EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
according to the European Data Protection Act valid from 25.05.2018
Relevant legal text:
We would like to inform you that due to the new EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018,
new privacy policies apply.
You do not have to do or arrange anything else unless you wish to oppose our new terms and conditions. In
this case, you have no right to use our website.
If you do not object to this change notice, the new privacy policy will be deemed approved by you. We point
out that we do not make any data available to third parties.
In case collection of personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) hs to be required, it is always
done on a voluntary basis and will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
General information
The following notes give a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our
website. Personal data is all data that personally identifies you.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the current website operator: Artforum Culture
Foundation, administrator: Artforum, Peter Merten, Email: info(at) Further
contact details can be found in the imprint.
Your data will be collected on the way, that you tell us. This may be e.g. to trade data that you enter in a
contact form.
Other data can be collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are above
all technical data (for example Internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). The
collection of this data is automatic as soon as you enter our website.
Part of the data is collected to ensure a flawless provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyse
your user behaviour.
At any time you have the right to obtain free information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your
stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For
this purpose and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time by email.
Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly with
cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the
surfing behavior can not be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using
certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this privacy policy.
Mandatory information
data protection
The operators of these pages respect the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your
personal data with absolute confidentiality and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations
and this privacy policy.
If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal information is information that
personally identifies you. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It
also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have
security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
The responsible data processing unit on this website is:
Artforum Culture Foundation, administrator: Artforum, Peter Merten. Email: info(at)artforum-culturefoundation.
Responsible entity is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the
purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing
consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing
carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
You have the right to request your data that we processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a
contract,in a standard machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another
authorized person in charge, this will only be done to the extent technically and legal feasible.
This site currently does not use SSL or TLS encryption. An encrypted connection is in processing. The
activation will be indicated by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from „http: //“ to „https:
//“ and to the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us
can not be read by third parties.
You have the right to free information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the
purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. For
this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can always contact us under the
email address given in the imprint.
The use of published data in the context of the imprint obligation contact information for sending unsolicited
advertising and information materials is hereby rejected. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the
right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example
through spam e-mails.
Data collection on our website
The internet pages can use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain
viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files
that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies“. They are automatically deleted after your visit.
Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your
browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in
individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic
deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions
that you wish to use (eg shopping cart function) are processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR saved.
The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and
optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (such as cookies for analysing your surfing
behaviour) are stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which
your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
• IP address in anonymous form (alienated)
• Date and time of the request
• Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• content of the request (concrete page)
• Access status / HTTP status code
• each transferred amount of data
• Website from which the request comes
• Browser
• Operating system and its interface
• Language and version of the browser software
A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a
contract or precontractual measures.
Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize
the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for
marketing purposes does not take place in this context.On our website, contact via the provided e-mail
address is possible. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored.
The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 para
1.lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing
is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
The processing of personal data when sending an e-mail is used to process the contact. When contacting by
e-mail the processing of the data is in the necessary legitimate interest.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of their survey. For
the personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended.
The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been
finally clarified.
The user has the possibility at any time to revoke his consent to the processing of the personal data. If the
user contacts us by e-mail, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the
conversation can not continue.
The revocation can be submitted by mail or e-mail.
Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600
Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that
allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use
of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f
DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both
its website and its advertising.
IP anonymization
We have activated the function IP anonymization on this website. As a result, your IP address will be
truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the
European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP
address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website,
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity
and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP
address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google
Plugins and Tools
i.a. Google Web Fonts
This site may uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When
you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and
fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website
has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and
attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art.
6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.
More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at in
Google’s Privacy Policy:
YouTube with enhanced privacy
Our website may use plugins from the website YouTube. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San
Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
We use YouTube in enhanced privacy mode. This mode, according to YouTube, means that YouTube does
not store information about visitors to this site before they watch the video. However, sharing data with
YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the enhanced privacy mode. So, regardless of whether you
watch a video, YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network.
Once you start a YouTube video on our website, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. It tells the YouTube
server which of our pages you’ve visited. If you’re logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will allow you
to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out
of your YouTube account.
In addition, after starting a video, YouTube may store various cookies on your device. With the help of these
cookies, YouTube can receive information about visitors to our website. This information will u. a. used to
capture video statistics, improve usability, and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you
delete them.
If necessary, after the launch of a YouTube video, additional data processing operations may be triggered
that we have no control over.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a
legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
For more information about privacy on YouTube, please see their privacy policy at
Affiliate Links / Advertising Links
Only links marked with * are affiliate links. If you click on such an affiliate link and buy through this link, we will
receive a commission from the shop or provider. For you, the price does not change.
If affiliate programs and advertisers are used, no cookies are placed on the website and there is no IP
transmission to these providers. By clicking on affiliate links / advertising links you will reach the respective
providers and the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of the respective providers apply.
Social media plugins
Social media plugins may be used on our sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, XING,
LinkedIn, Tumblr).
The plugins can usually be identified by the respective social media logos. To ensure privacy on our website,
these plugins are only used in conjunction with the so-called „Shariff“ solution. This application prevents the
plugins integrated on our website from transferring data to the respective provider when the page is first
Only when you activate the respective plugin by clicking the corresponding button, a direct connection to
the server of the provider is established (consent). As soon as you activate the plugin, the respective provider
receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you are simultaneously logged
into your respective social media account (for example, Facebook), the respective provider can assign the
visit to our pages to your user account.
Activation of the plugin constitutes a consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. A GDPR. You can
revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.
Newsletter data
If you would like to receive a newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you, as well
as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you
agree to receive the newsletter , Further data are not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data
exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered into the newsletter application form takes place exclusively on the basis
of your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR).
Change of our privacy policy
We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to
implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit
will be subject to the new privacy policy.
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If you are interested in information or conditions, please contact us
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Updated 19.06.2018.