German Music Council gGmbH
Managing Director: Stefan Piendl
Chairman of the supervisory board: Prof. Martin Maria Krüger
Registered office of the company: Bonn
District Court Bonn | HRB 12672
Your rights as a data subject
You can exercise your rights in any of the following areas at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:
- information about your data stored by us and its processing,
- correction of incorrect personal data,
- deletion of your data stored by us,
- restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
- objection to the processing of your data by us, and
- data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.
You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your appropriate supervisory authority depends on your place of residence, your work, or the alleged violation. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses can be found at:
Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties
- you have given your express consent to this,
- the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you,
- the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,
- the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.
Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Collection of general information when visiting our website
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and the like. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.
This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the Internet. In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:
- ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website,
- ensuring the smooth use of our website,
- evaluating system security and stability, and
- for other administrative purposes.
The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest from the aforementioned data collection purposes. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Recipi-ents of the data are only the responsible party and, if applicable, order processors.
Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, if necessary, in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.
Like many other websites, we use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system, and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate your navigation and enable the correct display of our web pages.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption meth-ods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
On the basis of your expressly given consent, we will send our newsletter or comparable information regularly by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.
For the receipt of the newsletter, the specification of your e-mail address is sufficient. When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter offer or technical circumstances).
A valid e-mail address is necessary for an effective registration. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double-opt-in" procedure. For this purpose, we log the placing of an order for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail, and the receipt of the requested response. No further data is collected. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form regarding questions of any kind, you give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address. This serves the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. The provision of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completion of your request, personal data will be deleted automatically.
Use of Matomo
This website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor traffic. Matomo uses so-called cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users interact with the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on a server in France.
The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is stored. You have the option to prevent the installation of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. We would like to point out that with the corresponding setting, not all functions of this website may be available.
You can decide whether a unique web analytics cookie may be placed in your browser to enable the website operator to collect and analyze various statistical data.
Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)
In order to display our content correctly and in a graphically appealing manner across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Webfonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts or prevents access, content is displayed in a standard font.
Calling up script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – although it is currently unclear whether and for what purposes - that the operators of such libraries collect data.
Use of Google Maps
Detailed instructions on managing your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.
Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our websites, we embed YouTube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells YouTube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
Those who have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect any such cookies when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection statement will then apply to your next visit.
Questions to the data protection officer
Our (external) company data protection officer, RA Prof. Clemens Pustejovsky, is available at any time to answer questions and provide information on data protection at the e-mail address email@example.com .