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Data protection

Dear users,

The protection of your privacy is very important to us. In the following we inform you about the processing of your personal data when using our website.

§ 1 Information about the collection of personal data

(1) In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

(2) The person responsible according to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) is
Vereinigung Pestalozzi gem. GmbH
represented by the management Mr. Jörn Nodorp
Bahrenfelder Straße 242 | 22765 Hamburg
Telefon: 040 238 32 56 – 00
Fax 040 238 32 56 – 01
Mail: (see our imprint).

You can reach our data protection officer at
Timo Falk

(3) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, we will save the data you provide (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number) in order to answer your questions. We delete the data that arises in this context after the storage is no longer required, or we limit the processing if there are statutory retention requirements.

((4) If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective processes. We also state the specified criteria for the storage period.

(5) To prevent unauthorized access by third parties to your personal data, the connection is encrypted using SSL technology.

§ 2 Collection of personal data when you visit our website

BIf you only use the website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you would like to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.f GDPR ). These general data and information are stored in the server's log files:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request came
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

Your IP address is stored in a log protocol for a maximum of 6 weeks and then permanently deleted.

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about you. The data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data you have provided.

§ 3 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to the personal data concerning you:

  • the right to information pursuant to Art. 15 DS-GVO in conjunction with. § 34 BDSG.
  • the right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 DS-GVO.
  • dthe right to deletion under Art. 17 DS-GVO in conjunction with. § 35 BDSG.
  • the right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 DS-GVO.
  • the right to data portability from Art. 20 DS-GVO.
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DS-GVO in conjunction with Art. 19 BDSG. If you wish to exercise your right to complain, you may address your complaint to the data protection officer mentioned in section 1 or to the competent data protection supervisory authority.
  • the right to object in accordance with Art. 21 DS-GVO.

§ 4 Objection or revocation to the processing of your data

(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke this consent at any time. Such revocation will affect the permissibility of processing your personal data after you have expressed it to us.

(2) Where we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the fulfilment of a contract with you, which is shown by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will review the situation and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

(3) Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can inform us of your objection to advertising using the following contact details:
Vereinigung Pestalozzi gem. GmbH
Bahrenfelder Straße 242 | 22765 Hamburg
Telefon: 040 238 32 56 – 00
Fax 040 238 32 56 – 01

§ 5 Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This applies unless the decision is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between us, or is permitted by Union or Member State law to which we are subject, and that law contains adequate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interest, or is made with your explicit consent.

Where the decision is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract or is made with your explicit consent, we will take reasonable steps to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interest, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person responsible, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

If you wish to exercise any rights relating to automated decisions, you may contact us at any time.

As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.

§ 6 Storage period

Unless the respective paragraphs of this data protection declaration explicitly regulate the deletion periods of certain data, we will delete your personal data in accordance with the respective statutory retention periods. After expiry of the period, the data will be routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of a contract.

§ 7 Further functions and offers of our website

(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you will usually have to provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service and for which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored.

(3) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer participation in promotions, conclusion of contracts or similar services together with partners. You will receive more detailed information on this when you provide your personal data or in the description of the offer below.

(4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this in the description of the offer.

§ 8 External links

We use links on our website that lead to other websites (external links), these are specially marked. Their contents are not located on our server. The external contents of these links were checked when the links were set. However, it cannot be ruled out that the contents were subsequently changed by the respective providers. Should you notice that the contents of the external providers violate applicable law, please inform us. This data protection declaration only applies to content on our website.