Privacy policy

The following data protection information is intended to explain to you in an understandable, transparent and clear manner how your personal data is processed by TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation (hereinafter "TOOLS FOR LIFE", "we", or "us").

Person responsible

The responsible party within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is the

Spessartstrasse 2-4
65779 Kelkheim

Data protection officer

If you have any questions about this data protection declaration or other data protection issues, please contact our data protection officer:

Data Protection Officer
Spessartstrasse 2-4
65779 Kelkheim

What data is processed on our website?

Collection of general information when visiting our website

When you visit our website, we collect data that is technically necessary to display this website to you. This is personal data that is automatically transmitted to our server by your browser, such as your IP address, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like.

This personal data is processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • evaluating system security and stability, and
  • to optimize our website.

This data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. 1 f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind will be statistically evaluated anonymously by us, if necessary, in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Online donations

Scope and purpose of data processing, legal basis

When you make a donation, we collect and use your personal data only to the extent necessary to fulfill and process your donation and, if applicable, to process your inquiries. The provision of the data is necessary for the handling of the donation process. Failure to provide it will result in your donation not being received. The processing is carried out within the framework of the fulfillment of a contract according to Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO and is necessary for the processing of the donation. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. Excluded from this are our service partners that we need to process the donation or service providers that we use in the context of order processing. In addition to the recipients named in the respective clauses of this privacy policy, these are, for example, recipients of the following categories: Payment service providers, service providers for sending the donation receipt. In all cases, we strictly observe the legal requirements. The scope of data transfer is limited to a minimum.


If you choose PayPal as a means of payment for your online donation, we transmit personal data required for processing the payment to PayPal. The provider is PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.

Further information on data protection at PayPal can be found here:

Application portal

You can apply online to our foundation for funding through our application portal. Your application will be forwarded to Optimy SA and will of course be treated confidentially. We will only use your information to process your application and will not pass it on to third parties. An order processing agreement has been concluded with Optimy SA. The provider is Optimy SA, Boulevard du Souverain 36, 1170 Brussels, Belgium.


Google reCAPTCHA

We use the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a human or a computer makes a certain entry in our contact or newsletter form. Google uses the following data to check whether you are a human or a computer: IP address of the terminal device used, the website you visit with us on which the captcha is embedded, the date and duration of the visit, the recognition data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in to Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas and tasks that require you to identify images. The legal basis for the described data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. There is a legitimate interest on our part in this data processing to ensure the security of our website and to protect us from automated entries (attacks).

Your data will be processed for the purpose of delivering the subscribed newsletter by e-mail. To receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a subscription is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double-opt-in" procedure. For this purpose, we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the response requested herewith.

The processing of this data is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your expressly given consent.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for the newsletter dispatch at any time with effect for the future. You will find a corresponding link in each newsletter. In addition, you can notify us of your revocation using the contact option provided at the end of this privacy notice.

How long do we store your data?

All data that you provide to us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally the case for data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.

In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after 14 days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are anonymized, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

To whom do we pass on your data?

The protection of your data is important to us. For this reason, we do not sell, exchange or rent your data. For certain technical processes of data processing, we use the support of external service providers who act for us as processors according to Art. 28 DSGVO. They are bound to strict confidentiality and process data only on our behalf and according to our instructions.

Except in the cases explained in this data protection notice, we do not disclose data to third parties without your express consent.

Who do we share your data with?

The protection of your data is important to us. For this reason, we do not sell, exchange or rent your data. For certain technical processes of data processing, we use the support of external service providers who act for us as processors according to Art. 28 DSGVO. They are bound to strict confidentiality and process data only on our behalf and according to our instructions.

Except in the cases explained in this privacy notice, we will only disclose data to third parties without your express consent if we are required to do so by law or by an official or court order.

What cookies do we use?

Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website. With the help of these cookies, we can make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Some cookies are "session cookies." Such cookies are deleted by themselves after the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.

With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured to automatically delete cookies when you close the program. Disabling cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.

Technically necessary cookies

We use these cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change, such as the adoption of language settings.

The processing of technically necessary cookies is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. F DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in a user-friendly design of our website.

Technically unnecessary cookies

Furthermore, we use cookies to better tailor the offer on our website to the interests of our visitors or to generally improve it on the basis of statistical evaluations. Please refer to the cookie settings of the cookie banner to find out which providers set cookies.

The processing of technically unnecessary cookies is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke this consent at any time via our cookie boot.

Use of Google Analytics

Insofar as you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit and

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.

You can also prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.

Embedded YouTube videos

This online offer uses the YouTube video platform, which is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("YouTube"). YouTube is a platform that enables the playback of audio and video files.

When you call up a corresponding page of our offer, the embedded YouTube player establishes a connection to YouTube so that the video or audio file can be transferred and played. In the process, data is also transferred to YouTube as the responsible party. We are not responsible for the processing of this data by YouTube.

For more information on the scope and purpose of the data collected, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube, your rights and the data protection options you can choose, please refer to YouTube's data protection notice.

Social plugins

We use so-called social plugins of various social networks in our online offer. When using the plugins, your internet browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the respective social network. This provides the respective provider with the information that your internet browser has accessed the corresponding page of our online offer, even if you do not have a user account with the provider or are not currently logged in to it. Log files (including the IP address) are transmitted by your Internet browser directly to a server of the respective provider and may be stored there. The provider or its server may be located outside the EU or EEA (e.g. in the USA).

The plugins represent independent extensions of the social network providers. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data collected and stored by the providers of the social networks via the plugins.

For the purpose and scope of the collection, further processing and use of the data by the social network, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social network.

If you do not want the providers of the social networks to receive and possibly store or further use data about this online offer, you should not use the respective plugins.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

What are your rights?

You have the following rights with regard to your personal data vis-à-vis TOOLS FOR LIFE:

  • Information about your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 DSGVO),
  • Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO),
  • Deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 DSGVO),
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO),
  • objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and
  • Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).

You may exercise all of the data-protection rights described above with respect to TOOLS FOR LIFE by submitting your specific request to the following contact information:

Data Protection Officer
Spessartstrasse 2-4
65779 Kelkheim

Right of complaint to a data protection supervisory authority

You can submit a complaint to a supervisory authority at any time, e.g. to the competent supervisory authority in the federal state of your residence or to the authority responsible for us as the responsible body.

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at:

What individual right of objection do you have?

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DSGVO.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless:

  • we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or
  • the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

The objection can be made form-free and should preferably be directed to our data protection officer:

Data Protection Officer
Spessartstrasse 2-4
65779 Kelkheim

Changes to our data protection policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.