Help the poor and needy e.V.












Privacy Policy




This privacy notice holds for data processing by the organisation help the poor and needy e.V., Bergfriedstr. 10, 10969 Berlin, Tel-Nr.: 030/6149447.

Nicola Jammeh, Chair of the Board, is responsible for data protection and can be reached at This policy was last updated in June 2019 but may change in the future.

Like many other websites, this site uses log files. When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

         - Your device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address
        - Date and time stamp
        - Pages visited (including URL)
        - Referring pages
        - Type of web-browser, as well as the operating system and the name of the Internet Service Provider (ISP)

None of this information can be used to identify you personally. It is used to:

        - Ensure a smooth connection of the website
        - Ensure a good user experience
        - Evaluate system safety and stability
        - For other administrative purposes

Users who sign up for the 
newsletter give their consent for us to send them our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive this, it is sufficient to provide an email address. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your unsubscription request to the above-mentioned person in charge by email at any time.

Users who utilise the 
contact form must also provide an email address, to enable us to know who sent the request and to reply to it. The personal data collected by us for this purpose will be automatically deleted after you have completed your request.

This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience.

This website uses 
cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. Please note, if you deactivate cookies completely, you may not be able to use all our website’s functions.

We use cookies to enhance user experience. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after leaving our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies, which are stored on your device for a set period of time. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. We also use cookies to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already visited our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a set period of time.

This website also uses several 
analysis tools to further optimise user experience and improve the site’s functionality. These are: Google Analytics, Google Adwords Conversion Tracking and Matomo. These, again, are used to optimise the website experience and for statistics. More information about each of these services, including how to opt out of them, can be found below.

Google Analytics - creates anonymised user profiles, cookies used; information transmitted to Google servers in the USA, where this data is stored.
Google Adwords - Google Conversion Tracking puts a cookie on your device. This does not identify you personally and is deleted after 30 days.
Matomo - statistics-relevant cookies are summarised into anonymised user profiles.

We also use social media plug-ins on this site in order to promote our organisation on other websites. The responsibility for the data protection compliant operation is to be guaranteed by their respective providers.

Social media plugins from 
Facebook are used on our website to make their use more personal. For this we use the "LIKE" or "SHARE" button. This is an offer from Facebook. If you call up a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser, which integrates it into the website.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged on to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to our website directly to your Facebook account.

If you interact with the plugins, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends. Facebook may use this information for the purposes of advertising, market research and tailoring Facebook Pages to your needs. To this end, Facebook creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to associate the information collected through our website with your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your related rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Facebook's data protection information (

You can recognize plugins from 
Twitter (tweet button) by the website’s logo on our site. You can find an overview of tweet buttons here (

If you access a page on our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection will be established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Twitter "tweet" button while logged into your Twitter account, you can link the content of our pages to your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to assign the visit to our pages to your user account.

We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Twitter. If you do not want Twitter to be able to assign visits to our pages, please log out of your Twitter user account. Further information on this can be found in Twitter's privacy policy (

Plugins from 
Instagram are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an "Instagram camera". When you visit a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to Instagram's servers. Instagram sends the content of the plugin directly to your browser and integrates it into the page. This integration tells Instagram that your browser has accessed the appropriate page on our site, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not logged into Instagram.

This information (including your IP address) is transferred directly from your browser to an Instagram server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can directly associate your visit to our website with your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Instagram" button, this information is also sent directly to an Instagram server where it is stored. The information is also published to your Instagram account and displayed to your contacts. If you do not want Instagram to associate the data collected through our website directly with your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website. For more information, see Instagram's Privacy Policy (

Via our page you will also find direct links to the donation page on betterplace. When one of these links is clicked, betterplace receives the information that your browser found their site from our page. Further information on this can be found in betterplace's privacy policy:

We are not responsible for content from this blog that is republised on other blogs or websites without our permission.

Data Security

We use the most commonly use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.