Privacy policy

Data privacy statement

Our site can be used without providing any personal information. There may be different regulations for the use of individual services on our site, which are explained separately below in this case. Your personal information (e.g. name, address, e-mail, telephone number, etc.) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law. Data is personal if it can be clearly assigned to a specific person. The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The following regulations inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of data by the provider. Tierschutz-Stiftung Wolfgang Bösche Ina-Seidel-Straße 1 38124 Braunschweig Phone: 05 31 / 34 22 88 Email: We would like to point out that Internet-based data transmission has security gaps, which means that complete protection against access by third parties is not possible.


We use so-called cookies on our site to recognize repeated homepage visits by the same user. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser stores and saves on your computer. They serve to optimize our website and our offers. These are mostly so-called “session cookies”, which are deleted after the end of your visit. In some cases, however, these cookies provide information to automatically recognize you. This recognition is based on the IP address stored in the cookies. The information obtained in this way is used to optimize our offers and to enable you to access our site with ease. You can prevent the installation of cookies in your browser settings; in that case you may not be able to use all functions of our website in full.

Collection of general data and information

When you access our websites, we automatically collect your general information. This data (server log files) includes, for example, the type of your browser, your operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider and other similar general data. The data is anonymous and is used to display the website correctly to you every time you use the Internet. The anonymous data is statistically evaluated to improve our service to you.

Contact option via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our foundation and direct communication with us, which also includes an e-mail address. If you reach out to contact us via email or filling in the electronic contact form, your information will automatically be saved and will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you in return. Your personal information will not be passed on to third parties.

Use of Google Analytics with anonymous function

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google” on our website. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and thus enable an analysis of your website use. The information generated by these cookies, such as the time, place and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there. We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization function on our website. In this case, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thereby made anonymous. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required to do so by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. According to their own statements, Google will under no circumstances associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly; we would like to point out to you that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website in full. Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for the most common browsers, which gives you more control over what information is collected and processed by Google. If you activate this option, no information about the website visit will be sent to Google Analytics. However, activation does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services we may use. You can find more information about the deactivation option provided by Google and how to activate this option via the following link:

Use of Google Maps

We use the “Google Maps” component from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”, on our website. Google sets a cookie each time the “Google Maps” component is accessed in order to process user settings and data whenever the page with the “Google Maps” component is displayed. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but expires after a certain time period, unless you delete it manually beforehand. If you do not agree to this processing of your information, you have the option of deactivating the “Google Maps” service and thereby preventing the transmission of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or only to a limited extent. The use of “Google Maps” and the information obtained via “Google Maps” takes place in accordance with the Google Terms of Use. Please visit for more information. Terms and conditions for “Google Maps” can be found on this link:

Information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection of personal data

You can request information about how we store your personal information at any time. This can also be corrected, blocked or, if the prescribed periods of data storage for business transactions have expired, deleted. Our data protection officer will help you with all relevant questions. You can find his contact details below. Locked data is kept in a special lock file for control purposes. If the legal archiving obligation has expired, you can also request the deletion of the data. Within the archiving obligation, we can block your data if you wish. Changes or withdrawal of consent can be made by notifying us. This is also possible for future promotions. Contact the data protection officer If you have any questions about data protection, please send us a message to with the subject “Data protection”. Status: May 2018