0. Legal Entity

This is the data protection declaration of GLS GmbH, which operates the website www.gaylovespirit.org, hereinafter referred to as Gaylovespirit. The business address is GLS GmbH, P.O. Box 61 30 57, 10941 Berlin.

In the following we will inform you about the collection, processing and use of your data.


1. Your Privacy

The protection of your privacy and that of all our users is very important to Gaylovespirit. When you visit or use the website, we receive personal information from you. This privacy policy applies to all services of Gaylovespirit and describes how we protect and process your personal data. We recommend that you read this privacy policy carefully.

You can create an account with us. When you set up an account, you must provide various personal information, such as your name, the user name you wish to use, and your e-mail address. Gaylovespirit stores this personal data as well as other personal data that you make available to us when using the services.

If you book workshops or other events with us and choose credit card payment as your payment option, you must provide our payment service provider Stripe with certain information described in Chapter 4 For what purposes does Gaylovespirit process personal data?

If you communicate with the Gaylovespirit booking office in writing (email, letter, chat), this communication and all data transmitted to Gaylovespirit will be stored.


2. Automatically generated information

You can visit this website without telling us who you are. However, we automatically receive the following log data:

  • Your IP address or the identification of your device
  • the websites you have visited with us and
  • the web browser you are using, the operating system you are using and the screen resolution you have set,
  • Date and time of the visit
  • the website you came from (e.g. search engine)

This information helps us better understand how our services are used to improve their usability and how we can further adapt them to the needs of our users.


3. Cookies

Explanation: Like most other websites and apps, Gaylovespirit uses cookies. A cookie is a simple text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device by a website server and can only be read by that server to retrieve the content of that cookie.

Gaylovespirit also uses Google Analytics. These cookies are so-called "analysis cookies from third parties" that provide us with information about how users interact with these pages.

Google's privacy policy governs how these cookies collect, use and provide your information. You can find the guidelines here: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ and http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Tracking cookies

When you use the site, our ad server, Google DoubleClick, may place tracking cookies on your device. These cookies are used to create a profile of your click behaviour for advertising banners. This profile is anonymous unless you are signed in to Google. In this case, this information can be linked to your Google Account. Here's a Google tutorial on how to disable Google's interest-based advertising: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en

For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Management of cookies

When you visit our website or app, you are asked to agree to the storage and use of tracking cookies. A cookie stores whether you give your consent or not, so that your preference for further visits is stored.

If you do not want to receive these cookies, you can adjust your browser or mobile device settings to be notified when cookies are being sent, or you can decline cookies altogether. You may also delete cookies that have been dropped due to your browser settings or your mobile device settings. Please note that most functions of the services cannot be used if you deactivate these cookies.

If you use a computer that is also used by other people, always log out of the services via the logout link, delete stored cookies and close the browser window. Do not give your password to anyone else to prevent them from accessing your account.

If you want to restrict or block cookies on your device, you can do so in your browser settings. You can find out more in your browser's help function. Alternatively you can also visit www.aboutcookies.org .


4. For what purposes does Gaylovespirit process personal data?

Gaylovespirit processes personal data for the following purposes:

  • to enable you to book seminars, workshops and retreats
  • to provide you with current information about our offers, to improve and/or adapt the services.


5. Use of personal data by Gaylovespirit

Gaylovespirit will process the personal data provided by you so that you can create an account and use our services. Gaylovespirit can also use your email address to send you information and news about your purchases. Gaylovespirit would like to inform you about any changes to the services or similar products or services. Gaylovespirit uses your personal data to inform you about these changes, products or services (by e-mail). Please note that you will also receive e-mails and/or notifications from Gaylovespirit about the proper functioning of your account.

If you send Gaylovespirit a request, inquiry or question, you can provide certain personal data on request. Such communications and all additional data are stored by Gaylovespirit. Gaylovespirit may use your email address to respond to you and your personal information may also be used to help us improve or respond more effectively to requests to the booking office.


6. Transmission of personal data to third parties

Gaylovespirit does not sell, trade or rent your personal information. Gaylovespirit may disclose your personal information to third parties when necessary to provide you with the services and/or additional services, to execute your instructions or to comply with applicable laws, if applicable.

If you pay by credit card, you must enter your payment details in the appropriate fields provided by Stripe. Gaylovespirit does not receive, process or store this financial data, e.g. credit card data or account data, unless it is legally obliged to do so. The financial data provided by you will be processed by Stripe exclusively for the execution of financial transactions. This financial information is only forwarded to financial institutions involved in the transaction (e.g. your bank or credit card company). Stripe is not allowed to pass on your financial data to third parties. Stripe will only disclose data if required to do so by law, by a court order of a competent court or by an order of a competent regulatory authority. For more information about Stripe's privacy policy, please visit https://stripe.com/de/privacy


7. How do we secure your personal data?

The security of your data and the data of our other users is very important to us. We have taken technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss and any form of criminal processing. Gaylovespirit stores personal data on servers with limited access in Europe. These servers are housed in secure buildings. Gaylovespirit supports SSL-encrypted access. Thanks to SSL, the data exchange between your computer or mobile device and the Gaylovespirit server is protected by 256-bit encryption to prevent unauthorized persons from intercepting and reading your data. SSL encryption is always activated. You are responsible for the security of your login data. Please note that e-mails, chats and other forms of correspondence are not necessarily encrypted. Gaylovespirit strongly advises you not to send confidential information by e-mail, chat or other unencrypted forms of correspondence.


8. Changing personal data

You can access, edit or delete the personal data in your account at any time. You can also change the privacy settings in your account.

If you would like to know what personal data Gaylovespirit has stored about you, you can send Gaylovespirit at regular, appropriate intervals by e-mail to data@Gaylovespirit.org requests. Gaylovespirit will send you an overview of all data stored by you within four (4) weeks from the date on which we receive your request.

Once you have received this overview, you may ask Gaylovespirit to correct, amend, delete or block personal data that is factually incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant for processing, or data stored in violation of a legal provision. Gaylovespirit will inform you within four (4) weeks whether it meets your request. If you want to delete your account completely, you can do so in your account on www.gaylovespirit.org

After you have deleted your account, Gaylovespirit may store your personal data and your account for a certain period of time for various reasons, including but not limited to legal obligations in connection with the retention of accounting information and the prevention of malicious acts due to identity theft or other offences or crimes such as fraud. Only Gaylovespirit can access deleted personal data and accounts. This privacy policy still applies to all stored personal data.


9. Updates and Changes to the Privacy Policy

Gaylovespirit may update this privacy policy at any time. Gaylovespirit publishes the updated version of its data protection declaration on the website www.gaylovespirit.org.

Gaylovespirit advises you to visit this page regularly to inform yourself about possible changes to this data protection declaration and how Gaylovespirit protects your personal data. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy and keeping yourself informed of possible updates.


10. Applicable law

This data protection declaration and its interpretation shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. All disputes arising out of or in connection with this Privacy Policy will be settled in accordance with the Terms of Use.


Berlin, 24.05.2018