Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is especially important to us. This Privacy Policy describes how EUROFEU uses and protects the personal data collected via We refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) with regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “controller.”

Personal data is all data that is personally identifiable to you, such as your title, your name, your address, your e-mail address, your IP address, etc. Your personal data will only be collected and processed by us in accordance with the provisions of the basic EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and other provisions of European and the applicable national data protection laws. 

As a rule, your personal data is only collected and used after you have consented to this or the processing of the data is permitted by applicable laws and regulations. The following provisions provide information on the type, scope and purpose of the collection of your personal data. 

This Privacy Policy relates exclusively to our website. In the event that you are redirected to third party websites via links on our website, please refer to these websites’ respective policies regarding their handling of your data. 


Eurofeu Secretariat General

Koellikerstraße 13
D-97070 Würzburg

Phone: +49 (0)931 - 35292-20

Legal bases

Art. 13 GDPR explains the legal basis of our data processing. The following applies if a specific legal basis is not referred to in this Privacy Policy: The legal basis for obtaining consents is Art. 6(1)(a) and Art. 7 GDPR; the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and performing contract-related activities, as well as for answering inquiries, is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR; the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR; and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Article 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis in cases where processing personal data is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or those of another natural person.


Without limitation, we ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as systems access, input, disclosure, ensuring availability and data segregation. Furthermore, we have established procedures that guarantee the exercise of data subjects' rights, erasure of data and reaction to data risks. In addition, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection by design and by default (Art. 25 GDPR).

Work with service providers

If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties), transfer data to them or otherwise grant them access to data, this is only on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers or senders, is required for contract fulfillment in accordance with art. 6(1)(b) GDPR), if you have consented, if a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests.

Your personal data will be passed on to third parties pursuant to Art. 6(1)b) GDPR insofar as this is required for membership. This includes sharing data with other members in particular. Data that has been shared may be used by the third party exclusively for the purposes referred to herein.

Membership in the EUROFEU is for the purpose of exchanging contacts and the creation of a network. Accordingly, personal data is shared between members.

If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called “contract data processing agreement" this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

Rights of data subjects within the meaning the GDPR

You have the right: 

  • To request confirmation as to whether relevant data is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with 
  • Art. 15 GDPR. To request the completion of data about yourself or the rectification of inaccurate data about you pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR
  • To demand that relevant data be erased immediately in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, or, alternatively, to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR 
  • To receive personal data that you have provided to us and to request the transmission of this data to other controllers in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR
  • To withdraw any consent provided with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7(3) GDPR
  • To lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you take the view that the processing of your personal data infringes the provisions of the GDPR.

Right of objection

You can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. In particular, you may object to processing for direct marketing purposes.


Erasure of data

The data processed by us will be erased or its processing restricted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this Privacy Policy, data stored by us will be erased as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. If the data is not erased because it is necessary for other, legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. In this case, the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.

Additional data

In addition, we process

  • Contract data (e.g. contract object, term, customer category).
  • Payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history)

from our customers, prospective customers and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, other services and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.


Contacting us

If you contact us (e.g. via contact form, registration form for an event, e-mail, telephone, etc.) your details will be processed for processing the contact enquiry and its handling in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. This data will be transmitted to us and stored. 

We process the data from the input screen exclusively to process your request. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected and there are no legal archiving obligations prohibiting its deletion. 

If you withdraw your consent to the processing of the data collected in this context, the conversation may no longer be continued. All personal data collected and stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted, unless this is contrary to statutory retention obligations. 


Collection of access data and log files

On the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, we, or our hosting provider, collect data on each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). Access data includes the name of the requested website, file, date and time of access, volume of data transferred, report whether the data was successfully retrieved, browser type and version, the user's operating system, the referrer URL (the site visited before coming to our site), the user's IP address, and the requesting Internet service provider.

Log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data, the further retention of which is required for evidence purposes, is excluded from deletion until the relevant incident has been ultimately clarified.



Cookies refer to small files that are stored on the user's computer. Different data can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their visit to a website. Temporary cookies, or session cookies or transient cookies, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves a website and closes their browser. For example, the content of a shopping cart in an online shop or the login status can be stored in a cookie of this nature. Cookies are referred to as permanent or persistent if they remain saved even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if users visit a site even after several days have passed. Likewise, interests expressed by users may be stored in such a cookie for purposes of reach measurement or marketing purposes. Third-party cookies are cookies that are offered by providers other than the controller who operates the online offering (otherwise, if the only cookies are run by the controller, they are referred to as first-party cookies).

We may use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this within the framework of our Privacy Policy.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted using the system settings for the browser. Deactivating the use of cookies can restrict some of the functionality of the respective website.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be submitted for many of the services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site or the EU site Furthermore, you can deactivate the storage of cookies in the browser settings. Please note that in this case it may be possible that not all functions of the respective website can be used in full.


Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (Google) on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offering within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the user is generally transmitted to and stored in a Google server in the United States.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees to comply with European data protection law (

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of our online content by the user, to compile reports on the activities within our online content and to provide us with other services related to the use of our online content and the Internet. Data processed for these purposes can be used to create pseudonymous usage profiles.

We use Google Analytics only with IP anonymization enabled. This means that IP addresses of users within the Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area will be shortened by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there.

The IP address transmitted by the user's browser will not be merged with any other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of online content and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Further information on data use by Google, possible settings and objections can be found in Google's privacy policy ( and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (

Users' personal data will be deleted or made anonymous after 14 months.

Social media profiles

We maintain online profiles on social networks and platforms in order to communicate with active customers, prospective customers and users and to inform them about our services. When accessing the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply. 

Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, we process the data of users who communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. post content on our websites or send us messages.


Integration of third-party services and content

We use content or service offerings of third parties to incorporate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as content) into our online content on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online content within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). 

Users should assume that the third parties providing this content can see their IP addresses, since they would not be able to send the content to the users' browsers without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of the respective content. We strive to only use content whose respective provider uses the IP address solely for the delivery of content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as web beacons) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information about the use of our online content, as well as be linked to such information from other sources.


Limitation of liability

The contents of this website have been prepared with the greatest possible care and to the best of our knowledge. Nevertheless, the provider of this website accepts no liability for the timeliness, completeness and accuracy of the pages and content provided.

As a service provider, the provider of this website is responsible for its own content and information provided on these pages in accordance with section 7 (1) German Telemedia Act (“TMG”); however, according to sections 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged to monitor the external information that is subject to transmission or retention. Such content will be removed or blocked immediately from the time we learn of a specific violation of applicable law. Liability is only possible from the point in time at which we gain knowledge of an infringement.

External links
The website contains so-called external links to other websites over whose content the provider of the website has no control. For this reason, the provider cannot accept any liability for such content. The respective provider of the linked website is responsible for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the time links were created, no legal violations were discernible. On becoming aware of such a violation of the law, the link will be removed immediately.

Copyrights/Ancillary copyrights
The contents, works and information published on this website are subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any form of duplication, editing, distribution, storage and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright law requires the prior written consent of the respective copyright holder. Unauthorized copying/retention of the information provided on these web pages is not permitted and is punishable by law.


Amendments to this Privacy Policy

We may amend and/or update this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you read our Privacy Policy regularly in order to become familiar with our data protection practices. The most recent update was made on June 20, 2018.