1. Name and contact details of the Controller:

This privacy policy applies to data processing by:


AnA Talks GmbH

Feldstrasse 36

20357 Hamburg

Telefon: 0049 15758834180


2. Collection, Storage and Erasure of Personal Data as well as Type and Purpose and their use

2. a) When visiting the website:

When you visit our Website, the browser you are using on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information will be temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information will be recorded without your intervention and stored until automated deletion.

IP address of the requesting computer,
date and time of access,
name and URL of the file accessed,
website from which access has been made (Referrer-URL),
the browser used and, if applicable, your computer’s operating system, and your access provider’s name.

We will be processing the above-mentioned data for the following purposes:

ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
ensuring comfortable use of our website,
evaluation of system security and stability,
for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is GDPR sec. 6 para 1 lit. f. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection.  In no case we will be using the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.

2. b) When contacting us by e-mail:

You also have the chance to contact us by e-mail. In this case, the information provided by the user will be stored for the purpose of processing his contact. The data will not be passed on to third parties. A comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other components of our site also does not take place.

Further data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We will only use this data to send you our newsletter. For this purpose, we use the mail service provider MailChimp (point 9).

2. c) When registering for our newsletter:

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of said e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter.

The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 lit. a). You may withdraw your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time. You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can also send your cancellation request at any time by e-mail to The withdrawal does not affect the legitimacy of the data processing operations already carried out. Data stored about you for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after unsubscribing from the newsletter. This does not affect data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the purchase of tickets).

 2. d) When buying tickets:

You can book tickets for our events via our website. For this purpose we use the tool Xing Events. Xing Events is a product of New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg. We use this tool as event management software for ticketing and the payment processing of events.

To purchase a ticket it is necessary that you provide us with your name, address and a valid e-mail address. Mandatory information required for the processing of contracts is marked separately, further information is voluntary. Furthermore, we also need information on the payment process. Payment data is collected in encrypted form and used exclusively for processing the corresponding transaction. We do not receive any knowledge or access to the payment data. The processing is carried out exclusively by the corresponding service provider.

We will process the data provided by you in order to process your purchase. The legal basis for this is GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 lit. b.

Registration, let alone an Xing account, is not required to purchase a ticket. If you nevertheless wish to register on the XING EVENTS platform, an invisible user account will be created. This will not lead to a membership in the XING network.

Further information on XING EVENTS’ privacy policy can be found at:

2. e) Commercial use of your data:

We process the data of our customers according to the legal regulations for our own marketing purposes. If you have concluded a contract with us for the sale of a ticket, you will therefore receive direct marketing by post or e-mail for similar events or services beyond the existence of a concrete consent. For this purpose we can also pass on your data to our sponsors of the respective event for which you have purchased a ticket. Please refer to the respective event page on our website for information on who is the sponsor of the event in question.

You can object to the use and processing of your data for advertising purposes at any time by sending a short message to or withdraw your consent, if given, without incurring any costs other than the basic rates.

If you object, your contact address will be blocked for further promotional processing by our sponsors.

The legal basis for the above-mentioned promotional use of your data is GDPR sec. 6 Para. 1 lit. f in conjunction with GDRP sec. 95 and Act Against Unfair Competition (Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb, UWG) sec. 7 para. 3. Our interest in addressing advertising to existing customers in line with their needs is to be regarded as justified within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. We use third-party service providers who comply with data protection regulations to send advertising.

2. f) Deletion of Data:

Your data stored with us will only be stored as long as it is required for the optimal processing of the customer relationship. I.e. the data just mentioned under lit. d) remain stored until handling.

However, we are obliged by commercial and tax law to store your address, payment and order data for a period of ten years. After three years at the end of the year, we will restrict processing, i.e. your data will only be used to comply with legal obligations.

3. Disclosure of Data to Third Parties

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We only pass on your personal data to third parties:

if you explicitly have consented pursuant GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a,
if passing on your personal data pursuant GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f is necessary for assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in non-disclosure of your data,
in the event of a legal obligation existing for their transfer pursuant to GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c, and
this is permitted by law and it is necessary for carrying out our contractual relationships with you pursuant to GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

In the cookie information is stored, each resulting in connection with the specific terminal used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

The use of cookies is used to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our performance for you. These cookies allow us to automatically recognize when you visit our website again that you have already been with us. These cookies will be erased after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to GDPR sec. 6 para 1 lit. f.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser in a way that no cookies will be stored on your computer or a message always will appear prior to a new cookie being created. However, complete deactivation of cookies might lead to you not being able to using all our website’s functions.

5. Analysis- & Marketing-Tools

We use the tracking measures listed below on the legal basis of GDPR sec. 6 para 1 lit. f. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website will be meeting requirements and will be held continually optimized.  Furthermore, we use tracking devices to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our service for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

5. a) Google Analytics:

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House Barrow Street, Dublin 4; hereinafter „Google“) for the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our sites. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

 In this context, pseudonymised user profiles will be created and cookies will be used, see point 4. The information on your use of our website created by the cookie such as

browser type / version,
used operating system,
Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
the accessing computer’s host name of (IP address),
time of server request,

will be submitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and of the internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these web pages.  This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of the company. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google.  The IP addresses will be anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent recording of data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google when downloading and installing a browser-add-on

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from capturing data by clicking this link.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found at

5. b) stats:

In addition, we also use stats, a product of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA. We use this tool to statistically evaluate visitor access. uses the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. stores cookies (point 4) in your browser. These make it possible to analyse your user behaviour on our website. However, the information generated in this way is anonymised before it is stored and transferred to a server in the USA, so that no conclusions can be drawn about you.

If you do not agree with the tracking by, you can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of the browser software; however, we point out that in this case not all functions of this website may be fully usable.

In addition, you can object to the collection and use of data by Quantcast with effect for the future by placing an opt-out cookie in your browser by clicking on the “Click here to opt-out” link at this point: If you delete all cookies on your computer, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

5. Youtube:

We have included YouTube videos in our online offerings, which are stored at   and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in the “extended data protection mode”, i.e. no data about you as a user will be transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data referred to in paragraph 2 be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This is independent of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (even for users momentarily not logged-in) for the provision of demand-oriented advertising and for other users of the social network via your Activities on our web-site. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles; to exercise this right you must contact YouTube.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube, please refer to the privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy:

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

7. Use of DoubleClick by Google:

Through the integration of YouTube (point 6), the online marketing tool DoubleClick by Google also comes into use. DoublClick is a product of Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). DoubleClick uses cookies to serve ads relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. Google uses a cookie ID to track which ads appear in which browser, thereby preventing them from appearing more than once. In addition, DoubleClick may use cookie IDs to collect conversions related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a DoubleClick ad and later uses the same browser to visit the advertiser’s website and make a purchase. According to Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain personally identifiable information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the extent and the further use of the data, which are raised by the employment of this tool by Google and inform you therefore according to our state of knowledge: By the integration of DoubleClick Google receives the information that you called the appropriate part of our Internet appearance or clicked an announcement of us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may find out and store your IP address.

You can prevent participation in this tracking procedure in various ways:

  • by setting your browser software accordingly, in particular by suppressing third party cookies, you will not receive advertisements from third parties;
  • by disabling conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain,, which is deleted when you delete your cookies;
  • by disabling the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the “About Ads” self-regulatory campaign through the link, this setting being deleted when you delete your cookies;
  • by permanently disabling it in your Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome browsers at the link Please note that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this offer.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Further information on DoubleClick by Google can be found at and, as well as on data protection at Google in general:

Alternatively, you can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at

8. Newsletter distribution via Mailchimp

We use “MailChimp”, an offer of the Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA, to distribute the newsletter. The email addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as any other information described in this notice, are stored on MailChimp’s servers in the United States. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate newsletters on our behalf. MailChimp also uses this data for its own purposes, e.g. for the technical optimisation of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or recipient analyses, e.g. to determine from which countries the recipients come.

Beyond the delivery, we also use MailChimp for statistical evaluation of the newsletter delivery. For this purpose, the newsletter contains a so-called “web-beacon” which is called up when the e-mail is opened. A web beacon is a mostly transparent graphic element, usually not larger than 1 x 1 pixel, which is placed on the website or in an e-mail and serves to obtain more detailed information about the online behaviour of the user. Web beacons are used by third-party technologies such as MailChimp to collect user activity based on technical information, such as browser and system information, or IP address and time of visit. This information is used to technically improve our services or to analyze target groups and their reading behavior.

Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, we only use the evaluations to identify the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Further information on data protection at MailChimp can be found in MailChimp’s privacy policy at

9. Rights of Data Subjects

You have the right:

to obtain access to your personal data processed by us in accordance with GDPR sec. 15. In particular, you may obtain access to the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on their details;

to immediately request the rectification of inaccurate or completion of incomplete personal data stored by us in accordance with GDPR sec. 16;

to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us pursuant to GDPR sec. 17, unless the processing for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for assertion, exercise or defense of legal rights is required;

to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data pursuant to GDPR sec. 18, as far as the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject its erasure and we no longer need the data, but you require this, for the exercise or defense of legal claims or you objected to processing pursuant to GDPR sec. 21;

to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format in accordance with GDPR sec. 20. or to demand transmission to another controller;

to object to your consent given pursuant to GDPR sec. 7 para 3 at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future and

to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to GDPR sec. 77. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence or place of work or place of business.

10. Right to object:

If your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to GDPR sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to GDPR sec. 21, provided that there are reasons on grounds relating to your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to

11. Data security:

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser.  Usually this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form can be seen from the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser.  We make use of the rest of the adequate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

12. Currentness and variation of this privacy policy:

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status as of August 2019.

Due to further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at