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International Zen-Temple
Berlin Center for Korean Seon Buddhism
Gemeinnütziger e.V.

Oranienstraße 22
10999 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30-616 582 05
Fax: +49 (0)30-616 582 06
E-mail: izentemple[at]aol.com

Abbot: Ven. Zen Master Young San Seong Do

Local Court:
Amtsgericht Charlottenburg Nr. 19407 B

Responsible for contents according to §10 Para. 3 MDStV:
Ven. Zen Master Young San Seong Do

Note on liability: Although we carefully control contents, we do not assume any liability for the contents of external links. Solely the operators of these pages bear responsibility for the contents. We also do not assume liability for improper and illegal use of our own contents by others.


Data Protection Information

This Privacy Notice applies to the non-profit association International Zen-Temple e.V., Berlin Center for Korean Seon Buddhism (hereinafter: International Zen-Temple) and its website www.international-zen-temple.de (hereinafter: website). The controller within the meaning of data protection law is Nina Mascher, which you can reach at the address indicated in the Imprint.

International Zen-Temple treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and this Privacy Notice. The purpose of the International Zen Temple is to practice Zen and to spread the teachings of Zen Buddhism. Its communication is limited to the necessary minimum.

The collection of personal data is largely dispensed with.
They are only handled in order to fulfil the purpose of the association.

Processing of personal data

If you make your personal data available to us by e-mail, telephone or post, for example by sending us an enquiry or registering for an event by providing your personal data (first name, surname and address are mandatory, e-mail address and telephone number are welcome), this is always voluntary. Your personal data will be processed exclusively – depending on what you indicate – for the purpose of processing your registration (e.g. to a Zen Intensive Practice event) in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b), (c), (f) GDPR and for processing your membership in the association as well as for other purposes which are absolutely necessary and result directly from the Statutes of the Association.

Your personal data will only be stored temporarily by us to process your request, to organise the event for which you have registered, etc. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose. Your data will then be deleted, at the latest 6 months after the last event, unless there is a legal obligation to retain it. If you decide to become a member of the association and register, your personal data will be stored for the duration of your membership and deleted after you cancel your membership, no later than 6 months after the cancellation.

Donations to the International Zen-Temple are voluntary; in the case of non-cash donations they shall be made by bank transfer to our account. We never collect your money. It is not possible to make payments via our website. In the case of donation receipts, you provide details such as the first name, surname, address, etc. on a voluntary basis. These data will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (c) and (f) GDPR for the donation receipt, whereby the International Zen-Temple has a legitimate interest in issuing effective donation receipts made out to the donor. These data will only be available electronically for one year after the donation receipt has been issued, then the electronically stored data will be deleted. In addition, the personal data is only available to the extent that there is a list of donors that is audited every three years by the tax office to verify our non-profit status (for which there is an obligation to maintain lists of donors who have received a donation receipt). This list is managed and stored in the accounts only in paper form. The paper lists will be deleted after the legal retention period has expired.

In the event of express consent to the processing of personal data, the legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties or used for reasons other than those stated without your express consent, unless there is a legal obligation to do so, for example, in the case of the above-mentioned submission of donor lists to the tax office for the purpose of verifying our non-profit status. You have the right to revoke any consent you have given with effect for the future at any time.

Which data is processed by our provider when you
visit our website?

The website uses the SSL certificate offered by our provider. Every access to our website and every retrieval of a file stored on our website is logged by our service provider. When you visit our website, our provider collects your IP address and stores it in log files. The IP address is stored for a maximum of seven days to detect and defend against attacks. Host name and IP address of the user are anonymised in the log files. In addition, the IP addresses of the requesting computers are logged. No tracking mechanisms are built in and no web analytics services are used. The data processing of our provider takes place exclusively in Germany, i.e. it is completely subject to the data protection regulations applicable in Germany

No other personal data is collected on the website. We do not operate a contact form or a newsletter. Our e-mail address is not provided with an automatic link. With the general data and information mentioned above, we do not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. This information is required in particular in order to correctly deliver the contents of our website, to optimise them and to guarantee the permanent functioning of the technology of our website.

Further personal data is only collected via our website if you enable this via the settings of your browser. The International Zen-Temple itself does not use cookies. If you want to prevent the use of cookies that may be used by the service provider, you can do this by making local changes to your settings in the Internet browser used on your computer, which is the program that opens and displays Internet pages. We point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Information and correction

You have the right to information about your personal data stored by us pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR and to immediate correction or completion thereof pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR if such data is incorrect or incomplete. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the Imprint for this and other questions on the subject of personal data.

Deletion of personal data

The deletion of your stored personal data takes place – unless provided otherwise in this Privacy Notice – after completion of the procedure (see also above "Processing of personal data"), if you revoke your consent to the storage, if the purpose of the storage is no longer necessary or if the storage of your personal data is inadmissible for other legal reasons. In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to delete the data. Data for necessary accounting and bookkeeping purposes, to which we are legally obliged, are not affected by a deletion request.

If statutory retention obligations exist, your personal data will be stored in compliance with the relevant deadlines, but blocked for other purposes and deleted after expiry of these deadlines, unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data.

Restriction of processing

In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, which you have transmitted to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another data controller without any hindrance on our part, provided that the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1 b) GDPR and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless there is a restriction specified in Art. 20 GDPR. Furthermore, when exercising your right to data portability, you have the right to request that the personal data is transferred directly by us to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected.

Right to object

In accordance with Article 21 GDPR, any data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of their personal data on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, for reasons arising from their particular situation.

In the event of objection, we will no longer process the personal data, unless we can prove reasons that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to withdraw consent

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke at any time their consent to the processing of personal data (pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR). The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of a consent until revocation remains unaffected.

Right to lodge a complaint

We point out that you have the right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority.

Liability for contents

The contents of our website were created with the greatest care. However, we assume no liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the contents or misuse of these by third parties.

As a service provider we are responsible according to Section 7 paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG), for our own contents on these pages according to the general laws. Our website does not contain any links to external websites of third parties. Should this website be further disseminated through a link in third party websites, we have no influence on how these third-party providers store the IP address. According to Sections 8 to 10 TMG, we are not obliged as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete violation of the law. As soon as we become aware of such infringements, we will remove these contents immediately.

All data on the website is protected by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, alteration and distribution.


The contents and works created by us on our website are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution and 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. Downloads and copies of this website are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this website was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, contents of third parties are marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. Upon becoming aware of infringements, we shall remove such content immediately.

Opposition to advertising e-mails to
International Zen-Temple

We herewith expressly object to the use of the contact data of International Zen-Temple, published within the scope of legal notice requirements, for the purpose of providing not specifically requested advertisements and information.

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