Privacy Policy
An overview of data protection

1. General Information
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with
your personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be
used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection,
please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on our website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is
available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.

How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be
information you enter into our contact form.

Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily
technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This
information is recorded automatically when you access our website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data
may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived
personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to
demand that your data are rectified, blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any
time under the address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have
questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a
complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of
your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to
Restriction of Data Processing.”

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our
website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis
programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the
browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you. You have the option to object to such analyses or you
can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about this, please
consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection options in this Data
Protection Declaration.

2. General Information And Mandatory Information
Data protection
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously.
Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory
data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data
comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains
which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which
purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail
communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against
third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

Heike Prevrhal 

Hochwaldweg 2 

22149 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 40 8420 6363

Email: heike.eft@releaseintopeace.de

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes
decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail
addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can
also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is
sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data
collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art.
21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the
right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from
your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine
the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection
Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless
we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your
data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the
claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the
right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of
such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct
advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct
advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory
agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at
the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any
other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your
consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used,
machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this
will be done only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or
inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption
programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the
browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser
line. If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand
information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the
processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If
you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not
hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal
data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section
“Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following
cases:

In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need
some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to
demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.

If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to
demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.

If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal
entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data
instead of its eradication.

If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to
be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have
the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their
archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal
entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public
interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory
information to be provided in section “Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and
information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages
reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional
information, for instance via SPAM messages.

3. Recording Of Data On Our Website
Cookies
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage
to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user
friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and
stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your
leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies
enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are
placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance ofcookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you
close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide
certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect.
1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically
error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the
analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data
Protection Declaration.

Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called
server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

• The type and version of browser used

• The used operating system

• Referrer URL

• The hostname of the accessing computer

• The time of the server inquiry

• The IP address

• This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a
legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In
order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as
any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the
event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your
consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have
already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This
shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate
the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being
archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be
without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

4. Newsletter, Newsletter Data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need from you an e-mail
address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address
provided and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected or shall be
collected only on a voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested
information and shall not share such data with any third parties.

The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall occur exclusively
on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to
the archiving of data, the e-mail address and the use of this information for the sending of the newsletter
at any time, for instance by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. This shall be without
prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.

The data you archive with us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription shall be archived by us until
you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter, the data shall
be deleted. This shall not affect data we have been archiving for other purposes.


MailChimp

This website uses the services of MailChimp to send out its newsletters. The provider is the Rocket
Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

Among other things, MailChimp is a service that can be deployed to organise and analyse the sending of
newsletters. Whenever you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to a newsletter (e.g. your e-mail
address), the information is stored on MailChimp servers in the United States.

MailChimp is in possession of a certification that is in compliance with the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield.” The
“Privacy-Shield” is a compact between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA)
that aims to warrant the compliance with European data protection standards in the United States.

With the assistance of the MailChimp tool, we can analyse the performance of our newsletter
campaigns. If you open an e-mail that has been sent through the MailChimp tool, a file that has been
integrated into the e-mail (a so-called web-beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the United
States. As a result, it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which
links the recipient possibly clicked on. Technical information is also recorded at that time (e.g. the time of
access, the IP address, type of browser and operating system). This information cannot be allocated to
the respective newsletter recipient. Their sole purpose is the performance of statistical analyses of
newsletter campaigns. The results of such analyses can be used to tailor future newsletters to the
interests of their recipients more effectively.

If you do not want to permit an analysis by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We
provide a link for you to do this in every newsletter message. Moreover, you can also unsubscribe from
the newsletter right on the website.

The data is processed based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).  You may revoke any consent
you have given at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the
lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place prior to your revocation.

The data you archive with us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription shall be archived by us until
you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter, the data shall
be deleted from our servers as well as those of MailChimp. This shall not affect data we have been
archiving for other purposes.

For more details, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of MailChimp at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/
terms/.

Execution of a contract data processing agreement

We have executed a so-called “Data Processing Agreement” with MailChimp, in which we mandate that
MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our customers and to refrain from sharing it with third
parties. You may review this Agreement under the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/
data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.

5. Plug-ins And Tools
YouTube with expanded data protection integration
Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube platform, which is being operated by YouTube, LLC, 901
Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that
YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video.
Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be
ruled out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are
watching a video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.

As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on our website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be
established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you
are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate
your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of
your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on
your device. With the assistance of these cookies, YouTube will be able to obtain information about our
website visitor. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim
of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. These cookies will
stay on your device until you delete them.

Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have
started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.

The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner.
Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest.

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy
Policy under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Web Fonts (local embedding)
This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this
site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be
established in conjunction with this application.

Adobe Typekit Web Fonts
In order to ensure the uniform depiction of certain fonts, our website uses fonts called Adobe Typekit
Web Fonts provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA
(Adobe).

When you access pages of our website, your browser will automatically load the required fonts directly
from the Adobe site to be able to display them correctly on your device. As a result, your browser will
establish a connection with Adobe’s servers in the United States. Hence, Adobe learns that your IP
address was used to access our website. According to the information provided by Adobe, no cookies
will be stored in conjunction with the provision of the fonts.

Adobe is in possession of a certification in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy
Shield is a compact ratified between the United States of America and the European Union, aiming to
warrant compliance with European Data Protection Standards. For more information, please follow this
link: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/eudatatransfers.html.

The use of Adobe Typekit Web Fonts is necessary to ensure the uniform presentation of fonts on our
website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information about Adobe Typekit Web Fonts, please read the policies under: https://
www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/typekit.html.

Adobe’s Data Privacy Declaration may be reviewed under: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/
policy.html.