Data Protection

Data Protection

Data Privacy Statement and Information in accordance with Article 13 of the GDPR


We are delighted that you are visiting our website and are interested in our services. We attach great importance to your privacy as a user of our website and strictly adhere to data protection regulations regarding the collection, processing and use of data. This particularly applies for the processing of your personal data.

Name and contact details of the responsible party

VMD-PRINAS GmbH Versicherungsmakler
Huyssenallee 100
45128 Essen

Telephone: +49 201 36036-0
Telefax: +49 201 36036-39


Contact details of the data protection officer

VMD-PRINAS GmbH Versicherungsmakler
Data protection officer
Ecclesiastraße 1 – 4
32758 Detmold

Telephone +49 5231 603-6129
Telefax +49 5231 603-606129


Purposes for processing personal data, as well as the legal basis for the processing:

Purposes for processing

Legal basis

Communication with the responsible party from visitors to the website via our online contact form

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR (necessary for the fulfilment of pre-contractual measures)

Uploading files

The legal basis depends on the type of files uploaded. Possible legal bases may include:
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR (necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures)
Art. 88 of the GDPR in conjunction with section 26 para. 1 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) (establishment of an employment relationship)

Processing technical information in order to be able to provide the service and to optimise the display of the information accessed by the visitor on the respective end device used for viewing the website.

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR (legitimate interest of responsible party)

Control of the website and needs-oriented design of the processes during use through the use of cookies

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR (consent of the data subject)

Use of the Google reCAPTCHA service to check and block interactions on our website through automated access, e.g. through so-called bots Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR (legitimate interest of responsible party)

If your personal data is processed for the purpose of safeguarding the legitimate interests of the responsible party according to art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, then these legitimate interests shall consist of permanently analysing and improving the online presence, as well as optimising usability.


Categories of personal data that are processed

For organisational and technical reasons, the following data is processed when using our website:

  • IP address of visitor 
  • Name of pages accessed 
  • Date and time of access 
  • Name of browser used 
  • Name of operating system 
  • Name of search engine or external link 
  • Name of files downloaded

If you transmit data to us via our online forms, the personal data which you provide shall be processed to meet the respective purpose. 


Provision of your personal data

Personal data is information about your identity. For example, this includes details such as name, postal address, telephone number or even email address. It is not necessary to disclose any personal data in order to be able to use this website. In certain cases, we do, however, require your name and address, as well as other details, in order to be able to provide you with the desired services.

For example, this applies for the use of our contact form, the sending of information, the answering of individual questions or the use of our form for online applications. Where this is required, we shall make you aware accordingly. In addition, we only store and process data which you have automatically or voluntarily provided to us. If you make use of consulting services, data is generally only collected if it is required for the provision of services. If we request additional information from you, this refers to voluntary information. The personal data provided by you is processed solely for the communicated purposes explained below.


Recipients of your personal data

Your personal data shall only be passed on to third parties with your consent or if there is a legal justification for consent. Transmission of your personal data to state institutions and authorities who are entitled to receive such information shall only take place within the framework of the relevant legislation, or if we are obligated to do so due to a judicial decision. Our employees are obligated to confidentiality and compliance with the provisions of data protection legislation. We have commissioned the appropriate companies for the technical implementation of the services provided, who shall process your personal data on our behalf. These include: 


Services provided

onix - Dienstleistungs- und Handels-GmbH

Website hosting


Subscription of the newsletter

In case you subscribed our newsletter we will use your e-mail address and voluntarily supplied personal contact data to regularly send you our newsletter. To receive our newsletter it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address.

A link can be found at the end of each newsletter that allows you at any time to modify your subscription data or unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can also unsubscribe by sending us a corresponding message to the contact data given in the imprint.


Booking of events

If you book an event using our online registration form, it is necessary for the participation in the event that your personal data is forwarded to the companies of the Ecclesia Group named in the online registration form.


Use of cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files which are sent to your browser from our web server and stored on your computer’s hard disk. No personal data is stored during this process. Instead, an individual pseudonym is used. This information is used, for example, to re-recognise you during navigation to our websites and to make navigation easier for you.

You can adjust the settings of your browser to inform you when cookies are placed. In this way, the use of cookies shall be transparent. Alternatively, you can also view this website without cookies. You can adjust this as a presetting in your respective browser. Please bear in mind that, upon doing so, it is possible that certain functions of the website shall no longer be available in whole or in part.

Analytics and Advertising

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies". These are text files, which are placed on your computer and help to analyze your use of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before being stored. To make your personal data anonymous, we use the AnonymizeIP-Plugin and before storage of your IP address, the last octet is truncated/anonymized.

Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them. The storage of Matomo-Cookies and the use of this analysis tool is based on art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent of the data subject). The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is not passed on to any third parties.


Right to revoke consent 

You are entitled to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation is valid with immediate effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of data based on a consent until revocation is not affected by such a revocation. You can change the cookie settings at any time under: cookie settings

Right to object the processing data

Pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data in cases covered under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR at the above address for reasons arising from your particular situation. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Use of external services

Our website makes use of content from third party providers. This could involve videos, fonts or scripts. The respective purposes, as well as the legal basis upon which this content is used by us, have been explained in detail in the paragraph entitled “Purposes for processing personal data, as well as the legal basis for processing”. Due to technical reasons, it is necessary to transmit your IP address to the respective provider in order to display the content of third party provider services. We do not have any influence on how the respective third-party provider uses your personal data. We have, however, provided you with an overview below of all of the third-party provider services used by this website: Where available, we shall additionally provide you with the respective link to the data privacy statement of the third-party provider so that you can access information about the processing of your personal data. Where applicable, we shall also make reference to any available opportunities for objection.


Links to other websites

Our websites contain links to other websites. We do not have any influence regarding whether or not the operators of these websites adhere to the data protection regulations. Despite careful content control, we assume no liability for the content of external links. The operators of the linked websites are solely responsible for their content.


Your security

We take technical and organisational measures to protect your data against unauthorised access, loss, manipulation and destruction. Our security measures are constantly being updated in accordance with technological development. All communication between your end device and our servers is encrypted. This applies both for downloading documents or information offered via our website, as well as for any information which you have provided us with via the contact form or application form.


Storage duration

The personal data which you provide to us is automatically deleted if the purposes for processing are no longer applicable. More specifically, the following storage periods shall apply:

Category of data stored

Deletion period

Technical data and records for safeguarding website operation

6 months

Content which we receive from you via the contact or application form.

The storage periods for this content are based upon the type of information transmitted and the respectively applicable statutory retention periods. If a submitted application does not result in the conclusion of an employment contract, the data is automatically deleted 6 months after completion of the application process. If, within the framework of the rights of the persons affected, you request deletion at an earlier point in time, then the data shall immediately be deleted upon your request.


Podigee Podcast-Hosting

We use the podcast hosting service Podigee of the podcast hosting provider Podigee GmbH, Ritterstrasse 2a, 10969 Berlin. Podcasts are fed by Podigee or transmitted via Podigee.

Podigee processes IP addresses and device information to enable podcast downloads and to provide statistical data, such as the number of downloads. This data is anonymized or pseudonymized before it is stored in Podigee's database, unless it is necessary to provide the podcasts. Once the purpose is achieved, the processed data is deleted at regular intervals.

The legal basis for data processing is art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The use is based on our legitimate interest in a secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimization of our podcast offer.

Further information can be found in the Podigee privacy policy:

Rights of the persons affected

You have a right to access information about your stored personal data at any time. According to articles 16 to 20 of the GDPR, you also have the right to the correction of inaccurate data, the right to the deletion of your personal data, the right to restrict the processing of your personal data, as well as the right to data portability.

Right to complain

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data constitutes a violation of the GDPR, then you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.


Changes to data protection regulations

We reserve the right to make changes to the security and data protection measures, particularly if this is necessary on the basis of technical development. In these cases, we shall also adapt the data protection information accordingly, if required. Please, therefore, observe the current version of this data privacy statement in each case.


Questions, suggestions, complaints

If you have additional questions about the data protection information and the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer directly using the contact details specified above.