Privacy policy statement

  1. Introduction

This Privacy policy statement describes the way in which Montessori Europe collects, processes and uses data. Montessori Europe is a European organisation with its legal seat in Germany. Therefore ME complies with the European and German rules, as described in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, European Union) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG).
The security of personal data such as name, address, telephone number or email, is a serious and important concern for us. Therefore, we conduct our online activities in compliance with the respective statutory provisions relating to data protection and data security. Below, you will find the information we collect and how we handle such information.
In this statement we will deal with data concerning personal data, membership, our newsletter and our website

  1. Personal data

Montessori Europe will not transmit any personal data if we do not have specific permission to do so. We do not sell user names or email addresses to any other companies that may send you unwanted advertising material or mail. For information about cookies that our website employs, check our Terms and conditions.

  1. Membership

For our membership file we need a minimal number of data. As a member, we communicate with you by e-mail. This is anchored in Section 5 of our Statutes and in Section 1.f of our Membership Terms and Conditions. We therefore need to be able to use the e-mail address you have given to us for purposes of your membership, including membership fee invoicing.

Usage of SEWOBE for membership applications
The personal data entered as part of your membership application is required to process your membership; is is processed on the basis of applicable legal regulations. Your data will be stored beyond the end of your membership only on the basis of statutory retention requirements or other necessary documentation . A transfer of this data to third parties for advertising purposes does not take place.

  1. Newsletter

The Montessori Europe Newsletter is sent by Mailchimp to Montessori Europe members and to addresses that have been complied on a mailing list.
The newsletter uses Mailchimp software that is GDPR conformant with double opt-in and unsubscribe functionality.
The data given in applying for the newsletter are used only by your consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO). At any time you may revoke your consent for these data. To do this a mail suffices. Alternatively you can use the unsubscribe button in the newsletter. The legitimacy of already processed data is not affected by this revocation.
In case of revocation the data will be deleted. If these data were given for other purposes and at another place, we will keep them.”

  1. Website

Montessori Europe uses pictures on its website that were taken at events organized by Montessori Europe, such as a congress or a workgroup session. Members that attend these events automatically give permission to use pictures in which they are visible.

Data collected
The Montessori Europe website does use cookies. It does not analyze data from visitors by a programme such as Google Analytics.
Third party advertisements or links to other websites displayed on our website may collect user data if you click on them or otherwise follow their instructions. We have no control over the data collected either voluntarily or involuntarily via advertisements or websites of third parties. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of the promoted websites if you have any concerns regarding the collection and use of your data.

Jobs and ads
Jobs and ads at the website are considered to be external content. Montessori Europe is not responsible for their content.

Links to other media: Facebook
You will find the link to Facebook at the bottom of our website. Our website does not have the Facebook “plug-ins” such as the “Like” or “Recommend” buttons provided by Facebook for website embedding. The sole responsibility for Facebook and its website lies with Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California, Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Congress registration
As part of our ticketing system we make use of Eventzilla. Data exchange between Eventzilla and its users occurs over industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology.

For the full statement of the Eventzilla Privacy policy, see

  1. Contact address

If you have any questions or complaints regarding this privacy policy or the use of data by Montessori Europe, please contact:

Montessori Europe e.V.
Grünstr. 23
12555 Berlin

Registered with: District Court Berlin-Charlottenburg, VR 36635 B