Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Hereinafter we inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of your personal data when using our web site at „“. Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person.

1. Controller
The person responsible (“Controller”) within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regu­lation (GDPR) is the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purpo­ses and means of the processing of personal data. Controller within the meaning of the GDPR for the personal data processed by this web site is

Forum for Active Philanthropy - inform inspire impact gGmbH,
 Caroline-von-Humboldt-Weg 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany,

(hereinafter “we”).

We have designated Karolin Strunz as our internal Data Protection Officer. You can contact her in our office or by sending an e-mail to

2. When you visit our web site
When you visit our website, our server collects the following information from your device: browser type and version, operating system used, the visited web page location (URL) together with the pre­viously visited web page (referrer URL), IP address, and time of the page view.

We collect and process this data in order to ensure the trouble-free operation of our website and to detect, fend off and prosecute a misuse of our ser­vices. Furthermore, we use the collected data for statistical purposes to evaluate, for example, by which devices and browsers our web site is acces­sed in order to improve and adapt our offer to our visitors’ needs on an ongoing basis. This data pro­cessing is based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

We will delete the aforementioned data no later than twelve months after they have been collected.

3. Registering with us / User account
(1) Some resources on our website are accessible only to registered users. If you want to register with us, we ask you for your email address. Without your email address, we cannot process your request for registration. We shall use your email address to contact you and set up an appointment for an interview (phone call or online videoconference). If, after this interview, we find that you qualify as a member, we shall provide you with an initial password you can use, together with your email address, for your first log-in. Otherwise, we will inform you about our decision and shall delete your personal data within two weeks after our decision is made.

This processing is based on your consent according to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. We keep your data stored as long as your user account exists. You can cancel your user account at any time without notice.

(2) To make the best use of your user account, you may provide us with additional information, e.g., regarding your professional or personal background, your location or the languages you speak. All this information is voluntary, and you can update or delete it at any time.

This processing is based on your consent according to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. We will keep this data until you update or delete it yourself, but in any case, no longer than your user account exists.

5. What information other users see about you
In your user account, you can choose to allow other logged-in users to see certain information about yourself, such as your first name, your last name’s initial and a photo. You can revise your choice at any time.

6. Contacting us
If you send us a message by email, we will save your message along with its sender details included (your name, email address, and any additional information added by your email client or the transferring servers).

This data processing is based on our legitimate interest to answer your request and handle possible follow-up requests from you (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR). We will erase the information collected from your message no later than twelve months after the last communication with you on your request, subject to the provision in the following paragraph.

If you send us a message legally relevant for a contractual relationship with us, the legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) b GDPR, regardless of how you transmitted your message to us. In such a case, we will erase the data related to your message as soon as all mutual claims arising from the contractual relationship have been completely settled and the commercial and fiscal retention periods have expired.

7. Online feedback tool
On our website, you can give us immediate feedback using our online tool in the „What can we do better?“ section. We will save your message for internal quality management purposes. This data processing is based on our legitimate interest to improve our services according to your request (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR). We will erase your message no later than twelve months after having it received.

For this feedback tool, we use technology provided by Typeform SL, Carrer Bac de Roda, 163, 08018 Barcelona, Spain, who act as our Processor according to Article 28 GDPR.

8. Newsletter
If you have subscribed to our newsletter, we will keep you informed about news from us by email (direct advertising from and about us). You will not receive more than one newsletter a week. You can object to the use of your email address for advertising purposes at any time in any form, without incurring any costs other than transmission costs at the basic rate.

This data processing is based on your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. If you revoke your consent to the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes, we will delete your e-mail address from our mailing list.

9. Processors
For the operation of our website on the Internet, we use the services of Artha Networks (Artha Networks Inc., 33 Partridge Lane, Belmont MA 02478, USA), Cloudfront (Amazon Web Services S. á r.l., 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, 1855 Luxemburg, Luxemburg), and wegewerk GmbH, Saarbrücker Straße 24, 10405 Berlin, Germany, who act as our Processor according to Article 28 GDPR. For analysing how our website is used, we use services provided by Hotjar (Hotjar Ltd., Dragonara business centre, Paceville St Julian’s, STJ 3141, Malta), who act as our Processor according to Article 28 GDPR.

Please note that, where we use Artha Networks, personal data about you is transferred to the USA, which are a country outside the European Union lacking adequate privacy protection as there is no adequacy decision by the Commission of the European Union.

For receiving, storing and dispatching emails, we use the services of Rapidmail (rapidmail GmbH,  Wentzingerstraße 21, 79106 Freiburg, Germany) and Microsoft (Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, One Microsoft Place, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland), who act as our Processor according to Article 28 GDPR.

10. Your rights
With regard to your personal data we process, you have the following rights:

You have the right to obtain a confirmation from us as to whether we process personal data concerning you. If this is the case, we will inform you about the personal data stored about you and the further information in accordance with Article 15 (1) and (2) GDPR.

You have the right to have your inaccurate personal data rectified without undue delay. Taking into ac­count the purposes of processing, you also have the right to request the completion of incomplete per­sonal data, including by means of providing a sup­plementary statement.

You can demand the erasure of your personal data concerning you under the conditions of Article 17 (1) GDPR without undue delay, as far as their pro­cessing is not necessary according to Article 17 (3) GDPR.

You may demand that we restrict the processing of your data if one of the requirements of Article 18 (1) GDPR applies. In particular, you can request the restriction instead of an erasure.

We will communicate any rectification or erasure of your personal data and a restriction of process­ing to all recipients to whom we have disclosed your personal data, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. We will also in­form you about these recipients if you request it.

You have the right to receive the personal data which you provide to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You may also request that we transmit the data to another control­ler without hindrance, where technically feasible.

As far as a data processing is based on your given consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

RIGHT TO OBJECT: ON GROUNDS RELAT­ING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, YOU MAY, AT ANY TIME, OBJECT TO PRO­CESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA; this right applies to a processing, according to Artic­le 6 (1) (f) GDPR, necessary for the pur­poses of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particu­lar where the data subject is a child. 
If you exercise your right to object, we will no longer process the personal data in question un­less we can demonstrate compelling legit­imate grounds for processing that override the inte­rests, rights and freedoms of you, or for the esta­blishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.


If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the GDPR, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particula­r in the Member State of your habitual re­sidence, place of work or place of the alleged in­fringement. This does not exclude other administ­rative or judicial remedies.