Privacy policy

The Topography of Terror Foundation takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adheres to the rules of data protection laws. The following statement gives you an overview of how we ensure this protection and what kind of data is collected for what purpose.

Scope of application

This privacy statement informs users about the nature, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider "Stiftung Topographie des Terrors (Rechtsfähige Stiftung öffentlichen Rechts), Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin, Germany,, Tel. 0049 30 254509-0" on this website (hereinafter "Offer").

Data protection officer

You can reach our data protection officer by mail or by e-mail at:

Dr. Jonas Tritschler
FALK IT Audit & Consulting GmbH 
Im Breitspiel 21
69126 Heidelberg

The following provisions serve to inform you about the processing of personal data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in particular taking into account the information obligations pursuant to Articles 12 to 14 GDPR, as well as to inform you about the data subject rights existing under the GDPR pursuant to Articles 15 to 22 and Article 34 GDPR.

Handling of personal data

As a matter of principle, we collect and use personal data of our website users only to the extent that this is necessary for the provision of a functional website as well as our content and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users is regularly only carried out with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases in which it is not possible to obtain prior consent for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.

The following legal bases come into consideration fundamentally for the processing of personal data:

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations of personal data, Art.6 para.1 lit. a) EU Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art.6 para.1 lit. b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.

If processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art.6 para.1 lit. c) DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests of the user concerned (fundamental rights and freedoms) do not outweigh the former interest, Art.6 para.1 lit. f) DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.

Legitimate interests for processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) are in particular:

the response to inquiries,

the implementation of direct marketing measures, e.g. in the context of online sales of catalogs and other publications

the provision of services and/or information intended for you

the processing and transfer of personal data for internal or administrative purposes

the efficient operation and management of our website or parts of it,

the technical support of the users,

the prevention and detection of fraud and crime,

the protection against payment defaults when obtaining credit information for requests for deliveries and services, and/or

the guarantee of network and data security, insofar as these interests are in each case consistent with the applicable law and with the rights and freedom of the user.

Access data/ Server log files

The provider (or his web space provider) collects data about each access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes:

Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical analysis for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data retrospectively if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use based on concrete indications.

The log data will be deleted from the system after 2 months.

The hoster is: minuskel screen partner GmbH, Am Friedrichshain 22, 10407 Berlin.


If you give us your separate consent, we will send you email newsletters containing promotional information (hereinafter "Newsletters").

Our newsletters include information from the Foundation's Events section, specifically about our educational offerings, events, articles, blog posts, and informational resources.

To sign up for the Newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address and first and last name.

There are cases when we direct newsletter recipients via link to third-party websites so that the newsletter content can be accessed online (e.g. in case of display problems in the e-mail program). In this context, we would like to point out that cookies may be used on the websites of these third parties and that personal data may thus be processed by the website operator, their partners and/or their appointed service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. For more information, please refer to the privacy statements of the third-party providers.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time. You can revoke your consent via a link in the newsletters themselves or by sending a message to bildung[at] (to unsubscribe from the newsletter for educators), veranstaltungen[at] (to unsubscribe from the events newsletter) and presse[at] (for the press mailing list).


Legal basis Data Protection Regulation

In accordance with the requirements of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) in effect as of May 25, 2018, we inform you that consent to the sending of e-mail addresses is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO as well as § 7 Para. 2 No. 3, or Para. 3 UWG. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly as well as secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meets the expectations of the users.


Integration of third-party services and content

Some of our websites integrate third-party content within the offer, such as links, map material from Google Maps, images, texts and multi-media files, RSS feeds or other services from other websites. This always requires the transmission of your IP address to the providers of this content. We cannot make any statement about storage of data with these providers, have no influence on the actual use of your data with these providers and also have no influence on further processing, in particular whether the data is used for further purposes beyond the delivery of the data, such as profiling. Insofar as we are aware of details, we explain them in, among other things, special data protection declarations. Please refer to the corresponding data protection notices of the respective third-party providers.

Provision of livestreams and recordings

For the provision of livestreams and temporarily or permanently retrievable recordings and videos, we use the following providers:

Videos; service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; website:; privacy policy:; Privacy Shield (guaranteeing the level of data protection when processing data in the USA):; opt-out: Opt-Out-Plugin:, Settings for the display of advertisements:

Video platform; service provider: Vimeo Inc, Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA; Website:; Privacy Policy:; Opt-Out: We point out that Vimeo may use Google Analytics and refer to the privacy policy ( as well as the opt-out options for Google Analytics ( or Google's settings for data use for marketing purposes (

In addition, the OBS Open Broadcaster software is used.

Ordering publications and literature

If you wish to purchase literature or publications through the Foundation, it is necessary for the conclusion of the contract that you provide your personal data, which we require for the processing of your order. Mandatory data required for the processing of contracts are the name and address of the person placing the order. We process the data you provide to process your order. For this purpose, we may pass on your payment data to our payment service providers. The legal basis for this is Art.6 para.1 p.1 lit. b) DSGVO. We may also process the data you provide to inform you about other interesting products from our portfolio or to send you e-mails with technical information. We are required by commercial and tax law to store your address, payment and order data for a period of ten years. However, we do restrict processing, i.e. your data is only used to comply with legal obligations.



Personal data that you provide for the purpose of contacting us or sending us documents or similar will be used exclusively for this purpose. Any communication of this information is expressly on a voluntary basis and only with your consent. Insofar as this involves information on communication channels (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), you also consent to us contacting you via this communication channel, if necessary, in order to respond to your request. You can, of course, revoke your declarations of consent at any time for the future. To do so, please contact our data protection officer, whose contact details can be found above. The personal data will be deleted once the purpose has been fulfilled.



The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process. The processing may also be carried out electronically. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data shall be stored for the purpose of handling the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with such deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).


Registration for guided tours, seminars and events

The controller collects and processes personal data of interested parties and participants in guided tours, seminars and events for the purpose of handling the registration procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if a participant transmits corresponding registration data to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form located on the website. If the participant takes part in a guided tour, a seminar or an event of the Topography of Terror Foundation, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing in compliance with the legal regulations and duration.

When booking guided tours and seminars, we pass on your data for processing to Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, which arranges guides for the respective groups on our behalf. With your request you agree to the forwarding of your data.


Press distribution list and filming permits

If you send us inquiries in the press distribution list or in the contact form for filming permits, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent. You agree that the data provided may be used to send you press releases and information relevant to the foundation.

You may revoke this consent at any time vis-à-vis the Topography of Terror Foundation.


Data transmission

The provider expressly points out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) is subject to security vulnerabilities and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties.



We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again. We use technically necessary cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies: Language settings or log-in information. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art.6 para.1 lit. f) DSGVO.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

When calling up our web pages, users are informed by an info banner about the use of cookies and referred to this data protection declaration.

In this context, there is also an indication of how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is also Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to enable the use of websites for users. Some functions of our websites cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change. We require cookies for the provision of: Shopping cart, adoption of language settings, remembering search terms, etc. Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer. These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing.

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site by the user. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all website functions to their full extent.


Analysis services

Our website uses Matomo, which is a so-called web analysis service. Matomo uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which serves to optimize the website on our part. Your IP address is immediately anonymized during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. 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.

If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use at any time by clicking on the mouse below. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which means that Matomo will not collect any session data. Please note: If you delete your cookies, this will also delete the opt-out cookie and you may have to reactivate it.

Information about your rights

You have the right,

to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed; if this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the information listed in detail in Art. 15 DSGVO.

to demand the surrender of the data concerning you in the restrictions of Art. 20 DSGVO in a common electronic, machine-readable data format. This also includes the handover (as far as possible) to another controller directly designated by you.

To demand that we correct your data if it is incorrect, inaccurate and/or incomplete. Correction also includes completion by means of explanations or notification.

to demand from us that personal data concerning you be deleted without delay, provided that one of the reasons listed in detail in Art. 17 DSGVO applies. Unfortunately, we may not delete data that is subject to a statutory retention period. If you would like us to never collect data from you or contact you again, we will store your contact data in this regard on a block list.

revoke any consent given by you with effect for the future without any disadvantage to you.

to demand that we restrict processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 DSGVO applies.

object to the processing of personal data relating to you at any time on grounds relating to your very specific situation. We will then no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (Art. 21 DSGVO).

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, and if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR, to lodge a complaint with

our data protection officer: see contact details above

a supervisory authority in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement.

The following supervisory authority is responsible for us: The Berlin State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

If you have any questions or comments about data protection (for example, about accessing and updating your personal data), please contact our data protection officer.


Duration for which personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.


Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to change our data protection declaration if necessary and to publish it here. Please check this page regularly. Subject to applicable law, the updated statement will become effective upon publication. If we have already collected data about you that is affected by the change and/or is subject to a legal duty to inform, we will additionally inform you about significant changes to our privacy policy.


Status: September 2018





The content and works created by the site operators on these pages are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use.

Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such content immediately. 


Liability for links

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking.

However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such links immediately.

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