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Privacy Policy

Notes on Privacy Policy

Dear user of this website,

We are aware of the great importance on the safe handling of your personal data. Therefore, we value the trust you are giving us for the diligent treatment of your personal information. That is why we will in the following outline the Dresden University of Music’s Privacy Policy:

1. Responsible Party
Responsible Party in terms of the Saxon Data Protection Rights is the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden, Wettiner Platz 13, 01067 Dresden.

2. Which data do we collect and for what do we use this data?
On our website, we collect and store personal information (e.g. name, address, telephone number and email address) only if you want to make such data available voluntary, e.g. in the context of specific processes (e.g. contact form, online application, registration in our alumni database, newsletter); some of these are mandatory fields (*).All personal data provided voluntarily are handled confidentially, are used exclusively for processing of the request or application concerned, and will not be passed on to third parties.
Unlike many other website providers, we principally do not collect our user’s IP addresses. We only undertake an anonymous count of accesses, i.e. the amount of visits on our website per browser and referrer URL (website which you reached us from, e.g. search engines) by using the tool AWStats.
However, we collect and store your IP address and the date of registration in case of a newsletter subscription. This only serves as a proof in case a third party abusively used your email address for our newsletter subscription.

3. How long are the data stored?
Your data will be stored only as long as they are needed for the respective purpose and as long as there are no legal retention period contradicts this.

4. Can you find out which of your data we have stored?
Yes. Upon request, you can learn about your stored data at any time. Please contact: webmaster@hfmdd.de.

5. Can you induce the deletion of your stored data?
Yes. Of course, you always have the opportunity to induce the partial or complete deletion of your data. Therefore, please use our contact form on our website. We will immediately comply with your request to delete the data. In case we are legally bound or entitled to store the data, they will not be deleted but blocked.

6. What are cookies and how are they used by the Dresden University of Music?
Cookies are text information (ASCII-Text) that are kept on your hard drive via your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera etc.). We only use session-cookies, meaning the cookies generated by us are only active while you are visiting www.hfmdd.de and will be deleted after you closed all your browser windows. In this session-cookie, we temporarily store variable information, which allow us render the settings you requested within our website. You can change your browser settings so that cookies are no longer accepted or your browser alerts you beforehand. However, we recommend allowing the use of cookies since restrictions in the use of the website will result otherwise. Finally, cookies cannot transfer viruses of any kind, readout e-mail address and hard drive contents, transfer the history file, send any emails without your knowledge, fill up or delete your entire hard drive.

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

8. Does the University use Facebook buttons?
Social media plugins by Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) are only used for the Dresdner Meisterkurse Musik.
Due to the use of the so-called 2-click-solution / shariff, data are only transferred to Facebook if you click on the respective button. A transmission without your prior action is excluded.
After clicking the button, your browser sets up a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is passed by Facebook direct to your browser and integrated by it into the website. This means that we have no influence over the extent of the data which Facebook obtains with the help of this plugin and we therefore inform you according to our information status:
Through integration of the plugin, Facebook obtains the information that you have called up the relevant page on our internet site. If logged into Facebook, Facebook can associate your visit with your Facebook account. If the user interacts with the plugins, for example by clicking "Like", or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from the user’s browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our internet website and to link this with your data stored on Facebook, you need to log of from Facebook before going to our website. If you are not a Facebook member, there is still the possibility for Facebook to find out and store your IP address.
The reason for and scope of the data acquisition and information about the way in which the data is processed and used by Facebook as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
Also, it is possible to block your browser if you use Facebook social media plugins with add-ons, e.g. Facebook Blocker.

9. In what extent does a data transmission occur when using the video players?
The university uses YouTube and Flow player to embed videos in the website’s design. A data transmission to YouTube only does occur when you click on the respective link. We do not use a plugin provided by YouTube.
Flow player is a streaming provider. No data is transferred by embedding it into the website.

10. General
If you have any further questions relating to the privacy policy of the Dresden University of Music, please contact us by email. We assure you that we will publish any significant changes to our notices concerning data protection, which result in a reduced level of data protection, in an appropriate form. For any questions on data protection you can also contact the University’s Data Protection Officer, Dr. Ralph Wagner, Dresdner Institut für Datenschutz, Palaisplatz 3, 01097 Dresden, zentrale@dids.de. Your concerns will of course be handled confidentially.

Last update: May 2016