Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. The collection, processing and use of personal data for all church and church-sponsored institutions in Germany is governed by the Directive on Church Data Security (KDO) and other applicable church and government data protection regulations. This statement is our way of informing you about the mode, scope and purpose of our collection and use of personal data in this website.  

The Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH privacy policy uses terms defined by the European legislators and regulators in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Collection and storage of personal data

Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH collects, uses and shares your personal data only as expressly permitted by law or as consented to by you. “Personal data” is defined as any and all information that serves to define you as a person and which can be attributed to or traceable to you: examples include your name, your email address and telephone number.   

Use of this website does not require you to share your personal data with Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH unless,  when visiting the site, you wish to make use of  certain features, including enquiries sent via the contact form. In this instance, you will be required to enter certain data.   


Data collection on our website

Some personal data is collected when you provide that information to us, for instance when you enter your personal data into the contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system, access time) primarily. This data is collected automatically when you visit the site.   

Every time you access an internet site or internet file the following access data is saved:
1. Page from which you requested the file (referral site)
2. Name of the file requested
3. Date and time you requested the file
4. Volume of data transferred
5. Access status (file transferred, file not located, etc.)
6. A description of the web browser and operating system used
7. IP address of the requesting computer.

The stored data is used exclusively for technical or statistical purposes. Some of the data is collected to ensure the website loads without error. Other data can be used to analyse user behaviour. The website operator also reserves the right to retroactively review log files if there is specific indication of illegal use. The data is stored in a log file. Log files are needed to ensure proper connections as well as to rectify disruptions or security breaches. Neither the log files, nor any part thereof, are cross-referenced with other datasets or shared with third parties. The website operator automaticly deletes the access data after seven days.


Your rights

Information, blocking, erasure and “right to be forgotten”

You have at any time the right to request and receive without charge information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to demand this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us in this regard and for any additional questions relating to data security at any time using the address on our site notice page.   

Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH will be pleased to provide you with information regarding your stored personal data in response to any written request to that effect. We will delete the stored personal data if you withdraw your consent for storage of data, if the data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was stored, or if the storage is otherwise legally inadmissible.


Withdrawing your consent for data processing

Many data processing procedures are only possible with your consent. You can withdraw consent you may have given in the past at any time. A simple email to us to that effect will serve the purpose. The legality of data processing prior to the withdrawal of consent is unaffected by that withdrawal of that consent.


Right of complaint to responsible supervisory authority

If data security breaches occur, the affected party is entitled to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority, Catholic Data Protection Center - Public Law Corporation, Brackeler Hellweg 144, 44309 Dortmund, Telephone: 0231/13 89 85-0, Fax: 0231/13 89 85-22, E -Mail:

If you have any questions, concerns or indeed complaints, you may contact our data protection officer at any time (see below) .


Electronic mail (Email)

Information that you send unencrypted to Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH via electronic mail (email), may possibly be read by third parties during transmission. Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH can generally not verify your identity and will not know the true owner of the email address. Simple email is therefore not guaranteed as a legally secure means of communication.  Like many email providers, we set filters against unwanted advertising (SPAM filters) which, in some instances will automatically, but erroneously identify normal emails as spam and delete them. Emails that contain damaging programmes (viruses) will definitely be automatically deleted by Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH. If you wish to share sensitive information with Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH, we recommend you send it via the conventional postal system.


Right to data portability

You have the right to receive or have provided to a third party in a customary, machine readable format, any data that we automatically processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract.  If you request direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, we will do this to the extent it is technically feasible.


Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your browsing patterns may be statistically evaluated. This occurs primarily via cookies and analysis programmes. Analysis of browsing patterns is generally anonymous and cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by opting out of certain tools. You will find more detailed information on this topic later in this privacy policy document. 

You are entitled to object to this analysis. This privacy policy informs you of your options for filing an objection.


Rejection of marketing mailings

We explicitly object to the use of contact details, published under the statutory obligation to provide legal notice, for mailing advertisements or informational resources not explicitly requested. The operators of these pages reserve the explicit right to take legal steps in the case of unsolicited advertising materials, including spam emails.  



Cookies (small files) or JAVA applets may be used in connection with the informational content of Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH. Most browsers are set to accept the use of cookies, but you can turn this function off via the settings of your internet browser, either permanently or for the duration of a given current session.  You can set your browser to accept all cookies automatically, to reject all cookies automatically, or to ask you each time whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Once the annual access files have been evaluated, the recorded data is deleted. Evaluation is performed monthly and annually, the data is deleted in January of the following year.


SSL encryption (HTTPS protocol)

The website operators utilize SSL encryption to provide optimum protection for your shared data. You can see that your connection is encrypted by the prefix “https://“ ahead of the URL in the address line of your browser. An unencrypted connection will read “http://”. SSL encryption ensures that none of the data you share with the site, whether through requests or log ins, can be read by third parties.  


Server log files

The page provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files which your browser automatically shares with us. This is information on:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referring URL
  • Host name of requesting computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

We do not combine these data with other data sources.

Data processing is based on Article 6 paragraph 1( b) of the GDPR, which allows for the processing of data in the performance of a contract or contracted activities. 


Contact form

If you send us an enquiry using the contact form, we will store the data you entered into the form, including the contact data you indicated, for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-on questions. This data will not be shared without your consent. 

The data you enter into the contact form is therefore only processed with your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. A simple email to us to that effect is sufficient. The legality of any data processing prior to the withdrawal of consent is unaffected by the withdrawal of consent.  

We will hold onto the data you entered into the contact form until you ask us to delete it, you withdraw your consent for it to be stored, or the purpose for holding onto the data ends (e.g. once your request has been processed). Legal obligations, in particular regarding periods of storage, are unaffected by this provision.


Plugins and tools

Google Fonts

This website makes use of web fonts provided by Google to ensure fonts display consistently. When you load a page your browser loads the required web fonts to your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.

To this end, your browser needs to connect to the Google servers. Google sees that our site has been accessed by your IP address. We use Google Fonts in the interests of consistent and appealing presentation of our online content. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Abs. 1 (f) of the GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer’s standard fonts will be used.

For further information on Google Fonts go to and Google’s privacy policy:


Google Maps

This website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA via an application programming interface (API).

Your IP address is stored when you use Google Maps. This information is general transmitted to and saved on the Google servers in the United States of America. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission. 

We use Google Maps in the interest of presenting our content online in an appealing way and to ensure the locations we refer to on our website are easily found. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Abs. 1 (f) of the GDPR.


Social media (Face­book, Twit­ter)

To facilitate content sharing, Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH provides links to social media sites such as Face­book (Operator: Face­book Inc., 1601 S. Ca­li­for­nia Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) and Twit­ter (Operator: Twit­ter Inc., 795 Fol­som St., Suite 600, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94107, USA).

Unlike the ‘Like’ button or ‘Twitter’ button, as far as we understand it, the Facebook ‘Share’ button and ‘Compose a Tweet’ button do not create a direct link to Facebook or Twitter, even when activated. As soon as you click on the activated button, however, you will be taken to the Facebook and Twitter servers where your IP address and recently visited website will be communicated to the respective social media sites. If cookies from the social network sites were deposited on your computer or you subsequently log in to the social media sites, this information can be connected to your user profile.

We hereby inform you that we are not aware of the scale or content of the data transmitted in this way to social networks or how the data is then processed or used by them. For more information on Facebook’s privacy policy, go to More information on Twitter’s data security can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy at http://​twitter.​com/​privacy. You can change the privacy settings for your Twitter account here http://​twitter.​com/​account/​settings.


Legal notice

Notice regarding Equal Treatment law
In order to maintain optimum clarity and readability, we have not differentiated in our content by gender. All relevant terms apply, as they do in all church ordinances, to equal treatment of genders.


Conditions of use

The text, images, graphics and design used on all pages of this web site may be subject to copyright. Not subject to copyright laws in accordance with Article 5 of the Act § 5 of the Act on Copyright and Related Rights (UrhG) are:

• Laws, regulations, official releases and announcements, as well as decisions and officially formulated headnotes on decisions, and  

• other official works that have been published out of official interest and provided as general information, with the restriction that the works may not be altered and that sources must be cited, by application of the provisions of Article 62 para. 1 to 3 and Article 63 para.1 and 2 of the Act on Copyright and Related Rights.

Private persons may use copyright-protected material for private and otherwise personal use in the context of Article 53 of the Act on Copyright. Duplication or use of copyright-protected material on these pages or parts thereof in other electronic or printed publications and the publication thereof is only allowed with the consent of Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH. Reprinting and evaluation is generally allowed if the source is cited. Text, images, graphics and other data may also in full or in part be subject to the copyright of third parties.  The party responsible for content can provide more information on any third-party rights that may exist in so far as these rights have not been explained on the site itself.   


Exclusion or limitation of liability

Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH has produced and verified all of the information on this website with due diligence and to the best of its knowledge. We do not guarantee the information provided will always be current, correct, complete, qualitative and available on this site, irrespective of the provisions of Article 675 paragraph 2 of the Civil Code (BGB).

Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH  and its staff are not liable for damage incurred as a result of the use or non-use of the information provided in its online site. This exclusion of liability does not apply where the provisions of Article 823 of the Civil Code (Liability for intentional or negligent damage) apply. We are not liable for any damage associated with the download or accessing of data as a result of computer viruses or installation or use of software. Pages indicated as such contain the views and insights of the authors whose signatures appear. Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH  reserves the right to amend, supplement, delete or take down temporarily or permanently individual pages or the entire site at any time.   


Exclusion of liability for links to other internet sites

In line with relevant law, Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH is only responsible for its own content, which it provides for online use. We differentiate between our own content and links to the websites of other providers. These links allow access to third-party content.  Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH  only manages access to use of this content via a link. We are not responsible for the third-party content itself as we have not provided the information for communication, not selected the audience for the information thus communicated, and have also not selected or altered the information thus communicated; we also do not automatically store this third-party information, even temporarily.   

The respective provider of the page to which a link is indicated is solely responsible for any illegal, erroneous or incomplete content and in particular for any damage incurred as a result of the use or non-use of third-party information



We expressly renounce all responsibility for content on linked websites. If you discover yourself or your property on an image and wish to have the image removed from the web, please contact us. We will of course then remove the image from our site.  



The processor responsible for data processing on this website is:

Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH, St. Mauritz-Freiheit 44, 48145 Münster

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


Data protection officer

for the  Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH is

Mr Klaus Schoch Esq., Zum Guten Hirten 24, 48145 Münster, Tel. + 49 1712601692
Email: schoch(at) 


Data security (protocoling)

The Johannes-Hospiz Münster GmbH web server is managed by the company Sabine Brylak-Niemann. Data processing is handled by our website operator.


We compiled our privacy policy using the following sources: