Data Protection/Privacy

Ensuring that your data is protected – that is, the protection of your privacy  – is a matter of great importance to us. You may be assured that we handle your personal information responsibly.

Your address is stored in our database, for example, when you make a donation or ask for information material. This is necessary so that we can stay in contact with you and can issue donation receipts. Your personal information is used by us only; we do not pass on data to any third parties. 

Right to information/ Right of objection 

You can request to be informed about the data that we collect from you at any time. You can at any time revoke your consent to the collection and storage of your personal data by us. In either case, please write to:

Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger
Postfach 10 63 40
28063 Bremen 

Or send an email to:

Google Analytics

Visits to our website can provide us with important information about what pages and what topics are of particular interest to visitors. In order to further improve our website for you, we use a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookies relating to how you use this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. In the event that IP anonymization has been activated on this website, however, your IP address will be shortened beforehand within the members states of the European Union or other signatory states to the European economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate how you use the website, to compile reports on website activity and to offer the website operator further services related to the use of the website and Internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google. 

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we wish to point out that this may result in you not being able to use the full scope of functions on this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (incl. Your IP address) from being gathered and processed by Google by downloading and installing the available browser pug-in from the following link:

In view of the discussion on the use of analytical tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizelp()” so that IP addresses are only processed further in abbreviated form to prevent them being directly linked to a particular individual. You can find more information at:

The DGzRS on Facebook

The DGzRS is on Facebook at the address When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects data relating to your visit. To learn more about the purpose and extent of data collection processing and the use of this data by Facebook as well as your relevant rights and the settings available for the protection of your privacy, please see Facebook’s privacy policy: