Privacy Policy

Last update 09.07.2018

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and would like to inform you in the following about the handling of this data. We observe all data protection regulations.


1. Personal data

Personal data are according to § 3 Abs. 1 BDSG individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a certain or identifiable natural person. These are for example name, address or email address.


2. General information on the collection, processing and use of your personal data

(1) You can use our website without providing any personal data. Only technical data such as the name of your Internet browser, the page from which you are visiting us, your operating system or the number and date of your visits are stored. These anonymous data do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person and are only collected by us in order to improve our offer for you.

(2) We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as you expressly consent or this is permitted by law.

(3) The data collected will not be passed on to third parties without your expressed consent, unless we are legally obliged to do so.

(4) You may revoke your consent at any time.

(5) If you contact us (for example via contact form or e-mail), your details for processing the request will be stored.


3. Newsletter

If you use our newsletter service, we save your e-mail address and the confirmation that you agree to receive the newsletter. This is only to be able to send you the newsletter and to document our entitlement to do so. Consent to use the newsletter service can be revoked at any time by sending an email with subject “please unsubscribe” to: newsletter(at)


4. Right to information and other rights

(1) You can obtain information about your data stored by us at any time and free of charge.

(2) You may also be entitled to have your data corrected, blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.


5. Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”) is used on this website. The use includes the “Universal Analytics” operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user’s activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses “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 this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include IP anonymisation in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit:
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Purposes of the Processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use.

Legal Basis
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipients or Categories of Recipients
The recipient of the collected data is Google.

Transfer to Third Countries
Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission’s adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here.

Duration of Data Storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

Rights of the Persons affected
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set:  › Disable Google Analytics (


6. Use of Facebook Social-Media-Plugins

Our pages include plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: ›

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of their use by Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at ›


7. Use of Instagram Social-Media-Plugins

On our site functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These features are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, United States. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages do not receive knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Instagram. For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: ›


8. External links

This website contains links to other websites. Although the majority of them are our partner organisations we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these and you should read their own privacy information. The information and usage described here applies only to personal data collected by this wabsite.


9. Responsible Person

Irina Ilieva, Auguststrasse 35, 10119 Berlin, Deutschland Tel.: +49 30 260 36 477 Email: art(at)


10. Right of objection

Users of this website may exercise their right of objection and object to the processing of their personal data at any time. If you would like a correction, blocking, deletion or information about the personal data stored about you, or if you have questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or if you would like to revoke your consent, please contact the following e-mail address : art(at)