The responsible body in accordance with data protection legislation, specifically the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK), legally represented by its president, Prof. Elmar Fulda.
Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts
Eschersheimer Landstraße 29-39
D 60322 Frankfurt am Main
As a university of the State of Hesse, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts is also a public corporation and a state institution.
You may exercise the following rights at any time by contacting our data protection officer :
- Obtain information about your data stored with us and how it is processed
- Amend incorrect personal data,
- Delete your data stored with us
- Restrict the processing of your data in cases where legal obligations do not yet permit us to delete your data
- Lodge an objection to our processing of your data
- Data portability, if you have given your consent to the processing of your data or have concluded a contract with us.
If you have given your consent, you can revoke this at any time with future effect.
You are also entitled at any time to lodge a complaint with the responsible regulatory authorities. The regulatory authority is either the one responsible for the federal state in which you are officially resident or in which you work or the one responsible for the alleged breach in question. You can find a list of regulatory authorities (for the non-public sphere) and their addresses under: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Purpose of data processing by the responsible body and third parties
We process your personal data only for the purposes named in this data privacy statement. Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those named. We will transmit your personal data to third parties only if:
- You have given your express consent
- Your data need to be transmitted in order to execute a contract with you
- Your data need to be processed to fulfil a legal obligation
- Your data need to be processed in order to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-transmission of your data.
Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and minimization. We therefore store your personal data only for as long as is needed for the purposes named here or in order to comply with various legal obligations to store data for a stipulated period. Once this purpose is no longer applicable or the stipulated period has expired, the data in question will routinely be blocked or deleted as stipulated by law.
Collection of general information when you visit our website
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected using a cookie. This information (server log files) includes such things as the kind of web browser and the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, and similar. None of this data can be traced back to you personally.
This information is required for technical purposes in order to supply the content you require from a website correctly and is inevitably collected when you use the internet. It is processed for the following specific purposes:
- To ensure a trouble-free connection to the website,
- To ensure trouble-free use of our website
- To evaluate the security and stability of the system
- For other administrative purposes
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interests ensuing from the purposes of data collection named above. We do not use the data to draw any conclusions about your person. The data are received only by the responsible body and where necessary by data processors appointed for this purpose.
Anonymous information of this kind may in some cases be evaluated by us for statistical purposes in order to optimize our website and the technology that supports it.
Like many other websites we use so-called “cookies.” Cookies are small text files transmitted from a website server to your hard drive. By using cookies we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser and operating system used, and your internet connection.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to your computer. Using the information contained in cookies we can facilitate your navigation of our website and enable our web pages to be displayed correctly.
Under no circumstances will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or a link to personal data created without your consent.
Registering on our website
When you register in order to use our personalized services, certain personal data are collected, such as your name, address, and contact and communication data like your telephone number and e-mail address. Once you have registered with us you will have access to content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option at any time of changing or deleting the data supplied when they registered should they wish to do so. Of course, we will also inform you at any time about your personal data that we are storing. We are happy to correct or delete these data upon request, insofar as there are no legal data storage obligations that run counter to this. To contact us for this purpose, please use the contact data given at the end of this data privacy statement.
In order to ensure that your data are secure while being transmitted we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
Users of our website have the option of subscribing to a newsletter. The newsletter system we use is kulturkurier.de supplied by data kulturlink ag (Berlin). To be sure to comply with legal provisions and conform to data privacy standards the so-called double opt-in method is used. Here the potential recipient first receives an e-mail with a confirmation link. Only after confirmation is the user’s e-mail address added to the distribution list. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and the use of your e-mail address for the purpose of sending the newsletter via the “unsubscribe” link at the end of each newsletter. For further information please go to: http://hilfe.kulturkurier.de/kulturnewsletter/
Which personal data are transmitted to the person responsible for processing them when you subscribe to the newsletter is evident from the input-mask. When you subscribe to the newsletter we also store the IP address used by your computer system at the point when you registered for the newsletter as well as the date and time you subscribed. The IP address is assigned by your internet service provider (ISP). The collection of these data is necessary in order to be able to trace (potential) abuse of your e-mail address at a later point in time and therefore serves as legal protection for the person responsible for processing your data.
The personal data collected when you subscribe to the newsletter will be used solely for the purpose of sending the newsletter. These data also enable subscribers to the newsletter to be informed by e-mail insofar as this is necessary to operate the newsletter service or for a registration in this connection, for example if changes are made in the newsletter or if there are changes in the technical circumstances. None of the personal data collected in the context of the newsletter service will be transmitted to third parties.
In order to track opening and click rates we set so-called tracking codes in the newsletter (but not in the system mails used to subscribe or unsubscribe) in order to record when the newsletter is opened and when web links are called up. This information is collected and stored in a pseudo-anonymized form. To do this we replace all personal data (such your e-mail address) with a code (pseudonym). This means that we do not store any personal data together with use data, such as data about the opening of the newsletter or the calling up of web links. It also ensures that these data cannot be matched at a later point in time. If you as a recipient object to this pseudo-anonymized tracking you can remove yourself from the list using the opt-out link at the end of each newsletter.
When you contact us via e-mail to ask questions of any kind or when you submit a contact form, you are hereby giving us your voluntary consent (to use your data) for the purpose of contacting you. To do this, a valid e-mail address is required. This is used to assign the enquiry and to answer it. Supplying any other data is optional. The data supplied by you will be stored in order to process your enquiry and for potential further questions or enquiries. Once your enquiry has been dealt with, your personal data will automatically be deleted.
Use of Matomo for web analysis
This website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), a piece of open-source software for the statistical evaluation of visits to the website. Matomo uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyze your use of the website.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is stored on a server in France.
The IP address is anonymized directly after it has been processed and before it is stored. You have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by changing the settings in your browser software. But please note that if you change the settings you may not be able to access the full range of functions on our website.
Information about HfMDK social media channels
The HfMDK uses its social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube purely for public relations purposes. The use of our social media channels is not necessary in order to communicate with us. Information published on our social media channels can be obtained in the same or similar form via our website www.hfmdk-frankfurt.de. You may also contact us personally at any time by using the telephone numbers or email addresses given on the individual webpages.
The HfMDK’s social media channels and the pages of individual social media are visible to anyone without registration, but for interaction a personal profile is always required. We would like to point out that you are responsible for your own use of social media providers. This refers especially to the use of interactive functions like sharing or commenting. Please refer to the data privacy notices of the social media providers in question for information about the purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of your data (see below).
The data processed during the use of social media providers are processed by the provider and may be transferred to countries outside of the European Union. The HfMDK has no influence on the type and quantity of the data processed by the provider, the purpose of processing and usage or the transfer of the data to third parties, especially to countries outside of the European Union.
Information about Facebook's purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of your data can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.
Information about Instagram's purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of your data can be found here: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875?helpref=page_content
Information about Twitters's purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of your data can be found here: https://www.twitter.com/en/privacy
Information about YouTube's purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of your data can be found here: https://www.policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en