Data protection information

February 2023

With the following information, we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data when using our website. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”).



1. entity responsible for data processing

The responsible body for data collection, data processing and data use in connection with the use of our Internet offer is the

young leaders GmbH
Mohrenstrasse 33, 10117 Berlin
Fax: +49 (0) 30 – 200 59 79 – 29

2. contact for questions about data protection

Questions and comments on the subject of data protection can also be sent by e-mail to

II. Data processing when calling our site

1. call of the website and logfiles

Explanation and purpose of processing:
Each time you access our website, we process the following information automatically:

– the IP address of your computer or other end device (e.g. tablet PC or smartphone) and the request(s) of your browser
– the amount of data transferred, the browser type, browser version, browser language, screen resolution and the operating system used.

The IP address as well as the information about the request of your Internet browser is technically necessary for the call and the use of the Internet page; without processing of these data an Internet page access cannot take place and Internet pages cannot be represented. The processing of the IP address is, after it is no longer technically necessary for the call/use of the Internet offer, anonymized by shortening or deleted.

Information on the volume of data transferred, the browser type and version, the screen resolution and the operating system used are collected and processed in order to optimize the presentation of the content, to determine system utilization and to make adjustments and improvements to the website in the future, if necessary on the basis of statistical evaluations.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. Log files are deleted or anonymized after seven days at the latest, so that it is no longer possible to assign the calling client.

Legal basis:
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest in the processing lies in the technical enabling of the call of the Internet presence, the optimized presentation of the contents to the user and the future further improvement/optimization of the Internet offer.

Right to object:
In the case of data processing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, the user has the right to object, without prejudice to further rights. See below (“Data subject rights”).

2. general information about cookies

a) General information about cookies:

So-called cookies are used on our Internet pages. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally on the visitor’s end device (e.g. PC, smartphone, tablet PC) when a website is visited. They can contain various information about the terminal device used and the usage behavior and are sent back to the cookie-setting web server upon reconnection with the aim of recognizing the user and his settings.

The storage of cookies can generally be prevented by changing the browser settings accordingly. In addition, cookies that have already been stored can be deleted by you via your browser. Both can have the consequence that certain functionalities of the accessed website cannot be used at all or cannot be used comfortably. However, you can also make convenient settings regarding the various cookies directly via our website (see the following explanations).

b) Categories of cookies

The cookies used on our website may originate either from ourselves or from third-party providers whose tools we have integrated into our Internet offering, and serve different purposes. We have divided these into the following categories:

– Necessary cookies: These are cookies that are necessary for a proper call, a smooth use and a proper presentation of the contents of our website.
– Comfort cookies (functional cookies): These cookies are used to make the use of our website more comfortable for the user (e.g. avoidance of unnecessary multiple settings).
– Analytics/Statistics Cookies: These cookies collect information about how our website is used. They help us to statistically evaluate usage, in particular for the future improvement and optimization of the website and our offers.
– Advertising: These cookies are used to analyze and optimize marketing measures by storing and processing user and usage information.

Details on the specific cookies used can be found in the cookie consent tool (see below). You can also find more information about third-party cookies below. The cookie tool also contains information about the consequences in individual cases if you do not give your consent or revoke it.

c) Legal basis for the use of cookies

The use of the necessary cookies is based on a legitimate interest according to. Art. 6 par. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest in the processing lies in enabling the proper presentation and use of the functionalities of our website.

In the case of data processing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f DSG-VO, the user has the right to object, without prejudice to further rights. See below (“Data subject rights”).

The use of cookies from all other categories is based on your consent according to. Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR by means of the Cookie Consent Tool (see next heading).

d) Cookie consent tool

When our website is called up for the first time by a browser and after the cookies have been deleted in the browser, a banner is displayed containing information on the individual cookies and allowing the user to make settings regarding the use of cookies. Within this tool, you can agree to the use of cookies regarding entire categories as a whole or also individual cookies within the categories by ticking the respective boxes. This does not apply to the necessary cookies, the use of which is not based on your consent but on the basis of a legitimate interest (see above); with regard to the necessary cookies, you have a right to object (see “Data subject rights” below).

This granting of consent is voluntary and can be revoked at any time by changing the selection accordingly with effect for the future. For this purpose, you can change the cookie settings at any time via a link in the footer, which is located on every page of our website, and revoke the consent by deactivating the respective cookie. A revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

3. special instructions for consent with data transfer to the USA

Some web tools are provided by U.S. companies and transfer – based on your consent – certain data to these companies.

According to the ECJ, the U.S. does not guarantee an adequate level of data protection, i.e., data protection to the extent that EU member states do under Union law. The rights guaranteed under EU law may only be guaranteed to a limited extent there. In particular, we must point out that U.S. authorities may access data processed by a U.S. company without notifying you of such access and without allowing you to assert rights in this regard to the same extent and effectiveness as is possible within the EU.

If the tools we use do or could transfer personal data to the USA, we point this out in the context of the tool descriptions below.

4. instagram

Posts from our Instagram account are reproduced on our website. The integration takes place via a tool that itself neither uses cookies nor otherwise collects personal data or transmits it to third parties; the collection of data has been deactivated by us in the tool.

5. YouTube videos

Explanation and purpose of processing:
We may have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer, which are stored on and can be played directly from our website. This site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, (“YouTube”).

The videos are embedded on our site in “enhanced privacy mode”. This means that no data about you as a user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos, data is transferred to YouTube. We have no influence on this data transmission. When you watch a video, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. Information about what other information is processed can be found here:

If you do not want the assignment with your profile at YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the provision of tailored advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

Third country transfer:
YouTube is a U.S.-based company. There is – after your consent to data processing – a data transfer to the USA. Please refer to the related notes “Special notes for consent with data transfer to the USA” (section 3 above).

Further information about YouTube:
For more information on terms of use and privacy, please see the following link: There you will also receive further information about your rights in this regard vis-à-vis YouTube and setting options for protecting your privacy.

Legal basis and right of withdrawal:
The legal basis for the data processing for Facebook Pixel is your consent according to. Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, which you can give via the cookie consent tool described above. The granting of consent is voluntary and can be revoked via the same tool at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, you can change the cookie settings at any time via a link in the footer, which is located on every page of our website, and revoke the consent by deactivating the respective cookie.

6. contact form

Explanation and purpose of processing:
You can contact us with any questions or requests via our online contact form or by email. In doing so, the personal data you provide will be processed electronically by us in order to answer your questions or process your inquiry. If you use the online contact form, you must provide a valid email address so that we can respond to the request, and we also ask that you provide your name.

The personal data accrued in connection with the use of the contact form will be deleted when storage is no longer necessary or, if there are legal retention obligations, their processing will be restricted unless further processing is regulated by law.

Legal basis:
The processing of your personal data when you contact us is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the processing and answering of your request addressed to us. Under certain circumstances, the data may also be processed on other legal bases. In individual cases, the processing of this data may also be permitted or required under other legal bases, such as pursuant to. Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 lit c DSGVO (legal obligations, e.g. retention periods under commercial or tax law) or § 24 para. 1 No. 1 BDSG (assertion of/defense against claims under civil law).

7. newsletter

Explanation and purpose of processing:
Through our website you can subscribe to receive our newsletters in the future. This requires the specification of your e-mail address as well as your consent to the use of this e-mail address for the future newsletter dispatch. Providing your name is optional and not a prerequisite for receiving the newsletter. The e-mail address and – if specified – the name transmitted by you via the relevant newsletter registration form are used exclusively for the registration for the newsletter subscription, for sending the newsletter and for unsubscribing from the newsletter subscription.

The dispatch of the newsletter is technically realized by Sendinblue GmbH (LINK) as our order processor. The privacy policy of this company can be found here: The transmission of the newsletter recipient data to this company takes place for the sole purpose of sending our newsletter and the related administration of the recipients – on the basis of the consent below.

For the registration to our newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after your registration, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month.

We would like to point out that we evaluate your user behavior when sending the newsletter. For this evaluation, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files stored on our website. For the evaluations, we link data and the web beacons with your e-mail address and an individual ID. Links received in the newsletter also contain this ID. With the data obtained in this way, we create a user profile in order to tailor the newsletter to your individual interests. In doing so, we record when you read our newsletters, which links you click on in them and infer your personal interests from this. We link this data to actions you take on our website.

You can object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link (unsubscribe) provided in each email. The information is stored for as long as you are subscribed to the newsletter. After unsubscribing, we store the data purely statistically and anonymously.

Moreover, such tracking is not possible if you have disabled the display of images by default in your e-mail program. In this case, the newsletter will not be displayed in its entirety and you may not be able to use all of its features. When you display the images manually, the tracking mentioned above takes place.

Consent as legal basis:
The newsletter is sent to the e-mail address you have provided on the basis of your prior consent. The consent you give when subscribing to the newsletter has the following content:

The granting of the consent required for the receipt of the newsletter is voluntary and can be revoked at any time with effect for the future by a simple declaration (e.g. by e-mail to Furthermore, each newsletter contains a link at the end that you can use to unsubscribe from the e-mail distribution list and thereby revoke your consent. A revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. It is not possible to receive the newsletter without consent.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR.

8. applications

We inform you about the data processing procedures associated with an application by means of separate data protection information.

III. data subject rights

a) You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. If this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data to the extent required by law (Art. 15 DSGVO in conjunction with § 34 BDSG). This does not apply if the data

– are only stored because they may not be deleted due to legal or statutory retention requirements, or
– exclusively serve the purposes of data security or data protection control

and the provision of information would require a disproportionate effort, and processing for other purposes is precluded by appropriate technical and organizational measures.

b) You also have the right to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, where applicable – taking into account the purposes of the processing – the completion of incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary declaration (Article 16 DSGVO).

c) In the cases referred to in Article 17 par. 1 lit. a to f of the GDPR, you also have the right to have the personal data deleted, unless an exception pursuant to Article 17 (a) to (f) of the GDPR applies. 3 DSGVO is given, as well as in the cases of Article 18 para. 1 DSGVO a right to restriction of processing.

d) In the cases referred to in Article 20 par. 1 DSGVO, there is also a right to data portability.

e) You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the GDPR. The competent supervisory authority is the

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin

f) Right to object to processing based on legitimate interest

Insofar as the processing of the data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (“legitimate interest”), you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you on grounds relating to your particular situation.

IV. Concluding remarks

1. automated decision making and profiling

Automatic decision-making and profiling does not take place.

2. no obligation to provide personal data

In principle, there is neither a legal nor a contractual obligation to provide us with personal data for visiting our website. The provision of personal data may, however, be required by contract and also by law, e.g. if a contractual or connection relationship arises or is to arise between you and us. For example, the conclusion of a contract requires the disclosure of the contracting party or the natural person acting on behalf of a legal entity.

This data protection notice may be amended at any time in the future to adapt to changed circumstances, in particular to changes in legal requirements, official practice or case law. The current status can be found on our homepage in the “Data protection” section.