Rights of those affected
We hereby inform you that, in accordance with section 17 ff. of the Church Data Protection Act (KDG), you have the right to ask us for information about the relevant personal data belonging to you, to request that this data be rectified or deleted or that the processing of said data be limited; you also have the right to object to your data being processed and to have your data transferred to you in a suitable form. You are also entitled, in accordance with section 48 KDG, to lodge a complaint with data protection supervisory authorities if you feel that your personal data is being processed in a way that is in breach of this regulation. If you have consented to your data being processed in accordance with section 6(1) lit. b) KDG or section 11(2) lit. a) KDG, you have also the right to revoke this consent at any time without affecting the legality of the data processing implemented up until the time of revocation.
Right of notification of those affected, section 17 KDG
You have the right to request information about whether and to what extent your personal data is being processed (in particular the purpose of processing, recipients of data, storage period, etc.).
Right to having data rectified, section 18 KDG
You have the right to demand that your stored personal data be rectified if it is incorrect or incomplete. This includes the right to integrate additional clarifications.
Right to having data deleted, section 19 KDG
You have the right to demand that your personal data be deleted. For instance, it is possible to delete the data if it is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected or if this is required by law. However, this right may be excluded in isolated cases.
Right to limit processing of data, section 20 KDG
You have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be limited. For example, this is possible if your data is incorrect or if it has been processed unlawfully. If data processing is limited, the data may only be processed in very narrowly defined cases.
Right to transferable data, section 22 KDG
If you provided this data yourself, you have the right to request that your data be made available to you or a specified third party in a structured, standard and machine-readable format.
Right of objection, section 23 KDG
You have the right – for reasons relating to your specific situation – to object, at any time with effect for the future, to your personal data being processed, insofar as the data is being processed in order to safeguard justified interests (section 6(1f and g) KDG). In the event that you lodge an objection, it will be verified whether the statutory requirements for processing your data exist and, should this not be the case, your data may no longer be processed any further.
Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authorities, section 48 KDG
You are also entitled to lodge a complaint with data protection supervisory authorities if you feel that your personal data is being processed in a way that is in breach of the Church Data Protection Act (KDG) or other data protection regulations.
Contact details for the relevant supervisory authority:
Steffen Pau, Diocese Data Protection Officer, Katholisches Datenschutzzentrum (Catholic Data Protection Centre),
Brackeler Hellweg 144, 44309 Dortmund, Germany
Tel: +49 231 - 13 89 85 - 0
Contacting the Data Protection Officer
Should you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer directly. He and his team are available should you require information or if you wish to lodge applications or complaints.
Dr. Jörn Vossbein, external Data Protection Officer, Otto-Hausmann-Ring 113, 42115 Wuppertal, Germany
Tel: +49 202 946 77 26 200