Privacy Policy

This privacy policy informs you about the type, the scope and the aim of processing personal data (subsequently called data) within our online presence and its associated websites, functions, content and external online presence, such as our social media profile (subsequently collectively called our online presence). With regard to the definition of terminology used, such as processing“ or „person responsibleplease refer to Art. 4 of the German data protection code DSGVO.

Responsible person:

Deutsch-Irische Gesellschaft e.V. Bonn

P.O.-Box 1412

53004 Bonn


President: Peter Dietsch


Types of data processed

  • Inventory data (such as names, addresses)

  • Contact data (such as E-Mail, telephone numbers)

  • Content data (such as text, photographs, videos)

  • Usage data (such as visited websites, access times)

  • Meta-/communication data (such as device data, IP-addresses)

Categories of impacted people

  • Visitors and users of the online presence (subsequently we collectively call the relevant people „users“)

Processing purpose

  • Making the online presence and its functions and contents available

  • Answering contact requests and communication with users

  • Security measures

  • Measuring its reach/marketing

Terminologies used

Personal data“ describes all types of data which refer to an identified or identifiable natural person (subsequently called „impacted person“). A natural person is deemed identifiable, if he/she can be identified, directly or indirectly, by way of association with an identifier like name, identification number, location, online identifier (such as cookies) or one or more special features, which are characteristics of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychic, commercial, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

Processing“ describes any executed process completed with or without the help of automation or any such set of operations concerning personal data. The term covers a wide scope and in practice includes every use of data.

Pseudonymisation“ is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data cannot be associated with a specific affected person without using additional information, as far as this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data cannot be associated with an identified or identifiable person.

Profiling“ is any kind of an automated processing of personal data which uses the personal data to evaluate particular personal aspects referring to a natural person, espacially to analyze or predict aspects concerning work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, current location or changes in location of this natural person.

Relevant legal norms

We are informing you of the relevant legal norms of our data processing based on Art. 13 DSGVO. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the privacy policy, the following is valid: The legal basis for obtaining of consent is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for processing in order to deliver our services and perform contractual measures as well as answer queries is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. c DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing in order to maintain our justifiable interests is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In the event that vitally important interests of the impacted people or of another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. d DSGVO is the legal basis.

Security measures:

According Art. 32 DSGVO, we take suitable technical and organisational measures to ensure an appropriate level of protection in relation to the risk involved, taking into account the current state of technical development, the cost of implementation and the type, scope, circumstances and the purpose of processing, as well as the different likelihoods of ocurrence and level of risk for the rights and liberties

of natural persons.

Especially securing privacy, integrity and accessibility to data by controlling physical access to data, as well as related read-only access access for input and transfer, and access control and its retraction belong to these measures. Additionally we have created procedures which ensures a awareness of rights of affected persons, deleting of datas and reactions concerning endangerment of datas. Moreover we observe the protection of personal datas already at its development, respectively the selection of hardware, software as well as of procedures, according the principle of data protecting by design of technique und by default of data privacy friendliness (Art. 25 GDPR).

Working together with third party data processors and third parties:

As far as we disclose data towards other people or companies (third party data processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transfer data to them or give them access to data, this happens only on the basis of a legal authorisation (e.g. when a transfer of data to third parties like a payment service provider, according to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b DSGVO is necessary for contract fulfillment), that you have agreed to it, a legal obligation requires this or on the basis of our eligible interests (e.g. employment of contractors, webhosters etc.). As far as we engage third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called „contract with third party data processors“, this happens according to Art. 28 DSGVO.

Transfer to third countries:

If we process data in a third country (e.g. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)), or this occurs within the scope of using third party services, or disclosure resp. transfer of data to third parties, it takes place only, if it is required in the context of fulfilling our (pre)contractual obligations, if you have given your permission, if there is a legal obligation or if it is in the context of our justifiable interests. Subject to legal or contractual authorisations we only process or allow processing in a third country if the special preconditions of Art. 44 ff. DSGVO are fulfilled, i.e. processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, like the officially recognised confirmation of a data protection level corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA by the „Privacy Shield“) or the adherence to officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called „standard contract clauses“).

Rights of the impacted persons:

You have the right to request a confirmation whether in question is being processed, and for information about this data as well as ask for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO.

According to Art. 16 DSGVO you have the right to demand the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.

According to Art. 17 DSGVO you have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted without delay, or, alternatively, to demand a restriction of the processing of data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO.

You have the right to request that the data relating to you, which you have provided to us, be obtained in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and request their transfer to other people in charge.

According to Art. 77 DSGVO you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of withdrawal:

You have the right to withdraw any permissions given, according to Art. 7 Sect. 3 DSGVO, with immediate effect into the future.

Right to object:

You can object to future processing of the data affecting you at any time, according to Art. 21 DSGVO.

The objection can be stated particularly regarding the use for direct marketing.

Cookies and the right to object in the case of direct marketing:

“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie serves primarily to store the information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit to an online presence. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online service and closes his browser. In such a cookie, e.g. the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status are stored. “Permanent” or “persistent” refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser has been closed. Thus, e.g. the login status will be saved if users visit the site after several days. Likewise, in such a cookie the interests of the users can be stored, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A “third-party cookie” refers to cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for providing the online presence (otherwise, if only their cookies are stored, they are called “first-party cookies”).

We can use temporary and permanent cookies and inform users about this in the context of our privacy policy. If users do not want cookies stored on their machine, they will be asked to disable the option in their browser’s system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies may result in functional limitations of this online presence.

A general objection to the use of cookies, which are used for the purpose of onlinemarketing, can be made on several service platforms, above all in the case of tracking on the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU-site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ .

Furthermore an elimination of the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the settings of the browser. Please be aware, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this online presence .

Deletion of data:

The data processed by us is deleted or limited in its processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy statement, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other and legally permitted purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, for data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons. According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage is required in particular for 10 years according to §§ 147 Abs. 1 AO, 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 and 4, Abs. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, documents relevant for taxation etc.) and 6 years according to § 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 and 3, Abs. 4 HGB (commercial letters).

Provision of our statutory and business services:

We process the data of our members, supporters, prospects, customers or other people in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO, as long as we offer them contractual services, or in the context of an existing business relationship, e.g. with members, deliver services or are ourselves recipients of services and benefits. In addition, we process the data of affected individuals in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO based on our legitimate interests, e.g. when it comes to administrative tasks or public relations. The data processed in this context, the nature, the scope and the purpose and the necessity of its processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship. In principle, this includes legacy and master data of the individuals (e.g. name, address etc.), as well as the contact data (e.g. email address, telephone etc.), the contract data (e.g. services used, communicated contents and information, names of contact people) and provided we provide paid services or products, payment details (e.g. bank details, payment history, etc.). We delete data that is no longer necessary for the performance of our statutory and business purposes. This is determined according to the respective tasks and contractual relationships.

In case of business processing we store the data as long as it might be relevant for business purposes as well as in respect of possible cases of warranty or liability. The necessity to store the data is checked every three years; otherwise the statutory storage obligations apply.

Query handling:

When contacting us (e.g. by online contact page, email, phone or via social media) the user’s details are processed in order to respond to and carry out subsequent activities on the query according to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b DSGVO. The user’s information can be stored in a customer-relationship-management system (CRM system) or in a comparable query handling framework.

We delete any queries that are no longer necessary. We check the necessity every two years. Moreover, the legal archiving requirements apply.


We use hosting to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, security services, as well as technical maintenance services, which we use for the purpose of running this online presence. In doing this, we resp. our hosting provider process legacy data, contact data, content data, contractual data, usage data and meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of our online presence on the basis of our eligible interests to provide efficient and secure access to our online presence according to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f DSGVO connected with Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of a third party data processing contract).

Disclaimer for Contents 

The content on our pages was created with utmost care. For the correctness, completeness and topicality of the contents we can take over however no guarantee.. As a service provider we are responsible according to § 7 section 1 TMG for our own content on these pages according to the general laws. According §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete violation of the law. As soon as we become aware of such infringements, we will remove the content immediately.

Disclaimer for Links 

Our offer covers links to external websites of third parties, on whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for this external content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked at time of linking for possible infringements. Illegal content was not recognizable at the time of linking. A permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. As soon as we become aware of any legal infringements, we will remove such links immediately.


The contents and works on this sites created by the operator of the pages, underlie the german copyright. The  manifolding, editing, distribution and all kind of valorisation beyond the limits of the copyright are subject of the approval of the actual author respectively creator. Downloads or copies of this page are only allowed for private, not for commercial use. 

As far as the contents of this side were not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are to regard. Especially the contents of third parties will be marked as such. Nevertheless, if you will take notice of a copyright infringement, we beg you to give us an appropriate notice. We will delete such contents as soon as we will take knowledge of infringements.   

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