Data Protection Declaration

Your protection is important for us

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With this data protection declaration we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data on our website. Personal data is any data that has a personal reference to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail address or user behavior.


Responsible for data processing is:

Rhema Germany e.V.
Monika Wagner and Alexander Harten
Burgstr. 81
53177 Bonn Germany


To maintain our online presence, we use an Internet service provider on whose server the website is stored (hosting) and who makes our site available on the Internet. In doing so, the internet service provider processes contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, inventory data as well as meta and communication data on our behalf.

The legal basis for the processing described above is our legitimate interest in the efficient and secure provision of our online offer, Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 28 DSGVO (order processing agreement).

If you only use our website for informational purposes, our internet service provider only collects the personal data that the browser you use transmits to its server. This is the following data:

  • IP address
  • the date and time of access to our website
  • time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • access status (HTTP status)
  • the amount of data transferred
  • the Internet service provider of the accessing system
  • the type of browser you are using and its version
  • the operating system you are using
  • the Internet site from which you may have accessed our Internet site
  • the pages or sub-pages that you visit on our website.


The aforementioned data is stored as log files on the servers of our Internet service provider. This is necessary in order to be able to display the website on the end device you are using, as well as to ensure stability and security. Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the aforementioned purposes.

Legal basis: The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. F DSGVO.

Duration: The above data used to provide our website is stored for a period of 7 days and then deleted.

Prohibition: Since the processing of the above data is mandatory for the provision of our website, there is no right to object.


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files consisting of a series of numbers and letters that are placed and stored on the terminal device you are using. Cookies do not transmit viruses nor can they execute programs. Rather, their primary purpose is to exchange information between the end device you are using and our website in order to make our Internet offering more user-friendly and effective for you. A distinction must be made between temporary (transient) cookies and persistent cookies. Transient cookies include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows our website to recognize your computer when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser. Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You have the option to delete these cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser. The cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change. Information on language settings or log-in information may be stored in these cookies.

In the above purposes lies our legitimate interest in data processing. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Since the cookies are stored on your computer, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You have the option of specifying via the security settings of your browser whether cookies are stored at all. For example, you can choose not to accept cookies from the outset or only accept them on request, or you can specify that cookies are deleted each time you close your browser. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

Storage period/ deletion

We delete or block your personal data as soon as the purpose of storage has been achieved or ceases to apply. Any storage beyond this will only take place if we are required to do so by national or European regulations. In this case, the data will be blocked or deleted when the storage period prescribed by the respective regulations has expired, unless we need your data to fulfill a contract concluded between us or if this is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Contact via contact form, email, social media or phone

If you use the contact form offered on our website or contact us by e-mail, telephone or social media and provide us with personal data, this data will be automatically stored and processed in our company for the purpose of processing your inquiry. This data is only processed for correspondence with you. The data transfer via our contact form is carried out via an encrypted SSL connection. Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

Purpose: Ihren Namen benötigen wir, um Sie in unserer Antwort ansprechen zu können. Ihre E-Mail-Adresse benötigen wir, um Ihre Anfrage beantworten zu können. Ihre Telefonnummer benötigen wir, um Ihrer Rückrufbitte nachkommen zu können.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the aforementioned use of your data is Art. 6 para.1 lit. a DSGVO.

Deletion: The personal data we collect will be deleted if it is no longer necessary. We review the necessity every 2 years. In addition, you can revoke the data processing at any time.

The handling of your data in the application process

If you submit an application to us, we process the personal data you provide to us during the application process. If you send the data by e-mail or via a contact form of our online presence, the processing is carried out electronically. If an employment contract is concluded following the application process, we store your data for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions.

Purpose: The purpose is to process the application procedure.

Legal basis: The legal basis for processing your data for the aforementioned purpose is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO.

Deletion: If an employment contract is not concluded, your data will be deleted after completion of the application process or at the latest 2 months after its completion. This does not apply if legal provisions prevent deletion or if further storage of your data is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence, for example in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). The application process is deemed to be completed when the rejection letter is sent to you.

Prohibition: In addition, you have the right to withdraw your application or request the deletion of your personal data at any time.


We send out a newsletter at regular intervals to inform our customers, business partners and interested parties about our offers and related news. You have the option of registering for our newsletter on our website and agreeing to receive the newsletter as part of the registration process. If you register for our newsletter, it is mandatory to provide your e-mail address. We store the e-mail address in order to be able to send you the newsletter. The provision of further data such as title or name is voluntary and is used to address you personally. As soon as a registration for our newsletter is made, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address provided during registration in the so-called double opt-in procedure. This e-mail contains a link. When you click on this link, you confirm that you would like to receive the newsletter. In this way, we ensure that your e-mail address has not been misused by a third party during registration. For the same reason, we store the date and time of registration as well as the IP address assigned to you during registration. We do not pass on the aforementioned data to third parties.

Purpose: The processes and interests described above represent the purpose of storing the data.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Deletion: The deletion of the e-mail address takes place either if you have not clicked on the confirmation link 1 month after sending the confirmation e-mail in the double opt-in process or immediately after you have unsubscribed from our newsletter.

Revocation: You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. We offer the following options through which you can declare the revocation:

  • via form on our website
  • per E-Mail an:
  • through the contact details provided in the imprint of our website

Shipping by shipping service provider: Wir haben folgenden Versanddienstleister beauftragt, unseren Newsletter zu versenden: Constant Contact, Inc., 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451, USA. Dessen Datenschutzbestimmungen können Sie hier einsehen: legal/privacy-statement. Der Versanddienstleister hat seinen Sitz außerhalb der EU. Er ist unter dem Privacy-Shield-Abkommen zertifiziert und bietet hierdurch eine Garantie, das europäische Datenschutzrecht einzuhalten. Der Versanddienstleister kann Ihre Daten in pseudonymer Form, d.h. ohne Zuordnung zu einem Nutzer, zur Optimierung oder Verbesserung der eigenen Services nutzen, z.B. zur technischen Optimierung des Versandes und der Darstellung der Newsletter oder für statistische Zwecke verwenden. Er ist jedoch nicht berechtigt, Sie selbst anzuschreiben oder Ihre Daten an Dritte weiterzugeben.

Legal basis: The dispatch service provider operates on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and a contract processing agreement pursuant to Art. 28 para. 3 p. 1 DSGVO.

Shipping by shipping service provider: If you have consented to this, we evaluate your user behavior when sending the newsletter. For this purpose, tracking pixels are included in our newsletter. This allows us to recognize whether and when you have opened the newsletter and whether and which links you have clicked on in the newsletter. This enables us to statistically evaluate the success or failure of our newsletter. It also allows us to identify which articles and topics appeal to you in particular and to adapt our content to your interests.

Purpose: The processes and interests described above represent the purpose of storing the data.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Prohibition: You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time using the options provided above. We will delete your data after revocation.

Your rights as a user of our online presence

According to the GDPR, you are entitled to the rights listed below, which you can exercise at any time by contacting the controller named in section 1. of this privacy policy:

  • Right to information: Pursuant to Art. 15 DSGVO, you may request confirmation as to whether and which of your personal data we process. In addition, you can request information from us free of charge about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint and the origin of your data if it was not collected by us. Furthermore, you have a right to information as to whether your personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, you have the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.

  • Right of rectification: Pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, you may request the correction of inaccurate or the completion of incomplete personal data stored by us and relating to you.

  • Right to deletion: Pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, to the extent that we do not need to process it for the following purposes:
    • for the fulfillment of a legal obligation,
    • for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims,
    • to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, or
    • for reasons of public interest referred to in Art. 17(3)(c) and (d) DSGVO.

  • Right of restriction: Pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if
    • the accuracy of the data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • the processing of your data is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and request the restriction of its use instead.
    • we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
    • you have objected to the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, but it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate grounds that entitle us to further processing despite your objection outweigh your rights.

  • Right to be informed: If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against us, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of the rectification or erasure of the data or their restriction of processing requested by you, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed by us about these recipients.

  • Right to data portability: Pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, you may request that we receive the personal data relating to you that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or that we transfer it to another controller.

  • Right of complaint According to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. For this purpose, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence, your place of work or our registered office.

Right of revocation

According to Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, you have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of your data at any time. The revocation declared by you does not change the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data carried out until the revocation.

Right of objection

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 a consideration of interests (Article 6 (1) (f) DSGVO). This is particularly the case if the data processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract. If you exercise your right to object, we ask you to explain the reasons. We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can prove to you that compelling reasons worthy of protection for the data processing outweigh your interests and rights.

Regardless of the above, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis.

Please address your objection to the contact address of the data controller indicated above.


We use components of YouTube on this website, a service of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA. YouTube is a video portal where users can watch videos free of charge. YouTube offers website operators the option of embedding videos on their own website. For this purpose, YouTube provides a code snippet that displays the video in a so-called inline frame. After a page or subpage of our website is called up on which such an embedding has taken place, the internet browser you are using is prompted to download video components of the respective embedded video or clip. This process requires that YouTube reads the IP address assigned to you; otherwise, YouTube would not be able to transmit the video to your browser. YouTube can recognize that you have visited one of our pages on which we have embedded a YouTube video if you are logged into YouTube. This information is transmitted to YouTube even if you do not click on the YouTube video. Both YouTube and Google collect this information and associate it with your YouTube account.

Prohibition: You can prevent this data transfer at any time by logging out of your YouTube account or by using the following link to set an opt-out cookie after logging into your Google account by pressing the unsubscribe button.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the prescribed use of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

Information about the third-party provider: Located within the EU: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Privacy policy:

Google Maps

We use "Google Maps" on our website, a service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as: "Google").

Google Maps visually displays geographical information. Google collects and processes the IP address of the visitor. This is transmitted to Google regardless of whether Google Maps is actually used or you are logged into your Google account. Your IP address will be assigned to your Google account if you are logged into it when you visit our website. This data is transferred to external Google servers in the USA. Google is a participant in the Privacy Shield agreement and is certified to process data according to European standards. Google may pass on this data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

The integration of Google Maps serves to simplify visualization and navigation during a visit to our site. Google's data processing is carried out for the purposes of advertising, market research, the design of the website and the provision of needs-based advertising.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the aforementioned use of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

Prohibition: You can prevent the allocation of data by refraining from using Google Maps on our website and logging out of your Google account before your visit. In addition, you can disable JavaScript in your browser to prevent the map display.

Information about the third-party provider: Based within the EU: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Privacy policy: terms_maps.html


Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA

We use "Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA", a service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA on our website. Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA enables us to check whether certain actions or entries are made by a human being or improperly by a bot, i.e. by a computer in an automated process. For this purpose, Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA processes information about your user behavior on our website. In addition, your IP address is transmitted to a Google server. Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA uses, among other things, cookies (see the term above under the heading Cookies), which are stored in the cache of your browser and which allow an analysis of your use of our website. You can find more information about the way in which data is collected and processed in Google's privacy policy, which you can access here:

Purpose: In the aforementioned interests lies the purpose of our use of the service.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the use is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Prohibition: Regarding the use and prevention of cookies, we refer to the information provided above under the heading "Cookies". Unless you are logged in via your Google account when you call up our site, the IP address transmitted to Google via the service will not be merged with other Google data. You must therefore log out of Google before visiting our site if you wish to prevent your IP address from being merged with other data. Google has submitted to the Privacy Shield agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has certified itself. This means that Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. You can find more information in the entry linked below: https://

Information about the third-party provider: Located within the EU: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Privacy policy:

Social Media Plugins

Our website uses social media plugins from the providers listed below. You can recognize which plugin belongs to which provider by the respective logo with which the plugin is marked. When you call up one of our pages on which a plugin is implemented, the respective provider of the plugin automatically establishes a connection between your browser and the provider's servers. Already at this point, data is transmitted to the provider. In addition, data is transmitted to the provider as a result of further interactions with the respective social plugin (e.g. clicking the "Like me" button on Facebook, re-tweet button on Twitter). If you have an account with the provider, this data may be linked to it. To prevent such linking of your data, you can log out of the provider's service before visiting our site.

The collected data may be stored and evaluated by the provider in order to create user profiles of you for the purpose of advertising and market research. You have a right of revocation against the creation of user profiles. To exercise this, you must contact the provider of the plugin. For what purpose and to what extent data is collected by the provider, you can find out from the respective privacy statements of the providers, which are communicated below.

We ourselves do not collect any personal data by means of the social media plugins or about their use. We have no influence on what data an activated plugin collects and how this data is used by the provider.

On our website, we use social plugins from the following companies:

  • Twitter: Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107 - USA.
    Based in the EU: Twitter Inc., 26 Fernian St, Dublin - Ireland
    Privacy policy available at:

  • Instagram: Instagram is a service of Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025 - USA
    Privacy policy available at:

  • TikTok: TikTok is a service of TikTok Technology Limited, 10 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, D02 T380, Ireland.
    Privacy policy available at:

  • LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.
    Privacy policy available at:

  • WhatsApp: WhatsApp is a service of WhatsApp Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 - Ireland
    Privacy policy available at:

  • Facebook: Furthermore, we use plugins from Facebook on our website. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 - USA.
    The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile or a "thumbs up" sign) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here:
    When you call up a web page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects using this plugin and can therefore only inform you according to our level of knowledge, which we hereby do: When you visit our website, Facebook obtains and stores your IP address, even if you are not a member of the social media provider Facebook. However, according to its own information, Facebook only stores an anonymized IP address in Germany. In addition, Facebook receives information about which page of our website you have accessed. If you are a Facebook member and logged into your account, Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook learns your IP address and stores it. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and settings options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy:
    If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via this offer and link it to its membership data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. In addition, you have the option of blocking Facebook social plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the "Facebook Blocker". Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings:
    Headquarters in the EU: Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 - Ireland.
    Privacy policy available at:


PayPal We offer on our website the processing of payment through the payment service provider PayPal (PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg). If you have decided to pay via PayPal, the following data will be transmitted to PayPal as part of the order to PayPal the following of your data: First and last name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number, IP address and the data necessary for processing the respective order.

Purpose: The transmission of this data takes place so that PayPal can carry out an identity check to process your purchase. Among other things, this makes it possible to detect fraudulent activities and prevent the misuse of data. In addition, the data is transmitted so that PayPal can, if necessary, assess your creditworthiness or PayPal can pass on the data to credit agencies to assess your creditworthiness in the form of a credit check. The result of the PayPal uses the result of the credit check in relation to the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The collected data may also be used by PayPal for analysis purposes, in particular for customer analysis, risk analysis, data analysis for the purposes of developing and improving the services offered by PayPal.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the aforementioned use of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit b DSGVO.

Deletion: The data we collect and transmit in this manner will be automatically deleted after 26 months. For more information on PayPal's terms of use and privacy policy, please visit

Revocation: You can revoke your consent to the use of personal data at any time to PayPal. Despite revocation, PayPal may still be entitled to process, use and transmit the personal data that is absolutely necessary for the contractual processing of payments.

Security measures

We also take technical and organizational security measures according to the state of the art to comply with the provisions of data protection laws and to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties.

Actuality and change of this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status May 2018, supplements August 2023. Due to changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to adapt this privacy policy.

This data protection declaration was created with the help of the data protection declaration generator of SOS-Datenschutz SOS-Datenschutz is a service of MMR Müller Müller Rößner Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft based in Berlin.

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