Privacy Policy

Data Protection Policy and Agreement on Rights of Use

The following regulations are intended to inform you about the type, the scope, and the purpose of the collection, use, and processing of person-specific data on the website of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is a division of the KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V.


Auguststraße 69
​10117 Berlin
T +49 30 243459-70

Your person-specific data (e.g. e-mail address) will be processed by us solely by the provisions of German and European data protection laws. Data is person-specific if it can be clearly assigned to a specific natural person. You can find the legal basis of data protection in the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), in the German Data Protection Law (BDSG), and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

We draw your attention to the fact that Internet-based data transfer has security gaps. Absolute protection against access by third parties is therefore not possible.

Storage and Deletion of Data

In accordance with legal requirements, the personal data of the individual concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for which it was stored no longer applies.

Server Data

For technical reasons, the following data, among others transmitted by your internet browser to our web space provider or us, are recorded (so-called server log files):

  • browser type and version
  • operating system used
  • website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
  • website that you visit
  • date and time of your access
  • your internet protocol (IP) address

This data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided. The IP address is deleted after seven days so that the data does not allow any further identification of a specific person thereafter. The data is evaluated for statistical purposes to optimize our website and services.


We use so-called cookies on our website to recognize repeated uses of our service by the same user/internet connection owner. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. They serve to optimize our internet presence and our services. Most of these are so-called “session cookies,” which are deleted after the end of your visit. In some cases, however, these cookies provide information to automatically recognize you again. This recognition is based on the IP address stored in the cookies. The information obtained in this way is used to optimize our services and provide you with easier access to our site. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


On the Berlin Biennale website, you have the possibility of subscribing to the Berlin Biennale newsletter, as well as to the newsletter of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Both newsletters are sent by the e-mail service provider Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin. After you have registered for our newsletter, your e-mail address will be sent to Sendinblue.

Sendinblue is prohibited from selling or using your e-mail address for any purpose other than sending newsletters. Sendinblue is a German, certified provider—their data protection regulations and further information can be found here. The e-mail address you use to sign up for the newsletter will only be forwarded to Sendinblue and no other third parties.

With the newsletters, we provide information at regular intervals about the program and the activities of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and/or KW Institute for Contemporary Art. To be able to receive these mailings you need a valid e-mail address. The e-mail address given by you will be checked to ensure that you are indeed the owner of the given e-mail address, or that its owner has authorized receipt of the mailings. To this end, after sending your newsletter subscription inquiry, you will receive an e-mail at the given address with a confirmation request. A link to unsubscribe from the newsletter can be found at the end of every newsletter. In accordance with legal requirements, your e-mail address will be deleted when you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Rights of Persons Affected

You have the right:

  • in accordance with art. 7, paragraph 3 of the basic regulation on data protection, DSGVO, to revoke your previously given consent, concerning us, at any time. This has the consequence that, from that point in time, we will no longer be entitled to undertake the data processing dependent on this consent;
  • in accordance with art. 15 of DSGVO, to demand information on your person-specific data processed by us. In particular, you can demand information on the purposes of the processing, the category of the person-specific data, the categories of recipients concerning your data that has been or will be disclosed, the planned period of storage, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, limitation of the processing or contradiction, the existence of a right of objection, the origins of your data, if this has not been collected by us, and about the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, where applicable, sound information on the related details;
  • in accordance with art. 16 of DSGVO, to demand the immediate correction of incorrect data or the completion of your person-specific data stored by us;
    in accordance with art. 17 of DSGVO, to demand the deletion of your person-specific data stored by us, provided the processing is not necessary for the exercising of the right to free expression of opinion and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons that are in the public interest, or for the assertion, exercising or defense of legal entitlements;
  • in accordance with art. 18 of DSGVO, to demand limitations on the processing of your person-specific data, if the correctness of the data is contested by you if the processing is unlawful but you reject the deletion of the data and we no longer require it, but you need it for the assertion, exercising or defense of legal entitlements, or if you have protested against the processing, in accordance with art. 21 of DSGVO; in accordance with art. 20 of DSGVO, to demand to be sent your person-specific data, that you have provided us with, in a structured, standard, and machine-readable format, or its transfer to another responsible body.

Right of Objection

If your person-specific data is processed, based on justified interests in accordance with art. 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, letter f of DSGVO, you have the right, in accordance with art. 21 of DSGVO, to protest against the processing of your person-specific data, provided reasons exist that arise from your special situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of objection, it is sufficient that you send an e-mail to: