Denk Selbst e.V.



We process personal and personal-related data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) of our users only to the extent necessary to provide the functions of this website.
Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.
Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for other reasons.
The following statement gives the user an overview of how we ensure data protection, what kind of data is collected for what purpose and what rights you have.

Who is responsible for this offer?

The responsible party (hereinafter also referred to as “we”) within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”) as well as other data protection regulations is:

Denk Selbst e.V.
Sebastian Krone, Chairman
6th floor
Am Bürohochhaus 2-4
D-14478 Potsdam

registered at the Amtsgericht Potsdam
under the No. VR 8134 P
E-Mail: contact [ät] think-self [dot] org

Declaration on Data Protection

The following statement gives you an overview of how we ensure this protection and what kind of data is collected for what purpose.

What information do we collect and for what purpose?

Automatically transmitted data

Various data is transmitted to us from your computer, this varies depending on the browser and operating system type, version and settings.
Some of these may be:

– browser type/version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
– Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
– Time of the server request

This data is not merged with other data sources.
We refuse to store such data in a non-anonymized form.
For this reason, IP addresses are removed before they are stored or at least shortened in such a way that they cannot be traced back to a specific person.
However, should our systems ever be misused for criminal purposes, we may be required to store this and other data and hand it over to the investigating authorities.
Insofar as we are permitted to do so, we will inform you of this in such a case.
In the event of an ongoing investigation, we would have to hand over this data to investigating authorities or private individuals.
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.

Your user behavior is recorded in server log files in order to analyze technical problems and possible abuse.
The legal basis for this processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The records are deleted after 30 days.

Contributions with political opinion

We would like to point out that political opinions may be expressed when posting comments on this website.
These are special types of personal data according to Art. 9 GDPR.
By your independent and voluntary use of the comment function, you give us your express consent in accordance with Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR for the storage and publication of the contributions.

The purpose of a comment function is the (public) provision of the discussion contributions.
Therefore, content written by you will remain stored until you request deletion of this content.
Please note the rights regarding your data mentioned below.


The Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. This means that they are automatically deleted after the end of your visit.
Cookies can also make it possible to recognize you after you leave the website. Unfortunately, this function is abused by some companies to spy on the surfing behavior of Internet users. We reject such behavior as contrary to data protection.
In detail: Our services use cookies to identify them as the user they logged in as after logging in. You can prevent the acceptance of cookies in your browser settings.


If you would like to receive the mailing lists we offer, we require a valid e-mail address from you. Further data will not be collected. We never share your email address with third parties, only the list moderator has access to it. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your e-mail address and its use for sending the mailing list(s) at any time. If you unsubscribe from the mailing list, your email address will be deleted.

Do we share any information with third parties?

We do not sell or trade your personal information, nor do we transfer it to third parties.
Should it exceptionally become necessary to pass on your data to third parties, we will ask you for permission in advance for each individual transfer.

Links to other websites

Any links can be set to other web offers from third party providers.
These third party providers have their own and independent privacy policies.
We therefore accept no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
Nevertheless, we strive to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback on these sites.

Data deletion

Automatically collected server log files are deleted after 30 days.
Other data collected by you when using the forum will remain with us until you request us to delete it or until you revoke your consent to store it.
Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

The GDPR gives you comprehensive rights regarding your data, which are listed individually below.
Please contact the Board of Directors of the responsible parties if you wish to assert your rights against us.
The address and mail address are listed at the beginning of this privacy policy.
We will answer your questions at any time regarding the processing of your data on the basis of this data protection declaration.

Right to information

You have the right at any time to receive free information about the data stored about you, its origin and recipients and the purpose of storage in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

Right to rectification

In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you can demand that the data in question be corrected or completed.

Right to erasure / restriction of the processing of the data

You have the right to request the immediate deletion of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR or the restriction of data processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.

Right to data portability

You may request the surrender of the data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format (e.g. JSON or SQL) and the transfer to other data controllers in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR.

Right to object

You may object to the future processing of data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent.
You can revoke consent you have already given at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR.
For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient.
The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Complaint to the supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. Competent is:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and for the Right to Inspect Files.
Dagmar Hartge
Stahnsdorfer Damm 77
D-14532 Kleinmachnow
Telephone: 033203/356-0
Fax: 033203/356-49

Security measures

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access to, entry into, disclosure of, assurance of availability of and segregation of the data. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of data subjects’ rights, deletion of data, and response to data compromise. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account in the development and selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings (Article 25 of the GDPR).