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Legal Disclosure – Impressum

Publisher (according to Article 5 TMG in Germany)
Matthias Kirsch
Address and phone number to be shared on legal request.

Responsible for the content according to Article 55 (2) RStV; V.i.S.d.P. by German law:
Matthias Kirsch

Contents of the website

The contents of this website were written with due diligence and by the author’s best knowledge. We can be held liable only by general laws, especially for our own contents acc. § 7 TMG (German law on tele-media) and for external contents acc. §§ 8 – 10 TMG. As a Provider of tele-media we can be held liable for external contents only once we have knowledge of a concrete infringement of law. We reserve the right to change or delete contents of this webpage which are not subject to any contractual obligation.

Links on external Websites

Contents of external websites on which we are linking direct or indirect (through „hyperlinks“ or „deeplinks“) are beyond our responsibility and are not adopted as our own content. When the links were published, we didn’t have knowledge of any illegal activities or contents on these websites. Since we do not have any control on the contents of these websites, we distance ourselves from all contents of all linked websites, which were updated after the setting of the links. For all contents and especially damages, resulting of the use of the linked websites, only the provider of these linked websites can be held liable. If we receive knowledge of illegal contents on these linked websites, we will delete the according links.

Intellectual property rights

All content of this website, especially texts, pictures, images, graphical presentations, music, trademarks, brands and so forth, are subject to copyright laws. The use, reproduction and so on are subject to the individual rights of the respective owner of the copyright or administrator of these rights. If you want to use such content, please let us know and we will establish contact with the respective owner/administrator.

Privacy Policy

As any website, the website of The Progspace is by default collecting some of your data while you are visiting our page. Data protection is of a high priority for us. The use of the Internet pages of The Progspace is possible without any indication of personal data; however, for some actions on our site, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the user.

We are determined to collect and process your personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at any time, and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to The Progspace, which is based in Germany. In this data protection declaration, we will explain the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, we will tell you about the rights to which you are entitled.

We have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so we can not guarantee absolute protection. For this reason, every user (“data subject”) is free to contact us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone or mail to the address provided below.

1. Definitions

This data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As for specific terms like “Controller” or “Processing” you can read about it in Art. 4 GDPR.

2. Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Matthias Kirsch
Address and phone number to be shared on legal request.
Email: ma**@th**********.com

3. Cookies

Like almost every Internet site, The Progspace uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser. This helps us to provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting. You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website by means of a setting of your Internet browser used, and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Of course, already set cookies can be deleted from within your browser’s settings as well. If you deactivate the setting of cookies, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

4. Collection of general data and information

The Progspace or our webhost collect a series of general data and information when a user opens the website, like your IP address, your computer’s operating system, browser type, date and time ofyour visit. This data is collected by us/our webhost on the base of our legitimate interests to ensure an efficient and secure delivery of our website’s content (Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR). This data is only stored for a few hours and used by our webhost for creating pseudonymized usage statistics.

4.a Data collected for the online shop

For orders processed through our online shop users will need to create an account and provide a User Name of your choice and your email address. To fulfill your order we need to collect the following data:

The orders are processed and fulfilled by our partner Printful, which also gets access to the data you provide for your order. See their privacy policy here.

5. Contact possibility via the website

You can contact The Progspace electronically, that is by e-mail or the contact form. If you send us a message by e-mail or via the contact form, the personal data you transmit is automatically stored for the purpose of answering your request (Art. 6(1) lit. b). Of course you can enter any name you like – but if you want us to reply to your message we need at least a valid e-mail address. We won’t send your data to anyone else (so called “third parties”).

6. Comments function

You can comment single articles on The Progspace. What name and e-mail address (if any) you provide to be published on our page and stored in our system is up to you. We have to store your IP address for security reasons though, and in case a comment violates the rights of third parties, or contains illegal content. We won’t give the sotred data to any thord parties, except if it is required by law. We store the IP address for any comment for 7 days, after which it will be deleted automatically.

7. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

Generally, we store user data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

8. Rights of the user/data subject

  • All users have the right to know if we store or process any of its personal data according to Art. 15 GDPR.
  • Also, you have the right to know which of your personal data we store and require rectification if needed, according to Art. 16 GDPR.
  • Furthermore, you have the right to claim immidiate erasure of your data (Right to be forgotten, Art. 17 GDPR) or limit the consent given to us to process your data (Art. 18 GDPR).
  • You may request from us to hand out to you or another controller any data you have given us (Art. 20 GDPR).
  • You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of your personal data, based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.
  • You have the right to withdraw your consent to processing your personal data at any time.
  • According to Art. 77 GDPR, you may also lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

For any of the aforementioned reasons you may contact us and we will process your request in due time.

9. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our services.
Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our website or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the user which require protection of personal data.

10. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

11. Google Analytics

Based on Article 6(1) lit. d GDPR The Progspace uses Google Analytics, a tool for web anaylsis provided by Google LLC („Google“). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about usage of the web service by its users is transferred by Google to a served based in the USA and saved there.

Google is certified by the privacy shield agreement and thus ensures keeping to European data protection laws (

Google will use this information on our behalf to analyze the usage of our website by the users, to create reports on the activites in it. For this it might create pseudonymous profiles of the users.

We only use Google Analytics with active IP anonymization. This means, the IP is shortened within member states of the European Union or other countries within the European economic region. Only in special cases the IP will be transferred to a google server in the USA to be shortened there. The user IP transferred to Google will not be combined with other Google data.

Users can prevent the creation of cookies in the browser settings. You can also prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie and the transfer of the data to Google by using the following browser plugin:

Alternatively, or if you are using a mobile browser, you can click on this link to prevent the collection of data on this website in the future: Analytics-Opt-Out. This places an opt-out cookie on your device (it will only work with this browser on this device and only for this domain). If you delete your cookies you have to click on this link again.

You will find more information on data usage by Google, possible settings and how to contradict to the use of your data on the Google websites:

12. Youtube

We are embedding videos from “YouTube” by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy:, opt-out:

13. Google Fonts

We are using Fonts (“Google Fonts”) by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy:, opt-out:

This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the External Data Protection Officers that was developed in cooperation with the Media Law Lawyers from WBS-LAW. Parts of this Privacy Policy have been added or modified by The Progspace.

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