Privacy Policy

We handle personal data sensitively and carefully. We ensure a high level of data security. Our technical and organisational measures ensure compliance with the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Act. This also applies to external service providers. We collect and process personal data only to the extent described in this privacy policy. You may request information, rectification, deletion or blocking of your personal data stored at any time via our central data protection contact For the imprint of please click here.

This is the information we collect when you visit

Every access to is stored in a log file. The following data is saved in the log file:

  • IP address: This is required by the server to deliver the data.
  • Date and time, page requested/name of the requested file, amount of data transferred, and notification whether the access/retrieval was successful: This allows us to see how content is accessed.
  • Browser information (type, version, operating system)

The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (legitimate interest in the security of server operation).

The log file is saved in a rotating process, and the oldest data is deleted after a period of one month.

Embedded external services

The website and individual bar camps on this platform integrate external services (particularly YouTube, OpenStreetMap). As a non-commercial operator, we are not able to check all integrations in advance. These integrations provide the external service operators with information about visits to their respective sites. Depending on the browser settings, the retrieval is done automatically. Services may be deactivated beforehand by using an appropriate resource blocker (e.g. Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin in Mozilla Firefox). However, this may restrict the functionality of the website.


Information mailings for registered bar camps will be sent via an external mail sender who is whitelisted by all major providers. Related messages are therefore less likely to get caught in a spam filter. As a result, the service provider obtains knowledge of the recipient’s e-mail address when the messages are posted. The Barcamptools use the provider Mailjet whose servers are located in the EU.

Registration and login for bar camps

During registration we collect your name and e-mail address. The individual bar camps may request further data from the participants. As a platform operator, we have only limited influence on this. We do, however, use reminder functions to ensure that bar camp organisers promptly delete any data that has accrued.

The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a (consent by registration) and b (fulfilment of tasks requires processing) DSGVO.

Social media buttons

Social media buttons may transmit the following data to the site operators: IP address, browser information and operating system, screen resolution, origin of visitors. The data is only submitted when you click on such a button.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

Data that is logged when accessing will, apart from the above-mentioned embedding of services, only be disclosed to third parties if we are obliged to do so by law or by court order: for the purpose of legal or criminal prosecution in the event of attacks on the internet infrastructure. The data will not be disclosed for other purposes.

The creation of new, public bar camps constitutes an exception. These are forwarded to for wider advertising. However, no personal data will be disclosed in the process.

Data processing is hosted on a server in a data centre located in Germany and operated by the provider Host Europe.

Host Europe GmbH
Hansestrasse 111
51149 Köln

Technical support for the server is provided by

COM.lounge GmbH
Hanbrucher Str. 33
52064 Aachen

Both the provider and the server administrator at COM.lounge may have access to personal data of its users.

External links

Our online offer contains links to third-party websites. We have no control over whether these providers comply with the data protection regulations.

Use of cookies

Content management systems automatically send cookies to the browser. We do not explicitly inform you about this. Specific cookies are used for identification in registration and login as well as for comment functions. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically. You may, however, disable the storage of cookies or set the browser to only store cookies for the duration of the respective connection to the Internet.

Protection of minors

Persons under 16 years of age should not submit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and young people. We do not knowingly collect such data and do not disclose it to third parties.

Berlin, May 2019