Note: This is a translation of the German language data protection declaration. This translation is made for convenience purposes only. The sole legal binding document is the text in the German language.


This data protection declaration describes the processing of personal data generated when using Ö.T.E. e.V.'s website. It explains your options regarding the storage and processing of your personal data and how you can contact us.

Your personal direct and inderect data (e.g. title, name, house address, e-mail address, ip-adress, etc.) are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and German Federal Law on Data Protection.

Scope of application

I. Who is responsible and how can I contact the person responsible for data protection?

Responsible in accordance with the GDPR: Ökologischer Tourismus in Europa (Ö.T.E.) e.V.

Koblenzer Str. 65, D- 53173 Bonn

Fone: 0228 – 359008, Fax: 0228-1847 0820

E-Mail: info(at)oete(dot)de

Register of associations (Vereinsregister): Bonn VR 6231

St.-Nr.: 206/5873/0065

Legal representation:

President (Vorsitzender): Rolf Spittler, Deputy President (stv. Vorsitzende): Helga Inden-Heinrich and Deputy President (stv. Vorsitzender) Hans-Gerd Marian

If you have questions on the processing of your personal data please contact our secretary general, Bernd Räth, under the above mentioned address.

II.Your rights with respect to personal data

Every user has the following rights:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 DSGVO)
  • Right of rectification (Art. 16 DSGVO)
  • Right of erasure (Art. 17 DSGVO)
  • Right of blocking of processing of personal data (Art. 18 DSGVO)
  • Right of data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO)

You may revoke your consent to the storage and processing of personal data without stating reasons and at any time with future effect.

In case of a complaint, you are welcome to contact us or the regional data protection officer.

III. Processing of personal data

The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information and the measure we undertake to protect these data generated when using Ö.T.E.'s website.

1. Processing of data generated by accessing our website  – Logfiles

When using the website for information purposes only, the provider automatically obtains data of general nature. The information (server logfiles) include besides others the type of browser, the operating system, the domain name of the internet service provider, etc. Furthermore, your IP address is transmitted. These data are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security. According to the respective regulations, the IP addresses are or transformed into anonymous form in the logfiles.

2. Processing of data generated by your requests

If you contact us by sending an Email or using the contact form, we store and process your data for the purpose of the request. These data are stored for two years according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 Satz 1 Buchst. f DSGVO.

3. Measure to ensure data security

We have taken comprehensive technical and operational safety precautions to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and misuse. In addition, we would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via email) may have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

IV. Use of Google Maps

We use the “Google Maps” component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google.”

Google sets a cookie in order to process the user configuration and data when the page with the integrated “Google Maps” component is displayed. As a general rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but rather expires after a certain time, as long as it is not previously manually deleted by you.

If you do not agree with this processing of your data, you may choose to deactivate the “Google Maps” service and thereby prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or at least only to a limited extent.

The use of “Google Maps” and the information obtained through “Google Maps” is according to Google’s Terms of Use as well as the additional Terms and Conditions for "Google Maps"

V. Use of Cookies

To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer's main memory. They serve to make websites more user-friendly and therefore more convenient for you, e.g. for remembering the selection of language and the visited menu items. We use temporary cookies which are deleted after you close the browser ("Session cookies").

You can influence the use of cookies and/or must agree to their use. Most browsers have an option to restrict or prevent cookies from being stored. However, we would like to point out that the use and, in particular, the usability of the internet presence may be impaired without cookies.

VI. Future changes

Further developments of the Internet or legislation may require adjustments to our privacy policy. We always make changes to our data protection guidelines at this point and recommend that you read them occasionally.