Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website of the Jewish Museum Berlin. Below you will find information about how we use your personal data.

1. Responsible company

The company responsible for collecting, processing and using your personal data within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) is Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin. The webpages of the Jewish Museum Berlin include the sections Museum on Site, including the subpages on Special Exhibitions, Kids Students Teachers, Online Showcase and Blog (hereinafter referred to as the “Webpages”). If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your personal data pursuant to this Data Privacy Policy, whether in full or for specific measures, you may e-mail, fax or post your objection to the following address:

Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14
10969 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 300
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 409

2. Collection, processing and use of personal data

It is possible for you to visit our Webpages without sending us your personal data – with the exception of the data your browser transmits in order to allow you to access the Webpages. Specifically, the data required is:

– Date and time of access
– IP address of the end device
– Uniform Resource Locator (URL) requested by the end device
– HTTP status code
– Information about the browser and operating system used by the end device

In addition to the purely informational use of our Webpages, we also offer our visitors services for which we require additional personal data. These services include a newsletter, a press mailing list, an online form for booking tours for our educational programs and a comments section in our Blog section that you are welcome to use if you like. Furthermore, school administrators can apply online to have the on.tour bus visit their schools.

3. Cookies

We use cookies on our Webpages to make our website overall more user friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small files that are stored on your data storage device and that store specific settings and data that are exchanged between your browser and our system. Furthermore, cookies also allow us, for instance, to measure how often pages are accessed and how visitors navigate our website in general. Please be advised that our server stores some of these cookies on your computer system; these are mostly “session cookies”. Session cookies are automatically deleted from your hard drive once the browser session ends. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system the next time you visit (“persistent cookies”). You may of course disable cookies at any time, provided your browser supports this function.

3.1 Piwik

Our Webpages use “Piwik”, an open source web analytics application published under the GNU General Public License available at (hereinafter referred to as “Piwik”). Piwik uses a cookie to analyze your user behavior when you visit our Webpages. The cookie, which is stored on your computer when you visit the Webpages, also saves and transmits your masked IP address. This means that when the data is transmitted to our server, the IP address is anonymized in such a way that we cannot identify you as a visitor of our website. The usage data transmitted to us by the cookie is analyzed only by us and is not disclosed to third parties. The analysis serves only to help us optimize and improve our website.

You may configure your browser to prevent the cookie from being installed. However, please be advised that, if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all the features available on our Webpages. You may furthermore prevent the cookie-generated data based on your usage of these Webpages (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by selecting the following box. Your browser then creates an “opt-out cookie”, preventing Piwik from collecting usage data. Please note: Deleting your browser’s cookies also deletes the opt-out cookie. You can re-enable the cookie by re-selecting this box.

By using our Webpages, you consent to the processing of data collected about you, in the manner set out above and for the aforementioned purpose. For more information about Piwik and data privacy, please visit

3.2 Share function

We have incorporated the “AddToAny” plugin into our Webpages so that you can share the content on social media platforms. Scrolling over the “Share” function brings up a selection of popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Digg or Google+. Before you can share the content, you will be asked to enter the username and password for the respective platform. This tells the platform server which Webpage on our website you are currently visiting.

The plugin uses cookies in order to show you the social media platforms you prefer the most. Log files of the web queries are also generated that contain the IP address and information about the browser and the operating system. For more information about the Share function of the AddToAny plugin, please visit

Our Webpages also include links to our online profiles at Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Clicking these links does not transmit any data to the servers of these service providers. You can visit the profiles of the Jewish Museum Berlin on these social networks to find out about the latest activities and topics surrounding the Jewish Museum Berlin, to leave comments and to connect with us and other users. Your opinion is important to us, which is why we welcome constructive comments that promote spirited discussions. We kindly ask that you treat each other with respect and that you comply with our netiquette policy on our website.

3.3 Embedded videos

Our Webpages include embedded videos from the video-sharing websites YouTube and Vimeo. The YouTube videos include cookies set by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. These cookies expire after a maximum of two years. For more information about the video-sharing websites and data privacy, please review the privacy policies of YouTube and Vimeo.

4. Newsletter

You will be asked to provide your e-mail address when first registering for our newsletter. We will use your e-mail address only for sending you information about events, invitations, advance information or other information related directly to the Jewish Museum Berlin. We will store your e-mail address until you unsubscribe from our newsletter. By clicking the box next to “Please send me information on a regular basis by e-mail. I agree that my data will be stored electronically, for this purpose only.” on the online registration form, you are providing your consent that we may store your e-mail address. You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the corresponding link in the newsletter or by submitting a corresponding request to the address provided in section 1.

5. Blog

You are invited to leave comments on our blog (“Blogerim – From the corridors of the Jewish Museum Berlin”). You can do so by providing your name and e-mail address and then writing your comment. We will publish your name and comment after your post is approved. We will delete your comment only if you specifically request us to do so. Your e-mail address is not published and is collected only to prevent misuse of the comments feature. As is the case with comments shared on social networks (section 3.2), we kindly ask that you comply with our netiquette policy.

6. Right to information and revocation

You have the right to demand information from us at any time regarding the data about you which is stored with us and, if applicable, the right to have that data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have given your consent that your data may be used, you may revoke this consent at any time. Please send all requests for information, inquiries or revocations concerning data processing to the address provided in section 1.

7. Downloading and printing

You may print or save this Data Privacy Policy directly from your browser (in most cases by clicking “Save as” in the “File” drop-down menu). You may also download and save a PDF file of this document by clicking here. Adobe Reader (available free of charge at or a similar program that can read the portable document format (PDF) is required to view the PDF file.