Privacy policy

Privacy policy in accordance with § 13 (1) German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG)

1. General
The protection of personal data places high demands on website operators in today's information age. We have prepared this privacy policy for you to give you an overview of the type of information we save about you as you visit our web pages. We would also like to assure you that our privacy practices comply with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes – BDSG) as well as other applicable provisions for online privacy. Please note: Our privacy policy does not apply to any third-party websites accessible from our site.

2. Collection and Processing of Data
We store, among other information, the following anonymized data to analyze how visitors use the website:

  • Page(s) visited,
  • Browser type,
  • Date and time of visit
  • Operating system,
  • Screen resolution.

We do not log your IP address
Personal information (name, address, phone/fax number, email address, etc.) is always entered voluntarily by the users themselves and with their knowledge. Personal information is saved exclusively for the purpose (e.g. to contact you, to send information, etc.) for which you provide us your data. You can revoke your consent to the use of your email address at any time in the future.

Our website uses "social plugins" from the social network (operator: Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). These plugins are marked and carry either the facebook logo or are labeled as a "facebook social plugin". Your browser establishes a direct connection to facebook servers in the United States when you access a page on our website that contains a social plugin. Facebook provides the content of the plugin directly to your browser where it is incorporated in the website. The integration of the plugin enables facebook (USA) to receive information that you have visited the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to your personal account on facebook during your visit to our site, the social network can directly associate this with your facebook account as you view our pages. If you actively use the plugins (e.g. by clicking the "Like" button or leaving a comment), this information is transmitted directly to facebook and stored there. For more information about this read facebook's privacy policy at:

Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of data transmission via the Internet (e.g. for communication via email or using the contact form). We do not share the data logged when you access this website nor the personal information you provide to us with third parties. Third parties only receive such data as mandated by law or court decisions.

3. Use of Cookies
Session cookies are used on some pages without us being able to inform you of this. You can change the settings in your browser so that cookies are deactivated or only saved for the duration you are connected to the Internet.

4. Security
The personal data you provide to us is protected through technical and organizational systems and instruments. These measures help to safeguard your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, access by unauthorized persons or disclosure to third parties.

5. Your Rights and Other Information and Contact Options
On written request we will gladly share with you as stipulated by law whether we process personal data about you and which data about you we have on file. We store the personal data you share with us no longer than the time it is needed to fulfill the intended purpose for which we received the data, or for the period stipulated by law. If you should determine that data has been stored incorrectly, share this with us and we will correct the problem. Further, you have the right to have this data blocked and deleted. If you have any questions regarding how we process your personal information, please don't hesitate to contact our data protection officer. He will also respond to your requests for information, comments and complaints.

Company Data Protection Officer for Genossenschaftsverband Bayern e.V.
Türkenstr. 22-24
80333 Munich
Phone: +49 (0)89 28 68-31 60

6. Updates to this Privacy Policy
From time to time it may be necessary for us to update this privacy policy. We will indicate this here. This privacy policy was last updated on March 1, 2011.