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Privacy Policy

Responsible body for data processing

The responsible body for data protection laws, in particular the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is the Institute for Social Work and Social Education (Institut für Sozialarbeit und Sozialpädagogik e.V.), Zeilweg 42, 60439 Frankfurt am Main.

2.  Data protection officer

For all questions related to the processing of your personal data and the safeguarding and assertion of your rights according to the GDPR, you can contact our data protection officer under the following email address:

Your rights

Using the given contact details of our data protection officer, you can at all times assert the following rights:

  • information on your personal data stored and processed by us,
  • correction of false personal data,
  • deletion of your personal data stored by us,
  • restriction of data processing in case we were/are not allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • objection to the processing of your data by us, as well as
  • data transfer if you have consented to data processing or concluded a contract with us.

If you have given your consent, you can revoke this consent at all times with effect for the future.

You may always contact the corresponding data protection agency or supervisory body to file a complaint. The responsible body depends on your place of residence, your occupation and/or the suspected violation. A list of supervisory authorities and bodies (for the non-public sector) including addresses can be found at:

4.  Purpose of data processing by the corresponding body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy/data protection declaration. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned in this declaration. We will only transfer your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your explicit consent to this,
  • the processing is necessary to finalise a contract between us and you,
  • the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations,
  • the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing/transferring your data.

5.  Deleting data or restricting data access

We comply with the principles of data reduction and data economy. We will therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated in this declaration or as provided for in the various legal data storage periods. After the expiry of the respective purpose or of these storage periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted routinely and by regulations and legal obligations.

6.  Collection of general information when visiting our website

When accessing our website, cookies will automatically store general information. These so-called server log files include information like the type of web browser and operating system used, and the domain name of your internet service provider, for instance. These are - without any exception - information that does not allow for any conclusions to be drawn about your personal information.

This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the content you have requested from websites and is indispensable when using the internet. They are commonly used for the following purposes:

  • ensuring trouble-free connection with the website,
  • ensuring trouble-free use of our website,
  • assessing the system’s security and stability, as well as
  • further administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our interest in the aforementioned purposes for data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your personal information. The data will exclusively be received by the responsible body and, if applicable, the processing service provider.

Anonymous data of this kind may be assessed statistically by us to optimise our website and the underlying technology.

7.  Encryption via SSL

To protect your data during transfers, we apply the latest encryption processes and technologies (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.


Based on your explicit consent, we are regularly sending our newsletter or comparable information to your specified email address.

To receive this newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. When subscribing to our newsletter, the data information provided by you will exclusively be used for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed via email about issues relevant to this service or their registration (e.g. changes in the newsletter offer or technical issues).

For a successful registration, providing a valid email address is necessary. To ensure that the owner of the entered email-address performed the registration, we use a procedure called “double opt-in”. This means that we record the subscription to the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email as well as a reply from the entered email address. No other data will be collected. This data will exclusively be used for the newsletter dispatch and never be passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and their use/processing for the newsletter dispatch at any time. Each newsletter contains a corresponding link. In addition to this, you can also unsubscribe directly via this website at any time or by using the contact option at the end of this data protection/privacy policy notice.

9.  Contact

For questions of any kind, you can contact us via email. You may also give your voluntary consent to us contacting you. To do so, you have to provide a valid email address. This is necessary to match your request to a specific email address and to answer your inquiry. Providing further data information is optional. The information you provide will be stored to process your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. After your request has been successfully processed, your personal data will be deleted automatically.

10. Changes in our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify, adapt or enhance this privacy policy/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. At your next visit to our website, this updated privacy policy/data protection declaration will then apply.