Hillsong Berlin e.V.
Danziger Str. 211
10407 Berlin

Geschäftsführender Vorstand:
Mark Wilkinson, Vorstandsvorsitzender
Constantin von Polier, stellv. Vorstandsvorsitzender

Registergericht: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
Registernummer: VR 27694 B

Telefon +49 (0)30 233271060

E-Mail: hillsongberlin[at]

Kontoverbindung (Spendenkonto):
IBAN: DE07 1204 0000 0623 4595 00

Weitere rechtliche Angaben:
Geführt beim Finanzamt Charlottenburg unter der Steuernummer: 27 656 55321 und als gemeinnützig und mildtätig anerkannt.


We make every effort to keep the information on our website current, but accept no liability whatsoever for the content provided. Pursuant to §7 par. 1 of TMG (German Tele-Media Act), the law limits our responsibility as a service provider to our own content on these web pages.

According to §§8 to 10 of TMG, we are not obligated to monitor third party information provided or stored on our website. However, we shall promptly remove any content upon becoming aware that it violates the law. Our liability in such an instance shall commence at the time we become aware of the respective violation.


Our site contains links to third-party websites. We have no influence whatsoever on the information on these websites and accept no guaranty for its correctness. The content of such third-party sites is the responsibility of the respective owners/providers.
At the time third-party websites were linked to ours, we found no grounds whatsoever of any likely contravention of the law. We shall promptly delete a link upon becoming aware that it violates the law.


The content and works provided on these web pages are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator.


This policy explains how we comply with laws and regulations as laid out by GDPR.
For all legal terms we confer to the definitions in Article 4 of GDPR.

Our website is generally accessible without the entry of Personal Data. Contact information will only be obtained with your consent and will not be shared with third parties not listed in this policy.

Responsible Party
Hillsong Berlin e.V.
Katharina Lenßen
Danzigerstr. 211
10407 Berlin
+49 30 233271060

Data Privacy Officer
Katharina Lenßen
Danzigerstr. 211
10407 Berlin
+49 30 233271060

Types of information collected includes

  • personal details such as your title, name and date of birth;
  • contact details such as postal address, post code, email, mobile and telephone numbers;
  • photo- and videography collected at services or events
  • usage data such as IP address, cookies and device information

outside of our website we obtain following information
financial information, such as your bank details, as far as provided for giving purposes
demographic information such as marital status, nationality and family details, as needed for mission purposes

health information provided as part of our Pastoral Care
religious information, such as date of salvation and baptism

We will adhere to the Principles of Data Protection as detailed in GDPR. Your information will be:
a. processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
b. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes;
c. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
d. accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
e. kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
f. processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

By providing Personal Data, including by use of this website, you agree to allow us to contact you, including by mail, email, telephone or SMS text message, in connection with our charitable purposes:
a. for our legitimate interests, in accordance with current data protection regulations; or
b. on the basis of the consents you have given.

We collect information about you for a variety of uses based on different reasons. For example, some of the information is disclosed in order to register for activities or events, sometimes we are required by law and regulations to collect and process information about you, and at other times we consider it is in our legitimate charitable interest to collect and process information.
Your personal information will be dealt with in accordance with the Law. It is never sold, nor given away. It is only shared with others where you have given consent or where it is permitted or required either contractually or legally.
We will not use your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless authorised or required by law.
Generally, uses of your personal information based on our legitimate charitable interests and on your consent may include:
• keeping you informed as to our services, activities, events and conferences;
• to manage employees and volunteers;
• to fundraise and process donations and related statutory rights and obligations;
• to answer an inquiry or request for further information or complaint about us, our services, activities and events;
• to improve our ability to assist attendees and the wider community;
• to assist us with management and administrative purposes such as accounting, credit/debit card payments, anti-fraud measures, maintenance and development.

Legal Basis for Using Your Personal Information
We will only process your personal information where we have a legal basis to do so. The legal basis will depend on the reason or reasons we collected and need to use your information. Under the Law in almost all cases the legal basis will be:
• because it is in our legitimate interest as registered charitable and Christian religious entities to use your personal information to operate and improve our service as churches;
• to fulfil any contractual relationship we have with you in relation to provision of products or services, such as registration at events;
• because you have consented to using your information for a particular purpose;
• because we need to use your personal information to comply with a legal obligation, such as protection and welfare of individuals;
• to protect the vital interests of you or another person, for example, in pastoral situations;
where you have given consent for us to contact you by email, phone or SMS, to send you information and marketing communications.

Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. In addition, the Law gives you the right, under certain circumstances:
to request in writing and securely obtain copies of the personal information we hold about you (Art. 15 of GDPR);
to correct or update your personal information held by us (Art. 16 of GDPR);
to request a transfer of your data (Art. 20 of GDPR);
to request to have all personal data deleted (Art. 17 of GDPR) or amended (Art. 18 of GDPR).
All the above also applies to all photography and videography published on all of our platforms.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at if you have an inquiry.

You have the right to withdraw your consent, effective for the future, at any given time pursuant to Art 7 (3) of GDPR.
Furthermore, you have the right to opt out from further processing of your data pursuant to Art. 21 of GDPR. This specifically applies to our newsletter.

We use various technologies to collect information when you access or use this website, including placing a piece of data, commonly referred to as a “cookie on your device. Cookies are small data files that are stored on your hard drive or in your device memory when you visit a website or view a message. By using this website, you permit us to collect and use your information from activity on devices you use in accordance with this Privacy Policy. For more information and to learn how to block or delete cookies used on this website, please see or

This website may also include links to other websites or may provide social media buttons, permitting sharing web content directly to a social media platform, such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
We do not endorse social media website(s) and have no responsibility for the content unless posted by or approved by us nor are we responsible for the cookies such websites may contain.
Use of such buttons or links is at your own risk and you must verify authenticity of sites before posting or providing personal information on such sites.
We do not ask for passwords or personal details on social media.
Websites such as Vimeo and YouTube are used to embed videos on the website and service providers such as Brushfire, MailChimp and Google Analytics may send their own cookies via this site. Please look at the cookie and privacy policies on these third-party sites if you want more information about this.

Third Party Data Processors

By subscribing to our newsletter (either online or by filling out one of the printed cards) you consent to receiving this newsletter and agree with these policies.

The newsletter sign-up is a double-opt-in process, i.e. you will receive a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm your subscription. This confirmation is required to avoid of unauthorised registrations with your e-mail address. We keep the records of your confirmation with its time and date as well as the IP address as proof of consent, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR. The e-mail dispatch and the relating performance analysis are compliant with Art 6 (1), 7 GDPR as you’ve consented to it. Otherwise, Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR authorises us to use your e-mail address when we have legitimate interest in providing the contained information to you.

Opt Out
You can opt out of our e-mail list at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe”-button at the bottom of the e-mail. We are allowed to store unsubscribed email-addresses as part of our legitimate interest as evidence of previous consent. Upon confirmation of previous consent, we will remove you from that list.

We use Mailchimp (Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA) to dispatch our newsletters pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f), 28 (3) (1) of GDPR as part of our legitimate interests. You can review their privacy policy and privacy shield treaty online.
To track its performance a “web-beacon” is embed into the newsletter that will send your IP address, browser type, operating system and time of access to Mailchimp’s server upon opening the e-mail. We use these in an pseudonymised way to assess our performance and improve our services, not to track individuals.
It is not possible to solely withdraw consent for the web-beacon. If you do not wish to have the performance tracked you have to unsubscribe from the entire newsletter.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to constantly improve our websites according to your needs pursuant to Art 6 (1) (f) of GDPR. Google uses Cookies to generate data about your website usage. This data is usually sent to Google servers in the USA and saved there. Google is Privacy-Shield certified and can therefore guarantee compliance with European data privacy Law;=Active.
We are only using Google Analytics with anonymous IP data.
You can disable this function by using a Browser Plugin available online. For more information please see Google’s Privacy Policy.

To display videos we use third-party video network Vimeo (Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA ). When playing video from our website you will be redirected to Vimeo’s servers for the Vimeo plug-in is then activated. To review which data is then obtained by Vimeo please read their Privacy Policy.

We use Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) to update the community about events and other happenings at our church. We have embed an Instagram plugin to share these moments with you. We are not responsible for comments or content that other users post on this platform. For more information please see Instagram’s Privacy Policy.

To display videos we also use third-party video network YouTube (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ). When playing a video from our website you will be redirected to Youtube servers for the Youtube plug-in is then activated. To review which data is then obtained by Youtube please read their Privacy Policy. You can opt-out.

Google Fonts
We use Google Fonts as provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy, Opt-Out

Google Maps
We embed maps provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Personal data bausch as your IP address as well as your location data will be collected upon your consent (generally through the settings of your mobile device). The data may be processed in the USA. Privacy Policy, Opt-Out

Adobe Typekit-Fonts
We use external font kits provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland. Adobe is Privacy Shield certified and can therefore guarantee compliance with EU data privacy regulations (;=Active).

Facebook Social Plugins
We employ Social Plugins provided by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. These plugins are clearly marked through the Facebook logo or the like button. If you choose to click such button, you will directed to the Facebook servers because the plug-in is activated. If you are logged into your account, Facebook can assign the website to our website to the user account you are using. To review which data is obtained by Facebook please read their Privacy Policy.

We provide our Sunday messages through Third Party Soundcloud platform (SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany) pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR. All data is saved and played from Germany. All data obtained by Soundcloud Ltd is not shared with us. Please check their Privacy Policy.

In order to manage our events and guestlists, we use the Eventbrite app (Eventbrite, Inc, Delaware, 155 5th Street, Floor 7, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). In case you pay for your ticket online, all payment data is only obtained by Eventbrite Inc and not shared with us.
We use Eventbrite’s services to fulfill our contracts pursuant to Art 6 (1) (b) of GDPR. Please see their Privacy Policy for further legal information.

For our Online Giving you can use Paypal to process your payment. Please find their Privacy Policy here. All bank information obtained by Paypal is not shared with us. We use Paypal’s services to fulfill our contracts pursuant to Art 6 (1) (b) of GDPR.

Third parties used outside of website
We employ third parties to process our data for purposes beyond this website.

To store photos we use Dropbox (Dropbox International Unlimited Company, One Park Place, Floor 5, Upper Hatch Street, Dublin 2, Ireland). Only our staff and volunteers with a password have access to these photos. They are not accessible for the general public or parties who have not signed a Data Processing Contract with us. Dropbox’ current Privacy Policy can be accessed here.

We use SumUp devices to receive payments (SumUp Payments Limited, 32 – 34 Great Marlborough St, W1F 7JB, London, UK). For the payment your bank details are obtained by SumUp. They are not, however, shared with us. For all further legal information please reference the SumUp Privacy Policy.

Elvanto is a church management platform that enables us to safely organize your data for ministry purposes. All staff and volunteers processing your data on this platform have signed a Data Processing contract with us and abide the Law. For all legal information please reference the Elvanto Privacy Policy.

We may amend this Policy from time to time to reflect changes in best practice, security and control and to ensure compliance with any changes in the Law. Any amended version will be available on the website. We suggest you visit regularly to keep up to date with any changes.

Current version updated on 24 May 2018