FAQ

Questions about Donations
1.    What is the number of the donation account for the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung?
Please use the following bank information:
BHF-Bank AG
IBAN: DE18 5002 0200 2126 0530 09
BIC:    BHFBDEFF500
Account holder: Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

2.    How can I make a donation to the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung?
You can choose between the following payment options: bank transfer, instant transfer, PayPal, Visa and MasterCard.

3.    How can I make a company donation?
You can enter your company name in the donation form, and then simply continue to fill in all fields necessary for the payment transfer.

4.    Can I as a private person collect donations for the  Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung?
You are welcome to transfer funds to the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung that were collected in the context of a private action. Private persons may not issue a donation receipt. However, Senckenberg will gladly issue you a receipt for your donation. If you need information or additional materials for your action, please contact:
Mr. Dr. Martin Čepek
E-mail: martin.cepek@senckenberg.de
Phone: 069-7542 1460

5.    Is it possible to adopt a sponsorship with the der Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung?
Yes, you have the option to contribute to the preservation and expansion of the museum, the Senckenberg collections, our educational work and scientific research by sponsoring an animal. Additional information regarding the animal sponsorship program can be found on our website: http://www.senckenberg.de/paten

6.    Is it possible to make a donation in kind or to support the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung by providing a service?
This is certainly possible, and if you are interested in pursuing these options, we will be happy to discuss your involvement in more detail. Your contact person:
Mr. Dr. Martin Čepek
E-mail:  martin.cepek@senckenberg.de
Phone: 069-7542 1460

7.   What percentage of my donation goes to the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung?
 Please take into account that part of your donation toward the museum construction will also have to cover administrative costs to a certain extent. At any rate, your donation will be used exclusively for tax-privileged purposes.
Questions about the Charity SMS

1.    What amounts can be transferred via SMS?
You can send an SMS to the number 81190 with the keyword: Museum5 to transfer 5 Euro to the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, or use the keyword: Museum10 to transfer 10 Euro.

2.    Can I send a  Charity SMS from abroad?
Participation in the Charity SMS is only possible with SIM cards registered in Germany.

3.    What percentage of my donation benefits the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung?
From a donation of 5 Euro, the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung will receive 4.83 Euro, from a 10 Euro donation, that amount is 9.83 Euro.  The network operator and service provider retain an administrative fee in the amount of 0.17 Euro.

4.    Will I receive a donation receipt for a Charity SMS?
No, since this amount is cannot be claimed as a tax deduction with the revenue office.

Questions about the Donation Receipt
1.    When do I receive a donation receipt?
The donations we receive are always processed on the 10th day of the month following each quarter (4/10, 7/10, 10/10, 01/10), and donation receipts are issued, forwarded for signature and mailed on the same day.

2.    Can I claim a tax deduction for donations without a donation receipt?
Donations up to 200 Euro may be submitted to the revenue office accompanied by the deposit slip without an official donation receipt. In addition, it is necessary to submit a receipt issued by the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, including the following information
– non-profit purpose of the donation

– information regarding the recipient’s exemption from corporate tax

– donation amount or membership fee.

Questions concerning Data Protection
1.    How does the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung protect my personal data?
You can find detailed information in our Data Protection Declaration.

2.    How can I cancel my subscription to the Senckenberg newsletter?
Use this page to remove your e-mail address from our newsletter distribution list.

3.    Who do I contact with questions regarding data protection or the deletion of my data?
Please send an e-mail to: datenschutz-fundraising@senckenberg.de.

As of: 07/21/2016