Privacy Policy

This website is provided by House of Prayer and Learning Petriplatz Berlin e. V., which is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. House of Prayer and Learning Petriplatz Berlin e. V. endeavors to guarantee protection and security for the personal data of users of this website. This privacy policy is intended to inform you of the following: the type of data we might collect from you when you use our website; how we or third parties will use the data; who we might pass the data on to; how you can influence the collection, use, and sharing of your data; how you can have your data edited, updated, or corrected; and, finally, what security mechanisms we have put in place to protect your data. With this declaration, you authorize House of Prayer and Learning Petriplatz Berlin e. V. to collect, process, and use the personal data set out below for the purposes mentioned here. You can retract your consent at any time with effect for the future. 

House of Prayer and Learning Petriplatz Berlin e. V. takes privacy very seriously. Any personal data that we receive from you will only be used for internal purposes, will be stored in line with the provisions contained in the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), and will not be passed on to third parties without your consent. If you use our contact form, you will be required to enter your personal details. This information will only be used to handle your query. Providing data online (e.g. via e-mail) might not be fully secure and we cannot guarantee that your data are completely protected from access by third parties. House of Prayer and Learning Petriplatz Berlin e. V. accepts no liability for any damages arising in this regard. 

We will not sell your data and we will only pass your data on to third parties under the following circumstances:

- We will pass your data on to affiliated companies that are governed by House of Prayer and Learning Petriplatz Berlin e. V., and to their subsidiaries. However, we will only do this if these companies are either subject to this privacy policy or follow guidelines that provide at least as much protection as this privacy policy does.
- Insofar as we commission other companies and individuals to perform tasks for us, they will have access to the personal data required to fulfil the task in question. However, they are prohibited from using the data for any other purposes and they are obliged to handle the information in a way that complies with this privacy policy and with German laws on data protection.
- We will also pass on your data if we have good reason to believe that this is necessary to identify, make contact with, or start legal proceedings against natural or legal persons who could cause damage to you, us, or third parties. This includes exchanging data with companies that specialize in preventing and minimizing abuse and credit card fraud. In this connection, we hereby make it explicitly clear that no data will be passed on to these companies for commercial purposes that go against the terms of this privacy policy. We are also entitled to pass on your data if required to do so by law. 

In all other cases, we will inform you of our intention to pass your data on to third parties and thereby give you the opportunity to grant us authorization. 

The controller within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) is House of Prayer and Learning Petriplatz Berlin e. V., Friedrichsgracht 53, 10178 Berlin, Germany. 

TYPE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED 

We collect a variety of personal data from you. The information can be classified as follows: 

- We collect and store all data that you enter on our website or transmit to us in any other way. You are free to decide whether to withhold certain details from us, but please note that this could prevent you from using the full range of our services. 

- We receive and store certain details about you as soon as you make contact with us. Among other things, we – like many other websites – use “cookies,” which provide us with certain details as soon as your browser opens our website. 

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND MINORS 

This website is intended for the general public. It is not designed specifically for children and minors, and is not targeted at this group in particular. We will not knowingly collect, use, or share data that can be directly attributed to an individual child. If, however, it becomes known to us that such data concerning a child have been collected via our website, we will only use the information to contact the parents/guardians of the child and request proof of parental consent. If we do not receive this consent within a reasonable amount of time or if, after making contact with the parents/guardians, we are requested not to use or store the data, we will make reasonable effort to ensure that the data are deleted. Upon the request of the parents/guardians, House of Prayer and Learning Petriplatz Berlin e. V. will provide a description of the personal details that have been collected about their child. 

COOKIES 

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. They allow our systems to recognize you when you visit our website. This means the website can be adapted to respond to your needs. Our cookies do not contain personal details (e.g. your name) or confidential information (e.g. your credit card number). Although we can allow third parties to use cookies on our website, we do not monitor the use or the content of third-party cookies. Many web browsers allow you to delete existing cookies from your hard drive, limit or prevent the use of cookies, or receive a notification when a cookie is about to be stored on your hard drive. If you decide to block all cookies, please note that you might not be able to use the full range of features and functions provided on this website. If you use a shared computer whose browser is set up to accept cookies, we recommend that you log completely out of the system when you have finished using the computer. 

DATA SECURITY 

We take all reasonable measures to ensure that the personal data we have collected about you is always accurate, up to date, and protected. Unfortunately, it is impossible to guarantee 100% security for any kind of online data transfer. Therefore, while we do everything in our power to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee their security with absolute certainty. We are as concerned about security as you are, which is why, as circumstances require, we will test and implement new technologies that will help us ensure that your personal information is correct and protected. 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY 

This privacy policy is effective as of April 1, 2014. Should we decide to change the provisions contained in the policy, we will inform you of this via a notice on our website. 

GOOGLE ANALYTICS 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze 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. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other countries that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. IP anonymization is activated on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use the information it collects 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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you want to prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by cookies and related to your use of this website, you can do so by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. 

SOCIAL PLUGINS 

Our website uses plugins for the Facebook social networking site (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognize the Facebook plugins on our site from the Facebook logo or the Like button. An overview of Facebook plugins is available here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our site, the plugin will create a direct link between your browser and Facebook’s servers. This will tell Facebook that you visited our site via your IP address. You can link content from our site to your Facebook profile by clicking on one of our Like buttons while you are logged into your Facebook account. Doing so allows Facebook to match your visit to our site with your Facebook user account. Please note that we, the providers of these web pages, do not receive any information about the content of the data transferred, or about its use by Facebook. You can find out more by reading Facebook’s data use policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. If you want to prevent Facebook from matching your visit to our website with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account before accessing our site. 

GOOGLE +1 

The Google +1 button allows you to publish information around the world. It gives you and other users access to personalized information from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you entered for +1 content, and information about the page that you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1 content may appear with your profile name and photo in Google services, e.g. in search results, on your Google profile, or in other places on websites and in online advertisements. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and other users. If you wish to use the Google +1 button, you will need a public Google profile that is visible around the world and contains at least your profile name. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have access to other information that can identify you. In addition to the purposes mentioned above, the information you provide will be used in line with Google’s current privacy policy. Google might publish summarized statistics on +1 user activities, or it might pass these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, and associated websites. 

TWITTER 

Our web pages contain Twitter functions. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the Retweet function, the web pages you visit will be matched to your Twitter account and made visible to other users. Data will also be transmitted to Twitter. Please note that we, the providers of these web pages, do not receive any information about the content of the data transferred or about its use by Twitter. You can find out more by reading Twitter’s privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change the privacy settings for your Twitter account here: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS 

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please contact us: House of Prayer and Learning Petriplatz Berlin e. V., Friedrichsgracht 53, 10178 Berlin, Germany. Unless otherwise specified, the use of all data that we receive from you and hold about you is subject to this privacy policy. We guarantee that fundamental changes to our privacy policy that will lead to weaker protection for user data we have already received will not be undertaken without the agreement of the users affected.