Privacy Policy

Data protection

Responsible body within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is: emerge Consciousness Culture eV

Your rights as a data subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details of our data protection officer:

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your place of residence, your work or the alleged violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with addresses can be found at:  https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html .

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

Processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.

Deletion or blocking of the data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these deadlines have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Collection of general information when you visit our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically recorded by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the website content you have requested and is mandatory when using the Internet. In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned data collection purposes. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. The recipients of the data are only the responsible body and, if applicable, the processor.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard drive by a website server. This automatically gives us certain data such as B. IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable our website to be displayed correctly.

In no case will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Registration on our website

When registering for the use of our personalized services, some personal data is collected, such as name, address, contact and communication data such as telephone number and email address. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time, if necessary. Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. We will be happy to correct or delete these at your request, provided that there are no statutory retention requirements to the contrary.

Provision of chargeable services

For the provision of chargeable services, we ask for additional data, such as payment details, in order to be able to carry out your order. We store this data in our systems until the statutory retention periods have expired.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) over HTTPS.

Comment function

When users leave comments on our website, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are saved in addition to this information. This is for our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users.

Newsletter

On the basis of your expressly given consent, we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to the e-mail address you provided.

To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. When you register to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will only be used for this purpose. Subscribers can also be informed by email about circumstances that are relevant for the service or registration (e.g. changes to the newsletter offer or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration we need a valid email address. In order to check that the registration is actually made by the owner of an email address, we use the “double opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, we log the order for the newsletter, the dispatch of a confirmation email and the receipt of the response requested. Further data is not collected. The data will only be used to send the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. There is a corresponding link in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly on this website at any time or inform us of your request using the contact option given at the end of this data protection notice.

contact form

If you contact us regarding questions of any kind by e-mail or contact form, give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting us. A valid email address is required for this. This is used to assign the request and then answer it. The specification of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After your request has been dealt with, personal data will be automatically deleted.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, ie text files that are saved on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, further related services are then to be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator. We can use the following Google Analytics advertising features:

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install:  Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics .

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking  this link . An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Analytics and Marketing

If you have given your consent to such uses under applicable law, we use third-party platforms such as Facebook or Google to place advertisements in order to promote the purposes, products and services of our company on other websites and apps on your devices.

Our services use Google and Facebook remarketing services to manage our advertising on third party websites for previous visitors to our website. We can advertise previous visitors who have not yet completed a task on our website, e.g. B. Register for an event. We regulate and measure the effectiveness of our advertising and can limit the time in which an advertisement is shown to you. The advertisement can take the form of an advertisement on the Google Advertising Network, on the Facebook search results page or on a website or application with Facebook Advertising. Third party providers, including Google and Facebook, use tracking technologies such as cookies and pixels, to collect information about your activities within the service and to serve ads based on your previous visits to our website. All data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy, the privacy policy of Google and Facebook.

You can opt out of receiving personalized ads on different devices by adjusting your ad settings in your accounts.

Google ad settings https://adssettings.google.com/

Facebook ad settings https://www.facebook.com/about/ads

For more information on Google and Facebook’s privacy practices, see:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Change of our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit. Last update: April 22nd, 2020.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization:  Marlene Potthoff

The data protection declaration was created with the  data protection declaration generator of activeMind AG .