Data Privacy Statement

Technical Implementation
Portal München Betriebs-GmbH & Co. KG, Fraunhoferstraße 6, 80469 Munich, Germany info(at)portalmuenchen.de


Privacy Policy
The portal of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra places great importance on the protection of user privacy and adheres to the statutory data protection provisions applicable in Germany. Here we will explain how your personal data is handled.

1. Personal data
The term “personal data” refers to information regarding your identity. These include data such as real name, address and telephone number.

2. When and for what purpose does the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra collect personal data?
In principle, our portal is available to all users without the collection of any personal data. But our portal asks for your personal data when you wish to register for our personalized services (e.g.  newsletter subscription or program download).
We only use your personal data in order to provide access to those of our services requiring registration. Your personal data are collected, stored and used only to the extent necessitated by the purpose of the agreement.


3. Handling of your personal data
Your personal data are stored by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra on a highly secure server in Germany. At no time will the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra disclose your personal data to third parties without obtaining your explicit prior consent, except when the portal of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra is legally required to do so.


4. Use of cookies
Cookies are small data files that make it possible to identify regular visitors to our online offers. In the process, personal data of the user are never stored, but only the Internet protocol address. Cookies help the portal of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra to analyze the ways in which our website is used. This allows us to optimize the contents of the various pages and to adjust them to the needs of our users. 
Additionally, cookies offer the option for users of personalized services to avoid the need to register anew upon return visits. In no case will personal data be generated or sent over the Internet nor is any link created to personal data. If you do not wish to benefit from the convenience provided by cookies, it is very easy to deactivate them on your browser. In this case you are requested to check the settings of your browser. Most browsers are set in such a way that by default they accept the use of cookies. But the settings of your Internet browser allow you to deactivate this function for the duration of a particular session or permanently. At the end of your visit, these cookies are then automatically deleted from your hard drive. In the information offer of the publishing agency, active components such as Javascript, Java-Applets and Active-X-Controls are used. You can deactivate these functions in the settings of your Internet browser if desired.


5. Modification of our privacy policy
The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra shall reserve the right to modify its privacy policy in compliance with the applicable legal provisions about data protection at any time.


Logging
When you visit this or other Internet pages, you transfer data via your Internet browser to our web server. The following data are recorded during a connection between your Internet browser and our web server:

  •     Date and time of request
  •     Name of requested file
  •     Page from which the file was requested
  •     State of access (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  •     User's web browser and operating system
  •     Complete IP address of requesting computer
  •     Amount of data transferred

Once the connection is terminated the data are rendered anonymous by shortening the IP address on the domain level, so that it is impossible to establish a link to individual users.

Assessment of usage (web tracking systems)
We employ programs for assessing usage in an anonymized form. For this purpose your IP address is first rendered anonymous and will only then be evaluated by us or disclosed to third parties for assessment. You can deactivate this function through the settings of your Internet browser.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics employs “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and facilitate the analysis of your use of the respective website. The information about your use of this website that is generated by said cookies is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymization on this website, Google first shortens your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use said information to analyze your use of the website, to compose reports about website activities and to provide the website operator with additional services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address which is transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data collected by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the corresponding settings in your browser software. We must, however, point out that in such a case you may not be able to use some functions of this website in their entirety. Furthermore you can prevent the recording of the data (including IP address) stored in a cookie which relates to your use of this website by Google as well as the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout



Collection of additional data
Our offer includes the option of entering personal or business data. The email addresses for newsletter subscription are stored and used only for the delivery of the newsletter. You can terminate your subscription to the newsletter at any time. Your email address is then automatically deleted.
 

Social Plugins
At mphil.de so-called “social plug-ins” are also employed. Presently this refers to plug-ins of the services Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Via these plug-ins, information including personal data may be sent to the providers of such services and may then be used by them. mphil.de prevents the unknown and unintended collection and transfer of data to the service providers through a “2-click solution”. In order to activate a desired plug-in, this plug-in must first be activated by clicking the corresponding switch. The collection of information and the transfer of said information to the service providers is triggered only by activating this plug-in. Portal München itself does not record any personal data by means of social plug-ins or by their usage. mphil.de cannot exert any influence about which data are collected by an activated plug-in and how such data are used by the provider. Presently it must be assumed that at least the IP address and device-related information are collected and used. There also exists the possibility that the service providers attempt to store cookies on the user's computer. The Facebook “like” button establishes a direct connection to the services of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Facebook is thus informed about the visit to a specific site. If you are also registered with Facebook, they will be able to identify you as a visitor of a specific site. Information about which data are collected in the process and how such data are used can be found in the data protection guidelines of Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=186325668085084. Setting options for protecting your privacy within Facebook are available at: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. The social plug-in employed by Google+ establishes a direct connection to the services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google is thus informed about the visit to a specific website. If you are also registered with Google, they will be able to identify you as visitor of specific sites. Information about which data are collected in the process and how such data are used can be found in the data protection guidelines of Google at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Setting options for protecting your privacy can be found at: https://www.google.com/dashboard/?hl=de
The social plug-in employed by Twitter establishes a direct connection to the services of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Twitter is thus informed about the visit to a specific website. Information about which data are collected in the process and how such data are used can be found in the data protection guidelines of Twitter at: https://twitter.com/settings/account. Setting options for protecting your privacy can be found at: https://twitter.com/privacy

Contacts and additional information
In case you have any more questions about data protection in connection with this Internet site, please contact our department for marketing and communication (presse.philharmoniker(at)muenchen.de)