We, the Deutsche Sauna-Bund, would like to explain to you below what data we process from you and how. If you have any questions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us at

The essential basis of our data protection is the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) valid since May 25, 2018.

The purpose of data processing on this website is to provide information about products and services of our association, combined with the possibility for users to make targeted contact with in-house contacts. As a matter of principle, we only collect data that is either required by law or contract, or is necessary for the conclusion and performance of the contract, or has been provided to us voluntarily on the basis of consent. We mark the data required for data collection accordingly. The provision of further information is voluntary. There are no negative consequences associated with not providing additional data. However, in individual cases, failure to provide such data may make subsequent communication more difficult or delay it.

The websites accessible under the domain and all associated subdomains are operated by the Deutscher Sauna-Bund e.V. or Sauna-Matti GmbH. Data collection and processing via these websites is carried out by the Deutscher Sauna-Bund e.V. and Sauna-Matti GmbH. We proceed with all data processing procedures (e.g. collection, processing and transmission) in accordance with the legal regulations. The following statement provides you with an overview of the type of data collected, how this data is used and passed on, what security measures we take to protect your data and how you can obtain information about the information given to us.


Personal data is individual information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person, such as name, address, telephone number, date of birth and IP address. You can visit our websites without us collecting any personal data from you. However, please refer to the section “Cookies, web analysis tools”. Personal data is only collected by us if you provide it voluntarily, for example in the context of an inquiry or registration to our member area or in the context of online ordering or registration for courses. In order to place an online order or an online registration, you must provide certain personal data. You will be asked to provide all personal data required for the execution and processing of your order or registration: full name or full company name, e-mail address, address (billing and delivery address) and telephone number.

When ordering products from the product range of Sauna-Matti GmbH and the German Sauna Association (Deutscher Sauna-Bund e.V.) as well as when registering for training events of the association or the GmbH, this data is collected and not forwarded to third parties. They are only processed for further handling of the order/registration. The data will be used and stored by the German Sauna Association e.V. only for the purpose of processing the order/registration. The German Sauna Association and Sauna-Matti GmbH will delete your data if deletion is required by law, at the latest after expiration of the legal retention periods.

To apply for membership in the Deutscher Sauna-Bund e.V., the full name or full company name, e-mail address, address (billing and delivery address), telephone number and, for regular members, a self-assessment of the size of the company are required. We delete the above-mentioned data upon termination of membership in compliance with the statutory retention obligations. You have the right to retrieve, correct or delete the data at any time. For this purpose, it is sufficient to send a message to us at or in writing with the keyword “data protection” to our business address.

Registration for the protected member area of the Deutscher Sauna-Bund e.V. takes place via login with the user ID and password of the member. We store this data to set up and maintain member access. We delete the access with the termination of the membership in compliance with the legal storage obligations. You have the right to retrieve, correct or delete your access data at any time. To do so, simply send a message to us at or in writing with the keyword “data protection” to our business address.

Otherwise, we process personal data in accordance with the following legal bases:

  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO for the processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the fulfillment of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of corresponding pre-contractual measures.
  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which we are subject according to any applicable law of the EU or according to any applicable law of a country in which the DSGVO is applicable in whole or in part.
  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data in order to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject prevail. Legitimate interests are in particular our business interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with other legal provisions.

For this purpose, we use service companies that are separately obligated to maintain secrecy and data protection within the scope of service provision. Data is only passed on to public authorities in the event of overriding legal provisions.


We use the personal data provided to respond to inquiries, to process orders/registrations/orders and for the purpose of technical administration of the websites.

Eine Weitergabe von personenbezogenen Daten an Dritte erfolgt nur, wenn die Weitergabe zum Zwecke

Personal data will only be forwarded to third parties if the forwarding is necessary for the purpose of contract processing or for billing purposes or for the collection of payment, or if express consent has been given. If the German Sauna Association or Sauna-Matti-GmbH makes advance payments in connection with an order/registration (for example, in the case of purchase on account), we may have the identity and creditworthiness of customers checked by a service provider.

We would like to point out that we are entitled to provide information about data in individual cases by order of the competent authority, insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, for the prevention of danger by the police authorities of the federal states, for the fulfillment of the statutory tasks of financial authorities, of federal and state authorities for the protection of the constitution, of the Federal Intelligence Service or of the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.


We have security measures in place to reasonably and adequately protect personal information.

Our databases are protected by physical, technical, and procedural measures that limit access to the information to specifically authorized individuals in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Our information system is located behind a software firewall to prevent access from other networks connected to the Internet. Only employees of the Deutscher Sauna-Bund e.V. and Sauna-Matti GmbH who need the information as defined in the section “Collection and storage of personal data” are granted access to personal information. These employees have been trained in security and data protection practices.

When personal information is collected via our web pages, the transmission is encrypted using industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) technology. This website uses “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure” (https). When communicating by e-mail, we cannot guarantee complete data security.

When you visit the website, a connection is established with your browser. The following information collected during this process is temporarily stored in system files and automatically collected: IP address of your device, date and time of access, name and URL of accessed files, website from which access is made or from which you were directed to our site (referrer URL), browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your device and the name of your provider.

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the purpose of smooth connection establishment and system security. The accruing connection data is automatically deleted. If the website is misused, log data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes will be retained until the incident has been clarified.

Cookies, Web-Analyse-Tools, Maps, YouTube

Wir verwenden Cookies, also Textdateien, die auf Ihrem Computer gespeichert werden und die die Benutzung unserer Internetseiten durch Sie unterstützen. Sie können die Speicherung der Cookies durch eine entsprechende Einstellung Ihrer Browser-Software verhindern; wir weisen Sie jedoch darauf hin, dass Sie in diesem Fall gegebenenfalls nicht sämtliche Funktionen unserer Webseiten vollständig werden nutzen können. Zur Web-Analyse verwenden wir das Tool matomo. Matomo leitet keine Daten an amerikanische Server weiter.


Wir verwenden YouTube für das Einbetten von Videos (Rechtsgrundlage gemäß DSGVO: Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f We use YouTube for embedding videos (legal basis according to DSGVO: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f with the operation of our website and the consideration of the interests of the data subjects by deactivating the tracking functions in the YouTube code). Google LLC in the USA has undertaken to ensure adequate data protection in accordance with the US-European Privacy Shield. Further information on this can be found in Google’s detailed privacy policy.

The language selection is provided by Google translate.

Google Maps

To give you an overview of the certified sauna baths in Germany, we use the online map service Google Maps. This is not integrated into our site, but is accessible via an external link. The information generated by Google through cookies is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by cookies (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

Google Analytics

This website uses the service “Google Analytics”, which is offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyze website usage by users. The service uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymization is used on this website. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. As part of the agreement on the order data agreement, which the website operators have concluded with Google Inc., the latter uses the collected information to create an evaluation of website use and website activity and provides services associated with internet use.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plugin to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc.


You have the right at any time to obtain information about the data stored about you, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing. If you have any questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time: by e-mail to or or in writing to us at our business addresses under the keyword “data protection”.

Actuality and change of this privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt the content of this privacy policy at any time. This usually occurs in the event of further development or adaptation of the services used. You can view the current privacy policy on our website.

Status of this statement: 07.11.2019