Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

You only need to provide us with the personal data which is required for processing your request or for carrying out our services and any associated contractual rights and obligations, and which we are legally obliged to obtain.

The data is collected to ensure proper provision of our website. The law enforcement authorities state that we are obliged to provide information about the data in individual cases, if it is required for law enforcement purposes, to avert danger, to fulfil the legal duties of the authorities protecting the constitution or the military counter-intelligence service or to enforce intellectual property rights. The data can also be used to analyse your user behaviour in anonymised form.

Who will receive my data?

At Berlin British School gGmbH, only those individuals will have access to your data who need it to carry out your request and our contractual and legal obligations. Service providers used by us (e.g. hosting of this website) may also process data for these purposes provided they maintain confidentiality and comply with our data protection instructions.

Will data be forwarded to a third party country?

Data will not be forwarded to countries outside the EU or the EEA (so-called third countries) when you visit this website or when carrying out your request. In special cases it may be possible for your data to be transmitted outside the EU or the EEA. However, in these cases , you will be separately informed in advance.

How long will my data be stored?

We process and store your personal data as long as it is necessary for fulfilling our contractual and legal obligations. Once the data is no longer required for fulfilling contractual or statutory obligations, it is deleted regularly, unless any further processing (limited) is required for adhering to commercial and tax retention periods, such as the German Commercial Code and the German Tax Code.

Do you carry out automated decision making, including profiling?

Generally, we do not use automated decision making, including profiling, according to Article 22 DSGMO.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Information about your right of objection

 a) Right of objection in individual cases

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation. This is provided that data processing is in the public interest or on the basis of a balance of interests. This also applies to profiling. In the event of a contradiction, we will stop using your personal data, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for using the data which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or your personal data is used to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

  1. b) Objection to processing your data for public relations purposes

In some individual cases we process your personal data for our public relations work. You have the right to object at any time, including in the case of profiling to do with direct mailing. In the event of an objection, we will stop the use of your personal data for these purposes. The objection can be made in any form at any time and should be addressed to our data protection officer at the address below.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.


2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Berlin British School gGmbH

Dickensweg 17-19

14055 Berlin

Georg Müsing

Telephone: (0) 30 351 09 190


The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.


3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

Berlin British School gGmbH

Dickensweg 17-19

14055 Berlin

Telephone: (0) 30 351 09 192



4. Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, we need an email address from you and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the given email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not forward it to third parties.

Subscribing to the newsletter is based exclusively on your consent (pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can withdraw your consent for storing the data, the email address and using it to send the newsletter at any time. Please send an email to: The lawfulness of any data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

The data you provide us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us up to the point that you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you have unsubscribed from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the internal school area) remains unaffected by this.

Applications in relation to job vacancies

Berlin British School gGmbH collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the job application procedure (in accordance with § 26 BDSG). Processing may also be carried out electronically. In particular, this is the case if an applicant sends application documents to Berlin British School gGmbH electronically, for example by email or via a web form on the website. If the person responsible for recruitment concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the person responsible for recruitment does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted 6 months after notification of rejection, provided that there are no other legitimate interests of the person responsible to the contrary, or we agree with the applicant to store the data for longer, e.g. for future job vacancies. Another legitimate interest pertinent to this is, for example, the burden of proof in claims arising from the German general equal treatment act (AGG).

Registering on this website

If you are an employee or customer of Berlin British School gGbmH, you can register on our website to use additional functions on the site (e.g. forums, documents, etc). We use the data entered for this purpose only for the offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested at registration (name and email address) must be provided in full, otherwise we are obliged to refuse registration.

In the event of important changes, such as the scope of the offer or changes necessary for technical reasons, we will use the email address provided at registration to inform you.

The data entered at registration will be used based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can withdraw your consent at any time. All you need to do is send an informal email. The lawfulness of any data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

The data collected at registration is stored by us as long as you are registered on our website and is subsequently deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.


5. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics (Currently this function is deactivated)

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This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy:

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.


6. Plugins and tools


Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under