Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

It is very important to me to handle the data of my website visitors in a trustworthy manner and to protect it in the best possible way. For this reason, I make every effort to comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Below I will explain to you how your data is processed on my website.

2. General information

2.1  Processing of personal data and other terms
Data protection applies when processing personal data. Personal means all data with which you can be personally identified. This is, for example, the IP address of the device (PC, laptop, smartphone, etc.) in front of which you are currently sitting. Such data is processed when ‘something happens to it’. Here, for example, the IP is transmitted from the browser to our provider and automatically stored there. This is then processing (according to Art. 4 No. 2 GDPR) of personal data (according to Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR).
These and other legal definitions can be found in Article 4 GDPR. 

2.2  Applicable regulations/laws – GDPR, BDSG and TTDSG
The scope of data protection is regulated by law. In this case, these are the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) as a European regulation and the BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act) as a national law. The TTDSG also supplements the provisions of the GDPR as far as the use of cookies is concerned. 

2.3 Responsible for data processing on this website is Christoph Arndt. You can reach me at [email protected]

3. Data collection

When you visit our website, we process your personal data.In order to best protect this data against unauthorized interference by third parties, we use SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize this encrypted connection by the fact that there is an https:// or a lock symbol in the address bar of your browser. Below you will find out what data is collected when you visit our website, for what purpose and on what legal basis. 

3.1 Data collection when you access the website

When you access the website, information is automatically stored in so-called server log files. This is the following information:
• Browser type and browser version
• operating system used• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of server request
• IP address

This data is temporarily required in order to be able to display our website to you permanently and without any problems. In particular, this data serves the following purposes:
• Website system security
• System stability of the website
• Bug fixes on the website
• Establishing a connection to the website
• Presentation of the website

Data processing is carried out in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR and is based on our legitimate interest in processing this data, in particular the interest in the functionality of the website and its security.
This data is stored pseudonymously and deleted after the respective purpose has been achieved.
If the server log files enable the data subject to be identified, the data will be stored for a maximum period of 14 days. An exception exists when a safety-relevant event occurs. In this case, the server log files are stored until the security-related event has been eliminated and finally clarified.
A merger with other data does not take place. 

3.2 Cookies

3.2.1 General
This website uses so-called cookies. This is a data set, information that is stored in the browser of your device and is related to our website. By setting cookies, the navigation of the website can be made easier for the visitor. In the cookie consent tool you will find all information about the cookies that we use on our website (if necessary after your consent). 

3.2.2 Reject cookies
You can manage all cookies that are not technically necessary directly with the cookie consent tool. The setting of cookies can be prevented by adjusting your browser settings. However, I would also like to point out that comprehensive blocking/deleting of cookies can lead to impairments in the use of the website. 

3.2.3 Technically necessary cookies
I use technically necessary cookies on this website so that the website functions error-free and in accordance with applicable laws. They help make the website user-friendly. Some functions of this website cannot be displayed without the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letters b, c and/or f GDPR. 

3.2.4 Cookies that are not technically necessary
I also use cookies that are not technically necessary. These cookies are used, among other things, to analyze the surfing behavior of the website visitor or to offer functions of the website that are, however, not technically necessary. The legal basis for this is your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR. Cookies that are not technically necessary are only set with your consent, which you can revoke at any time in the cookie consent tool. 

3.3 Data processing through user input

Individual data 
If you contact me via the contact form, email, telephone or one of the linked Google forms, you consent to the processing and temporary storage of your data to fulfill the respective purpose (information exchange, booking, registration for a workshop or retreat). The following data may be collected:

E-mail address
Telephone number
Previous dance experience
Arrival by car
content of messages

The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b and f GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as the respective purpose no longer applies and it is possible in accordance with the legal requirements. 

3.4 Cookie consent tool
To ensure that only cookies for which there is a legal basis are set on my website, I use the consent management tool provided by Jimdo (Jimdo GmbH Stresemannstr. 37522761 Hamburg Germany). This service is used to obtain the consent of the website visitor to the storage of certain cookies in his/her browser or the use of certain technologies and to document this in accordance with data protection regulations. When you access this website, the consent given by the website visitor or the revocation of consent is stored as a cookie in the website visitor's browser. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter c GDPR.
The collected data will be stored until the website visitor requests deletion or deletes it themselves or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. The mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected by this. 

3.5 Newsletter
To promote upcoming workshops and retreats, I occasionally send out a newsletter. For this I use the distribution function of my GMX mailbox. Your email data will be stored without any further personal information on GMX's servers and as a backup on my computer solely for the purpose of sending the newsletter. To unsubscribe, please send an email with the words “Unsubscribe from Newsletter” to [email protected]

3.6 Analysis and tracking tools: Google Analytics
I use Google Analytics on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. This service is offered by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics uses cookies to recognize the user and thus analyze usage behavior. These cookies are only set with consent. Consent can be revoked at any time and managed in the cookie consent tool.
The legal basis for the processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR and Section 25 Paragraph 1 TTDSG.
The information collected here is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
When data is transferred to the USA, the EU Commission's Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) apply.
By using Google Analytics, IP anonymization takes effect. The IP address of the respective user is shortened within the member states of the EU (or the European Economic Area) so that it can no longer be traced back to a natural person. In addition, Google is committed to appropriate data protection via the Google Ads data processing conditions and compiles an evaluation of website usage and website activity and provides the services associated with the usage. The Google Ads Data Processing Terms apply to companies subject to the European Economic Area (EEA) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), or similar regulations.
An additional browser plug-in can prevent the collected information (such as the IP address) from being sent to Google and used by Google. You can find the plugin and further information about it at
Otherwise, the storage period depends on the type of data processed. Each customer can choose how long Google Analytics stores data before it is automatically deleted.
You can find further information about Google's use of data at If you have any further questions, you can also contact [email protected] directly. 

4. Your rights 

Finally, I would like to inform you in detail about your rights.

4.1 Your rights

4.1.1 Right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR 
You can request information about whether your personal data is being processed. If this is the case, you can request further information about how the data is processed. You can find a detailed list in Article 15 Paragraph 1 Letters a to h GDPR.

4.1.2 Right to correction according to Art. 16 GDPR 
This right includes the correction of inaccurate data and the completion of incomplete personal data.

4.1.3 Right to deletion according to Art. 17 GDPR 
This so-called 'right to be forgotten' gives you the right, under certain conditions, to request that the person responsible delete your personal data. This is generally the case if the purpose of data processing no longer applies, if consent has been revoked or if the initial processing took place without a legal basis. You can find a detailed list of reasons in Article 17 Paragraph 1 Letters a to f GDPR. This “right to be forgotten” also corresponds to the duty of the person responsible under Article 17 (2) GDPR to take appropriate measures to bring about a general deletion of the data. 

4.2 Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR 
This right is linked to the conditions set out in Article 18 Paragraph 1 Letters a to d. 

4.2.1 Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR 
This regulates the fundamental right to receive your own data in a common form and to transmit it to another person responsible. However, this only applies to data processed based on consent or contract in accordance with Article 20 Paragraph 1 Letters a and b and to the extent that this is technically feasible. 

4.2.2 Right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR 
In principle, you can object to the processing of your personal data. This applies in particular if your interest in objecting outweighs the legitimate interest of the controller in the processing and if the processing relates to direct advertising and/or profiling. 

4.2.3 Right to “decision in individual cases” according to Art. 22 GDPR 
In principle, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that has legal effects on you or significantly affects you in a similar way. However, this right also finds restrictions and additions in Article 22 Paragraphs 2 and 4 GDPR. 

4.2.4 Other rights 

The GDPR includes comprehensive rights to inform third parties about whether or how you have asserted your rights under Articles 16, 17, 18 GDPR. However, this is only to the extent that this is possible or can be carried out with reasonable effort. 

At this point we would like to remind you of your right to revoke your consent in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. However, this does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out up to that point. 

We would also like to point out your rights according to §§ 32 ff. BDSG, the content of which is largely the same as the rights just described.

4.2.5 Right to complain according to Art. 77 GDPR 
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that processing of your personal data violates this regulation.