Personal data refers to information such as names, addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and all other information regarding a specific person. The handling of personal data is regulated by the requirements of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other provisions.

We employ technical and organisational measures to ensure that we, along with external service providers, comply with data protection requirements.

When you visit our website, data is automatically stored in a log file each time a page is accessed:

  • the IP address of the computer sending the request
  • date and time of access
  • the name and URL of the page that is retrieved
  • the data volume that is sent when the page is transmitted
  • the access status (page transferred, page not found etc.)
  • data regarding the browser and operating system
  • the website from which the site was accessed

This data is stored for the purpose of assisting and securing operations. You can use our website for informational purposes without providing personal information (for exceptions, please see “Use of Social Plug-Ins”).

This website uses the technologies of etracker GmbH ( to collect and store data for marketing and optimisation purposes. This data can be used to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. This process may involve the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the cache memory of the user’s internet browser. Cookies make it possible to recognise the internet browser. The data collected with etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify visitors to this website or link the data with the personal information of the carrier of the pseudonym without the consent of the affected party. You may object to the collection and storage of such data with future effect at any time (

If you wish to donate, we will ask you for your name and other personal information that is relevant for donation purposes. Your information is sent via an SSL-secured connection, and will be stored on specially protected servers in Germany. These servers can only be accessed by a few authorised persons who are responsible for the technical or commercial management of these servers. In no case will this data be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

We hereby advise that data transmissions over the Internet (e.g. during e-mail communications) may be vulnerable to security gaps. It is not possible to fully protect data against third-party access. Therefore data that must be protected should only be transmitted over a secure connection (SSL).

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the US. The IP addresses of visitors to our website are stored in an anonymous form. To this end, we use an additional code line (_anonymizeIP()), which deletes the last 8 bit of the IP address and therefore only allows for a rough localisation of users.

Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, prepare reports on website activities for the operators of the websites and provide other services related to website and Internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if the law requires this or to the extent that third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will not link your IP address with other Google data.

You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you agree that Google will process the information collected about you in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose.

We advise that web tracking software such as Google Analytics collects user data that can be used to compile user profiles.

The collection and storage of data by Google Analytics can be prevented at any time with future effect by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Browser plugin

Use of social plug-ins

This website uses plug-ins of social networks. These include in particular plug-ins from, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”), and, which is operated by Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”).

If someone accesses our Internet pages that feature this plug-in, a connection is established with the servers of these social networks, and the plug-in is shown on the page through a notification to your browser. This tells the servers of the social networks which of our Internet pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of this social network, the network will assign this information to your personal user account. If you use one of the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking on the “Like” button, providing comments, sending contents as a Twitter message), this information will also be assigned to your user account, which can only be prevented by logging out of your account before using the plug-in.

For more information regarding Facebook’s collection and use of the data and your rights and options regarding the protection of your privacy can be found in Facebook’s data protection policy. ( For more information regarding Twitter’s collection and use of the data and your rights and options regarding the protection of your privacy can be found in Twitter’s data protection policy (

Information for parents and guardians

Parents or guardians are responsible for protecting their children’s privacy. Please talk to your children about the safe and responsible use of their personal information on the Internet.


If you have questions or comments regarding data protection, please feel free to e-mail the Welthungerhilfe data protection representative at

Our data protection statement may require periodic adjustments due to the development of the Internet or changes in legislation. Changes to our data protection statement will always be posted at this location; we recommend that you visit this page every now and then and check for updated versions of this statement.