Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your

personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to

personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult

our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available

under section “Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in this

Privacy Policy.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information

you enter into our contact form.

Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during

your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system,

or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data

may be used to analyze your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived

personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand

that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to

revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to

demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have

the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection

related issues.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when your visit this website.

Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs.

For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult our Data Protection Declaration

below.

 

2. Hosting

WIX

We host our website at Wix.com Ltd., 40 Namal Tel Aviv St., Tel Aviv 6350671, Israel (hereinafter: “WIX”).

WIX is a tool for creating and hosting websites. When you visit our website, WIX analyses user behavior,

visitor sources, region of website visitors and visitor numbers. The WIX stores cookies on your browser,

which are necessary for the presentation of the website and to ensure security (necessary cookies).

The data is stored on the servers of WIX in Israel. Israel is considered to be a third country that is safe from

data protection laws. This means that Israel has a level of data protection equivalent to that of the European

Union.

Details can be found in the privacy policy of WIX:

https://de.wix.com/about/privacy.

The WIX is used on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest the most reliable

presentation of our website. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out

exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of

cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning

of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

Data processing

We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a

contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website

visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

 

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence,

we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data

protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises

data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we

collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the

information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e., through e-mail communications)

may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

 

The data processing controller on this website is:

Oliver Huntemann

Neuer Kamp 32

20537 Hamburg

Germany

Phone: +491704150574

E-mail: pascal(at)kontrast-artists.net

 

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes

decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g., names, e-mail

addresses, etc.).

Storage duration

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified in this privacy policy, your personal data will remain

with us until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for

deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally

permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or commercial law retention periods); in the

latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.

General information on the legal basis for the data processing on this website

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or

Art. 9 (2)(a) GDPR, if special categories of data are processed according to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO. If you have

consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information in your end device (e.g., via device

fingerprinting), the data processing is additionally based on § 25 (1) TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at

any time. If your data is required for the fulfillment of a contract or for the implementation of precontractual

measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Furthermore, if your data is

required for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, we process it on the basis of Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. Furthermore,

the data processing may be carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Information on the relevant legal basis in each individual case is provided in the following paragraphs of this

privacy policy.

 

Designation of a data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Pascal Mühlhausen

Prinzessinweg 64

26122 Oldenburg

Phone: +491704150574

E-mail: pascal(at)kontrast-artists.net

Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries

Among other things, we use tools of companies domiciled in the United States or other from a data

protection perspective non-secure non-EU countries. If these tools are active, your personal data may

potentially be transferred to these non-EU countries and may be processed there. We must point out that in

these countries, a data protection level that is comparable to that in the EU cannot be guaranteed. For

instance, U.S. enterprises are under a mandate to release personal data to the security agencies and you as

the data subject do not have any litigation options to defend yourself in court. Hence, it cannot be ruled out

that U.S. agencies (e.g., the Secret Service) may process, analyze, and permanently archive your personal

data for surveillance purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also

revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness

of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct

advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6(1)(E) OR (F) GDPR, YOU HAVE

THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON

GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED

ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS

BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE

WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO

PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA,

THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE

PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION

PURSUANT TO ART. 21(1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING,

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR

THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE

EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL

DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES

(OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory

agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the

place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other

administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your

consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine

readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done

only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or

inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption

program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser

switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand

information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the

processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have

questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to

contact us at any time.

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is

concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in

the following cases:

In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need

some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to

demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.

If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to

demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.

If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal

entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead

of its eradication.

If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be

weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the

right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving

– may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to

protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by

the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory

information to be provided in our Site Notice to send us promotional and information material that we have

not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal

action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.

4. Recording of data on this website

Cookies

Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not

cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session

cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are

automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device

until you actively delete them, or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.

In some cases, it is possible that third-party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (thirdparty

cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third

party (e.g., cookies for the processing of payment services).

Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions

would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The

purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.

Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions, or for the

provision of certain functions you want to use (e.g., for the shopping cart function) or those that are

necessary for the optimization (required cookies) of the website (e.g., cookies that provide measurable

insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a different legal basis

is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of required cookies to ensure the

technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the

cookies and similar recognition technologies has been requested, processing occurs exclusively on the basis

of the consent obtained (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG); this consent may be revoked at any time.

You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are

placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of

cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies

when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.

In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will

separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any

contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event

that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a

contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based

on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or

on your agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been requested.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the

data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being

archived no longer exists (e.g., after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without

prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods.

 

5. Social media

Twitter plug-in

We have integrated functions of the social media platform Twitter into this website. These functions are

provided by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07,

Ireland. While you use Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter

account and disclosed to other users. During this process, data are transferred to Twitter as well. We must

point out, that we, the providers of the website and its pages do not know anything about the content of the

data transferred and the use of this information by Twitter. For more details, please consult Twitter’s Data

Privacy Declaration at:

https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

The use of Twitter plug-ins is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate

interest in being as visible as possible on social media. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the

processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the

consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device

fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European

Commission. Details can be found here:

https://gdpr.twitter.com/en/controller-to-controller-transfers.html.

You have the option to reset your data protection settings on Twitter under the account settings at

https://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

Instagram plug-in

We have integrated functions of the public media platform Instagram into this website. These functions are

being offered by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you may click the Instagram button to link contents from this

website to your Instagram profile. This enables Instagram to allocate your visit to this website to your user

account. We have to point out that we as the provider of the website and its pages do not have any

knowledge of the content of the data transferred and its use by Instagram.

Data are stored and analyzed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate

interest in the highest possible visibility on social media. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the

processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the

consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device

fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to

Facebook or Instagram, we and Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour,

Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 DSGVO). The joint responsibility is

limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its forwarding to Facebook or Instagram. The processing

by Facebook or Instagram that takes place after the onward transfer is not part of the joint responsibility.

The obligations incumbent on us jointly have been set out in a joint processing agreement. The wording of

the agreement can be found under:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for

providing the privacy information when using the Facebook or Instagram tool and for the privacy-secure

implementation of the tool on our website. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook or

Instagram products. You can assert data subject rights (e.g., requests for information) regarding data

processed by Facebook or Instagram directly with Facebook. If you assert the data subject rights with us, we

are obliged to forward them to Facebook.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European

Commission. Details can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum,

https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and

https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

For more information on this subject, please consult Instagram’s Data Privacy Declaration at:

https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

6. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is

Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the behavior patterns of website visitors. To that

end, the website operator receives a variety of user data, such as pages accessed, time spent on the page, the

utilized operating system and the user’s origin. This data is summarized in a user-ID and assigned to the

respective end device of the website visitor.

Furthermore, Google Analytics allows us to record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among

other things. Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to augment the collected data sets and

uses machine learning technologies in data analysis.

Google Analytics uses technologies that make the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing the

user behavior patterns (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The website use information recorded by

Google is, as a rule transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

This analysis tool is used on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate

interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s

advertising activities. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on

the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the

access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG.

This consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European

Commission. Details can be found here:

https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the recording and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the

browser plugin available under the following link:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data

Privacy Declaration at:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent

provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.

Archiving period

Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g.,

DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 2 months. For details,

please click the following link:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

Google Ads

The website operator uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online promotional program of Google Ireland

Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Ads enables us to display ads in the Google search engine or on third-party websites, if the user

enters certain search terms into Google (keyword targeting). It is also possible to place targeted ads based

on the user data Google has in its possession (e.g., location data and interests; target group targeting). As the

website operator, we can analyze these data quantitatively, for instance by analyzing which search terms

resulted in the display of our ads and how many ads led to respective clicks.

The use of Google Ads is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in

marketing the operator’s services and products as effectively as possible.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European

Commission. Details can be found here:

https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and

https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

 

Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for the integration of ads. The provider of this service is Google

Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

With the assistance of Google Adsense, we are in a position to place targeted ads by third parties on our site.

The contents of the ads are based on your interests, which Google determines based on your past user

patterns. Moreover, when choosing compatible ads, context information, such as your location, the content

of the visited website or Google search terms you have entered, will be taken into account.

Google AdSense uses Cookies, Web Beacons (invisible graphics) and comparable recognition technologies.

As a result, it is possible to analyze information, such as visitor traffic data, on these sites.

The usage information for this website (including your IP address) recorded by Google Adsense and delivery

of advertising formats are transferred to a Google server in the United States, where the information is

stored. Google may share this information with one of its contracting partners. However, Google will not link

your IP address with any other of your stored information.

Our use of AdSense is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the

marketing of the operator’s website that is as effective as possible. If appropriate consent has been obtained,

the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the

consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device

fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European

Commission. Details can be found here:

https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

 

Facebook Pixel

To measure conversion rates, this website uses the visitor activity pixel of Facebook. The provider of this

service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook’s

statement the collected data will be transferred to the USA and other third-party countries too.

This tool allows the tracking of page visitors after they have been linked to the website of the provider after

clicking on a Facebook ad. This makes it possible to analyze the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical

and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising campaigns.

For us as the operators of this website, the collected data is anonymous. We are not in a position to arrive at

any conclusions as to the identity of users. However, Facebook archives the information and processes it, so

that it is possible to make a connection to the respective user profile and Facebook is in a position to use the

data for its own promotional purposes in compliance with the

Facebook Data Usage Policy. This enables Facebook to display ads on Facebook pages as well as in locations

outside of Facebook. We as the operator of this website have no control over the use of such data.

The use of Facebook Pixel is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate

interest in effective advertising campaigns, which also include social media. If appropriate consent has been

obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG,

insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g.,

device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European

Commission. Details can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum und

https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to

Facebook, we and Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 DSGVO). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively

to the collection of the data and its forwarding to Facebook. The processing by Facebook that takes place

after the onward transfer is not part of the joint responsibility. The obligations incumbent on us jointly have

been set out in a joint processing agreement. The wording of the agreement can be found under:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for

providing the privacy information when using the Facebook tool and for the privacy-secure implementation

of the tool on our website. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook products. You can

assert data subject rights (e.g., requests for information) regarding data processed by Facebook directly with

Facebook. If you assert the data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.

In Facebook’s Data Privacy Policies, you will find additional information about the protection of your privacy

at:

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You also have the option to deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” in the ad settings

section under

https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you first have

to log into Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate any user-based advertising by Facebook on the

website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance:

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

 

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require 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 is not collected or only on a voluntary basis. For the

handling of the newsletter, we use newsletter service providers, which are described below.

 

MailChimp

This website uses the services of MailChimp to send out its newsletters. The provider is the Rocket Science

Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

Among other things, MailChimp is a service that can be deployed to organize and analyze the sending of

newsletters. Whenever you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to a newsletter (e.g. your e-mail

address), the information is stored on MailChimp servers in the United States.

With the assistance of the MailChimp tool, we can analyze the performance of our newsletter campaigns. If

you open an e-mail that has been sent through the MailChimp tool, a file that has been integrated into the email

(a so-called web-beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the United States. As a result, it can be

determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links the recipient possibly clicked

on. Technical information is also recorded at that time (e.g. the time of access, the IP address, type of

browser and operating system). This information cannot be allocated to the respective newsletter recipient.

Their sole purpose is the performance of statistical analyses of newsletter campaigns. The results of such

analyses can be used to tailor future newsletters to the interests of their recipients more effectively.

If you do not want to permit an analysis by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We

provide a link for you to do this in every newsletter message.

The data is processed based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may revoke any consent you have

given at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of

any data processing transactions that have taken place prior to your revocation.

The data deposited with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you

unsubscribe from the newsletter or the newsletter service provider and deleted from the newsletter

distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored for other purposes with us remain

unaffected.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European

Commission. Details can be found here:

https://mailchimp.com/eu-us-data-transfer-statement/ and

https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/#Annex_C_-_Standard_Contractual_Clauses.

After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the

newsletter service provider in a blacklist, if such action is necessary to prevent future mailings. The data

from the blacklist is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your

interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate

interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is indefinite. You may object to

the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

For more details, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of MailChimp at:

https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

 

8. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube with expanded data protection integration

Our website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited

(“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in the expanded data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that

YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video.

Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that the sharing of data with YouTube partners can be ruled

out as a result of the expanded data protection mode. For instance, regardless of whether you are watching a

video, YouTube will always establish a connection with the Google DoubleClick network.

As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube’s servers will be

established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are

logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your

browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your

YouTube account.

Furthermore, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your

device or comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be

able to obtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to

generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts

to commit fraud.

Under certain circumstances, additional data processing transactions may be triggered after you have

started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.

The use of YouTube is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner.

Pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the

processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the

consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device

fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy

under:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Vimeo Without Tracking (Do-Not-Track)

This website uses plugins of the Vimeo video portal. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New

York, New York 10011, USA.

Whenever you visit one of our pages featuring Vimeo videos, a connection with the servers of Vimeo is

established. In conjunction with this, the Vimeo server receives information about which of our sites you

have visited. Vimeo also receives your IP address. However, we have set up Vimeo in such a way that Vimeo

cannot track your user activities and does not place any cookies.

We use Vimeo to make our online presentation attractive for you. This is a legitimate interest on our part

pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If a respective declaration of consent was requested (e.g. concerning the

storage of cookies), processing shall occur exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the given consent

may be revoked at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European

Commission and, according to Vimeo, on “legitimate business interests”. Details can be found here:

https://vimeo.com/privacy.

For more information on the handling of user data, please consult Vimeo’s data privacy policy at:

https://vimeo.com/privacy

 

SoundCloud

We may have integrated plug-ins of the social network SoundCloud (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House,

47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, Great Britain) into this website. You will be able to recognize such

SoundCloud plug-ins by checking for the SoundCloud logo on the respective pages.

Whenever you visit this website, a direct connection between your browser and the SoundCloud server will

be established immediately after the plug-in has been activated. As a result, SoundCloud will be notified that

you have used your IP address to visit this website. If you click the “Like” button or the “Share” button while

you are logged into your Sound Cloud user account, you can link the content of this website to your

SoundCloud profile and/or share the content. Consequently, SoundCloud will be able to allocate the visit to

this website to your user account. We emphasize that we as the provider of the websites do not have any

knowledge of the data transferred and the use of this data by SoundCloud.

Data are stored and analyzed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate

interest in the highest possible visibility on social media. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the

processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the

consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device

fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

Great Britain is considered a secure non-EU country as far as data protection legislation is concerned. This

means that the data protection level in Great Britain is equivalent to the data protection level of the

European Union.

For more information about this, please consult SoundCloud’s Data Privacy Declaration at:

https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

If you prefer not to have your visit to this website allocated to your SoundCloud user account by

SoundCloud, please log out of your SoundCloud user account before you activate content of the SoundCloud

plug-in.

 

Spotify

We have integrated features of the Spotify music platform into this website. The provider is Spotify AB,

Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm, Sweden. You will be able to recognize Spotify plug-ins when you see

the green logo on this website. An overview of Spotify’s plug-ins can be found at:

https://developer.spotify.com.

The plug-in makes it possible to establish a direct connection between your browser and Spotify’s server

when you visit this website. As a result, Spotify receives the information that you visited this website with

your IP address. If you click the Spotify button while you are logged into your Spotify account, you have the

option to link content from this website with your Spotify profile. Consequently, Spotify will be in a position

to allocate your visit to this website to your user account.

We would like to point out that when using Spotify, cookies are used by Google Analytics so that your usage

data can also be passed on to Google when using Spotify. Google Analytics is a tool of the Google Group for

the analysis of user behavior with headquarters in the USA. Spotify alone is responsible for this integration.

We as website operators have no influence on this processing.

Data are stored and analyzed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate

interest in the attractive acoustic presentation of the website. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the

processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the

consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device

fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information, please consult Spotify’s Data Protection Declaration under:

https://www.spotify.com/us/legal/privacy-policy/.

If you do not want Spotify to be able to allocate the visit of this website to your Spotify user account, please

log out of your Spotify user account while visiting our sites.