Information about our privacy policy and processing of your personal data

Privacy policy

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. is committed to data protection in general and to the protection of your personal data. We gladly set out the basis on which we will process any personal information we collect from you or that you provide to us.

Your data are processed on behalf of 

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V.
Jägerstraße 23
10117 Berlin

You can contact us at infoberlin@vatmh.org.  
All contact data and additional information can be found on our website: www.vatmh.org/en/contact.html.

b) When registering for our newsletter

If, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO have expressly consented, we use your e-mail address to regularly send you our newsletter. For the receipt of the newsletter the indication of an e-mail address is sufficient.

Cancelling your subscription is possible at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively you can also send your unsubscribe request to infola@vatmh.org by e-mail at any time.

3. Disclosure of data

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.
We only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have given explicit consent to this, according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO is a legal obligation,
  • this is legally permissible and according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO is required for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

Inside the cookie information is stored, each resulting from the connection of our website with a specific terminal used by you. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our services more convenient. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our page.

In addition, to improve usability, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to take advantage of our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made, so you do not have to re-enter them.

On the other hand, we use cookies in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our services (see Section 5). These cookies allow us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.

The data processed by cookies are for the purposes mentioned in order to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as third parties according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO required.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or always a hint appears before a new cookie is created. However, disabling cookies completely may mean that you can not use all features of our website.

5. Analysis tools

a) Tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. With the tracking measures to be used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

i) Youtube, Vimeo and Soundcloud

If you want to see and hear embedded video and audio recording on this site, personal information (IP address) will be sent to the operator of the video portal. Therefore, it is possible for the video provider to save your traffic and analyze your behavior.

The use of YouTube, Vimeo and Soundcloud is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

ii) Google

Google fonts
We incorporate the fonts ("Google Fonts") provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google ReCaptcha
We use the "ReCaptcha" to detect bots, e.g. when entering into online forms, provided Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

6. Social Media

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. operates pages and accounts on the following social networks:

  • Facebook: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland. For more information about Facebook's data processing and how to set privacy preferences, visit http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Facebook has submitted to the EU Privacy Shield (certificate available at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
  • Instagram: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland. For more information on Instagram's data processing and how to set privacy preferences, visit https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875?helpref=page_content. Facebook has submitted to the EU Privacy Shield (certificate available at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
  • Twitter: Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). For more information on Twitter's data processing and how to set privacy preferences, visit https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en. Twitter has submitted to the EU Privacy Shield (certificate available at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active).
  • Soundcloud: SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany. For more information on Facebook's data processing and how to set privacy preferences, visit https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.
  • Vimeo: Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, NY, New York 10011, USA ,. For more information on Twitter's data processing and how to set privacy preferences, visit https://vimeo.com/privacy

The use of this social media is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

7. Affected rights

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can aks us to provide information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a the right to complain, the source of the data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, immediately demand the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored with us;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of Legal claims is required;
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data according to Art. 18 GDPR, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you assert this, Exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible;
  • according to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO, to revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our office.

8. Right to object

If your personal data are based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO are processed, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to infoberlin@vatmh.org.

9. Updating and changing this privacy policy

This privacy policy is valid as of May 2018.

As a result of the further development of our website and offers thereof or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current privacy policy can be retrieved and printed by you at any time on the website at http://www.vatmh.org/en/data_protection.html