Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten Gedenkstätte und Museum Sachsenhausen

Privacy statement

1. Data protection at a glance - general information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data privacy statement below.

Responsible Body:
Brandenburg Memorials Foundation
Heinrich Grüber Platz
16515 Oranienburg
Phone: +49 (0)3301 810912

Data Protection Officer:
Dr. Enrico Heitzer

2.  General information and mandatory information - data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy statement. When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data privacy statement explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens. We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. e-mail communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

3. Data collection on our website

Contact forms
On these pages you will find contact forms which you can use to contact us regarding questions on the humanitarian clarification of someones fate, on different ways of using our archives and on historical-political educational work that we offer within the framework of our legal mandate. The personal data and contact details provided will be used exclusively to fulfil the legal mandate of the Brandenburg Memorial Sites Foundation. Data will be passed on to third parties, only in exceptional cases, under strict observance of the regulations of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSVGO) and when it is necessary to fulfill our legal mandate.

Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO, which permits data processing for the execution of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority.

4. Data subject rights

 You have the right, at any time, to request information on the personal data we store. Furthermore, you also have the right to portability, correction or deletion, as well as the right to restrict the processing of your data.

 Furthermore, you can raise an objection to the processing of your data at any time. See additional details:

1. In accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, you have the right to obtain confirmation from us whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you also have a right to information about this personal data and information regarding the purpose for processing, the category of personal data being processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, the planned duration the personal data will be stored, the right to the correction or deletion of data pertaining to you, the right to the restriction of processing,  the right to object to processing,  the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority and if the data was not compiled by you, to request all the available information regarding the origin of the data.

2. According to Art. 16 DSGVO, you also have the right to request that incorrect personal data about you will be corrected or completed without delay.

3. According to Art. 17 DSGVO you also have the right to request  that personal data about you is deleted immediately.

4. Under the conditions of Art. 18 DSGVO, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your data.

5. According to Art. 20 DSGVO you have the right to receive personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format, as well as the right, if the conditions of Art. 20 DSGVO are met, to transfer them to another responsible party. In this context, you have the right to have your personal data communicated directly to the other responsible parties.

6. According to Art. 21 DSGVO, if your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to your personal data being processed according  to Art. 21 DSGVO, if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation.
If you wish to exercise your right of objection, simply send an e-mail

7. If you believe that the processing of your data violates the data protection law or that your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you can raise a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.