Privacy Statement

1. General

AniMatch is an online sharing-platform that facilitates the exchange of organs and tissues of sacrificed lab animals for scientific purposes.

Protection and security of your personal and operational data are of uppermost concern to the AniMatch team, consisting of Annemarie Lang, Jan Saam, Resa Ebadi and Benjamin Zimmer. We are aware of the highly sensitive character of your data which is processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of German data privacy laws.

2. Type and purpose of personal and operational data

Individual-related data are information of personal or objective relationship of a specific and determinable natural person (e.g. name, postal address, telephone number or email address). Individual-related data will only be collected, processed and utilized with a legal basis or your explicit consent.

Your data will not be sold neither will they be passed on to third parties for marketing purposes. The following provisions describe the type, scope and purpose of collecting, processing and utilizing personal and operational data.

a. Registration

In order to use the services on our platform a one-time registration is required. We collect and utilize the necessary registrational data as well as information provided in the context of registration in order to set up your user account and for processing proposals and inquiries. Besides your email address - only email addresses will be accepted that explicitly identify your association with a university, technical college (Fachhochschule) or company – your official business postal address and telephone number is required.

Upon successful registration we will provide you with a randomly generated password for first login. On first login you will be prompted to set your own password. With your email address and your newly set password you will then be able to log into your user account. Please keep your login credentials confidential.

Because of security reasons we will review your registration before activating your user account. We will verify that the IP address used on registration is associated with the provided university, technical college, private institution or company. This data will be recorded until deletion of your user account.

You can at any time request deletion of your user account by sending an email to

b. Usage of our sharing-platform

When using our sharing-platform we will collect and utilize your information for the purpose of processing proposals and inquiries. Besides your personal data, information regarding the proposed animals (species, type, genetics, quantity, removed organs) will be required and only the latter will be published within the closed environment of the sharing-platform. At no time your personal data will be made publicly available on our website. In case of a successful match both parties will receive each others contact info. This means that we will forward your contact info to the inquiring party and in reversal provide you with the contact info of the party interested in your proposed animal. In case of improper usage of our sharing-platform we reserve the right to suspend your user account.

3. Statistical collection of data

In order to constantly improve our services we reserve the right to statistically process and utilize your information provided in relation to proposals and inquiries as well as your answers within feedback-surveys. Your personal data will explicitly not be put in context.

4. Data Protection

We provide for technical as well as organizational measures to guard your provided data, managed within our systems, against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access. Our data infrastructure and security policies will be constantly updated according to the latest technological development.

5. Disclosure, Correction, Update

In case of questions related to collection and utilization of your personal data by AniMatch, we will provide free-of-charge information at any time about your stored data. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail address:

Outdated or incorrect data will be updated as soon as we receive corrected information. There is no option available to the user to update their info, so please direct your inquiry to the following e-mail address:

6. Changes of Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement whenever needed. Changed versions of this privacy statement will be published at this point on this website. Please read this privacy statement thoroughly and regularly. We will inform every registered user about changes in our privacy statement.