Data privacy protection

Transparency and personal data

The website of “Umckaloabo Foundation - for a healthy future” (hereinafter referred to as "Umckaloabo Foundation") respects the privacy and protects the interests of its users.  This is why we want to explain how we handle personal data. The Umckaloabo Foundation handles the data it receives with strict confidentiality. Respecting and protecting your personal data is extremely important to us.  If you decide to provide us with personal or other information, we will treat this information in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, and we will process this data only for the purposes necessary for transfering data.   

Personal data is protected by suitable technical and organizational measures to prevent unauthorized third parties from gaining access. 

For organizational reasons, Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data on behalf of the Umckaloabo Foundation in certain cases.  You will be informed of these cases separately in these provisions. Under no circumstances will the data collected for the Umckaloabo Foundation be used or processed for the purposes of Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co.  The employees entrusted with data processing are bound by confidentiality and data protection.

Usage data

You can use our site without providing any personal data. You are only obliged to provide the data transmitted by your browser to our server (see "Log files”) to be able to display our web pages.

We use the web analysis service Google Analytics to identify trends and improve our online presence.  To ensure the protection of your personal data, we only use Google Analytics in the configuration recommended by the data protection supervisory authorities.  Further information is available under the section Google Analytics.

Contact requests

You can enter your personal data on our website to contact us.  This data will only be used and stored with your consent for the purpose of processing your message (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR).  Only your name and email address are mandatory, but you may voluntarily provide any further information to facilitate the processing of your request. Your details will not be used for other purposes or passed on to third parties unless you expressly agree to this (by giving consent).


By subscribing to our electronic newsletter, you consent to the storage and use of your email address for the purpose of sending the newsletter (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR).  As part of order processing, we use the services of CleverReach GmbH & Co KG (Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany) to send the newsletter.   

These data will not be passed on to third parties.  You can revoke your newsletter consent for future purposes and thus cancel your newsletter subscription at any time (as is indicated in the newsletter).

Informational material

If you order informational material from us via mail or email, you consent to the storage and use of your address data by the Umckaloabo Foundation for the purpose of sending you the informational material you have requested (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR). For organizational reasons, this data is processed by Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co KG on our behalf. This data is only passed on to third parties we commission for the purpose of sending. Otherwise data will not be passed on.  You can withdraw your consent at any time.

In the event that you have received informational material from the Umckaloabo Foundation and you do not wish to, you may at any time object to the further sending of informational material and the use of your personal data for these purposes.

Links to other websites

The links to the content of external websites are provided for information purposes only.  We accept no liability for the completeness and accuracy of information accessed via hyperlinks.  The content of the linked websites can be changed at any time without our knowledge, as we have no influence on the design and content of these sites and do not accept them as our own.

If reference is made to websites whose content gives cause for complaint, please notify us at info(a)

Social Bookmarks

We would be delighted if you like our website and would like to recommend it to others. For this purpose, you can use the social bookmarks under "Please recommend us." Please note that when you click on a social bookmark button, you leave our website, and personal data such as your IP address, referrer, timestamp and browser software will be transmitted to the operator of the social bookmark service in question. You expressly consent to the transfer of this data for the purpose of operating the social bookmarking service (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR). Please note that once the data has been transferred, we have no influence on how the operator of the social bookmarking service in question handles this data and that this issue is also outside our sphere of responsibility.

Log files

Each time you access our website, we collect the following information about your computer: the IP address of your computer, the request from your browser and the time of this request. In addition, the status and the amount of data transferred as part of this request are recorded, as well as product and version information about the browser used and the operating system of your computer. We also record the website from which our site was accessed. The IP address of your computer is only stored for the duration of your use of the website and is then immediately deleted or anonymized by truncating it. The other data are stored for a limited period of time. We use these data to operate our website, in particular to identify and eliminate errors on the website, to determine its capacity utilization and to make adjustments or improvements (legal principle: Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR).


Our website uses the Content Delivery Network (CDN) of the company Cloudflare, Inc. (101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). The Cloudflare CDN is a network of connected servers that enables us to provide bigger chunks of media content more quickly. It improves the overall performance of our website by directing any user’s access request to the server at the nearest location. In order to perform this service, Cloudflare requires us to forward your IP address. Also Cloudflare will take note of the content you have been delivered by its network. This personal data will be used exclusively to ensure the proper functioning of the CDN and will be deleted afterwards. The involvement of Cloudflare, Inc. and the processing of personal data by them is based on our legitimate interest of optimizing the loading speed of our website and improving its stability and functionality (Art. 6 S. 1 (1) (f) GDPR).

The data transfer to Cloudflare, Inc. (USA) is based on the adequacy decision of the EU commission relating to the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.

For further information, please refer to Cloudflare’s privacy policy at: 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc ("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 a cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand 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 truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from Google processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in; as an alternative, you can also click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie: Deactivate Google Analytics via opt-out cookie (status: opt-out cookie is set).   

In light of the discussion about the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", and therefore IP addresses are only processed in abbreviated form in order to exclude the possibility of direct personal references.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website and to improve it on an ongoing basis.  We can use the statistics obtained to optimize our website and make it more interesting for you as a user.  For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield. The legal foundation for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Further information about data processing by Google can be found in the Google privacy policy: Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google

The donation tool Fundraisingbox 

We offer our users the opportunity of making donations online. Taking this approach means entering data into the appropriate form so they can be sent to us and saved.

The online form is provided by Wikando GmbH (fundraisingbox). The data entered will thus be forwarded directly to fundraisingbox and the technical service providers used by fundraisingbox to provide the form using an encrypted SSL connection so that the donation can be made. The data are not transferred to any third parties.

The data collected are required to complete and make the donation. The user's email address is required to confirm receipt of the donation order. If a receipt for the donation is requested, the address data will be stored, as will all other data entered within the scope of tax-retention obligations.

For further information, please see: (German only).




Withdrawal of consent and objection to data processing

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for future purposes.   

Since we base the processing of your personal data on legitimate interests, you may object to the data being processed. This is the case especially if the processing is not necessary to fulfill a contract with you, a scenario which we describe below in a description of the functions.  If you voice an objection, we will ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either discontinue or modify our data processing or point out our compelling legitimate reasons for data processing, in which case we will continue processing the data. 

You can object to your personal data being processed for advertising or data-analysis purposes at any time.   

You can revoke your consent or send your objection by contacting us at info(at)  If you wish to use another means of communication, please use the contact information listed below under “Responsible parties.”

Your rights

You have the following rights with regard to your personal data:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right to correct or delete information
  • The right to restrict the extent of processing
  • The right to object to data processing
  • The right to data portability

You also have the right to file a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority about us processing your personal data.

Responsible parties

UMCKALOABO-Stiftung – für eine gesunde Zukunft, Willmar-Schwabe-Strasse 4, 76227 Karlsruhe, Germany.