This data privacy statement (duty to furnish information according to Articles 13, 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation - DSGVO) applies to the processing of person-related data within the framework of Internet presence.

1. Name and contact data of company responsible for data processing

Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
(Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation of Berlin-Brandenburg)
represented by its General Director
Allee nach Sanssouci 5
14471 Potsdam

Phone: +49 331.96 94-292
Fax: +49 331.96 94-106 
E-Mail: oeffentlichkeitsarbeit(at)

If you seek direct contact with contact persons responsible for your request, you can take information from our organigram who can help you.

2. Contact data of the data security official

Data security official employed with the
Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten-Brandenburg
(Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation of Berlin-Brandenburg)
Allee nach Sanssouci 5
14471 Potsdam

E-Mail: datenschutzbeauftragter(at)

3. Purposes of data processing

Homepage of the Foundation
The processing of person-related data serves the purpose of operating the Internet presence including its security.

Data processing serves the purpose collecting donations and, if requested, the preparation and dispatch of donation receipts.

Press accreditation
Data processing serves the purpose of conveying press information and invitations to certain events.

Contact form
Data processing serves the purpose of answering your questions and handling your notes and complaints.

4. Legal bases for the processing of person-related data

Legal bases for the processing of person-related data are laid down in § 5 section 1 of the Brandenburg Data Protection Act (BbgDSG) in conjunction with Article 6, section 1, letters b and f of DSGVO.

5. Recipient of person-related data

cosmoblonde GmbH
Engeldamm 20
10179 Berlin

The company cosmoblonde GmbH technically administrates this Internet presence.

Commerzbank AG

For handling your donations via our donation form, your person-related data are forwarded for payment handling (credit card, PayPal) via Concardis GmbH to the Commerzbank AG.

6. Period of data storage

Person-related data is only stored for that period required for the accomplishment of tasks adhering to the legal storage periods.

7. Web analytics

For web analysis, the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg uses the usage analysis software Matomo, which is recommended by data privacy experts. This does not use cookies, which could be used to permanently store tracking information in your browser.

8. YouTube videos

We present videos on our website using services provided by YouTube. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC with headquarters at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. with headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

We also use YouTube plugins on some of our web pages. When you visit a page which contains such plugins a connection is established with the YouTube servers and the plugin is shown. This provides the YouTube server with information about the pages you have visited on our website. If you are logged onto YouTube as a member, then YouTube will automatically assign this information to your personal user account. When you activate the plugin (e.g. by clicking the start button of a video), the corresponding information is likewise assigned to your user account. You can prevent the automatic assignment of this information by logging out of your YouTube account and other accounts operated by the companies YouTube LLC and Google Inc. and deleting their respective cookies before logging onto our website.

For more information about the purpose and extent of data collection, how YouTube processes and uses this data, and your rights and options for protecting your privacy, please read YouTube’s privacy policy.

9. Your rights

a) Right to delivery of information – Art. 15 DSGVO
Based on the right to delivery of information you are granted comprehensive insight into the data related to you and some other important criteria such as purposes of processing or the period of storage. The exceptions laid down in § 11 BbgDSG apply.

b) Right to correction – Art. 16 DSGVO (Basic Data Protection Regulation)
You have the right to demand from us the immediate correction of false data relating to you as well as the completion of incomplete person-related data – even by means of a relevant statement.

c) Right to deletion – Art. 17 DSGVO
The right to deletion implies the opportunity to have your data deleted by the responsible person. This, however, will only be possible when your person-related data are not needed any more, are processed illegally, or any consent given in this regard has been revoked. The exceptions from this right laid down in § 9 BbgDSG apply.

d) Right to restricted processing – Art. 18 DSGVO
The right to restricted processing offers you the opportunity to prevent further processing of your person-related data for the time being. A restriction occurs, above all, in the testing phase of other rights exercised by you.

e) Right to data assignability – Art. 20 DSGVO
The right to assignability of rights implies the opportunity for you to receive your person-related data from the responsible person in an established, machine-readable format for having it forwarded to another responsible person, if necessary. According to Article 20 Section 3 Sentence 2 DSGVO, this right cannot be exercised when data processing serves the purpose of exercising public tasks.

f) Right to objection – Art. 21 DSGVO
The right to objection implies the opportunity for you to object to the further processing of your person-related data in a special situation in so far as it is justified by exercising public tasks or both public and private interest.

g) Right to revocation of consent given in connection with privacy data protection
You have the right to revoke at any time your consent given for the processing of person-related data. If you want to make use of this right, you can contact an any time one of our employees responsible for processing.

h) Right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority
You have the right file a complaint with the supervisory authority, if you are of the opinion that the processing of your person-related data infringe upon regulations laid down in the DSGVO or the BbgDSG.

The competent supervisory authority is the commissioner of the Federal State of Brandenburg in charge of data protection and the right to inspecting the files.