Data protection declaration for our website

1. General information
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations.
In the following we provide an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

2. Note on the responsible body
The person responsible in accordance with Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the Internationale Freundeskreis Wolfsburg eV (IFK), Porschestrasse 49, 38440 Wolfsburg, email:, phone: 05361 – 28 2204, Internet: (see also in the imprint).

3. Collection of personal data when you visit our website
Our website can usually be used without providing personal data. In principle, we only process personal data of our users insofar as this is necessary for the provision of a functional website and our content and services (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR).

3.1 Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
Browser type and browser version
operating system used
Referrer URL
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
IP address
This data will not be merged with other data sources.

3.2 Cookies
(a) We sometimes use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
(b) Some cookies are “session cookies.” Such cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your browser session. However, other cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.
(c) Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our site from there. As a user, you therefore have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent.

3.3 Google Maps
(a) This website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
(b) To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
(c) The use of Google Maps takes place in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR.
(d) You can find more information on handling user data in Google’s data protection declaration:
3.4 YouTube videos
(a) Videos from the YouTube portal (YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, California, 94066, USA) are integrated into the website of the International Circle of Friends of Wolfsburg eV (IFK), which can be found on http://www.YouTube. com and can be played directly from our website. We have no influence on this data transfer.
(b) We expressly point out to the user that we, as the provider of the website, have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how it is used by YouTube.
(c) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube can be found in the associated data protection declaration. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

4. Email contact
(a) You can contact us viaprovided e-mail address possible. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the email will be saved. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to process the conversation.
(b) The user has the option of revoking his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.
(c) If the aim of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract (membership in the association), the additional legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

5. Newsletter / inclusion in the interested party e-mail distribution list
(a) The receipt of our newsletter is only possible digitally via e-mail and with the inclusion as a so-called “interested party” of the association in an e-mail distribution file.
(b) If you would like to be included in our mailing list so that you can receive our newsletter and be informed about our events as well as third-party events relevant to the content, please contact us by email and give your consent.
(c) The mandatory information for sending the newsletter and further information about your own events as well as third-party events are your first and last name and your email address. After your notification, this information will be saved in an e-mail distribution file for the purpose of sending the newsletter, invitations to our events or events of third parties. The legal basis for processing the data after the user has registered for the newsletter is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR if the user has given their consent.
(d) You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter and to the receipt of invitations to our events or events of third parties at any time and request deletion from the mailing list of interested parties. You can declare your revocation in writing using the contact details in the imprint.

6. Passing on your data to third parties
(a) Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties.
(b) Exceptions to this only apply if this is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships (in particular your membership in the association) with you. This includes in particular the transfer to service providers commissioned by us (so-called order data processors) or other third parties whose activities are necessary for the execution of the contract (e.g. shipping companies or banks). The data passed on may only be used by third parties for the stated purposes.

7. Your rights
You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to your personal data:
(a) Right to information: You can request information about your personal data processed by us. This applies in particular to the purposes of data processing, the categories of personal data, possibly the categories of recipients, the storage period and, if applicable, the origin of your data.
(b) Right to correction: You can request the correction of incorrect or the completion of your personal data stored by us.
(c) Right to deletion: You can request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, insofar as their processing is not to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or Defense of legal claims is necessary.
(d) Right to restriction of processing: You can request that the processing of your personal data be restricted if you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it. You also have this right if we no longer need the data, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. You also have this right if you have objected to the processing of your personal data.
(e) Right to object to processing: If we process your personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest, you have the right to object to this processing. If you would like to make use of your right of objection, a message in text form is sufficient. You can write to us by post, send a fax or contact us by email. You can find our contact details in our legal notice.
(f) Right to data portability: You can request that we send you the personal data that you have provided to us in transmitted in a structured, common and machine-readable format. Alternatively, you can request the direct transmission of the personal data you have provided to another person responsible, as far as this is possible.
(g) Right of revocation: You can revoke your consent to us at any time. The data processing based on the revoked consent may then no longer be continued in the future. You can declare your revocation by email or in writing using the contact details in the imprint. An exception is the termination of club membership (see club statutes at
(h) Right to complain: You also have the right to complain about the processing of your personal data by us. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the State Commissioner for Data Protection Lower Saxony, Prinzenstr. 5, 30159 Hanover, Tel .: 0511 120-4500, Fax: 0511 120-4599, E-Mail:, Web:

8. Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

9. Third Party Links
There are links from third parties, such as our partners and supporters, on our website. Although we carefully check the links offered, it is pointed out that there is no influence whatsoever on the design and content of the linked pages and that their content is not adopted as our own. Please inform yourself in advance about the handling of personal data by these third parties.

10. Protection of own data of the International Circle of Friends Wolfsburg e.V. (IFK)
(a) It is not permitted to change the contents of this website or to reproduce, publish or otherwise use them for commercial purposes. The integration of the website into other websites or network environments is prohibited.
(b) We hereby expressly object to the use of the contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation by third parties to send advertising and information materials that have not been expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam emails.
(c) All trademarks, product names and company names or company logos are the sole property of their respective owners, even without special identification.
(d) The content of the website is provided without any guarantee for its correctness and completeness.

As of May 25, 2018