Terms of use and regulations on privacy

The Haus der Kunst GmbH foundation ("Haus der Kunst"), an organization under the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, with a registered address at Prinzregentenstraße 1, 80538 Munich, Germany, is responsible for this Website and the contents therein.

Haus der Kunst respects the fact that you are concerned about the safety of your data, and we take our business relations with you seriously. This privacy policy statement ("Privacy Policy Statement") is made available to you according to the German Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG), the Telemedia Law (TMG) and the Interstate Treaty on Broadcasting (RStV) and is applicable to the Website www.hausderkunst.de.

In this privacy policy statement, we will list the various types of personal data that we collect at www.hausderkunst.de and explain how we use the personal data and to whom we are permitted to send them. The term personal data refers here to all the information about an identifiable individual; this includes the name, the address, the e-mail address, the telephone number and other information about this individual. Our Privacy Policy Statement also describes the measures we have taken to protect and safeguard this kind of personal data. Furthermore, you can find out how to contact us in order to:

(i) access personal data you made available to us, for the purpose of correcting or deleting them
(ii) retract, if need be, the declaration of consent you gave us to process your personal data
(iii) inform us that we may not contact you with advertising materials regarding our products and services
(iv) ask us any question you might have regarding our handling of online privacy policies

Please read this Privacy Policy Statement as well as the terms of use for this Website carefully. By using this Website, you are acknowledging this Privacy Policy Statement and agreeing to comply with the terms of use.


What personal data do we collect and how do we use them?

1. The personal data you make available to us:

You can opt to make personal data available to us on our Website (like your name, your address, your telephone number, or your email address). If you decide not to make personal data available to us, you may be unable to access certain functions available on our Website. In the following, we will explain how you can make personal data available to us; we will tell you which personal data you should transmit and explain how we may use those personal data.

Contact:
When you communicate with us via "Imprint" or "Team" on our Website, we will ask you for personal data, like your name, your address and your e-mail address, so that we can respond to your questions or comments. You can also provide us with more data than those already requested.

Newsletters and other news:
You can register on our Website for our newsletter and other news about our services and special offers. When you register, we will request personal data, like your name and your e-mail address. We will use these personal data to send you the news you requested. You may unsubscribe from the news service using the unsubscribe link that is provided at the end of each e-mail and/or newsletter.

Other functions on our Website:
We offer users of our Website various entertainment functions that can change occasionally. We may request that you send certain personal data so that we can make these functions available.

Children's privacy:
We request that parents and legal guardians spend time online with their children to acquire comprehensive knowledge of the sites that their children are accessing. We will ask for the age of the user, if need be, in various sections of the Website or when making other services available. By using the Website, you are under the obligation to give your age truthfully and correctly. Children under the age of 14 are expressly prohibited from transmitting their personal data to the Website, or posting it on the Website.


2. Automatically collected personal data:

When you access www.hausderkunst.de, we automatically collect certain personal which we then compile so that they cannot be connected to a single identifiable individual. This information provides us with statistics, for example, the number of hits on our Website and which pages were visited. By compiling this information, we can elaborate how best to adapt the Website to the needs of its users. We collect this information either through the use of log files, cookie technology, or so-called Web beacons, which are explained below.

Log files:
Log files are Web server files (for example, the domain name, or the IP address, the URL, the http response code, the website from which you accessed us, or the date and duration of your visit) that are automatically generated when an Internet user accesses a website. We store this information for 30 days. When you are finished using our Website, we process and use these data to maintain the possibility of a connection, for the purpose of accounting, as well as for ascertaining whether our online offering or our telecommunication services/systems have suffered a failure or been breached in some way.

These data are used to create a general profile of our Website's users and not to create individual personal profiles. In the event of interruptions or breaches, we do reserve the right to send law enforcement agencies a corresponding report. We do not use this information for any other purpose(s) and do not pass it on to third parties except in the manner described in the section below entitled "To whom do we transmit the personal data".

Google Analytics:
The Website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). The www.hausderkunst.de Website, however, only uses the anonymised version, that is, the IP address of the individual user is not identifiable and not collected.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies," text files that are placed on your computer to enable analysis of your use of the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Website (including your IP address) is then transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the Website, to compile reports on the website activity for the website operators and to provide other services relating to website and Internet use. Google may also transmit this information to a third party if it required to do so by law, or insofar as a third party is charged by Google with processing this information. However, Google will by no means associate your IP address with other Google data.
You may refuse to have cookies installed by configuring your browser software correspondingly: nevertheless, we would like to inform you that you will then not be able to use all the functions fully. By using our Website you consent to Google processing the data it collects through you in the manner described above and for the purpose set out above.

Cookies:
Like many other companies, we also use "cookies" or similar objects on our Website. Cookies are small files stored on your computer's hard disk when you access certain Internet sites. We will use cookies, for example, to find out whether you have already accessed our Website, or are a new user; or we use them to find out which of the functions on our site are of particular interest to you. Cookies can facilitate "online life", for instance, by having a certain website "remember" your password and your viewing preferences whenever you access it.

Most Internet browsers are configured to accept cookies. The "Help" function on the menu bar of most Web browsers contains more information about this, how you may prevent the browser from accepting new cookies, how you may be informed of new cookies, and how to deactivate existing cookies. Please be informed, however, that by not accepting cookies, you may not be able to use all the functions on our Website.

Web beacons:
Certain pages of our Website contain so-called "Web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags or clear GIFs). These Web beacons allow third parties to collect data, like the IP address of the computer that has downloaded the page containing the Web beacon, the URL of the site in which the Web beacon appears, the time at which the site containing the Web beacon was looked at, which Internet browser was used to look at the site and the data contained in cookies sent by third parties.


To whom do we transmit the personal data?

The personal data of our Website's users are neither sold nor shown to other parties.

We may transmit your personal data to service providers whom we have put in charge of providing services in our name. These parties are only given the personal data they require to carry out their function, and they may only use and make that personal data public whose publishing is absolutely necessary to perform the services in our name or to comply with legal provisions.

Besides, we may disclose your personal data (i) if we are compelled to do so by law or within the framework of a court proceeding, (ii) to law enforcement officials and other governmental agencies, or (iii) if we believe that disclosing the personal data is necessary or appropriate in order to avoid physical harm or financial losses, or within the context of an investigation into alleged or proven illegal activities.


Links to other websites:

Our Website may contain links to other websites – this is so you can access them easily and to provide you with more information. These websites operate independently of www.hausderkunst.de. Linked sites also have occasionally their own privacy policy statements. We recommend urgently that you read these should you access a linked site. If you access the linked websites that are not operated by www.hausderkunst.de, we will not be held liable for their content, care or availability.

How do we protect personal data?

We have set up administrative and technical security measures for this Website in order to help prevent loss, abuse or unauthorized access to personal data, as well as disclosure, alteration or deletion of personal that you leave at www.hausderkunst.de.

Accesss and corrections:

Haus der Kunst allows users of the Website reasonable access to the personal data they leave at www.hausderkunst.de, as well as access for checking and correcting data (e.g. correction of the data that was left in connection with the newsletter). Queries about access should be sent to info@hausderkunst.de.

You have the choice:

If you would like to look at the personal data regarding yourself that we have processed, or revise or communicate your contact data and preferences, or you no longer wish to have us process your personal data, you should send an e-mail to info@hausderkunst.de. If you would like us to unsubscribe you from our newsletter distributor, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter, or send us a written request at info@hausderkunst.de, or use the appropriate field at www.hausderkunst.de.
If you request that we no longer use your personal data in the future, we will accede to that request. Nevertheless, we will store the file with your personal data according to the current legal regulations.

Updates of our Privacy Policy Statement:

We permit ourselves to update this Privacy Policy Statement on a regular basis and without advance notice, in order to respond to changes in our processes of making online information available at www.hausderkunst.de

How you can reach us:

If you have questions or remarks concerning this Privacy Policy Statement, or if you would like to make changes to the personal data stored with us, or you would like to update your preferences, you may contact us by e-mail at info (at) hausderkunst.de.

Munich, February 23, 2012

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