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]