Name and contact information of the responsible persons according to article 4 paragraph 7 GDPR

Internationale Gutenberg-Gesellschaft in Mainz e.V.
Executive Director: Dr. Julia Bangert
Liebfrauenplatz 5
D-55116 Mainz

Telephone: ++49 (0) 6131-22 64 20
Telefax: ++49 (0) 6131-23 35 30

Data privacy statement

We are pleased about your interest in our homepage and in our Society. However, we can assume no liability for external links to third-party content, despite careful content control.

The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use during your visit to our homepage is very important to us. Your data is protected in accordance with legal regulations.

This Privacy Policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offering and the related websites, features and content, as well as external online presence, e.g. our social media profile (collectively referred to as the "online offering"). With regard to the terminology used, e. g. "processing" or "controller", we refer to the definitions in article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Rights of the users and persons concerned

With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right for

  • confirmation of the processing of the data in question, information about the processed data, further information about data processing and copies of the data (see also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • immediate deletion of the data concerning them (see also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing according to Art. 17 (3) GDPR is required, to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
  • a receipt of the data concerning them and provided by them and the transmission of this data to other providers/controllers (see also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • complaint to the supervisory authority, if they consider that the data concerning them are processed by the provider in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the provider is obliged to notify any recipients to whom data have been disclosed by the provider about any correction or deletion of data or restriction of processing, which takes place pursuant to Articles 16, 17 para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not exist if this notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding, the user has a right for information about these recipients.

Likewise, according to Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the future processing of data concerning them, provided that the data provided by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO is processed. In particular, an objection to the processing of data for the purpose of direct advertising is permitted.

Information about data processing

Your data processed on the use of our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is omitted, the deletion of the data does not conflict with statutory retention requirements and subsequently no other information is given about individual processing methods.

Server data

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable Internet presence, data is transmitted through your Internet browser to us or to our web space provider. With these so-called server log files, e. g. information on the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you have changed to our website (referrer URL), the site(s) of our website you are visiting, the date and time of access and the IP address of the Internet connection from which the use of our Internet presence occurs, is gathered.

The collected data will be temporarily stored but not alongside other information about you.
This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.
The data will be deleted at the latest after seven days, as long as no further storage for evidence is required. Otherwise, the data will be wholly or partially exempt from the cancellation until the final clarification of an incident.


a) Session cookies

We use so-called cookies with our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored on your device by the Internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, to an individual extent.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, effective and secure, as the processing, for example, allows us to offer our website in different languages ​​or to offer a shopping cart function.
The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR, insofar as these cookies process data for the purpose of initiating the contract or processing the contract.

If the processing does not serve to initiate the contract or to fulfill the contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. Then, legal basis is in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
Closing your internet browser deletes these session cookies.

b) Third-party cookies

If necessary, our website also uses cookies from partner companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing or functionalizing our website.
For details, in particular for the purposes and legal basis of the processing of such third-party cookies, please refer to the information below.

c) Disposal option

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your Internet browser. You can also delete previously saved cookies at any time. However, the necessary steps and measures depend on your specific Internet browser. If you have questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser, or contact its manufacturer or support. With so-called Flash cookies, however, the processing can not be prevented by the settings of the browser. Instead, you need to change the settings of your Flash Player. The necessary steps and measures depend on your specific Flash Player. If you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash Player or contact the manufacturer or user support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, however, some of the functions of our website might not be fully usable.

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

Our website uses the web analysis service Matomo. Matomo is an open source solution.

Matomo uses "cookies." These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device and that allow analysis of website usage. Information generated by cookies about the use of our website is stored on our server. Before saving, your IP address will be anonymised.

Cookies from Matomo remain on your device until you delete them.

Matomo cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behavior in order to optimise both our website and possibly also advertising.

There is no transfer of the information stored in the Matomo cookie about the use of this website. The creation of cookies through your web browser can be prevented. However, some features of our website may be restricted.

Here you can deactivate the storage and use of your data. Your browser sets an opt-out cookie, which prevents the storage of Matomo usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be removed. If you visit our website again, the opt-out cookie has to be reset to prevent the storage and use of your data.

Google Maps

In our website we use Google Maps for the representation of our location as well as for the creation of a driving description. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as "Google."

Certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield,

Google guarantees that EU data protection standards will be respected even when processing data in the US.

In order to enable the representation of certain writings in our Internet appearance, a connection to the Google server in the USA is set up when calling our Internet appearance.

When you access the Google Maps component integrated in our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your Internet browser. To view our location and provide directions, your user settings and data are processed. Here we cannot rule out that Google uses servers in the United States.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimising the functionality of our website.

Through the connection to Google, it enables Google to determine which website your request has been sent from and to which IP address the directions are to be transmitted.

If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the installation of cookies through the corresponding settings in your Internet browser. You will find details on this under the heading "Cookies.”

In addition, the use of Google Maps and information obtained through Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Service and the Google Maps Terms of Service com / intl / en_gb / help / terms_maps.html.

Moreover, Google offers more information under:

Subscription to our newsletter

On our website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to one or more newsletters. The system of the data kulturlink ag (Berlin) is used as the newsletter system. In this case, the so-called double-optin method is used for legally compliant and privacy-compliant design. The potential recipient first receives an e-mail with a confirmation link. Only after successful confirmation the address will be added to the mailing list. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data as well as the use of your address for the despatch via the "unsubscribe link" at the end of each newsletter. More information can be found here. Which personal data are transmitted to the data controller when the newsletter is ordered results from the input mask used for this purpose. When subscribing to the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration, as assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP). The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of an affected person's e-mail address at a later date and therefore serves as legal safeguard for the controller. The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively to send our newsletter. Subscribers to the newsletter may also be notified via e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or registration, as might be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter or technical changes. There will be no transfer of the personal data collected as part of the newsletter service to third parties. For the tracking of opening and click rates, we use so-called tracking codes in the newsletter (but not in the system mails for subscribing and unsubscribing) to record the opening of newsletters and the opening of web links. The capture is done in a pseudonymised storage by replacing all personal data (for example, the e-mail address) with a key figure (pseudonym). As a result, we do not store any personal data together with the usage data such as the opening of the newsletter or the opening of web links. Furthermore, it is ensured that a combination of these data cannot be done later. If you as a recipient want to object to this pseudonymised tracking, you can unsubscribe from the list via the opt-out link at the end of each newsletter.

Handling of contact information

If you contact us via contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The specification of the data is necessary for processing and answering your inquiry - without their provision, we cannot answer your inquiry or at best only to a limited extent.

The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted, provided that your request has been answered conclusively and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements, such as in the event of subsequent contract execution.