Privacy policy

We look forward to your visit to our website. As the protection of your personal data is particularly important to us, we will inform you in detail below about the data processing that takes place in connection with our website . As a non-profit, registered association under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed both by us and by our external service providers.

1. definitions
The legislator requires that personal data be processed lawfully, fairly and in a manner that is comprehensible to the data subject (“lawfulness, fairness and transparency”). To ensure this, we will first inform you in this section about the individual legal definitions that are also used in this privacy policy:

1.1 Personal data
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

1.2 Processing
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

1.3 Restriction of processing
“Restriction of processing” is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting its future processing.

1.4 Profiling
“Profiling” means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.

1.5 Pseudonymization
“Pseudonymization” means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

1.6 File system
“File system” means any structured collection of personal data that is accessible according to specific criteria, regardless of whether this collection is managed centrally, decentrally or according to functional or geographical aspects. “Controller” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

1.7 Processor
“Processor” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

1.8 Recipient
“Recipient” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients; the processing of such data by the said authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules in accordance with the purposes of the processing.

1.9 Third party
“Third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.


1.10 Consent
Consent” of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. lawfulness of the processing
The processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for the processing. The legal basis for the processing may be in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1, sentence 1 letters a) to f) GDPR in particular:

The data subject has given their consent to the processing of their personal data for one or more specific purposes;
processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract; processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person; processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

3. purely informational use of our website

In this section, we inform you which data we process if you use our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not actively transmit data to us when you visit our website.

3.1 Log files

When you view our website, we collect the following data in so-called log files, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security:

We are obliged to collect and store this data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1, sentence 1 letter f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in the security and stability of our website. These are automatically deleted after seven days at the latest, unless there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful activity.

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

3.2 Cookies

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device and through which certain information flows to the location that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and effective overall.

3.2.1 Necessary cookies

We only use cookies that are necessary to enable certain functions of our website in order to make your visit here as pleasant as possible. These include in particular the so-called session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the shared session. This allows your device to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

We are pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) EU GDPR to use these cookies, as we have a legitimate interest in the functionality and correct display of our website.

3.2.2 Tracking for reach measurement & control of advertising

We also use cookies to measure the reach of our website in order to analyze the use of our website and thus improve it. In addition, we also use cookies to control personalized advertising. In this way, we want to ensure that users are only shown advertising that is also of presumed interest to the respective user and, in particular, does not have a harassing effect.

When you visit our website for the first time, we ask for your express consent to set cookies for the aforementioned purposes. The legal basis for this data processing is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR.

3.2.3 Cookie settings

You can of course also visit our website without cookies. However, if you wish to use our website fully or conveniently, you should accept cookies. Most web browsers are set by default to accept cookies. However, you have the option of setting your browser to display cookies before they are stored, to accept or reject only certain cookies or to reject cookies in general. Please note that changes to settings only affect the respective browser. If you use different browsers or change the end device, you will have to make the settings again. You can also delete cookies from your storage medium at any time. Information on cookie settings, how to change them and how to delete cookies can be found in the help section of your web browser.

4th Newsletter

If you wish to receive our newsletter, we will ask for your express consent to process your e-mail address and the other data provided. Your consent therefore constitutes consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) GDPR is the legal basis for this data processing.

The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further, separately marked data is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally. After your confirmation, we will save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter.

We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to register for our newsletter. This means that after your registration we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, we store the IP addresses you use and the times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to be able to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify any possible misuse of your personal data.

You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and thus unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare your revocation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail or by sending an e-mail to kontakt@interaction-leipzig.de.

We use Mailchimp to send the newsletter. The provider is Mailchimp®, a registered trademark of the Rocket Science Group. With the help of CleverReach, the newsletter dispatch can be organized and analyzed by us. The data you enter for the purpose of sending the newsletter will be stored on MailChimp’s servers within the territory of the European Union.

By using MailChimp, we are able to analyze our newsletter campaigns. This allows us to see whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links it contains have been clicked on, which links have been clicked on and how often. We do not make use of these functions and have deactivated data collection in this regard.

Further information on how MailChimp works can be found at https://mailchimp.com/de/solutions/email-marketing-platform/.

Information on data protection at CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG can be found in their privacy policy under the link https://mailchimp.com/de/gdpr/.

5. general inquiries

If you contact us by post, e-mail, telephone or fax, we will store and process your inquiry, including all personal data resulting from it, for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent. This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract concluded with us or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. Otherwise, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us. In addition, we may also be obliged pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c) GDPR, as we are legally obliged to enable rapid electronic contact and direct communication with us. Of course, your data will be used strictly for the purpose of processing and answering your request and will be deleted after final processing, provided that we are not subject to any statutory retention obligations.

6. processor

As a matter of course, we will not pass on your data to third parties without your express consent. However, like any modern company, we work with processors to provide you with an uninterrupted and best possible service. If we work together with external service providers, order processing regularly takes place on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR. To this end, we conclude corresponding agreements with our partners in order to guarantee the protection of your data. We only use carefully selected processors to process your data. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored by us. We only commission external service providers who have ensured that all data processing operations are carried out in accordance with data protection regulations. Our newsletter service provider Clever-Reach may receive personal data from you. This is your e-mail address. It is not possible to send newsletters without your express consent and confirmation of your e-mail address in the double opt-in procedure.


7. use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. As a result, IP addresses are further processed in abbreviated form, so that they cannot be traced back to individuals. Insofar as the data collected about you has a personal reference, this is therefore immediately excluded and the personal data is therefore immediately deleted.

We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

Information from the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 4361001. Terms of use:

http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, overview of data protection:

http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, as well as the privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under “My data”, “Personal data”.

8. use of social media plugins

We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo. We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our website, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. You can recognize the provider of the plug-in by the marking on the box above its initial letter or the logo. We give you the option of communicating directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click on the marked field and thereby activate it will the plug-in provider receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online offering. In addition, the data collected when you visit our website is transmitted.

In the case of Facebook, according to the respective providers in Germany, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection. By activating the plug-in, your personal data is therefore transmitted to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (in the case of US providers in the USA). As the plug-in provider collects data via cookies in particular, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser’s security settings before clicking on the grayed-out box.

We have no influence on the data collected and data processing procedures, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing or the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider. The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as usage profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to display needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Via the plug-ins, we offer you the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR.

Data is passed on regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected by us will be assigned directly to your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you press the activated button and e.g.B. link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it with your contacts öpublicly with. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating the button, as this will prevent you from being assigned to your profile with the plug-in provider.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the data protection declarations of these providers provided below. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their data protection notices:

Facebook Inc, 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collection: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084,
http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info-on-other#applications and http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info#everyoneinfo.


Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA;
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de.
Twitter, Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA;
https://twitter.com/privacy.
Vimeo, Inc, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, United States,
https://vimeo.com/privacy.

9. integration of Google Maps

We use Google Maps on this website. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data collected when you visit our website is transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

10. integration of OpenStreetMap

On this website we use the services of OpenStreetMap. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and show you how to get to us or our events.

To use OpenStreetMap, your IP address is forwarded to OpenStreetMap. The provider of OpenStreetMap is the OpenStreetMap Foundation, 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B 72 1 JU, United Kingdom. Further information on data processing by OpenStrettMap can be found here: https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.

11. children & teenagers

Our offer is generally aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

12. obligation to provide and profiling

There is no legal obligation to provide us with personal data. Automated decision-making within the meaning of Art. 22 EU GDPR does not take place.

13 Your rights

In this section, we inform you about your rights in relation to your personal data.

13.1 Revocation of consent

If the processing of personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

13.2 Right to confirmation

You have the right to request confirmation from the controller as to whether we are processing personal data concerning you. You can request confirmation at any time using the contact details above.

13.3 Right to information

If personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data and the following information at any time:

  • the purposes of processing;
  • the categories of personal data that are processed;
  • the recipient or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, all available information about the origin of the data;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

If personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer. We will provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. We may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs for any additional copies you request. If you submit the application electronically, the information must be provided in a standard electronic format, unless the applicant specifies otherwise. The right to receive a copy pursuant to para. 3 must not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons.

13.4 Right to rectification

You have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

13.5 Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)

You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and we are obliged to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a or Art. 9 para. 2(a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject shall, in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR. 2 GDPR to object to the processing.
  • The personal data was processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR is collected.

Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to para. 1 is obliged to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

The right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) does not exist if the processing is necessary:

  • to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
  • for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 letters h and i and Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;
  • for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as this is specified in para. 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing,
  • for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

13.6 Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions is met:

  • the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
  • the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims
  • the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, as long as it has not yet been established whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

Where processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject’s consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

13.7 Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where one of the following applies

  • the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means.

When exercising the right to data portability pursuant to para. 1, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability does not affect the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”). This right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

13.8 Right of objection

Pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Art. 6 para. 1 e) or f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR. 1, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

13.9 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes this Regulation.

14. responsible person, data protection officer & contact

is responsible under data protection law:
interaction Leipzig e.V. Arno-Nitzsche-Str. 37, 04277 Leipzig

If you have any questions about data protection or wish to assert any of your rights, please contact our data protection officer. You can contact him by post at the above address with the addition “-Data Protection Officer-“, or by e-mail datenschutz@interaction-leipzig.de.

15. changes

Due to the rapid development of the Internet and data protection law, we expressly reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy.