Privacy policy

Privacy policy of the Brandenburgische Genealogische Gesellschaft „Roter Adler“ e.V.

Postfach 60 03 13, 14403 Potsdam, Stand: 16.04.2018

With this data protection declaration, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (Art. 13 DSGVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), we explain to you which, if any, personal data we collect during your visit to our website and to what extent, and how we use this information.

Retrieval of the Internet pages

All access to our website is logged. The IP address, the addresses of the pages accessed and the access times are stored. This data is stored

  • to prevent misuse. In the event of misuse or targeted attacks on our website, we evaluate the recorded access data in order to draw conclusions about the identity of the troublemaker.
  • for statistical purposes. We use the stored access data to optimise our website, in particular to improve the visibility of the site for search engines.

We do not use any analysis tools.

Use of our web forms

If you fill out and submit the web forms contained on our pages in order to use our offers, e.g. to make use of our advisory services via the contact form, we also store the data you enter in the respective web form. We use this data exclusively to provide the services you have requested and to prevent misuse.


We use cookies. These are small files that are stored by the user’s internet browser on their computer. Cookies contain specific information related to the user. They make it possible to recognise the user when he or she calls up our website again and thus, for example, to determine the frequency of use and number of users of the pages and to analyse behaviour patterns of page use. We use necessary cookies. These help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. Cookies can remain stored beyond the end of a browser session and can be accessed again when you return to the site. If you do not wish to use cookies, you should disable the acceptance of cookies in your internet browser. You can also use our website with cookies switched off.

Association membership and offline forms

If you want to join our association, we provide you with the admission form for download. Online registration is not possible.

We store the data transmitted to us offline for the duration of your membership or for processing your order or enquiry. We use your data exclusively for purposes of association administration and to fulfil the statutory tasks of our association.

Disclosure of stored data to third parties

Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties to members of our association if this is provided by law and is necessary to fulfil the purpose.

On our website we offer the possibility to read our content on Facebook via external links. If you use these, you will be redirected to the providers’ pages and corresponding user information will be passed on if you are logged in with your account on one of these social networks while using our site. As the operator, we have no influence on the data that is transmitted to corresponding servers by plug-ins. As a rule, the IP address is transmitted.

For further information on the handling of your data, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective provider:

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Your righths

You have the right:

  1. to revoke the consent you have given by using the forms to store, process and pass on your data at any time with effect for the future.
  2. to request information about the data stored about you at any time.
  3. to rectificate, erase and restrict the processing of your data./li>
  4. to complain to a supervisory authority.
  5. to request the transfer of your data from one authorised body to another (data portability).

Contact data

You will find our contact details, which also apply to questions of data protection, at our imprint.

You can also download the data protection declaration as a PDF file in the currently valid form.