Data protection

Your rights
In accordance with Article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in the following we inform you of the collection of personal data when using our website and of your rights.

The Controller in accordance with Art. 4(7) GDPR is the

Akademie der Künste, Berlin, represented by Prof. Jeanine Meerapfel,
Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin, info(at)

You can contact our Data Protection Officer at datenschutz(at) or at our postal address

Akademie der Künste
Der Datenschutzbeauftragte (Data Protection Officer)
Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin

Personal data includes all information relating to you personally, e.g. name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. When you contact us by e-mail or using a contact form, the data provided by you is stored by us in order to be able to respond to your inquiries or make the material you request available to you. You must consent to this for the respective specific application.

We shall erase the relevant data regarding this once the storage of such data is no longer required, or restrict processing if statutory retention periods apply.

If we commission service providers to carry out individual functions relating to our offering, you shall be informed of the respective procedures and storage periods. Otherwise, we shall not forward your data to third parties.

In regard to your data, you have

  • the right of access,
  • the right to rectification or erasure,
  • the right to restriction of processing,
  • the right to object to processing and
  • the right to data portability (receipt of a copy, taking your data with you)

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us. The supervisory authority within the meaning of Section 9 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG neu”) is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

The collection of personal data when visiting our website
In the case of purely informational use of our website, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise provide information to us, we shall only collect the personal data sent to our server by your browser. If you want to look at our website, we collect the following data, which is required for technical reasons, in order to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (the legal basis being Art. 6(1) p. 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • The date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT),
  • Content of the request (specific page).
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • The respective quantities of data transmitted
  • Browser
  • Operating system and user interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

Integration of third-party services and content
It may occur that third-party content such as videos on YouTube, JavaScript libraries or graphics from other websites is integrated into this offering. This always requires that providers of such content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party provider”) use the IP address of the user. Because without the IP address, they cannot send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required to display such content. We endeavour only to use content from providers who only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence over whether the third-party provider uses the IP address, for example, for statistical purposes. If we are aware of such usage, we shall inform the users of this.

When you use our website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk that are assigned to the browser you are using to enable certain information to be sent to the body that sets the cookie (in this case by us). Cookies cannot execute any programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the internet offering more user-friendly and effective overall.

Use of cookies:
The website uses the following types if cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies (see a)
  • Persistent cookies (see b).

a. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. In particular, these include session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, which allow various requests from your browser to be attributed to the joint session. This allows your computer to be recognised again if you revisit our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

b. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a set period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time using your browser’s security settings.

You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or any cookies at all. Please note that this may mean that you are unable to use all of the functions of this website.

Analysis tool
This website uses the Matomo analysis tool. This stores so-called cookies (in the form of text files) on your computer, which allow use of the website to be analysed. To this end, usage information generated by the cookies is transmitted to our server and then stored solely for the purpose of analysing usage. This process is used to optimise the website. Your IP address is immediately anonymised during this process so that, as a user, you remain unknown to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website shall not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the use of cookies with the relevant settings in your browser software.

Note: If you delete your cookies in the browser, this means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may need to be re-activated by you.


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