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Privacy Policy

Responsible body in terms of data protection laws, in particular the the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:
Rainbow Refugees Cologne - Support Group e.V.
c/o rubicon
Rubensstr. 8-10
50676 Köln

Your rights

Using the specified data controller’s contact details, you can exercise the following rights at any time:

  • Information about your stored personal data and their processing,
  • Rectification of inaccurate personal data,
  • Deletion of your personal data,
  • Restriction of data processing provided we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • Objection to the processing of your data and
  • Data portability, provided you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can contact your local regulatory authority at any time with a complaint. Your competent regulatory authority depends on your state of residence, your work or the alleged infringement. A list of regulatory authorities (for the non-public sector) and their addresses can be found at

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent
  • Processing is required for the conclusion of a contract with you
  • Processing is required to fulfil a legal obligation
  • The processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for in the various storage periods provided for by law. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory regulations.

Collection of general information when you visit our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information. This is exclusively information which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content you have requested from websites and is mandatory when using the Internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a trouble-free connection of the website
  • ensuring a smooth use of our website
  • evaluation of system security and stability and
  • other administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest from the aforementioned purposes for data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. The recipients of the data are only the responsible body and, if applicable, the data processor. Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.


As many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet. Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable the correct display of our web pages. In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent. You can of course also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser’s settings. Please use your internet browser’s help functions to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Registration on our website

When registering to use our personalized services, we collect some personal information such as name, address, contact and communication information such as phone number and email address. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time if required. Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. We will be happy to rectify or delete them at your request, provided that there are no legal retention obligations to the contrary. To contact us in this regard, please use the contact details given at the end of this privacy policy.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form with any enquiries, give us your voluntary consent to establish contact. This requires the specification of a valid email address, which is used to assign the request and subsequently reply to it. The specification of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completing your request, personal data will be automatically deleted.

Change in our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions to the data controller

If you have any questions about privacy, please email us or contact the person responsible for privacy in our organisation. Christian Geyer

The privacy policy was created with the Data protection declaration generator of activeMind AG.

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