Privacy policy

Status: March 2023
This is a translation of our legally binding German privacy policy.

This privacy policy explains the processing of your personal data by Geld für die Welt e.V., Oberhöchstädter Straße 5, 61476 Kronberg, Germany ("we" or "Geld für die Welt") as the controller (Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO) and your rights under the DSGVO.

A. Data processing

1. Log data and provision of the website

When using the website, certain personal data is temporarily stored that is automatically transmitted by your browser or automatically collected by our server. These may consist in particular of:
  • the page from which the page was requested (so-called referrer URL),
  • the name and URL of the requested page,
  • the date and time of the call,
  • the description of the type, language and version of the web browser and operating system used,
  • IP addresses.

We use this data to enable you to use our website and, if necessary, to check and enforce our rights and the rights of third parties in the event of violations of legal regulations, our terms of use and the rights of third parties, as well as in the event of other misuse of our services. Furthermore, we use this data in order to be able to recognise and ward off threats to IT security, such as attacks on our servers. The processing of the log data also serves statistical purposes and to improve the quality of our website, in particular the detection of technical problems.

The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) b) DSGVO insofar as this data is necessary for the provision of the website and its functions and otherwise Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO.

2. Processing of personal data provided by you to contact us

We process the personal data you provide to contact us (e.g. surname and first name, address, company, email address), as well as other data such as the time you contacted us. We process this information only for the purpose of contacting you about your enquiry.

The legal basis for this processing of your personal data is Art. 6 (1) b) DSGVO.

3. Donation processing

If you make a donation to us, we process the data you provide for this purpose for the purpose of handling the donation process (e.g. allocation of donations, creation of donation receipts, etc.). In addition, we may also use your data to stay in contact with you.

The legal basis for this processing of your personal data is Art. 6 (1) b) DSGVO as far as the handling of the donation process is concerned, Art. 6 (1) c) DSGVO as far as we are legally obliged to collect and store this data and Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO as far as we have further legitimate interests in the data processing.

4. Handling of donations through payment services

We use PayPal, Libearpay, Benevity and Olidono as payment service providers to process donations. In addition to your IP address and browser data, they also have access to your payment data (esp. credit card number). The use of these services is voluntary and you also have the option of donating to us by simple bank transfer.
  • Paypal is an offer of PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.. , 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg,
  • Liberapay is an offer of the Association Liberapay, 7 lieu dit La Croix Rouge, 29310 Querrien, France,
  • Benevity is a service of Benevity, Inc. 700, 611 Meredith Road NE Calgary, AB T2E 2W5,
  • Olidono is a service of Olidono gUG (haftungsbeschränkt), Rheinstr. 17, 14513 Teltow, Germany

The data protection notices of the respective providers also apply to the use of these services. After clicking on the respective donation button, you will be redirected to the website of the respective payment service, where you can view its privacy policy.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data for this purpose on the part of Geld für die Welt is Art. 6 (1) b) DSGVO, as the underlying transmission of data to the payment service providers is necessary in order to be able to offer you the respective payment service.

5. Newsletter

We process your personal data when you register for the newsletter. The data collected for this purpose is used to send the newsletter as well as to prove that you have subscribed to our newsletter. For this purpose, we process the data that you provided when registering for the newsletter (e.g. your email address) as well as other data that is automatically collected (e.g. your IP address and the date and time of the newsletter registration).

Registration for the newsletter only takes place with your express consent (Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO).

Your personal data will be deleted as soon as the subscription to the newsletter is cancelled or the newsletter is discontinued. You can also unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe button at the end of each newsletter.

6. Hubspot

We use tools from HubSpot to help us better understand our visitors and their interests, to continually improve our website, and to provide certain services to visitors. The provider is HubSpot, Inc. 25 First Street, 2nd Floor Cambridge, MA 02141 USA ("Hubspot"). Certain features of Hubspot require the use of cookies for analytics and marketing purposes.

We use services from HubSpot in particular to support our customer relationship management (CRM). This helps us organise our fundraising, send emails and newsletters, otherwise interact with donors and provide the contact form on our website. For example, Hubspot enables us to get in touch with our donors. For this purpose, statistical data on website usage is also collected and the data thus obtained is used for analysis purposes.The legal basis for the use of Hubspot is Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO if we ask for your prior consent for certain functions, in particular those for which the use of cookies is required.

7. Youtube

Our websites may occasionally contain videos that are accessed from YouTube. YouTube is a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 Ireland. We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch a video. As soon as you watch a YouTube video on our website, a connection to YouTube is established, whereby the YouTube server is informed, among other things, which sub-pages on our website you have viewed. If you are logged into your Google/YouTube account, you also enable Google to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Google/YouTube account beforehand.
The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

8. Other purposes for which we process your personal data

We process your personal data:
  • for the fulfilment of contracts and in the context of existing or new business relationships. We keep this personal data at least for the duration of our business relationship. During our business relationship, we may collect contact information and professional qualification data (publications, etc.). Some data is obtained from public sources and websites. Legal basis: Art. 6 (1) b) DSGVOto protect our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO), including the following: Protecting our rights or property, enforcing our terms of use and legal notices, and establishing, exercising and defending legal claims.
  • to fulfil our legal obligations, court orders or other binding decisions. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) c) DSGVO.
  • with your consent (Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO) for purposes other than those stated in this privacy policy.

B. Cookies

1. Required cookies

We use cookies if this is technically necessary to be able to offer our website or certain content or if we are obliged to do so. The legal basis for the use of necessary cookies is § 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG.

Required cookies remain stored as long as it is necessary to fulfil the respective processing purposes. You can object to the storage of cookies through browser settings and delete them manually in your browser settings. Please note, however, that some cookies may be absolutely necessary for the use of our website or individual functions and that you will then not be able to use certain functions, for example.

2. Non-mandatory cookies and analytics cookies

We only use other cookies (e.g. for Hubspot, see above) with your prior consent, § 25 (1) TTDSG. Further information on the use of non-mandatory cookies and their purposes can also be found in our cookie banner.

C. Recipients of personal data

1. Processors

In addition to the recipients of personal data mentioned above, we also use other companies that process personal data on our behalf, for example for hosting, technical support of our website, sending newsletters or for analysis and advertising purposes. These service providers only process the data on our behalf as processors (Art. 28 DSGVO).

In particular, we use the following processors:
  • Hubspot, as shown above.
  • Google Workspace for Nonprofits for data and document management. This allows us to manage and edit documents and provide data for our website. Google Workspace for Nonprofits is provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Netcup (netcup GmbH, Daimlerstraße 25, D-76185 Karlsruhe) as our hosting provider.

In addition, we transmit personal data to third parties if this is required by law, if this is necessary for the assertion and defence of legal claims or if third parties provide certain services for us (e.g. lawyers, tax consultants).

In addition, we transmit personal data to third parties if this is required by law, if this is necessary for the assertion and defence of legal claims or if third parties provide certain services for us (e.g. lawyers, tax consultants).

Insofar as we transfer personal data to third countries outside the EU, we ensure an adequate level of data protection through contractual measures. You have the right to receive copies of these contracts.

D. Regular deletion of personal data

Unless a specific data retention period is specified in this Privacy Policy, we will only process your data for as long as necessary for the respective purposes or as required by legal retention obligations. After the respective processing purpose ceases to apply and the retention obligations end, your data will be routinely deleted.

E. Your rights

You can request information about your stored data. If you have provided personal data on the basis of a contract or consent, you have the right to receive this data in a standardised and machine-readable format.

To the extent permitted by the GDPR, you may also request the erasure, rectification or restriction of the processing of your data.

You may withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent prior to its withdrawal.

You can object to the processing of data processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO as the legal basis) at any time under the conditions of the DSGVO.

F. Contact; complaint to the supervisory authority

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the processing of your personal data to:

Geld für die Welt e.V.
Oberhöchstädter Straße 5,
61476 Kronberg, Germany
E-mail: mail(at)

If you have any questions or possible concerns regarding data processing, you can also contact a supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for Geld für die Welt e.V. is:

Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit (The Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)
Postfach 3163
65021 Wiesbaden