Data protection

We, Geopark Volcanic Region Vogelsberg e.V. - Goldhelg 20, 36341 Lauterbach, take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the rules of data protection laws. Personal data is only collected on this website to the extent that it is technically necessary. Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for any other reason.

The following declaration gives you an overview of how we guarantee this protection and what kind of data is collected for what purpose.

Data processing on this website

The Geopark Volcanic Region Vogelsberg e.V. automatically collects and stores log files information in its server that your browser transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type/-version Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of the server request.

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources and is deleted after statistical evaluation.


Our Internet pages use so-called cookies in several places. These serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.

Newsletter (not available at the moment)

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on this website, we need a valid e-mail address, your name and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your e-mail address and its use to send the newsletter at any time. The subscription to the newsletter can be revoked at any time. You will find a link to the unsubscribe page at the end of each newsletter. The data provided by you will be deleted.

Encrypted data transmission

This website works with a corresponding security certificate and encrypts all personal and order-related data via SSL encryption 128bit for maximum data security and protection of your privacy. All page views are made using this encryption method. You can recognize this by the Internet protocol (https) displayed in the browser, see address line in your browser.

Matomo Webanalytics

This website uses Matomo, an open source software for statistical evaluation of visitor access. Matomo uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be stored on the server of the provider in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is stored. You may refuse the use 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 the full functionality of this website.


Right to information

You have the right at any time to know about the data stored about you, its origin and recipient as well as the purpose of storage. The data protection officer of the Geopark Volcanic Region Vogelsberg e.V.  - geopark(at) will provide you with information about the stored data.

Further information

Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we would like to answer your questions regarding the processing of your personal data at any time. If you have any questions this data protection declaration could not answer or if you would like more detailed information on a topic, please contact the data protection officer of the Geopark Volcanic Region Vogelsberg e.V. - geopark(at) at any time.