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Disclaimer: Please refer to our German privacy notice if anything within the points mentioned below should not be clear: The German version should be used preferably, as it is the only valid version. Alternatively, you can also contact us directly via

A. Responsible for the content of this website:

Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany
Goethestr. 6-8
51143 Köln

Tel + 49 (0)2203-20222-0
Fax + 49 (0)2203-20222-99
Register of Associations: 18796 Registergericht Köln (register court Cologne)

A.1 Design & Joomla template programming

A.3 Authors

Dr. Corina Gericke

Stephanie Elsner

(See credits of each article)

A.4 Translator and consultant for English texts

Reuben Proctor

A.5 Copyright

Texts: The use of texts from this website with the source credit, "Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany" or "Ärzte gegen Tierversuche e.V." is permitted and desired.Pictures: Pictures from this website may be used free of charge for non-commercial purposes. The source of each picture must be named. If no source is given, the source credit "", "Doctors Against Animal Experiments" or "Ärzte gegen Tierversuche" must be named. If you wish to use pictures commercially, please contact Pictures may only be used in the interests of Doctors Against Animal Experiments, that is in articles opposing animal experiments.

A.6 Statement about the content of / links to external websites

We compile the contents of our website with the greatest care. However, we cannot assume any responsibility if contents should nonetheless be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.

Our site contains links to external websites of third parties, over the content of which we have no influence. Therefore, we can assume no responsibility for the content of those sites. The content of the sites we link to is the sole responsibility of their providers or owners. The sites linked to were previously checked for possible illegal contents. At that time, we could find none. However, ongoing checks of linked sites without specific reasons to suspect illegal contents are not possible. If we are notified about infringements of law we will immediately remove links to those sites.

B. Privacy Policy of the German Association for Data Protection

As the owner of this site, Doctors Against Animal Experiments, is based in Germany the privacy protection regulations are stated here in German according to German law. 

1. Data Protection Declaration

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Wheneverpersonal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected, this occurs, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. The use of the contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby prohibited.

We reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information being sent, for example through spam e-mails.

1.1 Scope

This data protection declaration informs users about the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany (Ärzte gegen Tierversuche e.V.), Goethe-Str. 6-8, 51143 Cologne, Germany (Tel: +49-2203-9040990, Mail: on this website.

The legal basis of data protection can be found in the General Data Protection Act.

In this policy, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to the organization Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany

2. Access Data / Server Logfiles

We collect data about every access to the offer (so called server log files).

Access data includes:

  • Name of the accessed website,
  • date, time and duration of the access,
  • transferred data volume (in byte),
  • notification of successful access,
  • browser type and version,
  • the user’s operating system,
  • referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • anonymous IP address.

Doctors against Animal Experiments Germany uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. Doctors against Animal Experiments Germany reserves the right, however, to check the log data subsequently if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete evidence. The data will be deleted after 7 days. 

3. Cookies

Cookies are small files that enable the user’s access device (PC, smartphone etc.) to store specific information relating to the device. They serve on one hand the user-friendliness of web pages and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they are used to collect statistical data on the use of the website and to analyze it for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option with which the storage of cookies is restricted or completely prevented. However, doing this can limit the use and especially the comfort of use. You can manage many corporate online ad cookies through the US site or the EU site

4. Establishing Contact / Contact Form

When contacting Doctors against Animal Experiments Germany (e.g. via contact form, press-contact, e-mail, telephone or fax), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions will arise. If a user chooses to contact us this way, we will transfer and save the entered data. For data processing the users consent is required. Alternatively, it is also possible to contact Doctors against Animal Experiments Germany by sending an e-mail directly. There will be no transmission of entered data to third parties.

5. Handling of personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes your name, e-mail address or telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone count as personal data. Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is legally permitted or if the users agree to the data collection.

5.1. Online donation

If you donate via SEPA direct debit mandate, Doctors against Animal Experiments Germany collects the following personal data:

  • name,
  • address and
  • account data

This information will be saved in our system and will not transferred to third parties. Every new donator receives a reference number. The personal data will be protected from third parties by using appropriate technical and organizational measures.
To issue a donation receipt, a valid postal and an e-mail address is required. If you choose to transfer a donation by your own and wish a donation receipt, please contact us.

5.1.1. Payment service provider

This offer may include “PayPal” and “PayPalMe” buttons of the PayPal payment service operated by PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. based at 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. When a user clicks such a button on a website of this offer, the browser establishes a direct connection to PayPal servers. If you have created an account at PayPal with which you are logged in at the same time, PayPal will receive the information that you have visited the respective page of this offer. If you have a PayPal account, are logged in and interact with the button, information will be transmitted to PayPal and stored there for billing purposes in accordance with PayPal’s policies. Even if you are not logged in, usage data may be collected and stored. To find out exactly how your data is processed when you click the PayPal or PayPalMe button, visit

6. Social-Media plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are by default inactive. They will be activated in two-way process. Your first click activates the button and then, with a second click, you can share or like the content.

6.1. Facebook

By visiting a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about you having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus, we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by Facebook. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is a high possibility that the plugins transmit your IP-address to Facebook.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, your rights and the setting options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log out off Facebook before entering our website. Furthermore, you can block Facebook’s social plugins by using add-ons for your browser like the “Facebook Blocker“.

6.2. Twitter

This offer uses the buttons of the social network Twitter, which is offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognizable by terms such as “Twitter” or “sequence”, combined with a stylized white or blue bird. With the help of the buttons, it is possible to share a contribution or page of this website on Twitter. When a user clicks such a button on this website, the browser establishes a direct connection to the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter button is then transmitted directly from Twitter to the user’s browser. Doctors against Animal Experiments Germany therefore has no influence on the amount of data Twitter collects with the help of this plugin and informs users according to their level of knowledge. More information can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy at

6.3. YouTube

Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server will be informed about which pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information on how user data is handled, please see YouTube’s privacy policy at

7. Social media accounts

We have several social media accounts in order to communicate with registered clients and inform them about our work. We point to the fact, that data in this content can be proceeded beyond of the European Union and it may be difficult to enforce the rights of the user. US providers who are certified for the privacy shield are obligated to comply the European data protection. In general, the data of users will be proceeded for market research and advertising purposes. For detailed information on how you raise an objection (opt-out), follow the linked steps of the respective provider:

Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland) Data protection:, Opt-Out: und, Privacy Shield:

Google / YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland) – Data protection:, Opt-Out:, Privacy Shield:

Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) – Data protection/ Opt-Out:

Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) – Data protection:, Opt-Out:, Privacy Shield:

 8. Newsletter

With the following information, we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the described procedures.

Contents of the newsletter:
We will only send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing information about our current activities, successes and news about stopping animal experiments (hereinafter “newsletters”) with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of a newsletter are specifically described within the scope of a registration, this affects the consent of the users. In addition, our newsletters contain information on Doctors against Animal Experiments Germany projects.

Double-opt-in and logging
The registration for our newsletter requires a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can log in with another e-mail address. Subscriptions to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Also, the changes of your data stored with RapidMail are logged.

Use of the “RapidMail" shipping service
The newsletter is sent via “Rapid Mail”, a newsletter distribution platform of the German provider

RapidMail GmbH
Augustinerplatz 2
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as other data described in the context of these notes, are stored on the servers of RapidMail in Germany. RapidMail uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, RapidMail can use this data according to its own information to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the sending and presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, in order to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, RapidMail does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or pass them on to third parties. We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of RapidMail and chose this provider wisely. We have concluded a “data processing agreement” with RapidMail. This is a contract in which RapidMail agrees to protect the data of our users, to process them on our behalf in accordance with their data protection regulations and especially not to pass them on to third parties.

Registration details
To subscribe to the newsletter, simply enter your e-mail address.

Statistical surveys and analyses
The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the RapidMail server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected. This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined by using the IP address) or access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our endeavor, nor that of RapidMail, to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.

Online access and data management
There are cases, in which we direct the newsletter recipients to websites hosted by RapidMail. For example, our newsletters contain a link with which the newsletter recipients can view newsletters online (e.g. in case of display problems in the e-mail program). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can subsequently correct their data, e.g. the e-mail address. Likewise, the privacy policy of RapidMail is only available on their site. In this context, we point out that cookies are used on the websites of RapidMail and thus personal data are processed by RapidMail. We have no influence on this data collection. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of RapidMail. In addition, we would like to draw your attention to the possibilities of objecting to the collection of data for advertising purposes on the websites and (for the European area).

You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. At the same time, your consents to its dispatch via RapidMail and the statistical analyses expire. A separate cancellation of the dispatch via RapidMail or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter, but you can also cancel the newsletter by e-mail, mail, telephone or fax. If you withdraw your consent in one of these ways, thereby arise maximum transmission costs according to the basic tariffs of your telephone provider. We don’t use value-added service numbers.

 9. Integration of third party services content

It may happen that third party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, Google Fonts, e.g. from opinion stages, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, is integrated within this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third party providers”) perceive the IP address of the users. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. However, we have no influence on this if third party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. We inform users about everything that is known to us.

10. Rights of the Data Subject

10.1. Right of confirmation / right of access

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed and free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

10.2. Right to rectification

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed by means of providing a supplementary statement. 

If a data subject wishes to exercise the right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact the controller or any employee of Doctors against Animal Experiments.

10.3. Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay. The controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay if one of the following applies, as long as the processing is not necessary (for example tax retention periods).

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, please contact us.

10.4. Right to data portability

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive all personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided. The processing needs to be based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. The processing needs to be carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

10.5. Right to object / withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, due to reasons relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

Each data subject shall also have the right to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to object or to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of Doctors against Animal Experiments Germany.

11. Name and address of the data protection officer

Dr. Barbara Felde
Steingasse 8
35418 Buseck
Phone: +49 6408-5006617

If you have any questions and suggestions concerning data protection, please contact our data protection officer directly.