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This Privacy Policy is a statement of the ways in which Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH , Binger Str. 173, 55218 Ingelheim, Germany (hereinafter “Boehringer Ingelheim” or “we”) collects, holds and uses information about individual persons with regards to the 1 Mission 1 Million – Getting to the Heart of Stroke initiative (hereinafter “1 Mission 1 Million”). This Privacy Policy applies only to information gathered by us from online resources that display a link to this Policy and not from any other source. By using this website you agree to this use. We ask you to read this Privacy Policy carefully. You also acknowledge that Boehringer Ingelheim may periodically change, modify, add or remove or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at its discretion, without prior notification. We therefore ask you to check it occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version which will apply each time you access this website. Any dispute which may arise over privacy will be subject to this Privacy Policy and the provisions of German law.

1. Personal Data

In order to take part in 1 Mission 1 Million you will be asked to submit information such as your name, country of residence, e-mail address and postal code (hereinafter “Personal Data”). If we have collected any Personal Data about you then we will hold and use such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and collect and use your Personal Data only for the purposes for which you provided them to us as stated on the website and in the Terms & Conditions (e.g. reviewing/processing project submissions or stories and highlighting the number of petition signatories to interested third parties). There will be opt-ins where you will be informed about the use of the respective data, should you decide to provide it to us, and asked if you are happy to be contacted by us.

We strive to maintain very high standards for the collection, processing, use, and transfer of Personal Data gathered in this context.

Certain information submitted by you will be displayed publically on the website, see below for further details:

a) Projects
Project owner – You will be asked to enter information with regards to you and your planned project (e.g. your email address, the name of the organisation you represent, project title and description). Such information will be used to check whether you and the project submitted fulfil the eligibility criteria to be displayed on the initiative website. Prior to certain parts of this information being displayed on the website, you will be shown a preview of your project.

Donator – If you donate to a project, your email address is needed for verification purposes. You can have the option of your name and email address being sent to the project owner or you can remain anonymous. You will need to select relevant opt-ins. In order to donate you will be asked to provide payment details to our partner companies processing the payment only. We will not receive or hold any such data.

b) Stories
Storyteller – You will be asked to submit your personal or professional experiences with AF and AF-related stroke as outlined on the website and in the Terms & Conditions. Registration on the initiative website is necessary for verification purposes. With regards to information displayed publicly on the initiative website, you can choose to stay anonymous with only your country of residence being published, or your first name and the initial of the surname as well as the country of residence being published by selecting the relevant opt-ins. You may voluntarily provide further information, such as geographic details, profession or other personal data which will be used to further illustrate your story.

c) Petition – When signing the petition you will be asked to supply Personal Data as well as a photograph of yourself (optional) but you can decide whether or not this information is displayed on the website through the selection of opt-ins. You will also have the option of selecting which category best describes yourself. This information will not be displayed on the website but may be used by the 1 Mission 1 Million organisers for statistical evaluations and possibly media outreach.

2. Data Sharing and Transfer
We may also share Personal Data with our company’s subsidiaries, the independent supporting organisations (in order to facilitate the review of projects and stories), the Fundraising Partner Website ( and Worldpay as outlined in the Terms & Conditions. These organisations will only use any Personal Data for the agreed upon purposes, and will not sell your Personal Data to third parties, and will not disclose it to third parties except as may be required by law. Although such companies may be located in third countries not providing the same data protection standard as may be afforded to you in your country we will not transfer any of your personally identifiable data to such companies without your prior consent to such data transfer. In such case, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the recipient of the data in that country to maintain protections of the data that are equivalent to those that apply in Germany.

3. Protection of Your Personal Data
To ensure the security and confidentiality of any Personal Data that we collect online, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have in place security policies that are intended to ensure, as far as possible, the security and integrity of all our information, including your Personal Data. In the course of handling your Personal Data, we take measures reasonably designed to protect that information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. While we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, or disclosure, alteration or destruction to data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

4. Cookies
You will be asked whether you would like to enable cookies. A cookie is a small file on your computer that saves Internet settings. If cookies are not enabled, many search preferences will not be saved. Cookies also help provide a better experience by allowing personalised results.  Our cookies only contain the identity of users and the last time they entered a password. You are always free to decline such cookies, if your browser permits, or to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion.

5. Contact Us
If you have any queries or complaints about our compliance with this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to make any recommendations or comments to improve the quality of our Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at Should you wish that the Personal Data you have provided to us through consent be deleted, please also e-mail us at  The same applies should you wish to delete your registration and no longer participate in the initiative.