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Privacy Policy for WhatsApp Community

The entity responsible for data processing is:
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Dachauer Str. 103
80335 Munich

Thank you for your interest in our WhatsApp Community. The protection of your privacy and the security of your data are very important to us. We carefully consider this within the scope of our business processes. Here, we provide comprehensive information on how we handle your information.

§ 1 General Information on the Collection of Personal Data in the Context of Using our WhatsApp Community

(1) At this point, we would like to inform you about the collection of personal data when using our WhatsApp Community. This includes all data that can be traced directly back to you, such as name, address, email addresses, and user behavior. Please note that data transmission over the Internet may have security risks, and complete protection against access by third parties cannot be guaranteed.

(2) WhatsApp Communities offer a functionality within the Messenger service WhatsApp for better organization of groups and addressing group members. Primarily, WhatsApp Communities are intended for commercial users but are not limited to them. For more information about WhatsApp Communities, please refer to the WhatsApp Help section at

(3) To use our WhatsApp Community, you need to already have a WhatsApp account. Within the EU, this service is provided by WhatsApp Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. By using this service, you have already entered into a usage agreement with this company. WhatsApp Ireland Ltd. processes your personal data within the scope of the WhatsApp Community for technical performance and possibly for other purposes unknown to us. Information can be found in the current privacy policy of WhatsApp at Specific information on data protection in connection with WhatsApp Communities can be found at

(4) We bear the data protection responsibility in the context of using our WhatsApp Community for the data that we process for our own purposes and the associated objectives. You have the option of contacting us in the following ways:

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Dachauer Str. 103

80335 München


§ 2 Your Rights

(1) We inform you about your rights according to Art. 15 GDPR. You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us directly. When exercising your rights, we will check the legal requirements and may request further information from you. We will explain the results of our examination and our approach to fulfilling your request in detail. Please do not be discouraged from informing us of your concerns. We are happy to answer any further questions.

(2) Right to information: You can request information at any time about whether and which data we process about you. This includes information about purposes, recipients, planned storage times, and, if applicable, the origin of the data.

(3) Right to rectification: You have the right to have incorrect data we have stored about you corrected.

(4) Right to erasure: You can request the deletion of the data stored about you. This also includes forwarding your deletion request to other responsible parties for processing.

(5) Right to restriction of processing: Under certain conditions, you can request restriction of the processing of your data.

(6) Right to object to processing: If we process your data based on our legitimate interests, you can object to the processing. In such a case, we will examine the reasons for your objection and, if necessary, adjust our data processing.

(7) Right to withdraw consent: If you have given us consent to process your data, you can withdraw it at any time. A withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of data processing after consent has been given.

(8) Right to data portability: You have the right to receive the data you have provided to us in a structured, common, and machine-readable format and to transfer it to another responsible party.

(9) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority at any time about our data processing.

§ 3 Collection of Personal Data

(1) Within the scope of our WhatsApp Community, we process the following data about you:

  • Your phone number, under which you are registered with WhatsApp,

  • Your profile picture, if you have created one,

  • Possibly other publicly available profile information,

  • The content of your messages within the community.

§ 4 Processing Purposes and Legal Bases

(1) Participation in our community is voluntary. We process your data based on your consent, which you declare by participating (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

(2) We primarily use your data to provide you with information. In the community administration, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts if legally required. Such deletions are made within the scope of our balancing of interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c and f GDPR).

§ 5 Data Transfers to Third Parties

(1) We do not export your data from WhatsApp and do not share it with third parties.

§ 6 Deletion Periods

(1) After your exit from the community, we no longer have direct access to your profile. Posts remain stored up to our annual routine deletion of posts older than 6 months.

Date: 23.02.2024

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