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Data protection policy

1.1. Scope

This data protection declaration informs users of the unitedmethodist.de website according to the national act on data protection. It addresses the nature, extent and purpose of personal data collection through the website provider, “Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche”.
The EmK takes data protection seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and according to the provisions of legislation.
Please consider that the transmission of data via the internet may be associated with gaps in security. Complete protection from third parties accessing data is not achievable.

1.2 Access data

The EmK and the website providers collect data about the access to the website and stores this data as 'server-logfiles'. The following data is recorded:

  • Visited websites
  • Date and time of access
  • Size of transferred data [byte]
  • Referral source (previous website)
  • Type of browser
  • Type of operating system
  • IP-address

The IP-addresses are anonymized before storage. For this purpose the last three digits are removed, i.e. 127.0.0.1 is converted to 127.0.0.*. IPv6 addresses are also anonymized. The anonymized IP addresses are stored for 60 days. Details concerning the user of the directory protection are anonymised after one day.
The collected data is used for statistical analysis to improve the website. The website provider reserves the right to retrospectively check server log files should there be concrete indications of unlawful usage.

1.3 Cookies

This website uses cookies. These are small text files stored on the terminal. Your browser uses these files. The user-friendliness and security of this website is improved through the usage of cookies.
Common browsers offer the option of blocking the usage of cookies. Note: It cannot be guaranteed that all the functions of the website are accessible if these options are used.

1.4 Processing of personal data

The EmK only collects, uses and passes on personal data as permitted by current legislation or if you consent to the data collection. Personal data is any information that can be used to identify you and that can be tracked back to you. This e.g. includes your name, email address and telephone number.

1.5 Processing of contact details

Should you contact the EmK through the provided channels your contact details will be stored to process and answer your request. Without your consent we will not pass on this information to third parties.

1.6 User rights: Information, correction and deletion

As a user you can request free information on the personal data that has been stored. You have the right to correct wrong data or arrange for the blocking or deletion of your personal data if your request does not infringe legal obligations (e.g. data retention).

1.7 Fragen und Auskünfte

Please contact the head of the EmK church office via email should you have questions, suggestions or comments about data protection:

Pastor Ruthardt Prager
Kirchenkanzlei der EmK
Dielmannstraße 26
60599 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: 069 242521-0
E-Mail: kirchenkanzlei(at)emk.de

1.8 Adaptation of the data protection declaration

The development of the internet calls for adjustments of the data protection declaration over time. Significant changes to this declaration will be announced here. The present guidelines date to 25 May 2018.