Igor Stravinsky’s study (Paul Sacher Foundation Basel)

Welcome to our website. On this page you will find information on how we process your personal data when you visit this website.

1. Name and Address of the controller

Upon any visit of our web-site we collect, record and process personal data as described hereafter. The responsible body in the meaning of the German Data Protection Act (Datenschutzgesetz) for the collection, recording and processing of personal data is:

Stiftung Klavier-Festival Ruhr
Brunnenstraße 8
D-45128 Essen

Tel. +49 (0) 201 89 66 80

2. Visiting the website

With every visit to our website, it is technically unavoidable to collect certain, predominantly specific technical information, which may in certain circumstances be classified as personal by law. This includes IP address, device identification, browser characteristics, operating system details, language settings, referring URLs, duration of visits, and pages viewed.

When using this information, we draw no conclusions about the person concerned. However, this information is needed to properly present the contents of our website and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

Further statistical evaluations of this data may only be made after any personal reference has been removed.

Our entitlement to the aforementioned data processing arises on the one hand, from our legitimate interest in operating a website (Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). With regard to the use of data for providing to law enforcement agencies, the eligibility is based on our being required to provide information to law enforcement authorities in a cyber attack (Article 6 (1) (c) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Any transfer of data to other parties takes place only to our hosting service provider who hosts the website on our behalf.

Transmission to third-party countries outside the European Economic Area is not intended.

3. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are installed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous web pages and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for a specific cookie. It is comprised of a string of characters that can be used to assign web pages and servers to the concrete Internet browser in which the cookie is stored. This enables the web pages and servers visited to distinguish your individual browser from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognised and identified by means of its unique cookie ID.

The use of cookies serves our legitimate interest to ensure the functionality of the website and to keep the visit consistent, i.e. to receive information during a meeting and to perform statistical evaluations (Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulations).

The recipients of the data are the web administrator, the hosting service providers we use, as well as external programmers who work on our behalf. A transfer of personal data acquired from the cookies to other recipients is not performed. Transmission to third parties is not intended.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable. Transmission to third countries outside the European Economic Area is not intended.

We plan to delete the above data after completing the respective browser session.

4. Google Analytics

The controller has integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website a data subject has come to a website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA. Insofar as collected information about your use of this website is transferred to Google servers in the USA and stored there, the American company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

We use the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addendum, the IP address of your Internet connection will be shortened and anonymised by Google if access to our website is made from within the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is our legitimate interest in analysing the flow of visitors to our website (Article 6 (1) (f) of the General Data Protection Regulations). Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained on our behalf to evaluate the use of our website, to compile for us online reports showing the activities on our websites, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on your computer. What cookies are, is explained in detail above. Storing a cookie enables analysis of the use of our website. Each time you visit one of the individual pages on this website, the internet browser on your computer is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google receives, on our behalf, knowledge of personal information, such as your IP address, which serve, among other things, to determine the origin of visitors and clicks.

The cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as access time, the location from which access was made, and the frequency of your visits to our website. Each time you visit our website, your personal information, including the IP address of the Internet connection you use, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer such personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the storage of cookies through our website, as explained in Section 3, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of his internet browser and thereby permanently prohibit the storage of cookies. This internet browser setting would also prevent Google from storing a cookie on your computer. In addition, a cookie already issued by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via your internet browser or other software programs.

In addition, you have the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of data generated by Google Analytics for the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, you can download and install a browser add-on at This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. However, if your computer is later deleted, formatted, or reinstalled, you must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If you uninstall or deactivate the browser add-on, you have the option of reinstalling or reactivating the browser add-on.

Insofar as you prevent the use of Google Analytics as described, this does not affect the usability of our website.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at and Google Analytics is explained in more detail at We do not store any personal data in the context of Google Analytics, as the data is immediately anonymized by Google.

Transmission to third-party is not intended.

5. YouTube

Our website uses YouTube plugins. YouTube is an internet video site that allows video publishers to upload video clips free of charge and allows other users to view, rate and comment video clips free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why users can access full-length movies and TV shows as well as music videos, film trailers or videos created by users. This serves to protect our overriding legitimate interest in a multimedia presentation of our offering and our activities in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR.

The provider is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("YouTube"). YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). You will find more information about Google above under point 4. Google LLC as well as all its wholly-owned subsidiaries are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Whenever you visit one of the subpages of our website that includes a YouTube video, the YouTube plugin automatically causes your browser to download a video stream from YouTube. When you watch a YouTube video on our website, YouTube and Google will receive the information which subpage of our website you have visited.

If you are logged on to your YouTube account at the same time that you visit a subpage containing a YouTube video, YouTube will receive the information which subpage of our website you have visited, and associate this information with your YouTube account. This information is collected by YouTube and Google.

The YouTube plugin informs YouTube and Google about your visit to our website whenever you are logged on to your YouTube account at the same time. This happens independently of whether you click on a YouTube video on our website. If you do not want YouTube and Google to associate browsing information with your YouTube account, you have to log out from your YouTube account before visiting our website.

You may also prevent the establishing of an automatic connection at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the web browser that you are using; you will then still be able to use our site, although without videos.

For information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google, please refer to the publicly available privacy policy at Personal data will not be transmitted to other recipients. We do not store any personal data within the framework of Youtube.

6. Vimeo

We have integrated Vimeo components into this website. The operating company of Vimeo is Vimeo, LLC with its registered office at 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011 (hereinafter referred to as “Vimeo”). The purpose of this integration is our legitimate interest in being able to present videos on our website (Art. 6(1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation).

If you access a video via Vimeo, a connection to the Vimeo servers in the United States will be established. Certain information will be transmitted to Vimeo in the process. Vimeo might also place cookies on your device.

Moreover, Vimeo allows for certain other features such as the rating or sharing of videos. This may require you to log in with your Vimeo account so that Vimeo can associate the information you provide with your account. These features are solely offered by Vimeo and third-party providers and you are advised to read their privacy statements before using the respective features. The Stiftung Klavier-Festival Ruhr does not have any knowledge of the content of the data collected by Vimeo or third-party providers and does not have any influence on how the data is used. By integrating the plugins, Vimeo receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile with the corresponding provider or are not logged in at the moment. The privacy policy of Vimeo with further details on the collection and use of your data by Vimeo is available at

You can prevent this data processing by Vimeo and the loading of the embedded content, for example by disabling the Java script and iFrames function in your browser.

7. Your rights

According to the provisions of Art. 15-20 of the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request information about the personal data stored about you. You also have the right to request a rectification, deletion or restriction of the processing of the personal data stored concerning you.

Regarding the processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your personal situation (Art. 21 General Data Protection Regulation). In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the regulatory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates valid data protection laws.