Data privacy declaration

Thank you for your interest in our website at the URL (hereinafter referred to as “website”). Below, we will provide you with detailed information on how we treat your data when you use our services.


The responsible party in terms of data privacy law is the Landesverband der Volkshochschulen Schleswig-Holsteins e.V., Holstenbrücke 7, 24103 Kiel, Tel. 0431/97984-0,, legally represented by the Executive Board (hereinafter referred to as “we”).

Company Data Privacy Officer

Dr Björn Otte, Landesverband der Volkshochschulen Schleswig-Holsteins e.V., Holstenbrücke 7, 24103 Kiel, Tel. 0431/97984-0,

Stored data

In the course of offering the website, we collect the following data:

  1. Purpose: Improvement of the means of communication
    To continuously improve our service, in particular the communication through our website, we carry out a usage analysis with web statistics. We use the Matomo tool for this purpose. Personal data is anonymised (the last six digits of the IP address of the site visitors are made unrecognisable – without the possibility of reconversion); cookies are only stored if the users have consented to cookies for statistics via the cookie notice displayed during their first visit. This data is not forwarded to third parties. The cookies expire after 13 months at the latest.
    Legal basis: Article 6 Par. 1 Letter a) and f) GDPR
  2. Purpose: Registration for participation/notification of need
    Anyone who registers for participation or registers a need deposits their data with their name, address, date of birth, email address and telephone number, as well as information on their residence status (which provides information on eligibility for participation) and on their existing German language skills (which helps to classify them in the most appropriate offer). This serves to enable participation. Information is only passed on to third parties to educational institutions in Schleswig-Holstein that provide a suitable offer.

For statistics and general offer planning, the data is processed anonymously.
The provision of personal data is indispensable for participation and notification of demand. If this data is not or no longer provided or if the storage is objected to, it is not possible to use the German Course Finder.
This data will be deleted after three years.
Legal basis: Article 6 Par. 1 Letter b) GDPR

Right to information, revocation of consent and deletion of personal data or restriction of processing

You have the right to obtain information about the personal data concerned stored under our responsibility, as well as the right to rectification or erasure or to restriction of processing.

If the processing is based on Article 6 Par. 1 Letter a), you are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time, yet without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the withdrawal. You can send a revocation informally by e-mail to

Right of complaint

You have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz (LfD SH)
Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein (ULD)
Holstenstraße 98
24103 Kiel


Fax: +49 431 988-1223

Telephone: +49 431 988-1200