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Notes on Data Protection

Dear users of this website, 

We are aware that the careful handling of your personal information is important to you. We therefore appreciate your trust in us for the conscientious handling of your personal data. In the following, we would like to inform you about data protection when you visit the website of the College of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden: 

1. Responsible authority 
Responsible authority within the meaning of the Saxon Data Protection Act is the: Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden, Wettiner Platz 13, 01067 Dresden. 

2. What information do we collect and how do we use your personal information? 

We only store and collect personal data (e.g. names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses) via this website if you voluntarily provide us with such data as part of specific usage procedures (e.g. contact form, online application, registration in our alumni database, newsletter), some of which are mandatory fields (*). The data will be treated confidentially by us, will only be used to process your inquiry and will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
Unlike many other Internet providers, we do not collect any IP addresses of our users. The number of visits to our website per browser and referrer URL (website from which you found us, e.g. search engines) is counted anonymously using the Piwik/Matomo tool.
However, in the case of a newsletter registration we collect and store your IP address and the date of registration. This serves only as proof for cases in which a third party has mistakenly entered your e-mail address for our newsletter. 

3. How long will the data be stored? 
Your data will only be stored by us as long as it is necessary for the respective purpose and there are no legal retention periods to prevent deletion. 

4. Can you find out what data we have stored about you? 
Yes, you can obtain information about your stored data at any time on request. Please contact: stopspam_43e16f0f85133488f6d4c01c39dce8de 

5. Can you have your stored data deleted? 
Yes, of course you have the possibility to have your data partially or completely deleted at any time. For this purpose, please use our contact form on the website. We will comply with your request immediately and delete the data. Insofar as we are legally obliged or entitled to store the data, the data will not be deleted, but blocked. 

6. What are cookies and how are they used by the Dresden College of Music? 
Cookies are text information (ASCII text) that is stored on your hard disk via your browser (e.g. Microsoft Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera and others). We only use session cookies, i.e. the cookies created by us are only active during your stay at and are deleted after closing all browser windows. In this session cookie, we temporarily store variable information that enables us to display the settings you have requested on our website. You can change your browser settings so that cookies are no longer accepted or your browser informs you before use. However, we recommend that you enable the use of cookies, as otherwise there may be restrictions in the operation of the website. Furthermore, cookies cannot transmit viruses, read out e-mail addresses and hard disk contents, transmit the history file, send unnoticed e-mails, fill your entire hard disk or even delete it.

7. Does the Dresden College of Music pass on the information received? 
No. The information received from you will neither be passed on to third parties nor used for purposes other than those mentioned. 

8. What about social media
You can find information about our social media presences on a separate page

9. In how far is data transmitted when using the video player?
The college uses YouTube and Flowplayer to design the website by integrating videos. 
Data will only be transmitted to YouTube if you follow the corresponding links. A plugin provided by YouTube is not used.
Flowplayer is a streaming service. The integration into the website does not transfer any data.

10. Newsletter
We offer all interested parties the opportunity to be informed via our newsletter. To best serve your interests, we offer three different newsletter groups with different contents (events, press or college life. Registration is voluntary only. All we need to register is your e-mail address. The indication of further data (title, name) serves exclusively for the personalization of the newsletter and is therefore not necessary for the registration process. Based on previous case law, however, the following data are recorded:
- At the time of registration: Date and time, the data you have provided, especially e-mail address, IP address
- At the time of confirmation: Text of the confirmation e-mail including time and recipient address, date and time of confirmation via link, confirming e-mail address
After registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail from us. We hereby ensure that the e-mail address you have provided is correct and belongs to you. By entering your e-mail address and confirming the link in the confirmation e-mail (so-called double opt-in), you agree that we use it to send you our newsletter in order to inform you of the contents of the newsletter group you have selected. Newsletters on other topics are generally not sent out. The data will not be used for other purposes or linked to other data.
The data will not be passed on to third parties. An external service provider for sending e-mails is not used. The administration and dispatch of the newsletter data is carried out via the internal mail server of the college.
Of course you have the possibility to revoke your consent for the future at any time by unsubscribing. Please use the unsubscribe link at the end of each newsletter. Subsequently, your stored newsletter data will be deleted immediately and you will not receive any further newsletters.

11. Notes
In addition to the rights to information and deletion of your data mentioned in paragraphs 3 and 4, you may also have other rights in individual cases including correction, objection, restriction of processing and data transferability. To do so, please use our contact form, send us an e-mail or contact our data protection officer.
In addition, you can contact the supervisory authority (Saxon Data Protection Officer) at any time if you do not agree to data processing by us.

Mrs. Kristin Beyer
Dresdner Institut für Datenschutz
Palaisplatz 3, 01097 Dresden, Germany

Email: stopspam_b519e72a95b8d79a7cfb43b4f7b12678


If you have any questions regarding data protection at the Dresden College of Music, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail. We assure you that we will always label and publish in an appropriate form any material changes to our data protection information that lead to weaker protection. If you have any questions about data protection, you can also contact the data protection officer of the College of Music directly. Your concerns will be treated confidentially.

The last update took place in March 2018.

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