Privacy Policy

We are very pleased about your inter­est in our web­site. Data pro­tec­tion has a par­tic­u­lar­ly high pri­or­i­ty for the oper­a­tor of this web­site. The use of the Inter­net pages of the Geolitho Foun­da­tion non-prof­it GmbH (Geolitho Stiftung gGmbH) is pos­si­ble with­out any indi­ca­tion of per­son­al data. How­ev­er, if a data sub­ject wants to use spe­cial ser­vices of our web­site, pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data could become nec­es­sary. If pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data is nec­es­sary and if there is no legal basis for such pro­cess­ing, we will gen­er­al­ly obtain the con­sent of the data sub­ject.

We have imple­ment­ed numer­ous tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­za­tion­al mea­sures to ensure the most com­plete pro­tec­tion pos­si­ble for the per­son­al data processed via this web­site. Nev­er­the­less, Inter­net-based data trans­mis­sions can always have secu­ri­ty gaps, so that absolute pro­tec­tion can­not be guar­an­teed.

Name and address of the respon­si­ble for the pro­cess­ing

The per­son respon­si­ble for Geolitho Stiftung gGmbH with­in the mean­ing of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion, oth­er data pro­tec­tion laws applic­a­ble in the Mem­ber States of the Euro­pean Union and oth­er pro­vi­sions with data pro­tec­tion char­ac­ter is:

Ste­fan Schorn
Fritz-Arnold-Str. 7
85614 Kirch­seeon
Tel. +49 8091 6178175

Data col­lec­tion

The web­site of the Geolitho Stiftung gGmbH col­lects a series of gen­er­al data and infor­ma­tion with each call-up of the web­site by a data sub­ject or auto­mat­ed sys­tem. This gen­er­al data and infor­ma­tion is stored in the log files of the serv­er. The fol­low­ing can be recorded

  • brows­er types and ver­sions used,
  • the oper­at­ing sys­tem used by the access­ing system,
  • the web­site from which an access­ing sys­tem arrives at our web­site (so-called referrer),
  • the sub-web­sites which are accessed via an access­ing sys­tem on our Inter­net site,
  • the date and time of an access to the website,
  • ean Inter­net Pro­to­col (IP) address,
  • the Inter­net ser­vice provider of the access­ing sys­tem and
  • oth­er sim­i­lar data and infor­ma­tion that serve to avert dan­ger in the event of attacks on our infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy systems.

When using these gen­er­al data and infor­ma­tion, we do not draw any con­clu­sions about the per­son con­cerned. This infor­ma­tion is rather required in order to

  • deliv­er the con­tents of our web­site correctly,
  • opti­mize the con­tent of our website,
  • ensure the long-term func­tion­al­i­ty of our infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tems and the tech­nol­o­gy of our web­site, and
  • upro­vide law enforce­ment author­i­ties with the infor­ma­tion nec­es­sary for pros­e­cu­tion in the event of a cyberattack.

There­fore, the Geolitho Stiftung gemein­nützige GmbH ana­lyzes these data and infor­ma­tion on one hand sta­tis­ti­cal­ly and on the oth­er hand with the aim of increas­ing the data pro­tec­tion and data secu­ri­ty of our Inter­net pres­ence, in order to ensure an opti­mal lev­el of pro­tec­tion for the per­son­al data we process.

We do not trans­fer any data to oth­er per­sons or com­pa­nies. A com­bi­na­tion of our data with data from oth­er ser­vices does not take place.

Data col­lec­tion in the con­text of busi­ness relationships

With­in the scope of busi­ness rela­tions we process

  • Mas­ter data (e.g. name and title)
  • Con­tact data (e.g. tele­phone num­ber, e‑mail address, postal address)
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion data (e.g. con­tents of per­son­al, tele­phone or writ­ten communication)

Legal basis in the con­text of busi­ness relationships

We process your data to ful­fill oblig­a­tions and main­tain busi­ness rela­tion­ships. This is done, for exam­ple, to process goods traf­fic between buy­er and sell­er and to con­tact you if nec­es­sary. This is done in com­pli­ance with the pro­vi­sions of the EU Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) and all oth­er applic­a­ble laws.

How long do we store your data in the con­text of busi­ness relationships

We process your per­son­al data as long as they are required for the above pur­pos­es. After ter­mi­na­tion of the busi­ness rela­tion­ship, your data will be stored as long as we are legal­ly oblig­ed to do so. This reg­u­lar­ly results from legal oblig­a­tions to pro­vide proof and to store data, which are reg­u­lat­ed, among oth­er things, in the Ger­man Com­mer­cial Code (Han­dels­ge­set­zbuch) and the Ger­man Fis­cal Code (Abgabenord­nung). The stor­age peri­ods are then up to ten years.

Analy­sis of gen­er­al data

In order to be able to improve our ser­vice for you, gen­er­al data is auto­mat­i­cal­ly ana­lyzed anony­mous­ly on our web pages with a local­ly run­ning pro­gram. No indi­vid­ual data is assigned. With the help of the eval­u­a­tion we can see which offers are par­tic­u­lar­ly well received and where we should pos­si­bly improve some­thing. We can see how many users have vis­it­ed us and what was of par­tic­u­lar inter­est. We can­not and do not want to see what you have done.
We do not trans­fer any data to oth­er per­sons or com­pa­nies. A com­bi­na­tion of our data with data from oth­er ser­vices does not take place.


The inter­net pages of Geolitho Stiftung gGmbH use cook­ies. Cook­ies are text files that are stored on a com­put­er sys­tem via an Inter­net browser.

Numer­ous web­sites and servers use cook­ies. Many cook­ies con­tain a so-called cook­ie ID. A cook­ie ID is a unique iden­ti­fi­er of the cook­ie. It con­sists of a string of char­ac­ters by which Inter­net pages and servers can be assigned to the spe­cif­ic Inter­net brows­er in which the cook­ie was stored. This enables the vis­it­ed Inter­net pages and servers to dis­tin­guish the indi­vid­ual brows­er of the data sub­ject from oth­er Inter­net browsers that con­tain oth­er cook­ies. A spe­cif­ic inter­net brows­er can be rec­og­nized and iden­ti­fied via the unique cook­ie ID.

Through the use of cook­ies, the Geolitho Stiftung gGmbH can pro­vide the users of this web­site with more user-friend­ly ser­vices that would not be pos­si­ble with­out the cook­ie set­ting.

For exam­ple, the user of an Inter­net site that uses cook­ies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she vis­its the site, because this is han­dled by the Inter­net site and the cook­ie stored on the user’s com­put­er sys­tem. Cook­ies are also need­ed to retrieve tem­po­rary con­tent stored specif­i­cal­ly for you.

The affect­ed per­son can pre­vent the set­ting of cook­ies by our web­site at any time by means of an appro­pri­ate set­ting of the Inter­net brows­er used and thus per­ma­nent­ly object to the set­ting of cook­ies. Fur­ther­more, cook­ies that have already been set can be delet­ed at any time via an Inter­net brows­er or oth­er soft­ware pro­grams. This is pos­si­ble in all com­mon Inter­net browsers. If the data sub­ject deac­ti­vates the set­ting of cook­ies in the Inter­net brows­er used, not all func­tions of our web­site may be ful­ly usable.

We do not use cook­ies to track you or spy on your inter­ests. We also do not set do-not-track cook­ies because we do not track you. Set­ting a cook­ie so that we know you do not want cook­ies would be con­tra­dic­to­ry.


You have the right to request infor­ma­tion about the data stored about you in accor­dance with Arti­cle 15 of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR). In addi­tion, you can request the cor­rec­tion or dele­tion of your data in accor­dance with Arti­cles 16 and 17 of the GDPR. You also have the option to request restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your data or to receive the data you have pro­vid­ed in a struc­tured, com­mon­ly used and machine-read­able for­mat, pro­vid­ed that this does not adverse­ly affect the rights and free­doms of oth­er per­sons, in accor­dance with Arti­cles 18 and 20 of the GDPR.

If you have giv­en us your con­sent to process your per­son­al data, you may with­draw this con­sent at any time. The law­ful­ness of the pro­cess­ing that took place on the basis of your con­sent before the revo­ca­tion remains unaffected.

You may also lodge a com­plaint with a data pro­tec­tion super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty, pur­suant to Arti­cle 77 of the GDPR. The right of appeal is inde­pen­dent of any oth­er admin­is­tra­tive or judi­cial rem­e­dy.

Ques­tions and infor­ma­tion
If you have any ques­tions about the data col­lect­ed from you, please con­tact the per­son respon­si­ble for data processing.