Website credits & legal notice
Disclaimer: Please refer to our German privacy notice if anything within the points mentioned below should not be clear: https://www.aerzte-gegen-tierversuche.de/de/datenschutz. 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
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
Dr. Corina Gericke
(See credits of each article)
A.4 Translator and consultant for English texts
Texts: The use of texts from this website with the source credit www.aerzte-gegen-tierversuche.de, "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 "www.aerzte-gegen-tierversuche.de", "Doctors Against Animal Experiments" or "Ärzte gegen Tierversuche" must be named. If you wish to use pictures commercially, please contact
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 However, we cannot assume any responsibility if contents should nonetheless be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
- 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 https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.
6. Social-Media plugins
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, 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.
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.
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“.
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: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads und https://www.youronlinechoices.com, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.
Google / YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland) – Data protection: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.
Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) – Data protection/ Opt-Out: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) – Data protection: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.
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
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.
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
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
Phone: +49 6408-5006617
If you have any questions and suggestions concerning data protection, please contact our data protection officer directly.