privacy policy

Amnesty International takes the protection of personal data very seriously. For this reason, users of our website to be informed about what personal data is stored and how this data is used. Below you will be informed about the personal data Amnesty International stands in accordance with the law of the Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act and how the data is processed or used:

Collection and processing of personal data

In general, you can visit the Internet site of Amnesty International, without that personal data are required from you. You must Amnesty International provide any personal information, if you are on our website simply want to inform. However, if you want to take certain services by Amnesty International (for example, online actions and -petitions, newsletter subscription, donations and membership management, My Amnesty management) to complete, your personal data is required for the proper handling. This data collection will be addressed in the context of your application to the respective services. By creating an account with the respective services you agree to the fact that Amnesty International collect your personal data for the purposes mentioned in each case, process and use.

Online Discounts and -Petitions

For online promotions such as Petitions Amnesty International specific data such as Your name, surname, address and / or e-mail address printed or forwarded in electronic form to policy makers and other users of the respective action. This ensures that participants actually exist in actions, and for reasons of protection against spam and abuse, you must confirm your participation in certain actions: You may receive after participating an email with a corresponding confirmation link. In some online actions be registered My Amnesty users can participate without further confirmation by e-mail. We will inform you via email, SMS, phone or by mail about further activities of Amnesty International, if you so wish and state so.

transfer of personal data to third parties

To fulfill our responsibilities Amnesty International works together with external service providers, to the optionally personal data for these purposes. These service providers are contractually bound by Amnesty International and no personal data they receive in this connection, only for the purposes agreed in each case. So Amnesty Germany for example, uses to process some online actions, newsletter and event management services by Salsa Labs ( privacy policy code) , To manage online donations Amnesty International uses a secure form, which is offered by the Bank for Social Economy code. In addition, Amnesty International will not disclose your personal data to third parties. Exceptions are the addressees of the respective online campaigns and -Petitionen, as described in the previous paragraph.

integration of external “social” services such as Facebook and Twitter

Thus, the information can be circulated by Amnesty International comfortable in power, Amnesty International uses in some places “Share Buttons”, “Plugins” and “boxes” of the social networks Facebook and Twitter. Clicking on this will open a new window in which the respective content or link can be sent directly to these networks. Given prior notification to Facebook or Twitter is necessary. Only if you are logged in to Facebook or Twitter, so your registered information is sent in accordance with their privacy settings to your contacts on Facebook or Twitter. For more information on the purpose and scope of data about the inclusion in the websites of Amnesty International from Facebook and Twitter, please refer to the respective privacy policies ( Facebook Privacy Policy code, Twitter Privacy Policy ).

Amnesty International stands by visiting its website general statistical information, such as IP addresses, the number of visitors of the web pages or use certain features or services. This information is used exclusively for statistical evaluation. Given Amnesty International also accesses external services back, such as AwStats code, eTracker code or Piwik code. However, Amnesty International no personal evaluations carried out, but merely collected and analyzed general, anonymous statistics.

Use of Cookies

To ensure an optimal functioning of the web pages of Amnesty International and to raise general usage information is resorted in some places on the use of so-called cookies. These are small text files without the personal data that are temporarily stored on your computer and at any time can be safely deleted (on your browser settings).

Withdrawal of consent for data use and deletion of data

You can withdraw your consent, you gave us when registering for certain services (for example, newsletter subscription), at any time revoke in the future. Write to an e-mail to info [at] Been incurred personal data is erased if, their retention is no longer necessary for the purposes for which the data were collected Amnesty International. In place of the deletion occurs the blocking of data where a deletion conflicts with legal, statutory or contractual retention periods.

Future changes and questions

Due to the technical development of the Internet and evolving social and legal practices, it may be necessary to adjust this privacy policy and to supplement. About updates Amnesty International Germany informed at this point.
If you have questions or suggestions regarding data protection at Amnesty International, please call with your request by e-mail to code.

Updated 9.01.2012