Data Privacy Statement

Data Privacy Statement

We are subject to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Telemedia Act and the church law on data protection in the Evangelical Church in Germany (DSG-EKD). We naturally comply with the provisions on data protection of these laws. Furthermore, we endeavour to ensure data minimisation. That is to say, we only store data where it is absolutely necessary.

In contrast to many other websites, we do not use any tracking of visitors to our website in order, for example, to send them advertisements. You can get to our Facebook or Twitter page via a link on our website. We do not use any plug-ins to these social media sites; such plug-ins transmit your data without you being asked to enable the tracking of your surfing behaviour. We also do not use the website analysis tool Google Analytics, which enables Google to create comprehensive user profiles. You can use our website anonymously and without providing any personal data. 

We do, however, have to store personal data for legal and technical reasons. Should you have any questions, please contact us as the Controller within the sense of the General Data Protection Regulation:

Aktionsgemeinschaft Dienst für den Frieden e.V.
Endenicher Straße 41
D-53115 Bonn

Phone:  +49-(0)228-24-999-0
Fax:       +49-(0)228-24-999-20
agdf [at] friedensdienst.de

Please find below an explanation of what data we collect, why we collect this and what we do with it: 

Data processing on this website

We, and/or our service provider automatically collect, anonymise and store in the server log files information that is transmitted to us by your browser. This is:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (previously visited page)
  • Date and time of the server request
  • IP address and host name

Cookies and tracking

We generally do not use any cookies, any other forms of tracking (e.g. advertising banners and "Web Bugs") or any active content ("Java", "Active-X") on our website. There are two exceptions:

One exception is the has_js cookie, which determines whether "Javascript" is enabled in the browser during a session. This information is used by our content management system "Drupal" to optimise the display of the pages in your browser. However, no further information is stored in this cookie and it is deleted when you close the browser.

The second exception is the Matomo cookie. Matomo is an open source software for the statistical evaluation of visits to websites, which we use to improve our website and our offering. The information produced by the Matomo cookie is stored on our own server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before storage. You can prevent the installation of cookies using the corresponding setting in your browser. Additional information and Matamo's current data protection policy can be found at: https://matomo.org/privacy/

Embedding third-party tools

Our interactive map is obtained from Mapbox. This does not involve the setting of any cookies, however, Mapbox Tiles API is a map service from Mapbox Inc. (Mapbox). By using Mapbox Tiles API, information on the use of this website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Mapbox in the USA.

Contacting us

When you send us an e-mail or write a message via our contact form, we ask you for your name and e-mail address. The personal data we collect in this process is stored electronically and used exclusively for responding to your query. This data is not passed on to third parties, unless you expressly permit us to do so or this is necessary in order to answer your query properly (see Passing on data to third parties). We will not send you any further information either, unless you have granted your consent to this.

When transmitting this information your data will be protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption.

Data security

In order to protect your data from unauthorised access and misuse, we have taken extensive technical and operational security precautions in accordance with German legislation.

Please feel free to request a description of our technical and organisational measures.

Passing on data to third parties

Only in a few cases do we pass on data according to strict contractual and legal requirements:

  • To our Internet service provider and host of our websites and e-mail inboxes.
  • To an external shipping provider for the one-time, exclusive processing of an order of materials you have placed. We only pass on data that is necessary for the shipping process.

If service providers come into contact with the personal data of our customers, this occurs within the scope of a what is known as commissioned data processing. This is expressly provided for by law (Art. 26 or Art. 28 GDPR). In these cases too, we remain responsible for the protection of your data. The service provider works exclusively according to our instructions, something which we ensure by means of strict contractual regulations, technical and organisational measures and additional controls.

We generally do not pass on your data to authorities. Only when we are required to do so legally or by judicial decision do we transfer your data to offices entitled to this information.

Beyond that, we do not pass on data to third parties unless you expressly permit us to do so or this is prescribed by law, e.g.

  • Passing on inquiries by e-mail or via our contact form to development organisations of the CPS consortium in order to be able to answer your query properly, if this is necessary to answer your query.
  • To disclose/provide information to owners of copyrights and ancillary copyrights

What rights do you have?

You have, of course, the option at any time to inquire about, correct or erase and/or block the data we have stored about you.

Exception: We are not able to completely erase data collected for billing and accounting purposes, as there are statutory storage periods for this. If you so wish, however, we can block your data from other use.

You rights are enshrined in the DSG-EKD and the European General Data Protection Regulation.  We respect these rights and guarantee that we will process your requests in this regard as quickly as possible.

European General Data Protection Regulation:

  • Art. 15 Right to information
  • Art.16 Right to rectification   
  • Art.17 Right to erasure ("Right to be forgotten")
  • Art. 18 Right to restriction of processing
  • Art.19 Right to be notified
  • Art. 20 Right to data portability
  • Art. 21 Right to object

DSG-EKD:

  • § 15 Information on the data subject
  • § 15a Notification
  • § 16 Correction, deletion and blocking of data, right to object

Information on my stored data

You can request free of charge information on the scope, origin and recipients of the stored data as well as the purpose of the storage.

Correction of my data

You can request at any time that incorrect data be changed.

Erasure of my data

You can request the erasure of your data at any time.

This right will be restricted only if the:

  • Data is subject to a statutory storage period, e.g. by tax regulations
  • Data is essential for the fulfilment of the contractual purpose
  • Data is processed to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information
  • Data is processed to fulfil a legal obligation incumbent upon the controller
  • Data is processed to perform a task that is in the public interest or occurs in the exercise of public authority
  • Data is processed for reasons of public interest in the area of public health
  • Data is processed for archiving, scientific or historical research purposes in the public interest, or for statistical purposes
  • Data is processed to assert, exercise or defend legal claims

Additional Information

  • Transfer of data to a third country (outside the European union) is not envisaged.
  • Our data collection does not take place via third parties
  • We do not make any automated individual decisions.
  • Changes of purposes are not envisaged; should these, however, occur we will inform you in a transparent way.

If you have any questions regarding our in-house data protection, please direct your concern to us or to our Data Protection Officer Mr Michael Letter.

You can also receive help with queries and complaints from the data protection authorities.

Our competent supervisory authority is: 

Beauftragter für den Datenschutz der EKD

Außenstelle Dortmund für die Datenschutzregion Mitte-West

Friedhof 4, 44135 Dortmund
Telefon: +49 (0)231 533827-0
Fax: +49 (0)231 533827-20

mitte-west(at)datenschutz.ekd.de