1. Who are we?

At Hafiza Merkezi Berlin (HMB), one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Hafiza Merkezi Berlin and how we use it. In legal terms, Hafiza Merkezi Berlin (HMB) is the ‘legal data controller’ of any information you share with us.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at:

Hafiza Merkezi e.V.
Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte
Greifswalderstr. 4
10405 Berlin

2. What does personal data mean?

According to German law (Section 4 Paragraph 1 of the Federal Data Protection Act), personal data means “any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual (the data subject).” This includes all information that reveals something about a person. Information that cannot (or can only with a disproportionate amount of effort) be linked to an individual is not classified as personal data.

Legislators define the processing of personal data as activities such as the collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, readout, retrieval, use, disclosure (by transmission, dissemination or some other form of provision), collation or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction of personal data.

3. What kind of personal data does HMB process?

HMB collects and processes personal data connected with this website only for the purposes of facilitating website use and your contact preferences. We do not use personal data  for any individual evaluations.

When you view information on our website, some data is saved in order to provide these services. This data may potentially allow for identification, including: the IP address of the computer making the request, date and  time of request, preferred mode of access/function, input data communicated, name of requested file, URL from which the file was requested or the desired action that was prompted.

Should you yourself provide personal data (e.g. name or email address) on this website, this is always on a voluntary basis. If you register for one of our events, we will store your name and email address in order to conduct the event. This also applies if you register for our newsletter.

Storage of data

In accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, we do not store your personal data for longer than we need them for the respective processing purposes. If the data are no longer required to fulfil contractual or legal obligations, they are regularly deleted by us unless their temporary storage is still necessary.

4. Newsletter

You have the opportunity to register on our website for newsletters. We only need your email address to send you our newsletters, all other information is voluntary.

Your data will be processed for this purpose on the basis of your consent given pursuant to Article 6 (1) letter a of the GDPR. Legislators set certain requirements for the validity of consent given electronically, as used for registration for the newsletter. This also includes logging your declaration of consent. We therefore record the date and time of your consent, the text of the declaration of consent, whether the check box was selected, your email address and all other voluntary information given. We also log the date and time of the click on the confirmation link and the link in the confirmation email. This means that you will receive our newsletter only after successful completion of a double-opt-in procedure. We collect this information with the sole purpose of complying with the legal obligations. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. However, withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out up to the date of revocation.

Email newsletters can be revoked via the link printed in the newsletter and – where appropriate – in the administration settings of the respective online service. Alternatively, please contact us via .

To manage our contacts and distribute our newsletter, we use MailChimp. This service is compliant with the European and German data protection regulations. For more information on Mailchimp’s privacy policy, please visit the MailChimp website.

5. Cookies

Like any other website, Hafiza Merkezi Berlin uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage or delete them, just visit and the help section of your browser. In the settings for browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome, you can set which cookies to accept and which to reject. Where you find these settings depends on your browser – use the “Help” function in your browser to locate the settings you need.

If you decide not to accept certain technical and/or functional cookies, you might not be able to use some functions on our website.

Google Analytics

We presently use Google Analytics to help us determine how visitors use our website. When you visit our website and its different pages, Google Analytics collects certain information about you. Examples are the date and time of your visit, the pages you looked at, and the IP address of the device on which you visited HMB’s website. We only use this data in anonymized form to make sure our website is functioning correctly, to determine usage patterns and to improve our online presence (in legal terms, our ‘legitimate interest’). We do not share this information with anyone else. Google Analytics does not combine your IP address or any other collected information with any personally identifiable information. To make this work, Google Analytics saves a “cookie” – a small text document – on your computer. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you when you return to our site by disabling cookies in your browser options. For more information, please see Google’s privacy policy.


Our website also uses plug-ins of the microblogging service ‘’, which is operated by Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (‘Twitter’). The plug-ins are marked with a Twitter logo.

If you call up internet pages on our website that show such a plug-in, a connection is set up to the Twitter servers and the plug-in is displayed on the website by sending a message to your browser. This will tell the Twitter server which of our internet pages you have visited. If you are logged in to Twitter as a member, Twitter assigns this information to your personal Twitter user account. When the plug-in functions are used (e.g. by posting a comment), this information is also assigned to your Twitter account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plug-in. For more information on the collection and use of data by Twitter, on your rights in this context, and on ways to protect your privacy, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy.


Some pages on our website may include third-party content, such as videos from YouTube. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as ‘third-party providers’) know the user’s IP address because, without the IP address, they could not send the content to the respective user’s browser. The IP address is therefore needed in order to display this content. We make every effort to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. However, we have no influence over whether the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes.

If you are logged into the respective third-party providers with your own account, it is possible that the providers will assign information on your user behaviour to your personal account on these platforms. You can prevent this by logging out of your account before using the plug-ins. For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by YouTube, as well as on your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the YouTube privacy policy.

6. Right to information, deletion and blocking

You have certain rights relating to the processing of your personal data. More detailed information can be found in the corresponding provisions in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (Chapter III, Articles 15 to 21 of the GDPR).

Generally, you have the right at any given time to obtain information – at no cost – on your personal data, where it came from, who received it and the purpose of the data processing. You also have a right to have this information corrected, blocked or deleted. To do this, or if you have other questions on your personal data in the context of your use of this website, you can contact us at any time at the address provided on the website under the heading “imprint.”


Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte
Greifswalder Str. 4
10405 Berlin



Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte
Greifswalder Str. 4
10405 Berlin



Privacy Preferences

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