Privacy policy

Privacy declaration

Welcome to our website. The subpage provides you with information about the way in which we process your personal data in the event of your visiting this website.

 

1. Name and address of the processing Controllers

This website is operated by Folkwang-Museumsverein e.V.(also referred to here as: “Folkwang-Museumsverein” or “we”)) which, unless subsequently stated otherwise, is solely responsible for any data processing conducted in connection with your visit to the site.

You can reach us via the following contact data:

Museumsplatz 1
45128 Essen,

Germany

Tel.: + 49 (0)201 8845 134
Fax: + 49 (0)201 8891 45 000

E-mail:45fmv@museum-folkwang.essen.de

 

2. Visit to the website

Each visit to the website involves the technically unavoidable gathering of specific, primarily technical information which, however, by law can in some circumstances be classified as personal. This includes your IP address, device identification, browser features, operating system details, language settings, referring URLs, duration of visits, and pages viewed.

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, for example orders or inquiries you send to us as the operator of the site, it uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser’s address bar changes from “http://” to “https://”, and by the lock symbol in your browser bar. When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, third parties are unable to read the data you transmit to us.

We do not draw any conclusions about you from the use of this information. It is needed, however, to deliver the contents of our website correctly as well as to provide the law enforcement authorities with the requisite information in the event of a cyberattack.

Any further statistical evaluation of these data is conducted, where necessary, only after reference to specific persons has been removed.

Our entitlement to the aforementioned data processing is based on the one hand on legitimate interest to operate a website (art. 6 para 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). With regard to the use of data for the provision of data for law enforcement authorities, this entitlement is based on the fact that in the event of a cyberattack we are obliged to provide information to law enforcement authorities (art. 6 para. 1 lit. c of the General Data Protection Regulation).

The data is disclosed to other recipients only in the form of our hosting service provider, which hosts the website on our behalf.

We plan to store the above-mentioned personal data for seven days, after which they will be erased.

There is no intention to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area.

 

3. Contact form

We provide a contact form for you to establish contact with us on a voluntary basis. Completion of the contact form is not necessary for use of the rest of our website. Should you use our contact form, we record your name, your e-mail address and the content of your message. We use these data to respond to your inquiry (in particular about possible membership). In processing the data we pursue our legitimate interest of answering your inquiries and possible follow-up questions (art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation).

The data are disclosed to our hosting service provider, which hosts the website on our behalf.

We plan to store the above-mentioned personal data for seven days, after which they will be erased.

There is no intention to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area.

 

4. Login area for members

Should you be a member of the association and have registered for the login area we also process your user name (your e-mail address) and your password. We also record the number of logins, the date of your last logins, and the pages you have viewed.

The data is disclosed to other recipients only in the form of our hosting service provider, which hosts the website on our behalf.

We plan to store the above-mentioned personal data for as long as you are a member of the association and do not erase your user account with us.

There is no intention to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area.

 

5. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files, which are placed and stored on a computer system by an Internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Lots of cookies are given what is known as a cookie ID. A cookie ID is unique identification of the cookie. It comprises a string, through which websites and servers can be allocated to the specific Internet browser, on which the cookie was stored. This makes it possible to differentiate between the websites and servers visited and your individual browser from other Internet browsers, which have other cookies. The unique cookie ID can recognize and identify a specific Internet browser.

The use of cookies serves our legitimate interest of ensuring the functionality of the website and keep the visit to it consistent, i.e., to receive data during a visit, as well as to conduct statistical evaluations (art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Recipients of the data are the web administrator, the hosting service provider employed by us, as well as external programmers, each of whom works on our behalf. Personal data from the cookies is not transmitted to other recipients.

You can prevent the placing of cookies by our website at any time by setting the Internet browser used appropriately and thereby disagree to the placing of cookies for good. Furthermore, cookies that have already been placed can be erased at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible with all standard Internet browsers. However, should you deactivate the placing of cookies on the Internet browser used, under some circumstances it may well be that not all of our website’s functions can be used in full.

We plan to erase the above-mentioned data on conclusion of each browser session.

There is no intention to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area..

 

6. Adobe Typekit

The pages on this website use external Adobe Typekit fonts. Adobe Typekit is a service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited (here: “Adobe”). These fonts are integrated by calling up a server, as a rule an Adobe server in the USA. With it, those of our website pages you have visited is transmitted to the server. The IP address of the browser of the visitor’s terminal device is also stored by Adobe.

The purpose of Adobe Typekit is the legitimate interest in the presentation of our website in the selected layout (art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation). You can prevent the setting up of an automatic connection at any time by setting the Internet browser used accordingly; our site can then still be used – albeit without the Adobe fonts.

We do not retain any personal data through the use of Adobe Typekit. The personal data are not transmitted to other recipients. You can retrieve further information and the current Adobe Typekit privacy policy in Adobe Typekit Privacy Declaration.

 

7. jQuery

Our website uses jQuery. jQuery is a software library used on many websites, by means of which we pursue the legitimate interest of improving the graphics and navigation of our website (art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation).

The Google content delivery network (CDN) is used. Should you have already used the jQuery CDN on another site, your browser will use the copy stored in the cache. Should this not apply, a download is required, which will result in the jQuery Foundation (“jQuery.org”) obtaining data from your browser, with your data being transmitted to the USA in the process.

We do not retain any personal data through the use of jQuery.

The personal data are not transmitted to other recipients.

You can find out more from the jQuery Foundation.

 

8. Your rights

In accordance with the regulations in articles 15-20 of the General Data Protection Regulation you have the right to request information from us about your personal data we have stored. Furthermore, you have the right to the rectification, erasure, or restriction of processing of your stored personal data.

With regard to the processing of your personal data on account of our legitimate interests you have the right on grounds relating to your personal situation, to object at any time to to the processing of your personal data (art. 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority should you be of the opinion the processing of your personal data is an infringement of current privacy law.

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