Data protection controller

forum Thüringer Wald e.V. (registered association)
Bahnhofstrasse 4-8
98527 Suhl, Germany

Register of Associations: 751, Hildburghausen District Court

forum Thüringer Wald e.V. is the controller within the meaning of data protection law.


Chair of the Association: Dr Peter Traut
Bahnhofstrasse 4-8
98527 Suhl, Germany
Tel.: 03681 362-0
Fax: 03681 362-444

Data Protection Officer:

There is no legal obligation to appoint a data protection officer. If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Competent supervisory authority:

Thuringian State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (TLfDI)
Dr Lutz Hasse
PO Box 900455
99107 Erfurt, Germany
Tel.: 0361 57311 2900
Fax: 0361 57311 2904

forum Thüringer Wald e.V. attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data. The association is subject to the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), special legal regulations and the German Federal Data Protection Act. It is important for us to inform you about the personal data that we process and the purposes for which we process it. We also wish to inform you about your rights as a data subject. This privacy policy relates to the homepage of forum Thüringer Wald e.V. and to the personal data collected via this website. This privacy policy does not apply to external websites that can be accessed via links, for example.

Personal data

Personal data is individual information about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your real name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Information that is not directly associated with your real identity, such as favourite websites or the number of users of a site, is not personal data.

Collection and processing of personal data

When you visit our website, our web servers temporarily store the connection data of the accessing computer, the pages you visit on our site, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used and the website from which you visit us. Additional personal information such as your name, address, telephone number and email address is not collected unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of registration, a survey, a competition, for the performance of a contract or a request for information.

Use and disclosure of personal data

We use the personal data you provide exclusively for the purpose of the technical administration of the website and to respond to your requests and requirements, i.e. generally to process the contract concluded with you or to reply to your enquiry. If you have previously given us your consent or if you have not objected, insofar as this is possible under statutory provisions, or if you have a business relationship with forum Thüringer Wald e.V., we will also use this personal data for product-related surveys, invitations to events, newsletters and our own marketing purposes. Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or otherwise transferred to third parties unless this is necessary for the purpose of processing the contract or you have expressly consented to this.

Use of cookies

As a rule, we do not use cookies on our website. Only in exceptional cases are so-called session cookies used, which store data for technical session management in the memory of your browser. This data is not personal. We also wish to point out that functions for managing or deactivating cookies are generally available in all common browser software. Cookies are text files that contain information to identify returning visitors exclusively for the duration of their visit to the website. Cookies save you from having to enter data multiple times, facilitate the transmission of specific content and help us identify popular areas of our website. This enables us to improve the structure and content of our website continuously. You have the option of disabling acceptance of cookies in the browser of your end device. However, we cannot guarantee that all functions of our website will then still be available.

Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our site, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer that facilitate analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by these cookies, such as the time, place and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there. We use Google Analytics with the suffix “_gat._anonymizelp” on our website. As a result, your IP address will already be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thereby anonymised. Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google has stated that it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google under any circumstances. You may prevent installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation add-on for the most common browsers, which gives you more control over what data Google collects about the websites you visit. The add-on tells the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the Google Analytics browser deactivation add-on does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analytics services we may use. For more information on installing the browser add-on, click on the link below: If you visit our site via a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), you must click on this link to prevent tracking by Google Analytics within this website in the future. This is also possible as an alternative to the above browser add-on. Clicking the link sets an opt-out cookie in your browser, which is only valid for this browser and this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will be deleted, so you will have to click on the link again.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to websites of independent third parties, which are subject to separate terms and conditions and privacy policies for their use. If you use external links which are offered on our website, this privacy policy does not extend to such links. When we provide links, we strive to ensure that they also comply with our privacy and security standards. However, we have no control over compliance with data protection and security regulations by other providers. Please therefore refer to the privacy policies on websites of other providers.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from http:// to https:// and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Third-party services

Our website uses content, services and benefits from third-party providers. These include, for example, tools for sending newsletters, analysing user behaviour or displaying geographical maps and videos. In order for the services to be provided, it is essential for the IP address of your end device to be transmitted to the third-party provider. Wherever possible, we have chosen a low data protection configuration. However, we have no control over the storage of your IP address.

Objection to marketing emails

The use of contact data published as part of the legal notice obligation (provider identification) for the transmission of marketing and information materials not expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the site expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited receipt of marketing information, for example by spam e-mails.

Information about our website

Our website allows you to enter the following personal data so that you can contact us:
• Data for correct form of address, for example salutation and title
• Personal data, for example: first name and surname
• Address details, for example: street, town/city and postcode
• Communication details, for example: telephone number, fax number or email address, company name
• Area of interest, for example: newsletter or events

Purpose of the processing

The aforementioned personal data is processed exclusively for the following purposes:
• Making contact with our teams
• Requesting a newsletter on various topics and at different times
• Facilitating our services and the associated communication, booking and participation in events, etc.
• Processing your enquiry and providing any further advice you may require
We wish to point out that you can revoke any consent given to us at any time with effect for the future. Your revocation should be sent to: forum Thüringer Wald e.V., Bahnhofstraße 4-8, 98527 Suhl, Germany or

Processing and storage

As a matter of principle, your data is processed in Germany. Data processing may only take place abroad in individual cases and to the extent permitted by law. forum Thüringer Wald e.V. also arranges for personal data to be processed by service providers. That processing is carried out within the framework of commissioned data processing. We process your personal data as long as it is necessary for fulfilment of our tasks and contractual obligations. If storage is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of contractual or other obligations, the data is regularly erased, unless there is a legal obligation for further storage.

Rights of data subjects

In relation to the processing of your personal data, you have the right to information (Art. 15 GDPR), the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), the right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), the right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and the right to object (Art. 21 GDPR).

You can request information about your personal data stored by us in writing at any time. For this purpose and/or to obtain more information about this, please contact If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data by us, please also contact the above email address. If you contact us with a complaint or enquiry, your details are provided voluntarily. However, if you fail to provide your details, the outcome of your enquiry cannot be communicated to you. Failure to provide personal data in these cases may mean that your request cannot be processed due to a lack of complete information and the absence of any opportunity to raise questions on our part.

You also have a right lo lodge a complaint in the event of data protection violations. Such complaints should be addressed to the competent supervisory authority. In Thuringia, this is the Thuringian State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, email address:


forum Thüringer Wald e.V. expressly points out that data transmission over the internet (e.g. communication by email) is subject to security vulnerabilities and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties.