pad mainz

Imprint and data security


According to § 5 TMG:

pad e. V.Hugo-Eckener-Str. 47

55122 Mainz

The pad
Represented by:

Nicole Schmitt
Peter Schulz


Phone: 06131 – 4862476

Photo credits:

The pictures you can find on our website are from our archives. The pictures in the header section of our website were shot largely by Chang-Chih Chen. If you have further questions regarding the pictures send us an email.


Liability for content

The contents of our pages were created with great care. However, we cannot assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the content. As a service provider we are responsible according to § 7 Abs.1 TMG for own contents on these sides according to the general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, however, we as a service provider are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored external information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under general law remain unaffected. A liability in this regard, however, is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement. Upon notification of appropriate violations, we will remove this content immediately.

Liability for links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal content was not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent content control of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such links immediately.

Entry in the register

Entry in the register of associations

Chancery: Amtsgericht Mainz

Registry number: VR 40264

Sales tax ID: Sales tax identification number in line with §27 a Value Added Tax Act:

26/675/1113/1 – II/5


The content and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are for private, non-commercial use only. As far as the contents on this side were not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are considered. In particular contents of third parties are marked as such. If you should still be aware of a copyright infringement, we ask for a note. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such content immediately.

Data Security

Privacy Policy

(Effective 24th of May 2018)

General information

This privacy policy is supposed to inform the users of this website of the way, the extent and the purpose of the elicitation and usage of personal data by the operator of this website [see impressum].

The operator of this website takes the security of your data seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and according to the legal regulations. Since changes in this privacy policy can be made due to new technologies and the ongoing development of this website, we recommend for you to reread the privacy policy regularly.

Our website is SSL-encrypted.

Still there is warned against insecure content on our website.

This warning is a so-called “mixed content”-warning. Mixed content exists when a website contains a combination of secure (HTTPS) and insecure (HTTP) content which is sent to the browser via SSL. Insecure content can theoretically be read and modified by offenders, even though the superordinate website is offered over HTTPS.

The insecure content on our website most likely consists of links to websites which are not SSL-encrypted and/or embedded videos by Youtube or Vimeo.

Instead of taking our website off the internet because of this subsidiary hazard, we decided to still offer our website with the suggestion to not click on the referred to links if you want to avoid safety issues.  We will delete all insecure content gradually. When we are done doing so and our website is completely safe, you will be seeing a green lock at the browser line.

Definitions of the used terms (e. g. personal data) can be found at Art. 4 of the GDPR.

Access data

We, the website operators resp. website provider, are collecting data on ground of our eligible interest (see Art. 6 par. lit. f. GDPR) and save them as “server logfiles” on the server of our website. Following data is logged in that way:

  • visited website
  • time at the moment of access
  • amount of sent data in Byte
  • source/ reference, from which you accessed this website
  • used browser
  • used operating system
  • used IP-adress

Those server logfiles are being saved for a maximum of 7 days and will be deleted afterwards.

The data is being saved for safety reasons, e.g. to resolve cases in abuse. If data has to be saved as evidence, it is excluded from the deletion until the incident is resolved completely.

Reach measurement & cookies

This website uses cookies for pseudonymized reach measurement which are broadcasted either from our server or the server of a third party to the browser of the user. Cookies are small files which are saved on your terminal device. Your browser accesses those files. By using cookies, the user-friendliness and safety of this website is being improved.

If you do not want that cookies are being saved on your terminal device for reach measurement you can object the usage of those files here:

Established browsers also give the possibility in their settings to disallow the usage of cookies. Please note: It is not guaranteed that you can use all functions on this website without restriction if you choose that setting.

Acquisition and processing of personal data

The operator of this website only collects, saves and shares your personal data if it is legal or you agree to the collection of data.

All information which helps to ascertain you or can be retraced towards you is considered to be personal data – e.g. your name, your e-mail and phone number.

You can visit this website without giving out information on yourself. But, to improve our website we are collecting your access data on this website (without personalization). This kind of access data entail e.g. the file requested by you or the name of your internet provider. Because of the anonymization of the data, drawing conclusions on you personally is not possible.

The usage of our website is generally possible without you giving information on your personal data. If there is personal data (e.g. your name, address or email) being collected it happens, if possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to a third party without your explicit approval. We point out that data transfer via internet (e.g. when communicating via email) can entail security gaps. And end-to-end protection of the data against access of a third party is not possible. The usage of the contact data which is being posted because of the obligation to post a site notice by a third party to send not agreed on advertisement or information leaflets is hereby explicitly dissented. The operators of this website explicitly reserve the right to take legal actions if not agreed on advertisement is being sent, e.g. spam mails.

Source: Disclaimer from eRecht24, dem Portal zum Internetrecht by Rechtsanwalt Sören Siebert.

Approach to contact data

If you use the provided possibilities to contact us, your data is being saved so that we can use them to process and answer your request. Without your approval this data will not be given to a third party.

Newsletter subscription

The website operator offers you a newsletter, in which you will be informed about current events and offers. If you want to subscribe to the newsletter, you need to give us a valid email address. If you subscribe to the newsletter you agree with receiving the newsletter and the elucidated procedure.

Sending of the newsletter happens through the operator of this website [see imprint].

Withdrawal and Termination: You can withdraw your agreement of receiving the newsletter at any time and therefore terminate your subscription of the newsletter. After the termination your personal data will be deleted. Your consent with the sending of the newsletter will be terminated at the same time. At the end of each newsletter, you can find a note on the possibility of terminating your subscription.

Content of the newsletter: The newsletter of the pad will inform you about upcoming events and special current news about our club. The newsletter does not contain advertisement.

Storage of your data for the newsletter: The email addresses of the subscribers of the newsletter without their names being associated with them are being stored on an external storage medium that only pad staff has access to.  This “email manifold” will not be given to third party. In the newsletter, your emails will only be put into the blind-copy field, therefore other subscribers won’t be able to see your email address.

Rights of the user

You as a user have the right to get free information on which of your personal data has been collected by us, if you request it. You also have the right to correct wrong data and to have the processing of your data restricted or your personal data to be deleted. If applicable, you can also claim your right on data portability. If you presume that your data has been processed wrongfully, you can file a complaint at the responsible inspectorate.

Erasure of data

If your wish does not collide with the legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you have a right to have your data deleted. Data which is stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are not longer needed for they intended purpose and there are no other legal storage periods. If an erasure cannot be conducted because the data is needed for legal purposes, there will be a restriction on the processing of your data. In this case the data will be inaccessible and not being processed for other purposes.

Right of objection

Users of this website can exercise their right of objection and object the processing of their personal data at any time.

If you wish for a correction, inhibition, erasure or want information on the personal data which is stored about you or if you have questions on the elicitation, processing or usage of your personal data or if you want to withdraw a before made authorization, please refer to this mail address:

Youtube and Vimeo embedding

Some videos were not saved on our own web-space but rather uploaded on Youtube and Vimeo and embedded to our website, to save memory capacity. Before watching such videos, please inform yourself on the data protection of Youtube resp. Vimeo.

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