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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We are highly committed to protecting your data. We make use of your data solely within the limits permitted by the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG / Federal Data Protection Act) and the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO / General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR]).

If a link takes you to another website, please refer to the privacy information provided on that site. We have no influence on other website maintainers' data protection practices.


Person responsible for processing your personal data:

German Huguenot Society
c/o Dr. Andreas Flick (President)
and Christina Griffiths (Vice President )
Hafenplatz 9 a, 34385 Bad Karlshafen
Phone: +49 5672 - 1433
Fax: +49 5672 - 925072
Email: info@hugenotten.de


1. Your rights
2. Data collection and processing as you visit our website
2.1. Information about cookies
2.2. Google Search
3. Contact form


1. Your rights

You have the right of access to, the right to rectification of, the right to deletion of ("right to be forgotten") and the right to restriction of processing of your data as detailed below under Articles 15-18 of the GDPR. You have the right to data portability under Article 20 of the GDPR.

You have the right to object, especially to processing of personal data concerning yourself for direct marketing purposes and to processing we perform for reasons of legitimate interests under Article 21 of the GDPR.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In our case, the competent supervisory authority is

Der Hessische Datenschutzbeauftragte, Prof. Dr. Michael Ronellenfitsch, Postfach 3163, 65021 Wiesbaden, email: Poststelle@datenschutz.hessen.de, phone: +49 611 1408 - 0, fax: +49 611 1408 - 900.


2. Data collection and processing as you visit our website

Each time you visit our site, the name of the file retrieved, day and time of retrieval, data volume transferred, message of successful retrieval, web browser used, operating system, provider and country of origin of the user's provider, the website which took you to our site (referrer) and the sub-websites you visit on our internet site are stored in logfiles.

This information is not amalgamated and cannot be traced to any specific person. The IP address of the user's computer is also logged.

We use this data for anonymised statistical evaluations in order to optimise our website and its contents and to safeguard its operability and the protection of our IT systems - and hence the protection of the data we process - to be able to provide law enforcement agencies with any information they need if our IT systems are attacked.

These are our legitimate interests for the purposes of Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. We store the data in server log files separately from any other personal data we might have. These files are erased when they are no longer needed for the purpose pursued by storing them or when their storage is not permitted for other legal reasons.

The data collected as you visit our website and use our forms (contact request, registration, account registration, search keywords etc.), are processed on our behalf on the servers of our host provider. The servers are located within the EU.

Our legitimate interests in using this service under Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR include the error-free output and display of our web offer and the preservation of information security.


2.1. Information about cookies

This website exclusively uses temporary cookies whenever you use any of the email forms. They provide the option to return to the text you wrote after checking it off. These cookies are deleted after the mail has been sent.

Cookies are small text files your browser stores on your computer. Cookies contain a clear ID which is called the cookie ID. It enables the visited websites and servers to recognise and allocate that specific internet browser.

Our legitimate interests in using cookies under Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR are to provide users with an intuitive website design and ease of access.

You can prevent your browser from storing cookies by enabling the option "block cookies" in your browser settings. However, in this case you might not be able to use all functions on our website.

All popular browsers also offer options to handle cookies individually. You can install appropriate add-ons or change the settings to only reject cookies from third parties, erase all cookies when the browser is closed or disable any tracking of user activity altogether (Do Not Track).


2.2. Google Search

On our website, we use Google Search, which is operated by LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

If you access any of our pages, your action will generate a direct connection between your browser and Google servers located in the US to enable the search. Along with the search request, the date and time of your access to the site, the URL of the webpage viewed and also your IP address will be transmitted to and processed by Google.

Processing of your data is based on international agreements and an adequacy decision made by the EU Commission in accordance with Article 45 of the GDPR. The provider is certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield and obliged to meet EU standards of data protection.

If you are signed in to your Google account, these data might be amalgamated with other personal data that relate to yourself. Google uses your data to create user profiles for the purposes of targeted promotion and market research, as well as evaluating the data to create Google-specific offers.

Even when you are not signed in, Google can use your data in combination with other information (such as browser history) for the said purposes.

You have the right to object to Google creating your user profile. More specifically, you can deactivate any cross-device personalised promotion from Google here:
https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.

Our legitimate interest in using this service under Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR is to provide you with a comfortable search functionality on our website.

For further details relating to Google's terms and conditions of use and privacy policy, please visit https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy


3. Processing of data received via contact form or email requests

When you use the contact form on our website or write us an email, we process the personal data you voluntarily provided with your message (e.g. your name and email address) to reply to your query.

We delete or block your data whenever it is no longer necessary to have it for the purpose pursued by storing it, if its storage is not allowed for other reasons of law or if you request us to erase or block your data.

Our legitimate interests for the purposes of Article 6 (1) (f) are to make it easy for users to our website to contact us. The data is processed within the EU.

Please note that full data security cannot be guaranteed if communication is made via email. Non-encrypted emails can potentially be accessed by an unauthorised third party even if they are transport encrypted.

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