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Data protection declaration of TOOLS FOR LIFE foundation

Dear User,
Thank you for your interest in our foundation’s website. The protection of your personal data is of great importance to us. Therefore we would like to take this opportunity to inform you about our company’s data protection arrangements. As a matter of course, we observe the statutory stipulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG) as well as further legal data protection provisions.  

You can trust us with your personal data. It is encrypted using digital security systems and transferred to us. Our websites are protected by technical means from damage, destruction and unauthorised access. Even so, we must draw your attention to the fact that data transfer via the internet (e.g. e-mail communication) can involve security vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee complete protection of the data from access by third parties.

Subject of the Data Protection
The subject of the data protection is personal data. Pursuant to Section 3, Sub-section 1 BDSG, this refers to individual details on personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, details of name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number and, where applicable, also such user data as your IP address.

General Data Protection Notice
When you call up the website of TOOLS FOR LIFE FOUNDATION, or download data from our site, relevant information is stored and processed by us in a log file. This process ensues with anonymised data. Specific inferences relating to you personally are not possible.

The data stored is: your IP address, the date and time of the page view, the page or name of the file called up, the data volume transferred and the notice of whether or not the access/call-up was successful.

This data is not used for commercial purposes. The analysis serves only for statistical purposes and the improvement of our internet offer. To this end, we compile user profiles using a pseudonym. No connection is made between the person behind the pseudonym and the user data collected. Your data will be deleted following this use. Permanent storage is ruled out. You may refuse consent for this data collection, storage and processing at any time.


Data Protection Declaration for the Use of Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files placed on your computer to permit the analysis of how the website is used. The information collected includes, for example, information on your operating system, your browser, your IP address, the websites previously called up by you (referrer URL) and the date and time you visited our site. As a rule, the information generated by this text file regarding the use of our website will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. Where IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within the EU Member States or in other countries that are parties to the European Economic Area Agreement. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet use. Where required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information on Google’s behalf, Google may also transfer this information to third parties. This use shall ensue in anonymised or pseudonymised form. The IP address transferred from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. Further information is available directly from Google

No direct personal data on the user is stored, only the IP address. This information allows you to be automatically recognised when you next visit our site and makes navigation easier for you. Cookies allow us, for example to tailor a website to your interests or store your password so that you do not have to enter it again each time.

Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie. You can deactivate the use of DART cookies by calling up the Datenschutzbestimmungen des Werbenetzwerks und Content-Werbenetzwerks von Google

By selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, you can prevent the use of cookies; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the websites (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following:: .

Please note that the privacy policy and practice regarding data protection, e.g. at Google, may change at any time. It is therefore advisable and necessary to remain constantly up to date on amendments of the statutory stipulations and the practice in companies, for example Google.

Data Protection Declaration for the Use of Facebook Plug-ins

Plug-ins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated into our site. You will recognise Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “like button” on our site. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here:

When you visit our site, the plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Consequently, Facebook is informed that you have visited our site with your IP address. By clicking on the Facebook "like-button" when logged onto your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site on your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can relate the visit to our site to your user account. We would point out that we, as the provider of this page, receive no information on the content of the data transferred or the use by Facebook. Further information on this matter can be found in the Facebook Data Protection Declaration under:

If you do not want Facebook to be able to relate the visit to our site to your Facebook account, please logout your Facebook user account.

Scope of Data Collection and Storage
In general you do not have to provide personal data in order to use our website. However, for specific individual services we may require your personal data. This applies both to the dispatch of information material or ordered goods and to responses to individual inquiries.

Where personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always, where possible, provided on a voluntary basis.

Following complete implementation of a contract, your data will be blocked and, following expiry of the fiscal and commercial stipulations, deleted unless you have expressly consented to further use of the data. If you have registered for our newsletter with your e-mail address, we use your e-mail address even beyond the execution of the contract for our own advertising purposes until such time as you have deregistered from newsletter subscription.

Assigned Data Use
We observe the principle of assigned data use, and collect, process and store your personal data only for the purpose for which you have provided it. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, unless necessary for the provision of the service or for the execution of the contract. The transmission to authorised state institutions and public authorities shall also ensue only within the framework of the statutory duty of disclosure or when a court ruling obliges us to disclose same.

We also take internal company data protection very seriously. Our staff and the service providers commissioned by us have been obligated to maintain confidentiality and observe the statutory data protection provisions. Our staff are trained regularly in data protection.

Right to Information and Right of Revocation
At any time, you can obtain information on your data stored by us, free of charge, without having to give reasons. You can have the data collected by us blocked, corrected or deleted. Similarly, you can revoke the consent given to us for data collection and use, without having to give reasons. To do so, please use the contract address given in the legal notes. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions on our data protection notice and the processing of your personal data.

Links to Other Websites

The TOOLS FOR LIFE foundation websites may contain links to other websites. TOOLS FOR LIFE foundation is not responsible for the data protection policies or the content of other websites.