Privacy Policy

Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz attaches great importance to protection of your personal data. To this end, it has taken technical and organisational measures to ensure observation and compliance with  data protection regulations.


Legal Basis

When you visit the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz websites (e.g.,, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz provides a telemedia service for you within the meaning of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG). The website is thus part of the public relations work of Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz. The public relations work is part of the museum operations, which are carried out as a voluntary task in the public interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 e) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Personal data is only processed (collected, stored and used) if and as long as it is necessary for the services offered on the website. The data will be subsequently deleted immediately. Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz and its partners commissioned with technical processing treat all data confidentially.



The controller as defined in the GDPR and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection provisions is:

Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Theaterplatz 1
09111 Chemnitz, Germany
represented by:
Dr. Florence Thurmes, General director

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Data protection officer of the City of Chemnitz
09106 Chemnitz, Germany


Automatic Data Recording and Cookies

When accessing the portal, the following data is stored for security control purposes:

  • IP address (anonymised)
  • Date and time of the page view
  • Client software (normally browser type, version numbers
  • Transmitted input values (e.g., search terms)
  • Access status of the web server (e.g., file transferred, file not found etc.)

The website is hosted externally. The company receives the above-mentioned data as a commissioned processor. Data protection-compliant handling is ensured by means of a contract for commissioned processing in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. Recorded data is deleted following a security check within one month at the latest.


This website uses cookies. These are small text files stored on your end device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website.

We use analytical cookies to optimise the website experience for our users. These analytical cookies allow us to gain insight into the use of our website. We ask for your permission to set analytical cookies. You grant this permission by confirming the marketing cookie checkbox in the cookie banner.

You can find more information on cookies used in the Cookie Policy.


Entry of Personal Data

Use of the contact form as well as obtaining the newsletter requires entry of personal data (name and e-mail address) to enable us to provide the requested services. The use is based on your consent, which you declare when you set the checkbox on the contact form.

Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz is controller of the data, which will not be disclosed to third parties. All personal data, even that which goes beyond the mandatory information, is recorded and stored exclusively for the respective purpose and is not disclosed  to third parties.

You should note that if data is transmitted via Internet without being encrypted, there is a possibility that third parties may take note of or falsify it. For this reason, the encryption method Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is available for interactive offers.

The legislator has enacted a variety of storage obligations and periods. The respective data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for performance of the task after these periods have expired.


Encrypted Data Transmission

This website uses SSL encryption in order to protect your transmitted data in the best possible way. Third parties cannot read any data you transmit to this website thanks to SSL encryption.

If you wish to send e-mails with confidential information to the City of Chemnitz, please note that no encryption can be offered at present and that transmission would not be secure.


Your Rights

Declarations of consent to the processing of personal data can be withdrawn at any time for the future. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent until withdrawal. Withdrawal is to be addressed to or by post to Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Theaterplatz 1, 09111 Chemnitz, Germany.

You have the following rights vis-à-vis Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, provided the legal requirements pursuant to the GDPR are fulfilled.

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification of erroneous data (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure or to be forgotten (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restrict processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority against the processing of your personal data (Art. 77 GDPR)


Further Information

Your trust is important to us. Therefore, we would like to answer your questions regarding processing of your personal data at any time. If you have any questions which this data privacy policy could not answer or if you wish to receive more detailed information on any point, please contact at any time.


Google Analytics

If you have granted your consent by confirming the marketing checkbox in the cookie banner, this website will use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited (»Google«). Use includes the »Universal Analytics« operating standard. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus to analyse a user’s activities across devices.

If you have granted your consent, Google Analytics uses »cookies«, or text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before this happens. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by IP anonymisation in order to ensure anonymous recording of IP addresses (referred to as IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. Further information on terms of use and data protection can be found at or

Purpose of Processing

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.

Legal Basis

Your consent granted by confirming the marketing checkbox in the cookie banner in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the use of Google Analytics.

Recipients/Categories of Recipients

Google is the recipient of the recorded data.

Transfer to Third Countries

Personal data is transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the adequacy decision of the European Commission. You can download the certificate here.

Duration of Data Storage

The data sent by us and linked to cookies, and/or user or advertising IDs is automatically deleted after 14 months. Deletion of data for which the retention period has been reached is undertaken on a monthly basis.

Rights of Data Subjects

You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by preventing the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on. Opt-out cookies prevent future recording of your data when visiting this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from recording data across multiple devices, you must opt-out on all systems in use. Click here to set the opt-out cookie: Disable Google Analytics.




YouTube video messages may be embedded in the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz websites. Please note that Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz  has no influence on whether operators of other websites comply with applicable data protection provisions.

The data privacy policies of the above-mentioned operators can be found at:

Cookie Policy

This cookie policy was last updated on 1 March 2020 and applies to citizens of the European Economic Area.

1. Introduction

Our website, (hereinafter referred to as »The Website«), uses cookies and similar technologies (for convenience, all of these are referred to as »cookies«). Cookies are also set by third parties we have commissioned. In the document below, we inform you of the use of cookies on our website.

2. What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a simple small file that is sent with the pages of an Internet address and can be stored by the web browser on the PC or other device. The information stored in the cookie may be sent to our servers or the servers of relevant third parties during subsequent visits.

3. What Are Scripts?

A script is a part of the program code our website uses for proper and interactive functioning. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

4. What Is a Web Beacon?

A web beacon (also called a pixel tag) is a small invisible text fragment or image embedded in a website that is used to monitor traffic on the website. To enable such monitoring, various pieces of data about you are stored using web beacons.

5. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we display you a pop-up with a cookies policy. As soon as you click on “All Cookies,” you grant us your consent to use all cookies and plug-ins described in this pop-up and in the cookie policy. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may not function properly if you do so.

6. Cookies

6.1 Technical or Functional Cookies
Some cookies ensure that parts of our website function correctly and that your user preferences remain known. In setting functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. In this manner, you do not have to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website, or, for example, your items remain in your shopping cart until you pay. We may set these cookies without your consent.

6.2 Analytical Cookies
We use analytical cookies to optimise the website experience for our users. These analytical cookies allow us to gain insight into the use of our website. We ask for your permission to set analytical cookies.

6.3 Advertising Cookies
We do not use advertising cookies on this website.

6.4 Social Media Buttons
We do not use any social media buttons on our website to rate websites or share them on social networks.

7. Set Cookies

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This data is not disclosed to third parties.

8. Your Rights with Regard to Personal Data

You have the following rights with regard to your personal data:

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is used, what happens to it and how long it is stored.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data known to us.
  • Right of rectification: You have the right, whenever you wish, to add to, correct, delete or block your personal data.
  • ·If you have granted us your consent to process your data, you have the right to withdraw such consent and have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your personal data: You have the right to request all of your personal data from one controller and to transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: You are entitled to object to the processing of your data. We will comply with this unless there are legitimate reasons for processing.

To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the end of this cookie policy. If you have a complaint about how we handle your information, we would like to hear it, but you also have the right to address it to the supervisory entity (the data protection authority).

9. Activation/Deactivation and Deletion of Cookies

You can use your Internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify whether specific cookies should not be set. Another option is to set up your Internet browser to notify you each time a cookie is set. Please refer to the instructions in the help section of your browser for more information about these options.

Please note that our website may not function properly if all cookies are disabled. If you delete the cookies in your browser, they will be reset when you return to our website.

10. Contact Details

For questions and/or comments about our cookie policy and this statement, please contact us using the following contact details:

Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Theaterplatz 1
09111 Chemnitz, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)371 488 4401

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This cookie policy was synchronised with on 1 March 2020 for comparative purposes.