Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1. Preamble 

Thank you for your interest in our homepage and our association.

The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use on the occasion of your visit to our homepage is an important concern for us. Your data will be protected within the framework of the legal regulations. The basis for this is the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which has been in force throughout Europe since 25 May 2018.

We only collect, process and use personal data if you have consented to this or if a law permits this. Below you will find information on what data is collected during your visit to the homepage and how it is used.

2. Responsible body

Provider and responsible body in the sense of the Data Protection Act:

Friends of the University of Kinshasa e.V.

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Gerhard Bringmann

Address: Sieboldstr. 12, 97218 Gerbrunn, Germany

The association is registered in the register of associations at the district court of W√ľrzburg under VR 200343.


3. Collection of general information

With every access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also referred to as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

Among other things, the following information is collected: Name of the website, file, date, amount of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer) and the IP address.

Without this data, it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of this data is absolutely necessary. This data would possibly allow identification, but we do not use it for any personal purposes.

4. Handling personal data

Definition: Personal data is any information that uniquely identifies a person. It is therefore data that can be traced back to a person.

This personal data includes the first name and surname, telephone number and e-mail address. Information on hobbies, memberships and preferences as well as Internet pages that have been accessed are also considered personal data.

This data is only collected, used and, if necessary, passed on by the provider if this is expressly permitted by law or if the user consents to the collection, processing, use and passing on of the data.

You can visit our site without providing any personal information.

5. Use of cookies

In order to make visiting our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called “cookies” on some pages. These are small text files which are stored on your computer. Cookies do not cause any damage to the selected computer and do not contain viruses.

Cookies enable us, for example, to track and determine your preferences and to identify you individually during a visit to our website. After one day, the cookies are deleted again (“temporary cookies”). We do not use so-called “permanent cookies”.

Likewise, some third-party services integrated by us may use cookies. Please refer to the websites of the respective providers for information on how they work and how data is processed.

You have the option of agreeing to the storage of cookies on your computer. If you do not do this, our website will still be accessible, but our service may only function to a limited extent or not at all.

6. Integration of services and contents of third parties

In addition to this website, we also maintain presences in various social media. If you visit such a presence, personal data may be transmitted to the provider of the social network. It is possible that, in addition to the storage of the data specifically entered by you in this social medium, further information will also be collected, processed or used by the provider of the social network.

Furthermore, the provider of the social network may collect, process and use the most important data of the computer system from which you visit it – for example, your IP address, the processor type used and the browser version including plug-ins.

If you are logged in with your personal user account of the respective medium while visiting such a medium, this medium can assign the visit to this account. If you do not wish such an assignment, you must log out of your account before visiting our presence.

The purpose and scope of the data collection by the respective medium as well as the further processing and use of your data there as well as your rights in this regard can be found in the respective provisions of the respective medium.

7. Data security

We secure our website and other systems by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons. However, despite regular checks, complete protection against all dangers is not possible.

The website uses the industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for encryption. This ensures the confidentiality of your personal information over the Internet.

We make every effort to store your personal data in such a way that it is not accessible to third parties by taking all technical and organisational measures. When communicating by e-mail, we cannot guarantee complete data security, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.

8. Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion

You have the right to request information free of charge about your personal data stored by us. In the event of incorrect data, you have the right to correction. You have the right to deletion and blocking at any time. Exceptions: It is the prescribed data storage for business processing or the data is subject to the legal obligation to retain.

For these purposes, please contact us (see below for contact details).

9. Your right of withdrawal

You have the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to you at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation.

Stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to storage or if knowledge of this data is no longer required to fulfill the purpose for which it was stored.

10. Contact person for data protection

If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you wish to obtain information, correct, block or delete data, or revoke consent given or object to a particular use of data, please contact the following directly

to the Chairman:

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Gerhard Bringmann


Telephone: 0931 318 5323

or the treasurer

Christine Wolf


Telephone: 0931 320 99 859