Data privacy statement

We take the protection of your personal data in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

Purpose of processing

The purpose of the processing of data is the operation of a website with information about the "Bund Freikirchlicher Pfingstgemeinden" (BFP), its institutions and branches of work, as well as the search for local churches belonging to the BFP. It is possible to get in contact with them by linking. It is also possible to contact the BFP office using the contact form and e-mail addresses on this website.

Collection of general information

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, if necessary, in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.

The processing is carried out in accordance with § 5 para. 1 lit. h BFP data protection on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. In doing so, the data will only be stored for as long as is necessary (see also the next paragraph).

Deletion or restriction of processing (blocking) of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose ceases to apply or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely restricted (blocked) in processing or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Use of cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies in principle. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that an elne functions of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies. You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory via your browser settings.

Cookies used and how long they are stored:

  • CSRF token - increases the security of the website against CSRF attacks during e.g. form entries: is automatically deleted when closing the window, tab or browser
  • Session cookies (do not contain personal data): are automatically deleted when the window, tab or browser is closed.
  • Authentication cookies (voluntary - for simplified login/autologous): deleted after 365 days

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information in the community search or proximity search. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about visitors' use of the map functions. You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google Privacy Policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the Privacy Center.

The processing is carried out in accordance with § 5 para. 1 lit. h BFP data protection on the basis of our legitimate interest in the up-to-date functionality of our website.

Use of Matomo

This website uses Matomo, an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor access. For this purpose, we do not use cookies or store them on your computer.

Your rights to information, correction, restriction, deletion and objection.

You have the right to obtain information about your personal data stored by us at any time. Likewise, you have the right to correction, restriction of processing (blocking) or, apart from the mandatory data storage for business processing, deletion of your personal data. For this purpose, please contact our data protection officer ( So that a restriction or blocking of data can be taken into account at any time, this data must be kept in a blocking file for control purposes. You can also request that the data be deleted, unless there is a legal obligation to archive the data. If such an obligation exists, we will restrict the processing of your data in all cases. You can make changes, object to data processing or revoke consent by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future.

Changes to our data protection policy

We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this data protection statement so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection statement, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.