Privacy Policy

To us, the protection of the Users’ personal data is of utmost importance. Thus, this Privacy Policy supplements the general Terms of Use of the Platform.


1. Basic Principles for the Processing of the User’s Personal Data

The Platform collects, processes, and uses the personal data in compliance with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and the data protection directives of the European Union.

The Platform uses the personal data exclusively for the purpose of enabling the use of the services offered.

If necessary in individual cases, the Platform may forward personal data of a registered member to third parties, if notification is received that uploaded content of a registered member breaches these third parties’ commercial property rights (copyrights, trademark rights, or other neighboring rights, as well as other intangible rights).

Personal data are not forwarded to third parties for any other purposes, particularly advertising or marketing purposes, without the express consent of the User.


2. Registration

For the User’s registration with the platform, certain personal data need to be collected from the User during the registration and be processed as registration details.


3. Profile Data

The Platform enables the User to present himself and to upload further data in the profile for this purpose.


4. Cookies

We use cookies. Cookies are little data records that are generated when Web pages are accessed and that are stored on the computer of the respective User. With the help of cookies, the Web server can query user-specific information that are used to make the use of the Web site easier and more comfortable for the User and to enable certain functions in the first place.
You can configure your browser in such a way that cookies are generally rejected or that the acceptance of cookies needs to be confirmed. If you decide not to accept any cookies, you might be unable to use certain functions on the Web site. The help function in the menu bars of most Web browsers explains how you can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to let your browser alert you when you receive a new cookie, or how to deactivate all cookies received.


5. Log Files

When the User accesses the Platform, the access data are stored on the server. The Platform uses the logs for statistical analyses in anonymized form, i.e. without any association or indications concerning the User.


6. Statistics Tools

Moreover, statistics tools are used to record the Web site traffic and the following technical information, which is automatically transmitted by your browser, in addition to the data listed above: Availability JavaScript, Java, Flash, screen resolution, browser version, operating system, time on site, returning visitors, geographic origin, and Internet address (IP address).

Statistics tools currently used:

– Matomo

The data collected in this way is not mapped to any individual Users. These data are not consolidated with other data sources. The stored data are analyzed for statistical purposes only.


7. Right to Information

You may at any time request information about the data stored about you, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing.


8. Rights of Revocation

You may at any time revoke the permission to process and use the data with effect for the future. To do this, please send a brief e-mail, specifying your address and e-mail address, to In this case, we will fully delete your data without delay, except for justified exceptions in cases of abuse.


Contact information:

We greatly appreciate your comments concerning our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or think that it is not complied with, you can always contact us as follows:

Flying Dutchman Online Communities (proprietor: Michael Hulsman), Deutschherrenstra├če 87a, D-53177 Bonn, Germany, or by e-mail to