Privacy policy

1. Preamble

We, the Free Christian Church Guter Hirte Illertissen / Jedesheim, thank you for visiting our homepage. As a church, the safe handling of your data is particularly important to us.

The church community is subject to the EU-DSGVO.

We would like to inform you in detail about the responsible office as well as the use of your data when visiting our website:

2. Responsible office

Responsible office in the sense of the data protection regulations:

Freie Christliche Gemeinde Guter Hirte e.V.
Industriestraße 9
89057 Illertissen / Jedesheim

represented by Herrn Ulrich Gammay (1. Executive board).

3. Data acquisitiong

The website of the FCG Guter Hirte e.V. collects a series of general data and information with each call-up of the website by a data subject or automated system. This general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The following can be collected:

  1. the browser types and versions used,
  2. the operating system used by the accessing system,
  3. the website from which an accessing system arrives at our website (so-called referrer),
  4. the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
  5. the date and time of an access to the Internet site,
  6. an Internet protocol address (IP address),
  7. the Internet service provider of the accessing system and
  8. other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, no conclusions are drawn about the data subject. This information is rather required in order toto deliver the contents of our website correctly

  1. to deliver the contents of our website correctly,
  2. to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,
  3. to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and
  4. to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

4. Legal or contractual requirements to provide the personal data; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g., tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g., information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our church concludes a contract with him or her.

Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact the data protection officer of our church.

Our data protection officer will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.

5. Data collection/Contact form

Which data are collected and saved?

To visit our website, it is not necessary to provide personal data. Personal data is individual information about personal and factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable person (EU-DSGVO), i.e., data that allow conclusions about a person. This data is only collected or stored by us if you provide us with the data voluntarily, for example when contacting us via the contact form.

When using the Contact form, we collect the following data for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions:

  • Name
  • E-Mail adress
  • Your request

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g., after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain untouched.

6. Cookies

Our website partly uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and, saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g., shopping cart function) are stored based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g., cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this privacy policy.

7. Use of Google Web Fonts and Google Maps

Some of our pages contain embedded fonts and maps (Google Maps) from Google Inc. When you call up a page from our website with embedded Google Fonts or Google Maps, no personal data, except for of the IP address, is transmitted. The IP address is transmitted to Google Inc, 600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing, and use of automatically collected data and data provided by you by Google, one of its agents, or third parties.

The terms of use for Google Maps can be found at Terms of Use for Google Maps ( For full details, please visit the privacy center of at: (transparency and choices and privacy policy).

8. Embedded videos from external websites

On some of our pages you may find embedded content from YouTube and / or Rumble. Calling up one of these pages does not result in personal data, except for of the IP address, being transmitted to the service provider.

Regarding YouTube, the IP address is transmitted to the company Google Inc., 600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Regarding Rumble, the IP address is transmitted to the company Rumble Inc, 218 Adelaide Street West, Suite 400; Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1W7; Canada.

9. Social Media

In addition to this website, we also maintain presences in various social media. If you visit such a presence, personal data may be transmitted to the provider of the social network. It is possible that, in addition to the storage of the data specifically entered by you in this social medium, further information will also be collected, processed, or used by the provider of the social network.

Furthermore, the provider of the social network may collect, process, and use the most important data of the computer system from which you visit it – for example, your IP address, the processor type, and browser version used, including plug-ins.

If you are logged in with your personal user account of the respective network while visiting such a social network, it can assign the visit to this account. If you do not wish such an assignment, you must log out of your account before visiting our presence.

The purpose and scope of data collection by the respective social network and the further processing and use of your data there, as well as your rights in this regard, can be found in the respective terms and conditions of the respective network.

10. Linking

Our website may contain links to the websites of other providers. Since we have no influence on these websites, the user is recommended to inquire about the information on data protection that may be provided there. We assume no responsibility for the content of the linked pages.

11. Newsletter

On the website of the Freie Christliche Gemeinde Guter Hirte, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our community newsletter. The personal data transmitted to the controller when the user subscribes to the newsletter will be specified in the input mask used for this purpose.

The Freie Christliche Gemeinde Guter Hirte informs its visitors, friends, and members at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offerings of the municipality. The newsletter of our parish can basically only be received by the data subject if

  1. the data subject has a valid e-mail address and
  2. the data subject registers for the newsletter mailing.

For legal reasons, a confirmation email is sent to the email address entered by a data subject for the first time for the newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail serves to verify whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject has authorized the receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration, as assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP), as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of a data subject’s e-mail address at a later point in time and therefore serves as a legal safeguard for the controller.

The personal data collected in the context of a registration for the newsletter are used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a related registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical circumstances. No personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the data subject has given us for the newsletter dispatch can be revoked at any time.

For revoking consent, a corresponding link can be found in each newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller or to inform the controller of this in another way.

12. Online-Meetings, Conference calls and webinars via Zoom

We use the “Zoom” tool to conduct online meetings, telephone conferences and webinars. “Zoom” is a service provided by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. which is based in the USA.

When using “Zoom”, various types of data are processed. The scope of the data also depends on the information you provide before or when participating in an “online meeting”. We expressly recommend that you reduce the data to the most necessary. To participate in an “online meeting” or to enter the “meeting room”, you must at least provide information about your name.

The following personal data are subject to processing:

  • User details: first name, last name, phone (optional), email address, password (if “single sign-on” is not used), profile picture (optional), department (optional).
  • Meeting metadata: Topic, description (optional), attendee IP addresses, device/hardware information.
  • For recordings (optional): MP4 file of all videos, audios, and presentation recordings, M4A file of all audio recordings, text file of online meeting chat.
  • When dialing in with the telephone: information about the incoming and outgoing call number, country name, start and end time. If necessary, further connection data such as the IP address of the device can be saved.
  • Text, audio, and video data: You may have the opportunity to use the chat, question, or survey functions in an “online meeting”. To this extent, the text entries you make are processed to display them in the “online meeting” and, if necessary, to log them. To enable the display of video and the playback of audio, the data from the microphone of your terminal device as well as from any video camera of the terminal device will be processed for the duration of the meeting. You can turn off or mute the camera or microphone yourself at any time via the “Zoom” applications to prevent audio and video data from being processed.

If “online meetings” are to be recorded, we will obtain your consent before recording begins. This gives you the option of leaving an online meeting before recording begins. Whether a meeting recording is taking place will be transparently displayed to you in the Zoom app.

Particular results of an online meeting may justify an interest in recording the chat. However, this will not usually be the case.

Webinars may require that webinar participants also process questions asked by participants for the purpose of recording and follow-up.

Reports of “online meetings” (meeting metadata, telephone dial-in data, questions and answers in webinars, survey function in webinars) may also be stored by “Zoom” from users registered with “Zoom” for up to one month.

The privacy policy of Zoom can be found at:

13. Data security

We protect our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. Despite regular checks, complete protection against all dangers is not possible.

The website uses the industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for encryption in some places. This ensures the confidentiality of your personal information over the Internet.

14. Rights of the persons concerned

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

You have according to. Art. 16 DSGVO the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.

You have the right, in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, to request that data concerning you be deleted without delay, or alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, to request restriction of the processing of the data.

You have the right to request that the data concerning you that you have provided to us be received in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to request that it be transferred to other data controllers.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO.

15. Announcement of changes

Changes in the law or changes to our internal processes may make it necessary to amend this data protection declaration. In the event of such a change, we will notify you no later than six weeks before it comes into effect.

Please note that (unless you exercise your right of withdrawal) the current version of the privacy policy is the valid one.

16. Right of revocation, right of objection

You have the right to revoke given consents according to Art. 7 (3) DSGVO with effect for the future.

You may object to the future processing of data relating to you in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO at any time. The objection can be made in particular against the processing for purposes of direct marketing.

17. Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions about personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

State: 08/2022