I. Name and address of the responsible person
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other applicable national data protection provisions is the:
Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Zug/Switzerland
(HR No. CH-170.7.000.127-2)
these in turn represented by their authorized signatories:
Nicole Willimann (Managing Director)
T. +41 41 220 23 83
as well as:
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
T: +49/ (0)89 / 7805 – 31542
II. Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the data controller is:
Data Protection Officer
Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Tel.: + 49 / 89 7805 – 31541
III. General information on data processing
1. scope of the processing of personal data
As a matter of principle, we only process personal data of our users to the extent that this is necessary for the provision of a functional website as well as our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users is based on the following legal basis.
2. legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations of personal data, the consent serves in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO 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, the contract serves in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, the legal obligation serves in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, this interest is served in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the former interest, the legitimate interest shall be served in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO as the legal basis for the processing.
3. data deletion and storage period
The personal data of the data subject shall be deleted as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to apply.
If the data is no longer required for the fulfillment of contractual or legal obligations, it is regularly deleted, unless its – temporary – further processing is necessary, for example. required for the following purposes:
Fulfillment of retention obligations under commercial and tax law: These include the Swiss Code of Obligations (OR), and tax laws. The periods specified there for retention or documentation are usually ten years.
Preservation of evidence under the statutory limitation provisions. According to Art. 127 et seq. of the Swiss Code of Obligations (CO), these limitation periods can be up to 10 years.
IV. Provision of the website and creation of log files
1. description and scope of data processing
Each time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected when you visit our website:
(1) Information about the browser type and version used.
(2) The operating system of the user
(3) The Internet service provider of the user
(4) The IP address of the user
(5) Date and time of access
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
The following data is collected when you use our online application system:
(1) Surname, first name of the applicant, of the person responsible for press and public relations such as the commercial management , address of the institution, country
(2) Contact details of the above mentioned persons such as telephone number, mobile number, e-mail.
(3) Name, first name of project participants
(4) Bank details of the respective institution
(5) Uploads (budget plan and project information)
2. legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data concerning website usage, log files and for the processing of personal data in the online application system is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
3. purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
Online application system
The processing of the above-mentioned personal data is necessary to receive and process the grant application, which also includes an assessment of the entitlement to the grant.
These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
4. duration of storage
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected and there is no legal or other obligation to retain it further. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest.
5. possibility of objection and elimination
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.
Online application system
The collection of data for the online grant application and the storage of this data in the application system is mandatory for the operation of the online application system. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.
a) Description and scope of data processing
The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:
(1) Language settings
(2) Log-in information
b) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is the legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes, if the user has given his consent in this regard, is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
c) Purpose of the data processing
We need cookies for the following applications:
(1) Application system
(2) Adoption of language settings
The user data collected through technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.
The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving 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.
In these purposes also lies our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
e) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination
VI. rights of the data subject
Where the GDPR applies, the following applies: Every data subject has the right to information under Article 15 GDPR, the right to rectification under Article 16 GDPR, the right to erasure under Article 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under Article 18 GDPR, the right to object under Article 21 GDPR and the right to data portability under Article 20 GDPR.
In addition, there is a right of appeal to a competent data protection supervisory authority (Article 77 DSGVO).
You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent given to us before the applicability of the General Data Protection Regulation, i.e. before May 25, 2018. Please note that the revocation is only effective for the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected by this.
If the Swiss Data Protection Act (DSG) is applicable, your rights are governed by this decree.
No wholly or partially automated data processing is carried out with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling).
VIII External content
The website of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation contains links to other websites. The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites.
IX. Liability and copyright
The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation endeavors to provide up-to-date and correct information on its website. However, it does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the content and data published here. This applies in particular to the project presentations of the individual funded projects.
The Foundation is not liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of its website or from the information provided here. Rights and obligations between the Foundation and users of its website or third parties are excluded.
This website is protected by copyright, including all texts and images. Any use outside the limits of copyright law is not permitted without the consent of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation. The transfer of information from this website in return for payment is prohibited.
We reserve the right to change this privacy notice at any time. The date of the last update can be found at the end of the privacy notice.
XI. Information about your right of objection according to Article 21 of the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO)
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) DSGVO (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Article 4 No. 4 DSGVO. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
The objection can be made form-free and should preferably be addressed to:
Munich/Zug, September 2022