Data protection declaration

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties
We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent
  • processing is required to complete a contract with you,
  • the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation,


processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information.

Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as provided for by the various storage periods provided for by law. After elimination of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the relevant data will be blocked or deleted promptly and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Collecting general information when visiting our website
When you access our website, a cookie automatically records information of a general nature. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information that does not allow conclusions about your person.
This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a hassle-free connection of the website,
  • ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well
  • for further administrative purposes.


The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible body and possibly the processor.
Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

Newsletter
If you register for our newsletter, your details from the registration form, including the contact data you provide, will be stored by us for the purpose of contacting you for advertising purposes. In our newsletter we will inform you about HMKV’S current exhibitions and events.

The processing is thus exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal note via e-mail to us is sufficient. Alternatively you can use the unsubscribe link included in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The newsletter is sent via the Newsletter2Go software (since 14/4/2020 under the name Sendinblue). Your data will be transmitted to Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany. Newsletter2Go/Sendinblue is not authorized to pass on your data or use it for other purposes than sending the newsletter. Further information can be found here: https://de.sendinblue.com/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/?rtype=n2go

The data provided by you for receiving the newsletter will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Matomo (formerly called Piwik)
This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies,” which are text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse your use of this website. In conjunction with this, the information about the use of this website generated by the cookie will be archived on our server. Prior to archiving, the IP address will first be anonymized.

Matomo cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.

The storage of Matomo cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

The information generated by cookies concerning the use of this website shall not be shared with any third parties. You may prevent the storage of cookies at any time by making pertinent changes to your browser software settings; however, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent.

If you do not consent to the storage and use of your data, you have the option to deactivate the storage and use of such data here. In this case, an opt out cookie will be placed in our browser, which prevent the storage of usage data by Matomo. If you delete your cookies, this will also result in the deletion of the Matomo opt out cookie. Hence, you will have to reactivate the opt out when you return to visit this website.

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Change of our privacy policy
We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about privacy, please write us an e-mail: info@hmkv.de

The privacy policy has been created with the privacy statement generator of activeMind AG.

(Please note: This data protection information has been translated automatically. The legally binding version is the German version.)

Responsible body in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU data protection basic regulation (DSGVO), is:
Hartware MedienKunstVerein e.V. (HMKV)