Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.
BORDA e. V.
Am Deich 45
Executive Director: Judith Ringlstetter
Chair: Joachim Klaembt
Phone: +49.421.40 89 52 – 0
Fax: +49.421.40 89 52 – 50
Registered NGO at Bremen Local Court N° VR 3366,
Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our website.
To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected:
– type and version of the browser you use
– operating system
– websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
– websites that you visit
– date and time of your visit
– your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.
We use software from FundraisingBox on our website (Wikando GmbH, Schießgrabenstrasse 32, 86150 Augsburg). FundraisingBox offers organisations, institutions, associations and foundations the opportunity to operate online fundraising and donation management with the support of their software. You can make a donation using FundraisingBox on our website. The data from the donation transactions are SSL encrypted and stored in certified data centres. The processing of personal data is carried out in compliance with data protection regulations. FundraisingBox employees are committed to data secrecy. Every donation amount goes directly to the account of BORDA e.V. and not via a FundraisingBox account.
As part of the donation you make via FundraisingBox, the following personal data will be processed and stored:
(1) Salutation, first name / last name
(2) email address
as well as (if provided):
(3) address / postal code / city / country
First name and last name are mandatory fields, as this is the only way we can guarantee a clear allocation of your donation in our database.
Furthermore, the provision of name data and bank details is required to complete the donation and due to tax regulations and money laundering regulations.
When you make a donation, we collect the details of the transaction along with your name, email address and postal address, if available. We will then send you a thank you message by email. In the donation form, you have the option to consent to the receipt of information about our work. If you give us your consent, we will add you to our newsletter mailing list. You can find further information on data protection in our newsletter dispatch in the “Newsletter and use of the MailChimp automation platform” section of this page.
If you make a credit card donation, your card details will only be viewed by our donation service provider FundraisingBox and not by us. We only receive the donation itself as well as information about the donor and the transfer. The rest of the information is managed by the FundraisingBox service provider alone.
If you make a transfer, we will only receive the name of the donor and information about the donation. This information can only be viewed by our finance department, as it has access to our organisation’s bank account.
You can find more information on FundraisingBox’s data protection regulations at https://www.fundraisingbox.com/privacy/.
Newsletter and use of the MailChimp automation platform
The data provided in the newsletter registration are processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time, by using links in the signup confirmation email and each newsletter, or by sending an email to . The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the cancellation. Data entered to set up the subscription will be deleted in the event of cancellation. If these data have been sent to us for other purposes and elsewhere, they will remain with us.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form that sends its data by email. In such event, information provided by the user is used only for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user, and is not stored in a database. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
On our website we may offer you the opportunity to post comments about individual articles. For this purpose, the name, email address, and IP address of the user is stored in a database on our server. This information is stored for our security in the event the author through his/her comments infringes against third party rights and/or unlawful content is entered. Consequently, we have a direct interest in the author’s stored data, particularly since we may be potentially liable for such violations. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Use of Google Analytics with Anonymization
Use of Facebook components
Our website employs components provided by facebook.com. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Facebook component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited.
When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. Whenever you click on the “Like“ button, for example, or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not.
If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of data by Facebook about you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of Facebook before visiting our website. The data protection policies of Facebook provide additional information, in particular about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard as well as the options available to you for protecting your privacy:
In addition, tools are freely available on the market that can be used to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons from being added to commonly used browsers.
You can find an overview of Facebook plugins at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
Use of Twitter components
Our website employs components provided by Twitter. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.
You may change your data privacy settings in your account settings, at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Use of YouTube components
Information / Cancellation / Deletion
You may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.