Privacy policy

Data protection

We care a lot about respecting and protecting the privacy of our members and the visitors of our website.

We guarantee that we do not offer, pass on or sell any personal data to third parties other then such data that must be transmitted to the bank or to the credit card processing company in case of payments in our favour.

The Turtle Foundation administers the personal data in a secured database and undertakes to keep the technical systems and measures for the protection of the database updated regularly.

Should you wish that your personal data be deleted from our database you may simply inform us by email. We will respect your wish immediately and remove all relevant data from our database.

Website statistics with Piwik

This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik 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 the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. 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.

(Data privacy statement for Piwik from


Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.

(Data privacy statement for Facebook from


As additional service we have included in our website several links to other websites. The Turtle Foundation can not be made responsible for such linked websites, neither with respect to their content, their data protection policy, their security, etc.


If not explicitely mentioned differently all information contained in this website including but not limited to pictures, logos, trade marks and documents are property of the Turtle Foundation.

The use of the Turtle Foundation logo to link our website is generally permitted. However, we kindly ask you to inform us if our website is linked.

Please inquire using this email link if you have any questions regarding copyright and data protection.