Your privacy is important to us. We treat your personal data in confidence, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other laws and in accordance with the data protection declaration below. This page informs you of our policies in regards to collecting, using and disclosing personal information we receive from users of our website.

Active Philanthropy operates The use of our website is generally possible without providing any personal data, i.e. information linked to your person. We use your personal information only for providing the site and the services requested via the website. By using the website and entering personal data, you agree to the collection and use of data in accordance with this declaration. As a matter of principle, your data will not be shared with third parties, unless this is required for said purposes. In this case, we will obtain your prior consent to the disclosure.

Server Logfiles

Your browser automatically sends information whenever you visit our website ("Log Data"): This log data may include information such as your computer's internet protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics such as the page from which you accessed our website via a link (referrer URL) and the result of the request (HTTP status code).

We store this data in so-called server logfiles, which do not facilitate users to be easily identified personally. Only when you enter personal data into forms (see below) we can subsequently assign your IP address (e.g. in the event of misuse). We do not pass on this data, nor do we merge it with other data sources. We need this data in order to analyze errors or, if necessary, be able to prosecute any illegal use. IP addresses are stored for this reason, but cannot easily be used to identify you personally. Server logfiles are stored for 180 days.


Our website uses cookies to collect information. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help us to make our website more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted after you close your browser programme. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website. You can instruct your browser to inform you about cookie settings, to allow cookies only in individual cases, to refuse them for certain cases or in general, or to delete cookies automatically when your browser is closed. If you deactivate cookies entirely, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.

We ask for your consent to receive cookies when you enter our website. If you agree, your consent is stored as a cookie in the browser programme used on your device:

Name of cookie: cookienote
Data and purpose: Storage of consent so that it does not have to be asked for again and again.
Valid for: 1 year

Analysis of usage


Our website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo (formerly "Piwik"). Matomo is operated on one of our servers. Matomo generates two cookies. The data generated by the cookie about your use of our website is stored on our server together with other usage data. These statistics serve us to improve the usability of our website and the usefulness of its contents. We keep these statistics for several years. In order to protect your identity, the second half of your IP address is omitted when the data is saved. The data collected in this way cannot be traced to specific persons.

Cookie name: _pk_id.1.ed65
Data and purpose: Allocated an ID to the browser to identify a recurring visit
Valid for: 29 days

Cookie name: _pk_ses.1.ed65
Data and purpose: Allocated an ID to the individual visit (session) to record the click path
Valid for: Session

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage. In this case, an opt-out-cookie is stored in your browser which prevents Matomo from saving your usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out-cookie will be deleted as well. In this case, you will need to reactivate your opt-out when you visit our site again

If you have not yet agreed to cookies in the cookie banner, your visit to our website is not yet tracked by Matomo.

Tracking Opt Out

Social media links

Our website contains links that activate functions of individual social media networks (hereafter referred to as "services"). When you click on one of these links, a direct connection is established between your browser and that particular service, even if you do not leave our website. The service is thereby informed that you have visited our website using your IP address. The services our website has links to are:

Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Irland
Links on our site that connect you to Facebook are identified by the Facebook logo ("f").
Privacy policy:

Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland
Links on our site that connect you to Twitter are identified by the Twitter logo (a little bird).
Privacy policy:

LinkedIn Inc, 505 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
Links on our site that connect you to LinkedIn are identified by the LinkedIn logo ("in").
Privacy policy:

YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA
Links on our site that connect you to YouTube are identified by the YouTube logo (a "play" button).
Privacy policy:

If you click such a link while logged in to that particular service, your visit to our website may be associated with your user account with that service. You can prevent this by logging out of the relevant account before clicking the link.

Data security

Please note that data transmission on the internet can have security gaps. As a result, it is technically impossible to absolutely protect data against access by third parties. However, we protect your data as well as we can. This site uses SSL encryption to protect the transmission of confidential content (such as data that you send to us via forms). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read or changed by third parties during transmission.


To operate our website, we rent a server from a service provider we have commissioned:

wegewerk GmbH, Saarbrücker Str. 24, 10405 Berlin, Germany

Our service provider can access the rented server for maintenance purposes. To this end, he has entered a data processing agreement with us which, amongst other things, prohibits the transfer of data to third parties

Data entered in forms

Contact forms / Inquiries

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, we assume your agreement for us to store the information you provide so that we can process your enquiry and any possible follow-up questions. The data you provide will be sent as an e-mail to the inboxes of the employees tasked with your enquiry. Your data is not passed on to third parties without your consent. Since e-mailboxes also receive documents which must be stored for up to 10 years for legal reasons, we normally delete this data only after this period


If you subscribe to our newsletter via our website, we assume your agreement for us to store the data you provide as well as the exact time and IP address of your device as proof that you are the owner of the e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. If you subscribe to our newsletter by other means, we will store your name and a note on how the order was placed as proof of consent. We use this information only for sending the requested information. Our newsletter is dispatched via a service provider commissioned by us, who receives this data for the purpose of sending the newsletter:

rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br., Germany
Privacy policy:

Neither we nor our service provider will share your data with third parties. Our newsletter may contain a code that allows us to count how often the newsletter has been opened and which links have been clicked. We use this information to improve the content of the newsletter. This information is collated and not stored with your personal data. By clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter, you can, at any time, revoke your consent to the storage of your data, e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter. After unsubscribing, you can re-subscribe to our newsletter at any time.

Your rights

You are legally entitled to receive information at any time and free of charge about your personal data that is stored with us as well as its origin, recipients and the purpose of its usage. You also have the right to correct, block or have this data deleted, or to revoke any consent you may have given to the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time to do this or if you have further questions on how your personal information is used and stored:

Responsible for data protection:
Dr. Felicitas von Peter
Active Philanthropy gGmbH, Caroline-von-Humboldt-Weg 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Data protection officer:
Active Philanthropy gGmbH, Caroline-von-Humboldt-Weg 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany

If you are not satisfied with our handling of your data, please contact us. You also have the right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority.