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Privacy Statement

Date: 28 dec 2023

change WILD! collects and processes personal data. By means of this privacy statement I would like to inform you about the nature and scope of the data concerned, and for which purposes your data are processed. You also find an overview over the rights to which you are entitled as a data subject. change WILD! naturally respects your rights and processes the data you possibly leave with care and in strictest confidentiality.

In principle, you can use the website without giving any personal data. However, some specific services require personal data to be processed. Below you find detailed information about that.

change WILD! processes personal data like name, address, e-mail, telephone etc. at all times according to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to change WILD!  Therefore, personal data is only processed, if this is necessary for fullfilling the services you desire and a statutory basis is given for processing your data, or if you have consented to it.

change WILD! uses technical and organizational measures to the best of its knowledge to ensure the most complete protection of your personal data. However, internet-based data transmissions may be insecure and absolute protection can’t be guaranteed.



change WILD! is a single-member company. As it’s owner am I,

Thoralf Rumswinkel,

controller for the purposes of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data privacy laws and provisions being in force.

You are welcome to direct any question regarding the processing of your data to:

change WILD! – Thoralf Rumswinkel
2510 Tylldalen
mobil: +47-98 48 21 30


The website uses cookies. When visiting the website, your browser may store small textfiles containing personal data on your computer. When visiting the website later, your browser will be recognized due to these cookies. The stored data will then be called up without you taking any action and thus makes you use the site with more ease.

For details see Cookie declaration.

You can permanently prevent the filing of cookies at any time by choosing the correspondent settings in your browser. Existing cookies can be deleted via your browser or other software. Not all site functions and services will work properly without cookies.

Server Log Files

Each time you call up, a series of general information about the accessing system is stored in server log files. The information may comprise:
– type and version of your browser;
– the operating system of your computer;
– the website (referrer) from which you reach;
– the single pages you visit at;
– date and time of your visit at;
– the internet protocol address (IP address) of your internet session;
– your internet service provider;
– any other similar information that may help to repel or prosecute cyber-attacks on

change WILD! uses this information to:
– deliver website content correctly;
– optimize website content and presentation;
– ensure the long-term viability of the IT-system and website technology;
– provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.

Information stored in server log files is kept anonymous and separate from all personal data. change WILD! does not draw any conclusions about you from this information. It may analyze this anonymous information statistically, with the aim to optimize the website’s content and to increase the privacy of both general and personal data processed.


You are very welcome to subscribe to my newsletter. I publish new issues three to four times per year via e-mail featuring stories from the wilds, news about change WILD! and tips how to foster your nature connection. When signing up, you transfer these data:
– your first name;
– your surname;
– your e-mail address.

To obtain your consent to receiving the newsletter and to prevent unauthorized orders, you will receive an e-mail at the newly signed-up address. Only if you confirm the subscription via the link given in this e-mail, your address will be registered for the newsletter (double opt-in procedure).

When signing up for the newsletter via the registration forms on, the IP address of your computer, time and date of your registration will be stored. These data serve to retrace a possible misuse of your e-mail address by unauthorized persons at a later date and thus legally safeguard me as controller.

The data collected in the context of your newsletter subscription will only be used to send you new newsletter issues, or to supply you with information about the newsletter service.

change WILD! uses Brevo as newsletter software. Your data will thus be transmitted to Brevo as processor. Brevo is a certified newsletter software provider, working in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation, and thus prohibited from selling your data and from using it for purposes other than sending newsletters. You find more information here:

The newsletter e-mails from change WILD! contain tracking pixels. By this means the software tracks wether and when you open the e-mail and which links you click, and stores these data in log files. It may analyze these data statistically in order to optimize the newsletter service and to better adapt it’s content to your interests.

You can cancel your subscription or revoke your consent to processing your data at any time via the ‘unsubscribe’ link which you find at the bottom of each newsletter issue.

Contact and Booking

You are very welcome to take contact via e-mail or a contact form on By doing so, your transmitted data are automatically stored, so that I can answer your request.

You can also book programs via e-mail or the booking form on I can only accept your booking and prepare for your participation in a program, if you supply further data. Depending on the specific program, the data needed is specified in the booking form.


To display video clips, uses components of YouTube, provided by YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, as a subsidiary of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time you call up a web page containing a YouTube video, your browser is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding video.

YouTube and Google will thus receive data about your visit to that specific page even if you don’t click the video. In the case you are logged in to your YouTube or Google this information will be assigned to your respective accounts.

You find more information about the privacy policy of Google and YouTube here:

You can prevent the transmission of your data to YouTube and Google by logging out of your respective accounts before you visit

Google Adwords

For advertising through the search engine Google and it’s advertising network, change WILD! uses the Google AdWords service, including the analytic service Conversion-Tracking, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Provided that you reached via an advertisment on Google or it’s network, Google will file a cookie (see above) on your computer which will be active for 30 days after installation. If you call up during this time, Google will track this activity.

These data serve Google to statistically record the number of website visitors, and who visited which specific pages. This way, change WILD! as costumer of Google AdWords service receives statistical, not personal data.

Google stores these data in the USA and may even pass it to third parties.

You find information about Google’s privacy policy here: or

You may, at any time, permanently prevent the setting of cookies by means of a corresponding setting of your internet browser. You may choose if you want to block the setting of cookies in general or just those of Google AdWords. Existing cookies can be deleted via your browser or other software. Without cookies some services might not fully work.

You may also object to Google’s interest based advertisment. In this case, you need to access the link and set the desired settings for each of your browsers.

Routines of Data Deletion

change WILD! stores personal data only as long as it is legally intended or necessary for achieving the purpose for processing. Is the purpose for processing achieved or the period of legal processing expired, your personal data will be deleted as a matter of routine.

Automated Decision-Making and Profiling

change WILD! does not use automated decision-making or profiling.

Legal Basis for Data Processing

Art. 6 of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) lays down by law the legal processing of personal data.

Processes which need your consent are based on art. 6.1.a GDPR, like the distribution of the newsletter.

Processes needed to fulfill a contract with you are based on art. 6.1.b GDPR, f.ex. when you book a course, a tour or a mentoring program. This includes preliminal processes like requests about these services.

Processes which are duty bound are based on art. 6.1.c GDPR, like tax liabilities.

Processes which may be necessary to safeguard vital interests of yours or others are based on art. 6.1.d GDPR, f.ex. if you were injured during a course and your name or some vital information were passed to a paramedic, doctor or hospital.

Processes necessary to safeguard legitimate interests of change WILD! or third parties which overweigh your interests, rights and freedoms are based on art. 6.1.f GDPR.

Provision of Personal Data

You might need to provide personal data to change WILD! for legal or contractual reasons, f.ex. when agreeing a contract. Without the personal data necessary, a contract cannot be concluded. When requested, I will voluntarily explain in detail which information is needed for statutory, contractual or duty bound reasons, and which consequences you can expect if you do not not provide the required information.

Your Rights

Your data privacy rights are precisely described in the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the following I convey your rights in an intelligible and thus simplyfied way. For more detailed information, see the GDPR itself or ask a well-informed lawyer. Here is an overview over your rights:

Right of confirmation
You have the right to obtain confirmation from the controller whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed.

Right of access
You have have the right to obtain information at any time and free of charge about the following:
– your personal data which are being processed;
– the purposes of the processing;
– the categories of data concerned;
– the (categories of) recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed;
– the envisaged period for which the your data will be stored;
– any available information to the data source, if the data were not collected from you;
– whether automated decision-making (including profiling) is applied, and if so, which logic is involved and which significance and consequences this may have for you;
– whether your data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization and if so, which safeguards apply to the data transferred.

Right to rectification
You have the right to have rectified inaccurate personal data as well as completed incomplete data of yours without undue delay.

Right to erasure / Right to be forgotten
You have the right to have your personal data erased without undue delay, if one of the following reasons applies:
– the purposes for which they were processed are fulfilled;
– you withdraw your consent to which the processing is based on and no other legal basis exists;
– you object to the processing and no overriding legitimate reasons exist;
– your data were processed illegally;
– the controller is obliged by law to erase your data;
– specific children and youth protection regulations apply.

Right to data processing restriction
You have the right to have your personal data processing restricted, if one of the following reasons applies:
– you contest the accuracy of the personal data stored and the controller needs time to verify this;
– you oppose the erasure of illegally processed personal data and request it’s restriction instead;
– the data storage is no longer needed for the intended purpose, but you require the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
– you object the processing and the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override yours is pending.

Right of data portability
You have the right to receive your personal data provided to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance or have those data directly transmitted from one controller to another, as long as the processing is based on your consent or a contract, carried out by automated means and not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Right to object
You have the right to object to processing of your personal data carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless your rights are overridden by other compelling legitimate grounds or by legal claims.

You have also the right to object to processing of your personal data for scientific, historical research or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is carried out for reasons of public interest;

Further, you have the right to object to processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

Rights relative to automated individual decision-making ad profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects for you, or significantly affects you in a similar way, unless:
– the procedure is necessary in the context of a contract;
– the procedure is admissible by law;
– your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests are safeguarded in a suitable way;
– or the procedure is based on your explicit consent.

You have the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

Right to withdraw data processing consent
You have the right to withdraw your consent to processing of your personal data at any time.

Right to appeal
You have the right to file appeals at a supervisory authority.


Personal data (your data, data)
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Data subject (‘you’)
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

Processing is any operation which is performed on personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Controller (‘change WILD!’, ‘I’)
Controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Your consent is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of your wishes by which you, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signify agreement to the processing of personal data relating to you.