Privacy Policy

Please note
We have translated the Terms of Use and Disclaimer thoroughly and in good faith. If, however, any collisions and/ or contradictions between the German and the English Version of the Terms of Use and Disclaimer should occur, the German version shall prevail. Below are the Terms of Use and Disclaimer of the online platform service (www.hybrid-plattform.org) whose operator is the Hybrid Plattform. The Hybrid Plattform is a joint pilot project of the Berlin University of the Arts and the Technische Universität Berlin in the framework of the Campus Charlottenburg.

Contents and Obligations of the Online Service
The online presence of the Hybrid Plattform is an information portal to present the activities of the Hybrid Plattform externally to the interested public. Content on Hybrid Plattform Website is researched and implemented with great care by the editors of the Website. Processing errors, however, may occur. Please share comments or corrections with the Hybrid Office. The Hybrid Plattform shall not be liable for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the Hybrid Plattform, which refer to material or immaterial nature caused by use or disuse of the presented information or by the use of faulty and incomplete information, shall be disregarded in so far as the Hybrid Plattform is not intentionally or grossly negligent. All services are not-binding and without obligation. The Hybrid Plattform expressly reserves the right to change, supplement, delete, or temporarily or permanently cease its publication of parts of the pages or its entire service without special announcement.

Copyright and Trademark Law for Editorial Content
The Hybrid Plattform endeavors with all published material to observe copyrights of the images, graphics, audio and video documents, and texts used on the Website, to use original images, graphics, audio and video documents, and texts created expressly for and by the Website, and to use copyright-free photos, graphics, audio and video documents, and texts. All brands and trademarks named on the Website, which may be protected by third parties, are unconditionally subject to the regulations applicable under the respective trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The copyright for any material created by the Hybrid Plattform remains solely with the Hybrid Plattform and its authors. Duplication, processing, storage or use of such images, graphics, audio and video documents, and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the express consent of the Hybrid Plattform and the content authors. This does not affect copying and downloading content for private, scientific and noncommercial use. We expressly permit and welcome the citing of our documents and Website as well as links to our Website.

Data Privacy Policy

Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider. Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.

Cookies

Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our website. To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Use of Twitter
Our website employs components provided by Twitter. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Twitter component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from Twitter. Through this process, Twitter is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. We have no control over the data that Twitter collects in the process, or over the extent of the data that Twitter collects. To the best of our knowledge, Twitter collects the URL of each website accessed as well as the IP address of the user, but does so solely for the purpose of displaying Twitter components. Additional information may be obtained from the Twitter data privacy policy, at: http://twitter.com/privacy. You may change your data privacy settings in your account settings, at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Use of Vimeo components
Within our website, we have embedded plugins by hosted by the platform “Vimeo”, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. Each time a site, that has one or more Vimeo-Videoclips embedded, is requested, a direct connection between your browser and a server of Vimeo based in the USA is established. Thereby, information about your visit and your IP-Address are being saved. By interacting with the Vimeo-Plugin (e.g. clicking the “play” button), this information is transmitted and saved. If you have a Vimeo account and do not want for Vimeo to collect user-specific data, you have to be logged out of your account, before accessing this website. The Privacy Policy Statement of Vimeo, which includes more information about the allocation and usage of your data can be found at http://vimeo.com/privacy. Futhermore, Vimeo activates the Google Analytics Tracker by way of an “iFrame”, whenever a video is requested. This is a specific function of Vimeo, which we cannot in any way influence. You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics by using deactivation-tools for your browser (e.g. NoScript). Furthermore, you can prevent any acquisition of data by Google Analytics about your usage of the website (including your IP-Address) as well as their processing by Google, by installing the following Browser-Plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Use of SoundCloud-Plugins

In order for us to provide you with sound files, we are embedding plugins by the provider “SoundCloud”. SoundCloud is hosted by SoundCloud Limited with Headquarters in 33 St. James Square, London SW1Y 4JS, UK. If you access one of our sites with embedded plugins by SoundCloud, a direct connection to SoundCloud Servers is being established. By this, information about your usage of the website is being transmitted to SoundCloud. If you are logged into a SounCloud-Account while accessing our website, these information including each interaction with the plugins embedded (e.g. pressing the “play” button) is personalized to that account. You can prevent this personalization by logging out of your personal SoundCloud-Account and deleting the corresponding cookies, before accessing our website. Further information regarding data processing and privacy policy of SoundCloud can be found at https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

Use of Facebook components
Our website employs components provided by facebook.com. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Facebook component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited.  When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. Whenever you click on the “Like” button, for example, or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not. If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of data by Facebook about you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of Facebook before visiting our website. The data protection policies of Facebook provide additional information, in particular about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard as well as the options available to you for protecting your privacy: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/. In addition, tools are freely available on the market that can be used to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons from being added to all commonly used browsers: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/ You can find an overview of Facebook plugins at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Data Collection from the Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. With an activation of the IP anonymization in place on this website, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
deactivate Google Analytics. Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Newsletter
Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our services. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address. We will review the email address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the email address provided or whether the actual owner of said address is authorized to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to our newsletter, we will store your IP address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your email address to subscribe to our newsletter. We will not collect any other data. The data thereby collected is used solely for the purpose of receiving our newsletter. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that other components of our website may collect. You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.

References and Links to Other Websites
With direct or indirect references to others’ websites (“hyperlinks”), which are outside the responsibility of the Hybrid Plattform, liability only comes into effect if the Hybrid Plattform is aware of the content and if it is technically possible and reasonable to prevent its use in the case of illegal content. The Hybrid Plattform hereby declares explicitly that at the time its links were created there was no illegal content evident on the linked pages. The Hybrid Plattform has no influence whatsoever on the current or future design, content, or copyright of linked pages. The providers of the linked site are solely responsible for illegal, inaccurate, or incomplete content and in particular for damages resulting from the use or nonuse of such information.

Legal Validity of Terms of Use and Disclaimer
The Terms of Use and Disclaimer should be regarded as part of the Internet offering that referred to this page. If parts or specific formulations of this text fail to, cease to, or incompletely corresponding to relevant laws, the other provisions are unaffected in terms of their content or validity. Rather, the invalid provision is to be replaced by the valid one that comes closest to its intended purpose. The User relationship is subject to German law. Any disputes will be settled before a court of law in Berlin.

Questions and Comments
If you have questions, suggestions, or comments on the subject of data protection, the Terms of Use, and Disclaimer, please send an e-mail to the Hybrid Büro.

 

Berlin, September 2016