The data controller in accordance with the GDPR is:


Tree House Swans gGmbH

Aachener Str. 1034

50858 Cologne




Purpose of data processing:


Operation of a website for the external presentation of our company and the establishment of contact, incl. a contact form.


Legal basis for the processing of visitor data:


The legal basis for the processing of visitor data is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. This is the so-called data processing on the basis of a weighing of interests. Our interest is the safe and functional operation of this website.


What data about you is processed by this website:

When you visit our website, we collect data that is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security.


Web server:

Some of the data collected by the web server is stored in log files. This is data that provides information about the IP address, the end device used, the browser used, the time of access, the so-called referrer and the amount of data transferred, the operating system and its interface, the language and the version of the browser software.


Duration of storage:

As a matter of principle, this data will be deleted or anonymised after 7 days at the latest.


Use of cookies:


In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the site that sets the cookie (in this case: us).


Cookies cannot execute programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the overall Internet offering more user-friendly and effective.


This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies
  • Persistent cookies


Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include in particular session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the shared session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log off or close your browser.


Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in your browser’s security settings at any time.


You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please be advised that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.


Data transfer to a third country:

Data processing primarily takes place within the EU. Our web server is located in Germany and we have concluded an order processing contract pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR with our hosting provider.


Recipients / transfer of data:


If this has not already been mentioned, your data which you transmit to us via this website will not be passed on to third parties. In particular, your data will not be passed on to third parties for their advertising purposes.

Your rights as a data subject:

Right of access:

You have the right to request information as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed by us. This information is always provided free of charge. Prior to providing this information, it may become necessary to verify your identity beyond all doubt. Upon request, we will provide you with a single copy of the personal data that is the subject of this processing. For any additional copy, we are entitled to charge a reasonable fee.


Right to rectification:

You have the right to have inaccurate personal data relating to you corrected. This includes the completion of incomplete personal data.


Right to restriction of processing:

Under certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data. This applies in particular if the accuracy of the data is contested by you, if the processing of the data is unlawful, if the data is no longer required for processing or if an objection against processing of the data has been lodged.


Right to erasure

You have the right to request the immediate erasure of personal data concerning you. The data does not need to be erased if it is processed in order to exercise the right to freedom of expression, if it is required in order to fulfil legal obligations, if there is a public interest in data processing in the area of public health, if it is processed for archiving purposes or for historical and scientific research purposes, or if it is necessary for the defence of legal claims.


Right to object:

You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time.


Right to data portability:

You have the right to receive personal data processed about you within the defined purpose in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Upon request, we can also transmit this data directly to another controller.


Right of revocation:

If the processing of personal data is based on your consent, you can revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of consent applies to the future. Previously completed processing operations remain unaffected by the revocation.


Right of appeal to the supervisory authority:

You have the right to file a complaint about the processing of personal data by us with a data protection authority.


Further questions to us regarding the processing of your data:


Should you require any further information regarding data processing on this website, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details above. We will be glad to assist you.


Amendments to this privacy policy:

We will revise this privacy policy in the event of any changes to this website or if this should become necessary for any other reason.


You will always find the current version on this web page.


Last update: 20 January 2021