Privacy Statement

The German Toilet Organization e. V. takes the protection of personal data (name, address, email etc.) very seriously. You have a right to know what happens to your data. 


On this website, we use Google Analytics to collect data, but without storing the complete IP address of the website visitors. More information about this traffic analysis tool can be found below.


Additional personal data will only be collected through this website if you have given your prior consent. We use your details to process your registrations (e.g. for seminars) or to send you specific information (e.g. newsletters). We do not sell the data to third parties. You may revoke your consent to data collection or data usage with future effect at any time.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter referred to as "Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies (small text files), which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website operators and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google will also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data. In addition, also the Google Analytics reports are used which provide information about the demographic characteristics such as age or gender. These are based on Google's interest-based advertising data as well as third-party visitor data. These are not attributable to a specific person.


You can prevent the installation of the cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser software; However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using our homepage, you consent to the processing, the data collected about you by Google, in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.

Data collection and storage by Google Analytics may be objected to at any time with future effect

Regarding the Newsletters

At this point we would like to inform you about the contents of our newsletters as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures, but also about your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the procedures described.


Contents of the newsletter


Three different newsletters can currently be subscribed to on our site. In the newsletter "Toilettenpapier" we inform every three months about the work of our association and our activities as a member / secretary of the German WASH Network. Our newsletters on the courses offered by the GTO, informs about new seminar dates and other news in the field of training. We send the "Toiletten machen Schule" newsletter with information about the competition and the subject of school toilets. The newsletters are sent only with the consent of the recipient.


In order to avoid abusive entries, the newsletter is registered in a so-called double opt-in procedure. After registration, the interested party will receive an e-mail requesting confirmation of registration. The registrations are logged, in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time, as well as the IP address.


Use of the service provider "MailChimp"

The newsletter is distributed via "MailChimp", a newsletter shipping platform of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

MailChimp stores the e-mail addresses (and optionally the name) of our newsletter recipients on servers in the United States. Personal data will be used to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU „Privacy Shield“. The platform commits to comply with EU data protection requirements. We have concluded a "Data Processing Agreement" with MailChimp and trust in the reliability, IT and data security of the provider. The platform commits to comply with EU data protection requirements. Mailchimps privacy policy are visible here.


Statistical surveys

MailChimp collects technical information via the newsletter, such as information about your browser, the IP address and the time of retrieval. These data are used for technical improvements of the services. The GTO does not evaluate the information MailChimp statistically collects.



You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. This is possible via a link at the end of each newsletter. In this context, the consent to the mailing by MailChimp and the statistical analysis will also cease to exist.

We further point out that you can contradict the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the statutory requirements. Art. 21 DSGVO at any time

External Links

The website of the German Toilet Organization e. V. contains links to other websites. We do not check the content of these pages on a regular basis. We are in not responsible for the content of these other websites.

Right to information and contact information

You will receive free of charge information about the data stored about you. Write an email to our data protection officer ( if you have further questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data. In addition to the right to information, you also have the right to correct, block or delete data as well as to revoke your consent.