Privacy Policy

1. Who we are

BORSHCH magazine, c/o Berezovska, Goebenstrasse 11, 10783 Berlin herewith informs you about the processing of personal data for which BORSHCH is responsible in the sense of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Our website address is

Apart from sending us a letter, you may contact us at any time via

Below we have compiled the most important information on typical data processing for you, broken down by groups of data subjects. Where the term "data" is used, only personal data within the meaning of the GDPR are meant.

2. What personal data we collect and why we collect it

a) Personal Data

Personal data is information that can be used to retrieve your identity, such as your name, your address, IP address, your phone number, e-mail address or credit card or bank account information for payments. We collect this information when you place your order to purchase BORSHCH related products (e.g. a magazine, T-Shirt) at our online store at Big Cartel.

b) Anonymized Data

General information is automatically collected upon any access to our Internet offerings, (e.g. the number of users accessing a certain website and the duration of the respective visits; referring websites; entry and exit pages, operating systems and browser software used). Such data is not personal data and is therefore processed in an anonymized format. We merely use such information for statistical purposes and for optimizing our Internet offerings.

3. What do we do with the information we gather about you?

a) Products and Services from BORSHCH

From time to time, we may provide customers with information and offers about products offered by BORSHCH, including new issues and merchandising products such as T-Shirts. This information will only be shared internally. If you do not wish to receive such information and offers, you may opt-out.

If you choose to receive them, BORSHCH will periodically send you email newsletters. The technical processing of the newsletter is done via Mail Chimp service, The Rocket Science Group, LLC 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Suite 5000. Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. If you feel you have received an email from us in error, please contact

In each case of such use of your data, we will notify you of your right to object through email sent to the below contract address or provide a simple means for cancellation (e.g. a hyperlink).

b) Email Promotions

If you provide your email address as a customer or newsletter subscriber, BORSHCH reserves the right to send you promotional emails about products offered by BORSHCH, occasional events that BORSHCH organises and participates in. You may opt out of these emails at any time.

c) Who we share your data with

Data may be transmitted to third-party suppliers as needed for the performance of your respective requests. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the transaction such as Big Cartel, PayPal and Heftwerk. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments. Any use of your personal data by third parties based on your consent will strictly be performed as commissioned data processing in keeping with all applicable laws. Your personal data will be stored in adherence to all applicable legal regulations. As far as we transfer data to our service partners and/or affiliated companies in connection with services described hereinabove, they are contractually bound to data protection agreements in addition to being subject to mandatory laws. Services providers, which are contractually obligated to protect your personal information and may not otherwise use or share your personal information, except as it may be required by law. We include here:

Big Cartel is web-based software that hosts the online store of BORSHCH magazine. Big Cartel receives your date when you fill in the your name, phone number, email address, credit card or bank account information for payments.

PayPal. We use PayPal as a payment method of our shop at Big Cartel. PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods.

Heftwerk is a Berlin-based network of services that helps us distribute BORSHCH magazine and deliver our products to our customers. BORSHCH provides Heftwerk with your name and delivery address and they send your order to the address you fill in at our online store at Big Cartel.

If you send us email, you should be aware that information disclosed in email may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information via email. We will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

d) Web Analytics with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization is activated for this website, meaning Google will shorten your IP address within the European Union or in another contracting state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information as a processor according to Art. 28 GDPR to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide the website’s operator with further services connected with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in

4. Personal information about children

We never collect information directly from children under 16 years old. We recommend that guardians educate their children about the dangers of disclosing personal data on the internet and ensure that children obtain appropriate parental consent before each disclosure of their personal data. Please make sure that your children do not send us personal information without your consent (particularly by electronic channels). In case that happens, you may apply for its erasure, through the email

5. Customer rights

By using this website and/or the services provided thereby, you accept this data protection policy as binding, and are consenting to our collecting, storing, using, and transmitting your personal data as set forth therein.

Upon request, you are entitled to obtain information on your personal data stored with us free of charge. In addition, you are entitled to demand the correction, deletion or suspension of incorrect data. Deletion may be barred by statutory regulations, especially where required for settling and accounting purposes.

6. Requests for accessing, changing or destroying personal information.

a) In the terms of the applicable law, our customers could:

b) ask us to inform them about their personal information that we keep;

c) ask us to update or correct their personal information;

d) ask us to delete their personal information, as far as it is possible in the terms of the applicable law (for instance personal information for marketing purposes);

Such requests should be done by email or by registered letter to BORSHCH, bei Berezovska, Goebenstraße 11, 10783 Berlin, Germany.

By safety reasons, we just proceed with requests send through a registered email of the data subject. We will proceed with required changes or destruction within the as quickly as possible, in accordance with the law.

Feel free to contact us if you have more questions. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We strongly recommend that you visit regularly this Policy.

Last Updated 01.08.2019