Legal Notice

Data according to § 5 TMG:
Friends of SAYes, Germany e. V.
Postfach 40 02 11
50832 Köln


Represented by the Board






Registered in the Register of Associations at the district court of Cologne, no. VR 17813

Accepted as a non-profit organisation by the tax authority of Cologne.



According to § 7 passage 1 TMG we, as a service provider, are responsible for the contents on this site under general law. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG we, as the service provider, are not obliged to monitor transmitted or saved information or to search for circumstances that hint at illegal activity. Obligations to delete or block the usage of information according to general law will remain uneffected. However, a relevant liability is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement. After we are notified of these infringements, we will remove the information immediately.


Accountability for links

Our site contains links to external, third party websites. We have no influence on these contents, therefore we cannot take any responsibility for these contents. The supplier or provider of these sites is responsible for contents on the linked websites. At the time of linking, the linked sites have been checked for statutory violations. We could find no illegal contents at this time. Permanent control of the linked sites is unreasonable without evidence of an infringement. Such links will be deleted immediately after we are made aware of violations.



The contents issued by the provider of this website are subject to German copyright. The reproduction, editing, distribution and any kind of usage outside the limits of the copyright require the written consent of the author. Downloads and copies of this website are only allowed for private, non-commercial use. If the contents haven’t been created by the provider, the copyright of third parties will be considered. Contents from third parties will be credited accordingly. If you are aware of a copyright violation, we ask you to let us know. We will delete these contents immediately once we have been made aware of a violation.


Data privacy

The provider of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to legal data protection legislation and this privacy policy.


The use of our website is usually possible without the submission of personal data. If we ask for personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) this will be on a voluntary basis where possible. This data will not be forwarded to third parties without your consent.


We point out that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. communication via email) may have security gaps. Complete security against the access of third parties is not possible.


We use personal information from members to provide the membership (e.g. send invitations to AGMs, collect the membership fee, the organisation of events) and donors for donation management. The use of personal data usually occurs according to the necessity to fulfil a contact according to Art. 6 paragraph 1b of GDPR. These contracts are mainly memberships in the association and donation management.


Member’s and donor’s bank details are transferred to Sparkasse KölnBonn for the purpose of debit orders only.


The personal data of members will be saved for the duration of the membership. Upon completion of the membership data will be saved another ten years in accordance with the legal storage period and then it will be deleted. In the time between the membership ending and the deletion of data, the usage of the data is limited. Some data (first name, surname, membership) will be stored for the purpose of association history, due to a legitimate interest. All other data (e.g. bank details, address, contact details) will be deleted when the membership ends. The personal data of the donors will be saved ten years according to the legal storage period.


The affected persons have the following rights:

  • right of information according to Art. 15 GDPR,
  • right to retification according to Art. 16 GDPR,
  • right to erasure according to Art.17 GDPR,
  • right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR,
  • right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR,
  • right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR,
  • right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority according to Art. 77 GDPR
  • right to withdraw an acceptance at any time without affecting the legitimacy of the data usage based on acceptance until the withdrawal

According to Section 26 of the German Civil Code, the Board is accountable for the adherence of the terms of data protection law. The Board ensures that the records of processing activities according to Art. 30 GDPR are maintained and that the information regulations according to Art. 13 and 14 GDPR are fulfilled. The Board is responsible for replying to requests for information.


Personal data will not be released without the permission of the individual concerned.


Data privacy policy for the usage of Facebook plugins (Like-button)

There are plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, integrated on our website. You notice Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like” button on our site. You find an overview of Facebook plugins here:


If you visit our website, a connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be created via this plugin. Thereby Facebook receives information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “like” button while logged in to your Facebook account, the contents of this website can be linked to your Facebook profile, therefore Facebook can match your visit to your user account. We point out that we, as the provider of this website, do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or Facebook‘s usage of this data. For more information visit Facebook‘s data privacy policy here:


If you do not want Facebook to link your visit with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.


Data privacy policy of the usage of Twitter

There are functions of Twitter integrated on our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the function “retweet,” your visit will be linked to your Twitter account and made public to other users. Data will be transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as the provider of this website do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or Twitter‘s usage of this data. For more information, visit Twitter’s data privacy policy here:


You can change your data privacy settings in your account settings here:


Data privacy policy for the usage of YouTube

There are plugins of YouTube, operated by Google, on our website. The provider is: YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our sites that has a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube’s server will be created. The information of which of our sites you visited on our website will be transmitted to the YouTube server. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to match your visit with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.


For more information, visit YouTube’s data privacy policy here:

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