Terms of Use

Terms of Use

This article will inform you - in easy terms so children can understand - of the terms of use and data protection at animalfunfacts.net.

1. Terms of Use

• Do I have to pay to use animalfunfacts.net?

No, animalfunfacts.net is free and anyone can use it.

• Do I need to become a member of animalfunfacts.net?

No. You can use all parts of the animalfunfacts.net website without needing a log-in or password.

• Can I use animalfunfacts.net for school?

Yes, please do! As long as you’re a school pupil or student, you are allowed to use the information as a basis for presentations, reports, posters or homework for school. But this doesn’t apply to the photos.

• Am I allowed to use the photos?

No. In order to show you photos of certain animals, animalfunfacts.net has paid to use photos from photo portals (e. g. these are labeled “Shutterstock”). You are welcome to look at these photos, but not to use them. All photos come with legal requirements. If in doubt, you can get in touch with us via email or ask your parents to contact us.

• Can I write a fan profile?

We are sorry, but at the moment we can not publish any more fan profiles. You can find out more about this in the section on submissions.

• May I send you pictures of my pet?

We are sorry, but the moment we can not publish any more photos. You can find out more about this in the section on submissions.

• If you are a teacher, non-profit-organisation or want to use the infos commerically

You have to contact us first and ask for permission. It is forbidden to use the infos without permission.

2. Submissions

Please do not send us any personal data. No photos, no texts, no address, no phone number. Why? The General Data Protection Regulation has introduced new rules for the handling of personal data since 25.05.18. Children's website operators have to obtain the parents' consent for processing personal data of children under the age of 16. They would have to obtain it prior to recieving personal data and they would be liable if the consent is not authentic. Unfortunately we cannot meet these requirements. If you have a question, please ask your parents to send us an email. We will gladly answer.

3. Privacy

Your safety and data protection are important to us. That’s why we’d like to explain to you when we collect what kind of data on animalfunfacts.net.

IP Address

Whenever you use the internet, you automatically leave information behind, like a footprint in the sand. The same goes for visits to animalfunfacts.net. But just like with a footprint, we won’t know your name, address or any other personal information. We only collect information e.g. which pages have been clicked on or how long someone spent exploring animalfunfacts.net - without knowing who that person is.

This information is transferred from your computer using your “IP address” (IP stands for “internet protocol”). This “address” doesn’t tell anyone the street you live on or the city you live in. It’s just a long number that you couldn’t use the internet without. On animalfunfacts.net, your IP is automatically shortened (“anonymized”) so that we can only see part of your footprint.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that allow information about your device to be saved on your device. Cookies allow us to collect statistics about website use. animalfunfacts.net uses these to find out which pages our visitors like the most. This lets us make our website more interesting and varied for you.

Please note: the website’s user-friendliness will be limited without cookies. You can use your browser’s settings to prevent cookies from being saved or to make your computer ask you each time before a cookie is saved. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved. You can find out more about cookies and how to deactivate them in our Data Protection Policy. Ask your parents, relatives, or friends if you need help with deleting or disabling cookies.