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Legal Notice

Information in accordance with Section 5 TMG
Verein für Gestaltbildung e.V.
Sonnenbühlweg 17
79856 Hinterzarten

Represented by:


Accountability for content

As a service provider according to section 7 paragraph 1 of the Telemedia Act (TMG) we are responsible for our own content. However, we are not obliged to monitor the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity (sections 8 to 10 TMG).

Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected. A liability relating to this applies only after the first moment of the knowledge of a concrete rights violation. Should any corresponding violation of the law come to our knowledge we will remove these contents immediately.

Accountability for links

Our offer contains links to third-party websites, on whose contents we do not have influence. Responsibility for the content of external links lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. The linked pages were inspected for possible violations of law at the time of the placing of the link. No violations were evident to us at that time.

However, permanent checking of the linked pages in terms of content is not reasonable without specific evidence indicating a legal infringement. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.


Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Reproduction, processing, dissemination and any type of use beyond what is permitted under copyright requires written authorisation. The pages may only be downloaded and copied exclusively for personal purpose and not for commercial purposes.

In so far as the contents on this page were not created by the operator, third-party copyrights are respected and marked as such. Nevertheless, if you should become aware of a copyright violation, we request that you notify us accordingly. We will immediately remove such contents upon discovery of infringements.

Data privacy statement

This data-protection statement is meant to inform you of our data-protection practices and your rights according to the data protection law. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and therefore adhere strictly to the laws on data privacy and this data privacy statement. We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may show security gaps.

Wir weisen darauf hin, dass die Datenübertragung im Internet (z. B. bei der Kommunikation per E-Mail) Sicherheitslücken aufweisen kann. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.

Data protection officer
Verein für Gestaltbildung e.V., Sonnenbühlweg 17, 79856 Hinterzarten
You can contact our data protection officer by sending a letter to the address provided above, or via e-mail with the subject „data privacy officer“ to:


Our web pages use so called cookies, small textfiles which are placed by your browser on your computer. They serve the purpose of making our service more user-friendly, effective and safe.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies“ which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other “persistent“ cookies will remain on your computer until you delete them. These cookies enable our systems to recognize you with your next visit.

This assessed data includes e.g. the browser type and version you used, your operating system, domain name of the website from which you came (i.e. referrer), pages called up, date and time of access, your internet protocol address (IP address) and your internet service provider. This information is necessary to display content correctly on our page, as well as optimize advertisements for it. It further enables the functionality of the IT-systems of our website and allows us to provide information to criminal justice authorities in case of a cyberattack.

You can configure your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general. However, we should point out that in that case it is possible that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website.

Google Services

This website uses functions of the web analytical service Google Analytics, as well as Google Maps. Provider of those services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you agree that the data about you collected by Google may be further processed. Google is committed to complying with the GDPR across all of the services that they provide.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics makes use of cookies to assist the website analysis of how visitors are using the site (see above). The data and information are collected anonymously. The information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there, so data processing may occur outside the scope of EU regulations. You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here:, or by clicking on the following link, which sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the collection of your data for future visits on our website: Google Analytics deaktivieren. Clicking on the link again reactivates Google Analytics.

You can find more information on Google’s data processing in their data privacy statement:

Google Maps

We also use Google Maps on our website to display maps with route planning. We do this to enable all visitors of the website to find the association and events. The Terms of Service for Google Maps can be found here:

Applying for membership

The personal data you provide by filling out the declaration of membership and sending it via e-mail to the association will be processed and used by us in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • Following Article 6(1) of the GDPR, the processing of personal data shall be lawful only if it is necessary to fulfil the legal obligation of the contract – here: membership in the association.
  • Your personal data will be used to initiate and manage your membership in the association.
  • With the termination of membership your data will be stored in accordance with the statutory retention period for 10 years and then erased. Between the termination of your membership and the deletion, the processing of your data is limited.
  • Your name and surname will be stored internally in the association archive for chronicle purposes. The storage underlies a legitimate interest to archive the historical composition of the association.

To fulfil the contract, the association requires your data. If you object the processing or request the erasure of your data, your membership in the association will terminate at the next possible date, as set by the Articles of the Association. A withdrawal needs to be sent in text form to the address provided above.

Registration on our website

Members of the association have the possibility to register voluntarily on the website by providing personal data. The personal data entered by you is collected and stored solely for internal use and for our own purposes. The data serves to provide you with content or services in the membership area that, due to the nature of the case, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data given at registration at any time or to delete it completely from the database of the data controller.

A disclosure of these data to third parties is not, unless there is a legal obligation to pass on or the disclosure of law enforcement serves.

Contacting us via the contact form

The website of Verein für Gestaltbildung e.V. contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our association, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the electronic mail (e-mail address). If you contact us via e-mail or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by you are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis are solely stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

Rights of the person affected

You are entitled to request at any time information stored in relation to your person, including origin and recipient of this data and the purpose of data processing, as well as a correction, blocking or deletion of this data:

  • Right of access (Article 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR)
  • You have the right to withdraw from your approval at any time

If you have any further questions according data privacy, feel free to contact us using the address (post or e-mail) provided above.


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