Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

We, the International Baptist Church Bremen located in Bremen, Germany, thank you for visiting our website. It is very important to us as an organisation that we handle your data securely. The International Baptist Church Brmeen is part of the Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden (hereafter BEFG or Bund) in Deutschland K.d.ö.R. ( and therefore is not subject to the EU’s GDPR but instead falls under the Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland K.d.ö.R’s Data Protection Regulation (DSO-BUND:

Therefore we wish to provide you with detailed information about the data controller and how your data is used during a visit to our website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

No contact form is provided on this website. If you send us an e-mail we will store the provided information and might pass it on to the responsible people within IBC Bremen. The information will not be passed on to a third party.


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

In particular, these websites use Google Fonts and Google Calendar. Further information can be found in Google’s privacy policy.

Use of Google Analytics for Website Analysis

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), on our website. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the USA. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never connect your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly; however, please be aware that by doing this, you may not have full use of all functions of this website. By using this website, you are giving your consent to Google processing your data in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
You may object to the future collection and storage of your data at any time. We would like to point out that in view of the discussion about the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we only process shortened IP addresses on this website because we use Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp ()” in order to exclude direct personal referencing.

You may prevent the collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website from Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install:

You may prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available in the following link: (select English in top right hand corner where it says ‘Deutsch’).

Google and Google Analytic’s terms of use and data protection policies can be found at (scroll to bottom right of this page, click on ‘Deutsch’ to change to English) or (click on ‘Analytics’ to select English).

Use of Google Maps

Some of our pages contain maps (Google Maps) from Google Inc. When you visit a page on our website with Google Maps, no personal data, with the exception of the IP address, is transmitted. The IP address is transmitted to Google Inc., 600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). By using this website, you are consenting to the recording, processing and use of your data, either automatically collected or entered by you, by Google, one of its agents, or third parties.
You can find the terms of use for Google Maps here:, for English here: You can find detailed information on transparency and optional settings as well as data protection regulations in Google’s data protection centre at (scroll to bottom of page and click on ‘Deutsch’ on right hand side to change to English).


Our website may contain links to the websites of other providers. Since we have no influence on these websites, the user is advised to inquire about privacy information that may be provided there. We assume no responsibility for the contents of the linked pages.


Visitors to the International Baptist Church Bremen’s website have the opportunity to subscribe to our organisation’s newsletter. The personal data transmitted to the data processor can be found in the subscription form used for this purpose.
The International Baptist Chruch Bremen regularly sends newsletters to inform its friends and members about the organisation’s events and services provided. The data subject may only receive the newsletter if:
a) they have a valid email address, and
b) they register to receive the newsletter.

For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address the first time it is entered by a data subject for the newsletter subscription, using the double-opt-in procedure. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address is the data subject who authorised the receipt of the newsletter.

When subscribing to the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration as assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to trace (potential) misuse of a data subject’s e-mail address at a later date and therefore serves as a legal safeguard for the data processor.

The personal data collected when subscribing to the newsletter will be used exclusively to send our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter may be notified by e-mail if it is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or to update their subscription in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or technical changes. No personal data collected as part of the newsletter service is distributed to third parties, with the exception of a cloud-based service for newsletter management. Subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent given to store the personal data provided for the newsletter subscription may be revoked at any time. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time in the link provided in every newsletter.

The newsletter management system is provided by MailChimp a service offered by the The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404 Atlanta, GA 30318. Further information about MailChimp’s privacy policy can be access here:

Newsletter Tracking

International Baptist Church Bremen’s newsletter contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in emails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis.

This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded pixel, International Baptist Church Bremen can see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were opened by the data subject.

Personal data collected via the tracking pixels in newsletters will be stored and evaluated by the data processor in order to optimise the delivery of the newsletter and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subjects. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. Data subjects are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent made via the double-opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the data processor. Unsubscribing to the newsletter automatically indicates revocation to the International Baptist Church Bremen.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, are a member of IBC Bremen, or are subscribed to our newsletter you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your contact information

If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or if you need information, rectification, erasure or blocking of your data or the revocation of consent granted or you have an objection to a particular use of the data, please contact our data processor directly: E-mail:

Additional information

How we protect your data

We secure our website and other systems by using technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Despite regular checks, complete protection against all risks is not possible.

The website uses industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption in some places. This ensures the confidentiality of your personal information on the Internet.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of data breach we will notify you according to the requirement

Notice of Changes

Changes to the law or changes to our internal processes may necessitate a revision of this data protection policy. Should this be the case, we will notify you of this prior to it coming into effect. You are generally entitled to revoke your consent. Please note that (unless you make use of your right of withdrawal) the current version of the data protection policy is the valid one.