Privacy Policy

In short – my attempt to keep it simple

By seeing a professional psychologist you can rely on personal confidentiality. It is important to me that also your private data is safe with me. I am doing what I can: I do not use cookies on this homepage. I do not track your activity (but my webspace-provider does on an anonymous level – see ‘server data’ below), I do not provide a contact form, a shop, blog or newsletter and do not send unwanted advertisements…
All private information that you want to give to me, you need to send in as an email, or even better (less risk of data leak) by telephone call. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
In case you decide not to work with me, I will delete all information right away. Otherwise I will save carefully the information that you gave to me for the purpose of our cooperation. I save it in an encoded, non digital way according to the legal rules and regulations and promise to keep control over it all the time.
Unfortunately I need help with the task of providing this homepage for you – from my provider and my web-admin Ingo. I therefore have to inform you about general risks coming along with using my homepage:

Regular Privacy Policy

Personal data (usually referred to just as "data" below) will only be processed by me (actually my webspace provider) to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and the services offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the "GDPR"), "processing" refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize my website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control. As I do not offer any data to third parties, only my webspace-provider can have access to my data.

My privacy policy is structured as follows:

I. Information about me as controller of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about the data processing

I. Information about me as controller of your data

The person responsible for this website (the "controller") for purposes of data protection law is: (different address than work office)

Kerstin Horngacher, (Dipl.-Psychologist)
Fridtjof-Nansen-Str. 25
49088 Osnabrueck

Tel: 0541 - 9587657

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller's future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using my website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.

Server data

For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the type and version of your browser, operating system, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on our site visited, the date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you visited our site.

The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data.

The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of my website.

The data will be deleted within 30 days, unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.
You can find my agreement with for contract data procession here:

This homepage does not use cookies.

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact me. If you decide to send spam mails or ads, you shall know that I want my data to be protected, too. Take good care, Kerstin

Legal notice

Information according to § 5 TMG (German Tele-Media Act):

Kerstin Horngacher
Diplomate Psychologist
Systemic Family Therapist (IFW/SG)
Non-medical Practitioner of Psychotherapy (HPPT)
Systemic Supervisor (IFW/SG)

Postal address:
Fridtjof-Nansen-Str. 25
D- 49088 Osnabrück

Work office:
c/o Praxis Kemper
Heger-Tor-Wall 19
D- 49078 Osnabrück

Telefon:   ++49 (0) 541 - 95 87 657
Fax:         ++49 (0) 541 - 95 87 657
Tax-No.: 66 / 126 / 07312

Web-design and programming
Ingo Horngacher

Photgraphs: Kerstin Horngacher
Thanks to Heinrich Koller for the picture on the pages "about me" and "MEA".


Liability for Content

I make every effort to keep the information on my Web site current, but accept no liability whatsoever for the content provided. Pursuant to §7 par. 1 of TMG (German Tele-Media Act), the law limits my responsibility as a service provider to my own content on these Web pages. According to §§8 to 10 of TMG, I am not obligated to monitor third party information provided or stored on my Web site. However, I shall promptly remove any content upon becoming aware that it violates the law. My liability in such an instance shall commence at the time I become aware of the respective violation.

Liability for Links

My site contains links to third-party Web sites. I have no influence whatsoever on the information on these Web sites and accept no guaranty for its correctness. The content of such third-party sites is the responsibility of the respective owners/providers.
At the time third-party Web sites were linked to mine, I found NO GROUNDS WHATSOEVER of any likely contravention of the law. I shall promptly delete a link upon becoming aware that it violates the law.


The content and works provided on these Web pages are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator.

© 2019 - Dipl. Psych. Kerstin Horngacher





Impressum. Kerstin Horngacher, Dipl.-Psychologin


© 2018 - Dipl. Psych. Kerstin Horngacher