Privacy policy

Privacy policy

§ 1 General
You can access the website / without providing any personal information. No registration is required for use, no analytical data are collected and no data are transferred to third-party providers.

Should you provide personal data (e.g. title, surname, first name, e-mail address, telephone number) when contacting us, this will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) (new) and the Church Data Protection Act (KDG).

The following provisions inform you not only about the processing purposes, recipients, legal foundations and storage periods but also about your rights and the person responsible for your data processing. This data protection declaration only refers to our website. If you are redirected to other sites via links on our pages, please inform yourself there about the respective handling of your data.


§ 2 Contacting us
1. purpose of processing
We process your personal data (surname, first name, e-mail address) that you provide to us by e-mail in order to respond to and deal with your enquiries.

2. applications
Applications sent electronically (e-mail) or by post to the person responsible are processed electronically or manually for the purpose of handling the application process.
Please note that if you send your application by e-mail, the data is not encrypted and may be viewed by third parties.

3. legal basis
(1) If you have given us express consent to process your data, Section 6 Paragraph 1b KDG is the legal basis for this processing.
(2) If we process your data to carry out pre-contractual or contractual measures, Section 6 Paragraph 1c KDG is the legal basis.
RIGHT TO OBJECT: You have the right to object at any time to data processing based on Section 23 Paragraph 1 KDG.

4. right of revocation
In the event of processing, you generally have the right to revoke your consent at any time.


§ 3 Your rights as a data subject
We take the protection of your data very seriously; compliance with the requirements of data protection law is very important to us. The legal basis for us is the Church Data Protection Act (KDG), which is in line with the EU-GDPR. If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject in the sense of the KDG and you have the following rights vis-à-vis us as the person responsible:

1. right to information (see Section 17 KDG)
You can request information about your personal data processed by us under Section 17 KDG.

2. right to rectification (see Section 18 KDG)
If the information concerning you is not (or is no longer) accurate, you may request that it be corrected. If your data is incomplete, you can request that it be completed.

3. right to deletion (see Section 19 KDG)
Under the conditions specified in Section 19 KDG (e.g. if you revoke a given consent or the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected), you have the right to demand deletion of the personal data concerning you.

4. right to restrict processing (see Section 20 KDG)
Under the terms set out in Section 20 KDG, you have the right to request a restriction of processing of the data concerning you.

5. right to information (see Section 21 KDG)
If you have exercised your right to rectification, deletion or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the data controller, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or deletion of the data or processing restriction, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

6. right to data portability (see Section 22 KDG)
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller.

7. automated decision in individual cases (see Section 24 KDG)
You will be regularly informed in writing about decisions regarding the rights you have exercised. We do not make use of the possibility of automated decisions that would be permissible in individual cases.

8. right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law (see Section 8 KDG)
In the event that the processing of your data is based on your declaration of consent under data protection law, you have the right to revoke this at any time in accordance with Section 8 KDG. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.

9. right to complain to a supervisory authority (see Section 48 KDG)
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the KDG.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Section 49 KDG.

The contact details of the supervisory authority are listed below.


Responsible for data processing:
Managing Director of KNA – Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur GmbH
Heinrich-Brüning-Str. 9
53113 Bonn
Telephone: +49 (228) 260 000
E-mail: gf(at)


Data Protection Officer:
Latifa El Morabet Amghar / HiSolutions AG
Schloßstr. 1
12163 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (30) 533 289 0
E-mail: datenschutzbeauftragter(at)


Responsible supervisory authority:
Katholisches Datenschutzzentrum
- Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts -
Brackeler Hellweg 144
44309 Dortmund
Telephone: +49 (231) 138 985 0
Fax: +49 (231) 138 985 22
E-mail: info(at)