Privacy statement

We are pleased about your visit to our website and your interest in Schoenstatt International e.V. The protection of your personal data is a serious concern for us. With this privacy policy we would like to inform you about the nature, extent and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on this website. As a special law, the legal basis is the ecclesiastical data protection regulation for communities of papal law (KDR-OG) as well as other applicable ecclesiastical and state data protection regulations.


Data collection on this website 

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection explanation.

If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The web server of this homepage is operated by:

Name, address, e-mail

The following access data is stored each time an Internet file is requested:

– the page from which the file was requested

– the name of the called file

– the date and time of the request

– the amount of data transferred

– the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)

– the description of the web browser type or operating system used

– the IP address of the requesting computer

The stored data are used exclusively anonymously for technical or statistical purposes; a comparison with other data or a transfer to third parties, even in extracts, does not take place.


External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the host’s servers. This may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication information, contract information, contact information, names, web page accesses, and other information generated by a website.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Our host will only process your data to the extent that this is necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with regard to this data.

In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our host.


Legal basis for data protection

Schoenstatt International e.V. applies the data protection regulation for religious communities under papal law (KDR-OG), because in this respect the religious communities and their associated legal entities have a right to self-administration of their internal affairs according to Art. 91 EU-DS-GVO, Art. 140 GG and Art.137 WRV. In other legal transactions, the European Basic Regulation on Data Protection also applies with regard to data protection, as it does for other legal entities.

The most important legal bases at a glance:


Ecclesiastical data protection                         State data protection

KDR-OG                                                        EU-DSGV


Right to processing                 § 6 KDR-OG

Processing due to

corresponding legal                § 6 Para. 1a KDR-OG


Processing due to consent       § 6 para. 1b KDR-OG                         Art. 6 EU-DSGVO

None cf. standard

Art. 6 para. 1a EU-DSGVO


right to information

of the party concerned            § 17 KDR-OG                                   Art. 15 EU-DSGVO


right of rectification

of the party concerned            § 18 KDR-OG                                    Art. 16 EU-DSGVO


Right of Cancellation

of the party concerned            § 19 KDR-OG                                    Art. 17 EU-DSGVO


Right to limitation

of processing                           § 20 KDR-OG                              Art. 18 EU-DSGVO


Right to data transferability § 22 KDR-OG                                       Art. 20 EU-DSGV


Right of objection                   § 23 KDR-OG                                   Art. 21 EU-DSGVO



Storage, right to information, deletion

If we store your data on the basis of an existing permission, this will only happen as long as the data is actually still needed for the stated purpose. Data that is no longer required will be deleted at the end of the last year of use. Upon request, we will gladly inform you about the data stored about your person. Stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to their storage, if their knowledge is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which they were stored, or if their storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. If the stored data are incorrect, the person concerned can demand their correction.


Reference to the right of appeal

Without prejudice to any other remedy, any data subject shall have the right to appeal to the data protection supervisory authority if he or she considers that the processing of his or her personal data is contrary to the provisions of the KDR-OG or other data protection provisions. (See § 48 KDR-OG)

Contact the data protection officer and the data protection supervisory authority:


Data collection on this website


Input of personal data

In order to use our website, it is not necessary for you to provide us with personal data unless you wish to make use of certain offers from us. Only in this case is it necessary for you to provide certain data.


Collection of personal data

contact form

Schoenstatt International offers the possibility of entering personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) when writing to you, for ordering purposes, for feedback and for entry in the guest book. The use of the offered services on the part of the user takes place expressly on voluntary basis.

Personal data will only be collected, used and, if necessary, passed on by us if this is permitted by law. Under no circumstances will the data be transferred to areas outside the EU. A legal permission for a corresponding processing is based on article 6 of the EU data protection basic regulation, because

– the data subject has given his/her consent to the processing of his/her personal data for one or more specific purposes;

– processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject;

– the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller has been transferred to the person responsible.


Comment function on this website

For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was created and, if you do not post anonymously, the username you have chosen will be stored.


Storage of the IP address

Our comment feature stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. As we do not check comments on this website before activating them, we need this data in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of infringements such as insults or propaganda.


Storage period of comments

The comments and the related data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on this website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments).


Legal basis

The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.


Electronic mail (e-mail)

Information that you send to us unencrypted by electronic mail (e-mail) may be read by third parties during transmission. As a rule, we also cannot verify your identity and do not know who the real owner of an e-mail address is. A legally secure communication by simple e-mail is therefore not guaranteed. Like many e-mail providers, we use filters against unwanted advertising (“SPAM filters”), which in some cases automatically classify and delete even normal e-mails as unwanted advertising. E-mails that contain harmful programs (“viruses”) are automatically deleted by us in every case. If you wish to send us messages worthy of protection, we recommend that you send the message to us by conventional mail.



Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. a consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.


Social media

Facebook Plugins (Like & Share Button)

On this website plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. However, according to Facebook, the data collected is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.

The Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on this website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:

When you visit this website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like-Button” while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of this website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to this website with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. Further information on this can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at:

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to this website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

The Facebook plugins are used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.


Twitter plugin

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on this website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in Twitter’s data protection declaration at:

The Twitter plug-in is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.

You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings at


Instagram Plugin

This website includes functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of this Web site to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to this site with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the site provider, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

The Instagram plug-in is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.

Further information can be found in Instagram’s privacy policy:


Pinterest Plugin

On this website we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”).

When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin transmits protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log information may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited that also include Pinterest features, browser type and settings, date and time of request, your use of Pinterest, and cookies.

The Pinterest plug-in is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.

Further information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights and possibilities to protect your privacy in this regard can be found in Pinterest’s data protection information:



Newsletter Data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass these on to third parties.

The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and their use to send the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter or the newsletter service provider and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes remain unaffected by this.

After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.


Plugins and Tools

Use of YouTube components with advanced privacy mode

On our website we use components (videos) of the company YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave,

94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We use the option provided by YouTube ” – extended data protection mode – “. When you visit a page that has an embedded video, YouTube connects to the YouTube servers and displays the content on the website by notifying your browser. According to YouTube, in ” – advanced privacy mode -” only data is transmitted to the YouTube server, in particular which of our websites you visited when watching the video. If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be assigned to your YouTube account. You can prevent this by logging out of your account before visiting our website.

More information about YouTube’s privacy practices is provided by Google at the following link:


Google Maps

We use the component “Google Maps” of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”, on our site. Google sets a cookie each time the “Google Maps” component is called up in order to process user settings and data when the page on which the “Google Maps” component is integrated is displayed. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted when you close your browser, but expires after a certain period of time unless you delete it manually beforehand. If you do not agree with this processing of your data, it is possible to deactivate the “Google Maps” service and thus prevent the transmission of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you cannot use “Google Maps” or can only use it to a limited extent. The use of “Google Maps” and the information obtained via “Google Maps” is governed by the Google Terms of Use and the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps”

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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 generally be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored on your computer.

However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Google will previously truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: