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Data & Privacy Statement


We appreciate your interest in our website and our organization. The protection of your personal data during your visits to our website is of great importance to us and we are fully committed to protecting your personal data. We are taking your privacy very seriously, especially, as concerns the collection, sharing, processing, and utilization of your personal data when you visit our website.

Contact info for data protection matters:

The responsible contact for data protection matters in our company is:

Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi Shahmaghsoudi
(School of Islamic Sufism) 

Harffstr. 29
40591 Düsseldorf

Telephone: +49 211 7302664
Fax: +49 211 7302665

If you have any questions regarding the protection of your personal data or this privacy statement, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer. We will be pleased to inform you about your personal data stored in our database.



Mere use of our website or reading this privacy statement shall not be deemed replace the consent we are required by law to obtain from you in order to collect, share, process, and use your personal data in the form indicated below and for the purposes mentioned below. In addition, we would like to emphasize that you have the right to withdraw the consent you have given with respect to the collection and use of your data at any time with future effect. See Art. 7 (3) GDPR.



Experience has shown that privacy legislation is subject to regular revisions, which may require adjustments to our privacy statement. The contents of our website are also frequently updated for changes and improvements. We therefore reserve the right to adjust the present privacy statement accordingly and to send you information about changes to our privacy statement if required. In addition, you are kindly invited to regularly visit our website to get informed about modifications of our privacy statement or other terms and conditions of use of our website. Please be assured that we will not change our privacy statement in any material way that might lead to an increased use of your data, unless you have given your consent to such use.



Below you will find some information about which personal data are recorded during your visit to our website and how we use them.

Every access to our website (including its sub-pages) will be captured and recorded automatically. In particular, the system can capture and record the IP-address of the computer submitting a query. In the same way, every time you are clicking on, downloading, or otherwise accessing any file on our website, your data will possibly be captured and recorded. The following data will be recorded: file name; date and time of access; volume of data accessed or transferred; browser used; information on whether the access and/or transfer was successful; the name of the domain or e-mail submitting the query. Any e-mail receipt or read confirmations may also possibly be captured and recorded.


    1. b) None of the above-mentioned data – except for the domain submitting the query or your e-mail address – will allow us to identify you personally. The above data collection is not prescribed by law or contract and is not required for concluding a contract. You are not obliged to provide the above personal data. If you do not provide the data, however, you may actually no longer have access to all of the functions provided by our website.


    1. c) The above-mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

– Ensuring a smooth connection setup of our website,

– Ensuring comfortable use of our website,

– An evaluation by us for system safety and stability, and

– Purposes of Administration.

The legal basis for the afore-mentioned data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Our justifiable interest results from the just mentioned purposes for data collection.



Any personal data other than those specified in the previous section will only be collected and stored by us if you have provided them voluntarily, e.g. by sending us an e-mail query or by providing your contact data in connection with advertisements you wish to serve on our website. The legal basis for processing personal data in this context is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You have the right to withdraw the consent you have given with respect to the recording of your data at any time with future effect. See Art. 7 (3) GDPR.



We will only use any personal data you have transferred or communicated to us for answering your inquiries, performing contracts to which you are a party, processing orders you have placed with us, or for the purposes of our technical administration, accounting or invoicing processes. The applicable legal bases in this context are Article 6 (1) (a), and alternatively also, (b), (c) and (f) GDPR. We will not disclose or otherwise transfer any of your personal data to any third party, unless (i) this is required for performing a contract or for invoicing purposes or (ii) you have previously given your consent or (iii) we are entitled or required to do so under applicable legal provisions. The applicable legal bases in this context are Article 6 (1) (a), and alternatively also, (b), (c) and (f) GDPR. You have the right to withdraw the consent you have given us at any time with future effect. See Art. 7 (3) GDPR.



We do not transfer any data to third countries or to international or cross-border organizations. Should the transfer of data to a third country or to an international or cross-border organization be necessary, such transfer will be performed as permitted by applicable law only.



If you withdraw your consent, we will delete your personal data immediately. See Art. 7 (3) GDPR. The data will also be deleted if we no longer need to know them for fulfilling the purpose for which they were stored or if storage of the data is or has become inadmissible for any other legal reasons.



    1. a) Upon request, we will be pleased to inform you about your personal data stored by us, including their origin, recipients, and the purpose for which they are stored. See 15 GDPR.


    1. b) In addition, you have the following rights regarding your personal data processed by us:

– right to request corrections (Art. 16 GDPR)

– right to request deletions (Art. 17 GDPR)

– right to restrict processing (Art. 18 GDPR)

– right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR)

– right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)


    1. c) In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority ( 77 GDPR).



Please be assured that we will protect your personal data stored by us from illegal espionage by third parties as far as such protection is reasonably possible using modern technical and organizational means. However, whenever we contact you or you contact us by e-mail, we cannot guarantee full data security despite various safeguards employed by us. We therefore recommend you to send any confidential information by ordinary mail.


      a) Our website uses so-called session cookies. Session cookies are managed on the server and not saved to the hard drive of your computer. Session cookies make navigation easier during your visit to our website but immediately cease to be valid when you leave our website. If you visit our website again, the server will create a new cookie, which will also cease to be valid when you leave. Consequently, session cookies do not allow us to identify visitors to our website or the personal data of visitors to our website. If you do not want to accept any cookies, not even session cookies, the help function in most browsers (usually represented by a question mark icon) will show you how to change the browser settings to accept no new cookies when using the internet. Many browsers can also be set to automatically notify you when a new cookie is being set. Usually, your browser’s help function will also provide instructions on how to delete all cookies set on your computer. Some browsers can be set so that no cookies are set or accepted on your computer, unless the respective inquiring address is permitted according to your specifications.b) The legal basis for our use of cookies as mentioned under a) is 6 (1) f) GDPR (processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests).


      a) Social Plugins

On our website we use social plug-ins of the social networks Facebook and Twitter on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR to make our offer and our website better known. Our advertising purpose is a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. The responsibility for data protection in compliance with data protections laws is to be guaranteed by the respective providers (Facebook, Twitter).

b) Use of Facebook Plugins

Our website uses Facebook plugins. A plugin is a software component, which – during its runtime – can be detected and integrated by a software application to add specific features to the software application. The Facebook plugins are operated by the social network Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA (hereinafter “Facebook”). The Facebook plugins used on our website are identified by the Facebook logo (white “f” on blue tile), by the suffix “Like”, or the “thumbs up” symbol, or the suffix “Facebook Social Plugin”.

Whenever you visit our website or any of its subpages that contain such a Facebook plugin, your browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook servers. In this way, the content of the Facebook plugin is transmitted to your browser which integrates it into the displayed webpage and/or subpage of our website. Once the plug-in has been installed, Facebook is notified that you have visited our website or the respective subpage of our website. Please be aware that Facebook can match the visit to your Facebook account, if you are logged in to Facebook during your visit to our webpage and/or any subpage of our website. If you interact with Facebook plugins, by clicking the “Like” button or commenting, for example, the corresponding information will be transmitted directly to Facebook, where it will be stored and processed.

It cannot be ruled out that Facebook will find out and store your IP address even if you have no Facebook user account.

If you have a Facebook user account and do not want Facebook to collect personal and/or other data on you via our website and to link said information with the membership data about you stored by Facebook or to process and use said information, you need to log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. You can also block Facebook plugins on your browser by using certain add-ons, like the “Facebook blocker” add-on (see, for example, at

For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and other use of the data by Facebook as well as your associated rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy available at

c) Use of Twitter

Various features provided by the online service Twitter are installed on our website and its sub-pages. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, California 94107, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”). If you have a Twitter user account and use the “re-tweet” feature, the webpages and/or subpages of our website that you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. In the context of this link and disclosure, personal and/or other data will also be transmitted to Twitter where they will be further processed and used.

For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and other use of the data by Twitter as well as your associated rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to

the “Twitter Privacy Policy” ( You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at



Our website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google collects, processes and uses data about the use of the Maps features by visitors to the Websites. For more information about data processing by Google, please refer to the privacy policy of Google. There you can also change your settings in the privacy center, so that you can manage and protect your data. Here’s more on how to manage your own data related to Google products.


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