Privacy Policy

1. Name and contact details of the controller and the company data protection officer

This privacy information applies to data processing by:

Responsible (the “controller”): Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder e.V. (BdP), represented by the board, Kesselhaken 23, 34376 Immenhausen, Germany, telephone: +49 5673-99584-0, fax: +49 5673-99584-44, e-mail: info@pfadfinden.de.

The data protection officer of the BdP e.V. may be contacted at the address above, attn. Ms. Silvia Houda, or at datenschutz@pfadfinden.de.


2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

When you access our website zentrum.pfadfinden.de, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • website from which the access takes place (referrer URL),
  • the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your device and the name of your access provider.

The above-mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • to ensure a smooth connection of the website,
  • to guarantee a comfortable use of our website,
  • to evaluate system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereafter referred to as "GDPR"). Our legitimate interest follows from the above-mentioned purposes for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

Insofar as we use hosting services for this purpose, this is done on the basis of an order-processing contract in accordance with art. 28, para. 3, sentence 1 of the GDPR.

Furthermore, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations on this under points 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

b) When using our contact form

If you have any questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us using a form provided on the website. In order to do so, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we know who the enquiry comes from and can answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. a of the GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after we have completed your request.


3. Passing on of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent in accordance with art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. a of the GDPR,
  • the disclosure pursuant to art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. f of the GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest, worthy of protection, in not disclosing your data,
  • there is a legal obligation to pass on the data in accordance with art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. c of the GDPR, or
  • it is legally permissible and required for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. b of the GDPR.


4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files automatically created by your browser and stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device and do not contain viruses, trojans, or other malware.

The cookie contains information that is related to the specific terminal device used. This does not mean, however, that we are immediately given knowledge of your identity by it.

The employment of cookies on the one hand serves to make the use of our services more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These cookies are automatically deleted when you leave our site.

In addition, we use temporary cookies, which are stored on your end device for a certain fixed amount of time, to optimize user-friendliness. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, the system automatically recognizes that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of improving our services for you (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been with us when you visit our site again. They are automatically deleted after a certain amount of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the above-mentioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. f of the GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, completely deactivating cookies may mean that you cannot use all the features of our website.


5. Content from third parties

b) Youtube

On our website we embed videos of the platform “YouTube” by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Privacy policy: www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

e) Bitly

To generate short URLs we use the tool “Bitly” by Bitly, Inc. (39 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010, USA). Privacy policy and opt-out: https://bitly.com/pages/privacy.


6. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with art. 15 of the GDPR. In particular, you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, cancellation, restriction of processing, or objection, the existence of a right to appeal, the origin of your data if not collected by us as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details thereof;
  • to demand the immediate correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us in accordance with art. 16 of the GDPR;
  • to demand the deletion of your personal data stored with us in accordance with art. 17 of the GDPR unless processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data pursuant to art. 18 of the GDPR insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you and the processing is unlawful but you refuse to have it deleted and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the assertion, exercise, or defence of legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to art. 21 of the GDPR;
  • to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common, and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party in accordance with art. 20 of the GDPR;
  • to revoke your consent to us at any time in accordance with art. 7, para. 3 of the GDPR. As a result, we may no longer continue data-processing based on this consent in the future, and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with art. 77 of the GDPR. As a rule, you may turn to the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or to the supervisory authority of our association headquarters.


7. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. f of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to art. 21 of the GDPR if there are reasons for doing so that arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without you indicating a special situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to datenschutz@pfadfinden.de.


8. Data security

When visiting our website, we use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the display of the locked key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction, or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously being improved in line with technological developments.


9. Currentness and modification of this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and was last revised in May, 2018.

It may become necessary to amend this privacy policy as a result of the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changes in legal or official requirements. You may access and print out the respective current privacy policy at any time on the website at https://zentrum.pfadfinden.de/datenschutz.