Privacy policy

Data protection is a particularly important concern for us, and it goes without saying that we comply with the applicable data protection regulations. We would therefore like to explain to you below the processing of personal data associated with your visit to this website and inform you of your corresponding rights:

Person responsible for data processing:

The person responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO, whom you can contact if you have any questions or other concerns regarding data protection, is:

Friends of the Jewish Cemetery Berlin-Weißensee e.V.

(represented by: Board of Directors according to § 26 BGB, Chairman: Dr. Hermann Simon, Deputy Chairman: Reinhard Männe)

PO Box 33 01 45
14171 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0) 176 / 50 48 23 25

What data is collected and processed?

When visiting our website, personal data of the users is collected in various ways. Personal data is data with which a natural person can be identified. This includes, for example, the name of the person concerned, his or her residential address, telephone number or date of birth.

When you visit our website, your browser automatically sends information to the server of our website, so-called access data or server log files, such as the web browser and operating system used, the domain name of your internet provider, your IP address or the so-called time stamp, i.e. the exact time and duration of your visit. This data must necessarily be collected in order to technically establish a display and connection. However, no data evaluation takes place, not even in anonymised form.

In addition, we collect those personal data that you yourself deliberately provide on our homepage, for example by using our application form for membership.

In summary, the categories of data are as follows:

  • Contact details (name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.)
  • Payment or bank details
  • Communication data (device information, IP address)
  • Usage data (website visited, duration of use, etc.)

Legal basis for the processing

The EU General Data Protection Regulation of 27.04.2016 and the Federal Data Protection Act in the version of 30.06.2017 serve as the relevant legal basis for the permissibility of the processing. The legality of the data collection results from Art. 6 DSGVO. Insofar as the data processing is carried out on the basis of explicit consent, para. 1 lit. a of the afore mentioned norm serves as the legal basis. For the storage and other processing of your data in connection with the use of our online membership application, the membership-related contractual relationship between you and the association in connection with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO is the legal basis. This also applies to all other data processing that is necessary for the implementation of contractual measures, but also for answering enquiries. Insofar as we are legally obliged to process data in individual cases, this is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO; in the event that processing serves to protect our legitimate interests, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Purpose and duration of data processing

The automatic collection of your user and communication data when visiting our website necessarily serves to establish the technical connection and usability of our website. Insofar as you send us an email via the site, the collection of the contact data disclosed in this context (usually only name and email address) only serves the purpose of corresponding feedback on our part. Any additional information you send us will be processed solely in accordance with the purpose and reason. After the reason for storage has ceased to exist, the data will be deleted immediately or – if necessary in individual cases – blocked. If you use our online form for an application for association membership, the information you provide there will be used solely for the purpose of establishing and implementing the contractual relationship of membership. This data will only be stored for the duration of the association membership within the framework of our membership administration and will only be used for this purpose. After termination of membership, the data will be deleted or – if necessary – blocked.

Disclosure of personal data

The personal data you provide will not be passed on to third parties, either for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Data security

We assure that we have taken the technical and organisational measures required in accordance with Art. 32 of the GDPR to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk to the rights and freedoms of the user. This applies in particular to the selection of the hardware and software used as well as the internal organisational control and access authorisation.

Nevertheless, as a precautionary measure, it is pointed out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g., by e-mail) always has certain security gaps and cannot be fully protected against access by third parties.

Rights of the data subject

With regard to the processing of your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection provisions, you are entitled in particular to the following

  • Information and disclosure about the processing of your personal data carried out by us (Art. 15 DSGVO)
  • Rectification and completion of inaccurate or incomplete data (Art. 16 of the GDPR)
  • Deletion in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO or to restriction in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO

Objection and revocation of consent

Insofar as your personal data is collected and processed within the scope of Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO (i.e. where there are legitimate interests of the controller), you have the right to object to this at any time in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO if there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising.

Insofar as data processing has been carried out on the basis of your prior consent in this respect, you are free to revoke your consent to the data processing operation in question at any time.

A simple e-mail message to us is sufficient for both the objection and the revocation. The personal data concerned will then be deleted immediately.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

Pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of data concerning you violates data protection provisions.
The right of complaint may in particular be asserted before a supervisory authority in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

The data protection authority responsible for us is:

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Alt-Moabit 59-61
10555 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 13889 0


For security reasons, we use SSL or TLS encryption on our website, which you can recognise by the padlock symbol in the browser line and the abbreviation “https://” (instead of “http://”). If the encryption is active, third parties cannot read data or content details that you transmit to us.


When users access the website, one or more cookies are stored on their computer. A cookie is a small file that contains a specific character string and may uniquely identify your browser. With the help of cookies, the provider improves the comfort and quality of its service, for example by saving user settings. Cookies do not cause any damage to the user’s computer and do not contain viruses. It is also possible to use the service without cookies. Users can deactivate the storage of cookies in their browser, restrict them to certain websites or set their browser to notify them before a cookie is stored. You can delete cookies from your computer’s hard drive at any time using the data protection functions of your browser. In this case, the functions and user-friendliness of the offer could be restricted.

Online donation tool BFS-Net.Tool XXL

On our website, we offer users the possibility to donate online. If a user takes advantage of this possibility, the data entered into the associated form will be transmitted to us and stored. The form is provided by the Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG (“BFS”). The data entered is therefore passed on directly to BFS as well as the technical service providers used by the BFS to provide the form for executing the donation order with an encrypted SSL connection. This data is not transferred to other third parties. The following data is collected with the form:

Full name (last name, first name) with salutation (optional title and company name); address (street, house number, city, postal code, country); e-mail address; bank data (IBAN); donation data (donation recipient, amount, donation / purpose, donation receipt desired)

Additionally for donations using credit cards: Card type, card number, CVV / CVC verification number, credit card expiration date.

If a donation receipt is required, we process the data in order to issue and send a corresponding donation receipt.

The data collected is necessary for the execution and implementation of the donation order. The user’s e-mail address is required to confirm receipt of the donation order. The data will not be used for any other purpose. The legal basis for processing the data is Article 6, Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

At the moment the form is sent, the user’s IP address is also stored. We use the IP address to prevent misuse of the donation form. The IP address is used for the purpose of fraud prevention and to prevent unauthorised transactions to the detriment of third parties. The legal basis for processing the IP address is Article 6, Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose it was collected. For bank data, this is the case immediately after collection of the donation amount. The address data are stored after any desired creation and sending of a donation receipt and the same with all other data entered in the context of tax retention obligations, but locked for use for any other reason. The additional IP address collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.

The user can object to the processing of the data at any time. However, it should be noted that in the event of an objection, the donation order cannot be carried out as desired.

Objection to advertising mails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

Amendment of the data protection declaration

We reserve the right to amend the content of this declaration if necessary. Please therefore note the current version of our data protection declaration.

Status: Juli 2023