Privacy Policy

Hereinafter we inform you about the nature, scope, and purpose of the processing of your personal data when using our website.

Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person.

The person responsible (“controller”) within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. The controller within the meaning of the GDPR for the personal data processed by the provider of this website is:

Mandatory details pursuant § 5 TMG

Commit by MitOst gGmbH
Active Citizens Institute
Herzbergstraße 82-84
10365 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)30577108271
Email: commit(at)

Markus Lux – MitOst
Ivo Krug – MitOst
Annegret Wulff
Malwina Fendrych
Iliyana Gräbner
Lisa Gimbert
Monika Nikzentaitis-Stobbe

Registered in the registry of associations of the local court Berlin-Charlottenburg
Registry number: HRB 237057 B

VAT identification number: DE303528381

Responsible for content in terms of press law and § 18 MDStV (Mediendienstestaatsvertrag): Malwina Fendrych, Commit by MitOst gGmbH, Herzbergstraße 82-84, 10365 Berlin, Germany

We have designated as our Data Protection Officer:
Malwina Fendrych, Commit by MitOst gGmbH, Herzbergstraße 82-84, 10365 Berlin, Germany

Using our website

When you visit our website, our server collects the following information from you: browser type and version, operating system used, the previously visited web page, IP address, and time of the page view. From your IP address, we can not identify you in person. We also do not match your IP address with other data.

We collect and process this data to ensure the trouble-free operation of our website and to detect, fend off, and prosecute a misuse of our services. Furthermore, we use the collected data for statistical purposes to evaluate, for example, with which terminals and browsers our platform is accessed in order to adapt our offer on the basis of the needs of users on an ongoing basis and to improve.

This data processing is based on Article 6 par. 1 f GDPR. We will delete the aforementioned data no later than six months after it has been collected.

We do not use any automated decision-making or profiling.


If you send us a message by e-mail or through our contact form, we will save your message along with the sender details (your name and e-mail address) in order to be able to answer it and also to respond to possible subsequent questions (legal basis: Article 6 par. 1 f GDPR). For the reception, storage, and sending of e-mails, we use an e-mail provider who acts for us as a processor in accordance with Article 28 GDPR.

If you send us a message with information legally relevant to the contractual relationship (e.g. a withdrawal or a complaint), the legal basis for the processing is Article 6 par. 1 b GDPR, regardless of how you transmitted your message to us. In such a case, we will erase the data related to your message as soon as all mutual claims arising from the contractual relationship have been completely settled and the commercial and fiscal retention periods have expired.


Hereinafter we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration procedure and its dispatch, as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and procedures described.

We send you newsletters by e-mail only with your consent (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR). Before subscribing to the newsletter, you will be informed about its contents, and your consent only applies to these contents. Our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

After signing up for our newsletter, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration and given data. This confirmation e-mail is used by us to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject has been authorized to receive the newsletter. Registration for the newsletter will be logged to prove your consent and a lawful registration process. For this purpose, your IP address will be stored at the time of the registration and its confirmation (legal basis: Art. 6 par. 1A GDPR). To subscribe to the newsletter, we need your e-mail address. If you wish to be addressed personally in the newsletter, you can also optionally provide your name and your preferred language.

The newsletter is sent by SendInBlue/Brevo. These companies are based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and as part of a processing order in accordance with Article 28 GDPR for us.

The cancellation of the newsletter – i.e. the revocation of your consent – is possible at any time. You will find a link to unsubscribe at the end of each newsletter email. In order to prove your original consent, we may store your signing-up data for up to three years based on our legitimate interests.

Social Media

You may find Social Media Buttons on our website; they can be recognized by the logos of the social media platforms (hereinafter “platforms”) (Facebook: “f” icon, Instagram: small camera icon, LinkedIn: “in” icon). These are links to the respective platforms based in the United States (USA). Clicking on such a link calls the respective platform’s website; at the same time, the IP address of your device and the address of the page where the link is placed (“Referrer”) will be transmitted to the Platform in the USA. However, we neither collect nor otherwise process any data related to using these social media buttons.

Your Rights

With regard to your personal data we process, you have the following rights:

  1. You have the right to obtain a confirmation from us as to whether we process personal data concerning you. If this is the case, we will inform you about the personal data stored about you and the further information in accordance with Article 15 par. 1 and 2 GDPR.
  2. You have the right to have your inaccurate personal data rectified without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of processing, you also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
  3. You can demand the erasure of your personal data concerning you under the conditions of Article 17 par. 1 GDPR without undue delay, as far as their processing is not necessary according to Article 17 par. 3 GDPR.
  4. You may demand that we restrict the processing of your data if one of the requirements of Article 18 par. 1 GDPR applies. In particular, you can request the restriction instead of an erasure.
  5. We will communicate any rectification or erasure of your personal data and a restriction of processing to all recipients to whom we have disclosed your personal data unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. We will also inform you about these recipients if you request it.
  6. You have the right to receive the personal data which you provide to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. You may also request that we transmit the data to another controller without hindrance, where technically feasible.
  7. As far as data processing is based on your given consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the data processing based on consent before its withdrawal.


Right to object:

on grounds relating to your particular situation, you may, at any time, object to the processing of your personal data;

this right applies to processing, according to Article 6 par. 1 f DPRG, necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child. If you exercise your right to object, we will no longer process the personal data in question unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override the interests, rights, and freedoms of you or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

In case we process personal data for direct marketing purposes (e.g. newsletter), you may, at any time, object to processing your personal data for the purpose of such advertising, with the result that we will no longer process your data for these purposes.

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the GDPR, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement. This does not exclude other administrative or judicial remedies.