1. General Information

1.1. The use of person-related data by Eric Bennewitz – PEACE OUT YOGE with residence in Hamburg and corresponding business address Rübenkamp 80, 22307 Hamburg – takes place according to valid legal regulations as well as according to permissions given by the user concerning the use of his/her data.

1.2. Eric Bennewitz runs the yoga studion PEACE OUT YOGA (later in here referred to as POY). Via POY various services in the sector yoga may be ordered or purchased. Yoga services by POY are owner-offered services. The subject of the contract is the use of POY’s services. The usage of services offered by POY takes place by the user.

1.3. POY/Eric Bennewitz are aware that the protection and careful handling of person-related data of the user is very important. Because data protection is of great significance for POY, POY strictly adheres to legal data protection regulations (DSGVO, TKG & TMG) valid in Germany.

1.4. The user is obligated to read the POY’s General Terms of Service (GTS) with respect to the subject of contract, duties of the user, liability limitations and many other important information on the website of POY under the
domain www.peaceoutyoga.de.

2. Collection of Data

2.1. POY collects and stores any information which the user provides in the registration form and/or the Eversports platform (www.eversports.de) which are submitted to POY by the user within the scope of online bookings or submitted in any other ways, e.g. personally at the location. POY use the user’s person-related data as long as this is legally permitted and only with the permission of the user. As far as the permission is given electronically within the scope of online bookings via Eversports, Eversports is bound to legal informational duties and stores the permission via suitable technical systems.
Due to the current situation with the Corona virus, we have to keep name and adress of every visitor for 4 weeks to be able to trace an eventuel chain of infection. This data has to be provided before class and will be used exclusively for this purpose. After 4 weeks the data will be deleted.

2.2. POY uses the following person-related data of the user: name, e-mail address, phone number, gender, date of birth, residence, booking data, already existing products, profile picture, health-related information if necessary for the yoga praxis and if voluntarily provided on request of the customer, e.g. pregnancy. In this case the customer agrees to the temporal storage of such data in the Eversports software by accepting the Privacy Policy and enabling all yoga teachers registered at POY to access to these data. The data will only be stored electronically in the customer’s Eversports account and nowhere else. The storage of such data takes only place as long as there is a certain health issue and only for the purpose to optimally supervise and instruct the customer during his yoga praxis. All yoga teachers registered with POY have signed a respective confidentiality declaration concerning the use of such data.

3. Purpose of Data Collection

3.1. POY processes your data within the scope of fulfilling the contract for the following purposes
a. for carrying out the check-in, reservations and storage of open products
b. for the issuance of invoices
c. for compiling a booking history d. for informational purposes towards the customer, e.g. in case of enquiries about the booking history, validity term of products etc.
You may withdraw your permission to the processing of data. A withdrawal results in the ceasing of handling of data according to the above mentioned purposes from the moment the withdrawal was declared. Please note that the POY products may not be used any more in case of withdrawal. In order to withdraw your permission, please refer to info@peaceoutyoga.de

3.2. If you have subscribed for our newsletter, we process your data for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The subscription may be withdrawn at any time directly via the link in the newsletter or via e-mail to info@peaceoutyoga.de

3.3. We store your data for the duration of the contractual relationship, the regular visit of the POY studios, respectively. Usually POY profiles, incl. the profile data provided by the user will deleted after 2 years in case of inactivity and without a valid product, e.g. 10-visit-card. Data displayed on an invoice or data necessary for issuing an invoice will be stored for longer durations according to the legal obligation to preserve records. After expiry of this term, also those data will be deleted.

4. Data Security

4.1. Person-related data are stored in closed systems (Eversports) and are password-protected due to data security reasons. The registration forms filled out on paper are safely kept in a lockable cabinet to which only authorised employees of POY have access.

4.2. Eversports is commissioned handling agent of POY and have taken suitable measures to guarantee data security. (please see https://www.eversports.at/h/security).

4.3. If POY obtains knowledge that user data were treated severely illegal threatening the user with damage, POY will immediately inform the user.

4.4. The POY (www.peaceoutyoga.de) website contains hyperlinks to other service providers or websites. POY is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or procedures of other websites. If the user follows the link to an external website, the user is solely responsible to make him/herself acquainted with the privacy policy of the other website. The privacy policy of POY is limited to information processed by POY.

4.5. POY commissions the following service providers for data processing. We forward your data to the following recipients/recipient categories: – software providers for the execution of bookings, administration of products, cash register etc. (Eversports) – communication tool for customer communication via newsletter (Mailchimp) – external web hosting providers for the storage of data (Domain Factory) Your data will partly be processed outside the EU/EEA, namely in the USA. The suitable protection level results from the Adequacy Decision of the European Commission according to Art. 45 General Data Protection Regulation. (DSGVO)

5. Newsletter (Information concerning newsletter by Dr. Thomas Schwenke, Bar. At Law)

5.1. Registration and Dispatch: We send newsletters only with permission of the recipient. The dispatch of the newsletters takes place by “Mailchimp”, a newsletter dispatch platform of the US-based provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. Mailchimp is certified according to the EU-US- Data Protection Convention “Privacy Shield” and is therefore obligated to comply with EU data protection regulations. Further, we have concluded a Data Processing Agreement with Mailchimp. Double-Opt-In and Logging The subscription to our newsletter takes place according to the so-called Double-Opt-In method. This means that you receive a mail after registration asking you to confirm your subscription. This confirmation is necessary in order to prevent subscription using e-mail addresses which are not your own. The subscription to the newsletter is logged in order to prove that the subscription process takes place according to legal requirements. This includes the storage of subscription and confirmation date as well as the IP address. Also changes of your data stored at Mailchimp will be logged.

5.2. Cancellation/Withdrawal You may cancel the reception of the newsletter at any time, meaning withdrawing your permission. At the same time your permission to the dispatch by Mailchimp and statistical interpretation is withdrawn. An individual withdrawal of the dispatch via Mailchimp and the statistical interpretation is not possible. You find a link to unsubscribe from the newsletter at the bottom of any newsletter. You may also directly unsubscribe via e-mail under info@peaceoutyoga.de

5.3. Statistical Collection and Analysis The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file which is executed on retrieving the newsletter from the server. Within the scope of retrieval at first technical data will be collected, such as information about the browser and operating system as well as your IP address and the time of query. This information are used for the technical improvement of the service according to the technical data or target groups and their browsing behaviour according to the place of query(which can be determined by the IP address) or access times. Determining whether the newsletters were opened, when they were opened and which links were clicked also belongs to statistical collection. This information can technically be associated with individual newsletter recipients, however, it is neither our goal nor Mailchimp’s goal to monitor individual users. The analysis rather serves the purpose to identify the reading behaviour of our users and to adapt our contents respectively or to send various contents to them according to their interests.

5.4. Online Access and Data Management There are cases in which we refer the newsletter recipients to the websites of Mailchimp, for example our newsletters contain a link via which the newsletter recipients can retrieve the newsletter online (e.g. in case of display problems in the e-mail program). Further, newsletter receipients can correct their data retrospectively, such as their e-mail address. In addition, the Privacy Policy of Mailchimp is only accessible via their website. With respect to this we would like to point out that on the website of Mailchimp cookies are use, and thereby person-related data are processed by Mailchimp, their partners and commissioned service providers, e.g. Google Analytics. We have no influence on this data collection. For further information, please check Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy. Further, we would like to draw your attention to the withdrawal possibilities concerning data collection for commercial purposes on the websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ (for the European area).

5.5. Legal Basis General Data Protection Regulation According to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation(DSGVO), valid as of 25th May 2018, we inform you that the permission to the forwarding of e-mail addresses is based on Art. 6, para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO, as well as Sec. 7, para. 2 No. 3 of the German Act Against Unfair Competition (UWG). The commissioning of the forwarding service provider Mailchimp, the conduct of statistical collections and interpretation as well a protocolling of the registration procedure are carried out on the basis of our justified interest according to Art. 6, para. 1 lit. f DSVGO. Our interest is directed to the operation of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system which serves out economic interest as well as the user’s expectations.
We would like to further inform you that you may object to the future processing of your person-related data according to the legal provision of Art. 21 DSVGO at any time. In particular, the objection may be explicitly declared against the processing for the purpose of direct mail.

6. Website (source: www.e-recht24.de)

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidential and according to the legal data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy. The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. Personal data, such as names, addresses or e-mail addresses, are always provided on a voluntary basis if possible. Those data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission. However, we would like to point out that data transmissions via internet (e.g. e-mail communication) cannot be entirely secure and may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of personal details against unauthorised access by third parties is not possible.


The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as – browser type/version – used operating system – referrer URL – host name of the accessing computer – time of query Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. A merging with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if reasonable evidences concerning illegal use become known. Contact form If you send enquiries to us via the contact form, your data entered into the contact form, including the stated contact data, are stored for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of additional enquiries. Those data will not be passed on without your permission.


If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require your email address as well as information which allow us to check that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to the reception of the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use those data exclusively for the sending of the requested information and do not transmit them to third parties. The given permission to the storage of the data, the email address as well as the use of such for the purpose of sending the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time via the “Unsubscribe”-link within the newsletter.

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook-Plug-ins

On our websites plug-ins of the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA are integrated. You recognise these plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, please see here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. If you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established by this plug-in. By that Facebook receives information that you have visited our websites with your IP-address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged on to your Facebook account you may link the contents of our websites to your Facebook account. Thereby Facebook can associate your visit of our websites to your Facebook account. We would like to point out that we as providers of these websites do not obtain knowledge about the contents of the transmitted data as well as the use of such by Facebook. For further information, please check the Privacy Policy of Facebook under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy Policy for the use of Instagram

On our websites functions of the service Instagram are embedded. These functions are offered by the Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account you can link contents of our websites with your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. By this Instagram will associate the visit of our websites with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as providers of these websites, do not obtain knowledge about the contents of transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram. For further information, please review the Privacy Policy of Instagram: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

Privacy Policy for the use of Youtube

Our website uses plugins of the Google-operated website YouTube. Provider of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our website having a YouTube-plugin embedded, a connection to YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server will then be submitted the information that you have visited our websites. If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour with your personal profile. You may prevent this by logging out of YouTube. You find further information concerning the treatment of user data in the Privacy Policy of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and installed: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Processing of data (customer data and contract data)

We collect, process and use person-related data only as far as necessary for the establishment, content-related arrangement or change of the legal relationship (stock data). We only collect, process and use person-related data about the use of our websites (usage data) insofar it is necessary for enabling, improving or invoicing the use of the service. Transmission of data on contract conclusion for online shops, traders and product shipment We transmit person-related data to third parties only if it necessary to fulfil the contract, e.g transmitting data to the forwarding agent or the commissioned credit institution in charge with the payment. A further transmission of data to third parties does not take place unless you have given your explicit permission. A transmission of data to third parties for commercial purposes does not take place.

Right to Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right to be informed about your person-related data, their origin and addressee and the purpose of data processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of those data at any time and free of charge. For further questions and questions concerning person-related data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the legal note.

Objection to commercial mails

Providers are obligated to publish contact information in the Legal Note/Impressum. The use of such contact information by third parties for the purpose of distributing unsolicited advertisements or other commercial information is prohibited. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal measures in case of being sent unsolicited commercial information, e.g. spam mails etc.

7. Online Classes

Online classes are offered through the streaming provider Zoom. If you register for an online class, you agree to the use and the associated terms and conditions and data protection guidelines of the streaming service. All participants can see the video transmission of other participants, if this is activated. Each participant is free to activate or deactivate video transmission. It is not a prerequisite for attending the class. The name that the participant displays when entering the online meeting room is visible to all other participants. The user is free to alter their name. For example, using your initials as your Zoom identification name.

8. Declaration of Consent to the Privacy Policy

By ticking off during the online booking process on Eversports, the user confirms to have read the Privacy Policy of POY. In case of bookings at the location the user confirms by signature that he/she has read the Privacy Policy of POY. The user takes note that person-related data mentioned in Sec. 2.2 are used according to the purpose stated in Sec. 3.1

9. Legal Note

8.1 We are available using the following contact details: By letter to: Eric Bennewitz – PEACE OUT YOGA, Rübenkamp 80, 22307 Hamburg By e-amail to: info@peaceoutyoga.de

8.2 You have the general right to information, correction, deletion, restriction, transfer of data and objection. If so, please contact us. We you feel that the processing of your data violates data protection laws or if your data protection requirements are violated in some way, you may contact us directly. If we are not able to solve your case to your satisfaction, you have the right contact the responsible supervising authority at any time. In Germany the Data Protection Authority is in charge.


eRecht24: https://www.e-recht24.de/mitglieder
Dr. Thomas Schwenke:https://drschwenke.de/mailchimp-newsletter-datenschutz-muster-checkliste

English version by Translation Fritz