Legal Notice

Verein zur Förderung der Klassischen Musik e.V.
Stralauer Allee 1
10245 Berlin


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Privacy Policy

Last updated on: October 4, 2018


The following information provides a simple overview of the collection, use and other processing of personal data by the Association for the Promotion of Classical Music e.V.c/o Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette GmbH, Alsterterasse 10, 20354 Hamburg (“we”, “our”) when you visit our website. Please read the statement carefully so that you understand how we treat your personal data.


Please click on the links below to access the individual sections of this privacy policy:

  • Collection and handling of personal data
  • Disclosure of personal data
  • Cookies
  • Legal basis for data processing
  • Personal Rights
  • Integration of third-party services and content
  • Google Analytics
  • Information security, integrity, storage period
  • Data transfer to third countries
  • Changes to this privacy policy
  • Contact

Collection and handling of personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address, IP address or telephone number.

We only collect, use and process personal data if this is permitted by law or if you give your consent.

Im Folgenden geben wir Ihnen einen Überblick darüber, welche Art von personenbezogenen Daten wir erheben und wie wir mit diesen Daten umgehen:

What personal data do we collect?

If you contact us, for example by post, via our website, by email or by telephone, we collect and process data about you from the following sources:

  • Forms that you fill out on our website or as a printout and submit to us;
  • Contents of telephone, email or other correspondence with us;
  • Information related to registrations or newsletter orders via our website;
  • Report a problem or support request for our website.

Information you provide to us may include, but is not limited to: your name, address, email address and telephone number.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. IP address, internet browser, operating system or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

Data collected from other sources:

As part of our work with third-party service providers, we may receive personal information about you from those third-party service providers. These include, for example, service providers.

How do we use your personal data?

We use your personal data in various ways, including:

to respond to your inquiries; to enforce or defend legal claims; if you have given us your consent to send you information about our company or offers that may be of interest to you by email; to analyze your user behavior, subject to your consent where required by law; to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our website visitors, employees, service providers or other third parties; to meet legal or regulatory requirements.


Service providers and other third parties

We transfer your personal data to third parties who provide services to us or to whom we are legally obliged to disclose, for example:

Cloud service providers, email and website service providers and other IT service providers, such as hosting providers and other business partners that we use to provide services to you; Public bodies with statutory rights to information; to the extent otherwise permitted or required by law.


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to offer you a good user experience when you visit our website. Cookies also allow us to improve our website.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of information and are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. On subsequent website visits, the cookies are sent back to the original website or another website that recognizes the respective cookie. Cookies are primarily used to ensure the proper or efficient functioning of the website and to provide information to the website operator.

Cookies perform a number of functions. For example, they allow you to move better between different pages, save your settings and generally improve your user experience. For example, cookies can tell us whether you have visited the website before or whether you are a new visitor.

What types of cookies do we use?

The type of cookies used in connection with the website can be divided into three categories: “cookies necessary for our basic purposes”, “functional cookies” and “analytics cookies”. Below we have compiled further information for each category, which also includes information about the respective purpose of the cookies stored by us or a third party:

Cookies necessary for our essential purposes:

These cookies are necessary to provide you with the website and the services available through the website and to enable you to use various website features (such as access to secure areas). Without these cookies, services you have requested, such as secure login accounts, could not be provided.

Functional cookies:

Functionality cookies record the settings you have made on the website and allow us to tailor the website for you. This means that when you remain on or return to the website, we can provide you with our services exactly as you wish. For example, functional cookies allow us to remember your settings, e.g. regarding layout, text size, preference and colors

Analysis cookies

We use these cookies to analyze how the website is accessed, used or what services the website provides, to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continually improve the website. For example, analysis cookies allow us to:

  • to better understand our website visitors in order to improve the presentation of our content;
  • to test different design ideas for our offers, e.g. for our homepage;
  • determine the number of unique users of our website;
  • to improve the website by detecting errors that occur; and
  • Conduct research and diagnostics to improve our offerings.

How to delete or control cookies

You have the right to accept or reject the storage of cookies on your device. You can exercise this right at any time by changing the settings in your browser according to your wishes. However, if you deactivate cookies, you may not be able to use all of the interactive functions of the website and its content.

Most browsers provide instructions for adjusting cookie settings. The cookie settings can usually be found under the “Settings” menu item in your browser.


Your personal data is processed on the basis of the following legal bases:

If you have given us your consent to process your personal data, we will base the data processing on the consent you have given in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a) of the General Data Protection Regulation. However, the processing of your personal data may also be necessary

  • for the fulfillment of a contract with you or to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) General Data Protection Regulation);
  • to fulfill legal obligations to which we are subject (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c) General Data Protection Regulation); or
  • to protect our legitimate interests or those of a third party, unless your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms outweigh them (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) General Data Protection Regulation).


We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is always accurate, complete and up-to-date. You are responsible for updating your information. You can do this by contacting us as described in the “Contact Us” section below.

You can object to the processing of your personal data or request its restriction. You can also request information about your personal data as well as the correction, deletion and portability of it. To do this, you can contact us as described in the “Contact” section below. In this case, we may require you to prove your identity with recognized identification documents.

In individual cases, we may be entitled to reject your request for information or deletion of your personal data in whole or in part.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of your personal data violates applicable data protection regulations.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions included in the newsletter or by contacting us as described in the “Contact Us” section below.


It may happen that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube or graphics from other websites, are integrated into this website. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) recognize your IP address. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the respective user's browser. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence if third-party providers store the IP address, for example for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we will inform you about it.

Our website and newsletters may contain links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we assume no responsibility or liability for such privacy policies or the compliance with data protection regulations of such third parties, except as required by law .


Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in analyzing and optimizing our online offering), we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information about how you use our website.

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 transfer of personal data in the USA takes place on the basis of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shields, under which Google is certified. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states 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.

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.

We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been expanded to include IP anonymization on this website in order to ensure the anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. Personal data is automatically deleted after 26 months.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also 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 the browser plug-in available under the following link and install:

Further information on terms of use and data protection can be found in the Google Analytics terms and conditions at: com/analytics/terms/deor. under the Google Analytics overview on .


We use appropriate technical, administrative and physical security measures to protect your personal information.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure. We therefore cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website. Any transmission is at your own risk.

We store your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this privacy policy. The legislature has issued a variety of retention periods and obligations. Therefore, longer or shorter storage may be required by law in individual cases. After these periods have expired, the relevant data will be routinely deleted.


If we share your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy, this may involve transferring your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). When we transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area, we will always ensure that an adequate level of protection is guaranteed there by ensuring, where required by law, that at least one of the following appropriate safeguards is in place:

  • Transfer of personal data to countries that, in the opinion of the European Commission, offer an adequate level of protection for personal data (so-called “adequacy decision”);
  • Use of specific contracts approved by the European Commission which ensure personal data the same protection as it enjoys in the EEA;
  • Transferring personal data to an entity that has a valid “Privacy Shield” certification, thereby providing a level of protection for personal data similar to the EU standard; or
  • Transfer of personal data to an entity that has implemented binding internal data protection rules that comply with the EU level of protection for personal data.

You may be legally entitled to request a copy of the relevant guarantees. Please contact us as described in the “Contact” section.


We are entitled to change or adapt the data protection declaration at any time. Any material changes will be posted on this website prior to the change becoming effective. Please check regularly for updates or changes to our privacy policy.


If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this privacy policy, please contact:


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