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In case of doubt, the German version is the legally relevant one.

Data controller

The data processing authority of the online presence and subdomains referring back to it is: GeheimRat c/o artLABOR e.V., Brehmestr. 51, 13187 Berlin, Germany


Email: privacy[at]



The online offer is hosted by Neue Medien Münnich ( as technical service provider on our behalf and according to our specifications.

Legal basis

Unless otherwise stated below, the legal basis for data processing is the legitimate interest according to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.


Storage period

Unless otherwise stated below, data will be stored for as long as necessary for the purposes described and within the legal storage periods.

Transmission of online content

For the purpose of transmitting the website you have accessed (making the website visible to you), your browser sends the following information (within the scope of so-called HTTP requests):


Visit statistics

For a better assessment of the online offer, we evaluate for us how the site is used. For this purpose, we create visit statistics at least once a year using the Webalizer application. Cookies are not used in this process. The data generated by Webalizer is deleted after one year.

If you do not agree that your page views are included in the statistics, you have the option in current browsers to set whether you want to be included in such statistics or not (so-called "Do-not-track").

Settlement of lump-sum royalties

In some cases, counting marks of the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort are built into the pages. This allows authors to participate in the distributions of the VG Wort, which ensure the statutory remuneration for the use of copyrighted works. According to VG Wort, a data protection authority has confirmed that this procedure is permissible under data protection law, since "individual users or their reading behavior cannot be determined, because all data collected is immediately encrypted in a secure manner." [translated quote]


Comment function and spam protection

If you use the comment function under articles, we collect data on the name or a pseudonym, the e-mail address and the IP address of the commenter. This data is stored together with the comment. By submitting a comment, you agree to this use of data.

To prevent misuse of this function, we use the plug-in Antispam Bee to detect spam comments. IP addresses are only transmitted and processed in abbreviated form for these queries.

Your rights

You have a right to free information about your stored data at any time, as well as a right to correction, deletion or blocking of data, objection and data portability. Please contact for this as well as for further information or for the assertion of revocation rights:
Email: privacy[at]

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, which can be found e.g. here: