Like every large organisation the Chaos Computer Club doesn't get by some bureaucracy. The office manages all your matters regarding your membership or Datenschleuder subscription.
From the office, to identify you easily, you'll get a small (at the time 5 digit) number assigned. We call this number Chaosnummer (chaos number) and almost doesn't hurt at all. Once you became a member the office will make sure that your name appears on your designated Datenschleuder and the cash desks at the Congresses and Camps knows to give you a discount. If you let the payments slide for too long the office might send you friendly payment reminders as well.
You can get in touch with the office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we recommend -as for any e-mail communication- to encrypt your e-mails to us using PGP (our key). The current key's fingerprint is:
pub rsa4096/370A7F05 2017-02-23 [SC] [expires: 2018-02-23] Key fingerprint = 23C8 AA23 999C DCF2 90C5 5659 9DFF 523F 370A 7F05 uid [ultimate] CCC Office Key (CCC Mitgliederverwaltung, Key 2017) sub rsa4096/10C4592A 2017-02-23 [E] [expires: 2018-02-23]
The office is also available via snail mail at
Chaos Computer Club e.V.