Privacy Policy of flirtline portal Forever my

Data Protection Officer / Privacy Policy of Forever my

We welcome your interest in our flirtline very much and like to inform you about the used strategies of information processing and the implemented standards of data processing. The privacy has for us already a high status and conservation value due to the collected personal data for partner finding. The following statement gives you an overview of how we ensure this protection and what kind of data is collected for which purpose.

The use of the internet pages on our flirtline is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However if an affected person will use the special services of dating and finding a partner, the processing of personal data may be required on our website. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the affected person.

The processing of personal data such as the survey the name, address, e-mail address, telephone number or general personal features of an affected person takes place in accordance with the requirements of the European Basic Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the provisions applicable to flirtline country-specific data protection regulations. Our privacy policy would provide the public with informations about the personal data processing by the flirtline regarding to the type, scope and purpose. At the same time we want to use this explanation to inform persons about theirs legal rights.

The flirtline Forever my as data controller has implemented numerous organizational and technical measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed via its Internet pages. Nonetheless, Internet-based data transfers can basically have security holes, so that an absolute protection can not be guaranteed in this regard. For this reason, every person concerned is free to pass personal data on alternative ways, for example, by telephone or in person, to pass on to us.

1 Definitions

The privacy policy of our portal is based on the terminology used by the European directive and regulatory authority in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in German we called it Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DS-GVO). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand, both for the public and for our visitors, members and business partners. In order to do that, we would first like to explain the terms of the DS-GVO that we have adopted.

We use, among other things, the following terms in this Privacy Policy and on our website:

  • Personal data
    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter called the „affected person“). A natural person is considered to be identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular via the assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier or to one or more special features that express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
  • Affected person
    An affected person is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the responsible controller.
  • Processing
    Processing is understood to mean any operation performed with or without the help of automated procedures or any such series of operations in connection with personal data. Processing includes processes of collecting, capturing, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading, querying, using, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, alignment, or linking, restriction, deletion, or destruction of information.
  • Limiting of processing
    By limiting processing, the marking of stored personal data is defined with the aim of limiting its future processing.
  • Profiling
    Under profiling, we understand every kind of automated processing of personal data in order to collect and evaluate relevant characteristics relating to a natural person. The purpose of our profiling is to analyze and predict in the broadest sense behavior and constitution of this natural person and can be aspects of work performance and economic situation, health and social, preferences and interests, reliability and constancy, religious and cultural views, whereabouts and regional ties or similar important features for partner determination.
  • Pseudonymisation
    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in a way to which it can no longer be assigned to a specifically affected person without the need for additional information. This additional information shall be kept separately and shall be subject to organisational and technical measures to ensure that the personal data are not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
  • Responsible or responsible for processing
    Responsible or responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that decides alone or jointly with others about the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by union law or by the law of the Member States, the responsible or entitled to the specific criteria of his designation in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States may be provided.
  • Order processor
    An order processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the responsible controller.
  • Recipient
    A recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that discloses personal information, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. However, authorities which may receive personal data under a specific investigation mandate under Union law or the law of the Member States shall not be considered as recipients.
  • Third party
    The term "third party" means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body authorised to process the personal data but they are all other than the affected person, the responsible, the order processor and the persons under the direct responsibility of the responsible or order processors.
  • Consent
    Consent is any of the affected person concerned voluntarily for the particular case in an informed manner and unequivocally given expression of will in the form of a declaration or other clear and conclusive act which gives the affected person the right to understand that she or he agrees to the processing of the personal data relating to her or him.

2 Name and address of the responsible

The responsible for the purposes of the basic data Protection regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with a data privacy law is:

Forever my
Martina Neunzling
Berliner Str. 28
52428 Jülich
Phone: 492461-3176892
Fax: +492461-3176893

3 Name and address of the Data protection officer

The data protection officer of the responsible controller is:

Dipl. Psych. Engelbert Rücker
Schweizer Str. 30
52428 Jülich

4 Cookies

The internet pages of the Flirtline use cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored and saved via an Internet browser on a computer system.

Several Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookies. It consists of a string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the affected person from other Internet browsers that contain other marked cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, our Flirtlineportal can provide users of the website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting. They support us in offering or analyzing our website and online services and are helping to collect data in a user-friendly way. Cookies allow us, among other things, to store your preferences and settings, to simplify your registration, to offer you interest-based advertising or to fight fraud.

With the help of cookies, the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the sense of the user. Cookies allow us to recognize a user of our website within his or her time of use or in general. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, a non-logged-on user of a Web page that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time the website is visited, because this is taken over from the Internet site and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Only when he has logged out or the time of the last logon is too long ago, the cookie is deleted or is invalid. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart in the course of his or her unfinished order, via a cookie. After the order is completed, the cookie is deleted. Without the use of cookie technology, users would have to identify themselves for each basket action with a user name and password.

We also use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already been with us or which entries or settings you have made. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies through our Internet site at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the used Internet browser and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. In addition, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. Please use its helper function to make the appropriate changes. If the affected person disables the setting of cookies in the used Internet browser, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

Through so-called online ad cookies, you can find out about the following link in most European languages and counteract the setting of this type of cookies under preference management.

In the following overview, we provide you settings of possible cookies that our website may collect, and your current consent to the use of cookies sort by class. Here you can also revoke your current consent or change your consent.

5 Collection of general data and information

Our website collects a number of general data and information with each call by an affected person or an automated system. This general data and information are stored in the logfiles of the server. The following list provides information about what can be captured.

  • The type of browser and version used,
  • the operating system used by the accessing system,
  • the internet site from which a comprehensive system reaches our website (so-called referrers),
  • the sub-websites, which are controlled via a comprehensive system on our website,
  • The date and time of access to the website,
  • an Internet Protocol address (IP address),
  • the Internet service provider of the accessing system and
  • other similar data and information used to provide security in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Forever my does not draw any conclusions about the affected person. Rather, this information is needed to

  • correctly deliver the contents of our website,
  • optimize the content of our website as well as the advertising for it,
  • ensure the long-term functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, as well as
  • to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

These anonymously collected data and information are evaluated by Forever my on the one hand statistically and also with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security on our portal. We want to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we are working on. On the other hand, we would like to show the affected persons the country from where they access in a reciprolocal way and on a temporary basis by determining the country of origin access via the delivered IP address (geo-IP localization). The anonymous data of the server logfiles are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.

6 Registration (e.g. by members of the flirtline)

The affected person has the possibility to register on the website of the responsible controller, stating personal data. The personal data that is transferred to the responsible controller is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration and description. The personal data entered by the affected person shall be collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the responsible controller and for his own purposes. The responsible controller may arrange for the transfer to one or more order processors, such as a letter-mailing company, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use, and which is attributable to the responsible Controller.

By registering on the Internet site of the responsible controller, the IP address given by the Internet service provider (ISP) using by the protected person, the country of the access by using geo-IP localization, the date and the time of registration will be saved. The storage of this data takes place in the context of the fact that the misuse of our services can be prevented or at least makes it more difficult. This data may, if necessary, enable the criminal offences and copyright infringements to be investigated. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for the protection of the responsible controller. This data is not passed on to third parties in principle, unless there is a legal obligation to transfer or the disclosure serves to prosecute.

The registration of the affected person with a voluntary indication of personal information serves the responsible controller to provide the affected person with content or services which, due to the nature of the case, can only registered users be offered. Furthermore, the registration of the affected person serves our own documentation purposes and obligations. The data collected via psychological test procedures are used exclusively for predicting compatible partners and are not conceptually usable otherwise. Statistical parameters are formed from the raw data to facilitate the allocation of matching individuals. At the request of a affected person, this can use an algorithm to search for a partnership, proposing the available partners in a rank order with respect to their own person's compatibility, but only to the extent that they and the other carried out this test and agreed to the application. The test is voluntary, but in our opinion it increases the chances of successful partner determination. The raw data of test methods are basically pseudonymized and stored separately in a database. This can only be passed on to third parties for statistical analysis. Even processors in customer care of Forever my do not have access to them. At the request of affected persons, these can provide a uploaded photo to registered members permanently or according to their personal concerns selectively. There is no obligation to publish the photo.

Registered persons are free to completely delete their data and a photo that may be uploaded or let delete them from the responsible controller.

The responsible controller shall, at any time on request, provide information to each affected person as to which personal data is stored about the person concerned. In addition, the responsible data controller shall rectify or delete personal information on request or by reference of the affected person, insofar as this does not prevent any statutory retention obligations. The data protection officer named in this data protection declaration and the whole stuff of the employees of the responsible controller shall be made available to the affected person in this connection as a contact partner.

For more information on how we protect your privacy, see item 17 (Automated decision making) and 18 (How do we protect your identity?) of this statement.

7 Member account

The member account serves a registered affected person as the control center of the retrievable services on the flirtline. In the member account, the information or feature descriptions entered by the affected person concerned himself, such as hair or eye color, interests and the like, can be called up, changed or deleted. An affected person can also set in the member account whether, for example, they wish automated notifications of the system via e-mail delivery in the event of innovations or interest of other members in their person.

However, access to the results or statistical values of test procedures is not possible for the affected person. SInstead, they may object to the use of the test results to predict compatible partners or have the database completely deleted. If deleted, she will have to re-run the test procedure later in order to receive compatible partner suggestions if requested again. In the event of objection and resumption of use, the existing data collected for the use of the statistical parameters will be released again. An immediate access to the raw data of the test procedures is not possible, as these are stored in a specially protected and separately stored database.

The quality and validity (statistical measurement of reliability and validity) of the partnership compatibility of the test procedures used still needs to be investigated and reviewed. Affected persons may therefore indicate in their membership account that they have consented to participate in a survey in which they can evaluate the system's partnership proposals. The assessments of the questionnaire are also collected in a separate database in pyeudonomized form, stored separately and statistically evaluated. Should an affected person object to such use (of reliability and validity checks), their declaration of intent may only be effective for the future for the following reasons.

If a statistical partial or other analysis of the personal data concerned has already been carried out prior to its opposition to the use of the questionnaire procedure or its intention to delete the basic data collected, the declarations of intent of the persons concerned can only be taken into account with the next statistics run in the future. This is consistent with the principles of our Privacy Policy in that both databases are unrelated to an individual and are evaluated in a different location for statistical analysis related to partner determination.

If an affected person does not log on to our flirtline within one year, the membership will be suspended and passively placed. However, an affected person can also manually disable or resolve the account. Passive or deleted members are no longer included in the partner suggestions of others.

Further information can be found in the section 17 Existence of automated decision-making.

8 Form-related data processing (e.g. giving up a contact ad)

Our website uses numerous forms, which are used, for example, to contact an affected person with our order processors or to place a contact ad.

If an affected person a member of the flirtline and is logged in, the relevant personal form-dependent data will be obtained from the customer data pool and may, together with the individual message text entered by the affected person and/or of the requested characteristic descriptions are sent to our processors. The processor replies to the data subject via the stored e-mail address.

If the relevant personal form-dependent data is not known to the system, the requesting affected person must at least specify the mandatory fields in the form so that an order processor can reply the affected person, e.g. via the specified e-mail address.

If an interested affected person places an advertisement in order to find a life partner, the specified personal data and a photo, if any, uploaded will be stored pseudonymized in a separate database, regardless of whether the affected person is a registered member or not. The individual ad text entered by the affected person is set to be visible to the public on the pages of the advertisement for everyone after sighting and activation by a order processor. The age of life and the zodiac signs are also visible in the advertisement. Otherwise, the system does not provide any other data directly. If interested, readers can send a contact request to the client of the advertisement. This will be sent to the client via e-mail system of Forever my portal. The client may reply via the contact e-mail sent by the interested party.

When the contact ad is unlocked, the affected person will be sent an advertisement-ID and the advertisement information by e-mail. The responsible for data protection or the data protection officer is essentially only able to make corrections or deletions via the ident. Please keep this e-mail in a safe place.

The ads can be displayed to the interested reader by gender, geographical proximity to the place of residence and/or according to an area corresponding to his life age.

All contents of forms are sent to a order processor of Forever my via an e-mail system encrypted by SSL. The outgoing e-mails to the affected persons are also transmitted via SSL encryption. E-mails from affected persons are deleted by the order processors after final processing.

9 Advertising

Our website offers our members and visitors free partner-finding services. In order to maintain our free services, our portal is mainly financed by advertising. This advertising will be marked in the advertising areas designated for this purpose.

We do not pass on your personal data to third parties for advertising or other comparable purposes! Our advertising space shows you selectively - based on your place of residence or whereabouts or according to the spheres and hobbies you have specified - offers of companies and organizers. No data will be transferred to the advertising partners at this time. Only by clicking on an advertisement you will leave our website and you may be asked to enter personal and other data. None of these advertisers belong to a order processor of Forever my. In this case, please note the privacy Policy of the person responsible for this other website. These can differ considerably from our provisions. On the other hand, it is also possible that only an advertisement with contact data will be submitted to you especially by local companies and organizers.

You may object to the display of advertisements on our portal in which you disable the display of advertisements in your member account. In the event of unregistered visitors to our website or members who have objected to the advertisement, the advertising function is always disabled. Instead, they receive general information about our website.

10 Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The responsible for data processing shall process and store personal data of the affected person only for the period of time required to achieve the storage purpose, or if this is done by the European directive and regulation giver or by any other legislator in laws or regulations which are subject to the responsible for data protection.

If the purpose of the storage is omitted or if a storage period prescribed by the European directive and regulation provider or another competent legislator is cancelled, the personal data will be routinely and in accordance with the legal Regulations blocked or deleted.

11 Rights of the affected person

a) Right to confirmation
Each affected person shall have the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to require the responsible for data protection to confirm whether the personal data concerned are being processed. If an affected person wishes to claim this right of confirmation, she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the responsible of data protection at any time.

b) Right to information
Any affected person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European directive and regulation provider to charge free information on the personal data stored on his person and to get a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulation giver has granted rights to the affected person for information about the following:

  • The processing purposes
  • The categories of personal data that are processed
  • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been disclosed or will still disclose, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organisations
  • If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data is stored, or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
  • The existence of a right to rectification or deletion of the personal data relating to the person or to the limitation of processing by the responsible data protector or a right of objection against such processing
  • The existence of a right of appeal by a supervisory authority
  • If the personal data are not collected from the affected person: All available information on the origin of the information
  • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with art.22 para. 2 and para. 4 of the DS-GVO and, at least in such cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and impact of a processing for the affected person. In addition, the affected person is entitled to a right of access to information on whether personal information has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the affected person shall also be entitled to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer. If a affected person wishes to avail himself of this right of access, it may at any time contact our privacy officer or another employee of the responsible data protector.

c) Right to rectification
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European directives and regulation giver to require the immediate rectification of any incorrect personal data relating to them. Furthermore, the person concerned has the right to demand the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing. If a affected person wishes to avail himself of this right of rectification, she may at any time contact our data protection officer or another employee of the responsible.

d) Right to delete (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the granted right by the European directive and regulation giver to require the controller to delete the personal data relating to him without delay, provided that for one of the following reasons and to the extent that the processing is not required:

  • The personal data were collected for such purposes or processed in any other way for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The affected person shall revoke the consent to which the processing was based in accordance with art.6 para. 1 lit. a of the DS-GVO or art. 9 para. 2 lit. a of the DS-GVO, and there is no other legal basis for processing.
  • The affected person disagrees with the processing pursuant to art. 21 para. 1 of the DS-GVO and there are no priority reasons for the processing, or the affected person submits an opposition to processing in accordance with art. 21 para. 2 of the DS-GVO.
  • The personal data has been processed in an unlawful form.
  • The deletion of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation under union law or the law of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject.
  • The personal data were collected in relation to the services offered by the flirtline in accordance with art. 8 para. 1 of the DS-GVO. If one of the above reasons applies and an affected person wishes to cause the deletion of personal data stored in our flirtline, it may at any time contact our data protection officer or another person responsible for the processing. The data protection officer of Forever my or another employee will arrange for the deletion request to be immediately fulfilled. If the personal data have been made public by Forever my and our company is responsible for the deletion of the personal data in accordance with art. 17 para. 1 DS-GVO, and If our company is responsible for the deletion of personal data in accordance with art. 17 para. 1 of the DS-GVO, Forever my shall take appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, also in a technical way, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the affected person has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replicas of such personal data, insofar as the processing is not required. The data protection officer of our flirtline or another employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

e) Right to restrict processing
Any affected person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  • The correctness of the personal data is disputed by the affected person, for a period of time, which enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the affected person rejects the deletion of the personal data and instead demands the restriction of the use of the personal data.
  • The person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the affected person needs it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • The affected person has appealed against the processing in accordance with art. 21 par. 1 of the DS-GVO and it is not yet determined whether the legitimate reasons of the responsible outweigh those of the affected person. If any of the above conditions are met and an affected person wishes to require the restriction of personal data stored in Forever my, it may at any time contact our data protection officer or another person responsible for the processing. The data protection officer of our flirtline or another employee will cause the restriction of the processing.

f) Right to data transferability
According to the European directive and regulation giver, any affected persons shall have the right, to get the personal data in a structured, common and machine-readable format, if they have provided these data to the responsible. The affected persons shall also have the right to transmit such data from one to another responsible party without hindrance by the responsible for providing the personal data, and that the handing out based on the consent provided for in art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the DS-GVO or art. 9 para. 2 lit. a of the DS-GVO or a contract pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the DS-GVO and the processing is carried out using automated procedures. This contains however that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority which has been transferred to the responsible.
Furthermore, in exercising its right to transfer data in accordance with art. 20 para. 1 of the DS-GVO, the person concerned shall have the right to obtain that the personal data are transmitted directly by one responsible to another person responsible, insofar as this is technically feasible and if this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
In order to assert the right to transfer data, the affected person may at any time contact the Data protection Officer of Forever my or another employee.

g) Right to objection
Any affected person by the processing of personal data shall have the right, for reasons arising out of its particular situation, to contradict the processing of any personal information which is made on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or lit. f DS-GVO of the European directive and regulation giver. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
Forever my will no longer process the personal data in the event of opposition, unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the affected person, or the processing touch the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If Forever my processes personal data in order to operate direct advertising, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling as far as it is related to such direct advertising. If the data subject is against Forever my processing for direct marketing purposes, Forever my will no longer process the personal information for these purposes.
In addition, the affected person shall have the right, for reasons arising out of its particular situation, to subject to opposition against the processing of personal data relating to it in the case of scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical in accordance with art. 89 para. 1 of the DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a public interest task.
In order to exercise the right of opposition, the affected person may directly contact the data protection officer of Forever my or another employee.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling
Any affected person by the processing of personal data shall have the granted right by the European directive and regulation giver, to be subjected not a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect or which in a similar manner significantly impairs it, provided that the decision

  • is not necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the affected person and the responsible, or
  • is permissible on the basis of legislation of the Union or of the Member States to which the responsible is subject, and that this legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the affected person contain or
  • happens with the express consent of the affected person.

Is the decision

  • necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the affected person and the responsible for data processing or
  • if it is made with the explicit consent of the affected person, Forever my shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the affected person, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by of the responsible person, the presentation of his own position and the challenge of the decision.

If the affected person wishes to assert rights with regard to automated decisions, the person concerned may at any time contact our Privacy officer or another employee of the controller.

i) Right to revoke a data protection consent
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time, as provided by the European directive and regulation giver.
If the affected person wishes to assert his right to revoke a consent, the person concerned may at any time contact our Privacy officer or another employee of the controller.

12 Data protection for applications and application procedures

Our Flirtline accepts online applications from volunteers who are to be used free of charge to complete the services offered by us, especially in order to process inquiries from affected persons in the relevant national languages.
The responsible for processing collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. Processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case when an applicant transmits corresponding application documents by electronic means, for example by e-mail, to the controller. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transferred data will be stored for the purpose of processing the job, in compliance with the legal regulations. If no employment contract with the applicant is concluded by the controller, the application documents are automatically deleted six months after the notification of the cancellation decision, provided that no other authorized Interests of the Controller. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act, in German so called Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG).

13 Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. A DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations where we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract of which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, processing shall be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then processing would be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DS-GVO. In the end, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. On this legal basis, processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are required if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned prevail. Such processing operations are particularly allowed to us because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence, DS-GVO).

14 Authorized interests in the processing that are being pursued by the controller or a third party

Is the processing of personal data based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO is our legitimate interest in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.

15 Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract.

16 Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data
Necessity for the conclusion of the contract
Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data
Possible consequences of non-provision

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (eg tax, billing regulations) or can also result from contractual arrangements (eg information about the contracting party).
Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract, that an affected person provides us with personal data that must be subsequently processed by us. The data subject is obligated, for example, to provide us with personal data when we conclude a contract with her. Failure to provide personal information would mean that the agreement with the data subject could not be closed.
Prior to any provision of personal information by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of the non-provision of the personal data.

17 Existence of automated decision-making

We generally refrain from automatic decision-making. In the broadest sense, however, an automatic decision-making takes place where you use the search strategies offered for individual partner finding. Because you can narrow your search for partners by selecting general characteristics such as age, hair color, gender, proximity, and others, the system put out partner suggestions. In this respect, the system makes an automated decision to select potential partners. However, this selection is not in the hands of the system, cause you can freely determine the criteria you want to search for your partner.
We also do not carry out any profiling of your person in which we examine and evaluate your preferences.

However, our system also allows you to relate the individual characteristics of your person to the personality traits of others. This assumes that you and others are conducting test procedures that can provide statistical metrics to predict the possible partner relationship. In this respect, profiling takes place here with the exclusive purpose of being able to assist you more effectively in partner finding.

We expressly emphasize at this point that the data collected are not suitable for other purposes of evaluation and therefore can not be used and used by us for other purposes, e.g. to detect personality traits.

So our goal is not to analyse your personality, but simply to find out if you fit well with another person. For example if you are jealous, we may be interested to know if there are other people who can handle your jealousy well, or wether a potential relationship does not fail because of that at least. The object of investigation is not a socially desirable behavior too, but simply whether you as a person with all your characteristics and possibly quirks to another person are as "compatible" as possible.

The raw data of the test procedures are anonymised and stored separately in a non-public database and are only available online at short notice. The statistical characteristics (profile data) are stored in your user profile and used only system-internally with your consent to the partner search. Then the system will ask you regularly how good the partner suggestions were. You may revoke or restrict your consent to use the results of the testing process at any time in your preferences. Upon revocation, the profile data and a previously generated ID number are deleted. If you would like to use the profile data again later, you will have to carry out the test procedures again.
It is therefore fundamentally not possible to correct a test procedure that has been carried out once. You must object to the use of the data collected through test procedures and perform the questionnaire again. This is necessary because the system relocates the associated database as quickly as possible externally to a secure server, so that the raw data is no longer available online. We want to protect your person from data misuse.
If you restrict the use of the profile data, these are no longer available for dating. Any subsequent static analysis of your raw data will no longer be carried out and your profile data will no longer be updated, even if our level of knowledge has changed. However, the use of the profile data and any updating of this data can be reactivated by you at any time.

Only the processor with the evaluation of the statistical procedures have access to the raw data of the test or questionnaire procedures. However, they have no knowledge of the person who performed the test. An assignment to the online database is only possible via an ID number. However, the statistical evaluators do not have access to the online database, which is used for partner determination. The synchronization or update of the determined statistical profile data is performed by dedicated contract processors. These can only trigger the process of synchronization and can not view any data.
All processors who are used to evaluate and transmit data based on the test procedures are resident in Germany. The official language is German. We want to make sure that possible language problems and different legal systems make it difficult or dangerous for us to legally enforce data protection law. If the data is transmitted online between the different processors, the data will be transmitted in compressed and encrypted form and will be used for the purposes protected with password for decryption.

Further information on how you can influence data collection can be found in section 7 Member account.

18 How do we protect your identity?

If you register on our flirtline, your first and last name, street and house number, zip code and place of residence, bank account details, identification number or any other information used solely to identify you will be deleted after 3 days outsourced an external server in a separate database together with your customer and ID number. The service providers of our flirtline only have access to your customer number, your e-mail address, your date of birth and your flirt line name (nickname). This serves to protect your personal data. You should therefore carry out any necessary changes to the listed personal data as quickly as possible (within 3 days). If you later need to correct the outsourced data, such as divorce or relocation, service personnel will inform the controller of the change. In the case of uncertainties, he will contact you again or implement the change order.
Other collected data used to find partners is managed online by the system.
With the help of this strategy we can ensure that your identity is protected online. The data available online only permit indirect conclusions about identifiable persons. The online data contains only descriptive characteristics for partner identification of an affected person. According to our opinion these characteristics can only be assigned to an identifiable person who you know well anyway.

The online data of the flirtline are managed on the systems of German service providers for which the DS-GVO is legally binding.

Further information on registration can be found in section 6 of the privacy policy.

19 External servers

The external local servers, which manage data from identifiable individuals, are protected against theft, access restricted and password protected to protect against unauthorized use. The data of identifiable persons are stored encrypted on the data carriers of the server and are not readily readable on other operating systems and hardware. The personal data of an identifiable person are regularly secured encrypted on external local media. We usually do not use cloud storage. The short-term use of German cloud storage solutions is planned just in case, if our backup system would have to be maintained.

20 Provision of paid services

When providing paid services, we request additional data, such as payment details.

21 Privacy policy for using the Google + plugin

We use Google + features on our website. The social network is offered by Google Inc., which is based in the USA, CA 94043, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. Google + allows you to publish content globally via a same named button. You will also be offered personalized content from Google and partner providers. Google will store your rating (+ 1) on content and information from Web pages that you clicked when you assigned + 1. Your rating + 1 can be viewed with your profile name and your photo in other Google services. Google collects a total of your 1 + activities. This collection is designed to optimize and personalize the Google offering for you. To use the Google + platform, create a globally visible profile under a name you choose. The name you choose will also apply to other Google services. If you know your email address, you can get to your Google + profile. Google uses the collected data in the context of its data protection regulations, among other things, for compiling statistics that are shared or otherwise used by partner companies. Details on the use of the data and the privacy policy can be viewed at Below the link you will also find information about the individual setting of data protection on Google +.

22 Privacy policy for using the Facebook plugin

You may find on our website plugins of the social network Facebook. The maintainer is the Facebook Inc. She is based in the USA, California 94025, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park. The Facebook logo or the "Like-button" (like) button on our site will mark the Facebook plugins for you. Also note the overview of the Facebook plugins on When you visit our website, we connect directly to the Facebook server via the plugin. You are then connected to it via your browser. For Facebook, this means that you have visited our website with your IP address. By clicking on the Facebook "like-button" you link the contents of our website with your profile on Facebook. For Facebook, the visit to our site will be assigned to your user account. We have no knowledge of the nature of the content that is transmitted to Facebook and how Facebook uses it. Get more information about data collection and data usage in the Facebook privacy statement, which you can find at You can prevent the assignment of your visit to our page with your Facebook profile by simply logging out of your Facebook account.

23 Additional comments to the social bookmarks

On our website so-called social bookmarks (eg from Facebook, Google+ and others) are integrated. Social bookmarks are Internet bookmarks that allow users of such a service to collect links and news items. These are only included on our website as a link to the corresponding services. After clicking on the integrated graphic you will be redirected to the page of the respective provider, that means only then will user information be transmitted to the respective provider. For information on the handling of your personal data when using this website, please refer to the respective privacy policy of the provider.

24 YouTube usage and use privacy Policy

Perhaps the responsible for data processing has integrated components of YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to freely set video clips and other users who also have free viewing, evaluation and commentary. YouTube allows the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why both complete film and TV programmes, as well as music videos, trailers or user-produced videos can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

By each call to one of the individual pages of this internet site, which is operated by the for data processing responsible and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the automatically induced YouTube component lies on the information technology system of the affected person by downloading the YouTube component. More information about YouTube can be obtained at As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google will be aware of the specific bottom page of our website being visited by the affected person.

If the affected person is logged on to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes with the call of a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific bottom page of our website visits the affected person. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and is associated with the relevant YouTube account of the affected person.

YouTube and Google will receive information from the YouTube component about the fact that affected persons have visited our website, if the affected persons are logged on to YouTube at the time of the call of our Internet site; This takes place regardless of whether a affected person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such information is not intended to be transmitted to YouTube and Google by the affected persons, they should logging out of their YouTube accounts prior to the visit of our website.

The privacy policies published by YouTube, which are available at, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

25 Data security and encryption

Our website uses SSL encryption when it comes to the transmission of confidential or personal content of our users. This encryption is activated, for example, in the processing of payment transactions (donations) as well as in the case of inquiries that you provide to us via our website. Please make sure that the SSL encryption is activated from your side in the case of related activities. The use of encryption is easy to see: The display in your browser line changes from "http://" to "https://". Data encrypted via SSL is not readable by third parties. Only send your confidential information when SSL encryption is enabled and contact us in case of doubt.

26 Opposition promotional emails

Within the scope of the legal imprint obligation we must publish our contact data. These are used in part by third parties to send unwanted advertisements and information. We hereby object to any unauthorised sending of advertising material of any kind. We also expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unwanted and unsolicited sending of promotional material. This applies in particular to so-called spam e-mails, spam letters and spam faxes. We would point out that the unauthorized transmission of advertising material may affect both competition law, civil law and criminal offences. Especially spam emails and spam faxes can lead to high claims for damages if you disrupt business operations by trapping mailboxes or faxes.

27 Up-to-dateness and change of this data protection explanation

This privacy policy is currently valid and is as of May 2018. Through further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy.
The current data protection declaration can always be accessed and printed on our website at in the footer.

Concluding note

Our Privacy policy in English is understood by us as a translation service for our international members and visitors. It may contain translation errors. Therefore only our German statements are valid and only these are authoritative.