The EKBO is concerned about the protection of your personal data – this page is intended to make transparent how we handle the personal data you provide to us. The constant optimization of our website is very important to us. Therefore, computer-related data is stored to track trends and compile statistics. This stored data is also used for purposes of identifying and tracking unauthorized attempts to access our web server. Therefore, logged data is stored and evaluated in case of unauthorized access. The evaluation is carried out by employees of the EKBO. We have made all employees aware of the data protection regulations and obligated them to comply with them. 

The Data Protection Act of the Evangelical Church in Germany gives you various options to check our handling of your personal data yourself by providing information and notification and to influence it yourself by correcting, deleting and blocking data. You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. Please contact our service address for this purpose: homepage-service(at)

Responsible for data protection:
Georgenkirchstraße 69
10249 Berlin
Represented by the consistorial president i.V. Anke Poersch

Phone: 030 24344 240

Questions about data protection
If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact your local data protection officer:

John waiter
Consistory of the Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz
Georgenkirchstraße 69
10249 Berlin
Phone: 030 24344 510

Responsible for data protection supervision:
The Commissioner for Data Protection of the Evangelical Church in Germany
Berlin branch
Invalidenstraße 29
D-10115 Berlin
Phone: 030 20051 570
Fax: 030 20051 5720


Cookies among others
In the entire information offer of the EKBO no Java applets or Active-X-Controls are used, JavaScript only if necessary. Cookies are set to save the functionality of font resizing, they do not contain personal data and are not evaluated. If you turn off cookies, the font size can only be changed via the browser. Forums where users can register also use cookies. The user can decide whether this cookie is stored permanently or deleted after each session.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. You can set your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies. This makes the use of cookies more transparent for you. You can also prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software.

Every time the website is accessed, relevant access data is stored for the above-mentioned security and statistical reasons. User profiles are not created. A passing on to third parties, also in extracts, does not take place. Depending on the access protocol used, the log record contains information with the following contents:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of the request
  • access method/function requested by the requesting computer
  • input values transmitted by the requesting computer (e.g. form entries)
  • Access status of the web server (file transferred, file not found, command not executed…)
  • Name of the requested file (URL) and, if applicable, the network path from which the file was requested or the desired function was initiated (referrer).

If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (e.g. in the context of a personal registration, order, request or communication) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily.

Email Security
If you send us an e-mail, your e-mail address will only be used for correspondence with you.


Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on their content and on whether their operators comply with data protection regulations.

Social Media PlugIns
Our subpages partially use social media plug-ins (YouTube and Twitter). In this process, personal data of the users is transferred to the providers of these services (i.e., the companies registered in the USA Google LLC and Twitter Inc.) forwarded (at least IP addresses). We are currently working on minimizing this and in the future we want to reach the content from social media entirely without embedding these plug-ins. No social media plugins are used on our homepage.

Google Maps
This website uses the Google Maps product from Google Inc for route planning. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of automatically collected data by Google Inc, its representatives and third parties. 
The terms of use of Google Maps can be found here:

Use of personal data and purpose limitation
All personal data arising in the context of the Internet services will be collected, processed and used in accordance with the applicable provisions on the protection of personal data only for the purpose of this service and to protect our own legitimate interests with regard to the information, advice and support of our visitors and a demand-oriented offer design. The EKBO will transmit personal data to institutions (authorities) entitled to receive information if the EKBO is obliged to do so by legal provisions or by court order. Unless prohibited by law, we will notify you of such transfer.

Photo/video recordings and streaming
As part of our press and public relations work, photos and videos are taken at events and appointments or published via live stream on the Internet, on which you may be recognizable. You can object to the recording and/or publication.

If you wish to object to the use of your data for information, a short message by e-mail or post to us is sufficient at any time. You can find the contact details in the imprint.

Donation transactions

This website uses the donation tool of the company Digital.Wolff, Plötz & Co GmbH., which is integrated via iFrame, an auxiliary element with a direct link to enter data on the website

By default, uses only the local cache from the user’s browser to store data only as long as it is needed for the current operation. After the current process is finished, the entered data will no longer be stored by The deactivation of a cache by the user does not lead to any restriction of the functionality of

Thus, when processing a donation, only necessary information is collected to complete the current payment process involving the payment service provider VR Payment. When donating by credit card, this is the card information and the cardholder’s address information. When donating by SEPA direct debit, it is the account information as well as the address data of the account holder. The collection of address data is based on the EU Directive PSD2 on the regulation of payment services and payment service providers. The entered data is transmitted directly to the payment service provider VR Payment, the consistory can see it. Digital.Wolff stores and uses the data according to the legal guidelines for the processing and settlement of payments.

In principle, data is thus only passed on to third parties if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract and/or there is a legal obligation to do so in individual cases.


If you have registered for our newsletter with your e-mail address, we will use your e-mail address until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This data is stored from the contact form and when you register to receive the newsletter: 
–    First name (optional)
–    Name (optional)
–    E-mail address 
The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in process. This means that after registration you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can log in with foreign e-mail addresses. Subscriptions to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the subscription process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. 
You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consents. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. If you have cancelled your  registration, your personal data will be deleted. 

Contact form
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, the information you provide in the inquiry form, including the contact data you enter there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your consent. 

EKBO uses technical and organizational security measures to protect the data you have provided from accidental or intentional manipulation or from access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

The EKBO uses Matomo (formerly PIWIK), an open source software for statistical analysis of user accesses. Matomo uses cookies, which are text files placed on users’ computers, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this offer is stored on the server of the provider in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is stored. The software is set so that the IP addresses are not stored completely, but 2 bytes of the IP address are masked (Ex: In this way, it is no longer possible to assign the shortened IP address to the calling computer. 

We reserve the right to change the privacy policy in order to adapt it to changed legal situations, or in the event of changes to the service as well as data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. Insofar as user consent is required or components of the data protection declaration contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes shall only be made with the consent of the users. Users are requested to inform themselves regularly about the content of the privacy policy.