European Forum

of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups

Privacy Policy

Use of Names and Pictures

We, the providers of this website, are part of the LGBT community. We know that, in a lot of countries, it is not safe to be “out of the closet”. This is why the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups is careful with using names and pictures on this website:

  • Generally, we only use only first names but no last names.
  • Some people gave us permission to use their full names or photographs.
  • Others are public figures, who may be mentioned with their full name and shown on pictures.

If you find your name or picture is on this website and do not agree with that, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it will remove the information immediately. If, on the other hand, you recognise yourself and would like to be mentioned with your full name, please do not hesitate to contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. either.


Access Logs

The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups collects and automatically stores information, which your browser communicates, in its server log files. This information comprises

  • your IP address,
  • the access date and time,
  • the sent HTTP request (including the address of the requested web page),
  • the HTTP referer (i.e., the web page linking to the requested page), and
  • the type and version of your browser.

The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups cannot assign these data to a particular person and does not combine them with data from other sources. The data are automatically evaluated and deleted after one month.


Contact Forms

If you use one of our contact forms, we ask you for your e-mail address and name (feel free to use an alias of your choice). These will be transferred to and stored by the addressee as an e-mail. The data are handled with care and only for the purpose of fulfilling your request. They will not be transferred to a third person or used for marketing.



This website uses “cookies”, small text files, which are stored in your browser to make your experience more convenient, effective, and secure. We only use session cookies that are automatically deleted once you end your visit on our website.



We use Google reCAPTCHA on our websites, a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. reCAPTCHA is used to check (e.g., in contact forms) whether information is put in to our website by a human or an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the visitor based on various characteristics:

  • your IP address,
  • the web page containing the reCAPTCHA form,
  • the date and duration of your visit,
  • the specifications of your browser and operating system,
  • your Google account (only if you are logged in),
  • the mouse-pointer movement on the reCAPTCHA area, and
  • the tasks, in which you have to identify images.

The analysis starts automatically as soon as you enter the respective page. The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google. Data processing is based the General Data Protection Regulation, art. 6(1)(f). The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam. For more information about Google reCAPTCHA, please refer to Google’s privacy policy.



We distribute our newsletter “Rainbow Report” and our press releases using the service Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA). We use the data provided to Mailchimp via its interface only to send you the newsletter or press releases and keep track of our coverage. Your data are stored on their servers securely and only for the duration of your subscription. You can find further information in Mailchimp’s privacy policy.


Twitter Timeline

Our home page embeds our Twitter timeline using the do-not-track option, so that Twitter should not store any information about you or set/read any cookies in your browser. For more information on the service, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy.


Disclosure, Deletion, and Suspension

At all times, you have the right to gratuitous disclosure of your personal data, their origin and recipients, the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, suspension, or deletion of these data. For this and for further questions concerning personal data, you may contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any time.