Data Privacy Policy

WWF Germany takes the protection of personal data very seriously. For this reason, we would like to inform users of our website about which data is stored and how this data is used. 

This Privacy Policy applies to all WWF Germany websites. There may be another privacy policy on servers/websites accessed using external links.

Responsible Authority

WWF Germany 
A Civil Law Foundation
Reinhardtstr. 18
10117 Berlin
Phone: 030 311777-0
Fax: 030 311777-199
E-Mail: info(at) 

Additional details can be found on the Legal Notice page.

Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer in writing. 

WWF Germany 
Data Protection Officer
Reinhardtstr. 18 
10117 Berlin 
Phone: 030 311777-0 

Rights of Data Subjects and Right of Appeal to a Supervisory Authority

You have the right to receive information about your stored data from WWF at no cost. 

The following rights apply: 

  • Right of access to information - The right to know what data was collected and how it was processed
  • Right of data correction - The right to request the modification of personal data if it is not up to date
  • Right to data erasure - The right to have personal data deleted
  • Right to restrict processing - The right to limit the processing of personal data
  • Right to data portability - The right to transfer personal data directly from one system to another (in machine-readable form)
  • Right of objection - The right to revoke the consent given or to object to the processing of personal data (for example, in case of legitimate interest). 

Complaints against WWF Germany may be submitted to the supervisory authorities. 
The entity responsible for WWF Germany is: 

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information 
Friedrichstr. 219 
10969 Berlin 
E-Mail: mailbox(at)

Collection, Storage and Use of Data

Personal data is collected, stored and used when you register to the event. Personal data refers to individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person, which provide information about their behavior or their characteristics. This includes your name, e-mail address, organization name and details about your professional background. 

The provision of your personal data is neither required by law nor by contract for the use of our websites. 

Legal Basis for the Use of Your Data

The processing of your data is based in particular on one of the following legal bases:

  • your validly obtained consent (article 6, paragraph 1a of the General Data Protection Regulations - DSGVO), which you may revoke at any time;
  • to establish or execute a contract or other responsibilities directly related to a contract (article 6, paragraph 1b of the General Data Protection Regulations - DSGVO);
  • for the protection of legal obligations (article 6, paragraph 1b of the  of the General Data Protection Regulations - DSGVO);
  • to pursue the legitimate interests of WWF, unless your interests or fundamental rights prevail (article 6, paragraph 1b of the General Data Protection Regulations - DSGVO);

(The following list contains examples, but is not exhaustive).

Legal foundations

Examples of Processes

Examples of Data Types

 Consent (which you may revoke at any time)

Subscribe to our newsletter

E-mail address, name

Performance of a Contract

Donations, memberships

Name, address, telephone number, payment methods

Legal Obligations

Disclosure of data to meet obligations to authorities

Payment method, name

Justifiable interest (company management; ensuring the security of the company and established and operating companies; improving service; target group-oriented marketing)

Fraud prevention investigations; customer surveys to improve service; targeting; tracking

IP address, device ID, name, e-mail address

Data Recipient

In certain cases, your personal data may be disclosed to other companies or legal entities, in particular to service providers (such as hosting partners, social media companies, payment providers), campaign partners and government authorities (such as the tax office for tax-relevant information).

Data Storage

Personal data will be deleted if the storage is no longer necessary for the purposes described in this Data Privacy Policy and the statutory provisions do not provide for a longer retention period. Furthermore, your data will be deleted if you assert your right of deletion. We store personal data longer than required by law if it is covered by our legitimate interest and this is not prohibited.

All WWF Germany employees who handle your data must comply with the data protection regulations. Access to the system is via an authorization procedure. SSL encryption (recognizable by https:// in the address line of the browser and a lock symbol in the status bar at the very bottom of the browser) is a protocol for encrypting data during transmission from the web server to the browser. This transmission offers particularly high security. During transmission, your personal data is encrypted between your computer and our SSL server using the SSL protocol.

Liability for Links

WWF Germany hereby expressly declares that no illegal content was discernible on the linked pages at the time the links were created. WWF Germany has no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, it hereby expressly dissociates itself from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was posted. This statement applies to all links and references posted within its website. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of information presented in this way, only the provider of the page to which reference was made is liable, not the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection in general or our Data Privacy Policy, please contact WWF Germany’s Data Protection Officer by e-mail.