Data Protection

Data Protection

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The German version is legally binding, the English version is provided for information purposes only.

We treat personal data carefully and sensitively. We ensure high data security. Our technical and organizational measures guarantee that the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) as well as the Telemedia Act are met. This also applies for external service providers.

We collect and process personal data only to the extent described in this data protection notice.

You may demand at any time, via our central data protection contact datenschutz[at], that we notify you about your stored data. Furthermore, you may demand that we rectify, delete or disable your data.

Data Protection Commissioner

Andreas Bargel
GmbH Mühlendamm 3
10178 Berlin

We collect these data
Every access to the online offer of the German Federal Youth Council is registered in a logfile. The logfile stores the following data:

  • IP address: The server needs this in order to deliver data. The IP address is promptly pseudonymized by our provider and we can at no time identify and associate this to a particular connection.
  • Date and time, accessed page/name of the accessed file, data volume transferred and notification if access/retrieval was successful: this way we can see how content is accessed.
  • Self-disclosure of the browser (type, version, operating system)
  • Search terms: This way we can see which content is searched and we can optimize search. This data is deleted on a quarterly basis.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para 1 lit. f (GDRP).

Embedded external services

Forour website, we use the analysis tool Matomo ( to optimize our search. Matomo and the corresponding database are operated on our own server. A content-blocking browser extension such as uBlock Origin when using Mozilla Firefox can block this analysis. This does not hamper the usability of the website.

The website may embed external services (e.g. YouTube). These external providers obtain information about access to the website. Depending on the browser setting, the retrieval happens automatically. Through the use of an ad-blocker, these services can be deactivated in advance. This may, however hamper the functioning of the website.


For orders we collect the following data: email address, delivery and billing address, and date and type of order. The data is exclusively stored for the dispatch of the order. Only a few authorized individuals who are technically or commercially involved in the process have access to this data.


For the preparation of events and meetings of our bodies we use forms (Powermail), where we collect personal data. The data is temporarily stored exclusively for this purpose. Only a few authorized individuals who are technically or organisationally involved in the process have access to this data.

Social media buttons

Social media buttons can transfer the following data to website operators: IP address, browser information and operating system, screen resolution, browser plug-ins installed, origin of the visitor. The data are only transmitted after clicking on such a button.

Sharing of personal data with third parties

Data which is recorded when accessing the online offer of the German Federal Youth Council is, apart from the embedding of services, only shared with third parties insofar as we are obliged by law or following a court order: in the case of attacks on the internet infrastructure that are subject to legal or criminal prosecution. Data is not communicated for any other reason.

External links

Our online offer contains links to websites of other operators. We have no influence on whether or not these external providers conform to the data protection clauses.

Use of cookies

Content management systems automatically send cookies to the browser. We do not specifically point this out. Cookies are used for identification in login systems and comment functions. Most browsers are set so that you automatically accept the use of cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or change the settings of your browser so that cookies are only stored for the duration of the connection to the internet.

Protection of minors

Persons under the age of 16 should not transfer personal data to us without the permission of their parents or guardians. We do not request personal data from children and youths. We do not knowingly collect such data and do not transmit such data to third parties.

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