Data Protection

Data Protection Policy

At Gute Leute Magazine we are highly committed to protecting your privacy. The information below provides details of the nature, extent and purpose of collecting, processing and using your personal data while visiting our website. Whilst based on the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the information is provided in English to ensure our international readership can understand it to the fullest.

Contact details

Gute Leute Magazine GBR
Beim Schlump 58, 20144 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: + 49 1517 0418681 or + 49 176 346 285 96

Personal data

Personal data as defined by the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) includes details related to personal or factual matters of an identified or identifiable natural person (the data subject), such as your name, age, marital status, address, email address, telephone number, bank account details or birth date.

Data collection

Unless otherwise mentioned, no personal data are collected, processed or used. While accessing our website some information on site visitorship will be logged, such as IP address, type and version of internet browser, referrer URL (the website that linked to ours), time of server request, the quantity of data transmitted and access status. The data will not be combined with other data sources and will be used solely to improve the design, contents and functionality of the website. Personal data, such as your name and email address, will only be collected after having received your explicit consent, for example before posting a comment under one of our blog posts or before signing up to our newsletter.


The website of Gute Leute Magazine is hosted by WordPress. After having received your consent, WordPress may use “cookies” to optimise this website. Cookies are small files that enable us to store information related to your device and you, the user, while you visit a website. Cookies allow for custom navigation and presentation of the website. You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. For more information, please see:

Data processing

It is our legitimate interest to provide customised products and to continuously optimise our website for our users. To this end, we make use of Jetpack powered by WordPress. Jetpack is a plug-in that, amongst others, allows us to track our users’ activity on our website to provide post performance insights, customised advertisements and the option to connect this website to Facebook and Twitter accounts. After your consent, Jetpack uses “cookies“ to engage in the aforementioned activities. You can prevent the installation of these cookies by adjusting the relevant settings in your browser.

The legal foundation for processing this data is Article 6 Par. 1, lit. f DSGVO. Accordingly, data processing is permitted insofar as it is required to realise a legitimate interest and, after comprehensive consideration of interests, does not outweigh your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms.

Social media

Through Jetpack WordPress, our website has plug-ins relating to Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) and Google+ (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). These plug-ins include the “Like”, “Share”, “Re-Tweet” and “Google+” icons that you see next to our blog posts.

When you visit our website, the Facebook plug-in creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server after which Facebook receives information that your IP address has visited our website. If you are logged into Facebook at that time, you can “like” and “share” our content through your personal Facebook profile. It also means that Facebook can link information about your visit to your Facebook user profile. To prevent this connection, you can log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. For more information on Facebook usage of your data, please visit

Similarly, by using the “re-Tweet” function on our website while logged into Twitter, the pages you have visited are connected to your Twitter account and made visible to other Twitter users. You can change your privacy and data preferences in your Twitter account settings. For more information about Twitter’s privacy policy, please visit

The Google+ plug-in allows you to share content through your Google account, and allows Google to provide you with personalised content and information. When you use the +1 icon for one of our blog posts while logged into Google, Google stores this information and can link this to your Google profile and use it for other Google services such as advertisements. In addition to this, Google may use the information for other purposes in accordance with Google’s data protection policy, for instance by publishing statistics about the activities of its users. For more information on Google’s privacy policy, please see

Right to information

At any time you retain the right to obtain information on the origin, recipients and purpose of the data stored in your file. If requested, we will inform you in writing about any personal data we have stored relating to you. You may also request the correction, barring or deletion of your personal data. Additionally you have a right of appeal at the responsible supervisory authority. For this and any further questions on the subject of data protection you can contact us through the email address and phone numbers written above.

Repealing your consent

Many data processing operations can only be undertaken with your explicit consent. At any point you can revoke your priorly given consent. To do so, writing an email to the above mentioned email address is sufficient. The lawfulness of the data processing up to the point of revocation remains unaffected.

Right of appeal

In the case of violations to data protection law, you have a right of appeal at the responsible supervisory authority. Our local responsible authority regarding data protection is the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. More information and contact details can be found at

Right to data portability

You retain the right to request that any data processed by us based on your consent or a contract will be sent to you or a third party in a common, machine readable format. The direct transfer of data to another responsible party is limited to the technical possibilities that are available to us.