Privacy Policy

Goethe-Institut e.V., Oskar-von-Miller-Ring, 18, 80333 Munich ("Goethe Institute" or "we"), as the operator of the website (the "Website"), is the controller of the personally identifiable data of the users ("You") of the Website within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German data protection laws, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Visiting the Website

You can visit our Website without providing any personal information. Whenever you access a website, the web server merely automatically stores access data in server log files, which are automatically communicated by your browser, such as the name of the requested file, the last website visited, the date and time of the access, the browser used, the amount of data transferred, the IP address, the requesting provider, etc. Within the scope of processing on our behalf, a third party provider renders the services for hosting and displaying the Website for us. This service provider is located within a Member State of the European Economic Area: NODE Oslo AS, St. Halvards gate 33, 0192 Oslo, Norway.

All access data is stored for a period of 30 days. This data is evaluated exclusively to ensure the trouble-free operation of the website, error analysis and to improve our offerings. The use of a CDN provider, as well as the procedure described here, serves to safeguard our overriding legitimate interests in the correct presentation of our offering in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR.

Vimeo Player

On this website, we integrate videos provided by Vimeo. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

To increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, the videos are integrated into the page in such a way that they can only be activated by an additional click. This integration ensures that when a page of our website containing such videos accessed, no connection is yet established with the servers of Vimeo. Only when you activate the videos does your browser establish a direct connection to the servers of Vimeo.

The content of the video is then transmitted directly to your browser by Vimeo and integrated into the page. By integrating the videos, Vimeo receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile with Vimeo or are not logged in at the moment. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of Vimeo and stored there.

When you activate a plugin, a cookie is set in your browser. You can undo the activation by clicking the button or slider provided for this purpose. This will delete the cookie.

This serves to protect our overriding legitimate interest in a multimedia presentation of our offering and our activities in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR. Further information is available at:

Your rights and how to contact us

As a data subject, you have the following rights:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, the right to request information about your personally identifiable data processed by us to the extent described therein;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, the right to demand the immediate correction of incorrect or incomplete personally identifiable data stored by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the right to demand the deletion of your personally identifiable data stored with us, unless further processing is necessary
  • – to ensure the exercising of the right to freedom of expression and information;
  • – to fulfil a legal obligation;
  • – for reasons of public interest, or
  • – to assert, exercise or defend legal claims
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personally identifiable data, provided that
  • – the correctness of the data is disputed by you;
  • – the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it;
  • – we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
  • – you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Article 20 GDPR, the right to receive your personally identifiable data provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller;
  • in accordance with Article 77 GDPR, the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company’s registered office.

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personally identifiable data, about information, correction, restriction of processing or deletion of data as well as revocation of any consents granted or objection to a specific use of data as well as the right to data transferability, please contact our company data protection officer:

The Data Protection Officer
Goethe-Institut e.V.
Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18
80333 München

Right of objection

Insofar as we process personally identifiable data as explained above in order to safeguard our overriding legitimate interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is for direct marketing purposes, you may exercise this right at any time as described above. If the processing is for other purposes, you have the right to object only if there are reasons arising from your particular situation.

After exercising your right of objection, we will not process your personally identifiable data further for these purposes, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

This does not apply if the processing is for direct marketing purposes. Then we will not process your personally identifiable data further for this purpose.