Humanis Privacy Policy

Version of 31 May 2024

Humanis processes personal data and other data in compliance with the applicable laws. We feel very strongly about privacy and handle personal data with all due care.

You can contact Humanis at [email protected] to access or modify your data whenever you wish. You can use the same email address to inform us if you no longer wish to receive updates about our work.

Scope of applicability

The present privacy policy applies to all processing operations concerning personal information supplied by donors and relations (hereinafter: ‘Personal Data’) and data acquired from individuals’ visits to and use of Humanis websites.

By participating in one of our campaigns or becoming a donor or partner, you accept this privacy policy and give your consent to Humanis to collect and store your data and process them in the manners described in the present policy.

Data processing

Humanis processes Personal Data for its donor records, for its fundraising programmes and for providing information about campaigns.

Humanis ensures that the systems in which Personal Data are stored have appropriate organisational and technical security. This serves to ensure that Personal Data are accessible only by employees whose jobs carry the necessary authorisation and that we use the Personal Data only for the purposes for which they were acquired and for compatible purposes. In so far as Humanis engages service providers to assist with recordkeeping, fundraising or providing information, the use of the data and the security measures implemented by those parties are recorded in data processing agreements.

Your data will not be disclosed to other third parties without your explicit consent, except where it is required by law to disclose that data.

In connection with tax laws, the retention period for our donor records is 7 years. Data from newsletter subscribers are removed as soon as the individual unsubscribes.

Data collected through the Internet

Humanis collects Personal Data through its websites. This happens when a visitor subscribes to one of our email newsletters, participates in an online campaign, or signs up as a donor.

Data collected through sources other than the Internet

Humanis also collects your Personal Data if you take part in a Humanis campaign, or if you are recruited as a donor by a fundraiser working on the street, using an application form, in a telephone call, or by any other means.


If you have supplied Humanis with your email address as a newsletter subscriber, a donor, or an information recipient, you will receive emails informing you about our work and asking you to support our campaigns.

When Humanis sends out electronic mailings, we use a system that provides information about the method used for opening the email. That system also offers the possibility of tracking whether readers click on the links in our emails. Humanis does this to align the information provided to you more closely to your interests.

To withdraw your consent for receiving information by email, use the unsubscribe link in the appropriate email or else contact Humanis by sending an email to [email protected]


Humanis uses cookies: tiny text files that Internet pages store on a visitor’s PC, tablet, or mobile telephone. These cookies are used to improve the user-friendliness of Humanis’s websites and to monitor visits to those websites.

You can disable or delete cookies whenever you wish. You can adjust the settings in your browser to notify you as soon as you receive a cookie, or else to disable cookies. However, this might interfere with the website’s optimum performance.

Google Analytics

Humanis uses Google Analytics to collect information about details such as the date and time of your visit to our website and the pages that you viewed. Humanis uses these data for improving its website, compiling traffic statistics (e.g. the times of day or the days of the week when the website receives the highest numbers of visitors), and for assessing the popularity of the various parts of the website. Humanis only uses these data in aggregated form, and cannot trace them back to particular devices or individuals. You can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to stop our website from forwarding information about your visits to Google Analytics.

Social networks

Our websites contain buttons and widgets for the Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram social networks, to make it easier for you to share Humanis campaigns and Humanis news with friends. Those social networks are connected to webservers that can trace your activity on our website and combine the results with other information from other websites. Social media cookies are only stored if you are logged in to the relevant media while visiting the Humanis website and if you give permission. You can disable this function by installing a program such as Disconnect for Chrome and Firefox.


If you have any questions about how Humanis processes your Personal Data, and what Personal Data Humanis processes, please contact Humanis at [email protected]. Humanis may ask you for proof of identity before we may grant you access to your Personal Data in our records.

Humanis reserves the right to update its privacy policy. We recommend that you check this privacy policy regularly for any changes.