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Privacy Policy


Global Nature Fund (GNF) takes the protection of personal data very seriously.

Personal data is information such as name, address, telephone, email and other information necessary for the respective use, which can be assigned directly to a particular person. The handling of personal data is governed in particular by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

At all times, GNF ensures that the relevant data protection requirements are complied with and the statutory time limits for storage are met. We undertake the necessary technical and organisational measures to this end.

This information provides explanations about the nature and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider. They also explain the choices you have regarding the processing of your personal data and how you can contact us.

I. Supervisory Authority / Contact Person

Responsible provider is

International Foundation for Environment and Nature
Fritz-Reichle-Ring 4
78315 Radolfzell, Germany
Phone: +49 7732 9995 80

CEO: Udo Gattenlöhner, Vice Director: Stefan Hörmann
Board Members: Marion Hammerl (President), Prof. Dr. Manfred Niekisch (Vice President), Jörg Dürr-Pucher, Kat Hartwig, Barbara Metz, Dr. Andrew Venter, Sebastian Winkler.
Non-profit Foundation, registered according to § 80 BGB by the Senate Administration for Justice, Berlin, 29th April 1998, No. 3416/584-II.2
If you have any questions about our processing of your personal data or about data protection in general, please contact our data protection officer at the address given in the imprint or at the following e-mail address:

II. Rights of the data subject

Data subjects have the following rights:

– Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR)
– Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
– Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
– Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
– Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

You can object to the processing of personal data for advertising purposes including an analysis of customer data for advertising purposes at any time without reasons.

In addition, you as a person also have a general right to object (cf. Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR). In this case, the objection to data processing must be justified. If the data processing is based on a consent, your consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

The easiest way to assert your rights is to contact the address given in the imprint. In addition, you have the right of appeal to the data protection supervisory authority responsible for you.

III. Processing of personal data

As a rule, you can use our website without specifying personal data. If you would like to donate, contact us or use our information offers, you are asked to enter the necessary data for processing. We ask you, for example, for your name and for some other personal information relevant to the respective type of use. Mandatory information is marked as such. Your data are sent to us via an SSL-secured connection and are stored on specially protected servers in Germany. Access to the data is only possible by a few specially authorized persons who deal with the technical or commercial support of these servers or who are commissioned with internal work processes. These persons have been instructed about data protection law and are committed to data secrecy. In no case will your personal data be passed on to third parties without your express consent. When entering personal data, you will be informed about the use thereof, and you must consent to such use.

In addition, we would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. Protected data should therefore only be transmitted via a secure connection.

In the following we would like to give you an overview of how we guarantee the protection of your personal data when you access our website and what types of personal data we process for what purposes and to what extent.

Processing of data when accessing our website – log file

When you access our website, information is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information. In addition, the IP address is transmitted. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content you have requested from websites and is mandatory when using the Internet.

These logfile data will be made anonymous or deleted by us within 36 hours after the end of the usage process. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) GDPR.

According to our IT security concept, we store the log file data for this period in order to detect and analyse any attacks against our website.

Processing of data when using the website – your requests

If you send us an enquiry by e-mail or via the contact form, we collect the data you provide for processing and responding to your request. We store this information for verification purposes for a period of up to two years. Legal basis for data processing Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR.

Subscription to an e-mail newsletter

For the registration to our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that we will send you a confirmation e-mail to the specified e-mail address, in which we ask you to confirm that you would like the newsletter to be sent. If you do not confirm this within 24 hours, your registration will be automatically deleted. If you confirm your wish to receive the newsletter, we will store your registration data until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. The storage serves the purpose of being able to send you the newsletter.

Furthermore, we store your IP addresses and the time of your registration at registration and confirmation in order to prevent misuse of your personal data and to provide proof of correct delivery. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a GDPR.

You have the right to revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time. Your revocation does not affect the legality of the processing of your personal data until revoked. You can declare your revocation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail or by sending a message to the contact details given in the imprint.

IV. Inclusion of third-party services and content

On our website, third-party content, such as YouTube videos, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, may also be included. This requires that providers of this content receive your IP address so they can send the respective content to your browser. We pay particular attention to the integrity of these contents, but we have no influence on these third-party providers or their data protection regulations.

Inclusion of YouTube


Our website uses plug-ins from YouTube operated by Google. This service is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and thus on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We only record to what extent the YouTube videos integrated into our website are accessed and delete this data after 2 years.

For more information on the handling of user data, please see YouTube’s privacy policy at:

V. Cookies

Cookies are small information files that allow specific device-related information to be stored on your access device (PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.). We currently use Cookie Script for cookie management. We do not use cookies for advertising purposes.

General information on the use of cookies Our website uses so-called cookies. We use both temporary cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser (session cookies), and persistent (permanent) cookies. You have the choice whether you want to allow the setting of cookies. You can make changes in your browser settings. You have the choice of accepting all cookies, being informed when cookies are set or rejecting all cookies. If you choose the latter option, it is possible that you may not be able to make full use of our website.

When cookies are used, a distinction must be made between the necessary cookies and those for other purposes (measurement of access numbers, advertising purposes).

Mandatory cookies when using the Website

We use session cookies, which are necessary for the use of our websites. This includes cookies that enable us to recognize you when you visit the site in a single session. These session cookies contribute to the secure use of our website.

Use of cookies with your consent

Below you will find an overview of the cookies that we use with your consent, that you have been giving by using this website. You will also find an opt-out option for each. These are cookies for recording the usage behaviour of our website as well as cookies that are used for advertising purposes.

Use of cookies to record usage behavior (tracking)

The use of tracking cookies enables us to recognize users when they access our website again and to assign usage processes to an internally assigned code number (pseudonym). This enables us to record and analyze repeated visits to our website.

Specifically, the following tracking cookies are used:

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). In general, information generated by the cookie regarding the use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and saved on a Google server in the US. We only apply Google Analytics in combination with active anonymization of IP addresses. This ensures that your IP address will be abbreviated within EU member states or other signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Full length IP addresses will only be transmitted to a Google server and abbreviated there in particular exceptions. The IP address obtained from the user’s browser will not be linked with other Google data.

By using this website you consent to the processing of data relating to you by Google in the previously described fashion and for the purposes outlined above. By adjusting the settings of your respective browser you may deactivate the storage of cookies. Additionally, you can prevent any data obtained by the cookie in relation to your use of the website from being passed on and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link:

You can also prevent Google Analytics from capturing data for mobile browsers by clicking on the following link. An Opt-Out-Cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Click here to unsubscribe from Google Analytics.

We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, The legal basis for storing the cookie is the consent given (Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR). The further evaluation of the collected data by means of Google Analytics takes place over a period of 14 months on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Further information on terms of use and privacy can be found at:

VI. Note for parents and supervisors

Parents or supervisors are responsible for protecting the privacy of their children. We ask you to talk to your children about the safe and responsible handling of their own personal data on the Internet.

VII. Future changes

The development of the Internet or legislation may require adjustments to our privacy policy. We will always post changes to our data protection information here and recommend that you read this information from time to time.

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