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Data Protection

Irrepressible Voices e.V. sets great store by protecting personal data. All of the web activities are carried out on the basis of the specifications of the European Union and the recommendations of GBDe of September 2001. Beyond this, Irrepressible Voices e.V. complies with the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany on data protection and data security.

Surveying and processing personal data
Personal data are defined as all information on your identity such as your name, your email address or your postal address. We only store these data if you make them available to Irrepressible Voices e.V. such as when you register online.

Using and passing on personal data
Irrepressible Voices e.V. only uses your personal data for the purpose of the technical administration of its website and any other communication with you. Irrepressible Voices e.V. will neither pass on your personal data to third parties nor use them in any other fashion unless you have explicitly agreed to have them passed on or otherwise used (such as in the utilisation conditions for the platform). The members of Irrepressible Voices e.V. are obliged to maintain secrecy.

You have the choice
You can choose what information you want to make available to Irrepressible Voices e.V. can change or delete the data you have given at any time with your profile.

Information gathered automatically
If you access the website of, it will automatically (i.e., not via registration) gather general information that is not personal (such as the internet browser used, the number of visits, the average time at the site and the pages called up) via Google Analytics. We use this information to improve the attractiveness, content and functionality of our website. There is no other use intended and these data are not passed onto anyone.

Irrepressible Voices e.V. takes precautions to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access. You can rest assured that we comply with the statutory regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany on data protection.

Links to other websites
This declaration on data protection applies to the website Please bear the fact in mind that the websites of also contain links to external websites and Irrepressible Voices e.V. does not accept any liability for the content of these external editorial websites. When you leave the website of , we recommend that you carefully read the data protection guideline of the website that gathers personal data.

Social Plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.

Right to information
You can get in contact with our data protection officer if you have any questions on how your personal data is processed:

Jens Wiechers

At your request, we will given you written notification as per applicable law which (if any) of your personal data Irrepressible Voices e.V. has stored with the web technology used.

Notification with changes
If there is change in this data protection guideline, we will point out said change in this guideline on our homepage and at other suitable locations.