Privacy policy

Scope of application

This data privacy statement clarifies the scope and purposes of the recording and use of personal data by the provider responsible [Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum – Zentrum Internationaler Skulptur, Düsseldorfer Straße 51, 47051 Duisburg, Germany; tel.: +49 (0)203 283-2630 / -3294, e-mail: info@lehmbruckmuseum.de] for all types of users of this website (hereinafter referred to as “the site”).

The legal basis for the protection of data is the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG).

Access data/server log files

The provider (and/or their webspace provider) records data about all hits on the site (by means of so-called “server log files”). The access data includes:

The name of the webpage viewed, the file, date and time of the hit, volume of data transferred, notification of successful hit, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (the site visited previously), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the protocol data for statistical evaluations undertaken only for the purposes of operation, security and optimization of the site. The provider retains the right to review the protocol data retrospectively where specific indications give reason to suspect the site has been used unlawfully.

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information that can help to identify a person, meaning details that can be traced back to an individual. This includes names, e-mail addresses or telephone numbers. However, data about preferences, hobbies, memberships, or which websites have been viewed by someone also count as personal data.

Personal data are only recorded, used and passed on by the provider where this is permitted by law or consented to by the user when they input such data.

Contact

Where a user contacts the provider (for example using a contact form or e-mail), that person’s details are stored for the purposes of dealing with their enquiry and in case follow-up questions arise.

Newsletter

The newsletter is designed to inform you about us and what we offer.

If you wish to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address from you, as well as information that enables us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address you have entered or that the owner consents to receive the newsletter. No further data will be recorded. These data will be used exclusively as regards the mailing of the newsletter and are not passed on to third parties.

When you subscribe to the newsletter, we record your IP address and the date on which you subscribe. This data recording serves solely to prove, where necessary, that a third party has misused an e-mail address and subscribed to the newsletter without the knowledge of the owner of the address.

You may withdraw your consent to the storage of data, the e-mail address and its use for mailing of the newsletter at any time. Consent can be withdrawn via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile section, or by sending a message to the contact details provided above.

Involvement of third parties and third-party content

In certain cases, content from third parties, such as YouTube videos, maps on Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, may be incorporated into our website. This will always mean the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) are able to detect the user’s IP address, since without the IP address the content could not be sent to the relevant user’s browser. The IP address is therefore essential for presentation of this content. We make efforts to ensure we only use the sort of content whose relevant providers will use the IP address solely to supply the content. Nevertheless, we do not have any influence over whether or not the third-party providers use the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. Should we find out this is the case, we would immediately notify users of the fact.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific information relating to the user’s accessing device on that device (PC, smartphone, etc.). They serve to make websites more user-friendly and thus help users (e.g. by storing login data). On the other hand, they also serve for the recording of statistical data on website usage and its analysis with the aim of improving the site. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers include an option for limiting the storing of cookies or preventing it entirely. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that usage and particularly the convenience of usage are affected when cookies are disallowed.

You can manage many companies’ online advertisement cookies via the American website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ .

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics makes use of so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on the user’s computer and which enable the service to analyze usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the individual’s use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Where IP anonymization is activated on the website, however, Google will abbreviate the user’s IP address in advance within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate the individual’s use of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide further services connected to use of the website and internet as requested by the website operator.

Google will not merge the IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics to any other data. Users can prevent storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of their browser software accordingly. The site operators would nevertheless like to point out to users that doing so may mean it is no longer possible to use all the functions of this website in their entirety. In addition to this, users can prevent transfer of the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the website (including their IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Further information on data usage by Google for advertising purposes, as well as options for settings and objections can be found on Google’s website: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ (“How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“How Google uses cookies in advertising”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Control the information that’s used to show you ads”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (“Make the ads you see more useful to you”).

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent the recording of data by Google Analytics within this website in future. As part of this process, an opt-out cookie is stored on your device. To delete your cookies, you need to click on this link again.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

This site uses Social Plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). Users can recognize these plugins by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue square, terms such as “Like” or a “thumbs up” symbol) or by the addition of “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user views a page of this website that contains this kind of plugin, their browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The plugin content is transferred by Facebook directly to their browser and incorporated by it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence over the scope of the data that Facebook records with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the user based on their latest knowledge:

The incorporation of the plugin means Facebook obtains information indicating that a user has viewed the relevant page of the site. If the user is logged into Facebook, then Facebook can link the visit to their Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the “Like” button or entering a comment, then the corresponding information is transferred directly to Facebook from their browser and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, then it is still possible that Facebook will ascertain their IP address and store it. According to Facebook, only one anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data recording and the further processing and usage of the data by Facebook, as well as the rights and setting options associated with these for the protection of the user’s privacy, can be found in Facebook’s data privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a member of Facebook but does not want Facebook to store information about them via this site and connect it to the member data stored for them on Facebook, they first need to log out of Facebook before visiting the website. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes can be logged within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.

The +1 button from Google+

This site uses the “+1” button from the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Users can recognize the button by the “+1” symbol on a white or colored background.

When a user views a page of this site that contains this kind of button, their browser establishes a direct connection with the Google servers. The content of the “+1” interface is transferred by Google directly to the browser, which incorporates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence over the scope of the data that Google records via the button. According to Google, no personal data are recorded without the user clicking on the button. Only when members are logged in are such data, including the IP address, recorded and processed.

The purpose and scope of the data recording and the further processing and usage of the data by Google, as well as the user’s rights and setting options associated with these for the protection of their privacy, can be found in Google’s data privacy policy for the “+1” button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html, and FAQs can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.

Twitter

This site uses buttons for the service Twitter. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Users can recognize these by words such as “Twitter” or “Follow” in connection with a stylized blue bird. Using these buttons, it is possible to share an article or page on this website on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.

When a user views a page of this website that contains this kind of button, their browser establishes a direct connection with the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter buttons is transferred by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence over the scope of the data that Twitter records with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the user based on their latest knowledge: According to this, only the user’s IP address is transferred to the URL of the relevant website when the button is used, and these will be used for no other purpose than presentation of the button.
Further information on this can be found in Twitter’s data privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy.

Tumblr

This site uses buttons for the service Tumblr. These buttons are provided by Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA, hilfe@tumblr.com. Users can recognize them by the name “Tumblr”. Using these buttons, it is possible to share an article or page on this website on Tumblr or to follow the provider on Tumblr.

When a user views a page of this website that contains this kind of button, their browser establishes a direct connection with the Tumblr servers. The content of the Tumblr servers is transferred by Tumblr directly to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence over the scope of the data that Tumblr records with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the user based on their latest knowledge. According to this, only the user’s IP address is transferred to the URL of the relevant website when the button is used, and this will be used for no other purpose than presentation of the button.
Further information on this can be found in Tumblr’s data privacy statement at http://www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy.

Objections, amendments, corrections and updates

The user has the right on request to obtain information about stored personal data relating to them and at no cost to themselves. In addition, the user has the right to rectification of incorrect data and to blocking and erasure of their personal data provided there is no statutory obligation for their retention.

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