Privacy Policy

In this data protection declaration we inform you about the processing of your personal data.


Verband Deutscher Hidden Champions e.V. (VDHC)

Bahnstraße 9

40212 Düsseldorf


Tel.: +49 211 15776788

Register of associations: Düsseldorf District Court VR 11934

Data protection officer: Georg Türk,


We host our website with our processor Dogado, dogado GmbH, Saarlandstrasse 25, 44139 Dortmund, Germany.

Connection data is processed for the purpose of providing and delivering the website. For the mere purpose of delivering and making the website available, the data is not stored beyond the call. The legal basis for the data processing is the legitimate interest (absolute technical necessity for the provision and delivery of the “website” service expressly requested by you when you call up) according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. To operate the website, the connection data and other personal data are also processed within the scope of various other functions or services. This data protection declaration provides detailed information on the individual functions and services.

Contact Form

On our website there is the possibility to contact us directly using a contact form. After submitting the contact form, the person responsible will process the personal data you entered for the purpose of processing your request on the basis of the consent you gave by sending the form in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR until further notice.

There is no legal or contractual obligation to provide personal data. Failure to provide it simply means that you do not submit your request and we cannot process it.

Web fonts

Together with our processor Fontawesome, Fonticons, Inc., 6 Porter Road, Apartment 3R, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA, we process connection data and browser data for the purpose of providing the fonts required by the web browser to display the website. These data are only processed for the time required to select and transmit the fonts.

The legal basis for the data processing is the legitimate interest (absolute technical necessity for the provision and delivery of the “website” service expressly requested by you when you call up) according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Insofar as Fontawesome processes the data independently, Fontawesome is solely responsible for this.

Details can be found in Fontawesome’s privacy policy.


This privacy policy is intended to inform the users of this website in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator Sebastian Prohaska. The website operator takes your data protection very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal regulations.

Remember that data transmission on the Internet can generally be subject to security gaps. Complete protection against unauthorized access is not possible.

Access data

The website operator or site provider collects data about access to the site and saves it as “server log files”. The following data is logged in this way:

  • Website visited
  • Time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source / reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used

The data collected are only used for statistical evaluations and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to retrospectively check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.


This site uses cookies. These are small text files that are saved on your device. These do not cause any damage. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website. Common browsers offer the setting option not to allow cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.

Handling of personal data

The website operator collects, uses and transfers your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the data being collected.

Personal data is all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – for example your name, your email address and telephone number.

Handling of contact details

If you contact the website operator through the contact options offered, your details will be stored for a period of six months so that they can be used to process and answer your request and in the event of follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

Use of social media plugins

This website uses Facebook social plugins, which are operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The integration can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the terms “Like”, “Like”, “Share” in Facebook’s colors (blue and white). You can find information about all Facebook plugins in the following link: HTTPSs: // The plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website operator has no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data that the plugin transmits to the Facebook Inc. server. You can find information on this here: HTTPSs: // The plug-in informs Facebook Inc. that you user has visited this website. There is the possibility that your IP address will be saved. If you are logged into your Facebook account while visiting this website, the information mentioned will be linked to it. If you use the functions of the plugin – for example by sharing or “liking” a post – the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc. Would you like to prevent the Facebook. Inc. links this data with your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website. This website also uses Twitter buttons. These are operated by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). If you visit a page that contains such a button, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter servers. The website operator therefore has no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data that the plugin transmits to the Twitter Inc. server. According to Twitter Inc. only your IP address is collected and saved. You can find information on the handling of personal data by Twitter Inc. here: HTTPSs: // Lang = de

Newsletter subscription

The website operator offers you a newsletter in which he informs you about current events and offers. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, you must provide a valid email address. This will only be used to send the newsletter you have subscribed to and will not be passed on to third parties. You can unsubscribe at any time.

User rights: information, correction and deletion

As a user, you will receive free information on your request about which personal data has been stored about you. If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to have incorrect data corrected and to have your personal data blocked or deleted.


Our site uses the provider YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA for the integration of videos. Normally, when you visit a page with embedded videos, your IP address is sent to YouTube and cookies are installed on your computer. However, we have integrated our YouTube videos with the extended data protection mode (in this case, YouTube still contacts Google’s Double Click service, but according to Google’s privacy policy, personal data is not evaluated). As a result, YouTube will no longer store any information about the visitors unless they watch the video. If you click on the video, your IP address will be sent to YouTube and YouTube will find out that you have viewed the video. If you are logged in to YouTube, this information is also assigned to your user account (you can prevent this by logging out of YouTube before viewing the video). We have no knowledge of the possible collection and use of your data by YouTube, nor do we have any influence on it. For more information, see the YouTube privacy policy at In addition, we refer to our general presentation in this data protection declaration for the general handling and deactivation of cookies.

Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interest, you have the right to object to this processing. If there are no compelling legitimate reasons for the processing on our part, the processing of your data will be stopped on the basis of this legal basis.

You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you object, your personal data will no longer be processed for the purpose of direct advertising. The legality of the data processed up to the point of objection is not affected by the objection.

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time by changing the data protection settings. If you consent to receiving electronic advertising, you can withdraw your consent by clicking on the unsubscribe link.

In this case, processing will be discontinued unless there is another legal basis.

The legality of the data processed up to the point of revocation is not affected by the revocation.

Affected Rights

You also have the right to information, correction, deletion and restriction of the processing of personal data. If the legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent or a contract concluded with you, you also have the right to data portability.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. You can find more information on the supervisory authorities in the European Union here.