Welcome to the adventure of self-discovery & learning

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Location

What do you expect as a desirable surrounding for your child?

In our opinion it should be (sub) urban, natural, safe and lively. Pullach, a southern suburb of the city of Munich matches this idea of a perfect surrounding for self-discovery and learning in a safe and motivating atmosphere. Pullach offers lots of opportunities to explore and discover the surrounding environment in a safe and friendly atmosphere.

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Curriculum

What can you expect (thinking about your family’s future)?

We base our developmental goals on the actual English National Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage. To meet these goals we incorporate a mix of methods and materials, including components of the BEP and Montessori. We believe this is the best option for our children to help them transition and integrate, wherever they move in the future.

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Creativity

Is education the key to developing all the skills, we need today?

Preschool education taught by native English speakers helps prepare our bright sparks for their future needs.
But we also believe that there are some equally important skills, which enable our children to achieve a more self-determined life in the future; creativity: Because the future needs to be created by experts and we want to inspire them whatever their dreams and profession might be.

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Commitment

What do we do?

It is our goal to support you and your child/ren to organise a good balance between work/Preschool and home life.
We respect and nurture your child´s individual personality and learning style, and by doing this, assist them to reach their full potential.
We believe in creating an environment based on professional knowledge, diversity and caring. Allowing the children to feel comfortable, happy, and understood with sufficient room and inspiration to grow and develop.

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Opening times

What kind of support do you expect from us?

We try to support your needs as flexibly, as we can. For this reason we are here for you Monday to Thursday, from 8:15am until 4:30pm and Fridays, from 8:15 until 4:00pm.
We have two groups:
The Mini-Preschool for children aged 18 months to around 3 ½; here we offer 3 and 5 day programs, both half and full days.
The Preschool for children aged from around 3 ½ until they move on to other schools in the region or elsewhere in the world is offered for 5 full days.

The Bright sparks

Do you get tired of those “why?” questions which children constantly ask?

sparksimage500We believe that this is a very natural and intelligent behaviour and is to be encouraged. Actual scientific studies tell us, that until the age of 5 years, nearly 98 percent of all children are brilliant, almost genius. By the age of 10, only 70 percent still show this brightness and by 15 years of age only 10 percent are still that intelligent.
Children should have the right to ask “Why?” as often as they want, because only by asking “Why?” can they satisfy the hunger of wanting to know more about the complexity of life and all the colourful experiences, that make their days bright and thrilling. Children are naturally curious! And our aspiration is to motivate them to ask “Why?”

Source citation: „brennstoff“ No. 33, gea, B!ldung: nonconformist thinking, Longterm-Study,
source „Alphabet“, documentary, explained by Sir Ken Robinson, ADHS KIGGS – Study 2006

Team

 

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Astrid Mayr

Director
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Timo Mayr

Director
 
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Ms Cath

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Ms Kristen

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Ms Tania

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Ms Kerry

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Ms Heidi

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Holiday Dates

Holidays for the school year 2017/2018

(Includes first and last day of each holiday period)

Summer break 2017  24.07.2017 – 04.09.2017
(Please note the children start on Tuesday 05.09.2017)

German reunification day 03.10.2017

Autumn break 2017 30.10.2017 – 03.11.2017

Christmas break 2017/2018  25.12.2017 – 05.01.2018
(Please note: the preschool will close at 1pm on 22.12.17)

Fasching 2018  12.02.2018 – 13.02.2018

Easter break 2018  26.03.2018 – 02.04.2018

May day  01.05.2018

Christi Himmelfahrt /Ascension  10.05.2018

Pfingsten / Witsun  21.05.2018 – 25.05.2018

Fronleichnam / Corpus Christi  31.05.2018

Summer break 2018  23.07.2018 – 03.09.2018
The first 2 weeks of our summer break we offer a summer camp for a price of EUR 175,00 per week and per child.

*please note: we are required by law to remain closed on all Bavarian public holidays

The first 2 weeks of our summer break we offer a summer camp for a price of EUR 175,00 per week and per child.

 

Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

Effective from 1st September 2016

One time registration and admission fee for either program

€500

 

* Attention: hot lunches are ordered and paid for separately.
* All hygiene products will be supplied by the Preschool
the tuition fees are reviewed on a yearly basis

Summer camp

We offer a summer camp for the first two weeks of the summer break at an additional cost of €175 per child / per week, Including: snack, hot lunches and materials.

Apply

Your enquiry:

Dear Parents,

Thank you for applying to the Bright Sparks International English Preschool Pullach.
We will study your request as soon as possible. We will usually get in touch with you within one working week. We look forward having your bright spark(s) at our classes soon.
Please fill in the following Application form to make it easier for us, to see what we can do for you.

With warm regards , Astrid and Timo Mayr

Requested entrance date (yyyy-mm-dd) :

Child`s Name:

Date of birth:

Native language:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Phone:

Adress:

Your Message:

The Preschool is not obliged to provide a place for your child on the basis of this application. The above application is defined as a reservation request for the applicant. Acceptance of the applicant to the Preschool can only be considered valid upon receiving written confirmation from the Preschool. Thank you for your confidence and fairness.

Astrid & Timo Mayr • Bright Sparks International English Preschool Pullach

Location

Schwanthalerstraße 1 · 82049 Pullach

Testimonials

I am so happy that I found the International Preschool in Pullach for my daughter Ruby. Since we moved to Germany and I took her out of her used environment, I was so afraid that it would be hard for her to get new access since she is very shy. But since the first week of Preschool she met kids with the same issue and the teachers are growing with each of them a wonderful relationship that my daughter really loved it from the beginning. She felt safe, secure, understood, loved and has so much fun learning and singing in classes with new friends from all over the world. I am so thankful to Astrid and Timo and all the teachers, they are doing an amazing job. Thanks for everything!
Laura Käfer Switzerland/Portugal with Ruby

 

Sending our sons to Bright Sparks, the International Preschool in Pullach, was one of the best choices we ever made. Our kid is happy there and so are we. The special thing about this preschool is on the one hand the very familiar atmosphere. It is definitely our kids’ second home. On the other hand, our children are very well prepared for school. The program there is a mixture between playing and learning.
Maren Richter Germany, with Nick and Phil

 

We have known the international preschool in Pullach for nearly seven years and couldn’t imagine a better childcare for our two children. As the preschool is 100% English, they now speak the language fluently, even though we don’t speak English at home. Thanks to the daily routines and the “learning” elements (which seem like playing to them) they are well-balanced. They are always happy to go there in the morning and I often come “too early” to pick them up in the afternoon! The preschool has a lovely (and very stable) team of teachers who really take care of every child individually, e.g. for a cuddle or to help them read a book. P.S. The preschool holiday camps are convenient for working mums!
Alexandra Gandini Germany/Argentina, with Marco and Laura

 

I was looking for a special place where my daughter will have excellent care, healthy food and feel at home, and I found all this and more in the International Preschool in Pullach.

My daughter told me, ‚I want to go there until I’m an adult‘.

Annette Leon Yanez Peru, with Sofia

 

At the beginning, my daughters couldn’t understand English at all. But all the same, they enjoy spending time at the preschool. Since then they have learned to understand English. In addition, we are very happy because my daughters have foreign friends, which is a good opportunity for their future. As all teachers take a lot of care of my kids, they enjoy going to preschool every morning.
Iwakura Takamasa Japan, with Jun and Rei

 

My son Zac attended Bright Sparks for two years and he enjoyed his time there very much. He was really shy to begin with and the staff persevered with him and really helped him to build his confidence, which he now has in abundance.

The preschool is family run and has a lovely family feel to it and I think that is due to its size, friendly and fully trained staff, the staff to pupil ratio and the hard work and dedication of the owners, Astrid and Timo Mayr, who are very friendly and approachable. They always got the parents involved in Christmas, May Day and end of academic year performances, put on BBQ’s for parents and children several times a year and you really get the feeling that they have your child’s best interests at heart and they always do their best for the children.

The preschool follows the British National Curriculum, which enables pupils to fit easily into international schools, which Zac has done, or go into German school with an excellent command of the English language. The environment for the children is great, as it includes learning daily routines that set them up for school life as well as gives them freedom to develop at their own pace without stress. There is also a strong emphasis on the importance of play and fresh air and it has its own garden area for the children to play in, as well as a secure grassy park area opposite which the children are supervised in.

You are also able to choose days and half days are an option as well, which is very useful. Bright Sparks is located in the tranquil village of Pullach im Isartal and is very conveniently within a few minutes’ walk to the S-Bahn station, making it very accessible to surrounding areas. The village is pretty and safe feeling and has all the amenities you need, which I also liked a lot.

I would definitely recommend Bright Sparks to other parents looking for a nurturing, supportive and fun learning environment for their little one. Zac still speaks fondly of his Bright Sparks days and many happy memories were made there, as well as lasting friendships.

Nicola Stimpson UAE/UK, with Zac

Contact

 

Imprint

Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG:
International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks Schwanthalerstraße 1
82049 Pullach

Kontakt:
Astrid & Timo Mayr
Telefon: +49 (0)89 793 121 81
Telefax: +49 (0)89 793 671 28

E-Mail: info@preschool-pullach.de

Umsatzsteuer-Identifikationsnummer gemäß §27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE 238396540
Aufsichtsbehörde: Landratsamt München

Angaben zur Berufshaftpflichtversicherung:
Name und Sitz der Gesellschaft:
Allianz Deutschland AG
10895 Berlin
Geltungsraum der Versicherung: Deutschland

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt nach § 55 Abs. 2 RStV: Astrid Mayr
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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks. The use of the Internet pages of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, 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 data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks has 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 absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

  • a)    Personal 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.

  • b) Data subject

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

  • c)    Processing

    Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  • d)    Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

  • e)    Profiling

    Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

  • f)     Pseudonymisation

    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • g)    Controller or controller responsible for the processing

    Controller or controller responsible for the processing 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; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

  • h)    Processor

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

  • i)      Recipient

    Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

  • j)      Third party

    Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

  • k)    Consent

    Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

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:

International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks

Schwanthalerstraße 1
82049 Pullach
Germany

Phone: 089 793 121 81

Email: info@preschool-pullach.de

Website: www.preschool-pullach.de

3. Cookies

The Internet pages of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

4. Collection of general data and information

The website of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Subscription to our newsletters

On the website of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise’s newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered from the controller.

The International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The enterprise’s newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject is authorized to receive the newsletter.

During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.

The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate this to the controller in a different way.

6. Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletter of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects.

Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by the controller in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. The International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

7. Contact possibility via the website

The website of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

8. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject 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.

9. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right of confirmation

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

  • b) Right of access

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

    • the purposes of the processing;
    • the categories of personal data concerned;
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
    • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
    • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
    • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
    • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

    Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

    If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

  • c) Right to rectification

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

  • d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
    • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
    • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
    • The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

    If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

    Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

  • e) Right of restriction of processing

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

    If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks will arrange the restriction of the processing.

  • f) Right to data portability

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is 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.

    Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks.

  • g) Right to object

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    The International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

    In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

  • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks.

  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the International Englisch Preschool, Bright Sparks.

10. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application „_gat. _anonymizeIp“. By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

11. 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 are 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 products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. 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 company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

12. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

13. 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.

14. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

15. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the DGD – Your External DPO that was developed in cooperation with German Lawyers from WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, Cologne.