Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

We at VII Academy take data protection very seriously. The following declaration gives you information about the collection and storage of personal data on our website, and ways in which such data may come to be used. VII Academy is the responsible party as understood by data protection legislation, and is responsible for processing your data. This Declaration applies to all services and activities offered and carried out by us in connection with our website ( It applies in the same way to mobile terminal devices, as well as to online offerings and postings that have been adapted to different platforms.

Personal data

Personal data are all items of information that relate to an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data form the basis for identifying or contacting a data subject. These include for example your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and the IP address assigned to you by your internet service provider. Information that does not form a basis for identifying you (anonymous data) does not fall in the category of personal data.

Automatically transmitted data relating to online use

When you visit our website, your internet automatically sends us, for technical reasons, certain details relating to your use of the site, along with what are known as ‘server log files’. The following information, for example, will be communicated to us:

  • Date and time of access
  • URL address of the referring website
  • File you have accessed
  • Quantity of data transmitted
  • Host name of the computer making contact (IP address)
  • Your browser type and version
  • Your operating system.

This information is only used by us for purposes connected with the technical administration of our website, for protecting ourselves against illicit actions in connection with the site and in some cases for purposes of statistical evaluation. We reserve the right to scrutinise these records subsequently, if we have concrete grounds to justify the supposition that illicit actions have taken place.

Data collected and processed from your statements

Fundamentally you can use our website without letting us have any further personal data. Personal data will only be collected and stored if you have given us a separate declaration of consent. Unless stated otherwise, these data will only be used for dealing with your specific request.

SSL encryption

In order to ensure the security of your data during transmission, we use the most up-to-date encryption techniques (like SSL for example) based on HTTPS.


Our newsletter gives you information about our offers, services and projects. We send out newsletters and e-mails containing advertising information only with the consent of the recipient. To subscribe to our newsletter, you need to give us your first name and surname and your e-mail address. In order to verify the e-mail address, you will first be sent a log-in e-mail, requesting you to confirm by clicking on a link (this is the ‘double opt-in procedure’). For documentation purposes, the times of initial contact and confirmation will be recorded, along with your IP address.

For our newsletter we make use of MailChimp, a newsletter tool of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (‘MailChimp’). The data will be stored on servers in the USA. MailChimp is certified under the American-European data protection agreement Privacy Shield.

MailChimp offers the possibility of statistically evaluating data relating to internet use. These include, for example, such items of information as whether an e-mail has reached the recipient or has been rejected by the server, and what links have been clicked on. For this MailChimp uses what is known as a ‘tracking pixel’, which is called by the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. With a view to the technical optimisation of the service, certain technical details (e.g. your IP address, browser type and version and the time of access) will also be registered. If users do not want their data to be processed by MailChimp, they should not subscribe to the newsletter.

Further information about data protection and the cookies used in this connection may be found at You have the right to withdraw your consent to receiving our newsletter at any time, with effect for the future. All you have to do is to unsubscribe. There is a link provided for the purpose at the end of every newsletter.


Some of our webpages make use of cookies, which serve the purpose of making our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are deposited on your terminal device and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are ‘session cookies’. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognise your browser the next time you visit us. You can adjust the settings of your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the placement of cookies, and allow them only in individual cases, or you can decline to accept them in specific cases or decline them altogether. You can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. When cookies are disabled, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. Further information about cookies may be found here:


Personal data of children under thirteen years of age are not registered by us to the best of our knowledge. We urge parents and guardians to monitor internet use by their children, and to support us in the implementation of our privacy policy by telling their children never to give away personal data via an online service. If you have grounds for supposing that a child under the age of thirteen has provided us with personal data by way of our services section, we would request you please to let us know, and we will delete the data from our databases.

Data security

We take all statutory precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access. You should however be aware that no internet transfer of data can ever be 100% secure or immune from error. We would ask you please to bear this in mind when using this website. E-mail communications that you send to us are not encrypted. So please do not send us any confidential or sensitive data by this communication channel.

Links to other websites

This Privacy Statement only applies to our own website. Our website may however include links to external websites not bound by the content of this Declaration. If you use a link to leave our website, you would be recommended to pay careful attention to the data protection policy of any website you visit.

Changes to our terms and conditions of data protection

We hereby reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement on occasion, in order to comply at all times with current legal requirements, or in order to incorporate changes in our services in the context of the Declaration, e.g. if new services are introduced. When you visit us again thereafter, your visit will be subject to the terms of the Privacy Statement in the new version.

Your rights

You have the right to obtain information from us at any time, free of charge, about the personal data we hold for you, to correct them if they are wrong, to block them or to delete them. To do this, please contact us by post or by e-mail, using the contact details given below:

VII Academy
Gary Knight
429 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036 USA
[email protected]

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