Postal and visitor address:
Neuer Graben 17
49074 Osnabrück, Germany
Company registered at:
de 204 854 484
Managers: Frank Koormann, Bernhard Reiter
We know that careful handling of your personal information is important to you. Therefore, we appreciate your trust that the company Intevation GmbH, Osnabrück, will handle this information conscientiously. Your personal data will be used confidentially and in accordance with the statutory provisions and this data protection declaration.
A user account is necessary for participation in the forum and serves to identify forum participants.
Your e-mail address will not be published. We use this to
- inform you about posts, messages and other activities in the forum. You can choose in your account settings which events you want to be contacted about.
- offer you the possibility to reset your password
- to inform you in exceptional circumstances about your account.
All other information except your username is optional. You can delete it at any time.
The user account can be made completely anonymous at any time in the user settings.
When you visit the forum, the data listed under “Cookies” and “Personal Information” is collected. This is done in the legitimate interest of the operator in order to:
- detect and diagnose technical errors
- strengthen the forum against abuse and attacks
- collect statistics about the forum and its sub-sections, which helps us to identify and focus on the most relevant topics
- To optimize the use of the forum so that it is easy and quick to use.
- To optimize the design of the forum for the most frequently used browsers.
This data is not combined with other data sources. If illegal use becomes known, this data may be checked retrospectively. This data is necessary for the operation of the websites; the legal basis for its collection is Art. 6 I lit. f DSGVO.
The following cookies are used by the Discourse forum software:
|yes||session||remembers your e-mail as you create an account|
|destination_url||yes||session||helps redirect you to your requested page after logging in|
|sso_destination_url||yes||session||helps redirect you to your request page after single sign on|
|sso_payload||yes||session||used during SSO authentication when two-factor authentication is enabled|
|authentication_data||yes||next page view||temporarily stores user information during login flows|
|theme_ids||yes||1 year||remembers your theme personalization|
|color_scheme_id||yes||1 year||remembers your color personalization if you don’t tick “Set default colour scheme(s) on all my devices”|
|dark_scheme_id||yes||1 year||remembers your color personalization if you don’t tick “Set default colour scheme(s) on all my devices”|
|cn||yes||session||temporarily stores notification read state|
|_bypass_cache||yes||session||allows the server-side cache to be bypassed during login flows|
|_t||yes||1440 hours||remembers who you are when you log in|
|_forum_session||yes||session||associates an ID, and other security-related information, with your browsing session|
|dosp||yes||next page view||enables client denial of service protection, a security protection|
|text_size||yes||1 year||remembers default text size when a user wants to change it on only one device|
|cookietest||yes||session||checks if cookies are enabled when authentication fails|
The following information is stored by Discourse in order to ensure a functioning community. This includes user experience, the ability to report and the ability to keep the forum safe from attackers and spam.
|Type of information||For||Optional||Duration|
|User (nick)name||account||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|User real name||account||yes||until deletion of account or forum|
|User picture/avatar||account||yes||until deletion of account or forum|
|Last login date||account||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Registration IP address||account||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Last visit IP address||account||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Login session IP address||login session||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Browser used||login session||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Post views||account||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Topic views||account or IP address||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|User profile views||account or IP address||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Messages posted||account||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Incoming links||account or IP address||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Outgoing links||account or IP address||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Search queries||account or IP address||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Posted email addr||account and IP address||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Posted URLs||account and IP address||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Account changes||account and IP address||no||until deletion of account or forum|
|Page views||IP address||no||11 days|
In order to combat spam (unwanted, mostly automated, and (disturbing) messages, e.g. advertisements), content is subjected to an automatic evaluation on the basis of which contributions may have to be checked by moderators before publication.
To prevent misuse of the forum, a certain “trust level” is calculated for a user account based on the activity in the forum.
Depending on the trust level, certain functions of the forum are available, e.g. uploading pictures.
The data is not passed on to third parties.
To protect the security of your information, only a select group of employees are authorized to use the information provided.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of our customers’ personal information.
The Forum is operated as a processor by
Communiteq B.V. | o7n | DiscourseHosting KVK# 81967314 Vestigingsnr. 000003652041 Aalbespad 4 2995TA Heerjansdam Niederlande
Communiteq B.V. is, among other things, ISO 27001 certified and complies with technical and organizational security measures to maintain data confidentiality and compliance with data protection regulations.
This site uses TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of all content. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes with “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
As a data subject, you have the right to request information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of processing your data at any time. You have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted, taking into account any existing legal obligations to retain data.
A copy of all stored data can be created and downloaded in the user profile under Account > Export your data > Request Archive.
Requests can also be sent to the address given in the imprint.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of your personal data violates your rights.
Intevation GmbH has appointed a data protection officer (DPO) in the person of Dr Johannes Schröder. Please address any questions regarding data protection to:
Postal address: DPO of Intevation GmbH, Neuer Graben 17, 49074 Osnabrück, Germany.
E-Mail (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org