Data Privacy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following explanatory notes summarise what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is the term used to refer to any data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection is included in our data privacy statement below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the collection of data on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator whose contact details are included in the imprint on this website.

How do we collect your data?

One way in which we collect data is when you provide us with your data, perhaps when filling in a contact form, for example.

Other data will be collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. These data are mainly of a technical nature (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the website visit). These data are collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for? 

Some of the data are collected in order to ensure that there are no problems with the provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyse user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to obtain information free of charge about the sources and recipients of your personal data and the purposes for which they are stored. You also have the right to request the rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. Please use the address given in the imprint if you would like to contact us in this regard or if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.

You are also entitled to request the restriction of processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Further details on this can be found in the data privacy policy under “Right to restriction of processing”.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data privacy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data in confidence and in accordance with data protection legislation and with this data privacy policy.

Various personal data will be collected when you use this website. Personal data is the term used to refer to any data with which you can be personally identified. This data privacy statement explains which data we collect and why. It also explains how and for which purposes data are collected.

Please note that there can be security issues with the transmission of data over the internet (e.g. when communicating by email). It is not possible to protect the data from third-party access along the entire communication chain.

Responsible body

The body responsible for the processing of data on this website (controller) is as follows:

Distressed Ladies – Women in Restructuring e. V.Represented by: Sylwia Maria Bea (Association Secretary), Katharina Gerdes, Anne Schwal


The responsible body (controller) is the natural or legal person who or which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are strictly subject to your express consent. Once granted, consent may be revoked at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal email. This will not affect the legality of the data processing operations already carried out prior to the revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in specific cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

You have the right, at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of your personal data if the data are processed on the basis of points (e) or (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR; this also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. The legal basis on which the data are processed can be found in this data privacy policy. If you submit an objection, we will no longer process the relevant personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for their processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if the data are processed for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection under Art. 21(1) GDPR).

If your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection under Art. 21(2) GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority

Data subjects have the right to complain to a supervisory authority about any infringements of the GDPR, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to ask for data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract to be sent to you or to a third party in a commonly used and machine-readable format. Any requests for the direct transfer of the data to another controller will only be met where this is technically feasible.

SSL and TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential information, such as the content of purchase orders or inquiries which you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser toolbar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data which you send to us cannot be read by third parties during their transmission.

Information, blocking, erasure and rectification

You have a legal right to be informed, at any time and free of charge, about the personal data concerning you which are held on our database as well as their sources, recipients and the purpose for which they are processed, and you have a right to the rectification, blocking or erasure of these data, where applicable. You can contact us about these and other issues in connection with the subject of personal data at any time using the address given in the imprint.

Right to restriction of processing

You are also entitled to request the restriction of processing of your personal data. Please use the address given in the imprint if you would like to contact us in this regard. The right to restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

Refusal of email advertisements

The contact data are published in accordance with legal acknowledgement requirements and must not be used to send unsolicited mailings and advertisements. The operators of the website reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited mailing of advertising literature, such as junk email.

3. Data collection on our website

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and saves data in server log files which are sent to us automatically by your browser. The following data are sent:

These data are not merged with data from other sources.

These data are collected on the basis of point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the collection of the server log files in order to optimise its website and to deliver its services free of technical faults.

4. Plug-ins and Tools

Google Fonts

This site uses web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you visit a page, your browser will load the required web fonts into the cache in order to display texts and fonts in the correct way.

The browser which you are using needs to connect to the Google servers for this purpose. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed from your IP address. Google Fonts is used in the interests of the consistent and appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest under point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

Further information about Google Fonts can be found 
at and in the Google data privacy policy