Privacy notice

At River Academy GmbH, the protection of your personal data is very important to us.
Personal data is any data which can be used to personally identify you.

Your data is treated confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations.
When using this website, various personal data are collected.

The following data protection information gives you an overview of the purposes for which we collect your data and how we guarantee the protection of your data.

Privacy policy

1. Name and contact details of controller

This privacy notice applies to data processing by:

River Academy GmbH
Am Molenkopf 1
50735 Köln

2. Processing of your personal data

When visiting our website:
When you visit our website, data is automatically collected by our IT systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). The collection of this data automatically takes place as soon as you enter our website.
Some of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

Personal data such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or other identifying information is not collected. We will only collect this data if you provide it to us voluntarily, for example by sending us an e-mail.
Accordingly, you can visit our website without providing any personal data.
We reserve the right to anonymize the data you provide, to store it in aggregated form and, if necessary, to combine it with other data in order to be able to compile anonymous statistics (e.g. on the number of visitors).

If you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide will be stored automatically. We process your personal data exclusively for answering your inquiries and for the case of follow-up questions, or they are stored for further contact with you.

We point out that data transmission on the Internet, for example, when communicating by e-mail, bear the risk of security gaps, and therefore a complete protection of data from access by third parties cannot be guaranteed from our side.

We point out that the complete protection of data, e.g. when communication via e-mail, cannot be guaranteed from our side due to the risk of security gaps, which are out of our control and might lead to access of third parties.

3. Storage, use and processing of your data

We use, process and store your personal data to fulfill your requests, such as to answer your inquiries, to process orders and to prepare, negotiate, execute and fulfill contracts and to provide certain information to you.

4. Sharing your data

Your data will only be passed based on contractual agreements
(Article 6 1b GDPR) or legal obligations (Article 6 1c GDPR).

Within the scope of commissioned processing according to Article 28 GDPR, we use external service providers (e.g. in the area of IT services). These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us and are bound by our instructions.

This website is hosted by an external service provider. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the provider servers. This may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.
The provider is used for the purpose of fulfilling contracts with our potential and existing customers (Article 6 1b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Article 6 1f GDPR).

Our provider will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its service obligations and will follow our instructions regarding this data.

We use the following provider:
Hostpoint AG
Neue Jonastrasse 60
CH-8640 Rapperswil-Jona

5. Your rights regarding the processing of your personal data

To exercise your rights, please contact the responsible office at River Academy GmbH.
In this case, an informal notification by e-mail to is sufficient.
a) Right of access by the data subject

You have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us.
As part of your data subject rights, you can request the following:
• Information on processing purposes and categories of personal data concerned
• Categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed
• Storage duration
• Existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or object to such processing
• The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
• Origin of your data if it was not collected by us
• Existence of automated decision-making, including profiling
b) Right to rectification

You have the right to have inaccurate or incomplete personal data corrected without undue delay.
c) Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)

You have the right to immediate deletion (“right to be forgotten”) of your personal data if, for example, the purpose of the processing is no longer necessary, upon revocation of consent or if there is no legal basis.
d) Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data if, for example, the accuracy of the data is contested, the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion and instead request the restriction of use if we no longer need it for the purposes of processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
e) Right to data portability

You have the right to have personal data which you have provided to us handed over to you in a structured, commonly and machine-readable format or transferred to another controller, provided that the processing is automated.
A direct transfer of your personal data to another controller will only take place if this is technically feasible.
f) Right to object

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation.
Your data will no longer be processed after a revocation, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Furthermore, you may object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing at any time.
The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected.
g) Automated individual decision making, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This means that you have the right to question this decision and, if necessary, to have it rectified.

h) Right of complaint to a supervisory authority

In the event of violations of data protection law or if you believe that the processing of your personal data is unlawful, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

6. Protection of your data when visiting our website

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by others.

7. Data collection on our website

a) Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
• Browser type and version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
• IP address
• Visited pages (subpages)
This data cannot be assigned to a specific person.
We are not able to draw conclusions about your identity. The data of the log files are always stored separately from other personal data.
We process this data to deliver the content of our website and to ensure the functionality of our information technology systems, to optimize our website and to evaluate system security and stability.
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for the data processing is Article 6. 1f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest to ensure the error-free presentation and security of our website.

b) Contact form
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Article 6 1b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us (Article 6 1f GDPR) or on your consent (Article. 6 1a GDPR) if this has been requested.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

8. Third-party analytics and tools

a) Cookies

We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device and saved by your browser. They serve to make the offer on this website more user-friendly, effective, and secure.

The cookies used on this website are so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted from your end device after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser to be informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
For information on cookie settings, please refer to the user manual of the browser you are using.

Cookies required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you have requested (e.g. shopping cart function, registration) are stored on the basis of Article 6 1f GDPR. We as the website operator have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of our services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behavior) are stored, they are treated separately in this privacy notice.

Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries:
Among other things, tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law are integrated on our website. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that data protection comparable to the level as in the EU cannot be guaranteed in these countries.
For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
b) Facebook
The facebook button embedded in our site is only used as a hyperlink to our facebook page. If you click on the facebook button while you are logged into your facebook account, facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the facebook fan page, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by facebook. For
more information, please refer to the privacy information of facebook at
If you do not want facebook to associate your visit to our page with your facebook user account, please log out of your user account.

c) LinkedIn
The LinkedIn button embedded in our site is only used as a hyperlink to our LinkedIn page. If you click the LinkedIn button while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can assign the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the LinkedIn fan page, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.
You can find more information on this in LinkedIn’s data protection information at
If you do not want LinkedIn to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your user account, please log out of your user account.

d) Google reCAPTCHA
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on this website (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is taking place.
The storage and analysis of the data is based on Article 6 1f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM. If a corresponding consent was requested, the processing is based exclusively on Article 6 1a GDPR. The consent can be revoked at any time.
For more information about Google reCAPTCHA, please see the Google Privacy Policy and the Google Terms of Service at the following links: and

9. Actuality and change of the privacy notice

The data protection information was adjusted in September 2022 and corresponds to the status. We reserve the right to adapt it accordingly in the event of changes.