Statement on Data Security

For China Consultancy and Coaching Across Cultures the protection and confidentiality of personal data is of high importance. In this Statement on Data Security we inform business partners, visitors to our webpages and paticipants of our classroom-based tranings and online webinars about data we raise in agreement with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other German and European data protection regulations applicable and to which end we are using this data.

We have met organizational and technical measures in order to secure the compliance with data protection regulations and to prevent accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction of data or access of unauthorized persons. At the same time complete security regarding transfer of data in the internet cannot be guaranteed by anybody.

We do not buy, sell or trade personal data. Neither do we pass them on to uninvolved third parties (“outsiders”). In case of concrete contracted cooperation the German tax authorities and our tax consultant may be regarded as involved third parties (“insiders”).

1. Access Data

Using our server, hosted by 1&1 Internet SE, 56410 Montabaur, Germany, we raise data regarding every access to our webpages provided online (so called server-logfiles). The data raised include names of the visited webpages, files, date and time of access, transferred volume of data, status of access, used type and version of browser, operating system used by the visitor, referrer-URL and enquiring provider.

We use these protocol data without matching them with the person who visits our webpages and according to the regulations of the law for statistical evaluations only. No profiling is being done. The data raised are meant to help us run our webpages (, keep them secure and optimize them for better usability. We reserve the right to check our protocol data in case of concrete hints regarding unlawful use of our webpages by third parties.

We will store IP-addresses for a limited amount of time in the server-logfiles as necessary for reasons of security or provision of services.

2. Stock of Data

We only store and use personal data if you shared them with us on a voluntary basis, for example if you contacted us or published your data in the world wide web, in print media or via other channels. When you chose to provide personal data to us we will use them to answer your inquiries, to fulfill contracted services and obligations and for technical administration (also see 5., Sending of Information - Notification of Availability and 6., Data used for implementation and reference in coaching, classroom-based training and online in webinars and video-conferencing)

3. Cookies

We do not use cookies in the openly accessible parts of our webpages. For login in the restricted parts of our webpages via username and password we do use so-called “session-cookies”, though, which can be used to identify the visitor during his or her visit. These “session-cookies” contain parts of login-data in encoded form. Visitors can delete these cookies in their browsers at any time. After a session the “session-cookies” will automatically be deleted.

Visitors to our websites can generally influence the use of cookies themselves. Most of the internet browsers are providing an option with which the visitor can restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies.

4. Use of statistical Tools and Links

Our webpages do neither use Google Analytics, Google Adsens nor other external statistical programms (e.g. Piwik). Similarly, our pages are not linked with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter via “social sharing buttons”.

Nonetheless it is a part of our online-service to list a variety of websites independent from our own, to provide a chance to involve oneself with diverse aspects of Asian cultures and link them from our webpages. This selection of third-party-offers has been carefully chosen for our users - all responsibilities for the contents of these webpages stay with their respective web-administrators. See our disclaimer on the respective

5. Sending of Information - Notification of Availability

We do not send out newsletters. We may from time to time inform former, present and prospective business partners about our availability and schedules in different regions of the world via mail. Recipients of these mails can at any time ask us to discontinue this practice. They'll find a one-click approach to this in each mail. Once announced they will be delisted from our mailing-list right away.

In this process we use data (names and mail-addresses) of former and present business partners and potentially interested parties with reference to the “opt-out”-approach shown above.

6. Data used for implementation and reference in coaching, classroom-based training and online in webinars and video-conferencing

We will ask for individual participants' data relevant to workshops or coaching for oganizational reasons. These may include name, function, email-address and possibly postal address for billing purposes. We will handle these in conformity with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as outlined here.

The choice of platform for webinars, video-conferncing or 1:1 online-coaching will be agreed on together with the respective client. We are happy to use our GDPR-conforming video-conference provider. We are also happy to use platforms already in established use within the client's organization. Nonetheless we are, in these cases, not liable for the GDPR-conformity of the platform-setup of the client.

In order to ensure the highest degree of confidentiality and data security we don't record single sessions or workshops when using "cloud" -based online -platforms for our work online.

7. Inquiries, Amendment and Deletion of Data

Once personal data are no longer used and do not have to be stored in order to comply with regulations of the law we will delete them. Business partners and visitors to our webpages have at any time the right to inquire about the origins, kind of storage and the extent of use of his or her personal data free of charge. They can ask for an amendment of his or her data and – in case the storage should prove to be improper or no longer needed – for a deletion of these data via

8. Responsible for Content, Editing and Data Security

Ralf-Torsten Zitterbart

Treuchtlinger Str. 6
10779 Berlin, Germany

Telefon: +49 30 213 1449
Telefax: +49 30 213 1449


Version: 03.03.2023