Privacy Policy

    The protection of personal data and the responsible handling of information that you entrust to us are important and special concerns for us. Schwarz Foundation gGmbH (Schwarz Foundation) only processes personal data in accordance with the statutory regulations. These are in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). With this data protection declaration, we inform you about how, to what extent and for what purposes we process personal data when

    - the use of our website (see B.) and
    - the sending of the newsletter (see C.).
    - Person responsible and data protection officer
    - Name and address of the person responsible

    The responsible person within the meaning of the DS-GVO and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

    Schwarz Foundation gGmbH
    Metzstrasse 36
    81667 Munich

    Tel:+49 (89)-44 24 99 05

    Further information about the responsible person can be found in the imprint at

    Data Protection Officer

    Due to the size of our company, the nature of our core activities and the category of personal data we process, we are not obliged to appoint a company data protection officer.


    Provision of the website and creation of log files

    Description and scope of data processing

    Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected:

    - Information about the browser type and version used,
    - the user's operating system,
    - the user's Internet service provider,
    - IP address of the user,
    - date and time of access,
    - websites from which the user's system accesses our website, and
    - websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website.

    This data is also stored in the log files of our system. This does not include the user's IP address or other data that enables the data to be assigned to a user. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

    Legal basis for data processing

    The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

    Purpose of data processing

    The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

    The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

    These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

    Storage duration

    The data is automatically deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

    Possibility of objection and elimination

    The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility for the user to object.

    Use of cookies

    Description and scope of data processing

    Our website does not use direct cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again. Under certain conditions, cookies are set by third-party providers in order to enable third-party functions and techniques (for more details, see the explanations on section III. below).

    Use of Google Analytics

    Description and scope of data processing

    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). Google uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

    The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google will not be merged with other Google data.

    This website uses Google with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This means that IP addresses are processed in a shortened form, thus making it impossible to relate them to a specific person. If the data collected about you is related to a person, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is deleted immediately.

    This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows (Universal Analytics), which is carried out via a user ID.

    Legal basis for data progressing

    The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO if the user has given his or her consent.

    When you visit our website for the first time or if it is necessary to do so again, we will ask you whether you agree to the storage of cookies on your PC and the use of Google Analytics for the collection, sharing and use of personal data for the personalisation of advertising or other services. For this purpose, we display a corresponding banner in which we point this out. If you click on "Agree", you agree to this. If you do not click on "Agree", no cookies will be set and no pseudonymous user profiles will be created.

    Purpose of data processing through Google Analytics

    On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

    We use Google to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

    Google Info

    Google's terms of use:, Google's privacy policy overview:, and Google's privacy policy:

    Possibility of objection and removal

    You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link

    Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: [Link]

    Regarding Universal Analytics, you can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under "My data", "Personal data".

    Use of Youtube

    We use the platform to post our own videos and make them publicly accessible. YouTube is the service of a third party not affiliated with us, namely YouTube LLC.

    Some of the Internet pages of our website contain links or connections to the YouTube website. In general, we are not responsible for the content of linked websites. However, if you follow a link to YouTube, we would like to point out that YouTube stores the data of its users (e.g. personal information, IP address) in accordance with its own data usage guidelines and uses it for business purposes.

    We also directly embed videos stored on YouTube on some of our Internet pages. With this integration, content from the YouTube website is displayed in parts of a browser window. However, the YouTube videos are only called up by clicking on them separately. This technique is also called "framing". When you call up a (sub-)page of our website on which YouTube videos are embedded in this form, a connection is established to the YouTube servers and the content is displayed on the website by informing your browser.

    YouTube content is only integrated in "extended data protection mode". YouTube itself provides this mode and thus ensures that YouTube does not initially save any cookies on your device. However, when the relevant pages are called up, the IP address and the other data mentioned in section 4 are transmitted and thus, in particular, information is provided as to which of our Internet pages you have visited. However, this information cannot be attributed to you unless you have logged in to YouTube or another Google service (e.g. Google+) before accessing the page or are permanently logged in.

    As soon as you start the playback of an embedded video by clicking on it, YouTube only saves cookies on your device through the extended data protection mode, which do not contain any personally identifiable data, unless you are currently logged in to a Google service. These cookies can be prevented by appropriate browser settings and extensions.

    Address and link to the third-party provider's privacy policy:

    Google/YouTube: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland - Privacy Policy:, Opt-Out:, Privacy Shield:

    Contact and Newsletter

    Description and scope of data processing

    If you contact us and provide us with your contact details (in particular name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number), this may subsequently be used by us to send a (postal and/or electronic) newsletter.

    No data will be passed on to third parties in connection with the processing of data for the dispatch of newsletters. We use Mailchimp as our newsletter service.


    We use Mailchimp from The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA (Mailchimp) to send our newsletter. This allows us to contact subscribers directly. In addition, we analyse your usage behaviour in order to optimise our offer.

    For this purpose, we pass on the following personal data to Mailchimp:

    Email address
    [First name]
    [Last name]
    [Our email broadcasts include a link that allows you to update your personal data].

    Mailchimp is the recipient of your personal data and acts as a processor for us as far as the sending of our newsletter is concerned. The processing of the data provided under this section is neither legally nor contractually required. Without your consent and the transmission of your personal data, we cannot send out a newsletter to you.

    In addition, Mailchimp collects the following personal data using cookies and other tracking methods: Information about your terminal device (IP address, device information, operating system, browser ID, information about the application with which you read your emails and further information about hardware and internet connection. In addition, usage data is collected such as date and time, when you opened the email / campaign and browser activity (e.g. which emails / web pages were opened). Mailchimp needs this data to ensure the security and reliability of the systems, compliance with the terms of use and the prevention of misuse. This corresponds to the legitimate interest of Mailchimp (according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) and serves the execution of the contract (according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO). Mailchimp also evaluates performance data, such as email delivery statistics and other communication data. This information is used to create usage and performance statistics for the services.

    Mailchimp also collects information about you from other sources. In an unspecified period and scope, personal data is collected via social media and other third-party data providers. We have no control over this process.

    You can find more information about objection and removal options vis-à-vis Mailchimp at:

    The legal basis for these processing operations is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. A corresponding link can be found in all mailings. In addition, the revocation can be made via the specified contact options. The declaration of revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out to date.

    Your data will be processed as long as you have given your consent. Apart from that, they will be deleted after the termination of the contract between us and Mailchimp, unless legal requirements make further storage necessary.

    Mailchimp has implemented compliance measures for international data transfers. These apply to all global activities where Stripe processes personal data of individuals in the EU. These measures are based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). For more information, please visit:

    Legal basis for data processing

    The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.

    The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail or letter is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

    Purpose of the data processing

    The collection of the user's e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter.

    The collection of other personal data serves to address the user correctly.

    Duration of Stroage

    The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. The data is therefore stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active and/or the conversation with the user continues.

    Possibility of objection and removal

    You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and thus unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, you will find a corresponding link in each newsletter. Furthermore, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter by sending an email to

    This also enables you to revoke your consent to the storage of the personal data collected during the registration process.

    Rights of the person concerned

    You may at any time and free of charge request information about the data we have stored about you and - insofar as the legal requirements are met - the correction, deletion and restriction of the processing of this data.

    You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) DSGVO.

    If the personal data concerning you is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing.

    Whether and to what extent these rights exist in individual cases and which conditions apply to them is determined by the law, in particular the GDPR.

    The GDPR also grants you a right to data portability under certain circumstances. If you have given your consent under data protection law, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.

    To exercise these rights and for other questions regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer. In order to process your request quickly, we recommend that you provide us with your surname, first name and, if available, your e-mail address.


    No automated individual case decisions

    We do not use your personal data for automated individual case decisions within the meaning of Art. 22 (1) DS-GVO.

    Transfer to third parties (as independent data processors)

    We do not pass on your personal data to third parties.

    Transfer to service providers (as commissioned data processors)

    We may disclose your personal data to third parties acting on our behalf, such as

    our service providers and data processors who provide services to us (e.g. accounting, hosting and maintenance services, data analytics services, email messaging services, communications services, marketing, etc.); and

    Our consultants (e.g. lawyers, accountants).

    These service providers receive the personal data solely for the purpose of providing their services to us. They are contractually obliged not to use personal data for other purposes.

    Transmission to countries outside the EU

    If necessary for our purposes, we may also transfer your data to recipients outside the EU. The transfer takes place in compliance with the data protection requirements for transfers to third countries only if it is ensured that the recipient of the data guarantees an adequate level of data protection within the meaning of Chapter V of the GDPR and no other interests worthy of protection speak against the transfer of data.

    We transfer your data in particular to the following recipients outside the EU:

    Google LLC, located in the USA (see above under III);

    As can be seen from the Privacy Shield certification of each of the aforementioned (, they have committed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework published by the US Department of Commerce and have declared through the certification that they comply with the Privacy Shield Principles.

    Amendment of the privacy policy

    New legal requirements, corporate decisions or technical developments may require changes to our data protection declaration. The data protection statement will then be adapted accordingly with effect for the future. You will always find the latest version on our website.

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