Data Protection

Privacy Policy website, blog, online pinboard

 1. Responsible party

WOMEN’S WELCOME BRIDGE is a project of the non-profit organization “Raupe und Schmetterling – Frauen in der Lebensmitte e.V.”, represented by the Executive Board: Susanne Janssen, Evelyne da Silva Leandro, Barbara Wolfbauer-Seichter
Pariser Str. 3, 10719 Berlin, Tel.: 030 – 8 89 22 60,

Privacy Policy – contact us

If you have any questions relating to data protection, please contact

2. Data collection – purpose and scope, legal basis, parties concerned

2.1. Collection of personal data for registration and profile creation
Pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), certain services such as, for example, contacting us via the contact form, registering for the online pinboard to use the contact function for offers, the preparation of requests as well as the comment function in the blog require a user agreement as the basis for the processing of personal data. When we collect data, we indicate the data categories, as well as the purpose and scope of use. We routinely collect the name, first name, email address, as well as the gender (during registration), since the use of our website is reserved for women. After registration we also obtain your phone number to contact you in the case of suspected misuse or improper use of our website by you or through your fault.

In the event that we want to process your personal data for other purposes in the future, e.g. newsletter, community offers, we will request your revocable consent beforehand pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR and indicate this during data collection. The same applies for the collection and use of data beyond the scope required for providing our services in the context of registration, for example: additional personal and voluntary profile information, including uploaded profile pictures.

2.2. Contact platform – disclosure to other users

No manual or automatic matching of offers and requests is carried out via the platform. Each user can use the search function to find suitable offers / requests and establish direct contact with other users via the platform. We automatically send the contact phone number and email address of the user under their pseudonym to the user wishing to establish contact.

2.3. Disclosure to authorities, authorized parties

Due to legal requirements, we may be obliged to divulge the personal data stored in your profile to third parties. This is the case, for example, if there is suspicion of a criminal offense or misuse of our website, to the extent that this is required in the framework of investigations carried out by the competent law enforcement authorities or for the fulfilment of any WOMEN’S WELCOME BRIDGE copyright and personality right obligations.

2.4. Technical data collected in the framework of website visits (sessions)
In connection with the retrieval of information on the website, technical data is stored on our servers for content provision or backup purposes that may permit indirect identification.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

a) Session cookies
We use “cookies” (small files with configuration information). These are used, in particular, to detect the frequency of use and the number of users of our website and enhance your browsing experience on our website.

The use of our website is also possible without cookies. Most browsers are configured in such a way that they accept cookies automatically. You can, however, deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to inform you before cookies are stored.

This includes:

  • IP address
  • The time and date of the visit

These are immediately deleted at the end of the session.

b) Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” – text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of the website. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension _anonymizeIP. This ensures that your IP address is truncated, rendering personal identification impossible. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. Google is subject to the regulations of the EU-US data processing agreement Privacy Shield, which is why any processing of personal data by or on behalf of Google also has its legal basis in Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR outside the European Economic Area. The IP address transmitted by your browser to Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to the website operator associated with website usage and internet usage that allow us to adapt our services in accordance with the outcome of the user analysis.

As Google Analytics uses cookies, you can prevent a Google Analytics cookie from being stored by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software. You can also prevent the transmission of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:

Google Analytics sessions and campaigns are ended after a certain period of time. By default, sessions are ended after 30 minutes without activity, and campaigns are ended after six months. The maximum time limit for campaigns is two years.  For more information about the terms of use and privacy, see; or; Google Analytics is a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, Tel: +1 650 253 0000, Fax: +1 650 253 0001, Email: or via online help centre:

NAME: _gid:

PURPOSE: This cookie is used to distinguish between users.

EXPIRATION: The cookie expires after 24 hours.

NAME: _ga

PURPOSE: This cookie is used to distinguish between users.

EXPIRATION:  The cookie expires after two years.

NAME: _gat

PURPOSE: This cookie is used to throttle the request rate.

EXPIRATION:  The cookie expires after ten minutes.

c) Cookie Consent with Borlabs Cookie
Our website uses the Borlabs cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser and for their data privacy protection compliant documentation. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as Borlabs).

Whenever you visit our website, a Borlabs cookie will be stored in your browser, which archives any declarations or revocations of consent you have entered. These data are not shared with the provider of the Borlabs technology.

The recorded data shall remain archived until you ask us to eradicate them, delete the Borlabs cookie on your own or the purpose of storing the data no longer exists. This shall be without prejudice to any retention obligations mandated by law. To review the details of Borlabs’ data processing policies, please visit

We use the Borlabs cookie consent technology to obtain the declarations of consent mandated by law for the use of cookies. The legal basis for the use of such cookies is Art. 6 Sect. 1 Sentence 1 lit. c GDPR.

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2.5 Social plug-ins – Facebook and Twitter
This website uses so-called “social plug-ins” of the social networks Facebook and Twitter, which are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA and Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. These social plug-ins are recognizable by the logo of the respective social network. We use the 2-click solution for activating the social plugins, i.e. the plugins are not activated automatically when you visit our website for the first time. If you want to exchange data via the social networks, you can activate the social plug-in by clicking the respective button, thereby establishing a direct connection to the servers of Facebook and Twitter. The content of the respective plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by Facebook and Twitter and integrated into the visited website. For this reason, we have no influence on the scope of data collected in this way by Facebook and Twitter.

For details on the purpose and scope of data processing, collection and use by Facebook and Twitter, your rights as a user and settings options, please refer to the privacy policies of the respective providers:;

If you are a member of one of the above-mentioned social networks and do not want them to collect data about you via our website and associate it with your respective membership data, please sign out of the respective social network before accessing our website. Another option would be to block the social plug-ins by using browser add-ons.

2.6 Hyperlinks to websites of third-party providers
Our website contains hyperlinks to websites of other providers, particularly to action groups. These hyperlinks take you directly to the websites of the other providers. This can be recognised, among other things, by the change in URL. We cannot accept responsibility for the confidential handling of your data on third party websites, since we have no influence on these organisations complying with the data protection regulations. Please refer directly to the websites of these organisations to find out how your data is handled.

3. Your rights:

3.1. Access to information, rectification, processing restrictions in the case of objections, contact, complaints

On request, we will inform you at any time, whether and which data we store about you and update or modify this data if you inform us about applicable changes and modifications, or we will restrict processing, should you object.  Please send your requests to You have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

3.2. Deletion, blocking, archiving, transfer

a) Processing period and storage obligations

WOMEN’S WELCOME BRIDGE stores your data for as long as it is required for the purposes described above. The storage and deletion periods for the cookies used on our platform are listed in the list of cookies. Contact form data is deleted immediately upon completion of the necessary correspondence; registration data is deleted after three years from the end of the year of the end of the use, unless we are obliged to further storage, e.g. due to documentation obligations vis-à-vis the project carriers and the authorities, or if you use your data before the expiry of this period for a new request or registration. As far as technically and organisationally possible, we will block your data and archive it for the fulfilment of retention obligations. 

b) Newsletter subscriptions

Newsletter subscription data is blocked as soon as you unsubscribe from the newsletter, and your data is transferred to a blacklist in order to prevent re-sending of the newsletter. On request, the data of registered users is ported to a common, structured machine-readable format and/or deleted after the expiry of the retention periods.

c) Withdrawal of consent

You can also at any time revoke your consent to the future processing and storage of your personal data by WOMEN’S WELCOME BRIDGE. To revoke your consent, simply send an informal letter or email to: We will delete your data upon request. To the extent that legal reasons exist that require us to retain the data, e.g. documentation obligations vis-à-vis the project carriers and the authorities, we will block access to the data and keep it only for the fulfilment of these obligations.

4. Technical and organisational measures for safeguarding IT security
We undertake technical and organisational security measures to prevent a loss or misuse of stored personal data. These measures are regularly reviewed and adapted to the level of technological development.


Berlin, August 2019