The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

Responsible for data processing

Chairperson Torsten Retzlaff
Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 16
18055 Rostock
Tel.: +49 381 4567941

Data protection officer

Ingo Aschmann
Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 16
18055 Rostock
Tel.: +49 381 4567950

Purposes of data processing

Purpose A: Logging of visits to the website based on the IP address to evaluate the number of visitors and the pages viewed.
Purpose B: Logging of system events with the IP address for troubleshooting purposes.
Purpose C: Recording of first (given) name, family name, street, building number, postal/zip code, town/city, e-mail, annual fee – and if desired also salutation, title, date of birth, company, telephone, IBAN, BIC – for the purpose of joining the association.
Purpose D: Matomo (formerly Piwik) is used to analyse the use of the website by visitors. For this purpose, Matomo uses page views to collect visitor data relating to the technical properties and activities of visitors to the website. The data collection is pseudonymised. The results are prepared by Matomo and presented visually.  

Legal basis for data processing

Data processing for purposes A, B and D is carried out on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) of EU GDPR. Data processing for purpose C is carried out based on the subject's voluntary consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of EU GDPR.

Legitimate interests of the data processor

For purpose A: The website serves to attract new members and to provide information to interested parties. In order to be able to measure the effectiveness of the website and to enable the website to be optimised on the basis of this data, data is collected for purpose A.
For purpose B: In order to be able to continually ensure the technical availability of the website, details of system events are saved and evaluated. In order to be able to recognise and prevent intentionally caused disruption, details of all events are stored together with IP addresses.
For purpose D: The website is used to attract new members and to provide information to interested parties. For this it is important to optimally adapt the website to the needs of the visitor and to maximise the website’s reach. Data is collected to measure the effectiveness of these measures.

Recipients of the data

Access to the data by our service supplier JAC Systeme GmbH in relation to the hosting, operation and development of this website is possible at any time.
Furthermore, data is forwarded to the following entities:
Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Duration of storage

Purpose A: 12 months
Purpose B: 6 months
Purpose C: 6 months with consent to extension
Purpose D: 12 months

User rights

As a subject of the data processing, you are entitled to the following protection rights free of charge:
a) You can revoke your voluntary consent at any time (right of revocation).
b) You can request an overview of all your data stored by us at any time (right to information).
c) In the case of data that is not subject to any statutory or contractual retention requirements, you can request deletion at any time free of charge (right to delete).
d) You can restrict your consent to data processing to certain areas at any time (right of restriction).
e) You can object to data processing that serves to safeguard the public interest or the legitimate interests of the data processor at any time, if you present justification relating to your particular situation (right to object).
f) In the case of data that you have saved incorrectly, you have the right to correct this data at any time (right to correct).
g) You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to have it transmitted to another location (right to data portability).

Right of appeal

Every person affected by data processing has the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority in his/her country or with the supervisory authority responsible for the operator of this website. The following supervisory authority is responsible for the operator of this website.
The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Lennéstrasse 1, Schloss Schwerin
19053 Schwerin
Telephone: +49 385 594940
Telefax: +49 385 5949458

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses Matomo, an open-source software for the statistical analysis of visitor access. Matomo uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on the provider's server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is saved. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would point out that you may then not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

Further information

We endeavour to save your personal data in such a way, considering all appropriate technical and organisational possibilities, that it is not accessible by third parties. When communicating by e-mail, complete data security cannot be guaranteed, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.
The staff and the service companies we employ are obliged to maintain secrecy and to comply with the provisions of the German federal data protection act (BDSG) and other job-related data protection provisions.