Privacy

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 all the pages of the website, the Online Collections area at objekte.jmberlin.de (in German), and the blog at https://www.jmberlin.de/blog-en/ (hereinafter referred to as the "Webpages"), as well as the Online Shop at shop.jmberlin.de (hereinafter referred to as the "Online Shop").

You have the right to require information from us at any time about the data we have saved concerning you, as well as a right, under certain circumstances, to demand the correction, blockage, or deletion of data. If you wish to object to the collection, processing, or use of your personal data pursuant to this Data Privacy Policy, whether in whole or for specific measures, you may e-mail, fax or post your objection to the following address:

Foundation for the Jewish Museum Berlin
Dr. Gerhard Stahr
Lindenstrasse 9-14
10969 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 300
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 409
website@jmberlin.de

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 the Online Shop, our newsletter, our press mailing list, information about our circle of friends and application for a membership, an online form for booking tours or participation in conferences, an e-mail form to sign up for other events, a form for giving us your feedback, and the comments section in our Blog and under various objects displayed in Online Collections, all of which you are welcome to use if you like. Furthermore, school administrators can apply online to have the on.tour bus visit their schools.

Online Shop

Personal data are automatically collected, processed, and used to the extent necessary for the initiation and execution of the agreement, in compliance with privacy law, and they are also stored for the purpose of internal, anonymous, statistical surveys. We employ the data of our registered users moreover in order to update our databanks as well as maintain and service their client accounts.

The Foundation of the Jewish Museum Berlin has the right to forward your data to third parties whom it has engaged to organize or sell tickets to an event which you would attend, to the extent necessary for that purpose. The Foundation of the Jewish Museum Berlin oversees, pursuant to § 11 of the German Federal Data Privacy Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG), such third parties’ compliance with privacy law in using any customer data so forwarded. We herewith expressly declare that the Foundation of the Jewish Museum Berlin itself and any third parties it has engaged will keep your personal data strictly confidential and use it only to the extent here described. Payments are processed by Paymill GmbH, St.-Martin-Strasse 63, 81669 Munich.

Registration

In using our online services, you must personally fill out, completely and correctly, all data fields marked as required fields.

If you wish to use our online services repeatedly, you may provide your personal data for saving to the Foundation of the Jewish Museum Berlin (registration). For this, you must create a password for access.
The data so transmitted to us can be deleted in full at any time upon request (deletion of your account).

Persons under 18 years of age are not permitted to transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians.

The statutory requirements with respect to the privacy of data, and therewith the content of this statement of our privacy policy, evolve continuously.

We reserve the right to send our registered users, from time to time, notices concerning our guidelines as then in effect. We recommend, however, that you regularly visit our Webpages and Online Shop, in order to become aware of any changes. To the extent nothing different has been provided for and agreed upon, the use of all information that we have concerning a registered user and his or her user accounts remains subject to this statement of our privacy policy. We herewith expressly declare that we shall make significant amendments to the statement of our privacy policy, which lead to weaker protection of user data already in our possession, only with your consent.

Payment Service Providers

In the event of any payment via PayPal or by credit card via PayPal, we forward your payment data, in the context of settling payment, to PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie., S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”). PayPal reserves the right to conduct a credit check for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal, or – if offered – “payment against invoice” via PayPal.

For further information on data privacy provisions, please see PayPal’s statement on its privacy policy:
https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=en_DE

Cookies

We use cookies on our Webpages to make our website overall more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small files that are saved on your data storage device and that store specific settings and data that are exchanged between your browser and our system. Furthermore, cookies 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 transmits some of these cookies to 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 (so-called "persistent cookies"). You may of course disable cookies at any time, provided your browser supports this function. In the event cookies are disabled, however, the functionality of our website for you may be restricted.

Piwik

Our Webpages use "Piwik", an open source web analytics application published under the GNU General Public License available at http://piwik.org/ (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. Please be advised, however, 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 forth above and for the aforementioned purpose. For more information about Piwik and data privacy, please visit http://piwik.org/privacy/.

Share function

Our Webpages also include links to our online profiles at Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Clicking on 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 related to the Jewish Museum Berlin, leave comments, and 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.

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.

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, priority announcements, 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 contact details provided above.

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, we kindly ask that you comply with our netiquette policy.

Rights to information and revocation

You have the right to revoke, at any time but with future effect, any consent you have given.

Your personal data will be deleted, provided no statutorily mandated data retention period applies, when you revoke your consent to our storing it, when knowledge of you is no longer required for the purpose for which the data was stored, or when storing such data is impermissible under other provisions of law.

Should a statutorily mandated data retention period under the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch) bar deletion, your data will be blocked.

Please send all requests for information, inquiries, or revocations of consent concerning data processing to the contact details provided above.