Privacy Statement

1. Personal data / contacting / donations

We use personal data collected during visits to our website in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. Your data will neither be published by us nor passed on to third parties without authorisation.

If personal data (e.g. name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) is collected on our site, this is always done on a voluntary basis. The use of our offers and services takes place if possible without indication of personal data. However, some services can only be retrieved if personal data are specified.

When you visit our website, you may voluntarily enter your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address for the purpose of making an enquiry or contacting us. However, if you wish to use services offered by us on our website, such as ordering our newsletter or the donation form, it is necessary for you to provide further data required for the respective processing.

2. No disclosure to third parties

We use the data we collect about you exclusively to answer your questions or to carry out the order you have placed with us. No further use of your personal data will take place.

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties or used for advertising purposes without your consent, unless we are legally obliged to disclose data (information to law enforcement authorities and courts; information to public bodies that receive data on the basis of statutory provisions, e.g. social insurance agencies, tax authorities, etc.) or unless we involve third parties obliged to maintain professional secrecy in order to enforce our claims.

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties to send unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby explicitly prohibited. The operator of this website explicitly reserves the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

3. Newsletter

In order to receive our newsletter, we need your consent and at least your e-mail address to which the newsletter should be sent.

To unsubscribe, you can either send an informal e-mail to or unsubscribe using the link at the end of the newsletter.

4. Donation form

If you wish to donate via the form on our website, we will collect your first and last name, your IP address if applicable, your address data and your e-mail address. The e-mail address is required to confirm receipt of your donation data. We also collect the donation data (account holder, account number, bank code). These data are used exclusively for the processing of your donation. A transfer to third parties does not take place.

5. SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator.

You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the Browers changes from "http://" to "https://", and at the lock icon in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

6. Use of cookies

Except in the cases mentioned above, we do not create any personal user profiles. In connection with the retrieval of the information requested by you, data will only be stored on our server in anonymous form for the provision of our various services or for evaluation purposes. Here general information is logged, e.g. when and which contents of our offer are called up or which pages are visited most frequently.

We use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files which our web server sends to your browser during your visit to our website and which are stored on your computer for later retrieval. We only use so-called session cookies (also referred to as temporary cookies), i.e. cookies that are temporarily stored exclusively for the duration of your use of our website.

The cookies used serve in particular to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website. This tells us which area of our website our users have visited. However, this usage data does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the user. All this anonymously collected usage data will not be merged with your personal data and will be deleted immediately after the end of the statistical evaluation. After the end of the session, as soon as you end your browser session, the cookies are deleted.

Most browsers are preset to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it notifies you before cookies are stored. Users who do not accept cookies may not be able to access certain areas of our website.

7. Social plugins

So-called "social plugins" are used on our website (see list below). Via these plugins, data, including personal data, can be sent to these service providers and if necessary used by them. Some of the service providers, including Twitter, Google and Facebook, are located abroad.

We ourselves do not collect any personal data by means of the social plugins or through their use. In order to prevent data from being transmitted to service providers without the user's knowledge, we use the so-called "Shariff Social Media Buttons". This technology ensures that no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the individual social plugins when a website is called up by us. Only when you click on one of the social plugins can data be transferred to the service provider and stored there.

Access by the service provider

If you click on one of the social plugins, the service provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our online service. You do not need to have an account with this service provider or be logged in.

If you are logged in with the service provider, this data will be assigned directly to your account. If you click on one of the social plugins, for example to link to the page, the service provider stores this information in your user account and informs your contacts publicly.

If you do not wish that your data is related to your profile with the service provider, you must log out before clicking on one of the social plugins. Even after doing so, it is still possible to draw conclusions on your account with the service provider.

We have no influence on whether and to what extent the service providers collect personal data. We are also not aware of the scope, purpose and storage period of the data collection. It must be assumed that at least the IP address and device-related information are collected and used. It is also possible and very likely that the service providers will use cookies.

Notes of the service providers

You can find further information on data protection on the websites of the individual service providers:

* Facebook Inc. 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California

94304, USA

* Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California

94043, USA

* Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco,


94103, USA

* WhatsApp Inc, 650 Castro Street, Suite 120-219, Mountain View,

California, 94041; USA

* LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA

94043, USA

* Pinterest, Inc. resident 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA

94103, USA

* XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

* Diaspora* Germany is supported by Wiegelmann UG, Am Nymphenbad 6,

81245 Munich, Germany ("Diaspora")

* reddit, Inc., c/o Wired, 520 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94107,


Translated with

* Threema GmbH, Staldenbachstrasse 11, 8808 Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland

Google Analytics, web analytics service

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link].

Integration of social plugins

On our website there are also plugins of the social networks "Facebook" (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA), "Google+" (Google Inc. 1600 AmphitheatreParkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), "Twitter" (Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA), Youtube (YouTube, LLC, since 2006 a subsidiary of Google Inc. 1600 AmphitheatreParkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) and LinkedIn (LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). These are exclusively provided by the respective provider. The plugins are identified in the context of our online presence by the respective button belonging to the service.

When you visit a subpage of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a connection with the servers of the respective service, which in turn transmits the content of the plugin to your browser and integrates it into the displayed page. Thus, the information about your visit to our website is forwarded to the respective service. If you are simultaneously logged in to the respective service via your personal user account (e.g. via another browser session), the service provider can assign the visit to our website to your account.

With the help of the plugins, users can call up links to corresponding websites in social networks. If you also call up networks such as Twitter, Facebook or Google while visiting our website, your active interaction with these plugins, e.g. by clicking on the respective button or leaving a comment, transmits this corresponding information directly to the respective service and stores it there.

Should you wish to prevent such data transmission, you must log out of your user account of the respective service before visiting our website. The scope and purpose of the data collection by the respective service as well as the further processing and use of your data there can be found in the data protection information directly from the website of the service (;;;;

There you will also find further information about your corresponding data protection rights and setting options to protect your privacy.

8. Revocation / objection

You have expressly consented to the use of your personal data, if applicable. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future and object to the processing and use of your data at any time. For this purpose, please contact:

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form including the contact data you provided will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

9. Information on your personal data stored by us / storage period / deletion / correction

Your personal data will only be stored for as long as permitted by law. Stored personal data will be deleted if the user withdraws his consent to their storage or if knowledge of this data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was stored, in particular if the user account is deleted or if their storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons.

At your request, we will of course inform you which personal data we have stored. If inadvertently incorrect data is stored, we will correct it immediately.

You have the right at any time to receive information about the origin and recipient of stored personal data free of charge. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection.

Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority.

Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision (BayLDA)

Promenade 27, 91522 Ansbach, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 981 53 1300 / Fax: +49 (0) 981 53 98 1300


10. Responsibility / access to protected data

Responsible for data protection is the board member Marcel Dürr, Forststrasse 9 in 89297 Roggenburg, phone: +49 7300 - 91 90 09.

He alone has access to personal data.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

11. Validity and topicality of the data protection declaration

The Privacy Policy was last updated in May 2018.