Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We take the protec­tion of your data seri­ously. That is why we have opted neither to parti­cip­ate in the usual social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, nor to use web analysis services such as Google Analyt­ics. 
The follow­ing Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and manage personal data which we receive from users of this website and under which circum­stances we may disclose personal data to third parties.

1. Name and contact data of our data control­ler

This privacy inform­a­tion applies to data processing by:

Data control­ler: Gerhard Laux
Via Demo­cra­tia Europa e. V.
Neff­straße 3
66123 Saar­brücken, Germany
Tel.: +49 152 54368225

2. Collec­tion and storage of personal data, nature and purpose of the use of such data

a) When you visit our websiteWhen you visit our website, the browser installed in your device auto­mat­ic­ally trans­mits inform­a­tion to the server of our website. This inform­a­tion is tempor­ar­ily stored in a log file. The follow­ing inform­a­tion is collec­ted auto­mat­ic­ally, i.e. without any action on your part, and stored until it is auto­mat­ic­ally erased:

  • IP address of the inquir­ing device,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the down­loaded file,
  • website from which our website was accessed (referrer URL),
  • the browser and possibly also the oper­at­ing system of your device and the name of your access provider.

We process the above data for the follow­ing purposes:

  • to ensure that the connec­tion to our website can be properly estab­lished,
  • to ensure conveni­ent use of our website,
  • to assess the security and stabil­ity of the system, and 
  • for other admin­is­trat­ive purposes

The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6, Para.1, S.1, Point f GDPR (General Data Protec­tion Regu­la­tion). Our legit­im­ate interest follows from the purposes of data collec­tion as stated above.  Under no circum­stances do we use the acquired data to draw any conclu­sions about your person. We also use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. Further details are contained in Sections 4 and 5 of this Privacy Policy.

b) When you use our contact form

If you have any ques­tions what­so­ever, we offer you the option of contact­ing us by using the form provided on our website. If you do so, you have to state a valid e-mail address so that we know who has submit­ted the inquiry and to enable us to answer it. Any other inform­a­tion you provide is volun­tary.Processing your data to enable us to contact you takes place in compli­ance with Art. 6, Para.1, S.1, Point a GDPR on the basis of the consent which you have given volun­tar­ily. The personal data collec­ted by us to enable use of the contact form are auto­mat­ic­ally erased after your inquiry has been dealt with.

3. Disclos­ure of data

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties for any purposes other than those stated below. We will disclose your personal data to third parties only if

  • you have given your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6, Para.1, S.1, Point a GDPR,
  • disclos­ure is neces­sary pursuant to Art. 6, Para.1, S.1, Point f GDPR to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an over­rid­ing legit­im­ate interest in the non-disclos­ure of your data,
  • we are legally obliged to disclose the data pursuant to Art. 6, Para.1, S.1, Point c GDPR, and/or
  • if disclos­ure is legally permiss­ible and neces­sary for the perform­ance of a contract with you pursuant to Art. 6, Para.1, S.1, Point b GDPR.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files which are created auto­mat­ic­ally by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smart­phone etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device; they do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware.The cookie is used to store inform­a­tion in connec­tion with your specific device. However, this does not mean that we obtain direct inform­a­tion about your identity. Firstly, we use cookies to make it easier for you to use our services. Our session cookies enable us to see that you have already visited certain indi­vidual pages of our website. These cookies are deleted auto­mat­ic­ally when you leave the website. We also use tempor­ary cookies to make our website more user-friendly. These tempor­ary cookies are stored on your device for a predefined period of time. If you visit our website and use our services again, the cookie auto­mat­ic­ally recog­nises that you have visited our website before and knows what inform­a­tion you provided and which settings you chose so that you do not need to do so again. We also use cookies to compile stat­ist­ics about the use of our website which are then eval­u­ated in order to optimise our service for you (cf. Section 5). When you visit our website again, these cookies auto­mat­ic­ally recog­nise that you have already visited our website in the past. These cookies are auto­mat­ic­ally deleted after a predefined period of time.The data processed by cookies are neces­sary for the above purposes of protect­ing our legit­im­ate interests and the legit­im­ate interests of third parties pursuant to Art. 6, Para.1, S.1, Point f GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies auto­mat­ic­ally. However, you can also set your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that you are always informed before a new cookie is installed. However, if you deac­tiv­ate cookies completely, you may not be able to use all the func­tions of our website.

5. Rights of the data subject 

You have the follow­ing rights:

  • pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR you have the right to obtain inform­a­tion on your personal data which are processed by us. In partic­u­lar you can request inform­a­tion on the purposes of processing, the categor­ies of personal data concerned, the categor­ies of recip­i­ent to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envis­aged period for which the personal data will be stored, your right to request recti­fic­a­tion, erasure or restric­tion of processing of personal data or to object to such processing, to lodge a complaint, the right to know the source of the data if these have not been collec­ted by us and the exist­ence of auto­mated decision-making, includ­ing profil­ing and, where appro­pri­ate, mean­ing­ful inform­a­tion on the details thereof;
  • pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR you have the right to obtain, without undue delay, the recti­fic­a­tion of inac­cur­ate personal data or comple­tion of any incom­plete personal data stored by us;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR you have the right to obtain erasure of your personal data stored by us unless processing is neces­sary to exercise the right of freedom of expres­sion and inform­a­tion, for compli­ance with a legal oblig­a­tion, for the perform­ance of a task carried out in the public interest or for the estab­lish­ment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR you have the right to obtain restric­tion of processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful and you oppose their erasure and we no longer need the data but you require them for the estab­lish­ment, exercise or defence of legal claims or have objected to their processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR; 
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR you have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a struc­tured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to have those data trans­mit­ted to another control­ler; 
  • pursuant to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR you have the right to withdraw the consent given to us at any time. As a result, we shall in future no longer be permit­ted to continue processing the data for which this consent was origin­ally given; 
  • pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR you have the right to lodge a complaint with a super­vis­ory author­ity. As a rule, you can lodge the complaint with the super­vis­ory author­ity of your habitual place of resid­ence, your place of work or the registered office of our company.

6. Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legit­im­ate interests pursuant to Art. 6, Para.1, S.1, Point f GDPR, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, to object to processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your partic­u­lar situ­ation or if the reason for the objec­tion is that the data are processed for direct market­ing purposes. In the latter case you have a general right to object, which we shall respect without the asser­tion that a partic­u­lar situ­ation exists. If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent or to object, it is suffi­cient to send an e-mail to .

7. Data security

During your visit to the website we use the well-known SSL (Secure Socket Layer) system in conjunc­tion with the highest encryp­tion level suppor­ted by your browser at the time. This is usually 256-bit encryp­tion. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryp­tion, we use 128-bit v3 tech­no­logy instead. You can see whether an indi­vidual page of our website is encryp­ted from the closed image of the key or the lock symbol in the bottom status bar of your browser.  We also take suitable tech­nical and organ­iz­a­tional security measures in order to protect your data against chance or delib­er­ate manip­u­la­tion, partial or total loss, destruc­tion and unau­thor­ized access by third parties. Our security measures are improved continu­ously to keep pace with tech­nical devel­op­ments.

8. Topic­al­ity and amend­ment of this Privacy Policy 

This Privacy Policy is currently valid and was last updated in January 2020. The ongoing devel­op­ment of our website and the offers made on our website as well as changes to legal or admin­is­trat­ive require­ments may make it neces­sary to amend this Privacy Policy. You can access and print out the currently valid version of our Privacy Policy at any time on our Privacy Policy page.


Via Democratia Europa e. V.
Gerhard Laux
Neffstraße 3
D-66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 152 54368225

Banking details:
Sparkasse Saarbrücken
IBAN: DE36 5905 0101 0067 1470 41