Privacy policy


The Prince-Pückler-Museum Park and Palace Branitz Foundation attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data in its online offers. The following information is intended to give you an overview of what is done with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data includes all information that can be used to determine your identity.

Information on the processing of personal data in connection with the website

The following information pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679; GDPR) is intended to provide information on the processing of personal data in connection with the relevant website.

Who processes personal data?

If personal data is processed in connection with the website, this is done by the following persons responsible in accordance with Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR:

Prince-Pückler-Museum Park and Palace Branitz Foundation, represented by the Chairman of the Board (Managing Director),

Dr. Stefan Körner
Robinienweg 5
03042 Cottbus

Who can I contact?

If you have any questions regarding the use of personal data in connection with the website, please contact us.

Telephone: 0355-75150
Fax: 0355-7515230

Do you have a data protection officer?

The Prince-Pückler-Museum Park and Palace Branitz Foundation has appointed the following external data protection officer on the basis of a service contract:

Data protection officer of the City of Cottbus/Chóśebuz

Neumarkt 5
03046 Cottbus
Telephone: 0355-612 2126
Fax: 03545-612 13 2126

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, we collect your data when you provide it to us. This is done, for example, when you use our contact form. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you use our website. We process your data only for as long as it is necessary for the respective processing purpose. You can find more details in the description of the individual processing purposes.

For how long will the data be stored?

Personal data will only be stored for as long as it is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose, for as long as a legal regulation requires the storage or until consent is revoked.
The personal reference to data to ensure security will be deleted 7 days after collection by anonymization.
The storage period in cookies depends on the settings of your browser or after deletion by your activation.
The personal reference for Google-Analytics is no longer possible for us immediately after the transmission to Google.

Will the data be passed on or is it intended to process the personal data for other purposes than those mentioned here?

If necessary, the data will be passed on to our order processors, who are exclusively bound by contracts pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR and by the definition of corresponding security standards.
If contacting and the evaluation of the overall circumstances mentioned therein result in the need to transfer your data to other recipients, this will only be done with your consent.
We are authorised to transfer data which obviously indicate criminal offences or administrative offences to the investigating authorities.
Furthermore, there may be legal obligations to disclose data or process it for other purposes (e.g. Section 6 of the Brandenburg Data Protection Act).

What rights do data subjects have?

There is an individual right of access to the personal data pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR that is processed by the person responsible, in particular to its content and individual details.
Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, the right of rectification of incorrect personal data or the completion of incomplete personal data is granted.
The right to request the person responsible to erase the respective personal data exists pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR.
Under the provisions of Art. 18 GDPR, the right to demand the restriction of data processing is granted.
This may be objected to on the grounds of a special situation of processing for the performance of tasks pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter e GDPR, unless the controller can prove that there are no grounds for further processing worthy of protection.
If processing is carried out by means of an automated procedure on the basis of the consent of the data subject, he or she may request that his or her data be made available in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

How can a consent be withdrawn?

Consent that has been granted can be withdrawn from the person responsible under the above-mentioned contact details, stating the time of the consent that was once granted and the full name or another identifying feature.

Where can I complain if my right to data protection is restricted?

On the one hand, it is possible to seek advice on data protection issues related to this service or other processing activities from the person responsible at the competent data protection officer (see above), or, on the other hand, there is a legal right of complaint to the data protection supervisory authority, without prejudice to other legal remedies:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and the Right of File Inspection

Stahnsdorfer Damm 77
14532 Kleinmachnow

Tel. 033203 356 0
Fax 033203 356 49

Is the provision of the data required by law or otherwise?

The provision of any personal data via this service is expressly voluntary and not required by law or otherwise mandatory. Information offers can also be used via other communication channels or, even better, by visiting the site.

Does automated decision making or profiling take place?

There is no automated decision making with legal effect on data subjects or profiling in connection with this service.

Which data is processed for which purposes?

The person responsible is striving to process no personal data or, if unavoidable, as little personal data as possible in connection with the website. The following data is processed:


In order to design and optimise the website’s services in a visitor-friendly manner, this website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your computer by the website in order to record settings and images on the website and to retrieve them for further use. The storage of such cookies and the retrieval of the collected data requires your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR), which is obtained by the website.

Server log files

When you visit the website, information is automatically processed in so-called server log files (log files), which are automatically transmitted by your browser. This includes:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address
  • Accessed pages

This data is collected for the purpose of data security, in particular to prevent attacks on the website and the associated IT systems and to protect you from attacks (e.g. data theft/phishing) while visiting the website. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e GDPR in conjunction with Section 2 para. 1 and 2 no. 4 of the law on the establishment of the Prince-Pückler-Museum Park and Palace Branitz Foundation (SFPMG) and Art. 32 para. 1 GDPR.


If you use the contact form, you will be asked for personal data that is required to answer inquiries or to otherwise contact you. The processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR), which is given when you contact us.

Analyse Tools und Werbung


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer, for the purpose of analysing your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in case of activating the IP-anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. 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.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Browser Add On to deactivate Google Analytics.

Plugins and tools


Our website uses plugins from the Google operated YouTube site. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. The YouTube server is told which of our sites you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing habits directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the YouTube privacy policy at:

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you access a site, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display text and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google is informed that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.
Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at and in the Google privacy policy:

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our website and in order to make it easy to find the places we have specified on the website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the Google privacy policy:

Social media plugins Facebook and Instagram

Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimisation and operation of our website (in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), this website uses the Facebook Social Plugin, which is provided by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The integration can be recognised by the Facebook logo. Information about all Facebook plugins can be found via the following link:
Facebook Inc. complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement:
The plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website operator has no influence on the nature and scope of the data which are transmitted by the plugin to the Facebook Inc. servers. You can find more information here:
The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that you have visited this website as a user. It is possible that your IP address will be saved. If you are logged in to your Facebook account during your visit to this website, the aforementioned information is linked to this account.
If you wish to prevent Facebook. Inc. from linking this information to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website and delete the stored cookies. Via your Facebook profile you can make further settings for data processing for advertising purposes or object to the use of your data for advertising purposes. You can access the settings here:
Profile settings on Facebook:

Cookie opt-out page of the US website:!/
Cookie opt-out page of the European website:!/

You can read about what data, for what purpose and to what extent Facebook collects, uses and processes data and what rights and setting options you have to protect your privacy in the Facebook privacy policy. This can be found here:

Apart from Facebook, the page also links to Instagram, google+. Please make sure that you are logged out of these pages as well, unless you want to transfer data.