Privacy policy

Data protection

We’re delighted to welcome you to our website. We want you to feel secure and comfortable during your visit and we take the protection of your personal data and your confidentiality very seriously.

With this privacy statement, we would therefore like to inform you of when we save what data and how we use it – of course, always in accordance with applicable data protection regulations.

If you have any questions about the handling of your personal data, you’re welcome to contact our data protection officer, whose contact details you will find below.

Constant technological developments, changes in our services or the legal situation as well as other reasons may require adjustments to our privacy policy. We therefore reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time and ask you to stay informed about its current status.

Basic information

Unless stated otherwise in the following sections, no personal data will be collected, processed or used while using this website.

When you access our website, our web servers automatically collect information of a general nature. This includes the type of web browser, the operating system you are using, the domain name of the Internet service provider, the IP address of the computer you are using, the website you are visiting from us, the pages you visit, the date and duration of the visit.

We do not use this data to identify individual users. The information is analyzed by us only statistically and used exclusively to improve the attractiveness, content and functionality of our websites.

Concept of personal data

The concept of personal data is defined in the German Federal Data Protection Act. According to which, personal data refers to any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. This includes, for example, your real name, your address, your telephone number or your date of birth.

Personal data is defined according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which will enter into force in May 2018:

“Personal data” refers to all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); a natural person is regarded as identifiable, if he/she can be directly or indirectly identified, especially by means of association with an identifier such as a name, with an identification number, with location data, with an online ID or with one or several special features reflecting the physical, physiological, genetic, psychic, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Legal basis for the collecting and processing of personal data

Insofar as we have obtained your consent for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO as legal basis for the processing of your personal data.

When processing your personal data in order to fulfill a contract between you and the German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO applies as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual activities.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c of the DSGVO applies as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights, and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the said interest, Art. 6(1)(f) 1 lit. f of the DSGVO is applicable as a legal basis for processing.

Data deletion and storage period

The personal data of an affected person will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to exist. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the responsible party is subject. We will block or delete data once the prescribed retention period has expired, unless its continued storage is necessary for entering into or fulfilling a contractual relationship.

Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily provide them with personalized services, for example, to place an order, donate, register or send a newsletter. You will be informed of the intended use of this data and, if necessary, asked to give your approval to save it.

Personal data collected over our website will only be used for completing orders or processing requests. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Your data is encrypted prior to transmission and processing to protect it from unauthorized access. Please note that unencrypted e-mails are not transmitted with access protection.

Your data will not be sold, rented or otherwise made available to third parties as described here. Personal data is only transferred to government institutions and authorities to the extent required by national legislation. Our employees, agencies and dealers are bound by us to the strictest confidentiality.


You have the possibility to contact us via our e-mail address or the contact form. The personal data transmitted to us in this way will of course be used exclusively for the purpose for your chosen purpose when contacting us.

If we use our contact form to request information that is not required to establish contact, it will always be marked as optional. These details help us answer your inquiry and to improve the processing of your request. This information is provided expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent. If this includes information on communication channels (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), you also agree that we may contact you via this communication channel in order to respond to your request.

You can of course revoke this consent at any time in the future.

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Data transfer to other companies

External service providers and partner companies will only receive your data if this is necessary to process their application/request. In these cases, the amount of data disclosed is limited to the required minimum. If our service providers contact with your personal data, we will make sure that they comply with the provisions of the data protection laws in the same way. Please also note the respective data protection information of the providers. The respective service provider is responsible for the content of external services, whereby we ensure the compliance of the services with the legal requirements within the scope of reasonableness.

Data transmission to external service providers (processors)

Your data will be forwarded to service partners, provided they work on our behalf and support the German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer in the provision of their services.

Processing of your personal data by authorized service providers takes place in the context of order processing in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.

Given that external companies will process your personal data, we take all necessary legal, technical and organizational measures to ensure that these companies comply with the applicable provisions of Data Protection Law.

There is no commercial disclosure of your personal information to other companies.


In some areas of our site, so-called cookies are used. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your hard drive from a website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The cookies used on our websites do not collect any personal data. The information contained in cookies is used solely to facilitate your use of our sites and to adapt them to your needs.

On our site, both session cookies and persistent cookies are used. Session cookies are temporary cookies that are stored in the user’s Internet browser until the browser window is closed and the session cookies are deleted. Persistent cookies are used for repeated visits and stored in the user’s browser for a specified period of time (typically 1 year or more). These cookies are not deleted when the browser is closed. This type of cookie is used to retrieve a user’s preferences when he returns to the page.

Of course, you can view our website without cookies. If you do not want cookies to be saved on your computer, you can disable the relevant option in the system settings of your browser. You can also delete previously stored cookies from your device at any time. You can see how this works in detail by referring to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. We point out, however, that our web site may be of limited use without cookies.


On our websites, we use the web analytics service called “Piwik”, which allows us to evaluate user traffic on our websites. The insights gained help us to improve our offer.

For this evaluation, so-called “cookies” are used. Cookies are small text files stored by your web browser that allow us to analyze the websites you use. The information generated by the cookies about your use of our websites are stored and evaluated exclusively in Germany. For privacy reasons, we use Piwik with IP address masking enabled. As a result, your IP address will only be processed in shortened form, and personal data relating to the usage data collected by Piwik and its combination with other data possibly stored about you will be excluded.

You may prevent Piwik from storing our cookies at any time by configuring your web browser or by activating the Piwik opt-out plug-in:

If you prevent the storage of cookies through an appropriate configuration of your web browser, we point out that you may not be able to use our and possibly other websites in full.

Piwik is an open source project. For information about privacy at Piwik, visit

Social bookmarks

So-called social bookmarks (e.g. from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) are integrated on our website. Social bookmarks are Internet bookmarks that allow users of such a service to collect links and news items. These are only included on our website as a link to the corresponding services. After clicking on the integrated graphic, you will be redirected to the respective provider’s website, i.e. only then will user information be transmitted to the respective provider. For information on the handling of your personal data when using this website, refer to the respective privacy policy of the provider.

Information on videos:

On our website, we have incorporated videos from YouTube (YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). When you play a video, it connects to a YouTube server. This will transfer to YouTube which of our web pages you have visited.

If you are also logged in as a member of YouTube, YouTube will associate this information with your personal account. When using this service, such as by clicking the start button of a video, this information is also associated with your user account.

You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube user account and other user accounts of the companies YouTube LLC and Google Inc. before using our web pages and deleting the corresponding cookies of these companies in your browser.

For more information about YouTube privacy, visit

Data security

The German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer uses technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved to meet state-of-the-art requirements.

Rights of affected persons

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject under the DSGVO and you have the following rights with respect to the responsible party:

§ Right to information under Article 15 DSGVO

You can request a confirmation from us about whether we will process personal data concerning your person. If we have processed data from you, you have further information rights in Article 15 DSGVO.

§ Right to correct

If the data that we have collected from you is incorrect or incomplete, you can demand immediate correction from us pursuant to Article 16 DSGVO.

§ Right to request restriction of processing

Under the conditions of Article 18 of the DSGVO, you may also be required to restrict the processing of your personal data.

After restricting it, your data may be processed only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. We will inform you before the restriction is lifted.

§ Right to deletion

For one of the reasons stated in Article 17 para. 1 DSGVO, you can request the immediate deletion of your personal data, unless there is an exception to the obligation to delete data under Article 17 para. 3 DSGVO.

§ Right to information

If you have made use of your right of rectification, deletion or limitation of the processing with us, we are obliged under Article 19 DSGVO to notify all recipients of your personal data, unless the communication is impossible or disproportionate. You also have the right to be informed about the recipients. It is your right to have the controller inform you about these recipients.

§ Right to data portability

In addition, under Article 20 of the DSGVO, you have the right to obtain from us personal data relating to you, in machine-readable format, and to transmit the data to another person without hindrance, provided that the conditions of Article 20 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO or to obtain that your personal data are transmitted directly from us to another person responsible, as far as this is technically feasible and no liberties and rights of other persons are affected thereby. This right does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a public interest mission or the exercise of official authority.

§ Right of objection

You have the right to object to the DGHO’s processing of your personal data at any time under Article 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

We will then no longer process your personal information unless compelling legitimate grounds for processing can be demonstrated that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is intended to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

§ The right to revoke consent to data protection

You have the right at any time to revoke your data protection declaration of consent with a declaration to the DGHO. This revocation will not affect the lawfulness of any processing done beforehand.

§ Right of appeal

You have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of the data violates the German General Data Protection Act.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This privacy policy will be updated as the Internet or our offering evolves. Changes will be announced in a timely manner on this site. To be informed about the current state of our data usage regulations, this page should be visited regularly.

Data protection officer:

Gunther Kohn

Contact information:

Deutsche Stiftung für junge Erwachsene mit Krebs
Chausseestraße 50, Right side wing, 1st floor, 10115 Berlin
Tel.: 030 28 09 30 56 0

Further note on data protection and data security at the German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer

Protection of personal data is important to us. Therefore, we conduct our activities in accordance with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data. The data protection by the German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer takes into account the German and European standard for data protection. We pay particular attention to the relevant regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as the Telemedia Act (TMG). The volunteers and employees of the German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer are subject to the special confidentiality obligations described under § 5 German Federal Data Protection Act. Of course, you can always contact us with any questions.

The German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer will only disclose personal data to third parties if the user has expressly given his consent or the applicable statutory provisions contain a corresponding permit or obligation.

Information on the responsible body (§ 4e sentence 1 no. 1-3 BDSG)

  1. Name of responsible body: German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer
  2. Chairman of the executive board of the German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer:
    Michael Oldenburg
  3. Board of trustees of the German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer: Prof. Dr. med. Inken Hilgendorf, Prof. Dr. med. Volker Diehl, Prof. Dr. med. Carl Friedrich Classen, Prof. Dr. med. Lorenz Trümper, Prof. Dr. med. Anne Letsch, Prof. Dr. med. Marie von Lilienfeld-Toal
  4. Address of the responsible body: Chausseestraße 50, 10115 Berlin

Information on the methods of automated processing (§ 4e sentence 1 no. 4-8 BDSG)

  1. Purpose of the data collection, process or use:
    Derived from the charter of the (non-profit) foundation, its main purpose is the promotion of science and research as well as the promotion of public health. Additional purposes are the administration and support of personnel and suppliers.
    Data collection, processing and use are only carried out for the above-mentioned purposes.
  2. Description of parties and the data or categories of data concerned:
    Data from donors and interested persons, employee data as well as data about suppliers, as far as they are necessary for the purposes mentioned in point 4.
  3. Transfer of data to third parties:
    The German Foundation for Young Adults with Cancer will only disclose personal data to third parties if the user has expressly given his consent or the applicable statutory provisions contain a corresponding permit or obligation.
  4. Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data might be disclosed:
    Public places upon paramount regulations shown, external contractors according to §11 of the BDSG, as well as external places and in-house departments in compliance with the purposes as stated under point 4.
  5. Standard deadlines for the deletion of data:
    The legislator has enacted a variety of storage obligations and periods. After expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted. Any data not deleted in this way will be deleted if the purposes referred to under Section 4 cease to apply.