Data Protection

Declaration on data protection

The operators of this website take your privacy very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and use them in accordance with the statutory data-protection regulations and the present declaration on privacy.

As a general rule, the use of our website does not require the disclosure of personal data. The collection of personal data on our website (e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses) will not be undertaken without your consent, nor will these data be communicated to third parties unless you expressly permit us to do so.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via e-mails) may be subject to security breaches. Total protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Data protection declaration for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Visiting one of our pages with a YouTube plugin involves establishing a connection with the YouTube servers. In the process, the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

By logging in to your YouTube account you are enabling YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

More information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube’s data protection declaration at

Information, blocking, deletion

At all times you are entitled to free-of-charge information on personal data of yours that have been saved, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing involved. You also have the right to demand that these data be corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have questions on these points or on any other issue connected with the subject of personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at the address listed in the Imprint.


Some of our website pages use cookies. Cookies will not harm your computer, nor do they contain any viruses. They help make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted when your visit is over. Other cookies remain in the memory of your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies. That way, you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be set to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions, invariably reject them, or automatically delete them when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may interfere with the functionality of the website.

Server log files

In “server log files” the website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser has automatically transmitted to us. The information filed in this way is:

  • - browser type/browser version
  • - operating system used
  • - URL referrer
  • - host name of accessing computer
  • - time of server request

These data cannot be allocated to specific persons, nor will they be combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to verify these data after the event if we have good reason to suspect illegal usage.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, we will collect the data entered thereon, including the contact details you provide, to respond to your inquiry and any other questions pursuant to that inquiry. We will not pass on this information without your consent.

Objection to promotional e-mails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in connection with website legal notice requirements for the transmission of unsolicited promotional material or information. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal steps after the receipt of unsolicited advertising material such as spam e-mails.

Newsletter data

Our website offers users the opportunity of subscribing to a newsletter. The newsletter system employed is the system provided by data kulturlink ag (Berlin). The procedure used here is the “double opt-in” procedure ensuring legally protected newsletter design in accordance with data protection regulations. After you have registered for the newsletter service and informed us of your e-mail address, you will receive an e-mail in return from us containing a link that you must use to confirm your registration. You will then be entered in the list of recipients. You can withdraw your consent to the storage of your data and the use of your address for the despatch of the newsletter via the cancel link at the end of each edition of the newsletter. For more information, go to

The personal data transmitted to the person(s) in charge of dealing with your order for the newsletter are precisely equivalent to the information you have entered on the input mask. When a user registers for the newsletter, we also store the IP address allocated by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the computer system used by the person registering and the data and time of registration. We require this information to follow up at a later date any (potential) abuse of the e-mail address of the person registering. As such, it serves the legal protection of the person(s) responsible for newsletter registration. The personal data requested in connection with registration for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the despatch of said newsletter. They also enable us to get in touch with subscribers in cases where this is indispensable for the operation of the newsletter service or a specific registration is required, as in the case of alterations to the conditions pertaining to the newsletter or changes of a technical nature. Personal data collected in connection with the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. In the newsletter (but not in system mails for registration or cancellation purposes), we use tracking codes to record opening and click rates and thus to register access to the newsletter and clicks on weblinks. This is done via pseudonymised storage, a process that replaces all personal data (e.g. the e-mail address) by a sign (pseudonym). In other words, when we register usage data like the opening of the newsletter or clicks on a weblink, this is in no way associated with the personal data saved. We have also ensured that these data cannot be combined at a later date. If you object to pseudonymised tracking of this kind, you can use the opt-out link at the end of each newsletter to remove yourself from the list.