Privacy Policy

Data protection information

February 2023

With the following information, we inform you about the type, scope, and purpose of the collection and use of personal data when using our website. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”).


I. General

1. Entity responsible for data processing (Controller)

The responsible body for data collection, data processing, and data use in connection with the use of our Internet offer is the

young leaders GmbH
Mohrenstrasse 33, 10117 Berlin
Fax: +49 (0) 30 – 200 59 79 – 29

2. Contact for questions about data protection

Questions and comments on the subject of data protection can also be sent by e-mail to

II. Data processing at the call of our page

1. Calling the website and log files

Explanation and purpose of processing:
Each time you access our website, we process the following information automatically:

• the IP address of your computer or other end device (e.g. tablet PC or smartphone) and the request(s) of your browser
• the amount of data transferred, the browser type, browser version, browser language, screen resolution, and the operating system used.

The IP address as well as the information about the request of your internet browser is technically necessary for the call and use of the internet site; without processing of these data an internet site access cannot take place and internet sites cannot be displayed. The processing of the IP address is after it is no longer technically necessary for the call/use of the Internet offer, anonymized by shortening or deletion.

Information on the volume of data transferred, the browser type and version, the screen resolution, and the operating system used are collected and processed in order to optimize the presentation of the content, determine system utilization, and make adjustments and improvements to the website in the future, if necessary, on the basis of statistical evaluations.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. Log files are deleted or anonymized after seven days at the latest so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

Legal basis:
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest in the processing lies in the technical enablement of the call of the internet presence, the optimized presentation of the contents at the user, and the future further improvement/optimization of the internet offer.

Right to object:
In the event of data processing on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, the user has the right to object, without prejudice to further rights. See below (“Data subject rights”).

2. General information about Cookies

a) General information about cookies:
Cookies are used on our websites. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally on the visitor’s end device (e.g. PC, smartphone, tablet PC) when a website is visited. They can contain various information about the end device used and the usage behavior and are sent back to the cookie-setting web server upon reconnection with the aim of recognizing the user and his settings.

The storage of cookies can generally be prevented by changing the browser settings accordingly. In addition, cookies that have already been saved can be deleted by you via your browser. Both can possibly have the consequence that certain functionalities of the called website cannot be used at all or not comfortably. However, you can also make convenient settings regarding the various cookies directly via our website (see the following explanations).

b) Cookie Categories
The cookies used on our website may originate either from ourselves or from third-party providers whose tools we have integrated into our Internet offering, and serve different purposes. We have divided them into the following categories:

• Necessary cookies: These are cookies that are necessary for a proper call, a smooth use, and a proper presentation of the contents of our website.
• Comfort cookies (functional cookies): These cookies are used to make the use of our website more comfortable for the user (e.g. avoidance of unnecessary multiple settings).
• Analytics/statistics cookies: These cookies collect information about how our website is used. They help us to statistically evaluate usage, especially for the future improvement and optimization of the website and our offers.
• Advertising: These cookies are used to analyze and optimize marketing measures by storing and processing user and usage information.

Details on the specific cookies used can be found in the cookie consent tool (see below). You will also find more detailed information on third-party cookies below. The cookie tool also contains information about the consequences in individual cases if you do not give your consent or revoke it.

c) Legal basis for the use of cookies
The use of the necessary cookies is based on a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest in the processing lies in enabling the proper presentation and use of the functionalities of our website.

In the event of data processing on the basis of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, the user has the right to object, without prejudice to further rights. See below (“Data subject rights”).

The use of cookies from all other categories is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR by means of the Cookie Consent Tool (see next heading).

d) Cookie consent tool
When our website is called up for the first time by a browser and after the cookies have been deleted from the browser, a banner is displayed that contains information about the individual cookies and allows the user to make settings regarding the use of cookies. Within this tool, you can consent to the use of cookies regarding entire categories as whole or individual cookies within categories by checking the respective boxes. This does not apply to the necessary cookies, the use of which is not based on your consent, but on the basis of a legitimate interest (see above); with regard to the necessary cookies, you have the right to object (see “Data subject rights” below).

This granting of consent is voluntary and can be revoked at any time by changing the selection accordingly with effect for the future. For this purpose, you can change the cookie settings at any time via a link in the footer, which is located on every page of our website, and revoke the consent by deactivating the respective cookie. A revocation has no influence on the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

3. Special instructions for consent with data transfer to the USA

Some web tools are provided by US companies and – based on your consent – transfer certain data to these companies.

In the opinion of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the USA does not guarantee an adequate level of data protection, i.e., there is no data protection to the same extent in place as it is in the EU Member States. The rights guaranteed under EU law may only be guaranteed there to a limited extent. In particular, we must point out that U.S. authorities can access data processed by a U.S. company without you being informed of this access and without you being able to assert rights in this regard to the same extent and effectiveness as is possible within the EU.

If the tools we use to do or could transfer personal data to the USA, we point this out in the context of the tool descriptions below.

4. YouTube videos

Explanation and purpose of processing:
We may have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer, which are stored on and can be played directly from our website. This site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, (“YouTube”).

The videos are embedded on our site in “enhanced privacy mode”. This means that no data about you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos, data is transmitted to YouTube. We have no influence on this data transmission. When you watch a video, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless 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 data will be directly assigned to your account. Information about what other information is processed can be found here:

If you do not want the assignment with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research, and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

Third country transfer:
YouTube is a US-American company. There is – after your consent to data processing – a data transfer to the USA. Please note the relevant information “Special information for consent with data transfer to the USA” (see section 3 above).

Further information about YouTube:
For more information on terms of use and privacy, please see the following link: There you will also receive further information about your rights in this regard vis-à-vis YouTube and setting options for protecting your privacy.

Legal basis and right of withdrawal:
The legal basis for data processing for Facebook Pixel is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a GDPR, which you can give via the cookie consent tool described above. The granting of consent is voluntary and can be revoked via the same tool at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, you can change the cookie settings at any time via a link in the footer, which is located on every page of our website, and revoke the consent by deactivating the respective cookie.

5. Contact form

Explanation and purpose of processing:
You can contact us with questions or requests via our online contact form or by e-mail. In doing so, the personal data you provide will be processed electronically by us in order to answer your questions or process your request. If you use the online contact form, you must provide a valid e-mail address so that we can respond to the inquiry, and we also ask that you inform us of your name.

The personal data accrued in connection with the use of the contact form will be deleted when storage is no longer necessary or, if there are legal retention obligations, their processing will be restricted unless further processing is regulated by law.

Legal basis:
The processing of your personal data when you contact us is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the processing and response to your request directed to us. Under certain circumstances, the processing of data may also be based on other legal grounds. In individual cases, the processing of this data may also be permitted or required under other legal bases, such as Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit c GDPR (legal obligations, e.g. commercial or tax retention periods) or § 24 para. 1 No. 1 BDSG (assertion of/defense against civil law claims).

6. Applications

We inform you about the data processing procedures associated with an application by means of separate data protection information.

III. Data subject rights

a) You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. If this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data to the extent required by law (Art. 15 GDPR in conjunction with § 34 BDSG). This does not apply if the data

• are only stored because they may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention requirements, or
• exclusively serve the purposes of data security or data protection control

and the provision of information would require a disproportionate effort, and processing for other purposes is precluded by appropriate technical and organizational measures.

b) You also have the right to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, if necessary – taking into account the purposes of the processing – the completion of incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary declaration (Article 16 GDPR).

c) In the cases mentioned in Article 17(1)(a) to (f) of the GDPR, you also have a right to the erasure of personal data, unless an exception pursuant to Article 17(3) of the GDPR applies, and a right to restriction of processing in the cases mentioned in Article 18(1) of the GDPR.

d) In the cases of Article 20 (1) GDPR, there is also a right to data portability.

e) You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the GDPR. The competent supervisory authority is the

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin

f) Right to object to processing based on legitimate interest

Insofar as the processing of data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR (“legitimate interest”), you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you on grounds relating to your particular situation.

IV. Final Notes

1. Automated decision-making and profiling

Automatic decision-making and profiling do not take place.

2. No obligation to provide personal data

In principle, there is neither a legal nor a contractual obligation to provide us with personal data for visiting our website. However, the provision of personal data may be required by contract and also by law, e.g. if a contractual or business relationship is or is to be established between you and us. For example, the conclusion of a contract requires the disclosure of the contractual partner or the natural person acting on behalf of a legal entity.

This data protection notice may be amended at any time in the future to adapt to changed circumstances, in particular to changes in legal requirements, official practice, or case law. The current status can be found on our homepage in the “Data protection” section.