Data Protection Declaration

Provider and responsible party in terms of the law on data protection

weißensee academy of art berlin
Data Protection Offcer
Bühringstraße 20
13086 Berlin

Scope of application

In this data protection declaration, users are given information about the way and extent their personal data is collected and used by the responsible provider.
The data protection framework is provided by the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz / BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz /TMG).

Gathering general information

Each time this website is accessed, we and/or the web space provider gathers information automatically. This information, also known as server log fles, is of a general nature and cannot be traced back to specifc individuals.
Information collected includes: name of website, fle, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which accessed our service) and the IP address.
Without this data, it would be technically impossible to deliver and represent the content of this website. Therefore the collection of this data is necessary. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. It helps us to optimize our service and technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log fles in cases where illegal use of our services and content is suspected.


If you register for our newsletter, we use the data entered by you exclusively for this purpose, or to inform you about circumstances relevant to this service or your registration. To receive our newsletter, a valid e-mail address is required. This address will be stored until the subscription is cancelled.

The newsletter is distributed by CleverReach, D-26180 Rastede, and data protection is ensured through s legal contract. Clever reach does not store any IP addresses, and does not track users. The company’s servers are located within the European Union.

It is always possible to revoke your consent to the processing of your date, your e-mail address and its use for sending our newsletter. There is a link in every newsletter for this purpose. In addition, you may inform us about revoking your consent via the contact possibilities listed in this document. Your data will be erased within 30 days.

Contact form

If you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we will store the information you provide in order to answer your enquiry and ask possible follow-up questions.

Integration of third-party services and content

Our offer sometimes includes contents, services, and performances of other providers. These include maps or calendars provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube or Vimeo, and graphics and images from other websites. The transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary so that these data can be called up and displayed in the user's browser. The providers (hereinafter referred to as "third party providers") thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.

Even though we make every effort to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address in order to deliver content, we have no infuence on whether the IP address may be stored by them. In this case, this process serves statistical purposes, among others. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users accordingly.


This website uses so-called cookies. These are text fles that are stored on your computer by the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. We do not pass this data on to third parties or link it to personal data without their consent.
Cookies fulfll two main tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our website and enable the website to be displayed correctly. They are not used to introduce viruses or start programs.

Users can access our website without cookies. To do this, the relevant settings must be changed in the browser. Please inform yourself with the help function of your browser on how to deactivate cookies. However, we would like to point out that this may impair some of the functions of this website and limit user comfort.
The websites (USA) and (Europe) enable you to manage cookies for online advertising.


On this website we use the software "Matomo" (, a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. The software sets a cookie on your computer. If the website "" is called up, the following data is stored:

  • the IP address of the user, shortened by the last two bytes (anonymized)
  • the called subpage and time of the call
  • the page from which the user reached our website (referrer)
  • which browser is used with which plugins, which operating system and which screen resolution
  • the time spent on the website
  • the pages that are accessed from the called subpage

The data collected with Matomo is stored on our own servers. A passing on to third parties does not take place.

Data economy

In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we only store personal data for as long as is necessary or prescribed by law (statutory storage period). If the purpose of the information collected no longer applies or if the storage period ends, we will block or delete the data.

Your rights to information, rectifcation, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to request information about the personal data stored by us and/or to demand correction, blocking, or deletion. Exceptions: Data for which data storage is required for the business completion, or data are subject to the legal storage obligation. For these purposes, please contact our data protection offcer (contact information at the end of this data protection statement).

In order to be able to consider a data block at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a block fle for control purposes. If there is no legal obligation to archive the data, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you so wish.

Modifcation of our data protection declaration

We reserve the right to make changes at any time in order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with the current legal requirements. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then take effect the next time you visit our website.