EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Dear readers,

Data protection is a matter of trust and your trust is important to us!
We point out that we do not make any data available to third parties.
Should the collection of personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) be required, it is always done on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.


We would like to inform you that due to the new EU Data Protection Regulation (DSVGO) on May 25, 2018, new privacy policies apply.
You do not have to do or arrange anything else unless you wish to oppose our new terms and conditions. In this case, you have no right to use our website. If you do not object to this change notice, the new privacy policy will be deemed approved by you.

EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
according to the European Data Protection Act valid from 25.05.2018
Relevant legal text:

  1. General information
    The following notes give a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that personally identifies you.
    Data collection on our website
    Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
    The data processing on this website is carried out by the current website operator: Winter Stiftung. Kunst Kultur Soziales, Hamburg, administrator: Dr. S. Mensing. Email: winterstiftung(at)  Contact details can be found in the imprint of the website.
    Your data will be collected on the way, that you tell us. This may be e.g. to trade data that you enter in a contact form.
    Other data can be collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are above all technical data (for example Internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). The collection of this data is automatic as soon as you enter our website.
    Part of the data is collected to ensure a flawless provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
    At any time you have the right to obtain free information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time by email. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
    When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior can not be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.
    You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this privacy policy.
  2. General information and mandatory information
    data protection
    The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data with absolute confidentiality and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.
    If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal information is information that personally identifies you. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
    Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
    The responsible data processing unit on this website is:
    Winter Stiftung. Kunst Kultur Soziales, Hamburg, administrator: Dr. S. Mensing. Email: winterstiftung(at)
    Responsible entity is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
    Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
    You have the right to request your data that we processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract,in a standard machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another authorized person in charge, this will only be done to the extent technically and legal feasible.
    This site currently does not use SSL or TLS encryption. An encrypted connection is in processing. The activation is indicated by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and to the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.
    You have the right to free information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can always contact us under the email address given in the imprint.
    The use of published data in the context of the imprint obligation contact information for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby rejected. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.
    3. Data collection on our website
    The internet pages can use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.
    Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
    You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
    Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you wish to use (eg shopping cart function) are processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR saved. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (such as cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.
    The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
    • IP address in anonymous form (alienated)
    • Date and time of the request
    • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
    • content of the request (concrete page)
    • Access status / HTTP status code
    • each transferred amount of data
    • Website from which the request comes
    • Browser
    • Operating system and its interface
    • Language and version of the browser software
    A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done.
    The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or precontractual measures.
    Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.On our website, contact via the provided e-mail address is possible. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored.
    The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 para 1.lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
    The processing of personal data when sending an e-mail is used to process the contact. When contacting by e-mail the processing of the data is in the necessary legitimate interest.
    The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of their survey. For the personal data sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.
    The user has the possibility at any time to revoke his consent to the processing of the personal data. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation can not continue.
    The revocation can be submitted by mail or e-mail.
    4. Plugins and Tools
    Google Web Fonts
    This site may uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
    To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
    If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.
    More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at in Google’s Privacy Policy:
    5. Copyright
    5.1 The Content of the website, design, structure, texts and all images are protected by international copyright laws. Copyright belongs to Winter Stiftung I Winter Foundation, the artists or other legal copyright holder. In particular, it is not permitted to copy, edit, print or publish this. Infringements can be prosecuted under criminal and civil law. Permission can only be given in single cases on written request.
    5.2 Protected names are used only if they are part of a project or description. All brand names and protected trademarks and images belong to the legal owner. Our use is just for private description of the single web viewer.
    5.3 Images of artworks are under copyright of the artists; independent from this variations and procedures can be under copyright of the editor. Images of publicly accessible works of art are for information only and do not represent reproductions. If a party claims the copyright to an image, it is deemed to be agreed not to take any legal steps at first, but to give us the opportunity to make a change in the desired form or to delete the corresponding file, provided we can prove it.
    5.4 We are not granting any permission or otherwise acting on behalf of any third party in connection with any Open Access Images. We do not represent or warrant that the use of any Open Access Images in any way will not violate the copyrights or other rights of third parties (such as trademark rights, privacy rights or publicity rights). This applies in particular to the possibility that manipulations of any kind should interfere with the content and form of the website. After becoming aware of such a situation, the web service will immediately remove any unlawful changes.
    5.5 When you download or use Open Access Images in any way, you are solely responsible for determining and complying with any applicable third-party rights and conditions.
    5.6 You acknowledge and agree that: (a) your use of Open Access Images is at your own risk; and (b) we will not be liable to you or any third party for any claims, demands, damages or losses of any kind resulting directly or indirectly from your use of or inability to use any Open Access Images in any way.
    6. Change of our privacy policy
    We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Updated 05.06.2018. I 17.12.2019

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