the operator through a form, your data entered in the contact form will be encrypted via the operator's server to be transmitted by e-mail. This can be your inquiry, your name, your e-mail address and other contact data. Any further automated processing of your personal data does not take place in this respect. The data will only be used to process your request. An answer is always sent by e-mail, which is also encrypted if supported by your mail service provider. The same applies if you contact the operator by e-mail to an address given on the platform instead of using a contact form. After final processing of the inquiry your data, which you have indicated in the contact form or an e-mail to the operator, will be deleted again. This does not apply as long as the data is still required for the execution of the contract, are required for purposes of proof or conflict with statutory storage obligations; until then, however, the processing of your data will be restricted. 

    VI. Other forms

    Social Networks

    The platform enables connections to social networks operated by third parties. This, for example, to share the platform or contributions on it in the respective network (e.g. "Share" / "Retweet") or to liken (e.g. "Like"). However, such connections are only established after you have pressed the button for the respective network on the platform. Because of the processing of personal data by the social networks over which the operator has no influence, reference is made to the data protection declaration of the respective responsible provider:

    1st Facebook (Facebook Ireland Limited from Ireland):


    2nd Twitter (Twitter International Company from Ireland):


    3rd Google+ (Google LLC from the USA):


    4th LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company):


    5th Xing (XING SE, Hamburg):


    Embedded content

    The platform partially integrates content from YouTube (online videos) and Google Maps (interactive maps). These contents are therefore not delivered via the operator's servers but via the servers of the responsible Google LLC based in the USA (Google). Google is certified under the Privacy Shield. When the embedded content is displayed and used, your IP address is transmitted to Google. Because without the transmission of your IP address, the embedded content cannot be retrieved by your browser. In addition, your transfer browser may send additional data to Google servers (e.g. your location if you use the appropriate function), but the operator does not influence this. The same applies to cookies that Google may set to make the content more user-friendly and secure. Such cookies cannot be read out by the operator. Further information on data processing by Google and your rights towards Google can be found in Google's data protection declaration: 

    VII. Legal bases

    The legal regulations for data protection can be found in particular in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). From 25 May 2018, however, the Basic Data Protection Ordinance (GDPR) will take precedence. If you have given your express consent to the processing of your data, this is also the legal basis for data processing for the purposes to which you have consented (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR). In particular, this can be the registration for the newsletter. Insofar as the processing is necessary for the performance or initiation of a contract, this constitutes the legal basis (Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR). These are contracts concluded via the platform or initiated at your request. Furthermore, the legal basis for data processing is the protection of the legitimate interests of the operator (Art. 6 para. letter f GDPR). This is the economic and non-material interest in the operation of the platform, in particular in the collection of donations for charitable purposes. There is no automated decision making including profiling within the meaning of Art. 22 GDPR. 

    VIII.    Your rights

    If you are affected by the processing of your personal data, you have rights under the data protection regulations against the person responsible for data processing. You can contact the operator at any time to assert these rights, for example by e-mail to the address stated above. The same applies to other questions concerning data protection by the operator.  

    1. The Right of Revocation

    According to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR you have the right to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out by the consent until revocation. 

    2. The Right of Objection

    In accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you. This applies in particular also for an objection to processing for the purpose of direct marketing.  

    3. The Right of Appeal

    Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you violates legal regulations. This right shall be without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. 

    4. The Right to Information

    According to Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information from the operator. The right to information includes, in addition to further information, most of which can already be obtained from this declaration, in particular, the right to a copy of your personal data which is the subject of the processing. The restrictions according to § 34 BDSG apply additionally to the right to information. 

    5. The Right to Correction

    In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the operator to correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including using a supplementary declaration.  

    6. The Right to Cancellation

    By Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request the operator to delete personal data relating to you. If the data does not have to be removed afterwards, you can demand a restriction of further processing if necessary. Also, the limits according to § 35 BDSG apply to the right of cancellation. The right of cancellation includes the so-called right to be forgotten. 

    7. The Right of Restriction

    In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to request the operator to restrict the processing of your data. Thereafter, the data - apart from storage - may no longer be processed. 

    8. The Right to Data Transferability

    According to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to the transferability of personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the operator. Your right to cancel remains unaffected. 

    9. Notification Requirement

    In accordance with Art. 19 GDPR, the operator will notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of any correction or deletion of these data or any restriction on processing unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. The operator will inform you of such recipients if you so request. 


    Please note that this data protection declaration applies exclusively to the Kindernothilfe e. V. website. Other Internet offers, including those that can be accessed from our website via links, are very likely subject to different regulations. If necessary, please contact the respective providers about the data protection regulations applicable there.


    This data protection declaration was last updated on May 25 2018.