Privacy policy

Storage and processing of data will only take place in accordance with this privacy policy. It is our aim to collect, store and process as little personal data as possible. Please take the time to read the privacy policy. Feel free to contact us, if you have any questions. The responsible authority is:

Paramentenwerkstatt der von Veltheim-Stiftung und Textil-Restaurierung beim Kloster St. Marienberg-Helmstedt, Klosterstraße 14, 38350 Helmstedt. You can contact the responsible authority via mail or via:


Abridged version

  • We only collect, store and process data as far as it is necessary for the content presentation on this website.
  • We delete data as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose mentioned above. We do not archive data.
  • We do not hand on data to third parties, we expressly are not going to send you advertisements or hand on your data so that others may use it for advertisements. 


1. Collecting data, storage

During every visit to our website, information is collected. However, this only consists of data which is processed and stored automatically, without you actually entering it. Conditioned technologically, the data is conveyed by your computer via the internet. This is partially necessary so that a webpage may be transported via the network to your computer. Depending on the software you are using, you can, to a certain extent, define the amount of data that is conveyed, e. g. by deactivating some services on your computer or by configuring your system or your browser.

We only collect the data which is necessary for the handling of an enquiry. This data is only stored temporarily for the duration of the visit on our website. A permanent storage does not take place. Part of this automatically compiled data is expressly the IP address of the enquiring system as well as the date and time of this enquiry. Furthermore, it will be registered which of our pages you visit and which files your browser asked for. From this it can be concluded how much time you spend on each page. It is technically conditioned that it will also be conveyed which website you visited before ours. It is also technically conditioned that your system will convey which internet browser you are using and which operating system you have installed.

This automatically compiled data can be used and utilised by us only for statistical purposes and for improving the website. This is not personalised. A further storage does not take place. This automatically compiled data will expressly not be used to create user profiles. Automatically compiled data will expressly not be used to compile information on a specific person.

You can receive further information from the responsible authority via the contact information given below.

2. Cookies

In part, so-called cookies are used on these web pages. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make the offers and information provided by us more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies used here are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically when your visit on these web pages is terminated. Other cookies will be saved on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. You can configure your browser in such a way that you will be notified when cookies are set and only allow this in individual cases, that the acceptance of cookies will be pre-empted in specific cases or in general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited. Cookies which are necessary for the execution of electronic communication channels or for the provision of certain functions you require are saved on the basis of Article 6, Section 1, Subsection f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The operator of these web pages does have a legitimate interest in saving cookies in order to provide the services in question without technical errors and as optimised as possible.

3. Social media plugins, services of third parties, incorporation of further content

Social media plugins or similar services of third parties are not employed on our website. It is possible, though, that content of third-party suppliers is incorporated on this website. This is especially the case with charts which are stored on external servers or map extracts which have been generated by using Google Maps. If this content is retrieved, personal data will be conveyed to the respective provider. In the case of externally stored charts this also means that e. g. the IP address of your internet connection will be conveyed. When you visit our website and, at the same time, are logged in at a social network or any other provider of internet services, you have to log off the respective provider, in order to prevent a coupling of the conveyed data with your profile which is stored by your provider.


On our web pages, plug-ins from the Google-operated website YouTube are used. The operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our web pages equipped with YouTube plug-ins, a connection to YouTube’s servers takes place. The YouTube server receives information on which of our pages you have visited. When you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to match the way you browse directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. The usage of YouTube takes place in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest in line with Article 6, Section 1, Subsection f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Further information on the dealings with user data can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy: 

Google Maps

Via API, these web pages use the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. In order to use the services provided by Google Maps, it is necessary to file your IP address. In general, this information is transferred to and then filed on one of Google’s servers in the USA. The host of these web pages cannot control this data transfer. Using Google Maps takes place in order to provide an appealing presentation of our online offers and for making the places mentioned on these web pages easily traceable. This constitutes a legitimate interest in line with Article 6, Section 1, Subsection f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Further information on the dealings with user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: 

4. External analysis services

An external analysis service for the evaluation of user behaviour is not employed. As far as we create statistics from the automatically gathered data, this does only take place on servers used by us.

5. Further information, contact

If you have any questions concerning the privacy policy, please contact 

Mechtild von Veltheim
Klosterstraße 14
38350 Helmstedt

Thank you for your interest in this matter.