Data Protection

Data Protection Declaration of the DJH Landesverband Rheinland e.V.

The Deutsche Jugendherbergswerk (DJH) takes the protection of personal data really serious. With this Data Protection Declaration the DJH Landesverband Rheinland e.V. informs which personal data is gathered with the usage of our internet presence, how they are processed and which rights appertain to the concerned persons. It takes effect in any case, that we will just process your personal data as long as this is valid due to the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) and the Datenschutzgrundverordnung (General Data Protection Regulation GDPR). The regard of the valid data protection law is liable to a permanent verification of our data protection commissioner.

1. Person in charge

Person in charge for the data processing and data protection commissioner according to article 4 nr.7 GDPR:

Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk, Landesverband Rheinland e.V., Düsseldorfer Str. 1a, 40545 Düsseldorf, service@djh-rheinland.de

phone: 0211-577030
fax: 0211-579735
internet: rheinland.jugendherberge.de

Our data protection commissioner is:
Datenschutz Süd GmbH
Wörthstr. 15
97082 Würzburg

You can contact our data protection commissioner at office@datenschutz-sued.de

The person in charge for the processing has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to assure a preferably gapless protection of the personal data, processed  by this internet site. Nevertheless, internet-based data transfer can show security-gaps, so that an absolute protection can`t be warranted. For this reason it is within your discretion to transfer personal data on alternative ways, for example by phone, to us

2. Personal data

Personal data is the entire information, which refers to an identified or identifiable corporate entity (following mentioned as concerned person), a concerned person is considered as identifiable, which can be identified- direct or indirect- especially by allocation to an identification such as a name, an identification number, to location data, to an online-identification (for example Cookies) or to one or several characteristics, which are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychic, economic, cultural or social identity of this concerned person. Information which can`t be related directly with your real identity (as for example dwell time on the website or number of users on the website) are not part of it.

3.Gathering and storage of personal data as well as way and purpose of its usage

(1) Informational usage and visit of the website

With the solely informational usage of our website, that means you are contacting us by our contact form or you will transport information to us otherwise, we will just gather the personal data that your browser automatically transports to our server. This information is just stored temporarily in a so-called Logfile.

If you like to view our website, we will collect the following data which will be gathered without your assistance and be stored until the automatical deletion:

The data is collected by us for the following purposes:

We will store the IP-address, transferred by your webbrowser, strictly appropriated for the period of 7 days in the interest of recognising, limiting and eliminating offences on our websites. After the expiration of this period we will delete respectively anonymise the IP-address. Legal basis for the data processing is article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR. Our justified interest takes place due to the above mentioned purposes for the data collection.

With the usage of this general data and information, we will not draw a conclusion on the concerned person. This anonymous gathered data will be evaluated therefore on one side statistically and further with the purpose to increase the data protection and data security at our company, at last to assure an optimal safety-level for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server-logfiles will be stored separated from the entire personal data, stated by the concerned person.

Furthermore we are setting Cookies while visiting our website. You can receive further elucidations hereto at digit 6 of this data protection declaration.

(2) Approach by E-mail/ contact form/ verbal/ by mail

With your approach by mail, by our contact form or if you contact us written or by post for a demand of documents or brochures, an enquiry for a stay in one of our houses or for a travel, we will gather the needed personal data (name, prename, address, mail-address, phone-nr. - landline or mobile-. If its about a travel, we will also collect the personal data of fellow travellers, date of birth respectively age and gender of all travellers and – as appropriate- data related to the payment handling (for example bank data), correspondence data (for example correspondence or mail traffic with you), but also name/firm of a company, a club, an institution, as appropriate the membership-number.  We are processing this data to answer your enquiry appropriate.The gathering and storage of this data takes place to identify you as a customer, to answer your questions or to process your catalogue-order or your booking of a travel. The data processing for the purpose of an approach with us takes place due to your approach and is needed – according to article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. b GDPR- for the mentioned purposes for the appropriate processing of your nonbinding enquiry, catalogue-order or your booking enquiry and for the bilateral compliance of liabilities due to the travel contract.

If the approach is not related to a planned stay or travel, we will process the at the contact form  stated or otherwise transferred data according to article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR to answer your enquiry appropriate. Our justified interest exists primary to enable a fast and uncomplicated approach for you and to process your enquiry; middel-term as well in the initiation of a contractual relation. We will process your name and address to inform you about new offers by mail. Our justified interest exists in the increase of the workload of the offered travels, programmes and courses.

The personal data, entered by the concerned person, is gathered and stored by the person in charge for the processing solely for the internal usage and for own purposes. The person in charge for the processing can prompt the transfer to one or several order processors, for example a parcel delivery company, who will use the personal data also solely for an internal usage which can be related to the person in charge for the processing.

(3) Approach by live-chat-application Userlike

Our website offers the opportunity of an application of the live-chat from Userlike with one of our customer service employees. Here it`s about a live-chat-software. With the usage of this chat, you will automatically use the services of the company Userlike UG (limited liability “Userlike“). Userlike uses “Cookies“, textfiles which are stored at your computer and which are enabling a personal conversation in the way of a realtime-chat on the website with you. If you decide to use Userlike, the chat- as well as the site history will be gathered, processed and in Germany stored by Userlike. These data will not be forwarded to third parties and are just serving the protection and internal statistics for the improvement of the quality of the service offered by us. Additionally, location-based data will be collected through your IP-address. A conjunction of the gathered data with possible enrolment-data will just take place, if you will impart these voluntarily, for instance within the scope of a communication at the live-chat (for example message for a catalogue-order: gathering according to article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR). The same takes effect for your other personal data. The gathered data will not be used to identify the visitor of this site personally and will not be merged wit the personal data of the representative of the pseudonym. Please gather further information from the data protection declaration of Userlike at: https://www.userlike.com/de/terms#privacy-policy

Please direct your rights (to information, correction, deletion and export) from the GDPR towards the operator of this website at service@djh-rheinland.de

You can abstract further information from the data protection declaration of the website of Userlike: https://www.userlike.com/de/

Legal basis of the usage of the live-chat from Userlike is article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR. The DJH Rheinland has the justified interest to get in contact with its members and to answer questions preferably fast and uncomplicated.

(4) Application for the Newsletter

The DJH Landesverband Rheinland e.V. offers the opportunity to order an E-mail Newsletter. If you are registering yourself by the input mask, your personal data (name, address, E-mail address), which you will indicate with the Newsletter-enrolment, will be transfered to and stored by the person in charge for the processing. The Newsletter can basically just be received by the concerned person, if (1) the concerned person has a valid E-mail address available and (2) the concerned person registers himself for the Newsletter-dispatch. For juridical reasons, a confirmation E-mail will be sent with the Double-Opt-In-Procedure to the E-mail address, first-time enroled by the concerned person. This confirmation E-mail serves the verification, that the holder of the E-mail address as a concerned person has authorised the receipt of the Newsletter.

Legal basis for the processing of the data after application for the Newsletter by the user is article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for the attainment of the purpose of their gathering. According to this, the E-mail address of the user is stored as long as the Newsletter-subscription is active.

The personal data, collected within the scope of an application for the Newsletter, will solely be used for the dispatch of the Newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers of the Newsletter can be informed by E-mail, as far as this is necessary for the operating of the Newsletter-service or a registration regarding this, as this is the case with alterations of the Newsletter-offer or with changes at the technical circumstances.

The suscription of our Newsletter can be cancelled by the concerned person at any time. For the purpose of a cancellation, you will find a respective link in any Newsletter. With a message to DJH Landesverband Rheinland e.V., Düsseldorfer Str. 1a, 40545 Düsseldorf, phone: 0211 30263026, e-mail: service@djh-rheinland.de you can object the usage or processing of your data for the purposes of advertising, marketing- or attitude research and can cancel the Newsletter at any time cost-free.

(5) Membership application

The precondition for an admission to a youth hostel is always the membership in the Deutsche Jugendherberswerk or in another association of the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF). With the membership application we will collect the following information:

With family memberships also name and date of birth of the partner as well as the children up to 26 years will be gathered, if they should be admitted cost-free into the family membership. The gathering of this data takes place:

The gathering of the date of birth takes place due to the fact, that membership fees and overnight stays in youth hostel are age-dependend (junior-membership, 27+ membership, childrens rebates, 27+ surcharge). The membership data will be stored at a central database at the DJH-Hauptverband, Leonardo-da-Vinci-Weg 1, 32760 Detmold. Legal basis is article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR. The DJH Rheinland has the justified interest to get in contact with its members.

(6) Booking enquiry and booking

Related to bookings of overnight- and catering services as well as flatrate programmes, we will collect the following information:

The gathering of this data takes place,

The data processing takes place due to your enquiry and is necessary – according to article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. b GDPR- for the mentioned purposes for the appropriate processing, especially for the bilateral fulfilment of the contractual obligations.

(7) Online Feedback System

At a stay in one of our houses, we`re asking our guests if they like to give us onetime a short feedback about their stay after their departure. Herefore, we´re processing your name and your E-mail address according to article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR. According to digit 4 of this data protection declaration, the cancellation right as well as the right of objection appertains to you (hereto in detail: digit 4, your rights as a concerned person), which you can exercise with an e-mail to service@djh-rheinland.de or by mail to DJH Landesverband Rheinland e.V., Düsseldorfer Str.1a, 40545 Düsseldorf. 

(8) Data deletion and storage period

The entirety of the personal data is stored just as long as this is necessary for the mentioned purposes (processing of your enquiry or execution) and the compliance of the contract.

We will delete your personal data when the storage is no longer needed or will restrict the processing as long as no duty to preserve records (article 6 subparagraph1 page 1 lit. c GDPR) is existing. In any case the personal data, gathered by us, will be stored until the expiration of the duty to preserve records and will be deleted routinely afterwards, unless we are obliged -according to article 6 subparagaph1 page1 lit. c GDPR-  to a longer storage due to fiscal- or commercial duty of storage or documentation (from HGB, StGB or AO) or you have consent a longer storage according to article 6 subparagraph1 page1 lit. a GDPR or if they are anew necessary for the fulfilment or the initiation of a contract.

Excluded from the deletion is data which we still need for the execution of outstanding tasks or for the enforcement of our rights and charges. In this case the data will be blocked for further usage.

With a message to service@djh-rheinland.de you can object the usage or processing of your data for the purpose of advertising, marketing- or attitude research.

If we will draw for separate functions of our offer on commissioned service providers or want to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you from digit 5 on -stated below- about the respective proceedings. Hereby we will also mention the defined criteria of the storage period.

If there is no legal basis existing for the processing of your personal data, we will seek a consent from the concerned person.

4. Your rights as a concerned person

Cancellation right: according to article 7 subpraragraph 3 GDPR you have

- the right, to cancel your as appropriate onetime confered compliance towards us at any time. This implicates, that we will not continue the data processing, based on this compliance, in the future.

Right to information/further rights: according to article 15 GDPR you have

- the right, to claim information about the personal data processed by us. Especially, you can demand information about the purposes of the processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of the recipients towards who your data was or will be published, the planned storage period, the exist of a right of correction, deletion, limitation of the processing or objection, the exist of a right of complaint, the origin of your data as far as these were not gathered by us as well as on the exist of an automatized decision-finding inclusively profiling and -as appropriate-convincing information on their details.

Right of correction of incorrect data: according to article 16 GDPR you have

- the right, to demand immediately the correction of incorrect or the completion of you personal data stored by us.

Right of deletion: according to article 17 GDPR you have

- the right, to claim the deletion of personal data stored by us, as long as not the processing to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of the public interest or for the enforcement, exercise or defense of legal claims is necessary.

Right of limitation of the processing: according to article 18 GDPR you have

- the right to demand the limitation of the processing of your personal data as far as the veracity of the data is contradicted by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete the data and we don`t need the data anymore but you need these for the enforcement, exercise or defense of titles or you have entered an objection against the processing according to article 21 GDPR.

Right of data portability: according to article 20 GDPR you have

- the right to receive the personal data, provided by you, in a structured, current and machine-parsable form or to demand the transmission to another person in charge.

Right of complaint: according to article 77 GDPR you have

- the right to complain about the processing of your personal data by us at a data controlling authority. Usually you can direct towards the controlling authority of your usual residence or working place or our office home (regional commissioner of the data protection NRW, Kavalleriestr. 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf).

Furthermore a right to information appertains to the concerned person, to know if personal data was transmitted to a third country or an international organisation. If this is the case, apart from that the right appertains to the concerned person to receive information on appropriate warranties related to the transmission. If a concerned person wants to utilise this right to information, he/she can direct towards an employee of the person in charge for the processing at any time.


Right of objection:

If your personal data is processed in accordance with justified interests according to article 6 subparagraph1 page 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to enter an objection against the processing of your personal data according to article 21 GDPR, as far as reasons are existing which are resulting from your special situation. With an E-mail to service@djh-rheinland.de you can make use of your right of objection or contact us at the address mentioned under digit1. We will than no longer process the personal data, if not verifiable worth being protected reasons for the processing are existing which will outweigh the interests, rights and liberties of the concerned person or the processing serves the enforcement, exercise or defense of titles.

If personal data is processed to practise direct advertising, you have the right to enter an objection against the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising, marketing- or attitude research anytime at service@djh-rheinland.de . This right of objection is implemented by us without stating a special situation by you.

For the exercise of the prementioned rights as well as for further details, wishes or suggestions on the topic data protection, we are gladly available to customers at the above mentioned address or at service@djh-rheinland.de.

5. Data transfer to third parties

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for other than the following listed purposes does not take place.

We will just transfer your personal data to third parties, if:

Especially the transfer of data, such as for example name, address, travel data, passport data and credit cards data takes place for the gathering, processing and implementation of your booking. Within this scope, we will for example transfer your data to separate youth hostels and service providers on-site. For the purpose of an order processing according to article 28 GDPR, we can transfer data to service providers who will support us with the running of our website and the herewith related processes.

6. Application of Cookies

At a visit on our website additionally to the at digit 3 (1) mentioned data, information in form of a Cookie will be filed and stored within the browser-software on your computer. The application of Cookies eases the usage of the website for you, because we will recognise your computer at a further visit and therefore the repeated input of data will be eased. Cookies are small textfiles with configuration information, which will be stored on your harddisk assigned to the browser used by you and with which the place which sets the Cookie (in this case by us) special information is accrued.

The Cookies applicated by us are helping to determine the usage-frequency and the number of the user of our site and to enable the entire usage of the service for you. Cookies cannot implement programmes or transfer viruses to your computer. They are serving to make the internet-offer entirely more user-friendly and more effective.

This website uses Transiente Cookies and Persistente Cookies.

Transiente Cookies will automatically be deleted, when you shut down your browser.Among these are for example Session-Cookies. These are storing a so-called Session-ID, with which varied enquirys of your browser can be allocated to the common session. Therefore your computer can be recognised, when you will come back to our site. The Session-Cookies will be deleted as soon as you will logg-out or shut down the browser.

Persistente Cookies are deleted automatically after a predefined period, which can vary according to the respective Cookies. You can delete the Cookies anytime with the security preferences of your browser.

The data processed by Cookies are necessary for the mentioned purposes for the protection of our justified interests as well as those of third parties according to article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit.f GDPR.

Most of the browsers are adjusted in a way to accept Cookies automatically. Nevertheless you can deactivate the storing of Cookies or adjust your browser in a way, that he will inform you as soon as Cookies are sent respectively that he will delete them automatically. Furthermore, there`s the opportunity for you to delete the stored Cookies anytime afterwards from your harddisk.

Please notice, that with a deletion of Cookies you have to bank on a limited depiction of the site and a limited user guidance.

7. Tracking Tools

The following listed and from us deployed tracking-measures are implemented on the basis of article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR. With the deployed tracking-measures, we want to ensure a needs-based configuration and the consecutive optimisation of our website. On the other hand, we are deploying the tracking-measures to capture the usage of our website statistically, and to evaluate it for the purpose of an optimisation of our offer. These interests should be regarded as justified in the meaning of the mentioned regulation.

Following you will get to know the respective data processing purposes and data categories.

a) Google Analytics

For the purposes of the needs-based configuration and the consecutive optimisation of our website, we are using Google Analytics, a web-analyse service of the Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google“). We are using this service within the scope of an order-processing relation.

Google Analytics uses also Cookies, that means textfiles, which are stored on your computer and are enabling an analyse of the usage of the website by you (view digit 6, above). The information about your usage of this website, generated by Cookies, such as

will be transported to a server of Google in the USA and be stored there. 

Because our website uses the anonymisation-function of Google Analytics, your IP-address will be shortened beforehand by Google within the EU respectively within the European Economic Area. On no account, your IP-address will be merged with other data from Google. The IP-addresses are anonymised, so that an allocation isn`t possible (IP-masking).

Google uses this information by order of us to evaluate your usage of the website, to assemble reports about the website-activities for the website-operator and to generate further services towards us linked with the website- and the internet usage. As appropriate, this information will also be transferred to third parties, as far as this is required by law or insofar as third parties are processing this data by order.

You can prevent the installation/storage of Cookies by a respective setting of your browser-software (view digit 6), nevertheless we like to point out that in this case you will possibly are not be able to use the entire functions of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the gathering of the data, generated by Cookies, and the data related to your usage of the website (inclusively your IP-address) as well as the processing of this data by Google, whilst you are downloading and installing a browser-add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Alternatively to the installation of the browser-add-on you can use this LINK to prevent prospectively the gathering by Google within this website. Hereby an Opt-Out-Cookie will be resided on your computer. If you are deleting the Cookies at your browser, you have to click on this link again to renew the Opt-Out-Cookie.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension „_anonymiszlp O“. As a result, IP-addresses will be processed shortened, so that a direct relatability can be excluded.

The usage of Google Analytics takes place in accordance with the preconditions, on which the German data protection authorities came to an understanding with Google. You will find further information about data protection related to Google Analytics for instance at the Google Analytics Help: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en.

We`re using Google Analytics inclusively the functions of Universal Analytics. Universal Analytics allows us to analyse the activities on our sites appliances-overlapping (for example at accesses per laptop and later on by a tablet), This will be enabled by the pseudonymous assignment of a User-ID to a user. Such an assignment takes place for instance, if you will register respectively enrol for your customer account. Nevertheless, no personal data will be transferred to Google. Even if with Universal Analytics functions come in addition to Google Analytics, that doesn`t mean that herewith a limitation of measures for the data protection, such as IP-masking or the browser-add-on is related.

Demographic characteristics at Google Analytics:
This website uses the function “demographic characteristics“ from Google Analytics. With this, reports can be compiled which are contenting statements on age, gender and interests of the website users. This data originates from interest-related advertising from Google as well as from visitor-data from third-party suppliers. This data can`t be assigned to a specific person. You can deactive this function anytime with the show-function settings at your Google account or the gathering of your data.

b) Google Tag Manager

This website uses the Google Tag Manager. With this service, website-tags can be administered by an interface. The Google Tool Manager is solely implementing tags. That means: no Cookies are deployed and no personal data is gathered. The Google Tool Manager triggers other tags, which are gathering data as appropriate. Nevertheless, the Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation was made on the domain- or Cookie level, it will remain for all of the Tracking-Tags, as far as they are implemented with the Google Tag Manager. 

8. Social Media

We are not integrating Social Plug-Ins directly into our web-presence. If you are viewing our sites, therefore no data will be transferred to Social-Media-Services such as Facebook, Twitter, You Tube or Instagram.

Nevertheless, you have the opportunity to share chosen sites with a click on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube or Instagram-buttons and will see already with the invocation of the contributions, how often they were shared in the past. Herefore we are using the so-called Shariff-solution. The Shariff-solution causes, that with a first step the entire data and functions which are necessary for the depiction of the Facebook-, Twitter-, You Tube- or Instagram-buttons are provided by our webserver. With this, you can publish our contents at social networks without the possibilty for them to draw up complete surf-profiles. The Shariff-method is already deployed by many websites to protect their users. Just as soon as you are deciding to share a contribution by the respective button and to click on the respective share-button, a data transfer to the operator of the respective social-media-service takes place through our social-media-buttons. At Twitter a pop-up-window will turn up, in which you can still process the text of the Tweet.

At the latest, when you are invoking the Social-Media-Platform, your data will be processed there. As a rule, the Social-Media-Platform will store Cookies on your computer or even store your user behaviour to your account; especially if yourself are signed in. The Social-Media-Platform is able to analyse your user behaviour by your data and use these for (interest-satifying) advertising. This can cause, that advertising will be shown inside and outside of the Social-Media-Platform. Please wake up to the fact, if you want to hazard the consequences and just use a Social-Media-Platform if you have informed yourself in a sufficient way and are agreeing to it (this takes especially effect, if you had not used it before). Stated below, we are pointing out the links to the data protection declarations of the Social-Media-Platforms.


Person In Charge

The DJH landesverband Rheinland e.V. operates the following Social Media Sites:

- Twitter: [https://www.twitter.com/DJHRheinland]
- Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/jugendherbergen.rheinland]
- You Tube: [https://www.youtube.com/user/DJHLVBRheinland]
- Instagram: [https://www.instagram.com/jugendherbergen_im_rheinland]

You`ll find our contact details in our site notice.

Beside us, there`s also the operator of the Social-Media-Platform himself. Also he is a person in charge insofar, as he is implementing a data processing on which we have solely a limited influence. At those places, where we are able to have bearing and to parameterise the data processing, we will work towards the data-conform usage by the operator of the Social-Media-Platform within the scope of the for us available possibilities. But at many places we are not able to influence the data processing by the operator of the Social-Media-Platform and don`t know exactly, which data he will process. However, the operator is explaining this in his data protection declaration.


Data processing by us

The data, stated by you on our Social-Media-Site such as comments, videos, pictures, likes, public news etc. will be published by the Social-Media-Platform and will not be used or processed for other purposes at any time. We will solely reserve for ourself to delete contents, as far as this is necessary. Possibly we will share these contents on our site, if this is a function of the Social-Media-Platform and we will communicate through the Social-Media-Platform with you. Legal basis is article 6 subparagraph 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR. The data processing takes place due to the interest of our public-relation and communication.

If you want to object a special data processing on which we have an influence, please direct towards the contact details mentioned in the site notice. We will than proof your objection or will forward it to the Social-Media-Platform when needed.  

As far as you will make an enquiry on the Social-Media-Platform, we will point to other, safe communication ways which are guaranteeing confidentiality, according to the answer. You have always the possibility to send us confidential enquirys to the address  mentioned in the site notice.

As already mentioned, we`re watching out at places, where the provider of the Social-Media-Platform gives us the possibility hereto, to configurate our Social-Media-Sites possibly data protection compliant. Therefore, we are especially not using the demographic, interest-based, behavoiur-based or location-based target groups definitions for advertising, that the provider of the Social-Media-Platform will – as appropriate- allocate. Regarding to statistics which the provider of the Social-Media-Platform will supply, we can solely influence them in a limited way and  we can`t shut them down either. But we`re watching out that no additional optional stats will be allocated.


Data processing by the operator of the Social-Media-Platform

The operator of the Social-Media-Platform deploys webtracking-methods. The webtracking can take place regardless of your signing in or registration at the Social-Media-Platform. As already mentioned, unfortunately we can barely influence the webtracking-methods of the Social-Media-Platform. For instance, we can`t shut them down. Please be aware: it can`t be excluded, that the provider of the Social-Media-Platform uses your profile- and behaviour data to evaluate for example your habits, personal relations, preferences etc. Insofar, we have no influence on the processing of your data by the provider of the Social-Media-Platform.

a) Twitter

If  you decide to share a contribution through the respective button and click on it, a data transter to the social network Twitter takes place, which is operated by the Twitter Inc., located 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Fransico, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter“). With this, Twitter receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP-address. If you are logged in at this time by using/clicking on one of the Plug-Ins („Tweet Button“), Twitter is able to assign your visit to  your account. If you are interacting with Plug-Ins, for instance by activating one of the “Tweet“-buttons, the respective information will be transferred directly from your browser to Twitter and be stored there. If you are a member of Twitter or you have outlogged yourself at Twitter before visiting our internet presence, there`s still the opportunity that Twitter will find out your IP-address and store it. We like to point out, that we as the provider of the sites are not informed about the content of the transferred data as well as their usage by Twitter.

Purpose and size of the data gathering and the further processing and usage of the data by Twitter as well as your rights and setting-opportunities for your privacy regarding this, you will please abstract from the data protection notofication of Twitter at: https://twitter.com/privacy Twitter is storing your stated data as usage-profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, marketing and/or needs-based configuration of its website. You appertain a right of objection against the configuration of this user-profile, for the exercise of this you have to direct towards the Plug-In-Provider.

If you are a member of Twitter and don`t want that Twitter is gathering data of you or link these with your stored data at Twitter through our web-presence, you have to logg-out yourself at Twitter before your visit of our internet-presence as well as to delete settet Cookies. You`ll find more information around Cookies within this data protection declaration (view digit 6 of the data protection declaration on our site and at https://twitter.com/privacy).

b) Facebook

If you decide to share a contribution with the respective button and to click it on, a data transfer takes place to the social network facebook.com, which is operated by the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook“). We have no influence on the extent and the content of the data that Facebook is gathering, therefore we will inform you due to our knowledge level. (Facebook informs hereto at https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084).

If you are logged-in at Facebook, Facebook is able to allocate your visit to your Facebook-account. For example, if you are activating the like- or share button or passing a comment, the respective information will be transferred directly to Facebook by your browser and be stored there. In addition, the information will be published on Facebook and displayed for your Facebook-friends. If you are not a member of Facebook, nevertheless there`s the possibility that Facebook will get to know your IP-address and store it there. Facebook can use this information for the purposes of advertising, marketing-research and a needs-based configuration of the Facebook sites. Hereto, Facebook will generate usage-, interest- and relation profiles; for instance to evaluate your usage of our website regarding to displayed advertising at Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to generate further services linked with the usage of Facebook.

If you are a member of Facebook and don`want that Facebook is gathering data about you through our web-presence and to link it with your membership-data stored at Facebook respectively allocate it to your facebook-account, please logg yourself out at Facebook before the visit of our website takes place and delete setted Cookies (view our data protection declaration on our website).

Purpose and extent of the data gathering and the further processing and usage of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting-opportunities regarding this for the purpose of protection of your privacy, please abstract from the data protection notification at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy from facebook.

c) You Tube

If you decide to share a contribution with the respective button and to click on it, a data transfer takes place to You Tube, belonging to the Google Inc., domiciled 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, USA. After your active manipulation of the button, the You Tube-server will be informed which special site of our internet-presence you have visited. If you are moreover logged-in at your You Tube-account, you would enable You Tube to allocate your surf-profile directly to your personal profile. You can nullify this possibilty of allocation, if you will logg-out yourself beforehand. You will get further information on gathering and usage of your data by You Tube at the references to data protection at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

d) Instagram

If you decide to share a contribution with the respective button and click on it, a data transfer takes place to Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA („Instagram“) and your browser will generate a direct linkup to the servers of Instagram. Instagram will get the information, that your browser has invoked the respective site of our web-presence. This information (inclusively your IP-address) will be transferred directly by your browser to a server of Instagram in the USA and be stored there. If you are logged-in at Instagram, Instagram is able to allocate your visit on our website directly to your Instagram-account. If you are interacting with the Plug-ins, for instance are activating the „Instagram“-button, this information will also be transferred to a server of Instagram and be stored there.

Additionally, the information will be published on your Instagram-account and be shown there to your contacts. If you don`t want that Instagram will allocate the data gathered by our web-presence directly to your Instagram-account, you have to logg out yourself at Instagram before your visit of our website takes place.

Hereto, you`ll find further information in the data protection declaration of Instagram: (https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388).

9.Technical standards - safed transfer

For safety reasons and for the protection of the transfer of confidential contents with the data transfer, as for instance orders or enquirys which you will sent us as the site-operators, we are using the so-called SSL-security system (Secure Socket Layer), usually combined with a 256-bit-coding. This technique offers highest security and is therefore for instance applied by banks for reasons of the data protection with the online-banking.

Our measures are consecutive adapted in the case of changes to the state of the art. Nevertheless we have to point out, that the data protection for the transfer of data within the internet can`t be warranted comprehensive according to the state of the art.