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imprint and Privacy Policy


Civil Society Academy gGmbH

Address Schreinerstrasse 28, 10247 Berlin, Germany

Phone +49 15204429909



Civil Society Academy gGmbH is registered as a nonprofit organization in Germany.


Register court


Register number
HRB 250246 B


VAT identification number

Tax number


Responsible contact person

Joachim Schwarz



Image copyrights for

The copyright is included in the image caption for photographs by external photographers or Civil Society Academy employees. Civil Society Academy is always the legal owner of the images without copyright information that are featured on the website.

Notice of liability

Although we carefully check all contents, we do not assume any liability for the contents of external links. These external contents are the sole responsibility of the operators of such linked pages.

Objection to the use of our data

We hereby expressly object to the third-party use of contact data, published in line with the obligation to provide an imprint, for the purpose of transmitting unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of these pages reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited deliveries of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

Last update: 07.06.2023


Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and take the protection of your personal data seriously.

This is why we keep our work transparent and treat your personal data confidentially and, naturally, in accordance with statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.


In principle, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. Insofar as any personal data (e.g. name, email address and/or data that are asked through our online registration forms) are collected on our website, this occurs on a purely voluntary basis. These data will not be shared with third parties without your express consent.


1. General Information

In this Privacy Policy, we explain the kind, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data within the online services of Civil Society Academy and its related websites, functions, and content (hereinafter referred to as “Website”). This Privacy Policy applies regardless of the individual domains, systems, platforms, and devices (e.g. desktop or mobile devices) on which our online services are accessed.


Please note that only data transfer (e.g. in connection with email communication) is vulnerable to security flaws. Hence, it is not possible to fully secure data against third-party access.


2. Security Measures

We take state-of-the-art organizational, contractual, and technical security measures in order to ensure compliance with the regulations of data protection laws and to protect the data we process against random or targeted manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons.


Said security measures include but are not limited to the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server.


3. Third-Party Providers

We have concluded a limited-processing contract with each data processing company to ensure that your personal data are processed according to their purpose and not shared. We also take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your data.


This applies to service providers including but not limited to the following:


  • Wix.Com LTD, 40 Namal Tel Aviv St., TEL AVIV-YAFO 6350671, Israel: Cloud-based website development | Read Privacy Policy


  • Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA: Website analysis | Read Privacy Policy

4. Cookies and Reach Measurement

Cookies are data that are transmitted from our web server or from third-party web-servers to the user´s web browser and stored there for future retrieval. Cookies may take the form of small files or other forms of information storage. In accordance with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of any cookies employed for pseudonymous reach measurement.


If you do not want any coolies to be stored on your computer, you are requested to deactivate the corresponding option in your browser´s system settings. Stored cookies can be cleared in the browser´s system settings. Deactivating cookies may limit the Website´s functionality.






Google Chrome






You can also opt-out of the use of cookies for reach measurement and marketing purposes via the Network Advertising Initiative´s deactivation page ( and via the US website ( or the European website (

5. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (Google).


Google Inc.

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway

Mountain View, CA 94043



Google Analytics uses cookies (see §4) to facilitate analysis of your website use. Your user data for the website is generated by the cookie and thereafter generally transmitted to a Google server ion the USA and stored there. Google is certified by the Privacy Shield Framework, guaranteeing its compliance with European data protection laws (


Google will use these data in accordance with our instructions to evaluate how our online services are being used, to compile reports about activities within the online services, and to perform additional services connected to the use of these services and the internet. Pseudonymous user profiles can then be generated from the process data.


You can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data that the cookie generated regarding your usage of our online services by downloading and installing the browser plugin accessible via the following link:

6. Newsletter

The following information explains the content of our newsletter, subscription, statistical assessment procedures, and your withdrawal rights. By subscribing to our newsletter, you consent to receiving the same and to said procedures.

We use Wix Ascend to manage our newsletter. Our newsletter contains information regarding our upcoming events, news related to Civil Society, and our organization. There’s no third-party tracking in messages besides Wix’s own analytics, which may aggregate how many subscribers open a message or click the links inside. Wix’s privacy policy is available at


You can subscribe to our newsletter through our website. In order to subscribe, you only need to provide your name and email address. This information is required so that we can address you personally in our Newsletter.


You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of the newsletter. You can also email to update your email address, or to request that we delete your email.


7. Photographs and Videos

The majority of the photographs and videos used on this website were taken by the Civil Society Academy team. Whenever photographs and videos from external sources are used, we make sure that the ownership of and credit for the photographs is provided in the copyright notice below the photograph or in the photograph´s metadata.


Your questions or Comments

If you have questions or comments regarding data protection, please feel free to e-mail us at

Last update, 07.06.2023

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