1. Data controller and general information
Your data will be processed by Axel Springer SE, Axel-Springer-Str. 65, 10888 Berlin, phone: +49 30 2591 0, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (service provider for the purposes of the Act for Telecommunication Media Services (TMG) and data controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
When we use terms such as “we” or “us”, this is who we are referring to. We consider The Venue Berlin to mean any sub-pages, content and functions (for instance discussion forums, prize draws) present in this document. Individual elements of The Venue Berlin are also referred to as “online services” below. The same is meant wherever we refer to a website below.
There is one exception, namely when data is processed in the context of “Page Insights” for our Facebook fanpages (see point 12 below); in this respect we are joint controllers with Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
2. Collection and processing of personal data
You can usually use online services that do not require payment or registration without providing personal data. In certain cases, however, we may process personal data listed under point 3. This is only done as is necessary to provide a functioning website our content and our services. We also process personal data in connection with the use of The Venue Berlin insofar as you provide such data voluntarily, for instance for the purpose of registration, a prize draw, sending us an enquiry, submitting an application to us, subscribing to a publication, or some other legal basis (see point 4). If you do not wish to provide personal data, you will unfortunately not be able to make use of our services or will only be able to use them to a limited degree.
3. Categories of processed data
As soon as you make use of The Venue Berlin, our system will automatically collect information from the computing device accessing the service. The following data may be collected by way of example:
▫ Information about the browser type and version used
▫ The operating system of the user
▫ Date and time of the access
▫ Web analysis data / pseudonymised user profiles (cookie ID, ad ID, etc.)
▫ Websites from which the users access our website
▫ Websites that the users access from our website
We also process the following personal data insofar as there is a contract in effect between you and us or if you have provided us with the data by other means:
▫ Personal details (name, address, date of birth)
4. Legal basis and purposes of processing
We only process your data on the basis of one or several potential legal bases.
Pursuant to the GDPR, personal data may be processed in particular under the terms of a contract or to perform pre-contractual activities, if consent is provided, if there is a legitimate interest or compelling statutory cause, or if it becomes necessary to protect vital or public interests.
On the internet, every device requires a unique address to transmit data, known as an IP address. This IP address must be stored, even if only temporarily, for technical reasons in order to enable the website to be downloaded to the user’s end device. Our servers will also store your IP address for a period of 14 days for internal security purposes.
For processing activities encompassed by none or several of the aforementioned legal bases, processing is performed insofar as it is necessary to uphold a legitimate interest and insofar as this interest is not outweighed by your interests, fundamental rights or freedoms following a thorough consideration of the interests as a whole. A legitimate interest can be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller. If personal data is processed on this basis, our particular legitimate interest here is in the performance of our business activities for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.
You can object to processing performed on the basis of a legitimate interest at any time (see point 15).
If data is processed for a purpose other than that specified upon collection, a compatibility test is performed pursuant to Art. 6 para. 4 of the GDPR. Continued processing is then only permitted if the original purpose is compatible with the new purpose or if this processing is permitted on a specific legal basis. Recognised compatible purposes include the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims under civil law, unless outweighed by an interest of the data subject, in which case we will inform you about the change in purpose. If the new purpose is not compatible with the purpose specified upon collection, the data will be collected again on a new legal basis. We will also inform you about the change in purpose in this case.
5. Place of processing
We personally will not transmit your personal data to countries outside of the European Economic Area, except where permitted by the General Data Protection Regulation. We cannot know and cannot influence whether third parties with whom you have concluded a separate contractual agreement (for instance with Facebook, if you have a Facebook account) transmit data to countries outside of the European Economic Area.
6. Origin of data
In certain cases, we also receive data because you have consented to its transmission to us.
7. Transmission of your data to third parties
We will only transmit your personal data to third parties if transmission is required to comply with our contractual obligations to you if this evidently needs to be done through or jointly with another provider (e.g. partnerships), if we are permitted or required by law to transmit the data in any other fashion, or if you have provided us with the corresponding consent.
To provide our service, selected personal data may be transmitted to certain departments within our company, including employees of the Accounting, Product Management, Marketing and IT departments.
In certain cases we also employ external service providers or affiliates commissioned by us to process data on our behalf on the basis of instructions. We ensure that such service providers are contractually bound by the strict terms of the GDPR as data processors and that they are prohibited from using your data for any other purposes. Data processors employed by us provide the following services in particular: Hosting, subscriber management, customer service, prize draw processing, web analysis services (see point 9 for more specific details), logistics, prize shipping, newsletter delivery, letter shop, login service, printers, survey/comment services, maintenance and support.
Data is transmitted to data processors on the basis of Art. 28 para. 1 of the GDPR, and also on the basis of our legitimate interest in economic and technical advantages afforded by the employment of specialist data processors as permitted by Art. 6 para. 1 point f of the GDPR.
Insofar as we are required to do so by law or are permitted to do so under data protection law, we will transmit personal data to public authorities such as the police or public prosecution service (Art. 6 para. 1 point c GDPR). This data is transmitted on the basis of our legitimate interest in preventing abuse, prosecuting criminal acts and securing, establishing and enforcing legal claims, unless outweighed by your rights and interests in the protection of your personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 point f of the GDPR.
8. Cookies and similar technologies
Advertisements are usually delivered by third-party providers. These may use information on your visits, provided that your device configuration allows this, so that advertisements on products and services that may be of interest to you are displayed. Specific contact details such as your name, postal address, email address or telephone number will not be transmitted under any circumstances.
You can prevent cookies from being set by us at any time by configuring the web browser that you are using, which represents your objection to the setting of cookies. Previously set cookies can also be deleted at any time using a web browser or another software solution. This is possible in all standard web browsers. If you deactivate cookies in your chosen web browser, it may not be possible for you to use all of the functions of our website in full.
9. (Web) analysis services
In order to continuously improve our services and adapt them to the interests of our users, and in order to display usage-based online advertising, we make use of a number of analysis services that collect and analyse data on our website on our behalf. These service providers process pseudonymised user data in accordance with instructions on the basis of a data processing agreement. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. You can deactivate the individual analysis services at any time with effect for the future. Specific information on the individual analysis services employed by us can be found below:
Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
We have integrated Google Analytics (with anonymisation function). Google Analytics is a web analytics tool from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA. Web analytics is the collection and analysis of data about the behaviour of website visitors. A web analytics tool collects, among other things, data about the website from which a data subject arrived at particular website (known as the referrer), the subpages of the website that were accessed and how often and for how long a subpage was looked at. Web analytics is primarily used to optimise a website and for cost-benefit analysis of online advertising.
For web analytics via Google Analytics we use the suffix "_gat._anonymizeIp". This means that the IP address of the data subject's Internet connection is truncated and anonymised by Google if our websites are accessed from a Member State of the European Union or from a contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse visitor flows on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to analyse the use of our website, to compile online reports for us detailing activities on our websites, and to provide other services connected with the use of our website.
Google Analytics sets a cookie on the data subject's IT system. An explanation of what cookies are is provided above. Setting the cookie enables Google to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by us and incorporates a Google Analytics component, the web browser on the data subject's IT system is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purposes of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks, and to subsequently enable commission to be calculated.
Using the cookie, personal information is stored, such as time and location of access and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Each time our website is visited, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. In some cases, Google may share the personal data collected through this technical process with third parties.
The data subject can prevent cookies from being set by our website at any time, as explained above, by configuring the web browser they use to block cookies. Configuring the web browser in this way will also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the data subject's IT system. A cookie already set by Google Analytics can also be deleted at any time using a web browser or another software solution.
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We have integrated components of DoubleClick by Google into this website. DoubleClick is a Google brand, primarily for marketing special online marketing solutions to advertising agencies and publishers.
DoubleClick by Google is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
DoubleClick by Google transfers data to the DoubleClick server with every impression and with clicks and other activities. Each of these data transfers prompts a cookie request in the data subject's browser. If the browser accepts this request, DoubleClick sets a cookie on the data subject's IT system. An explanation of what cookies are is provided above. The purpose of the cookie is to optimise and display advertising. The cookie is used, among other things, to place and display user-relevant advertising and to create reports on advertising campaigns or to improve these. The cookie is also used to prevent multiple displays of the same ad.
DoubleClick uses a cookie ID that is necessary for the technical process to work. The cookie ID is required, for example, in order to display an ad in a browser. Through the cookie ID, DoubleClick can also track whether ads have already been shown in a browser so as to avoid them being placed more than once. The cookie ID also allows DoubleClick to record conversions. Conversions are recorded, for example, when a DoubleClick ad is shown to a user and the user than completes a purchase on the advertiser's website using the same web browser.
A DoubleClick cookie contains no personal data. A DoubleClick cookie can, however, contain additional campaign IDs. A campaign ID is used to identify the campaigns under which the user was already in contact.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by us and incorporates a DoubleClick component, the web browser on the data subject's IT system is automatically prompted by the respective DoubleClick component to transmit data to Google for the purposes of online advertising and calculating commissions. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of data that Google also uses for commission accounting. Among other things, Google can track that the data subject clicked particular links on our website.
The data subject can prevent cookies from being set by our website at any time, as explained above, by configuring the web browser they use to block cookies. Configuring the web browser in this way will also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the data subject's IT system. Cookies already set by Google can also be deleted at any time using a web browser or another software solution.
You can also log into The Venue Berlin using a Facebook account.
Facebook Connect is a service of Facebook Ireland Limited, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. The use of Facebook Connect is governed by the Data Policy and Terms of Service of Facebook. If you choose to register using your Facebook account, you will first be forwarded directly to Facebook, where Facebook will ask you to enter your account details and log in to or register with Facebook. If you are already logged into Facebook at that time, this login request will be skipped. Important: We do not receive any account details during this process. When logging in through Facebook Connect, your Facebook profile information and “public information” as defined by Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/your-info, i.e. information that you have made publicly available or have consented to disclosing to us for the relevant application) will be transmitted from your Facebook profile to us. “Public” for the purposes of Facebook refers to information that anyone, even outside of Facebook, can access. This includes your name, profile image, cover image, gender, networks, user name (Facebook URL) and user ID number (Facebook ID). Conversely, data may also be sent by us to your Facebook profile. If you log in to our service via Facebook Connect, we will store and process your data as transmitted to us for the purpose of registration.
10. Social networks including Facebook fanpages
You can also find us on the social networks of external companies such as Facebook and Twitter. We have also integrated certain functions of these networks into our own online services. However, it is only possible to use either of them if you are registered and logged in to the relevant social network. Please note that use of each of the social networks is governed by the relevant terms of service and privacy policies of the respective companies and we have no influence over these. However, we will be happy to explain how such networks process your personal data in this connection.
On smartphones and tablets, the aforementioned services are frequently implemented not in the form of plug-ins, but through the use of the device’s integrated “share” function. Depending on how this is configured, it may also be possible to transmit information to other social media service providers. Please refer to your device’s manual for more details on this.
We use Facebook fanpages at the following link: https://facebook.com/thevenueberlin/. For these fanpages, we are joint controllers with Facebook Ireland Limited:
Facebook also provides the relevant content of the agreement concluded between Facebook and us on processing as joint controllers in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR; this can currently be found at the following link:
In the context of Page Insights, we receive only anonymised statistics. We have no access to personal data processed by Facebook. Anonymised data is processed by us on the basis of statutory provisions that allow us to process personal data because we have an overriding legitimate interest in obtaining a better understanding of the interests of visitors to our fanpage (Art. 6 para. 1 point f GDPR).
On our fanpages we offer various community features, which you can use to interact with other users, for example by posting on our wall, leaving comments or liking and sharing posts. We would point out that these areas are publicly accessible and all personal information that you post here or provide when signing up can be viewed by others. We have no control over how other users of our fanpage use this information. In particular, we cannot prevent unwanted messages being sent to you.
We collect all data entered in the context of community features in order to be able to provide the community features properly. Without this data, we would not be able to provide you with the corresponding community features. The data is processed on the basis of statutory provisions that allow us to process personal data insofar as this is necessary for the use of a service or performance of a contract (e.g. Section 15(1) German Telemedia Act; Art. 6 para. 1 point b GDPR) or because we have an overriding legitimate interest in making the use of our site as easy and as efficient as possible (Art. 6 para. 1 point f GDPR).
Content posted in community areas can be stored for an unlimited time. If you want posted content to
We have integrated components of Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook enables social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friendship requests, among other things.
Facebook Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA is the operating company of Facebook. The person responsible for the processing of personal data if a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by us and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If the person concerned is logged on to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits with every visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the „Like“ button, or the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.
The Facebook component informs Facebook that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged on to Facebook at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the person concerned does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, they can prevent it from being transmitted by logging out of their Facebook account before visiting our website.
The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the person concerned to suppress data transmission to Facebook.
We have integrated components of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual public microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available to everyone, including people who are not registered on Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter makes it possible to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.
Twitter Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA is the operating company of Twitter.
Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated for us and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons As part of this technical process, Twitter is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to disseminate the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.
If the person concerned is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits with every visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned to the respective Twitter account of the person concerned by Twitter. If the person concerned presses one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.
Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged on to Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the person concerned does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, they can prevent it from being transmitted by logging out of their Twitter account before visiting our website.
The current data protection regulations of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.
We have integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, music videos, trailers or videos produced by users themselves can be called up via the Internet portal.
YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated for us and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. More information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/ As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If the person concerned is simultaneously logged in to YouTube, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling up a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.
YouTube and Google receive information via the YouTube component that the person concerned has visited our website whenever the person concerned is logged on to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desired by the person concerned, this can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before calling up our website.
The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
On smartphones and tablets, the aforementioned services are often not implemented by plug-ins, but by a device-internal „sharing“ function. According to its settings, information can also be given to other social media service providers. Please refer to your device information for details.
11. Storage duration
We only store personal data as long as we are authorised to do so, as long as the purpose of processing is still relevant and provided that you have not objected to processing. Statutory retention periods govern how long personal data is stored for. Once this period has expired, the corresponding data is routinely erased.
12. Contact details and your rights as a data subject
Should you have any queries or comments on data protection and privacy or wish to exercise your rights as a data subject, please contact our data protection officer at any time:
Axel Springer SE
10888 Berlin, Germany
▫ Information and rectification
You can receive information at any time and at no charge about whether we are processing personal data related to you and also about which information we are specifically storing about you. You are also entitled to receive a copy of the stored information. You can also have errors in your data corrected and missing information completed.
▫ Erasure, restriction of processing and “right to be forgotten”
You can request that your data be erased and its processing restricted. Please note that statutory retention obligations are in effect for contracts relating to paid services (such as the purchase of a subscription to The Venue Berlin) and that we will therefore not always be able to fully erase your data completely in all cases. In this case, your data will be labelled to the effect that future processing should be restricted.
Where applicable, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted to you or to another data controller in a structured, standardised and machine-readable format, as long as processing is performed on the basis of consent or contract using automated procedures. You also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one data controller to another, provided that it is technically feasible to do so and does not infringe upon the rights and freedoms of other persons.
▫ Withdrawal of consent, objecting to processing
You can withdraw your previously-given consent at any time with effect for the future by contacting the aforementioned address. In particular, you may express your objection in writing or via electronic text communication media at music@thevenueberlin regarding the use of your email address for the purpose of newsletter delivery with effect for the future without incurring any transmission costs beyond the base costs imposed by your provider.
Moreover, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time (where such processing is based on a legitimate or public interest) for reasons arising from your particular circumstances. This also applies to profiling activities based on these provisions. If such an objection is received, we will cease to process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, of if the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If we are processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for the purpose of such marketing by contacting the aforementioned address. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing. You also have the right to file an objection for reasons arising from your particular circumstances against processing of your personal data that we are engaged in for scientific, historical research or statistical purposes, unless such processing is required to perform a task that is in the public interest.
▫ Right of complaint
You also have the right to submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority and to seek legal remedies. The supervisory authority to whom the complaint was submitted will notify the complainant about the status and result of their complaint, including the option of seeking a legal remedy through a court of law.
Last revised: 13.12.2018