1. General information
The following notes provide an outline of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website.
When you use this website, various personal data is collected. "Personal data" is information with
which you can be personally identified.
2. Note on the data controller
The data controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
Bruno Gröning Circle of Friends / Kreis für natürliche Lebenshilfe e.V. (Circle for
natural Aid in Life), Bornschlade 38, DE-53797 Lohmar,
The data controller is a judicial person who alone or together with others decides on the purposes
and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
3. Data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer:
Dr. Rolf Reinhard, Steinbinge 22, DE-34212 Melsungen.
4. Rights of the person concerned
a. Revocation of consent to the data processing
As far as your expressed consent is required for data processing operations, you can revoke an already
given consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail. The legality of the data
processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
b. Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of infringements of data protection law, the person concerned has a right of appeal to
the competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for data protection issues
is generally the data protection officer of the federal state in which our organisation is based (Nordrhein-Westfalen).
A list of the relevant supervisory authorities and their contact details can be found at the following
c. Information, blocking, deletion, correction, limitation of data processing, right to object
You have the right to receive information free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin
and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and a right to correct, block or delete this
data as well as to restrict the processing and to object to the data processing at any time within
the scope of the applicable legal provisions. You can contact us at any time at the address given in
the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.
d. Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically based on your consent, or in fulfilment
of a contract, sent to yourself or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request
the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done to the extent
that this is technically feasible.
5. Data processing on our website
a. Processed data
Every time you visit our website, the system automatically collects data and information from the
computer system of the requesting computer. The following data is collected:
- The website requested by the user's system
- The website from which the user's system reaches our website
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Date and time of the request
- IP address or Host name of the accessing computer
- Access Response Code (OK, Not found, etc)
- Access Method (GET, POST)
b. Purposes of the data processing
Temporary storage of data is necessary to enable you to use the website, to ensure the functionality
of the website, to optimize the website, and to ensure the security of our system.
For reasons of data security, that is, to inform of unauthorized access or to prevent misuse of the
website, the full IP address of the requesting computer is recorded, stored and automatically deleted
seven days after the end of access.
c. Legal basis
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1. f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The above-mentioned purposes also represent our legitimate interests in data processing within the
context of Art. 6 (1. f) GDPR.
d. Data processing is not mandatory by law or contract
Although data processing is not mandatory by law or contract, it is necessary to enable you to visit
e. Passing on to third parties
The personal data processed on this website will not be passed on to third parties. Exception: YouTube.
See section 5 of this privacy statement.
f. Data erasure and storage time
The personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to exist, i.e., at the
end of the visit to the website.
The data is stored in log files for a maximum of 7 days. Further storage is possible. In this case,
the IP addresses of the users are deleted or pseudonymized, so that they can no longer be attributed
to the requesting client.
g. Automated decision making
No automated decision-making procedure is used.
and secure. Cookies are small text files that are saved on the user's computer and stored by the user's
requesting browser can be identified even after a page change.
The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:
- Language settings
- Log-in information
a. Legal basis
The legal basis for using cookies is Art. 6 (1. f) GDPR.
b. Purpose of the data processing
- Language on the website selected by the user
The collected user data is not used to create user profiles. The above-mentioned purposes also represent
our legitimate interests in data processing within the context of Art. 6 (1. f) GDPR.
c. Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination
Cookies are stored on the computer of the user of the website and data is transferred from there to
or restricted in the settings of the Internet browser. Stored cookies can be deleted. If cookies are
deleted, it is possible that parts of the website may no longer be used without restriction.
7. SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential
content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an
encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://"
and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
8. Objection against advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for
the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of these pages
expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the sending of unsolicited advertising
information, such as spam e-mails.
9. Embedded YouTube videos
Our website uses plugins of the YouTube site operated by Google. Operator of the sites is YouTube,
LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, U.S.A.
If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers
is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour
directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offerings. This represents
a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1. f) GDPR.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the privacy statement of YouTube
10. Use of Matomo
This website uses the Matomo web analytics software (www.matomo.org) for the purpose of optimizing
website content and troubleshooting. The legal basis is the balance of interests in accordance with
Art. 6 para. 1 of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the aforementioned purpose of data processing.
The collected data such as, for example, visiting a specific subpage or length of stay will be processed
on our own servers. The IP address will be anonymized after the survey, so that a reference to your
person is no longer possible. The data will not be made available to third parties
If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, then you can object
to the storage and use of the following at any time with a mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out
cookie will be stored in your browser, with the result that Matomo does not collect any session data.
Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies will result in the opt-out cookie being deleted
as well, and this may need to be re-activated by you.
11. Google Maps
This site uses the Google Maps map service through an API (application programming interface). The
provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is
usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States.
The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The appropriate level of data protection
is guaranteed by the Google LLC certification under the Privacy Shield Agreement (
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and an
easy findability of the places we have indicated on the website. The legal basis of data processing
is Art. 6 para. 1 of the GDPR.
The aforementioned purpose constitutes the legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para.
1 of the GDPR. For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Google Privacy
Version: August 27, 2018