The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. His contact details can be found in the legal notice.
The content of this website is located on the servers of an external web hoster. The web hoster processes personal data collected through our website only to the extent necessary to fulfill its service obligations and follows our instructions regarding this data. In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, a contract on commissioned processing has been concluded with the web hoster.
Collection and processing of personal data
Personal data are all data with which a user can be personally identified. This can be contact data (e.g. name, address, e‑mail address, telephone number), usage data (e.g. IP address), meta and communication data as well as other data, provided that these allow a conclusion to be drawn about the identity of the user. This does not include data that cannot be linked to the identity of the user.
The use of our website is generally possible without disclosing personal data. No personal data is collected and processed by the website operator unless this is required by law or the user has expressly consented to it.
a) Data collection
Some data is collected in order to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data is collected when you provide it to us (e.g. information you enter in a contact form). In addition, data is also collected for security reasons. This data is collected automatically and anonymously as soon as you visit our website. Only the data that your browser transmits to our server is logged and stored. By anonymizing this data, it is not possible to draw conclusions about your person.
The following data is collected:
- IP address (anonymized)
- Date and time
- Visited website
- browser used
- Operating system used
- Amount of data sent
- access duration
On the server side, this data is stored for 10 days and then automatically deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. to be able to clarify legal violations or cases of abuse. If this data must be retained for evidentiary reasons, it will remain exempt from deletion until the incident has been conclusively clarified. This data will not be used for any other purpose.
Various security tools are also used to protect our website. The tools we use store IP addresses in anonymized form. The logged data has no personal reference and is automatically deleted after 10 days.
b) Collection of personal data
When collecting and processing personal data based on your consent, this data is stored until this consent is revoked. This concerns data that you transmit to us
- when sending an e‑mail,
- when sending the contact form,
- when subscribing to the newsletter,
- when sending a donation or sales form,
- when sending a message in the comments section.
Information provided in the contact form, in e‑mails, when subscribing to the newsletter and in donation and sales forms, including the resulting personal data, will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. This data remains with us until we are requested by you to delete your data or you revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage ceases to apply (e.g. after the processing of your request has been completed).
If you leave us a message in the comments section, it will be stored indefinitely, including metadata. If you have written a comment, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you. This does not include data that we need to keep due to administrative, legal or security needs.
c) Passing on data to third parties
No data will be passed on to third parties by the website operator unless there is a legitimate interest in doing so (e.g. by law enforcement agencies).
Security through SSL encryption
Our website uses SSL encryption. The SSL protocol secures the transmission between a domain on a web server and the visitor of this domain.
SSL encryption means that data transmitted to our website cannot be read by third parties. An encrypted connection can be recognized by the fact that a lock symbol appears in the browser’s address bar and the address bar begins with „https:”.
Cookies are small text files that are sent to a terminal device (computer, laptop, smartphone, etc.) and stored in the browser as soon as a website is accessed. The next time the website is visited, it can recognize the browser based on the cookie. Whether or not you allow cookies to be set in your browser depends on what is important to you personally and how you mainly use the Internet.
a) General information about cookies
Cookies do not contain executable code and therefore do not initially pose a security risk. However, cookies can also be used to record a visitor’s user behavior (tracking cookies).
Cookies are managed by the browser. The settings in the browser determine whether a cookie may be set and how long it may be stored. However, corresponding information can also be stored on the server, for example, to generate statistics about the number of times web pages are called up.
Cookies are not bad or harmful per se, but a proven means for website optimization. Nevertheless, cookies can pose a security risk if misused. In particular, so-called „tracking cookies” can compromise privacy and are questionable from a data protection perspective. Tracking cookies are used by some providers to monitor a user’s surfing behavior over a longer period of time and across pages.
Depending on their lifetime, a distinction is made between session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are created for the duration of a session and are automatically deleted again as soon as the session ends or the browser is closed. Session cookies fulfill basic functions and are indispensable in most cases to ensure the error-free operation of a website. Session cookies are generally harmless from a data protection point of view, as no personal reference is established through these cookies.
Persistent cookies extend the functionality or improve the usability of a website. Persistent cookies are stored until the „lifetime” specified by the website operator is reached or remain permanently – at least until they are manually deleted by the user.
Depending on whether cookies are set by the website operator itself or by a third party, a distinction is made between first-party cookies (cookies set by the website operator) and third-party cookies (cookies set by a third party). Cookies that are set by a third party do not originate from the website itself.
b) Cookies of the website operator
Session cookies are used on our website. Session cookies are first-party cookies and do not require consent. The sole purpose of these cookies is to enable the function and display of our website.
Content from YouTube is integrated on our website (see: third-party cookies). In order for this content to be displayed in a user-friendly manner and in compliance with data protection laws, your consent is obtained before the first call. For this purpose, we set a so-called consent cookie. This has the function of permanently storing your setting, so that the next time you visit our website, your consent does not have to be obtained again.
The cookie has a lifespan of 30 days and is then automatically deleted. Without your consent, the functionality remains limited in that content from YouTube is not displayed on our website.
If this function is no longer required or if the cookie is to be deleted from your browser prematurely, you can make this setting below.
c) Third-party cookies
On our website, content is embedded that is located on the servers of YouTube. YouTube is a video portal that belongs to Google. The operator is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Depending on the settings in your browser, YouTube stores cookies on your terminal device in order to recognize you on your next visit. Playing this content on our website is only possible if you have given your consent (see: Cookies of the website operator).
YouTube content cannot be played on our website without your consent. A connection to YouTube is only established when the video is played.
By evaluating all available information about its users, Google can, on the one hand, preferentially display content of higher relevance and, on the other hand, offer tailored advertising. Thus, data protection is to a certain extent also opposed to YouTube’s own business model.
If you are logged in to Google when you visit our website, all data that is stored when you use YouTube converges in your Google account. Since the video portal belongs to Google, all privacy settings for YouTube must be made in your Google account. In the case of YouTube, the activities on YouTube are of particular importance. For example, what a user searches for and which videos he or she watches are recorded.
If you are logged in with your YouTube account, it is possible for YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
Furthermore, YouTube can save various cookies on your end device after you have viewed a video or use comparable recognition technologies. In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website.
e) Deleting cookies
If you wish to remove cookies from your browser, you can do so in your browser’s cookie management settings. Please note that each browser differs in how it manages cookie settings.
With the following setting, you can revoke your consent to the storage of cookies by the website operator. The cookie set by the website operator will then be removed from your browser. Please note that the content of the media library will no longer be available.
The fonts used on our website are installed locally on the server. There is no connection to third-party servers.
Your rights as a data subject
If you have given your consent to the processing of personal data, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to obtain information about what data has been stored about you, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. To do this, you can contact us via our or at the postal address given in the legal notice.
If deletion cannot be carried out because the data is required for permissible legal purposes, data processing will be restricted. In this case, the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes.
If you believe that your data has been processed unlawfully, you can file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.