Legal Notice

The following information contains the legally prescribed declarations regarding provider identification, as well as legal advice regarding the internet presence of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz (National Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage).

Content Provider

The legally constituted content provider of this internet presence is the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
General Directorate
Stauffenbergstraße 41
10785 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 266 0
E-Mail: kommunikation[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

Representative

The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz is legally represented by their President, Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. mult. Hermann Parzinger. He is represented by the Deputy Director General of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Prof. Dr. Christina Haak.

VAT number

The VAT identification number of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz is: DE 338204900.

Responsible Party (in Accordance with German Press Law)

Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper
Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 6
10117 Berlin

Copyright and Rights of Use

All text contained on this website is covered by a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 DE licence. For all other content (images, videos, audio files), the licencing is outlined in the respective copyright notice. Where the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz owns the necessary rights for the content, it is labelled with the corresponding CC logo or the suffix "CC NC-BY-SA". For all other content and for the layout of the website, universal copyright applies.

For content on this website that was not produced by the operators of the site, the copyright of third parties is respected. Furthermore, content belonging to third parties is labelled as such. Should you nevertheless identify a violation of copyright, we ask that you notify us of the matter. As soon as we are made aware of copyright violations, we will remove the offending content.

Disclaimer

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz works actively to ensure that the content of these webpages is correct and up-to-date. Nevertheless, it is impossible to rule out all mistakes and irregularities. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin does not take responsibility for the currency, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided.

The Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz is not liable for material or immaterial damages caused by using or not using the information provided, or caused directly or indirectly by using faulty or incomplete information, unless it can be proved to have deliberately caused harm or acted with gross negligence. The same applies to software available for free download.

All offers are non-binding and subject to change without prior notice. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz explicitly reserves the right to alter, supplement or delete parts or the entirety of the website's content, or to temporarily or completely discontinue publication without further notice.

Liability for "external content" – for example through direct or indirect links to other providers and websites – requires active knowledge of illegal or criminal content. "External content" is marked as such in suitable fashion. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz has no influence whatsoever on "external content" and do not endorse any of this content. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz possesses no active knowledge about illegal or illicit content on the pages of providers that can be reached through links on its website. However, if these linked pages do contain illegal or illicit content, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz explicitly distances itself from this content.

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preussischer Kulturbesitz makes all efforts to respect in all publications the copyright of images, audio files, video sequences and texts, to use its own images, audio files, video sequences and text, or to use images, audio files, video sequences and texts from the public domain.

All trademarks mentioned on this website and (where applicable) protected by third parties are subject to the regulations of the relevant trademark registration law and the property rights of the registered owner, without restrictions. The mere mention of a trademark does not imply that it is not protected by the rights of third parties.

Legal Validity of this Disclaimer

This disclaimer is an integral part of the website to which this page was linked. If any part of this text does not completely comply with current laws, the content of the other parts of the document remains valid.

Supplementary

This website is part of the website of the National Museums in Berlin, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation).

 

November 2022

Privacy

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museums) – Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation) – is committed to handling your personal data in a responsible manner and to providing transparency about its use.

1. Why does the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin collect data and utilize user analysis software?

As a general rule, we collect and use personal data related to our users only to the extent that this is necessary for us to ensure the functionality of the webpages and to deliver our content and services. For example, it is necessary for our system to temporarily save a user's IP address in order to facilitate a stable and secure delivery of the webpages to the computer of the user. To this end, it is necessary to save the anonymised IP address of the user for the duration of 60 days. This data will be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary.

The data will not be used in any other way or passed on to third parties.

2. What rights do users of our webpages have?

In relation to personal data and our website, you have the following rights, as defined by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation:

Additionally, you have the right to make a complaint to a data privacy regulating body about the way we have processed your personal data (art. 77 GDPR). For the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) is the relevant body.

3. What data are collected?

a) Functionality of the webpages and creation of log files

With every visit to our webpages, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the computer producing the traffic. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin has a legitimate interest in processing this personal information as enshrined in art. 6 para. 1f of the GDPR. Out legitimate interest is the functionality and user-friendliness of the website.

The following data are collected:

Log files allow website operators to monitor activities on their websites. The access logs of the web server keep a record of when each particular page was visited. This includes the following data: IP address, directory protection users, date, time, pages visited, protocols, status codes, data size, referrer, user agent, host name used.

Hosting, operation and development: website

The website and the ticket shop of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin are hosted on a server belonging to the company Mittwald. Mittwald saves data for the following periods of time:

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin has carefully selected the service provider Mittwald. A contract was signed with these service providers to regulate data processing. Mittwald GmbH are obliged to follow the instructions of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and their activities are regularly evaluated.

b) Which cookies do the webpages of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin use?

Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer when you visit a website and are accessed by the browser you use. Cookies allow information to be exchanged between computer programmes or to be saved for a limited time. Specific information is transmitted to our systems from the saved cookies. However they are unable to operate a programme or transfer viruses to your computer.

Cookies can only be saved if you have authorized this in your browser settings. Therefore, as a user, you also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing your settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or limit the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can be done automatically.

With every visit to a website, and every time you access a file online, it is typical for browsers to transmit data.

Cookies that are necessary for the functioning of the website are regulated under art. 6, para. 1e of the GDPR. All other cookies are processed only with user consent, in accordance with art. 6, para. 1a of the GDPR.

Of the data that is transmitted when you visit these webpages, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin saves the following information:

The webpages of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin uses cookies very sparingly. This means that you can generally also view these webpages without cookies. The cookies we use (so-called transient cookies) guarantee that the webpages function seamlessly. The validity of these cookies is limited to the individual web session. As soon as you shut down your browser, these so-called "session cookies" are deleted.

c) Images and videos of individuals on the website

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has strengthened the rights of affected individuals. It is possible that there are older images or videos on our website that show people who did not give their consent to be photographed or recorded. If this affects you, then you have the right to object to the use of the photos.

d) Presence on online channels and incorporated content

Online channels of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

We are active on social media and platforms with our own profiles, in order to communicate with visitors, interested individuals and users, and to inform them about our services. This activity is regarded as serving a legitimate interest as regulated by art. 6 para. 1f of the GDPR. The legitimate interest is the quick and uncomplicated communication required for our work in the field of public relations.

When accessing the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing policies of the respective operators apply.

We also integrate content from a number of online channels into our webpages to enhance user experience by providing multimedia content. The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, together with the respective service providers, are responsible for the collection and transmission of personal data in connection with this embedded content. It is the responsibility of the respective service provider to ensure that the applicable data processing guidelines are observed when processing the data.

Sketchfab

The Sketchfab account of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin is operated by Sketchfab (Sketchfab Inc., 1123 Broadway, Ste 501, New York, NY 10010, USA).

For the integration and display of interactive 3D models, our website uses the platform sketchfab.com offered by the provider Sketchfab.

Sketchfab is used in the interest of providing an appealing presentation of our online content. This represents a legitimate interest as outlined in art. 6 para. 1f of the GDPR.

Details about how user data are managed on Sketchfab are available in their data policy at: https://sketchfab.com/privacy.

Vimeo

For the integration and display of video content, our website uses the platform "Vimeo" offered by the provider Vimeo Inc. (Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA).

Vimeo is used in the interest of a providing an appealing presentation of our online content. This represents a legitimate interest as outlined in art. 6 para. 1f of the GDPR.

Details about how user data is managed on Vimeo are available in their data policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

YouTube

The YouTube channel of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is operated by YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland).

For the integration and display of video content, our website uses the platform "YouTube" offered by the provider Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland).

YouTube is used in the interest of providing an appealing presentation of our online content. This represents a legitimate interest as outlined in art. 6 para. 1f of the GDPR.

Details about how user data are managed on YouTube are available in their data policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Spotify

For the integration and display of audio content, our website uses the platform "Spotify" offered by the provider Spotify (Spotify headquarters: Spotify AB, Regeringsgatan 19, SE-111 53 Stockholm, Sweden).

Spotify is used in the interest of a providing an appealing presentation of our online content. This represents a legitimate interest as outlined in art. 6 para. 1f of the GDPR.

Details about how user data is managed on Spotify are available in their data policy at: https://www.spotify.com/us/legal/privacy-policy/.

4. Who is responsible for content and maintenance, and who looks after data protection?

The Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, legally represented by the president, Prof. Dr. hc. mult. Hermann Parzinger, is responsible for data protection on these webpages.

Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz
Von-der-Heydt-Straße 16-18
10785 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)30 266 412889
E-Mail: info[at]hv.spk-berlin.de
Website: www.preussischer-kulturbesitz.de

For questions regarding data protection, the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz has a data protection officer whom you can contact at our postal address (addressed to the "data protection officer") or at datenschutzbeauftragte[at]hv.spk-berlin.de

5. Changes to the Privacy Policy

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin reserves the right to adapt this policy to meet technological developments and changes to legal frameworks. The date of the most recent version of this data protection policy can be found at the end of this document.

 

Date: March 2021