Privacy statement

Our company, the Beethovenfest Bonn, Germany, take the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adhere to the regulations of the data protection laws. When our internet page enables you to enter personal or business data (email address, name, postal address) this exclusively happens voluntarily. In no case we will sell the collected data or transfer them to third parties.

1. Name and contact data of the responsible processing person as well as of the responsible data protection officer

This privacy information counts for data inbound services executed by:

Responsible person: Internationale Beethovenfest Bonn (hereinafter: Beethovenfest), Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany, email:, phone: +49 (0)228 – 20 10 30, fax: +49 (0)228 – 20 10 333

The responsible data protection officer of Beethovenfest is resident and at dhpg IT-Services GmbH, Bunsenstr. 10a, 51647 Gummersbach, Germany, resp. available at and +49 (2261) 8195-0.

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as kind and purpose of use  

a) When visiting the website
When visiting our website the browser of your terminal device automatically sends information to our website’s server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called logfile. The following information is collected without your action and stored until its automized deletion:

• IP address of the contacting computer
• date and time of the acces
• name and URL of the retrieved file
• website allowing the access (referrer-URL)
• used browser and maybe the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

This data is being used for the following purposes:
• to guarantee a smooth connection to our website
• to guarantee a comfortable use of our website
• assessment of the system’s security and stability as well as
• for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is laid down in Art. 6 seq. 1 sent. 1 lit. f of the of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

b) When registering for our newsletter
After you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. a GDPR we use your email address to send you our newsletter regularly. The indication of your email address is sufficient to receive our newsletter. The cancellation is possible at any time, e.g. through a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your cancellation by email to at any time.

3. Transfer of data

A transfer of personal data to third parties is not made for other purposes than indicated as follows. We only pass on your data to third parties when:

• you have given your express consent, pursuant to Art. 6 seq. 1 sent. 1 lit. a GDPR
• the disclosure, pursuant to Art. 6 seq. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR, is required for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and no reason is evident to have a predominantly legitimate interest of not disclosing your data
• in case that, pursuant to Art. 6 seq. 1 sent. 1 lit. c GDPR, the transfer is required by a legal obligation as well as
• it is admissible by law and, pursuant to Art. 6 seq. 1 sent. 1 lit. b GDPR, required to process the contractual relationship with you.

Our legitimate interest arises from the above listed data collecting purposes. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions to your person. Moreover, we use cookies, analyzing services as well as social media plugins when visiting our website. For further information please see clauses 8, 9 and 10 of this privacy statement.

4. Rights of data subjects

You have the right to:

• enquire information about the processed personal data, pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR. You can especially enquire information about processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of receivers of your personal data the planned storage time, insisting on the right of correction, deletion, restriction of processing or contradiction, the right to complain, origin of your data as far as it was not collected by us as well as the existence of an automized decision making including profiling and, if required, meaningful information on details
• pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, to enquire an immediate correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored with us
• pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, to enquire the deletion of the stored personal data as far as the data processing is not required for exercising the right of free expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims
• pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to insist on a restricted processing of the personal data as far as the correctness of the data is denied by you or the processing is unlawful. This also applies in case you refuse to have the data deleted and we are not in further need of them, but you need them for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or in case you have filed an objection against the processing, pursuant to art. 21 GDPR
• pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your submitted data in a well-structured, common and machine-readable format or the request to have the data submitted to another responsible person („data portability“)
• pursuant to Art. 7 seq. 3 GDPR, to revoke your initial consent with us. As a consequence we are not allowed to execute the data processing based on this consent in the future and
• pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, to complain with the supervisory authority. As a rule, you can address to the supervisory authority of your usual abode or workplace or our association location.

5. Right of objection

As far as your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 seq. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR you have the right to file an objection against processing your personal data as far as there are reasons arising from your special situation or the objection is directed against direct advertisements. In the latter case you have a common right to appeal which does not require a special situation. If you want to make use of your right of cancellation or right of objection an email to is sufficient.

6. Data security

When visiting our website we use the wide-spread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer). We use adequate technical and organizational safety measures in order to protect your data from incidental or intentional manipulations, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access of third parties. Our precaution measures are continuously improved in accordance with the technological development.

7. Currency and changes of the privacy statement

This privacy statement is currently valid with status of May 2018. The development of our website and our offers could entail an adjustment of this privacy statement due to modified legal resp. official stipulations. You can retrieve and print the current privacy statement on our website at at any time.

8.  Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These 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. Information is filed in the cookie, each resulting in connection with the specific terminal device used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity. On the one hand, the use of cookies is intended to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. 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 offer (see section 9). 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 required for the purposes mentioned in order to safeguard our and third parties’ legitimate interests according to Art. 6  seq. 1 sent. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. 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, the complete deactivation of cookies may have as a consequence that a part of the functions on our website cannot be used.

9. Tracking-Tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are executed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR. We want to use the tracking measures to ensure that our website is designed in accordance with requirements and is optimized on an ongoing basis. Secondly, we use tracking measures to statistically record the usage of our website and evaluate this for the purpose of optimizing the services we offer. These interests are to be considered legitimate in the meaning of the afore-stated stipulations. The respective purposes of data processing and data categories can be retrieved in the respective tracking tools.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics for an appropriate design and continuous optimization of our pages. This is a web analyzing service of Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies are used (please see number 4). The information generated by the cookie about using this website such as

• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL (the previously visited website)
• Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address)
• Time of the server query

will be transmitted to the server of Google in the USA and stored. The information is used to assess the usage of the website, to generate reports about the activities of the website and to render services linked with the usage both of website and internet for the purpose of market research and the needs-based design of this internet site. If necessary, the information is transferred to third parties as far as it is prescribed by law or if third parties render data inbound services. In no case your IP address will be amalgamated with other data of Google. The IP addresses are anonymized which avoids an allocation of data (IP masking). This means that this website uses Google Analytics with the add-on “_anonymizelp()”. The IP addresses are shortened when being processed, thus a relation to a person can be excluded.

An appropriate setting of the browser software can avoid the installation of cookies, however, we would like to point out that, in this case, you possibly cannot use all functions of the website. Moreover, you can avoid that your personal data is collected and processed by the generated cookies and prevent the data generated from your visit on the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by downloading and installing a browser-add-on ( Alternatively and especially applicable for browsers on mobile terminal devices, you can avoid the collection of data of Google Analytics by clicking this link. An opt-out-cookie is set avoiding that future data are collected when visiting this website. The opt-out-cookie is applicable in this browser and for our website only and is filed in your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser you have to set the opt-out-cookie again.

Please find further information on privacy protection in context with Google Analytics in the support of Google Analytics (