Privacy Policy

The Hauptkirche St. Jacobi operates this website to provide general information on the services it provides. St. Jacobi attaches great importance to the protection of privacy, and operates in compliance with statutory data protection regulations. This privacy policy details how we deal with your personal data.

The responsible officer for Hauptkirche St Jacobi pursuant to §2 (8) Data Protection Law of the Protestant Church of Germany (Datenschutzgesetz der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland, DSG-EKD) is:

Hauptkirche St. Jacobi
Represented by: Head Pastor Provost Astrid Kleist
Jakobikirchhof 22
20095 Hamburg
Telefon: +49 40 30 37 37 0


What is personal data?

Pursuant to the DSG-EKD, “personal data” is defined as information which may identify a natural person (hereinafter “Data Subject”); this includes information which can be used to directly or indirectly identify a natural person such as a name, identification number, location information, a digital identifier (e.g., cookies) or multiple specific characteristics particular to a natural person such as the expression of their physical, psychological, genetic, financial, cultural, or social identity. (§2 DSG-EKD)

We also refer to the definitions used in §2 DSG-EKD.


Processing of personal data

Personal data is only collected, stored, and processed for our own business purposes.

In principle, our website is available for use without any personal data being collected. Personal data is only requested, processed, and used as required to provide the services requested by you or to provide content.

As personal data is only processed in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations, it requires statutory authorisation or the consent of the data subject.

Appropriate measures, consistent with the latest available technology, have been implemented to protect data against accidental or malicious manipulation, destruction, loss, or unauthorised access.



Cookies are small packets of information placed by our web server, or third-party web servers on the user’s browser for later retrieval. Cookies may take the form of small files or other types of information storage.

This website can also be viewed without cookies. If the user does not want cookies stored on their browser, they may use the corresponding settings in their browser. Stored (cached) cookies can be deleted in your browser’s settings. Excluding all cookies may lead to functional restrictions when viewing the website.



Our website uses plugins from YouTube to integrate and display video content. The video portal is provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

Visiting a page with an integrated YouTube plugin establishes a connection with the YouTube server, and tells YouTube which of our pages you have visited.

YouTube can assign this information to your personal profile, if you are logged into your YouTube account. You can prevent the transfer of this data by signing out of your YouTube account beforehand.

YouTube is used in the interests of providing an attractive presentation of our online presence. This is a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Specific details on the use of your data is available from the YouTube Privacy Policy on

Social media

On this website we use Social Media buttons at the bottom of the page (footer). These buttons link to Facebook, You Tube and Instagram. Our social media buttons only lead directly to your social media profile if you have one and it is open at the same time. If you do not have a profile in the aforementioned networks and/or are not logged in, the link will be transmitted after clicking on the respective button. We have no influence on the forwarding of other information, e.g. the so-called "browser history". It depends on the individual use and settings of your browser. Social media providers have their own privacy policies for use in Europe. You can view these on the respective pages.

Email contact

If you wish to contact us via email, your data will be used to process your enquiry (§5(2) DSG-EKD). This data is not disclosed without your consent.

Personal data are deleted when they are no longer required and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements.


SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security and to protect confidential content, such as queries sent to the website operator using the contact form. You can verify if you are using an encrypted connection by looking at the address bar of your browser which should change from ”http://” to ”https://” and display a lock symbol in the browser line. Data transmitted to us via an encrypted connection cannot be read by third parties.


Right to information, deletion, and restrict processing

You have the right to request information at any time about your personal data being stored by us, its origin, and recipient(s) and the purpose for which it is being processed, as well as a right to rectification, restriction, or deletion of this data. This excludes billing data and information retained for taxation purposes or data still required to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. Data collected with consent for a specific purpose will be deleted once the purpose for which consent was granted ceases to exist.


Right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority

You as the data subject have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The data protection officer of Nordkirche is responsible for data protection issues. Contact details are available at


Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy on a regular basis, to ensure it complies with current legal requirements. Updated privacy policy provisions will apply from your next visit to our website.


Further information

We strive to use all available technical and organisational measures available to protect your data from access by third parties. Complete data security cannot be guaranteed for emails, and we recommend you use conventional postal services or encrypted data transfer for confidential information.

Our staff, agents, and contracted service providers are obliged to confidentiality and to observe the statutory data protection regulations.