Privacy Policy

Privacy policy


In this Privacy Policy, the Kummer-Vanotti Foundation sets out its practices regarding data collected from users who access our website at or otherwise provide us with personal data.


Competent Authority under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Hintere Bleiche 34

55116 Mainz

P.O. Box 30 40

55020 Mainz


User rights

You have the following rights:


Request confirmation as to whether and to what extent your personal data is being used and processed, as well as access to the personal data stored about you and additional information

Request a copy of the personal data you have voluntarily provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format

Request a correction of the personal data we have stored about you

Request the deletion of your personal data

Object to the processing of your personal data by us

Request the restriction of the processing of your personal data by us

File a complaint with a supervisory authority


However, please note that these rights are not unlimited and are subject to our own legitimate interests as well as regulatory requirements.

If you would like to exercise any of the rights listed here or would like further information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at:

Dr. Beate Kummer

Gebrüder-Grimm-Str. 17

53619 Rheinbreitbach



We will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to provide our services, comply with legal obligations, and resolve disputes and enforce our policies. Retention periods are based on the type of data collected and the purpose for which it was collected, taking into account both case-specific circumstances and the need to delete outdated, unused information as soon as possible. We retain records containing customer personal information, account set-up documents, communications and other data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

We may correct, complete or remove incomplete or inaccurate data at any time and in our sole discretion.

Basis for Data Collection

The processing of your personal data (i.e., any data that can reasonably be used to identify you; “personal data”) is necessary for us to fulfill our contractual obligations to you and to enable us to provide our services to you, protect our legitimate interest, and comply with legal and financial regulatory obligations to which we are subject.

By using this website, you consent to the collection, storage, use, disclosure and other use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully before making any decisions.

What information do we collect?

We collect two types of data and information from users.

The first category includes non-identifying and non-identifiable user data provided or collected through the use of the Website (“Non-Personal Data”). We do not know the identity of the user from whom Non-Personal Data has been collected. Non-Personal Data that may be collected includes aggregate usage data and technical data transmitted by your device, including certain information regarding software and hardware (e.g., browser and operating system used on the device, language setting, access time, etc.). We use this data to improve the functionality of our website. We may also collect data about your activity on the website (e.g. pages viewed, browsing behavior, clicks, actions, etc.).

The second category includes personal data , that is, data that identifies or can identify an individual through reasonable measures. Such data includes:

Device Data: We collect personal data from your device. Such data includes geolocation data, IP address, unique identifiers (e.g., MAC address and UUID), and other data resulting from your activity on the Site.

Registration Data: When you register on our website, you will be asked to provide certain information, such as: First and last name, email address or address or other information.

How do we obtain information about you?

We obtain your personal data from various sources:

You provide such data to us voluntarily, for example, when you register on our website.

We obtain such data when you use our website or access it in connection with one of our services.

We receive such data from other providers, services and from public registers (for example, data traffic analysis providers).


How is the data used? To whom is the data shared?

We do not share user data with third parties except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use data for the following purposes:

To communicate with you (send notices regarding our services, provide technical information, and handle customer service requests, if applicable).

To inform you about new updates and services

To display advertisements when you use our website (see “Advertising” for more information)

To market our websites and products (further information under “Marketing”)

For statistical and analysis purposes, which serve to improve the website

In addition to the various uses listed above, we may also share personal information with our subsidiaries, affiliates and subcontractors.

In addition to the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, we may share personal information with our trusted third party vendors located in various jurisdictions around the world for the following reasons:

Hosting and operating our website

Providing our services, including the personalized display of our website

Storing and processing such data on our behalf

Serving ads and allowing us to evaluate the success of our advertising campaigns, retargeting users

Provide marketing offers and promotional materials related to our website and services

Conducting studies, technical diagnosis or analysis.


We may also disclose information when we believe in good faith that it is helpful or appropriate to: (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce our policies (including our Agreement) and, if necessary, investigate potential violations thereof; (iii) investigate, detect, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or other misconduct, suspected fraud, or security issues; (iv) assert or enforce our own legal rights or defend ourselves against the claims of others; (v) protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users, your safety or the safety of others; or to (vi) cooperate with law enforcement authorities and/or protect intellectual property or other legal rights.


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