Data Privacy

The Metropolitan Chapter Paderborn (hereinafter: "We") is, being the operator of this website, the responsible body for the collection, processing and use of the personal data of users of the online offer within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We take the protection of your privacy and your private data very seriously. We collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with the content of this privacy policy and the applicable German data protection laws, in particular the BDSG and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

With this privacy policy we would like to inform you which personal data we collect, process and use about you.

Personal data
Personal data is individual information about your personal or factual circumstances. This includes all information about your identity, such as your name, e-mail address or postal address. In contrast, information that can not be linked to your identity (such as the number of online users) does not count as personally identifiable information.

You can use our website without disclosure of your identity and without providing personal data. For some of the services offered, however, personal data is collected from you. The data is collected, used and used by us only for the purpose of using our online offer, in particular for providing the desired information.

Speicherung und Verarbeitung personenbezogener Informationen
Your information will be stored by us on specially protected servers. These are protected by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons. Access to your data is only possible for a few authorized persons. These are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial support of the servers. Despite regular checks, full protection against all dangers is not possible.

The transmission of our web pages and your entries on our web pages via the internet is basically unencrypted. It is therefore not excluded that third parties can view and / or access the transmitted data. We recommend that you consider this aspect when deciding whether and what data you submit to us via the Internet.

Transfer of personal data to third parties
In principle, we use your personal information only for the fulfillment of your desired services. Insofar as external service providers are used by us as part of the provision of services, their access to the data is also exclusively for the purpose of providing services. Through technical and organizational measures, we ensure compliance with data protection regulations and also commit our external service providers to this.

Furthermore, we do not pass the data on to third parties without your explicit consent, in particular for advertising purposes. A transfer of your personal data takes place only if you have consented to the data transfer or if we are entitled or obliged to do so due to legal provisions and / or official or court orders. This may, in particular, be the provision of information for law enforcement purposes, security or enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Information about your computer
Each time you access our online services, we collect the following information about your computer, regardless of your registration: the IP address of your computer, the request of your browser and the time of this request. In addition, the status and the amount of data transferred are recorded as part of this request. We also collect product and version information about the browser used and the operating system of the computer. We keep track of which website accessed the online offer. The IP address of your computer is stored only for the time of use of the online offer and then deleted or anonymized by shortening. The remaining data is stored for a limited period of time.

We use this data for the operation of the online offer, in particular to detect and eliminate errors, to determine the utilization of the online offer and to make adjustments or improvements.

Use of cookies
For our online offer - as on many websites - cookies are used. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and that store certain settings and data for exchange with the online offer from us via your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file was sent, as well as information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier.

Cookies enable us to recognize the computer and to make any presettings immediately available. Cookies help us to improve the website and offer you a better and more personalized service.

The cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after the end of the browser session.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you when cookies are sent. Please note that you may be limited or unable to use our online service if you refuse to store cookies.

This website uses Piwik, an open source software for the statistical analysis of visitor access. Piwik uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on the server of the provider in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Our website uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube page. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. The Youtube server will be informed which of our pages you visited.

If you're logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will allow you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information on how to handle user information, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy at

Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. These links are usually marked as such. We have no influence on the extent to which the linked websites comply with the applicable data protection regulations. We therefore recommend that you also inform yourself on other websites about the respective privacy statements.

Your rights
You have a right to get informed about your stored data and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of the data. Once consent has been given, it can be freely revoked at any time with effect for the future. Simply contact us at

For further information on our handling of personal data or queries, please contact us at

Changes to this privacy policy
The status of the privacy policy is indicated by the date (below). We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time with future effect. A current version is available directly from the website. Please look up this website regularly and find out about the current privacy policy.

Status of this Privacy Policy: December 2017