Privacy Policy

We appreciate your interest in our website. The protection of your data is particularly important to us. We process the data exclusively on a legally compliant basis and see it as our obligation to protect your data from any misuse. We only use your data for purposes for which you have authorized us.

Below we will inform you in detail about how your data is handled.

Table of contents
1.    Objectives and responsible body
1.1. Contact person for data protection
2.    Legal basis for data processing
3.    Data security
3.1  Order processing agreement
4.    Basic information on data processing
5.    Processing of personal data
6.    Collection of access data
7.    Cookies & reach measurement
7.1  Absolutely necessary
7.2. Technical and functional cookies
7.3  Analytical cookies: performance and tracking
7.4  Third Party Content / Embedded Content
7.5  Advertising Cookies
7.6  Social Media
7.7  Activate / deactivate and delete cookies
7.8  Do-Not-Track setting in your browser
8.    User rights and deletion
9 .  Changes to the privacy policy
10.  Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

  1. Objectives and responsible body
    This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing (including collection, processing and use as well as obtaining consent) of personal data within our online offering and the websites, functions and content associated with it (hereinafter collectively referred to as “online offering” or “Website”). The data protection declaration applies regardless of the domains, systems, platforms and devices used (e.g. desktop or mobile) on which the online offering is run. The term “user” includes all visitors to our online offering. The terms used, such as “user”, are to be understood as gender-neutral.

1.1 Contact for data protection
The provider of the online offer and the body responsible for data protection is: SRF Group Freiburg, Scheffelstr. 42, 79102 Freiburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “provider”, “we” or “us”).
Email: datenschutz(at), Tel. +49-761-4889.2666 VM.
Contact person: Ulrich Wetzel
Also responsible for questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of consent given.

  1. Legal basis for data processing
    We process personal data on the basis of the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation and the German Federal Data Protection Act:
  • For processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose, the processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a of the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • To the extent that the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, the processing is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b of the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • To the extent that processing of personal data is necessary due to a legal obligation affecting us, the processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter c of the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • To the extent that the processing of personal data is exceptionally necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, the processing would be carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter d of the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • The processing of personal data necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our meditation group or a third party is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are subject to the protection requiring personal data predominate. Such a legitimate interest also represents the implementation of our activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our members and our partners.
  1. Data security

We use technical and organizational security measures to ensure that our users’ personal data is protected from loss, incorrect changes or unauthorized access by third parties. In any case, only authorized persons from our side have access to your personal data, and only to the extent that it is necessary for the implementation of projects.

In particular, we use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by the user’s browser to protect communication with us when visiting the website. This is usually 256-bit encryption. If the user’s browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology instead. The user can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or the lock symbol in the status bar of their browser.

3.1 Order processing agreement

We have concluded a data protection contract regarding order processing in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR with all business partners who work for us in connection with our online offering. This stipulates that the contractual partner cooperates strictly in accordance with the legal requirements and guarantees our data and those of our customers the best protection based on the latest technical and organizational options.

One of these partners is, for example, our hoster.

  1. Basic information on data processing

We only process users’ personal data in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations in accordance with the requirements of data minimization and purpose limitation (see principles of processing: This means that user data will only be processed if there is a legal permission or obligation, to fulfill contractual obligations (which are necessary, for example, for the provision of the services offered) or if you have given your consent.

We take organizational, contractual and technical security measures in accordance with the state of the art to ensure that the provisions of data protection laws are adhered to and to protect the data processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons protect.

  1. Processing of personal data

You can visit our site without providing any personal information. We only store access data without personal reference, such as the [name of your Internet service provider, the page from which you visit us or the name of the requested file]. This data does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you personally. This data will under no circumstances be passed on to third parties.

Access data: The website operator or site provider collects data about access to the site and saves it as “server log files”. These will be deleted on the server side after 7 days. The log files in our account are automatically deleted after six months. The following data is logged:

  • Website visited
  • Time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used

The website operator reserves the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
The log files mentioned are processed by our website provider for the following purposes: Ensuring a smooth connection to the website
Ensuring comfortable use of the website
Evaluation of the system security and stability of the website.

We publish OUR address, email address and telephone number so you can contact us. This is done on a voluntary basis and serves the purpose of providing information.

In addition to the uses expressly stated in this data protection declaration, these personal data are processed for the following purposes on the basis of legal requirements. This involves processing and storage on your behalf.

  1. Collection of access data

As stated, we collect data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider .

We use the log data without assigning it to the user or other profiling in accordance with legal regulations only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of our online offering. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the log data if there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use based on concrete evidence.

  1. Cookies & range measurement

To easily manage cookies and the corresponding settings, we provide you with a cookie consent tool (Cookie Yes I GDPR Cookie Consent).

Cookies are information that is transmitted from our web server or third-party web servers to users’ web browsers and stored there for later retrieval. Users will be informed about the use of cookies as part of pseudonymous* reach measurement in the context of this data protection declaration.

Viewing this online offer is also possible without cookies. If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Saved cookies can be deleted in the browser’s system settings. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

It is possible to set many online advertising cookies from companies via the US site or the EU site -choices/ to manage.
For further objection options, please click here…

*Pseudonymization means according to Section 3 Paragraph 6a BDSG:
“replacing the name and other identifying features with an identifier for the purpose of excluding or making it significantly more difficult to identify the person concerned.”

We use cookies for various purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons. Some enable a personalized experience for visitors and registered users. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded or when a visitor takes a particular action.

If you want to know exactly which cookies are set, you can see examples at with names, purposes and expiration. Certain cookies are only set for logged in visitors (does not yet apply to our website), while others are set for all visitors.

We use a cookie banner (visible on the website when you first come to the site). This banner draws your attention to the fact that cookies are being used and gives you the option to accept (opt-in) or decline

Most cookies are so-called session cookies. Seesion cookies are those that are deleted after using the website.

The different categories of cookies are listed below.

7.1 Absolutely necessary

These are the cookies that are necessary for us to perform basic functions. These include those that are required for the website to function properly.

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. The necessary session cookie PHPSESSID, for example, maintains the user’s status for all page requests. It is an HTTP cookie.

7.2 Technical and functional cookies

Certain cookies ensure, for example, that your user preferences remain known. By setting functional cookies, we make visiting our website easier for you. This means you do not have to enter the same information repeatedly when you visit our website. These necessary cookies are set without consent, unless you generally object to the setting of cookies, with the consequences mentioned.

7.3 Analytical cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how users interact with websites, including the most visited pages and other analytics data. This information is only used to improve the functionality of the website.

We do not use tracking cookies.

7.4 Third Party Content / Embedded Content

We are currently not using any content or services from Facebook, You Tube, Vimeo, etc., and therefore no corresponding cookies.

7.5 Advertising Cookies

We do not use cookies for advertising on this website.

7.6 Social Media

We currently do not use social media and therefore no corresponding cookies are used.

7.7 Activate / deactivate and delete cookies

You can use your internet browser to delete cookies automatically or manually. You can also choose not to place certain cookies. Another option is to change your internet browser settings so that you receive a message each time a cookie is set. For more information about these options, see the instructions in your browser’s Help section. You can also indicate your preferences on the following site:

As previously mentioned: Please note that our website may not function properly if all cookies are disabled. If you delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again with your consent the next time you visit our websites.

7.8 Do-Not-Track setting in your browser
You can use the settings in your browser to set your browser to send websites a “Do Not Track” information so that your activities should not be tracked. Please refer to the browser help if you would like to set this up. We have programmed our software to comply with such a request. So if your browser sends a Do-Not-Track request to our server, this request will be followed and your activities will not be tracked.

  1. User rights and deletion of data

Right of providing information

According to the Federal Data Protection Act based on the EU GDPR, you have the right to free information about your stored data as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data.

In addition, users have the right to revoke consent and the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority if they suspect unlawful data processing.

The data we store will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and deletion does not conflict with any legal retention obligations.

  1. Changes to the Privacy Policy

Since changes to this data protection declaration may be made due to new technologies and the constant development of this website, we recommend that you read the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.

We reserve the right to change the data protection declaration in order to adapt it to changes in the legal situation or in the event of changes to the service or data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. If consent from the users is required or components of the data protection declaration contain regulations of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users.

Users are asked to regularly inform themselves about the content of the data protection declaration

Data protection declaration as of: February 4, 2024

  1. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible data protection authority at any time. If you would like to exercise your right to complain, you can do so at the following authority:

The state commissioner for data protection in Baden-Württemberg

Königstrasse 10a
70173 Stuttgart
Telephone 0711/615541-0
Fax 0711/615541-15