Who we are

Our website address is: https://esrccb.org. We are Roman Catholics from around the world gathering together to celebrate Communion and share in the Sacraments. Please come and celebrate with us at Bruder Klaus Kirche, Bruderholzallee 140 at 5:30 pm unless noted in the calendar of events.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Mass registration due to COVID legal requirements in Basel, Switzerland

When you register to attend Mass we are using a service called TicketTailor.com. This is an automated ticketing website where we collect your name, address, email and telephone number. This is only collected to ensure that we do not exceed the legal limit of number of people allowed in the church at one time and to report to the city of Basel in case of contact tracing. If you register for Mass we will also add you to our list of members and add you to our email list. You can be removed from our member list by letting us know but we must keep your information for COVID tracing compliance at TicketTailor.

Mass live streaming on YouTube due to COVID

Mass is live streamed on our YouTube channel and while we do not intentionally film Mass attendees it could happen that you could be filmed by accident. The people filming are not professional filmographers and your image may be caught by accident. If you do not agree to this, please do not physically attend Mass. If you decide not to attend Mass, please inform us so that we can make the space available to others.

Membership and contact forms

When you register on our website and join our community, by filling in our forms, we will use your information to send you occasional emails with events related to our community. Your data will not be shared with anyone except as required by law in Basel, Switzerland.

Religious Education Form

Our religious education form is used to register your children for religious education classes and your email will be added to our list of members.

Nursery Registration Form

Our Nursery registration form is used to register you – as a volunteer helper – and / or your child for the nursery offered during our mass. Your email will be added to our list of members.


If you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture from the Gravatar service is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF, GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.