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Privacy Notice according to Art. 13 GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; Regulation (EU) 2016/679) lays down an obligation to inform if personal data is processed. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and we want to inform you how we use and protect your personal information with this notice.
If you have further suggestions for protecting your personal data, we are looking forward to receiving them. You can contact us by using the provided contact data – or possibly by using a contact form with which you provide us with your name, your e-mail address and additional contact data on a voluntary basis so that we will be able to contact you.

Some IT systems are necessary if you choose to contact us online, such as your provider(s), the provider of this website and our e-mail provider.

You will find more details about contact options via the website, cookies and Google Analytics in (10). You will find more details about registration on our website and YouTube in (11).

Our information

Gütegemeinschaft Kerzen e. V.
Zum Burgstall 13
D-88677 Markdorf
Tel. +49 (0)7544 9626-873

Represented by the President Dr. Frank Hanewinckel. Managing Director is Constanze Gillé.
The aforementioned persons are controllers according to the General Data Protection Regulation.

You will find additional information in the imprint.

By sending a message to us, you consent to the processing of personal data because we process the personal data concerning you only for one or several particular purposes (e.g. for requests, also in a broader sense, for answering your request, for technical administration or a possible newsletter which informs about our services occasionally).
The legal basis for the processing can be found in Art. 6 (1) and particularly in Art. 6 (1 lit. b) GDPR.

Recipients of the personal data concerning you are the staff assigned to answer messages received via our website, who have been obliged to comply with the GDPR of course, and our Executive Board and management.

If third parties are involved in the transmission or processing of data, there are agreements for the contract data processing in place with them to comply with the legally required data protection. We monitor compliance provided that we can influence them.

We only store your personal data for the particular purpose(s) and for the time that is required to fully meet your request(s) provided by your message.

You have the right to request access to and rectification or erasure of your stored personal data or restriction of processing concerning the data subject or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability.

You have the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for data protection. Its contact data can be found with the general sources of information (e.g. with an internet search).

You are not obliged to provide your personal data online with the contact possibilities we offer. Not providing the data online may have the consequence, however, that contacting us via our website is not possible. In this case, please dial the phone number listed in the contact section or the imprint, send us a fax, write us a letter or visit us personally in our office.

Automated decision-making, including profiling, does not take place.

We do not intend to further process the personal data for a purpose other than that for which the personal data were collected.

Should we ever want to use the personal data for a purpose other than that for which the personal data were collected, we are going to inform you and ask for your consent prior to this use.

We use the following components on our website:

Contact opportunity via the website

The website shows legally required content that facilitates quick electronic contact to and direct communication with us, and this includes a general e-mail address. If the data subject contacts us by e-mail or by a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are stored automatically for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. These personal data are, by default, not disclosed to third parties.


The website uses cookies. Many cookies contain a unique identifier called a cookie ID. This allows websites and servers to distinguish the data subject´s browser from other browsers that store different cookies, and to recognize and identify each browser by its unique cookie ID.

The data subject can prevent the use of cookies by our website at any time by choosing the respective settings of the used web browser and permanently object to the use of cookies by doing so. Furthermore, already existing cookies can, at any time, be deleted by a web browser or other software. This is possible with all common web browsers. If the data subject deactivates the use of cookies in the used web browser, not all functionalities of our website may be used to their full extent however.

Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics (with anonymization function). Google Analytics collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States of America.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject.

With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link and install it.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under and under

We use the following components on our website temporarily:

Registration on our website

The data subject has the opportunity to register on our website by providing personal data. What personal data will be transmitted to us is indicated in the input screen used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are only used internally and collected and stored for internal purposes.

By registration on our website, the data subject´s IP address, assigned by his/her internet service provider, and the date and time of the registration are stored. As a matter of principle, these data are not forwarded to third parties unless this is required by law or serves prosecutions.

Registered persons have the right to have their personal data provided during registration amended or deleted entirely at any time.

We inform data subjects upon request which personal data are stored at any time. Furthermore, we amend or delete personal data if requested by the data subject unless legal retention requirements prevent us from doing so. Our entire staff assigned to processing personal data will accept your respective request.

Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube

This website uses components of YouTube. The operator of YouTube components is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time you open a sub-page of this website on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been implemented, YouTube and Google will be informed which sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged on to YouTube at the same time that a sub-page containing a YouTube video is opened, YouTube recognises which sub-page the data subject is visiting. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the data subject´s YouTube account.

The published data protection provisions of YouTube, which may be retrieved under, provide more details about collecting, processing and using personal data by YouTube and Google.